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Jaw-dropping Himalayas, terraced rice fields, and vibrant Nepalese culture—this is the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, a 10-day adventure that will leave no trekker indifferent. After exploring the bustling Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, we’ll go to Pokhara, the gateway to the stunning Annapurna region, for that’s where our journey starts. From rhododendron forests and snow-capped peaks bathed in morning light, to picturesque villages along the route; we’ll experience it all. Discover awe-inspiring Hindu and Buddhist monuments, glide across the serene waters of Phewa Lake, and immerse yourself in Nepal’s rich history and traditions. Explore the highest country on Earth, enjoy some seriously good trekking, and return with memories that last a lifetime. This is trekking at its finest—see you in Kathmandu!

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Adventure highlights

  • Poon Hill views

    Your trek will culminate at Poon Hill, which offers offers some of the best Himalayan views anywhere

  • Cultural immersion

    Learn about ancient history and traditions amidst the backdrop of the Himalayas, visiting impressive sites in Kathmandu and along the trek

  • Seamless experience

    Expert guidance, quality lodging, most meals, entrance fees, permits, ground transportation and more is included in the price

Itinerary

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a captivating 10-day journey through Nepal's Himalayan wonders. Begin with a guided tour of Kathmandu's cultural gems before flying to Pokhara and the stunning Annapurna region. Trek through lush rhododendron forests, witness sunrise at Poon Hill, and explore charming villages like Ghandruk. Enjoy serene boating on Phewa Lake and experience iconic Hindu and Buddhist landmarks. Includes expert guides, 4-star accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara, mountain lodge stays during the trek, most meals, group ground transfers, entrance fees, and trek permits. Perfect for adventurers seeking both Himalayan vistas and cultural immersion.

  • Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu in the morning or afternoon, you will be greeted by your guiding company representative and transferred to your accommodation. Take some time to settle in and acclimatize to the vibrant atmosphere of Nepal’s capital city. In the evening, we’ll embark on a city tour starting with Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As the sun sets, ancient palaces and temples take on a mystical glow, surrounded by bustling street vendors and performers.

    Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Kathmandu

    Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Begin your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Optionally, take a one-hour morning mountain flight to witness Everest up close, with guaranteed window seats (additional fee applies). Later, we’ll explore Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) and Boudhanath Stupa. Swayambhunath offers a spiritual experience atop a hill, while Boudhanath, one of Nepal’s largest stupas, immerses you in Tibetan Buddhist culture. In the evening, attend the Aarti ceremony at Pashupatinath Temple.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Kathmandu

    Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • After breakfast, we’ll take an early morning flight to Pokhara, the adventure capital of Nepal. Enjoy breathtaking views of the landscape during the 25-minute journey. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and have lunch at one of the lakeside restaurants. In the late afternoon, we’ll visit the World Peace Pagoda (Shanti Stupa) for panoramic views of the Annapurna range, Pokhara City, and Phewa Lake. We’ll conclude the day with a tranquil boating experience on Phewa Lake.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Pokhara

    Phewa lake in Pokhara, Nepal, with small colorful boats.
  • After an early breakfast at the hotel, we’ll go on a scenic drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, which takes approximately 1 hour. This is where you’ll meet your trekking crew at Nayapul and begin your trekking adventure. The trail follows the riverbank initially, showcasing beautiful Himalayan waterfalls along the way. Take a short break to refresh at a mountain restaurant and enjoy lunch. We’ll then continue uphill for 1.5 to 2 hours, reaching Tirkhedhunga by around 3pm. The lodge at Tikhedhunga welcomes us with picturesque waterfalls and lush green surroundings.

