Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 8 days

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 8 days

US$ 399

Private tour departure everyday of the year
Group discount is available/have a big group? we can help

Group size: Min 2-10 Max People

Max-Altitude: 3210m/1053ft

Destination: Nepal

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal

No. of Days: 8 days

Activity: Trekking

Travel by: Private vehicle & Bus

Fitness Level: Easy

Accommodation: Hotel in city & lodge in trek

Meal: Breakfast in city & all meal in trek

TRIP GALLERY

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

1.Taking the routes of beautiful Rhododendron, Oak and Pine forests.
2.Exploring the cultures and tradition of Gurung communities.
3.Beautiful view of the sunrise over the silver mountains from the top of Poonhill.
4.Panoramic view of snow capped mountains such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre from Ghorepani.
5.The common view of endangered animals and birds on the routes of Annapurna Conservation Area.
6.Spending nights in brave Gurkha village known as Ghandruk.

INTRODUCTION

The Ghorepani-Poon Hill trek is viewed as a work of art, and in light of current circumstances: it's just about the best short trek in Nepal. Eight days trekking in the foothills of the Annapurna brings you stunning and mesmerizing sights of the magnificent snow-capped Himalayas, which can be seen clearly from the top of Poon Hill. Throughout the journey, appreciate stunning mountain landscape, enchanting Gurung towns with comfortable hospitality, family-run tea-house stays, and experiences with the warm, inviting individuals. Did you realize that the Gurungs are famous for their quality and celebrated as one-time mainstays of both the Indian and British armed forces?

A mosaic of Nepalese magnificence anticipates you on this excursion. Blooming Rhododendron backwoods wake up with birdsong, and profound, subtropical valleys set with stone strides will make you feel like an outdated experience saint! This is good to go with the wonderful Annapurna mountains - including the popular Mt. Machapuchare, or Mt. Fishtail - overwhelming the horizon. The peak of your trek along with dawn on Poon Hill will give you front-push access to a viewpoint where the most exceptional exhibitions of characteristic 360-degree view of beautiful nature scene present on Earth.

This trek is appraised as simple to direct, pleasing trekkers of different experience levels. It starts and closures in Pokhara, Nepal's second-biggest urban areas and one of the loveliest in Asia. You'll likewise find the opportunity to visit Kathmandu, the nation's notable and interesting capital.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1300M / 4665FT], transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara [820M / 2690FT],6-7 hours & transfer to Hotel

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul by private vehicle, & start trek to Tikhedhunga [1540M / 5052FT] 3-4 hours walk

Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani [2860M / 9383FT] 6-7 hours walk

Day 05: Morning Visit Poon hill (3210 M) 1-2 hours & Trek to Ghandruk [1940M / 6364FT];7-8 hours the brave 'Gurkha village'

Day 06: Ghandruk to Nayapul 4-5 hours walk drive to Pokhara [1070M / 3510FT] by private vehicle

Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu [1300M / 4665FT] 6-7 hours by tourist bus

Day 08: Departure or extend your trip

Important Note

We prioritize your safety all the time while traveling with Ambition Himalaya Treks & Expeditions. We want our valuable guests and staffs to be in safe environment thus we gave full authorize to your leaders to modify, cancel or update any part of the itinerary if it is considered necessary due to safety concerns. Ambition Himalaya promises that we will do our best to stick with planned itinerary however natural disasters, weather disturbances, health conditions or any other mishap may force us to change the planned itinerary and we would seek for your understanding on these concerns. Our leaders will be happy to give you necessary information and discuss with you before changing the itinerary.

Safety Concerns

Trekking is simply not just walking. Some of our trips are extremely adventurous and needs serious efforts to complete them successfully. We kindly request all our valuable guests to come well prepared before doing any of these extreme treks. Buying proper and reliable insurance coverage with Helicopter Evacuation on emergency is the most important thing before starting the adventures. Sometimes, our treks are done in extremely remote places where you will have no access to outer world. On serious injuries or sickness Helicopter can be the only mean to evacuate you. In other hand bad weather conditions can also ruin the whole adventures. So, we say

"Get prepared first and enjoy the adventure without worrying"

Detail Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1300M / 4665FT], transfer to Hotel

Today you will arrive in Kathmandu - a beautiful city rich in cultural diversity, traditions, monuments, and history. In Tribhuvan International Airport, one of our representatives will be waiting to pick you up. Then you will be transferred back to your respective hotel in Kathmandu. If you have free time and strength, you can roam around the streets of Kathmandu. In the evening, we will be welcoming you with delicious Nepali dinner in typical Nepali restaurant. Along with dinner, you can also enjoy the traditional cultural Nepali dance.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara [820M / 2690FT],6-7 hours & transfer to Hotel

After a day in Kathmandu valley, today we will make our way to another beautiful city known as Pokhara city. In the morning we will have our breakfast in the hotel and then take the tourist bus to reach the destination - Pokhara. It takes around 5-6 hours by bus to reach Pokhara. The road follows the beautiful hillside and river trails. In today’s journey, you will be able to see typical Nepali villages along with scenic natural beauty. Pokhara is the one of the cleanest city in Nepal. We will make our overnight stay here.

