GHOREPANI POON HILL TREKKING

GHOREPANI POON HILL TREKKING

Trip Overview

  • Exploring traditional cultures of Annapurna region, i.e. Gurung, Thakali and Magars
  • Trek throughout the beautiful Rhododendrons forest.
  • Explore the cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu city
  • Magnificient sunrise with excellent mountain views from Poon Hill
  • Adventurous tea house and easy trek which is popular among the beginners.
  • Explore the paradise of Pokhara valley

DURATION
11 Day(s)
Tour Type
Wildlife and Adventurous
Start Point
Kathmandu
End Point
Kathmandu
Best Season
Throughout the year
Mode of Transportation
jeep/Trek
Max elevation
3210m

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Ghorepani poonhill Trek which is one of our special trek packages that leads you to the foothills of splendid Annapurna amidst the craggy hills of Ghandruk. If it’s your first time in the Himalayas, then begin your with The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. This is a extraordinary retreat that matches the mesmerizing beauty of journey nature with a taste of the unique local culture that makes your journey so relaxed.

The enthusiasm of the local folks with the panaromic landscapes that can be viewed from Poon Hill, a colorful small village that also acts up as a box office viewpoint based inside the Annapurna Conservation Area at the height of 3,210m; is something more than what you actually value for money. The great scenes of fishtail [Machhapuchre] peak & the Modikhola River is a treat to enjoy. Close by, there are well marked routes to hike around, angelic mountains to wathc at, fishes to catch & lovely rare birds to spot; this is actually what you experience on this trip. Gorgeous rhododendrons & elegant sunrise & sunsets are also a welcome reward you relish on this trip. It’s awesome wherever you go.

This 11 day trip is executed for those travelers who have wish to visit in the beautiful country sides with astonishing mountain views along with their family in a short holiday. If the trekkers looking for more adventorous demanding trek in the Annapurna region then please do visit our Annapurna circuit trek, Annapurna Sanctuary trek.


Trip Itineraries

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After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in medieval and modernized Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by our office representative and transfered to the hotel. After check in and some refreshments, our senior sherpa guide will come to meet you and give you a brief orientation about Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. You can then go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with the neighbourhood, have supper and go to bed. This is your first overnight in the valley of temples and cows, probably the most in the world.

The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, being the historical and cultural heart of the country, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and other types of adventure seekers. The city is a marvelous amalgamation of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western cultures and influences. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities. These two cities, like Kathmandu, have a rich historical, cultural and religious legacy which is reflected in the many temples, monuments and artifacts that they contain. You will be taken on a half-day guided tour of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur cities. In Kathmandu, you will be visiting Pashupatinath, the most famous and revered Hindu shrine in the country; Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Soyambhunath, which contains both Buddhist and Hindu shrines and stands as testimony to the religious harmony that exists in the country; and the 15th-century 55-window palace in Bhaktapur. An orientation session for the trek, which commences the following day, will be organized in the evening.

After breakfast, we leave our hotel early morning for a drive with scenic views along the road to Pokhara via Prithivi national highway. The drive could take roughly 7-8 hrs to reach Pokhara. We also have the option for a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara for 35 minutes. We will visit some prime spots in the lake city after refreshing at our hotel we will do a tour of some beautiful places in Pokhara that include Davids fall (if we reach early by road), and the Phewa Lake etc. we then do an overnight at our hotel by the lake in the lovely ‘city of lakes’ on BB Plan.

This morning we make the 45 minute drive from Pokhara to Nayapul where our trek commences. From here the trail descends steeply to Birethanti before following the banks of the Bhurungdi Khola to reach Tirkhedhunga where we crash out for our first overnight on the trail. Overnight at our lodge with full board meals.

After having breakfast we start our journey. On the way we cross the suspension bridge and many beautiful waterfalls. Then the the trail goes steeply upwards about one and half hour till above Ulleri (2080 m). Ulleri is a small Magar village which can offer you the view of Mt Annapurna South (7219m). We can find several lodges in this village. Going further to Banthathi, we can see Mt. Machhapuchhare (6996m). . After then, we walk toward Nangethanti (2460m) where we stop for lunch. After an hour walk, we reach to Ghorepani (2750m), followed by Upper Ghorepani which takes more ten minutes time. We will be at Deurali pass which is a way to Annapurna circuit, Jomsom Muktinath & Annapurna base camp trek. This trekking is also called Annapurna panorama trek or Poon Hill trek. Ghorepani/Deurali is the huge settlement with lodges and shops. You can see Dhaulagiri 8167m, Nilgiri south 6839m, Annapurna south 7219m & Hiuchuli 6441m. Overnight at lodge on full board meal.

