Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking
The Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is one of the short trekking experience to Annapurna area of Nepal. The Ghorepani Poonhill region falls under the simple trekking experience that is stuffed with simple trekking trails, lovely nature, customary cultivating lands, rhododendron woodlands, captivating Himalayas sees, and a jump into the wild nature and conventional towns of Annapurna locale. The ghorepani is one of the huge customary settlement of Annapurna area brimming with hotel and lodges at the elevation of 2765 meters above ocean level. The Poon Hill is a viewpoint tower situated at one hour stroll from Ghorepani at the elevation of 3200 meters where tourists can witness Himalayas of Annapurna Massif from this location. Ghorepani is the resting town for travelers and the poon hillside is the nature view hill top which is high, wide and sufficiently clear to witness every one of the Himalayas of annapurna district like Annapurna, Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal, Mount Fishtail, Mount Himchuli and others. The Poon Hillside is the significant fascination of this excursion to watch Himalayas on the background of sunrise and sunset. Ghorepani is the on the road village for travelers of old Himalaya salt exchanging course where the dealers of Nepal, Tibet and china utilize this course to go over urban areas while exchanging goods on their way. The Ghorepani is the stopover places for lodging and catering alongside watering the horse of the explorers. So the name Ghorepani as Horse water is given to this village as resting place for Himalayan traders and travelers.
The Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking begins from Nayapul of Pokhara city where tourists can either trek from Nayapul or take the vehicle till Birethanti and begin trekking from that point. It takes 10 hours strolling to reach Ghorepani for a strong and healthy trekker however tourists can take one night rest on lower towns and take as much time needed to reach Ghorepani without taking anxiety as the trekking area is brimming with hotels and lodges to rest and appreciate the nature. The Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is an accommodating trekking enterprise going through excellent valleys, waterfalls, lavish mountains, rhododendron woodlands, cultivating lands, customary mountain towns, strolling ways, and stone paved paths through conventional Gurung town making the excursion as noteworthy jump into the nature. Beginning from Nayapul the explorers ran over the towns of Birenthati, Tikhedhunga, Ulleri, Ghorepani, and Poon Hill perspective amid their outing.
We have designed this travel adventure as a comfortable, affordable and standard package with all the facilities for the tourists under the category of “Visit Nepal 2020” which is more affordable and comfortable than regular travel packages. It will be a memorable holiday and travel experience for any travelers around the world.
05 DAYS GHOREPANI – POONHILL TREK
This trek to north of Pokhara is known as a beautiful Annapurna Trek (Ghorepani Trek) with the magnificent Himalayan view sighted from the top of Poon Hill. The Poon Hill (3210M) is one of the best points for a camera to catch the Panoramic Himalaya; including Machhapuchhre,(Fish Tail)(6997M) Annapurna South (7219M), Dhaulagiri (8171M) Gurja Peak (7193M), Dhaulagiri IV (7661M), Dhaulagiri 5 (7618M), Dhaulagiri 3 (7715M), Dhaulagiri 2 (7751M), Tukche Peak (6920M), Dhampus Pass (5258M),Dhampus peak (6012M),Nilgiri (7061M),Annapurna I (8091M), Hiunchuli (6441M), and Gangapurna (7455M),
GRADE: EASY TO MODERATE
HIGHEST ACCESS POINT: 3210M (POON HILL)
CULTURE: GURUNG, MAGAR
HIMALAYAN SIGHTS: DHAULAGIRI, FISHTAIL, ANNAPURNA RANGE, MANASLU, NILGIRI ETC
MOST ATTRACTION: CLOSE MOUNTAIN VIEW, VILLAGES
DAY: 1 POKHARA DRIVE TO NAYAPUL – TREK TO TIKHEDHUNGA [1540M]
A scenic 1 hour drive from Pokhara takes us to the starting point of our trek. Crossing the suspension bridge over the Modi Khola River, we ascend slowly through terraced fields and classic mountain villages. Along the way we will encounter mule or goat caravans carrying supplies to the mountains, heralded by the musical bells they wear. The stunning peaks of Machhapuchare and Annapurna peaking over the green ridges will greet us from time to time as we continue up to Tikhredhunga.
DAY 2: TREK FROM TIKHEDHUNGA TO GHOREPANI [2775M]
Today begins with a real heart-starter! We have a steep ascent to get us going and then a more gradual uphill walk takes us to our camp at Ghorepani. We will pass through some delightful villages and the beautiful, dense rhododendron forest so characteristic of Nepal at these altitudes! If the weather is clear we will see stunning mountain views from Ghorepani, making the climb well worth it! At Gorepani, we are on the main Annapurna Circuit route and there are likely to be lots of travellers passing through this ridge-top settlement in both directions. Ghorepani literally means “horse water” and is a popular stopping place for the mule trains which ply the route from Pokhara to Jomsom and beyond. The impressive peak which can be seen across the broad valley of the Kali Gandaki to the northwest is Dhaulagiri.
DAY 3: SUNRISE AT POON HILL (3200M) – TREK TO TADAPANI [2650M]
It is an absolute must for those who stay at Ghorepani to make the walk up to the celebrated view point of Poon Hill [3195m], which overlooks the village. Dawn is the best time to go so we arrange a wake up call for 5 am and head up the well marked track by torchlight. The first light of dawn illuminates Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Peak with a surreal pink glow.
You may be able to buy coffee and breakfast from an enterprising local who has carried his produce up to Poon Hill to take advantage of the morning trade. Otherwise, we return to Ghorepani for breakfast, before trekking on to Tadapani through rhododendron forest. If we are lucky we will see some wild animals, such as langur monkeys climbing through the trees. There are excellent views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare from Tadapani.
DAY 4: TADAPANI TREK TO GHANDRUK [1950M]
From Tadapani the trail descends through beautiful forests to Ghandruk, which is a stunning village of Gurung people, one of Nepal’s most famous ethnic groups, known for their distinctive dialect, culture, costume, and life style. Ghandruk is also home to many soldiers from the famous Gurkha regiments. From here we can have stunning views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Fishtail.
DAY 05: GHANDRUK TREK TO NAYAPUL AND DRIVE TO POKHARA
We can enjoy a final down hill walk through forest and villages for about 5 hrs to Nayapul. From here we drive for about 1 hour back to Pokhara where our trek ends and we can enjoy a shower and relax on this stunning lakeside town enjoying the memories!
Important note on itinerary: Although Ever effort will be made to follow the schedule above, this itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions, route conditions, conditions of trekkers, conditions of staff and other factors which is beyond our control.
In the Above Cost It Includes:
1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
6. All accommodation during the trek.
7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
8. Transportation to and from trail head.
9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
11. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
12. Trekking staffs wages etc.
13. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
14. Welcome and Fare well dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
15. Flight Ticket Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
16. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.
17. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
18. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
19. All Government and local Taxes
20. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
21. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.
Services and Cost Does not Included in Price:
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
11. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.