Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
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Overview

This is an ideal easy trek for some fantastic views especially for those people limited to time. The region is easily reached, a one hour car drive from Pokhara, you are at the beginning of the trek. It is the most popular trek in Nepal due to its outstanding beauty and relative accessibility. The area is more developed than other trekking routes one advantage of this is accommodation and facilities are better. Most of the lodges have good facilities, hot showers and good food. Local life and tradition however is still very much in evidence.There are several old villages and hamlets dotted along this trail with some fantastic rhododendron forests and crystal clear rivers to enjoy.

The trek is also special for bird and nature lovers as the forests in the region are known to be abundant with bird life.There are many high points to this trek but the highlight has to be sunrise over Poon Hill, the highest point of our tour. Poon Hill from the top commands a magnificent panoramic view of both the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan Ranges.

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1 Arrival In Kathmandu( TIA) International Airport(1,365m) Transfer To Hotel Evening Welcome Dinner With Culture Dance. O/N At Hotel
Day 2
Day 2 Drive From Kathmandu To Pokhara Optional On The Way Rafting By Car Driving 6 Hours. O/N At Hotel
Day 3
Day 3 Drive From Pokhara To Nayapul(1,070m) Trek To Tikhedhunga (1970m). 3-4 Hrs Walk. O/ N At Mountain Lodge.
Day 4
Day 4 Trek From Ulleri To Ghorepani(2,880m) 5-6 Hrs Walk. O/ N At Mountain Lodge.
Day 5
Day 5 Early Morning Climb To Poon Hill(3,210m) Trek To Tadapani(2,625m). 6 Hrs Walk. O/ N At Mountain Lodge.
Day 6
Day 6 Trek From Tadapani To Landruk(1,565m). 6 Hrs Walk. O/ N At Mountain Lodge.
Day 7
Day 7 Trek Till Phedi 3/4 Hours Walking And 1 Hour Drive To Pokhara. O/N Pokhara.
Day 8
Day 8 Early Morning Go Tourist Buspark To Get Bus To Kathmadu. O/N At A Hotel In Kathmandu.
Day 9
Day 9 Airport Drop For International Departure.

The Cost Include(s)

  • Single or Twin Sharing Accomodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara and while on trek,
  • Full board meals while walking on trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner),
  • Accommodation in teahouse lodge / Mountain Lodge during trek,
  • Nepal Social Treks Gears – sleeping bag, duffel bag for the use during the trip, garbage plastic bag,
  • Professional local guide with extensive experience trained in Wilderness First Aid and accredited by the Nepalese government,
  • First Aid Kit Comprehensive,
  • Necessary Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment,
  • Necessary insurance for all staff including porters,
  • Trekking map for each trekker & trek permit and government tax

The Cost Exclude(s)

