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Ghorepani Poon Hill trek

Poonhill short trek is an exciting trekking package that will let you explore the major attractions of Annapurna region. Short trekking in Poonhill is especially for those adventure lovers who are bounded by their time limits. Also, Poonhill which is located at 3210m altitude is the maximum height that we will reach by participating in easy Poonhill trek. The short Poonhill trekking route continues through the forest of blooming rhododendrons and bamboos and takes us through villages of Gurung and Magar ethnics. The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is a 4 – 5-day hike in the Annapurna mountain range in Nepal. It takes a moderate level of fitness to complete, and the max elevation is 3,210 meters (so there’s no real risk of altitude sickness). Pokhara is the closest main access city to begin treks into the Annapurna range.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek in mid-March, which is low season, and it was still quite cold (probably got down a little below freezing when we reached Ghorepani). Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek can be done year round, but in the thick of winter, there might be quite a lot of snow and ice on the trail. Ghorepani trekking offers a wonderful opportunity to witness the beauty of the scenic trekking. Begins trek start from Nayapul and goes through the terraced landscape and tiny settlements and typical local lodge and delicious foods. This trekking is rich of hidden resources of Nepalese culture and tradition. During the trek, the trail passes through world’s famous ‘the Gorkha warrior’ clan the Magar’s and Gurung delightful village, several colors of rhododendron (red is Nepalese national flower), Oak forest full of birds, green hills and patchwork valleys. Just about every angle is an attractive view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6993m.) Annapurna (8091m.) and Dhaulagiri (8167m.) range on the early part of the wonderful trekking located part of Annapurna trekking region.

On an excursion to Ghorepani poon hill trekking one can observe the entire mountain ranges; covering red and pink rays of the Sun in full bloom at the Sunset and Sunrise. A rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature. Through some rhododendron forests, p will let you feel while providing you the chance to get close to the local Culture. However, the trek is clearly best known for the views from poon hill. Being willingly known as the traveler’s paradise, you can capture some of the best snaps of remarkable view of trekking. A stimulating glimpse of high mountains around you can mesmerize anybody who’s the part of this awesome trekking in your lifetime.

Day 1
Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu

Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be welcomed by one of our airport representatives, and transferred to a nearby hotel. Your trek leader will brief you about the trek plan and introduce you with your guide. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 2
Pokhara to Tikhedhunga

We will cover 42km distance from Prithvi Chowk and cross beautiful Lumle village to Nayapul (1050m). The Poonhill sunrise trek starts from Nayapul. Following Modi River, we will walk past a forest of blooming rhododendron and cross a small stream. We will cross Birethanti after about half an hour of the trek and arrive at Tirkhedhunga.

Day 3
Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

Steep trek for about 2hrs will take us to Ulleri (2070m). We will cross the Magar village of Banthanti from where we can get spectacular views of Machhapuchhre Mountain (6997m), Hiunchuli Mountain (6441m) and Annapurna South Mountain (7219m). We will cross the small river and climb to Nangethanti. We will arrive at Ghorepani from where we can get soaring views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I and other mountains.

Day 4
Ghorepani to Poonhill to Tadapani

Poonhill is popular for best sunrise view in Pokhara. We will rise very early and reach the base of Poonhill. About an hour of climb will take us to Poonhill viewpoint. We can get a sunrise view over Dhaulagiri Mountain (8167m), Annapurna I Mountain (8091m), Annapurna II Mountain (7937m), Annapurna III Mountain (7855m), Annapurna IV Mountain (7525m), Annapurna South Mountain (729m), Nilgiri Mountain (6940m), Tukuche Mountain (6920m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and other mountains. We will return to the hotel in Ghorepani for breakfast and then take the descending trail to Tadapani village from where we can get views of Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Fishtail and other mountains.

Day 5
Tadapani to Ghandruk

3hrs of easy walk through the forest of oak, rhododendron and other alpine flowers will take us to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the large Gurung village. We can get striking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli and other Mountains from a viewpoint in Ghandruk. Homestay in Ghandruk is a pleasant experience. We will be welcomed by the locals with Khada and traditional dance will be performed in the evening in our honor.

Day 6
Ghandruk to Pokhara

From Ghandruk, we will lower down through the scenic route with views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail and Gangapurna Mountains. We will cross the forest of blooming rhododendron and reach Birethanti from where we will take the downhill walk and follow Modi Khola till we reach Nayapul from where we will Taxi and reach Pokhara in an hour.

Day 7
Fly to Kathmandu

We fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon. After arriving in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. We enjoy the day leisurely or catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any landmarks we missed during our first day in Kathmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner with typical Nepali culture in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 8
Final Departure

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! Our representative will drop at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

  • • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • • Transportation to and from!!
  • • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with a family environment
  • • Transportation, food, accommodation, and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • • All the required permits and paperwork
  • • International Airfare
  • • Visa Charges
  • • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • • Your travel and medical insurance
  • • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • • Emergency expenses such as expenses on the chartered helicopter.
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How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is not a difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will too, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is nearly 3210 m. This is the elevation of Ghorepani Poon Hill. Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries in route. The charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay a certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at a lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Everest Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Kathmandu or in Pokhara. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. The Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during the offseason. It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For this region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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