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner
    Accommodation: Mountain lodge in Tikhedhunga (1,500 m / 4,921 ft)

    Rice field in Nayapul, Nepal.
  • Begin the day early with breakfast at Tikhedhunga. The trek starts uphill with many stone steps, gradually warming up your body. After approximately 45 minutes, we’ll enjoy close-up views of Annapurna South and other Himalayan peaks. We’ll trek further uphill through dense forests reminiscent of fairy tales, reaching Banthanti for lunch around noon. After a leisurely lunch, we’ll continue through rhododendron forests for about 2 hours to Ghorepani, arriving by late afternoon.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Accommodation: Mountain lodge in Ghorepani (2,870 m / 9,416 ft)

    Trekker admiring impressive Himalayan views on the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.
  • Wake up early at 4:30am for a sunrise excursion to Poon Hill, famous for its panoramic views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Nilgiri peaks. After soaking in the sunrise spectacle, we’ll return to Ghorepani for breakfast. Then we’ll proceed with a trek uphill for approximately 80 minutes to Gurung Hill, offering fantastic mountain views. We’ll descend slightly for 90 minutes through dense rhododendron forests to Banthanti, where lunch will be served around noon. After lunch, we’ll trek for about 90 minutes with varying elevations to Tadapani, arriving by 3pm. Enjoy magnificent views of Annapurna South and Himchuli from Tadapani.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Accommodation: Mountain lodge in Tadapani (2,600 m / 8,530 ft)

    A group of happy trekkers posing for a picture while on the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.
  • After breakfast at Tadapani, we’ll begin trekking through dense forests, descending for about 3 hours to reach Ghandruk by early afternoon. Ghandruk is a picturesque Gurung village known for its warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage. Feel free to explore the village, interact with locals, and learn about the unique lifestyle shaped by the Gurkha battalions. We’ll enjoy breathtaking mountain views and relax in the serene surroundings.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Accommodation: Mountain lodge in Ghandruk (1,950 m / 6,398 ft)

    Gurung women in her traditional attire with a backdrop of Himalayan peaks, Nepal.
  • Wake up early to catch a beautiful sunrise view from Pothana before breakfast. After breakfast, we’ll trek downhill to Syauli Bazar, approximately 2.5 hours away. Enjoy lunch at Syauli Bazar and bid farewell to your trekking crew. From here, we’ll drive back to Pokhara, a journey of about 30 minutes. Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure, relaxing and reflecting on your trekking experience.

    Meals: Breakfast and lunch
    Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Pokhara

    Vedute of Pokhara, Nepal.
  • After breakfast, take a morning flight back to Kathmandu, enjoying the scenic views once again. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and spend the day exploring the city, or simply relaxing and unwinding. In the evening, we’ll all gather for a farewell dinner to celebrate our achievements and properly say goodbye to each other.

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner
    Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Kathmandu

    Vedute of Kathmandu,Nepal.
  • Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure flight. Depart with cherished memories of Nepal’s landscapes, culture, and the warmth of its people.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Views of the Himalayas from a plane window, in Nepal.
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Meet your guides

Narte Rai
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Narte Rai
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Narte Rai brings a wealth of experience with 25 years as a trekking guide, having worked with Euro-Asia for the past 12 years. As a seasoned trekking leader, Narte has expertly led numerous groups through major trekking regions, particularly in the Everest and eastern regions of Nepal. His extensive knowledge and dedication ensure that every trek is a memorable and safe adventure for all participants.
Euro-Asia Tours and Travels
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Euro-Asia Tours and Travels
Euro-Asia Tours and Travels
Established in 1995, Euro-Asia Tours and Travels has emerged as a premier international travel agency in Nepal, renowned for its exceptional tours and trekking services across Nepal, India, Tibet, and Bhutan. EuroAsia is dedicated to client satisfaction, offering a diverse array of exhilarating travel packages. With a deep commitment to social responsibility, EuroAsia actively engages in community initiatives, reflecting its respect for Nepal’s natural and cultural heritage. Celebrating 29 years of excellence, EuroAsia continues to deliver memorable and seamless travel experiences.
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Ghorepani Poon hill trek
akash s (November 2016, source: Tripadvisor)

I’ve done several trips with this company and have always been very happy. The guides are very friendly and they always took good care of us. I could not be happier and also their itinerary was awesome.

Poon hill Trek
Pranit S (April 2018, source: Tripadvisor)

Euro-Asia gave me an awesome trekking experience!! There were very responsive with my queries and the guides were very friendly. Will never forget this experience.

Great Tour Company!!Highly recommend!
Chalita S (October 2016, source: Tripadvisor)

Great Tour Company!Loved every second of my time spend in this tour! Friendly guides and awesome management. One of the best experience.Highly recommend!

