10D Ghorepani (Poon Hill) Trek

Ghorepani means "Horse water". It truly was a watering place for the Horse caravans that traveled between Pokhara & Mustang. Poon Hill (3210 M) on the ridge to the west is a popular Viewpoint. Viewpoint on Ghorepani - Poon Hill offers all the best sceneries and  trekking in Nepal including accommodation in comfortable family run teahouse lodges along the way.

Enjoy trekking in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurna with the picturesque fluted peak of Machhapuchhare dominating the skyline. At the climax of this trek you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountains capes on Earth. As the sun touches the snowcapped summits the Himalayan Giants, Dhaulagiri 8,167m and Annapurna 8,091m along with a maze of other peaks slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes.

 

Detail itinerary:

Day 01 Kathmandu                   

Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport, meet with our representatives and transfer to hotel. After check in free time on leisure and briefing on trekking program.

 

Day 02 Kathmandu – Pokhara (6 hrs drive) (B)

Today we will drive to Pokhara valley which is also known as the “Dreamland of Nepal” due to its beautiful landscape, lakes and amazing mountain views. After arriving in Pokhara,check in to the hotel. In the evening proceed for boating in Fewa Lake for an hour and free time to explore the lake side area. Guest may also wish to buy some trekking gears such as hats, tshirt, walking stick, trekking bags etc which is found everywhere in Lake side area.

 

Day 3 Pokhara - Nayapul (2 hrs Drive) - Ghandruk (1950 m) 4 – 5 hrs (BLD)

After breakfast drive to Nayapul. After reaching Nayapul start walking to Ghandruk. Once we start our trek we have a chance to see Modikhola Valley. On reaching our destination, we begin our highly panoramic Annapurna trek. The route skirts through lush forest leading finally to Ghandruk. Ghandruk trek provides sights of beautiful village of Gurungs, Magars, Chettri’s & Brahmans and a good introduction to those people who has no time to do longer trek in the Himalayas. One can see wonderful close up views of sacred mountain Machhapuchare (Fishtail) and Annapurna south.

 

Day 4 Ghandruk - Tadapani (2440 m)   3 – 4 hrs (B/L/D)                               

After breakfast walk along the trail showcasing rich rhododendron forests, gloriously cascading sparkling mountain streams and other mystical vistas of nature. After continuously hiking for 3 hours, we step on the territory of Tadapani at an altitude of 2440 meters. Tadapani offers the most magnificent mountain views of the overpowering peaks of Annapurna South.

 

Day 05 Tadapani - Ghorepani (2870 m) 5 – 6 hrs (B/L/D)

Nature spreads exotic sight of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, lush vegetation and rich plant life before you. You will hike through rhododendron forest and reach a hamlet of cultivated fields. Continue walking for 3 hours and finally you will find yourself in Ghorepani. Ghorepani also houses lodges to provide food and accommodation to travelers.

 

Day 6 Ghorepani – Poon Hill (3210m) 1 hr  – Hille (1500m) 4 – 5 hrs (B/L/D)             

Early morning wake up and walk to Poon hill, one of the best Himalayan viewpoints in Nepal. Visit to Poon hill, provides an unobstructed view of the high Himalaya and beautiful sunrise. After the visit to Poon hill, we will descend back to Ghorepani and take our breakfast. After breakfast start our trek to Tadapani. Trail descends steeply through dense moss-covered forest rich with bird life to Tadapani which provides you a close up sunset view. Reach Hille and overnight at a tea house lodge.

 

Day 07 Hille – Birethanti - Nayapul  - Pokhara 3 – 4 hrs (BL)
After savouring the mesmerizing sight of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and other Himalayan giants from the popular vantage point of beautiful Himalayas, you leave Hille and march ahead for Nayapul. You further descend towards Birethanti. Birethanti lies stretched beside the Modi River and has a resourceful town. Almost an hour beyond Birethanti, you come to the main road where you will be picked up by our vehicle and transferred to Pokhara. In the evening, you are free to wander by the lake side of Pokhara.

 

Day 08 Pokhara – Kathmandu (B)                                                                               

After breakfast drive to Kathmandu, after reaching Kathmandu check in hotel. Then free in the evening. In the evening you can do shopping or rest your own.

 

Day 09 Kathmandu (B/D)

After breakfast drive to Kathmandu durbar square, (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Kathmandu Durbar Square is the historic place that was also a politically important site until recently. The Kings of Nepal were crowned and their coronation ceremony was solemnized in this durbar square. The Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. Other famous landmarks around the area are the Temple of Living Goddess Kumari, the wooden temple of Kasthamandap, Ashok Vinayak. There are also museums inside the Durbar Square Palace.

Our next destination is Patan Durbar square.(UNESCO World Heritage Site).Patan Durbar Square complex is perhaps the most photographed of the three durbar squares. Located in the heart of Patan city, this was once the palace of the kings of Patan. The square is a display of Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts. At the last we will be visiting Swoyambhunath Stupa. Swoyambhunath is believed to have been established more than 2,500 years ago. Swoyambhunath (UNESCO World Heritage Site) have developed into an important center of Buddhism. In the evening proceed for farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese Restaurant.


Day 10 Kathmandu - Departure home (B)
Transfer to airport for your flight back home with lots of Nepalese Himalayan memories.

Trip Details:

Trip Name: 10 Days Ghorepani (Poon Hill) Trek

Highest Point: 3210 M

Best Season: Sep to Dec, Jan to Jun

Tour Starts: Kathmandu

Tour Ends: Kathmandu

Places Covered: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Ghandruk, Tadapani, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Hille

Activity: Nature, landscape, trekking, Culture & Sightseeing

Transportation: Private car/van/coach

Trek Grade: Easy/Moderate

Trek Staff: Guide (Trek Leader), Sherpa, Porters

Accommodation: Tea House/ Lodge

 

Trip Highlights:

- Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square &

    Swaymbhunath Stupa in Kathmandu

- Beautiful view of Annapurna Mountain Range and Fish Tail Mountain in Pokhara

- Amazing view of landscapes, villages, and beautiful mountain range while in Trek.

- Beautiful Annapurna ranges, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Nilgiri, Poon Hill

and many other major peaks of the Himalayas along with Gurung, Brahman & Chhetri’s

settlements.

 

Package Includes:

- 03 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis

- 02 nights’ accommodation in Pokhara on BB basis

- 04 nights’ accommodation in Trek in a Tea House or Lodge on twin sharing

- All meals while on trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

- Airport – Hotel – Airport Transfers (Arrival & Departure)

- Full day guided sightseeing of Kathmandu

- Entrance fees to all sightseeing places and monuments

- English speaking Trek leader/Guide

- Porters to carry your bags (1 porter for 2 guests)

- Food, Accommodation, Salary, Insurance and equipment’s for all staffs

- Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) permit fee

- TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Fee

- Farewell dinner (Authentic Nepalese cuisine with cultural show)

- All ground transfers on private air con car/van/coach

- All government, hotel and other applicable taxes

 

Package Excludes:

- International Airfare and taxes

- Travel Insurance

- Nepal Entry visa (Visa is obtained in Nepal Airport immigration on arrival. USD 25 per visa for 15 days, USD 40 per visa for 30 days and USD 100 per visa for 90 days. All the visas are multiple entry visas. Please carry 02 passport sized photograph for the visa.

- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara

- All items of personal nature like telephone bills, laundry, drink etc.

- Tipping to guide and driver

- Any other item that is not mentioned in the price inclusion list.