9Night/10Days
Duration
Ghorepani, Poonhill
Location

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is perhaps the ultimate short trek in the Himalayas! Suitable for people of all ages, particularly good for families with children, this trek can be 4 or 5 days in length and still gets into the heart of the Annapurna. Poon Hill (3,210m) is the ultimate viewing point for the Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche, Varaha Shikhar, and Lamjung Himal.Poonhill offers you the striking panorama of huge Himalayas including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, III, and IV, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, and Manaslu ranges among few others. The phenomenal sunrise from Poon Hill is just unmissable. A provocative glimpse of high mountains surrounding you can mesmerize anyone who’s the part of this awesome trek.

In addition to that, Poon Hill Trekking will also let you witness terraced slopes, warm villages, beautiful paddy fields, and wonderful culture and lifestyle of ethnic people like Gurungs, and Magars. Ghorepani and Ghandruk are two of the largest Gurung settlements in the Annapurna Region. There’s a unique please of trekking in Annapurna foothills along with the charming settlements of ethnic communities of Nepal.

Tour Highlight
  • Explore the historical monuments of Kathmandu valley.
  • Travel through rugged rural terrain along various traditional settlements.
  • Be accompanied by the sight of majestic mountains including Machhapuchre, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri throughout the trek.
  • Be awestruck by nature at is very best throughout the journey.
  • Experience the charm of the lake city.
  • Indulge in the traditional lifestyle of the Gurung and Magar community and see how purity thrives within modernity
  • Invigorating through some rhododendron forests, Poonhill Trekking in Nepal will let you feel the Himalayan Panorama while providing you the opportunities to get close to the local Culture.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Additional information

Hotel1 Star, 2 Star, 3 Star, 4 Star, 5 Star
Available OptionsMountain Flights, Cable Car
1

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Upon Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, You will be met and greeted with a traditional welcome by TravHill representatives and be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Welcome drink followed by orientation along with the necessary documentation will be carried out by your guide. Evening is free to explore as own. Overnight stay at your hotel.

 

2

Sightseeing in Kathmandu

After breakfast your tour around Kathmandu will commence where you will be accompanied by a guide of your lingual preference. The tour will include a visit to the following places:
  • Boudhanath: A major Buddhist stupa located at the north eastern outskirts of Kathmandu.
  • Pashupatinath: The most revered temple by Hindus in Nepal,the temple carries a significance of mystical proportions and is a site to many important life events of Hindus.
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square: Durbar Square or the Palace Square is ancient courtyard the then Malla Kings of Kathmandu Valley which is abundant is breathtaking architecture.

Overnight stay at your Hotel.

3

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Lying 200km west of Kathmandu, Pokhara, also known as the lake city is one of the major tourist destinations of Nepal. You can ether drive or fly to Pokhara, where the duration by road normally takes 6-8 hours. Pokhara is also home to the Machhapuchre(fishtail) mountain which is located nearby the Annapurna mountain range.

Overnight stay at Pokhara.

4

Pokhara to Nayapool Drive & trek to Tikhedhunga

After breakfast, you drive towards Nayapul, which normally takes one and a half hour. From there on the first part of the trek commences. You travel through a number of small villages inhabited by people of Gurung ethnicity. You get a taste of the ethnic Gurung lifestyle.

Overnight stay at Tikhedhunga.

5

Tirkhedunga to Ghorepani

This part of the trek involves an initial steep ascent for about 2 hours after which the climb becomes much easier where you pass through Ulleri, Banthali and Magar villages. Then on you make a descent towards the final camp where a special New Year’s celebration will be set up. Celebrating amidst a sylvan setting adds a new color to the occasion.

Overnight stay at Ghorepani.

6

Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani

Kick start the New Year with an early morning trip to Poon Hill to catch the first sunrise over mountains such as Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt Nilgiri and many others

After breakfast trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani.

Overnight stay at Tadapani.

7

Tadapani to Ghandruk

After breakfast you trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk which is a typical Gurung village famous for its traditional life style, ethnic handicraft and Gurung museum. From the village you can also catch a glimpse of Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Gaganpurna and Fishtail mountain.

Overnight stay at Ghandruk.

8

Ghandruk to Nayapool – Drive to Pokhara

After descending through Kimshe to Shaulo Bazaar, you will walk for about 30mins to Nayapul. From Nayapul you drive towars Pokhara on a taxi.

Overnight stay at Pokhara.

9

Pokhara to Kathmandu

After breakfast you travel to Kathmandu from Pokhara either by bus or flight. After reaching Kathmandu, you have the day to yourself where you can indulge in collecting souvenirs to take back home.

Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

10

Final departure

After Breakfast – free time till departure –  A representative from TravHill Dot Com will transfer to Airport for onward destination with sweet memories of Nepal. We will drop you to Kathmandu Airport 3 hours before your flight time.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle
  • Two bed accommodation at Kathmandu & Pokhara in 2 to 5 star hotels with breakfast
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Escorted with English speaking guide. Private transportation. Entrance fees
  • Kathamandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu transportation by tourist bus / private transportation or flight
  • Naya Pool – Pokhara local bus or private transportation
  • Accommodation in tea house during trek
  • Meals – Breakfast, lunch, dinner – during trek
  • Sleeping bag
  • Annapurna trekking map for group
  • All necessary paper work & permits
  • ACAP & TIMS
  • A First Aid and Eco trained & government licensed English speaking guide
  • One porter between two members during trek
  • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staff
  • First Aid Kit
  • Travel & rescue arrangement
  • All government taxes
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Excludes

  • International & Domestic Airfare
  • Nepal Visa Fee (USD 40 for 30 Day)
  • Meals in Kathmadu & Pokhara
  • Drinking water ,Hot shower and Electricity bill during trek
  • Soft/hard drinks
  • Tips, any expenses of personal nature, client’s insurance
  • Personal gears & clothing
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
  • Anything not specified in cost include section