Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 15 Days

Highlights of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

  • The Shortest Trek Route Ever
  • Low Budget Trekking
  • Reflation of Gurung Culture and Museum
  • Wonderful views of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail)
  • Trees of Rhododendrons and Oaks.
  • Service of Dhal Bhat and Tarkarli (Typical Nepali Food)
  • Suspension bridges and many perennial rivers.
  • View of charming sunlight
  • 3280 Old stone steps

The summary of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

If you’ve made it to Nepal, there’s a pretty good chance that you’re keen for an epic hiking adventure – a brilliant decision considering eight of the world’s 14 highest peaks tower can be found here!

We’re firm believers that getting into the Himalayas is the best way to understand this beautiful country.

A good portion of the population dwells in the small towns dotting the mountain-sides, and much of the country’s religions, languages, and culture originate from their valleys and peaks.

Beyond epic views and personal triumphs, it’s the opportunity to explore this culture that makes trekking one of the most popular things to do in Nepal.

For those who have limited time in Nepal but want to get to the mountains and experience the unique Nepalese culture, we cannot recommend the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek (sometimes also known as the Annapurna Panorama Circuit) highly enough.

This three-day trek is essentially a microcosm of what a longer Nepalese mountain trek is like. You’ll pass through quaint villages, thick jungles and over rivers, and up many, many stairs before ultimately ending up at altitude (3,200 m), with your head among the tallest mountains in the world.

We hiked the Poon Hill trail ourselves recently, and we’re now sharing our insider knowledge on tours and cost, trekking advice (including how to do it responsibly!) with you in this super comprehensive guide.

From deciding which season to trek in, how fit you need to be, everything you need to know about trekking permits, what to pack and leave at home, and what the teahouses are really like, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s everything you need to know before tackling the Poon Hill trek yourself!

Finally, your amazing trekking ends in Nayapul then you will come to near Pokhara city by vehicle. For the systematic trekking, please visit
our G.K Majestic itinerary of Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. We even have the same packages as Mardi Himal trek and Muldai View Point trek and for the difficult trek routes or long Manansala and Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

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When is the best time to do Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking?

Any months could be suitable nonetheless, summer is not good for hiking since rainfalls and cloudy weather block the natural beauty of mountains comprising spices and green trees. In addition, sometimes landslide takes place and trekking route becomes very muddy as well also mosquitoes can bite easily. If you are adventurous, then you can enjoy trekking even in Summer. If you are hoping for a perfect time for sake of trekking to Ghorepai trek, then Autumn is the best, relatively in this season weather remains very clear and dry subsequently you could see blue sky. Because of good time, there is a rapid flow of trekkers. Usually, the temperatures stay in modest during this time. So, it is up to your choice.

The Best timing for Annapurna Trekking

  • Spring (March to May)
  • Summer/Monsoon (June to August)
  • Autumn (September to November)
  • Winter (December to February)

Permission Requirement for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

You have to go through two permits while hiking for Ghorepani Trekking.

Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ACAP) Policy Claims.
The ACAP nearly charges nearly 30 USD including VAT. When it comes to SAARC nationalities 5 USD for the entrance. If you wish you can do in Kathmandu either in Pokhara for Poon Hill trek permission.

Trekkers Information Management (TIMS)
Very essential for international trekkers. TIMS maintains a record of each trekker by the registration. It helps to find out missing trekkers. So; the charge is 30 USD.

Latest Earthquake Update for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.

The fearful Earthquake of 25 April and 12 May, did not harm a lot to Poon Hill trek area. It affected the minimum damage somewhat. The report claims that 1% of the routes and 3 percent of guesthouses collapsed during this earthquake. Some damages took place on the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek rather than ABC.So, welcome in the peak season of Autumn (September-November). It is normal and safe at the moment.

What is Acute Mountain Sickness?

It is Acute Mountain Sickness all hikers must know about Mountain Sickness while hiking over 2,400 m.

Ghorepani poon Hill trek has based over 2860 m higher. So it is praiseworthy to use precautionary ideas or tools. Acute Mountain Sickness, it is Altitude Sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness which means it is the effect of high elevation in our body. Some part of body does not function well by the low oxygen while climbing up over 2400 m higher.

