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Ghorepani Poon Hill trek10 Days

(2) Review(s)
Minimum Participants Minimum 2 pax
Mode of Travel Easy trek
Accommodation On Tea-House / Lodge basis
Meals Full board on trek, B&B Plan in city
Transportation Private vehicle / flight or public vehicle

trip Overview

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is one of the most famous and easy treks in the Annapurna region. This trek is suitable for all ages, particularly good for families with children. It leads to the wonderful historic ethnic villages and best mountain scenario. Poon Hill (3210m) is the ultimate viewpoint for the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Lamjung Himal and for best sunrise views. This trek also includes hiking through colorful villages and rhododendron forests.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek starts from Pokhara towards Nayapool in the early morning. We will continue our trek to Ghorepani via Tikhedhunga through flowering rhododendron forests watching hundred’s species of birds. In this area, there are several charming villages having the majority of Gurung and Magar ethnic groups. Furthermore, you can visit the Gurung museum and get the warm hospitality from the locals. Then, the trail leads to Landruk via Tadapani and Ghandruk with the great views of mountains. This beautiful treks can be done throughout the year but monsoon is not highly recommended. Before coming back to Kathmandu we can go for sightseeing of the beautiful city Pokhara.

Short Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara [860m] [200km 5-6 hrs drive] or [25 minute flight].
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedhunga [1,500m] [1.5 hrs drive and 4 hrs walk].
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani [2,874m] [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 05: Hike to Poon Hill [3,210m] back to Ghorepani and trek to Tadapani [2,721m] [4-5 hours walk].
Day 06: Trek to Landruk [1,430m] [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 07: Trek to Australian Camp/Thulo Kharka [2,050m] via Pothana [ 5 hrs walk].
Day 08: Trek to Kande & Drive to Pokhara. [1 hr walk & 1 hr drive].
Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.
Day 10: Transfer to Airport for International departure.

Detail Itinerary

30m by car BB Plan Hotel/Resort

Nepal Dream Path Treks guide will meet you on your arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to respective Hotels. In hotel, our guide will brief about all necessaries required for trek including accommodations, service includes/excludes and Trekking, do's and don't s related information.


6-7 hours drive BB Plan Hotel/Resort

In Morning, we will drive to Pokhara on the scenic highway, an interesting drive on the foothills of the Himalaya. On reaching Pokhara transfer to respective Hotels nearby Phewa Lake for the overnight stay. We can also use the flight option to reach there from Kathmandu with extra charge included for flight.


1/2 hrs drive and 3-4hr trek & 4 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

A one and half hours morning drive on the highway to Nayapul (new bridge). Our trek begins with the trail that passes the busy areas encountering locals and trekkers reaching Birethati village. From Birethati, our path diverts following the main trail on the old Trans-Himalayan trade route. From here, we continue our trek through many farm villages and waterfalls reaching Tirkhedhuga for the overnight stop.


5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

Morning walk winds up on a steep climb for near 2 hrs on the stone steps to Ulleri village. From Ulleri, the trail ascends gradually through a colorful rainforest for few hours with few ups and downs. The walk leads nearer to Ghorepani, feeling the altitude and change of vegetation. Trekking in the midst of rhododendron woods till Ghorepani village is reached for the overnight stop, witnessing grand views of Dhaulagiri range of mountains in the west and Annapurna South in the north.


5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

Morning 1 hr hike to Poon-Hill (3,210 m) for fantastic sunrise over the chain of Himalayan ranges like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Mt.Manaslu. After the panoramic views return back to Ghorepani for breakfast.  We continue our trek to the upper ridge of Deurali almost the height as Pun-Hill with awesome scenery of the snow-capped mountains, hills, and valleys. Walking in the rhododendron and pine forests, the path narrows downhill through temperate rainforest, stepper path in some places as you come to Ban Thati with lodges in the middle of the forest. An hour uphill climb leads to Tadapani, located inside the forests of Rhododendron, Magnolia and Oaks. From this place, a grand view of Annapurna South and Machhapuchare (fishtail) can be seen at a close distance. Tadapani with 8-10 lodges is a place made by the local Gurung people to serve and cater to the needs of trekkers.


