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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

from $ 600.00

Ghorepani, Poon Hill falls in the Annapurna region of Nepal and is a perfect trekking destination for observing exquisite mountain scenery. We can reach Poon Hill in a short period of time with very little difficulty. Requiring absolutely no acclimatization, the highest point of this trek is the view point of Poon Hill, situated at a height of 3200 m.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Trekking
  • Activity Level Leisurely
    1/8
  • Group Size Medium Group
    16
All about the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking.

Ghorepani Poon Hill is in the Annapurna region of Nepal and is a perfect trekking destination for observing exquisite mountain scenery. We can reach Poon Hill in a short period with very little difficulty. Requiring absolutely no acclimatization, the highest point of this trek is the view point of Poon Hill, situated at a height of 3200 m. For a trekker with a moderate physique, this trek is highly recommended to observe the topographic beauty of Nepal, along with getting an opportunity to mix up with various ethnic populations residing in the Annapurna Region of Nepal.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking starts from Nayapul and is followed by a trek to Tirkhe Dhunga. From here, via forests and terraced landscapes. The trail then enters into Ulleri, Nangethanti and finally to Ghorepani. From the village of Ghorepani, the viewpoint of Poon Hill can be reached after a short hike. Poon Hill offers spectacular views of mountains like the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri and many others and should be visited either in the early morning or late evening to witness spectacular views of sunrise and sunset. The glimpse of the sun setting below or rising above the snowcapped mountains is totally a sight to behold. After witnessing Mother Nature at its best, the trail moves into Tadapani from where, as the name suggests, water is scarce. From Tadapani, the trek further goes to Ghandruk, a Gurung Village with exquisite mountain scenery and ethnic variety. The same path is retraced back to bring an end to this wonderful trek.

Like all other treks in Nepal, the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek not only rewards trekkers with the natural beauty but gives an insight to the style of living of various ethnic populations residing in perfect harmony with each other. This trek is highly recommended for a trekker with an interest to witness natural beauty, ethnic variety and topographic serenity of the beautiful country of Nepal. While the trek can be carried out always, the spring season is highly recommended for doing so. December to January is the best months while July to August is not recommended.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Two nights in Kathmandu and 1 nights Pokhara on B&B basis
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu with a tour guide and all temples/monuments entrance fees.
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek Transportation
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader and Sherpa porters to carry luggage
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, Trekking permit)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes.
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs )
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara(and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  1. Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu (D)

    Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, you can apply for Tourist Visa if you don’t have one yet. You need to complete visa application form and provide a passport size Photograph. Visa fee: US$ 40 for 30 days multiple entry. Collect your baggage, walk through the customs and meet our Nepali Guide and driver outside. From the airport, your hotel is about 30 minutes drive into the city.
    Check-in at hotel and after you freshen up, we set out to explore the wonders of the city. Overnight at 3 star hotel

  2. Day 02 Kathmandu City Tour (B):

    Today we explore Katmandu on an organized sightseeing tour. This will include a visit to the Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world. We also visit Pashupatinath, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River and home to the most famous Hindu temple in the country. Here we will see Hindu holy men (saddhus) and pilgrims performing ritual bathing, and occasionally, funeral pyres burning on the Ghats.
    Later in the afternoon you will be free to relax in the hotel garden or visit Thamel for last minute shopping. You will be supplied with your trek departure information in the Evening. Overnight in Hotel.

  3. Day 03 Drive to Pokhara (B)

    Drive to Pokhara by Private Vehicle or Fly to Pokhara. It will be better to fly during the Monsoon season that is May – August as the Highway will be in the poor condition. Tour of Fewa Lake and lakeside in the evening. O/ N stay in the Hotel in Pokhara.

  4. Day 04 Trek to Tikhedhunga(1575m): (B,L,D):

    After having breakfast, it is an hour drive to your Trekking Starting Point Nayapool and after 2o minutes walk you will reach Birethati. This is the village with misture of culture,lifestyle,Traditions. Here you will show your trekking permit and TIMS in the Conservation Area Office. The trail then turns to Bhurungdi khola. You will pass through many Local villages to Reach Tikhedhunga. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  5. Day 05 Trek to Ghorepani(2850m): (B,L,D):

    After having Breakfast, you will follow the trail which ascends up to Ulleri village for around 2 hours, passing through terrace field and small forest. Ulleri is a small village surrounded by green mountains, with good view of Annapurna South. You will walk another 3 hours to reach Ghorepani. On the way there are few Tea house for lunch. Ghorepani offers good view of Mount Nilgiri and Annapurna South. It is the stop for many visitors who wish to trek to the view point, Poon Hill. Overnight at guest house.

  6. Day 06 Trek to Tadapani(2660m): (B,L,D):

    Early morning we will hike up for about an hour to Poon Hill for fantastic sunrise view. From here we can witness a showcase of sunrise rising behind the hills and flowing through the peak, with superb view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Machapuchre (Holy Mountain) Himchuli, Nilgiri and South Annapurna. After sunrise, we walk back down to guesthouse for Breakfast. Then we will walk five and half hours to reach wonderful village of Tadapani. Overnight at guesthouse .