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul by private vehicle, & start trek to Tikhedhunga [1540M / 5052FT] 3-4 hours walk

Today we will make our way towards Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking. At the very first hour of the morning, we will have our breakfast and begin heading to Nayapul before beginning our trek. It takes around 1.5 hours to reach Nayapul and the road lead us through delightful green hillsides of Annapurna region. Taking a private vehicle to reach Nayapul is much comfortable than traveling by local transport. Once we reach Nayapul, we will make ourselves ready to start our trek. The trail to reach Tikhedhunga begins with simple downhill and flat walk. Moving on we will reach to a village called Birenthanti [1080M/3543FT] the trial will begin moving through rustic villages of Annapurna such as Matathanti, Ramgai, Sudame, Hille and lastly leading us to Tikhedhunga. The path follows the beautiful Modi River. Trekking to Tikhedhunga is easy and the trail is very simple to walk in comparison to other days trek. The villages we encounter throughout this route are densely settled and the place is free from loud vehicle noises and city pollutions. At night our guide will be providing some valuable knowledge for upcoming treks and prepare ourselves. We will make our overnight stay in Tikhedhunga.

Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani [2860M / 9383FT] 6-7 hours walk

In the morning we will have our breakfast in the Hotel and begin our trekking to Ghorepani. The trek begins by following the trails of beautiful Modi River and crossing it through a high suspension bridge. After crossing the river, we will be trekking for an hour until we reach a place called Ulleri Village [2080M/6824FT]. This tough trail to Ulleri offers us the beautiful view of the mountain such as Annapurna South and later on Hiun Chuli and Mt. Fishtail. The village is thickly populated and has loads of shelters and accommodations for trekkers taking this route. Once we pass this town, we will pass a few other small villages like Banthanti [2300M/7545FT.] and Nangethanti [2450M/8038FT]. Moving on with the trekking we will take the route that leads us directly through Rhododendron forests. After a long walk we will be achieving our goal for now; Ghorepani Village. These Rhododendron forests look astonishing amid March - Late April. The place is one of the greatest places of the entire trekking and offers you amazing sights of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Mt. Fishtail, Dhaulagiri run and other beautiful mountains.

Day 05:Morning Visit Poon hill (3210 M) 1-2 hours & Trek to Ghandruk [1940M / 6364FT];7-8 hours the brave 'Gurkha village'

Here we will begin our trek to the main destination of our entire trekking i.e. climb to Poon Hill. Poon Hill is the superb viewpoint which offers you breathtaking sights of the considerable number of mountains like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. We should begin our climb in the very first hour of the morning with the goal that we can achieve the highest point of Poon Hill before the sun ascends over the Himalayas. This dawn over the snow capped mountains is just stunning and gives you the experience of your lifetime. From the highest point of the Poon Hill, we will have stunning views of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, V, Dhampus Peak, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Barah Sikhar, Mt. Fishtail, Nilgiri South, Tukuche and beautiful mountain peaks. After enjoying a moment of beautiful Himalayas from Poonhill, we will make our way back to the hotel to have warm breakfast. Then we will begin our trek to next goal.

Today after having our morning breakfast, we will make our way towards beautiful Ghandruk village - commonly known as the brave Gurkha village. At first, the trail follows through the beautiful green forest and then to Bhaisi Kharka. While walking this path, the route offers you the beautiful sight of mountains like Mt. Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchre (Fishtail). Finally, after a long and tiring walk, we will reach to a semi-modern village - Ghandruk. If you have enough time and strength left then you can explore around this area or also get to know the local traditions and culture is local museum available. We will spend our night in Ghandruk.

Day 06:  Ghandruk to Nayapul 4-5 hours walk drive to Pokhara [1070M / 3510FT] by private vehicle

We will have our morning breakfast in the hotel and prepare ourselves for the trek towards Nayapul. Again while moving back to the place where we started our very first journey, you will have the view of mountains of Annapurna region. The path is easy and flat in comparison to other trekking days. Once we reach Nayapul, we will take a private vehicle to reach to Pokhara. Today will be your last day in the mountain region and with your guide and porters.

Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu [1300M / 4665FT] 6-7 hours by tourist bus

Making the most of our experience we will leave lovely snow capped the Himalayas behind and begin our way back to Kathmandu. The trip to Kathmandu is around 6-7 hours on the drive. To return to Kathmandu, we will take tourist bus and end our guided expedition. Today will also be the last day to bid farewell to your local guide and porters. Once we reach Kathmandu, you will be transferred back to the hotel.

Day 08: Departure or extend your trip

After a peaceful trip in Himalayan region with collecting some amazing and beautiful memories, you will now head back to your own place.

