Ghorepani-Poon Hill Trek

The trek is a unique soft adventure in the bewitching land of Annapurna Himalayan range, which is quite suitable for short vacationers and beginners.

The trekking trail winds through mix-valleys, dense forests of rhododendron and pine trees and icy waterfalls. At the climax of this trek, trekkers will climb on Poon Hill in the early morning to enjoy spectacular mountain views and sun-rise over the high Himalayas. In and around every corner is an exciting glance of the high mountains when one reaches the highest point (POON HILL 3210m) of the trip. The serene and picturesque hill top (POON HILL) is closely surrounded by snowcapped Himalayan peaks overlooking the rolling green hills, panoramic landscape and valleys. Poon Hill offers awesome panorama of Himalayas: Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II (7,939m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna South (7,219), Machhapuchhre (literally Fishtail 6,993m), Mt. Dhaulagiri  8167m, Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Himchuli (6,441m), Mardi Himal (5,588m), LamjungHimal (6,932m) and so on.

You just rejuvenate yourselves, we make your vacation an ever memorable and glorious one!

Highlights of the Package

  • A trek in the foot hill of Himalayas up to 3210m (Poon Hill)
  • Magnificent views of Himalayan peaks including the 7th highest enormous in the world, the Dhaulagiri 8167m
  • Close view of sunrise over the high Himalayas
  • Walk through Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Opportunity to intermingle with Nepalese Culture and Lifestyle
  • Guided Tours of UNESCO's Heritage Sites

SERVICE INCLUDED
Following services are included in the package.

  1. Ground Transport:
  • Airport/Hotel/Airport transfers in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per suggested itinerary by private vehicles
  • Vehicle from Pokhara to Hile (Trek Start Point) and from Kimche (trek end point) to Pokhara
  • Vehicle for Guided Tour in Kathmandu as per suggested itinerary
  • Vehicle for Guided Tour in Pokhara as per suggested itinerary
  1. A 2 Star Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara - double/twin bedded sharing basis (room only)
  2. All accommodation in teahouses/lodges during trek - room sharing basis (room only)
  3. Well trained, experienced and authorized trekking guide for entire trek as per suggested itinerary
  4. Well experienced and friendly porters to carry goods and other supplies for the period of trek (2 tourists: 1 Porter)
  5. TIMS Card (Trekking Information Management System Card) also known as trekking permit: US $ 10 per person
  6. Annapurna Conservation Area entry permit: US $ 20 per person
  7. Insurance for Nepalese Crew-members: accidental insurance (a coverage of US $ 10,000 per person in case of death) and medical insurance (the coverage of US $ 5,000 per person)
  8. High Altitude equipment allowance to porters
  9. Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu flights
  10. Entrance Permits during guided tour in Kathmandu (Pashupatinath: $ 10, Bouddhanath $ 4, Swoyambhunath $ 2, and Kathmandu Durbar Square $ 10 Per Person) 
  11. Poon Hill Entrance Fee
  12. Sarankot Entrance Fee

Trip Cost
The price detailed below covers all services mentioned above. If the package doesn’t suit to you, please feel free to contact us at rajesh.himalayas@gmail.com OR asira.khanal@gmail.com so that we can redesign the program based on your available time, interest and budget. Price depends on group size as detailed below.

A group of 16 Pax   :  US $ 710 Per Person

A group of 15 Pax   :  US $ 720 Per Person

A group of 14 Pax   :  US $ 730 Per Person

A group of 13 Pax   :  US $ 740 Per Person

A group of 12 Pax   :  US $ 750 Per Person

A group of 11 Pax   :  US $ 760 Per Person

A group of 10 Pax   :  US $ 770 Per Person

A group of 9 Pax     :  US $ 775 Per Person

A group of 8 Pax     :  US $ 780 Per Person

A group of 7 Pax     :  US $ 790 Per Person

A group of 6 Pax     :  US $ 800 Per Person

A group of 5 Pax     :  US $ 835 Per Person

A group of 4 Pax     :  US $ 860 Per Person

A group of 3 Pax     :  US $ 895 Per Person

A group of 2 Pax     :  US $ 930 Per Person

SERVICE EXCLUDED
Following services are excluded from package. We provide these on clients’ request that affects the cost of our service.

