Duration: 7 Days Trekking
Maximum Altitude: 3210 m
Trek Grade: Easy
Group Size: Min. 2
Best Season: Sept – Dec, March – May
Poonhill or Punhill is one of the most famous trekking destinations in Nepal. It is an ideal choice for those looking for a short and relatively easier trek. This Short Poonhill trek takes you to an amazing destination of Annapurna region which offers breathtaking views of the mountains and exotic shades of nature. Ghorepani Poonhill is one of the most beautiful destinations in Nepal and equally popular for both domestic and international tourists. Ghorepani Poonhill trek is considered as relatively easier trek for beginner trekkers. The original trekking to Ghorepani Poonhill starts from Birethati. Almost 45 minutes drive from Pokhara will take you to Nayapul and from there about 1 hour and 50 minutes drive will take you to Birethati which is the main starting point of the trek. There is a checkpoint they check the permits before starting the trek to Ghorepani Poonhill.This trek leads you to lush valleys, cascading waterfalls, dense forest and colorful villages. The views during the trek are awe-inspiring. During the trek to Poonhill you will encounter the warm hospitality of the Gurung people. Ghorepani Punhill trek is an ideal choice for trekkers of every age group.
People with normal physical condition can easily complete this trek. Moreover since the highest elevation gained in this Short Poonhill trek is just 3210m there is very rare chances of getting altitude sickness. No prior trekking experience is required for Poonhill trek and this can be a perfect destination for beginner’s trekkers as well. If you have any queries regarding Short Poonhill trek you can directly contact to us in any of our contact details. We are always available for your service.
Day 01: Arrival Day - Kathmandu - 1300 m
Day 02: Kathmandu - Fly to Pokhara 900 m - trek to Tikhedhunga sty in hotel,
Day 03: Tikhedhunga - trek to Ghorepani 2810 m sty in hotel
Day 04: Ghorepani - Trek to Poon Hill 3210 m - Tadapani 2700 m
Day 05: Tadapani - to Kimche to - Pokhara
Day 06: Drive Pokhara to - Kathmandu 5hr 6hr by tourist vehicle.
Day 07: Departure
Day 01: Arrival Day - Kathmandu - 1300 m
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu our representatives from Actual Adventure will be waiting at Tribhuvan International Airport to welcome you. They will greet you and take you to the hotel in a private vehicle. You will meet your guide and rest of the team members at the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu - Fly to Pokhara 900 m - trek to Tikhedhunga.
After having breakfast in Kathmandu you will drive to airport and fly to the city of Lakes Pokhara. From Pokhara you will drive to Nayapul which is about one hour drive and from there you will trek to Tikhedhunga. On your trek you will pass by a stream and then reach to Birenthanti where you will take some rest for a while. There are numbers of Tea houses in Birenthnti. You can also have amazing views of mountains framed with rhododendron trees. A steep ascent from here will take you to Tikhedhunga. Overnight at Tikhedhunga.
Day 03: Tikhedhunga - trek to Ghorepani 2810 m sty in hotel
You will have your breakfast at Tikhedhunga and head off to Ghorepani. Today is one of the hardest days of the Short Poonhill Trek. You will have a steep ascent to Ulleri walking on stone steps. You can have wonderful views of the snow capped peaks, lush green hills, villages and some donkeys on your way. The spectacular views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Ranges are the major highlights of today’s trek. Overnight at Ghorepani.
Day 04: Ghorepani - Trek to Poon Hill 3210 m - Tadapani
You will wake up early in the morning and start the trek to Ghorepani. The earlier you reach the more amazing vie you can get. The sunrise views in the mountain are spectacular from Ghorepani. You can see the different shades of color in the mountain. It takes about 1 hour to reach Poonhill from Ghorepani. After spending few hours you will descend to Ghorepani and have your breakfast and then start your trek to Tadapani. If you have time you can also trek to Ghandruk village. The trek begins with an ascent to Deurali and continues the trial to Banthanti and then descends to Tadapani. Overnight at Tadapani.
Day 05: Tadapani - to Kimche to - Pokhara.
