The Annapurna Ghorepani Trekking is the perfect trek for those who are looking to explore the Annapurna region, without committing to the lengthy circuit trek or the sanctuary trek. From the second day of trekking, we arrive at Ghorepani (2750m), located in the heart of the region. Poon Hill at the height of 3210m , which has incredible views of the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri ranges, along with many more, such as the awe inspiring holy mountain of Machhapuchhre.It is a relatively short and easy climb and it will give you an opportunity to view these spectacular mountains above 8000m, including Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8163m) and Annapurna (I) (8091m). There are others at less than 8000m including Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchre (fishtail) (6993m), Gangapurna (7455m), Lamjung Himal (6830m), Barasikhar (6635m), Nilgiri (6670m), Tukuche Peak (7650m), Hiun Chuli (6441m) and many other peaks slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes.
Ghorepani poon hill trek takes you through spectacular scenery, trekking through charming villages inhabited by the culturally rich Gurung people. Dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep subtropical valleys can be enjoyed by every lover of nature within this beautiful landscape. The Ghorepani Poon Hill circuit trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the Himalayas. The trek ends in Nayapul and we will then drive to Pokhara and drive or fly back to Kathmandu. We recommend the Annapurna Ghorepani trek because it offers the best panoramic views, the Gurung culture, but with a shorter and easier itinerary. To make your journey simple and cheaper, there are fixed departure dates available for Ghorepani trekking.
Ghorepani Trek can be organized all around the year for all kind of travelers. If you have short time then this trek can be make more shorter than the suggested itinerary. Please don’t hesitate to ask any kind of queries regarding the Nepal trip plan.
Day to Day Itinerary
Ghorepani Trek Cost Include(s)
- Full Board (breakfast, lunch and Dinner) in Trekking
- Accommodation during trek (local lodge).
- Government registered local expert guide,
- Porters to carry trekking bags.
- Annapurna Conservation park fees and TIMS card.
- Welcome and farewell dinner.
- Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
- Insurance for all staff & porters.
- Transportation as per itinerary
- First Aid Kit Comprehensive
- Ghorepani Trekking Map for Each Member
- Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters
- Nepal visa – Multiple Entrée 30 days – USD 40
- Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
- Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
- Tips for guide and porter
- Table drinks, snacks, personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
- Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc…
- International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges, etc..
- Be friendly with your guide and porters so they can also share more information about the places, cultures, and people with you.
- MasterCard, Visa Credit and Debit Cards are accepted in Nepal. However some cash are highly recommended for small bills.
- What is the weather like at Ghorepani trekking?
November, December, January, and February are the coldest months but its also when the sky will be at its clearest. During this time there will be snow you need to be well prepared with proper trekking gears.
February, March, and April are the months that mark the end of the dry season. It is also the best time of year for trekking.
May to June marks the summer season in Nepal and it can get really hot and humid trekking in Mountains. Mountains view will be also be average at best because of haze.
Dressing information for Ghorepani Trekking
- Lightweight walking boots that are broken in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters
- 2-3 synthetic tee shirts, long sleeve shirts
- 1-2 synthetic hiking pants, zip-off pants
- Fleece or sweatshirt for cool night temperatures
- Rain jacket or poncho (Gore-tex or equivalent)
- Rain pants (Gore-tex or equivalent)
- Thick wool socks, thin synthetic liner socks to prevent blisters
- Synthetic underwear
- Sun hat
- Warm puffy down filled jacket (synthetic or natural feathers).
- Synthetic mid layer (fleece, wool, or lightweight down sweater).
- Soft shell or insulated ski pants.
- Sleeping bag to -15C
- Thermal underwear/base layer
- Beanie with ear flaps (wool or fleece)
- Balaclava or face mask
- A pair of winter gloves/mitts (waterproof)
- A pair of lightweight gloves (fleece or synthetic materials)
- Ski goggles or glacier glasses (polarized)
- Gaiters (to cover boots and lower leg)
What to bring
- 1-2 water bottles – 2 liters
- Iodine to purify water (Can be purchased in cities)
- Sunglasses and strap
- Trekking poles
- Toilet paper and cigarette lighter (toilet paper can be bought in cities)
- Small headlamp/flashlight/torch with spare batteries
- Personal medical supplies
- Pocket knife
- Small daypack – 25 liters
- Personal snacks from home (candy bars, protein bars, granola, nuts, etc.)
- Sandals or slip on shoes for walking around tea houses or camp
- Biodegradable soap and/or shampoo.
- Spare boot laces
- Large plastic bag to line backpack, day pack from wet conditions, and small bag for dirty clothes
Passport / visa
A valid permit is required for most areas in Nepal, which we will obtain upon your arrival. We will require one working days and two passports size photographs. There are two major permits, which are National Park permits and special regional permits for restricted area permits (Upper Mustang, Manaslu, Dolpa, etc.) .
Always carry Nepalese rupees in small bills on your trek. The amount to be cared depends on the area and the duration of the trek. A guideline for this will be presented during our trek briefing. Money will only be required for the purchase of soft/hard bottled drinks and souvenirs along the way. Other money and valuables should be kept in a safe deposit box in your hotel in Kathmandu.
For more information ask your questions directly to Day Tours Nepal who will be happy to assist you.