Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 5 Days

Trip Facts
DestinationNepal
ActivityAnnapurna Treks
AccomodationHotel in Pokhara and Hotel/Lodge/ Tea House during the trek
RegionAnnapurna Region
Distance51km / 31miles
Start / End pointPokhara/ Pokhara
Duration5 Days
Max. Altitude3,210m at Poon Hill
Meals IncludedBreakfast in Pokhara Hotel and all Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
Group size2 - 18
Nature of TrekLodge to Lodge Trekking
Best SeasonFeb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec.
Trip CodeDWTTK05
Activity Per DayApprox. 4-6 hrs walking
TransportationKathmandu- Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus, Pokhara -Birethanti, Ghandruk Phedi - Pokhara by Private Transportation
GradeEasy

Ghorepani Poon Hill in Annapurna Circuit

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the most popular short treks in Nepal that takes you through the lush forests, traditional villages (including Ghorepani) to Poon Hill from where you can enjoy the mind-blowing views of Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri mountains.

Highlights of Poon Hill Hike

  • Pokhara - the tourist capital of Nepal
  • Panoramic views of mountains from Poon Hill (3210m) View Tower
  • Ghorepani village
  • Hot springs at Jhinu Danda
  • Short trek suitable for all age groups
  • Easy trek without fear of altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness
  • Pretty villages and farmland at Ghandrung
  • A taste of Nepali rural life

Benefits of Poon Hill Hike with Discovery World Trekking

  • Easy booking and reservation system
  • Online trip briefing after booking confirmation
  • Multi-channel communication (Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, Viber, Skype, Zoom)
  • 24/7 phone communication at +977- 9840055491
  • Easy payment system. 
  • Free airport arrival/departure transfer to/from the hotel on a private vehicle
  • Oximeter for blood oxygen monitoring at high altitudes to detect altitude sickness early & other medical kits
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.
  • Duffle bag for porters
  • Free excess luggage storage at the Discovery World Trekking store during the trek


Online Trip Briefing

The online briefing will clear all your doubts about the trek, including things to bring (equipment checklist) for the hike, the itinerary details, and what you can expect on the trails. As soon as you complete the booking, we will email you the available date and time for the trek briefing. Please note that we conduct trip briefing only once either online or in person.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Comprehensive View

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek normally begins with a drive from Pokhara to Ulleri via Tikhedhunga. However, we provide a complimentary ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara on a tourist bus a day before departing from Pokhara. 

After arriving at Tikhedhunga, you head to Ghorepani. On the way, you get a chance to explore local villages and interact with the people to get an insight into their life and culture. This trek also rewards you with fantastic views of the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare, and Hiunchuli, as well as our first peak of Dhaulagiri. You will continue to hike until we reach Ghorepani - the destination for that day.

Early the next morning, we make our way to Poon Hill to watch the renowned sunrise over the snowcapped Himalayas. From Poon Hill, you can get fantastic views of glaciers, and numerous mountains - including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South to Annapurna I (8,097m / 26,566ft) Gangapurna, Khangsar Kang, Annapurna III, Dhaulagiri (8,167m / 26,795ft), and Machhapuchhare. Since the views from Poon Hill are extraordinary, Poon Hill is a favorite spot for many photographers. You will also take some time to soak in the natural beauty at Poon Hill and take photographs to your hearts' content. 

After returning from Poon Hill, you will trek to Tadapani. You will be following the path that takes us through the rhododendron forests. When you reach Tadapani, you will realize that this village also provides you with a chance to appreciate the humongous Annapurna mountains.

On our third day, you start your trek from Tadapani to reach Jhinu Danda. Once more, you will be walking through rhododendron, bamboo, and oak tree forests. Before reaching Jhinu Danda, you will be passing through a peaceful settlement called Chomrong. There are hot springs around Jhinu Danda, and we will take our time and immerse ourselves in the hot springs.

The fourth day is your last day on the trek route. You will wake up at Jhinu Danda and trek to Siwa / Ghandruk Phedi. From Ghandruk Phedi, you will return to Pokhara on a route that passes through picturesque countryside. The following morning, we leave Pokhara on a bus to Kathmandu. Your trek is over by now, and we hope you will have created memories that you will remember for the rest of your life.

