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Trekking in the foothills of Annapurna

Ghorepani Poon hill Trek - 08 Days

Want to do safe trekking in Nepal? Yes, but don’t want to do a long one? Okay, here is the most suitable trekking in Nepal for you – Ghorepani Poon hill trek in the famous Annapurna region. The most picturesque short trek in Nepal, this trek offers you unreal mountain scenery that will leave you breathless.

Here is how Nikki explains her enjoyment of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with Yoga at her article “Inspired to take a peak” in the Stuff

…the trek is oddly comfortable. There are rest stops all along the path and water taps are everywhere. The scenery is growing evermore gob-smacking, but I’m falling in love with the Nepali people. Almost everyone we see greets us with a smile and “namaste”. At the top of the steps we stop for lunch: platters of fried rice, dumplings and noodles. Three sorts of fried carbs! Delicious. Next we enter a cloud forest, a magical place of mossy trees and running brooks. It’s a relief to be out of the sun, but …

You will hike 2 days to Ghorepani (which used to be a rest stop where ancient traders found water (pani in Nepali) for their horses (ghoda in Nepali)).  You will experience sunrise at Poon Hill, with breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna Sanctuary, including Gangapurna, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, and Hiunchuli.  Along the trail you will hike through bamboo and rhododendron forest (in full bloom in the spring – March-April.

Enjoy the energizing fresh mountain air while you are totally enthralled with the breathtaking view of the gigantic Annapurna range. Hiking in the serene mountains is truly a blessing and it is made even better with the presence of the Himalaya. The sense of joy that comes to you while you see the snow capped mountains is indescribable; you just feel it and enjoy it.

 200 km west of Kathmandu is the unbelievably beautiful city of Pokhara, a six hours bus ride or twenty five minutes flight from Kathmandu, it is the main-gate way to the Ghorepani Poon hill trek. From Pokhara there is another one and half hour drive to Nayapul where your trek of the life time starts. As you walk the rugged trails, you will enjoy the beauty of nature as you cross small beautiful mountain streams, green hills that overlook the white Himalayan peaks and eventually watch the sunrise over the Annapurna mountain range.

This trek goes from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani, Poon hill, then to Tadapani and Ghandruk or Jhinu then back to Nayapul where we drive back to Pokhara.  This short but spectacular trek will make you fall in love with the Nepal Himalayan Mountains, and make you want to see more.


Trip Profile

4 Days - leisurely plus trek with stunning views of the Himalayas.
3 Days – Will be in Kathmandu valley and go sightseeing to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Enjoy Pokhara the lake city 

Trip Details & Facts

  • Poonhill Ghorepani trek 
  • Annapurna Himalayan range with unsurpassed views.
  • Machhapuchhre – Fishtail Mountain view 
  • Experience exceptional contemporary cultural mountain life of mid western Nepal.
  • Enjoy the Lake city of Pokhara

Departure Dates and Prices

The given prices for pun hill trek are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will be happy to customize your trip on dates that are more appropriate for you.

Earthbound Expeditions also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure of a life time awaits you in the Himalayas.

 

Price 

Departure date for 2015Departure Date for 2016
Sept 28 - Oct 04Mar 04 - Mar 11USD 697
 Oct 02 - Oct 09 Mar 19 - Mar 26 USD 697
 Oct 10 - Oct 17Mar 25 - Apr 01 USD 697
 Oct 25 - Nov 01Apr 02 - Apr 09 USD 697
 Nov 02 - Nov 09Apr 10 - Apr 17 USD 697
Nov 10 - Nov 17Apr 20 - Apr 27USD 697
Nov 18 - Nov 25May 01 - May 08USD 697
Dec 07 - Dec 14May 10 - May 17USD 697
Dec 20 - Dec 27May 25 - Jun 01USD 697
Dec 23 - Dec 30Jun 02 - Jun 09USD 697

 

The Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival Day - Kathmandu - 1300 m
  • Day 02 : Kathmandu Exploration Day
  • Day 03 : Kathmadu - Pokhara 900 m - Tikhedhunga
  • Day 04 : Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani 2810 m
  • Day 05 : Ghorepani - Poon Hill 3210 m - Tadapani 2700 m
  • Day 06 : Tadapani - Ghandruk - Pokhara
  • Day 07 : Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Day 08 : Departure

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  • Day 01 : Arrival Day - Kathmandu - 1300 m

    You will be welcomed and received on your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu by our staff member. You will then be transferred and checked into hotel. The trip briefing will take place some time in the evening. You will be informed about the briefing time on your arrival by our representative.

