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Home > Nepal > Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking
This is one of the most famous trekking area in Nepal. It starts either from Pokhara. There are rarely a few places in the world with such a splendid variety of natural beauty as that of Anapurna region. It is a rare combination of long arrays of snow capped,mountains, crystal clear lakes, turbulent rivers with deep gorges, Buddhist monasteries, home of famous Gorkhasoldiers and other friendly ethnic groups, as well as hot springs and beautiful villages.

The Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek starts and ends in Pokhara, a colourful foray into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek. Trekking in the Annapurna foothills to the view point at Poon Hill offering you unobstructed mountain views.

An easy trek in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited 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 (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline. This trekking is not recommended during the raining season.
  • Day by Day Itinerary
  • Cost Include & Exclude
  • Prepare & Hints
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu International Airport,
Upon arrival in Kathmandu International Airport pickup by Ghale Treks representative then transfer to Hotel, rest of time free leisure, Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Kathmand - Pokhara (fly),

Early morning, transfer to Airport for fly to Pokhara takes 30 minutes by domestic flight or drive by tourist coach takes around 6 hours, transfer to Hotel rest of time free leisure. Overnight Hotel

Day 03: Nayapul - Tikhedhunga (1570m. 3hrs),

Drive to Nayapul (1010meters) and trek to Tikhedunga (1570meters) 3 hours. We begin our trek at Nayapul after 1 hour driving by private vehicle from Pokhara. After 15 minutes short walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1015meters) a large village that has many shops and 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 Hille at 1495m and after the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1570meters. Today’s walk offers a short and relatively easy day, during the journey which allows us to become used to the experience of trekking in Nepal. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 04: Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani (2840m. 5hrs.),
We begin our journey with a steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2070meters. The trail then continues to ascend more gently, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti at 2250meters. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2460m. After an hour of walking this brings you to Ghorepani at 2840meters. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 05: Ghorepani - Tadapani (2610m. 6hrs),
Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at elevation of 3210meters, a brilliant spectacle; this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. There we spend about 1 hour, we then return to Ghorepani we take a hot breakfast at the hotel then we trek to Tadapani (2610meters). Along the trail towards Tadapani, we make climb along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960meters). After that we descend to the Banthanti, we then turn off to Tadapani. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 06: Tadapani - Ghandruk (1940m 4hrs.),
From Tadapani the trail descends through forests to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal; they have their own dialect, culture, costume, and life style. Ghandruk is also home to many Gurkha soldiers. It is a famous destination for trekkers as it is known for its beautiful mountain views and within easy reach from Pokhara and Kathmandu. We have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna conservation office, Museum and explore the village. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 07: Ghandruk - Nayapul (1010m.)
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Trek to Nayapul (1010 meters) and drive to Pokhara. Today, we are going to end our trek at Nayapul after a short drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Pokhara City Tour
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Your sightseeing trip will start at 9 AM in the morning after breakfast. Places we visit are Fewa Lake, Bagnes Lake, Devi’s water fall, Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshower cave. You will have relaxing afternoon. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Kathmandu - Pokhara (by tourist bus),
Early morning, transfer to pokhara tourist bus station for drave back to Kathmandu takes around 6 hours, check in Hotel Manaslu in Kathmandu, overnight.

Day 10:  Kathmandu
Kathmandu City Sightseeing After Breakfast, full day Kathmandu city sightseeing world heritage UNESCO listed, Swayambhunath stupa, Durbar square, Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple rest of time free leisure, overnight hotel.

Day 11: Final Departure
Departure After breakfast transfer to airport fly onward.
Included:
  • Airport pick up & drop by Ghale Treks Private Vehicle.
  • A Professional Tour/Trekking guide
  • One porter each two clients in tea-house trek, required cook, trek crews & porters in tent trek
  • Insurance, lodging, food & allowance to your trek crews
  • Tent & mattress for tent and camping trekking
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Land transportation as per itinerary
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • Trekking Permit, TIMS, National Park / Conservation Entry Fees.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket as per itinerary.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges of Ghale Treks.
  • Farewell Dinner at Nepali Cultural dance restaurant.

