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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Overview
Trips Details

activity
Activity : Trekking, Tour
trip length
Total Days : 09 Days
trip days
Trekking Days : 04 Days
difficulty
Difficulty : Easy- Interesting
start end
Start - End : Kathmandu -Kathmandu
hightest altitude
Highest Altitude : 3210M
season
Season : All

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek does not comprise long trekking route although it covers abundant areas of Annapurna circuit. The trek illustrates the way to Poonhill. This is the reason behind the trek being named as the Poonhill Trek. Annapurna has been listed as one of most excellent trekking routes in the world and it seems as no shock that the trekking route pulls towards it a huge number of tourists, domestic and international, every year. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is designed for those people who do not have sufficient time to spend in a trek but are willing to take all the advantages.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a colorful trekking intended for all age groups. The towering mountains, the high hills and the great landscape it presents, drags many trekkers to this perfect region of natural loveliness. Besides the out of this world panorama of the Himalayan mountain range counting Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Mount Machhepuchhre (6998m), Nilgiri (7041m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna II (7939m), Annapurna III (7555m) and Tukuche (6920m), Poonhill Trek provides trekkers with the occasion to blend together with the local villagers and their everyday life.

Ghorepani Poon hill Trek has been planned for an itinerary lasting 9 days. Ghorepani Poon hill trek 4 days or 5 days is also very much popular for trekkers. The best time for the trek is between the months of February to June, September and November Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is one of the easiest treks available in Nepal that allows some of the greatest views of the Annapurna Range without having to climb too much of the altitude. On the way to Poon hill, you will come across dense forests of Rhododendron and some of the ethnic Magar villages. The top of Poonhill offers an unforgettable view of the sunrise while the Himalayas form the backdrop of the scene. The maximum elevation reached on this trek is Ghorepani altitude 2860m and Poon hill 3210m and its minimum altitude is 1038m. If you are planning to trek in a group than the minimum, as well as maximum people in a group, are 10. Just in case, if you are willing to know more relating to the trekking and price, then you can view the website for further information.  

Note: Ghorepani Poon hill trek found ever safe even after the earthquake in Nepal on 25 April 2015 according to A team of geotechnical engineers lead by US-based firm Miyamoto International surveyed. This Trek is suitable for all season. Ghorepani Poon hill trek booking is open for 2017 summer & winter by Himalayan Recreation.  

Ghorepani poon hill trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara

Day 04: Trek to Tikhedhunga

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani

Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk

Day 07: Back to Pokhara

Day 08: Back to Kathmandu

Day 09: Departure from Kathmandu, Farewell!!!!

Itinerary Detail

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu On the first day of the itinerary, you will be received at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu by our representatives and then be transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu. You will be briefed about the travel itinerary at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu From this day the trek will start formally by sightseeing in Kathmandu. In this day, you will explore different religious and historical places that are situated in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur like Pashupatinath temple, Monkey Temple, Patan, Narayanhiti museum and Bhaktapur. You will visit Pashupatinath Temple, which is listed in a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines across the world. Similarly, Monkey temple or Swyambhunath Temple is another historical temple which is again enlisted by UNESCO in its world heritage list. This is visited by Buddhist and Hindu people alike. Narayanhiti Museum was recently converted into the museum from former Royal Palace. The visitors will have the chance to behold the grand Palace and also have glimpses to the interiors of the former Royal Palace. So, the trip to this museum surely provides a good insight into the historical facts of Nepal. Patan is popular for several religious temples. Moreover, it is renowned for fine arts and architectures. You can visit Krishna Mandir, Buddha, Golden Temples and a chance to know about the lifestyles of native people. People are also lured to visit Bhaktapur as a tour package. They provide clear information about the past and history. Like Patan and Kathmandu, Bhaktapur is also popular for its art, culture, and tradition. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara On the 3rd day, you will drive to Pokhara (around 200km) by means of Prithivi Highway. The bus will leave at 7 AM in the dawn. It will take about 6 hours of drive in the midst of striking scenery all along the way. You will go for Davis Fall, Fewa Lake, Gupteshwar Cave, Mahendra Cave, Seti Gorge in Pokhara. International Mountain Museum is in Pokhara which provide the latest culture and is devoted to the mountains of Nepal and the Mountaineers who ascend them. Davis fall means Underworld falls which are an interesting destination where the water falls from the tunnel. Davis fall was named after a tourist who died by falling into this water gorge and the source of water is Fewa Lake. Fewa Lake is semi-natural freshwater water. Fewa Lake is the second largest Lake in Nepal which is situated at an altitude of 742m. Fewa Lake is considered as one of the favorite spots for the tourists. Gupteshwar Cave is another holy destination for the tourists. When you walk 2 km from an airport, you will arrive at Gupteshwar Cave where you can see the representation of Shivalinga inside the cave. You can view the two section of the cave which is, in fact, an interesting thing. Mahendra Cave is an equally interesting destination for the tourists and it is said that 90% of the tourists visit this cave. Mahendra Cave is entirely different than the other caves that are present in Nepal. Seti Gorge is termed as a supreme gift of nature. People find it an extraordinary place. In Nepal ‘ Seti’ refers white that means you can see the white water following from the Gorge which seems very appealing. Sarangkot is well known for viewing the sunrise. People who visit Pokhara do not miss to visit Sarangkot. In this sense, it would not be wrong to say that Sarangkot is one of the best location for the tourists.