  • Day 02 : Kathmandu Exploration Day

    After breakfast we will go sightseeing to the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu.
    This visitation includes:
    • Swayambhunath which is also known as the Monkey Temple is one of the oldest Buddhist Stupas in the Valley.
    • Bhaktapur is the medieval city which dates back to the 13th century and also the finest example of metal, wood and stone carving.
    We will eventually drive back to the hotel and stay night in Kathmandu.
    Today will be a full day sightseeing day.

  • Day 03 : Kathmadu - Pokhara 900 m - Tikhedhunga

    After Breakfast we will fly to Pokhara.

    We will Meet the crew at the airport and drive from Pokhara to Nayapul which is about 1.5 hours drive and eventually trek to Tikhedhunga on a nice dirt road alongside beautiful river stream. The beginning of the trek gives you glimpses of the Himalayan peaks but rest of the day we will enjoy the beauty of green mountain surroundings and local villages.
    We will spend the night at an comfortable Guest House (called the tea house) at 1527 meters.

    Approximate Distance - 14 km
    Approximate Trekking Duration - 5 Hrs

  • Day 04 : Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani 2810 m

    After a mouth watering mountain breakfast at the tea house we start the trek of the day. Probably the most difficult day of the trek given that the trail goes only higher in elevation. The first part of the trek is a steep upward walk for about 2 Hrs and then a gradual upward walk. The walk on the stone paved steps is a daring adventure early in the morning. The whole trail leads you through villages and forest to Ghorepani where your efforts will be rewarded with magnificent close up views of the Himalaya (given the weather is clear). We will stay the night at a Guest House at 2810 meters.

    Approximate Distance - 18 km
    Approximate Trekking Duration - 7 Hrs

  • Day 05 : Ghorepani - Poon Hill 3210 m - Tadapani 2700 m

    Early morning hike to Poon hill, the highlight of the trip, about 1.5 Hrs, to see the spectacular sunrise and the views of 10 different peaks.
    We will trek back to Ghorepani for the breakfast. After enjoying the second mountain breakfast, we will trek to Tadapani, another great place to take in close up views of the Himalaya. It is a pleasant walk through a lush green forest.
    Eventually we will stay the night at a guest house at 2700 meters.

    Approximate Distance - 14 km
    Approximate Trekking Duration - 6 Hrs

  • Day 06 : Tadapani - Ghandruk - Pokhara

    Enjoy a beautiful forest trek to the amazingly stunning Gurung village of Ghandruk and explore the ethnic village for a bit. Have your lunch there and later, trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara and stay over night in Pokhara.

    Approximate Distance - 14 km
    Approximate Duration - 8 Hrs

  • Day 07 : Pokhara - Kathmandu

    After breakfast we will drive back to Kathmandu which is about 6 hours drive or we also have an option to fly for 25 minutes at an extra cost. The flight will cost you USD 105 per person with extra taxes etc.
    In the evening at 18:30 we will meet to go for a Nepali farewell dinner along with a cultural show.

  • Day 08 : Departure

    This is a goodbye. We hope to see you time and again.
    Thank you for choosing Earthbound Expeditions Nepal as your travel guide. Have a safe flight.
    OR
    You can extend your trip by sparing a couple of days and visit Chitwan National Park for 2 nights 3 days and get involved in activities like River Rafting in Trishuli River.
    OR
    Spare some quality days to visit Bhutan or India or Tibet.

Extra Extra note : 

The poon hill trek can combine with Chitwan National park or with Yoga or with white water rafting in Trishuli river 

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  • View from Poonhill
  • Sun rise view from poonhill
  • The Annapurna trek trail
  • The view from poonhill trek
  • lunch break at nepal trek
  • hot spring bath on nepal trek
  • poonhill trek on horse ride
  • Trekkers taking rest on our nepal trek
  • Mt. Dhaulagiri view from poonhill
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What is included

  • Accommodation in a 3 star category hotels in the cities but for the duration of the trek only basic lodges are available.
  • Ground transportation provided.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu where Earthbound Expeditions, tour guide will accompany you.
  • Full broad meals will be provided throughout the trek to Poonhill trek - 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Government trained guides and porters Earthbound Expeditions provides their insurance, salary and meals.
  • Farewell dinner along with one cultural show.
  • Entry fees and TIMS permit will be provided.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets for trek will be provided.
  • One way flight ticket to Pokhara from Kathmandu. 
  • Domestic Flights will be booked according to the Itinerary listed.

What is not included

  • International Flight tickets.
  • Museums and city monument entrance fees.
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
  • Airport tax.
  • Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness will not be our responsibility since these factors are not within our control.

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