Annapurna Ghorepani-Poon Hill Trek:

The trek to Ghorepani – Poon Hill (Pun Hill) is probably the most popular short trek in Nepal, it can be done in as little as five days.The benefit of this particular trek is from Pokhara it takes an hour of particular beauty by car to reach the trek start, within another hour you are not only witnessing some spectacular views of the mountains,you are also walking through charming villages,mainly inhabited by the Gurung & Magar ethnic groups. There are many dense (and very colourful in the spring) rhododendron forests to take in, full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys to negotiate.If that were not enough, the magnificent Annapurnas and Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Peak) in particular, dominate the skyline.

A highlight of this trip is to make the climb of Poon Hill for some fantastic views of both the Dhaulagiri range and the Annapurna range. Dhaulagiri (8,167m) Annapurna (8,091m) along with numerous other peaks at sunrise is an unforgetable experience.Because it is a popular trek, the facilities found on the trail of of a better standard ,with hot showers and great food.If you are pushed for time, or you do not want to spend all your time in the mountains, this trek is well worth considering.We have organised two itineraries dependent on your trekking time schedule.

Trekking facts:

Trekking Destination : Ghorepani Poonhill (3210m.)
Minimum altitude : 919m.
Maximum altitude : 3210m.
Grade : Easy
Season : Spring, Summer & Autumn
Accommodation : Lodge or Tented Camp
Duration : 12 days
Entry : Pokhara
Exit : Pokhara

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu.
Welcome / pick up at the airport/ transfer to Hotel.
Day 02 : Sightseeing Kathmandu.
Full day sightseeing /  many historical monuments, temples, stupas etc /overnight hotel
Day 03 : Drive to Pokhara / transfer to hotel.
About 6 hours extremely scenic drive / transfer hotel / trek briefing /overnight hotel
Day 04 : Drive to Nayapul by private Car / Van, we then begin trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m)
Early drive to Nayapul (trek start) / trek Birethanti (1065m) a large village at the head of two rivers that has many shops & teahouses /  the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola / trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille 1495m / short climb reach Tikhedhunga at 1525m / short & relatively easy day /overnight
Day 05 : Trek to Ghorepani (2860m).
Leave Tikhedunga / steep climb to Ulleri / Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2070m /  trail continues to ascend more gently through fine forests of oak & rhododendron towards Banthanti at 2250m / Continue to Nangethanti at 2460m /  a further hour brings you to Ghorepani at 2775m / overnight guest house / overnight
Day 06 : Hiking to Poonhill 3193m – back to Ghorepani, and trek to Tadapani 2630m.
This morning up early / hiking to Poon Hill / superb sunrise views of both the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himals / back to Ghorepani, hot breakfast / up to a forested rige and through rhododendron forest to Deurali / down through river bed (many birds) to Banthanti / ups and downs through forest to  Tadapani /overnight
Day 07 : Trek to Ghandruk 1940m.
Tadapani / short down hill / descend steeply through forests /  the trail eases as we reach Ghandrunk (2000m) / beautiful well preserved Gurung village /typical culture, costume, and life style / wonderful mountain views.
Day 08 : Ghandrunk to Pothana (1890m).
Today is mainly down to Modi river / ascend to Landrung, another interesting Gurung village / cotinue along lunch at Tolkha / another easy ascent up to through Deurali on to Pothana / overnight
Day 09 : Pothana to Pokhara.
3 / 4hours easy way down via Dhampus village to Phedi drive to Pokhara /  transfer hotel / trek ends
Day 10 : Pokhara at leisure / boating /paragliding / zip lining /sightseeing can be arranged at a discount if you book via us.
Day 11 : Drive fly back to Kathmandu / transfer to hotel.
Day 12 : Transfer to airport /fly to onward destination

Cost for Itinerary A: From £480 GBP per person

Cost for Itinerary B: From £435 GBP per person

(The cost varies with the number of trekkers in the group. Please contact us with the number of trekkers for the exact quote)

 

Cost includes: 

  1. Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis as per the itinerary
  2. City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private car
  3. Entry fees when sightseeing in Kathmandu
  4. National Park Trekking/Entry Permit
  5. Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) registration fee
  6. Round trip / internal flights / overland transport / if needed / as per the itinerary
  7. Accommodation in guest houses/lodges during the trek
  8. Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day during the trek
  9. Qualified and experienced trekking guide and porter services
  10. Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staff
  11. All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes
  12. Airport transfers for internal flights
  13. Sleeping bag, down jacket and rucksack if required
  14. Airport pick-up on arrival and drop-off on departure 

Cost does not include:

  1. Meals other than breakfast when staying in hotels
  2. Personal expenses and bar bills
  3. Clients’ travel insurance
  4. Tips and gratuities

 

Please note: All the trekking itineraries are flexible and can be revised in order to best meet your requirements i.e. your time, interests etc. Please make contact with us if you have any special requirements or interest.

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