Ghorepani Poonhill Gahndruk Trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a special trek that allows us to link on the under-used route between the Village that sits at the feet of the Annapurna area, is truly called as all the best of the trekking in Nepal. This trek to north of Pokhara is known as a beautiful Ghandruk - Ghorepani Trek, with magnificent Himalayan views from the top of Poon Hill. The Poon Hill is one of the best points for a camera to catch the Panoramic Himalaya; including Machhapuchhare, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri. Ghandruk, the antique and cultural village, is another hub to explore Gurung culture and tradition, along with the beautiful view of Machhpuchhre and Annapurna.
the area is famous for fascinating traditional villages, ethnic communities, rhododendron forests, and magnificent 360-degree views of more than ten snow-capped mountains. It is the easiest and shortest trek that doesn't require any experience in trekking
We recommend Best Month
Especially we recommend this trip from March to April because of rhododendrons flower season. it's so beautiful you can see RHODODENDRON flowers with the mountain view during the trek.
This trek can do Autumn Season and winter also
- Poon Hill – one of the best viewpoint with Scenic Mountain in entire Annapurna Trek
- Indulging in rich Gurung and Magar culture at Ghandruk and enjoy one of the biggest rhododendron forests. Relaxing in Pokhara after the trek, Pokhara – known as the city of lakes.
- One of the Biggest Ghandruk Gurung village and Ulleri Magar Village
- View of Dhaulagiri (8167M,) Manaslu (8163m,) and Annapurna I (8091m) and others Himalayas.
- Colorful rhododendron forest and cherry blossom
- Beautiful lake city Pokhara
- sightseeing of natural paradise city- Pokhara
ABOUT GHOREPANI AND POON HILL SHORT INFO
Ghorepani trek itself. Located in Myagdi district and Dhaulagiri zone, Ghorepani is the name given as horse water( Ghora + Pani) in ancient times is a rest spot for traders. Around there most of the people living PUN (poon) Magar ethnic group in Nepal. That’s why they called that hill Poonhill.
Poonhill is viewpoint hill station just about one hour above the Ghorepani at an altitude of 3210m to enjoy magnificent panoramic views of many High mountains.
LIST OF MOUNTAINS SEEN FROM POON HILL
Mt.Dhaulagiri-I (8,167m), Mt.Tukuche (6,920m), Mt. Dhampus (6,012m), Mt. Nilgiri Himal (7,061m). Gurja Himal (7,193 m), Mt. Annapurna-I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Machapuchare (fishtail-6,993m), Himchuli
view from poon hill
Rhododendron forests between Ghorepani to Ghandruk
ABOUT GHANDRUK VILLAGE SHORT INFO
Ghandruk, The village lies in the Annapurna Conservation Area. Ghandruk Village is one of the must-visit villages of Nepal. There are more than 45,000 trekkers enjoy the great Himalayan views, peaceful and beautiful villages in Annapurna Trekking each year and they do not leave this village due to its rich bio-diversity, unique Gurung culture, and scenic landscape. The first pilot project of ACAP was launched in Ghandruk Village Development Committee in 1986. A trekker can find the forest full of rhododendron, streams, waterfalls, on the way to Ghandruk Village. The Ghandruk trekking is short trekking, fit for anyone at any time. We can see the spectacular mountain view of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and others.
Highlight in Ghandruk
- Attractive Mountain views of Annapurna South, Himchuli and Machhapuchhre from Ghandruk Village
- Gurung culture, their traditional houses and Gurung museum
Pokhara is a metropolitan city in the Western region of Nepal. It is a valley cradled amongst mountains and hills with meandering rivers. It is a major tourist destination due to its panoramic views. Once you enter the vicinity of this city, you are greeted with magnificent views of the mountains and Mt. Fishtail (6993m). The Dhaulagiri range and Annapurna range tower majestically over the green valley. For someone who has been living in Kathmandu for years, the greenery of this city always takes me by surprise.
View from Fewa Lake, Pokhara
Pokhara is the city of lakes. There are several lakes in Pokhara and the prominent ones are Fewa Lake, Rupa Lake, and Begnas Lake. Among these lakes, Fewa Lake is by far the most beautiful lake. Nestled on a little island on Fewa Lake is the Barahi Temple. For a small charge, you can go on a boat ride on this lake. The sunlight reflects on the lake and glitters and the mountains smile upon us in the reflection.
You can walk on the Lakeside enjoying the sight which is an incredible experience. I regret the fact that when I was a resident here in Pokhara I overlooked its charms. Lakeside is even prettier in the late evenings, under the soft glow of lamp posts hung upon the creatively built restaurants and shops. You can dine here while enjoying the live entertainments. Other attractions of Pokhara are Davis’ Fall which is a beautiful waterfall, International Mountain Museum, and World Peace Pagoda. Then there is Sarangkot which is a towering hill that offers a magnificent view of Pokhara from its hilltop and you can do many sports adventures paragliding, cycling, boating, Zip Flyer, bungee jump, Ultra Light Flight and Annapurna Base camp Heli tour.
Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel B/B/3star
Drive to Pokhara 6/7 hours by Tourist bus, domestic flight 30 min or privet transportation
Drive to Thikhedunga via Nayapul and trek to Upper Ulleri Village
Trek to Ghorepani
Note: if the weather is good we can go to poon hill to see mountain view. in Our experience we can see an excellent mountain view Afternoon or earlier sunset. if the weather is bad we can go the next day earlier morning.
