Poon Hill – Ghandruk Trek

Overview

Trips Fact

  • Duration 9
  • Max-Altitude: 3,120 m
  • Best Season: Spring (February – May) and Autumn (September – November)
  • Departure From: Kathmandu
  • Arrival on: Kathmandu
  • Group Size: Min. 2 – Max. 12
  • Breakfast: Meal | Breakfast | Porter |
  • Diffculty: Experienced | Licensed | Strenuous
Poon Hill – Ghandruk Trek

Poon Hill – Ghandruk Trek is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna Region. Standing on the highest point of the Poon Hill, you can closely see the breathtaking view of the several mountains such as Annapurna -I (8,091m/26,545ft), Annapurna-IV (7,525m/24,688ft), Annapurna-III (7,555m/24,787ft), Machhapuchre (6,993m/22,943 ft), and Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,795ft).

Visiting Ghandruk – the most beautiful and rich Gurung village of ABC trail, you enjoy Gurung culture, food, hospitality and dances. Also, the trek is full of incredible views of lush, undisturbed natural forests, fast-flowing freshwater rivers, snow-capped pristine mountains and ethnic food and cultures.

What a life-changing experience!

When you return to Pokhara, you can be part of vivid Pokhara – the most beautiful city with lakesides, mountain viewpoints, and a wide range of shopping and dining options. You can also join several cultural programmes (representing different ethnicities/regions) in Pokhara.

Book your Poon Hill – Ghandruk Trek with Lonely Nepal Trek. We promise you to provide the best quality trekking services, security and proper guidance plus assistance. Be ready to collect the most beautiful memories, natural-thrilling moments and life-changing activities.


  • Enjoy 3600 dazzling close views of Annapurna range – Annapurna – I (8,091m/26,454ft), Mt. Machhapuchre (6,997m/22,956ft), Bharha Chuli (7646m/25,085ft), Gandharva Chuli (6,248m/20827), and more
  • Trekker(s) with average physical fitness can easily accomplish this trek
  • Meet charming local people (mostly Thakalis, Gurungs & Magars), their settlements and culture, fertile farmland and traditional farming.
  • Well-experienced licensed guides, strong porters and supportive crew members
  • Physically less challenging journey, and heavenly natural pleasure – Collect lifetime experiences
  • One of the most satisfying treks among all destinations in Nepal.

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Itinerary

When you land at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will meet our representative. He/she will greet you and drive to our luxury Nepali authentic restaurant and assist you to check-in at Thamel. So, please keep your eyes on someone holding a placard with your name or our company’s name – Lonely Nepal.

In the evening, we arrange a short introduction meeting. You will meet your guide, and our trekking expert will provide you with all the detailed information about the trek.

We offer you a welcome dinner and you simply take a rest at the restaurant. Overnight, you stay at our restaurant and restore your energy to accomplish your upcoming adventurous trip – Poon Hill – Ghabdruk Trek.

 

  • Hikking Info: 9
  • Max: 3,120 m

Today, you are going to enjoy the Kathmandu Valley Tour – the city full of World Heritage Sites, Nepali culture and many more to explore.

Early morning, we offer you a warm breakfast and your sightseeing starts with our city guide. At first, you visit Pashupatinath Temple – the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, then move to Boudhanath Stupa – the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world. After that, we drive you to Patan Durbar Square. In addition, we take you to Swayambhunath Stupa – the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hilltop also nick-named as monkey temple. Finally, we come to Kathmandu Durbar Square, observe Kumari Temple (living goddess temple), Nautale Durbar, the Kaal Bhairav, the Swet Bhairav, the freak streets and more.

Your exciting city tour finishes in the evening. You take a delicious dinner and take a rest collecting energy for the upcoming adventure.

  • Hikking Info: 9
  • Max: 3,120 m

Early in the morning, we take a warm breakfast. Then, we start our lovely trip to Pokhara via a luxury tourist bus. On the way, you witness the picturesque green landscapes, farm terraces, and rows of settlements on both sides of the road. Also, capture the beauty of distant mountains, close gigantic hills, rural settlements, fast-flowing rivers (Trishuli, Narayani and Marsyangdi).

If you feel tired of a long bus journey, then you have the option of flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara (about 25 minutes) at an extra cost. The choice is yours.

Ultimately, you reach Pokhara – the city of lakes, multi-culture and the main tourist hub. We transfer you to the hotel. You get freshen up and take a rest. In the evening, you can go for an evening walk around the lakeside city and explore vivid Pokhara.

Before you go to bed, you will receive a short briefing about the Pokhara – Ghorepani – Ghabdruk Trek.

  • Hikking Info: 9
  • Max: 3,120 m

On this day, our Annapurna Panorama Trek starts after we take early morning breakfast. We drive you to Nayapul through the dusty and off-road.

You may feel tired or monotonous travelling on the dusty and bumpy off-road. But, the beautiful scenery of green rolling hills, lush of dense forest, natural streams, roaring rivers and amusing environment make you feel astonished and excited. About 30 minutes ride from Pokhara, we reach Nayapul. From Nayapul, we hike up to Tikhedhunga, then to Ulleri.

Overnight, we stay at Ulleri, enjoy cozy accommodation and rest.

