Ghorepani Poon Hill trek for Volunteer - 5 Days

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About Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the most popular short trek into the Annapurna Region also known as Annapurna Sunrise Trekking, or Annapurna Panorama Trekking.

Situated at an altitude of 3210m, this area is famous for fascinating traditional villages, ethnic communities & rhododendron forests. Similarly, Poonhill offers you the magnificent 360° panorama views of the huge Himalayas i.e. Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, III, and IV, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, Dhampus peak, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, and Manaslu ranges among few others.

How hard is Ghorepani Poon Hill trek? 

DifficultyEasy-Medium
Duration5 days
Max Elevation3,210m
Best TimeAutumn & Spring season whereas you can do in winter & monsoon also
ActivitiesTrekking,Learn Culture,Flora & Fauna exploration
Trekking PermitsACAP Permit, TIMS Card
AccommodationExcellent service with clean bed & food.
MealsIndian/Nepali/Western/Chinese
Starting/Ending pointKathmandu/Kathmandu
RegionAnnapurna, West Nepal
Other InformationCan be done with children, low risk of AMS
Due to its location at a lower altitude, this is a perfect place for trekking throughout the year. This Ghorepani Poonhill trek requires only a moderate level of fitness to complete. With a low elevation of 3,210 meters, the risk of altitude sickness is very minimum.

What is the best time for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

The Autumn season (September to November) is considered to be the best time as this is a peak season for trekking in Nepal. But you have to be well-prepared during this period as the trekking trails will be busy.

Similarly, March to May (Spring Season) is also considered to be the best time as the days are warm & sunny. The vegetation will be in full bloom at this time of year. It offers a beautiful view of the Rhododendron forest also. There will be no rain during this time and the skies will be clear.

June to September is a monsoon season & during this time the snow-capped mountains will look stunning. During this time there will be fewer visits so you do not have to worry about accommodation. The trails will be opened during the winter season (December to February) too. However warm clothes are a must; because temperatures will drop to freezing in the mornings and evenings.

For Volunteer:

Pristine Nepal Treks & Expedition has been coordinating for free volunteering in Nepal since its established. Many of our clients ask for volunteering. They would like to help the needy people of Nepal while they travel to Nepal.

Whenever they search for helping people as a volunteer, they always find NGOs and INGOs who charge big money for it. So, we thought of why this cannot be free. They will help. They will contribute to needy people. Since we started to coordinate for free volunteering in Nepal. We built up a homepage for free volunteering https://free-volunteering-nepal.org/ and of course, many people started to come here.

How does it work?

Volunteers pay for their food and accommodation only which makes it cheap also. Volunteers only need to pay USD 10 per day per person in Kathmandu directly to the host family. The host family provides at least two times Nepali food, accommodation, WIFI, etc. in a day. And volunteers pay Nepali Rupee 800 (USD 8) per day per person directly to the host family on the mountain. The host family provides at least two times of food and accommodation in a day.

Similarly, you are requested to respect the Nepali culture and customs. And you have to enter the host family house before 9:00 in the evening.

What can you do while volunteering in Nepal?

Volunteering is great but you will also have enough time to enjoy your stay in Nepal. You should know that Nepal is very popular for trekking and tour. That is why you can do one of these activities while staying in Nepal.

-Rafting in Trishuli River

-Kathmandu heritage tour

-Chitwan Jungle Safari

Note: This package is designed only for volunteers.

All of the above are designed for volunteers with the best price than another normal price. Similarly, all this trip will require less amount of time to complete which is best for you. And all the trip is also not hard which makes it safer.

If you are not interested in taking Ghorepani Poonhill trek then you can check another trip. However, it is recommended for you to take one of these trips if you want to do volunteering in Nepal through us.

Day 1
Drive to Tikhedhunga via Pokhara

Waking early in the morning, you will go & wait for the bus in Kathmandu bus park & head to Nayapul via Pokhara. Reaching there, you will change to public jeep from Nayapul & drive to Tikhedhunga.

You will Rest & overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 2
Trek to Ghorepani ( 2,750m-06hrs )

After your morning breakfast, you will trek to Ghorepani ( 2,750 m ) with a climb on a series of stone steps (3200 steps)for an hour or more to reach Ulleri village. It is a moderate size Magar village with typical traditional Nepalese style slated roofs built of mud/stones.

From here, a short walk leads to a slow climb into pristine and cool rhododendron forest areas to reach Ghorepani village. It is located on a high ridge within beautiful rhododendron trees. This village populated by Poon people of the Magar tribe which is a famous and popular spot for sunrise & sunset.

Today also, you will rest & overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 3
Poonhill sunrise view & trek to Ghandruk

Today, before the sunrise, you will hike to the top at Poon Hill ( 3,210 m ) for sunrise. There you will catch the striking sunrise over a range of Himalayan peaks. You will see 7th highest Dhaulagiri-10th highest Annapurna with a range of peaks including world 8th highest Manaslu with towering Machhapuchare peak “Fish Tail”.

After an enjoyable and exciting time with eye-catching views from Poon Hill, you will come back to Ghorepani for breakfast & trek to Ghandruk.

Ghandruk is one of the biggest villages of Gurung people. Ghorepani to Ghandruk (1939m, 6-7 hours walking) and then you will overnight stay in at the lodge.

Day 4
Drive to Pokhara & Explore the City

After your breakfast and catching a tremendous mountain panorama view; our final walk leads downhill to the road. The road will head at Phedi where we will drive back to picturesque Pokhara. You will arrive Pokhara within 2.5-3 hours & explore the beautiful Pokhara all day. You will spend your night at here.

Day 5
Drive back to Kathmandu

After your breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu. Day rest & in the evening you can enjoy the nightlife of Thamel. Overnight stay in a hotel.

Cost inclusions

  • Public bus ticket from Kathmandu to Nayapul
  • Public jeep ticket from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga
  • ACAP Permit ( Annapurna Conservation Area Project )
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System )
  • Full board meals during the trek ( Breakfast, lunch, & dinner )
  • Public bus ticket from Ghandruk to Pokhara
  • Taxi to the hotel from Pokhara bus park
  • One night hotel in Pokhara
  • Tourist bus ticket from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Trekking guide

Cost exclusions

  • All type of soft & hard drinks
  • Tips to guide
  • Personal expenses

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From USD $ 380/person
380
Total $ 380 USD

Trip Facts

  • Private vehicle/Jeep/public bus
  • 1+
  • 3,210m

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