Excluded:

  • International Airfares and airport departure taxes as applicable.
  • The cost of personal items like laundry & all kind of soft & hard drinks
  • Optional excursions
  • Cost of visas, travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Gratuities for services provided on a personal basis
  • The single supplement payable on all bookings where only one person is traveling
  • All others except committed to provide in ‘cost included’ section above.
Prepare

In addition to obvious items such as hiking boots, warm clothing, UV sunblock etc., here is list of things that you might not have considered taking along, but that can greatly enhance the quality and comfort of your journey.

Soft and light shoes (sneakers or kung-fu shoes are perfect) -
after a long hike in inflexible hiking boots, you will be extremely happy to have some light and soft footwear to to wear around the lodge or in the village.

Lightweight knapsack -
this is very useful for short trips away from your lodge, and will save you having to lug your large backpack along. It should be big enough for your camera and a change of clothes and sleeping bag, if you plan to spend a night away.

Lightweight sleeping bag -
as most (all?) lodges can offer you blankets, a light sleeping bag should be sufficient for the journey. Taking a light bag will save you valuable space in your backpack.

Fabric bandaids -
blisters on the feet can turn a wonderful walk into a hell. Bandaids (sticking plasters) should be immediately applied to any area of the foot that there is irritation and friction - don't wait for the blister to develop before doing this. However, only fabric made bandaids will stick to a sweaty foot. Others (even those that claim to be water-proof) will fall off in minutes. A good alternative to bandaids is duct tape. Works great for blisters and also proves invaluable in many other ways.

Personal First Aid and Emergency Gear -
First aid kit with moleskin and bandages designed to cover blisters Sunscreen lotion. Energy snacks. So many different types are available buy a variety and sample them to learn which brand gives you the biggest boost. An emergency kit in case you get lost. Include a whistle, compass, space blanket, string, duct tape, matches and iodine tablets. Flashlight and extra batteries, Binoculars, Knife, Extra pair of prescription glasses, Bug Repellent.

Are You in Good Enough Shape?-

You may walk a mile or two on pavement comfortably, but can you walk four or five miles a day ? or more? on varied terrain without collapsing on the couch for the rest of the afternoon? Once you've chosen a trip, Ghale Treks will inform you, what level of physical fitness you should be at to take the trip. Then, create a plan to ensure you are ready physically.

Ways to Get in Shape for Walking and Hiking -

For many trips it's okay to start your training a month or two before you leave for vacation. Spending time at the gym working with weights and on a treadmill, StairMaster or stationary bike is one route. Supplement the training with long walks or hikes on weekends, preferably on dirt trails instead of pavement. Jogging on toughens you up and increase your agility and stamina.

Bring the Right Pack -

Bring a pack that fits your body comfortably? whether it's a day pack to hold your water bottle, snacks, sunscreen lotion and jacket ? or a pack designed to hold enough gear for a multi-day hike through the mountains.

Hints:

Travel time from September to May (but not June/July/August, because then it is rainy-monsoon season in Nepal)

After every meal (three times a day), tea/coffee will be served during the trekking. Apart from this, every morning we provide clients with either boiled water or soft black tea to carry with them on their Thermos Bottle. For the supplement of extra drinks, clients have to buy mineral water themselves which is available at all places
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Recommended equipment list: sleeping bag, a warm jacket, good trekking shoes, sunglasses/sun cream, an insulated bottle for hot drinks and basic medicines.

Maximum luggage weight 20 kg per person. There are always 1 or 2 additional porters with the crew who take care of clients who get sick or unable to even carry their daily private luggage.

Shower possibilities every 3-4 days during the trek but the cost in not included at trip, no laundry service available.

A prepayment of 30 % has to be paid directly after reconfirmation at our company bank account. Final payment becomes upon arrival in Kathmandu before starting date of the tour.
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Overview of Trip
Trip Highlights:
Great opportunity to see Annapurna Range Mountains and Buddhist monasteries, home of famous Gorkha soldiers and other friendly ethnic groups, as well as hot springs and beautiful villages.

Trip Duration:
10 Nights / 11 Days

Trip Type:
Tea House, hiking

Grade & Elevation:

Normal, 2840m meters (Max.)

Trek Start & End Point:

From Nayapul to Nayapul

Group Size:
Minimum 2 or above

Trip Season:
January - December ( but not June/July/August)
Pictures of Trip
Ghorepani PoonhillSunrise PoonhillGhorepani Poonhill
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Map of Trip
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