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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

  • Grade: Easy
  • Duration: 9 days
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  • Departure: Flexible
  • Best Seasons: March to May and October to December
  • Highest Altitude: 3210 m
  • Start-Ends: Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Price of Package:USD 850

Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking is a comparatively shorter trek in Annapurna region. It takes 4-5 days to hike in an Annapurna range. The maximum elevation for this trek is 3210 m so that there is no risk of high altitude sickness. This trekking is most favorable for nature and photography lover. It offers an epic sunrise and sunset views across the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. In addition to this, you will also get an opportunity to encounter the traditional villages called Ghandruk, also famous as a stone village. You can get this beautiful opportunity to observe the Gurung culture and lifestyles most closely in Ghandruk. Since, the trek is not physically demanding, people with every age group dream to trek in this heaven of earth.  The best season for this trek is March to May and October to December but the trek can be done around the year. 

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Highlights

  1. Considered top among the famous viewpoints of Nepal.
  2. The best point to observe panoramic sunrise views of Himalayan giants; Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
  3. Opportunity to interact with trekkers from a different part of the world.
  4. Relatively modest altitude, trek up to here is not tough.
  5. Lifetime selfie experience

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport
  • Day 02 : Kathmandu to Pokhara flight/drive and trek up to Tikedhunga
  • Day 03 : Trek from Tikedhunga to Ghorepani 6-7 hrs
  • Day 04 : Trek from Ghorepani to Poon hill (3210m) and poonhill to Tandapani (2700m)
  • Day 05 : Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m)
  • Day 06 : Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and Nayapul to Pokhara
  • Day 07 : Drive back to Kathmandu (tourist bus)
  • Day 08 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing and shopping
  • Day 09 : Final departure to the destination

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport

    Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative at Kathmandu International airport and then you will be transferred to hotel. You can relax for the rest of the day at Hotel. And in the evening you can enjoy dinner with Nepali cultural dance. Overnight at hotel.

    Included meals: Breakfast

  • Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara flight/drive and trek up to Tikedhunga

    Pokhara located around 200 km west from Kathmandu can be reached after 7 hours drive. On the way you move all along Trishuli River and you can also enjoy the beautiful landscapes. Our Ghorepani Poon Hill trek starts on from Pokhara. It takes 1 and ½ hours drive from Pokhara to reach Nayapul.Then, the trail moves towards the eye-catching maze, rice and millet farms. Walking beside the major path of Birethanti, we will pass by small cascade. The path will takes us to Sudami and then we gradually walk at the side of valley and you will move through Hile and reach Tikhedhunga. Overnight at Tikhedhunga.

    Included meals: Breakfast

  • Day 03: Trek from Tikedhunga to Ghorepani 6-7 hrs

    Today we have a tough day and our trail climbs and descends through the hills, then a staircase leads us upward and then we will pass through the settlements and we arrive at tea-houses as it moves up. Then, we can notice the first vista of Annapurna South. Climbing further up, we go into a wooded area filled. Further ahead from Banthanti we can perceive the vegetation widening. Then, up at a narrow vale, we got to go up more stairs till we arrive at Nangathanti (2,520m). From here with another one hour climb, we will arrive at Ghorepani. Overnight in Ghorepani.

    Included meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

  • Day 04: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon hill (3210m) and poonhill to Tandapani (2700m)

    On this day, we go to Poon Hill to observe arresting sunrise view over the Annapurna Range and Dhaulagiri. After that we return back to our hotel and proceed through the trail that takes us to the north side along the edging line with magnificent views of the Annapurna widening from east to west. We walk next to the woody crest for a while and we after that come down after passing a small settlement before going into a dense forested ravine. Eventually, the gorge widens and the trail enters an open region and moves downward again before we ascend through dense wood to Tadapani. Overnight in Tadapani.

    Included meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

  • Day 05: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m)

    We will walk further to Ghandruk departing from Tadapani taking around 4 hours. It is the most pleasant village, the settlement of Gurung people. The track mainly passes all the way through forest and goes tenderly down. We will stay overnight at Ghandruk.

    Included meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

  • Day 06: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and Nayapul to Pokhara

    From Ghandruk, our trek today, moves downward to Nayapul all the way through the cultivated fields in Modi River valley taking about 4 hours and then we will drive back to Pokhara in about one hour.

    Included meals: Breakfast | Lunch

  • Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu (tourist bus)

    Today early in the morning, we will drive to the tourist bus station. The bus departs from Pokhara in the morning to Kathmandu. Arriving in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight in hotel.

    Included meals: Breakfast

  • Day 08: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and shopping

    After your Breakfast your sightseeing program starts at 9 am. There will be a full day Kathmandu valley tour with an English speaking tour guide from Oriental Journeys.Today you will be visiting UNESCO listed World heritage sites of valley; PASHUPATINATH, BOUDDHANATH, SWAYAMBHU and KATHAMANDU DURBAR SQUARE. You will make Final preparations for trek in the evening. Overnight at same hotel.

    Included meals: Breakfast

  • Day 09: Final departure to the destination

    Farewell and Final Departure to your destination from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu

    Included meals: Breakfast

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Pokhara
  • Meals on full board during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Tea-house accommodation during the trek
  • Company provide you Annapurna area full map
  • An experienced government licensed holder trekking guide
  • Trekking porter mostly Sherpas ( 2 trekkers - 1 porter) max- 20 kg
  • Transportation during the trekking
  • Group medical supplies
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry permit
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card fee
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation for trekking staffs
  • All the government taxes
  • Farewell dinner before departure
  • Oriental Journeys T-shirt

Cost Excludes

  1. Trekking equipment and any type of personal expenses
  2. Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
  3. Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance, Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects.
  4. Hot Shower
  5. Entrance Fees any kind of Temples, Monastery during trek etc
  6. Tips and Gratuities
  7. Anything not mentioned in included list

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