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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 08 days

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trip Facts

Tour Duration:  08 days

Ghorepani Trek Days : 04 days

Trek Grade: Easy

Max Altitude: 3210 m

Trekking Style: Tea House

Best Seasons: All through Oct - June

Minimum Group Size: One Pax

Cost: US$415

Highlights

The terraced farmland above Pokhara - Visit the inner sanctuary of Annapurna panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000m - Views of Dhaulagiri and the Kali Gandaki from Poon Hill - Surrounded by a ring of impressive mountains, including Annapurna I 8091m (26540ft.) - The combination of pretty villages and farmland at Ghandruk, set against the panorama of high peaks beyond makes this one of the most pleasing treks-Natural hot spring at Jhinudanda. Both mid hills (Gurungs, Magars, Chhetris, Bahaman) and Trans Himalayan semi-Tibetan cultural experiences

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Equipment checklist
  • Best Time of The Year
  • Reviews

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is popular & easy trekking in Annapurna, Nepal. This trek has been the first choice for those first time trekkers in Nepal who has less hiking experience.

Ghorepani Poon Hill is located in the Myagdi district in northern central Nepal. It lies 17 km. from the district capital of Beni at an altitude of approximately 2874m. There are a number of guest houses that provide lodging and meals. Most trekkers will spend a night at Ghorepani before rising early for a trek to Poon Hill (3210m). This is a famous place to watch the sun rise and is very popular. The view is spectacular with the Annapurna bathed in the early sunlight and the deep valleys contrasting in the shadows. Mt Annapurna is 8091m and on this trek you will also see Mt Dhaulagiri 8167m

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek gives you a chance to observe dense forest of rhododendron hundred’s species of birds, flora and faunas with deep sub-tropical valleys has brought the importance of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking. Similarly it offers several varieties of colorful orchids are on show along with clear view of the towering expanse of Mt Annapurna.

The trekkers who wish to explore different experience of culture and heritages, distinct Nepalese lifestyle, views of Himalaya, rewarding nature; the evergreen trail of Annapurna Region trek can be the adventurous.  On our whole trek, we use the tea houses lodge for our feedings and accommodation.

Ghorepani lies on a major trail linking other villages as well as the Annapurna Base Camp. This trek should be comfortable for most people with a normal level of fitness. There are many wonderful photo opportunities on this trek. We advise you to bring nice camera gears, enough memory cards and spare batteries so that you will not regret to take great pictures with you. So this trek provide you a once in a life time experience.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1300 mt]

Day 02: Fly or Drive to Pokhara [823m] 20 Min flight, Drive 6 Hrs

Day 03: Trek to Tikhedunga [1540 mt]: 6 hrs trek

Day 04 : Tikhedunga to Ghorepani [2750mt]: 4 - 5 hrs trek

Day 05 : Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Tadapani [2700mt]: 6 - 7 hrs

Day 06: Tadapani to Pokhara: 3 hrs Trek & 2 hrs Drive

Day 07: Fly or Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 20 min flight Drive 6 Hrs

Day 08: Final Departure or Extending Trip for Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari.

Important Note:

If not really satisfied with above itinerary, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1300 mt]

Upon our arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, We will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Our friendly staff will assist with your luggage and guide you to your accommodation.

Day 02: Fly or Drive to Pokhara [823m] 20 Min flight, Drive 6 Hrs

At early morning, we fly or drive for Pokhara and overnight at Hotel. Upon arrival in Pokhara, the lake city offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna. After a rest you can walk around the lake side of the city to explore surrounding areas.

Day 03: Trek to Tikhedunga [1540 mt]: 6 hrs trek

At Early morning we drive to Naya Pul from pokhara and start the trek. We pass through sub tropical valley forests after we will reach in Tikhedunga.

Day 04 : Tikhedunga to Ghorepani [2750mt]: 4 - 5 hrs trek

We make our ascent to the Ghorepani village. Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and craft. The town has two parts: one in a saddle and the other a few hundred feet lower. From the higher part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. Overnight at Ghorepani.

Day 05 : Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Tadapani [2700mt]: 6 - 7 hrs

Today will be a special day because we conquer Poon Hill- an icon of Annapurna region. To catch the magnificent splendor of sunrise over the Himalayas, we make an early morning climb along the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3210mtrs). Poon Hill is a great view point of the world from where we will be able to enjoy wonderful panoramic views of the Mustang part and Pokhara valleys including the closest views of more than 20 highest mountains including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. After taking photos and having some coffee or tea or hot chocolate, we return back to Gorepani. Upon breakfast, we head east and climb a nearby ridge. We descend through rhododendron forest, pass by spectacular waterfalls along the way and reach Tadapani for overnight.

Day 06: Tadapani to Pokhara 3 hrs Trek & 2 hrs Drive to Pokhara

From Tadapani, we make a steep descent through the dense and dark forest. This part of the trek will be through a thick forest of old rhododendron trees. When the rhododendron trees are in bloom, these forests actually turn into gardens of dazzlingly beautiful flowers, mostly red. When we reached to Ghandruk again we need to walk 45 to Kimche and Take Jeep to Pokhara, It takes around 2 hrs drive.

Day 07: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 20 min flight Drive 6 Hrs

As for your wish you can take a fight or take a drive to Kathmandu. Till some hours before flight or drive we may take an few sightseeing in  Pokhara . Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, we will be escorted into our hotel.

Day 08: Final Departure or Extending Trip for Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! Himalaya Trekking Team will drop to the airport before your flight time. Approximately 2 hours before your scheduled flight, a representative from! Himalaya Trekking Team will escort to the airport and bid farewell greetings. or if you have time you can extend your trip to Chitwan National Park for Jungle activities.

Cost: US$415

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop.
  • 2 Night Hotel in Kathmandu on Twin Sharing Basic on BB
  • ACAP Permit
  • Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS)
  • Breakfast during the Trek
  • Accommodation in tea house during trekking.
  • Guide and a porter and their entire salary
  • Insurance of our Trekking Staff
  • Land transfer to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu by deluxe tourist Bus.

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals in kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your Meal (Lunch - Dinner) during the trek
  • International Airfare and Taxes.
  • Bar Bills such as Mineral water, Beer, Wine etc & Tips for Staff

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is very easy and Short Trekking in Nepal so you don't need to prepare many thing for this trip, Mainly you will need this following:

Clothing

• Sun hat or scarf
• Down jacket (can hire here in Nepal also)
• Lightweight gloves
• Fleece or wool pants   
• 4 Pair Hiking shocks
• Half paint
• Trouser
• Rain Coat
• Hiking Boots
• Sunglasses


Accessories

• Trekking poles (sticks)
• Headlamp
• Trek bag-pack
• Basic First Aid Kit
• Daypack (approximately 2,500 to 3,000 cubic inches)
• Water bottles
• Small wash towel


Toiletries

• Soap (preferably biodegradable)
• Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
• Deodorants
• Face and body moisturizer

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is any season best for visit, Specially on Spring (March-May) is much better to visit there because Varieties of rhododendrons are in complete blossom in Ghorepani, whole jungle can see very colourful.

Très bon guide pour notre 1er trek

(5/5)

Nous avons passé 5 jours sur le trek de Poon Hill Avec Uttam qui s'est occupé de tout pour notre première expérience au Népal, s'adaptant très bien à notre rythme. Nous en avons Aussi pas mal appris sur la vie au Népal, il savait très bien où il allait et nous a même fait prendre des petits raccourcis sympa. Les hébergements choisi étaient bien et la nourriture super bonne ! Merci beaucoup!



Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 08 days
2017-10-31

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