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.

Brief ItineraryView full

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : Sightseeing tour
  • Day 3 : Kathmandu-fly to Pokhara-Tikhedhunga
  • Day 4 : Tikhedhunga - trek to Ghorepani
  • Day 5 : Ghorepani - Trek to Poon Hill - Tadapani
  • Day 6 : Tadapani - Ghandruk - Pokhara
  • Day 7 : Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Day 8 : Departure
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1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Our representative of Earthbound Expeditions will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and he will be displaying an Earthbound Expeditions signboard. You will then be transferred to your hotel.

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Sightseeing tour

After a delicious breakfast, we head for sightseeing in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley. They are:

• Swoyambhunath: A journey up to this monumental stupa with glittering golden spires provides the travelers with a picturesque view of the Kathmandu Valley and it is a must visit for those who wish to dive in the knowledge of Buddhism. The word Swoyambhunath means self-existent one and history dictates that it was made in the 13th century. At Swoyambhu, immerse yourself in the devotion of God by spinning the prayer wheels, with a backdrop of religious prayer ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ and the beautiful fragrance of incense.

• Boudhanath: The Boudhanath Stupa takes its place among the largest stupas in South Asia. The gigantic white mound spreads 36 meters, and on top of it, there\'s a square tower consisting of the holy Buddha eyes facing all four directions. Prayer flags tied to the stupa flutter in the wind carrying the hopes of people to heaven. As Tibetans inhabited the area in the 1950s, you can see the remains of Tibetan culture to this day too and enquire with them to get in-depth knowledge about their culture. Turn the prayer wheels and circle the stupa as you say your prayers amidst the crowd and pleasant yet strong fragrance of incense.

• Pashupatinath: One of the most revered Hindu pilgrimages in the world is ‘Pashupatinath.’ A small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva was built here in 879 AD, but the temple stood in its current format 1697 AD when King Bhupatindra Malla made it. This temple is an example of architectural magnificence as the gold-plated roof, silver roofs and woodcarvings of the highest caliber soothe and simultaneously amaze you. The temple comprises of Linga images of Lord Shiva along with numerous statues and shrines. A walk in this temple shows you the true meaning of life as in the yards you’ll see young boys doing ‘Bratabandha’ which starts their journey to adulthood and on the other hand you’ll witness the deceased being cremated in the banks of the holy river Bagmati, indicating that life is short. Talk with the sages residing there and expand your knowledge on Hinduism.

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Kathmandu-fly to Pokhara-Tikhedhunga

Travel by plane to the second largest city in Nepal, ‘Pokhara.’ The scenic flight takes 25 minutes, and on a flight, you’ll witness the true beauty of these Himalayan nation as you’ll see the snow laden Himalayas, cloudy sky, and the surreal landscape. After reaching in Pokhara, meet with our representatives and head to Nayapul which is a 1.5-hour drive from Pokhara. We venture towards Tikhedhunga which is 10 km from Pokhara. This small village is sparsely populated, and you\'ll enjoy walking in its rocky steps. The stone houses portray the story about its rich past, and the lush greenery is tantalizing.

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Tikhedhunga - trek to Ghorepani

Many people consider the trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani to be the most challenging part of the trek. After a pleasant breakfast, you start the trek, and within the first 5 minutes, you\'ll see a vast suspension bridge and a sign that states the time required to reach Ghorepani. The trail is mostly dominated by horses and en route; you\'ll see the picturesque scenery of mountains and settlements. The intimidating aspect of the trek is that you have to climb more than 3500 stairs. You\'ll cross the village of Ulleri, and you\'ll gradually leave the corn fields and enter green forests full of rhododendron. The red beauty with a backdrop of the snow-capped mountains like Macchapuchre, Hiunchuli and Annapurna South will never let your fatigue take over you.

