Ghorepani Poon hill trekking 2017

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in Annapurna

            8 Days of Adventure into some of the finest Annapurna Ghore Pani Poon Hill has to offer!

There is nothing quite like watching an incredible sunrise over the Annapurna Mountains. From the famous Poon Hill, you will observe the effulgent sun rise majestically over the snowcapped peaks. This is just one morning on the incredible Ghorepani/Poon Hill Trek in the Annapurna Mountains of Nepal.

The Ghorepani/Poon Hill Trek is a moderately easy trek that gives you all of the advantages of trekking in the beautiful Annapurna range while not having to do the high elevations. You see great views of the snowcapped peaks. There are wonderfully quaint Gurung and Magar villages to explore. See great flora and fauna including migratory birds from Siberia that fly over this region twice a year.

Ghorepani has been known for centuries to traders traveling to Tibet. They would stop here for the night. The name literally means "horse water", as they could stop and refresh their horses with the fresh, cold water that flows through this village.

The trek takes a total of six days, with time to enjoy some sightseeing in Pokhara, the picturesque lakeside city in the very heart of the Himalayas.

The Ghorepani/Poon Hill Trek is an insightful way to learn of the unique mountain culture of the Annapurna Region. There are plenty of things to see and do along the way. Visit the Gurung Museum at Ghandrung, plus encounter villages belonging to the Magar people.

The adventure begins in the sub-tropical jungles near Pokhara and steadily climbs upwards to enjoy delightful mountain vistas.

Total time for this trip is just 10 days, which includes arrival in Kathmandu, travel to Pokhara by luxury, first class bus and return to Kathmandu. It is a fairly easy trek with few challenges. And the morning sunrise over the Annapurnas from Poon Hill is an experience of a lifetime.

Why not talk to your representative about the Ghorepani/Poon Hill Trek in the amazing Annapurna Mountains? It can easily become a reality adventure for you. Book it today!

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345m)

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara(910m) 5/6 hrs

Day 03: Drive to Birethanti 1 hrs, and trek to Ulleri(2073m) 4 hrs

Day 04: Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2850m) 5 hrs

Day 05: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m).5 hrs

Day 06: Tadapani to Ghaundruk (1950m) 4 hrs

Day 07: Ghaundruk to Tolkha(1660m) 4 hrs

Day08: Tolkha to Pokhara via Dhampuse 5 hrs

Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu.(by private vehicle) 4/5 hrs

Day 10: Transfer to international airport for your final departure

    Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Trivuwan International airport in Kathmandu,meet the Airport then drive  to the Hotel and walk around  evening around  thamel center of the tourist area  or u can shopping for trekking equipment if u have not enough clothes for  your trip.

 

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (6/7 hours driving by tourist bus).

Early in the morning your  we w will come to pick you up to your hotel and then walk with you to the tourist bus station (Kantipath). The bus will leave 7:00 a.m. in the morning from Kathmandu. It’s 200km from Kathmandu. During your journey you may pass many small towns and many rivers like the Trisuli River, Marshyandi River which are very famous for water rafting. The bus will stop for breakfast and lunch along the way. You may see Nepal´s first cable car which is the transportation for Manakamana Temple. You will enjoy this bus journey with different view of mountains like Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu and the Annapruna Himalayan range. Over night in Pokhara.

Day 03: Nayapul - Birethati - Matathati - Ramgai - Sudame-Hile –Tikhedunga – Ulleri (village) Hiking.

We have breakfast in the morning at the hotel and then we take a taxi to Nayapul. It is about 1:30 hours to get there via car or van , it is depen of the our group. We start our trekking from Nayapul. During the hike we pass many local villages, teahouses, gentle green rolling hills, rivers and local people.After crossing the Tikhedunga Khola on the suspension bridge, the trail begins to climb up quite steeply on a stone staircase that is more than 3200 steps. After climbing the hill we can see Mt. Annapurna south (7219m.) and Hiunchuli (6441m.).Pokhara to Tikheduga(1560m, 4/5 hours walking)and then overnight at Lodge

 

Day 04: Banthati – Nangethanti – Ghorepani - Ghorepani Deurali Hiking.

It is a very pleasant part of the trek.We walk in the jungle most of the day. If you come in the spring you will see a lot of Rhododendron flowers. You have the chance to see many wild birds and animals. You can see a great  view of many snow capped mountains. Ulleri to Ghorepani(2874m, 5hour walking) and then overnight at Lodge.

 

Day 05: Deurali pass (view point/ Gurung Hill –banthanti- Tadapani Hiking.

