Ghandruk Poon Hill Trek

Trip Overview


Ghandruk Poonhill trek is for an experience of awe-inspiring panoramas of the Himalayas. This is a short yet spectacular trek that makes you fall in love with the Himalayas. Apart from mountain views this trek also provides you a lot of cultural inputs in the famous Ghandruk village. Year around the towering mountains, the high slopes, and the colossal scenes bring numerous trekkers to trek in Ghandruk Poon Hill route.

Ghandruk to Poonhill is an ideal trek for those who prefer a short trek but aim to embrace the natural beauty and the magnificent views of the Himalayas. It takes a moderate level of fitness to complete, and the max elevation is 3,210 meters (so there’s no real risk of altitude sickness). Thus, anyone of reasonable physical fitness can comfortably complete this trek and suitable for all ages.

Ghandruk to Poon Hill Trek

The major attraction of this trek is to see the sunrise from Poon Hill at an altitude of 3210 m, an hour’s climb from Ghorepani. Indeed, the Poon Hill viewpoint is a paradise for photographers. On this short expedition to Poon Hill, you can observe the entire Annapurna mountain range, covered in red, orange, and pink shades of the sunrise, giving truly magnificent views.

Both on the way up and down from Poonhill you will be surrounded by picturesquely terraced slopes, warm villages, and beautiful paddy fields. This might be for your amazing experience.

Another interesting part of this trek is to visit the world-renowned Ghandruk village. This village is famous for its traditional houses, great landscape, and rich culture. It offers excellent close-up views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchre, and Himachali. Ghandruk is also the biggest Gurung village in the Annapurna region.

Ghandruk to Poon Hill Trek can be done any time of the year, but in the thick of winter, it will be quite cold for the trail. The best seasons are March to May and October to November. Our expert guides help you at every step along the way and make sure that your Nepal adventure is unlike any other.

The Ghandruk Poonhill trek begins in the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara, from where you take a short car ride to Nayapul (1100 m) village. Nayapul is the starting and ending point of this trek. The route of Ghandruk to Poon Hill trek is Nayapul-Ghandruk-Tadapani-Ghorepani-Poon Hill-Tikhedhunga-Nayapul. After complete this joyful trek from Nayapul you drive back to Pokhara then will be followed to Kathmandu.

In Summary, the major Highlight of Ghandruk Poon Hill Trek is:

• Explore famous Ghandruk Village inhabited by Gurung people
• Experience Gurung culture and lifestyle in Ghandruk Village
• Amazing Sunrise view from Poon Hill (3210 meters).
• Enjoy panoramic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, and Mt. Ganesh
• Hiking through rhododendron forest, river, mountain terraces, & villages
• Trekking in Annapurna Conservation Area
• Explore naturally beautiful Pokhara, famous as the Lake city
• Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

GHANDRUK POON HILL TREK ITINERARY AND ITS DISTANCE

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu International airport. We pick up at the airport by our private vehicle and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Coach. Driving 7 hours. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.

Driving Distance: 205 Km/ 127 miles.
Estimated Time: 6 to 7 hours.

Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. Trek from Nayapul to Ghandruk (Height 2012 m/ 6601 ft). Overnight at Mountain Lodge in Ghandruk.

Driving Distance: 40 km.
Driving Time: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Trekking distance: 13.2 km/ 8.2 miles
Estimated Time: 6 hours

From Pokhara to Ghandruk Distance is 53.2 km/ 33.12 miles.

Day 4: Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani (Height 2630 m/ 8548 ft). Overnight at Mountain Lodge in Tadapani.

Trekking distance: 8 km/ 4.9 miles
Estimated Time: 4 hours

Day 5: Trek from Tadapani to Ghorepani (Height. 2860 m/ 9295 ft). Overnight at Mountain Lodge in Ghorepani.

Trekking distance: 8.1 km/ 5 miles
Estimated Time: 5 hours

Day 6: Early morning hike up to Poon Hill (Height 3210 m/ 10531 ft). Then back to Poon Hill. Trek from Poon Hill to Tikhedhunga (Height 1575 m/ 5167 ft). Overnight at Mountain Lodge in Tikhedhunga.

Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Ghorepani Hiking Distance: 2.9 km/ 1.8 miles
Estimated Time: 1:30 hour

Ghorepani to Tikhedhunga Trekking Distance: 12.1 km/ 7.5 miles
Estimated Time: 5 hour

Day 7: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Nayapul (Height 1070 m/ 3510 ft). Drive from Nayapul to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.

Trekking distance: 9 km/ 5.6 miles
Estimated Time: 3 hour

Day 08: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 09: Final Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal for your onward journey to home.

Note: According to the various navigation devices the distance may slightly be different.

GHANDRUK POON HILL TREK COST:

Bronze Package Silver Package Gold Package
USD 415 Per Person USD 485 Per Person USD 545 Per Person

Package Cost Includes:

. Your arrival airport pickup & your departure airport drop by private car as per itinerary.
. 2-night accommodation in Kathmandu at Tourist Type hotel with breakfast as per itinerary.
. 2-night accommodation in Pokhara at Tourist Type hotel with breakfast as per itinerary.
. During trekking 3-night accommodation in Mountain Lodge/ Tea House.
. During trekking food on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). (This service not in Bronze Package Price)
. During trekking, one experienced a friendly trekking Guide.
. During trekking one strong porter. One porter carries luggage of two people in a total weight limit of 25 kg. (This service not in Silver and Bronze Package Price)
. Expenses of food, accommodation, insurance, transport, and the wages of Guide.
. Trekking Permit (TIMS Card) fee.
. Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Fee.
. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and from Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus. (Flight is also available if you want a flight, extra cost will be charged).
. Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul by car.
. Drive from Ghandruk (Kimche) to Pokhara by jeep.
. Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
. Trip Achievement Certificate.
. Trip Map for Group.
. All government taxes, local tax, and tourist service charges.

Package Cost Excludes:

. Airfare of your international flight.
. Your travel insurance includes evacuation.
. Alcoholic beverages, hot and cold drinks, bottled water, dessert.
. All kinds of personal expenses like phone calls, internet use, laundry, hot shower during trekking, excess baggage charge, etc.
. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
. In case of emergency helicopter rescue/ evacuation & its cost.
. Tips for Trekking Staff.
. Any expenses arising due to unforeseen situations like personal sickness, natural calamities, political strikes, etc.

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