As a result, you may feel headache, nausea, vomiting, appetite, and breathing problems. Please, do not ignore such symptoms. Instead of healing yourself in the matter of time rather it will be very bad or turn to worse situation like HAPE or HACE. When do you not alarm about these symptoms and if you go through these problems then first, you will have to take a rest right after you have to move down.

However, some trekkers acclimatize within a day others may take 2-3 days in order to re-cover. if resting does not heal then you will have to go down.

Guide and Porter for Your Trekking

Guide and Porter
For the sake for best trekking then guides are very necessary.Our charming guides are highly knowledgeable for trek leadership even to make your trekking amazing. Beyond that, they can communicate in English, Hindi, French and many more, they are Nepal government license holder Guides.

Out of 100 trekkers, 99% of trekkers hire guides. The guides are very essential since they can help you reach out right route and many possible ways depending on the conditions of weather, even your trekking becomes riskless. only 1% trekkers do not hire guides so it may be a risk. Many new trekkers do not know how to do trekking and have no practical ideas, as a result, their journey could be difficult. So, guides are very fundamental to make the trekking very easier. We have qualified and experienced guides who can easily help you to reach your destination.

How much do you have to pay for Guide and Potter?
If you hire a Guide, then you have to pay around $30 USD to $35 USD per day for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. This charge includes accommodation, food, and insurance. Be sure that Guides do not carry your bags or luggage.

Only potters carry your luggage or bags and they charge per day $25 to $30 USD. They carry 20-25 kg while hiking and they help to carry your bags or luggage in your respective destination on prescribed time. A strong potter can carry two trekkers bags.

Accommodation, Food and Drinks for Poon Hill Trekking

Accommodation
You would have to stay at Tea house and sometimes at the guest house while hiking up. In addition, you could enjoy seeing some beautiful mountains and landscapes, it may feel like a heaven

Food
When trekking, you need enough energy so you just need to take 3 times food. You can have breakfast along with typical Nepali Dhal, Bhat, and Tarkarli depending upon your choice of food.

Drinks and Lunch
Besides, Nepalese food when it comes to drinking menu. You can have selections of Organic Green Tea, Ginger Tea, Lemon Tea, Coffee and more. If would like to have lunch, then you could enjoy having a Pizza, soup items such as Chicken soup or Mushroom and noodles. Furthermore, you can have vegetarian or non-vegetarian items during lunch hours.

Even you can relax by drinking Himalayan natural water since your body becomes dry when trekking so you need to drink plenty of water. However, we are not suggesting you to  drink alcohol because it makes a human body so dry. In fact, if you wish to take this then it is better to drink local alcohol while getting back to lower altitude.

Relevant Tips for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

  • Nepali Thali set is a must essential since you need more energy and you can get free over 3 times once you pay for only for Nepali Thali Set.
  • You have to carry enough cash since there are ATMs on this trail.
  • Keep $150 for transportation and fees for monasteries and museums.
  • Come with advanced days of planning, sometimes you may need extra days to acclimatize or to explore more.
  • Never trust in the Locals because bad people can be anywhere since not all Nepalese is honest and supportive.
  • If you wish to save you money, then you could rent expensive trekking gears and equipment.
  • Do not take pictures of people without permission.
  • It could take a long time to prepare food so order early.
  • Get proper ideas about Acute Mountain Sickness or Altitude sickness.

Final Saying

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is most easy trekking trail.It is very relevant for the Trekkers to those who have less
time. Wishing you the best journey!

Travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations, and can involve travel by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, airplane, or other means, with or without luggage, and can be one way or round trip. Travel can also include relatively short stays between successive movements.

The origin of the word “travel” is most likely lost to history. The term “travel” may originate from the Old French word travail, which means ‘work’. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century.

It also states that the word comes from Middle English travailen, travelen (which means to torment, labor, strive, journey) and earlier from Old French travailler (which means to work strenuously, toil). In English we still occasionally use the words “travail”, which means struggle. According to Simon Winchester in his book The Best Travelers’ Tales (2004), the words “travel” and “travail” both share an even more ancient root: a Roman instrument of torture called the tripalium (in Latin it means “three stakes”, as in to impale).

