Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 3193 m 10 Days

US $ 780 per person
Trip Code : FTT 25
Destination : Annapurna
Duration : 10 Days
Accomodation : 3*hotel and Lodges,Tea House
Meals : Breakfast,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Max Altitude : 3193m
Activity : Trekking and Hiking
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu
Trip Route : Kathmandu- Pokhara- Nayapul- Tikhedunga- Ghorepani and retrace the same route
Best Season : March- May and August- November

Overview

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a wonderful opportunity to experience short, easy and most beautiful trekking. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek offers panoramic views of stunning Annapurna Himalayan range while passing through beautiful forests, insightful local Gurung and Magar villages initiating our journey from the beautiful lake city of Pokhara. At maximum altitude of 3210 meters above sea level, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the most popular short treks in Nepal.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek starts next day after your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport and sightseeing around the culturally rich Kathmandu valley. We will then take a scenic drive from Kathmandu to the paradise city of Pokhara. In Pokhara you can relax at 800 meters with a bottle of beer or while boating on Phewa Lake, you can see stunning views of snowcapped peaks. Clean and peaceful surrounding with lots of adventure sports to try; Pokhara is the place that captivates you totally in its natural beauty. Our Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking journey kicks off as we drive towards Nayapul which is the starting point of the trek. Slowly hiking through waterfalls, small settlements, bamboo and rhododendron forests, we stay overnight at Tikhedhunga. The journey through nature to Ghorepani and Poon Hill then tests our fitness as we ascend 3300 steps at Ulleri which rewards us with great views of the Himalayas hiding in the shade of the trees. Capture the perfect picture of landscapes, trees and Himalayas at this point. Pushing ourselves further for a couple of hours we arrive at Ghorepani village.

Ghorepani is actually derived from two Nepali words Ghoda (Horse) and Pani (Water). At ancient times, traders used to use this route to trade from Tibet. They found the water resource here for their horses and named the place ‘Ghodepani’ or ‘Ghorepani’. Next day before dawn we hike up to Poon Hill to capture the best sunrise views over the Himalayas in Nepal. You will be mesmerized as you see the golden rays of the sun slowly rise through the Annapurna Himalayan range, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchre, Mt. Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, Lamjung Himal and other neighboring peaks. After sunrise views we descend towards Tadapani. Further trekking through the insightful cultural and traditional Gurung village of Ghandruk, we will head back to Pokhara and then finally end our Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek by driving towards Kathmandu.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek can be joined during any time of the year by travel and nature lovers. But if you prefer to view blossoming Rhododendrons then it is recommended to embark during spring season while on the other hand the autumn season blesses you with crystal clear Himalayan views. Join Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with Nepal Mountain Trekkers and experience a trek of a lifetime.

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • • scenic views of villages, and fields during the journey.

Itenarary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)


Our team member will be there to welcome you at the airport in Kathmandu. He will transfer you to hotel. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes. After refreshment, we will brief your plan more visibly.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation


Today we shall go on sightseeing around the heritages in Kathmandu valley with guides. We visit to the Hindu masterpiece of Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most sacred Hindu temples in the world. Observe the Buddhist shrines of Boudhanath and Swayambhunath Stupa and architectural excellence in the Patan Durbar Square. This day shall also be considered as acclimatization day to adapt in climatic condition in Nepal. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara (823 M) 7,8 hours by Bus


The trek starts from today. We shall move on to the serene city Pokhara, also known as the City of Lakes. The journey follow curvy roads with scenic landscape along the torrential Trishuli River.  Annapurna range of the Himalayas grows gradually as we approach Pokhara taller in the distance. The greetings from hospitable people of the beautiful mountain city along with the enchanting peaks end our day. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 4: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga, (1540M)


Today our trek starts. We take bus ride to Nayapul (42km away) passing through the village of Lumle. After reaching Nayapul we gear for walking and start exploring the beautiful trail as we walk down to the river and cross the suspension bridge. We ascend along the stone stairs to main village at the ridge and follow the trail along the Modi River for about 20 minutes to arrive at Birethati, a town located on the confluence of Modi and Burundi River. We further walk along the beautiful route with bamboo forests, and cool water springs along the way. Continuing along the trail we gradually climb to reach the destination for overnight stay, Tikhedhunga village. Overnight in Tikhedhhunga.

