• Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

    Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

    Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

  • Gorepani trek

    Gorepani trek

  • Gorepani trek

    Gorepani trek

  • Gorepani trek

    Gorepani trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trip Overview

The destination for this trek is 3200m Poon Hill with it’s 360 degree panoramic view of the Annapurna and Daulagiri mountain ranges.This short trek normally lasts for 3-4 days and climbs through a range of temperate, bamboo and alpine forests following stone paths between villages with stunning views of high snowy peaks, beautiful waterfalls and dense forests of Rhododendron. The climax of the tour is to see the sunrise over the mountains from Poon Hill which is a one hour walk from Ghorepani - the home of ethnic Nepalese Gurung and Magars.

Short Itinery 
 Day 01: Kathmandu soul himalaya treks will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transport you to your hotel in Kathmandu. After formal introductions, you are provided with a welcome drink at the hotel. We will provide you helpful tips about how to spend your time in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
After breakfast in Kathmandu, you are ready for a guided tour of the astonishing Kathmandu Valley. You can visit Durbar Square, Swayambunath 'Monkey' Temple, the well-known Hindu temple, Pashupatinath, and the grandest Stupa in Nepal, Boudha. In the afternoon, we will meet for a pre-trek briefing and introduce you to your trek leader and our team. Prepare for an early morning departure.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Early the next morning (7.00 AM) depart to Pokhara by Deluxe Tourist Bus. Arrive 2Pm in Pokhara with plenty of time to relax before setting out on a short sightseeing adventure around this beautiful lakeside citty.
Day 04: Trek Pokhara to Tirkhadunga (1,577 m.):
One hour drive by car or Jeep to Naya Pul. The trail descends sharply to Birethanti and follows the East bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. Arrive at Tikedhunga, a Magar village on the bank of the river where you will spend the night.
Day 05: Trek Tirkhadunga to Ghorepani (2,810 m.)
The trail rises to Ulleri village where you can see incredible views of the terraces and the river down the valley. The trails then continues through rhododendron forests, arriving at the top of Gorepani/Deorali at 2810m. Overnight there.
Day 06: Ghorepani to Tadapani
Early in the morning trek to Poon Hill and observe the unforgettable sunrise where you can view 30 white-capped peaks of the Annapurna range, a life-changing experience. In the spring, walk through forests filled with flowers. Overnight stay at Tadapani.
Day 07: Tadapani to Chomrong.
Tadapani is the best location to view the rhododendron forest and experience impressive mountain scenery. After breakfast, trek down to the river and ascend to Chomrong.
Day 08: Chomrong to Hot Spring full day explore.
Today is a relaxation day. Descend 1 hour to Jhinu Danda and enjoy the rest of your day at the Hot Spring.
Day 09: Hot Spring to Birethanti and by Car to Pokhara.
Your walk will take you through the shadow of the Fish Tail and the Annapurna range, heading southwest along hilltop ridges, then down to the Modi Khola. The trail continues along the Modi Khola and reaches Birethanti where your trek started 5 days ago. You may eat lunch here. A half hour walk leads you to the van for your drive back to Pokhara.
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu by Deluxe Tourist Bus.
Day 11:Transfer to Kathmandu International Airport for your next destination.
 

Accommodations

In Kathmandu, we will have a 3-star hotel room which will be shared in a twin-share basis and will have a supplement of breakfast alongside. The rooms will have attached bathrooms and will have all the facilities that will at least help you have a semi-urban experience judging from where you come. But, during the trek, we will have to forfeit the luxury of a 3-star hotel in the pursuit of what nature has in store for us and travel through the wildlands in local teahouses, which will be very comforting as well but just not luxurious enough in terms of the facilities provided.

Meals

We can have a myriad a local and international cuisines to choose from during the trek though the list of meals will not be as elaborate as you might think, but still we do have options and they surely do taste awesome. We are very careful for providing you with food that is both hygienic and heavy for sustaining your energy throughout the trek. All kinds of meal fall under the package costs during the trek except for when you stay in Kathmandu where we will only be able to offer the breakfast. And, we will also end our lovely soulful trekking experience with a lovely farewell dinner at the end of our trek in Kathmandu.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Though it might seem very daunting in the face of it, but we are pretty sure an average human being with average walking capability will be able to complete the trek with no trouble. Our guides are very supportive in terms of your walking abilities during the trek and if needed, s/he will change the entire trek stuructre for you as well. (But, that will come alongside its own repercussions, like longer trekking days). Walking in higher altitude will surely be more tiresome than in lower altitude but the transition between the two will be as smooth as possible. We do recommend to consult with your personal doctor before making the trip though just to make sure.   consult your doctor(s) before the trip.
Best Time to Travel

The best seasons for the trek would be Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). Though we are perfectly willing to guide you through in this trek in anytime of the year that you find feasible, these are just suitable months.

