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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

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Best Price
Price starting from

$699 USD 649

per person

Duration

10 days

Max. Elevation

3210.00m

Group size

Min 2 (Single Supplement $80)

Level
EASY
Transportation
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
Best Season
March-June and September- December
Accomodation
Double/Twin shearing in hotel/lodge
Meals
Breakfast basis in city & full board during the trek
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul–Tirkhedhunga-Ulleri-Ghorepani-Tadapani-Ghandruk-Pokhara-Kathmandu

Highlights

  • The shortest and most scenic walks around southern Annapurna Himalaya
  • Catch stunning sunrise views over array of high western Himalayan peaks
  • From Poon Hill with glorious panorama of world three highest mountains
  • Dramatic views from Poon Hill from Dhaulagiri-Annapurna to Manaslu range
  • Explore interesting and nice rural farm villages around mid hills of Annapurna
  • Beautiful forest of tall rhododendron, magnolia, pines to fir tree lines
  • Amazing scenery on daily walks from the beginning to an end of the journey

'shortest walks to scenic Poon Hill in the shade of massive Annapurna Himalaya’

Ghorepani Poon Hill standout as the most popular and exemplary Annapurna Trekking Destinations in Nepal contributing the best perspectives of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain range. The breathtaking mountain scenery, the beautiful ethnic villages and many other factors justify the popularity of Ghorepani Poon hill trekking. The most remarkable significance of Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the low but favorable elevation of Poon Hill from where you will witness the overwhelming sunrise and sunsets over the Himalayas which is 3000m in height.

Ghorepani Poon hill trekking is the most picturesque short trekking in Nepal, popular known as Sunrise View Trek. This trekking route is also considered as simple trekking route as we don’t have to encounter any trekking of hardships that generally trekkers come across during the high altitude trekking. Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking route starts from Pokhara, an unbelievably beautiful city that is 200 km west of Kathmandu and is 6 hr bus ride or about 30 min flight from Kathmandu. There are another one and the half hour drive from Pokhara to Nayagpul from where your trek of the lifetime takes place.

You walk on the rugged mountain trial exceeded through the wonderfully magnificent Rhododendron landscape along the valley where there is an extraordinary encounter with the untamed life and landscape of Himalayan Ranges, small but beautiful mountain river stream, green hills and deep terrain valleys incorporated of high altitude flora and fauna like orchids, rhododendron and Magnolia woods along with rare animal’s species like white-breasted kingfisher, highland butterflies, Musk Deer etc. add beauty to the nature and to your excitement at Ghorepani Poon Hill trek and also the hospitality of local people like Magars, Gurung on the way or at tea house will truly amaze you. At the end of the destination, we reach Poon Hill which is the fascinating view of all-encompassing perspectives of the Annapurna (8,091m) and Dhaulagiri Mountain Range (8167 M). After that we return to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara is the really worthy trip to your short trek around Annapurna area.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking destination is open all year round and can be done on all seasons of the year. Anyway, March to May and September to December is the fundamental trekking season for all Annapurna trekking destinations. Therefore, get ready to be captured with the beauty of this breathtaking mountain that truly feels like a blessing. The moment of joy that you feel while you see the snow-capped mountain is indescribable; you just feel and enjoy most of it.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1

On arrival in the international airport in Kathmandu you will be picked up and transfer to the hotel by our office representative. After refreshment in the hotel you will be picked by tours guide for your half day guided sightseeing tours to Kathmandu Durbar Square (place of living goddess of Nepal). Back to hotel, after short rest in the hotel you will ready for cultural dinner. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day

2

Today you have full day guided sightseeing tours to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, probably to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath; combination Hinduism and Buddhism known as monkey temple as there are many holy monkey living in the north-west part of the temple. Pashupatinath a sacred Hindu temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River. Then drive to Buddhanath stupa one of the biggest and oldest stupa in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding our trek as well as provides you opportunity to ask any question of upcoming trip with guide. And sty over night in Kathmandu.