What can you see from the Poon Hill?

From the top of Poon Hill (3,210m / 10,531ft) that lies above Ghorepani Village, you can get mind-blowing sunrise views over the Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre (6,993m). Most trekkers taking on the Annapurna Circuit visit Poon Hill.

 

What can you expect during the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek?

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is less than a week-long trek in the foothills of the Annapurna to Ghorepani and Poon Hill. This trek lets you enjoy trekking through beautiful mountain scenery, charming Gurung villages, dense rhododendron forests, and sub-tropical valleys, all set in the Annapurna region as the Poon Hill Trek route progresses along the picturesque Machapuchare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking provides you with a chance to immerse yourself in nature, beauty, and fascinating culture in one of the world's most scenic regions. 

This package includes a 6-7 hours tourist bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara, but if you want, you can take a 20-minute flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu at an extra cost. We request our clients to arrive in Kathmandu before 3 pm - one day before the trip departure date for last-minute preparations. If, in case, you missed the online trip briefing, it will also provide us time to conduct an in-person trip briefing. During the trip briefing, we recheck things you will need in trek regions and also set your trip expectations.

Trekking in Nepal : Poon Hill Itinerary

  1. day1

    Drive From Pokhara via Tikhedunga to Ulleri (1,540m / 5,050ft). Trek to Ghorepani ( 2,860m / 9,385ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 11km / 6miles
    Highest Altitude 2,860 m/ 9,385 ft
    Trek Duration 3-4 hrs

    Even though the trek normally starts from Pokhara, Discovery World Trekking provides a complementary tourist bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. You will spend the night in Pokhara a day before the trek departure.

    After a nourishing breakfast the next morning, you will enjoy a short drive from Pokhara through the beautiful landscape to Nayapul / Birethanti and then to Ulleri. From Ulleri, we begin the trek to Ghorepani - the destination for the day.

    The trails provide us with astonishing views of the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri, and Hiunchuli. All the while, you will be ascending gently through the rhododendron forest to reach Nanghethani (2460m). We continue forward to Ghorepani. The hillside just below Ghorepani is home to more than eight rhododendron species - Nepal's national flower. 

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Snow Land (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  2. day2

    Early morning hike to Poon Hill viewpoint (3,210m / 10,525ft) , then trek to Tadapani (2,630m /8,630ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 11.50km / 7.1miles
    Highest Altitude 3,210m / 10,525ft
    Trek Duration 4hrs

    Today we will be awaking early to ascend to Poon Hill just in time to view the dawn breaking over the Himalayas. From Poon Hill, we can view a brilliant panorama of mountain ranges -  Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna SouthAnnapurna I (8091 m), Hiunchuli( 6441 m), and many more. 

    After enjoying the views, we return to our lodge for a hearty breakfast and follow a pleasant forest trail through rhododendron and oak groves to Deurali(2960 m) on a path that connects the Ghorepani and Annapurna Circuit Trek. The trail descends through rhododendron forests to Banthanti (2606m). Then the path goes uphill and enters a cane field to Bhurung Khola before climbing again through the steep forests for 20 minutes to finally reach Tadapani (2710m), another beautiful village that provides stunning views of Annapurna ranges.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Grand View Lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  3. day3

    Trek from Tadapani (2,630m / 8,630ft) to Jhinu Danda (1780m / 6,393ft) and nearby natural hot springs

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8km / 4.9miles
    Highest Altitude (2,630m / 8,630ft)
    Trek Duration 4 hrs

    We continue our way down to the Kimron Khola and ascend while passing through the serene rhododendron, bamboo, and oak forest to reach Chomrong village before dropping to a small peaceful settlement - Jhinu danda. This village has hot springs nearby where we can soak our tired muscles. 

