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Ghorepani - Poon Hill Trek Details

  • Trip Highlights:Typical Magar and Gurung villages at Ulleri and Ghandruk, Sunrise and panoramic mountain views from Poon Hill; rhododendron and alpine trees, City tour, Pokhara - the city of Lake and so on.

Ghorepani - Poon Hill Trek


The trek to Ghorepani - Poon Hill (Pun Hill) which is located in Annapurna region, is truly called as all the best of the trekking in Nepal.

The trek offers the spectacular mountain scenery along with charming villages inhabited particularly by the Gurungs & Magars, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Peak) dominating the skyline.

One of the important highlight of this trip is to make a climb on Poon Hill, possibly the most spectacular mountain scapes on Earth. When sun rises, it touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks, there gradually appear, just like magic that your eye could not believe.

Besides, during journey, you are rewarded by the natural beauties in your each & every footsteps.

 

Itinerary

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking Map
Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking Map
Day 01
: Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by our Airport Representative, and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel. B.B.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara - 4-5 hours scenic drive by Private Car / van. Overnight at hotel. B.L.D.

Day 03: One hour drive to Nayapul by private Car / Van, we then begin trek to Tikhedhunga
We begin our trek at Nayapul, driving to the road head. After 15- minutes short walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1065m) a large village that has many shops & teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village. The trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola.

From there, the trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hile at 1495m & after the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1525m. This trek offers a short & relatively easy day, during journey & allows us to become used to the experience of trekking in Nepal.

Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani
Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2070m. Then the trail continues to ascend more gently, through fine forests of oak & rhododendron towards Banthanti at 2250m. Then we make our trek towards Nangethanti at 2460m. After an hour walk brings you to Ghorepani at 2775m.Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 05: Hiking to Poonhill - back to Ghorepani, and trek to Tadapani.
This morning, we will get up early in the morning, and go for hiking to Poon Hill. From here you will see superb view of sunrise, and panoramic view of Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and so on. After visiting Poonhill, we will come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Tadapani. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk
The day starts with short downhill. Leaving Tadapani, we descend steeply through forests and then the trail eases as we reach Ghandrunk (2000m), which is the village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal, have their own dialect, typical culture, costume, and life style. This village is possibly the popular tourist destination that offers the beautiful mountain views and having easy connection with Pokhara or Kathmandu. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 07: Trek down to Birethanti - Nayapul - Pokhara.
Today we begin our journey, from Ghandruk offering easy walking all downhill to Nayapul, we then drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel. B.L.D.

Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu by car / van. Overnight at hotel. B.B.

Day 09: Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhu, and Kathmandu durbar square). Overnight at hotel. B.B.

Day 10: Transfer to Airport for your onward Journey. Farewell!

Abbreviation: B.B> Bed and Breakfast, B.L.D> Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Cost Includes

  • Pickup & drop- off by car / Van.
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast.
  • Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trek.
  • Accommodation at lodges on the trek.
  • 1 highly experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter between 2 people), their food, accommodation, remuneration, equipments, insurance).
  • Surface Transfer to and from Pokhara on private car / van.
  • Annapurna conservation permit, and all necessary permits.
  •  TIMS permit.
  • 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara (inclusive of Government taxes, breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • Vat & office Service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare to and from Nepal.
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fee US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 30 days. You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
  • Trekking Equipments (down sleeping bag and down jackets are available to hire or buy in Kathmandu, which would cost approximately US$ 1 per day per item to hire and US$ 60 to US$ 100 per item to buy).
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver...

    NOTE:
    Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

Testimonials

  • 04.05.12 18:54We just spent 1 month in Nepal and we completed a 18-days trek with Nepal Trailblazer. We bought the trek on the internet and were a little concerned by the agency and services offered. From the first until the last day, Tilak and these employees have managed to make it unforgettable and they exceeded our expectations at any time. A special thanks to the guide and the porter, they have been wonderful with us.

    Thank you once again to Tilak and his team. I highly recommend this agency.

    Serge and Denise
  • 18.04.12 16:06Dear Tilak, Bhairam, Chhapi and Arjun

    Many thanks for a wonderful experience on the AC trek.

    Thank you to Bhairam for overseeing our trip so efficiently and courteously. Everything went very smoothly even when we changed our plans slightly.

    Chhabi, our guide, was a real star and was a great companion on our trek . He made sure we had everything we needed - and got us to the top of Thorung-la without a hitch!

    Arjun, our porter, was also brilliant - he's a multitalented porter cum guide cum cook.

