Gorepani-Poonhill trek in the Annapurna

Trip Overview

The poonhill is a relatively easy walk meandering through villages, terraced fields, and rhododendron forests. This short and rewarding trek reveals some of the best views of the Himalayas especially from Poon Hill 3210m which is considered as the best viewpoint in the Annapurna region.

Trip facts

Duration

5 Days

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Grade

Grade I

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Drive Kathmandu to Nayapul and trek to Tirkhedunga (1545 m).
  • Day 2: Trek Tirkhedunga to Ghorepani (2775 m) in 6h to 7h.
  • Day 3: Visit Poon Hill early in the morning (3193 m) and trek to Tadapani (2540 m).
  • Day 4: Trek Tadapani to Ghandrung (1940m).
  • Day 5: Trek to Nayalpul and drive to Pokhara.

Map

Ghorepani Poonhill

Cost includes

  • Transfers airport-hotel-airport for Int. and domestic lights.
  • Standard lodge accommodation on room sharing basis with fixed meals during the trek.( breakfast , lunch & dinner)
  • Wages, accommodation and food for guide and porter on trek. (2 trekkers share 1 porter on trek)
  • Applicable government and local taxes, insurance for guide and porter.
  • Transportation: KTM-Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara.
  • One night accommodation on room sharing basis with breakfast and dinner (MAP) at tourist class hotel in Pokhara.

Cost does not include

  • Expenses of personal nature, personal tips, alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water.
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance, personal medical expenses and rescue evacuation.
  • Hot shower during the trek.
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Any costs arising due to flight cancellation, political disturbance, natural disaster and deviation in programs Tourist.
  • Tourist visa for Nepal and International flight to/from Kathmandu.

Trip Grades

Grade I

  • Easy to moderate hiking and trekking
  • Light packs (10kg)
  • Elevations often below 2500m
  • Easy terrain
  • Trek duration less than a week in high altitude

Grade II

  • Moderate to strenuous trekking
  • May require carrying bag pack (10kg)
  • Elevations from 2500m to 5500m
  • Moderate terrain
  • Nights are spent in lodge or tents
  • Trek duration of two weeks in high altitude

Grade III

  • Moderate to strenuous trekking
  • May require carrying bag packs (12)
  • Elevations from 2800m to 5500m
  • Moderate to intermediate terrain with short scrambling and descent on moraine/scree sections
  • Nights are spent in tents or lodge
  • Three high passes above 4500m
  • May involve travel to remote areas
  • Trek duration up to three weeks
  • Average of six hours trek per day

    Grade IV

    • Strenuous trekking and climbing
    • May require carrying bag packs (12)
    • Elevations from 2800m to 5500m
    • Moderate to intermediate terrain with short scrambling and descent on moraine/scree sections
    • Terrain might be snow or ice or rock or all mixed including glaciers
    • Few nights are spent in tent at high altitude during peak ascent
    • Nights are spent in tents or lodge
    • Involves travel in remote areas
    • Trek duration of two to three weeks
    • Includes several high passes trek and 6000m peak ascent
    • Minimum seven hours of average trek per day

    Grade V

    • Strenuous climbing
    • May require carrying bag packs (15kg)
    • High or extreme altitude with elevation above 7000m
    • Intermediate to advance terrain
    • Nights are spent in tents
    • Moderate to extreme glacier travel is involved
    • Travel in remote areas
    • Usually expedition duration above four weeks
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