Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 10 Days

Overview

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a ten day trekking package in which you get to hike to the Ghorepani Poon Hills in the vicinity of the Annapurna region where you are able to catch the specialties of the natural wonders that are on offer, like viewing the majestic snow-capped peaks of the area, take a bath in the hot springs of Tatopani on the way, and climb the hills of Poon for a breath-taking four-dimensional view of north, south, east and west.

The pivotal point of the trek is when you get to the top of Poon Hill which lies not very high like the other peaks in the vicinity of Annapurna at 3210 meters above sea level, but for the fact of the vantage point of views which it gives you from there, is simply majestic and is worth the while coming all the way. You get a spectacular view of the sun rising and setting over the mountain ranges to the north, these snow-capped peaks giving a golden sheen in the glow. The rest of the day is just as wonderful with the panoramic sights of the surrounding areas and hills. The trek, itself ahead of reaching, Poon Hill is equally enthralling with the hot water springs, making Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek all the more worth it. The landscape, the villages which you pass, all seem to come alive with what they have to offer, making this eco-trek rather one of the friendliest. So much so that you might be taken up with wanting to trek around in the vicinity of the Annapurna region to see what other secrets it has to offer.

There is much that one can gain from this short but sweet romantic trek in the vicinity of the Annapurna area. It seems like the rejuvenating bath taken on the way, gets you relaxed in the comfort, getting you ready to take the next level of excitement of the top of Poon Hill (not a tall hill by any means) but the panoramic, romantic view of the sights and sound capture by the mental imagination – makes the trek so worth every penny invested in it. Morning or evening is the best part as the sun’s rays, hitting the snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna and others seem as if they are covered in scintillating glow of golden confetti, so much so, it and the area around would seem as if “Mid-Summer Night Dream” was true. It is not only the climax of the hike, but also the excitement which builds up, with each river you pass, each village you stop at displaying their culture and tradition and the flora and fauna just seems to build in this short span of time. There is the trails and forest that you pass through, always parting their secretive glimpses of the Snow-capped peaks and Annapurna and Machhapuchhre, removing any fatigue that might build seeming to beckon you on, every step of the way.

So much so, thought this might be a short trek, you might take for constraints of time, it will simply rejuvenate you mentally and physically, that you would look to do some more treks like Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Ghandruk Loop Trek and Mardi Himal Trek ones in trekking in Annapurna region.

How easy are the daily hike?
The daily hikes are comparatively easier than some of the other trekking destination. There are some climbing ascends which are not much telling on the body as a whole. If any, that does crop up as naturally it is a mountainous region which you are doing the trek, they are alleviated by the fabulous sight on while on the hike. Plus, the nightly rest you get is comforting at the lodges provide at the different villages where you would stop each night at. The little exercise coupled with the natural unpolluted environment in which this trek is done, will only help to freshen your mental and physical well-being. And, in the bargain might make you to consider doing one in another region of the Himalayas, like the ones in Trekking in Everest in the shadow of this gigantic and world’s tallest peak.

Outline Trekking Itinerary for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Pokhara 6-7 hours bus ride
Day 04 : Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1540m) 4-5 hrs walk
Day 05 : Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2870m) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 06 : Ghorepani to Poonhill (3210m) to Tadapani (2710m) 6-7 hrs walk
Day 07 : Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m)
Day 08 : Ghandruk to Nayapul (1070m) to Pokhara
Day 09 : Pokhara to Kathmandu (25 Minutes Flight)
Day 10 : Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy sightseeing tour to various historical/natural/cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Enjoy terrific Pokhara - Kathmandu - Pokhara journey known for mind-blowing sceneries
  • Explore around Pokhara, the most beautiful lake city of the country, also known for providing superb mountain views
  • Enjoy views of Annapurna, Machhapuchchhre (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri, Himalchuli etc.
  • Enjoy the magnificent view of sunrise from the Poon Hill, and sunset from Tadapani
  • Pass through gushing rivers, green countryside, alpine meadows, valleys, glaciers etc.
  • Get along with ethnic people and their culture
  • Board scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Witness variety of floras and faunas

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival at Kathmandu

On this day, you will be entering the country of Nepal. So a representative from the company will be there to welcome you at the International Airport in Kathmandu. He will then take you to your three star hotel allotted. If you have any time in the day left, you are free to do as pleases you – walk around the vicinity of the city, near you hotel or just freshen up and relax.

