Ghorepani Poon Trek - 5 days Poon Hill Trek, Nepal Tea House Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek


Ghorepani-Poon-Hill-Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek via Ghandruk is undoubtedly the best short trekking in Annapurna. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek commences and concludes at lower elevation enabling every trekking enthusiasts to enjoy trekking in serene surrounding irrespective of age group and trekking experience. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking route continues through forest of blooming rhododendron, oak, maples and other alpine flowers. One should cross rivers and climb small hills. Homestay in Ghandruk is the major attraction of the trek where visitors are received by offering a shawl (khada) and the whole Gurung community gets involved in feast and dancing event in the evening. Visitors can participate in the dance if they like. Getting sunrise view from Poon Hill is yet another highlight of this Trek. Poon Hill Trek offers breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli and other peaks and mountains.

Emerging Nepal Trek & Tours offers 5 days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek via Ghandruk. After reaching Pokhara, you will be taken to Nayapul, the starting point of Ghorepani Trekking. Following Modi River, you will reach Birethanti in about 2 hrs from where you will arrive at Tikhedhunga. Following the stone steps, you will reach Ulleri and climb Nangethanti hill to Ghorepani. Watch sunrise view over Annapurna from Poon Hill and lower down to Ghandruk. Return to Nayapul from Ghandruk and drive to Pokhara before taking flight back to Kathmandu. The cost of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek via Ghandruk is available upon request.   
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Itinerary Outline
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu (1350m) to Pokhara (820m) 200km, 5hrs
Day 02: Drive to Nayapul 44km, (1hr) Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m) 4 - 5hrs
Day 03: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m) 5-6hrs
Day 04: Ghorepani to Ghandruk (2090m) via Poon hill (3210m)
Day 05: Trek to Nayapul Drive to Pokhara, Flight to Kathmandu
Costs included in the price:
1. Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private Jeep
2. Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
3. All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
5. Local licensed English and other language speaking guides. (We have guides for different language including Russian, etc.)
6. Flight or Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Flight or Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu
7. Drive to Nayapul
8. Local staffs and porters to carry your luggage during the trek
9. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staffs
10. Inclusive of government tax. 
11. Official expenses
12. Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) 
13. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry fee.

Costs excluded in the price:
1. All meals (lunch and dinner) in City or the Capital.
2. Your travel insurance (compulsory)
3. Visa fees
4. Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks, laundry
5. Personal trekking equipments
6. Tips for trekking staffs and driver. (Note: Tipping is expected)
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu (1350m) to Pokhara (820m) 200km, 5hrs
Luxury bus leaves for Pokhara from Tourist Bus Park, Kantipath at 7am. Boarding a bus, follow scenic Prithvi Highway for 5hrs and cover 200km distance to reach Pokhara. Enjoy the views of forested ridges, gushing Trishuli and Marsyangdi Tivers and cable cars in Kurintar. Check in to the hotel. Free afternoon on your own. Boating at Phewa Lake especially in the evening is recommended.  

Day 02: Drive to Nayapul 44km, (1hr) Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m) 4-5hrs
After breakfast, jump into a van and follow the highway for about an hour to reach Nayapul. Nayapul lies 44km far from Pokhara. Get the views of Annapurna Ranges throughout the way. Drive along villages of Lumle, Kanre and Naudanda and reach Nayapul which is the check in and check out point for Ghorepani Poon hill Trek. Walk through the east side of Modi Khola and cross Birethanti. Show trekking permit and TIMS in National Park Office and follow Bhurungdi River to Tikhedhunga.

Day 03: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m) 5-6hrs
Lower down to river and take 2hrs of climb through the stone steps to Ulleri. Ulleri is a small yet beautiful village of Magar ethnics that locates peacefully surrounded by forested ridges. Get the views of magnificient Annapurna Range and climb further through Banthanti to Nangathanti hill. Follow the descending trail through rhododendron forest to Ghorepani.

Day 04: Ghorepani to Ghandruk (2090m) via Poon hill (3210m)
Get ready for Poon Hill Trek early in the morning before sunrise. Climb to Poon Hill, the famous hill station near Pokhara that gives the best sunrise view over Mount Annapurna. Get the breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli and other peaks and mountains. Return back to hotel in Ghorepani for breakfast and take the descending trail through rhododendron forest to Tadapani (2660m). Cross Bhaise Kharka and walk past tea houses to Ghandruk. Enjoy homestay in Ghanduk and try authentic taste of Gurung dishes.  

Day 05: Trek to Nayapul Drive to Pokhara, Flight to Kathmandu
Enjoy the close- up views of Annapurna, Dhaulagirim Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri and other mountains from view point in Ghandruk. Follow the return trail back to Nayapul through Birethanti. Reach Nayapul in about 3hrs. The trail passes through tea houses, forest, river and small settlements. Drive back to Pokhara Airport from Nayapul. Board a flight back to Kathmandu on the same day.  

Trip Facts

Duration: 5 Days
Accomodation: Hotel, Guest House
Altitude Height: 3,210m.
Seasons: January-December
Level: Easy
Trip Departure: Kathmandu
No. of Pax: 1-30 people
Activities: Trekking
Mode of Travel: Domestic flight, Car, Bus

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