|Accomodation||Hotel in Pokhara and Hotel/Lodge/ Tea House during the trek|
|Start / End point||Pokhara/ Pokhara|
|Max. Altitude||3,210m at Poon Hill|
|Meals Included||Breakfast in Pokhara Hotel and all Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek|
|Group size||2 - 18|
|Nature of Trek||Lodge to Lodge Trekking|
|Best Season||Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec.|
|Activity Per Day||Approx. 4-6 hrs walking|
|Transportation||Kathmandu- Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus, Pokhara -Birethanti, Ghandruk Phedi - Pokhara by Private Transportation|
About the Trip
Visit Nepal is incomplete without a trek to Poonhill, spectacular sunrise view over the Himalayas, Ghandruk, a mountain village on the lap of Annapurna south, and Machhapuchhre, and Pokhara scenic and beautiful valley of lakes. Poonhill trek is a short and enchanting introduction to trekking yet to be considered one of the top ten most popular trekking routes in the world, offers spectacular views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
- Spend a day Clean, Green and peaceful city of lake, Pokhara
- Beautiful panorama views of famous mountain range from Poonhill view tower
- Reach Ghorepani Poonhill(3210m)
- relaxing Hot spring at Jhinu danda
- Short and suit for any aged group
- No fear of Altitude Sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness
- Pretty villages and farmland at Ghandrung,
- Get a taste of rural Nepalese life
- Private transport to and from our hotel in Kathmandu to Kathmandu’s international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).
- Provide pulse oximeter for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude. It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potentially health risks.
- Medical Kit.
- Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.
Ghorepani Poon hill trekking is a short week-long trek in the foothills of the Annapurna to Ghorepani Poonhill. Enjoy trekking through beautiful mountain scenery and charming Gurung villages in, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque fluted peak of Machapuchare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline.
You get the best sunrise views over the massive Annapurna, Dhaulagiri Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre (6,993m) from the top of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,531ft) located above the village of Ghorepani. You can immerse yourself in nature, beauty, and fascinating culture through one of the most scenic routes in the world.
This journey begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Berithanti/Uleri. We kick start our trek at Berithanti/Uleri. We trek through the rice terraces along Modi Khola to Tikhedhunga .we get to view snow-capped mountains, stone-paved hiking trails, scenic villages, varieties of flora and fauna being very close to Mother Nature, Next day we trek along the Modi Khola to Birethanti and climb to Ghorepani, you can explore the villages and interact with the people to get an insight on their life and culture also you'll be rewarded with fantastic views of the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare, and Hiunchuli as well as our first peak of Dhaulagiri.
Early morning, the next day we make our way to poon hill to watch the renowned sunrise over the snowcapped Himalaya. From Poon Hill, we see a fantastic sight of glaciers, and mountain ranges from Hiunchuli, past Annapurna South to Annapurna I (8,097m/26,566ft) Gangapurna, Khangsar Kang, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhare. Then we return through the large Gurung village of Ghandruk with a visit to the museum and stop at Jhinu Danda to relax in the natural hot springs there. our trek finishes and we drive back to Pokhara.
The trekking on the foothills of Poon Hill is the perfect destination for renowned culture and nature with lush forests and beautiful landscapes that anyone can accomplish in a short period of time.
Its Notice to all our valuable clients who are joining Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking with us that our journey begins with a 6-7 hour bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara (approx 200 km)which is included in the package, however, if you want to take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (20 mins approx) and also from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we can provide that with an additional flight cost which is not included in the package. Discovery World Trekking would like to recommend all our Valuable clients that they should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier in the afternoon before the day we departed and start our Ghorepani Poon hill Trekking next day, To make sure that you’ll attend our Official Briefing as an important Pre-meeting. The reason we do so is we want to make sure that you get proper mental guidance and necessary information just to have a recheck of equipment and goods for the journey so that if you have forgotten something then we'll provide you with that ASAP.
