Ghorepani PoonHill Trek 9 Days

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580
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  • Ghorepani PoonHill Trek
  • Ghorepani -PoonHill Trek
  • Ghorepani PoonHill trek preparation day in Kathmandu
  • sunset view over the Annapurna south from Poonhill viewpoint alt.3210m
  • lower ghorepani village.
  • Ghorepani PoonHill Trek
  • Ghorepani -PoonHill Trek
  • Ghorepani PoonHill trek preparation day in Kathmandu
  • sunset view over the Annapurna south from Poonhill viewpoint alt.3210m
  • lower ghorepani village.
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At a Glance

Duration

9 days

Destination

Nepal

Trip Difficulty

Easy

Max altitude

3210m/10,529 ft

Group Size

1-25 Pax.

Activity

Trekking & sightseeing

Accommodation

Hotel in Kathmandu, lodge & tea houses during the trek.

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the trek

Vehicle

Private car and flight

Overview of Ghorepani PoonHill Trek

Ghorepani poonhill trek is considered as the easiest trek in the Annapurna Region ,short trek with well-marked route with many guesthouse and restaurant along the ways explains its growing popularity among both nepalese and foreigners .This trek is very beginners friendly and is recommended to all the age group who loves traveling to Nepal and trek to Annapurna region.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek also offers the majestic view of different mountains including the spectacular views to the whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalaya range . Annapurna (alt. 8091m), & Dhaulagiri (alt. 8167m) both are above 8000 m high mountains in the world. The famous sunset and sunrise view from Poon Hill of Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m), Machhapuchhre (fishtail) (6993m) and Annapurna South (7219m) ,Himchuli (6430m) including many others peaks are simply breath-taking .It is the popular viewpoint providing the close up sunrise and sunset view over snow-capped mountains.
The trek to Ghorepani poon hill trek provides you the cultural experiences of Chhetri , Bramhan ,Guring and Magars as they inhabited in the area.The trek is considered to be the possible throughout the whole, season but if we have to pick the best one then it will be the months of September to December in autumn season , Spring season March to May as these months offres the best weather condition and best view of different mountains .Ghorepani poon hill is a great trail to do acclimatization trek before attempting one of the more challenging routes in Nepal such as Annapurna Circuit trek ,Annapurna Base Camp trek , Everest Base Camp trek , Manaslu circuit trek.

Ghorepani Poon hill trek starts after a scenic drive from Pokhara to Nayapool – Thikhe Dunga. Basically you will start to walk from here. Beginning of this trek you will trek steep stone ascends to Ghorepani through the local village , trace , Hills and continue trek through the vibrant rhododendron and pine forest,the unique landscapes and the mesmerizing view of different mountains will greet you as you reach to the viewpoints.This trek is suitable for those people who want to taste first time trek in Nepal as beginner. The daily 5-6 hours of trekking with ascending and descending and the trekking trails are quite normal so,it’s popular as an easy trek in nepal. Additionally, the plus point about this trek is that this trek takes you to the elevation of 3210m so you don’t have to worry about the altitude sickness .This trek is one of the easiest treks which provides the stunning view of the annapurna mountains.


Highlights of Ghorepani PoonHill Trek

  • Majestic views of mountains:Annapurna,Dhaulagiri,Fishtail,Himchuli etc
  • Short trek suitable for all age groups.
  • Easy trek without fear of altitude sickness
  • Warm hospitality by Gurung and Magar locals.
  • Well marked trails which go through rhododendrons and pine forests.
  • Majestic sunrise over snow-clad mountains fromPoonhill viewpoints.
  • Cross several local villages and Landscapes
  • Hike to Poon Hill (3210m)
  • Jhinu dada hot spring
  • Trekking through the beautiful landscapes which is combine forest and local village
  • Taste of local food and drinks.

Itinerary

01

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to your Hotel. (1300m)

One of our office representatives will pick you up from the airport and transport you to your Hotel by private transportation Car , jeeps and Bus as per group size. After allocate your room and check in you will have a short brief regarding the following program.

Overnight at the Hotel.

Duration

30 minutes car drive

Max altitude

1300m/4265ft

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

Hotel

02

Day 02 Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus , 6-7 hours (Alt.740m)

Early in the morning you will be driven to Pokhara via the Prithivi highway to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Generally it is a 6 to 7 hour drive. If traffic is one way it can be a few hours more than usual. You will drive through the scenic landscapes , Hills, and a good view of Trisuli river where adventure a day rafting activities start. In the afternoon you will reach Pokhara and you have free time to explore around the markets before heading to Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.