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Park Himalaya (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day4

    Trek from Jhinu Danda (1780m / 6,393ft) to Siwa/Ghandruk Phedi (1,150m / 3,770ft), drive to Pokhara (820m ) via Nayapul (1050m)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 3.9km / 2.4miles
    Highest Altitude 1780m / 6,393ft
    Trek Duration 3-4hrs
    Driving Hours 2-3hrs

    We have reached our final day on the trekking trails. After leaving Jhinu Danda hot springs, we follow the plain dust road along the right of Modi Khola that provides the most relaxing walk of the entire trek. Ultimately, we reach Siwa/Ghandruk Phedi. We then say goodbye to the trails and make a return drive through picturesque countryside to Pokhara. 

    • Overnight stay at Silver Oaks Inn (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch)
  5. day5

    Drive from Pokhara (820m / 2,690ft) to Kathmandu (1,350m / 4,450ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving Hours (205km /127miles) 6-7 hrs

    Early morning we depart from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The 200 km route follows the Marsyangdi River first and then the Trishuli River while offering a good view of the natural scenery and farmland. The bus will make one last climb, and you will enter Kathmandu Valley.

    Later in the day, Discovery World Trekking will host a farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

    • Included standard meal (Breakfast)

What is included in Poon Hill Tour Package?

  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice-versa by tourist bus
  • Private transport from Pokhara bus station to hotel in Lakeside, Pokhara
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast (room with attached bathroom) at Silver Oaks Inn in Pokhara
  • Accommodation total three in the trekking regions. Two nights room with attached bathroom Ghorepani, and Jhinu Danda. One night standard room at Tadapani (Generally Twin Sharing Room)
  • Private transportation service from Pokhara to Ulleri (trek start )and Ghandruk Phedi (trek end) to Pokhara
  • Included meals (5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners) during the trek
  • Government-licensed, and qualified trek leader (guide), assistant trekking guide for groups with 12 or more trekkers, porters for trekkers luggage (1 porter for every 2 trekkers. Luggage limit is 9kg per trekker)
  • Guides and porters costs - meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee
  • All government and local taxes
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • Rescue operation arrangements in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenir - company's T-shirt & cap
  • Discovery World Trekking trek achievement certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at the end of the trek
What is excluded?
  • International flight costs
  • On-arrival visa fees at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (limit is 9kg per trekker)
  • Accommodation and all meals at Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation, meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival, or late departure or early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, snacks, alcoholic drinks, hot (tea/coffee) drinks, cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances beyond company control like landslides, bad weather conditions, itinerary modification for safety concerns, illness, change of government policy, political instability, etc
  • All the costs and expenses not listed in "What is included in Poon Hill Tour Package?" will be counted as excludes

Poon Hill Trek Map

Poon Hill Trek Gear

The exact clothing and gear you require for the Poon Hill trek depends on the season you are trekking, but here is a list of things you need to consider taking with you. We also request you to bring only the essentials with you.

 

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf

  • Winter hat or insulating hat or a wide-brimmed hat

  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses with UV protection

  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves

  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirt made of synthetic fiber
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-Shirt (bring lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots that have been worn in

  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (size depends on whether you take porter or not)

  • Thermal bottle

  • Water purification

  • Trekking pole

  • Sleeping bag (-15 degree bag is best in the high altitude trekking)

Toiletries

  •  Medium size drying towel
  •  Tooth brush
  •  Toothpaste
  • Toilet paper
  •  Deodorant/ floss
  •  Bio degradable bar soap
  •  Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money

  • Watch

  • Cell phone

  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit

  • Extra passport photos and passport photocopies

  • Notebook and pen

  • Binoculars

Poon Hill Trekking Difficulty, Cost, Best Time & Info

Poon Hill Trip package | Complimentary Airport Transfer

Discovery World Trekking representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport. They will be holding a pamphlet with your name on it, and as a welcome gesture, they will offer you a Marigold garland. After welcoming you, our representative will take you to your hotel in a private vehicle. 

However, you need to arrive at Kathmandu by three pm at least one day before the trip departure date for last-minute preparations. If, in case, you missed the online trip briefing, it will also provide us time to conduct an in-person trip briefing. During the trip briefing, we will recheck if everyone is carrying the essentials or not. The trip leader will also brief you about the trek and conditions in the trekking regions.

