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Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

Trip Level
Easy
Destination
Nepal
Max Altitude
3210 meter
Trip Duration
10 Days

Overview

Ghorepani Poonhill trekking is very popular trekking in Nepal, is one of the most popular and relatively easy treks that goes through the beautiful ethnic villages of Annapurna Region. Invigorating through some rhododendron forests, Poonhill, a hill top which is popularly known as the Photographer's Paradise, you can capture some of the best snaps of impressive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Poonhill offers you the striking panorama of huge Himalayas including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, III, and IV, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, and Manaslu ranges among few others.

In addition to that, Poon Hill Trekking will also let you witness terraced slopes, warm villages, beautiful paddy fields, and wonderful culture and lifestyle of ethnic people like Gurungs, and Magars. Ghorepani and Ghandruk are two of the largest Gurung settlements in the Annapurna Region.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to hotel

  • Day 02: Optional sightseeing in Kathmandu/trek preparation

  • Day 03: Flight or Drive to Pokhara, take a 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hour drive

  • Day 04:  Pokhara Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m) 4-5 hours

  • Day 05:  Tikhedunga trek to Ghorepani (2775m) 5-6 hours

  • Day 06: Ghorepani to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2540m) 5-6 hours

  • Day 07: Tadapani Trek to Ghandhruk (1940m)2-3 hours

  • Day 08: Ghandhruk Trek to Birethanti (1065m) and drive to Pokhara 3-5 hours

  • Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu, Take a 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hour Drive

  • Day 10: Final Departure from Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to hotel
Our representative picks up from Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. If time permits walk around the city in the afternoon or evening.

Day 02: A day for sightseeing in Kathmandu/ trek prepairation
We can decide wether we will do sightseeing in Kathmandu or take a rest and do the preparation for next days trek. Evening our office representative brief about the trip and we will have dinner  together.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Dinner

Day 03: Flight or Drive to Pokhara, take a 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hour drive
After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to take a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. During the short flight, you will have majestic views of glorious Manaslu Peaks, the snowcapped Annapurna, and Langtang Himalaya range. Alternatively, you can take a  scenic drive to Pokhara by private car. After reaching Pokhara, we will have free time roaming around Lake side.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul(1070/3511ft) Trek to Tirkhedhunga (150m/5053ft),5/6hrs
After breakfast, your journey to Ghorepani Poon Hill trek begins. We will drive to Nayapul for about an hour from Pokhara. The trek starts from here, dropping at first on a staircase and then traversing high above the river on a wide, stone-paved trail to a large and prosperous town Birethanti (1000m). The trekking trail today follows winding bamboo forests and waterfalls. After walking some hours we will have a lunch. After lunch climb up to Hille (1510m). We will arrive at Tikhedunga after see walk.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 05:  Tikhedunga trek to Ghorepani (2775m) walking distance 4-6 hours
After breakfast we will crosses suspension bridge, then drops and crosses the Bhurungdi Khola on a large bridge. The trail ascends on a long stone staircase continues to the large Magar village of Ulleri (2080m). From Ulleri the trail gently climbs through pastures and cultivated fields. You walk up beside the cascading river through refreshingly cool oak and Rhododendron forest till Nanga thanti village. After about one hour walk from Nanga thanti we will reached Ghorepani.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 06: Trek Ghorepani to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2540m) 5-6 hours
We will wakeup early morning around 4 am and trek to Poon Hill (3210m), one of the best Himalaya viewpoints in Nepal, provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas. We will see the best view of  Dhaulagiri I (8167m) and Tukuche (6920m) to Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiuchhuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m). Gangapurna (7454m), Lamjung Himal (6986m) and Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhre 6997m). We will back to Ghorepani for breakfast. After breakfast, our trek to Tadapani starts. We will have overnight in Tadapani.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 07: Tadapani Trek to Ghandhruk (1940m) 3-4 hours
After breakfast we will descends steeply through rhododendron forests to Baise Kharka. We will encounter with monkeys and varieties of birds. We may walk around  2 more hours to reach Ghandruk, which is is the second largest Gurung Setlememt in Annapurna region. we will enjoy  themountain view of Annapurna South and Fishtai from there.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 08: Ghandhruk Trek to Birethanti (1065m) and drive to Pokhara 3-5 hours
After breakfast in Ghorepani, we will gradually decline down to the village. The trail passes through small hamlets, terraced rice fields and subtropical forests giving a very beautiful glimpse. We will mostly follow the ever-flowing Modi Khola with an easy and pleasant walk to Birethanti. The trail makes a flat- steep descent alongside to the stream. The descent becomes more gentle as the route reaches Banthanthi. We continue our walk to Nayapul and catch a vehicle to get to Pokhara.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch

Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu, Take a 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hour Drive
You can take a fight or take a drive to Kathmandu. In the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the farewell dinner with cultural show.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 10: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Our representative will pick up from hotel and transfer to Airport for the onwards flight.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Cost Details

    • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Kathmandu by private vehicle
    • Night's in Kathmandu and Pokhara including breakfast
    •  Guided city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara (optional)
    • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking period in the lodges/restaurents
    • Local fresh fruits where available
    • Surface Transport to and from Kathmandu by private vehicle
    • Twin sharing acommodation at the tea house lodges
    • Annapurna base camp trekking map
    • An experience guide and one trekking helper between 2 persons
    • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available) when required
    • All required special trekking permits and conservation fee
    • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System)
    • All government taxes and our service charges
    • Farewell Dinner before departure
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Your Travel insurance
    • Any International and Domestic airfare and taxes
    • Nepal entry visa fee (available at Kathmandu airport on arrival)
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected but not mandatory)
    • All kind drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
    • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone calls and internet service.
    • Personal trekking Equipments.
    • Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara if doing sightseeing
    • Any others expenses not mentioned on package Includes section

Equipments Checklist

Clothing
    Warm jacket or down jacket
    Water and windproof jacket, poncho or umbrella
    Long sleeved synthetic fleece
    Thermal underwear
    Hat, pair of gloves and scarf
    Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
    Shorts and trousers, or skirt
    2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
    2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
    Proper hiking boots
    Running shoes and flip-flops
    T-shirts

During winter season, additional clothings may include:
    The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
    Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
    Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
    Snow gaitors

Trekking Gear
    Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
    Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
    Map of the trekking area
    Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
    Sleeping bag and silk liner
    Water bottles

Miscellaneous
    Toiletries
    A small light weight and quick drying towel
    Bar of soap
    Sunscreen (at least SPF +20)
    Earplugs
    Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
    First aid kid
    Water purification tables or a water filter
    Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
    Toilet paper

Optional items
    Camera, battery etc
    Altimeter
    Compass
    Binoculars
    Books/magazines
    Trekking poles
    GPS unit
    Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
    Sewing/repair kit
    Pocket knife
    Candles (for lodges)
    Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen

Camping

    Tent
    Stove and fuel
    Cooking, eating and drinking utensils
    Sleeping mat
    Food and water (for the very remote trekking areas)

Map

map

Departure Dates

No fixed departures.