Unforgettable Experience in Nepal with Euro-Asia Treks
uzzalhrm (May 2017, source: Tripadvisor)

It was really a fantastic moment of my life in Nepal. Euro Asia Treks made my time just awesome. Their service exceeds my expectations.

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Frida A (November 2018, source: Tripadvisor)

Love it, it was an amazing experience the places are absolutely beautiful. The culture and the people are incredible

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, local trekking guide with extensive knowledge of the area, along with porters
      • Local tour guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu
      • Local guide for boat ride tour and Peace Stupa tour
      • 10-day Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in Nepal
      • Airport transfer upon your arrival in Kathmandu
      • 4-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara based on double occupancy (single rooms available for an added fee of $360 per person) — 5 nights
      • Accommodation in mountain lodges during the trek (dormitory-style rooms) — 4 nights
      • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
      • All transfers during the adventure, except for Kathmandu-Pokhara flights
      • Entrance fees for monuments and boating fees at Fewa Lake
      • Trek permit and TIMS card for Trekking

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to Kathmandu
      • Meals not indicated in the itinerary (lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Pokhara, except for the farewell dinner)
      • Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara on Day 3 and from Pokhara back to Kathmandu on Day 9 (approximately $205, can be arranged with your guide upon booking)
      • Mountain flight with views of Mount Everest on Day 2 — optional and available for an added fee of $250 per person during the booking process
      • Guide gratuities — customary
      • Travel and medical/rescue insurance
  • The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a moderate trek suitable for most people with a reasonable level of fitness. You should be comfortable hiking for several hours a day while carrying a backpack. No prior trekking experience is necessary, but being physically prepared will enhance your enjoyment of the trek.

    The trek involves several hours of walking each day on varied terrain, including steep uphill and downhill sections. You should be comfortable walking 5-7 hours a day with breaks. Elevations range from approximately 800 meters (2,625 feet) to 3,210 meters (10,531 feet). While most trekkers do not experience severe altitude sickness, some may experience mild symptoms. It’s important to ascend gradually and stay hydrated.

    Engaging in cardiovascular exercises like running, cycling, or swimming before your trip will help improve your stamina and endurance, making the trek more enjoyable. Incorporating strength training exercises like squats, lunges, and weightlifting will help build muscle strength, which is beneficial for the uphill and downhill sections of the trek. That said, keep in mind that you will always have a guide by your side to set the right pace, make regular breaks, offer encouragement, and make the entire experience enjoyable for everyone.

  • Here’s a list of personal equipment you need to bring:

      • Backpack or duffle bag (50-70 L)
      • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
      • Trekking poles — recommended
      • Valid passport & passport scanned photocopies
      • Visa (easy to obtain on arrival)
      • 2 passport-sized photos for your permits
      • Sleeping bag
      • Waterproof bag for your clothes
      • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
      • Sunglasses with UV protection
      • Sunscreen
      • Personal toiletries
      • Camera — optional
      • Power bank
      • Water bottle and thermos
      • Ear plugs
      • Small personal first-aid kit (simple and light) — first-aid tape, Band-Aids, alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc.
      • Toilet paper
      • Medium-sized quick drying towel

    Here’s a list of clothing you need to bring:

      • Waterproof hiking boots with a sturdy sole
      • Waterproof jacket & pants (GoreTex recommended)
      • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
      • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
      • Lightweight thermal tops and bottoms
      • Fleece windbreaker jacket or pullover
      • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket and pants
      • Hiking pants (1-2)
      • Short sleeve t-shirts (3)
      • Long sleeve t-shirts (2)
      • Hiking shorts (1)
      • Non-cotton underwear briefs
      • Heavy polyester or wool socks
      • Trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
      • Lightweight wool or fleece gloves

    Please do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant. Your guide will contact you about any additional equipment at the time of contracting the trip and give you suggestions. Keep in mind that the exact packing list depends on the season, but that you will need to be prepared for different weather conditions.

  • During your Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking adventure in Nepal, your accommodation will vary between city stays and mountain lodges. In Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will stay in 4-star hotels that offer comfortable double-occupancy rooms and amenities. Single rooms in hotels are available for an added fee of $360 per person during the booking process. During the trek, you will stay in the best available lodges along the route. These lodges provide a cozy and authentic mountain experience with dormitory-style rooms, ensuring you rest well after a day of trekking.

