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Trekking in NepalAnnapurna RegionPoonhill Ghorepani Trekking

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by a staff / representative from Ang Rita Trek & Expedition as you come out at the airport after the  immigration fomalities. You will be transferred to a hotel. A briefing of the trekking trip will be arranged at a convenient time.

Day 02: Cultural Tour.
After breakfast, we take you for cultural tour in Kathmandu Valley. You visit Swayambhunath - the Buddhist stupa believed to be 2500 years old towering on the top of a hill commanding sweeping view of Kathmandu valley, the most profound expression of Buddhist symbolism in Nepal and possibly in the world.  Next, you visit Kathmandu Durbar Square ( old royal palace ). Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, boasts for distinctive pagoda roofed temples, stone sculpture and old monuments. The main places you see Nine Storey Basantapur Tower with outstanding wood carving, Taleju Temple for its artistic richness and religious importance, Kasthamandap - a huge building believed to be built from the wood of a single tree and Kumari Chwok - abode of living goddess, KUMARI.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara ( by flight )  – Ulleri ( 1960m. ): 7 – 8 hrs.
After breakfast, we take you to airport for half an hour flight to Pokhara, a beautiful city of Phewa Lake where Macchapuchhre and Annapurnas are mirrored on the water of the lake. The flight to Pokhara will be just like a mountain flight over the Himalayas with spectacular views of Langtang, Manaslu and Annapurna ranges. We transfer you to Naya Pool from where we commence the trek. We trek through subtropical forest gradually climbing and descending frequently and sometime along the carved trail on the side of the cliff. We pass Hille, Tirkhedhunga and start climbing though stone steps (more than 3000. Stone steps) to reach Ulleri.

Day 04: Ulleri – Ghorepani ( 2750m. ): 4 – 5 hrs.
We gradually ascend following  the wide trail through forest and arrive at the forested ridge, Ghorepani which offers the spectacular views of Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri an more.

Day 05: Ghorepani – Poon Hill – Tadapani ( 2590m. ); 7 – 8 hrs.
Well before dawn, We take one hour climb on the left side of Ghorepani and reach the top of Poon Hill  (3,205 m), the culmination of the trip. Luminary snow pinnacles as the sun sheds light surround us making spectacular panorama of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukche and top of Machhapuchhre. We descend to Ghorepani and proceed to east. We climb to a ridge and the views of the mountains are again unparallel. We descend through rhododendron forest passing beautiful waterfalls and arrive at Tadapani.

Day 06: Tadapani – Ghandruk ( 1840m. ); 3 – 4 hrs. ) .
We descend through dense forest mostly covered with rhododendron. The forest will be blazed with rhododendron flowers blooming in the spring season. We pass through neatly terraced field and arrive at Ghandruk, a large Gurung village with cluster of closely spaced stone houses. The views of Annapurna South is spectacular from here and tip of Machhapuchhre on its “Fish tail “ is seen on the top of forested ridge. We explore around the village through the maze of alleys observing aspects of Gurung culture and possibly visit Gurung museum.

Day 07: Ghandruk – Naya Pul – Pokhara ( 4 – 5 hrs. trek & 1 hr. drive )
We make a long descend to Modi Khola and arrive at Syauli Bazaar. We follow the trail through river valley passing beautiful birch forest and then extensive rice terraces and arrive at Birethanti. We walk for another half an hour arrive at Naya pul   and then take land transportation to Pokhara. We will arrange you a farewell dinner at Nepali restaurant with culture program.

Day 08: Pokhara – Kathmandu.
You will have your choice of either flight or land transportation to Kathmandu If you decide to take flight, you can enjoy the morning boating on Phewa Lake or the short sightseeing around Pokhara or just relaxing overlooking the lake sitting by the side and reading books. You will be transferred to the airport for the afternoon flight to Kathmandu. If you decide to take land transportation, you can still take boat ride on Phewa Lake and then proceed to Kathmandu by land. You will be taken to hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 09: Airport transfer for onward journey
You can do your last minute shopping, buying souvenirs to your loved ones before we bid farewell to you and transfer you to Tribhuwan International Airport for your onward journey.

( Note : This trip can be extended by including one day rafting on Trisuli River and 2 night/three day visit to Chitwan National. Park for  wildlife viewing making a complete tour to Nepal with the taste of tour, trekking, rafting and jungle safari. )

Trekking Group Size

We organize Poon Hill – Ghorepani trek for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and above and porters (one porter between two members ) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.  

Experience and Health Requirements

Poon Hill – Ghorepani trekking is considered a easy  trek suitable for almost everybody who is willing to trek. This is considered one of the best trekking in Nepal for the families with their kids. Mostly, climbing the stone steps while going up to Ghorepani and descending through staircase path and stretches of  rough road are required on this trek. As this is a low altitude trek, there is no need to afraid of high altitude sickness.

Travel Insurance

Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international
insurance companies.Ang Rita Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.


Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability ) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If a trekkers is  a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.


Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner ) during Everest base camp trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Sherpa food, Tibetan food to  all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian.). Unlike other trekking companies, Ang Rita Trek allow trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges
in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the  trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.

Equipment and Packing List

A variety of clothing is necessary for Poon HJill – Ghorepani trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.


-    T – shirts
-    Hiking shorts
-    Undergarments
-    Full sleeves shirts
-    Long light weight cotton pants
-    Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
-    Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants.
-    Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker
-    Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
-    Fleece jacket or pullover
-    Waterproof shell jacket
-    Down jacket
-    Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat
-    Sun hat
-    Lightweight gloves.
-    Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal).

Foot Wear:

-    Hiking boots
-    Light and comfortable camp shoes
-    Thin, lightweight inner socks.
-    Thick, warm wool hiking socks


-    Down Sleeping bag
-    Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter )
-    Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time )
-    Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag )
-    Water bottle
-    Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries
-    Trekking poles
-    Personal medicine box
-    Sunglasses with UV protection.
-    Books, dairy, pen, walkman  and any other game instruments

Toiletries and Personal Hygiene:

-    Quick drying small towel
-    Toothbrush / paste
-    Soap
-    Face and body moisturizer
-    Sun block for lips
-    Tissues / toilet rolls
-    Wet wipes
-    Feminine hygiene products
-    Anti bacterial hands wash

Trek Leader(s) and Staff

All our trek leaders are well experienced who have led trekking in Annapurna region for more than eight years. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek  a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly
educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Ang Rita Trek  are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the
safety measures in running the trips.  Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.

Porter Care

Ang Rita Trek is firmly believes that roles of porters are significant in arranging the trip smoothly and successfully. We are strongly committed to the porters’ rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.


Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Annapurna region are spring (February – May ) and autumn (Sept. –Dec.).  Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek is not recommended for the monsoon
season (July – August ).

Departures Cost
March 5, 2016-March 13, 2016 US $ 795. For one pax US $ 625. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 615. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
March 15, 2016-March 27, 2016 US $ 795. For one pax US $ 625. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 615. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
March 20, 2016-March 28, 2016 US $ 795. For one pax US $ 625. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 615. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
March 27, 2016-April 4, 2016 US $ 795. For one pax US $ 625. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 615. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
April 2, 2016-April 10, 2016 US $ 795. For one pax US $ 625. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 615. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
April 12, 2016-April 20, 2016 US $ 795. For one pax US $ 625. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 615. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
September 20, 2016-September 28, 2016 US $ 795. For one pax US $ 625. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 615. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
October 5, 2016-October 13, 2016 US $ 795. For one pax US $ 625. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 615. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
October 10, 2016-October 18, 2016 US $ 795. For one pax US $ 625. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 615. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
October 20, 2016-October 28, 2016 US $ 795. For one pax US $ 625. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 615. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
November 6, 2016-November 14, 2016 US $ 795. For one pax US $ 625. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 615. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
November 15, 2016-November 23, 2016 US $ 795. For one pax US $ 625. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 615. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
November 22, 2016-November 30, 2016 US $ 795. For one pax US $ 625. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 615. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
December 8, 2016-December 16, 2016 US $ 795. For one pax US $ 625. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 615. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
December 14, 2016-December 22, 2016 US $ 795. For one pax US $ 625. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 615. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
December 21, 2016-December 29, 2016 US $ 795. For one pax US $ 625. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 615. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
Cost Includes
  1. International and domestic airport arrivals and departures
  2. Accommodation at tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan
  3. Domestic flight fare as per the itinerary including airport tax
  4. All necessary paperwork for permit ( national park entrance, TIMS card )
  5. Accommodation at the hotels / lodges in the trekking trail
  6. All meals ( breakfast, lunch and dinner ) in the trekking
  7. An experienced English speaking trek leader ( trekking guide ) and assistant trekking guide ( 4 trekking members ), and porters ( one porter between two trekkers ) to carry luggage including their meals, accommodation, wages, equipment and
  8. accident insurance.
  9. First aid medical kit
  10. All government and local taxes
  11. Farewell dinner

Cost Excludes
  1. International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  2. Nepal visa fee
  3. Excess baggage charges for the domestic flight
  4. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  5. Travel and rescue insurance for trekking members
  6. Any additional expenses due to domestic flight delay or cancellation
  7. Any other expenses of personal nature ( phone calls, laundry, bar bills battery recharge, hot shower and boiled water in the trekking ).
  8. Gratuity for the trekking staffs

Trip Price

USD 625 Per Person*

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Trip facts

  • Trip Area:: Annapurna Region
  • Maximum Altitude:: 3205m.
  • Trip Duration:: 9 Days
  • Difficulty Level:: Easy
  • Best Time:: March – May, Mid Sept. – December
  • Trip Mode:: Lodge Trek
  • Trip Highlights:: A short trek in Annapurna with spectacular panoramic views of Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri from Poonhill. An ideal trek for family with kids which requires easy walk through the villages and rhododendron forest passing through several small streams and fountains.

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