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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

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Best Price
Duration
10 days
Max. Elevation
3210.00m
Group size
2+
Level
EASY
Transportation
Private Vehicle/Tourist bus
Best Season
March-June and Sept-Dec
Accomodation
Double/Twin sharing in hotel/lodge
Meals
Breakfast basis in city and full board during the trek
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul–Tirkhedhunga-Ulleri-Ghorepani-Tadapani–Ghandruk–Pokhara-Kathmandu

Highlights

    • he shortest and most scenic walks around southern Annapurna Himalaya
    • Catch stunning sunrise views over array of high western Himalayan peaks
    • From Poon Hill with glorious panorama of world three highest mountains
    • Dramatic views from Poon Hill from Dhaulagiri-Annapurna to Manaslu range
    • Explore interesting and nice rural farm villages around mid hills of Annapurna
    • Beautiful forest of tall rhododendron, magnolia, pines to fir tree lines
    • Amazing scenery on daily walks from the beginning to an end of the journey

"A Marvelous Trek in the Himalayas"

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is one of the most accessible sunrise and sunset views in the Himalayas. This trek also provides every quintessential element of the Nepal trekking experience. Enjoy the marvelous, panoramic scenery of the Himalayas. Experience culturally rich ethnic villages. Discover the diverse flora and fauna. These elements combined make this trekking destination one of the most popular trekking destinations. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Route is suitable for the adventure seekers who want to experience the real Nepal. yet only have a short time or want to remain at lower altitudes. Get a taste of it all in a short time with the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking provides you with one of the most beautiful beginnings you can ever experience. The beauty continues to the end of the trail. Trekking along the favorable, low elevation landscape, trekkers pass through dense forest adorned by rhododendron, orchids and magnolia. Then we will awake before dawn and trek to the famed Poon Hill. It is here where we will enjoy a spectacular sunrise – the highlight of the trek. Trekkers set themselves on the hilltop armed with cameras as they wait to capture the beautiful moment of the rising sun. The sun slowly rises up the horizon; the silhouette of mountains coming into view. Next, the crevasses of hills show their curves. Then the outlines of valleys and houses and finally the sun rises over the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Manaslu massifs and the sacred Fishtail Mountain.We shall head for another famous Gurung village of Ghandruk marking the end of our trekking experience in this region. Famous for uniquely arranged houses, warm hospitality, peculiar cultural traditions and magnificent views of the Himalayas. Furthermore, Ghandruk is home to a museum preserving the authentic cultural and traditional heritages.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking leads the trekkers into the Annapurna conservation area project(ACAP). This area boasts villages with ancient and cultural significance as well as some of the most breathtaking scenery in the entire region. Being a low altitude trek, trekkers need to have normal physical fitness and endurance to trek for 3-4 hours a day in average in the hilly terrain. Join the team of Nepal Trekking Planner to experience the professional, quality service; experienced and qualified guides; carefully designed itineraries and customized service as per your needs. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking can be done any time of the year but March to May and September to December remains the best times to go.

Important Note

Itinerary Disclaimer:

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking provided with standard Itinerary, where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Trekking Planner Nepal.

Best Seasons for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking:

Best time from March to May in spring season with September till December months during autumn and pre-winter season.

March to May much longer sunlight hours where green hills are bright and beautiful with wild flowers in full blooming times, especially rhododendron of various species, make the trek more interesting and very special.

Most days are clear from morning till late afternoon, can get cloudy sometimes with chance of snows around higher elevation cold in the morning and night time (not adding extra wind-chill factors).

Mid-September to December during autumn / fall season most days are crystal clear from morning till mid-afternoon, days are shorter and as well sunlight hours, much cold with freezing temperatures in the morning and night as well in shades above 1,800 m high chances of snow on walks.

Climate & Weather:

Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to first week of June will be the best time during spring times, when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.

Morning and night time as well in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around higher areas above 2,000 m.

Other months from September to mid-December another great times for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking and other areas of Himalaya, when days are clear for views and to summit the top of the peak, although much colder months of autumn season with extreme cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.

We Trust that you will enjoy having wonderful and delightful times in Nepal with Trekking Planner!!!!!!!!

Trip Itinerary

On arrival in the international airport in Kathmandu you will be picked up and transfer to the hotel by our office representative. After refreshment in the hotel you will be picked by tours guide for your half day guided sightseeing tours to Kathmandu Durbar Square (place of living goddess of Nepal). Back to hotel, after short rest in the hotel you will ready for cultural dinner. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Today you have full day guided sightseeing tours to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, probably to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath; combination Hinduism and Buddhism known as monkey temple as there are many holy monkey living in the north-west part of the temple. Pashupatinath a sacred Hindu temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River. Then drive to Buddhanath stupa one of the biggest and oldest stupa in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding our trek as well as provides you opportunity to ask any question of upcoming trip with guide. And sty over night in Kathmandu.