  • All meals
  • Visa Fees
  • International flights to/from Nepal
  • All insurance favoring clients
  • Rescue Cost
  • Trekking equipment and goods of personal use
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Other cost of unpredictable happenings (accident, natural disaster and other things beyond our control)

[Day 01] Arrival in Nepal

We welcome our valued clients at the exit gate of arrival terminal at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and escort them to a pre-booked 2 Star Hotel located in Thamel. We sincerely suggest our clients to stroll in the town to adapt local environment after the refreshment in the hotel. 

[Day 02] Kathmandu - guided tour of UNESCO's Heritage Site (Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swoyambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square). Meantime, we make essential permits and papers for trekking. 
Pashupatinath: Situated at the bank of the holy river Bagmati, the Pasupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred Temples in Hindu’s world. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the Great Trinity in Hindu religion. It lies 5 km to the north-east from the center of Kathmandu (Thamel) and is also a UNESCO's World Heritage Site. Pashupatinath visit is a truly spiritual experience where we can observe a mass prayer ceremony dedicated to Lord Shiva in the evening, meet the Sadhus (priests) and also observe the body cremation ritual. This temple is truly the embodiment of the Hindu religion and its practice. Holy monkeys and bulls are everywhere in the Pashupatinath area and one can get to see deers in the Slesmantak Jungle. 
Bouddhanath: The Great Boudhanath Stupa, enlisted by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1979, holds deep religious, cultural and archaeological importance. This majestic meditative monument, located 7 km North East from main tourist town (Thamel) is 1 hector in width and 141.16 ft in height. Bouddhanath is the major destination of worship for Buddhists from Nepal, Tibet, South-East and Eastern Asia, and, of studies related to Buddhism. The Boudhanath Stupa, meaning the stupa of enlightenment, towers its surrounding town as the mandala of peace and beauty and has eyes of Buddha engraved in it. It is also known as the Stupa that answers all prayers for whoever circumambulates this holy site with pure thought is believed to acquire long life, freedom from ill-health, good fortune and great wisdom, and any prayers as well as entreaties offered to it are believed to be automatically realized.
Swoyambhunath: Swoyambhunath Temple, also known as the Monkey Temple, is situated atop a hill towards the west of Kathmandu and consists of a stupa with several temples and monuments around its premise. The Stupa was built around 5th century and is a perfect spot for a panoramic view of Kathmandu valley. The visit to Swoyambhunath is also considered as an amalgamation of physical exercise with a fleet of 365 stairs to reach the premise. The stupa's area offers residence for monkeys and various types of birds, nuns and monks.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: The Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the three durbar squares listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site within Kathmandu valley that dates back to 14th century. The Square holds palaces of kings of Malla Dynasty and Shah Dynasty who ruled over Kathmandu Valley in those periods. This area was where the kings of the country were crowned and legitimized when Nepal was still a kingdom. The site flaunts spectacular legacy of traditional architecture with pagoda styled structures embellished intricately carved wooden exteriors. Hence, it has great historical and archaeological importance. The Square is also home to the Living Goddess Kumari and consists of several temples that have great importance in Nepalese festivals.

[Day 03] Kathmandu - Pokhara flight in the morning, drive to Kimche, trek to a beautiful village of Ghandruk
As soon as we land in Pokhara, we board in stand-by-reserved vehicles (bus, jeep, van depends on group size) and then start scenic drive to Birethanti. Before reaching Birethanti, we halt for a while on hill tops of Naudanda (1430m) and Kande (1770m) to observe incredible Himalayan Panorama. As we reach Birethanti, we will give a short time for bureaucratic formalities in the check-point. The village has many shops and teahouses/lodges. We continue the scenic drive to Syauli Bazaar 1220m via Chimtrung Village at 1180m. The villages are alongside the Modi Khola (stream). The trail passes Kymche waterfall and fascinating sites of paddy field. As we will be close to the day’s destination, we can observe amazing view of Mt. Machhapuchchhre (Fishtail 6993m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and Annapurna South (7219m) and so on. The stopover of our second day is in Ghandruk (1951m). The beautiful village, Ghangdrung/Ghandruk, is the settlement of Gurung community, who are well known as brave Gurkha Soldiers (warriors). Gurung, one of popular ethnic groups of Nepal have their own dialect, culture and life style. Culturally and traditionally rich village, Ghangdrung/Ghandruk, provides opportunity to intermingle with local culture and tradition. A tiny hospital, office of Annapurna Conservation Project and museum are additional attraction of this village. We spend the night in a lodge.

