Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Traveler pickup is offeredPortsTribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal to null

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9 Days Ghorepani Poon hill trekking into the Annapurna region is a relatively easy hiking with some great mountain views and experiencing local culture and traditions. Trekkers get to observe majestic views of the snow-capped mountains like Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Himalchuli and many more.
ItineraryDay 1: Greetings at Kathmandu AirportPass By: Tribhuvan International AirportWe will be present there at the airport for your convenience to greet you and to transfer to your desired hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after a long fight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking. We will also process for the trekking permits.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at Samsara Resort or similar, a 3-star hotel based in Thamel, KathmanduDay 2: Flight or Drive to Pokhara, take a 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hour drivePass By: Pokhara LakesideAfter having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to take a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. During the short flight, you will have majestic views of glorious Manaslu Peaks, the snowcapped Annapurna, and Langtang Himalaya range. Alternatively, you can take a tourist bus to Pokhara (about 6-7 hours’ drive) via scenic Prithvi Highway, enjoying shortstops for lunch and breakfast and scenic beauty all the way around. Upon arrival at Pokhara, you will be transferred to the hotel, where you can enjoy your spare time at the lakeside. You can relax at the Phewa Lake, surrounded by the Annapurna Himalaya Range and visit Bindavasini Temple which is only accessible by boat.This package price covers only bus fare to Pokhara. If you are interested to take a flight, you need to pay additional USD 123 for Kathmandu to Pokhara flight. Please let us know at the booking time. Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Kuti Resort or similar, a 4-star hotel in Pokhara based in Lakeside, PokharaDay 3: Pokhara Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m/5052ft): walking distance 3-4 hours, 540 meters ascent - 9.6 kmPass By: Nayapul Trekking Starting PointAfter breakfast, your journey to Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill trek begins. A car drive for about 1 and half hour through large village Lumle brings you to Nayapul. The trek starts from here, dropping at first on a staircase and then traversing high above the river on a wide, stone-paved trail to a large and prosperous town Birethanti (1000m). The trekking trail today follows winding bamboo forests and waterfalls with plunge pools inviting you for a refreshing swim. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches a small village Sudami, where you can have your lunch. After lunch climb steadily up the side of the valley to reach Hille (1510m) and after a short walking, you will arrive at Tikhedunga, where you will spend the overnight at guest house.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at lodge, a basic accommodation in TrekkingDay 4: Tikhedunga trek to Ghorepani (2775m/9104ft): walking distance 4-6 hours, 1360 meters ascent - 9.4 kmPass By: Ghorepani Community hospitalThe trail crosses the Tikhedunga River on a suspension bridge, then drops and crosses the Bhurungdi Khola on a large bridge at 1520m. The trail ascends on a stone staircase that is said to have more than 3300 steps. The unrelenting staircase continues to the large Magar village of Ulleri (2080m). From Ulleri the trail gently climbs through pastures and cultivated fields. You walk up beside the cascading river through refreshingly cool oak and Rhododendron forest. The trail crosses two sparkling clear streams, a small ridge, and another stream before making a short climb to Nangathanti (2460m). We have a little rest with lunch here at Nangathanti. In winter the trail can be covered with snow. The day destination Ghorepani (2750m) is reached after about an hour past Nangathanti.