The following day, we will take a bus to Pokhara, which is the gateway to the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. The tourist bus departs around 7 a.m. every day from Chakrapath, Kathmandu. 

Tourist bus for Kathmandu- Pokhara - Kathmandu is included in the package. You can choose to fly or take private transport for an extra cost. Overnight stay at Kathmandu is not included in the Ghorepani Poon hill trek package.

Poon Hill Accommodation | Lodge & Tea House

Poon Hill Trek includes three nights of lodge-to-lodge stays in the finest lodges in trekking regions and two nights in Pokhara. You will be staying in twin-sharing rooms with attached bathrooms for two nights at Ghorepani, and Jhinu Danda, and a one-night twin-sharing standard room at Tadapani.

You will spend two nights in a hotel in Pokhara. The room comes with an attached bathroom, TV, 24-hour hot water, power, and laundry facility.

Solo trekkers will be staying in a single private room with an attached bathroom wherever possible and in a single private room elsewhere. 

Two nights of Hotel stay in Kathmandu before and after the trek may be required but not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels for all budgets and tastes. 

Hot showers, Wi-Fi are available at lodges/hotels for an extra cost.

The Meals during Poon Hill Trek Route

Ghorepani Poon Hill Hike takes you to high elevations in the Annapurna region, so you require nutritious food. We will provide you with healthy and nutritious food, but you will not have as many choices as you would get in the cities. 

We will provide you with 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners during the trek.
Some of the popular menu items are -

Five breakfasts - Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati, Local Tsampa porridge, Eggs, Pancakes, Muesli Breads, fruits, Vegetables, Hot drinks (varieties of teas and coffees, hot chocolates, etc.)

Four lunches - Dhal, Bhat, Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni dishes, Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Desserts, (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc

Three dinners - Dhal, Bhat, Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni, Tenduk Spaghetti, Noodles Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potato items, Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Korean Raman, Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc

We select the best tea houses/ lodges that serve fresh, hygienic, tasty, and nutritious food. The menu consists of traditional, Asian, and Western food items. However, as we climb up menu gets shorter and shorter. 

We highly recommend you take fresh vegetables and liquids (green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, garlic soup (must), and ginger tea) at high altitudes. 

Though plenty of non-veg items will be available in the trekking regions, we do not recommend them because the meat in the hiking regions might not be hygienic. We also encourage you to avoid alcohol, caffeinated items, hot chocolates, and dairy items. 

Note- Lunch and dinner at Pokhara are not included in this package. 

All personal bills (alcoholic drinks, hot (tea, coffee), and cold drinks) in tea houses/ Lodges/cafes except standard meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from the package.

Best Time For Poon hill trek

The best time to trek to Poon Hill is during spring (March-May) and autumn (September - November). During this time, the skies are clear, and the views are fantastic.

However, people trek to Ghorepani and Poon Hill throughout the year, and Discovery World Trekking conducts the Poon Hill trek during all seasons.

The trek during winter gets challenging due to low temperature and snowfall, while in the summer the monsoon rains cause the trails to be wet and slippery. Some adventurous trekkers find these challenges exciting and trek to Ghorepani and Poon Hill during these seasons too.

The temperature in the mountains also depends on altitude - the higher the elevation - the colder it gets. Here are the weather conditions at the high altitudes of the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.

March-May (spring)

Spring (March-May) is a perfect season to trek to Poon Hill, and trekkers from all over the world come to visit these destinations during this time. In this season, the climate is mild, the rainfall is low, and the trekking conditions are perfect.

The mean daily spring temperatures in the Poon Hill high elevations are between 5°C to 15 °C. Lower regions are warmer. The trekking season begins after March, and by April, the trek route passes through rhododendron flower blooms that add red, pink, and white colors to the sub-tropical forest.

June - August (summer)

If you trek to Poon Hill between July and August, your trek falls in summer. Though summer temperatures are high in the trekking regions, it is also a monsoon period, which brings a lot of rain. Due to the rain, the trekking trails can be wet and slippery. 

