poonhill

Trekking in the foothills of Annapurna

Duration
08 Days
Theme type
starting price
USD 497

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Trekking in the foothills of Annapurna Nepal – Poon Hill the view point trek 

North of Nepal’s famous Lake city Pokhara which is 200 Kms west of Kathmandu is located at Poon Hill Ghorepani.
The Poon Hill Ghorepani trek is an immensely popular short trek to the Annapurna’s. The breathtaking mountains scenery of the complete Annapurna range and the beautiful ethnic Gurung villages justify the popularity of Ghorepani Poon hill trek and is the bestseller among all our short trek tours.
Relatively an easy trek it includes walking along streams and forests for those who are looking for few days of adventure.

The Poon Hill Ghorepani trek starts from Nayapul crossing the suspension bridge over Modhi Khola River.
After an hour drive from Pokhara we ascend through ethnic villages and farmed terraces enjoying the views of Machhapuchhre Towering above us.
On the second day we walk mostly through woods before we reach Ghorepani Village Base Camp in Poon hill.
Next morning we make an early climb for one hour to Poon hill for the spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Fishtail and other renowned mountains of the west region.

  • Involves no high climbing.
  • You absolutely have no risk of altitude sickness on this trek.
  • Ghorepani trek can be done all through the year although during monsoons (July – Aug) it is not recommended.
  • We repeat no trails on this trek.
  • During the entire course of our trek we will stay at the mountain lodges called the “tea houses” for our food and accommodation.

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The whole of Ghorepani is densely forested with rhododendron trees, the national flower of Nepal. Every spring it has fabulous scenery and you can watch these forests bloom with the panorama of the high mountains on the skyline.
From Ghorepani we descend for the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk on the lap of the Annapurna’s. The village is known for its traditional houses, rich culture and the great landscape.

Walking down through the innumerable steps we make a loop at Birethanti and catch our vehicle for Pokhara at Nayapul.The Poon Hill Ghorepani trek is combined with (2) two days of elephant back safari in the tropical Chitwan National Park which is a 5 hr of drive from Pokhara and it makes an ideal Nepali holiday.
You can be able to witness a great number of wild animals and birds including rhinos, crocodiles, deer’s, peacocks, leopards and if you are lucky – even a Tiger!

You will also enjoy

  • Canoe ride in the Rapti River
  • Visit baby elephants in elephant breeding centers.
  • The safari trip will conclude with a bird watching tour.
  • Chitwan National Park alone has 450 species of birds.

Back in Kathmandu we celebrate our Ghorepani hiking with a traditional Nepali dinner followed by an ethnic cultural show.

Trip Profile

4 Days - relaxing trek plus stunning views of the Himalayas.
3 Days – Will be in Kathmandu valley and will go sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Trip Details & Facts

  • Poonhill Ghorepani.
  • Annapurna Himalayan range with unsurpassed views.
  • Machhapuchhre – Fishtail Mountain.
  • Experience exceptional contemporary cultural mountain life of western Nepal.
  • Pokhara

The Itinerary

  • Day 01: You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and a staff member will receive you at the airport.
  • Day 02: After breakfast we will go sightseeing of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu.
  • Day 03: After Breakfast we will fly to Pokhara.
  • Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani which is a 5 to 6 hours of hike through the villages and jungles.
  • Day 05: Hike to Poonhill early in the morning to see the sunrise and the mountain views of 10 different peaks.
  • Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk and explore the ethnic villages
  • Day 07: After breakfast we will drive back to Kathmandu which is a 6 hours drive or we will also have an option to fly for 25 minutes.
  • Day 08: Departure to the airport
  • Day 01: You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and a staff member will receive you at the airport.

    You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and a staff member will receive you at the airport.
    You will then check into a hotel and get accommodated according to your convenience.

  • Day 02: After breakfast we will go sightseeing of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu.

    After breakfast we will go sightseeing of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu.
    This visitation includes:
    • Swayambhunath which is also known as the Monkey Temple is one of the oldest Buddhist Stupa in the Valley.
    • Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the finest example of metal, wood and stone carving and dates back to the 13th century.
    We will eventually drive back to the hotel and stay night in Kathmandu.

  • Day 03: After Breakfast we will fly to Pokhara.

    After Breakfast we will fly to Pokhara.
    We will Meet the crew at the airport and drive from Pokhara to Nayapul which is a 1.5 hour drive and we will eventually trek to Tikhedhunga / Ulleri.
    We will spend the night at an effortless Guest House (called the tea house) at 1527 meters.

  • Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani which is a 5 to 6 hours of hike through the villages and jungles.

    Trek to Ghorepani which is a 5 to 6 hours of hike through the villages and jungles.
    We will stay the night at a Guest House at 2775 meters.

  • Day 05: Hike to Poonhill early in the morning to see the sunrise and the mountain views of 10 different peaks.

    Hike to Poonhill early in the morning to see the sunrise and the mountain views of 10 different peaks.
    We will trek back to Ghorepani and after breakfast we will trek to Tatopani which is 5 to 6 hours of trekking through the jungles but it will be a pleasant walk.
    Eventually we will stay the night at a guest house at 2700 meters.

  • Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk and explore the ethnic villages

    Trek to Ghandruk and explore the ethnic villages then trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara and stay the night in Pokhara.

  • Day 07: After breakfast we will drive back to Kathmandu which is a 6 hours drive or we will also have an option to fly for 25 minutes.

    After breakfast we will drive back to Kathmandu which is a 6 hours drive or we will also have an option to fly for 25 minutes. The flight will cost you USD 105 per person with extra taxes etc.
    In the evening at 18:30 we will meet up for a Nepali farewell dinner along with a cultural show.

  • Day 08: Departure to the airport

    This is a goodbye. We hope to see you time and again.
    Thank you for choosing Earthbound Expeditions Nepal as your travel guide. Have a safe flight.
    OR
    You can extend your trip by sparing a couple of days and visit Chitwan National Park for 2 nights 3 days and get involved in activities like River Rafting in Trishuli River.
    OR
    Spare some quality days to visit Bhutan or India or Tibet.

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Duration
08 Days
Theme type
starting price
USD 497

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