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in lodge, a basic accommodation in the HimalayaDay 5: Ghorepani to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2540m/8333ft): walking distance to Tadapani 5-6 hoursPass By: Ghorepani Community hospitalMost people rise before dawn the following day to make the early-morning excursion to Poon Hill (3210m), one of the best Himalaya viewpoints in Nepal, provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas. The spectacular panorama stretches from Dhaulagiri I (8167m) and Tukuche (6920m) to Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiuchhuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m). Gangapurna (7454m), Lamjung Himal (6986m) and the Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhre 6997m) make your breath and eyes caught. Watching the beautiful sunrise is a defining moment with lots of pleasure and tranquility.After breakfast, our trek to Tadapani starts. A short early morning climb to the Deurali pass for a spectacular panorama over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. The trail descends steeply through the dense moss-covered forest with rich bird life to Tadapani which also provides a close-up sunset view.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at lodge, a basic accommodation in HimalayaDay 6: Tadapani Trek to Ghandhruk (1940m/6365ft): Trekking to Nayapul and drove to PokahraPass By: Pokhara LakesideToday the trekking trail descends steeply through rhododendron forests to Baise Kharka. You can encounter monkeys and wide varieties of birds. The right-hand trail makes a short, steep descent among rocks to a stream crossing then leads out a ridge towards Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the second largest Gurung village in Nepal. You can explore the maze-like streets of this thriving Gurung settlement. Enjoying a good mountain view of Annapurna South and Fishtail, you can spend an overnight here in the guest house.After lunch in Ghandruk The trail passes through small hamlets, terraced rice fields and subtropical forests giving a very beautiful glimpse. We will mostly follow the ever-flowing Modi Khola with an easy and pleasant walk to Birethanti. The trail makes a flat- steep descent alongside to the stream. We continue our walk to Nayapul and catch a private vehicle to get to Pokhara you will be transferred to your hotel and you will say goodbye to your guide and porter.Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight at Kuti Resort or similar, a 4-star hotel in PokharaDay 7: Pokhara to Kathmandu, Take a 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hour Drive.Pass By: Thamel, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionYou can take a fight or take a drive to Kathmandu. In the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps and making up your mind about the returning journey. You can have greetings exchanging among friends and with all Nepalese people.This package includes only bus service from Pokhara to Kathmandu and for the flight you need to pay an additional USD 123 per personMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Samsara Resort or similar, a 3-star hotel accommodation based in Thamel, KathmanduDay 8: Final DeparturePass By: Tribhuvan International AirportWith lots of gratitude to you, we will proudly drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home. Your Safe journey with beautiful and adventurous days in Nepal is always our slogan.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 7x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Airport pick up and transfer by private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Tourist Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Surface transportation to and from trekking start and end point by tourist bus (Upgrade to flights/private car available on extra cost)
  • Accommodation during the trek at guest houses/lodges on twin sharing, Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea and coffee during the trek.
  • Highly experienced government licensed guide during the trek with his transportation, food, accommodation, salary, equipment and insurance. If group size is less or equal to 2, we will provide one guide cum porter. He will carry up to 20 Kg of trekking stuff
  • Car/Taxi from Pokhara Tourist Bus Part to hotel
  • Car/Taxi from Pokhara to Nayapul and Phedi to Pokhara
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit
  • Duffle bag and Map
  • Company Service charges and all applicable government taxes
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