Trip Start Dates and Cost

We have a perfectly customisable trip flexibilty depending upon your preferred dates.

Additional Information
We will be more than happy to discuss whatever aspects you find confusing in mail or directly in phone if you prefer.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 - Kathmandu arrival day .Altitude: 1,350m.
After the arrival of you're at Tribhuwan International Airport, our customer receiving member will greet with attractive preparations and will drive you up to the booked hotel from the means of your comfort. If your arrival is accurate as planned then, we will also take you to a traditional Nepali restaurant with an opportunity to taste a variety of local foods along with some cultural entertainment demonstrated by the different ethnic castes of Nepal. This is an evening event and depending on the time of arrival, if not viewed on the same day, you will have an opportunity to see it the next evening. event. The following morning, you will be briefed on trekking routes, activities, destinations and their approximate time periods. After a question and answer session and discussion of payment details, you will be introduced to your trekking guide.  

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation 1,300m.
in day second , you will taken to a full day tour of Kathmandu city after your breakfast where you will be briefly told about each destination centers like about their history, area, founder, time of establishment, etc. and also your extra curiosities on certain sectors by trekking guide. You will be taken to places that are included in world heritage sites by UNESCO like Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, etc. After finishing the city tour, we will meet again to check your clothing and trekking equipment (sleeping bag, jacket and trekking boots). We will actually be spending nights also in Kathmandu

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m 6-7 hours .
After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Pokhara by tourist bus, which departs at 7:00am in morning. This is a magnificent drive through the Prithivi Highway along with the attractive views of green hills, tooth shaped mountains, dense forests, terrace farms, villages, etc. The bus has two stops, once for breakfast and next for lunch then, we will arrive at Pokhara after 7 hour long bus drive. After the resting for some period of time, we will depart again from the hotel to lakeside areas for a short walk in order to discover the surrounding areas of Pokhara and return back to the hotel for meal as well as sleep.

Day 4: Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tikhadhunga 1,540m By bus 2 hours and 4-5 hours walk.
 On this day, we take a short drive to Nayapul, which is the start part of this regoin trek. After preparing the luggage for the porters and for yourself, the trail takes you on an easy walk towards Birethanti along the river. A short check in official procedure takes place at the ACAP office, and the trail then leads you towards Bhurundi khola, along with great scenery passing through several countryside villages all the way up to Tikhedhunga. We will stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 5: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani 3,194m 6- 7 hours .
After local breakfast, we prepare for the long uphill to Ulleri, which has 3200 stone steps and amazing landscape views containing the valley and part of the Annapurna range. This view will motivate you to climb up the steps and immerse yourself deeper into the hike. After a short walk from Ulleri, the trail leads you through the forest of rhododendron, which is national flower of Nepal.  Then the trail continues uphill to Ghorepani which is on the top of a hill boasting excellent views of entire Annapurna's and Dhaulagiri. We will stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 6: Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani 2,590m5-6 hours. 
We will wake up early Moring for an hour-long walk to the top of Poon Hill for a view of the sunrise, complimented by the panoramic l mountain range. After taking photographs from Poon Hill, we will drop down to the lodge at Ghorepani and trek down to Tadapani after breakfast. The beginning parts of the trail have a steep uphill climb to the ridge by way of stone steps, and after a few ups and downs you will reach Deurali for a short break. Then the trail drops down through the valley and into Banthanti. The entire hike goes through a forest that has wonderful view and refreshing shade. At the end, there is a short, easy walk to the ridge and a steep downhill walk to the river in order to cross the bridge. Then there is a steep climb to Tadapani, which is located on the top of the ridge. We will stay overnight at Guest House.

Day 07: 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 overnight in Pokhara.
Approximate Duration - 8 Hrs

Day 08: 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 for you .In the evening at 18:30 we will meet to go for a Nepali farewell dinner along with a cultural show.

