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Ghorepani and Poonhill Trekking in Annapurna

Ghorepani and poon hill trek cost
 
 
 

Ghorepani Poonhill trek highlights

  • Visit Pokhara - a paradise on Earth, A beautiful Fewa lake city with a panorama of high Himalayas.
  • Walking through cultivated and pasture fields above Pokhara, Excellent views of Mt Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Mahhapurche (Fishtail)
  • Sun rise at Poon hill, Exploring the scenic and magnificent beauty of the rich Nature
  • Explore Gurung culture in Ghandruk village.

Ghorepani - Poonhill trekking tours is known as Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, most popular trek destination of Nepal. Poon hill is the best viewpoint of Ghorepani treks where you can explore the best sunrise in the morning and sunset in the evening over the 180 deg stunning view over the Annapurna range. Ghorepani Poon Hill circuit trek is world popular trekking destination where you enjoy beautiful mountains view, culture and people of Annapurna region. Ghorepani – Poonhill trekking is known as soft adventure trekking tours of Annapurna Region.

Poon hill (3200m) hiking and trekking tours, every one should hike up very early in the morning from their lodges of Ghorepani. Ghorepani Poon hill trek in a short time give you opportunity to view wonderful above 8000m mountains including Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna (I) as well as other less than 8000 meters higher mountains including Annapurna south, Machapuchhare (fishtail), Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Barasikhar, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli and with a maze of other peaks slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes. This trek is a wonderful opportunity to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region with a shorter trek. The trip starts just north of Pokhara that means we start Ghorepani trekking from Dhampus Phedi (Surkhet Phedi), Nayapul or from Beni Bazaar. You will enjoy Ghorepani Poon hill trekking in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep subtropical valleys. Rewarding Ghorepani Poon hill treks, this can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape.

Daily travel itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350 m)
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Drive (roughly about 6 hours) or fly to Pokhara (890m) (25 minute)
  • Day 04: Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) and Trek to Tikhedunga( 1577m)
  • Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani village ( 2675m)- 6 Hours
  • Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill (3180m.) and trek to Tadapani
  • Day 07: Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m), 3hrs
  • Day 08: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul (Pokhara): 5hrs
  • Day 09: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Day 10: Final departure

Cost Include

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 3 nights twin sharing on tourist standard home stay accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • 2 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
  • Fluent English speaking license holder mountain trekking guide
  • All land transportation as per written onn above itinerary.
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu transfer by Tourist Bus
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipments and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

Ghorepani and Poon Hill detail itinerary


Day 01 : Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel (1350 m)

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to local home stay in Kathmandu. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 02 : Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley

Full day guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley tour including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Baudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple which are World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO.

Day 03 : Drive or fly to Pokhara

Better to take flight if you are going to Pokhara during the Monsoon Season. It takes only 25 minutes by flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, transfer to Hotel for an overnight. In the afternoon you will be with your trekking Guide to Observe the Natural Beautiful town of Pokhara. However, if you are driving to Pokhara by Tourist bus / car, It takes around 7 hours. During the bus journey you will have beautiful landscapes on the way.

Day 04 : Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) and Trek to Tikhedunga( 1577m)

After having breakfast at hotel we start our driving to Nayapul which takes approximately one and half hours. Then we conducts our journey to Tikhedhunga (1577M) Via Birethanti (1065m.). It is easy trekking passing through several small villages and settlements. Afterwards we ascend gently to the final destination of the day. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 05 : Trek to Ghorepani village ( 2675m)- 6 Hours

Today, we ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. During the journey, you will see good view of Machhapuchhare known as mount Fish Tail (6997m.), mount Hiunchuli (6441m.) and as well as Annapurna (7219m) south. Now, our trail is quite easier passing through Rhododendron and shadowy trees and ascends gently up to the final camp at Ghorepani village. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill (3180m.) and trek to Tadapani

Today very early in the morning, we hike together to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountains in the morning then Hike down to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast at Lodge and trek to Tadapani (2650 m.). Most part of the trail we trek through Rhododendron forest, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 07 : Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m), 3hrs

It is very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. You could hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way. This is one of the popular destinations for the bird lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village you can see the views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail.

Day 08: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul (Pokhara): 5hrs

It is very easy trek by descending gently half of the way through the rice field and local villages. From Ghandruk to until syaulibazar, we normally descending then we walk over the flat land of Rice terrace untill Nayapul Bazzar. Crossing Modi river, then we take a private car to return Pokhara city which takes about 1:30 scenic drive to reach Phewa lake side.

Day 09 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus 6 hours and transfer to hotel Kathmandu.

Day 10 : Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey!!!

Best time to Discover

The best seasons for trekking in Nepal are March to May in Spring season and mid September to mid December is in Autumn season.


