Trip Grade Moderate
Duration: 9 Nights/10 Days
Max. Altitude: 3210M
Destination: Nepal
Region: Annapurna
Activity: Trekking & Hiking
Theme: Lodge & Tea House

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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Annapurna region is one the best trekking destination in Nepal. And among them, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is the best trek that allows you to witness the beauty of mountains and nature within few days of trekking. Trekking Experts offers you exclusive Ghorepani Poonhill Trek which provides you spectacular sunrise view over the Himalayas, Ghandruk, a mountain village on the lap of Annapurna south and Machhapuchhre, and Pokhara scenic and beautiful valley of lakes. This trek is a short and enchanting introduction to trekking yet to be considered one of the top ten most popular trekking routes in the world, offers the spectacular views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.

 

This trek is ideal for honeymooners, families with children and moderate trekkers who loves the beauty of nature, lakes, local cultural attractions along with the scenic view of mountain ranges like  the virgin peak Machhapuchhe (6670m), Annapurna, lakes in the Pokhara valley, Gurung villages etc.  From the scenic spot of Poonhill at the height of 3210m, you will have  witness panoramic view of  many mountains such as Annapurna , the Dhaulagiri ranges, along with many more such as  holy mountain of Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manasalu (8163m) and Annapurna 1(8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) (6993m), Gangapurna (7455m), Lamjung Himal (6830m), Barasikhar (6635m), Nilgiri (6670m), Tukuche Peak (7650m), Hiun Chuli (6441m) and many more.

Trip Highlights

The beautiful Lake City, Pokhara

Panoramic views of 8000m and below mountains from Poonhill

Exotic Magar and Gurung villages

Breathtaking view of the mountains and sunrise from Poon Hill

Short and suit for any aged group

No fear of Altitude Sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness

Itinerary

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan airport Trekking Experts representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. Upon arrival at hotel, our tour manager will brief you about trekking information and other necessary information. And then you’ll free time to explore Kathmandu. Dinner will be booked at the hotel.

  • Star Hotel
  • Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

After an early breakfast at hotel, our trekking guide will pick you from hotel and drive towards Pokhara by a private air-conditioned vehicle. On your way, you can see the picturesque Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers along green and Rocky Mountains, rivers connecting each other and small springs too. It will take about six hours drive to reach Pokhara. You’ll stop on the way for lunch. Upon arrival in Pokhara, you’ll be checked-in at hotel and you’ll free time to relax at hotel or explore around Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa and Begnas Lake, also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna (8,091m), Machapuchare (6,993m) in the north, Dhaulagiri (8,169m) in the west, Manaslu (8,156m) and Lamjung Himal (6,983) in the east. Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist's paradises with many facilities for travelers.

  • Star Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 820 meter

After early breakfast at Pokhara, you’ll continue your journey with a short drive through beautiful landscape on the way to Nayapul/Birethanti. Upon arrival at Nayapul, our porters will pack up your baggage and will start your today’s walking journey. First of all you’ll the bridge and register your trekking permits there at TIMS counter and ACAP counter. Trekking route to Ulleri follows pleasantly through fertile jungle and terraced fields along a rushing river. This route is important trekking route that runs from Pokhara towards the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre base camps and further towards the town of Jomsom, then you’ll follow the trail through the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola, steadily up the side of the valley to Hille (1495m) and after a short climb, you’ll reach Tikhedhunga (1570m). And then you’ll walk steep up to Ulleri (2020 meters), a large beautiful Magar village.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3/4 Hours Walk
  • 2020 meter

After breakfast at lodge, today you’ll head towards a steep ascent. You can view spectacular views of the snowy peaks of the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli. Then you’ll ascend more gently through rhododendron forest where you can see wild animals like monkeys and along the way we can also see springs and rivers making the land seem like paradise towards Nanghethani (2460m). After an hour more walking you’ll reach Ghorepani, a spectacular settlement located on a ridgeline. From Ghorepani, you can enjoy the views of the mountain ranges and local settlements. You can see panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, V, Tukuche, Dhampus, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Barah Sikhar, Machhapuchhre (commonly known as Fishtail) and many more peaks from Ghorepani.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3/4 Hours Walk
  • 2860 meter