Today an early morning your guide will come to pick you up and transfer to the tourist bus station for your day drive to lakeside city of Pikhara through the scenic countryside. On arrival in Pokhara bus station our hotel representative of Pokhara will pick you up and transfer to the hotel. After refreshment in the hotel your guide will take you to the walking tours around the lake. Stay over night at the hotel in Pokhara.

Note: You can fly to Pokhara which takes 35min

Trekking start day, in the morning after breakfast you will go on drive with your guide and porters on the well road of approximately 45 km. While driving you will pass some village with great scenery form Naudanda, Kanre, and Lumle all the way to Nayapul. On arrived at Nayapul, where our adventure begins from the warm sub tropical region, walk follows the Modi River upstream to Birethanti & follows the east bank of Bhurungdi Khola with scenery of waterfall, high green forest. Lunch will be served some where on the way at the tea houses and finally reaches to Tikhedhunga. Stay over night at the tea houses.

After your first mountain wonderful breakfast in the same teahouse you stay, the route go steeply up with stones peeped step to reach Ulleri. From Ulleri you can have a view of Annapurna Himal and beautiful greenery terraces. After few hours of long hard climb with several breaks in between reaching at Ulleri village, from here the path is gradual on the winding trail through the cool shade of pine and rhododendron forest, the walk continues with few short ups and downs to the Ghorepani, from where you will be able to see good view of Annapurna Mountain range. Overnight Stay at Tea houses.

Today at early morning before the sunrise you will be wake up by your guide to take you to the marvelous viewpoint of the trip i.e. Poon hill. It will take about 45 minute ascend walk to reach Poon hill to have a beautiful views of mountain with sunrise. Poon hill is derived as a hill from the ethnical group called as Poon, residents of Ghorepani and around area. Poon Hill is a great place to see the tantalizing view of stunning mountains from west Dhaulagiri, Annapurna ranges and an unique mountain Mt. Fishtail following the tantalizing view of Manaslu to Ganesh Himal to the east ranges of mountains. Poon hill is such a spot which shows the wide range of high mountains from west to east about 650 km spreaded with the morning cool sunrise. As you have a great time here return to Ghorepani for breakfast. After breakfast you will continues trek to Tadapani, The walk pass through the rhododendron, Pine and bamboo frost with short up and down. Lunch will serve on the way at the teahouses. Stay overnight at the tea houses.

Today’s walk leads through deep forest an hours on the gradual path to Bhasi Kharka, from this spot the trail descends with occasional view of the Mt.Annapurna ranges & Machhapuchre (Fishtail), through the forest, creeks and small streams to the Ghandruk village. This is a semi-modern village and gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary. On reaching Ghandruk at lunch time and as well for the night stop with enough time to explore the village and Gurung culture. This is one of the biggest towns of this trek.

After great time in the Ghandruck Village today you descending Pokhara via Birethanti one can see mules loaded with goods en-route. Walking distance is 05 hrs to Nayapool (New-bridge) from where you are going to finish you trek and drive back to Pokhara. Stay over night at the hotel.

Well, after wonderful time in the Nepal Himalaya and short rest in Pokhara, today you have day drive through scenic countryside to Kathmandu. After breakfast according to given time you will be picked up from hotel and transfer to the bus station. Once you arrive in Kathmandu bus station you will be receive from our office representative and take you to the hotel. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Note: You can fly to Kathmandu which takes 35min

Today after breakfast we transfer you to the international airport in Kathmandu for your next destination.

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Includes

    • All airport pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
    • 03 night twin/double sharing accommodation in BB in Kathmandu
    • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle.
    • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
    • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
    • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
    • 02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment
    • We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size
    • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
    • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
    • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary

Doesn't Include

    • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
    • All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation
    • In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights accommodation.
    • Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
    • The tips to the trekking crews and drive
    • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
    • Anything not included in service includes column

Complimentary

    • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant
    • First add kit box
    • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
    • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
    • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.