  • Personal trekking equipment,
  • Extra night accomodation and domestic flight fare,
  • Items of a personal nature expenses such as (alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water, hot shower, battery charge, Wifi,Telephone, etc)
  • Tipping for Driver, Guide and Sherpa supporter,
  • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
  • Valid Travel Insurance with Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Extra expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc.
Overall Company Rating
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  1. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
    We booked a 5-day trekking tour to Poon Hill with added days on the end so that we could explore Pokhara and Kathmandu. We are both in our 60’s and always plan and book things independently but this time, we felt it was time to use a tour company. Basu the owner, was very helpful and came up with a customized itinerary for us. From beginning to end we were looked after expertly by Nepal Social Treks. All our transport and accommodation was arranged by this company. When we arrived at Kathmandu we were met at the airport by a very happy and smiling young man (unfortunately I cannot remember his name). It was a very reassuring welcome and he took us and our luggage to a private car for transport to our hotel. We were met there by the delightful office manager Samjhana who made sure we were ok and then arranged with us to meet at the office later in the day. The office was close to the hotel so we were introduced to our guide Madan who explained our trek to us on the map. They gave us lots of information and a trekking bag for the porter to carry and down Jackets. This was our opportunity to ask lots of questions. In the evening Samjhana took us out to a Nepalese restaurant to experience a delicious Thali Set meal and to enjoy some Newari entertainment. Next day we had pre-arranged transport to take us to Kathmandu airport for the flight to Pokhara. The lovely young man from the previous day and also Nabine from Nepal Social treks were there to ensure we got the right car. As all the transport and accommodation was sorted for us, we had nothing to worry about and our guide Madan met us at the Pokhara hotel to make sure all was ok for the next days trekking. We were also introduced to our young porter Ananta who would carry our luggage for the trek. We had a great 5 days trekking and Madan made sure we were well fed and safe during the walks and the accommodation stays. My partner was a lot faster than me, but Madan stayed behind to look after me, especially as some parts which were icy and slippery. Madan made sure the transport was waiting for us at the beginning and end of the trek. He also told us lots of information about the mountains and about Nepal. Our Porter Ananta was a very cheery young man who was fantastic, carrying our luggage up and down the steep slopes, especially when we occasionally got rain, thunder, lightning, and hailstones! The scenery was amazing and worth all the hard work up and down the steep treks. On the day, when we were due to fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara, it was very foggy and we did not know whether our flight would go that day. I managed to contact Basu the owner and Samjhana who arranged a comfortable private car to take us to Kathmandu rather than wait at the airport for many hours, not knowing what might happen, so that was very much appreciated. Basu even rung me up on the journey back to Kathmandu to make sure we were ok and Samjhana met us at the hotel to welcome us back. On the last day when we were flying back to the UK, Nabine was there to make sure we got away on time and presented us with a goodbye scarf. Nepal Social Treks were always contactable by Whatsapp, which was a really big help to us. I wish to thank again Basu, Samjhana, Madan, Ananta, Nabine, the young ‘welcome’ lad and all the numerous drivers we came across during our 12-day stay. We had a fantastic time and I would thoroughly recommend them if you want to have a carefree trek/holiday. Hopefully one day we would come back again and do some more challenging treks with Nepal Social Treks.
  2. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
    I am writing this review to get you to know that I was in sudden to get to the Poon Hill trekking. It is such a great experience even in sudden with Nepal Social Treks! They accommodate us in every single hour during the trek. Even at last we failed to reach the Poon Hill they have another option to us. Basu and his team are the best! Couldn’t ask for more!
  3. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
    I just recently completed the Poon Hill trek. I think it is a very good one for people with only a few days available on their itinerary since it offers various types of landscapes and a really rewarding view of the Annapurna without too much physical effort. The accommodation was also good, and my guide Karun very helpful and attentive to my needs, he really contributed in making this tour even better. I definitely recommend this trekking company.
  4. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
    My friend and I did the Poon Hill trek in March. Thanks to our guide Aideep, the experience couldn't have been better. He was hilarious, kind and such a positive energy to be around. We were always laughing with him, and he was also full of knowledge not only about the mountains but Nepal in general. He always went out of his way to make sure our every need was catered for and that the group was happy. So thanks again Aideep! In the planning process Samjhana was also very helpful as we emailed her on and off for a long time before booking, and she was always very flexible and made sure the itinerary suited our needs. Special mention also to Roshan and Devendra for being the best porters!
  5. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
    This is my second time visit to Nepal with Nepal Social Treks, they really did a good job for my first visit at EBC, hence I direct contact them for my second visit to Poonhill and ABC with 11 friends. As usual, they really make our trip organized, and everything is well prepared, My friend is so happy and enjoys it.
  6. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
