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This section contains all the free and independent information you will need for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.  It will tell you about the best time to go/ weather, altitude, costs, distances, lodges, and food.  And more!

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is particularly good if you have less time for trekking, if you have never trekked before, or if you are traveling with children.  It’s a great introduction to the lifestyle of the people of the Himalaya Mountains.  Naturally, it also gives you fabulous views and close contact with the mountains in the Annapurna Range.

This is what you came for, right? This is a relatively easy trek, done at low altitudes but still with spectacular panoramic views from Poon Hill. It can be done in 3, 4 or 5 days.

We recommend 5 days so you can fully enjoy the environment, take in the stunning mountain views, and not work too hard  at hiking!  For those with limited time and lots of energy doing this trek in 3 days will stimulate you and we hope you will come back for more.

Permits and Cost of the trek

You need two permits for this trek – an Annapurna Conservation Permit at Nrs3,000 per person, and a TIMS Trekkers Permit at Nrs 2,000 per person. Look here for more information.
Overall expect to pay US$30 per day for basic accommodation and food. You will need to add in another US$25 minimum for road transport.

Thing You Should Know Before Doing the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

You might want to consider the best time to do this trek, how many days you want to trek for and what kind of food and accommodation you will find on the trail. This is a relatively easy trek at low altitude, except for the hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m). You will not be in danger of getting altitude sickness. You should also not have any real health and safety issues. But take the normal precautions: bring your own medicines (if required), take care on slippery trails (walking poles are a good idea), bring rain gear in the summer (monsoon time), bring plenty of sunscreen lotion, especially for children. There is phone network coverage and internet in this area.

Best Time and Itinerary Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

Spring and autumn are the most popular times for trekking in Nepal because of the great weather and clear skies. Naturally, these are also the busiest times with plenty of trekkers on the trails and accommodation is at a premium. More information about the weather and conditions at other times of the year can be found here.

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Pradeep is the co-founder of Magical Nepal. He has trekked to almost all the trekking places in Nepal. He has been to Everest base camp more than eight times. He is the one who mostly answers your queries by giving the personal touch and experience.

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