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Day to Day Itinerary
- day 1
Drive From Pokhara to Nayapul /Birethanti (1039m/3,250 ft), trek to Tikhedunga - uleri (1,540 m/5,050 ft)
Itinerary Facts Driving Hours (43km / 26 mile) - 2hrs Highest Altitude 1,540 m/5,050 ft Trek Distance 7 km/ 4.34miles Trek Duration 3-4 hrs
After a nourishing breakfast meal, we enjoy a short drive through the beautiful landscape on the way to Nayapul/birethanti or off-road of Hile, we start our trek here. The route follows a pleasantly through the fertile jungle and terraced fields along a rushing river. then follow the trail through the north bank of the Bhurung Khola, steadily up the side of the valley to Hille(1,495m) and after a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga(1570m). The Trek leads steeply up to Ulleri (2073 meters), a large beautiful Magar village.
- Overnight at “Hotel Purinima” with attached bathroom.
- Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
- day 2
Trek from Uleri (1,540 m/5,050 ft) to Ghorepani ( 2,860 m/ 9,385 ft)
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 11 km / 6 miles Highest Altitude 2,860 m/ 9,385 ft Trek Duration 3-4 hrs
Today, we walk starts from the beautiful village of Ulleri towards Ghorepani Poon Hill. we can take in astonishing views of the snowy peaks of the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare, and Hiunchuli. Then we ascend more gently through the rhododendron forest to Nanghethani(2460m). After an hour more walking we reach our destination Ghorepani, a spectacular settlement located on a ridgeline. The hillside below the Ghorepani is swathed in eight different species of Rhododendron, Nepal's national flower.
- Overnight at “Hotel Snow Land” with attached bathroom.
- Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
- day 3
Early morning hike to Poon Hill viewpoint (3,210 m/ 10,525 ft) , then trek to Tadapani (2,630 m/8,630 ft)
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 11.50 km / 7.1 miles Highest Altitude 3,210 m/ 10,525 ft Trek Duration 4hrs
Today we have an early start on the day. We ascend to Poon Hill just in time to view the breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayas. We can view a brilliant panorama of mountain ranges from Poon Hill (3210m )of mountains Dhaulagiri I 8167m, tukuche 6920m, Nilgiri 6940m, Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091 m), Hiunchuli( 6441 m), and much more. After enjoying the views, we return to our lodge for a hearty breakfast, and then follow a pleasant forest trail through rhododendron and oak groves to Deurali(2960 m) on a trail that connects the Ghorepani-Tatopani trial at Chitre. The trail descends through rhododendron forests to Banthanti (2606m). after crossing to the north side of the stream the trail 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 with great views of the peaks!
- Overnight at “Hotel Grand View Lodge"
- Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
- day 4
Trek from Tadapani (2,630 m/8,630 ft) to Jhinu Danda (1780m/6,393 ft) and nearby natural hot springs
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 8 km / 4.9 miles Highest Altitude (2,630 m/8,630 ft) Trek Duration 4 hrs
We continue our way down to the Kimron Khola and ascend, passing through the serene forests of rhododendron, bamboo, and oak We then ascend to Chomrong village before dropping by the small peaceful settlement of Jhinu danda. This village has a nearby riverside hot springs where we can soak our tired muscle.
- Overnight at “Hot Spring Cottage” with attached bathroom.
- Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
- day 5
Trek from Jhinu Danda (1780m/6,393 ft) to Siwa/Ghandruk Phedi (1,150m/3,770ft), drive to Pokhara (820m ) via Nayapul (1050m)
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance km / 2.4 miles Highest Altitude 1780m/6,393 ft Trek Duration 3-4hrs Driving Hours 2-3hrs
We have reached our final day on the trekking trails. After leaving Jhinu Danda hot spring We follow the plain dust road along the right of Modi Khola which is regarded as one of the best and most relaxing walks of the entire trek. We reach Siwa/Ghandruk Phedi. We then say goodbye to the trails and make a return drive through picturesque countryside to Pokhara. Accommodation at a hotel near the lake.
- Overnight at "Hotel Crown Himalayas" with attached bathroom.
- Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch )
- day 6
Drive from Pokhara (820 m/ 2,690 ft) to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,450 ft)
Itinerary Facts Driving Hours (205 km /127 miles) - 6-7 hrs
Early morning we depart from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The 200 km route goes along the Marsyangdi River and then the Trishuli river offering a good view of the natural scenery and farmland. The bus makes one last climb and we arrive at the valley of the gods, Kathmandu.
- Accommodation at your selected Hotel in Kathmandu.
What is Included?
- Both way transportation service between Kathmandu and Pokhara by Tourist bus.
- Private transport from Pokhara bus station to your hotel in Lakeside, Pokhara.
