Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS
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“Poonhill, a scenic viewpoint which offers a gorgeous panoramic view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.”

Poonhill (3,210m) Trek is also known as Annapurna panoramic trek. It is a popular trekking destination among the Annapurna region. Within four to five days of trek, anybody can complete by starting from and finishing at Pokhara. This short and sweet trek is a perfect choice for those who don't have enough time, or for the novice trekkers. The valley is inhabited by the ethnic groups of the Magar and Gurung people.

The trail leads you through the Modi Khola valley till Tikhedunga. After crossing the Modi khola, ascent 3300 steps of Ulleri hill and continuing the trail through the Rhododendron forest will reach to Magar Village of Ghorepani (2,855m). Waking up before day break and ascending Poonhill is worth for Sunrise and panoramic views of the entire Annapurna ranges. At an altitude of 3,210 meters on top of Poonhill, providing  a mesmerizing 180 degree view of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche (6920m), Dhampus, Nilgiri (2637m), Annapurna South (8091), Bhara Sikhar, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) 6993m. While heading down to Pokhara, we pass through the old gurung village of Ghandruk, a village which will give a lot of cultural inputs. Poonhill is only a destination for all four seasons trekking.

Himalayan Wander Walkers organize trekking package, a true trekking adventure for all trekkers who are fit enough and have proper time. We also provide a four days Poonhill trek. Check our other trekking packages around Annapurna. All our trips are tailor made trips with personalized services. Please let us know the number of participants in your group, your choice of hotels and amendments in our readymade itinerary, if any, tell us.
 
Highlights of the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek:
  • Panoramic view of Annapurna Ranges and Dhaulagiri Ranges with spectacular view of sunrise and sunset.
  • Typical culture of the Magar and Gurung people.
  • Short and comfortable trek route with enough teahouses for the food and accommodation.
Day01: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1480m) 1:25 hrs drive/ 4hrs walk

We will drive around 1:25 hrs from Pokhara via beautiful Lumle village to Nayapul (1050m). Poonhill sunrise trek starts from Nayapul and after half an hour reach to Birethandi where you need to check your tourist permit at check post. Following Modi River, we will continue our trek which lead to several teahouses on the route and after 3-4 hrs of trek will reach to Tikhedunga.
Overnight stay at teahouse.

Day02: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2750m) 4-6hrs walk

Our trek starts with the steep ascents for 2hrs will take us to Ulleri (2070m). Crossing the Magar village of Banthanti from where we can get spectacular views of Machhapuchhre Mountain (6997m), Hiunchuli Mountain (6441m) and Annapurna South Mountain (7219m). Pleasant trek  through the rhododendron forest will pass the small bridge over the fresh water stream will gradually lead to the village of Ghorepani  from where we can get soaring views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I and other mountains.
Overnight stay at Teahouse.

Day03: Ghorepani with Poonhill viewpoint (3210m) to Tadapani (2710m) 5-6hrs walk

Poonhill is popular for its best sunrise viewpoint in Annapurna region. We will wake up early and hike up about an hour to reach the Poonhill viewpoint. Observing the sunrays gradually falling over the mountain ranges and catching the incredible view of   the Dhaulagiri Mountain (8167m), Annapurna I Mountain (8091m), Annapurna II Mountain (7937m), Annapurna III Mountain (7855m), Annapurna IV Mountain (7525m), Annapurna South Mountain (729m), Nilgiri Mountain (6940m), Tukuche Mountain (6920m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and other mountains. Next returning back to hotel in Ghorepani for breakfast and then trek to Tadapani village with a scenic trail through the ridge of Deurali teahouses and so on to reach Tadapani.
Overnight stay at teahouse.

Day04: Tadapani to Ghandruk

Today’s trek start with 3hrs of easy walk through the forest of oak, rhododendron and other alpine flowers which take us to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the large Gurung village from where striking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli and other Mountains from Ghandruk. The second largest gurung village in whole Nepal which features the gurung cultural museum, dance and Buddhist monastery. You will also explore the old gurung village of Ghandruk which portraits its unique design of the local houses.
Overnight stay at teahouse.

Day05: Ghandruk to Pokhara

Today will be your last day of the trek and our trek start by ascending through the teahouses of the Ghandruk village and continuing the beautiful stone trail passing through the terrace farm. Finally route will take us down aside the Modi Khola and after several hours will reach to Birethandi from where we will drive to Pokhara.
 
WHAT’S INCLUDED
  • All airport pick-up & drop by private vehicle (international and domestic)
  • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant in Kathmandu
  • Annapurna Conservation Aria Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS card)
  • Poonhill entry fee
  • English speaking, government licensed guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance
  • Twin/double sharing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek
  • First aid kit
  • Two nights hotel in Pokhara
  • Bus transportation from kathmandu to Pokhara and back Kathmandu.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • trekking route maps
  • All necessary government taxes and service charges
  • Porter (For two person)
 
WHAT’S EXCLUDED
  • Your Nepal visa fees and 2 passport size photos
  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu
  • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Food and accommodations in case of early arrivals from the trek or late departures from airport
  • Your extra personal expenses during trek such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter etc)
  • Tips for the trekking crew
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
The given price is for the minimum of two pax.  For single trekker, 20 % supplementary charge will be applied.
We provide the best teahouse in this area.
 
  1. 1-2 long sleeve T-shirts
  2. 4-5pairs of Socks
  3. A down Jacket
  4. A wind and waterproof thin layer jacket.
  5. 2 windproof/waterproof trousers
  6. A Thermal wears (specially a trouser)
  7. A pair of good trekking boot
  8. pair of sandal
  9. Trekking Stick/s
  10. Winter hat
  11. A pair of half gloves for walking stick (if you prefer)
  12. Sunscreen (35 to 60spf)
  13. Sleeping bag
  14. Head light
  15. Water bottle and a water purifying pills 
  16. And a medicines which are necessary for you.
Doing treks in Himalayas of Nepal is the distinct culture and environment. Trekkers need to consider on following do’s and don’ts.
Do’s
  • Do smile and greet the local people with saying “Namaste” and “Tashidelek” to show respect.
  • Do walk in a group or keep a distance that you could see your front and behind fellow.
  • Do consult with your trekking guide before trying anything new during the trek.
  • Do ask question to the guide for the next day trekking necessity, so that you could pack in your small backpack because rest baggage will carry by porter and will get only in the evening.
  • Do give donation to the monastery in the trekking area where they don’t collect tickets from the visitors but there is a donation box.
  • Do inform your trekking guide if you are not comfortable with your health while approaching higher altitude.
Don’t
  • Don’t under estimate the local culture and belief even if you find uncomfortable with it.
  • Don’t take a picture of the people without their permission during the trek because some individual don’t like that.
  • Don’t be strange if local people stare at you because they are surprise to see you, not with a bad intention.
  • Don’t expect too many facilities in the trekking areas, most places provide you only the basic facilities.
  • Don’t harm wild animals, birds and plants during the trek and take a global responsibility to save the environment.
  • Don’t give money to the children and the beggars; it encourages them to beg from the visitors.
Note regarding itineraries.
Although, we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan; their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Himalayan Wander Walkers has led till now. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is successful.
Price: $400
Duration
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Season
Season
Summer
Region
Region
Annapurna
Grade
Grade
Easy
Altitude
Altitude
3210m
Walking
Walking
4/5hrs
Accommodation
Accommodation
Hotel/Teahouse
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