Monsoon generally begins around the end of June and continues up to the second week of August. The daytime temperatures, at high altitudes, during the summer range from 15°C to 25°C. The nights are colder, with temperatures in between 5°C to 15°C.

Though the rain may cause some problems, it also provides much-needed water for plants that makes them bloom. If you enjoy the lush vegetation, this is the trekking season for you.

September - November (autumn)

Autumn is also a favorable season for the Poon Hill trek. Moderate temperatures, mild wind, and low precipitation make trekking in autumn pleasurable.

During this season, the sun shines brightly, the skies are clear, and you get a superb view of the mountains. The nights are also cloud-free, providing you with great views of night skies.

The monsoons will be over by early September, and the temperatures are mild. Daytime temperatures can reach up to 20°C in high altitudes. The nights are colder at temperatures around 5°C

In this season, the greens that grew during the monsoon fade to golden/amber providing a spectacular contrast against the crystal blue skies. The grains in terraced fields are ripe and ready for harvesting.

The environment is clean, and the lowlands are lush. 

The biggest Nepali festivals -Dashain, and Tihar - fall during this season. This brings in a festive mood to the trekking regions and all over Nepal.

December - February (winter)

Winter treks in the Annapurna region are not as popular as the spring or autumn treks. The Ghorepani trek regions are cold during winter with snowfalls, but it excites some trekkers.

The coldest time is from late December through early February. After late February, the climate gradually gets warmer. Daytime temperatures can get as low as -5 °C at high altitudes. 

Despite being cold, the winter skies are usually very clear, and mountain views are at their best with snow caps. The trails are the least busy during this time. While new trekkers might find this trek very challenging, experienced trekkers will find no problem completing this trek in winter. 

The weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable and changes quickly.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Poonhill Trek is an easy-grade trek in the Annapurna region. The hiking is generally 4 to 5 hrs a day, taking regular breaks to enjoy and appreciate the stunning mountain views. 

Ghorepani trek trails are not very steep but ascend and descend fairly. Trekking at higher altitudes is more physically demanding than trekking at lower altitudes. So you need to have average physical fitness and strong determination. 

Trekkers who can hike 4 to 5 hours a day at a reasonable pace with a light day pack can complete this trek. Some days may require longer waking hours.  

 Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

Trekking in Nepal | Group Trekking | Private & Single Treks

We organize group as well as private treks. The bigger your team, the more discount you can get. We handle all group sizes and assign one assistant guide for a group with 12 or more trekkers. Each group will have a guide/team lead and porters. 

We assign one porter for every two trekkers. The luggage weight limit is 9kg per trekker. Hence, a porter will not carry more than 18kg of combined weight.

A typical Poon Hill Trek Day

A typical day at Poon Hill trek brings in a unique trekking experience that comes along with stunning landscape views, opportunities to learn and explore new places, and chances to interact with local people and know their culture. You can also capture the pristine landscapes in pictures. 

During the trek, our experienced and qualified guides and porters will inform you about the places you will be visiting. 

Each morning after breakfast, we set off on the day's walk-in between 7 to 8 am based on the trek distance and the nature of the trek. You will have lunch around noon and rest for an hour. After rest, we continue on the trek. Most afternoon treks will be short.

Once we reach our day's destination, we will enjoy our snacks. Before it gets dark, you will have the opportunity to explore the villages/settlements/towns. You will be having dinner between 7 to 8 pm. 

Before going to bed, we will socialize. Your trek leader will inform you about the next day's trekking plans. After this trek briefing, you can enjoy games like cards or Monopoly, read books, or watch mountaineering videos. Most of our guests prefer to learn common Nepali words from our crew.

Communication during the trek

During the Poon Hill Trek, you can use the internet at lodges/tea houses for an extra cost. However, at high altitudes, we will communicate using the phone. Discovery World Trekking will be in contact with trekking teams via the trek team leader at least once a day. 

Depending on the kind of network you use, you might get signals at trekking regions, but they might not be strong enough. If you wish, you can buy a local sim card in Kathmandu.

Wi-Fi is available in tea houses /lodges but comes with an extra service charge.