- Two nights accommodation with Breakfast (room with attached bathroom) at " Hotel Crown Himalayas" in Pokhara.
- Accommodation: Three nights room with attached bathroom Tikhedunga/uleri, Ghorepani and Jhinu Danda and one night standard room at Tadapani during the trek (Generally Twin Sharing Room)-4 Nights
- Both way private transportation service from Pokhara to Birethanti (trek start )and Ghandruk Phedi (trek end) to pokhara.
- Included meals ( 6 Breakfast, 5 Lunch and 4 Dinner during trek.
- Government License holder Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader (guide), assistant trekking guide, (12 or Above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter "9 kg per trekker max limit")..
- Coverage of guides and porters 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
- Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance).
- Souvenir - A company's T-shirt & Cap
- Discovery World Trekking appreciation of certificate after over the successfully trek.
- Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek
What is Excluded?
- International Flight.
- Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
- Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person)
- Accommodation, all meals at Kathmandu.
- Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara.
- Extra night accommodation, Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
- Personal expense such as shopping, snacks, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, bettery re-charge fee extra porters etc.
- Personal clothing and gear.
- Travel insurance.
- Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)
- Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.
- All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes
Equipment list for Ghorepani Poonhill trekking
Depending on the season you wish to go trekking you may have to make adjustments to clothing and equipments however these are the necessities list we prepared keeping your comfort and utility in mind. We never recommend our clients to bring over equipments which are not necessary for the trek.
Sun hat or scarf
Winter hat or insulating hat or a wide-brimmed hat
Headlight with extra batteries
Sunglasses with UV protection
Heavyweight winter gloves
Long sleeved shirt made of synthetic fiber
Hooded rain jacket
Lightweight cotton pants
T-Shirt (bring lightweight wool)
Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)
Waterproof jacket and pants
Hiking Boots that been worn in
Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)
Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not)
Sleeping bag (-15 degree bag is best in the high altitude trekking)
- Toiletries (toilet papers, toothpaste, toothbrush)
- Medium size drying towel
- Tooth brush
- Deodorant/ floss
- Bio degradable bar soap
- Nail clippers
- Small mirror
First aid kit
Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
Notebook and pen
The beginning of the journey towards Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking
The first day is your arrival day in Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport-TIA), Nepal. On the second day, we drive to Pokhara. Tourist bus departures around 7 a.m. every day from Kathmandu. Pokhara is a gateway to start the Ghorepani Poonhill trekking.
Both way Tourist bus for Kathmandu- Pokhara is included in the package. The flight/private transportation is provided at an extra cost.
Don't Worry, We'll Pick You!
Discovery World Trekking provides free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek package. You will be received from our representative crew from Discovery World Trekking regardless of the flight you take holding a pamphlet of your name and our company name with a warm-hearted welcome with either a khada or a marigold garland and you’ll be escorted to your hotel with all comfort possible.
Accommodation Details During The Trek
6 Days Ghorepani Poonhill trek includes four nights lodge to lodge stay at a mountain and two nights in Pokhara hotel where we use the best available lodge and select the best accommodation in trekking. We provide three nights twin sharing room with private attached bathroom at Tikhedunga/uleri, Ghorepani and Jhino Danda, one night twin sharing standard accommodation at Tadapani.
We spend two nights hotel in Pokhara, accommodation with attached bathroom, TV, 24 hours hot water, power, and laundry facility.
For solo trekker -a single private room with attached bathroom in the available lodge, single private accommodation in other places of the itinerary.
Two nights of Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels for all budgets and your interest. We prefer your choice.
Hot showers, Wi-Fi will be available at an extra cost in possible places.
Our trek is all over high elevations near the world’s highest peak which means your body needs enough carbohydrate, protein, nutrition as food is fuel for the body to hike on such humongous Himalayan trails. The meal on this trek is very convenient but not as in cities.
There will be 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunch, and 5 Dinners will be provided in the trek.
Some of the popular menu items are -
Six breakfasts - ( Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets) Pancakes Muesli Breads Fruits and Vegetables Hot drinks like varieties of teas and coffees Hot chocolates, etc)
Five lunch - (Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari (Dal Bhat power 24 hours) Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snakes (Papad, Prawn) Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc)
Five dinners - ( Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (, Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snacks (Papad, Prawn) Korean Raman Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.) are available on the menu during the trek.