After having breakfast at Tadapani you will descend to Kimche. The walk is mostly downhill today. You will descend via beautiful villages and lush green forests. From Kimche you will drive back to Pokhara The drive is about three hours. Overnight at Pokhara.
Day 06: Pokhara to - Kathmandu 5hr 6hr by tourist vehicle.
Today you will drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. The drive is about six hours via Prithivi Highway. You will get scenic views of the green hills, picturesque villages and rivers along the way. If time permits you can also vist some of the historical sites on your way back to Kathmandu.
Day 07: Departure
After Breakfast, you will be free until Departure. Then you will be dropped to Kathmandu Airport by our representative. We hope that we provide you our best service and want to see you again with your family, relative, co-workers and friends.
Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.
Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.
Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.
Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
Visa Facility Duration Fee
Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
This trek was an amazing adventure. There were spectacular views of lush green hills and jungles, waterfalls, as well as snow
capped mountains. This area of Nepal is remarkably beautiful and alive with wildlife. We saw monkeys in the jungle. Our guide,
Mr. Lakpa Sherpa and porters Pasang and Uttam were fantastic. Lakpa was able to anticipate my every need. He was very caring
and very careful. He even held my hand on difficult downhill descents. He was also very knowledgeable and was able to point out interesting sites and name the different mountain peaks. The food and accommodations during the trek were much better than I had anticipated. Every aspect of the trek was handled very professionally. I highly recommend Actual Adventures and especially would like to thank Lakpa, for all his effort to make this such a wonderful experience.
My first visit and trekking trip at Nepal, and I am hooked to this country and its beautiful nature.
Thanks to the smooth arrangement by Acutal Adventure Trekking and Expedition (special thanks to Kedar and Sujan, the brothers who founded and managed the trekking company), our group of 30 from Hong Kong had a wonderful, entertained and safe first-time experience over the 4-day Ghorenpani Poon Hil Trek.
Here are some feedbacks:
Itinerary – pacing of the trek was good, with lots of break and recovery time in between. The most demanding day was Day 2, from Tikhedhunga to Ghorenpani (almost 1000m ascend, 8 hours of uphill stairs climb). Other than that, it was a moderate 5-6 hours trek each day.
Accommodation – we stayed at teahouses along the trek, which were basic yet clean. I particularly enjoyed my stay at the teahouse at Ghorenpani, with comfortable dining hall overlooking the snow-capped mountains range. That was Christmas night, and we had a mini-party/celebration with other trekkers and our guides/porters. It was a fun night.
The only downside of trekking during winter season was that the bedrooms were not heated, and the nights were kind of brutal. We had to jump into our sleeping bags right after dinner to stay warm in our rooms. And not being able to shower in 4 days was a challenge too!
Food – not much expectation or complaint about eating at the mountains. We were served with hot soups/drinks, fried rice/noodles for most of the meals. The more exciting one was again on Christmas night, which we got to try the local food plate called “dal baht” (with steamed rice, curry chicken, veggie and bean soup).
Guides/Porters – they were excellent! We were supported by a big team of guides and porters – every 4 trekkers to 1 guide, every 2 trekkers to 1 porter. The guides, especially the two leaders Kedar and Sujan, were responsible, professional and entertaining. They all paid well attention on each trekker, and provided special support to those who needed extra care. We felt safe and well taken care of over the 4-day trek.
Route/View – my heart was sold to Nepal and the gigantic mountains (7 out of 8 world’s highest mountains are situated in Nepal). The amazing mother nature had taught us to stay humble and caring to our environment, and that we shall not take the power of nature lightly.
Thanks for the 5 days 4 nights trekking arrangement to poon hill. We have a
Wonderful experience in Nepal. Your company with as does not only make our
Trekking successful but with a happy and safe trip. We will not forget the trek
With you ……!!
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22 Apr 2017
We traveled to Pokhara from Kathmandu in Kedars car. He came with us and was our travel guide. He managed everything very professional. So we had an interesting and funny time in Pokhara.
The middle path hotel he booked for us was very good too.
We will never forget sunrise and sunset at Annapurna Range.
We recommend Actual Adventure for everyone who wants to visit Nepal.
The stuff is very kind and the drivers manage the chaotic traffic very well.