Ghorepani Poonhill Budget Trek

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Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 5 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max. Altitude ३,२१० m
  • Start/End Pokhara/Pokhara
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • Transport Car/Jeep/Bus
  • Best Season March to May/ Sep to Dec

Ghorepani Poon Hill Budget Trek: 5 Days Itinerary, Best Price

The Ghorepani Poon hill Budget trek is a very popular and affordable trekking adventure in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is a short and economical trekking that is filed with fun, excitement and adventures. The total costs of the Ghorepani Poon hill Budget Trek are around $300-$400.

The hiking through changing landscapes, colorful villages and rhododendron forests, various flora and fauna will make your trip memorable. The trek offers you the most beautiful view of the Himalayas with beautiful culture and traditions of Gurung tribes of Nepal. The highlight of this trek is reaching the highest point of this trek, Poon hill which is situated at an altitude of 3,210 m. From Poon hill you can enjoy the mind-blowing views of Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri mountains. You will also be able to witness most magical sunrise and sunset views over the snow-capped Himalayas. Not just the nature and adventure the trek is also about getting a little closer to the locals. Along the journey, travelers will definitely love the warm hospitality and friendliness of the people of this region. The scenic trail, refreshing walk, peaceful nature and distinct cultures make this trek beautiful. Overall, the Ghorepani Poon hill budget Trek provides you a chance to immerse yourself in nature, beauty, and fascinating culture in one of the world's most scenic regions. Despite being a budget trekking package, you don’t have to compromise in quality and services. It is an amazing package where you will be enjoying the beautiful trek with affordable price.

This 5 days Ghorepani-Poon hill budget trekking package is especially designed for those trekkers who want to trek Ghorepani-Poon hill shortly with limited amount of money. It's a perfect choice for trekkers who are seeking a short, affordable and rewarding Himalayan adventure. Come and join the adventure with Welcome Nepal Treks at the reasonable price!

Major Highlights

  • Majestic views of snow-capped mountains like Machhapuchhre, Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri and more
  • Walking through the lush forests, scattered Gurung settlements, waterfalls, etc.
  • Magical sunrise and sunset views
  • Encounter a wide range of flora and fauna
  • Witness unique cultures, traditions and lifestyles of the locals.
  • Budget friendly, short and easy trek
Itinerary
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The trip begins early in the morning. After your breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara our team representative will pick you. We drive about 1:30 hours and reach Nayapul (1,050 meters). From Nayapul start the trek to Tikedhunga (1,540 meters) through Birethanti which takes about 4 -5 hours.  Walk around the local market in Tikedhunga and Overnight stay at tea house.

  • Max. Altitude: 1577m
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge

It is the second day of the trip. After having the breakfast in Tikedhunga, you will continue your trek to Ghorepani via Ulleri and Bhanthatihi. Short tea break at Ulleri. Trek through rhododendron forests witnessing beautiful scenery and exotic birds. After trekking about 5- 6 hours arrival at Ghorepani (2850 meters). You will get surprised by the breathtaking views of the splendid mountains, cozy teahouses and warm hospitality. Overnight stay at Ghorepani teahouse lodge.

  • Max. Altitude: 2855m
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge

It is the third day of the trip. Wake up early in the morning and hike to Poon hill (3,210) to witness most magical sunrise views. Hike to the top of Poon hill which takes about 45- 50 minutes. Witness the sunrise over snowcapped peaks. Hike back down and enjoy breakfast at the lodge in Ghorepani and get ready to set off to Tadapani. Observe waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, birds and green valleys in route. After hiking for nearly about 4 hours we will reach Tadapani. Overnight stay in teahouse lodge in Tadapani.

  • Max. Altitude: 2675m
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge

The fourth day of the trip, after having breakfast in Tadapani, we will hike toward Ghandruk (1950 meters). Hike downhills through scenic route. On the way witness some mesmerizing mountains.  After the hike about 3-4 hours, reach the beautiful village, Ghandruk. Walk around the village, engage with locals, learn their unique cultures and lifestyles. Overnight stay in teahouse in Ghandruk.

  • Max. Altitude: 1950m
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge

It is the last day of the trek. Early morning breakfast in teahouse in Ghandruk. Start the trek journey back to Nayapul (1,050 meters) which is about 9km away from Ghandruk. Enjoy the views of beautiful hills during trek about 4-5 hours and reach Nayapul. After that drive back to Pokhara via scenic road. After nearly 1:30 hours reach Pokhara to your accommodation. Here the beautiful journey of 4 nights 5 days Ghorepani Poon hill comes to an end.

