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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

$750 per person
GRADING
Moderate
No. of Pax
+2 People above
ALTITUDE HEIGHT
5500M.
ACTIVITIES
Sightseeing and high altitude Trekking
TRIP DEPARTURE
Everyday

TRIP INTRODUCTION

Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek which is more popularly known as Mini Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the shortest trekking trails in Annapurna Region. Very few other trekking routes take you through as diverse experiences as this trek does. September to December and February to May are best season for Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. Not only does Poon hill trek offers best sunrise and view of Pokhara but this scenic hill station which is located at 3210m altitude also offers panoramic views of majestic mountains including Annapurna Mountain Range, Dhaulagiri Mountain, Fish Tail Mountain, Manaslu Mountain and other surrounding peaks and mountains. Poon Hill is the highest point that you will conquer in this trek. There is no risk of high altitude sickness and you do not need previous trekking experience to join this trek which makes Ghorepani trekking is the best family holiday package. Awe-inspiring sunrise view from Poon Hill, panoramic views of glistening Dhaulagiri Mountain (8167m), Annapurna I Mountain (8091m), Annapurna II Mountain (7939m), Annapurna III Mountain (7555m), Annapurna South Mountain (7219m),NilgiriMountain ( 7041m) and Machhapuchhre Mountain (6998m), traversing colourful rhododendron, orchidand oak forest, plenty of opportunity to witness rare and endangered wildlife, visiting largest Gurung village of Ghandruk and passing through culturallyrich villages of Gurung and Magar ethnics are some of the Ghorepani Poonhill trekking highlights.

Tourist Link Treks &Expedition organizes Poon Hill trekking itinerary to be completed in 10 days. We also provide custom tailored Poon hill trek to fit your interest and budget. Go through our Ghorepani Poon hill trek reviews to know what others think about this trek. Backed by professional team of government license holder expert guides, we are here to offer you with lifetime opportunity of Annapurna trekking at budget price.

Itinerary Outline
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1310m)
Day02: Full Day Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Day03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara(910m) 5 hrs
Day04: Drive to Nayapul (40min), Trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m) 4hrs
Day05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani(2855m)5 hrs
Day06: Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) (1 hr) to Tadapani (2700m) 3 hrs
Day07: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m)5 hrs
Day08: Trek to Nayapul 3 hrs, Drive to Pokhara (910m)40 min
Day09: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 5 hrs
Day10: International Departure

EQUIPMENT LIST

SUGGESTED TREKKING EQUIPMENT LIST
  • 1 Pair of hiking boots
  • 1 Medium size backpack
  • 1 Day pack
  • 1 Sleeping bag (-10 C)
  • 1 Down Jacket/Gore tax Jacket
  • 1 Light wind & water proof jacket
  • 1 Inner sleeping sheet
  • 2 Long sleeve T-shirts
  • 1 Water bottle
  • 1 Pair gaiters/over trousers
  • 1 Pair sport shoes or sandal
  • 2 Pairs light weight trousers
  • 1 Pair shorts
  • 1 Fleece / warm sweater
  • 2 T-shirts
  • 2 Pair’ light socks
  • 3 Pairs heavy wool socks
  • 1 Sweatshirts / light sweater
  • 1 Torch & spear batteries
  • 1 Swimming costume / bathing suits
  • 1 Medium size towel
  • 1 Washing kit including washing powder, small clothesline and pegs, insect repellents etc. & personal toiletries
  • Moleskin for blister
  • Swiss type of army knife
  • Toilet paper, biodegradable soap/shampoo
  • Personal medication.
  • Underwear (including thermals)
  • Warm hat/ gloves
  • Sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream
  • Spear plastic bags for wrapping clothes

You should satisfy that your cold weather clothing will keep you comfortable down to – 10 degree Celsius. Most of the items mentioned above can easily & cheaply be hired either in Kathmandu or in Pokhara (if you are travelling to the Annapurna Region). Similarly Namche Bazaar has also alike options.

