What kind of accommodation do we get on the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek?
Normally, the accommodation in the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek will be ordinary and sharing. Except in Ghorepani, trekkers cannot really find luxury accommodation during this trek. It means there are certain hotels/guesthouses which can provide luxury accommodation; otherwise, trekkers will use basic accommodation all around the trip. But basic accommodation doesn’t mean that it is not neat and clean. The beds will be neat and clean and you need to share the room with another individual of the same group. It may be your family, relative, friend, or a person from a different country. Presenting it more clearly, no suite accommodation is available during Ghorepani Poonhill Trek.
Is a trekking permit mandatory for the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek?
It is yes. A trekking permit is mandatory for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek since we are trekking into Annapurna Conservation Area. You require to have both ACAP( Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit) and TIMS ( Trekking Information Management System) for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. Actually, we begin to trek into Annapurna Conservation Area from Nayapool where your trekking permits are checked.
How hard is the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek?
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is graded as a short and easy trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The average working hours for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is 5. You begin your Ghorepani Poonhill Trek from 900m which is Pokhara and slowly ascend up to 3200m which is Poonhill. However, ascending up to Ulleri maybe, sometimes, be challenging for beginners.
What are the climate and weather situations in the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek?
The climate and the weather situation in Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek depend on which season do you choose to trek. For example: if you trek in spring, the weather will be hot and sunny. Additionally, you may get some rain too. However, you will enjoy breathtaking flowering rhododendron and incredible mountain panorama. Next, if you trek in Autumn, you will have the finest weather and climate of the year; neither snow nor rain. Similarly, trekking to Ghorepani Poonhill during winter will also be possible but you may have massive snowfall. And, Ghorepani Poonhill trekking in rainy is not recommended because it rains massively across Nepal including some Himalayan regions.
Does the tea house provide hot water services and Wi-Fi?
Yes, they do. But for these services, they charge you a certain amount. For example, you need to pay Rs 50-100 for a liter of water, and the same is the cost for the installment of Wi-Fi for one device.
How much local currency should I bring for this trek?
Each day your expenses range from Rs.2500-3000 which includes your water and three meals excluding accommodation. Normally, the accommodation charge is paid by the leader which is included in the cost you pay for the company. Also, it depends on how prodigal you are. So, here, you can prepare Rs. 3000 per day.
What kinds of food are available during this trek?
Since Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is not a remote area trekking and is located near Pokhara city, you can enjoy all kinds of foods like you rejoice in major cities of Nepal. Basically, Nepali, Continental, Indian, and many other food items are offered by the hotels/guesthouses during Ghorepani- Poonhill Trek. Actually, both vegan and non-vegan can find their dishes to enjoy during this trek.
Do I need to have high trekking skills for this trek?
Actually not. Very normal skills of trekking like walking at least 4-5 hours in the high hills can accomplish Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. You begin the trek at around 8 in the morning and end at between 4-5 in the afternoon including one hour of lunchtime in between. But, you will encounter numberless stone steps throughout the trek.
What should I wear to the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek?
Just wear normal trekking clothing with a pair of good hiking boots/shoes. You don’t any special temperature resisting down jacket and even you don’t need to wear double pair of socks like you are going above 5000m high. Carry and wear sunglasses and a hat to protect yourself from the sun. Otherwise, don’t do unnecessary expenses to buy and hire special trekking gears for Ghorepani Poonhill trekking.
I don’t have trekking skills; can I still do this trek?
You don’t require any trekking skills of trekking for the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. So, yes, you can still do this trek if you don’t have trekking skills. In fact, it is just like walking in the hills passing through the local villages, waterfalls, and deep woods. But, be ready to cross thousands of stone steps going all the way up.
What is the equipment required for the trek?
You just need to carry very basic trekking equipment for this trek. The ordinary trekking items like a normal daypack or backpack, trekking pants, and t-shirts, a duffle bag, trekking poles if you think you need them, a hat, sunglasses, a warm jacket and socks, water bottle which adjusts both hot and cold water and a pair of reliable hiking boots. Additionally, you can carry other daily-use items and clothing.
Are tips mandatory for the guide and porter?
It is, in fact, a very difficult question to answer. If you work very hard to make someone happy, then, of course, you can expect something extra. It is natural. Isn’t it? However, one shouldn’t force one to give something extra as tips. To be frank, normally, a tip is given at the end of the trip but it is not mandatory. But at the same time, there is no an exact guideline to give the tips.