Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

‘a scenic adventure on high green hills in the shade of massive Annapurna Himalaya’

Trip Highlights:

  • On high hills of Annapurna Himalaya covered within an enchanting forest.
  • Walk from low warm areas to cooler alpine green hills with amazing views of peaks.
  • Explore impressive Gurung and Poon-Magar farm villages of great interest.
  • Panorama of 360° wide-angle views of Himalayan mountains with the stunning sunrise.
  • Start and end at picturesque Pokhara blessed with natural wonders of mountains and lakes.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, one of the most photogenic places in this planet within the hills of Annapurna Himalaya covered in an enchanting woodland of tall rhododendron-magnolia and pine trees.

A scenic and cultural walks that lead you within traditional farm villages of Tirkhedhunga-Ulleri-Ghorepani and Ghandruk, enriched with age-old culture and colorful custom of the hill tribes in the shadow of massive Annapurna range of mountains.

Poon Hill Trekking, a wonderful walk with daily views of snow-peaks from the beginning to the end of the treks, where all age groups and interest people can join in this marvelous destinations with amazing times overlooking mountain views in the comfort of the nice and cozy lodge.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek begins from picturesque Pokhara city and its beautiful valley blessed with natural beauty of high Annapurna-Manaslu mountain range with magnificent Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ peak.

Where a short drive leads to the start of trekking into mid hills exploring interesting villages and entering lovely cool alpine forest full of rhododendron trees, in spring this whole areas turns magic when wild-flowers and rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) in full bloom with riots of different colors making the place a paradise with dramatic contrast with white snow-capped mountains.

As walk progress reaching high hills at Ghorepani located in the midst of rhododendron forest where climb leads you to most amazing views and stunning sunrise over world’s three highest mountains Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna with Manaslu range of peaks including towering Machhapuchare Himal.

After the marvelous moment on high hills with the awesome panorama of mountains, return journey taking an alternative scenic route back to road-head with the exciting drive to Pokhara where our wonderful and scenic short adventure Ghorepani Poon Hill hiking completes.

Itinerary
  • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.
  • Day 2 : Drive / Fly to Pokhara 860m (220 k.ms) 06 hrs journeys (30 min by air).
  • Day 3 : Drive past Nayapul and trek to Tirkhedhunga village 1,540 m - 05 hrs.
  • Day 4 : Trek to Ghorepani 2,860m - 05 hrs.
  • Day 5 : Hike to Poon Hill 3,210 m and walk to Tadapani 2,630 m - 06 hrs.
  • Day 6 : Trek to Ghandruk 1,950 m - 04 hrs.
  • Day 7 : Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara 850 m -05 hrs walks and 2 hrs rides.
  • Day 8 : Drive or fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels.
  • Day 9 : Depart for international flight home ward bound or to respective countries.
Includes
  • All ground transportation as per itinerary private / local
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara accommodation in three star hotels with breakfast as per itinerary.
  • Accommodation in tea house and meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) on trek.
  • Experience trekking guide and porters on trek.
  • Accommodation, food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of the trek guides and porters.
  • First aid, medical kit and Oximeter
  • All necessary paper and trekking permits
  • Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu transport by Tourist coach.
Excludes
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International air fare
  • Travel insurance (Compulsory)
  • Cold drinks, mineral water, lunch and dinner as per itinerary.
  • Tip to staffs.
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strike etc.

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.

On reaching Kathmandu International Airport, received by our guide and staff and then transfer to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city.

First check into your hotel rooms after getting refreshed from the flight, then join with other members of Poonhill Trekking for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, includes welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants followed with Folk cultural programs as entertain during dinner.

Day 2 Drive / Fly to Pokhara 860m (220 k.ms) 06 hrs journeys (30 min by air).

Morning depart from Kathmandu for an interesting drive to scenic Pokhara, leading you on Nepal’s most busy highway with views of high mountains and green landscapes, as drive heads encountering towns and farm villages and then reaching at Pokhara after 5-6 hrs of the exciting overland drive, at Pokhara hotels located near Phewa lake.

Pokhara a beautiful, renowned touristic city blessed with natural beauty placed on the laps of massive Annapurna Himalaya with magnificent Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’, a virgin and unclimbed peaks of Himalaya.

Besides mountains and rolling green hills treasures calm lakes of Phewa and Begnas where most of the good hotels and international standard restaurants located by the Phewa Lake.

(For flying options of 30 minutes flights to Pokhara 30 minutes from Kathmandu)

Day 3 Drive past Nayapul and trek to Tirkhedhunga village 1,540 m - 05 hrs.