Duration

6-7 hours drive

Max altitude

740m/2427ft

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

03

Day 03 Drive from Pokhara to Nayapool - Thike dunga and trek to Ulleri. 5 -6 hours. (1900m)

After breakfast you will start the day with a scenic drive to Thikhe dunga for about 3 hours. And basically you will start to walk from here. At the beginning of the walk you will cross the suspension bridge and trek through the  steep stone stairs to Ulleri through the local villages. You will trek 2 to 3 hours to Ulleri where we stop on our first day with a short and easy day. If the weather stays clear until you reach Ulleri you will have a great view of South annapurna and Himal chuli. Otherwise you have to wait another day. Ullier is a nice little Magar and Gurung people town with a scenic view of beautiful hills and mountains.  Overnight at a tea house in Ulleri. 

Duration

5-6 hours hike

Max altitude

1900m/62,34ft

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Local Teahouse

04

Day 04 Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani 3- 4 hours (Alt. 2800m)

After a warm breakfast at the lodge you will start your day. This morning if the weather is clear you will have a beautiful sunrise view over the South Annapurna , Himal Chuli and Fishtail . Today you will trek to Ghorepani  mostly ascending  3 to 4 hours . first warmup with stone stairs ascending to Banthati 1. 5 hours  where you can take a good commercial break with warm himalayan tea. Continue trek through the jungle to  Ghorepani  through the Nangethati another few  more hours gradual ascending  through the rhododendron, pine and bamboo trees and you will also cross a few small rivers and waterfalls.once you reach Ghorepani you can see beautiful view to the Mt. Dhaulagiri , Nilgiri, South Annapurna , Himal Chuli ,if the weather stays clear until you reach there.  After lunch you will have free time and in the afternoon if you want to hike Poon Hill viewpoints for sunset view you can hike. But it all depends on the weather conditions, unless there is clear weather and then you will have to wait another day. Overnight at Ghorepani

Duration

3-4 hours

Max altitude

2800m/91,87

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Local Teahouse

05

Day 05 Early Morning hike to poonHill viewpoint (3210m) , and trek to Tadapani. 6-7 hours.

Today, early in the morning before sun breaks down  you will hike to Poon Hill viewpoint ascending through the stone stairs , rhododendron and Bamboo trees  about 45 minutes to one  hrs to get on the top of the viewpoint. Once you reach the Poon hill viewpoints (Alt.3210m ) you will have a magnificent view over the Annapurna south (Alt.7210m) ,Mt. Dhaulagiri range (Alt.8167m), Mt. Tukuche Peak( 6930m), Mt. Nilgiri (Alt.6950m) , Himal Chuli (Alt.6430m), Annapurna I (8091m),  and mt.Fishtail (Alt.6993m) include 100s of beautiful peaks. Poon hill is the best viewpoint to catch a great sunrise view over the himalayas.

After exploring the amazing view you will return (30 minutes)  to our lodge for a hearty  breakfast and you will start a pleasant walk through the rhododendron, Bamboo oke groves to the   reach Deurali (2950m) after a 2 hours walk.and descend to Banthati (2600m) where you will stop for lunch and two continue trek to tadapani ups and down one and half hours. Tadapani is a nice village. From here you will have a great view of South annapurna ,Himal chuli and Fishtail. Overnight at Tadapani.

Duration

6-7 hours

Max altitude

3210m/10,532ft

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Local Teahouse

06

Day 06 Trek from Tadapani to Jhinu dada ,Hot spring). 4 - 5 hours (Alt.1700m)

Another beautiful day starts with a sunrise view over the South annapurna , Himal Chuli and Fishtail. After a warm breakfast we trek today from tadapani to Jhinu hot spring for about 4 -5 hours. First warm up with the long descent to themodi river through the beautiful landscapes and hills, old villages and traces. After crossing the suspension bridge to get to the other side of hills to the Larjung gurung village you have a short ascend and gradual flat to the lunch place. Continuing an hour and half gradually ascends and an easy flat walk to beautiful Chhomrong village (Alt.2300m) before the final one more hour descend to Jhinu dada. After refreshment at lodge you will walk down to the mardi river to take a natural hot bath 10 to 15 minutes from the lodge and return to lodge the same 20 to 25 minutes. It is a natural hot spring on the bank of the Modi river.Traditionally it is believed that if you are suffering from a joint problem and take a bath in natural hot water, then it will help to ease the pain and definitely you will have good relief on your buddy after the long walk. After talking at both you will return to the lodge for dinner. Today is the last day of this trek, you may like to join the dinner and drinks with your guide and porter.

