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Ghorepani-Poon Hill Trek

If you are tired of your routine, seeking a break in life then you must have to find a journey towards Ghorepani Poon Hill, a trek often renowned as the first steps to heaven. It will provide you with a healing touch on your tiredness providing complete refreshment bundle exaggerating your mind and soul. This trek is becoming popular owing to the heart of attention seekers of the travel industry.

  • Price:

    $870

  • Trip Length:

    10 Days

  • Difficulty:

    Average

  • Trip/Group Size:

    2-10 Pax and Above

  • Activities:

    Trekking and Sightseeing

  • Best Season:

    October to December, March to May

The trek is full package trip with a selection of natural surroundings along with the fusion of social and cultural extravaganza. This trek allows the trekkers and a nature lover with the great experience and thrill of trekking/hiking experience. An amazing chance to discover the walk of life, natural scenario, excellent landmass, ethnical inhabitants, cultural singularity are some of the unique concentration of the trip. A community of ethnics like Gurung and Magar has added extra glory towards the beauty of Ghorepani and Poon Hill. The trek is also famous in the name of Annapurna Sunrise View Trek as it revolves around the lower base of Annapurna Circuit.

Featuring its quality as easiness, feasibility, picturesque capabilities, low altitude, and short trek distance popularized itself as the choice of every age group of people. This trek also can be termed as the beginner trek because a person with normal physical stability can even accomplish it. This ideal trek is well suited for students, travel photographer, adventure trekkers and the even family vacationer.

Despite a short duration of the trek, one can enjoy the piles of attraction on the way to Ghorepani Poon hill trek. Acquiring the short tour in Kathmandu you are blessed to see the UNESCO World heritage sites, temples, monuments, lifestyle, and markets. As soon as you commence your journey from Kathmandu you will be entertained with the scenic flight from Tribhuvan International Airport to Pokhara. The trek begins from the place called Nayapul discovering the spectacular view of beautiful hills, mountain range, lush rhododendron forest, ethnic village and their rich culture and Tradition. The trek is also popular as the Nepal Experience Trek as it covers all aspects that introduce Nepal. Moreover, according to local travel agent and tour operator, this is the most selling trekking package in recent years.

Trek Specialty and features

A mystic view of Annapurna mountain range (Machhapuchhre, Mardi Himal, Hiun Chuli, Fang, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri) and Sunrise view of this Panorama.

The localities, lifestyles of Gurung and Magar People along with their culture and traditions

Amazing Rhododendron and Oak Forest, Green bamboo bushes and coniferous pine trees

The Lake City ‘Pokhara’

Short walking holidays Trek in Nepal

Ghorepani - Poon Hill Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Explore Kathmandu Valley and Trekking preparation (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) 6 to 7 hour

Day 04: Nayapul (2 hours) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,480m/4,855ft) 4 to 5 hour

Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,860m/9,383ft) 6-7 hour

Day 06: Ghorepani to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2,630m/8,628ft) 5-6 hour

Day 07: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk, 4 to 5 hours, (1,940m/6,364ft)

Day 08: Trek to Nayapul, 2 hours (1,070m/3,510ft)

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu, 7 hours (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 10: Departure / Farewell day

Ghorepani- Poon Hill Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Heartily welcome to you in Nepal. Our company Personnel will pick you up from Tribhuvan International Airport you will be transferred to three-star category hotel in a privately owned car. Hotel Check-in, resting time, freshen up time will be provided and you have to get ready for the meeting in the company office. The meeting includes the brief explanation of the activities, do and don’ts, and details description of the itinerary. Also, you will receive your permits to enter Annapurna Conservation Area. After the completion of the meeting you will be taken for welcome dinner accompanied with Nepali music, dance and cuisines in best typical Nepali restaurant with Nepali Themes.  

Day 02: Explore Kathmandu Valley and Trekking preparation (1,300m/4,264ft)

The sightseeing features some of the main landmarks and UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley including Pashupatinath Temple, Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa. This trip will freshen up your mind and will provide the opportunity to come across the culture and tradition of Nepal. Similarly, you will also experience the ancient royal lifestyle. You will come to see the rituals, belief, and lifestyle of people around the Kathmandu valley. After the trip, all of you are requested to gather in our office for the remaining trek preparation like finalizing your clothing and training to handle the trekking gear if necessary.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) 6 to 7 hour

The day will begin after your breakfast in the hotel. Total driving duration to Pokhara is around 6 to 7 hours in tourist bus and the distance is 200 km. You will get a chance to see the villages of Nepal, terrain farming, landscape hills and mountain on your way. You will see even Trishuli and Marsayndi River on your way. Your bus will stop for the lunch around one in highway hotels. After few hours you will reach Pokhara and our company representative will transfer you to a three-star hotel. Evening time will be utilized moving around lakeside and pubs and restaurants. Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 04: Nayapul (2 hours) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,480m/4,855ft) 4 to 5 hour

After a lavish breakfast, driving northwest where the driver will take you up to Nayapool. Nayapool is the little village situated on the edge of Modhi Khola. This is the initial point of the trek. This is the place where you will be introduced to your guides and porters and the baggage will be handed over. Following the east bank of Modi River, you are now trekking your way to Birethanti. This is the place where the needed paperwork for the permit is carried out by your guide before entering Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). We are now climbing up to Tikhedhunga enjoying the rice and wheat fields, herds of mule and caravans loaded with supplies for Himalayan districts.The way penetrates some beautiful places as Lamdawali, Hile and Sudame from where the clear picturesque view of Fishtail and Annapurna can be obtained. Once you will reach Tikhedhunga you can have a rest or even you can explore the hidden beauty of the tribal villages.

Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,860m/9,383ft) 6-7 hour

After filling your appetite, we now ignite our journey to Ghorepani. Your trek begins with discovering the bridge that has a roadway supported by cables at Tikhedhunga. You will pave your way through stone staircase following ethnic Magar village called Ulleri. After then, Beautiful Rhododendron, pine forest on your trail will track you till Ghorepani. The ambiance on your way will be so mesmerizing that it will be very difficult to forget it in a lifetime. Also, it reduces your weakness and tiredness of the trip. On Evening you will reach Ghorepani, biggest Magar community of that region where you are going for an overnight stay. The place is very rich with numerous restaurants, lodges, and hotels. If still not really tired and want to explore more you can just come out of the hotel room and walk around.

Day 06: Ghorepani to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2,630m/8,628ft) 5-6 hour

This is the beautiful day of your trip as you are going to walk to poon hill, one and only vantage point of this trip where you can see the amazing view of Annapurna region. You will reach the place climbing 45 minutes steep hills from Ghorepani. The major objective of the early morning trip to Poon Hill will be for watching Sunrise. The view of golden view of Fishtail, Annapurna, Hiumchuli, Mardi, Dhaulagiri will take your breath away slowly as the light will beat the darkness. After the stunning view, you will return to Ghorepani to have breakfast. Following the breakfast, you will now pave your way and make Ghorepani to the east until Deurali Pass. The trail will lure you with the lust Rhododendron garden, pine forest and will climb up to Tadapani. Moreover, the sounds of caravans and birds will add extra bite to your trek. Overnight in Tadapani.

Day 07: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk, 4 to 5 hours, (1,940m/6,364ft)

We will pave our way to Ghandruk just after our breakfast overlooking the scenic Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South. The amazing view of Rhododendron Forest, Oak Forest on our way will provide a synergy to climb up and down. The trail continues for around four to five hours in order to reach the typical Gurung village called Ghandruk. The village lies in the district of Kaski under Gandaki Zone of Nepal. The village backdrop with wide angle view of Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri Range, Gangapurna, Fishtail. Similarly, the terraced farmland, Human settlement, Housing pattern and lively lifestyle and tradition provides the trekkers with the proud of his action to undertake Ghorepani Poon hill trek.

Day 08: Trek to Nayapul, 2 hours (1,070m/3,510ft)

After having the breakfast in Ghandruk, we are almost ready to bid a warm farewell to the most attractive village of the whole trip. The trail drops down following the bank of Modi River and after intersecting numerous suspension bridge we will be achieving the target of the day to reach Nayapul. Our company staff and driver will be receiving you to drive Pokhara. After a short drive to Pokhara, you will be transferred to hotel. The evening will be spent roaming around the lake city and night stay at the hotel.

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu, 7 hours (1,300m/4,264ft)

You will be transferred to the nearby bus station for your departure to Kathmandu. The bus will leave early morning to Kathmandu in Prithivi Highway. You will be getting one last opportunity to see the terrain, beautiful landscapes, fields, hotels, and motels each side of a highway. You will be stopped twice for your refreshments breakfast and Lunch. You will arrive Kathmandu in around 7 hours. And then advised taking hotel transfer. After freshen up we will pick you up to enjoy the traditional authentic Nepalese Style Dinner. It will be hosted by the company as a Farewell dinner celebrating our success over Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.

Day 10: Departure / Farewell day

This will be your last day in Kathmandu and our company staff will pick you up from hotel to airport depending on your flight schedule. If you wish to add some more days to your trip or want to explore more about Nepal we are ready to help you in every matter 24/7.

Trek Inclusive and Exclusive

What is Included?

Airport Pick up and Drop in privately owned Vehicles

Complimentary 3 nights stay in three-star Hotel in Kathmandu

Complimentary 2 Nights stay in three-star Hotel in Pokhara

Tea House Accommodation or Hotel/Lodge accommodation during trek

One full Day Kathmandu Valley trip in privately owned Vehicles

Welcome and Farewell Dinner hosted by Company in Nepalese themed restaurant

Paper-works like permits and documentation for Annapurna Conservation Area

Tourist Bus (Deluxe A/C) Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice versa

Government Licensed trekking guide with fluent English language proficiency along with his all expenses

All meals during the Trek (Include only for Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara)

Tea/Coffe (served in a cup)

Seasonal Fresh juice during dinner (Upon Availability)

Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers) with all his expenses

Insured Guide and Porter

Necessary Local and government taxes

Down Jackets/Duffel Bag and Sleeping bag

Trekking map/official T-shirt with company Logo

Hygienic Drinking water

What is not included?

Nepal Arrival Visa

Only Breakfast is included in City and only Special Dinner mentioned

Travel Insurance that covers cancellation and helicopter evacuation

Extra Porters, battery charging, and hot shower during trek

Tips and Appreciation and any other forms of extending trips and accommodation

Monuments Entrance Free will not be applicable during City Tour

Personal Expenses: Like Coke, Beer, Cigarettes

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