Day 2
Sightseeing and trek preparation in Kathmandu

Today, you will be taken on a sightseeing trip around Kathmandu. You will be taken to four of UNESCO World Heritages Sites, the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swaybhunath Temple Stupa and Baudhanath Stupa. Each being entranced in the culture, tradition, religion and historical evolution of Kathmandu and Nepal.
Later in the evening at the hotel, you will have a meeting with the folks who will be controlling the actual trek.

Day 3
Kathmandu to Pokhara – 6 to 7 hour Bus ride

Early in the morning, you will be taken by tourist bus to Pokhara which will be about 7 hours to reach, but worth the time in the bus. The ride with give you your first insight into what rural Nepal looks like with the villages on the highway, the lush green hill sides and the river with its rafter which will keep you company most of the way. On reaching Pokhara, you are checked into a hotel and after which you can spend the time remaining in the day, to stroll around in the lake side city

Day 4
Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1540 m) 4 to 5 hours hike

Today eventually, you begin your trek, but first you are taken to Nayapul in a vehicle and then start hiking. The part starts ascending to Birenthanti, a town of culture on the banks of the Modi Khola. Then the path takes to Sudami, Hile and finally Tikhedhunga where we stop for the day at a Lodge.

Day 5
Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2970 m) 5 to 6 hours hike

Completing breakfast early, we begin the hike to Ulleri village and then starts ascending to Ghorepani. On the way, you will get stunning sights of the Northern Himalayas and also walk through forest of rhododendron and oak trees. At Ghorepani, we stay the night at a lodge.

Day 6
Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210 m) to Tadapani (2710 m) 6 to 7 hours hike

Today we get to the main attraction for which we came, Poonhill from where we are offered stunning views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Machhapuchhre Mountain ranges. With the early morning hike to it while catching the scintillating sun rise over the mountain ranges and the cool pine and rhododendron woods through we hike. We take our time at the top taking in all wonders around it has to offer, after which, we set off for Tadapani. Getting to Tadapani just ahead of the sun sinking, we get a memerizing view of the sun set as dusk begins to take control. We stay at Tadapani at a guest house for the night.

Day 7
Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940 m)

Today, from Tadapani, we hike to the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk. We descend down via the trail to Baisi Kharka crossing some streams, forests and finally getting to Ghandruk. Here we pay a visit to the village museum which showcase village life in Nepal. We stay the night at a lodge.

Day 8
Ghandruk to Nayapul (1070 m) to Pokhara

After having an enjoyable time at the village, today we hike to Nayapul from where we are picked up and driven to Pokhara by private vehicle. At Pokhara, we check into a hotel and stay the night.

Day 9
Pokhara to Kathmandu (25 min flight)

Today, we taken to the airport in Pokhara and flown to Kathmandu in a flight that should take at the most 25 minutes. In Kathmandu, we are checked into a hotel for the night. In the evening, you will be taken to an authentic Nepali restaurant for a farewell dinner with the staff of the company.

Day 10
Transfer to airport for your onward destination

Now that your trek and other parts of it are completed, a representative from the company will take you to the airport to bid you farewell, three hours ahead of your flight for check in formalities.
At Breakfree Adventures, we only hope that you had had a fabulous time with our Ghorepani Poonhill trek, where we always take your comfort and security seriously. We also hope that you would use us, in your next trekking adventure to Nepal.

Cost

What is Included

  • Airport pick up/drop by a private vehicle.
  • Three night’s accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Guided Kathmandu city tour at 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites with private vehicle and guide.
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara transfers by a tourist bus. (Option: Flight or private vehicle)
  • Two night’s accommodation in Pokhara including breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Pokhara - Nayapul - Pokhara transfers by a private vehicle.
  • All accommodations during the trek at lodges/Teahouse.
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Experienced Government licensed English speaking trekking guide and necessary porters (1 Porter for 2 trekkers) on the trek.
  • Trekking staff costs like their transportation, food, accommodation, wages, and insurance.
  • Pokhara - Kathmandu by a flight with domestic airport departure tax.
  • Annapurna Conservation area (ACAP) entrance permit fee.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees. (Please bring 2 passport size photos for TIMS & ACAP Permit)
  • First Aid medical kit (carried by your trek guide).
  • Trek gears like duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag and walking pole. (To be returned after the trek)
  • Our souvenir to you - Breakfree Adventures T-shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • Farewell dinner in Authentic Nepali Restaurant after the trek completion.
  • All government and local taxes, VAT.

What is Not Included

  • Lunch or Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Monuments entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal visa fee (bring accurate USD cash, US$30 per person for 15 days, and two passport photos)
  • Extra accommodations in Kathmandu or Pokhara if required.
  • International airfare and travel insurance.
  • Any kinds of drinks or personal expenses (tea/coffee, hot chocolate, boiled water, bottled water, soft drinks, beer, phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, hot shower etc.)
  • Tips for guide and porters.
When is the best time to do Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking?

The best time to do Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is from pre-monsoon (February, March, April and May) and post-monsoon (late September, October, November and December). Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking can also be done in January and early September which is winter so the trail will be filled with snow with freezing cold in the mornings and the nights. Monsoon season receives a lot of rain with slipper and muddy trails, and landslide sometimes too.

What is the Ghorepani poon hill trek difficulty?

Ghorepani poon hill trek difficulty is moderate compared to other treks in the Annapurna region. No technical parts using ropes or ice axe are required. Annapurna is a very accessible region and one of the popular trekking destinations of Nepal. Almost anyone can undertake treks in the Annapurna region.
But those with weak ankles, lungs, heart problems may suffer more difficulty and requires well preparation. Depending on the season, there can also be snow and ice on the trails.

What is the level of fitness for this trek?

It’s a moderate graded trek with an average walking hour of 4-5 hours per day (in longer days 4-5 hours), so anyone with normal fitness can accomplish this trek. Previous trekking experience or technical experience isn’t required. If you don’t have a previous trek experience or do not exercise regularly, we recommend that you go for a little exercise and daily walking before your trip.

Is travel insurance for Ghorepani poon hill trek required?

Absolutely! You are recommended to get travel insurance that covers even at higher altitudes i.e. up to 3000m. The insurance policy usually doesn’t cover over 3,000 meters of altitude. So, make sure these things while purchasing travel insurance for Ghorepani poon hill trek and read their policie

Do I get altitude sickness on Ghorepani poon hill trek?

At higher altitudes, anyone might experience altitude sickness regardless of how you fit you are or age-difference. Those who haven’t lived at high altitudes may also suffer from altitude sickness (also called as AMS or altitude motion sickness). The highest point on this trek goes above 3000 meters (Poon hill 3210m) so altitude sickness can occur. The best thing to do is walk slow and proper hydration altitude sickness on Ghorepani poon hill trek can be prevented.

How is Ghorepani poon hill trek accommodation?

Family-run lodges often called ‘Teahouses’ are in the Annapurna region. Especially the higher you go accommodation is limited, so the room may differ from a private single/double room to a bed in a dormitory. Ghorepani poon hill trek accommodation is very basic accommodation and usually be shared shower and toilet facilities. All lodges have a communal dining hall. Though basic, these teahouses are clean and welcoming, friendly and warm resting place after a tiring day’s trek.

What is Ghorepani poon hill trek food?

Lodges on the trail offer wide choices for foods and drinks. These contain typical Nepali meals to the continental dishes. Nepali dish ‘Dal Bhat’ with season vegetable and pickle. Or, go for pizza, momo, noodles, macaroni, sizzler, sandwich, burger, etc. Different types of coffee, fruit juice, and alcoholic drinks are also available. If you have booked a package tour then the company handles all costs. But if booked on service only then Ghorepani poon hill trek food cost to US$25-30 per person per day for lunch/dinner, where breakfast will be included. But on high altitude treks, avoiding alcoholic drinks is a good idea.

Is drinking water available during the trek?