The best selected from the menu of the lodge which will be fresh, hygienic, tasty, and nutritious. The menu is a combination of traditional local, Asian, and western cuisine almost everywhere but as we go up close, the menu list will be shorted. We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must), etc. at high altitude and also the fresh vegetable items for health benefit.
Tho plenty of non-veg items will be available we won’t recommend any of them because the meat in such places is not hygienic and healthy during the trek. We highly encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume Alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, hot chocolates as experts suggest to avoid such items during such high elevation treks.
Note- Lunch and dinner at Pokhara shall not be provided by the company.
All Personal Bills (Alcoholic Drinks, Hot and Cold Drinks) in tea house/ Lodges or in cafe except Standard Meals(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from Package
Best Time To Trek Ghorepani Poon hill trek
The weather is one of the most important factors to look at when deciding to trek to Ghorepani Poon hill trek cause no one is beyond nature. People trek 12 months of the year up to Ghorepani Poon Hill trek but certainly, there is ups and downs in every season, It is best suited to trek during the spring and the autumn as the sky is crystal clear from dusk till dawn, the rainy weather stops and thick sun-blocking clouds also fades. The Magic of clear azure skies provides the most spectacular vistas. With added those breathtaking views,
Tho during the winters and monsoon, it becomes a bit challenging to trek due to heavy snowfall, cold temperature but that’s what excites many trekkers. Although trekking is possible throughout the year each season has different advantages and attractions and advantages offer for trekking in the Annapurna region. The temperature in the mountains also depends according to the altitude range – the higher the altitude, the lower the temperature. In brief, below are the detailed information about the climatic condition of every quarter of months.
March-May - Spring
Destination towards Ghorepani Poon hill in Spring (March-May) is a season in which mountain lovers and travel enthusiasts come to Ghorepani Poon hill in a very large number. In this season, the climate is mild, the rainfall is quite low and the trekking conditions are perfect.
The mean daily temperature in the Ghorepani Poon hill is between 5 to 15 degrees C. Lower regions along the trek are even warmer making it pleasant for any nature lover. Trekking season begins after March in the spring. By April, the trek route throughout the Himalayas will be rewarded with different full blossom rhododendron of red, pink, and white even at an elevation of over 3,000 meters.
The temperature starts rising from mid-March up to mid-May. The weather is cool at this time. The sky is very clear and you can enjoy the clearest views of the mountains.
June to August -Summer
If you are coming to trek Ghorepani poon hill in between July to August, you are signing up for summer. Summer season falls in the month of June, July, and August.
Summer is the month of the hottest temperature and therefore has the most pleasant trekking conditions compare to other months. But the monsoon that coincides with the summer means that you have to be more careful with your preparation as the trekking trails might be wet and slippery. It usually rains during this season.
Monsoon generally begins around the end of June and continues up to the second week of August.
The temperature during the days usually ranges from 15°C to 25! and gets relatively colder at night ( 5°C to 15?) mornings are usually clear with clouds building up during the afternoon and disappearing again at night.
Though the rain may cause some problems. various plants bloom during this season, the valleys will be a green and totally different view than during other seasons.
September to November -Autumn
Autumn (September, October, November), like Spring, is a season that invites travelers around the world to trek in the Ghorepani Poon hill. Moderate temperatures, mild wind, and low precipitation make Autumn a season of wonderful trekking conditions.
This is a favorite among tourists with the most favorable weather and perfect climate condition. The sun shines brightly the skies are clear you get a superb view of mountains and the temperature is perfect for the daytime trek. you can enjoy spectacular starry skies since the sky is clear at night.
The monsoons will be over by early September and the weather ranges from mild to warm days. Daytime temperatures can reach up to 20c in high altitudes, the nights are colder with temperatures that may go down around 5c. the greens that grew during monsoon fade to golden/amber proving a spectacular contrast against the crystal blue skies, grains are ripening in the enclave.
The environment is clean and the lowlands are lush. The biggest festivals of Nepal like Dashain, Tihar also fall during these seasons. It is also a busy season, the clearest month, with the crisp and sparkling sky. The daytime temperatures at this month are usually the most stable, from mild to cool conditions the humidity is also pretty dry with very cold nights
December to February- Winter
Winter (December - February) treks in the Annapurna region are as popular as the Spring or Autumn treks. The places along the Ghorepani Poon hill trek can be cold during the winter but that's what excites most trekkers. The temperature of Ghorepani poon hill itself can be as low as 5 degrees 10C which tempts trekkers to visit this region in pleasant climatic conditions.
