Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

12 Days

Trip Overview

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is one of the demanding and popular trekking destination of Annapurna region and every year thousands of trekkers and tourists come to this area for the sightseeing of Himalayan ranges. Poonhill is incredibly famous for its majestic sunrise and sunset view which a trekker can easily view from the summit of this hill. One can also do the sightseeing of famous mountain ranges and also explore wilderness of Annapurna region. This is an easy trek and trekkers with good physical stamina can easily reach to the summit of Poonhill.

This beautiful journey offers the visitors with the spectacular views of mountain ranges including some of the highest mountain ranges of the world such as Everest (Highest mountain of the world), Annapurna I, II, III & Iv, Dhaulagiri I, II, III & Iv, Manaslu, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Pumori, Amadablam and other many mountain ranges. Visitors will also get an opportunity to explore the unique lifestyle and culture of people living in this region since many years. One of the major attractions of this journey is the closer and crystal-clear view of Mt. Annapurna that one can easily see from the summit of this hill.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek starts with the sightseeing of some of the famous places of Kathmandu valley. We will then take a long and scenic drive to Nayapul and then start our trek and continue through dense rhododendron and oak forests to reach the deepest gorge of our country which is the Kaligandaki gorge. Trekking ahead will take us to the summit of this beautiful hill. You will also be doing the sightseeing of Annapurna, Fishtail and Dhaulagiri ranges. After the sightseeing, we will trek back to Pokhara and then do the sightseeing of this beautiful city.

Outline Itinerary

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is short yet very beautuful. It begins from Nayapul, which is 1050m above sea level. First day is exciting walk to Machapuchare (Mt. Fishtail) 6997m and field terraces with crops of rice, wheat, corn etc. There are many Gurung people and Magar, Chetri people.
Day 2 is more challenging beginning after breakfast for about 2 hrs uphill walk (2850m).
Day 3 we will leave early morning to trek to Poon Hill to arrive in time for the sunrise and enjoy breakfast with gorgeous panoramic views of the Annapurna Range mountains with Mt. Dhaulagiri at 8167m. Then we continue trek to Tadapani 2630m, which offers beautiful view of Annapurna South and Himchuli, Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhare).
Day 4 Tadapani to Ghandruk 3 – 4 hrs easy walk in the forest and more photo opportunities to see Annapurna South, Himchuli and Mt. Machhapuchhare. After lunch at Ghandruk, we visit the Gurung Museum and 30 minutes walk to private transport pick-up.

‘Christmas and Happy Near Year’ short trek in Nepal

  1. 23 Dec 2018 Arrival in Kathmandu.
  2. 24 Dec 2018 Sightseeing in Swayambunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
  3. 25 Dec 2018 Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus. 7 – 8 hrs drive. Overnight in Pokhara. 850m.
  4. 26 Dec 2018 Pokhara to Nayapul, Birethanti by private car, jeep or van 1.5hrs drive. 3 hrs walk to Tikhedung 1480m.
  5. 27 Dec 2018 Tikhedunga to Ghorepani Deurali 5 hrs walk. 2850m.
  6. 28 Dec 2018 Ghorepani Deurali early morning sunrise view trek to Poonhil 3210m. 45 minutes and walk back to Hotel and breakfast towards Tadapani.2630m.
  7. 29 Dec 2018 Tadapani to Ghandruk 3 hrs walk. Stop for lunch then drive to Pokhara. 3 hrs drive with private car, jeep or van (over night in Pokhara) 850m.
  8. 30 Dec 2018 Pokhara side trip: visit David Falls, World Peace Pagoda etc.
  9. 31 Dec 2018 Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. 7 – 8 hours. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
  10. 01 Jan 2019 Hindu Temple Pashupatinath and Bauddhanath sightseeing with tour guide. Lunch in Thamel and free time for shopping. In the evening, final departure to International Airport Kathmandu, Nepal.