Bottled water can be bought or you can take along a bottle and fill the bottle with tap water with purifying tablets. These can be bought in Pokhara before the trek. Most brands of purification tablets take just 30 minutes before you can drink. Drinking a minimum of 3 to 4 liters of water per day is recommended.

What foods should I bring with me?

Bringing snacks and protein bars is good. Daily meal includes Dal Bhat – Nepali meal which is already high in carbohydrate. If you bring your own food, lodges may charge you an additional cost.

Will the company arrange a trekking permit for Ghorepani poon hill trek?

Yes, and trekking permit for Ghorepani poon hill trek includes ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) entry fee and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card. Annapurna conservation area entry fee is US$30 per person. TIMS card is US$10 per person. Both of the permits are already included while booking so you don’t have to worry about it.

Can I take showers during the trek?

Showers are available at Lodges. Especially the higher up you go there will usually be shared bathrooms in most lodges. Hot water shower needs to be paid per person. As you go higher, the colder it gets and you may have to think for the second time for a shower. Wait just a few days until your descent. Wet wipes can be used to clean your body but in trek, it might come expensive. So it is good to buy them in Pokhara or Kathmandu.

Where should I buy trekking gear?

You can bring trekking gear from your home country. They can also be bought in Kathmandu or Pokhara at many trekking shops around there. But, most of the trekking gears you get here are not up to standard though are comparatively cheaper. So, it’s up to you to decide. The last option to buy them is in Pokhara if you forget any trekking gears.

Is charging my camera, mobile possible?

All the electronics can be charged in lodges with an extra cost of US$2-6 per hour. Further up you go, the price for charging increases.

If I get sick during the trek, what will happen?

Sickness depends upon its nature. For mild sickness usually descending to a lower altitude with the help and support of the guide or porter is done. For serious illness, emergency helicopter evacuation service is arranged. Our guide will be in constant contact with us and takes immediate action as per the situation. This is where travel insurance comes covering for a medical evacuation service and other medical expenses. Our guides carry first aid kit with basic medication like simple painkillers, altitude sickness tablets, bandages, balm for muscle aches and medication to treat diarrhea and vomiting. They are experienced trek guides and will take care of you if anything happens to you.

Can this trek doing alone okay?

Solo trekking to the Ghorepani poon hill is possible. You can trek without joining a group or you can even trek without any trekking guide too. The trek is completely safe for solo trekkers. But please keep in mind that it will be safe only if you have prior experience of high altitude treks. Otherwise, chances are a novice trekker walking alone may go through several unexpected complications.

Is Ghorepani poon hill trek safe?

The trail to Ghorepani poon hill trek is among the safe trekking routes if certain precautions are taken and the trails aren’t particularly dangerous. There is least to no news of trekkers being theft or any unpleasant behaviors by the locals.

Is support of a trekking guide required?

Booking the trek with us, we shall provide our experienced trek guide and necessary porters. Hiring a trekking staff or booking an organized trek is not mandatory but doing it individually without experienced staff completely depends upon you.

Do I need a porter?

If you are fit and can carry your own baggage which comes to 15 kg maximum and walking the high mountain terrains then hiring a porter isn’t necessary. Otherwise, hiring a porter is a good idea where you only have to carry your day-pack. The maximum load is 15 kgs each porter.

Is Ghorepani poon hill luxury trek available?

Ghorepani poon hill luxury trek is possible with luxury lodges available at several locations like Majgoan, Landruk, Ghandruk, Birethant and for the rest of the other stops/overnight stays, we need to use the best available lodges. These lodges also have the finest services and the best food.

What are tips for Ghorepani poon hill trek?

Tipping is not mandatory but let’s not forget that it has become a custom to show gratitude towards your guide and porters who made it all possible for you to finish the trek. You can give them a certain amount as tips for Ghorepani poon hill trek as per your desire at the end of the trek.

Will I get wifi on Ghorepani poon hill trek?

Wifi on Ghorepani poon hill trek is available. Annapurna Region has a good coverage network for NCELL – the local mobile company from which you can use net by purchasing mobile data.

Taking children on this trek is possible?