The coldest time is from December through early February, after late February, the climate gradually gets warmer Temperatures to get cold dropping to -5 degree C at high altitudes. daytime is pleasantly and relatively warm with sunshine. Despite being cold the skies are usually very clear, mountain views are at their best. with snowy caps, it might snow and the ground will be snow the trails are the least busy at this time.it may not be the best season for beginners but experienced trekkers will have no problem.
The weather in the Himalayas is so unpredictable and the temperature may change quickly from day to night.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
6 days Ghorepani Poonhill trekking is an easy grade trek in the Annapurna region. The hiking is generally 4 to 5 hrs a day, taking regular breaks to capture the stunning mountain views. Trek routes on Ghorepani Poonhill are fairly ascent, decent and straightforward following well-established trials but this is a high mountain journey that has to walk along with the remote trails in the Himalayas. Trekkers who are able to hike 4 to 5 hours a day at a reasonable pace with a light day pack can take part in this trek. Some days may require longer waking hours. So you must be reasonably fit and prepared for long days. Trekking at higher altitudes is physically demanding than trekking in the lower altitudes. To join trekking, all participants should be in good health condition with normal physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination. It is very important to make sure you are as healthy as possible before starting trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.
Trekking group /single
We organize a group as well as a private trek. The price of group discount is applied with having your own paxes at your group and price will be the same whether group joining or private touring. We are able to lead and handle any size of the participants in a group. There will be a group leader Guide, a porter for every two trekkers, and an assistant guide for a group of 12 or above trekking members.
A typical day in Trek
A day of trekking will be rewarded with a unique experience providing to trek leisurely with plenty of time to enjoy the scenery, take photos, and explore the local village. During the trek, you are accompanied by an experienced, friendly, and qualified expert guide along with porters to carry out your baggage. You need to take your small regular day pack on hiking days. The day starts with an early morning cup of tea. Each morning after packing our bags and having a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk ar around 7 am -8 am, depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. after trekking 3 to 4 hours, lunch will be served around midday on the route to the next destination and we continue after an hour rest. The afternoon walk is generally shorter being only 2 to 3 hours when we read our overnight lodge we snack on the pre-prepared extra dietary snacks, then after dinner, we will have free time to explore nearby places. Dinner is provided around 6 to 7 pm. In the evening before going to bed, we discuss each group member's hiking experience of that day. And the guide will brief the next day trip plan. After completing the trip briefing we enjoy fun and games and entertainment. trekkers love learning the Nepalese language from our Discovery World Trekking crews, playing cards, talking to and chatting with the crew members, reliving the day adventure, or reading books before heading off to bed for a well-deserved sleep.
Communication on trek
On the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends via the lodges, but once we reach high altitudes communication will be through the phone for safety proposes.
We'll communicate all our valuable clients through our leader at least once a day to make sure you're fine, safe, feel right, and have everything up there.
You'll always be connected to Kathmandu's DWT office for any kind of help during the trek. Also, depending on the kind of network you use, there will be a signal but not very strong before the high altitude. At your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card (Most of the places have wifi service available with an extra cost) for good access to connecting.
Normally Wi-Fi works every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with an extra cost.
Electricity and battery recharge, water on the trek
Throughout the lodges at Ghorepani Poon hill, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available at an extra cost in all lodges. Most of the lodges have hydroelectricity and some of them have used solar panels.
Water during the trek, you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or filling boiled water at an extra cost. A water purification pill is will be provided to make water drinkable.
You shouldn't drink water from the river, tap, well up there cause it might not be drinkable as it seems.
Extra personal expenses on trekking
Discovery World Trekking tries to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package. Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu are up to our clients themselves as all kinds of hotels/lodges (both luxury & budget) can be booked easily online or even we can do it on request.
All our valuable clients will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover costs of meals and accommodations in Kathmandu, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot and cold drinks, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs, etc.
We recommend bringing cash (dollars) which can be changed to rupees here cause during the trek only Nepalese currency is accepted.
