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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trip Facts:

Duration: 10 Days

Starts In: Kathmandu

Ends In: Kathmandu

Maximum altitude: 3,210 m

Grade: Moderate

Trek Type: Tea House

Best Season: March to May; June to Aug

Activity: Sightseeing and trekking/climbing

Accommodation: Tea House

Transportation: Flights/ private car or tourist bus (as per itinerary)

Group Size: 12 pax Maximum

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Background
When it comes to trekking in Nepal, Ghorepani Poon Hill is one of the best and unmissable short trekking destinations located on the western side of Nepal in Annapurna Region. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek offers the panoramic view of the mountains along with an opportunity to learn the culture and lifestyle of Gurung and Magar people. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is an easy trek ideal for people who find joy in the lap of nature but cannot walk on rough trails for days.

The 10 days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a perfect gateway far from hustle and bustle of city life into the foothills of the Himalayas. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek offers trekkers a mesmerizing view of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Baraha Shikhar (7847m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7855m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m), and Lamjung Himal (6931m). Apart from the stunning view of mountains, the trek also provides trekkers an opportunity to experience and learn the unique culture and tradition of Gurung and Magar people in that area. The main attraction of the trek includes the most beautiful view of sunrise above the high Himalayas seen from Poon Hill. Poon hill also hosts an awe-inspiring vista of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Most routes of the trek pass through densely forested paths filled with rhododendron, oak, and pine trees. The route also takes through stone paved staircases walking on which may be a little tiring. Trekkers also stumble across many small waterfalls, streams, and terrace farms while moving towards their destinations.

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Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu 

Day 02: Rest/preparation

Day 03: Fly Pokhara 884m; drive Naya Pul 1070m/Birethanti 1025m

Day 04: Trek Tikhedhunga 1540m

Day 05: Trek Ghorepani 2750m

Day 06: Early morning excursion to Poon Hill 3210m; trek Tadapani 2710m

Day 07: Trek Ghandruk 2050m

Day 08: Trek Naya Pul; drive Pokhara

Day 09: Fly Kathmandu

Day 10: Depart Kathmandu

  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Gear & Equipment
  • Nepal Visa

Day 01:Arrive Kathmandu
Pick up at Tribhuvan International Airport by our team member upon your arrival, and transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Rest/preparation
Before the trek begins, we give you a free day in Kathmandu to take rest and make necessary preparation. You can also stroll around the markets of Kathmandu for any last minute shopping. Later in the evening, a small meeting is held to discuss the trek briefly. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Fly Pokhara 884m; drive Naya Pul 1070m/Birethanti 1025m
We catch our early morning 25-minute flight to Pokhara. Throughout the flight, we can enjoy the scenic views of Annapurna Himalayan Range. After landing, we take a bumpy drive to Nayapul which takes about 2 hours. Relishing the roadside view, we arrive in Nayapul for an overnight stay.

Day 04: Trek Tikhedhunga 1540m
We begin our first day of the trek through the rhododendron forests that lead us to Tikhedhunga. Moving alongside the bank of Modi Khola, we make our way to Birethanti. We then continue to trek following the flow of Bhurungdi Khola and ascending through the forested trail. We also stumble across small waterfalls on our way to Tikhedhunga. Overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek Ghorepani 2750m
Leaving behind Tikhedhunga, we trek towards Ghorepani for 5-6 hours. We begin our trek ascending towards the village of Ulleri, a large Magar village. We then gently continue to ascend through the forested path until we reach Banthanti. Relishing the beautiful view of Machhapuchhre (6993m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and Annapurna South (7219m) in the background, we gradually ascend to the Gurung village of Ghorepani. Overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Early morning excursion to Poon Hill 3210m; trek Tadapani 2710m
We take an early morning excursion to Poon Hill to view the beautiful sunrise above the high Himalayas. Poon Hill offers an amazing view of mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Baraha Shikhar (7847m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7855m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m), and Lamjung Himal (6931m). After enjoying the brilliant sunrise view, we return to Ghorepani and continue to ascend along ridges followed by the densely forested trail filled with pines and rhododendrons to reach Tadapani. Overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Trek Ghandruk 2050m
Today we descend through a densely forested path filled with oaks, pines, and colorful rhododendrons until we reach Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a beautiful village inhabited by the Gurung people and also a home to many Gurkha soldiers. Ghandruk offers a stunning view of Annapurna South (7219m) and Machhapuchhre (6993m). We can also visit the Gurung Culture Museum in Ghandruk and try on their traditional wear. Overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Trek Naya Pul; drive Pokhara
For the last day of our trek, we head towards Naya Pul which takes about 5-6 hours. Today we trek through stone paved stairs until we reach Syauli Bazaar. We then continue to trek to Nayapul via Birethanti enjoying the amazing landscape in the background. After reaching Nayapul, we take a 2-hour drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Fly Kathmandu
We catch our early morning scenic flight back to capital city enjoying the Mountain View throughout the flight. Upon reaching, we transfer you back to your hotel in Kathmandu. You can spend the rest of the day either resting in your room or exploring Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Depart Kathmandu
Our team member drops you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. 

Cost Includes

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
  • 1 night bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Pokhara (twin share)
  • Teahouse accommodation on full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during trek
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu flights
  • Surface transportations on private vehicles as per the itinerary
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Required number of porter/s
  • Equipment, transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for guide and porters
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
  • Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc. 
  • Trekking gear (also available on hire)
  • Tips for local staff
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Price Includes’

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & scarf
  • Head torch with extra alkaline batteries

Hand Wear

  • Fleece Gloves

Personal stuffs

  • 4-5 season sleeping bag with thermal or fleece bag liner
  • Water purifier preferably tablets
  • Day pack
  • Books
  • Snacks
  • Trekking poles
  • UV Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Insurance papers
  • Swiss army knife
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs
  • Water bottle
  • Pee bottle for men & Pee Funnel for Women (for very cold nights)

Clothing

  • Jacket & Trouser (waterproof)
  • Trousers for trekking
  • Non cotton shirt/T-shirt (full sleeves)
  • Fleece trouser
  • Micro fleece
  • Body warmer fleece
  • Thermal wear
  • Down jacket
  • Rain/wind jacket
  • Underwear
  • Neck gaiter

Foot Wear

  • Water repellent trekking boots with ankle support
  • Gaiters
  • Socks
  • Trainers

Bags

  • Strong Kit/Duffle bag to be carried by porter
  • Bag to keep your casual clothing
  • Toiletry bag

Medicines

  • Personal medications

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entry 15 days – US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 30 days – US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 90 days – US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency

The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is USD 2 per day

Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January to December)

http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/content/tourist-visa.html

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