[Day 04] Trek from Ghandruk toTadapani (2540m)
Soon after breakfast we commence the day’s trek. The day’s trek headsthrough forests of magnolia and rhododendron with incredible Himalayan views. As we start from the lodge, the trail isscenic ascent, level and descent. On our way, we get to see wild animals together with the view of Himalayan peaks: Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Hiunchuli, Fistail (Machhapuchchhre) are the main. Finally, we reach the day’s stop: Tadapani where we spend the night in a lodge.

[Day 05] Trek from Tadapani to Ghorepani (2840m)
The day’s trek mostly heads through high passes and blooming forest of pine, oak, rhododendron and magnolia trees with many ups and downs. We will get an opportunity to cross a small river on a handmade wooden bridge. Panoramic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri (the 7th highest mountain peak 8167m is highly remarkable). Before reaching Ghorepani, the trail descends steeply but we don’t feel tired because of the natural beauties. Ghorepani is comparatively large village with many lodges/teahouses. We check in a lodge and spend the night.

[Day 06] Ghorepani – Poon Hill 3210m – Ghorepani – Ulleri (2070m)
The day is the most rewarding one since we will be going to make an ascent on the highest destination/peak of the trip. We wake up early morning (wakeup call/signal will be given to each room) in order to commence the day very early (by 04:30) to ascend the summit of POON HILL 3210m (it normally takes one and half hour to reach the summit). POON HILL is the most popular point in this area for outstanding view of sunrise high over the Himalayan range. Poon Hill offers awesome panorama of one of the world’s highest mountain ranges including the 7th highest peak Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167m, 8th highest Mt. Manaslu 8,163m, and 10th highest Mt. Annapurna-I 8,091m. This serene and picturesque hill top is closely surrounded by numerous snowcapped Himalayan peaks towards North West / East overlooking rolling green hills and valleys. Here we will enjoy about one hour with cups of tea and descend to the lodge for breakfast. Soon after breakfast, we leave Ghorepani for next destination of the day: Ullery. Ullery is the settlement of Magar and Gurung community. The day’s trail descends steeply through thin forest and beautiful villages Nangethanti (2600m) and Banthanti (2250m). Annapurna I is more remarkable peak from Banthanti. We continually descend to the day’s stop Ullery to spend the night.

[Day 07] Ulleri – Tikhedhunga – Birethanti – Pokhara
We make steep descent till Tikhedhunga 1570m and then continue our trek on easy path (level, descent) through pretty villages alongside the BurungdiKhola and ModiKhola. We will have lunch in a lodge of Birethanti village. We continue our trek to Nayapuland end our trekking trip there. We then board in our stand-by-reserved vehicle for Pokhara. We spend night in a hotel located in lakeside.

[Day 08] Sunrise trip to Sarankot, boating in Phewa Lake, visit to Peace Pagoda, fly back to Kathmandu, check in a hotel
Early morning we drive to Sarankot (another best view point) to observe sunrise and close view of Himalayan peaks. We enjoy about one hour in Sarankot and return hotel for breakfast. We then drive to Peace Stupa (constructed for the peace of our world). We will enjoy one hour there and descend to the lake on foot for 40 minutes. We cross the lake by boat and have lunch in a restaurant located in the lakeside. We return to hotel and head for airport to fly back Kathmandu, check in a hotel.

[Day 09] Departure from Kathmandu for next destination
If time permits (before departure), we will arrange for the additional sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley as per guests’ interest.

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