We wake up early morning to hike up to the famed vantage point of Poon Hill. The climb to Poon Hill takes around 45 minutes. As the sun rises, the views are breathtaking, a wide Himalayan scenery stretching from Dhaulagiri 8167m (the world's seventh highest peak) to Manaslu (8156m) (the world's eighth highest peak) in the east, with the mighty Annapurna range is a fantastic experience we enjoy in between them. We will return to our camp in time for a warm breakfast. Afterwards, the first part involves climbing along the ridges of the hills in pine and rhododendron forest to 3030m and then descending to a second pass, Deurali. The steep descent becomes gentle as we reach Banthanti where we will stop for lunch. From Banthanti, the trail follows the stream down to a bridge and starts climbing to Tadapani (2540m). We crash out at our lodge with full board meals.
 

As we quit Tadapani, we hike along terraced fields below the wonderful panorama of awe-inspiring glaciated Himalayan mountain ranges. As the trail moves across a group of flatlands, forest, cultivated lands and a suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, we arrive at the scenic & beautiful village of Ghandruk after hiking for 3 to 4 hours. A supreme vantage point in this pristine & serene village offers breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli. Several hotels and teahouses at the village give us a warm welcome with sincere Nepalese hospitality while catering to the requirements of all trekkers’ who hit the trail through this village. Camping in its terraced fields give you the open wild feelings of adventure! Overnight at the lovely village of Ghandruk with all meals inclusive.

After an Early morning breakfast, we can enjoy the view of Sunrise, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapurchre & much of the countryside. We leave Landruk catching flat trails about an hour then little steep for 20 minutes to reach Tolka. Tolka trail follows through forest again with steep ascends for about one & half hour to get to Deurali, from where you can see the valley of Pokhara. You will find teashops at Tolka and Deurali. After Deurali, the trail leads to where you gradually descend to Dhampus via Pothana. Overnight at lodge on full board meal.

This morning will be a fantastic morning with views of the Annapurna Himalayas & scenic settlement of villages, we walk up a steep stone setup trail down to Dhampus Phedi/Ghatte khola for about an hour and then drive to Pokhara (about 30 minutes drive}. Overnight at hotel with BB

While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we head up to Damauli, Dumre, Mugling and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach Manakamana Temple, this is a temple where most Nepalese come to have their wishes granted before leaving home or getting married.  From Naubise we climb up to Thankot, the gateway to Kathmandu and finally reach our hotel & a lovely soft warm bed. Overnight in Kathmandu inclusive with all meals.

After breakfast and our last day in Kathmandu, our vehicle and escorts will be on standby to drop you to the international airport three hours before our scheduled flight back home. At Glorious Adventure, meeting you has been a great honor and we pray for your Safe journey home and will reflect on the wonderful times we spent together. Bon Voyage!!! We hope to see you again some day…


Costs & Includes

What's Included

  • All airport and hotels transfer by private car / van (depends on group size)
  • Three nights hotel accommodation at 3 star category in the city of Kathmandu on the basis of bed and breakfast.
  • One day Kathmandu sightseeing by city tour guide with private vehicle.
  • Highly experienced English speaking Himalayan trekking guide and porters (one porter for two person) salary / accommodation / insurance.
  • Best available twin sharing Tea house/Lodge accommodation with full board meal during 6 days trek.
  • Rain protection duffel bag for client luggage
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu transportation by luxurious tourist bus.
  • All the necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation entry fees. (Trekking permit / TIMS card etc.)
  • Two night hotel accommodation in Pokhara city including breakfast.
  • Sleeping bags and company duffel bags to use for the trek.
  • First aid medicine for the trek.
  • All the government taxes and company service charge

Not Included

  • Both way International airfare
  • Your own travel insurance.
  • Nepal visa which obtained at the airport on arrival {bring 4 copies passport size photo}
  • Alcoholic beverages, bottle mineral and hot/boiled water, soft drinks and snack foods
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara Hotel
  • Extra nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara than the planned itinerary.
  • Riding horse along the trek
  • Extra cost on natural disaster
  • Tips to trekking crews.