Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Nestled on the high range, with bewitching snowy peaks Ghorepani Poonhill is an amazing compilation of patchwork valleys, lush rhododendron forests draped with blooming flowers which is also perfect sanctuary for diverse bird species and the eye-catching icy waterfalls makes the region as slice of heaven.

Embark on the steep ascent of the Ghorepani Poohill trek for majestic sights of the gigantic Himalayan peaks like Annapurna, Fishtail. Pass through quaint pastoral hilly villages embellished with culture and religion. Witness the festivals of the ethnic Gurungs and Magars communities blending with local people popular for hospitable and humble behavior furnished through their coordination, friendliness, smiley faces.

During spring season is perfect season as the trail is carpeted by the rhododendron flowers, but in winter, the whole area sparkles with the sunlight snow.

Itinerary

Day 1. Kathmandu arrival (1,300m)

After the arrival at airport our representative who will be present at the airport showing the placard of your name will pick up at airport. And drive you to the hotel. On arrival check in- at the hotel where you will be accommodated during your Kathmandu stay. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

Day 2. Kathmandu sightseeing (1,300m)

After breakfast, a full-day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple; heritage site dedicated to Lord Shiva and popular for traditional cremation on the bank of Bagmati River, Boudhanath Stupa; biggest stupa of Nepal which is also a hub for meditation and also pilgrimage sites for Buddhist and other visitors also. Kathmandu Durbar Square; a historical site that embraces palaces and courtyards of old Malla and Shah Kings dates back from 14 to 15 centuries onwards. And also visit Kumari Ghar; a house of the living goddess Kumari & Swoyambhunath Stupa; stupa style on the top of the hill offering the breathtaking vision of the complete Kathmandu valley then descend from temple stepping on 365 stone steps. Overnight at Kathmandu.


Day 3. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (about 6 to 8 hours by road) (960m)

After breakfast, we start our journey setting out for Pokhara; natural paradise blessed with nature’s treasure and gateway for famous trekking destinations and lies 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. We drive for six hours’ to reach Pokhara and during the journey enjoy the breathtaking vision of the terraced rice field, an amazing landscape, and serene Trisuli and Marsyandi River.

Day 4. Drive to Ulleri and trek to Banthanti. Overnight in the trekking lodge.

After breakfast, drive to Ulleri from Pokhara on the narrow winding one-way road which is the best option to escape steep uphill stony steps to reach Ullleri. During 2.5 hours journey, we cover 52 kilometers distance. Then from Ulleri, we trek to Banthanti for the overnight. Overnight at the Banthant

Day 5. Trek to Ghorepani (2900m.). Overnight in the trekking Lodge. (2,900m)

After breakfast, trek to Ghorepani. At first, we take the ascending trail to arrive at our lunch spot at Deurali (3180 m), which is the highest point of the trek. After lunch, continue trek along the trail running through the rhododendrons forest for roughly about 1 1/2 hours to reach at Ghorepani for the overnight. Overnight at the Ghorepani.


Day 6. Pre-dawn walk from Ghorepani to Poon Hill then trek to Tadapani (3,210m)

Early in the morning with an hour hike on the ascending trail to Poonhill located at the elevation of 3210 meters, we will enjoy the dazzling sunrise view above the snow-clad peaks. After enjoying the sensational sunrise glimpses we will down trek for 1 hour to reach Ghorepani. Then we have breakfast at Ghorepani and walk on a descending trail and cross Ghar Khola Bridge and pass through Deurali to enjoy the peaceful environment of beautiful country village Banthanti. We trek uphill from Bantanti to reach Tadapani. During 5-6 hours trek, we descend 200 meters than Ghorepani.

Day 7. Tadapani to Ghandruk trek then drives to Pokhara Overnight in the hotel. (900m) (1,950m)

After breakfast, we will reach Ghandruk from Tadapani trekking on the downhill trail that crosses rhododendron, oak dense forests on 6-7 hours trek. After arriving at Ghandruk we will explore the handicraft center and Gurung museum and also enjoy the awesome vision of Himalayan peaks, from Ghandruk. Then drive to Pokhara from Ghandruk on the vehicle.

Day 8. Return from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1300m) overnight in the hotel. (1,300m)

After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu. Enjoy a full day at leisure. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 9. Departure (1,300m)

We will drive you to the airport for the departure according to your scheduled flight.

