Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 9 Days


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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a great opportunity for just about everyone to experience the beauty of the Himalayas with little or no difficulty. This easy trekking route has no strenuous climbs and the hikes are pretty straightforward. Enjoy this beautiful trek to the vantage point and soak into the stunning views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre peaks. 

The trek to Ghorepani and Poonhill can be completed in two ways, either with a drive or with a hike from the half way. Usually, the hike is the most suitable and recommended one as it offers glimpses of the real Nepal. However, the drive also exerts the same properties and is suitable for people running short on time.  

This trekking trip starts with a long tiring drive along the Prithvi Highway to the Cherrapunji of Nepal, Pokhara. From there, drive further to get to Nayapul for the start of the trek. From there, it is an easy hike until we get to Ghorepani and Poohill. Besides such villages, the village of Ghandruk also exert fantastic views of the Annapurna Massif. Ghandruk is called by many as the most photogenic place on the Annapurna Region.  

Most of the hikes in the Annapurna Regiontakes us through the villages with Gurung and Magar religion. This trek offers its visitors some insights on the way of living of the brave Gurung and Magar locality.  

With the major attraction of this trek being the sunrise view from above the Poonhill, you will be able to have a rewarding 360-degree show of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges. The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek trek has also been called the Photographer's Paradise as the views from this location exert a truly heavenly beauty.  


Welcome to the land of the Himalayas. Our company representative will escort you to your hotel. You will be provided with all the detailed information about your trip. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Early in the morning, you will drive to Pokhara after having your breakfast. Upon our arrival at Pokhara you will be moved to the hotel for check-in purposes. Rest of the day free on own. You can relax at your hotel, stroll around Lakeside area or complete your last minute shopping. Overnight stay at Hotel in Pokhara.

After breakfast you will drive to Nayapul. The small village is the starting point of the trek. Just follow the Modi Khola (River) through picturesque farmlands and rice terraces to get to Tikhedhunga. Overnight at tea house lodge in Tikhedhunga.

Fuel yourself up with a delicious and nutritious rural delicacy. From today, the real trekking starts as you will have to hike up and down the strenuous hills of the region. Start with a steep climb on the 3500 stone steps to reach Ulleri. Further hike uphill will end the strenuous trail and make the trail easier. After a few hours of trekking, you will reach Ghorepani. Along the trail, experience the beautiful views of the Rhododendron forest, diverse flora and fauna and the scenic hillside. Overnight at tea house lodge in Ghorepani.

Today, we will start at pre-dawn. Hike along the steep stairs to get to Poon Hill. The hike will take us about an hour. The sunrise views from the stunning viewpoint are breathtaking. Poon Hill is one of the best vantage points in the Annapurna Region. Enjoy the 360-degree views of the high Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks with uninterrupted sights. During the spring, the hillside of the surrounding areas gets covered with stunning palettes of red color with the blooming of Rhododendron. This photogenic place has been staying as one of the highlights of this trek. After breakfast, you will continue the trek on an easy walk to Tadapani through the dense forest alongside green hills and diverse wildlife. Overnight at tea house in Tadapani. 

You can enjoy your breakfast then head towards your destination Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a Gurung village surrounded by amazing mountains such as the Annapurna and Machhaouchhre. The village is famous for its well preserved typical Gurung lifestyle and the traditional festivals. You can feel the warm hospitality of the Gurung community. Overnight at tea house in Ghandruk.

After breakfast trek down towards Nayapul via Birethanti. Your vehicle will be standing by to drive you back to Pokhara. Rest of the day or explore around the Fewa Lake. Overnight stay at Hotel in Pokhara.

Today, you will return to the Kathmandu Valley by a tourist bus. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be guided back to your hotel. Freshen up and stroll around the Kathmandu Valley for souvenirs. Later, in the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a Nepalese Restaurant. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Your trip concludes. A Great Nepal representative will guide you to the airport some 3 hours before the flight. Have a safe journey ahead.

