5 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - Budget & Itinerary

5 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is a short and easy hike in Annapurna region provides breathtaking views from Poon Hill. This trek suits those mountain lovers who have short holidays and enthusiastic to explore the breathtaking views of the 8000m mountain peaks. Poon Hill is the best view point to watch the grand sunrise and provides stunning vistas of Annapurna range including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna South, Hinchuli and etc…

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

5 days Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is famed as good for all season trek and anyone with normal physical fitness will be able to enjoy this trek. Walking 5 to 6 hours every day through the charming villages, refreshing jungles staying in the cozy mountain lodges this trek is one of the best treks in Annapurna Region. One can enjoy this trek seeing different views and hike early in the morning to Poon Hill to see the grand views of spectacular Himalayan range including amazing sunrise view will the highlight of the trip. 

Trip Highlights:
Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, we are offering three star standard hotels with breakfast. Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara will be at 8 o'clock in the morning and Pohkara to Kathmandu will be at noon.

There will be sometime to visit in Pokhara, we will take you to International Mountains museum and Tibetan refugee camp.

Since the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is not so high altitude trek you do not need to worry about the high altitude sickness.  Winter will be a bit cold, it is recommended to bring some warm cloths during this season. Hike to Poon Hill is the biggest highlights of this trip which we will do early in the morning on day 4.

There will be sometime to do the last minute shopping in Kathmandu. Culture show with typical nepali Set dinner at the end of the trip will be memorable one!

Attraction of Annapurna Region

Annapurna conservation Area Project
Annapurna Region is one of the captivating lands of bio diversity in the world. The region is the largest reserved and protected area of Nepal. The unique biodiversity, the scenic grandeur in combination with the multi cultural and multi ethnic diversity make it the world's most popular trekking destinations. With the objectives of achieving a balance between the environment conservation and socio economic development, through people's participation, the Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP) was launched from 1986 under the aegis of the national trust for nature conservation... See more.

The trust is governed by a board of trustees. Tourism is an essential for locals and the fastest growing industries in the Annapurna conservation area. The project serves as a new approach in the protected area management with its modalities based on the integrated conservation and development programs. Owing to its fame that it has gained in the history of the protected area management, the government of Nepal has given the trust the mandate for the management of the Annapurna conservation area.

Meaning of Annapurna
Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which literally means full of food (feminine form), but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is Devi, the universal and timeless Kitchen goddess, the mother who feeds her kids. Without her there is starvation, a universal fear: this makes Annapurna a universal goddess. Her most popular shrine is located in Kasi, on the banks of the Ghats. Her association with the giving of food (wealth) led her in time to be transformed into Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth.

List of mountains we can see in the Annapurna region trekking
Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m),
Mt. Annapurna I (8091m),
Mt. Manaslu (8163 m),
Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.) ,
Mt. Annapurna III (7555m),
Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m),
Mt. Annapurna south (7219m),
Mt. Nilgiri (7041m),
Mt. Fishtail also called Mt. Machhapuchhare (6998m),
Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m),
Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m),
Tukuche peak (6920m),
Tilicho peak (7134m).

Culture and People of the Annapurna Region
One of the unforgettable experience of this region is culture and life style of local people. During trekking, trekkers encounter villages of different ethnic people. According to last census over 45,000 thousand people of different ethnic and tribal backgrounds with various religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Bon Po, Shamanism and Animism represented live in the Annapurna region. The dominant groups are Gurung, Magar, Thakali and Manangi. Generally, these people are subsistence farmers who depend on the forests for fuel, fodder and timber. Almost each of group have their own dialect and own cultures and traditions. Trekkers who go for trekking in Annapurna region are fascinated by the local people's culture and tradition.

Flora and Fauna
In Annapurna region, we can see the diverse flora and fauna. The range of geographical and climatic regions has led to this diversity. Below 1000 m in altitude the climate is tropical. These areas are heavily cultivated and the landscape, therefore, largely consists of terraced paddy fields for most of the year. As we  go to higher the natural vegetation changes from the tropical species to more temperate stands of forest trees including oak, beech and rhododendron. These finally give way to coniferous forests of pine and, ultimately, juniper just below the tree line.

Annapurna conservation area is the home of 102 species of mammals, 488 species of birds and 40 species of reptiles.  In this region, we can see pheasants named Danphe, Monal, Kaliz, Cheer, Kokilas, and Blood Pheasants, etc. Among mammals, blue sheep and Himalayan Thar can be seen in the area.

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05 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek short itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel.
Day 02:
Fly to Pokhara, transfer to Nayapul, trek to Ulleri.
Day 03:
Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani village.
Day 04:
Early hike to Poon Hill, trek back to Nayapul, drive back to Pokhara.
Day 05:
Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 06:
Final transfer to international airport for your onward journey.

Trip cost: This is a teahouse trek, each and every stop provides the decent guest houses and mountain lodges. We are organizing Ghorepani Poonhill trekking as a small group departure or a private trek, please contact us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek so that we can send you a quote and other information according to your group size.

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.

05 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek detailed itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport, meet your trek leader then transfer to the comfortable hotel. Rest of the time is rest and relaxed. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: After breakfast at hotel, drive to airport for flight to Pokhara, 30 minutes mountain flight offers the breathtaking views of Langtang, Manaslu and Annapurna ranges. Arrive at Pokhara airport then drive to Nayapul (trekking starting point) two hours. Our trek starts from here, three hours to Tikhedunga then two hours to Ulleri. Overnight in Ulleri at a guest house.

Day 03: After breakfast, we begin our nice and pleasant walking to Ghorepani which is about 5 hours trekking. Ghorepani is beautiful villages where there are a lot of facilities are available like German Bakery, Internet cafes, nice restaurants, ISD calls, etc... Enjoy the hike around village. Overnight in Ghorepani at a guest house.

Day 04: This is a big day, we wake up early in the morning about 4am then hike to Poon Hill one and half hour, see sun rise and enjoy the breathtaking ranges of Annapurna including Dhaulagiri and fishtail. Back to guest house, have a breakfast then trek all the way down to Tihkedunga, lunch over here and trek continue to Nayapul. Drive from Nayapul to Pokhara by a private coach. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 05: Breakfast at hotel, drive to the airport for the flight back to Kathmandu, afternoon, free for shopping and rest, evening join a fare well dinner with culture show. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06: It is time to say good bye, final transfer to the airport for flight back to home. 

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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Facts:

Activities: Trekking/hiking

Start/End: Kathmandu/Pokhara

Destination: Annapurna Region

Trip Duration: 5 nights 6 days

Max. Altitude: 3200 meters

Group Size: Min.01 to Max.12

Best Season: Good for all season.

Trip Grade: Easy

Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6

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