Ghorepani Poon Hill 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
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Starting from Kathmandu, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a 5 days short trek package suitable for mountain, adventure, birds and nature lovers who have limited time but interested to taste the trekking experience in Nepal. The trek is easy and can be done with children and family. Enchanting views of Mount Hiun Chuli, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, including world’s highest mountain above 8000 meters, Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri are the major attraction of this trek. Sunrise views over these giant snow-capped mountains are the breathtaking lifetime experience.

On the first day of this trip, you will be driven to Pokhara Valley, 206 km in distance and can be reached within 6/7 hours drive from Kathmandu. Pokhara is a naturally richer city and the gateway of many other popular trekking routes. As you enter the Pokhara valley, the beginning views of the magnificent giant snow-capped Annapurna Massif in the northern side will be the first impression of this Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. Lakes, Caves, Temples, and Himalayas are the treasures of Pokhara attracting thousands of visitors each month.

Spending one overnight in this wonderful city, our journey will starts by one hour drive to the trekking starting point, Nayapul. Upon arrival, prepare yourself for hiking and commence walking to our first teahouse destination, Tikhedhunga. Dense forest including Rhododendron Trees is the attraction of this trail. Next day trek to Ghorepani.

Located 17 km from Beni, Ghorepani is a small village situated at an altitude of 2,860 meters in the northern side of Pokhara, Nepal. Poon Hill, 333 meters above Ghorepani is the viewpoint of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Range Mountains. Early in the morning, head up to the hill station “Poon Hill” to view the sunrise over magnificent snow-covered peaks. After these stunning views back to Kathmandu following the same route.

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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