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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking is one of the most famous short and easy classic trek trail located in heart of Annapurna region. The most attractive and highest part of trek is Poon Hill (Pun Hill) located at 3210 meters from the sea level. The trek offer excellent views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range, from Poon Hill you can see the best sunrise and sunset views. Trekking in Annapurna, Ghorepani Poon Hill is a first choice to glimpse the Himalayas and different ethnic groups.

Thousands of visitors visited Ghorepani and Poon Hill each year, it is possible to run the trek any time of year but best time to visit in March to Mid May and September to December. Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is suitable for everyone those who are looking easy-medium and short trek in Nepal. Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is possible to make short trek 3 to 4 days go and back same route through the Ulleri Village from Nayapul (Birethanti) but most of trekkers decided to make Ghorepani and Ghandruk circuit instead of returning back same route which is required 5 days to end the trek at Nayapul and 6 days to end the trek at Dhampus Phedi.

During the trek get immense views of Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Annapurna I 8091m, Fishtail / Machhapuchhre 6993m, Nilgiri 7041m, Bharha Shikhar 7647m Annapurna south 7219m, Annapurna II 7939m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Lamjung Himal 6988m, Hiun chuli 6434m and many more white smiling mountains.  Trekking to Ghorepani Poon Hill trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense rhododendron forests and past icy waterfalls where travelers can stop to cool their mind after the walk. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains horizons. The trekking trail passes through the ethnic villages inhabited by Magars and Gurungs.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking is starts from Pokhara, the Lake City with an amphitheater of mountains. Pokhara is access with motor road and flight. The itinerary is possible to extend to visit the natural hot spring at Magdi Tatopani or Jhinu Danda. Below given itinerary is most popular itinerary without visiting the natural hot spring.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan
Day 03: Drive or flight to Pokhara (850m)
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul then trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m)
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2855m)
Day 06: Trek to Poon hill (3210m) to Tadapani (2610m)
Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m)
Day 08: Trek to Pothana (1900m)
Day 09: Trek to Dhampus phedi then drive to Pokhara (850m)
Day 10: Drive or flight to Kathmandu
Day 11: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
Day 12: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 13: Depart Kathmandu


Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Annapurna
Trek Start Point:  Nayapul
Trek End Point: Dhampus Phedi
Trekking Accommodation:  Teahouse / Camping
Trekking Grade: Easy-Medium
Best Season:  March - June / September-November
Max Elevation: 3210m
Duration: 13 Days

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
After you arrive in Kathmandu airport please check our company board outside the main gate there will be our airport representative you will meet with him and he will transferred to hotel by private vehicle and our representative will help you to check-in your hotel after that if time enough, representative will take you to our office for short briefing about the trip but if not enough time then give a short trip brief in hotel and request to pay the due balance for the trip. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan

After breakfast, tour guide will take to you for full day sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including swayambhunath known as monkey temple, Kathmandu durbar square & Patan durbar square then drive back to Hotel. Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (850m)

Trekking staff will arrive at your hotel at 6:30 am to pick you up to tourist bus station for journey to Pokhara. Normally bus leave at 7:00 am from Kantipath and it takes about 7 hours from Kathmandu. Today, you can take a breakfast in your hotel that you order earlier night or request to manage packing breakfast that you eat in bus journey because on the way we are not stopping for breakfast as well not available good breakfast but we stop for a lunch so try to eat Nepalese food (Dal Bhat). Afternoon you arrive in Pokhara then check in your hotel and refresh and look around lakeside. Pokhara is a beautiful valley, with panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. The town of Pokhara is set on the banks of the Phewa Lake. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu providing the perfect starting point for our trek. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Pokhara drive to Nayapul then trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m)
This morning we will drive for about 45 Km. This drive offers you the best view of Annapurna Himalayan range with terraced landscapes and villages and then descending to the Nayapul. From there our trek begins in this warm sub tropical region. The walk follows the Modi River upstream to Birethanti & follows the east bank of Bhurungdi Khola with scenery of waterfalls, high green forest and follows the picturesque trails and finally reaches to Tikhedhunga. Lunch will be eaten en route. Walking distance is four hours and we will stay overnight at Tikhedhunga village where you can enjoy the cool splash of the cascading waterfalls. Overnight at teahouse

Day 05: Tikhedhunga Trek to Ghorepani (2855m)