US$ 399/ per person, valid for Minimum 2 Travelers

Cost Include

  • Pickup and drop service before and after the trek by our private vehicle..
  • Accommodation of standard level in Kathmandu 
  • Daily morning breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Touirst bus fare Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Standard accommodation Pokhara as mentioned in the itinerary 
  • Use of private vehicle Pokhara to Nayapul and Phedi to Pokhara
  • Necessary papers and trekking permits ( ACAP permit and TIMS permit )
  • Full day trek meal plan consisting of 3 meals( Breakfast,Lunch and dinner) and 3 cups of hot drinks per day.
  • Fruits available as per the season will be provided after night meal.
  • Accommodations in lodge during the trek.
  • Well trained guide for trekking along with his salary and transportation costs, foods, accommodations, and insurance.
  • For groups over 6 people - assistant guide (includes salary, accommodation, meal, and insurance)
  • Basic equipment for trekking such as down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel must be returned after completing the trek.
  • Ambition Himalaya T-Shirt
  • First aid kit with the expert hand.
  • Taxes, paper works, and company service charges for the trek.
  • A traditional welcome dinner in typical Nepali restaurant at the time of arrival.
  • Certificate of achievement can be prepared along with the signature of company director and your local guide (only if requested).

Cost Excludes

  1. Porter for trekking( if you need we can organize in additional cost)
  2. Excludes overseas airfares such as visa fees ($ 25 for 15 days, $ 40 for 30 days and $ 100 for 90 days ),
  3. Travel, emergency rescue charge and insurance.
  4. Besides 3 hot drinks, extra hot drinks and cold drinking and beverages, telephone bills, laundry charges, hot shower fees are excluded.
  5. Wi-fi Charger, Battery charging bill during the trek are off the package.
  6. Activities not mentioned in itinerary and extra porter charge also.
  7. In Kathmandu and Pokhara, the cost of lunch and dinner is not included in the package ( or in the case of early return from Trek).
  8. Extra costs caused by natural disaster,early arrival etc.
  9. Extra incentives such as tips, gifts, gratuities for the guide or porters.
  10. Any benefits not mentioned in Service Includes Section unless indicated on booking of the trekking.

Regarding personal equipment all trekkers need to bring with you a pair of well broken trek Boot, sleeping bag, down Jacket, pullovers, neck scarf, etc. for Evening/night/morning use, Sun Hat, casual warm clothing for day use, some pairs of good quality socks Apart from above please bring slippers, suntan lotions and personal medication.

Here is the list of recommended gears for trekking in Nepal. Depending on the trekking route, days, season etc. these gear list can be different. Please consider with us before starting your journey. Some of these items are not compulsory and optional. Some items are only recommended for high altitude treks.

Head:

Sun hat or scarf Light balaclava or warm fleece hat Sunglasses [real ones, with true UV protection]

Lower Body:

Under Garments, Comfortable hiking shorts, Lightweight cotton long pants, Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, Fleece or wool pants [seasonal], Waterproof [preferably breathable fabric] shell pants

Feet:

Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, Warm wool hiking socks, Hiking boots with spare laces, Sandals [flip-flops for use after a day trekking and to go to the bathroom & washroom], Gaiters [For high altitude trekking and crossing passes]

Upper Body:

T-shirts, Light and expedition weight thermal tops, Fleece jacket or pullover Gloves [warmth], Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket [optional], Waterproof [preferably breathable fabric] shell jacket, Down vest and/or jacket *

Accessories:

One microfiber towel [most guesthouses on the trek do not give towels; quick-dry], Sleeping bag rated to zero degree centigrade,* DSLR / Digital camera with spare battries, Headlamp [e.g. Petzl Zoom] with spare bulbs and batteries, Trekking bag with rain cover / Duffel bag,* Comfortable daypack, Trekking Poles, Water bottle / came bags, Ear Plug [rooms are divided by thin woods so better to avoid noise from other rooms]

Toiletries:

Multipurpose soap [preferably biodegradable], Deodorants, Nail clippers, Sun block / face and body moisturizer, Tooth brush / toothpaste [preferably biodegradable], Feminine hygiene products, Small mirror

Personal Hygiene:

Wet wipes [baby wipes], Tissue / toilet rolls, Anti-bacterial hands wash, Water purifier [Better than using mineral water to keep the mountain clean]

Extras / Luxuries:

Adaptors [Nepal two prong, 220 volt plug; or just an international, universal adaptor], Multi tool [Swiss Army Knife, Leatherman tool], Personal snacks [candy bars & cookies can also be bought in Kathmandu, Pokhara or at every guesthouse], Sewing Kit [Sometime it’s very useful], Superglue, Books for reading on free time, Cell / mobile phone, Trail Map / Guide book,* Ipod / Walkman / Mp3 Player / Mp4 Player, Pens / Pencils and small notebooks, Games i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards

Why choose us

  • Family Holidays
  • Experienced guide & porters 
  • Over 20 Years Experience
  • Personal care & best customer service
  • All guaranteed departures
  • 24/7 Support & no hidden cost 
  • Over 100 Holidays packages
  • Competitive price
  • Private tour depart everyday of the year

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