Ghore pani / Poon Hill trek

Trip Overview

  • Destination: Nepal
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Poon Hill Trekking is one of the most popular and relatively easy treks that meander through the beautiful ethnic villages of Annapurna Region which will let you feel the Himalayan Panorama while providing you the opportunities to get close to the local Culture. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the most exciting and breathtaking treks. The evergreen trekking course leads you to the wonderful historic ethnic villages and first-rate mountain scenario. Enjoy the energizing fresh mountain air while you are totally enthralled with the breathtaking view of the dramatic Annapurna and Fishtail range.

 

This trek goes from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani, Poon hill, then to Tadapani and Ghandruk or Jhinu then back to Nayapul where we drive back to Pokhara. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a colorful trekking intended for all age groups. . The best time for the trek is between the months of February to June, September and November. The maximum elevation reached on this trek is Ghorepani altitude 2860m and Poon hill 3210m and its minimum altitude is 1038m. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, also popularly known as Annapurna Sunrise Trekking, or Annapurna Panorama Trekking.

Itinerary

  • Day 01 - Arrival in Katmandu (1,337m)

    After you land at Tribhuwan International Airport in Katmandu, you will be received by our representatives who will then assist you to transfer to your hotel. After check-in, we will have a short briefing of your trip. The remaining time is free for independent activities. You can relax or have an evening stroll around the city for your own leisure.

    O/N: Hotel

  • Day 02 - Flight to Pokhara, exploration of temples, caves and lakes

    About 25 minutes of scenic flight early in the morning from Kathmandu Airport will take you to the heart of Pokhara. We will explore Davi’s Falls, Gupteshwar Mahadev Cave, boating on Fewa Lake and visit Tal Barahi Temple right in the middle of the lake! We will then drive to Sarngkot for a stunning sunset view from the high Himalayas. If weather permits, we can have a clear view of Annapurna Range, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapucchre (Fishtail) and other snow-capped mountains. Overnight stay in Sarangkot.

    O/N: Hotel

  • Day 03 - Sarangkot sunrise, paragliding and more caves!

    Sarangkot is very famous for its sunrise views. And while we are here, we wouldn’t want to miss it. Early in the morning, we will hike to View Tower for the sunrise. The view of the sun coming out of the snow-capped mountains is totally mesmerizing. What a way to start our day! After breakfast back in our hotel, we will prepare for paragliding from Sarangkot to Pokhara Valley. After paragliding, we will transfer to our new hotel and then explore other places such as Mahendra Cave, Chamero (Bat) Cave and Seti River George.

    O/N: Hotel

  • Day 04 - Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,540m) – Approx. 7 hrs

    After Pokhara sightseeing, it’s time to explore the hills surrounding it. This calls for destination Poon Hill for the most stunning of mountain range views! We will begin this short trekking by driving to Nayapul. From there, we will pass through many local villages and teahouses with warm hospitality. We will cross Birenthanti village and arrive at Tikhedhunga where we will spend the night.

    O/N: Lodge

  • Day 05 - Trek to Ghorepani (2,775 m) – Approx. 8 hrs

    From Tikhedhunga, we will take the unrelenting stone staircase to Ulleri on the way to Ghorepani. We will then pass through pastures and cultivated fields, walking beside the cascading river and rhododendron forest. The trails are fully covered with snow in winter. The warm hospitality of Ghorepani will make you forget the long day’s walk. 

    O/N: Lodge

  • Day 06 - Trek to Poon Hill Gandruk – Approx. 7 hrs

    We will leave our belongings in the hotel and leave for Poon Hill (3,210m) at dawn. About an hour of the climb to Poon Hill will give us the most stunning view of the different mountains, including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna mountain range and Nilgiri Mountain among many others! The sunrise from Poon Hill is very stunning as well. We will return to our hotel in Ghorepani for breakfast and then head to a very popular and traditional Gurung settlement of Gandruk.

    O/N: Lodge

     

  • Day 07 - Back to Pokhara

    If you missed views of mountains a day earlier due to us arriving there late, fear not. Brace yourself for mountain views right out of your hotel room’s window! The mountain seems really close! After breakfast, we will drive back to Pokhara. You are free to explore the city of Pokhara after lunch. The day (and night) is yours!

    O/N: Hotel

     

  • Day 08 - Flight to Kathmandu, departure

    We will take a morning flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Depending on your international flight schedule, you can spend some time visiting nearby places or shopping in preparation for departure. We will drive you to Tribhuwan International Airport two hours prior to your flight time. And comes the final departure with lots of memories.

Customize your trip!!!

Customize your trip: Need to shorten or prolong your trip or change the route? We can always redesign this itinerary to fit your individual needs! For more information, please e-mail us at info@mahasukhatravel.com

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops
  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu as per the itinerary
  • Related trekking permits
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Bottled water
  • Paragliding package cost

 

Not included in the cost

  • International flights
  • Nepali visa fee
  • Extra day/night meals and accommodation in Kathmandu than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, hard and soft drinks, laundry service, etc.)
  • Tips

Sharable expenses (shared among the number of people in trekking groups)

  • Experienced and licensed English-speaking guide
  • Porter service (if required)
  • Transportation - Jeep
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