Fast & Correct

I'm arrived in Kathmandu and I've asked at Dipak (the boss of "Trekking Planner") to organise, for me, my son and my daughter, a fast tour at Chitwan Park, only two days but with all classics activities included, as elephant ride, canoying on the river, jungle walking, etc. After this he has organised a "tailor made" trekking of five days to Poon Hill (panorama of Annapurna) with guide and porter. Everythings was meticulously organised and our trips have been greats! Dipak personally follow all activities every day by phone and he act the eventually changes of the programs, following our requirements. At the end, Dipak is a kind person and his organisation well done! Visited January 2017

Skilledbeginner

Well planned, positive spirited trek to Ghorepani

My wife and I contacted several trek planning agencies by email around a month before our trek; Dipak was fantastic in his correspondence with us, providing prompt replies with detailed and clear responses to our questions. Once we got to Kathmandu, we were greeted by Dipak and taken to the hotel and his office. Dipak gave us a clear outline of what would be happening over the next few days and introduced us to our awesome trek guide, Narayan. We had an enjoyable cultural dinner at night. The next day, we were provided a guided tour of Kathmandu. The historical and cultural context the guide provided definitely enriched our experience of the temples, stupa and the city. They organized a private car for us to travel between Pokhara and Kathmandu; no issues, no delays. Right before setting off on our trek, Narayan introduced us to our porter, Thaman. Over the next few days, my wife and I had a great time learning about the peaks, trekking routes, the forest, the farms, the Nepali lifestyle, and about our guide and porter. The trek was gorgeous and we never felt rushed. Narayan kept surprising us with local delicacies and we enjoyed a few rounds of card games on a couple of nights. When I sprained my ankle, he was attentive and took care of the situation. He also regularly kept track of the weather to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for us. Both our guide and porter were in positive spirits throughout the trek which made for a fun time. After we got back to Pokhara, we walked around the lake and took a pleasant boat ride. We also enjoyed a celebratory dinner at a spot Narayan recommended. Finally, we made it back to Kathmandu and flew out the next day. Narayan came with us to the airport and Dipak met us to check if we were doing well everyday we were in Kathmandu. Overall, a well planned, well executed experience and we thank Trekking Planner and especially the team of Dipak, Narayan and Thaman for a memorable time. I'd highly recommend Trekking Planner to anyone looking to trek in Nepal! We hope to make it back when the clouds are not around! Visited July 2016

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United States
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Frequently Asked Questions

Ghorepani is a village and Poon hill is a hill located in the north central Nepal hills. The entire massif and surrounding area are protected Annapurna Conservation Area Project.

Valid passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy with your Nepal visa.

Travel insurance: keep a separate photocopy with you. Cash and Traveler’s Checks: keep numbers and proof of purchase separate. Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.

Based on location, the tea houses vary on their quality and style on this trek. Each of them have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedrooms above them. You have to share toilet facilities. Some have hot shower facilities but some will have a stand pipe. Tea houses use a burning stove in main communal area. The other rooms are unheated. Tea houses do not have money exchange facilities. We recommend you exchange cash in Kathmandu.

At the lower altitudes there is electricity to charge your electronics. As we go higher tea houses become more basic. Cooler temperatures drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat during the day or under your pillow at night.

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is considered as easy trek. However, you are still going up and down each day. You must be healthy and fit and be able to walk a minimum 4-5 hours each day.

A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs as well as all camping gear. One porter will carry two trekkers' bags. The number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.

At most, 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottles at lunch time. When you are at high altitude you have to drink more water to alleviate symptoms of altitude.

Yes, trekking poles make you easy to walk over rough or steep terrain. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. Furthermore, it will help relieve the stress on your legs. So, we suggest you use them.

Tea houses and other small shops on the way have stores which sell bottled water and other supplies you may desire. There are no any plastic recycling facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets or a filter and use previously boiled water in the tea houses.

You have to bring iodine tablets with you. Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odorless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 liter of water. Neutralizing tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or in streams during the trek.

Altitude produces physical changes in the body. The higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If you gain a lot of elevation quickly then you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so the group leader keeps a close watch on all trekkers. The group leader is trained to recognize Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If a trekker shows any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimize effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows for safe acclimatization.

It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feel dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and rest until you can get medical help. You will be carried down or evacuated if you do not start to feel better. Although we provide a first aid kit, we advise travelers to take a personal first aid kit too.

In serious cases, you may need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you use it if your condition is very serious. Therefore, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekker before you come to trek with Trekking Planner.

The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you should expect to experience all four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. Even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day. The higher the altitude the higher the temperature difference is at night. It can get very cold at night, around -10C in October/November, and around -20C from December to February.

Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However, we suggest not to drink alcohol at high altitude.

Mountain weather is difficult to predict. However, at night it is generally cooler and the days are generally warm. Winter (January and February) will be colder but the days can be warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions.

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