This trip grade is ranked easy without risk of high altitude sickness. However, this mountain journey is not for usual visits, and other unforeseen or unexpected events may face such as injury, illness, flood, landslide or sudden climate changes, etc.
Travel insurance is a significant part of our booking condition for the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. All the members of trekking must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for trekking members.
Trekking members are kindly requested to send their detailed insurance information once they book for trekking. In case of emergency situations, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us. This will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help, etc.
Please ensure that the insurance company includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue service at the highest elevation of the trekking.
Passport and visa
All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal, and at Nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended to the central immigration office. ; Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport-size photo.
The current cost of visa for 30 days is US$50(to be paid in cash) for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. Other nationalities should check entry requirements. visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended to stay in Nepal.
we recommended you schedule at least 1-2 days extra at the end of the trip just in case there is a delay. If no delay occurs we can arrange additional activity for your time in Nepal to help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website to be very useful. The children under the age of 10 will get a free visa. Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice. Citizens of china as well as citizens of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) get a free visa. countries not entitled to get a visa upon arrival are Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.
Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.
(1 USD = ~ Rs.100 NPR).
You can exchange most foreign currencies Through banks and through money exchanges. money exchangers are also legitimate. You might be able to also exchange small amounts of cash at the hotel you are staying in. Money exchange facilities are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Money changers or Money exchangers in Kathmandu are found all over Thamel. The going rate is normally displayed in front of the stores on board. The official currency of Nepal is the Nepali Rupee (NPRs). Its symbol is often displayed as Rs. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export, and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupees in Nepal. You should ensure you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may be fined. Despite having the security advantage of traveler’s cheque, many hassles problems like a lengthy process, and a high rate of the commission may take place during the processing at banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of many ATMs in Kathmandu and Pokhara (if your card is linked to the International Cirrus System), or by exchanging your travel cash at a bank in Kathmandu, the service fee charge will impose on around four percent or more depending upon the bank. There is a daily transaction limit on cash withdrawing if you use the bank. Please note that most established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn, or faded and they can be very difficult to exchange or extra fees added when exchanging at banks. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes. Please refer to www.xe.com/ for up to date rates.
Most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes
How Much Luggage can I take during ghorepani poon hill Trek?
The weight limit for your luggage, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. but a should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own.
Only carry what the essentials, You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at the Discovery World Trekking store for free.
We'll recheck everything (Luggage, equipment, etc.) in our briefing before we start our journey from our Office.
Ghorepani Poon hill Trek Safety
Discovery World Trekking guarantees our valuable client’s safety, security, and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost important concern for us. For the trek, we will be carrying all the necessary gears, equipment, and first aid kits. Our leaders and guides have vast knowledge and have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick due to the altitude, it is entirely up to the trekker to decide if he/she will further continue as health is very important. In case of emergency, the rescue helicopter will always be ready to bring you back from the higher elevation. During the trek, every group will be together so that everyone is safe and won't wander off alone.
"Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time."
We have a very strong commitment to environmental sustainability for protecting our fragile ecosystems,.Without a doubt, tourism has brought many positive impacts in terms of wealth generation, employment opportunities, infrastructure, healthcare, and education, etc. but With an increase of tourists’ negative impact has also become noticeable on the community and the environment. Please make sure you think about the environment and not carelessly litter Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works together with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco-friendly trips about most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travelers and communities.
Discovery World Trekking Crews
During the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well-experienced guides/sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well trained licensed with a prior experience they have spent years Trekking / climbing a peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. A proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide for a group of 12 or above members. If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalayas remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitudes without being affected. All our staff is very valuable to us, they are well paid and 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 they are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with the sleeping gear we also provided them food and warm drinks.
- Intensive Wilderness First Aid
- Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
- Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
- Conservation and biodiversity
- Rock climbing
Most importantly, tipping is at the traveler's discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters, and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, the tip is the accepted and honored way to say thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget, and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service, and offer enriching journey- a trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.
Booking and payment process
Discovery world trekking is a government authorized, registered, licensed, and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 87657/068/069. We are a member of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, the book the Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival, and departure flight details can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from the booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union, and online payment directly from our website. The remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when you arrive in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenience by mail.