  • Hikking Info: 9
  • Max: 3,120 m

On this day, we have a short, easy and comfortable trek. Trekking from Ulleri to Ghorepani, we pass through dense Oak and rhododendron forest. On the other side, we see enchanting Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range. After 4-5 hours of treks, we reach Ghorepani.

Overnight, we stay at Ghorepani restoring energy for the next day’s trek.

  • Hikking Info: 9
  • Max: 3,120 m

Today, walking through dense forest, we climb to Poon Hill – the superb viewpoint. From the Poon Hilltop, witness the incredible sunrise view emerging just above Annapurna, Machhapuchre and other snow-capped peaks. After catching the breathtaking panorama, we go down to Ghorepani and take lunch.

From Ghorepani, we continue our journey and climb towards Tadapani walking along the ridges and passing through forests. After a 5-6 hours trek, we reach Tadapani – the ultimate shelter for today’s night.

  • Hikking Info: 9
  • Max: 3,120 m

In the morning, we take a delicate breakfast and keep our pace towards Ghandruk – a Gurung village that is also enlisted under UNESCO as a world heritage village. We reach there, after passing dense forests, crossing streams and a wooden bridge.

On this day, you feel luckier. After completing a short trek, you have plenty of time left. Use this to explore the Gurung Museum of the village. Further, you can have alluring scenes of the towering peaks and massif mountains – Annapurna – III (7,755m/25,443ft), Hiunchuli (6,441m/21,132ft), Machhapuchre (6,993m/22,943ft), and Gangapurna (7,455m/24,458ft).

Exploring Ghandruk village, we retrace back to Pokhara for today’s final destination.

In the evening, we celebrate our triumph in Pokhara – the most beautiful and main tourist destination in Nepal.

  • Hikking Info: 9
  • Max: 3,120 m

Early in the morning, we take a warm breakfast in Pokhara. Then, we drive back to Kathmandu in a luxury tourist bus. On the way, you enjoy the scenic pastoral landscapes, terrace farming, green rolling hills, fast-flowing rivers and rows of settlements on both sides of the road.

After 6-7 hours of a comfortable journey, we reach Kathmandu and transfer you to the restaurant. You can take a rest or explore the streets and markets in Kathmandu. Even you can enjoy various foods at different restaurants in Thamel – the No. 1 tourist city in Nepal.

  • Hikking Info: 9
  • Max: 3,120 m

On this final day, offering you a delicate breakfast, we transfer to the Tribhuvan International airport via our private transportation. We bid a happy ‘Goodbye’ to you and wish you a safe flight.

  • Hikking Info: 9
  • Max: 3,120 m

What's Included


  • Trekking Permits
  • TIMS Card
  • Necessary Permit and Monuments Entrance Fees
  • Guide (Government-licensed Trekking Guide for all-round support)
  • Porter (Logistic Support)
  • Food (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Tea or Coffee)
  • City Accommodation (Normal, 3-Star and 5-Star Hotels)
  • Transportation in Cars or Jeeps (During your Trip)
  • All airport transfers 
  • Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu for two nights with breakfast 
  • Flights Kathmandu–Lukla–Kathmandu
  • All airport taxes
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry your luggage
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner of your choice
  • Supplementary snacks: energy  bar and cookies
  • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every day 
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water
  • Accommodation:  Lodge
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit
  • Oxi-meter: To check heart rating and oxygen saturation to Everest Base Camp and return
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trekking equipment: down-filled sleeping bag, walking poles, and duffel bag
  • Souvenir: Trekking Route map printed T-Shirts 

What's Excluded


  • International Flight Fare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
  • Hot  and bottled drinks
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Hot shower 
  • Travel insurance and medical evacuation
  • Tipping

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    FadTay4
    FadTay4
    • April 21st, 2022

    My sister and I went on a trip to Nepal in Oct 2018. We got in touch with Ram of Lonely Nepal Travels after a few of our friends reccomended him to us, and we were so glad we did! Nepal has so much to offer, and our trip was planned according to our interests and what we wanted to do. It included everything from visiting town squares and cultural/religious sites, to some adventure like bungee jumping/white water rafting/paragliding, and a trek to Poon Hill.

    Everything was taken care of, down to the smallest details, and the guide was so kind as to invite us out for a traditional Nepalese dinner the day we landed in Kathmandu.

    I am already looking forward to planning another trip to Nepal, one exclusively for trekking, with Lonely Nepal Travels’ very experienced guides.

    Namaste!


    JeffN
    Jeff N
    • April 21st, 2022

    Ram & his team are highly resourceful! He was able to help us in making the perfect 10 Day plan in Nepal that suits our wants.
    It was smooth, fun and breath taking
    We never worried about a thing, Ram took care of all the details allowing us to really enjoy every minute
    I highly recommend Lonely Nepal Travels for anyone visiting Nepal either on a mission or an adventure 🤙


    lynnkaram92
    lynnkaram92
    • April 21st, 2022

    We went on a 10-day trip to Nepal and had the most amazing time with Ram and the team. They were always there for us, with us throughout our journey to make sure that we were having a blast.
    We went on a 4-days hike, visited Pokhara and Kathmandu, known and unknown places, temples and churches. We had the best local food inside and outside the cities.
    I personally highly recommend Lonely Nepal Travels, they were all so positive, so welcoming and had great knowledge of the history of the country, the traditions, the religions and the areas we were visiting.

    Thank you Ram! We had a great time and will definitely see you again soon!