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Ghorepani Poon Hill

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the Beginners level treks in Nepal and popular for its best viewpoints. This trek is perfect for those who want to enjoy the short and classic trekking experience. Ghorepani Poon Hill trek offers you the special support and comfort to enjoy trekking in Nepal. Undoubtedly, The trek is perfect for the individual who aims to complete their adventure in a short period of time. Also, This trek can be done by every age group of people. One can witness the mind-blowing view of rays of the rising sun slowly start kissing the mountains one after another. This would make the whitish snow-capped mountains mixed with the golden color.


The travel journey begins with a drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. After having overnight at the Hotel in Pokhara, the next day we drive towards Nayapul and after some hours walk, we reach Tikhedunga for the overnight stay. Then, the next day we step upstairs from a beautiful Magar village of Ulleri to reach the gorgeous Ghorepani through the dense rhododendron forest of Annapurna Conservation Area.

At Ghorepani, we stay overnight in Guest house. The next day early morning, we hike to our actual destination Poon Hill to have a breathtaking view of the rising sun along with the gorgeous Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The mountain ranges include Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Mt. Manaslu(8163m) and Mt. Annapurna I (8091m). Likewise, the other mountains that make the view more panoramic are Dhaulagiri II, III, Annapurna II, III, IV, Annapurna South, Tukuche Peak, Lamjung Himal, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli. After observing the sunrise view we go back to Ghorepani and move Tadapani for the overnight stay. The next day we start our trip downstairs to enter the beautiful Gurung village of Landruk and stay overnight there by walking just for few hours.

As we reach to Australian camp via Pothana we explore some nearby areas and overnight there. This is our second last day trek of the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. We go back to Pokhara by Jeep and overnight in a 3 or 4-star hotel with standard accommodation. Lastly, we come to the end of a beautiful journey as we complete the sightseeing program in the city of lakes, Pokhara. We can enjoy Cycling, Paragliding, Boating, and many more activities as well. Then we drive back by Bus or fly to Kathmandu. You also may sightsee around the world heritage site inside the city until the date of your final departure. This trek will help foreign tourists to experience the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of Nepali people.

Tourist arrivals up 25pc in January

Foreign tourist arrivals to Nepal rose 25.4 percent year-on-year in January with the strongest growths recorded from India, China, the US, Thailand and Japan. According to the Nepal Tourism Board, 91,793 foreign visitors streamed into the country in January–77,300 individuals by air and 14,493 overland.

Arrivals from India grew 20.6 percent to 14,650 individuals. Visitor numbers from the neighbourhood showed a respectable rise.
Arrivals from the member countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation registered a growth of 11.6 percent to 17,432 individuals.

Arrivals from China grew 14 percent to 13,688 individuals, according to the board’s statistics. Visitors from Thailand, Japan and South Korea also increased significantly by 69.8 percent, 38 percent and 8.4 percent respectively compared January 2018.

European outbound to Nepal surged with healthy growths. Arrivals from the UK, Germany and France rose 27.2 percent, 19.7 percent and 19.8 percent respectively to reach 4,130, 1,549 and 1,375 individuals. Total European arrivals in January reached 11,966 with a regional aggregated growth of 20 percent.

The number of travellers from the US to Nepal grew 28.1 percent to 7,028 individuals in January. The number of Australian visitors to Nepal soared 31.3 percent to 3,527 individuals. Deepak Raj Joshi, chief executive officer of the Nepal Tourism Board, said that the growth in foreign visitor numbers at the start of 2019 was a result of a sustained international publicity campaign.

Arrivals crossed the coveted one-million mark for the first time in 2018 with 1.17 million foreign tourists thronging the country. According to the Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal tourism reached the magic figure due to a jump in arrivals from India, China, the US, Sri Lanka and the UK.

The number of tourists visiting Nepal recorded a 24.77 percent growth over last year. Among the total arrivals, 969,287 individuals came by air. Arrivals from Nepal’s southern neighbour grew 25.1 percent to 200,438 individuals. Indian tourists who travel to Nepal overland are not included in the tourism statistics.

The board said that arrivals from China saw the strongest growth of 46.8 percent to 153,602 individuals in 2018, largely due to increased flight frequencies between the two countries.

According to the statistics, 26,694 Chinese visitors entered Nepal through the Rasuwagadhi border point.

Published: 13-02-2019 08:45
(Source from The Kathmandu Post)