Day 1
Kathmandu to Pokhara (By flight or Bus)

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you are welcomed by the team and then you will be transferred to your hotel. This trail goes through Ghorepani Poon Hill. Normally, the trek starts like Phokhara to Nayapul and ends like Phedi to Pokhara.

Day 2
Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri

While early travel tended to be slower, more dangerous, and more dominated by trade and migration, cultural and technological advances over many years have tended to mean that travel has become easier and more accessible. The evolution of technology in such diverse fields as horse tack and bullet trains has contributed to this trend.

Day 3
Trek to Ghorepani

The Palace of Fifty five Windows: This magnificent palace was built during the reign of King Yakshya Malla in A.D. 1427 and was subsequently remodeled by King Bhupatindra Malla in the seventeenth century. Among the brick walls with their gracious setting and sculptural design, is a balcony with Fifty five Windows, considered to be a unique masterpiece of woodcarving.

Day 4
Early trek to Poon Hill for Sunrise, Back to Ghorepani and Trek to Tadapani

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts.

Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia.

Day 5
Tadapani to Chomrong

Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar.

Day 6
Chomrong to Dobhan (Dovan)

The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen.

Day 7
Dovan to Deurali

When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane. Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Map

Trekking Gears or Trekking Equipment
Gears are very essential in order to set out for the best trekking
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1. A light or heavy water proved trekker boots since you will have to walk sometimes in snow or dry land area such boots offer more safety and easiness. However, you have to make sure that boots fit you well and should be comfortable.
2. A pair of crocus
3. 4 pairs of liner socks. Also, you need to keep warm socks and two pair socks for cold. Mainly, trekking or liner socks are very useful.
4. A few pairs of underwear. You could buy by trekking underwear while at the city or shopping center. You could use for other outdoor activities.
5. You should have to carry ultralight which is packable and portable. You can buy either or rent in Nepal. you will have to pay $1 for per day.
6. You will have to bring T-shirt and trousers for both weather cold or warm.
7. A pair of thermals.
8. Bring a Sleeping Bag which can resist more than 15 degrees Celsius. You can rent in Nepal.
9. A woolen hat, sunhat, and Sunglass.
10. Head torchlight or probable torchlight.
11. Toilet paper, water purifier, sunscreen, moisturizer, hand sanitizer, toothbrush finally toothpaste.
12.  You need to bring a Large Duffel bag. So that you can keep all your trekking gears safely. The size is about 30” x 14”, with a complete long zipper including handles along with padlock. It is waterproof.
13. You will have to bring a waterproof jacket with a hood, waterproof pants, 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick),
14. A sweater to wear under the fleece jacket.
15. You need to bring a small duffel bag or you can buy in Kathmandu Nepal since it is easier for you to carry your stuff.
16. A set of sandals or you could bring comfortable shoes.
17. Drinking water equipment like Thermos in order to carry lukewarm water because you will come across cold places or Normal water bottle.
18. You need 30-40-liter daypack, a rucksack with aluminum support and a waterproof bag for covering a rucksack.
19. First aid kit (Diamox, Oral Rehydration salts, all necessary medicines including bandage)
20. Trekking sticks
21. Waterproof Map
22. if wish you could bring books or phone, tablet.
23. Bring the eatable items which you like.
24. You could bring a Camera depending on your choice.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • While using a private vehicle form Airport Terminal.
  • Two nights in Kathmandu along with breakfast.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, tea or espresso while hiking.
  • Tea House Accommodations.
  • Sleeping Sack, Down Jacket, Duffel pack, Strolling Poles (after using these in rent you can return)
  • For all ground transportation.
  • Charge for Government License Guides.
  • Potters payment (A strong potter can carry two trekkers bags or luggage so the double charge includes)
  • Entry fees of Monastery.
  • Helicopter charge in case of Emergency, payment by your travel insurance.
  • An insurance guide charge.
  • Trekking route Map.
  • Entrance charge of ABC Region.
  • Registration of fee of TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Emergency Treatment box and Normal therapeutic supplies.
  • Evening Dinner based on Nepalese culture.
  • Two nights standard convenient on B/B in Pokhara before and after trekking.

The Trip 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.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From USD 1,500 USD $ 1,300/person
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Total $ 1,300 USD

Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people
  • Moderate