  • Max. Altitude: 1990m
Trip Map
Ghorepani Poonhill Budget Trek map
What's Included
  • Transport from Pokhara to trek starting point and trek ending point to Pokhara.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide 
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel Insurance company.
  • Annapurna Conversation Area Project (ACAP) permits.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Duffle bag if necessary.
  • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
What's not Included
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • Porters available at an extra cost (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic Drinks.
  • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)
Departure Dates
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Start DateTuesdayApr 23, 2024End DateSaturdayApr 27, 2024PricePriceUS $400StatusAvailabilityAvailable
Start DateThursdayApr 25, 2024End DateMondayApr 29, 2024PricePriceUS $400StatusAvailabilityAvailable
Start DateSaturdayApr 27, 2024End DateWednesdayMay 01, 2024PricePriceUS $400StatusAvailabilityAvailable
Start DateMondayApr 29, 2024End DateFridayMay 03, 2024PricePriceUS $400StatusAvailabilityAvailable
Useful Information

What makes our Ghorepani Poon hill budget trek 5 days different from our usual Ghorepani Poon hill trek?

The Ghorepani Poon hill budget trek is a compact version of our regular Poon hill trek. You can do this trek at a low cost of USD 350 per person. Joining the trek in a group will cost you even less. The package combines your overnight stays & meals along the trail with expenses of guide/porter, tax, and company's service charge. The Ghorepani Poon hill budget trekking begins from Pokhara, so this package is perfect if you are already in Pokhara and looking for a quick side trip.

Alternative trek packages

You can check out our two other special budget treks as well for more options- Everest base camp budget trek and Annapurna base camp budget trek

Likewise, these are some of our other short treks in the Himalayas- Kathmandu Chisapani Nagarkot short trek, 5 days Everest short trekking, Everest Panorama trek, Sherpa village trek, Mardi Himal trek, 4 Days ABC trek, 6 Days Langtang Valley trek, etc. 

Ghorepani Poon hill budget trek difficulty

Trekking to Ghorepani and Poon hill is not that complicated. The hiking route is well made and goes through rhododendron forests. You may come across a handful of rocky and steep sections. The trail has long staircase climbing, which may get difficult for some trekkers. If you are fit and healthy, you can do Poon hill trekking without previous trekking experience. 

Altitude sickness

The risk of altitude sickness during Ghorepani and Poon hill budget trekking is comparatively less than on other famous trekking trails. Still, we cannot guarantee an altitude sickness-free trek because your body may react to changes in elevation. But, we can assure you, our trained mountain guide will take care of you in an adverse situation. 

Be aware of these symptoms of altitude sickness:

  • headache

  • nausea

  • vomiting

  • insomnia

  • difficult in breathing

  • poor appetite

How to prepare for the Ghorepani Poon hill budget trek?

Budget Ghorepani Poon hill trek does not need any special training. You can join this trek as a beginner trekker. All you have to make sure is you can walk 6 hours a day. Before the trek begins, you can do a few hikes and walk frequently. Trekking in the mountains requires stamina and endurance. Our mountain guide will help you with steep sections on the way, so you do not need to worry about that. 

Best time to do trek to Ghorepani Poon hill budget trek

The best time to do the Ghorepani Poon hill budget trek is from March to April and October to November. Spring makes the trail extremely pleasing with blooming rhododendrons. Autumn has its coziness and festive charm. Poon hill trail is crowded in both seasons because the views are best and the weather is perfect. The pleasant climate makes the walk fantastic. 

Accommodation During Ghorepani Poon hill budget trek

Ghorepani Poon hill budget trek involves basic lodge accommodation. The rooms are shared between two trekkers in a group. It's a simple accommodation trek. The services are limited. You get a clean bed and blanket with a shared washroom. The dining area is much warmer. For a better sleep experience, we advise you to bring a sleeping bag. 

Meals during Ghorepani Poon hill budget trek

Simple but delicious meals are given during the trek. We eat dal bhat for lunch & dinner as a heavy meal. It's a staple meal loved by Nepalese. You get both veg and non-veg options. Likewise, other dishes like chips, burgers, momo, noodles, etc are also available. Keep your meals as fresh and simple as possible. Try not to consume meat products while trekking because most of them are frozen.

For drinks, varieties of options are available, tea & coffee are common. You also get many alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks. Caffeine and alcohol will dehydrate your body and make you vulnerable to altitude sickness. So, do not consume them while trekking. Similarly, drinking water is provided in all the lodges. You should carry some bars and snacks to munch while trekking. 

Travel Insurance for Ghorepani Poon hill budget trek

Travel insurance ensures your safety during the trek. Even though it's an easy and short trek, we recommend you get travel insurance that covers emergency air evacuation. Because there are no good health care facilities on the way, we may have to evacuate you to a hospital in Pokhara in case of any medical emergency.

Trekking guide & team for Ghorepani Poon hill budget trek

We have a specialized team of mountain guides and porters who will become your companion on Ghorepani Poon hill budget trekking. They will show you the best route to Poon hill and help you with any discomfort. Our on-field team members are trained in several remote survival and are very reliable. They will ensure the safety of the group and make sure you are enjoying the trek. 