Day

3

Today an early morning your guide will come to pick you up and transfer to the tourist bus station for your day drive to lakeside city of Pikhara through the scenic countryside. On arrival in Pokhara bus station our hotel representative of Pokhara will pick you up and transfer to the hotel. After refreshment in the hotel your guide will take you to the walking tours around the lake. Stay over night at the hotel in Pokhara.

Note:  You can fly to Pokhara which takes 35 min

Day

4

Trekking start day, in the morning after breakfast you will go on drive with your guide and porters on the well road of approximately 45 km. While driving you will pass some village with great scenery form Naudanda, Kanre, and Lumle all the way to Nayapul. On arrived at Nayapul, where our adventure begins from the warm sub tropical region, walk follows the Modi River upstream to Birethanti & follows the east bank of Bhurungdi Khola with scenery of waterfall, high green forest. Lunch will be served some where on the way at the teahouses and finally reaches to Tikhedhunga. Stay over night at the tea houses.

Day

5

After your first mountain wonderful breakfast in the same tea house you stay, the route go steeply up with stones peeped step to reach Ulleri. From Ulleri you can have a view of Annapurna Himal and beautiful greenery terraces. After few hours of long hard climb with several breaks in between reaching at Ulleri village, from here the path is gradual on the winding trail through the cool shade of pine and rhododendron forest, the walk continues with few short ups and downs to the Ghorepani, from where you will be able to see good view of Annapurna Mountain range. Overnight Stay at Tea houses.

Day

6

Today at early morning before the sunrise you will be wake up by your guide to take you to the marvelous viewpoint of the trip i.e. Poon hill. It will take about 45 minute ascend walk to reach Poon hill to have a beautiful views of mountain with sunrise. Poon hill is derived as a hill from the ethnical group called as Poon, residents of Ghorepani and around area. Poon Hill is a great place to see the tantalizing view of stunning mountains from west Dhaulagiri, Annapurna ranges and an unique mountain Mt. Fishtail following the tantalizing view of  Manaslu to Ganesh Himal to the east ranges of mountains. Poon hill is such a spot which shows the wide range of high mountains from west to east about 650 km spread with the morning cool sunrise. As you have a great time here return to Ghorepani for breakfast. After breakfast you will continues trek to Tadapani, The walk pass through the rhododendron, Pine and bamboo frost with short up and down. Lunch will serve on the way at the tea houses. Stay overnight at the tea houses.

Day

7

Today’s walk leads through deep forest an hours on the gradual path to Bhasi Kharka, from this spot the trail descends with occasional view of the Mt.Annapurna ranges & Machhapuchre (Fishtail), through the forest, creeks and small streams to the Ghandruk village. This is a semi-modern village and gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary. On reaching Ghandruk at lunch time and as well for the night stop with enough time to explore the village and Gurung culture. This is one of the biggest towns of this trek.

Day

8

After great time in the Ghandruck Village today you descending Pokhara via Birethanti one can see mules loaded with goods en-route. Walking distance is 05 hrs to Nayapool (New-bridge) from where you are going to finish you trek and drive back to Pokhara. Stay over night at the hotel.

Day

9

Well, after wonderful time in the Nepal Himalaya and short rest in Pokhara, today you have the short and secnic flight back to Kathmandu. After breakfast according to flight time we will take you from hotel to Pokhara airport. On arrival in Kathmandu Airport you will meet our office representative with your name card and transfer to the hotel, rest and relax afternoon. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day

10

Today after breakfast we transfer you to the international airport in Kathmandu for your next destination.

Inclusions

Includes

  • All airport pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
  • 03 nights twin/double sharing accommodation in BB in Kathmandu
  • 02 nights twin/double sharing accommodation in BB in Pokhara
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • 02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment
  • We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size
  • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  • Pokhara to Starting point and ending point to Pokhara by private vehicle
  • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary

Excludes

  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and Dinner  in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
  • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
  •  The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column 

Complimentary

  • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant
  • First aid kit box
  • Holiday tours Nepal’s bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.

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