Ghorepan Poonhill Trek

Trip Key Information

  • Price:US$ 635
  • Duration:15 Days
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Grade:Moderate

Destination: Nepal

Max. Altitude: 3200 meters

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As a small circuit in the lower part of Annapurna Region, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, also popularly known as Annapurna Sunrise Trekking, or Annapurna Panorama Trekking, is one of the most popular and relatively easy treks that meander through the beautiful ethnic villages of Annapurna Region. Invigorating through some rhododendron forests, This Trekking in Nepal will let you feel the Himalayan Panorama while providing you the opportunities to get close to the local Culture. However, Poon Hill Trekking is obviously best known for the views from Poon Hill. Being popularly known as the Photographer's Paradise, you can capture some of the best snaps of impressive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Poon Hill offers you the striking panorama of huge Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, III,  Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, and Manaslu ranges among few others. The phenomenal sunrise from Poon Hill is just unmissable. A provocative glimpse of high mountains surrounding you can mesmerize anyone who's the part of this awesome trek.
In addition to that, Poon Hill Trekking will also let you witness terraced slopes, warm villages, beautiful paddy fields, and wonderful culture and lifestyle of ethnic people like Gurungs, and Magars. Ghorepani and Ghandruk are two of the largest Gurung settlements in the Annapurna Region. There's a unique please of trekking in Annapurna foothillsalong with the charming settlements of ethnic communities of Nepal. It passes through some of the most stunning scenic villages to reach the destination Poonhill where there are mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views in the forefront of mighty Annapurna Himalayas.

This eight days trek is perfect for those who do not have a lot of time to spend in Nepal.

Come and join us for a life changing experience – with Himalayan Unforgettable Adventures!

Day to day outline itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrive at tribubhuwan International Airport in Katmandu,
  • Day 02:Sightseeing in and around Kathmandu (
  • Day 03:Travel to Pokhara (820m ) 6 hours.
  • Day 04:Start trek Pokhara to Nayapul ).1.30 Minutes
  • Day 05:Tikhedunga- Ghorepani (2750m)
  • Day 06:Early morning start to ascend Poon Hill (3210m) 2 hours
  • Day 07:Tadapani- Jhinu Danda (1740m) walking (6 hrs).
  • Day 08:Jhinu – Auslralian Camp (1970m) walking (7 hrs).
  • Day 09:Australian Camp - Pokhara 820m (3 hours):
  • Day 10:Pokhara Explore

  • Day 11:flight back to Kathmandu(1300 M) from Pokhara about 26 minutes.

  • Day 12:Final departu

Cost Details

Cost Include

Included

Experienced trek leader, assistant guide and Sherpa porters including their salaries, insurance, equipment, flight, food and accommodation

Porter (between every 2 person basis) Max.20-25 kg. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, insurance and equipments.
One Sherpa (assistance guide) if group size more than 6 people. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, insurance and equipments.
ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project), TIMS (Trekkers Information System) Card.

All ground transportation during trip Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu 
Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) with Tea, coffee each meal in a cup during trek.
Tourist service charge, vat, Governments Tax and official expenses if necessary.

All government and local taxes wherever applicable




Useful Info

The Annapurna Region ( Ghorepani Poon Hill short Trek with Children's is the perfect trek. Your children will thoroughly enjoy the breathtaking mountain views, beautiful landscape, and diverse cultures while learning important lessons in life. The trek is suitable for all people with sound physical health, and the same goes for the children. 

The following is the itinerary ;

Day 01;
Start trek Pokhara to Nayapul ).1.30 Minutes
Drive to Nayapul where we commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous riverside village at the confluence of the Modi and Bhurungdi Khola (streams). We hike up to Sudame along the off-road and then climb gradually up the side of the valley, Ulleri, Tikhedhunga. Cross suspension metal bridge and steep ascent on stone staircases to the village of Ulleri – and an amazing landscape of valley floor where we came during the day with marvelous views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. Overnight in Ulleri at Lodge (L.D.B)

Day 02;
Tikhedunga- Ghorepani (2750m)
After breakfast, our pleasant trekking begins through rhododendron and oak forests. The scenery will give you the energy to continue up the steps as you immerse yourself in the walk. After a few hours and with several breaks we reach Ghorepani. Upper Ghorepani (Deurali) where we stay on this trip, offers fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Himalayas. Overnight in Ghorepani at Lodge ( L.D.B)

Day 03;
Early morning start to ascend Poon Hill (3210m) 2 hours
Hiking up to Poon Hill - back to Ghorepani, and trek to Tadapani (2520m) We Make a pre-dawn start for the 45-minute walk up Poon hill (3,210m/10,530ft); through rhododendron forest. From the grassy top of the hill, there is an unobstructed panoramic view of the high Himalayas stretching from far Dhaulagiri (8,172m/26,812ft), the Annapurna Range in the north, including Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail) and on to Manaslu (8,163m/26,783ft) in the northeast. To the south, the mist slowly rises from the flatlands towards India. After countless photographs, walk back to Ghorepani for breakfast. The eastward trail to Tadapani crosses numerous ridges through thick pine and rhododendron forest with occasional flat sections and wonderful views of the snowy peaks to the north from high ground. Overnight in Tadapani at Lodge( L.D.B

Day 04;
Tadapani- Jhinu Danda (1740m) walking (6 hrs).
where you can enjoy the natural hot spring small polls near Modi Khola. Meals included: Breakfast, Overnight stay in Jhinu Dada at the teahouse, (B, L, D)

Day 05;
Jhinu – Australian Camp (1970m) walking (7 hrs).
walking (7 hrs). Stay overnight at teahouse. Pothana (1970m) walking (7 hrs). Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06; Australian Camp - Pokhara 820m (3 hours) or Sarangkot stay overnight there and day 07 Back to Pokhara:
Australian Camp 3 hours): And then trek to Dhampus Phedi (920m) walking (3 hrs) drive back to Pokhara by private vehicle and stay in a Pokhara hotel.