 

Detail Itinerary

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is short yet very beautuful. It begins from Nayapul, which is 1050m above sea level. First day is exciting walk to Machapuchare (Mt. Fishtail) 6997m and field terraces with crops of rice, wheat, corn etc. There are many Gurung people and Magar, Chetri people.
Day 2 is more challenging beginning after breakfast for about 2 hrs uphill walk (2850m).
Day 3 we will leave early morning to trek to Poon Hill to arrive in time for the sunrise and enjoy breakfast with gorgeous panoramic views of the Annapurna Range mountains with Mt. Dhaulagiri at 8167m. Then we continue trek to Tadapani 2630m, which offers beautiful view of Annapurna South and Himchuli, Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhare).
Day 4 Tadapani to Ghandruk 3 – 4 hrs easy walk in the forest and more photo opportunities to see Annapurna South, Himchuli and Mt. Machhapuchhare. After lunch at Ghandruk, we visit the Gurung Museum and 30 minutes walk to private transport pick-up.

‘Christmas and Happy Near Year’ short trek in Nepal

  1. 23 Dec 2018 Arrival in Kathmandu.
  2. 24 Dec 2018 Sightseeing in Swayambunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
  3. 25 Dec 2018 Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus. 7 – 8 hrs drive. Overnight in Pokhara. 850m.
  4. 26 Dec 2018 Pokhara to Nayapul, Birethanti by private car, jeep or van 1.5hrs drive. 3 hrs walk to Tikhedung 1480m.
  5. 27 Dec 2018 Tikhedunga to Ghorepani Deurali 5 hrs walk. 2850m.
  6. 28 Dec 2018 Ghorepani Deurali early morning sunrise view trek to Poonhil 3210m. 45 minutes and walk back to Hotel and breakfast towards Tadapani.2630m.
  7. 29 Dec 2018 Tadapani to Ghandruk 3 hrs walk. Stop for lunch then drive to Pokhara. 3 hrs drive with private car, jeep or van (over night in Pokhara) 850m.
  8. 30 Dec 2018 Pokhara side trip: visit David Falls, World Peace Pagoda etc.
  9. 31 Dec 2018 Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. 7 – 8 hours. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
  10. 01 Jan 2019 Hindu Temple Pashupatinath and Bauddhanath sightseeing with tour guide. Lunch in Thamel and free time for shopping. In the evening, final departure to International Airport Kathmandu, Nepal.

 

Cost Include

Hotel in Kathmandu 3 nights and Pokhara 3 nights.
# Professional Trekking guide and 1 porter for 2 people during the trek.
#Trekking permits and TIMS cards.
# Tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Kathmandu, Pokhara to Nayapul and Kimche to Pokhara by private car, van or jeep. Airport transfers (pick-up and departure).
# Accommodation with 3 meals per day breakfast, lunch and dinner.
# Insurance for Trekking guide and porters (salary and food).
# Private car, jeep or van for city sightseeing with tour guide and Tourist Entrance fees.
#13% Government VAT.

 

Cost not Include

# Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
# Hard (alcohol) and soft drinks such as coke, fanta.
# Emergency rescue.
# Tips for Guide, Porter and Driver.

Minimum 4pax. If under 4pax then price could increase. Thank you.

Equipment List

TREKKING SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT UP TO 5,500m.

1 pair strong mountain /hiking boots
1 Sleeping bag(comfortable to -10C)
1 Medium/Large rucksack/backpack
1 Down Jacket/all weather Anorak
1 Light water & windproof jacket
1 Pair waterproof gaiters/ overtrouser
1 or 2 1-litre water bottles.
1 Inner sleeping sheet.
1 Torch/Flashlight and spare bastteries.
2 Long sleeve cotton shirts
1 Medium sized towel
1 Washing kit:Inlude personal toiletries,Talcum power
Moleskin for blisters
Toilet paper
Bio degradable soap/shampoo
Any personal medication
1 Pair shorts.
1 Fleece/warm sweater
1 Pair sports shoes/sandals
2 Pair lightweight trousers
1 Sweatshirt/light sweater
2 T-shirts
1 Small day pack
2 Pairs light socks
3 Pairs heavy wool socks
1 cotton Headscarf/bandanna
1 Warm hat/Gloves(waterproof)
1Sunglasses and sunhat
1 Money belt
Underwear(including thermals)
3/4 Plastic bags for wrapping clothes
Water purification tablets/solution(Preferably Iodine)
Sun-block(30-50 SPF)

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  • Trip Duration

    12 Days
  • Trip Grading

    Moderate
  • Best Time

    spring
  • Group Size

    3+