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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the most popular picturesque, short and easy trekking located in the heart of the Annapurna Himalayan region of Nepal. Ghorepani is situated at 2855 meters and Poon Hill at 3210 meters. Trekking up to Ghorepani and Poon Hill is an ideal option for those who want to do an easy and short trekking in Nepal Himalayas and want to see the high mountain views. After about 45 minutes of the climb from Ghorepani, you will reach Poon Hill, one of the most popular hill stations overlooking the Annapurna Massif range and the Dhaulagiri mountain range with stunning sunrise and sunset. The trek up to Ghorepani and Poon Hill is suitable for people of all ages, especially families with children.

On this trek, you will get panoramic views of Mount Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Annapurna I (8091 m), Fishtail/Machhapuchhre (6993 m), Nilgiri (7041 m), Bharha Shikhar (7647 m) Annapurna South (7219 m), Annapurna II (7939 m), Annapurna III (7555 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Lamjung Himal (6988 m) and Hiunchuli (6434 m).

Apart from mountain views, you will find beautiful landscapes, blooming rhododendron forests, varieties of birds, river basins, Gurung Museum, mountain village life, different ethnic groups and their culture. The trek trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense rhododendron forests and past icy waterfalls where trekkers can stop to cool their minds after a walk. There is a fascinating glimpse of the high mountain horizon around every corner. The trail passes through the inhabited ethnic villages of Magar and Gurung.

Below given Ghorepani Poon Hill trek itinerary, the trek starts from Nayapul/Birethanti (46 km from Pokhara) and ends at Dhampus Phedi which is more commonly used, but from Ghandruk is possible to go to Pokhara via Birethani in a single day, if you don’t have enough time to continue trek to Dhampus Phedi. Although, if you want to make a short 3 to 4 day trek you need to go through the Ulleri village and return through the same route.

If you want to extend your stay in this trekking trail absolutely possible you may extend to go Magdi Tatopani or Jhinu danda (both places offer the best natural hot springs for taking a bath). This trekking can be done throughout the year.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (850 m) by tourist bus
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul then trek to Tikhedhunga (1577 m)
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2855m)
Day 06: Trek to Poon hill (3210m) to Tadapani (2610 m)
Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk (1,940 m)
Day 08: Trek to Pothana (1900 m)
Day 09: Trek to Dhampus phedi then drive to Pokhara (850 m)
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus
Day 11: 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: 11 Days

US$ 860 Per Person

PRICE INCLUDES:-

  • Airport pick up and airport drop by private transportation including before and after the trek
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (2 and above participants get twin sharing room in 3-star standard hotel)
  • Historical monument city sightseeing with a tour guide
  • Historical monuments city sightseeing transportation by Non A/C Comfortable Vehicle
  • Kathmandu sightseeing/monument visits Entrance fees
  • Accommodation in Pokhara as per the itinerary with complimentary breakfast (2 and above participants get twin sharing room in a tourist standard hotel)
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and return transportation by tourist bus
  • Trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge/Teahouse (2 and above participants get twin sharing room)
  • Three time meals a day during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/Main course
  • Dessert (Fresh Fruits/Chocolate) after dinner on behalf of the company
  • One Experienced English-speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide and his food, accommodation, and salary
  • Porters carrying your luggage while trekking (Two guests get one porter carrying a maximum of 25 kg of luggage)
  • Pokhara to Nayapul and Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara transportation by private vehicle
  • Annapurna Conservation area project entry fee
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Nepal Government taxes and office service charge

PRICE EXCLUDES:-

  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • International and domestic air tickets
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all types of hot drinks in Trekking
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Hot water, battery charge and hot shower charge during the trek (If need to pay)
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Expenses resulting from delays beyond our control in case of weather, flight cancellations, or natural calamities
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

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: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
After breakfast, Kathmandu visits Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Boudhanath Stupa which are all World Heritage Sites. Durbar Square throws light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important pilgrimage places for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as Monkey Temple and Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. Late in the afternoon, we introduced you to your mountain/trek guide. 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: Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination

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