|Trip Code: NHN 2009||Duration: 07 Days Trekking|
|Region: Annapurna||Maximum Altitude: 3,210 M. / 10,593 Ft.|
|Start: Kathmandu – Pokhara||End: Pokhara – Kathmandu|
|Best Season: Sep – Dec, March – May||Trekking Type: Tea House|
|Group Size: Min 2||Price From: $ 585/Person|
Poonhill Panorama Trek will give you a wonderful introduction to trekking in Nepal – at comfortable altitudes. This Annapurna Panorama Trek is ideal for families or groups who want to gain a ‘taste and feel’ of the Himalayas and either have limited time or fitness to go to Annapurna Circuit Trek, Annapurna Base Camp or also Upper Mustang Trek.
A highlight of this Annapurna view trek is the early morning walk from you hotel at Ghorepani to the view point on Poon Hill (3210 m.) From here there are magnificent sunrise views (from west to east) of such giants as Dhaulagiri (8167 m.), Annapurna South (7291 m.), Annapurna I (8091 m.) and on to Tara Kang (7069 m.). More closely, the fish-tail peak of sacred Machhapuchhare (6997 m.) rises as a sentinel above Pokhara.
In addition to that, Poon Hill Trekking will also let you witness terraced slopes, warm villages, beautiful paddy fields, and wonderful culture and lifestyle of ethnic people like Gurungs, and Magars. Ghorepani and Ghandruk are two of the largest Gurung settlements in the Annapurna Region. There’s a unique please of trekking in Annapurna foothillsalong with the charming settlements of ethnic communities of Nepal.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, also popularly known as Annapurna Sunrise Trekking, or Annapurna Panorama Trekking, is one of the most popular and relatively easy treks that meander through the beautiful ethnic villages of Annapurna Region. Invigorating through some rhododendron forests, Poon Hill Trekking in Nepal will let you feel the Himalayan Panorama while providing you the opportunities to get close to the local Culture. However, Poon Hill Trek is obviously best known for the views from Poon Hill. Being popularly known as the Photographer’s Paradise, you can capture some of the best snaps of impressive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
Day 01: Drive Kathmandu – Pokhara (820 m. / 07 – 08 hrs. Drive.)
Day 02: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri. (1,960 m. above the sea level. /01 ½ hr. drive and 05 hrs. Walk.
Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani (2,750 m. / 04 ½ hrs. walk.)
Day 04: Excursion to Ponnhill (3,210 m.) 360” panoramic view. Then back to Ghorepani and continues Walk to Tadapani. (2,590 m. / 6 hrs. walk including Poonhill.)
Day 05: Trek to Ghandruk village. (1,900 m. /03 hrs. walk.) Visit Ghandruk village.)
Day 06: Trek to Nayapul (1,010 m. / 04 hrs. walk then 01 ½ hr. drive back to Pokhara.)
Day 07: 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 hr.) 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 through the Rhododendron forest all the way to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is already view point of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. You can overlook the deep Kali Gandaki valley wedged between two over 8000 meter peaks of Dhaulagiri I and Annapurna I. Stay overnight in Ghorepani.
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 Ghandruk (1,900 m. / 3 hrs.)
Today, we have short and pleasant walking day through the forested and downhill path most of the way with occasional view of the Mountain leads us through the gradual path most of the trail to Ghandrung village for overnight stop. This is heavily settled Gurung village, a modern sample clean and modern village of Nepal and explore the surrounding area, visit typical museum and simply relax at the hotel. Stay overnight in Ghandruk.
Day 06: Trek to Nayapul (1,010 m. / 03 hrs.) and drive back 1 ½ hr. to Pokhara.
We are going to end our trek at Nayapul followed by a short drive back to Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara, you can have a relaxing afternoon and take some stroll around the lake side. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu. (07/ 08 hrs.)
☛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.
☛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.
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