Overnight at Jhinu dada.

Duration

4-5 hours

Max altitude

1700m/5578ft

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Local Teahouse

07

Day 07 Drive back to Pokhara, ( 3 hours) by Jeep or bus (Alt.740m)

After breakfast, take a short walk to the other side of the river crossing through the long suspension bridge and take a jeep drive back to Pokhara about 3 hours through the beautiful scenery and local villages. Once you reach Pokhara your trek ends here. Afternoon you will have free time to explore the pokhara.
If you plan to stay more days in Pokhara, visit Chitwan , Lumbini or any other activities you would like to do after the trek during your stay in Nepal, we are happy to help you at any additional cost.

Duration

3 hours by jeep or bus

Max altitude

740m/2428ft

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Local Teahouse

08

Day 08 Drive or fly back to Kathmandu (Drive time 6 -7 hours and flight duration 25 minutes)

Early in the morning you will drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Roughly it takes 6-7 hours along the way if  traffic or some unpredictable issues come it might take a few more hours.

If you want to hide the long bus drive and then alternatively you can take a short and scenic flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara at an additional cost. 

 

Duration

6-7 hours drive/25 min flight

Max altitude

740m/2427ft

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

Local Teahouse

09

Day 09 Departure to your next destination with great memories of the Ghorepani - Poonhill viewpoint trek.

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

Local Teahouse

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Inclusion/Exclusion

What's Included?

  • Airport peak and drop by private (Car/ Jeep /Bud as a group size.)
  • Three nights Hotel in Kathmandu 3- starter level before trek and ends of the trek including breakfast.
  • 2 nights Hotel in Pokhara (Before trek ,and after trek)
  • Three times meals a day on the trek ( Breakfast, Lunch, and  Dinner)
  • Hot drinks (Tea or Coffee)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits 
  • All the necessary airport pick-up and drop
  • All necessary ground transportation during the trip
  • Accommodation on trek normal twine sharing basic rooms.
  • Professional  guide 
  • Porter (each 2 people 1 porter and  weight limited is max 25kg) 
  •  Annapurna Conservations permits,   and TIMS card as required from Nepal Gov.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – rerun Kathmandu tourist bus services 
  • Duffle bag for keeping your goods during the trek (refundable after the trek)
  • Down Jacket for a cold place (Refundable after trek )
  • Nature Explore Trek T-shirt gift
  • Basic medical Kid bag  ted
  • Treat drinking water
  • Trekking camp Map.
  • All trip necessary trip arrangements.

What's Excluded?

  • International airfare
  • Personal insurance (encase for emergency only)
  • Trekking equipment
  • Extra nights Hotels, lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra cold drinks like
  • Personal expenses such as WI -fi, extra snacks, laundry, buttery charges etc…
  • Not mentioned in Itinerary or includes section.
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter.

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Trip Information

Accommodation

Throughout the trek ,the availability of accommodation facilities varies.In upper region ,there are fewer tea houses.However in  Ghorepani poonhill trek ,the accommodation facilities are quite cozy The teahouses or guest house offers a nice room .Most of these rooms have twin beds,and a few of them even come with  attached bathroom .as  some tea house has been upgraded ,including facilities like flush toilet,war water and wifi but as you ascend to higher altitudes,the availability of such facility may not be consistent.

Food 

As this trek is in Annapurna region for food the teahouse delivers the fresh vegetables which they produced on their own land so,the food tastes more delicious and is more healthy.Almost every teahouse grows their own vegetables and serves them. 

Since  breakfast is the first  meal of the day so,it has to be both nourishing and healthy in order to build the energy for walking .Break fast includes a wide range of food such as bread,chapati,egg,soup,noodles cereals

For lunch we recommend you to have the dal-bhat .Dal-bhat is that mandatory type of food in Nepal which is made for lunch in every teahouses and .it provides the energy needed for walking and keeping you feeling full for  longer period.however you have many option for lunch which are noodles,pasta,macaroni,momo,pizza,hamburger and many more.

After a challenging day of walking ,dinner is provided at the tea houses along the trek .The tea houses along the path provides the similar dishes for lunch and dinner .People in nepal eat dal-bhat for lunch and dinner .whereas it’s our option to choose what you want to eat and teahouses offer the a variety of food choices,including Nepalese ,Indian,Continental cuisines .Not only the food but teahouses offers wide ranges of drinks and,desserts and beverages.