Taking along children for this trek is an unwise decision. But if they are old enough to trek for days at high altitudes in a cold climate, it shouldn’t a problem. Make sure, they have prior experiences of a few days hike and high altitudes.

Does the trekking staff have a first-aid kit?

Our trek guide carries a comprehensive first aid kit with basic medication for altitude sickness, cold, diarrhea, headache, etc. All of our guides are trained on mountain wilderness medicatio

Sleeping bags, walking poles, duffle bag are required for this trek?

Your lodge where you get a room provides a blanket. But the blanket can’t be sufficient at all times. To be on the safe side bringing along sleeping bag is suggested which we shall provide and already included in the tour cost.

How much money is required each day?

You do not have to carry much cash if you have booked a full tour package from your travel company since your trek guide shall take care of your accommodation and daily meals. Besides that only a few extra costs incur like for bottled water, charging mobile phones/cameras, shower, extra tea/coffee and of course alcoholic drinks also tipping your guide and porters. So, carrying Nepalese Rupees equivalent to a few hundred USD is recommended.

Is there ATM on Ghorepani poon hill trek?

ATM on Ghorepani poon hill trek isn’t available. Exchanging into Nepali rupees before the trek in Kathmandu or whilst in Pokhara is the only option.

What is walking hour per day?

Usually, it’s about 4-5 hours in most of the days and in longer days is 4-6 hours. The walks must be slow and steady.

What is the group size? Can I do this trek privately?

The maximum number is 15 trekkers. Yes, you can also do this trek privately with your personal guide and porter.

Where should I store my luggage in Kathmandu before going to trek?

Your hotel where you stay in Kathmandu will store your luggage that you don’t want to take to trek without any charge. Later on, you can pick up your luggage after the trek. If you are starting the trek from Pokhara then you can store it at your hotel in Pokhara.

From where can I call home, my families or friends?

Almost everywhere there is phone service from where you can call back home. Your mobile phone also works depending upon mobile service providers.

What is the Ghorepani poon hill trek packing list?

Ghorepani poon hill trek packing list depends upon the season you travel. During winter warm clothes are suggested. These include down jacket, thermal longs and top, comfortable trekking trousers, t-shirts, fleece, windproof jacket, hat, scarf, and gloves. In monsoon requires rain gears are suggested and in summer, still requires light warm clothing. At most cases, your company already provide down jacket and sleeping bag. Besides, clothing can be purchased in Kathmandu at Thamel area or Pokhara as well where numerous trekking shops exists with both local and foreign brands.

What will be the Ghorepani poon hill trek weather?

Ghorepani poon hill trek weather depends upon the season of you travel. Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is a low altitude trek. During spring, it’s warm and cool. In winter, temperatures will drop to freezing mornings and evenings. The average temperature at Ghorepani is 4 degree Celsius. But at lower regions, the day time temperatures comes around 15 degrees Celsius.

Trip Information

We will provide you with comprehensive information on the every trek and tour we arrange. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require more information or have any questions, we are more than happy to assist you in anyway.

When to go:
Spring (Feb – May) and Autumn (Sept- Dec) are the best seasons for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking. The weather is sunny and warm offering outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing in higher elevations. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, only issue is cold (obviously). Trekking in summer/monsoon (June, July) will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during monsoon and winter the routes are not packed and you could enjoy rather best of nature.

Travel Insurance:
Travel insurance is highly recommended and is in fact compulsory should you be going trekking, rafting, paragliding etc. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, loss of luggage, etc. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please check with your insurance company that adventure activities and trekking above 3000m are covered in your policy, as some companies do not cover such things. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday; if you cannot provide this at the start of the holiday, you will be required to take out a suitable policy at that time.

Meals and Accommodation:
In Kathmandu, we normally use three star tourist standard hotel with breakfast but can upgrade/downgrade upon request. During the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, we provide the best available guest house which is called Tea house(lodge). Tea Houses are more like hotels, with hot showers, western food, and private rooms (twin sharing). Some guesthouses are basic with shared washing and toilet facilities. If you are travelling in a group, you will share a room with someone else of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room, you may indicate your preference on request and pay a supplement. Keep in mind that there are several places which do not allow single accommodations during peak season, but we will try our best to accommodate your preferences if possible. In this arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-houses (Lodges) and lunches in local restaurants en-route. Furthermore as you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.

