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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

5 - Excellent
Based on 3 Reviews

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 10 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size
+2 People above
Trip Grade
Moderate
Accommodation
Tea House/Lodge
Max. Elevation
3210m, Poon Hill
Meals
B/L/D
Transportation
Tourist Bus & Jeep

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic drive from Pokhara and back.
  • Panoramic view of giant mountain Annapurna and Dhaulagiri
  • Beautiful Sunrise from Poonhill 3210m
  • Magar and Gurung culture exploration.
  • Walk through rhodonderon forest.
  • Ghandruk village and Gurung cultural museum.
  • Typical Nepali terrace field.
  • Rivers and waterfall.

Trip Overview of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the short and sweet trekking journeys which offers an unforgettable experience including a Panoramic Himalayan view, Multi tribe culture, Flora-fauna observation, etc. This short and sweet journey starts from Pokhara with a scenic drive that goes to Nayapul where the trekking is started. The main attraction of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the panoramic view of the Himalayas seen from Poohhill 3210m. Another highlight of this journey is Ghandruk 2012m village which is the ancestral land of the Gurung tribe. Exploring the culture, custom, tradition, architecture, and way of living of the tribe is definitely worthy.

The journey starts from Kathmandu with some tour and sightseeing and we drive to Pokhara where we spend one night. The next day drives to Nayapul was 45 kilometers which takes one and a half hour. We start trekking at Nayapul and follow the river Modi Khola all the way to Birethanti where we cross the river Modi Khola and follow Burundi khola through several beautiful villages where we can see terraces, rivers, waterfall, and lush green forests. The trek goes ascending all the way to Ghorepani 2870m which is famous for its rhododendron forest, Pun Magar people, and Panoramic Himalayan view. Early morning we visit Poonhill 3210m to see the sunrise and panoramic view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Gurja peak rance. After the journey goes through the ridge to Ghandruk 2012m famous Gurung village.

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is one of the best short and sweet trekking journeys. This trek was voted the best trekking journey across Nepal. Tourist link trek is one of the veteran trekking agencies which operate tour and adventure activities across Nepal, India, Tibet, and Bhutan if you have any queries regarding a trip to Nepal please feel free to write us.

 

 


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Itinerary

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

As this is the end of Ghorepani Poon hill trekking, you will be transferred to Airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Safe journey.


What's included?

  • 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

What's not included?

  • 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

Fixed Departures

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Essential Information

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek What you need know ?

When to Go?

March to May and mid-September to November are ideal times to go on trekking in Nepal. However, you can do the trek throughout the year, excluding harsh winter and heavy monsoon period for better experiences. Read more...

Gear Checklist

Gears and equipment assure your safety and smooth trekking experiences as you enter the Himalayas. With essential equipment, you can add some of the other specific ones which most probably will come handy in the trek. A reliable preparation from your side is a positive step for successful trekking and climbing expedition. Read more...

Food, drinking water, and accommodation facilities

The menu for everyday foods gets slimmer with a significant rise in altitude. One can always find a warm tea and basic local staple in the lodges or teahouses operating here. Natural drinking water sources, as well as Drinking water taps, are available throughout the trail. Accommodations might lose even some of the basic facilities as we move higher up in the trails of Himalayas. Read more...

Trip Permit

To enter and trek the protected and restricted segments of Nepal, you will have to take special permits from the government of Nepal for the sole purpose of preserving the people and nature of these areas. Read more...

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the primary concern while trekking in the areas of higher altitude. You must be prepared and act quickly if the symptoms appear during the trek. Using some prevention techniques, you can slow down and minimize the symptoms of Altitude sickness up to some extent. Read More...

Physical condition and experience requirements

Different types and levels of trekking might require a certain minimum fitness level to accomplish. With the guides, you can make up for the segments of lacking experience of trekking. Nepal also offers a lot of different varieties of the trek which the trekkers of any age or physical condition can do. Selection of optimal trekking program is best for both parties. Read more...

Weather

Weather in the Higher Himalayas is always unpredictable. Regular monitoring and contact help us to be safe from any unforeseen change of weather in most cases. With the presence of a licensed guide, you can take correct destinations and make the most of the trek. Read more...


Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 3 Review

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2022


America


Fabulous Hike

I highly recommend this service, out of many thousands to choose from. Mr. Hom is a genuine, honest fellow with good intentions & a professional attitude. I was paired for Read More ...
2019

Julian Zim
German


Great Trek

I just had a few days in Nepal and I didn't have any plans what to do. Tourist Link Treks helped me and provided me a lot of information about Read More ...
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