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Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trekking - 5 Days

Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trekking
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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is short 5 days trekking very famous for sunrise view over the Himalayas. Poon Hill trek is best way to explore the beautiful nature, culture and lifestyle of hilly region of Nepal.

Trip Highlights

  • Short and easy walking tour
  • Best mountain views
  • Interactions with local
  • Walking through farm lands and villages
  • No risk of altitude sickness
  • 360 degree views of Himalayas

Our 5 days Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek is suitable for anyone with reasonable fitness level including children. The highest point on Poon Hill is just 3,210m/10,532ft and so there is no chance of being affected by altitude sickness.

This Annapurna short trek begins with the 25 min short Himalayan flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and a 1½ hr drive to Nayapul (trail foot). This Poon Hill Trekking circular route, through farmland and rhododendron forest takes two days to reach Poon Hill. You will be greeted by local culture, tradition, custom and warm welcome.

A pre-dawn walk up Poon Hill is rewarded with magnificent sunrise views of the huge Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges to the north and lowland hills to the south. Our trail then leads eastwards, following ridges to Tadapani with plenty of snow-peak views including the iconic Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail, 6,997m/22,957ft). Encounter unique local cultures and customs along the way. The down-trail to Ghandruk, a large stone roofed settlement offer perfect Lunch spot and another an hour short walk brings you to trail head (Ghandruk Phedi). About 2 ½ hrs off road drive following Modi Khola (Modi River) that rises from the glaciers in the Annapurna Sanctuary, brings back you Lake city Pokhara by the afternoon.

Day 1
Kathmandu – Pokhara– Nayapul –Tikhedhunga (1,495m/4 ,905ft): 25 min flight, 1½ hrs drive (45 km), 5-6 hrs trek, 10 km

Early morning, transfer to Kathmandu’s domestic airport and fly to Pokhara. Then, drive along the zigzag route to Nayapul (trail foot) 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, Tikhedhunga.

Overnight in Tikhedhunga at Lodge

Day 2
Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft), 5-6 hrs, ~11km

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.

Day 3
Walk up Poon hill (3,210m/10,528ft). Ghorepani – Tadapani (2,520m/8268ft), 7-8hrs, ~12km

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 western Dolpo, and 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

Day 4
Tadapani – Ghandruk – Drive Pokhara (910m/2,986ft): 3-4 hrs trek, ~6km, 2½ hrs drive (53 km)

Today’s trail is mainly downhill: the first destination being the large Gurung village of Ghandruk with Himalayan views on the background. We arrive here just by the Lunch time. After lunch, trek to Ghandruk Phedi (trail head) for an hour to the road to finish the trek, and brings quicker to Lake City Pokhara for shopping and hang around. About 2½Scenic drive following down stream of ice cold river and overlooking Phewas Lake. Eventually, back to Pokhara and your Hotel to Lakeside. Afternoon free time.

Overnight in Pokhara at 2 star Hotel

Day 5
Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus (6-7 hrs): 220km

After breakfast, transfer to Tourist bus station and 07:30am drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. This scenic drive offers fascinating glimpses of rural Nepal as you pass through Middle Hill scenery along the famous rafting Trishuli River originated from Tibet north east of Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu 02:30 to 03:00pm.

Price Includes

  • All government taxes and Annapurna conservation entry fees.
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
  • 05 days porter wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • 05 days guide wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • Rescue arrangement in emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • 04 nights Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
  • 01 Night Hotel in Pokhara
  • Necessary ground transportation depending upon your request (via tourist bus or private vehicle).
  • Trekking Ending Point to Pokhara
  • Domestic Airfare (Kathmandu to Pokhara)
  • Pokhara– Nayapul –Tikhedhunga by local Transport
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish disposal.
  • PNT service charge and government taxes.

Price Exclude

  • All meals in Kathmandu and during trekking
  • Hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare
  • Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned herein

Permit & Entry Fees:

It is compulsory to pay Everest National Park entry fee and TIMS card to trek in this area.

Medical Support:

An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

Accommodation and meals:

During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation. It can be USD $25 per person each day for food (Lunch/dinner/breakfast)

Water:

Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Best Season for Everest Panorama View Trek

  • Spring : March – May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Autumn: September – November
  • Winter: December – February
While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.

Check-list of personal equipment:

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swim wear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun block
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

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Trip Facts

  • Bus/Car/Air
  • 2 Minimum - 10 Maximum
  • 3210m/10531ft Poon Hill
  • Easy