    In Kathmandu and Pokhara, breakfast is included with your hotel stay, featuring a variety of continental options. Other than breakfasts, a farewell dinner in Kathmandu is included as well. On the trek, you can expect a full board, which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You will enjoy traditional Nepali cuisine such as Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), along with other common dishes like porridge, Tibetan bread, pancakes, eggs, and tea or coffee for breakfast. For lunch and dinner, you might have momos (dumplings), Thukpa (noodle soup), fried rice, noodles, vegetable curries, and chapati.

    This arrangement ensures that you have a comfortable stay and nourishing meals throughout your adventure, allowing you to fully enjoy the stunning landscapes and culture of Nepal.

  • Round-trip flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the starting point of your trekking adventure, are not included in the package. You can arrange these flights with your guide upon booking the tour, with an expected additional cost of approximately $205. If you want to arrange these round-trip flights, leave a note for the guide during the booking process. Please note that this price is subject to change.

  • Every 1,000 m/3,200 ft you travel above sea level makes aerobic exercise 10% harder. On the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, you will hike at elevations ranging from approximately 800 meters (2,625 feet) to a maximum of 3,210 meters (10,531 feet).

    As you can see, the elevations are relatively moderate, and most trekkers typically do not experience altitude sickness on this trek. However, some trekkers might still experience mild symptoms of altitude sickness, especially if they ascend too quickly without proper acclimatization. Here are a few tips on do’s and don’ts for adapting to high altitude and avoiding altitude sickness:

    Do not eat heavy food the day before traveling to Kathmandu. Make sure you drink between 6-8 glasses of water the days before your trip and during your hike along the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek and make sure to avoid drinking alcohol or smoking. Once you arrive at your accommodation, lie down a few minutes before going out to explore the area. Once you are ready to go out and explore the area, try not to become agitated climbing stairs or walking fast.

    You should also try to include cardio and strength training in your schedule. Cardio means getting your heart rate up by doing things like running, cycling, skipping and burpees. Strength training means using resistance, weights or your body weight to grow your muscles. The fitter you are, the less oxygen your muscles need to move — something invaluable at higher elevations.

  • Apart from the fact that you’ll have a highly experienced and knowledgeable person by your side—who’ll also make sure you have the best time in the country—trekking in Nepal is no longer allowed without a guide. This decision has been made for the tourists’ benefit, as many tourists have gone missing over the past few years when they went trekking by themselves.

  • Yes, to visit Nepal, you must have a Nepalese visa. For the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, you will need a 30-day multiple-entry visa, which is valid for 6 months and costs 50 USD. You can easily obtain it as soon as you arrive in the country, which is usually at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

  • Group sizes and pricing

      • For this group adventure, the maximum client-to-guide ratio is 12:1.
      • It takes a minimum of 2 people for this tour to operate. The maximum group size is set at 12 participants.

    Trekking along the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek can be arranged for private groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • Your Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek adventure starts in Kathmandu, Nepal. To get there, most people fly into Tribhuvan International Airport.

    Most people arrive in the morning or the afternoon on Day 1. Once you arrive, you’ll be greeted by a representative and transferred to your accommodation for a welcome drink and dinner.

  • We highly recommend that you cover all your bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance.

    With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more. Travel insurance covers canceled flights, natural disasters and other scenarios that may interrupt your travel plans.

    If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

  • Deposits

    You can secure one of the set dates with a 30% deposit upon booking. The remaining 70% of the trip price is to be paid 90 days prior to departure, at the latest.

    Cancellations

    Booking fees are non-refundable in all cases. During checkout, however, you can choose one of 57hours’ flexibility options:

    Basic

      • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
      • For cancellations 60 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a 70% refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 0-59 days before the trip, there is no refund.

    Flexible

      • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
      • For cancellations 60 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a full refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 30-59 days before the trip, you are eligible for a 50% refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 0-29 days before the trip, there is no refund.

    Super Flexible

      • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
      • For cancellations 30 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a full refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 0-29 days before the trip, you are eligible for a 50% refund of the trip price.
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