10 Days Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trekking

  • Duration 10 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End Kathmandu
  • Style Lodge/Tea House
  • Group Size 2+
  • Max Altitude 3210 m
  • Best Time September to May
All Inclusive PriceUS $899US $999
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Highlights

  • Short, scenic adventure on high green hills in the shade of Annapurna Himalaya
  • Walk into natural garden with various rhododendron species from trees to bush
  • Explore local immense cultural hill villages of great massive Annapurna Himalaya
  • Dramatic bio-diversity from landscapes, climate to vegetation on daily walks
  • Enjoy scenic views walking from low-warm temperatures to cooler alpine hills
  • Stunning sunrise views over 360 degree wide panorama of mountain range

Trip Introduction:- 10 Days Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trekking; ‘scenic view-point hill for glorious sunrise over an array of Himalayan peaks’

Trekking Planner Inc. USA presents “10 Days Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trekking” where all age groups and interested travelers can join in this wonderful short country walks of less than a week duration.

It is one of the most scenic and popular trek around the Annapurna Mountain region as well as in the entire Himalayan region. It is an opportunity for you to enjoy varied cultures, landscapes, and climates on this marvelous walk to the Ghorepani and Poon Hill trek

This marvelous adventure offers spectacular sunrise views over a 360-degree wide-angle snow-mountain range. Getting closer to the world's three highest peaks namely 7th high Mt. Dhaulagiri at 8,167 m, 10th high Mt. Annapurna-I at 8,091 m (the first 8,000 m mountains ever climbed in 1950 by French Expeditions even before Mt. Everest was submitted) with 8th highest Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m high.

Ghorepani and Poon Hill Sunrise Trekking begins from picturesque and renowned touristic Pokhara, a city located on a verdant valley surrounded by green tiers of hills, and at the very laps of towering Annapurna Himalaya and majestic Machhapuchare Himal the famous ‘Fish Tail’ peak that touches serene Fewa and Begnas Lakes.

Trek starts with a short drive into slow warm farm country and then climbs towards green alpine hills where temperatures change into cooler air as the walk takes you within lovely woods of tall rhododendron, magnolia, and pines, oaks, and fir trees.

Ghorepani and Poon Hill area located in the midst of forest will be a magic moment in springtime when wildflowers with rhododendron in the full bloom season.

On reaching Ghorepani on the highest village of the trek for an overnight stop in this nice Poon / Magar people, the hill tribe of western Nepal, where next early morning an hour climb takes you on top at Poon Hill.

Poon Hill offers stunning sunrise views over an array of Himalayan peaks as far as your eyes can take from the far west and towards the eastern horizon with rolling green hills, after a fantastic moment with a glorious panorama of mountains with sunrise.

The return journey takes you to an alternative scenic route with the ups and downhill walks into the serene forest to reach a large farm village in Ghandruk. This village is inhabited by the Gurungs of the Annapurna Himalaya range.  Enjoy exploring the village adorned with Buddhism, religion, and culture.

From Ghandruk a short walk downhill completes our walking journey as the drive brings you back to scenic and beautiful Pokhara, after a great wonderful experience on Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trekking.

Itinerary

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You will be arriving at the international airport at Kathmandu to meet our Trekking Planner staff and guide for a short transfer to the hub of Kathmandu city in the Thamel area, an interesting location where all needed items are found around in the shops and stores in Thamel.

You will check into your rooms after a rest, and then down to a meeting place in the hotel lobby or foyer for a group briefing. You will be introduced to your trek guide or a leader for a short brief about treks with other necessary queries regarding the trek

The evening includes a group welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant to get the taste of local cuisines with the local cultural programs for entertainment while you enjoy the dinner.

    In Kathmandu free day at leisure preparation for Ghorepani and Poon Hill trek, on this day enjoy tour around heritage sites, as Kathmandu steeped with historical and ancient religious sites of both Hindu and Buddhism religions, an exciting tour get glimpse of Nepalese cultures as it were hundreds of centuries.

      n Kathmandu, you get a leisure day for preparation for the Ghorepani and Poon Hill trek. Later in the day, you get to enjoy the tour around heritage sites, as Kathmandu is steeped with historical and ancient religious sites of both Hindu and Buddhism religions, an exciting tour to get a glimpse of Nepalese cultures as if it were hundreds of centuries old.

        Today our adventure to Poon Hill and Ghorepani begins with a morning drive. It goes past Pokhara valley, and then towards Nayapul and the lovely Bhirethati village. You will follow the route that takes you towards the Nepal Old Trans Himalaya Salt Trade route that extends to the Tibet border beyond Ghorepani and Mustang area.