We provide quality food in sufficient quantities (breakfast, lunch and dinner) from guesthouses chosen from a menu. While Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive due to the extreme locations. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks and in some areas you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy bottled mineral water from local lodges and shops en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills.

Fitness and Experience Required:
Our 10 days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have ability to walk at least 5-6 hours a day with a light day pack. Walking in higher altitude is physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, you can accomplish the 10 days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior of the trip is good idea to enhance your strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

The Trekking Group:
For the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, there will be one Guide, assistant Guide (8 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porters for luggage carrying (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group is sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking for group of any size, but generally have a maximum of sixteen people, as weve found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if youd like to make a group booking for more than twelve people together, we can arrange this too.

Trekking Guides and Staff:
The most significant thing that makes your Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking successful, enjoyable and memorable is the expert, experienced, courteous and helpful trek and Guide and the crew members who have ability of operating your days in the mountain smoothly. Your trip will be led by the best and most professional Guide. All of our Trekking Guides are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, Guiding skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities Breakfree Adventures employs staffs who have plenty of knowledgeable about culture, flora and fauna, geography, and history of Nepal. Trekking Guide of Breakfree Adventures are also trained with following trainings to make them educated on potential medical issues during their trek, biodiversity and environmental issues, English language, etc:
Intensive Wilderness First Aid – KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)

-Trekking Guide Training – Nepal Governments Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel -Management and Tourism Training Centre of Nepal
-Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
-English Language – KEEP(Kathmandu environment education project)
-Conservation and Biodiversity TAAN
-Rock, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (Climbing leaders) Nepal Mountaineering Association

Our Trekking Guides obviously speak English sufficient enough to communicate but please consider this is not our mother language. The guides and porters know the routes and locality like the back of their hand, they practice the local culture themselves and they are extremely passionate about their country and its cultural aspects.

Climate and Weather:
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalayan foothills, where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.

Himalayan weather can be unpredictable where nights are generally cooler and days warmer. It’s a bit colder during the winter season (Jan to Feb) but days can be quite warm and lovely if the sun is shining. You can expect a bit of snow in the months of January/February and December. Expect the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to -15 deg C low.

Safety and Security:
Security and safety are a high priority of our company however there are risks associated with adventure travel that you should consider before booking. Our trip operators constantly monitor their areas of operation and will cancel or re-route a trip if they feel a destination is unsafe. The decision to travel to a particular country or region is a personnel one.

Responsible Travel
Breakfree Adventures is a leading trekking and travel agency with dedicated travel Professionals who are well trained to give you the best of what Nepal has to offer. Our professional team follows a social philosophy that accepts responsibility for the local people and the environment in which we work. We respect the natural environment and the culture of our country, and we help travellers from around the world discover the natural beauty and cultural treasures of Nepal. We know that responsible travel tries to minimize the impact of tourism on the environment and maximize employment and income-generating opportunities for local communities. The whole of Nepal, including those living in remote rural areas that have very few other opportunities for development, benefits from sustainable tourism.

Breakfree Adventures is passionate about preserving the environment. As responsible tour guides in Nepal, we strive to maintain a symbiotic relationship with the local communities through which we travel. While trekking to different destinations, we choose environmentally- friendly lodges that respect the needs of their staff members. We take care of our staff as well as our valued clients. During our treks and other trips, we follow a zero garbage policy (“pack in, pack out”) and leave nothing behind in the campsites. We always welcome your feedback and comments regarding responsible travel, so please send an e-mail to let us know what you think.

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trip Facts

  • Nepal
  • 09 Nights/10 Days
  • Minimum 2 People
  • Private vehicles, Tourist bus & Flight
  • 3210m/10531ft
  • Moderate
  • Nayapul
  • Nayapul
  • Cultural Sightseeing & Trekking
  • 4 - 6 hours each day
  • Lodge/Teahouse trek
  • Poon Hill, Ghandruk Village. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), Pokhara
  • Hotel/resort in Kathmandu and Pokhara, lodge/teahouse during the trek

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