5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

After a wonderful time at Tadapani, we continue our trek through the enchanting forest with occasional views of the Annapurna mountain range. We divert our path downhill to Ghandruk passing through few small villages. We can rest and have lunch in Ghandruk which is a major large village in this area. From Ghandruk, one hour downhill walk leads to the bridge at Phedi. After crossing the bridge over raging Modi River, a slow walk uphill for an hour leads to Landruk for the overnight stop.


5 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

After Landruk, A pleasant morning walk on the winding path overlooking beautiful landscape scenery of Annapurna south. An uphill trek for one hour leads to Deurali, the highest spot of this trek at about 2210m with panoramic views of the surrounding area. From Deurali, We will continue downhill through forest to a small village Pothana. After this lovely village, small up climb of hill through the forest leads to an open area at Thulo Kharka also known as Australian Camp. This site is known as Australian Camp because, in the early ’70s, Australian Expeditions on route Annapurna Base Camp camped on this wonderful spot. This small settlement is located in the midst of the cool alpine forest overlooking grand view of the Annapurna range including the majestic Mt. Machapuchare (Fish Tail) and the Pokhara Valley.


1 hr walk & 1 hr drive BB Plan Hotel/Resort

After a good time here with the great views, the last day walk descends on the gentle winding trail to  Kande. From Kande, we board on the Bus for an hour drive to Pokhara. On reaching at Pokhara within the Phewa Lakeside area, check into the Hotel with time for the afternoon stroll.


6-7 hours BB Plan Hotel/Resort

In the morning at 7 am, your bus will be ready at the bus station. Watching the views of Trishul river along with greenery of the hill, you reach Kathmandu after 7 hours drive. In Kathmandu, Our representative will transfer you to your respective hotel.


Today as per your international flight time, Nepal Dream Path Treks staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure from this wonderful high Himalayan country, Nepal with the wonderful memory of Poonhill panorama and Ghorepani trek with us.


Equipment List

  • Sun Hat
  • Worm hat (it mean worm one to protect your head from cold)
  • Headlight
  • Sun Cream/lip guard
  • Sunglasses
  • Toothpaste/Brush/soap
  • Gloves
  • Down Jacket
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Jumper/fleece jacket
  • T-shirt
  • Long underwear
  • Windbreaker trouser
  • Towel
  • Wool socks
  • Cotton socks
  • Trekking boots
  • Sewing kits
  • Water bottle
  • Swiss knife
  • Extra batteries
  • Flip flops
  • Raincoat/ Umbrella
  • Rucksacks(For a Day)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Medical & first aid kit

What's included?

  • All transportation and Arrival, Departure transfers as per the Itinerary.
  • Standard Accommodation in the cities and tea houses in the trek.
  • Full day guided tour of Kathmandu including private vehicle, Entry permits, and a well-experienced city guide.
  • All meals included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/Coffee).
  • Guide, porters and other support staff as per your requirement and out an agreed price.
  • ACAP fees.
  • Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
  • Necessary equipment during the trek.
  • All taxes and fees required for the program.

What's not included?

  • Meals in the cities.
  • Personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, water, etc).
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Personal trekking gears not mentioned in the contract.
  • Tips for staffs.

Trip Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 2 Reviews

poonhill jonson rabada
South Africa

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek in Janauary 2019

2019

At the beginning of 2019, we took 7 days hike in the Annapurna mountain range in Nepal i.e. the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. This is an easy trek so we didn’t prepare a lot and we were a success to complete this trek.  I have a small pain while going downstairs from Khandruk to Nayapul. Luckily Nepal Dream Path Treks Guide has got first aid box for the home treatment. overall we love this trek and highly recommend Nepal Dream Path to my friends.


ghorepani Susanna Thame
britian

Excursion in Annpurna

2018

I did an excursion in the Annapurna area with my friend. The agency was really great, helpful and I didn’t have to worry about anything. They arranged all. Sudeep who was our guide on our trek was great. Thank you for the experience that you gave to us. Highly Recommended Nepal Dream Path Treks & Expedition


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