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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek


As the world’s one of the best trekking region, the Annapurna region offers unparalleled mountain scenery. The region is famous for its spectacular view, beautiful landscape and the unique traditional culture and lifestyle of the local Gurungs. The trail passes through an ever-changing landscape ranging from paddy fields, misty forests, and tiny settlements to alpine forests and high lands. The Annapurna range has a vast massif of a number of peaks above 7,000 m. Some parts of the range form a natural aphis-theatre, which is popularly known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. Mt. Annapurna I, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang and Machhapuchere…

As the world’s one of the best trekking region, the Annapurna region offers unparalleled mountain scenery. The region is famous for its spectacular view, beautiful landscape and the unique traditional culture and lifestyle of the local Gurungs. The trail passes through an ever-changing landscape ranging from paddy fields, misty forests, and tiny settlements to alpine forests and high lands. The Annapurna range has a vast massif of a number of peaks above 7,000 m. Some parts of the range form a natural aphis-theatre, which is popularly known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. Mt. Annapurna I, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang and Machhapuchere (fishtail mountain) are some of the major attractions in the Annapurna region. The trekking trail passes through mind-boggling rhododendron and bamboo forests. All is found while going up to the famous Fishtail Mountain Base Camp. Trekkers and adventure lovers can use same trail till Chhomrong downstream (the Modi Khola) before making a sojourn to Ghandrung, a beautiful and large Gurung village.

  • Mid -hills cultural area,
  • inhabited by Gurung, Magar, Brahmin and kshetri castes
  • Dramatic views of Annapurna and fishtail on the way to and from Base Camp.
  • Vast range of bio-diversity on the trail
  • conserved wild life and vegetation
  • natural hot spring.

 

Day 01:Kathmandu (1320 m) to Pokhara (914 m.)We take early drive/flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914 m.). One can view green hills, beautiful valleys and some mountain views on the way. Pokhara is regarded as tourists’ paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples, etc. One can have pleasure to observe views of Phewa Taal (lake), Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

Day 02:Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1577 m)We start our trek from Nayapul (1050 m.). We would drive up to Nayapul from Pokhara. From Nayapul, we would trek to Tikhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and half hours. Overnight in a teahouse.

Day 03:Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2855 m.)We trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.). Today we could ascend down gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, Magar villages. On the way, one could see majestic view of Machhapuchhre (6997m.), Huinchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna South (7219 m.). Overnight at Ghorepani.

Day 04:Ghorepani to Poonhill (3180 m.) and then to Tadapani (2675 m.)Today we trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180 m.) and then to Tadapani (2675 m.). We cover the distance within five and half hours of normal trek. Early morning, we start our trip to Punhill (3180m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m.), Tukuche Peak (6920 m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847 m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219 m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993 m.), Annapurna IV (7525 m.), Annapurna II (7937 m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and numerous other snowcapped mountain peaks. Having breakfast at Ghorepani, trek to Tadapani (2650 m.) through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos and oaks. En route, one can observe waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, birds and green valleys. Overnight at Tadapani.

Day 05:Tadapani (267 5m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.)Trek from Tadapani (2675 m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.). Comparatively, today is the easiest trek of all days. One has to trek through the forests of Rhododendron and oak One could hear soothing chirp of birds on the way. This trek is also offers best alternative for birds lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village you could observe good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, http://www.everestexpeditionsnepal.com/package/hiunchuli-peak-climbing(7455 m.), Annapurna III (7755 m.) and Fishtail. Ghandruk village is listed in World Heritage Site. Overnight at Ghandruk. In the evening, typical Gurung Cultural program will be organized on demand.

Day 06:Ghandruk (1950 m.) to Pothana (1990 m.)Trek from Ghandruk (1950m.) to Pothana (1990m.). The first part of our trek is quite steep up to Kimbu (Bee hive in Gurung language). Kimbu is situated at the elevation of 1200 meters on the bank of Modi Khola. One has to ascend following the stone staircase to Landruk. The trail ascends gently for early two hours and again ascends steeply for an hour to Deurali (2150 m.) passing through Tolkha village (1850 m.). From here, one can see panoramic view of Dhaulagiri I (8167m.), Annapurna South (7219 m.), Hiunchuli (6441 m.), Fishtail (6997 m.), Annapurna III (7755 m.), Annapurna IV (7525 m.), Annapurna II (7937 m.) and Lamjung Himal (6930m.). Now the rest of the trail descends gently down to Dhampus passing through Pothana village (1900m.). Overnight at Pothana.

Day 07:Pothana to Dhampus Phedi (1113 m.) to PokharaTrek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi (1113m.) which takes about four hours. The trail descends gradually for at least an hour and follows gravel road for two hours and then descend to Phedi passing through Dhampus village. Upon arrival at Dhampus Phedi, we take a vehicle to reach Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 08:Pokhara to Kathmandu Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. After a normal drive of seven hours, we reach Kathmandu. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal’s first Cable Car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. One can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Note: The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, trail slides, and avalanches.

What's Included


1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast) & Other Destination Based on Trekking Area.
6. All accommodation during the trek.
7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
8. Transportation to and from trail head.
9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
11. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
12. Trekking staffs wages etc.
13. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
14. Welcome and Fare well dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
15. Trekking Duffle Bag
16. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.
17. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
18. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
19. All Government and local Taxes
20. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
21. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.

What's Excluded


1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
domestic flights.
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
11. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Trip Information


Trip Facts


Duration 12 Day(s)
Best Season September to December & March to May
Start/End Point Kathmandu
Difficulty Level Hard

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