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Ghorepani PoonHill – 8 Days

Trip Highlights

Trip Code: NHN 2221Duration: 08 Days Trekking
Region: AnnapurnaMaximum Altitude:  3,210 M. / 1,0593 Ft.
Start: Kathmandu –  PokharaEnd:  Pokhara –  Kathmandu
Best Season: Sep – Nov,   March – MayTrekking Type: Tea House
Group Size: Min 2Price From: $ 660/Person

Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking is one of the famous trekking routes in Nepal. The highest point of this trek is 3210 meters. Ghorepani trek offers a wonderful opportunity to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region with a shorter trek. This place is rich of veiled treasure of Nepalese traditions and custom.

During the trek the trail passes through world’s famous ‘The Gorkha Warrior’ tribe the Gurung and Magar’s charming villages, dense Rhododendron (National Flower of Nepal), Oak forest with varieties of birds, green hills and patchwork valleys. Just about every outlook is awesome – an enticing glimpse of Mt. Fishtail (6,993m.) Annapurna (8,091m.) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m.) range. On an excursion to Poon Hill one can observe the entire mountain ranges; covering red and pink rays of the Sun in full bloom at the Sunset and Sunrise. Pleasing treks that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature in Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. This trek is considered to be the best introduction to trekking with some spectacular views.

Please also take a look at the Ghorepani Trek. This is an alternative Trek to this trekking route. If you are interested in longer Trekking, visit the Annapurna Circuit Trekking route, the Upper Mustang Trekor the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Day 01: Drive Kathmandu – Pokhara (820 m. / 07 – 08 hrs. Drive.)

Day 02: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri. 1960 m. above ta sea level/ 1 ½ hr. drive and 05 hr.  

Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani (2,750 m. / 04 ½ hr. walk.)

Day 04: Excursion to Ponnhill (3,210m.) 360” panoramic view. Then back to Ghorepani and continues Walk to Tadapani. (2,590 m. / 6 hr. walk including Poonhill.)

Day 05:  Trek to Jinu Danda village. (1,610 m. /04 ½ hrs. walk.)

Day 06: Trek to Pothana (1,815 m. / 05 hrs. Walk.)

Day 07: Trek to Phadi and Drive back to Pokhara. (03 hrs. walk then 01 hrs. drive to Pokhara.)

Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu. (07/ 08 hrs.)

Day 01: Drive Kathmandu – Pokhara (820 m. / 07 – 08 hrs. Drive.) stay overnight at Hotel.

Drive to Pokhara through Prithivi Highway by private tourist vehicle or tourist bus. Pokhara is a clean and beautiful city because it is less polluted and crowded compared to Kathmandu. We get great views of Annapurna range, Lamjung himal range including dominating figure of Machapuchher (Fishtail) and Phewa Lake with its reflection in it. Then the afternoon can be enjoyed by the lake, as the hotel is located near to the lake. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Drive to Nayapul (01 ½ hrs.) And trek to Ulleri village (1,960 m. / 04 ½ hrs. walk.)

Depart Pokhara around 08:30 by private car / van / bus (depends upon size of your group). The Birthdate trail takes 01 hrs. to Birethati.  This is the confluence of Modi River draining Annapurna base camp. Then follow upstream Burungdi stream. Climbing gradually about 02 hrs. to Thikedunga. From here the trail is a steep climb to Ulleri and takes 1 ½ hrs. The tropical village where we can see and feel real life of local people. Stay overnight.

Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani (2,750 m. / 04 hrs. Walk.)

After breakfast, the trail climbs gradually the Rhododendron forest with all the way to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is already view point of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges.  Ghorepani is the mountain pass overlooking at the deep KaliGandaki valley wedged between two over 8000 meter peaks of Dhaulagiri I and Annapurna I.

Day 04: Excursion Poon Hill (50 mints / 3,210 m.) Then trek to Tadapani. (2,590 m. /04 hrs. Walk.)

