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  • 2 or 2+
  • Duration 11 Days

Introduction

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is one of the most popular and relatively easy treks in Nepal which is located in the Annapurna region. The trek offers the panoramic mountain spectacle along with beautiful villages resided especially by the Gurung & Magar communities people, thick rhododendron woods full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the striking peak of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Peak) overlooking the horizon. One of the important highlights of this trip is to make a climb on Poon Hill, possibly the most spectacular mountain scapes on Earth. When the sun rises, it touches the snow-capped Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and Annapurna (8,091 m) along with a labyrinth of other peaks which gives you a mesmerizing and the most memorable experience of a lifetime. Besides, during the journey, you are rewarded by the natural beauties in each & every footstep.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking grants one of the best scenes of Annapurna range such as Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche-peak, Dhampus peak, Hiunchuli,  Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, and Lamjung. You can observe spectacular sunrise/sunset views backgrounded on the chain of Himalayas in the Annapurna region from Poon Hill (3210 m.). It does not matter if you are a good photographer or not but you still can click and experience the best panoramic views of Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri ranges, Machhapuchhre Himal, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, and Mardi Himal. In this trek, you will get to ascend/descend the popular stone stairs of Ulleri village. The max elevation of this trek is 3210 meters in Poon Hill. The best time to do the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is from March to May, and September to November.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative staff who will drop you off at the hotel. You will check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing

You will explore Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. Durbar Square reveals the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most significant places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, you are introduced to our fellow participants and discuss our trip to our office. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Drive or Flight to Pokhara by Tourist bus (6/7 hours) or flight (35 min.).

You can either travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus or take a flight. It takes about 6-7 hours by bus whereas only 30-35 minutes by plane. Once you reach Pokhara, you can enjoy the amazing sights and its stunning setting by Phewa Lake.

Day 4: Pokhara to Kade by bus, and walk to Pothana (1800 m) via Dhampus.

We drive to Kande which takes about 1.25 hours from Pokhara. The trek from Dhampus to Pothana (1800 m.) takes about five hours. Along the trail, we can observe an impressive panorama of Annapurna Range including Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, and Lamjung Himal, etc from Dhampus which is a Gurung village. Overnight in Pothana.

Day 5: Pothana to Ghandruk (1940 m.)

The trek from Potana to Ghandruk takes about seven hours. The trail gradually ascends to Deurali and starts to descend to Bheri Kharka. You will find a flat trail till Landruk and steep descend till Modi Khola from Landruk. Now the trail gradually ascends till Ghandruk village which is inhabited by Gurung communities. We also with encountering the exquisitely close-up towering scenes of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli mountains. And we get an opportunity to socialize us with the simple but rich cultural traditions of the Gurung people at the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk. Overnight in Ghandruk.

Day 6: Ghandrunk to Tadapani (2700 m.)

From Ghandrunk, we make a steep ascent through the thick and gloomy forest of old rhododendron trees. We also get to experience cherry blossoms in bloom on the slopes on the other side of the valley. After trekking some more minutes we arrive at Tadapani. Overnight in Tadapani.

Day 7: Tadapani to Ghorepani (2855 m.)

Today our trek begins with a short decline through a small stream and ascends uphill through the dense forest of rhododendron. As we come across Banthanhiti, the trail ascends through the forest up to Gurung Hill. From Gurung Hill, the trail descends through the forest till we reach Ghorepani. It takes about five hours to reach Ghorepani from Tadapani. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 8: Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210 m) and back Hile.

We get up early in the morning with warm clothes and climb up to Poonhill (3210 m.) which is about one hour walk. Poon Hill presents you with the best and magnificent sunrise view of the Himalayas like Annapurna South, Bahari Shikhar, Hiuchuli, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri ranges, and Tukuche peak. You can also observe Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Lamjung Himal, Mt. Manaslu ranges, Machhapuchhre and other mountains which gives you a mesmerizing and memorable experience. After this memorable scene, we descend back to Ghorepani for breakfast. After breakfast, we descend to Hile via Ulleri through a steep hill. Overnight in Hile.

Day 9: Birethanti to Nayapool, return to Pokhara by bus.

then slowly descend through unseal dirt road from Hile. We follow the Burundi Khola and cross the bridge over Modi Khola near the ACAP check post. As we arrive at Birethanti, we move towards Nayapool. From Nayapool it takes about an hour to reach Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus or flight.

A long day’s drive by bus provides you with numerous scenic opportunities and thrills along the way. Or you can fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara easily.

Day 11: Transfer to the airport and return your destination.

We thank you for being a part of our tour and travel. We bid you farewell and drop-off at the airport, or the opportunity to join another of our programs.

Inclusions

  • Airport pickup by private vehicle from an International/ domestic flight.
  • All the transportation as per the itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with a B/B basis.
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • Three times meal in the trek.
  • A professional guide for trek and tour.
  • An assistant guide for more than 10 pax.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Insurance for guides and porters.
  • Food and accommodation for guides and porters.
  • All necessary documents (Permits and TIMS).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Necessary medical kit for staff.
  • Trekking map as itinerary.
  • T-shirt from the company.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Trip completion certificate.
  • Airport drop by private vehicle for International flight.

Exclusions

  • Visa for Nepal.
  • International flight to and from Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Entry fee in monuments areas in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel and rescue insurance of clients.
  • Personal expenses: Hot shower, battery charge during the trek, bar bills, laundry service, and mineral water.
  • Extra night accommodation exception of the itinerary.
  • Tips for your guide and porters.

 

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Super Trip

5.0 rating
February 17, 2020

Booked a trek with Jeevan who was very helpful! Our guide during the trek was Jeevan, he was great to travel with, very friendly and flexible when we decided to also do Annapurna base camp after seeing poon hill. He organized everything for us and was very knowledgeable about the mountains we were traveling through. Both treks were amazing. Would recommend! Thanks, Jeevan. 🙂

Mohan Singh

Trip Facts

PRICE: US $ 675
TRIP START: Kathmandu
TRIP END: Kathmandu
TRIP DURATION: 11 Days
TREK TYPE: Tea House and Lodge
BEST MONTH: 12 Months
ACCESSIBILITY: Flight and Land
MAX.Altitude: 3210 M
TRIP GRADE: Easy
MIN.GROUP SIZE : 2 or 2+
DEPARTURE: Granted
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