Experience and Fitness

There are treks suitable for a wide range of experience and physical fitness. If you can walk uphill for a few hours each day, then you can find a suitable trek in Nepal. An easy trek with Nepali support (guide / porterguide / porter) and teahouse accomodation is quite attainable for anyone who is reasonably fit. Longer treks, crossing high passes and into remote regions demand a higher degree of endurance. For Trekking Peaks, i.e. summitting a mountain of 5650-6500m, it is desirable to have some alpine climbing experience


Acclimatization


We are experts for the operations trip at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a sound acclimatization program. We created this trekking itinerary to allow for gradual height gain spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude, but for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent will produce minimal effects. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. For all trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters, our guides carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness; they are trained to track symptoms as well as administer medications but we recommend to you to carry medicine by yourself that is beneficial for you.


Travel Insurance

To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you need specialized travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. Our agency Gokyo Treks & Expedition can arrange for the appropriate policy based on your trekking.


Climate and Weather information

The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalaya where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.
This trekking is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 15 degree C to -10 degree C.


Group Size


We bring together a small group of likeminded people to give them a memorable and insightful travel experience with an invaluable opportunity to interact in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises a maximum of 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our fixed departure dates. For individualized trips, no minimum or maximum applies. If you would like to travel independently or with your friends, families and colleagues, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people.


Responsible travel


Gokyo Treks and Expedition promises you a rewarding trip with an experience that last you lifetime amidst natural and cultural beauties. Here you will find committed team member, world-class quality, personalized service, closest co-operation and great company. Our trekking crews have more than a decade of trek leadership experience. We ensure you get the ultimate holiday experience that exceeds your expectation. Quality service is what matters the most. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition are supremely confident to bring outstanding service throughout your trip without any unnecessary discomfort and hassle, it is 100 % guaranteed.

Trekking equipments


The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.


  • Special trekking boots for trekking , But crampons are not necessary.
  • Warm trekking trousers, Long cotton hiking shirts
  • Waterproof - windproof jacket, Gaiters (Some times we need it)
  • Sun hat & wollen hat, Light cotton athletic socks and wool
  • At least 2 pairs of socks, woolen shirts
  • T-shirts, Wool long underwear
  • Down high altitude, Down Sleeping bag
  • Down jacket / trousers/vest, Climbing sunglasses
  • Sunscreen, Lip salve
  • Lightweight fleece, Fleece/wool for trekking days
  • Head torch /batteries/bulbs, Lightweight thermal/ insulated ski gloves
  • Anke lehmann and Andi from Dressden, Deutschland

    “Mit nur wenig Zeit im Gepäck, sowohl für die Vorbereitung, als auch von der Anzahl der Urlaubstage her, beschlossen wir recht spontan im Februar 2009 Nepal zu bereisen… rasch wurde gegoogelt und wir stießen auf Gokyotreks und ab da waren wir in den besten Händen, die wir uns hätten vorstellen können. Ammar, der Boss des recht jungen und aber durch die Bank weg kompetenten kleinen Unternehmens, stellte uns nicht nur einen optimalen, individuellen Reiseplan für unsere 10 Tage Nepal zusammen, sondern es war auch absolut erschwinglich für unseren Geldbeutel. 5 Tage waren wir im Annapurnagebiet trekken und fühlten uns von ihm und seinem Guide Som, sowie den Träger Munraj sehr gut betreut und eher freundschaftlich als geschäftlich umsorgt. Dass alle, d.h. Guide und Porter während des Treks versichert waren, versteht sich für Ammar von selbst und zeigte uns einmal mehr die Seriosität des Unternehmens. Alles war bestens organisiert und ließ trotzdem ausreichend Platz für individuelle Bedürfnisse. Danach machten wir einen Abstecher für drei Tage in Nepals Süden in den Chitwan Nationalpark. Die ganze Zeit über waren Ammar und Som für uns hilfreiche Ansprechpartner und Freunde, die uns Einblicke in die Kultur Nepals auf einzigartige Weise ermöglichten. An unserem letzten Tag in Kathmandu, nachdem sie uns einen wunderschönen Flug mit Yeti Airways über die höchsten Berge der Welt organisiert hatten, waren uns Ammar und Som, unendgeldlich und als Freundschaftsdienst versteht sich, ausgezeichnete Stadtführer. Dank Gokytreks hatten wir eine phantastische Zeit in Nepal, die wir nicht so schnell vergessen werden und können Ammar und sein Team nur wärmstens empfehlen, sowohl für die unter Euch, die auf organisierte Touren stehen, als auch die Individualtouristen, die mal über die eingetretenen Pfade des Lonely Planet verlassen wollen.“.

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    Trip Price: USD 470 Per Person
      1. Trip Duration: 9 Days
      2. Trip Grading: Moderate
      3. Max Altitude: 3210m
      4. Best Time: Oct -May
      5. Trip Mode: Tea House
      6. Group-Size: 2-12 People
      7. Transportaion: Car/Plane/bus
      8. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      9. Trek Hour: 6 Hrs
      10. Cancelation Fees: No Charge

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