Battery recharge, water on the trek

Throughout the lodges at Poon Hill trekking regions, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available at an extra cost. 

You can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en-route shops or fill your water bottle with boiled water at an extra cost. If you require, we can provide you with water purification pills. 

You shouldn't drink water from rivers, taps, or wells in trek regions as the water might not be drinkable.

Extra personal expenses during the trek

All trekking members need to have spending money for various things. Our package does not include meal and accommodation costs in Kathmandu.Moreover, all our valuable clients need to bring personal spending money to cover the visa application, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot (tea/coffee) and cold drinks, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs, and so on.

We recommend you to bring cash (major currencies), which you can easily exchange for rupees in Nepal. Trekking regions accept only Nepalese currency.

Travel Insurance for Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill Trek trip grade is easy, without the risk of high altitude sickness. However, this mountain journey is not a normal visit due to the possibility of unforeseen or unexpected events such as injury, illness, flood, landslide, sudden climate changes, etc.

Travel insurance for Poonhill Trek is compulsory. All trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation - including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes.

Trekking members are kindly requested to send their detailed insurance information once they book trekking. In case of emergencies, we will use the documents you sent us for rescue. It will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help, etc.

Please call the insurance company and ensure that they cover helicopter evacuation at the highest trek elevations along with medical costs. 

Nepal Tourist Visa | Passport and Visa

All foreigners except Indian nationals need a visa to enter Nepal. You can get an on-arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport or Nepal border regional offices. For a visa application, you need a passport valid for at least six months, a passport-size photo, and visa application fees.

The current visa cost for 30 days is US$50(to be paid in cash). 

Children under the age of 10 will get a free visa. Nepal government can change visa rules without notice, so please check https://www.immigration.gov.np/ for the latest information

Chinese citizens and citizens of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) get a free visa.

Some countries may not be entitled to get an on-arrival visa. So if you are from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan, please contact your local Nepalese embassy for visa details.

We recommend you allocate at least 1-2 days extra at the end of the trip just in case there is a delay. If there are no delays, we can arrange additional activities during your stay in Nepal - including sightseeing, Chitwan jungle safari, rafting, canyoning, etc.

Currency Exchange in Nepal | USD to NPR

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.

(1 USD = ~ Rs.130 NPR).

You can exchange most foreign currencies in banks and other financial institutions or money exchanges in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Money exchanges display exchange rates visibly for the public.

Please note that only Indian Rupee Notes (INR) of 100 and 2000 denominations are legal in Nepal. We recommend you bring cash and exchange them for Nepali Rupees at money exchanges instead of traveler's cheques.

You can also withdraw cash in Nepalese Rupees using your credit/debit card from ATMs in Kathmandu or Pokhara. You can withdraw up to Rs. 35,000 for a fee of Rs 500. 

Most banks in Asia do not accept old, torn, or faded foreign currency notes so bring clean new notes.

How much luggage can I take during Poon Hill Trek?

For every two trekkers, we will assign one porter. Porters will not carry more than 18 kg of combined luggage. Hence, your luggage limit for a trekker is 9 kg. We also expect you to bring with you a small backpack containing your valuables and essential documents. You can leave your non-essentials at the Discovery World Trekking store for free.

We will go through your luggage and equipment during the trip briefing to ensure you have the right luggage.

Poon Hill Trek Safety

Discovery World Trekking guarantees our valuable clients' safety and security. Safety is the utmost concern for us. Here are some of the ways we conduct safe treks.

  • We carry all necessary gears, equipment, and first aid kits.
  • Our crew has taken extensive first aid training.
  • If someone falls sick, the trek guide (leader) has the authority to continue or descend- keeping in mind the interest of the whole trekking team.
  • Our team consists of people from remote high Himalayas who have tremendous endurance.
  • We will be trekking in a group.
  • In case of emergencies, we will deploy a helicopter for rescue (funded by insurance)

Keeping Poon Hill Region Clean

We are committed to environmental sustainability by protecting our fragile ecosystem. Tourism, without a doubt, has brought many positive impacts in terms of wealth generation, employment opportunities, infrastructure, healthcare, and education, but it has come with a cost - environmental degradation.