Day 5: Trekking from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2840 M)


A long and demanding trek awaits us. After crossing the suspension bridge on the Bhurungdi River, we trek to the Ulleri, climbing on the stone stairs. We continue our exploration through rhododendron forests, green meadows, cultivated fields and smaller streams. We will see beautiful stone buildings, hills, old farms and ancient villages along the trail. From Ulleri majestic views of Annapurna South (7219) and Hiuchuli (6441m) is seen. The trail continues through the settlement at Nangethanti to reach the destination of Ghorepani. We have the beautiful view of magnificent mountain ranges including the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Hiuchuli and Tarke Kang including others. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 6: Ghorepani-Poonhill- Tadapani (3210M)


Today is the highlighted section of the trekking journey. We start early to watch the breathtaking sunrise from the hilltop of Poonhill. This magical moment when the striking vies of the giants of Mt Dhalagiri (8,167m), Annapurna massif (Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South), Mt Machhapuchhre or Fishtail Mountain (6,997m), Dhampus Peak (6,021m), Tukuche Peak (6,920m) and others beyond description makes you even more pleasuring and worth uphill climb to the top of the hill. Capturing the moment will be a memory. We then descend the hill and continue our trek for Tadapani after the lunch. On the further section of today’s trek we explore through the vibrant rhododendron forest, even more beautiful when bloomed. Along the ridge and through the pine and rhododendron forest we reach Deurali and further descend leads us to Tadapani.

Day 7: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940M) 5-6 hours


The trek becomes more exciting and enchanting as we move ahead along the trekking trail. We walk down through the steep trails initially and pass through the beautiful rhododendron forests. The blossom of cherries further enriches the trail as we move further and yet another beautiful village settled by Gurung waits us. Our trek provides a further insight into the lifestyles of villages. This village provides stunning view of Fishtail, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna South along with the Gurung Museum as the other highlight. We look forward to replenish the rich Gurung culture in the village. Overnight in Ghandruk.

Day 8: Ghandruk to Pokhara (823M) 4-5 hours


We start today’s trek with descend to Birethati along the stone steps moving through villages and cultivated lands. We reach to Ghandruk on similar path and to the Modi River. The downhill walk continues as we pass through the small town of Birethanti. Little after the trek we reach to the initial point of our actual trekking, Nayapul. We drive back to Pokhara from this place. This marks the end of our on-foot journey.  We can rest along the ever beautiful Lake side in Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 9: Pokhara to Kathmandu by Bus 7-8 hours


Today we drive back to the Kathmandu valley after the completion of our wonderful trek. Following the same route to the Pokhara valley we trace our journey back to the capital city, Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 10: Farewell/ Departure Day


A journey to the Ghorepani comes to an end today. Yet the nation is small, but the memories you collect shall remain marvelous and majestic and you shall be saying Once is Not Enough. Our representative shall drop you at the Airport for your journey back to your home destination. We hope for positive feedbacks and reviews from you.

What's included

  • Airport pickup and drop service
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu
  • 2 nights hotel in Pokhara
  • All lodging and fooding during the trek (B,L,D included)
  • Transportation costs: Either drive or domestic flight in (Ktm – Pkr- Ktm) with other driving fares
  • Professionally trained and highly experienced English speaking trekking guide, assistant trekking guide and porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers with max load of 30kg) along with their salary, lodging, fooding and insurance
  • Trekking permits: TIMS card and Annapurna Conservation Area(ACAP) fees
  • Trekking gears like sleeping bag and down jacket made available on rent
  • First aid medical box
  • Farewell Dinner

What's not included

  • International flight tickets and extra baggage charges
  • Visa fee to enter Nepal
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu due to any change in scheduled itinerary
  • Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses

Good to Know

Extra: As you know Nepal is offering much more than only Trekking so if you have time & interest then you could do some other activities too. We organize different kind of other activities to make your holiday longer.
  • Mountain Flight
  • White water rafting
  • Jungle Safari
  • Bungee Jump
  • Paragliding
  • Mountain Biking
 
Note: Above itinerary can be customized as our guest specific requirements and we can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly to your choice
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