What's Included

    • Airport pick-up & drop-off transportation by private vehicle
    • Twin/Double accommodation at Kathmandu & Pokhara in 2-3 star hotels with breakfast
    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Escorted with English speaking guide. Private transportation. Entrance fees
    • Kathamandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu transportation by tourist bus
    • Pokhara-Ulleri and Ghandruk-Pokhara private transportation
    • Accommodation in normal tea house during trek
    • Meals (Breakfast with 2 cups of Tea /Coffee) and lunch, dinner in trekking
    • Sleeping bag
    • Annapurna trekking map for group
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit fees
    • TIMS Permit
    • A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide
    • One porter between each two members during trek
    • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staffs
    • Travel & rescue arrangement
    • First Aids kits
    • All government taxes

What's Not Included

    • International Airfare
    • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 per person for 30 days)
    • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
    • Domestic flights between Kathmandu and Pokhara is an optional extra for this itinerary
    • Tips for Nepali staffs
    • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
    • Personal gears & clothing
    • Any expenses of personal nature
    • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
    • Anything doesn’t specified in cost include section

Equipment Check List

Recommended equipment list: Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. Some items of equipment are available for hire from us as like Down Jacket

Footwear

Well broken-in walking shoes - these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.

Clothing

Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.

Other equipment

Sleeping bag (5 seasons),  lock, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters.

Other Items

Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.

Important Note

Itinerary and Dates: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. Your guide, and their Sherpa assistants, will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary. Our aim is to return you safely to Kathmandu in time for your departure flight booking.

Experience Required: This Trek is suitable for keen walkers who are able to walk for 6 – 7 hours each day, with a light rucksack. Some of the days are quite long, and walking feels more strenuous at altitude. Generally, the trail is a good quality, but occasionally it will be uneven and rocky.

Food & Accommodation: You will be accommodated in a teahouse each night, unless the itinerary stipulates tent camping is necessary on some nights. Teahouses are simple, locally-run guesthouses with twin-share or single rooms. Toilets and showers are of varying standards. Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised by the variety of food at the lodges.

What about our luggage: One porter will be shared between two trekking clients. Porters will carry a maximum of 12kgs per client. If you wish to, you may keep excess clothing and items in a storage room at your Kathmandu hotel.

What will the temperature be like: The weather obviously varies considerably by season and may also change drastically within a single day, particularly at high altitude. If your itinerary takes you above 3,000m need to be prepared for conditions that may range from -10 to 25 degrees on any day. Some useful weather data is available here: https://bit.ly/3vi7rHX You will also need good protections from sun and wind exposure. Contact us for a suggested trek packing list to suit your itinerary.

How much money should we bring: You will need to carry Nepali Rupee to pay for things not covered by your itinerary package. This may include bottled water; evening hot showers; additional food treats; additional hot drinks; equipment replacement or repairs; battery charging and gifts and tips. Shopping can also be done on your last day in Thamel. Talk with us in our office before departing on your trek and we can provide more advice and currency exchange.

What about Acute Mountaineering Sickness (AMS): AMS is essentially impossible to predict. Some people are affected, and other not. Only a very small percentage of people suffer serious effects. Effects may become apparent at any altitude, not just at the extremes of your itinerary.

Signs of AMS includes:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Drowsiness
  • Flatulence
  • Peripheral Edema (Swelling of extremities)
  • Fluctuation in body temperature

Prevention of AMS:

  • Adequate rest prior to the trek.
  • Adequate hydration maintained throughout the trek.
  • Adequate salt and sugar in your bloodstream. So, eat plenty and don’t skip meals.
  • Adequate warmth. Use clothing layers to maintain warmth without sweating excessively. Controlled and regular breathing. Breathe deeply from the diaphragm to use all your lung capacity. Try and walk to a pace that maintains controlled and steady breathing. Breathe through your nose to protect you throat from drying. Consider wearing a muff over your mouth and nose at high altitudes.
  • Managed exertion. Trekking is not a race to the next pass or teahouse. Go at a constant, manageable pace, do not chase after the person in front. Keep a slow steady pace rather than pushing too hard and needing to stop frequently. Take time to enjoy the scenery.

Trip facts

  • Region
  • Activity
    Trekking
  • Duration
    9 Days
  • Grade
    Moderate
  • Best Time
    February- May- September- November-
  • Max. Altitude
    3210m
  • Group Size
    Min 2 pax
  • Transportation
    Private vehicle / Tourist bus

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