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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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Duration

10 days

Max. Elevation

3210m

Group size

Min 2

Level
Easy
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Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route

Highlights

  • Enjoy a visit to the most popular tourist getaway, Pokhara.
  • Enjoy trekking in the Annapurna Panorama Trail.
  • Enjoy the majestic panorama of Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri from Poon Hill
  • Take a dip in the natural hot spring of Jhinu Danda during the trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, the mixture of a mystical and adventurous journey, is a magnificent trek offering a passage into the quintessential nature, lifestyle, and culture of the Annapurna region. Also termed as Annapurna panorama trek, you’ll get to indulge in the great hospitality of native Gurung tribe entrails.

Ghorepani is a scenic Gurung settlement and the largest village in the entire Annapurna region. The traditional village offers few breath-taking panoramas of Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri, and Machhapuchhre peaks along with providing a passage towards Poon Hill located atop the hill. Poon Hill, on the other hand, remains an idyllic hilltop offering a 360o panorama of Annapurna and Kali Gandaki Valley, majestic Himalayan peaks, and beautiful sunrise.

The 10-days trip begins once you arrive in Kathmandu City, followed by a scenic journey towards Pokhara. The touristic Pokhara City boasts a beautiful Phewa Lake located just at the heart of the city. Lying close to the Annapurna region, you can catch the picturesque sight of Annapurna I and Machhapuchhre from the city. The trek officially kick-starts at Nayapul, a small town located in the outskirts of Annapurna Conservation Area.

You’ll gradually advance uphill through Tikhedunga, Ulleri, and Banthanti villages towards Ghorepani. Poon Hill, located just an hour away from Ghorepani, remains the favorite place to catch the mesmerizing sights of the pristine valley, mountains, and sunrise. A few of the famous peaks you’ll find the sight of are Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, and Himalchuli.

The trail here on gradually drops along with the rhododendron forests towards Jhinu Danda, an accessible recess for most trekkers. You can choose to take a dip in the natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda before embarking on the final section of the trek. You’ll walk past scenic Pothana and Dhampus villages to reach Phedi from where you can catch your commute back to Pokhara. The trip concedes once you arrive in Kathmandu.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek remains accessible throughout the year. However, spring (Mar-Jun) and autumn seasons (Sep-Nov) guarantee the best weather and accessibility.

Everest Extreme Adventure specializes in custom treks around Nepal. We conduct all kinds of treks to Ghorepani and other exciting trek destinations in Nepal. You can also choose to join our fixed groups at a reasonable rate and enjoy full-board trek packages.

Trip Facts

Geography: Hills & Lower Himalaya
Location: Myagdi District, Dhaulagiri Zone
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Duration of Trek: 10 days
Max Altitude : 3210m
Religions: Buddhism/Buddhism
Ethnic People: Gurung & Magar
Accommodation: Tea-House (Lodge)
Transportation: Private Car & Tourist Bus
Minimum Pax: 2 people

Trip Itinerary

Day

1

Welcome to Kathmandu City! Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you’ll be warmly welcomed by one of our representatives at the airport. He will then escort you to your hotel located at the heart of the city. You’ll meet your trek guide and discuss the itinerary in detail. In the evening, you can choose to go out to shop for any needed gear or equipment.

Day

2

After having an early breakfast at the hotel, you’ll embark on a road journey to the west of Kathmandu. The ride lasting almost 6hr will take you through Trishuli Highway towards Pokhara. A touristic city, Pokhara lies approximately 200km west to Kathmandu City. At Pokhara, you’ll be welcomed with the beautiful sight of Annapurna I and Machhapuchhre at a distance. You’ll be escorted to your hotel.

Day

3

After a hearty meal at the hotel, you’ll embark on a scenic road journey towards Nayapul. Almost 2hr from Pokhara, Nayapul remains the gateway to Annapurna Conservation Area. After the brief stop at Nayapul, you’ll gradually begin trekking through the lushly forested trail towards Tikhedunga.