If you’re sunrise lover today is your day, today you can wake up early and start early walk to Poonhill to views astonishing sunrise views from Poonhill situated at 3210 meter above from sea level. From Poonhill, you can see majestic views of snow-capped mountains, green hills and valleys around there. You can have panorama views of mountains such as Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annaprunas and other mountains from here. After enjoying the views, you’ll return to your lodge for breakfast, and then follow a pleasant forest trail through rhododendron and oak groves to Deurali (2960 m),then you’ll descent to Bandhani and finny to Tadapani another beautiful village with great views of the peaks. As you can assume today will be the day of glancing mountains and hills to make memories for life.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4/5 Hours Walk
  • 2630 meter

After breakfast at lodge, you’ll continue our way down to the Kimron Khola and ascend, passing through the serene forests of rhododendron, bamboo and oak. And then you’ll ascend to Chomrong village before dropping by the small peaceful settlement of Jhinu danda. This village has a nearby river side hot springs where we can soak our tired muscle.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4/5 Hours Walk
  • 1780 meter

After breakfast at lodge, today you’ll make your last trekking journey of this trip. You’ll follow the plain dust road along the right of Modi Khola which is regarded as one of the best and most relaxing walks of the entire trek. After about 2-3 hours walk, you’ll reach Siwa/Ghandruk Phedi and from there you take a jeep ride to Pokhara. Upon arrival in Pokhara, you’ll say good bye to all trekking crew (guide and porters). After check-in at hotel, you’ll have for relax, massage around lake side area of Pokhara.

  • Star Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2/3 Hours Walk
  • 820 meter

After early breakfast at hotel, you’ll drive to Kathmandu by air-conditioned vehicle. The 200 km route goes along the Marsyangdi River and then the Trishuli river offering a good view of the natural scenery and farmland. Upon the arrival to Kathmandu, you will drop to hotel and then free to relax there. If you would to upgrade and take flight option to Kathmandu, you can take flight to Kathmandu at an extra cost.

  • Star Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

After enjoying a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we’ll be met by our city tour guide for our day trip to a few of the Kathmandu valley’s most spectacular and important sights and some vibrant, colorful markets. With a meld of three ancient capitals and their associated palaces, temples and markets of Kathmandu has a lot to offer culturally and historically. However, we’re mindful not to overload you on your first day so will ensure the day has a good balance between sightseeing, exploring and relaxation time. The exact itinerary may change depending on the local conditions but we shall most likely visit: - Pashupatinath, one of the most important temples in South Asia to the Hindu God, Lord Shiva; - One of the three Durbar (Palace) Squares, a complex of palaces and temples which was formally the social, religious and administrative focal point of the ancient city. - Boudhnnanath Stupa, a wonderful Buddhist site centred on a huge Stupa topped with the all-seeing eyes. If possible we’ll come here in the early evening to soak up the atmosphere of hundreds of Tibetan and Sherpa peoples walking their devotional khora And after tour back to hotel. Evening farewell dinner at local authentic Nepalese restaurant. Overnight at Hotel

  • Star Hotel
  • Breakfast/Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

Depending on your flight time, you’ll be transfer to airport before 3 hrs of flight time.

  • N/A
  • Breakfast
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • N/A meter

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What’s Included

3 nights in Kathmandu at three star-hotels on twin sharing basis 2 nights in Pokhara at three star-hotels on twin sharing basis 4 nights in local lodges during the trekking on twin sharing basis in common rooms

3 meals a day during the trekking at lodges/local restaurants (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) except in Kathmandu Breakfast and dinner during Kathmandu hotel stay Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at the end of the trip with typical Nepalese food

All airport/hotel/airport transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle Ground transfer for Kathmandu sightseeing by private air-conditioned vehicle | Kathmandu-Pokhara and Pokhara-Kathmandu ground transfer by air-conditioned private vehicle Pokhara-Nayapool and Siwa-Pokhara by private vehicle with trekking staff 15 kg baggage per person for trek

Annapurna Conservation Fee TIMS Fee All monument entrance fees during Kathmandu sightseeing

1 English speaking experienced trekking guide 1 porter for every two members to carry personal baggage 1 assistant guide for every 5 members English Speaking city guide for Kathmandu sightseeing

Comprehensive First Aid Kit Comprehensive Trekking Map and Kathmandu Valley Map

What’s Not Included

All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc. Medical and travel insurances |International airfare and taxes Nepal Visa fees | Emergency helicopter rescue charges Main meals in Kathmandu (lunch and dinner) Tips for trekking crew

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Nice trekking in general. Our guide Kalu and porter Bishnu were always very helpful and supportive.

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