Ghorepani Poon Hill

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  •   Destination: Nepal
  •  Activities: Trekking
  •   Trip Grade: Strenuous
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu,Nepal
  •   Arrival on: kathmandu,Nepal
  •  Max Attitude: 3210 m
  •  Group size: 1-12 people
  •  Best Seasons: Jan - May & Sept - Dec

Trip Introduction

Ghorepani Poon Hill (3250 m) trek is one of the favorite teahouse trek choices among the trekkers. This trek allows trekkers to not only experience the view of beautiful of Annapurna region but also exposes them to Gurung and Magar’s charming village, dense rhododendron forests, the oak forest full of birds, landscapes, patchwork valleys and much more. Ghorepani Pool Hill trek lets you to the countryside away from the crowded population into the lap of nature, overspreading the wings of adventurer inside of you.

 

This five days journey led by expert guides and individuals from Asian Alpine Treks and Expedition will certainly raise your bar of expectation in future. Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is not only a nature walking trek, you will be able to see the phenomenal view of snow capped mountains, deep blue sky glancing upon with the tantalizing sight of Mt. Fishtail (6993 m).  Blooming sunset and sunrise vision from the top of the best viewpoint in the world, the Poon Hill is stupendous on its own.

 

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is a short trek, which can be carried out throughout the year. It is popular among the domestic and foreign trekkers and is the best choice for the trekkers who do not have ample amount of time. It begins from Nayapul following trail through Birethati to Tikhedhunga settlement, finally crossing Ghorepani leading to Poonhill. However, this trek requires trekkers to be physically fit and active.

  • Day 01 : Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

    Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Our airport representative will welcome you and explain the program further. There are no planned activities for the day, so check into the hotel. Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Day 02 : Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m) Duration: 6 hours drive

    Your guide will pick you up at the hotel at 6:30am and escort you to the bus station. The tourist bus to Pokhara leaves at around 7:30am. The scenery along the road is dramatic and you will see the river, valleys, cascading rice terraces and rocky gorges. Upon arrival, check in hotel, in the evening, you may enjoy leisure boating on the scenic Fewa Lake and see the reflection of the Mount Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Range on the crystal clear water of the Lake. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

  • Day 03 : Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1570m) Duration: 1 hour drive and 4 walking

    We begin our trek at Nayapul after an hour drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a short 15-minute walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1,015m) a large village with many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1,495m and after a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1,570m. Today’s walk is relatively short and easy, a prelude to the trekking experience in the Annapurna region. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 04 : Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m) Duration: 7-8 hours walking

    From Tikhe Dhunga the trail crosses a stream on a suspension bridge near the camp site at Tikhe Dhunga. The trail ascends a steep stone staircase (which has about 3300 steps) to the large Magar village of Ulleri at 2080m. Above the village, the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields. There is a camp site for a rest and water stop one hour’s walk above Ulleri. The trail crosses two sparkling streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti where we stop for lunch. Thanti is a Nepali word meaning “rest house”. In the winter the trail can be covered with snow. From Nangethanti we will climb to Ghorepani at 2850m, from here we can see the spectacular panorama of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Nilgiri (6940m) Annapurna I (8091m) Hiunchuli (6441m) and more. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 05 : Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m/10529ft) and onto Tadapani (2,610m/8560ft) Duration: 7 hours walking

    This morning, we will get up early and hike to Poon Hill 3,210m/10529ft. From here you will see a superb view of the sunrise and a panoramic view of the Himalaya, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and others. After visiting Poonhill, we will come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Tadapani. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 06 : Tadapani to Pokhara (910m) Duration: 7 hours walking and 1 hour drive

    From Tadapani the trail descends through forests to Ghandruk, a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal. From Ghandruk village easy walking all downhill to Nayapul, we then take a short drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel, breakfast and lunch included.

  • Day 07 : Pokhara to Kathmandu (1337m) Duration: 6 hours drive

    Scenic drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

  • Day 08 : Farewell

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