After breakfast you will continue the trek. The path ascends steeply for couple of hours to Ulleri village with the scenery of terrace landscape and Annapurna Himalaya. From here the path is more gradual up hill on the winding trail through the cool shade of forest; the walk continues mostly uphill, in the midst of the giant rhododendron forest and you finally reach Ghorepani Deurali. Ghorepani is a busy spot on the ridge in the midst of the beautiful rhododendron forest, offering grand views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range to the north and west. Overnight at teahouse

Day 06: Ghorepani Trek to Poon hill (3210m) to Tadapani (2610m)

Today your guide will wake you early in the morning for a 40 minute hike up to Poon hill with the help of flash-light or moon light offering morning glimpse of stars and walking through the Rhododendron forest. Poon hill is named after the hill tribe Pun, inhabitants of Ghorepani and the surrounding area. It is also an Advantage spot for the most panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Dhampus Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna  including Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish Tail), Hiunchuli, Manaslu and Lamjung etc. Nearly 600 km range of mountains can be viewed from this great spot with the spectacular sunrise on the mid western Himalaya range. After a great time here return to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek to Tadapani, we make climb along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). After that we descend to the Banthanti, then turning off to Tadapani. This is a wonderful place with close views of the Annapurna sough and Fishtail Mountains, situated in the midst of the rain and alpine mixed forest. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 07: Tadapani Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m)
Today’s walk leads through the serene forest for an hour on the gradual path to Bhaisi Kharka. From this spot the trail descends with occasional views of the Mt.Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchre (Fishtail). The trial descends through forest, creeks and small streams and into the maze of trails until Ghandruk village. This is a semi-modern village. On reaching Ghandruk at lunch time you have enough time to explore the village and Gurung cultural museum afternoon and relax. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 08: Ghandruk Trek to Pothana (1900m)
We decent down to Modi Khola and start climb up to Landruk village (1545m) a pretty big village inhabited by mixed community of Gurung, Magar and Brahmin as well. Now the trail gently ascends to Tolka (1700m.) and then ascent and level path to Bherikharka. From here, the trail goes steeply up to Deorali (2100m.) with a view of different mountain peaks in panorama. Now the trail gradually descends to Pothana passing through different oak forests. Pothana is a small town resided by Gurung, an ethnic community of Nepal. From here too, you can enjoy the splendid views of various mountain peaks. Overnight at teahouse

Day 09: Pothana trek to Dhampus phedi & drive to Pokhara (850m)
Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi and it takes approximately three hours and drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara by private vehicle. The trail is gently descent up to Dhampus, a village mainly inhabited by Gurung. Now you trek through flat land for some distance and steeply descend to Dhampus Phedi. Now you take vehicle to drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara it takes about 35 minutes driving distance. Overnight at hote

Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus

It takes about seven hours, while driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes. Overnight Hotel

Day 11: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur

After breakfast, tour guide will take to you for full day sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including Boudhanath (biggest Buddhist stupa), Pashupatinath temple (A biggest Hindu temple) & Bhaktapur durbar square then drive back to Hotel.

Day 12: Leisure day in Kathmandu

Today, you have leisure day for relax or shopping in Kathmandu so you can do your own activities by yourself or consult with company to arrange extra activities. Overnight at hotel

Day 13: Depart Kathmandu

After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination

PRICE INCLUDES :-

  • Airport pick up and airport drop by private transportation
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Historical monuments cities sightseeing with tour guide
  • Sightseeing transportation by Non A/C comfortable vehicle
  • Sightseeing entrance fees for historical cities sightseeing
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara & Pokhara to Kathmandu overland transportation by tourist bus
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Twin sharing trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge / Teahouse
  • Pokhara to Nayapul transportation by Car/Van/bus depend on group size
  • Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Desert /fruit after having diner as company provide
  • Government license holder trekking guide /leader for the team
  • One porter who will carry your luggage during the trekking ( Two person get one porter)
  • Annapurna Conservation area project entry fee
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara transportation by car/van/bus depend on group size
  • Nepal Government tax and Office service charge

PRICE EXCLUDES :-

  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu
  • International or domestic air tickets and airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15 days ) and US$ 40 (duration 30 days )
  • Personal trekking equipment s and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and  all type of hot drinks
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

The price will be depending on service quality that you are going to use accommodation (Deluxe, Standard & Budget) in cities and entire the trekking either way normal teahouse or best available or Camping (Fully tented camp) so better to mention us what you are expecting? Please click here to request the price.

If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed  especially for you. Please click here for tailor made trip form.

 


 

 

 

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