Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

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Trip overview
Trip Starts
Kathmandu
Trip Ends
Kathmandu
Group Size
1-16 Persons
Max Altitude
2775 m
Fitness level
NA
Destination
NA

All of us are interested in the trek, roam and tour around the globe to explore its beauty but are limited due to time and money. So, this trek is admirably fit for the starters or for those who have limited time but willing to experience trek in the Himalayas. After resting a day at Pokhara, this trek starts from Phedi which is an hour drive from Pokhara. This trial lets you witness our national flower ‘Rhododendron’ forest beauty and the most talked about Gurung Villages with their unique culture and traditions at Dhampus and Ghandruk. The snowy peaks of Annapurna, are the spectacular views one can enjoy and also the breathtaking panorama of mountains from Poon Hill.

This trek is an easy one which takes you to an elevation of 2775 meter at Ghorepani followed by Ghandruk (1940m) and Tadapani(2540m). Trek to Poon Hill is best when combined as an extensive trip to cultural tours of Kathmandu and Pokhara which is considered as the trip possible throughout the year.

Day01: Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport (1,300m/4,260ft) and transfer to the hotel

Our Jugal Holidays Trek’s airport representative will receive you outside the terminal hall. Please, look for our Treks play card. He will transfer you to the hotel, introduce your trekking guide and check the necessities. In the afternoon, stroll around the colorful market of the bustling city – Thamel. Overnight at a star hotel in Kathmandu.

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day02: Kathmandu – Pokhara (880m/2,900ft) – 6 – 7 hours’ drive

After breakfast, drive along the Prithvi Rajmarga to Pokhara with a fascinating glimpse of rural Nepal and emerald hill scenery. The driving route passes through the lower Gorkha region (beneath Manaslu), south of the epicenter of the first of the recent earthquake.

Transfer to your hotel at Pokhara. After check in and short refreshment, we join a trip to Pokhara city that includes Devi’s waterfalls and Shiva Cave. Enjoy a delightful cruise on Phewa Lake before dinner. Overnight at a star hotel in Pokhara

Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

 

Day03: Drive from Pokhara – Nayapul (1,070m/3,510ft) and trek to Hile (1510m/4,952ft) – 1-hour 15-minute drive and 2 – 3 hours trek

After breakfast, we take an hour drive to Nayapul (50km) and trek for about 20 minutes to Birethanti, a riverside village located beside Modi Khola. Then we follow the Bhurungdi Khola to Sudame (1,340m) before rising gradually up to the side of the valley, Hile (1,510m). Overnight at lodge in Hile.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day04: Hile – Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft) – 5 – 6 hours trek

After breakfast, we start our day with long and steep climb via the stone staircase to the village of Ulleri (2,080m). The village promises great views of Annapurna South (7,219m) and Hiunchuli (6,441m). We continue rising up through the lush forest of rhododendron and oak for several hours, with rest breaks, to reach the prosperous village of Gurung. We observe the great view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri from Ghorepani. Overnight at lodge in Ghorepani.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day05: Ghorepani – Poon Hill (3,210m/10,528ft) – Tadapani (2,520m/8,268ft) – 6 – 7 hours

A pre-dawn hike, ¾ hours steep climb, takes us to the Poon Hill’s grassy knoll. It is one of the frequently visited viewpoints of Nepal. This amazing landmark offers an unobstructed view of Dhaulagiri (8,172m) and Upper Dolpo to the west, past Annapurnas (Annapurna I, 8,019m), Machhapuchhre (6,997m) and Manaslu (8,156m) to the east.

After breakfast, we join an eastern trail to Tadapani through the thick forest of pine and rhododendron. Overnight at lodge in Tadapani.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day06:Tadapani – Ghandruk (1,950m/6,398ft) – 3 – 4 hours trek

Today’s trail is quite short and concern downhill trek through the forest and cultivated farmland. We choose a route to Ghandruk – a densely settled modern village of Gurung community. Here we explore the surrounding area and visit the local museum. Overnight at lodge in Ghandruk.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day07:Ghandruk – Nayapul (1,070m/3,510ft) – Pokhara (880m/2900ft) – 4 – 5 hours trek, 1 hour 15 minute drive

After breakfast, we head south and trek through the upper reaches of Modi Khola. Gradually, the trail starts descending to the village of Kimche (1,640m) and a further drop down 500m lower to Syauli Bazaar. Now the trail becomes flat until Birethanti and then drop down on rocky defile towards Nauyapul. Here we board on a private vehicle that drives us back to Pokhara. Overnight at a star hotel in Pokhara.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day08: Pokhara – Kathmandu (1,300m/4,260ft) – 25-minute flight and sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

Drive to Pokhara airport to catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu. Take a day tour to Kathmandu’s UNESCO world heritage site. Visit Swayambhunath (monkey temple), Pashupatinath (most revered Hindu temple complex), Durbar Square (an architectural site that house ancient temple and Kumari, living goddess), Boudhanath (largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal) and Patan Durbar Square (ancient durbar of Nepal).

A car and driver will drive you to each landmark and waits for you.

(Entry tickets and lunch are not included)

In the evening catch up on some last minute and join farewell dinner organized by Annapurna Encounter to celebrate the successful completion of the journey. Overnight at a star hotel in Kathmandu.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day09: Final Departure

Your adventurous journey in Nepal comes to an end today. Our airport representative will drop you to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight.

What's Included

  • Airport pickup and drop off facilitates
  • Accommodation at a star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • City tour in private vehicle
  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Trekking equipment like the down filled the sleeping bag, walking poles and duffel bag
  • An experienced government license holder guide and local porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Salary, Insurance, Equipment, Travel Fare, Food and Accommodation for guide and porter
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
  • Hot Drinks (Tea and Coffee)
  • Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist vehicle

What's Excluded

  • City entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • Tour guide
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Boiled water
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Personal nature expense – alcoholic beverages, laundry, hot shower, shopping, etc.

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