Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 4 days

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek 4 days is one of the most exciting trekking packages. From 4 days Poon Hill trek you can see the exquisite panoramic view of mountains like Dhaulagiri ranges, Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna Himal, Lamjung Himal, Barahikhar, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli, and Manaslu mountain ranges. So people Love to this trail.

We can trek through the mesmerizing rhododendron forest inhaling the aromatic scent of natural freshness. Interaction with the local Gurung and Magar community and their culture is also one of the specialties of this trek. It is one of the best and easy treks for a short duration of time that can be completed in about 3 to 4 days..

People and Culture

Mostly there are Gurung and Magar people in the Ghorepani trekking area. There are also Brahmans and Chhetris other groups of people in this area.

When to go ?

Every season, we can do this trek. But September to mid-December and February to April is the best time for this trek.

what we need to pack

The Ghorepani trek is categorized as ‘easy’ trek but get ready for roughly walking up to 7 hours a day. No need complicated trekking gears as well as a dozen of clothes for this trek. Some of the important things you must carry the sleeping bag, sunglasses, light snacks, towel, 2 pair pants, 3-4 socks, waterproof jacket, hiking shoes, water bottle, toilet paper and basic first aid kit.

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How much 4 days Poon Hill trek cost ?

For 4 days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek cost 298 USD per Person. If you are more than 3 people then cost per person 260 USD. Please do not hesitate to inquire to me know about this trip price.

Highlights

  • Stunning Pokhara Valley
  • Marvelous Annapurna Himalayas Range
  • Landscapes,waterfall and Forests
  • Sunrise and Sunset viewpoints, diversity
  • Local Cultures,Nepali food and lifestyle

Getting there and away

Kathmandu is the starting point and Pokhara is the ending point of Poon Hill Trek. If you want to fly Kathmandu to Pokhara, it takes 25 minutes. We can go directly Kathmandu to trekking starting point Nayapul using Bus or Microbus. Kathmandu to Nayapul takes about 10 hours by driving.

Trip facts

Max Height3210m Poon Hill
Duration 3 to 5 Days
Difficulty Level Easy
Best Time/SeasonMarch to May
Lodge CategoryTeahouse and Logde
PermitsTIMS and ACAP

Poon Hill Trek 4 Days Itinerary

Ghorepani Poon Hill itinerary will be 3,4,5,6 and 7 days according to your choice from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. But if you want to do this trek in 3 days, you need strong physical fitness. You can also extend days using another trekking route 2 days more using Landruk, Tolka, Deurali, Pothana, and Dhampus. But in 4 days we will go directly Poonhill and return back the same route until trekking finished point. You can do this like this option mention.

DaysPoon Hill Trek 5 DaysAltitudeHour
1 st kathmandu to Sudame 1300m10 hr
2 nd Sudame to Ghorepani 2870m8 hr
3 rd Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani2670m 5 hr
4 thTrek to Ghandruk and Drive to Pokhara 800m7 hr

Detailed Itinerary of 4 Days Poon Hill trek

Read the day by day detailed itinerary .

Day 1: Kathmandu to Birethanti

The first day drive up to Nayapul which takes approx 9 hours by Local Bus. And from there we will stroll to Sudame . It takes approx 1:30 minutes to reach Sudame from Nayapul.

Day 2: Sudame to Ghorepani

2 nd day is up to Ghorepani(2870)which is the main point of interest. It takes about 7 to 8 hrs from Sudame. You will pass trail through the beautiful forest. Approx 4 hours from starting point we will be in Ghorepani.

Day :3 Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani

3rd day wake up early morning 5 am then hike to get Poon Hill. This day is one of the most exciting days as we can have the sunrise view of those panoramic mountain chains which glitters like gold on sunrise. After having a view of sunrise at Viewpoint, we will back to Ghorepani and take breakfast. After breakfast, we need to walk 5 hours to reach Tadapani.

Day 4: Trek to Ghandruk and Drive to Pokhara

We will walk up to Ghandruk around 3 hours.The Ghandruk village is one of the most popular places in the Annapurna area as one can be very close to the Gurung community, their tradition, and ethics.

From Ghandruk there are views to the mountains of Annapurna including Machapuchare and Himchuli. The fifth day ends with trekking from Ghandruk-Kimche-Nayapul and back to hotels in Pokhara.

Afterward having lunch at Ghandruk we will take Jeep from there and drive to Pokhara. It takes approx 4 hours time Ghandruk to Pokhara drive. And catch your flight to Kathmandu.

Conclusion

In the nutshell, Ghorepani Poon Hill can be best described as short trekking with full trekking adventures, natural sceneries, culture, ethics. Apart from some of drawbacks and difficulties, it is a good trek to have if you have limited time and u want to have all those trekking adventures in those short time.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Route Map

Here is Route map of Poon Hill Trek .

Poon Hill trek route map

Ghorepani Village

Ghorepani village is the unique settlement of Gurungs ethnic group which is rich in culture and hospitality. There are two sections of Ghorepani, Which are Lower Ghorepani and Upper Ghorepani. From Lower Ghorepani, we can see to mountain view but from the Upper Ghorepani, we can see mountain view at the close. At the evening time, the temperature goes down and in afternoon clouds cover Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range. Sunrise and Sunset from Poonhill is main focus attraction of this trek.

Poon Hill trek 3 days

If you want to do very short trek near Pokhara then Poon Hill trek 3 days is best. It is best option for those people who want see Annapurna and Dhaugiri from near the eye with 2 to 3 days. We can called it Poon Hill short trek.

Here is itinerary for 3 days Poon Hill Trek

DaysPoon Hill Trek 3 DaysAltitudeHour
1 st kathmandu to Ramgain 1350m10.5 hr
2 nd Ramgain to Ghorepani 2870m7 hr
4 th Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tikedhunga and Drive to Pokhara2670m 9 hr

How difficult is poon hill trek ?

Its moderate grade of the trek. Normal fitness is required for this trek. We will have enough acclimatization before ABC.This plan is considered the acclimatization for Altitude Sickness .

Why Poon Hill ?

Because the viewpoint Poon Hill (3210m.) offers the best view of mountains and sunrise for Nepal Trekking. Dense rhododendron forests where a lot of birds and imaging valleys make your trek more joy. Mount Dhaulagiri ranges, Annapurna 1, Annapurna South, Annapurna 2, Annapurna 3, IV, Gangapurna Himal, Lamjung Himal, Barasikhar, Nilgiri Peak, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli, and Manaslu ranges can view from the Poonhill.

When sunshine touches the snowy mountains, Dhaulagiri range and Annapurna range along with a maze of other peaks, slowly begin to appear like magic. People who enjoy nature and beautiful landscape will never forget this outstanding experience. This trek can be lengthened and shortened according to the time that you have.So Ghorepani trek is popular.

Can I Guide Hire ?

Sure, you can do Trekking Guide Hire

Conclusion

Poon Hill is ideal trekking for a short trek to the lower altitude of the Annapurna region. This trek leads you to beautiful landscape valleys, marvelous waterfalls, dense forest and nice villages.

For the short span of time-bounded traveler, it is a chance to explore the nature and culture of the local people Annapurna region. With the elevation of 3210 meters, Poon Hill offers the superb views of the Annapurna range. Poon Hill is the key highlight of this trek.

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