Ghorepani Poon Hill Family Trek is an awesome trekking option for anyone who is willing to spend quality time with their family amidst the heart-whelming ecstasy of Mother Nature. The lush hills, valleys, forests, rivers, mountains, and the togetherness of your family members in a pristine environment, what more could one have asked for? Ghorepani Poon Hill Family Trek is one of the most cherished trekking options available in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It’s comparatively easy to accomplish and is suitable for people from any age group. There is very least, almost nil chance of altitude sickness issues. Moreover, the stunning views of Annapurna massif along with other mountains in the range; the trek is totally worth it.
The core theme of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Family Trek is love and togetherness. And, Nepal is obviously the best destination to share your family love and togetherness amidst the lush landscapes and towering mountains. It all starts with a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO-listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. You can explore the authentic art, culture, and history of Nepal in the ancient palaces, museums, temples, and stupas in Nepal. Then you will be headed to a hill station near Kathmandu i.e. Nagarkot for a panoramic view of the mountains. A scenic drive from Nagarkot via Prithivi Highway will bring you to the lakeside city of Pokhara.
From Pokhara, you follow a trail from the foothills of Annapurna that goes all the way through lush hills, forests, and ethnic settlements to a Gurung village of Ghorepani. As you open up to the village, you will be blessed with some striking views of the Annapurna panorama. A further hike to Poon Hill will reward you will glorious views of the sunrise amidst the towering pinnacles of mountains in the Annapurna range.
So, is your family ready for a hand-to-hand walk through an undulating path up and down in between the lushness of hills, forests, and valleys? Built up your bounding with awesome talks in the backdrop of the beautiful Himalayas! World Alpine Treks is here to escort your family for a delightful Ghorepani Poon Hill Family Trek.
The first day marks your arrival day in Kathmandu. Clear all the visa requirements and customs clearance if any at the arrival section of the airport. As you come out, you will find a representative from World Alpine Treks waiting for you holding a board with your name. You will then be transferred to your hotel at Kathmandu. The representative will shortly inform you about the plans ahead.
The second day is a day tour just to warm up prior to your trekking journey. Kathmandu is a city enriched with artistic palaces, beautiful monuments, ancient temples, and other constructions of historical and cultural importance. No wonder, the city has seven out of ten UNESCO-listed world heritage sites. Today, you will be guided to the UNESCO-listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. These heritages are perfect examples of the rich history, fine culture, and architectural treasures of Nepal. At first, you will be taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The art, crafts, and carvings in the palaces, temples, and other monuments of the durbar square are excellent. After that, you will be escorted to Swayambhunath stupa (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath temple, and Boudhanath stupa respectively. (Inclusive of breakfast).
In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel for a drive to the lakeside city of Pokhara. Today, we take a scenic drive along the Prithvi highway for around six to seven hours to Pokhara. We pass through some amazing landscapes throughout the journey. In the first half portion, we will be able to get some stunning views of the Trishuli River along with hills and villages. In the second half, the countryside landscape and the greenery will keep you engaged. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to a hotel in Pokhara. Check in to the hotel and rest for a while. In the evening, we can walk down the lakeside and enjoy some fascinating views of lakes and mountains. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Pokhara (inclusive of breakfast and lunch).
Early in the morning, after breakfast, we take a short drive for around an hour to Nayapul. It is the actual starting point of our trekking journey. From Nayapul, we start walking along a lush landscape to Birethanti. It is a prosperous town inhabited by people of an ethnic community. We follow the streets of Birenthanti and pass the forests of bamboo and a waterfall on the way. We further walk towards Ranghai and ascend up the valley until we reach the village of Tikhedhunga. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/lodge in Tikhedhunga. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Today, we cross a suspension bridge over a stream and ascend up through the stone-paved step stairs to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large village at an elevation of 2800 meters inhabited by the people of the Magar community. We climb up the village and cross the meadows to the campsite where we stop for lunch. We further continue through the trail, pass two streams and climb up to Nagenthanti. From here, we hike up until we open up to the beautiful village of Ghorepani. As we reach the village, we will be able to witness some astonishing views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Tukuche, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, and many more. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/lodge in Ghorepani. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
We wake up early in order to catch the sunrise view from Poonhill, a popular viewpoint in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is known for sunrise/ sunset views and panoramic views of mountains in the Annapurna range. The shimmering glory of golden sun rays over the Annapurna massif from Poonhill looks simply amazing. The panoramic views of mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Tukuche Peak, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Varaha Shikhar, Mt. Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, etc adds to the glory of this place. After enjoying the views, we return back to Ghorepani and follow a trail that takes us to Tadapani. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/lodge in Tadapani. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
We are almost at the end of our trekking journey. Today, we descend down the forested area with beautiful sights of hills and mountains to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a popular Gurung village in the Annapurna region. From Ghandruk, we further descend down to the village of Kimche from where we catch a vehicle that will leave us at our hotel in Pokhara. In the evening, you can explore the streets of Pokhara. The pristine air beside the Phewa Lake with wonderful views of mountains and colorful boats is an amazing experience. If you have time, you can opt for a sightseeing tour around Pokhara city at an additional cost. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Pokhara. (Inclusive of breakfast and lunch).
Concluding our trip, we drive back via the same route along the Prithvi Highway to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Kathmandu. (Inclusive of breakfast and lunch).
Before a few hours of your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the international terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport. (Inclusive of Breakfast).
Fabulous City Tour and Poon Hill Trek!
One of my best tours with a guide that understood me and delivered my wishes. From start to finish our guide Deepak never left us and was most obliging when asked to do something out of his way or arrange a quick alternative to the scheduled tour without a fuss. Always smiled and was willing. My tour started in Kathmandu to Pokhara and Poon Hill and back. Deepak tried twice to get us to see Mt Everest by air but due to weather conditions, we couldn't. That was disappointing but that calls for another trip with this fantastic guide. The choices of Hotels and food outlets were good for the price we paid. On the whole, I would strongly recommend World Alpine Treks to be your guide. Amazing Nepal.
Great experience with Nice People
I had a trip to Poon Hill with Deepak. The Annapurna Panorama Trek itself was a true delight. The trail took us through diverse landscapes, from terraced fields and rhododendron forests to majestic snow-capped peaks. Each day brought new breathtaking views that left us in awe of nature's magnificence. It was a great experience and I can totally recommend trekking with World Alpine Treks!