Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
  • USD 625 Per Person
  • 10 Days

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is also known as short Annapurna circuit trek. Ghorepani is the small yet beautiful village located at the base of Annapurna mountain in Myagdi district, Dhaulagari zone, Nepal. It is the resting place for the trekker who comes to see breathtaking sunrise from the Poon Hill. Poon Hill is the hill, which is a short walk from Ghorepani. It is considered the second best view point of Nepal.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is not much challenging. It is preferred by most of the trekker. The trek leads up to maximum altitude 2855 m. Ghorepani Poon hill trek is popular because of the spectacular view of mountain scenery. This route consist the best viewpoint to observe the Annapurna Mountain range. Easy walking and breathtaking scenery are other properties of the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. There is no risk of altitude sickness. It doesn’t consist high climbing. It is also accompanied by water streams, forest river, etc. People who doesn’t want longer trek and want a few days to bond with nature can select a Ghorepani Poonhill trek.

Beside monsoon season the Ghorepani Poon hill trek is suitable for all other season. The start point of trek Modi Khola is only one hour from the Pokhara city. Ghorepani lies inside the Annapurna conservation Area. It is a gateway of Annapurna Base camp. Trekker need not carry heavy bag packs. The route is facilitated by many hotels, lodges in between. Trekker can enjoy lunch, dinner and a small snack on their way in local hotels. Local hotels are on the way. Ghorepani as well as other small village consist the facility of home stay. These Homestay has good accommodation and continental food.

Other facts that can add excitement are different ethnic groups settled in Annapurna region. Trekker can observe Gurung people, Magar people unique culture, farmland and their way of living. Walking through the forest of rhododendron add excitement while walking. This trek will refresh with the breathtaking view of mountains. A view of the mountain range from Poon hill can make you fall in love with nature. Nepal Pioneer Treks & Expedition is glad to operate this trek for you to make it your lifetime experience. You will experience the natural beauty to great extend. This trek is safe, short and highly recommended. Remember us for this trek.

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4160 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820/2,62400ft), 5-6 hrs drive

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,480m/4736ft), 3-4 hrs walk

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2,860m/9,152ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Day 06: Poon hill hike (3193m/10217ft), and trek to Tadapani (2,630m/8,416ft), 6-7 hrs walk

Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m/6,2o8ft), 3-4 hrs walk

Day 08: Trek to Pokhara (820m/2,624ft), 5 hrs walk & 1 hrs drive

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu

Upon on your arrival at the Tribhuban International Airport, one of our staff will be there to warm greeting you with beautiful garland that is our respect and the culture to welcome to the new stranger. After welcoming you our staff will transfer to you to the hotel. After your long journey on a plane, you may get tired, so be fresh and take a bit rest, then our manager will come to meet you to the hotel and talk about the plan of your trip details.

Day 02: Trek preparation day

Today our tour guide will come to meet you at the hotel at 09.00 AM. The tour guide will introduce you then take you to the world heritage sites. He will describe you about the history, cultures and so on about all the monuments. After visiting the world heritage sites, our manager will meet you again and take a feedback about the day trip, then take you to the most famous typical restaurant for well come dinner to show the cultural program.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Today you are heading to Pokhara. One of the most beautiful city of Nepal and very much touristy place. Our guide will come to pick up you at your hotel, then take you to the tourist bus station. The bus journey about six to seven hours, including breakfast and lunch break. While you are driving on the highway, you will enjoy to the country sites, rivers and the mountains, like as Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and the Annapurna. Once you arrived in Pokhara, our guide drops you to the hotel, then he will talk about the plan for the next day trip. Today you are free, you have dinner on your own wherever you like then stay overnight in Pokhara.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul then trek to Tikhedhunga

Today is our first day trek. You may start about at eight o clock in the morning. Our guide will come to meet you at the hotel. You can start your trip after breakfast. Our guide takes a car to drop you to the Nayapul. It takes about one and half hour drive to get to Nayapul. Nayapul is our trekking starting point. After half an hour walk, you may reach in Birethanti where we should check our trekking permit and the TIMS card. Today is easy day compare to the following few days trek. It takes just about three top fours walk. You will pass several villages and the beautiful country sites, then reach in Tikhedhunga and stay overnight there.