Trek to Ghandruk and visit Ghandruk Village
Drive to Kathmandu
Leisure day in Kathmandu
Date and Cost
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What To Take
Equipment list for #GHODEPANI trek
Passport, Money, Credit Cards, Personal Travel Insurance, Passport size photos, Pen & dairy book, the Communication device (laptops, Tap or phone), Camera
Sunglass UV more than 500%,
Note: - if you have eyes problem please consult your doctor because of in Nepal High Mountain has dry air and in the city so much dust
Sunblock cream SPF 25 to 50 (small tube), Lip balm SPF 10 to 15
Note:-depending your skin, please consult your doctor (as our experience some of my clients get allergy from sunblock cream)
Day backpack (15 ltr to 20 ltr), Duct tape (few meters –you can roll-on water bottle or trekking pole), enough batteries for headlamp, Portable solar charger, Backup power bank, Bathing Suit: Towel, Toothpaste, and brush, floss, mini hairbrush, razor, soap, a mini bottle of shampoo, travel mirror, nail clippers, etc and rain cover
I'm a solo traveler, is there a single supplement?
Our prices are different based on a number of people. The prices are set based on a number of people traveling together. For example, the price for 1 person and the total price for 2 people is different. So, the price you see at the time of making the reservation is the final. We do not charge an additional amount for the single traveler.
Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?
We accept major currencies such as USD and EUR. Credit card payments are accepted only in USD. We also accept bank transfers, direct remittance services (Western Union, Moneygram), etc.
What is the best time and season?
Mid March-May, and October – December are considered the best months for trekking and climbing peak in Nepal. Trekking is doable throughout the year however some months are better than others. June – August is monsoon season so there might be some rain showers in these months. January – February is winter months,
How are the meals and accommodation like?
We will be eating and sleeping in the lodges for the whole trek as an itinerary. Generally, rice, noodles, pasta, vegetables, curry, potatoes, eggs, sandwiches, etc. are available.
The lodges will have twin sharing rooms. In most cases, we will provide you a private room however in rare cases you may need to share the rooms with other travelers (especially if you are traveling alone).
Do I need to be physically fit?
Very good question. Usually, this trek is easy can do even beginner or a person with previous multiday hiking experiences is welcome to join our treks. If you do not have previous hiking experiences but still have no problem walking for 6-9 hours every day, then we are happy to take you on board.
Can we do this trip with kids?
We take bookings for this trip for people over 10 years old. The trekking doable with kids as well and we have previous experiences of organizing family tours.
Are the guides experienced? Are they licensed?
We have very experienced guides at the company. We have guides experienced for at least 5 years to 18 years. All our guides are certified IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guides, NMA mountaineering Guide, and trekking guides Ministry of Tourism licensed by Nepal Government.
Trek cost includes / excludes
Documentation: - Trekking permit, national park fees, coordination with a relevant government office. All government taxes are included in the price
Accommodation: - 4-night hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara 3* Hotel, lodge during trekking and best
Food: - full board meal during the trek best available hotel/lodges or tea house
Transport: - Tourist bus or private vehicle Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu, international airport arrival & departure, all land transportation around cities with a private vehicle, Helicopter evacuation for Nepali team, Porter or yaks for this trekking
Communication: - weather report
Expedition team: - Trekking guide, Assistance guide, and porter allowances & wages for Nepali Trekking team
Safety equipment: - First aid kit, Oxy meter, and common Trekking equipment in the group.
Whats not included
- International flight
- PERSONAL equipment for trekking
- Personal & medical Insurance of Trekking
- Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
- Personal expenses
- Bar Bills & beverage
- Tips for all group member
- Insurance of member
- Visa & visa extension fees
- Cost of emergency evacuation
- Other charges at lodges/tea houses such as showers, internet access or battery re-charging, hot water for drinking , extra hot drink.
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Cancellation, inclusions and Policies
will update soon
it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully and adequately insured for the duration of your trip. Please ensure that all activities, excursions, and destinations in your itinerary are included in your insurance policy. We advise to valuable clients to have full insurance against Medical, Evacuation, Trip cancellation, lost or damaged baggage, Air delays, etc. For Annapurna base camp you must be covered up to 2500m altitude.
Please take a copy of your insurance policy to the pre-trip briefing, as the guide will need to collect your insurance details. We also ask that you keep a copy of your policy summary (containing policy number and emergency contact number for you insure) in your daysack at all the time, so that we can access the information should wee need to contact the insured on your behalf.
PASSPORT AND VISA
Please double-check that your passport is valid for 6 months beyond the date of arrival in Nepal. We recommend that you take a photocopy of your passport and keep it separate from the original, and this will be useful if the original is lost while you are traveling. You must carry your passport on the trek with you, as it is required for internal flights.
Need to Get Nepal Visa
- Two Passport-sized photos with a light background.
- Bring Cash USD to get the visa fee.
- Your passport must valid for at least 6 months.
As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get a visa on arrival.
In the arrivals hall, you’ll find electronic booths that read your passport, take your photo, and print out a completed form. Take your completed form to the payment counter where you'll pay for your visa, and then head to the immigration line for "Visa on Arrival".
Fill out your arrival card on the plane so you can quickly move through the queue in the arrivals’ lounge. Also, completing the visa form online prior to arrival should also save some time as there's a limited number of electronic booths.
- 15 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 30$.
- 30 days Tourist Visa costs USD 50$
- 90 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 125$.
- Multiple-entry - $25 USD (Useful for going back-and-forth between Bhutan, Tibet & India)
For South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, a gratis visa for 30 days is available for the first visit in one visa year.
Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals
Indian Tourist does not require a visa to enter in Nepal. To know more visit: Nepal Immigration