Inclusion

  • All transportation as per the itinerary including airport transfers except Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu by Tourist Bus. (SIC basis)
  • Two nights of accommodation with breakfast in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara on twin/sharing basis. Upgrades are available at an additional cost.
  • Accommodation in the best available lodges, guesthouses, and tea houses, during trekking days using twin sharing/dormitory rooms. Upgrades to private rooms may be available upon request for an additional charge.
  • Three meals a day followed by tea/coffee while on trekking days. All included meals are notated as B-Breakfast, L-Lunch and D-Dinner)
  • Government licensed English speaking guide throughout the entire trek with his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, and transportation costs included. Tipping is a personal statement of your satisfaction of their service.
  • The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek with his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine. (02Trekkers:01Porter)
  • Annapurna conservation’s park fees and TIMS (Trekker Information Management System) and other necessary permits.
  • Complementary farewell dinner with cultural show and authentic Nepalese cuisine.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Necessary service charges and government taxes.

Exclusion

  • Travel insurance is compulsory for all of our treks. This must include helicopter rescue, medical testing, treatment, and hospitalization expenses. You will be asked to provide proof of such coverage upon arrival and before departing on the trek.
  • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu and Pokhara. An average meal in just about any restaurant will run about $5 - $10 depending on what you order. Western oriented restaurants may be a bit more.
  • You are responsible for snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, drinking water and personal expenses along the way. Wi-Fi access lodges (if available), for hot showers, towels, laundry or other services may be available along the way at posted rates.  
  • All personal trekking gear while trekking.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa cost. Most visitors can can obtain a visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa is good for 30 days and costs US$ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained for US$ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like(natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.  While tipping is not mandatory it is highly appreciated.
  • Any other items not mentioned in the included section.

All of our SET DATE tours are GROUP TOURS and you will share the adventure with others. From experience we have learned that most trekkers enjoy the company of others and sharing the excitement adds to the adventure. If your travel plans match up with our pre-planned dates this is great way to save a bit of money and get the same experience.

If your planned arrival and depart dates do not match our pre-planned excursion dates, ALL of our itineraries can be fully customized to meet your time frame, active level, interest, and budget. Customized plans are private tours and prices may be a bit higher. Simply let us know when you plan to arrive and depart and we will be happy to quote you a fully private and customized itinerary.

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Jul 04, 2019 Jul 12, 2019 US$ 695 Closed Book
Jul 18, 2019 Jul 26, 2019 US$ 695 Available Book
Aug 04, 2019 Aug 12, 2019 US$ 695 Available Book
Aug 18, 2019 Aug 26, 2019 US$ 695 Available Book
Sep 04, 2019 Sep 12, 2019 US$ 695 Available Book
Sep 18, 2019 Sep 26, 2019 US$ 695 Available Book
Oct 04, 2019 Oct 12, 2019 US$ 695 Available Book
Oct 18, 2019 Oct 26, 2019 US$ 695 Available Book
Nov 04, 2019 Nov 12, 2019 US$ 695 Available Book
Nov 18, 2019 Nov 26, 2019 US$ 695 Available Book
Dec 04, 2019 Dec 12, 2019 US$ 695 Available Book
Dec 18, 2019 Dec 26, 2019 US$ 695 Available Book

Accomodation

You will be staying in 3 star hotels (as mentioned in itinerary) while you are in  Kathmandu and Pokhara. While visiting the rural areas, especially high altitudes, you will be staying in teahouses. It is important to note that teahouses are small lodges run by locals and are a very popular type of accommodation in high altitudes and rural areas. They tend to be quite on the cheaper side and only offer limited services.It is important to be open-minded and not expect all the services you get in city areas. The rooms are typically small with twin beds, clean blanket, pillow and bed sheet. Normally people tend to carry their own sleeping bags for sanitary reasons. The only area, that is usually heated is the dining area, so be ready to face some cold night. Toilets in teahouses are typical squat-style and are very small but clean. Likewise, hot water is not available, but you can easily get some for a small fee. If you have any other questions related to accommodation, food, and other details during your visit to Nepal, you can always contact our operators who are available 24X7 at your service. 

Trip Facts

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate Moderate
  • Country: Nepal
  • Region: Annapurna
  • Max. Altitude: 3210m/10531ft
  • Best Season: Spring/Autumn
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Trip Start/Ends: Kathmandu
  • Trek Style: Tea House Trek
  • Transportation: Domestic Air/ Land transportation

Route Map

Trip highlights

  • Experience Typical Gurung and Magar lifestyle
  • Gateway to Annapurna Santuary 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)
  • Magnificent Pokhara valley known as City of Lakes

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