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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is an excellent short trekking on foothill of the Annapurna. It offers one of the most spectacular view of the Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri and a close look at Gurung and magar people, who comprised and contributed to the famous Gorkha army .

A side trip to poonhill 3210 meters is the highlight of this area. This trekking is suitable those trekkers, who havelimited holiday for Himalayas trekking in Nepal. This trek provide you beautiful Mountain view of Annapurna range . One of the most importain highlight of this trek is climb on Poon Hill . When the sunrise it touches the snowcapped summit Dhaulagiri (8167m) , Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Nilgiri (7040m), Annapurna south (7291m), Annapurna II (7937m) ,Annapurna III(7555m) Annapurna IV (7525m), Hunchuli (6441m), fishtail/Machhapuchhare (6998m), Lamjung Himal (6986m), Tukuche peak (6920m), Dhampus peak (6012m) among others, where you also can have the experience of blend of diverse culture of various ethnic groups like, Bramin ,Chhetri, Magar, Thakali, gurung and others.
Ghorepani poon hill trekking is most popular for Rhododendron that blooms in March to May and it is one of the luxurious trekking tours in Annapurna region. Ghorepani trekking begins from Pokhara where we reach either by flight or tourist bus from Kathmandu.

From Pokhara, Funny Nepal guides take you to Nayapul hiring private car, then trek along with Modi Khola to Birethati and climb up to Ghorepani via Tikhedunga Ulleri, where you will have one night rest and you head to poon hill (3210m) to have the superb views of Himalayas. After reaching to the Poon hill, you will have trek along the Ghorepani circuit through Tadapani Ghandrung village then trek to Naya pul and you return back to Pokhara by private vehicle. Especially, March, April, May and September, October and November are considered the best seasons for Ghorepani poon hill trekking but we “Funny Nepal Treksrdquo arrange the ghorepani trekking whole around the year.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek – Itinerary

Day 01 – Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) / 6 hrs:
Morning drive to Pokhara (915m,), 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist’s paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty.

Optional : You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes. (Extra cost: US$ 101 per person)

Day 02 – Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) / 1.30 hrs , Trek from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga (1577m) / 4:30hrs:
Morning, drive from POkhara to Nayapul then you begin your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tikhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and half hours. After breakfast at hotel you could drive by car for one and half hours to Nayapul. Then you start your trekking. The first part of your trek is easy passing through numerous small villages and settlements. Afterwards you could ascend gently to the final destination of the day. The majority people here are Gurung and their religion is Buddhist. They are engaged in agricultural activities, tourism business and some in Gorkha and Indian regiments.

Day 03 – Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) / 6hrs:
The trail is steeply ascended for the early 2 hours and then ascends gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, Magar villages. On the way, you can enjoy good view of Machhapuchhre or Fish Tail (6997m.), Huinchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna (7219m.) south. Now your trail is quite easier passing through forest and descends gently up to the final camp. You could see some of the wild life such as monkey and various species of birds.

Day 04 – Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Tadapani (2675m.) / 5:30hrs:
Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3210m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650 m.) through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos and oaks. En route, you frequently see waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, local birds and green scenarios. Tadapani is a small village surrounded by beautiful forests which grants you a magnificent view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, and Annapurna II and so on.

Day 05 – Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) / 3:30 hrs:
It is very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. You could hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way. This is one of the popular destinations for the birds’ lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village you can see the views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail.

Day 06 – Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul (Pokhara) / 5hrs:
It takes about five hours. It is very easy trek by descending gently half of the way through the rice field and local villages. From Ghandruk to until syaulibazar we normally descending then we walk flat part untill Nayapul then we drive from Nayapul to Pokhara. It takes around 1.13 Minutes.

Day 07 – Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu / 6 hrs:
While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal’s first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city.

Optional : You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes. (Extra cost: US$ 117 per person)

Cost Includes:

  • Total 2 Nights Accommodations on B/B Plan in Pokhara.
  • KATHMANDU TO POKHARA AND POKHARATO KATHMANDU by Tourist Bus with all taxes.
  • POKHARA TO NAYAPUL AND NAYAPUL TO POKHARA by a private car/van/bus with all taxes.
  • English Speaking Trained/Licensed Holder Guide for whole Trek
  • Porter during the Whole Trek
  • Annapurna conservation area Trek Permit, TIMS card & Any required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Full Board basis Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as per above Itinerary.
  • Tea/coffee- 3 times day
  • Selected Tea house Lodge/Guest house Accommodations during Trek( Shared Toilets/ bathroom)
  • Insurance, Daily Wages, Equipments and all meals & Lodges of Porters and Guide in Whole Trek
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara City Temple by tour guide and car with driver( 5-6 hrs tour)
  • Entrance fees of all sightseeing Monuments/temples/stupas during sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • First Aid Kid Box( for Normal Treatment only)
  • Government taxes & Other Applicable Fees.

Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare to and from your country
  • Nepal Visa fee: Nepal entry visa ( US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days . you will also require 2 passport size photos.)
  • Travel & Health Insurance- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu –
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages Etc in Trek
  • Tips for Trekking & other employed staffs which is not mandatory but expected.
  • Hot Shower, Battery Charges( Available in Trek with Extra cost or Free in some lodges)
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek. Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control
  • Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as Above.