Day 07;  To Pokhara  and Explore
 we will explore the Pokhara city which includes Gupteswor Cave, David Fall, Seti River Gorge, Mountain Museum and last but not the least do boating in Fewa lake and go to Barahi Temple. Pokhara offers the magnificent vista of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Machhapuchhare, surrounding view of these mountains from Sarangot and Paragliding starting from this place along with many others. Pokhara is also the gateway to Annapurna Region. In the evening we will walk around the lakeside in Pokhara. Overnight stay in Pokhara at the Hotel.

Day 08;
flight or drive back to Kathmandu(1300 M) from Pokhara for about 26 minutes.
We flight bac or drive to Kathmandu. Once you are in Kathmandu, check into the hotel and take a leisurely and relaxing time.
If you want to follow this Itinerary, we can organize for you. Or if you want only 7 days of  Schedule, we can come to Pokhara directly from Australian Camp without staying there or in Sarangkot. But Sarangkot is really an amazing place, we can see the clear views of Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Nilgiri,  we flight Once you are in Kathmandu, check into the hotel and take a leisurely and relaxing time

Note

 

Nepal visa fee ($30 and two passport photographs are required).

International airfare to and from Kathmandu

Excess baggage charges

Lunch in Kathmandu, unless requested for

Extra accommodation nights other than stated in the itinerary.

Travel and rescue insurance

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, chocolate, beverages, showers etc)

Tips for guides and porters

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrive at tribubhuwan International Airport in Katmandu, transrer to the hotal, welcome dinner in the evening.

Day 02Sightseeing in and around Kathmandu (Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudanath, and Kathmandu Durbar square), preparation for the trek.

Day 03Travel to Pokhara (820m ) 6 hours. From Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus

Day 04Start trek Pokhara to Nayapul ).1.30 MinutesDrive tok Nayapul where we commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous riverside village at the confluence of the Modi and Bhurungdi Kholas (streams). We hike up to Sudame along the off road and then climb gradually up the side of the valley, Ulleri, Tikhedhunga. Cross suspension metal bridge and steep ascent on stone staircases to the village of Ulleri – and an amazing landscape of valley floor where we came during the day with marvelous views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. Overnight in Ulleri at Lodge (L.D.B

Day 05Tikhedunga- Ghorepani (2750m) After breakfast, our pleasant trekking begins through rhododendron and oak forests. The scenery will give you the energy to continue up the steps as you immerse yourself in the walk. After a few hours and with several breaks we reach Ghorepani. Upper Ghorepani (Deurali) where we stay in this trip, offers fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Himalayas. Overnight in Ghorepani at Lodge ( L.D.B)

Day 06Early morning start to ascend Poon Hill (3210m) 2 hoursHiking up to Poon Hill - back to Ghorepani, and trek to Tadapani (2520m) We Make a pre-dawn start for the 45 minute walk up Poon hill (3,210m/10,530ft); through rhododendron forest. From the grassy top of the hill there is an unobstructed panoramic view of the high Himalayas stretching from far Dhaulagiri (8,172m/26,812ft), the Annapurna Range in the north, including Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail) and on to Manaslu (8,163m/26,783ft) in the northeast. To the south, the mist slowly rises from the flatlands towards India. After countless photographs, walk back to Ghorepani for breakfast.The eastward trail to Tadapani crosses numerous ridges through thick pine and rhododendron forest with occasional flat sections and wonderful views of the snow peaks to the north from high ground. Overnight in Tadapani at Lodge( L.D.B

Day 07Tadapani- Jhinu Danda (1740m) walking (6 hrs). where you can enjoy the natural hot spring small polls near Modi Khola. Meals included: Breakfast, Overnight stay in Jhinu Dada at teahouse, (B,L, D)

Day 08Jhinu – Auslralian Camp (1970m) walking (7 hrs). walking (7 hrs). Stay overnight at teahouse. Pothana (1970m) walking (7 hrs). Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 09Australian Camp - Pokhara 820m (3 hours):Australian Camp 3 hours): And then trek to Dhampus Phedi (920m) walking (3 hrs) drive back to Pokhara by private vehicle and stay in a Pokhara hotel.

Day 10Pokhara ExploreExplore day in Pokhara early in the morning we drive to Sarangkot hill to see the sunrise over the mountain in the rear view. After seeing sunrise we drive back to Hotel have breakfast and whole day we will explore the Pokhara city which includes Gupteswor Cave, David Fall, Seti River Gorge, Mountain Museum and last but not the least do boating in Fewa lake and go to Barahi Temple. Pokhara offers the magnificent vista of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Machhapuchhare , surrounding view of these mountains from Sarangot and Paragliding starting from this place along with many others. Pokhara is also the gateway to Annapurna Region . In the evening we will walk around the lakeside in Pokhara. Over night stay in Pokhara at Hotel.

Day 11flight back to Kathmandu(1300 M) from Pokhara about 26 minutes.We flight Once you are in Kathmandu, check into hotel and take a leisurely and relaxing time.

Day 12Final departuOur journey in Nepal comes to an end of today. We will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

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