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Throughout the country, accommodation varies from the luxurious to the basic with lots of different types in between.   Your trek will start and end in Pokhara, and there too the type of accommodation depends on your style and budget.

On treks, the more remote the area, the more simple the accommodation (sometimes just a tent).  Fortunately, on the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, there are nice rooms available in the majority of teahouses. Most rooms have twin beds, and a few have attached bathrooms.  But on the whole, expect shared bathrooms.

On average a twin room in a teahouse on the Ghorepani  Poon Hill Trek will cost you $3-6 per night. Please note you are also expected to eat in the teahouse you sleep in. This is beneficial for trekkers in that it’s easier to relax knowing your bed is nearby, and it helps teahouse owners keep the cost of rooms down.

Here are some sample teahouses on the Ghorepani Trek.  Some have FB pages, and others you can find on review sites:

Accommodation in Tikhe Dhunga

Tikhe Dhunga Guest House (available on FB)

Chandra Guest House (available on FB)

Mamata Guest House

Accommodation in Ulleri

Purnima Guest House

Kamala Guest House

Four Seasons Guest House

Accommodation in Ghorepani

Snow View Guest House (available on FB)

Nice View Guest House

Hotel Sunny

Accommodation in Tadapani

Magnificent Guest House

Grand View Hotel (available on FB)

Himalayan Lodge

Accommodation in Ghandruk

Meshrom Lodge (available on FB)

Heaven View Guest House (available on FB)

Hungry Eye Guest House (available on FB)

How much will Accommodation Cost on the Ghorepani Trek?

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Prices along the trekking route are generally fixed by the local teahouse owners  and/ or authorities.  It is expected that you eat dinner and breakfast in the teahouse you are sleeping in and the price of the accommodation takes this into consideration.

Prices range from $3 to $6 depending on the facilities available at the teahouse (for example, attached bathroom or not). During the off-season it may be possible to bargain a little.

In the peak season prices will remain fixed or even increase a little.  Accommodation is very much in demand in the season so please do not try to bargain more if your original offer has been turned down.  You might find yourself without a bed for the night!

Ensure you have a bed!

Because accommodation is limited and there are a lot of trekkers during peak season, it is a good idea to book ahead.  If you have a porter or guide, he can do this for you.  Or you can contact the teahouse direct.

Please be aware if you arrive late in the evening even your reserved room may have been given away.  So please keep in touch with the teahouse if there is any unexpected delay.

If you have any questions on booking a room, on the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in general, or on any other treks, please feel free to contact Magical Nepal.

Before and After Your Trek – Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Kathmandu

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There are many different areas to stay in Kathmandu but most visitors gravitate towards the tourist hub of Thamel.  This area provides you with a night-life of clubs, music bars, restaurants and shopping.  It’s also a great place to meet other travellers.  On the other hand, it is very touristy, full of pushy street vendors, and noisy.  Avoid a hotel near a bar with late night music – which might be a challenge!

Prices range from a few hundred rupees to a couple of hundred dollars.  So there is something for everyone.  On the more expensive side there is Fairfield by Marriott,  and Aloft (also a Marriott hotel and opening August 2019).  On the mid range side there is the Kathmandu Guest House, Bodhi Boutique Hotel. On the budget end there are numerous small hotels and hostels such as Yakety Yak Hostel and Fireflies Hostel.  The Indian franchise hotel chain OYO has also opened up all over the city.

Other areas to stay in Kathmandu include the original hippy backpackers hub – Freak Street.  Near Durbar Square this area still offers budget accommodation, although many buildings are quite run down now.

On the other side of Thamel is Lazimpat which has a more non-touristy vibe to it.  But here are a number of good hotels also.  The Radisson, The Shangrila, and The Shankar Hotel are in the higher price range with a swimming pool.  Following that is the Ambassador Hotel.  A favourite of ours is Tings Tea Lounge – discreetly placed off the main road the rooms open out into a nice little garden.

Some visitors may like to stay in the Tibetan area of the city – Boudha. Here there is also a wide range of accommodation in a wide range of prices.  Here you can also find the 5 star Hyatt Hotel.

Kathmandu is divided into two parts – Kathmandu and Lalitpur, more commonly called Patan.  In the Patan area, many of the international development agencies can be found.  But there is also a wide range of hotels, restaurants, and bars.  It has a completely different feel to Thamel and is not frequented so much by budget travellers.  Our favourites in this area include the Summit Hotel with its green garden and pool, and for those who need comfortable functional accommodation, the Himalaya Hotel also has a pool.

Other beautiful and unique hotels can be found in more off the track areas of the city.  These include, in descending order of price:

  • Dwarika Hotel, near Pashupatinath Temple
  • Gokana Forest Resort, 5km from Boudha
  • Vajra Hotel, near Swoyambhunath (Monkey Temple)
  • Park Village Hotel, in Budhanilkantha
  • 3 Rooms by Pauline, in Baber Mahal Revisited

See Also: What kind of food is available in Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Pokhara

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At the end of your Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, you will want to spend a few days in the lovely lake town of Pokhara.  Also known as ‘city of seven lakes’ Pokhara has natural and cultural heritage, has an interesting Mountain Museum depicting the history of mountaineering in Nepal, and has both laidback and party nightlife. Find out what you can see and do in Pokhara here. [b]

Accommodation in Pokhara is as varied as the mountains in the Himalayas!  From budget to luxury – there is something for everyone.   At the luxury end, there is the Himalayan Pavilions, a truly eco-friendly resort in a rural area a few kilometers from the airport, and Temple Tree Resort and Spa.  Many of the mid-range hotels in and around the main tourist areas of Lakeside have swimming pools, including the older established Shangrila (a little away from the main tourist area) and Hotel Barahi (on Lakeside).  In the budget line, there are low priced hotels and hostels such as Zostel Pokhara.  In the peak seasons best to check and book online before going.  In the offseason (excluding New Year) you could check them out in person and perhaps get a better deal!

Disclaimer: We are not affiliated to any hotel (other than Bodhi Boutique Hotel and …….)  mentioned in this article.  We recommend you to research hotels via agoda or booking.com before making any booking

Frequently Asked Question about PoolHill Accommodation

Do I have to carry anything for accommodation?

Yes, you have to carry your own sleeping bag.

Is there any way to book accommodation in advance?

No, You can only book it as you go on the trek.

Does the tea house open in winters and offseason?

Yes, the teahouse opens throughout the year.

Is there a heating system in the Tea house?

No, The common dining hall is heated in the evening. The room doesn’t have a heating system.

Is it possible to have a hot shower in the tea house?

Yes, you can have a hot shower with an additional $2 to $3 cost.

Can I charge my phone, camera battery in the tea house?

Yes, you can charge your phone and camera battery in the tea house with an additional $2 to $5 cost.

About Author

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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