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Overview

“Explore and experience the close views of Himalayan wonders of the Annapurna Massif surrounded by Dhaulagiri range on the west along with Lamjung Himal touched with famous 8000m Mt. Manaslu on the east.”

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is also said as Annapurna Panorama Trek suited for beginner of trekking with limited time however expecting real experience of trekking in NepalThe Poonhill trekking route is a colorful short route within Annapurna region, which winds through mixture valleys, dense mossy forests and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face during the trek. Around every corner, you can view exciting glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which may revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek. 

 Annapurna Panorama Trek through Ghorepani and exploring the panoramic view through Poonhill viewpoint offers most of the best views of trekking in Nepal. The trail of Poonhill Trek passes through rhododendron forest and fascinating indigenous Gurung and Magar villages with nice opportunity to witness the culture and tradition of Nepalese countryside. It is with full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurna range with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhre (The Fishtail) dominating the skyline. 

As the sun touches the snow-capped summits of the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks of Annapurna range, slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes. A rewarding trek that may enjoy by everyone who is lover of nature and the beautiful landscape is Ghorepani Poonhill Trek.

Snowy Horizon as a team is committed to organize an easy trek to Ghorepani Poonhill, which takes you up to an elevation of 3210m as the top however explore the 180-degree panorama view of the majestic Himalayan Panorama of Dhaulagiri massif till Mt. Manaslu via Annapurna range including the witness of Mt. Machhapuchhre in the middle. Where the other 180-degree view offers you the wonder of mid-hill geography including several mountains without snow and full of forest and the terraces of agricultural fiends and local habitants.

The professional and dedicated guides of Team Snowy Horizon are eager to help you to preserve and protect the environment and provide high quality service for a responsible tourism with reasonable price and to get a deeper insight to the land and its people. We warmly welcome you to join us and experience Ghorepani Poonhill Trek to keep it as your lifetime achievement.

Day-to-Day Itinerary:  (9 Nights/10 Days) -Option-1:

Day 01: Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1350m).

Day 02: Rest, preparation, permits formalities and briefing in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (950m-6 Hrs.) and transfer to Hotel.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1 Hr.) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1495m-5 Hrs.), lodge.

Day 05: Trek via Ulleri (1960m) to Ghorepani (2874m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 06: Explore Poonhill (3210m) and Trek to Tadapani (2630m-7 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Ghandrung (2012m-3 Hrs.), explore Gurung culture; lodge.   

Day 08: Trek to Nayapul (5-Hrs.) and Drive back to Pokhara; transfer to Hotel.

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel; farewell dinner.

Day 10: Kathmandu to your Port of Destination.

Day-to-Day Itinerary-Trekking Only:  (4 Nights/5 Days) -Option-2:

Day 01: Drive to Nayapul (1 Hr.) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1570m-5 Hrs.), lodge.

Day 02: Trek via Ulleri (1960) to Ghorepani (2874m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 03: Explore Poonhill (3210m) and Trek to Tadapani (2630m-7 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Ghandrung (2012m-3 Hrs.), explore Gurung culture; lodge.   

Day 05: Trek to Nayapul (5-Hrs.) and Drive back to Pokhara; transfer to Hotel.

Day-to-Day Itinerary:  (9 Nights/10 Days) -Option-1:

Day 01: Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1350m).

Day 02: Rest, preparation, permits formalities and briefing in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (950m-6 Hrs.) and transfer to Hotel.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1 Hr.) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1495m-5 Hrs.), lodge.

Day 05: Trek via Ulleri (1960m) to Ghorepani (2874m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 06: Explore Poonhill (3210m) and Trek to Tadapani (2630m-7 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Ghandrung (2012m-3 Hrs.), explore Gurung culture; lodge.   

Day 08: Trek to Nayapul (5-Hrs.) and Drive back to Pokhara; transfer to Hotel.

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel; farewell dinner.

Day 10: Kathmandu to your Port of Destination.

Day-to-Day Itinerary-Trekking Only:  (4 Nights/5 Days) -Option-2:

Day 01: Drive to Nayapul (1 Hr.) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1570m-5 Hrs.), lodge.

Day 02: Trek via Ulleri (1960) to Ghorepani (2874m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 03: Explore Poonhill (3210m) and Trek to Tadapani (2630m-7 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Ghandrung (2012m-3 Hrs.), explore Gurung culture; lodge.   

Day 05: Trek to Nayapul (5-Hrs.) and Drive back to Pokhara; transfer to Hotel.

Full Board Service Cost : Please contact us by email or call us 

Cost Include

  • Airport - hotel -airport pickup and drop by private vehicle in Kathmandu (Option -1).
  • 3 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB Plan (Option -1).
  • 2 Nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara on BB plan as per category (Option-1).
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking period.
  • Best available teahouse accommodations during the trekking.
  • An experienced Government license holder trekking guide in a group.
  • Trekking porter to carry your bags during the trekking 2:1 probably, max 20 KG baggage/porter.
  • Wages, meal and accommodation, insurance, equipment and transportation for guide and porter (s).
  • Ground transportation by tourist coach from Kathmandu to Pokhara and VV (Option-1).
  • Transport by private vehicle from Pokhara to Nayapul and VV.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available) if required.
  • Annapurna conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry fees and permit.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card.
  • Annapurna area trekking maps one in a group.
  • All government taxes and our service charges.
  • Farewell Dinner before departure.
  • Snowy Horizon T-Shirt/Souvenir.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, etc.
  • Laundry, phone calls, Internet uses etc.
  • All kind of Personal Nature Expenses.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on cost Includes section.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs. 

Notes

  • The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of trekkers.
  • Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified.
  •  Additional activities may be added as per trekkers request with appropriate additional cost.
  • The cost may also be affected due to the requirement of number of guides and porters.
  • For any kind of change please contact us by mail or call.  
Trip Facts
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Elevation: 3210m
  • Location: Annapurna Region
  • Season: autumn (September - December) & spring (February - May)
  • Duration: 05-10 Days
  • Group Size: 02-15 person per Group
Trekking FAQs

You will be taken immediately to the lower altitude first and will be provided first aid as the immediate treatment and then if necessary the guide will call the rescue helicopter to fly you down to Kathmandu or Pokhara using your rescue insurance.

It all depends on the time and altitude of your trek. You may require Down Jacket, warm fleece jacket, warm thermal underwear, trekking pants and shorts, sleeping bag, trekking boots and a backpack, camera and your personal medication. Consult lists of cloth and equipment on our website as a guide and use a common sense to pack enough but not too much at the same time.

You need comfortable trekking shoes preferably with Gore-Tex style lining for ultimate comfort and thick verbatim soles to have comfortable walk on rocky paths.

On popular trails we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you with continental menu meals often available as well as soups and noodles and rice dishes; on some routes there will be a limited choice and on some more remote routes only local Nepal Dal Bhat and curry or instant noodle soups will be available.

In General treks vary in duration from 2 to 4 weeks; average one would trek between 4 to 6 hours per day.

In principle if you have trekking experience anywhere in the world and you are currently fit for trekking, there is nothing to stop you from Himalayan trekking in Nepal. You just need to increase your cardiovascular capacity to be able to cope with high elevation, where the oxygen density is much lower.

On the trek we provide all accommodation, food and we cover park fees, so you need to take only small amount of money to purchase water, small snack and tea outside meals, localsouvenirs, tips or donations to monasteries if you wish to donate small change. $20 per day should be sufficient to cover such expenses.

You can find it in our below link: https://www.snowyhorizon.com/termsandcondition

You should have a general good level of physical fitness, general hiking experience, do not have any chronic or acute issues with your leg functions and be mentally comfortable with multi-day hikes, than you are ready for trekking.

In Nepal it is not customary to tip but porters and guides would expect and appreciate a small tip. Your tip will go long way to help their families.

It all depends on the area with most of the trekking routes having local VHF Phones; increasingly more places get mobile coverage of varied capacity; in remote communication is not available or very limited so the only option would be a satellite phone.

It depends on trekking route and altitude; typically a trekking porter would carry load of 15 kg to 25 kg and camping porter would carry load up to 40 kg.

Trekking is an adventure activity involving multi day walk on village trails, National Park trails and climber’s trails often on reasonably steep terrain and snow at higher altitudes often crossing high passes in the range of 5500 m/18000 ft.

Majority of trekking is done with lodge/guesthouse accommodation unless you prearranged camping based trip. There are very few trekking areas where lodge accommodation is unavailable and we will offer there a tent accommodation only.

We ensure travel safety for all our guests’ women or men travelling with our company. Nepal is generally very safe and welcoming to foreign tourists. We have very good relationships with lodges we use and our guides aware all the time of whereabouts of every guest on the trek. Our groups are small and we ensure continues visual contact.

Camping trekking is a trekking where we provide you with tent accommodation and full board with meals to be cooked by professional trekking cook in a mobile camp equipped with akitchen and with adequate support staff of kitchen helpers, guides and porters.

At high altitude your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density and you can suffer from general breathing difficulties to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as well as your skin is susceptible to sunburn if not protected by cloths or sunblock. The AMS is preventable through appropriate trekking pace and undertaking acclimatization.

On most established treks bottled water is ubiquitously available as well as locally purified drinking water is available in many villages along the trek. Otherwise, you can use boiled water supplied by the tea house or camping crew.

Trekking is for you and everyone who is patient and physically fit and enjoys outdoors.

You will trek anywhere from 5 km to 15 km depending on condition of trekking trail and the altitude of the trekking route.

Depending on trekking area you may require a special trekking permit while other areas would require only conservation/national park entry permit and Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) Card.

It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available.

You need to obtain travel insurance before you arrive to Kathmandu. Your insurance should cover rescue insurance and it should allow the expense of helicopter supported medevac. Nowadays such policies are readily available through many airfare booking agents. Try ihi.com if you cannot find your insurance.

Post-monsoon period from September to December and pre-monsoon season from February to May are the best period for trekking in Nepal. In winter, December till February, at high elevation is very cold and heavy snowfalls may impede crossing of high passes but trekking in low elevations below 3000 m is accessible all year round. In summer, June till August is a monsoon season and trekking is very wet, however in rain shadow areas such as Upper Mustang trekking in monsoon season is feasible and pleasant.

We highly recommend having a guide with you. You will travel in wilderness areas and at high elevations so from safety aspect you should not be alone. Travelling through villages there are many trails and if you took wrong path accidentally it may be difficult to communicate with locals to get back on the right path or to secure food or accommodation. They will be unlikely to speak English

In Nepal children below 18 years of age are required to trek accompanied by their parent or guardian.

Tea house trekking is a trekking where your accommodation and meal are arranged in a local lodge/house with full board services.