Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Ghorepani Poon Hill TrekkingRhododendron Flower and Mt. DhaulagiriPoon Hill (3200m)
Poon Hill Trek is the right for those who don’t have much time for longer trek, or don’t think you are physically ready for hard and longer trekking? Then Poon Hill Trek is the perfect one for you.  Poon Hill Ghorepani trek offers easy walk in the first day of trek. Only on the day of the trip, you have some long steep uphill stone stair case to Ulleri Village from Hile but after walking about two hours from the beginning you will enter into biggest rhododendron forest. You may see different colors of rhododendron flowers if you are trekking in March to May. Once you reach to Upper Ghorepani Deurali you will observe beautiful matchless panoramic Mountain View. On the second night we stay at Ghorepani, at altitude of 2855 meters. Most trekkers rise before down and hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) for early morning pleasure trek. The spectacular panorama stretches from Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukche peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhre (6997m) and the Lamjung Himal and Manaslu to Far East. 
 
The sun rise view from Poon Hill is marvelous which is said to be one of the best view point in Annapurna trekking and easily accessed from Pokhara, reached after days walk, not very hard regarding difficulty so this trek is well-liked by family trekkers. We start our trek  from Nayapul, 42km drive from Pokhara and the Ghorepani Nayapul trail is pleasurable walk for the first day, meaningful explore of Gurung and Magar culture and tradition and an interaction with the locals are life time and unique experience at Thikhedunga and at Sabeth villages. On the second day we hike up passing Ulleri village which is a bit demanding hike up that said to have 3300 stone stair cases but there are teahouses in every thirty minutes walk so we can stop for rest, taking photos and can even stop for drinks.
 
On thirds or fourth day of the trek depending on your itinerary, we will stay at Ghandruk which is one the place of interest in this trek. We have walk around the beautiful Gurung village visiting Gurung culture museum, ACAP visitor’s center and enjoy the breath taking of Annapurna from gorgeous village of Ghandruk. Not just this, but also you will love staying in Pokhara too. Pokhara itself is blessed town with natural beauty offering the view of Annapurna Himalayan range even from your hotel rooftop; one can enjoy the reflection of mountain in Phewa Lake while boating. Hiking to the Peace Pagoda is a great experience and see the beautiful Pokhara and Annapurna range in back drop. In over all Staying this trek is outstanding that will make your trip just beautiful and lifetime experience. Our original Ghorepani  Poon Hill itinerary is only for guidelines so it can be redesign or as per your requirement. We are a group of Ghorepani Poon Hill freelance trekking guide. We also offer 4 and 5 days short Ghorepanai Poon Hill Trek with transportation. Thank you. 
 
Itinerary 01
Day 01: Join Kathmandu 1300m, sightseeing if your flight is in morning arrival.
Day 02: Fly 25mins to Pokhara from Kathmandu, 1.5 hrs drive and trek to Hile, 3 hrs approx. 
Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani (2855m), approx. 6-7 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge. 
Day 04:  Poon Hill excursion and trek to Ghandruk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara, relax in Pokhara
Day 06: Fly back to Kathmandu and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 07: Fly back to home or extend the trip 
 
Outline Itinerary 02
Day 01: Join Kathmandu 1300m, Pick from airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing in UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites. 
Day 03: 200 km drive to Pokhara (800m), takes 6-7 hours. Stay overnight in Hotel.
Day 04: Trek to Tikhedung (2100m), 4-5 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Deurali (2855m), 5-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 06: Excursion Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2680m), 5 hrs walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk (1940m), 4 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 08: Trek to Jhinu for hot spring. 4-5 hours walk. Overnight in lodge.
Day 09: Trek to Pothana (1980m), 4-5 hrs walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Phedi (1070m) drive to Pokhara by car/van. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu. Drop to hotel by your guide. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 12: Departure to home country. We will drop you at international airport and see you off.
 

 A Short Note: This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program.

Day 01 Join Kathmandu 1300m
Arrive in Kathmandu and you will be received by our company representative and transferred to the selected hotel. Welcome evening dinner is held in the hotel for all clients arriving today. And a short brief about your trip. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day 02 Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
City sightseeing tour to world heritage sites; Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath(known as a monkey temple among westerners).The area has an amazing range of fascinating highlights, whatever your interest. Excellent bookshops, extensive markets, and novelty and handicraft shops contrast with fantastic centers of cultural and spiritual significance - Kathmandu has more World Heritage sites than any other city in the world. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara/800m (2624ft)

After hot breakfast drive 200km to Pokhara and it takes about 6-7 hours from Kathmandu by tourist bus. It is an exciting and romantic drive that we can enjoy beautiful scenic view of terraced rice field, eye catching landscape, Trisuli and Marsyangdi Rivers and spectacular panoramic view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal and most of Annapurna Himalayan Range are seen. The tourist coach stops for breakfast at 09:00 am and at around 12:00 for lunch on the way to Pokhara.