Day

4

Leaving Tikhedunga, you will walk past Ulleri to arrive at Banthanti. At Ulleri, you’ll begin climbing the 3200 stone-steps that reach until Ghorepani. From the Magar village of Banthanti, you can catch the spectacular views of Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna massif. A brief stop at Nangethanti will offer a great time to have lunch while enjoying the scenic sight of the surrounding valley. A short hike from Nangethanti will bring you to Ghorepani village. Ghorepani is the largest village in the entire region. The place is mostly inhabited by Gurung tribe. You can rest for the day while enjoying the beautiful sight of Annapurna and Nilgiri mountains at a distance.


Day

5

An early morning hike to the east of Ghorepani will bring you to Poon Hill. Located almost 1hr away, you’ll hike through the forested path and reach the local watchtower at Poon Hill that offers the most vibrant and beautiful sight of the surrounding. You will enjoy the beautiful sunrise along with the majestic vistas of Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Himalchuli, and Dhaulagiri peaks. Afterward, you’ll head back to Ghorepani for breakfast and then begin heading towards Tadapani village through the lush rhododendron forests.


Day

6

The trail spanning Tadapani to Jhinu Danda is between five and seven hours. Leaving Tadapani, you’ll begin trekking downhill for about an hour until you climb the ridge towards Chhomrong village before climbing down the stone steps that lead directly to Jhinu Danda. Upon reaching, you can choose to take a relaxing bath in the natural hot spring at Jhinu.


Day

7

Leaving Jhinu, you’ll begin along the Modi Khola towards Kimbu. The trail starts rising and heads towards Landruk. You’ll continue along the path and walk past Deurali and Tolkha villages to reach Pothana. A small settlement at Pothana is mostly inhabited by Gurung and Magar tribes. You can enjoy the beautiful view of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre peaks from the village


Day

8

Leaving Pothana, you’ll begin trekking towards Dhampus village. The trail goes past the heavily forested trail and tiny Gurung settlements. From Dhampus, you’ll walk a short distance downhill to reach Phedi. Also known as Dhampus Phedi, the village remains a popular hiking destination for most tourists. From here, you’ll catch a commute back to Pokhara. Once at Pokhara, you’ll be escorted back to your hotel.


Day

9

On the final day of the trek today, we make our way back to the capital city following the pleasant hilly landscapes through the winding bends of Prithivi Highway. Accompanied by the stunning Trishuli River en route, the journey passes through picturesque town and vibrant hamlets to ultimately reach Kathmandu. Making our way directly to the hotel, we bring the journey to a close before enjoying a lovely farewell dinner.


Day

10

Bidding adieu to Kathmandu, you’ll leave for home. We’ll drive you towards Tribhuvan International Airport approximately 2 hours early so as to avoid any traffic delays or hassles, which are common during office hours in Kathmandu.


Inclusions

Includes

  • Ground Transportation: All necessaries ground transportation including Airport to Hotel and Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Government Permit: Government Trekking Permit including National Park Entry Permit, TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System) and Local Permit
  • Kathmandu Hotel Accommodation: 3 night Kathmandu Hotel Accommodation at 3 Star hotel with BB Service.
  • Trekking Guide: A highly professional trekking guide, having 5-7 years experiences in Trekking sector of Nepal and well speaking skill in English and related language.
  • Porter: An experienced trekking porter, Max 25 kg
  • Accommodation: Accommodation at Tea House and Local lodge during trekking period.
  • Logistics: Three time meals a day during trekking period including breakfast, lunch and dinner and hot water tea and coffee.
  • Nepal Visa Information and general information related to Nepal will provided by free of cost
  • Company T-shirt as a gift for each trekker
  • First Aid kit and general equipment for Porter during the adventure trip
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Refundable Duffel Bag during the trekking period
  • Guide & Porter insurance during the trek

Excludes

  • International flight
  • Nepal Visa and cargo clearance
  • Extra porter if needs
  • Alcoholic products during trekking product
  • Emergency rescue services cost

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