 

FIXED DEPARTURE

Start DateEnd DateCostStatusBooking
04 February, 201919 February, 2019US $1400Guaranteed
14 February, 201901 March, 2019US $1400Guaranteed
24 February, 201911 March, 2019US $1400Guaranteed

 

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Detail Itinerary
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1310m)
Once you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu, you need to go through custom formalities. You will find our representative waiting for you with a placard displaying your name. You will be transferred to the three star category hotel in a private vehicle for comfortable stay.
Day02: Full Day Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
You will be taken to our office on the next day for documentation work. You will be introduced to your guide and fellow trekking members. The guide will give you briefing regarding Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek itinerary. Enjoy Full Day Guided Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour. The tour begins with visit to Nepal’s holiest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and continues with visit to Nepal’s largest Buddhist Stupa at Bouddhanath. We will also stop by Nepal’s oldest Swayambhunath Stupa. Our day Tour concludes with visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Day03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m) 5 hrs
Distance from Kathmandu to Pokhara is 200 km. These two popular cities are linked together by Prithvi Highway. Early in the morning, we will reach Tourist Bus Station at Kantipath to catch a bus. We will follow the meandering path that offers exquisite views of green hills, Trishuli River and forest. We will reach Pokhara in about 5 hours. You can go for boating in Phewa Lake in the evening and row the boat by yourself to reach the Island Temple of Tal Barahi that exists at the middle of Phewa Lake. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day04: Drive to Nayapul (40min), Trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m) 4 hrs
Taking breakfast early in the morning, we will take an hour long drive and pass through Lumle village with scenic view of Annapurna at the backdrop to reach Nayapul. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek begins from Nayapul. We will follow Modi River and pass through settlements of Ramgai and Sudame from where we will choose the escalating path uphill to Hile from where we will proceed to TikheDhunga. Stay overnight in TikheDhunga.
Day05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2855m) 5 hrs
We will cross Bhurungdi River and climb stone staircases to the Magar village of Ulleri. We will cross the rhododendron and oak forest and choose ascending path to Nangethati. Climbing further through oak and spruce forest that is rich in wildlife and bird views, we will reach Ghorepani where we will stay overnight.
Day06: Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) (1 hr) to Tadapani (2700m) 3 hrs
1 hourof casual trek will take us to Poon Hill (3210m). We will enjoy the best sunrise view in Pokhara from Poon hill. We will also be rewarded with panoramic views of mountains including Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Nilgiri (7040m), Annapurna South (7219m),Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Hunchuli (6441m),  Machhapuchhare (6998m), Tukuche peak (6920m), Dhampus peak (6012m) and other surrounding peaks and mountains. We will return to Ghorepani and pass through pine and juniper forest to Deurali and then we will lower down to Banthati from where we will head towards Tadapani for overnight stay.
Day07: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m) 5 hrs
Leaving Tadapani early in the morning, we will lower down through forest area that offers exquisite views of mountains. We will follow the descending trail all the way to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the largest Gurung village in the region. We will visit Ghandruk Museum and enjoy the cultural show in the evening. Homestay is available in Ghandruk.
Day08: Trek to Nayapul 3 hrs, Drive to Pokhara (910m) 40 min
Walking past the terraced fields of Ghandruk, we will lower down through Birethanti village to Nayapul. We will catch a vehicle and return back to Pokhara. You can explore the nearby marketplace to buy souvenir items. Stay overnight in a hotel in Pokhara.
Day09: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 5 hrs
We will return to Kathmandu on this day. Follow the meandering Prithvi Highway for 5 hours to arrive at Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel for luxurious stay.
Day10: International Departure
As this is the end of Ghorepani Poon hill trekking, you will be transferred to Airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Safe journey.

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Cost includes
  • Airport  pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Tample, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
  • Two night accommodation with breakfast at 3 star category Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two night accommodation with breakfast at 3 star category Hotel in Pokhara
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
  • Surface transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus and private car to and Nayapul
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide ( English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
  • Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) there food, accommodation, Salary, equipment and including staff insurance
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP and TIMS) please bring 4 passport size photographs
  • All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company
Cost Excludes: 
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Meal not specified in the “meal inclusions” in the above itinerary
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and other expenses
  • International airfare to & from home town
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Pokhara
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
  • Tips and donations for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend