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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Short, Sweet and Easy Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

US$750

per person

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek allows you to walk through scenic paddy fields, rocky hills, and barren lands and not to mention the snow covered mountains.

Overview

Also known as Annapurna Panorama trek, the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is most suitable for easygoing people wanting to hike and spend time with little kids and family along with a very close view of some famous peaks. When made with close friends or couples, the two-week adventure seems to be more enjoyable in exploring the central part of Nepal located just north of Pokhara.

Along with the Himalayan experience that is gathered, the short trek introduces you to the lifestyles and traditions of the diverse Tamang, Buddhists and Thakali people that mostly reside in that region. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Machapuchare (6993m), Manaslu (8157m) are the major alluring peaks that await your attention as you slowly hike through the always-changing terrain.

The cultural magnificence portrayed in the Gurung museum on the way is far educational and the walkthrough red and fragrant Rhododendron flower forests more exciting. Watching other numerous mountains along the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge from Poon Hill, the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek also explores through the beautiful villages of Ghandruk making the trek a photographer’s heaven. Since the maximum altitude of this trek is at 3210m, even a person with normal body fitness can easily walk through the route.

Moreover, the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, a tea house trek is known to inhabit one of the most famous viewpoints in the world. Creeks and waterfalls in between rural settlements then welcome you to Birethanti, the end of the short trek. Thus, the Panorama Trek to Annapurna is less difficult compared to other treks and is best if done at springtime.

Brief Itinerary of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu!
Day 02: Explore Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara; Trek to Tikhedhunga (5,170 feet / 1,570 m)
Day 04: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (9,318 feet / 2,840 m)
Day 05: Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (8,562 feet / 2,610 m); Sunrise at Poon Hill
Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Nayapul, Drive to Pokhara
Day 07: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 08: Departure day

 

Difficulty & pace

Generally, this is a relatively easy trek compared to other, higher-altitude treks in Nepal. On day 4, however, expect a steep climb up the stone staircase (3,381 steps in total), from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani – 1,387 m of altitude gain in a single day is not to be taken lightly. Your trekking duration each day will largely depend on your fitness and how much you like to stop to enjoy the views. Above, we’ve suggested the average pace that most trekkers prefer.

Getting there & away

The city of Pokhara is the main starting point for almost all the treks in the Annapurna Region, including this one. (Pokhara is a 25-minute flight or a 6-7 hour drive from Kathmandu.) From Pokhara, you’ll either take a private jeep or public bus to Nayapul, where you’ll be dropped off to begin your trek.

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  • Departure
    Kathmandu
  • Difficulty Level
    Moderate
  • What to Bring
    Warm Jacket, Trouser, Big neck water bottle, trekking shoes and shocks, warm cap, globes etc
  • Include
1

Arrival In Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Peregrine Treks will pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. In the afternoon, we may take a rest or visit Peregrine Trek’s office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Peregrine Treks. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.
2

Explore Kathmandu

Kathmandu has a special atmosphere during the early morning hours when the city is slowly coming to life yet not too chaotic. It's a great time to walk and explore the streets or have a chai overlooking one of the local courtyards or durbar squares. There are a number of ways you can spend the day given the many incredible sights around the Kathmandu Valley. Later in the evening, head out for dinner at one of the city's great eateries, or your specialist can arrange a home-cooked dinner with a local family.
3

Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and trek to Tikhedhunga

Today you'll be driven to Kathmandu domestic airport for a short flight to Pokhara and will transfer to Nayapul, from where the trek begins! Your first trail will head uphill through fertile farms of rice, maize, and millet fields. Following the main trail of Birethanti, pass by a small waterfall and continue until you reach Sudami where you will stop and have lunch. Get back on your feet after this midday break and climb steadily along the side of the valley until you reach Tikhedhunga Teahouse for your overnight stay.
4

Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

Wake up for an early breakfast at your teahouse in preparation for your big climb to Ulleri. The trek begins with a steep stone stairway—3,767 steps to be exact—up the ridgeline, eventually leading you through cultivated fields. Once you've completed this section, the rest of trail continues through a scenic area of blooming rhododendron blossoms and old oak forests. Keep climbing uphill until you reach Nangethanti, which is your stop for lunch. Thanti is a Nepali word that means "rest house"; keep in mind that during winter months, the trail can be covered with snow. Work off your lunch and continue the climb until you get to Ghorepani, a village surrounded by spectacular scenery that's popular with trekkers.
5

Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210 m/10629 ft) to Tandapani (2700 m/ 8860 ft)

Start off with an early morning wake up call and begin your pre-dawn climb to Poon Hill (10,500 ft) in just about an hour. This is a spiritual place that provides majestic scenery, especially when the rising sun casts golden light on the nearby snow-covered peaks like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and Singa Chuli, to name a few. Grab a masala tea from the coffee shack and enjoy the sublime views with your fellow trekkers. You'll then return downhill to Ghorepani for a hearty breakfast before continuing a full-day of trekking towards the small village of Tadapani. This trail works itself uphill and downhill through a range of landscapes and microclimates, so keep your camera (and warm layers) close.
6

Trek from Tadapani to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara

After breakfast in Tadapani, the trail continues to descend steeply until you get to Syauli Bazar through amazing hillside landscapes, forests, and terraced rice fields. Your trek will end at Nayapul where you'll be transferred to your hotel in Pokhara. Even from this urban environment, you'll be rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the peaks of Annapurna, and others. Upon arrival in Pokhara, settle in your hotel and enjoy the afternoon and evening on your own. This relaxed lakeside town is the gateway to the Himalayas, so there are plenty of cool cafés, restaurants, funky shops, and yoga studios that cater to expats and adventure travelers.
7

Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu

After breakfast, you may have time to do more sightseeing, relax, or check out one of the Pokhara's coffee shops. About 1.5 hours before your flight, you'll be picked up from your hotel and taken to the domestic airport to catch your flight back to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you'll be transferred to your hotel and can enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at your leisure. Explore Kathmandu's streets on foot, bicycle, or rickshaw, perhaps shopping for souvenirs or seeing anything you may have missed at the beginning of your trip. In the evening, choose from a selection of Nepali, French, Vietnamese, and Middle Eastern dishes in Kathmandu.
8

Depart Kathmandu

Time to say farewell to Nepal. Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu with breakfast in a café, a city stroll, and/or souvenir shopping. A representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. It's good to be at the airport at least two hours prior to departure.

Cost Includes:

  • Pick up and drop from International and Domestic Airport during this package with one official representative
  • Private tourist vehicles will be available as per itinerary
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu at three-star hotel on twin sharing basis
  • 1 Night accommodation in Pokhara at three-star hotel on twin sharing basis
  • All accommodation in best available lodges/tea houses/tent during trekking
  • Three times meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with tea/hot water/coffee) during trekking
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner (one time during Nepal trip)
  • An experienced and well-trained English Speaking Guide and Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Salary, Insurance, whole accommodation of trekking crew member
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All entrance fees during trekking and sightseeing
  • Achievement Certificate, T-shirt, First Aid Kit, Trekking Map and seasonal fruits
  • All necessary paperwork, TIMS, Entrance fees, and applicable all permits
  • Departure information, visa extension procedure and international flight confirmation
  • Company service charge and all applicable government tax

Cost doesn’t include:

  • Visa Fee, International Air Fare and all other cost incurred before arrival in Nepal
  • Traveller’s Travel Insurance (Must cover Accidental, Medical and Search and Rescue)
  • Hotel accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal, early return from the mountain because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Lunch and Dinner except Welcome or Farewell dinner provided by company in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks with all personal expenses
  • Tipping for guides, porters, and drivers (tipping is not mandatory but highly expected)
  • Any other unseen expenses which are not mentioned in cost includes part