ghorepanipoonhilltrekking
ghorepanipoonhilltrekking
ghorepanipoonhilltrekking
ghorepanipoonhilltrekking
ghorepanipoonhilltrekking
  • Duration:8 Nights 9 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group:1 - 16
  • Activity:Hiking and Trekking
  • Pickup:TIA Airport
  • Max altitude: 3210m

About Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is one of the shortest treks in the Annapurnas. It is the best way for those with less time to experience the breathtaking mountain scenery and the beautiful village culture of the Annapurna Region. The trek starts an hour’s drive from Pokhara, at Nayapul (New Bridge) where you cross a suspension bridge over the rushing Modi Khola. As we ascend the winding stone path through villages and terraced farmland we get spectacular glimpses of the beautiful Machhapuchare Mountain (Fishtail). 

One of the major highlight of this trek is to see watch the sunrise from Poonhill, 3210m, a one hour climb from Ghorepani, 2855m. The suns first rays touching the peaks of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna , Nilgiri and other famous mountains of the Annapurna range, reflect in shades of red, orange and pink; a truly magnificent view. From Ghorepani we descend to the beautiful hillside village of Ghandruk, 2012m, a typical village of the Gurung ethnic group, known for its traditional houses, rich culture and the great landscape. From Ghandruk we descend by way of Birethanti to reach Nayapul, where our vehicle will be waiting to take us to Pokhara.

The Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking can be done any time of year except during the monsoon. The entire Ghorepani area is densely forested with rhododendron, the national flower of Nepal. In spring season these forests turn into a magnificent blanket of red blossoms, and the Annapurna range provides a backdrop of white snow.

The most popular seasons are spring (March to May) and autumn (late September to late November), however some people prefer winter ( December - February), when they can enjoy the beauty of the snow, and the environment of the remote areas. You May also be interested in . Ghorepani Poonhill Short Trekking Read More.

Highlights of Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

  • typical short Tea House Trek in Annapurna region 
  • sunrise view from Poon Hill on Annapurna range and Daulagiri
  • high enough for great view; without altitude risks
  • landscape and floral varieties 
  • authentic Gurung and Magar village

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped Annapurna mountain range. In the airport, after completing the visa formalities, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be met by our representative carrying your name on a signboard as well as our company signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. You will be taken to your hotel in our vehicle, where you will be served free welcome drinks, tea or coffee or juice as you check in.

The Managing Director of our company will meet you in the hotel and provide more information about the expedition. Your dues must be cleared before we proceed on the trip. Afterward, you are free to relax or explore around the city. 

  • Hotel
  • 1,300m/4,265 ft
  • private transport

Today we will start early to drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The road leads us West following the Trisuli River.

Option: We have not included the airfare Kathmandu- Pokhara (USD $120 Per Person). The exciting half hour flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara gives you the feeling of a mountain flight, high in the Himalayas where you can see the Langtang, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. If you chose to travel to Pokhara by flight, we give free Airport Drop and Pick up. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 900m/2,952 ft
  • Tourist Bus

We begin our trek at Nayapul after a 1 hour drive in a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a 15 minutes walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti, 1015m, a large village that has many shops and teahouses.

From the village the trail follows the north bank of the Bhudhi Gandaki Khola and climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hile at 1495m. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge
  • 3 hrs
  • 1,400m / 4,593 ft
  • Private vehicle

The trail up to Ulleri is very steep, but the next section up to Ghorepani ascends more gradually. You will walk the whole day through dense forests of Rhododendron, oak trees and bamboo grooves. The orchid flowers, waterfalls, streams, chirping birds and butterflies will help you to forget your weariness. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge
  • 7 hrs
  • 2,855m/ 9,366 ft

An early morning climb up to Poon Hill, 3210m will reward you with an amazing panoramic view of the sun rising on the Annapurna range. After breakfast we trek to Tadapani through dense forests; we will see monkeys, birds and other wildlife. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge
  • 5 hrs
  • 2,610m/ 8,562 ft

This is a relatively easy day trekking downhill all the way to Ghandrunk, a beautiful Gurung village with its rich culture and tradition. Most of the men from this village are of brave Gorkha Army Soldiers of Britian and India. Annapurna South, Hinchuli and Machhapuchhre are some of mountains that you will feast your eyes on as you trek! 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge
  • 4 hrs
  • 1, 940m/6,364 ft

Today we end our trek by heading back down to Nayapul, where a vehicle will pick us up for the short drive back to Pokhara. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • Hotel
  • 3 hrs
  • 900m/2,952 ft
  • Private vehicle

Early morning, we depart from the Pokhara Tourist Bus Station to travel back to Kathmandu. If you are interested in continuing on to Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure or any other tours you can start today.

