Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

TYPOLOGIES

Adventure Trekking

DIFFICULTY

Low

MIN. AGE

5 Years

Trip Introduction

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is the perfect taste of trek that leads towards the stunning panorama of immense mountains following the irregular and beautiful landscapes, warm welcoming multilingual villages, decorative woodland by colourful flowers and a land covered with mountains. Driving towards Pokhara and then to little town of Nayapul where the trekking begins.

The travelers are guided by our professional team, welcomed by the people in villages and get to encounter with other traveler passing by. Moving through the rivers, farms and small villages leads to the pleasant place named Tikhedhunga. The steps forward through the more elevation manifest the amazing view of flowers and mountains and takes to the famous beautiful village Ghorapani. By exploring the charm of Ghorepani, the steps move towards Poonhill(3,210m/10,528ft) where the trekkers gets to walk in the beautiful landscapes, woodland covered with Rhododendron along the way. Poonhill offers striking sunrise view in the Himalayas and stunning picturesque of Mt. Dhaulagiri ranges (8,167m 7th highest mountain in the world), Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Annapurna II, III, IV (8,091 metres, 10th highest mountain in the world),Mt. Gangapurna (7,455), LamjungHimal(6,987 metres), Barasikhar, Nilgiri(7,061 metres), Tukuche Peak(6,920m), Hiunchuli(6,441), Manaslu ranges(8,156m, eight highest peak in the world) and many other snow-capped peaks that overwhelms the one standing at the top. All the way through the rhododendron forest and the crafted cultural villages, step at the most relaxing Jhinu (5,840ft) Hot Spring pool built into the riverbank of Modikhola and catch a sight of sparkling river by relaxing in a therapeutic hot water. The trek ends towards Nayapul and a way back to Kathmandu is made after sightseeing at Pokhara. This miraculous trekking makes every travellers beaming towards life most pleasant trekking experience.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Area Of Nepal has been recognized as one of the 10 World's best destination for viewing the beautiful flowers as it has amazing Rhododendron forest with fully bloomed flowers during the spring.

Trip Highlights

  • Ghorepani Poonhill trek is the short and exciting trek to unfold the charm of spectacular mountains and beautiful villages that in accord the people with lower stamina and beginner trekkers.
  • The striking sunrays towards the Himalayas when seen from Poonhill (3,210m/10,528ft), after walking through the delightful Rhododendron forest uncovers the finest view of magnificent mountains such as
  • Dhaulagiri, Manaslu , Annapurna, Fishtail and many other snow-capped peaks.
  • This route leads towards the popular welcoming village Ghandruk and other small villages such as Birethati, Hile,Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani,
  • Tadapani mostly inhabited by Gurung and Magars encompassing by their own culture, tradition and lifestyle.
  • A therapeutic hot spring bath at Jhinu grants the most relaxing experience after wondrous trekking. A way back is bade towards Kathmandu after spending goodtime at Pokhara.

Remember: Our travel planner can customize the itinerary outline as per your duration of stay, the purpose of holiday, and your preference. Cost of the package also depends upon the level of service; Deluxe, Standard, and budget as well as the group size. You can easily CONTACT US at any time for any queries.

Inclusions:

  • Required numbers of time Airport pick up and drop off as per your flight schedule (international and domestic) and all required transfers in Kathmandu.
  • 3 Night’s accommodation in touristic town of Kathmandu in BB Plan (one can choose budget, standard and deluxe)
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle (places of interest), highly experienced city tour guide, and all the entrance fees of UNESCO heritage sites.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu transportation (Flight/Private vehicle/Tourist coach – choose as per your budget and interest)
  • 2 Night’s accommodation in Lake side Pokhara in BB Plan (one can choose budget, standard and deluxe)
  • Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to Pokhara drive by private vehicle
    Standard tea house (lodge) accommodation during the entire trekking as per mentioned in itinerary
  • Three meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the entire trek as per mentioned in itinerary followed by 3 times tea/coffee per day.
  • One can choose the meal from menu there.
  • A duffel bag, Trekking Map and trekking pole
  • Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, Nepali SIM card (Rental basis, if needed)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) fee
  • TIMS (Trekker’s Information Manual System) permit
  • An experienced government certified local Trekking Guide
  • Required numbers of highly experienced trekking porters (2:1 ratio)
  • Staff’s foods, salary, insurance, accommodation, meals, transportation etc
  • General first Aid Kit
  • A certificate of appreciation (experience certificate) after completing the Trek
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu with cultural program.
  • All government taxes and applicable paperwork

Exclusions:

  • International Airfare
  • Personal Travel Insurance (essential for high altitude trekking)
  • Lunch in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (bar, laundry, personal shopping, internet usages during the trek, hot shower during the trek, battery charge during the trek etc.)
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • TIPS for Staff

Tour Map

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft altitude) and transfer to Hotel.

Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and Climbing’s airport arrival and departure representative will meet you at the airport as per your arrival schedule. He/she welcomes and drives you to the hotel. Check-in hotel and take a rest or relaxation time at Hotel. Then you can have a free excursion to know the surroundings and visit our office to get brief information of Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking, we also conduct an introduction program with the trekking leader and official team. Accommodation: Hotel or Resort as per your request. Meal includes: Breakfast. In general we prefer BB plan for your stay in cities so you can choose varieties of tastes in different restaurants around the city.

Day 02 - Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu/preparation for the trek

Breakfast at hotel. Our guide will pick you up from hotel for sightseeing of World Heritage Sites. Actually there are seven World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and we arrange sightseeing spots according to your choice, you have to choose only 3/4 spots for a day since it is not possible to visit all places in a single day – at least 2/3 days requires to have sightseeing tour of all heritage sites in Kathmandu. World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu are; Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Temple, Pashuapatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and Changu Narayan Temple.

Day 03 - Kathmandu to Pokhara (5-6 hrs drive or 25 minutes flight), transfer to hotel at Lake Side

Early breakfast at hotel. Drive/ Fly to Pokhara. While drive on a bus it take 5-6 hours via Prithivi Highway where you can see beautiful Trishui River, Dense green forests, many green hills and several village settlements on the way. And if you choose airway it only take 25 minutes. Check-in hotel with welcome drinks. In the evening rest at Hotel or know the surrounding around lake side Pokhara.

Day 04 - Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1 & half Hr drive) & Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,577m/5,172ft altitude) (3-4 Hrs walk)

Breakfast at the hotel. Then drive to Nayapul for approximately 1 and half hours. When we reach Nayapul we can take few times for refreshment hot/cold drinks before start the walk. Then we start trek to Tikhedhunga which take 3-4 hours walk. The trail ascends to Beritthati. Then we follow the east bank of Bhurungdi Khola to Tikhedhunge. Overnight at teahouse (Local Lodge) where you can taste different Nepalese cuisine.

Day 05 - Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,855m/9,364ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)

Morning walk winds up on a steep climb for near 2 hrs on the stone steps to Ulleri village. From Ulleri, the trail ascends gradually through a colorful rainforest for few hours with few ups and downs. The walk leads nearer to Ghorepani, feeling the altitude and change of vegetation. Trekking in the midst of rhododendron woods till Ghorepani village is reached for the overnight stop, witnessing grand views of Dhaulagiri range of mountains in the west and Annapurna South in the north.

Day 06 - Early morning hike to Poonhill (3,210m/10,528ft altitude) & trek to Tadapani (2,590m/8,495ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk) or same day can continue to Ghandruk.

Today we start trek early in the morning to Poonhill view point for tantalizing sunrise views over the Himalayas which is located at west side of Ghoripani village. We climb up through rhododendron, oak and bamboo forest. We can view several White Mountains including whole Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri from Poon Hill. After, taking precious picture we return back to Ghorepani for breakfast via the same trail. Leaving Ghorepani firstly we climb few ups to Deurali, a small settlement. Then we follow descend trail to the bridge and again climb an uphill to Tadapani which is a beautiful village from where we can have splendid views of Annanapurna and Machhapurchre mountains.

Day 07 - Trek to Jhinu Hot Spring (5,840ft).

Move towards downstep and walk through beautiful land covered with mountains. Take a hot bath at the natural hot spring (Jhinu Hot spring) with a view of forest and sound of bird chirping. Spend a quality day there.

Day 08 - Trek to Nayapool. Drive to Pokhara. Evening free exploration.

Walk towards Nayapool by crossing the beautiful villages and spend the remaining time at Pokhara exploring the city, lake side and shopping mall of Pokhara.

Day 09 -Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

After breakfast, drive from Pokhara or you can take a flight as per convenience.

Day 10 - Farewell, departure transfers to Tribhuvan International Airport as per flight schedule.

Our airport arrival and departure representative will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your scheduled flight. Meal includes: Breakfast