General information 

  • Charging: You can charge your phone and camera while trekking. The lodges have a charging facility and may cost you a few bucks. Spare batteries or a power bank will come in very handy. The charging space is separately made near the reception area where everyone can charge their devices. 

  • Internet: The internet facility on the Ghorepani Poon hill trek 5 days is quite good. The lodges have paid wifi service. There can be a disturbance in the network because of the remote area. You can also use a cellular network while trekking. 

  • Luggage: For luggage, we use a duffel bag. It's given by the company, so you do not have to buy it yourself. It is the main luggage during the trek. Porter carries it. Each trekker gets a 10 kgs weight limit. Likewise, you can carry a backpack up to 5 kg on you. If you have any additional stuff left that is unusable during the trek, you can store them for free in the hotel's locker room. 

  • Permits: The Poon hill budget trek needs two permits- Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and TIMS card. The package cost covers the expenses of both permits. Our team will get the permit on your behalf. The ACAP permit costs Nrs 3000 per person, and the TIMS card costs Nrs 1000 per person trekking in a group through a company.

  • Emergency contact: You can get in touch with us anytime at +977 9851035823. This is our emergency number and also has Whatsapp & Viber. For a quick response, we advise you to give us a call or text on the mentioned number. Similarly, this is our company's official mail address info@welcomenepaltreks.com.

  • ATM & money exchange: You may need some additional money to use services like charging, wifi, etc on the trail. So, make sure you withdraw enough in Kathmandu or Pokhara. The Ghorepani Poon hill trail has no ATM, and you cannot use cards. Likewise, there are many money exchange centers in Kathmandu and Pokhara, where you can exchange your money in Nepali currency. 

  • Nepal Visa: We do not guarantee of Nepali visa. The trekkers have to get it by themselves. You can obtain an on-arrival visa at all entrances of Nepal. Check your visa status and see whether your country falls under this facility or not. If not, apply for a visa in your home country. 

FAQs
  • Q1. Can I join the Ghorepani Poon hill budget trek as a beginner trekker?

    Yes, you can join the Ghorepani Poon hill budget trek as a beginner trekker. Talk to our travel consultants for more information.

  • Yes, Ghorepani and Poon hill trek is one of the best family treks in the Himalayas. You can trek with your kids and the elderly of your family. The trail is not difficult.

  • By adding side trips to nearby beautiful villages, you can do Poon hill trekking in 10 to 12 days long. Likewise, you can also do this trek in 3 to 5 days if you are already in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

     

  • From Pokhara, first, you drive to Nayapul and walk for two days to reach Ghorepani. The trail ascends and descends through lush forests and remote villages.

     

  • No, you do not necessarily need a guide to trek to Poon hill. The trail is well made and traveled by many trekkers, so there's nothing to worry about. However, trekking with a guide will make the trip more pleasing for you. You do not have to worry about booking a lodge or anything. He will help you mingle with the locals and tell you a lot about the region that you may not get to know about trekking alone. 

     

  • The Poon hill trekking route covers around 51 km (32 miles). 

  • Ghorepani is situated at 2,874 meters (9,429 ft) within the Annapurna Conservation Area. It is a beautiful village surrounded by rhododendron forests, mostly resided by Gurungs and known for stunning views of the mountains. 

     

  • Yes, it snows in Poon Hill in winter. You can expect snow in Ghorepani and Tadapani too. Likewise, there can be a thin layer of snow in the forested areas, and the trail can get a bit slippery, so you have to be careful of that if you are trekking in winter. 

     

  • Poon hill is a viewpoint that offers great sunrise and mountain views of the Annapurna range, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri, etc. It is a famous viewpoint and trekking destination in the Annapurna region. 

     

  • No, you cannot go to Poon Hill by car. There is no road up to Poon Hill. You can drive up to Ulleri and hike to Poon hill. 

     

  • From Kathmandu, you have to drive to Pokhara. It's a 6 hours drive. Then from Pokhara, you have to drive to Nayapul, which is an hour long. Nayapul is the starting point of the Poon hill hike. 

     

  • You can rent a private car, jeep, or taxi to go to Nayapul from Pokhara. There is also a public vehicle that goes up to Nayapul.

     

What Our Clients Say
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    Mariya YastremskayaDenmark Sep 23, 2016
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    Wonderful Budget Ghorapani Poon Hill Trek

    It was definitely a life time experience. Wow! I had never imagined how mesmerizing snow looks alike. It was like walking in a heavenly beautiful place set but for real. I still have the sound of chilling wind running in my ears. I had never hope of walking like that ever in my life, but to get something a lovely scenic beauty like that it is worth giving a try. I am very glad to accept Welcome Nepal Treks to travel.

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    Neerazan KayceeThailand Jun 21, 2010
    TripAdvisor

    Excellent Budget Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

    Delighted people, lovely weather, Greenery, waterfall and beautiful Himalayas made trek so much exciting. Grateful to be part such journey with Welcome Nepal Treks.