Ghorepani Poon hill Trek – 08 Days

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Poon hill trek in Nepal : Walking holidays in the Nepal Himalaya….
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 newspaper

…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, Nilgiri and Hiunchuli.  Along the trail you will hike through bamboo and rhododendron forest  – it will be in full bloom in the spring – if you trek the Himalaya in March-April.

Enjoy the energizing fresh mountain air while you are totally enthralled with the breathtaking view of the dramatic Annapurna and Fishtail 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.

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  • Day 1 : Arrival Day - Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu Exploration Day
  • Day 3 : Kathmadu - Fly to Pokhara 900 m - trek to Tikhedhunga
  • Day 4 : Tikhedhunga - trek to Ghorepani
  • Day 5 : Ghorepani - Trek to Poon Hill 3210 m - Tadapani
  • Day 6 : Tadapani - Ghandruk - Pokhara
  • Day 7 : Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Day 8 : Departure
Day
1

Arrival Day - Kathmandu

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.

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1300

Day
2

Kathmandu Exploration Day

Sight-seeing of Kathmandu: Leave for half day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes The Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNISCO world heritage site) and the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Shyambhunath (2000 years old temple). Back to hotel and stay.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1300

Day
3

Kathmadu - Fly to Pokhara 900 m - trek to Tikhedhunga

After Breakfast we will fly to Pokhara and start poon hill trek 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.

Meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accomodation

Tea House

Altitude

1520

Time

5

Distance

14Km

Day
4

Tikhedhunga - trek to Ghorepani

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).

Meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accomodation

Tea House

Altitude

2810

Time

7

Distance

18Km

Day
5

Ghorepani - Trek to Poon Hill 3210 m - Tadapani

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.

Meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accomodation

Tea House

Altitude

2700

Time

7

Distance

14

Day
6

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.

Meal

Breakfast, Lunch

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

900

Time

6

Distance

14

Day
7

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.

Meal

Breakfast, Dinner

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1300

Time

6

Distance

200

Day
8

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.

Meal

Breakfast

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Includes

  • Accommodation in a 3 star category hotels in the cities
  •  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.

Exclude

  • 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.

Gokarna Forest Resort

Situated inside the serene Gokarna Protected Forest yet only 10 kilometers from Kathmandu city and Tribhuvan International Airport the Gokarna Forest Resort is situated on what was historically the private royal hunting ground of the erstwhile Kings of Nepal.

Steeped in rich historical and cultural significance the main complex of the resort is a remarkable blend of Malla and Rana period architecture. The resort sits within 470 acres of the ancient Gokarna Forest with the majestic Himalayas providing a dramatic backdrop.

http://gokarna.com

Hotel Annapurna

The Annapurna Hotel sits in 5.5 acres of grounds in the centre of Kathmandu a 10 minute walk from Thamel, close to the Royal Palace. Built in 1965 it boasts comfortable modern rooms, a large pool, three restaurants and breakfast is served in the bright coffee shop overlooking the busy street.

http://www.annapurna-hotel.com

Hotel Shankar

Hotel Shanker, Kathmandu is a heritage hotel, housed in a 19th-century palace within walking distance to Thamel and Durbar Marg, Kathmandu’s tourist hubs. It was the royal residence of the rulers of Nepal from 1894 until 1964, when it was converted into a luxury hotel. The facade was kept intact but the interiors were redesigned to give travellers the kind of comfort they’d expect of a world class hotel. The hotel is characterised by exquisite and authentic objects d’art. For example, the carved windows displayed in the lobby bar are over 200 years old.

http://www.shankerhotel.com.np

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