Day 04 Pokhara – Hille1475m, 3 hours walk
One and half hour drive takes us to Nayapul the starting point of our trek. We cross the bridge over Modi Khola near ACAP check post and follow the Burundi Khola and then slowly ascend through rice fields to Hille and stop for the night.

Day 05 Hille – Ghorepani/2855m, 6-7 hours walk
We start our day with a steep ascent to Ulleri (m) where we get our first view of the Himalayas. We then continue through Asia’s biggest rhododendron forests. We can observe colorful flowers of it if you trek during the spring season. We reach our destination Ghorepani after walking 6-7 hours and stop for the night.

Day 06 Ghorepani – Poon Hill/3210 – Tadapani/2680m, 5 hrs walk

An early climb to the summit of Poon Hill (3200 m) to watch the sun rise across a magnificent Himalayan panorama. After breakfast we follow a long ridge through rhododendron forests to Deurali. We then walk through impressive river gorges with the chance to see Langur monkeys in the trees. Our destination is Tadapani
 

Day 07 Tadapani – Ghandruk/2170m, 4 hours walk
We walk along a shaded forest trail, followed by terraced fields of maize and potatoes to Ghandruk. From here we have fantastic views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare. It is a major settlement of the Gurung, an ethnic group of Nepal. It is a very famous Gurung village with terraces and offers excellent mountain views. After arriving, it is possible to take a short walk to explore the village, visiting a cultural museum and monastery. Stop there for overight.
 

Day 08: Ghandruk – Jhinu/17800m 4-5 hours walk
Today we trek to Jhinu via Komrong Danda. There is a natural hot spring near Jhinu. You can have a healing bath in natural hot water. It is believed that taking bath in the water heals diseases such as body pain and orthopedics related diseases. The hot is located at the bank of Modi River, 15-20 minutes downhill. Stay there overnight. 

Day 09 Jhinu - Tolka/1620m, 4-5 hrs walk.
Walk down New Bridge and cross suspension bridge over Modikhola. We trek via Himalpani and Landruk to Tolka. The trail is pleasurable and pretty flat from Landruk to Tolka. There is wifi service available at Tolka. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Tolka - Phedi/1070m - Pokhara by car/van.
It is easy walk in the beginning to Bheri Kharka and steep up to Prittam Deurali then walk down through ridge in jungle and now we can excellent panoramic view of Annapurna range, Fishtail and Lamjung Himal. We reach to Pothana at the end of ridge and this is the exit point of ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project). Then the trial drops down to Dhampus Village and finally we descend steep down to Phedi. Drive to Pokhara by private car or van for 30 minutes. Stay in hotel in Pokhara.  

Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu.
We have lunch on the way to Kathmandu. Shop some souvenir for dear ones back home and enjoy last hours in Nepal. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 12: Departure to home country. We will drop you at international airport and see you off.
 

Trip Cost Includes

  •  Airport-hotel-airport pick and drop by private car/van
  •  Govt. registered and well experienced local guide and necessary porters.
  •  3 nights rooms in Kathmandu, clean, peace and standard hotel with BB basis.
  •  2 nights room in peace, clean and standard hotels in Pokhara with B&B basis.
  •  Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with tour guide with private car/van
  •  All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  •  Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits are served during the trek.
  •  Tourist bus: Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu and other transportation.
  •  Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  •  Food, accommodation, salary of guide & porters.
  •  TIMS permit, ACAP entrance permit.
  •  Insurance and trekking gear for guide and porters.
  •  All government taxes, vat and office service charge.  

Trip Cost Excludes

  • All bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Hot shower, hot water during the trek.
  • Personal insurance, laundry service, phone calls and internet.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and driver.
     

Fixed Departure Dates

Start Dates End Dates Status  
19 Sep, 2017 01 Oct, 2017 Available Book
25 Sep, 2017 07 Oct, 2017 Available Book
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Trip Facts

Total Duration:
12 Days
Trek Duration:
7 Days
Difficulty
Easy
Group Size :
1-15
Best Season:
Spring and autumn
Max. Altitude :
3210m
Accommodation:
Teahouse and Lodge
Transportation:
Tourist Bus, Car or Flight

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