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Ghorepani - Trek to Poon Hill - Tadapani

The aftermath of the previous day is sure to leave you tired, but the excitement that lies ahead of you is bound to make you jump with joy. Wake up early in the morning and head towards the famed Poon hill to catch a glimpse of the magnificent sunrise. You’ll navigate through steep stairs amidst the dense jungles and even though you’re tired the freshness of the forest will invigorate your tired soul. At Poon Hill, you’ll witness the impressive sunrise lighting up the glorious snow-capped mountains like Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Annapurna, and Macchapuchre. From there, return to your lodge and head towards Tadapani. On the route, you\'ll see prayer flags, and you\'ll cross paved paths with streams that flow aside it. Cross wooden bridges, escape from monkeys and protect yourself from leeches. The long walk finally ends at Tadapani where you’ll spend your night.

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Tadapani - Ghandruk - Pokhara

In comparison to the previous days, today’s trek is relatively easy. The Tadapani to Ghandruk trek gives you the best of the Annapurna range and the delightful Gurung villages. The surrounding clouds add a certain mystique to the ambiance. As you make your way to Ghandruk, you\'ll see the mountains getting closer with each step, and it provides ample time to witness flora and fauna flourishing in that region. The route is home to river gorges as well which makes the journey even more magical. After reaching Ghandruk, you’ll have lunch and then trek back to Nayapul. From there, it\'s a 1.5-hour drive towards Pokhara where you\'ll spend the night.

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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 additional taxes etc. In the evening at 18:30 we will meet to go for a Nepali farewell dinner along with a cultural show.

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Departure

The trip ends, and our airport representative will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure from Nepal

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I went on a solo trip to Nepal and am so happy I chose Earthbound Expeditions! They provide the perfect combination of cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara and outdoor adventures including white water rafting and 5-day Poon Hill trek. Every guide was so kind and helpful, and felt like family by the end of the journey. I can't wait to explore this stunning country again- thank you for the trip of a lifetime!

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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.

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  • 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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Pokhara Eco Resort

Pokhara Eco resort (PER) offers affordable prices, as well as a convenient location. Situated in the heart of the tourist district of Pokhara, you are never far from restaurants or shops. Visit the  world famous Mountains, Phewa Lake, Barahi Temple, Seti river, Mahendra Cave, Devi”s Fall, World Peace Pagoda, The Old Bazzar and because you are in  Barahi Path Pokhara you can”t miss the Barahi Chowk with its countless restaurants and shops. At the hotel, guests enjoy complimentary wireless internet access, fruits and tea / coffee. Pokhara Eco Resort makes for an excellent choice to stay in the tourist district of Pokhara.

A 32 room eco-friendly boutique hotel in Pokhara with a beautiful view from the balcony has 29 deluxe rooms and 3 suite rooms with Restaurant , Yoga and meditation hall,Spa and massage center. We also have conference and seminar halls.

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Thamel Eco Resort

Thamel Eco Resort is an eco-friendly boutique hotel with a beautiful quiet courtyard garden away from the noise and traffic of Kathmandu. We are an authentically styled Nepalese hotel delivering international standards. We maintain 43 rooms including suites, family rooms, deluxe and standards rooms to meet the needs of any traveler. Our multi-cuisine restaurant, bar, and Yoga hall are on site to make your stay complete.

Renown for our friendliness and hospitality, we offer affordable prices in a convenient location in the heart of the tourist district of Thamel. You are walking distance to countless restaurants, shops, and the entertainment of Thamel. Just a short walk from Kathmandu Durbar Square, King’s Palace Museum, and Swayambhunath – the most revered Buddhist stupa in Nepal, we provide easy access to the sights of the City.

Enjoy complimentary wireless internet access, safe drinking water (we maintain eco-friendly re-fill stations), and tea/coffee. Thamel Eco Resort makes for an excellent to stay in Kathmandu.

We are only 8 km from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and don’t miss the panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding hills. We are here to make your stay in Nepal excellent.

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