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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 10 Days

Scenery from Poon Hill

Poon Hill Trek is relatively easy one which winds us up through beautiful settlement and most of all this trek brings us close to the mountains. The trek showcase some of the best views of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Machapuchre. Basics yet clean tea houses gives us the gestures of the passion of the area into hospitality. The rhododendron forest and those breath taking views on the way adds up stamina, rice terraces that looks like an art of a skilled artist, upon reaching Poonhill, one can feel that this is the place that a professional photographer should be at least once in their life time. Our walk begins from Nayapul then we trek to Tirkhedhunga, along side we cross villages that are beautifully decorated in typical Nepali style. Now a days, access of motor able road has decreased the dependency on Mule to carry food supply, even then we can still witnessed the mulls that are being chased by their masters to supply the daily necessary items that is needed to sustain life in the high mountains. This trek also brings us close to the people and the different culture than we see in the other part of Nepal.

Day 1
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

On arrival one of our representative from International Adventures Treks & Expeditions will meet you at the airport in Kathmandu, Who is responsible for transferring you to your respective hotel and do the check in procedure. Evening followed by a welcome dinner.

Day 2
Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley.

On the 2nd day, we will have full day tour of Kathmandu in very important UNESO heritage sites including Boudhanath, Pashupati Nath Temple & Bhaktapur Durbar (palace) Square. After sightseeing we come back to hotel and then have short information session to final check our preparation of the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (823 m) 6 hrs drive

We hit the road early morning together with your trekking guide to Pokhara by tourist bus driving through beautiful scenery, hills and river on the way. Our guide will transfer us to the hotel in Pokhara.

Day 4
Pokhara (823m) - Tirkhedhunga (2050m): 5-6 hrs

We will drive from Pokhara to the starting point of our trek, Nayapul. We cross the Bhurundi Khola over a suspension bridge, sub-tropical valley forests is one of the attraction on this trail, We climb up to the Tirkhedhunga. Overnight in Tirkhedhunga.

Day 5
Day 05: Tirkhedhuga to Ghorepani (2,750m): 4 - 5 hours trek

After breakfast, we ascend via Ulleri to the Ghorepani village. Ulleri hill is decorated with thousands of boulders that continuously go upward will really challenge our stamina. Before we reach Ghorepani we will stop by Nangethanti that is sorrounded by rhododendron forest, we will have our lunch break at this point. after lunch and bit of muscles relaxation we approach to Ghorepani. As we ascent, Ghorepani welcomes with magnificent view of Annapurna ranges, Mt. Macchhapuchre, Mt. Dhaulagiri. As the sun starts to sets then we can feel that the weather is getting chillier. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 6
Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Tadapani (2,700m): 6 - 7 hours

Early morning excursion to Poonhill view point will add spice to your journey. It can be cold and windy up in the view point so we suggest you to carry warm clothes and something to cover your hair and neck. It is one of the best place to have a view of sunrise over the Himalayas, among many view point places in Nepal. The point stands at the elevation of 3,210m, those with constraint of time go for Ghorepani Poonhill trek to experience the beauty of Nepal in the Annapurna region. On clear morning we can view more than 20 highest mountains including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. After breakfast in your lodge, we descend to Tadapani through rhododendron forests and other amazing scenery.

Day 7
Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m): 4-5 hrs

Today we descend through the dense and dark rhododendron forest, Cherry blossoms during the season on the slopes of the rocky hills. We come down to Ghandruk a model village in the area, a slope settlement that is largely inhabited by the Gurung’s. You will feel lucky enough to have that close view of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli mountains.

Ghandruk is basically a settlement that is on the sloppy hill with patterned houses mostly with stone roofs, the area is mostly inhabited by Gurung people. After we check in to the lodge, we will visit a Gurung Cultural museum and a Monastery.

Day 8
Ghandruk to Pokhara: 4 hrs

This is quite surprising day for us because after all those long days of walking the journey of about 4 hrs. will feel it was very short one. We make comfortable walk to Nayapul descending through Syaulibazar. We walk into a set of stone paved stairs that goes in and out the village and nicely patterned terraces until modi Khola river. Half and hour of walk after Birethanti we will be at Nayapul which concludes our trekking.

We say bye to our porter’s, who have been with us the entire time, its always a better way to handover them little something from your side to appreciate their hard work and spread hope that they still find a work to do in their own country. We now drive to Pokhara.

It’s a tradition in Nepal to mark the successful trip with a farewell dinner, sharing the experiences and the promises to come back to this beautiful country. Followed by the Nepalese cultural dance show and traditional folk songs of Nepal. International Adventures Treks & Expeditions will be really greatful to receive you again in Nepal for another adventurous journey to the Himalaya. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 9
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1300m)

After early morning breakfast at your hotel we will take a tourist bus to Kathmandu. Depending upon the time you arrive in Kathmandu you can go for the last minute shopping or even go for short sightseeing tour that you would like after checking at the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 10
Journey to your next destination.

This brings end to our trip to Nepal, One of the representative of International Adventures Treks & Expeditions will accompany from hotel and drop us off at the airport. Airport time is 3 hours before the scheduled flight. We hope to see you again here in Nepal with us and during your journey back home we are sure you will plan for next trip to Nepal.

Cost Covers following:

  • Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley's major spot Boudha Nath, Pashupati Nath & Bhaktapur including local English Speaking Guide, Pvt. vehicle and Entrance fees.
  • 3 Nights hotel on twin sharing basis on B&B basis.
  • Tourist Bus Transfer Kathmandu to Pokhara & to Kathmandu
  • 2 nights hotel in Pokhara on B&B basis.
  • Transfer from Pokhara to trek start and to Pokhara from trek end point.
  • 5 Days of full board trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • English Speaking trek guide with his daily allowance and necessary insurance.
  • 1 porter (in between 2 person, not more than 25 kg.) with his daily allowance and necessary insurance.
  • Airport transfer on arrival & departure.
  • TIMS & ACAP area permit
  • Taxes of the services above.

Cost do not covers

  • Lunch & dinner during stay at hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Laundry service, beverages, National & International telephone calls.
  • Tips to the service staff (Tipping is Expected)
  • Meals during the sightseeing tour.
  • Services that are not mentioned on the itinerary.

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Price From USD 1,200 USD $ 900/person
900
Total $ 900 USD

Trip Facts

  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu (By Tourist bus)
  • 02
  • Poonhill 3220 m.
  • Kathmandu - Poonhill - Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • B,L,D (During Trekking)
  • Basic Lodges During Trekking (3* to 5* hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara)