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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Duration 10 days
Max-Altitude 3210m
Transportation Tourist Bus
Grade Easy
Accommodation 3* Hotel in City & Teahouse During Trek
Meals Breakfast in City & All meals during trek
Best Season Sep - Nov & Mar - May
Communication Available
Group Size Any

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is also famous as Annapurna Panorama Trekking or Annapurna Sunrise Trekking as breathtaking panoramic views can be observed through this trek. It is one of the most popular and relatively easy treks through beautiful ethnic villages in the Annapurna Region. Poon Hill Trekking, let all the people feel the Himalayan Panorama providing the opportunities to get close to the local Culture. However, Poon Hill Trek is best known for its views from Poon Hill. Being popularly known as the Photographer’s Paradise, you can capture the best snaps of the impressive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The phenomenal sunrise from Poon Hill is just magical and can’t afford to miss it. A provocative glimpse of the high mountains surrounding will be mesmerized anyone who’s part of this awesome trek.

Ghorepani poon Hill Trek is timely suitable and you could enjoy this superb journey on Nepal Trekking Tour. It’s been a fascinating village, inhabited by the bravest and most legendary moral institution of Nepal named Gurungs with its unique culture and sound hospitality. The landscape of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna peaks from the Poon Hill viewpoint [3210m] is one of the most incredible mountain escapes on earth. The Hill point mesmerizes with a heavenly view of sunrise and golden coloration perspectives of Annapurna ranges. Poon Hill easy trek is a brief trekking trail allowing viewing the terrific Mountains which are above 8000m including prominent Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre to name a few.

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival(1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara(915m) – 7 Hours
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, then trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m) – 4 Hours
Day 05: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2840m) – 5 Hours
Day 06: Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2610m) – 5 Hours
Day 07: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m) – 5 Hours
Day 08: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1010m), then drive to Pokhara – 5 Hours
Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara
Day 10: Final Departure

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1,300m/4,264ft)
A warm welcome at the International Airport by our Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure representative. A transfer to the hotel from there. Rest and stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
We proceed for Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing today. We visit the following places:

  1. Boudhanath Stupa:
    Boudhanath is the largest stupa in the valley that lies about 6 km to the east of Kathmandu. The stupa design is attractive and has great cultural importance. A peaceful feeling after visiting the stupa.
  2. Pashupatinath Temple:
    Pashupatinath is a holy Hindu temple popular in the world. The phallic symbol Shiva Linga is ornamented inside the pagoda temple. The temple’s existence is before 400 AD. There is a holy Bagmati river flowing beside the temple.
  3. Patan Durbar Square:
    Patan Durbar Square is every art lover’s delight. The Durbar Square is artistically beautiful and can be seen in the palace buildings, courtyards, and stunning pagoda temples. The Shikhar-style Krishna temple is made of stone which is quite impressive. The Patan Museum and the former royal palace are the main attractions here.
  4. Swayambhunath Stupa:
    Swayambhunath Stupa is popular as The Monkey Temple as we can see many monkeys. The temple is situated on the hillock and can get a beautiful view of Kathmandu valley. The stupa is holy for Buddhists and it has a great history attached to the establishment of Kathmandu valley.

Return to a hotel after the sightseeing. Arrange the backpack for the trek, Stay overnight at a hotel.

Included Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara – 7 Hours
After breakfast, a scenic highway drive on a tourist bus with a guide to Pokhara. Enjoy the lovely sceneries and stop for snacks and lunch at stopovers. Upon reaching Pokhara, transfer to a hotel. Later in the evening, explore the nearby places and a short walk at a lakeside. Spend a night at a hotel.

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, and trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m) – 4 Hours
After breakfast, a short drive to Nayapul from a bus station in Pokhara. A start point for our trek. Walk passing through Modi Khola and follow the route admiring the surrounding sceneries. Traverse through the village of Birethanti, and Hille, ultimately reach Tikhedhunga. Stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 05: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2840m) – 5 Hours
We trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani. A steep ascends to the beautiful Magar settlement village Ulleri. From there, continue walking through the verdant forest of oaks and rhododendron to reach Banthanti. Walk a little further and finally reach our destination Ghorepani. Stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 06: Hike Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2610m) – 5 Hours
An early morning wakes up to hike Poon Hill. Poon Hill is a famous viewpoint for sunrise and sunset. Also, a great panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Poon Hill viewpoint is famous among photographers as one can get stunning snaps of snow-capped mountains, sunrise, sunset, Pokhara valley, and natural surrounding sceneries. Take some snaps and collect some memories before returning to Ghorepani. Have breakfast at Ghorepani and trek to Deurali and then reach Tadapani. Stay overnight.