Poon Hill is the most beautiful 360 degree panoramic view point of the Annapurna trek. We can see about 15 different snow peaks including Dhaulagiri (8,167 m. / 7th highest), Annapurna (8,091 m. / 10thhighest) and Manaslu (8,156 m. / 8th highest). After enjoying the view we trek back down to the guest house. Then we head for the next destination of Tadapani. The trail is through the Rhododendron forest with some ups and down. Tadapani has got beautiful view of mountain Annapurna south (7,219 m.) and Fishtail (6,993 m.). Stay overnight in Tadapani.

Day 05: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1,610 m. / 05 hrs.)

We continue our way down to the Kimron Khola and pass the serene forests of rhododendron, bamboo and oak. We then ascend to Chomrong village before dropping by the small peaceful settlement of Jhinu danda. This village has a nearby river side hot springs where we can soak our tired muscles. Stay overnight in Jhinu Danda.

Day 06: Trek to Pothana (1,815 m. / 05 hrs.)

Bit down to the stream and easy walk to New Bridge. Cross the suspension bridge. After some easy walk on the River bank the trail goes gradually uphill to Landruk village. Landruk is beautiful and tropical Gurung village where you can see the Buddhist culture and great view of Ghandruk and modi river valley. Then the trail goes through the small villages with beautiful scenery. The Pothana is small clan village surrounding by jungle where we will see many more and new mountains. Stay overnight in Pothana.

Day 07: Trek to Phadi and drive back to Pokhara. (02 hrs. walk and 1 hr. drive to Pokhara.)

One hour it goes gradually down to Dhampus and one more hour we walk stone steps all the way to Phadi. Then we are picked up by privat car / van or bus for driving back to Pokhara. Stay overnight in Pokhara.

Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu. (07/ 08 hrs.)

Cost Includes: 

☛Pickup / Drop international airport by private tourist vehicle.Car, van or bus. (Depends on size of group)
☛Transportation for Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu by Tourist Coach.
☛Accommodation (2 persons per room) in Pokhara with breakfast.
☛Half day sightseeing in Pokhara and necessary transport and Guide.
☛Drop to Nayapul (trekking starting point), and pick up from Nayapul to Pokhara. By Private tourist vehicle.
☛Annapurna Conservation Area Fee.
☛TIMS (Trekking information management system) Fee.
☛Lodge trek with all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and accommodation in tea house lodge
☛Service of English speaking trekking guide and Porters. (We will provide one porter for two  Persons and the maximum weight carried by porter is 25 Kg. in total)
☛Accommodation, meals, transportation, equipment’s, and allowances of guide and porter
☛Insurance of Guide and Porters.
☛All applicable government taxes and service charge.

Cost Excludes: 

☛Any accommodation, meals and other services in Kathmandu.
☛Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
☛Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
☛Entry fee at the sightseeing sites.
☛Bottle Drinks (Mineral waters, any cold drinks and alcoholic drinks)
☛Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver,laundry, bar bill, Telephone calls etc.
☛Any airfare and departure airport tax
☛Nepal Visa fee.
☛Any other cost not mention above in cost includes.

Testimonials

  • Just wanted to throw out a small plug for Ganesh and Gabish – a father and son owned trekking company in Nepal. In 2013, Susanne and I were lucky enough to have Ganesh as a guide for our quiet two week hike through the Tsum Valley. He really is fantastic at his job and has an amazing singing voice (a bonus on long days of hiking)!!! Many trekking providers are not owned by their guides, so your money does not always go into the pockets of those that work the hardest. If any of you guys out there are considering a holiday to Nepal or know someone who is, you should get in touch with Ganesh and Gabish at Nature Hike Nepal – https://www.naturehikenepal.com – and hopefully Ganesh will be free to show you around !! – Dan and Sussanne

  • We trekked with Ganesh in November of 2014 when we did the Everest Base Camp trek for our honeymoon. What an amazing experience! Ganesh was so knowledgeable, friendly and trustworthy.

    His English is great and he is a very good communicator. He took such good care to make sure we had a wonderful experience. When we started the trek, Ganesh was our guide. By the time we finished the trip, Ganesh was our friend. I’ve recommended Ganesh to several friends that visited Nepal after us and they all share the same feedback about Ganesh. He is fantastic!! – Mary Messer

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