Discovery World Trekking tries its best to conduct eco-tourism by leaving only our footprints in the trekking regions. We partner with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to conduct eco-friendly tours that are beneficial to travelers and local communities.

Discovery World Trekking Hiking Team

Throughout the Poon Hill Trek, our experienced Sherpa/guide will accompany you. All our guides have years of experience, in addition to having Nepal government guide license. Your crew will also include porters to carry your luggage. If your group size is 12 or more, we will also assign an assistant guide. Our crew members were born and raised in the high Himalayas, so they have tremendous endurance. 

All our staff members are precious to us. In addition to good pay, we take care of their insurance, clothing, food, and lodging throughout the expedition. All our guides and porters receive medical care when ill or injured.

We always make sure that our team members are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy. Our trek team has

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid Training
  • Government-authorized Trekking Guide Training certificate
  • Fluency in speaking English and other major languages
  • Conservation and Biodiversity Training
  • Rock Climbing experience

Tipping in Nepal

Nepali culture accepts tipping and views it as proof of good service. However, tipping is at the traveler’s discretion and should reflect the quality of service provided. Discovery World Trekking advises you to tip at the end of the trek and do so as a group. 

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Discovery world trekking is a government-authorized and bonded trek and tour operator in Nepal with over a decade of operation.

We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) and the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, you can confidently book your trek/tour with us. 

Discovery World Trekking requires a 10% advance during the booking. Please email us the necessary documents- including passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival, and departure flight details within a week of booking. 

You can pay a ten percent advance by bank transfer, western union, and online payment directly from our website. You can pay the remaining trip cost in cash or by bank transfer or credit card when you arrive in Nepal. We will also email you the payment details.

Last-minute booking Poon Hill Trek

For those unable to book a trip in advance, Discovery World Trekking allows a last-minute booking. To take advantage of this facility, you need to pay 100% of the trip cost 24 hours before the trip departure date. 

We do our best to operate a trek at any time, but in case of last-minute booking, we can not be responsible for delays due to circumstances beyond our control, such as bad weather or the unavailability of lodging. Contact us at 977- 9840055491 (Paul) or email us at [email protected] for more information. 

Trip Extensions after Poon Hill Trek

After completion of the Poon Hill Trek, if you have extra days, we can arrange sightseeing tours in and around Kathmandu. You can also choose to go on Chitwan Jungle Safari, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, or even other treks. 

Feedback

After you complete Poon Hill Trekking, Discovery World Trekking will organize a farewell dinner in Kathmandu. After dinner, we will provide you trek achievement certificate (hard copy). This is also a perfect time for you to give us feedback regarding our service. 

USEFUL INFO

The itinerary listed above is a general guideline. It might be necessary to modify it due to external factors beyond our control - including but not limited to the following: unstable weather, unavailability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen governmental regulations, trial, and ecological conditions. 

Although it is improbable that changes will occur that would significantly alter the original itinerary, you cannot hold us accountable for delays or changes that are beyond our control.

 In the event of an itinerary adjustment or the need to redirect to other trails and areas, the lead guide will ultimately make the final decision after consulting with the trek members. 

We look forward to guiding you to the famous Poon Hill viewpoint through some of the most dazzling landscapes on the planet!

Trip Departure Dates

Note to solo travelers:

If you are a solo traveler, please reach out to us via call/WhatsApp/Viber at +977-9840055491 or email [email protected] before booking the trip to confirm the departure date.

Book this trip with us. Here are the upcoming dates. Feel free to share this trip with your friends and family. For custom trips or general inquiries contact us.