Day 07: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m) – 5 Hour
Walk downhill passing the green forest to the trail to reach the biggest Gurung settlement village Ghandruk. Explore the lovely village. Interact with locals and get to learn about their culture and lifestyle. Feel pleased with their warm hospitality. Relish the impressive sceneries and authentic food. Stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

Day 08: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1010m), and drive to Pokhara – 5 Hours
We come to an end of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. We trek down to Nayapul gradually and enjoy the environment. Upon reaching Nayapul, take a short drive back to Pokhara. Rest at a hotel for a while. Later, explore the local markets to buy souvenirs or do some shopping. Visit the lakeside area and if one wishes do boating on Phewa lake. Visit the Tal-Barahi temple. Enjoy the nightlife in Pokhara and stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 09: Drive Back To Kathmandu
We drive back to Kathmandu with fond memories collected in the trek. After breakfast, return to Kathmandu on a tourist bus with a guide. Transfer to the hotel and refresh and rest for a bit. In your free time, visit the Thamel market and do some shopping. In the evening, join us for a farewell dinner. Share your trekking experience with us. Stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 10: Final Departure
Our representative from HSA see off you at the International Airport for final departure. With the hope of traveling to Nepal again, we wish you the best wishes for your future.

Cost Included

  • Airport Pick Up and Drop
  • 3-star category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara including Breakfast
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Guesthouses/ lodges Accommodation including  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner  during the Trek
  • Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure Duffel Bag
  • English Speaking, well experienced and friendly Guide, Porters ( 2 trekkers 1 porter ), their food, accommodation
  • Surface transportation to and from Pokhara on Tourist Bus
  • Annapurna Conservation Permit and TIMS permit
  • Government tax and office service charge
  • All paper works ( Tims and Permit)

Cost Excluded

  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast
  • Travel Insurance
  • Entrance Fees For Sightseeing
  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Nepal Tourist Visa Fee US$25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 15days, US$40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 30days. Visa can be issued upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- Kathmandu
  • Items of personal nature
  • Alcoholic beverages, water, hot shower charges on the trek, hot and cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet
  • Tips for guide, porters, and driver (Expectable)

The following personal items gives you a general idea that need to bring for the trek. The personal items are of individual interest and choice. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas.

Please find the equipment list below for your personal use during your traveling period.

  •  Sleeping bag
  •  Down jacket
  • LED headlight
  • Water bottle
  • First-aid kit
  • Water purification solution
  • Trekking Poles
  • Raincoat
  • Sunglasses
  • Socks
  • Sunscreem

Fitness Level:

This Trip Require to be in Good Health with Physically Fitness.

Skills:

Your familiarity with the mountainous terrain and previous trekking experience will be plus points.

Travel Insurance:

Make sure that you are insured against cancellations, accidents, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of, or damage to, baggage and personal effects. In emergency situations, we will arrange for a helicopter rescue, medical treatment and aftercare for you. All these costs shall be borne by your travel insurance company.

Documents required:

  • Scanned copies of passport sized photo
  • Passport Copy of each participant for ACAP Permit TIMS,
  • Travel insurance

Will somebody  come to pick me up from the airport upon my arrival ?
Yes, our airport representative from himalayan sanctuary adventure will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying your name outside the arrival terminal than you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight..

Can I extend my trek to Annapurna Base Camp ?
Yes, you can extend your trek to Annapurna Base Camp. However, it might get harder to extend the schedule in the peak seasons as our team members might be in a tight schedule. But you can do it nevertheless and the price will be changed accordingly.

Is there any risk of Altitude Sickness ?
No. There is little chances of  risk of altitude sickness during Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. 3000 m is the safe mark for altitude sickness and you will be crossing it only when you hike to Poon Hill. As you will not spend the night at that altitude, it will not be much of a problem. But you can always take precautions.

What opportunities will I have for shower along the trek ?
Yes, most of the guesthouses provide proper running common cold shower and toilet facility.

Are the guesthouses heated ?

The guesthouse does not facilitate with heater or air conditioner. However as it gets colder above 3,500m, they do have facility of hitting the dining area by providing kerosene or metal heater. USD 1 to USD 3 per person would be applicable to use this service and this is payable directly to the guesthouse.

Where do we go to toilet along the trail ?
Wherever possible we utilize the toilet facilities provided by the tea houses/lodges on the trail. However, in case of emergency trekkers are recommended to find a private, scenic spot !

What are the Toilet facilities in the tea house/guesthouse ?
Most of the tea houses do have western style flushing toilets however tea houses at higher elevations you could find the squat toilets made of either a ceramic basin on the ground or few planks precariously positioned over a hole in the ground which is always outside.

What is the best season for this trekking ?
From early September the monsoonal rains decrease. By the end of September through to December, the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, October, November, December is the best time to do Everest base camp deluxe trek.

Can I obtain a visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport ?
YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.

How much additional money do I need per day ?

It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu and Pokhara you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 20 to USD 30 per person a day will be enough to buy meals, bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking.

Can I use credit cards in the places I visit in trekking ?

Yes, you can use your credit card in Kathmandu and Pokhara,  Once you are out of the cities, all you need is cash. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains

What mode of transportation do you use ?

We provide you only those options, which enhance your local experience while allowing you to travel comfortably and efficiently. We use private vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pickups. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, vans, tourist bus to and from Kathmandu/ Pokhara.

Is water provided and is there still water available at higher altitudes ? Is it filtered/boiled ?
Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and tea houses. You can buy bottled water at the cost of USD 2 to USD 3  per litter. You can also drink the normal tap or spring water if you bring the purifying aid with you.

What immunizations will I need ?
No vaccinations are compulsory in Himalaya, but we do recommend you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio, and tetanus. We also recommend you to know your blood group in case of emergency.
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