- Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the most exciting and breathtaking treks. The evergreen trekking course leads you to the wonderful historic ethnic villages and first-rate mountain scenario. Poon Hill, the smooth trekking fulfills your dream to see the glimpse of snow-capped mountain peaks and revel in the Himalayan subculture which provides the lifetime experience. So, it is famous trek as it is the fast and smooth trek. The path passing alongside the ModiKhola from Kyumi and leads to Ghandruk, which is also connected from Nayapul.Ghandruk is a large stunning village with excellent views of the Annapurna south peak taking to Tadapani and then head west to Ghorepani. The trail maintains thru patchwork valleys, dense mossy past icy waterfalls. It additionally offers picturesque mountain villages, forests of brilliant rhododendrons, and an expansion of ethnic corporations and cultures. This complete excellent element makes it a remarkable advent to trekking in Nepal.
Duration: 10 days whole package
Activities: Trekking Package
Maximum altitude: 3210m
Best season: March/ Apr/ May/ Sep/ Oct/ Nov/Dec
Trip starts/Ends: In Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)
Accommodations: Eco Teahouse lodge room managed by local community inclusive breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Transport: Necessary as per package you have required depends on group size – car /van/bus/flight/ to and from starting and ending point and drive or flight from gateway town.
We will greet you at airport and transfer to your desired hotel.After refreshment, we will be briefing about your program. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast. Overnight.
The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath might make you feel calm and peace and visit Patan the city of fine arts and Durbar Square is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. On journey back to hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies and lifestyle.
Duration : 6 - 7 hrs
After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to take a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara, over viewing the sceneries. Or if you wish to explore Nepal more, you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive including short stops for lunch and breakfast enjoying with scenic beauty all the way around. on arrival transfer to hotel, you will be free to explore the city by yourself , where you can enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna Himalaya Range reflected in all it’s glory in the calm green water of the Phewa lake.
Enjoying the breakfast in very morning, your journey for Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill trek begins. A car drive for about 1 and half hour through large village Lumle brings you to Nayapul. The trek starts from here, dropping at first on a staircase and then traversing high above the river on a wide stone-paved trail to a large and prosperous town Birethanti (1000m). The Ghorepani trail follows the main street of Birethanti, winding through the bamboo forests and past waterfalls with plunge pools inviting you for a refreshing swim. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches a small village Sudami, where you can have your lunch. After lunch climb steadily up the side of the valley to reach Hille (1510m) and after a short waking you will arrive Tikhedunga. We spend the overnight at guest house.
The trail crosses the Tikhedunga River on a suspension bridge, then drops and crosses the Bhurungdikhola on a large bridge at 1520m. The trail climbs very steeply on a stone staircase that is said to have more than 3300 steps. The unrelenting staircase continues to the large Magar village of Ulleri (2080m). From Ulleri the trail gently climb through pastures and cultivated fields. You walk up besides the cascading river through refreshingly cool oak and Rhododendron forest. The trail crosses two sparkling clear streams, a small ridge and another stream before making a short climb to Nangathanti (2460m). We have a little rest with lunch here at Nangathanti. In winter the trail can be covered with snow. The day destination Ghorepani (2750m) is reached after about an hour past Nangathanti.
Duration : 5-6 hrs
Most people rise before dawn the following day to make the early-morning excursion to Poon Hill (3210m), one of the best Himalaya view point in Nepal, provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. The spectacular panorama stretches from Dhaulagiri I (8167m) and Tukuche (6920m) to Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiuchhuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m). Gangapurna (7454m), LamjungHimal (6986m) and the Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhre 6997m) make your breath and eyes caught. Watching the beautiful sunrise is a defining moment with lots of pleasure and tranquility.
After breakfast trek to Tadapani starts. A short early morning climb to the Deurali pass for a spectacular panorama over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Trail descends steeply through dense moss-covered forest with rich bird life to Tadapani which also provides a close up sunset view.
Today the trekking trail descends steeply through rhoddendron forests to BaiseKharka. You can encounter with monkeys and wide varieties of birds. The right-hand trail makes a short, steep descent among rocks to a stream crossing then leads out a ridge towards Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the second largest Gurung village in Nepal. You can explore the maze like streets of this thriving Gurung settlement. Enjoying a good mountain view of Annapurna South and Fishtail, you can spend an overnight here in guest house.
Today the gradually decline down to the village. The trail passes through small hamlets, terraced rice fields and subtropical forests giving a very beautiful glimpse. We will mostly follow the ever flowing ModiKhola along an ease and pleasant walk to Birethanti. The trail makes a flat- steep descent alongside to the stream. The descent becomes more gentle as the route reaches Banthanthi. We continue our walk to Nayapul and catch a private vehicle to get to Pokhara you will be transfer to your hotel and you will say good by to your guide and porter.
You can take a fight or take a drive to Kathmandu. At the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps and making up your mind for the returning journey. You can have a greetings exchanging among friends and with all Nepalese people.
Final departure to your home town. You mesmerize Nepal, Once is not enough.
- Airport receive and departure transfer
- Twin sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast as per itinerary
- All Transfer by bus,
- English speaking guide,
- Three times meals in trek – breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee,
- All trekking permit -ACAP and TIMs card,
- Tea house accommodation during trekking,
- 1 helper between 2 guests,
- All salary, insurance, meals, accommodation and transfer of guide and helper
- Nepal Visa fees
- Meals in Kathmandu [Lunch & dinner: US$ 10-20 per lunch/dinner]
- Air-conditional vehicle for budget package
- Necessary trekking equipment and things as per check list
- Tips for driver, guide & porter
- Domestic and international Airfare
- Personal expenses such as insurance, medical charges, laundry, shopping, liquor etc
- Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation
- Any transportation cost outside of the regular itinerary.
- Camera Fees at certain entrances
- Cost arising by flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides and reasons beyond our control
Clothes and accessories needed
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recommend that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.
- Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof
- Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking and/or for traveling
- Warm socks for colder areas
- Gaiters, in case of rain or snow
- Loose, casual trousers for trekking
- Thermal leggings for colder areas
- Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers
- Waterproof trousers
- Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
- Thermal shirt for colder areas
- Warm shirt, possibly fleece, for colder areas
- Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
- Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for higher altitudes
- Down jacket (optional for cold nights and mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)
- Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
- Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
- Sunglasses or goggles
- Warm gloves
- Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by porters
- Day sack to carry valuables such as passport, cash, camera, travel documents personally
- Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag
- One liter water bottle, Personal first aid kit to include essential items
- 4 Season sleeping bag, head lamp/torch
- Camera and memory cards, charger, tripod if necessary.
- Large handkerchief/bandana for neck, towel and toiletries.