Day 09: departure
You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but deal emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Nepal Sherpa adventure will take you to the airport. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.    

Cost Details

What is included?

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Good hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Farewell dinners.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Toiurist Buse or car or zeep  (Kathmandu- Pkhara -Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • soul himalaya trek  bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

What is not included?

  • Personal equipment for trekking
  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmand
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter
  • Bar & Beverage bills

Gear list

UPER BODY LAYERS 
Walking  t-shirt  -2 merino wool, capilene or synthetic fabric over cotton t-shirt which is  quick dry.
Sleeping t-shirt -1 it is can be cotton 
Thermal base layers top -1mid weight long sleeved t-shirt of merino wool or polyester ,capilene or polartec power dry 
Insulating layers -1mid wight fleece that can be worm over other layers 
Fleece vest  optional -advisable for those who feel cold 
Rain jacket -1 essential 
Down jacket -1 essential its very  cold  up high or depend how high are you going.
 
 
LOWER BODY LAYERS
Underwear - enough for trek (notice you can wash along them along the way)
Hiking trousers -2 quick dry and light wight trousers no cotton but zip offs are good.
Sleeping trousers 1 light wight yoga style evening sleeping but no jeans.
Trekking shorts -1 if no zips off trousers . below the knee for ladies.
Rain pants -1 advisable 
Thermal long johns 1 for evening or sleeping.
 
 
PACKS&BAGS
Duffle bag pack 1 to store excess luggage in at hotel. but SHTT provides duffel bags for the duration of trek these are easier for the potters to cary.
Day pack with rain cover -1for cary your personal items during the treks eg  camera and chocolate water.
Sleeping bags -1 3season (4season oct-feb).
Compression stuff sack -1 for sleeping bags.
 
 
FOOTWEAR 
Trekking boots -1 must be well worm and  comfortable with ankle support.
Socks -3  good and worm enough 
Flip flops or camp shoes-1 light wight for evening use.
 
 
MISCELLANEOUS TIMES 
Water bottles -2 one or two liters nalgene or sig style or a bladder as you like.
Water purification drops -1 it is cheep and easy to buy in kathmandu (piyous).
Lip balm -1 with SPF factors.
Sunglass -1  essential good uv protection. 
Suncream we recommend SPF 30 greater. 
Bandana -1 this useful for a variety of purposes. 
Baseball head (cap) it is useful for sun during the hiking. 
Worm woolen head -1 it is very useful evening and morning when we hike above the 3500m.
Flash light or head torch -1head light is best as it leaves your hand free and extra batteries. 
Personal first aid kit -1 include any prescribed medication (should be your all personal medication).
Travel towel -1 light wight and compact. 
Wash kit -1 travel itms for the trek. 
Instant hand sanitizer -enough for trek and alcohol based for keeping your hand clean. 
Camera with charge and enough batteries for your treks 
Book or journal as you like. 
Pack of cadrs for evening fun. 
Trekking snacks enough for trekking and good selection available in kathmandu. 
Toilet roll and rubbish bag it is very important we don’t leave rubbish in mountain. 
Trekking poles optional advisable for anyone with knee issues.
Gloves worm enough. 
Nack wormer \Buff. 
 
A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR AND ATTITUDE IT IS ESSENTIAL -DONT COME WITHOUT  IT NAMASTE .
 
All of above the equipment you can  get cheaply in kathmandu.If you have any queries please feel free to ask.
                       www.soulhimalayatreks.com                                     info@soulhimalayatreks.com
FROM US

$1,250

11 days

Trip at-a- Glance

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Essay
  •    Destination: Annapurna region
  •    Activities: trekking
  •    Accommodation: Good hotel in Kathmandu, and teahouses during the trek. (or as you desire)
  •    Meals: 7 days meals included
  •    Maximum altitude: 3200m
  •    Group size: 3
  •    Best Season: he best season for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek can be considered to be the months ranging from September to November. In these months, the weather is clear and we can obtain a clear view of the beautiful scenery.

Trip Higlights

The panoramic viewpoint of Annapurna Dhaulagiri 
Beautiful sun rise in early morning with beautiful moutains 
Short trek and have good gurung cultural with worm hospitalitsy
If you are going to visist srping Rododendrom will flowring 
Take a relaxing hot spring in Jhinu danda.
An accessible trek 8 days in the Annapurna range

Similar Trip