What’s not included

  • Any meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • International flight ticket, visa fee, travel insurance, trekking equipment, and personal expenses
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, and internet.
  • Tips and gratuities (Tipping are expected but not mandatory)
  • All other costs which is not included in the cost inclusion part

Itinerary

Day 1: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport Pass By: Tribhuvan International Airport We will be present there at the airport for your convenience to greet you and to transfer to your desired hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after a long fight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking. We will also process for the trekking permits. No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Overnight at Samsara Resort or similar, a 3-star hotel based in Thamel, Kathmandu
Day 2: Flight or Drive to Pokhara, take a 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hour drive Pass By: Pokhara Lakeside After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to take a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. During the short flight, you will have majestic views of glorious Manaslu Peaks, the snowcapped Annapurna, and Langtang Himalaya range. Alternatively, you can take a tourist bus to Pokhara (about 6-7 hours’ drive) via scenic Prithvi Highway, enjoying shortstops for lunch and breakfast and scenic beauty all the way around. Upon arrival at Pokhara, you will be transferred to the hotel, where you can enjoy your spare time at the lakeside. You can relax at the Phewa Lake, surrounded by the Annapurna Himalaya Range and visit Bindavasini Temple which is only accessible by boat. This package price covers only bus fare to Pokhara. If you are interested to take a flight, you need to pay additional USD 123 for Kathmandu to Pokhara flight. Please let us know at the booking time. Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at Kuti Resort or similar, a 4-star hotel in Pokhara based in Lakeside, Pokhara
Day 3: Pokhara Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m/5052ft): walking distance 3-4 hours, 540 meters ascent - 9.6 km Pass By: Nayapul Trekking Starting Point After breakfast, your journey to Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill trek begins. A car drive for about 1 and half hour through large village Lumle brings you to Nayapul. The trek starts from here, dropping at first on a staircase and then traversing high above the river on a wide, stone-paved trail to a large and prosperous town Birethanti (1000m). The trekking trail today follows winding bamboo forests and waterfalls with plunge pools inviting you for a refreshing swim. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches a small village Sudami, where you can have your lunch. After lunch climb steadily up the side of the valley to reach Hille (1510m) and after a short walking, you will arrive at Tikhedunga, where you will spend the overnight at guest house. Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at lodge, a basic accommodation in Trekking
Day 4: Tikhedunga trek to Ghorepani (2775m/9104ft): walking distance 4-6 hours, 1360 meters ascent - 9.4 km Pass By: Ghorepani Community hospital The trail crosses the Tikhedunga River on a suspension bridge, then drops and crosses the Bhurungdi Khola on a large bridge at 1520m. The trail ascends on a stone staircase that is said to have more than 3300 steps. The unrelenting staircase continues to the large Magar village of Ulleri (2080m). From Ulleri the trail gently climbs through pastures and cultivated fields. You walk up beside the cascading river through refreshingly cool oak and Rhododendron forest. The trail crosses two sparkling clear streams, a small ridge, and another stream before making a short climb to Nangathanti (2460m). We have a little rest with lunch here at Nangathanti. In winter the trail can be covered with snow. The day destination Ghorepani (2750m) is reached after about an hour past Nangathanti. Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in lodge, a basic accommodation in the Himalaya
Day 5: Ghorepani to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2540m/8333ft): walking distance to Tadapani 5-6 hours Pass By: Ghorepani Community hospital Most people rise before dawn the following day to make the early-morning excursion to Poon Hill (3210m), one of the best Himalaya viewpoints in Nepal, provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas. The spectacular panorama stretches from Dhaulagiri I (8167m) and Tukuche (6920m) to Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiuchhuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m). Gangapurna (7454m), Lamjung Himal (6986m) and the Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhre 6997m) make your breath and eyes caught. Watching the beautiful sunrise is a defining moment with lots of pleasure and tranquility. After breakfast, our trek to Tadapani starts. A short early morning climb to the Deurali pass for a spectacular panorama over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. The trail descends steeply through the dense moss-covered forest with rich bird life to Tadapani which also provides a close-up sunset view. Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at lodge, a basic accommodation in Himalaya
Day 6: Tadapani Trek to Ghandhruk (1940m/6365ft): Trekking to Nayapul and drove to Pokahra Pass By: Pokhara Lakeside Today the trekking trail descends steeply through rhododendron forests to Baise Kharka. You can encounter monkeys and wide varieties of birds. The right-hand trail makes a short, steep descent among rocks to a stream crossing then leads out a ridge towards Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the second largest Gurung village in Nepal. You can explore the maze-like streets of this thriving Gurung settlement. Enjoying a good mountain view of Annapurna South and Fishtail, you can spend an overnight here in the guest house. After lunch in Ghandruk The trail passes through small hamlets, terraced rice fields and subtropical forests giving a very beautiful glimpse. We will mostly follow the ever-flowing Modi Khola with an easy and pleasant walk to Birethanti. The trail makes a flat- steep descent alongside to the stream. We continue our walk to Nayapul and catch a private vehicle to get to Pokhara you will be transferred to your hotel and you will say goodbye to your guide and porter. Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Overnight at Kuti Resort or similar, a 4-star hotel in Pokhara
Day 7: Pokhara to Kathmandu, Take a 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hour Drive. Pass By: Thamel, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region You can take a fight or take a drive to Kathmandu. In the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps and making up your mind about the returning journey. You can have greetings exchanging among friends and with all Nepalese people. This package includes only bus service from Pokhara to Kathmandu and for the flight you need to pay an additional USD 123 per person Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at Samsara Resort or similar, a 3-star hotel accommodation based in Thamel, Kathmandu
Day 8: Final Departure Pass By: Tribhuvan International Airport With lots of gratitude to you, we will proudly drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home. Your Safe journey with beautiful and adventurous days in Nepal is always our slogan. Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
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