Day 04: Trek to Tikhedhunga After breakfast in the morning on the third day, you will then be driven to Naya Pul (42km) via car/taxi. An hour of walk from Naya Pul will take you to Birethanti, a small and vibrant town nearby Pokhara. Trekking formally starts from here as you will walk for a couple of hours along the beautiful trail with bamboo forests and water springs on the way. Ramghai will be the place for lunch on day three. After lunch, the trail now takes a gradual ascend finally reaching to Tikhedhunga, the destination for the overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani On the 5th day, you will ascend around 1000 meters as the trail normally grows rising. You will come across a lot of small rivulets and river springs. In the middle, you will arrive at a traditional Magar village of Ulleri, which is situated at around 2080 meters. An hour’s of a hike from Ulleri grabs you to Nangethanti, where you will take your lunch. Again walking further hours of a trek from Nangethanti, you will reach to Ghorepani, where you will stay. From Ghorepani, you can outlook incredible views of Dhaulagiri I, Tukuche, and an extra adjoining Himalayas. You can still enjoy the sunrise view from Ghorepani. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 06: Trek to Tadapani to Ghandruk, A long working day but one of an important day of your trip You will wake up early in the morning to start the next trip which provides the best clear views and sun rising over the Himalayas. You can enjoy lots of the White Mountains from Poon Hill. After sun rising, you will return to get away and here you will take your daily meal. Ghorepani means “horse water” and is certainly a welcome water to stop the groups of equine, high heel mules and equine that carries abundance between Pokhara and Jomsom. From Ghorepani, the upwards lead us to Deurali for another breathtaking view of Annapurna Himalayas Rang & our journey start to get down to down. After crossing a small river again, we will climb another 30 minutes where beautiful Tadapani village will welcome us and will have our Lunch,  Again your trek continuously leads another 3 hours from Tadapani to Ghandruk. the trail abruptly today passing through the forests where you can find monkeys and different birds. Ghandruk is the second largest Gurung village in Nepal where you can explore the maze-like streets of this thriving Gurung settlement. In addition, you can have a good view of the mountains like Annapurna South and Fishtail. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 07: Back to Pokhara On the 7th day you will trek to Pokhara from Ghandruk after taking breakfast. On the way, you come across Sauli Bazaar and the Modi River. At Birethanti, you will have your lunch in a small vibrant town nearby Pokhara. Birethanti is quite popular for fish delicacy. The trek then continues towards Nayapul before being driven back to Pokhara. Overnight stay at a hotel

Day 08: Back to Kathmandu On the 8th day you will drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. It’s all up to you whether you want to stay one more day or willing to return your own hometown. If you want to depart on this day, then you will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

Day 09: Departure from Kathmandu, Farewell!!!! On the 9th day, you will return to your own hometown from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu from the hotel.

Include/Exclude

Ghorepani Poon hill trek Costs include/ exclude of trekking companies :

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Costs included in the Package:

  • All the transfers by private car 
  • 3-night hotel stays in Kathmandu on B/B Plan
  • 2-night hotel stays in Pokhara on B/B Plan
  •  Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during trekking period
  • Tea houses Accommodations during the trek
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour inclusive of guide and private transportation
  • A government license holder guide
  • Porter to carry your baggage
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
  • Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara by private car/Van
  • Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination
  • TIMS card(Trekker’s information Management System)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Required Trekking Permits
  • All government taxes and service charges
  • Farewell dinner prior to departure

Costs excluded in the package:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Tips for trekking staffs
  • Alcoholic drinks, Mineral water and cold drinks   
  • Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking types of equipment, Gifts and souvenirs
  •  All items not listed in Cost included section

Notes: Costs are prone to change in itinerary. So costs will be recalculated if the trekking days get modified. 

Equipment List

The basic equipments check lists for trekking:

  Sun hat or scarf

  Light balaclava or warm fleece hat

  Sunglasses

  Sun protection cream 

  Gloves

  Camera

  Basic First Aid Kit

  Down vest and/or jacket *

  Rain cote

  Water bottles

  Trekking shoes

  Thick and thin both type of socks

  Warm clothes

  Tissue and Toilet papers

  Tooth brush/paste

  Large plastic bags – to keep items dry inside the trek bag

  Towel etc…..

 

   Extras Equipments:

   Binoculars

   Reading book

   Travel game i.e. chess, card etc

   Swimming customs

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