        The walk starts with a gradual uphill climb passing farm villages, and terraces with views of beautiful waterfalls to reach Hille and then Tikhedhunga for an overnight stop.

          Today the morning walk starts with a steep climb to Ulleri village facing Annapurna South and Machhapuchare Himal 'FishTail’ peaks. The route then leads past Ulleri and Bhanthati village. Later it enters the cool alpine forest covered with tall rhododendron-magnolia-oaks-pines and fir trees.

          The walk continues for quite some time and then it ends at Ghorepani for an overnight stop. It is a nice hill village dominated by native people known as Poon of Magar, the tribe of Western Nepal. It is ideally located beneath the Poon Hill viewpoint.

          Check into the comfort of a nice cozy lodge and the highest overnight stop of the adventure at 2,880 m elevation with the views of the Dhaulagiri Himalaya range.

            Wake up early in the morning with a cup of tea/coffee to refresh, and then head to Poon Hill where you can catch fresh, cool mountain air. A short hike from here reaches you to the top of Poon Hill for a stunning sunrise view over the chain of Himalayan peaks. The sights of Dhaulagiri, Mustang Himal, Nilgiri’s, Annapurna, and Machapuchare peak with Lamjung and Manaslu Himal are awe-inspiring.

            After a scenic and enjoyable moment at Poon Hill, the highest point of the journey at 3,210 m high, you make a slow downhill descent to Ghorepani for breakfast. Later you will continue the trek with a climb into a forest of rhododendron and pines with views of high peaks to Deurali.

            From this small hilltop descend to another village with the same name as Bhanthati for a possible lunch stop. Continuing your walk downhills you reach a river stream with a short climb up to Tadapani. It is a scenic small settlement located in the midst of forest-facing views of the Annapurna range. Overnight at a lodge

              oday’s adventure includes a  short morning walk with fabulous mountain views. This interesting route takes you into nice forested areas and then goes downhill to an open wide area. From here the walk continues towards a large village of Gurung ethnic tribes at Ghandruk for an overnight stop as well for lunchtime.

              The afternoon is free for you to explore the large and nice Gurung village. You get to observe its age-old culture, and its farm life and also visit a small and interesting Gurung museum along with views of Annapurna peaks.

                Morning walk to reach beautiful Pokhara and last final day of walking adventure, where trail follows downhill past small farm areas of Kimche to reach near by the River Modi  at Syali Bazaar then on good path to board in a vehicle where drive takes you to Bhirethati and Nayapul town.

                After Nayapul uphill to Kande and Lumle village (Nepal’s highest rainfall zone) then downhill to Pokhara, after a most enjoyable and scenic time on high hills on Annapurna Poon Hill sunrise Trekking.

                  n the morning today as per your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the Pokhara airport. A scenic flight takes you over the high valley hills of Pokhara with stunning mountain views. Once you land at the Kathmandu airport you will be shifted to your hotel room. You get a full afternoon to enjoy and indulge in personal activities of your choice

                    This is the last day of your Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trekking in Nepal. After spending memorable times and experiencing the best of  Himalayan adventures you will be heading for the international airport terminal.  Trekking Planner staff and guides will escort you safely for your homeward-bound flight.

                      Ghorepani and Poon Hill trekking provides with standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

                      We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Trekking Planner Inc- USA.

                      Cost Details

                      Includes

                      • All airport pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
                      • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant
                      • Twin/double sharing deluxe accommodation in BB in Kathmandu
                      • Twin/double sharing deluxe accommodation in BB in Pokhara
                      • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle.
                      • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
                      • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
                      • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
                      • 02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment
                      • We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size
                      • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
                      • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
                      • First add kit box
                      • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
                      • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
                      • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
                      • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary

                      Excludes

                      • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
                      • All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
                      • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
                      • Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation
                      • In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights accommodation.
                      • Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
                      • The tips to the trekking crews and drive
                      • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
                      • Anything not included in service includes column

                      Essential Info

                      Best Season for Ghorepani and Poon Hill Sunrise Trekking:

                      Nearly all months of the year except from July to mid-September (monsoon wet months), the best time March to May when wild flowers are in full bloom especially the rhododendron of various species from trees to bush.

                      -October to January around Autumn / fall and winter seasons with clear blue sky for views of mountain range, however cold in the morning and night time with chances of snow with short sunlight hours.

                      Climate and Weather:

                      Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to first week of June will be the best time during spring times, when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.

                      Morning and night time as well in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around higher areas above 2,100 m.

                      Other months from September to January another great times for treks around Annapurna region and other areas of Himalaya, when days are clear for views and to summit the top of the peak, although much colder months of autumn season with extreme cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.

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