Poon Hill trek with family - 9 Days



Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek / Ghandruk trek is a great opportunity for just about everyone to experience the beauty of the Himalayas without any difficult trekking.

This trek is a fairly easy trek at low altitude that offers incredible scenery and stunning views of in particular Mt Annapurna and Mt Fish Tail.


Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4264ft)

Day 2: Drive or fly to Pokhara followed by short drive to Nayapul (Your trek start point). Then trek to Birethanthi (1065m)

Day 3: Trek to Ulleri (1960m)

Day 4: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2855m /6-7hrs walk)

Day 5: Hiking to Poon hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2523m / 6 hrs walk approximately)

Day 6: Explore Ghandruk (1940m)

Day 7: Trek down to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara

Day 8: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 9: Final departure

Upon your arrival at TIA, you will be warmly welcomed by our company representative will be standing with your name card at the arrival terminal with a beautiful smile. You will be escorted to your hotel and will be provided all the detailed information about your program. If your arrival is late in the evening then there is always another day to provide you information about your tour. Overnight at hotel.
Watching the mountains you can enjoy your breakfast then drive toward Naya Pul. It will take an hour to reach your trek starting point. You will start your trek from Nayapul crossing the Modi Khola Bridge to your destination Birethenthe via Tikhedhunga. Over night at teahouse. Note; if you fly in first flight, you can have opportunity to explore half day Pokhara.
Fuel yourself up real well with some food because today you will begin the trekking in real sense. You will start hiking through Tirkhe Dhunga to steep climb to Ulleri, ascending a steep stone staircase which has about 3300 steps. The first two hours would be challenging steep incline. Later, the path will be semi-leveled or slightly uphill.
Wake up early in the morning and you may get chance to observe few snow capped mountains if the sky is clear. After heavy breakfast, start hiking through the semi-level or slightly uphill path. You can observe the fascinating views, dense rhododendron forest, (the national flower of Nepal), various flora and fauna and many more. After continuous walk crossing Banthathi (2210m), Nayathanthi (2430m) reach to Ghorepani for overnight.
Its an amazing morning which will be your memorable moment in your lifetime because you are climbing up to poon hill for spactular view of Himalayas in 360 degree near by your nose. The first ray of sunrise strikes the Himalayas and burn like a fire on the top of Himalayas. Save your memory of your camera to capture that vista. the sunrise viewpoint (3245m). you can see the amazing faces of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountains in the morning. Though it’s hard to escape out from that spot, it’s your compulsion to decline down to Ghoripani for breakfast because you are trekking down to Tadapani today through the forest and along a river, you can spend the afternoon at the temporary Tadapani community that will create to make you feel so natural and warm with its eminent quality. Overnight at Teahouse.
The sixth day starts with short downhill. Leaving Tadapani behind you trek steeply down and adventurous trail up and down through the bitten path. The dense forest and green environment, creeping and chirpings of insects and birds make you forget the stresses and pain. After continuous walk of 6 hours, you will reach Ghandruk (1940m), famous for exploration of the Gurung community and their living styles. They have their own dialect, typical culture, costume, and life style. The white Himalayas appear in front of your nose. Explore typical types of houses with stones roofs. Overnight at Teahouse.
Get up early in the morning, perform half an hour warm up before breakfast. You will descend down following the white Himalayas and farming fields. You can interact with the locals on the way to Birerthanthi. Take lunch at Birethanthi and take short rest. After an hour rest, hike few minutes till Naya pul. Our vehicles will drive you back to Pokhara, the natural valley with lakes and caves. Overnight in the shadow of Fishtail Mountain.
If you can extend more days, you can explore the natural valley of Pokhara . If you have no option, we either make your flight of drive you to Kathmandu. You can take rest few hours. Join the cultural dinner program in the evening with our team and share your experience between us Spend the memorable night at Kathmandu.
Sadly your most memorable journey ends today. A Great Nepal representative will escort you to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you have plenty of time to think about your recent adventure and to plan your next wonderful adventure in Nepal. We suggest you to extend 3 more days so that you can spend 1 day exploring Pokhara, another day exploring Kathmandu. Day 8 Explore Pokhara full day. Day 9 Drive to Kathmandu Day 10 Explore Kathmandu full day. Day 11 Final departure

Inclusion

  • All transportation as per itinerary including airport transfers.
  • 03 nights accommodation whilst in Kathmandu, 02 nights accommodation in Pokhara (as requirements with various categories as stated) on BB basis.
  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Farewell dinner with a cultural show in Kathmandu.
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Pashupatinath, Bouddhnath and Kathmandu Durbar Square).
  • Accommodation in the best available Lodges, Guesthouses during the trek (on twin share basis).
  • A Government licensed local English speaking guide during the trek.
  • A required number of porter to carry your luggage during trek. (2 trekkers:1 porter)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking/tour staff.
  • Annapurna conservation’s park fees (ACAP) and TIMS (Trekker Information Management System) and other necessary permits.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Official expenses.

Exclusion

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, water and personal items.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory). This must include helicopter rescue
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for either 30 days or 90 days from date of issue. You will need to have currency of either USD, AUD or EU in cash to pay for your visa.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc that is beyond our control.
  • Wifi access fees in lodges while trekking.
  • Fees for recharging of mobile phones at lodges while trekking.
  • Lodge fees for hot showers, towels, laundry or other services.
  • Personal trekking gear.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (which is not mandatory but highly appreciated).
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses. (These should be covered by your travel insurance provider)
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on Price Inclusion section.

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Acclimatization

To enable all expedition members to acclimatize well and hence maximize their chances of success, our expedition programs are prepared with sufficient time for acclimatization. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at the base camp is half of that at the sea level. A thorough program of acclimatization is built into the itinerary which consists of regulated height ascents, followed by descents and rests before the final ascent to the summit. This will prevent the climbers to get rid from altitude sickness.

Why Tipping is essential?

There are several reasons why you should tip in Nepal. It is quite the same as for what you tip in restaurants. They live in remote areas that are far from proper health and education facilities. Tipping them will additionally encourage them to manage good and nutritive food to eat, warm and comfortable clothes to wear or other necessary basic requirements to maintain their livelihood in a comfortable way. A small gesture of gratitude will do no harm to you but actually changes the lives of many people for a long time in many reasons. Our company has its fund collected from the some percentage of profit and sometimes from the tips of our guests which will directly invested for uplifting the economic condition of guides, porters and other staffs of office. It’s nothing more than the way to add smiles on those laborious faces.


TRIP COST USD
  • Country: Nepal
  • Transportation: Domestic airplane and private vehicles
  • Trip Start/Ends: Kathmandu
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Max. Altitude: 3210m
  • Trek Style: Tea House Trek

Trip highlights

  • One of the Nepal's most famous short trek
  • Unobstructed view of Annapurna I (8,091m.) Annapurna II (7,937m.) Annapurna IV (7,525m.) and Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Hiunchuli (6,441m.) Lamjung Himal (6,586m.) Machhapucchre (6,993m.) and Ganesh Himal (7,446m)
  • A short hike to Poonhill for mesmerizing view of sunrise over Dhaulagiri & Annapurna range
  • Explore typical Gurung villages throughout the trial
  • Lush Rhododendron Forest and waterfalls
  • Beautiful hillside 

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