Last minute booking
It is best to book in advance but for those who aren't able to for whatever reason Discovery World Trekking has a special provision for a last-minute booking. In the case of last-minute booking with 100% percent trip payment within 24 hours is accepted. We do our best to operate a trek at any time but in case of last-minute booking, we can not be responsible for delay due to changes beyond our control such as the weather, availability of lodging. Contact us for more information at 977- 9840055491 (Paul) or email us.
After completion of Ghorepani Poonhill trekking, If you have extra days in Nepal we can arrange tours of Kathmandu valley, sightseeing, a trip to Nagarkot the perfect getaway Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, another trek, and much more!
After complete Ghorepani Poonhill trekking, there will be a farewell dinner hosted by Discovery World Trekking, we will and provide a company t-shirt, digitally printed certificate of trek achievement along with a key ring. We expect nothing in return but suggestions (positive or negative) about our services and team performance. As a service provider, we will make amendments based on your feedback on our overall performance. Your feedback helps us to execute future plans by improving weaknesses as well as continuing strength aspects. We encourage you to share your real feeling and experience through popular social networking sites and on trip advisor.
The itinerary listed above is a general guideline; please be advised that it might be necessary to modify it due to external factors beyond our means including and not limited to the following: unstable weather, accessibility, and availability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen governmental, trail and ecological conditions and other circumstances beyond our control. Although it is improbable that changes will occur that would significantly alter the original itinerary, we cannot be held accountable for the results of delays or changes beyond our control. In the event of an Itinerary adjustment or need to redirect to other trails and areas, the Lead Guide will ultimately make the final choice on the best rerouting after consulting with the group members and keeping in mind the interests of the party as a whole. If an alteration is necessary, then we will certainly do everything we can to diminish the effects.
We look forward to guiding you to the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill, through some of the most dazzling landscape on the planet with unforgettable Himalayan panoramas along the way!
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Group Discount Prices
|No. of Persons||Price per Person|
|1 Pax||US$ 630|
|2 Paxes||US$ 430|
|3 Paxes||US$ 415|
|4 - 6 Paxes||US$ 390|
|7 - 12 Paxes||US$ 370|
|13 - 18 Paxes||US$ 350|
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Excellent Poon hill trekking
Our initial plan is to go tengbouche for panoramic trek due to bad weather there is no flight to lukla. Many thanks to discovery world trekking for quick arrangement by Paul. We switch to Poon hill panoramic trek. The trekking guide Mr Siddhanta and also Hari (Potter & going to be guide) lead to wonderful Poon hill with a great view of annapurna range mountain. The best part of both the guide and Porter is that they really understand your trekking pace and physical condition and making necessary stop and push, hence making our trekking a very pleasant and memorable one. We definitely will come back in future for everest panorama trek with discovery world trekking again.
Ghorepani Poon hill trek
Just got back from Ghorepani Poon hill trek with Saroz (guide) and Gokul (porter). The trip was very well organized with careful attention to details and a lot of flexibility to adopt to our needs on the fly.Sunrise from poon hill is breathtaking, a well as the views throughout the trek. Every morning felt like another beautiful day in paradise and at the end we just didn't want it to be over.Paul was very attentive and communicative, had quick reply to every question, and took care of every aspect of the trip to create the perfect experience.Saroz was the perfect guide: energetic and considerate, adopting himself to our needs and pace, and making sure we have the time off our lives.Thank you Paul, Saroz and Gokul for a spectacular trek and amazing experience.
Annapurna Ghorepani Poon hill trek
Awesome. Nepal was a dream for me and Mister Paul organize my arrive, this trek with all the professionally that I need. You have no things to worry about it. I did the Annapurna circuit, Ghorepani - Poon Hill trek and was amazing. The guide Simbir after this days is like a friend, he makes this trek really awesome, he's young but with a lot of years of experience, he gave me all the informations. And the most beautiful thing is that happyness was in all of the trip. Thanks to him I know many things of Nepal and Nepal s culture. He knows all that I want for information, and more. He makes all with heart and I left my heart here, all was amazing. In all of the trip, thanks to him, you are part of Nepal s people, and you are not a simple tourist with them. I never did a trip advisor's comment but this team deserve it. Hope that you want chose Discovery's world for your Nepal's trip because if you need a guide you have to chose them, for sure. If you don't need a guide think that with them you could have more than what you could thought. I leave them with sadness, this days makes me so part of a beautiful thing.This team deserve, you will really love and appreciate them.