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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 10 Days

Ghorepani (Poonhill) trek is one the most famous trek of Annapurna Region. It’s short trek of only 5 days.The main attraction of trekking Poon hill (3210m) from where we can view breathtaking view of Mt Fishtail,Mt Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Rang.During the Poonhill trek we get opportunity to explore the Forest side of full Rhododendron, Oak Tree, beautiful Birds and Flower.

Poon Hill, the most magnificent viewpoint from lowest elevation might be the first attraction of the whole Ghorepani excursion where you can see fabulous views of himalayan snow caped mountains in 360 degree landscape with sunrise over Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri ranges. This trek can be done throughout the year devoid of any suspicion.

  • Magnificent panoramic mountain views from Poon Hill
  • One of the easiest trekking trail in Annapurna region.
  • Enjoy the lively evenings at Pokhara
    Trek through the beautiful villages, rice fields, and rhododendron forest
  • Stay in the beautiful villages of Ghorepani, Tadapani, and Ghandruk
  • Witness the majestic Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, and other peaks

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m.)

Day 2
Pre-trip meeting and Kathmandu city tour

Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m.) 6-7 hrs

Day 4
Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m.) 3 hrs

Day 5
Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m.) 7 hrs

Day 6
Hike to Poon Hill (3210m.) and Trek to Tadapani (2630m.) 5 hrs

Day 7
Trek from Tadapani to Syauli Bazaar (1220m.) 5 hrs.

Day 8
Trek from Syauli Bazaar to Nayapul (2 hrs.) and drive to Pokhara.1 hrs.

Day 9
Drive back to Kathmandu. Farewell dinner

Day 10
Departure to the international airport

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up service by private car/van/bus.
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu in tourist standard hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary on twin sharing basis.
  • 2-nights Accommodation in Pokhara in the standard hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary on twin sharing basis.
  • All the ground transportations during the trip.
  • Private car/van/bus and guide for the cultural tour (60 USD extra)
  • Your standard meals BLD during the trek with a cup of hot tea/coffee in breakfast
  • Fresh fruit after every dinner in the mountain
  • All necessary paper works, conservation area entry permits, TIMS card and monument entrance fees
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porter.
  • Farewell dinner at last night in Kathmandu
  • An arrangement of an emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • We help you to hire a sleeping bag and down jacket if you don't have (with extra cost)
  • All government taxes (Gst) and Stationery expenses.

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.
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Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • Drive In / Drive Out
  • 9 nights 10 Days
  • 3,210m
  • 2-20 Persons

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