PriceDeparture DateTrip status
$790$490save $3005 Days14 Dec, 2023 - 18 Dec, 2023GuaranteedEnquire Now
$790$490save $3005 Days17 Dec, 2023 - 21 Dec, 2023GuaranteedEnquire Now
$790$490save $3005 Days19 Dec, 2023 - 23 Dec, 2023GuaranteedBook Now
$790$490save $3005 Days21 Dec, 2023 - 25 Dec, 2023GuaranteedBook Now
$790$490save $3005 Days24 Dec, 2023 - 28 Dec, 2023GuaranteedBook Now

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Group Discount Prices

No. of PersonsPrice per Person
1 PaxUS$ 730
2 PaxUS$ 490
3 PaxUS$ 470
4 - 6 PaxUS$ 450
7 - 12 PaxUS$ 430
13 - 18 PaxUS$ 400

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Poon Hill Trek Trip Reviews

5

Based on the opinion of at least 955 people.

5 out of 5 reviews from tripadvisor brand

Berrington

Written Feb 28 , 2023

Discovery World Trekking was absolutely exceptional! They offered a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The porters and guides were consistently available for assistance and support, ensuring that every aspect, from food to accommodation to trekking support, was handled with utmost care.

 

Without the invaluable help and support of the Discovery World Trekking team, achieving my goal would have been significantly more challenging. I am immensely grateful for making my goal a reality and providing me with one of the most incredible experiences I have ever had. Thank you!

Orian

Written Apr 17 , 2023

Embarking on the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek was truly the most remarkable experience of my life. Discovery World Trekking played a pivotal role in making this journey truly unforgettable. What initially drew me to this agency was my interaction with the boss, Paul. From the very first day, his prompt, professional, and kind responses impressed me greatly.

 

The level of service provided by the agency was truly impressive. From the warm welcome at the airport to the impeccable organization, and the attentive care of our guide and porter throughout the trek, every aspect exceeded my expectations.

 

The guide's extensive knowledge of the Himalayan Mountains added an extra layer of richness to the experience. Throughout the trek, I felt safe and happier than ever before. I extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to Paul for making it all possible.

Discovery World Trekking

4.9

4.9

4.9 out of 5 reviews from tripadvisor brand

Austin

US

8 1, 2022

For a hassle-free mountain exploration, I highly recommend reaching out to Paul. He is highly professional, meticulously handling all the details and providing assistance whenever needed. I must admit that my expectations were already high before the trip, but the actual experience exceeded them significantly!

 

Although I embarked on a solo journey, my guides ensured that I felt like I was with old friends. They were incredibly kind individuals! Despite it being my first trip to Nepal, I had no worries at all. I wholeheartedly endorse Discovery World Trekking for your adventure needs.

Romina J

GB

1 0, 2023

Our experience on the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek was absolutely incredible. Paul organized our trip with great efficiency and proved to be extremely reliable from the moment we reached out for information until the conclusion of our journey. Our guide, Navim, was everything we could have hoped for.

 

He took excellent care of us, demonstrating genuine concern, profound knowledge, and unwavering attentiveness, and always wore a smile. With the assistance of Navim and our porter, our trip became even more unforgettable. Nepal and our wonderful guide and porter will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

 

If you choose to book Discovery World Trekking, you will not be disappointed. Nepal's breathtaking natural beauty and the warmth of its people leave an indelible impression.

Gph

Gph,
5 - Excellent
28/02/2023

Discovery World Trekking was absolutely exceptional! They offered a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The porters and guides were consistently available for assistance and support, ensuring that every aspect, from food to accommodation to trekking support, was handled with utmost care.

 

Without the invaluable help and support of the Discovery World Trekking team, achieving my goal would have been significantly more challenging. I am immensely grateful for making my goal a reality and providing me with one of the most incredible experiences I have ever had. Thank you!

Gph

Gph,
5 - Excellent
17/04/2023

Embarking on the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek was truly the most remarkable experience of my life. Discovery World Trekking played a pivotal role in making this journey truly unforgettable. What initially drew me to this agency was my interaction with the boss, Paul. From the very first day, his prompt, professional, and kind responses impressed me greatly.

 

The level of service provided by the agency was truly impressive. From the warm welcome at the airport to the impeccable organization, and the attentive care of our guide and porter throughout the trek, every aspect exceeded my expectations.

 

The guide's extensive knowledge of the Himalayan Mountains added an extra layer of richness to the experience. Throughout the trek, I felt safe and happier than ever before. I extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to Paul for making it all possible.

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