Day 05: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

Today is our second day trek. It is a bit more difficult than the first day. You may have to ascent 1300m more. After walking few minutes walk, you may drop down to the small stream then cross the bridge. Now you have to climb the big steps to reach the top of the Ulleri. This is the most difficult part of today. It is hard, but very much worth to enjoy the incredible mountain view of Anmnapurna South 7219 M. The trail much easier after bigger steps, then you reach to Banthanti. You may stop for lunch there if you feel hungry if not you can walk another approximately two hours through the rhododendron forest. It is nice and cool. Finally, you reach in Ghoprepani after six hours walk and stay over night there.

Day 06: Trek from Ghorepani to Ghandruk

Today is your most important day on this trip. Especially you may book this trip because of the Pun Hill. You should get off early in the morning to see the sun rise view from the Pun Hill at 3200m. It takes 45 minutes walk to reach the Pun Hill. Pun Hill is the best view around the world. You are not only enjoying the sun rise, but also the all the spectacular mountain views of Annapurna region, including Dhaulagiri 8367m height from the sea level. After enjoying the views and the sunrise from the Pun Hill, you should drop down to the hotel, take your breakfast then trek to the Tadapani. It takes approximately five hours, then takes about two hours to reach to Ghandruk very famous Gurung village and stay overnight there.

Day 07: Trek to Nayapul then drives back to Pokhara

Today is our last day trek to Nayapul then drive back to Pokhara by car. You may have three to four hours walk down to the Modi Khola. This river comes from the Annapurna Base Camp. You can enjoy the country sites, beautiful scenery and the magnificent views of Fishtail , Annapurna South, Hiuchuli and so on. At the end you arrive again beautiful Pokhara. You can go for the dinner on your own and relax the night after trekking stay over night at Pokhara.

Day 13: Drive back from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus with our guide. It takes six hour drive. Our manager will come to meet you at the hotel, then take you for the farewell dinner at a nice restaurant. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 14: Departure day

Departure for home. Our driver will depart you by car to the international airport. Wish you have a nice and safe journey back home.

Trip Includes:

  • Four nights accommodation including Kathmandu and Pokhara with twin sharing at tourist standard hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
  • All Ground transportation.
  • One full day Kathmandu sightseeing by private vehicle with English speaking city tour guide if you are required.
  • Full board meal 3 times a day (B+L+D) during the trek days including tea & coffee (served in a cup).
  • English speaking trekking guide who has been authorized by the government and necessary number of porters(According to the group size) with their insurance, salary,accommodation and meals.
  • welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu with Cultural show. (Ethnic music and dance)
  • All the necessary official documents , TIMS Permit,Trekking Permit etc.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets if necessary.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking Route map.
  • Insurance of Guide and Porters.
  • All require local and government tax.

 

Trip Excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee and International flight.
  • Meal except Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea / coffee, snacks, battery re-charge, laundry service, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Tips to guide and porters.
  • Cost raised by flight cancellation, emergency rescue charges , landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control.
  • Monument entrance fees.

: Sun Glasses

: Scarf Face Mask

: Fleece Bennie

: Sunscreen

: Cap stick

: Hand Towel

: Cold weather Down Jacket

: Wind Stopper

: Rain Coat

: Fleece Jacket and Trouser

: T-shirt (short or long selves)

: Trekking Trousers

: Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom(two pairs)

: Trekking Boots

: Socks and under wears

: Head torch

: Snow Gaiter(depends on trekking region)

: Camel Pack or water bottle

: Trekking Poles

: Day Pack minimum 25 L with side pocket to keep bottle

: Spare batteries for Camera

: Down Jacket

: Sleeping Bag

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