    The Annurpurna Circuit trek was an absolute joy. We had trekked to Muktinath over 20 years ago but this was our first time on the Manang side and we absolutely loved it - the views were sensational and the villages and countryside are a delight. The road is coming so I suggest people get to see it before the impact is too great.

    The road on the Jomsom side has obviously had a negative impact on the trekking experience but new trails are being opened up that avoid the road, so I recommend you give yourself enough time to explore these (see the book by Andrees de Ruiter and Prem Rai about the new NATT trails).

    After Kagbeni (which you should visit) we decided to take transport to Tatopani to save some time and avoid trekking on the road.

    Ghorepani and the route to Tadapani and Ghandruk, etc is road free and absolutely stunning (if a little 'crowded' when we were there in March).

    I recommend Trailblazers to anyone interested in trekking and we will be back!

    Thanks again to all of you who made our trek such a happy and memorable experience.

    Best wishes
    Phill and Emily
    UK
  • 12.01.12 18:46Dear Tilak,

    Happy New Year!

    I just want to express my thanks to you and your team for making my trekking tour to Nepal a great success. I have always been fascinated by high mountains, but at an age of 67, I think it is too late to start climbing. But to fullfill my dream, I decided to take the Classic Everest Trek from Jiri to Everest. With start Oct.29-2011 and ending Nov.25-2011 it was quite a long trek, but a trek I will strongly recommend. Even that the weather from Jiri to Lukla was not very good and the trekking trail is quite strenuous, I think you get a better impression of the daily life in the Himalayan area, than from Lukla up to Everest which are more touristic.

    I want to thank Bhairam for meeting me in the airport and bringing me back after the trek and to Kevi (guide) and Raz (porter) for exellent service during the whole trek. Kevi understand that my main goal was to go as close to Everest as possible. He adviced me all the way up and I managed Kala Pattar (5.550m) without any problems. I will never forget the beautiful view of Mount Everest early in the morning and I was really proud of myself for not giving up in the steep tracks. The trek back to Lukla was very relaxed and Kevi and I had more time to talk about the life up in the high mountains. Even if I could not talk to Raz in english, we could communicate with gestures and he also managed to serve me local wine before Lukla!

    Finally I want to thank you, Tilak, for meeting me in the hotel after the trek and I want to say that I am very satisfied with your company and your staff and I will tell all my friends in Norway to contact you if they plan to go to Nepal. Myself I am quite sure I will travel back to Nepal in the future.

    Kind regards,
    Kjell G. Herregarden
  • 03.01.12 09:30Namaste Mr Tilak

    Just to let you know we had a wonderful holiday in your country - our flights booked through you all went smoothly and we found your people so friendly and kind.

    We will recommend your services to our Australian and South African friends.

    Regards,

    Suzanne and Mark Second
  • 03.01.12 09:27Dear Tilak,
    Namaste,

    We also, wish you and your family, along with all Nepal Trailblazer Team, a Happy New Year and Best Wishes.

    We hope year 2012 brings health, happiness, peace, prosperity and good business to all of your team, to You and to your family.

    Under the skillful guidance of Nepal Trailblazer Team and your management, we enjoyed another excellent Everest Base camp Trek this year in 2011, as a group of 12-people, from Zirve Mountaineering & Outdoor Sports Club, Turkey. All of our group members have asked me to convey their thanks again, to You and to Nepal Trailblazer Team. Our Group have expressed me their commendations towards your skillful coordination and teamwork organization during our activity.

    Thus, we have shared during 2011, a second come back trekking activity with wonderful memories in Nepal, after our Classical Everest Base Camp Trek (Jiri-Kala Pattar ) activity that we have shared also under Nepal Trailblazer guidance during year 2008.

    Thank you for having assigned Guide Narayan Khan to our activities, who , along with Kapel, were both very successful and helpful.

    As more of our Club members and other friends in Tukey are expressing interest to visit Nepal, we wish and look forward to cooperate with you and your Company again, during coming years, also to other trekking routes in Nepal. It has been a pleasure working with you repeatedly, in the past. I am confident that it will be the same in future.

    Best of luck in the New Year..

    Best Regards,

    Taner UYSAL
    Marmaris, Mugla
    GSM: 0532-251 0911; Tel/Fax: 0252-417 6600
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Trip Facts

  • Trip Code:NTB07
  • Best Time to Travel:Jan, Feb, March, April, May, Oct, Nov, Dec
  • Price:Available on request
  • Accommodation:tourist class guest houses to 5 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara (depends on clients choice), Guest Houses / lodges in the mountain
  • Meal Includes:Breakfast, lunch & Dinner with tea / coffee
  • Per day walking:5 to 7 hours
  • Transportation:Tourist bus / Car / Van

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