Best season 

Just like any other spring and autumn are the best season to trek Ghorepani poonhill trek .This short trek shows the different components in each season and this trek is also possible throughout the whole year.Each season shows the different dimension and adds that little bit of uniqueness .

Spring(March-May) : The spring season known for its mild temperature and the rhododendron forest along the trails which come alive with the vibrant colors creating a picturesque landscapes.The clear skies offer the best views of the mountains from the viewpoints.

Autumn(september-November):Autumn is considered to be the best trekking season in Nepal as weather is stable,sky is clear and the temperature is mild This season provides the best visibility of the mountains ,.It is also festive season,offering a cultural experience for trekkers.

Summer season(June to August):These is the monsoon season,bringing rainfall that makes trails muddy and slippery.Despite the rain this season brings out  greenery part.

Winter(December-february): The trails may be covers with snow and the temperature might be cold however as the snow covers the mountains its shows the different aspects of the different mountains.

Ghorepani poonhill difficulty:

Ghorepanipoonhill is relatively short and easy trek which can be done throughout the year .As this trek takes you to the elevation of the 3210m it might not be difficulty in terms of altitude sickness..The trek to Ghorepani poon hill trek is very beginners friendly however if you start to do some basic exercise /jogging/hiking before the trek then it will put you in advantage.

As per the terrain condition Ghorepani poonhill trek navigates the diverse range of terrain.While majority of trail is well formed ,certain section ,particularly the ascent to Ulleri and the climb to poon hill,can be steep The trail to Ghorepani poonhill is one of the best maintenance trails and there is clear marking and signpost along the trail. If you are  not very confident of your walking ability then this trek is the perfect package for you, as it is only a matter of a few days and mostly easy and comfortable terrain.And if you have children then you can also take them along on this trek .

Transportation:

Our team will pick you up in from the airport on the jeep or car ,depends upon the group size and for the trek you can choose if you want to reach pokhara by taking flight from kathmandu or by taking the public bus/jeep as per the itinerary and if you want to hire  the private means jeep/bus then it might cost you slightly more but it is more comfortable. Once you reach Pokhara then we will drive up to Thikhe dunga after that we will start our hike .And for the departure we will escort you to the airport through jeep/car.

How to prepare Ghorepani PoonHill Trek:

Physical fitness:Ghorepani poon hill trek is accessible to most individuals within easy levels of fitness however preparation makes a significant difference .Trekkers should be prepare for a 5-6 hours of walk each day with ascent and descents.Doing some cardiovascular exercise  can help you increase the stamina for walking .Mental preparation might not be much crucial then the physical fitness but then being prepare for the day to day challenges, changing weather condition can impact your trekking experiences.

 Well research: Before embarking to any trek in Nepal doing the research of the trek is important as it will help you to be mentally prepare for the trek and will somehow provides you knowledge of what to aspect from the trek.Researching about the season,weather condition,transportation facility,accommodation,choosing the best trekking agency  will help you yo to enjoy the trek with the feeling of the ease .

Clothing and gear:Before the trek it is important to  have the right equipment for the trek.You should know what to pack and what to not and it depends upon the duration,season .As this trek is short trek and in not much altitude it’s better to pack lightly.

Insurance:While trekking in Nepal having insurance which covers all the trekking activities including  emergency evacuation is important.

Trekking itinerary: Having the itinerary as per your requirements is necessary so,that you get to do all the activities as per you itinerary however keep in mind that make the itinerary considering the various factors such as:weather condition,season and make sure you have one acclimatization day so,that you have a rest day.

Permits:For Ghorepani poonhill trek you need have 2 permits where one is TIMS Card and another one is Annapurna conservation area .These permits can be obtained from the Nepal tourism board ,if you are planning your trek with trekking agency the you don;t need to worry as they will obtain your permits cards before starting the trek.

Leave no trace : Be a good  and responsible tourist and save nature and mountains  for the next generation. Carry extra plastic bags with you and take care of your wastage and throw it in the bin. 

Why choose to trek Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with us?

If you are planning to have an amazing trekking experience ,Nature Explore Trek is here to provide you with a successful trek,prioritizing safety and security.Our team consists experience guides with over 20 years of expertise.They are not only friendly but also value convenience,quality friendship and above all safety and security.

Customer Satisfaction is our top priority and we are committed to providing everything necessary to meet your expectations.We offer a flexible itinerary along with the best accommodation and transportation facilities during the trek.Our focus on safety,convenience and customer satisfaction ensures that your trekking experience with Nature Explore Trek will be both enjoyable and memorable.

 

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