    Joining Nepal Social Trek's 6 days 5 nights with 4d3n trekking to Poonhill, excellent services. Our flight to Nepal was actually delayed for 9 hours which made us very worried. However, their team just appeared at the airport as expected, then serving us very good lunch and this energized our trip. The trek was excellent and we stayed at the few of very best hostels on the mountain, especially the one to the Poonhill. It was the best and the nearest hostel which exceptional facilities and view. Other arrangements such as transportation were perfect and best in the class.
  7. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
    I can’t wait to say thanks to Nepal social Trek, it was on Month June We were a group of six people from Malaysia, we take Nepal Tour- Kathmandu-Pokhara-Poonhill Trek and Jungle safari in Chitwan National park. We really have a great time there enjoyed our trip a friendly guide Ram. Basu, the owner of the agency help our plan and he was very quick to respond to our email. The price was reasonable and the tours were fully organized, our guide was knowledgeable and good experienced. We all our team enjoyed the time during the tours in Nepal with friendly and easy-going service of Nepal Social Treks Team. They all made us very safe and comfortable and nothing to worry about. They also took us into the day white water rafting as well. I Highly Recommend this company to everyone looking to have a perfect travel experience! I hope to come back to Nepal soon!
  8. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
    We booked a return trip to Annapurna base camp through Nepal Social Treks and were really pleased with all aspects of the trek. Our package included 12 days with a guide and a porter (one porter for both our backpacks) and included all meals and accommodation. We weren't sure at first if we needed guides but found our guide indispensable. Taking a porter allows you to walk in comfort and taking a guide meant that we did not once have to worry about getting a bed at the next tea house, misjudging walking times or any aspect of our general safety. We allowed 12 days for the return journey, stressing that we wanted to walk at our own pace but found that we got to the top much sooner than expected. Our ever-flexible team suggested an extension to the return leg via Poon hill and it was arranged there and then. As we still had a day to play with after Poon hill and expressed an interest in rafting, all it took was one call and it was arranged. The company has preferred hotels - hotel Moonlight in Kathmandu and Hotel Kantipur in Pokhara. We found both of these hotels to be solid mid-range options and have no complaints. We were looked after from start to finish and felt like they couldn't do enough for us. As a traveling companion we found our experienced guide (KB) to be a font of knowledge on all things and was matched by inexhaustible good humor.
  9. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
    I cannot really add much more to what has already been said - I have pasted in below my story if you are interested but basically, for all things to do in Nepal I thoroughly recommend Nepal Social Treks, they are a fantastic team!! Not only great service at a reasonable price but they also have a social conscience and put back into the community - it was really a wonderful thing to experience. *** In a nutshell, I can not recommend Nepal Social highly enough. If you are traveling to Nepal these are the guys to see. Their service is amazing. My husband and I are quite experienced travelers having backpacked through 60 countries on every continent (excluding Antarctica!) and found the guys at Nepal Social to be probably the most friendly, non-pushy outfit that we have ever dealt with. One day after arriving in Nepal in March this year we received news from home of death in the family which meant we had to cut our trip short. Still, want to experience a little of what Nepal has to offer we decided to undertake the 3 day Poon Hill trek in the Annapurna region. We visited Nepal Social offices after 5 pm that afternoon and by 7 am the next morning we were in a car on our way to the airport with NS having arranged everything for us - a fantastic English speaking guide (KB, an absolute legend!) permits, flights, car transfers either side, accommodation in Pokhara upon our return - it was seamless, there was not one thing we needed to worry about. They even helped us get gear for the trip later that evening at very reasonable prices. From the minute we walked in there we had nothing more to arrange or organize, and it was all done quickly, to high service and very reasonable price. Our guide KB was fantastic, very knowledgeable and generous with us in talking about life in Nepal. We had planned on only doing a three day trek however when we got out to the start of the trail he talked us through the different options we had and was confident that with adjusting the Ghandruk - Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek slightly (taking the reverse route) and adding a few extra hours a day if we were up for it we could do the 6 day trek in 3. The trek was wonderful and even though we walked a few extra hours I never felt rushed, we just took our time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The tea houses we stayed at were all wonderful and the hospitality fantastic, food lovely. When we finished the trek Nepal Social arranged for our fights back to Kathmandu, picked us up at the airport, arranged for an Everest flight and flights to Bangkok so we could get home for the funeral in time. They arranged all this without us paying - we had already taken the flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu without even having paid for it until we returned to Kath... talk about putting trust in people!! On our last night in Kathmandu Basu took us out to dinner which was a wonderful end to our trip - they talked about the 'social' side of their business i.e. the different charities and causes they are involved with and support and I think this is what makes NS really stand out from the crowd - they are hard-working local guys who truly give back to the community. We had such a great experience ourselves and two friends are planning on returning next year to undertake the base camp trek with Nepal Social.
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Starting at $670/person
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Trip Facts

  • Tea House
  • Hotel and Resort
  • Car, Jeep and Flight
  • 3,210 M
  • Moderate

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