Trip Introduction - Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking
Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking has quickly established itself as one of the popular trekking routes in Nepal. The trek will take you through the beautiful village of Ghorepani and Poonhill summit, from where you will watch the panoramic view of the sunrise as well as the stunning view of a number of mountains.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking falls under the Annapurna Conservation Area. For much of the trekking route you will negotiate with serious uphill climbs through rhododendron forests and stone staircases. The numerous tea houses that provide lodging and food to trekkers along the way show how the area has grown into a major destination for trekkers.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking starts at Nayapul (which lies at an altitude of almost 1000 meters) and after a few days into the trek you will reach the much heard of village of Ghorepani, which derives its name from the fact that ancient traders fed water (pani in Nepali) to their horses (Ghora in Nepali) in this place Ghorepani.
Early next morning you will be making a short detour to the nearby Poon Hill, one of the major highlights of Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking. The spectacular sunrise view of such mountains as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre will make the early morning rise and hike up the steep route worth it. Very few spots can provide such wide panoramic view of some of the most well known mountains of Nepal. No wonder the place has gained a reputation as a major sunrise view point of the great Himalayas.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is one of the more popular packages for trekkers who want to experience the pleasure of trekking through the ups and downs of the hills and mountains of Nepal and who want to enjoy spectacular views of the mountains and sunrise along the way. Beside this package Annapurna sanctuary Trekking and Annapurna circuit Trekking also the other choice among the guest for Annapurna Region Trekking.
Trekking and Hiking
1 to 12 persons
Sep to Nov and Mar to May
Annapurna Conservation Area
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival and Check-in to Hotel
Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, one of our representatives will be there at the airport to welcome you to Nepal, pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. Stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Kathmandu is often known as the City of Temples. So, you can find some of the best examples of cultural heritages that have also been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Sites. Explore Pashupatinath Temple premises, Boudhanath Stupa and Monastery, The Monkey Temple (Swayambhunath), Patan Durbar Square, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Stay overnight at a hotel.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara – 7 Hours
After having our morning breakfast, we take a drive to Pokhara which takes around seven hours. You can also take a morning flight to Pokhara as well, which takes just around 30 minutes. Check-in to the guesthouse in Pokhara, have dinner and stay overnight.
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, then trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m) – 4 Hours
In the morning, we take a short drive (about an hour) to Nayapul, which is going to be the starting point of this trek. From Nayapul, we walk along the Modi Khola and follow the way through Birethanti (1015m), and Hille (1495m) to eventually reach Tikhedhunga (1577m). We stay overnight at a local guesthouse.
Day 05: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2840m) – 5 Hours
Today, we move on from Tikhedhunga towards the steep climb to Ulleri (2070). You can intersperse into the large Magar settlements at Ulleri. From Ulleri, we ascend more gently through the fine forests of rhododendrons and oaks. After walking for a couple of hours from Banthanti, we eventually reach at Ghorepani where we stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 06: Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2610m) – 5 Hours
We have to wake up early in the morning today as we've to hike up to Poon Hill, probably the best viewpoint in the Annapurna Region. Here at Poon Hill, we catch the panorama of the beautiful peaks including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Often been touted as the Photographer's Paradise, don't miss out to take some of the best snaps of this entire trip from Poon Hill during sunrise. That being said, sunset views from this hill top are equally rewarding the phenomenal. Spend few to at Poon Hill and then return back to Ghorepani. After having breakfast at Ghorepani, we again continue out walk towards Tadapani. Ascending towards Deurali, and descending again, we eventually reach at Tadapani, where we stay overnight at a local guesthouse.
Day 07: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m) – 5 Hours
From Tadapani, we descend through the forests while following the trail to Ghandruk—aka the biggest Gurung Settlement in the country. Take your time to explore the typical culture and lifestyle of ethnic Gurung people and interact with local people. Ghandruk also offers some of the magnificent views of mountains. Stay overnight at a local guesthouse.
Day 08: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1010m), then drive to Pokhara – 5 Hours
As today is going to be the final day for trekking, we slowly follow our trail back to Nayapul from Ghandruk. Once we reach at Nayapul, we can take a short drive back to Pokhara. Check-in to the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 09: Full day Pokhara Sightseeing Tour
It's worth spending one more day at Pokhara, one of the most popular touristic destinations of Nepal. We spend the entire day exploring the major attractions of the city. Early in the morning, drive up to Sarangkot to catch the beautiful sunrise views. After spending little time at Sarangkot, return back to Pokhara and visit Bindhawasini Temple, Bat Cave, Mahendra Cave, Davis' Falls. And have fantastic time boating at Phewa Lake as well. If time allows, you can go for shopping in Pokhara. Stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara
We drive back to Kathmandu again. And once you are back to Kathmandu, you can take you remaining time for last-minute shopping or utilize the time exploring around the city. Join the Farewell dinner with the team in the evening and stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 11: Final Departure
Your last day in Kathmandu! You can either continue your new trip to some other destination or just take the returning flight back to your home town. We will accompany you to the airport.
· Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
· Standard accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included.
· Standard accommodation at hotel in Pokhara.
· Guided city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private car / van / bus.
· All your standard Meals during the trek.
· Best available Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek.
· Local licensed English and other native language speaking Guide.
· The required number of local staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
· Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine for all trekking staffs.
· Annapurna conservation Park permits.
· Down Jacket, duffel/kit bag and sleeping bag by Outshine Adventure Trekking.
· Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
· All our government taxes.
· Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
· Your travel insurance.
· Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
· Personal trekking Equipments.
· Tips for trekking staff-Tipping is expected.
· Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
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