Enjoy nice and pleasant stop in Pokhara with excellent views of Annapurna Himalaya with magnificent Machhapuchare Himal, after breakfast an exciting drive leads you for few hours beyond Pokhara valley to reach our starting point of trekking.

Drive leads past Pokhara valley outskirt with marvelous scenery of Annapurna peaks and farm-lands and then reaching much warmer areas of Nayapul town by the roadside of Pokhara and Beni highway.

From here walk follows on leaving Modi River to a nice and lovely village at Bhirethati and beyond to reach at Tirkhedhunga village overnight stop.

Day 4 Trek to Ghorepani 2,860m - 05 hrs.

From Tirkhedhunga with steep uphill on stone paved steps to reach at Ulleri village, and then on gradual winding trail to reach at Ghorepani as walk leads into lovely alpine woodland of rhododendron and pine trees.

After a great pleasant walk within cool shade of woodland reaching at Ghorepani village, where next early morning hike takes you at Poon Hill, Ghorepani home of Poon people of Magar origin tribe, an ethnic hill tribes of Nepal famous as Gorkha soldiers in UK-India and other foreign countries. This village with many good lodges offers marvelous views of Dhaulagiri-Tukuche-Nilgiri’s and Annapurna Himalayan mountains.

Day 5 Hike to Poon Hill 3,210 m and walk to Tadapani 2,630 m - 06 hrs.

Early morning before breakfast, hike up for an hour on top scenic Poon Hill at above 3,210 m our highest spot of this wonderful trekking.

From Poon Hill catch striking sunrise views of panorama of mountains which includes Dhaulagiri-Tukuche-Nilgiri’s-Annapurna Fang (VaraShikar) Annapurna range of peaks with majestic Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ the unclimbed and virgin peaks of Himalaya.

View includes Mt. Manaslu with Lamjung extending towards Ganesh Himal due the east horizon, after a marvelous photo session head back to Ghorepani for breakfast and carry on trekking uphill into beautiful woods of rhododendron trees with views of mountains.

Finally as walk leads to descend and then up at Tadapani within forested areas with grand views of Annapurna Himalaya.

Day 6 Trek to Ghandruk 1,950 m - 04 hrs.

From Tadapani a pleasant scenic walks on gradual path within dense cool forest and then descend towards farm areas and well tended terrace fields above Ghandruk village with fabulous views of Annapurna Himalaya range.

After a refreshing stops with views downhill to large village at Ghandruk for lunch and overnight stop. Ghandruk an interesting large Gurung village with many good lodges facing views of peaks and beautiful landscapes, here time to explore around this impressive village of Gurung the hill tribes of Annapurna Himalaya where men folks are famous as Gurkha soldiers in foreign infantry with British and Indian armies.

The Gurung people are farmers and cattle herder of age-old profession interwoven with Buddhism religion and as well practices their ancestral rites of Bon sect (pre-Buddhism) worshiping nature and mountains as holy spirits.

Day 7 Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara 850 m -05 hrs walks and 2 hrs rides.

Our last day from Ghandruk leads you back at scenic Pokhara, as morning walk leads to a long descend past Kimche farm village to reach at the base of a hill around warmer low farm areas.

A pleasant walk on long downhill, from here following raging Modi River past nice Bhirethati village to reach on the road-head at Nayapul for exciting few hour drive to Pokhara by its serene Phewa lake.

Day 8 Drive or fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels.

Morning transfer either on car or coach as well taking a tourist bus (depending upon the group size ), where interesting overland journey brings you back at Kathmandu with scenic views of mountains, green scenery of hills and farm fields within nice villages and towns as drive brings leads into hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu.

On reaching Kathmandu transfer to your respective hotels with time for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Day 9 Depart for international flight home ward bound or to respective countries.

Last day in Nepal after a wonderful experience and adventure on Ghorepani and Poon Hill trekking with great service of Lhasso Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

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Dhruba Prasad Ghimire, Club Member

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Code : #Annapurna3
  • Trip Grade : Moderate with Ups and Down Hill Walks.
  • Max Altitude : Poon Hill 3,210 m
  • Min Altitude : 850m.
  • Activities: Trekking
  • No of Trip Days: 09 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
  • Group Size : 2-12
  • Walking Per Day : 5-8 Hours
  • Trek/Tour style : Tea house
  • Accomodation: On Hotels and Lodge on treks
  • Best Season : Nearly all seasons of the year except wet monsoon months (June to August) March to May when wild-flowers are in season with clear morning for walks and views.
  • Entry : Nayapul
  • Exit : Nayapul
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