Option: We have not included the airfare Pokhara – Kathmandu (USD $120 Per Person). The exciting half hour flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu gives you the feeling of a mountain flight, high in the Himalayas where you can see the Langtang, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. If you chose to travel to Kathmandu by flight, you need to book this flight before start the trek. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 6 hrs
  • 1 ,300m/4,265 ft
  • Tourist Bus

Our Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight back to home. (Or stay longer for short tours such as game drive at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc)

  • Breakfast
  • Private vehicle

What's included

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Two nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation in Pokhara, Two nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 4 nights (Full board meals with twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis.(Max 25 KG per porter)
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Tshirt.
  • Energy Supplies ( Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek 
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • All ground transfers Kathamndu –Pokhara- Nayapul-Nayapul-Pokhara and Kathmandu.
  • All government and local taxes.

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water,boiled water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.

Availabilities

FromToStatusPrice  
start date07 Mar, 2020end date15 Mar, 2020Available$690
start date15 Mar, 2020end date23 Mar, 2020Available$690
start date23 Mar, 2020end date31 Mar, 2020Available$690

Departure Note:

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group. 

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join. 

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates. 

The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.


We have set dates for departure to the Amazing Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin. 

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is available and can be done throughout the year. So, if the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date. 

We have listed the price up to 12 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 12 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is possible on any date of the year. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones. 

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the trek. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking. 

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Useful Info

Difficulty Rating of Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking
Any avid walker who is able to hike approximately 5-6 hours a day carrying a lightweight backpack will be fit enough to do this trek. We recommend you bring walking poles, as you will find them helpful especially in the long descents when your legs may feel shaky, and the stone steps are uneven. The altitude is only 3200m, so there is no altitude related risk.


Safe Drinking Water on Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking
We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. Several guesthouses have Euro-guard filters. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.


Re-charging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trekking
You can recharge your digital camera, iPod, batteries etc. with electricity or solar power sources. You may need to buy an adaptor in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. The lodges charge a small fee per hour for recharging facilities.
Nepal uses 220-240 volts to power your appliances. The sockets fit both round and flat plugs.


Extra Advice for Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking
You will see many sweet village children, and you may want to give them something. Remember, many trekkers have felt the same. It is better not to distribute balloons, candy, money or even pens to village children as it encourages them to beg. Many children now ask for Mithai (candy) Paisa (Money) and Boom boom (balloon).
During the trekking, keep your valuable goods safe. Lock your door when you leave your guesthouse room. You are also advised not to leave your laundry hanging outside at night.


Garbage Disposal
Don’t throw anything into the fire in any house, Buddhist or Hindu. In most cultures the household gods live in Kitchen.


Spending Money per Day

Although it depends on your spending habits, you should allocate US$ 7 - 10 per meal in Kathamndu. On the trek, US$9 - 12 a day should be enough to buy chocolates, Coca Cola and a beer.


Travel Insurance for Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking 
It is strongly recommended to be sufficiently protected when you go into remote areas. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.


Washing and Toilet facilities for Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking 
Most lodges offer hot showers, though sometimes a hot shower means a bucket of hot water. You can ask your trekking guide about the availability. For ecological reasons please try and limit your use of hot water unless the water is solar-heated. Please note that at higher altitude and in colder seasons there is very little chance to have enough hot water for all the trekkers. If the water is frozen then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water. Every lodge will have some kind of hand washing facility but it is good idea to carry a bar of soap with you.


Toilets are usually Asian squat style and vary in how clean they are. Normally toilets are outside the lodge but now some lodges have attached or indoor toilets. The rubbish bin in the toilet is kept for your used toilet paper.


Tea Houses
On the popular trekking routes villagers have built tea house lodges with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. When you stay in the tea houses you will have close contact with the Nepalese people and are directly contributing to the local economy.


How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition is a government licensed trekking and touring company in Nepal. On the following terms and conditions, we accept your bookings.


In order to confirm your bookings we require a non-refundable deposit US$ 200 down payment in advance is mandatory to book the flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process too. Bookings must be done 60 days prior to your planned trekking date, to reserve a place. This amount can be sent by bank-to-bank transfer, Western Union, money grams, or credit card (telex transfer or wire transfer). And the rest of the money must be paid to us upon arrival

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