Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

Ghorepani Poonhill TrekkingA soft adventure trek in Nepal's middle hills, with the awesome backdrop of the Annapurna Range. This trek is well suited for the beginners or for those who have limited time but still want a real Himalayan experience. The trek starts from Birethanti after a short drive from Pokhara, the trail passes through rhododendron forest and fascinating traditional Gurung villages at Ghandruk; a nice opportunity to witness the culture and tradition of Nepalese countryside. Along the way, there are spectacular views of the snowy peaks of the Annapurnas, capped off by the unforgettable mountain panorama from Poon Hill.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking Trip Overview

Trip Map

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Facts of Trip

Activities: Trekking & Walking, Cultural Tours & Sightseeing
Trip Duration: 12 days
Trip Grade: Easy
Accommodation: -
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and full board during trekking
Transportation: Private car in city/Aeroplane
Group Size: Min 2; max 12

Trip day to day itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu./Kathmandu tour will depend on your time./overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing tour

Day 03: Kathmandu sightseeing tour

Day 04: Fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu.

Day 05: Trek to Birethanti [1075m]

Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk [1940m]

Day 07: Trek to Tadapani [2540]

Day 08: Trek to Ghorepani [2880m]

Day 09: Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara

Day 10: Pokhara sightseeing. overnight at Pokhara.

Day 11: Fly Back or drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 12: Fly back to your destination.

Trip detail itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu./Kathmandu tour will depend on your time./overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing tour AM: Proceed for sightseeing tour to Kathmandu city visiting, the ancient palace square also known as the Durbar Square where you will witness the ancient palaces and the temples, Kasthmandap temple made out of a single tree during ancient age, temple of the living goddesses the Kumari, etc. Later, proceed towards Swoyambhunath stupa, one of the Buddhist shrine and also known as the monkey temple situated on the hillock towards the west of Kathmandu and overlooking the Kathmandu valley. Unlike other stupas, this stupa has got a spiral shape which has typical significance.
PM: Proceed on to another city of the valley called Patan city which is also known as the city of fine arts where one can witness splendid artifacts of the medieval period. Afterwards, drive back to the Hotel and rest of the evening will be at leisure
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis.

Day 03: Kathmandu sightseeing tour AM: Proceed on sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath temple, the holiest shrine of the Hindu people where the non Hindu people are not allowed to get inside the temple and they are allowed to witness the temple from the view point, situated on the opposite side of the main temple. Later, proceed to Boudhnath stupa, the Buddhist pilgrimage and biggest of it’s kind in Asia.
PM: Proceed on sightseeing tour to Bhaktapur city, also known BHADGAON and the city of devotees. It is the third major city of Kathmandu valley and in many ways the most medieval city.
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis.

Day 04: Fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Afternoon Pokhara valley sightseeing.

Day 05: Trek to Birethanti [1075m] We take a one-hour leisure drive to Naya Pool from Pokhara, along the graceful Modi Khola Valley. On reaching our destination, we begin our highly panoramic Annapurna trek. The route skirts through lush forest leading finally to Birethanti after walking for one hour.
Overnight at the lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk [1940m] Leaving Birethani, we trail along terraced fields beneath the splendid panorama of awe-inspiring glaciated Himalayan mountain ranges. On passing a succession of flatlands, forest, cultivated lands and a suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, we arrive at the beautiful village of Ghandruk after walking for 3 to 4 hours. An ideal vantage point in this pristine village offers breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli.
Overnight at the lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Tadapani [2540] We descend further along the trail showcasing rich rhododendron forests, gloriously cascading sparkling mountain streams and other mystical vistas of nature. After continuously climbing for 3 hours, we step on the territory of Tadapani at an altitude of 2540 meters. Tadapani offers the most magnificent mountain views of the overpowering peaks of Annapurna South. [Walk approx 3 hours].
Overnight at the Lodge.

Day 08: Trek to Ghorepani [2880m] From Tadapani, you proceed further along steep trails. Nature spreads exotic sight of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, lush vegetation and rich plant life before you. You climb through rhododendron forest to Deorali [3100m] and reach a hamlet and cultivated fields. Continue walking for 3 hours and finally you will find yourself in Ghorepani. Ghorepani also houses lodges to provide food and accommodation to travelers.
Overnight at Lodge.

Day 09: Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara After savoring the mesmerizing sight of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and other Himalayan giants from the popular vantage point of Poon Hill [3195m], you leave Ghorepani and march ahead for Nayapul. On your trails of stone steps, you pass through dense forest and a small village of Ulleri. From Ulleri, a very steep section [with 3767 steps]] leads down to Hille on the Bhurungdi Khola. Forty minutes beyond Birethanti, you come to the main road and drive to Pokhara. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.

Day 10: Pokhara sightseeing. overnight at Pokhara.

Day 11: Fly Back or drive back to Kathmandu. Shopping at Kathmandu/Souvenir from Nepal.Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 12 :Fly back to your destination.

Cost Details

Trip Cost Include:

  1. 05 days trek to Ghorepani (Annapurna Area), as specified in the above itinerary on full board with accommodation at the lodges.
  2. Sherpa guide and porters for the trek portion.
  3. transfers to & from trek starting point to trek end point.
  4. Equipments, lodging, fooding and clothing for porters and the guide.
  5. Prevailing government taxes, ACAP Fee, Tims card fee.

Trip Cost Exclude:

  1. International airfares, visa fees etc.
  2. Expenses of personal nature such as alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages, telephone & laundry bills, camera fees etc.
  3. Insurances of any kind and any extra cost arises during the trip due to the natural calamities, political disorder or due to any reason which is beyond the control of Venture Travel.
  4. Any other services which is not specified in the COST INCLUDES section above.

Fixed Departure Dates

Notes:

Departure dates and itinerary arrangements can be custom-tailored to your needs, so please contact us with your inquiries regarding your tour departure date.

Trip FAQs

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Departure dates and itinerary arrangements can be custom-tailored to your needs, so please contact us with your inquiries regarding your tour departure date.