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Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill-9 Days

Trip Introduction


Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is also known as Annapurna Poon Hill Trek offers Massif Mountains, beautiful nature, best sunrise and sunset views in the region. The most attractive and highest part of the trek is Poon Hill (Pun Hill) located at 3210m from the sea level. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is one of the most popular and easy classic trekking routes in the Annapurna region offers excellent views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range with best sunrise and sunset views. Trekking in Annapurna, the Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking is a first choice to glimpse the Himalayas and different ethnic groups. Thousands of visitors visited Ghorepani and Poon Hill each year which is possible to run any time of year but the best time to visit in March to Mid-May and September to December. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is suitable for everyone who is looking for an easy-medium short trek in Nepal.
It is possible to make short trek 3 to 4 days go and come back the same route through the Ulleri Village from Nayapul (Birethanti) but most of the trekkers decided to make a Ghorepani and Ghandruk circuit instead of returning back the same route which is required 5 days to end the trek at Nayapul and 6 days to end the trek at Dhampus Phedi.
During the trek, you can see the immense views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m),  Annapurna I (8091m), Fishtail/Machhapuchhare (6993m), Nilgiri (7041m), Barah Shikhar (7647m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna II (7939m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Lamjung Himal (6988m), Hiun Chuli (6434m) and many more white smiling Mountains. Trekking to Ghorepani Poon Hill trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense rhododendron forests, and past icy waterfalls where travelers can stop to cool their mind after the walk. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountain horizons. The trekking trail passes through the ethnic villages inhabited by Magars and Gurung people with their many temples and monasteries.
Poon Hill Trekking starts from Pokhara, Lake City with an amphitheater of mountains. Pokhara is accessed with motor road and flight. The Itinerary is possible to extend to visit the natural hot spring at Myagdi Tatopani or Jhinu Danda. Below given Itinerary is the most popular Itinerary without visiting the natural hot spring.


Group Size : Minimum 02 Pax Max - altitude : 3210m / 10,531 ft.
Destination : Destiny Country Fitness level : Moderate
Arrival : Kathmandu Departure from : kathmandu
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation : Double/Twin Sharing in Hotel/Lodge
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/2984ft), Duration: 6 Hrs
Day 03: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1570m/5150ft), Duration: 4 Hrs
Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m/9348ft), Duration: 7 Hrs
Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2610m/8560ft) via Poon Hill, Duration: 8 Hrs
Day 06: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1950m/6396ft), Duration: 3 Hrs
Day 07: Ghandruk to Pokhara (910m/2941ft), Duration: 5 Hrs
Day 08: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu, Duration: 7 Hrs
Day 09: Farewell
 
Note: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailor-made”. The Trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your need and taste, for more information please contact us at info@swagatholidaytreks.com
 

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
After you arrive at Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, our “Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition” airport representative will help you transfer to your Hotel. Our representative, He/she will also give you a short description of your trip. We will stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast package.
Included: Bed & Breakfast
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/2984ft), Duration: 6 Hrs
This is your second day in Kathmandu and you will drive to the beautiful “Lake City”-Pokhara. While driving, we will pass stunning views of terraced fields, rural settlements, and amazing panoramas of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Lamjung Himal, and many other Peaks. At Pokhara, you may either sightseeing or just relax in the Hotel. We will stay overnight at Guest House in Pokhara with Bed and Breakfast Package.
Included: Bed & Breakfast
Day 03: Pokhara to Tikhe Dhunga (1570m/5150ft), Duration: 4 Hrs
 We will start trekking from Pokhara to Tikhedhunga for approximately 4 hours. We will also walk through Birethanti village which is located at the linking point of the Bhurungdi River and the Modi River. We will continue our hike, passing through magnificent rhododendron and oak woods. We will also traverse the Bhurungdi River to reach Tikhe Dhunga. We will stay at a guesthouse in Tikhe Dhunga.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
 
Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m/9348ft), Duration: 7 Hrs
We will depart from Tikhe Dhunga to reach Ghorepani which will take around 7 hours. We will navigate a moderately demanding path before reaching Ulleri and ascending a rocky staircase. We will also walk past Banthanti. The track then goes through breathtaking rhododendron and oak jungles and finally reaches Ghorepani. We will stay overnight at Guest House in Ghorepani.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2610m/8560ft) via Poon Hill, Duration: 8 Hrs
This will be an especially memorable day on Annapurna Panorama Trek for we will trek to Poon Hill which soars to the height of 3210m. We will be rewarded by the enchanting vista if sunrise over stunning peaks likes Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhare, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, and more. We will start an early walk in the morning and spend the most memorable time at Poon Hill. We will walk to Tadapani taking about five hours. Tadapani is a beautiful village set at the height of 2610m. We will say overnight at Guest House in Tadapani.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
 
Day 06: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1950m/6396ft), Duration: 3 Hrs
On this day, we will hike from Tadapani towards Ghandruk. On the way to Ghandruk, we will walk down to Bhaise Kharka (around 2 hours). We will then trek to Ghandruk which is a charming village with a Gurung settlement. The village truly offers great vistas of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhare, and more. We will stay overnight at Guest House in Ghandruk.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
 
Day 07: Ghandruk to Pokhara (910m/2941ft), Duration: 5 Hrs
From Ghandruk, we will head downhill for approximately 3 hours and rest at some tea houses. We will also pass by the settlements of Birethanti. From Birethanti, we will hike on to Nayapul from where we will drive back to Pokhara. We will stay overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.
Included: Bed and Breakfast
 
Day 08: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu, Duration: 7 Hrs
We will be driving back to Kathmandu in the morning. If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking, and other activities.
In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. We will stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast package.
Day 09: Transfer to International Airport in Kathmandu for Final Departure
At the conclusion of; one of the best trekking experiences in the Annapurna Region, you will leave Nepal. Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition’s representative will transfer you to the airport, three hours prior to your departure flight time; with the hope that we will see you again in our unique and wonderful country Nepal.


Cost Include
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle. (for both international and domestic flights).
  • Welcome Dinner at Typical Nepalese Restaurant with a cultural dance show.
  • 2 Night standard twin-sharing accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms.
  • Three meals a day: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trekking.
  • A Highly experienced, Helpful, Knowledgeable, friendly, well-trained Government license holding English-speaking trekking guide.
  • We provide an assistant guide for walking with the group to support where necessary as per group size.
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS card).
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests.)
  • Food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
  • Everest National Park permits and Khumbu permit for trekking.
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airports.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
  • All applicable government taxes, vat, tourist service charges as per Itinerary.
 Cost Exclude 
  • Your Nepal Visa Fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International airfare to and from Kathmandu ( no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and Dinner during staying in Kathmandu
  • Personal travel and Health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra night’s accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in the city due to early arrival or departure as well as early back/return from Mountain/Trekking(due to any reason) than the given time period of Itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights’ accommodation.
  • Your personal expenses such as (soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, bar bills, Extra porter, etc.)
  • Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla.
  • Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation.
  • Tips of the guide, porters, and driver as a token of appreciation.
Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in the “cost includes” list.

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Important Note:
Your safety is our paramount concern while traveling with Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition. In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. for rescue. The charge must be paid by the client or their travel insurance company.
 Please note that your leader/guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountain regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health conditions of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc. can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader/guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Equipment and Gears
  • Duffle Bag\Rucksack Bag\ Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Swagat Holiday Duffle Bag that is to be returned after the trip)
  • One pair of a walking stick
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Sports shoes or sandals
  • Sun Hat/Cap
  • Basic Medical Kits
  • Head Lamp
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Trekking towels
  • Sunglasses (UV Protection)
  • Warm Hand gloves ( Inner & Outer)
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
  • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Raincoat
  • 5/6 pairs of good quality socks
  • 2\3 pairs of trekking trousers
  • 3\4 pairs of trekking shirts
  • 5\6 pairs of underwear( non-cotton preferred)
  • Water bottle
  • Good quality Sleeping Bag
  • Camera and Batteries
 

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