Ghorepani Poonhill trekking

short PoonHill trek
Overview
Details Itineray
Trip Inclusions
Trip Reviews
Equipments

Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a colorful short foray into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek.

 

Poon Hill with spectacular vistas of Annapurna Sanctuary, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I are its highlights during Nepal mountain climbing. Get pleasure from the stimulating bright mountain air while you are completely enchanted with the magnificent outlook of an enormous Annapurna ranges are also counted as the attractions of this trek. The happiness that comes along with the white snow covered mountains is beyond description. The short PoonHill trek will let you explore Gurung villages along with their distinctive cultures and tradition making you an integral part of it. The more you stroll into the lap of nature the more it will develop the relation of trek & mountains.

 

It starts at Pokhara. There are rarely a few places in the world with such a splendid variety of natural beauty as that of Annapurna region. Ghorepani Poonhill trek is the ideal trek for people who have limited time but do not want to compromise on experiencing the full beauty of the Himalayas. Trekking in Nepal usually takes more than a week on the most trail but this trek can be completed in 7 days. Ghorepani, a village in Myagdi district lies in a northern-central part of Nepal. The name Ghorepani was coined in the past when the place used to be a rest stop where ancient traders found water(pain in Nepali) for their horses(ghora in Nepali). Ghorepani Poonhill trek does not offer only panoramic mountain views but also offers a peek into authentic Gurung culture as well as a chance to experience the beauty of Rhododendron in full bloom.

 

Trip Highlights

Breathtaking sunrise views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs from Poonhill.

Visits traditional Gurung village of Ghandruk.

One of the shortest trek in the Annapurna region.

Best for amazing views with minimal risk of altitude problems.

Itinerary Outline

Day 01: Arrive In KATHMANDU. 1390m
Day 02: KATHMANDU - POKHARA (6 hours by Bus/25 minute flight)
Day 03: Pokhara-Nayapul-Trek to Tikhedhunga (1491m) Ulleri (1980m).
Day 04: Ulleri (1980m) Trek to GHOREPANI (2850M)
Day 05: GHOREPANI- POONHILL(3210m) TADAPANI .( 6 hour) 2540m
Day 06: TADAPANI-GHANDRUK (3 hours) 1940m
Day 07: GHANDRUK- BIRETHANTI- POKHARA
Day 08: POKHARA-KATHMANDU
Day 09: DEPARTURE

Day 01: Arrive In KATHMANDU. 1390m
 
Arrival in Katmandu and transfer to hotel. Brief about the trip
 
Day 02: KATHMANDU - POKHARA (6 hour by Bus/25 minute by flight)
 
Early morning, drive to Pokhara by tourist bus/car or flight. Pokhara is 200 kilometer from Kathmandu, drive by bus take 6 hour and by flight only 25 minute. The bus departure from Kantipath/Kathmandu which is near by  Thamel.  Check in at hotel and leisure time for exploring Pokhara. Overnight at the hotel.
Hotel & Breakfast.
 
Day 03: Pokhara-Nayapul-Trek to Tikhedhunga (1491m) Ulleri (1980m).
 
Breakfast in your hotel Pokhara (7:30)  After breakfast One hour drive by car from Pokhara to Birethati (Alt. 1100 m), situated along the Modi River. Experience the hospitality of Nepalese people. Enjoy with rice terrace and green hill and series of four waterfall provide excellent swimming. The trail ascends to Tikhedunga. Overnight at lodge.
Breakfast + Lunch+Dinner
 
Day 04: TIKHEDUNGA-GHOREPANI (2850M)
 
It is a steep climb to Ghorepani from Tikhedunga. Ghorepani is one of the most popular villages along the Annapurna Circuit. Many trekkers who do not have enough time to trek the whole circuit visit Ghorepani to view a magnificent panorama view of the Himalayan peaks. It is actually situated the ridge separating the valley of kali Gandaki from the valley of Modi River and it is one of the highest point along the whole trek if you do not include the Thorang pass. Almost of the villages are Magars. Overnight at lodge
Breakfast + Lunch+Dinner .
 
Day 05: GHOREPANIPOONHILL(3210m) TADAPANI .( 6 hour) 2540m
today is most important day of your trek. In the early morning, your guide will take you to Poonhill excursion (3210m), it takes one hour climb to Poon Hill. From there you will experience the excellent views of the peaks of Annapurna  Himalayas  like Dhaulagiri [8167m], Annapurna South [7119m] Fishtail [6993m], Nilglgiri south, Singa chuli , Annapurna I [8091m] and many more peaks and in spinning best view of Rhododendron flowers in its vicinity or along the trail from Ghorepani to Tadapani. That red flower called "Lali Guras. After the Sunrise view then trek down to your lodge take hot breakfast. And continu your trek to Tadapani. From Ghorepani to Tadapani  it is 6 hour walk. The Trek leads mainly up and down hill through the forest. Stay overnight at Tadapani.
Breakfast + Lunch+Dinner .
 
Day 06: TADAPANI-GHANDRUK (3 hour) 1940m
 
Today is our short day just hike 3 hour mostly downhill. Ghandrunk (2012m) is the most interesting tribal Gurung village in Nepal which has provided Gorkha Soldiers. It has excellent close views of Annapurna South, Machapuchhre and Himalchuli. Overnight Ghandruk in Lodge/Hotel.
Breakfast + Lunch+Dinner .
 
Day 07: GHANDRUK- BIRETHANTI- POKHARA
 
on this day we take breakfast and walk Descend to Birethanti  it takes about 4 hour. Stop for lunch in Berithanti. After lunch walk 20 minut to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast+LUnch
 
Day 08: POKHARA-KATHMANDU
 
Flight From Pokhara to Kathamdnu flight only 25 minute.
Kathmandu ariport pickup and driving to  Nagarkot View Sunset Early in the morning you will drive from Pokhara to Nagarkot and view sunset in the evening.
Overnight at hotel
 
 
Day 09: DEPARTURE
 
Breakfast at the hotel.Free time until transfer to the airport for departure. we will transfer you at the airport and bye bye from Nepal.

includes

  • Accommodation in teahouse/lodge during the trek.
    Meal on full board basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner with hot water, tea & coffee) during the trek.
    Hotels in Kathmandu (3 star), Pokhara and Nagarkot (where applicable) with breakfast.
    All local transportation by suitable vehicle (van, car), including airport transfer to/from Kathmandu & Pokhara airport.
    Transport (by aircon van/bus/taxi) from Kathmandu to Pokhara, to Brethati, to/from Bakhtapur & Nagarkot (where applicable).
    Air ticket (1 way) from Pokhara to Kathmandu (at end of trek).
    International flight ticket re-confirmation.
    Trek guide (English-speaking, first-aid & eco-trained), 1 porter per 3 pax and their wages, insurance, transport, etc.
    All required trekking permits, park conservation & entrance fees, TIMS, including Chitwan park & safari.
    All government and local taxes, and travel & rescue insurance.
    Necessary equipment such as sleeping bag, down jacket, etc.

Excludes

  • Meals whilst in Kathmandu, Pokhara.
    Entry fee while sightseeing in Kathmandu.
    Your Travel insurance.
    International airfare.
    Nepal entry visa fee.
    All kind drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic).
    Personal shopping and laundry etc.
    Personal trekking Equipment.

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