We get up early in the morning with warm clothes and climb up Poonhill(3210m.). it is not necessary to take much with us as we return later to collect our main rucksacks. It is about one hour walking to get to Poonhill (3210m). You will see the best sunrise and magnificent view of the  Himalayas like Annapurna South, Bahari shikhar, Hiuchuli, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri ranges, Tukuche peak,  Annapurna I,II,III,IV, Lamjung Himal, Mt.Manaslu ranges, Machhapuchhre  (Fishtail) and others mountains. After this unforgettable experience, we come back to Ghorepani for breakfast.The hike starts with quite a steep uphill section to Deurali pass. It is a similar elevation to Poonhill. We can see all the mountains from here as well.After that we hike down to Tadapani. Again this is a very nice part of the trek. We can see snow capped mountains as well as a lot of green hills. Ghorepani to Tadapani (2660m, 5 hours walking)and then overnight at Lodge.

 

Day 06: Tadapani - Baisi Kharka – Ghandruk Hiking

If it is a clear morning we may see Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre (fishtail) and Annapurna III very close. We have our breakfast enjoying the view of these mountains. After that we hike to Ghandruk Village through the Baisi Kharka (Buffalo pasture). We walk down to Ghandruk Village. When we arrive in Ghandruk village we have lunch there, after that we visit the village. It is one of the biggest villages of Gurung people. There is the Gurung Culture Museum. We can go and see the way of life of the Gurung people.From this village we can still see views of snow peaks.Tadapani to Ghandruk (1939m, 3hours walking ) and then overnight at Lodge.

 

Day 07: Ghandruk - Kyumi –Landruk-Tolka Hiking

The hiking to Tolka is a stone staircase that takes us up and down.During this walk we pass many small villages and again we are able to witness their life style.You may imagine, they are poor in material belongings but they have happy life. We will see a lot of nice terraces of rice and millet. We also pass Landruk village to get to Talka.Ghandruk to Tolka (1700m, 5 hours walking)and then overnight at Lodge.

 

Day 08: Tolka - Bhichok Deurali Pass – Pothana – Dhampus – Phedi – Pokhara Hiking.

Sadly this is the last day of hiking,   but it is still very enjoyable. We walk through a lot of forest. We also can see views of the Annapurna Himalayan ranges. During this part of the walking we pass many local villages which are interesting to see. It is about 5 hours walking to Phedi. From here we take a taxi to Pokhara. It takes about 5 hours walking and 30 minutes by car to Pokhara.

 

Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu (6/7 hours driving by tourist bus).

Early in the morning your guide will wake you up and then drive you to the tourist bus station. The bus leaves at 7:30 a.m. in the morning to Kathmandu. After arriving in Kathmandu, your guide will take you to your selected hotel.

 

Day 10: Departure to your home Malaysia and good bed  with good foods

    Cost Includes 

Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
3 nights accommodation in 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the in trekking.
Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
All accommodations during the trek.
Annapurna Trekking Map
Both ways domestic flight from Kathmandu/ Pokhara/ Kathmandu with airport tax. Or kathmandu To Pokhara By Tourist Bus or By Jeep, By Car Depend on the Group.
All Ground Transport During The Trip to starting point and Ending Point.
An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porterGroup medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
All necessary Government paper works and Conservation entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
Travel & Rescue arrangement.
All government taxes and Vat.

Cost Excludes
Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
Your Travel insurance.
International airfare.
Nepal entry visa ( You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
Personal shopping and laundry etc.
Personal trekking Equipments.
Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

Equipment List

Jeans or slacks
Towel and toilet kit
Underwear
Gloves or mittens
Sleeping bag, warm to 20 degrees F, either down or fibrefill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
Parka, down or fibre fill; a ski jacket is ok
Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket
Duffel bag, canvas or nylon, without a frame (for porters to carry)
Daypack or rucksack, waterproof, for you to carry
Water bottle 1 liter or 1 quart; be sure that it does not leak
Flashlight
Walking Boot

Health and insurance

    We INSIST that an appropriate insurance policy is taken out which covers travel in isolated and mountainous areas, and which also includes helicopter rescue.
We recommend that you consult a reputable travel agent or insurance specialist.
Health Issues
We recommend that all clients consult their doctor to discuss the health issues associated with their trek. We also recommend that clients bring their own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive first aid kit carried by the Trek Leader
Vaccinations Required
Please ensure that you allow at least 1 month to complete a course of vaccinations. Whilst your personal doctor will be the final authority,
We recommend the following
Poliomyelitis
Tetanus
Typhoid
Rabies
Meningococcal
Immunoglobulin (for Hepatitis A)

Reviews

I did this trip december-jan 2015trek to Ghorepani poon hill in Annapurna and I was lucky

for nice weather, facing high snow cap mountains, meet different many  villages
and landscapes, not too tiring daily walks, enjoyed ending in hot springs and
sweet friendly experienced  guide Bishnu, I highly recommend the whole team, long
life to Nepal Planet!!! 


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