  7. Day 07 Trek to Ghandruk(2050m): (B,L,D)

    Today we pass the Tadapani village, walking down through the rich rhododendron forest for about an hour. Then we enter thick pine forest which provides calm surroundings. There are water fall along the way. We walk mostly through forest until we reach Bhaise Kharka where there are few teahouses for tea coffee and for lunch. And we walk downhill to the Ghandruk village for a few hours through the stone paved trail. Finally we will reach the largest Gurung (popular ethnic group from western region of Nepal) settlement in the area with the closest views of Annapurna and Machhapuchre to the north. In the evening, enjoy exploring the local village and people with traditional dressed. Overnight at Guest house.

  8. Day 08 Trek to pokhara(900m): (B,L):

    After your teahouse breakfast, the walk descends steep downhill along stone paved trails through the forest for about 3 hours where en-route we pass several small traditional settlements. There are some small teahouses offering tea or cold drink for small breaks. Walk along Modi River to reach Birethati. After half hour walk we will reach Nayapul. From here we catch a vehicle to Pokhara.

  9. Day 09 Pokhara to Kathmandu (B):

    After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu. You will be free for rest of the evening for self exploration or any shopping for souvenir . Overnight at hotel.

  10. Day 10 Departure (B):

    This is our last day in Nepal. It can be devoted to recreation, as well as the most important thing – the day you can buy presents for relatives, colleagues and friends, then we will have final evening gala dinner before departing back to your homeland. Transfer to airport according to your flight time.

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Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara & lodge/guest house during trekking

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Deluxe Room in KathmanduSingle/ Twin Sharing Basis

Guest House in PokharaTwin Sharing Basis

A trek in Nepal is more about endurance than anything else. You will be trekking most days and can expect to be on the trail an average of 5–7 hours per day. The lower elevations may be the most difficult as you cover the most ground and the temperatures are hotter. By the time you reach the higher elevations you will be in prime condition and the distances are shorter. People of many ages and ability successfully complete all the treks in Nepal—those who are strong willed and in good condition should have few problems.

The answer depends on the trek but the range is about 1–3 weeks. The quickest way to get up close and personal with the big mountains is the Annapurna Sanctuary trek, which can be completed from Pokhara in as few as 8 days. Longer treks in remote regions such as Makalu Base Camp can take three weeks or more. The Everest Base Camp trek takes 14–17 days.

You will also want to spend a couple of days in Kathmandu before your trek getting your bearings straight and making final preparations (more if you haven’t pre-booked a guide). And try to leave a cushion after your trek in case things take longer than expected.

Peak season is the fall months of October and November when the air is clear and the mountain views are best. Temperatures during this time are ideal for trekking—warm at lower elevations and cool up high—and the conditions are relatively dry. Along with the good weather comes the biggest crowds, felt from the bustling streets of Thamel to the trails themselves.

The temperature drops during the winter months but the air remains clear. If the weather is on your side, the first half of December can be epic with fantastic views and greater solitude. Be aware that once winter arrives the mountains slow down–high elevation trekking becomes treacherous and teahouses may close.

The second most popular time of the year to trek in Nepal is the spring season from late February to mid-April. Temperatures are as good as the fall and the crowds are smaller, but you can expect more haze and precipitation, particularly at lower elevations. Mountain views should be clear up high but things can get socked in down low.

Trekking in Nepal from May through August is best avoided. The monsoon months bring heat, clouds and rain, limiting the mountain views and creating messy trails and ground transportation headaches. One possible exception for hiking during the monsoon is the dryer Mustang region.

Nepal is under a constant cloud of political uncertainty as has been for years. The U.S. Department of State and other governments urge caution when traveling to Nepal, often in the form of official travel warnings. Travelers should read these warnings and exercise caution as they would before traveling to any other country.

After significant due diligence before my recent trip to Nepal, I came away reasonably confident that Nepal is safe for trekkers. A number of knowledgeable people were unequivocal in their opinions that trekking in Nepal is mostly unaffected by politics. I booked our tickets after hearing from two fellow Coloradans who were in Kathmandu preparing for a trek when the King was overthrown. Their advice was to go and that, “everything will be fine…just don’t burn tires in front of the Royal Palace.”

As with any foreign country, use good judgment and do your part to ensure that you have a safe trip. Solo trekkers are most at risk for a number of reasons and it’s best to go with a guide. Don’t walk around the streets of Kathmandu late at night (taxis are extremely cheap) and avoid large crowds. Petty theft can occur at lowland villages including from the tents of unsuspecting trekkers.

For those who decide to make the trip, the number of people trekking in Nepal remains relatively low compared to years past and it’s a great time to go.

Thamel in Kathmandu has a variety of food options and you should be able to find just about anything. While trekking you will become all too familiar with dal baht, the traditional Nepalese dish consisting of rice, lentils, and seasonal vegetables (meat is often available too). Dal baht may not be your first choice for a post-trek meal but genreally it’s tasty and the portions are generous, making for happy trekkers.

You won’t regret bringing a box of protein bars and vitamins from home. Dal baht provides carbs and some protein but isn’t exactly packed with nutrition; bars make a great snack on the trail or backup for a less than stellar meal. Snickers are ubiquitous in the villages and serve the same general purpose.

Overall Rating
5/5
Susane Lerte
Reviewed On 23/09/2017
5/5

With my wife and sister in law we hired the services of Asian Mystery Treks & Tours for a Ghorepani-Ghandruk trekking . It was an amazing experience mostly due to our extraordinary our Guide guide Ramshing and our porter Ravi. Their knowledge, guidance, counsel, care and kindness made our trekking successful and memorable. Everything was well over our expectation and we highly recommend their services and overall promise

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