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Quick Facts

  • Duration:10 Days
  • Trek Style:Hiking and trekking
  • Group Size:2++
  • Location:Annapurna region
  • Trek Starting Point:Tikhedhunga
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation:Teahouse during trek
  • Max-Altitude:3210 m
  • Transportation:Tourist bus / local jeep
  • Trek Ending Point:Ghandruk
  • Departure from:Kathmandu

Ghorepani Poonhill

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is one of the most popular trekking routes among tourists as it is an easy trek and offers a beautiful view of the massive mountain ranges of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. One of the highlights of this trip is to climb the PoonHill (3210 m), from where a spectacular view of the Himalaya can be observed. In this trek, we also enjoy a very beautiful view of the sunrise or sunset. Apart from that, the diversity of flora and fauna together with the warm-hearted local people and the memorable typical lifestyle of Gurung and Magar people make this trekking route, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal.

The trek from Ulleri follows the Ghorepani – Poonhill Trail with the best views of Annapurna South (7,219 m), Hiunchuli (6,434 m), and some other peaks. Day 7 is the most important day on the way to the magnificent viewpoint Poonhill at early dawn, where we can enjoy the enticing view of the sunrise over the Annapurna massif with its shiny peaks: Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna Fang (7,647 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Hiunchuli (6,434 m) and Dhampus summit (6,012 m). The hiking trails lead on the same route from Nayapul to Nayapul through dense forests, paved paths, and suspension bridges along Ulleri and Tikhedhunga. and then drive back to Pokhara on the same route.

The trails of the trek are so moderate that it is feasible for all physically healthy trekkers in every season. Nevertheless, we recommend trekkers to hike in spring and autumn to enjoy the spectacular view of the sunrise and snow-capped mountains from the best vantage point: Poonhill.

Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport. Our Staff member meets you and transfers you to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
Morning wake-up and breakfast in the hotel.
Our guide will meet you in your hotel and brief you about the upcoming Ghorepani Poonhill trekking. He will guide you through all the formalities and necessary paper-works required for the trekking.
After that, we then do Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley of famous UNESCO world heritage sites like Boudhanath, one of the largest Stupas in the world; Swayambhunath, a famous monkey temple, and Pashupatinath, a sacred Hindu temple complex. Apart from Sightseeing, we also get a TIMS card and permits for our trekking on this day. In the evening, we do initial preparation for the trekking.
Overnight at Hotel.
To start our trekking, we wake up early in the morning, take our breakfast in the hotel and drive to Pokhara in a tourist coach. We take our lunch for the day on the way to Palpa Resort. Upon arrival at Pokhara transfer to the hotel. In the evening, we do some leisure activities around Phewa Lake and do final preparation for the trekking.
Overnight at Hotel.
Alternative: You can also take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The duration of the flight is about 30 Minutes. One-way flight costs around 125 USD per Person. We can make a flight reservation for you. Please let us know.
After breakfast, we take a 1.5-hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, from where our trek begins by ascending through beautiful rice, millet, and maze fields. Following Madi River, we walk past forests of blooming rhododendron and cross a small stream. We then cross a small village Birethanti after about half an hour of the trek and arrive at Tikhedhunga (1577 m).
Overnight at Teahouse.
From Tikhedhunga a steep walk for about 2 hours will take us to Ulleri (2070 m). On the way, we cross the Magar village of Banthanti from where we get to see the stunning view of Machhapuchhre (6997 m), Hiunchuli (6441 m), and Annapurna South (7219 m). We then cross a small river and climb to Nangethani.
Upon arrival at Ghorepani, we get soaring views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, and other mountains.
Overnight at Teahouse.
Poonhill is famous for its best sunrise view. That’s why we wake up very early and trek to the base of Poonhill. After about an hour of climb, we then reach Poonhill viewpoint. From there we can view the beautiful sunrise over Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna II (7937 m), Annapurna III (7855 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Nilgiri Mountain (6940 m), Tukuche mountain (6920 m), Varaha Shikhar (7847 m), Lamjung Himal (6931 m) and other mountains. We then return to our lodge in Ghorepani for breakfast and take the descending trail to Tadapani village.
Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast, we start our trek to Ghandruk, a beautiful Gurung village. After arrival in Ghandruk, we do our lunch and do the sightseeing of Ghandruk village and old Museum in the local cultural outfit. In the evening, we will be entertained with traditional cultural programs and live music, and a campfire.
Overnight at Hotel or Homestay.
After Breakfast, we start our journey from Ghandruk to Nayapul. This is our last day walk through the picturesque countryside and surrounding villages to get to the Syalui-Bazaar, which is located on the banks of the Modi River. The trail is moderately flat on the way along the Modi River to Birethanthi and leads slightly to Nayapul. We take our lunch on the way to Nayapul. We then head towards Pokhara in a private vehicle. In the evening we visit the lakeside area and do some leisure activities or shopping.
Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast, we end our beautiful trek and drive back to Kathmandu in a tourist coach. We arrive at Kathmandu in the evening, where we have some time for leisure.
Overnight at Hotel.
Alternative: You can also take a domestic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The duration of the flight is about 30 Minutes. One-way flight costs around 125 USD per Person. We can make a flight reservation for you. Please let us know.
After breakfast, a staff member will pick you up from the hotel and transfers you to the airport for the final departure. We wish you a pleasant and safe flight back home and hope to see you soon again.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Airport Pick-up and drop Service
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu (twin sharing basis) with breakfast
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu valley with an experienced tour guide
  • Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara (twin sharing basis) with breakfast
  • Sightseeing charges and Entry fees
  • Accommodation during the trek (teahouse / guesthouse / homestay)
  • All meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Transportation (tourist coach / local bus / private vehicle)
  • Experienced licensed English-speaking trekking guide
  • Local government Entry Permit of Rs. 2000 (started in 2018)
  • Insurance of the Guide and Porter
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Trekking Permit Card
  • Medical kits carried by the guide
  • All necessary paper works, office service charge and all Government Taxes

 

Optional Add-Ons:
  • Porter (cost: 20 USD per day, carries 15 – 20 kg load. Porter’s accommodation, transport and meal is paid by the company)
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (in case you don‘t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)

WHAT'S EXCLUDED

  • Travel and rescue insurance (Mandatory: Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ m)
  • International airfare and Visa costs (you can get a Visa upon arrival at the Airport)
  • Domestic Flight
  • Personal interest items or gears
  • Tips to guide / driver / porter
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Beverage and Drink Items / Other Extra facilities like hot shower during trek
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in “What’s Included” section
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