Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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Trip Introduction

It is one of the easier trekking routes in the Annapurna region. The trail takes you through beautiful Modi khola valley up to Poon-hill, at the foothill of the Annapurna massif.  Poon Hill is a viewpoint to see the Annapurna peaks including Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail), Mt. Dhaulagiri to the north and the transcendental valley to the south. The region is dominated by the Gurungs and Magars, both are ethnic groups of Nepal. While descending on the way back to Pokhara, we pass through the paved courtyards of Ghandruk village, another popular traditional village of Gurungs and there we can experience their age old tradition and culture and interact with the local people.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m)

Day 02: Kathmandu city sightseeing and trek preparation.

Day 03: Kathmandu - Pokhara (2,986ft): 6hrs drive or 25 min flight

Day 04: Pokhara - Birethanti - Ulleri
Duration: 2 hrs drive& 5 hrs trek
Height: 2070m

Day 05: Ulleri - Ghorepani
Duration: 6 hrs
Height: 2850m

Day 06: Ghorepani - Poon Hill excursion early in the morning - Tadapani
Duration: 6 hrs
Height: 2670m

Day 07: Tadapani - Ghandrung
Duration: 3 hrs
Height: 1950m

Day 08: Ghandrung - Birethanti - Pokhara
Duration: 4 hrs trek & 2 hrs drive
Height: 960m

Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus (6-7 hrs): 220km

Day 10: Final departure

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m)
Meet us outside the airport, transfer to Hotel. Meet with trekking guide and discuss about necessary things.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu
After breakfast, keep full day valley sightseeing with Kathmandu Durbar Square, the place of the Malla and then the Shah Kings of Nepal, visiting Kumari Temple, house of the virgin goddess, visiting Swoyambhunath, a stupa on the top of hill - from here you can overlook the scenery of Kathmandu, Visiting Patan city, the second largest town in the valley, Krishna Mandir, Golden Temple etc.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 03: Kathmandu - Pokhara (910m), Approx. 6 hours drive or 30 minutes flight
After breakfast, scenic drive or fly to Pokhara. Afternoon, walk around Lake city. Early evening, Trek briefing and final preparation.

Day 04: Drive to Naya Pul (New bridge), and trek to Ulleri.
Half an hour drive to Naya Pul and start commence trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town beside the Modi River. We cross the main trail to Sudami where we climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hile (1495m) before pushing on to Tirkhe Dhunga. From here the trail crosses a stream and then ascends a steep stone staircase to the large Magar village at Ulleri (2070m).

Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse, Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Ulleri - Ghorepani
This is a pleasant walking day. We trek through rhododendron and oak forests and across streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti. From Nangethanti we go up to Ghorepani (2850m).

Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Tadapani
Early morning hiking to Poon Hill to see the panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himalayan ranges as well as sunrise over the tolerable Himalayas. Having its great views of Himalayan panorama from Poon Hill, descends to Ghorepani and continuous trek to Tadapani (2625meter) after having breakfast. We will trek towards to Tadapani along the ridges of rhododendron and pine forest.

Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07: Tadapani - Ghandruk
This trail follows descends down to Ghandrung through the forest of rhododendron. We then walk towards Ghandruk. Explore around ghandruk village.

Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08: Ghandruk – Birethanti - Pokahra
The trails enters the narrow wooded valley of the Modi Khola and take you to through the village to Birethanti and continue walk to Nayapool. Drive to Pokhara.

Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse, Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 09: Pokhara-Kathmandu (6 hrs), 220km
After breakfast, scenic drive back or fly back to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Final Departure
Transfer to international airport and fly to onward destination.

Meals: Breakfast

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ana Pea

United States

2006-12-20

Silwal, Thank you so very much for your assistance with our trekking trip your people were amassing good, also I really appreciate your personal care in Kathmandu, through your services we were able to have our expectations and fantasies come true.

We will keep you in mind on our future travel plans and recommend you to our friends.

Sincerely, Namaste

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Rae Haultain

Australia

2010-04-21

I had a wonderful time in Nepal and on my trek. Your guide Rabbin was excellent!!!  He really made sure i was well taken care of and that i was ok all the time. The porter Amrit was also a great guy and i was fortunate enough to have had them both with me on my trek. Please pass on my thanks to them both.
I had a wonderful time on my trek and do look forward to coming back in the not too distant future.

All in all an excellent holiday and i will recommend you to my friends in future.
 
Thank you for a truly great experience! Dhanyabad.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Mr. Rob and Maggie

United Kingdom

2009-11-16

We have so many amazing memories from our time in Nepal. It goes without saying that the mountain scenery was beautiful and we were incredibly lucky with the weather.

We felt very well looked after throughout all of our trip  - amidst the chaos of Kathmandu, Nepal Frienship Tours organised our whole itinery with great efficiency and friendliness. Nothng seemed to be a problem - even our bags not arriving on the plane with us was taken care of with no fuss.

We would like to say a special thank you to our Guide Babu and our Porter Ram-Kishna.
Babu was everything that we could have hoped for in a guide. With his fluent English he was able to bring the Nepalese culture to life for us and give us a history of the country and the area in which we were trekking. He looked after us impeccably during our stay in the tea houses and with typically generous
spirit on a number of occassions ran ahead to ensure that we had rooms for the night.

Ram-Kishna humbled us with the ease and grace with which he carried  both of our bags for 10 days without putting a foot wrong !

Our evenings of Dal Bhaat, playing cards, Nepalese singing and toasting our feet on hot coals within the splendour of the Annapurna Sanctuary will bring a smile to our faces for many years to come.

So thank you all so very much for a fantastic holiday, we will never forget it and will certainly recomend Nepal Friendship to anyone we know who wants to go trekking.

Nepal - pheri bhetaunla

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Mr. Jan De Jong & Brouwers Family

Netherlands

2009-06-07

In February 2009 we met Nepal Tours Destinations at the Holliday Fair in Utrecht. Because we heard positive experiences from other travellers and we wanted to leave the money in Nepal (instead of a European company who only leaves a small part to the local organisation) we have deliberately chosen for the Nepal Tours Destination organisation. During the weeks of preparation the organisation proposed a tailor made programme exactly according to our wishes. They replied very quickly, answered all questions and proposed a programme that made us very enthusiast. When we arrived in Kathmandu, we were welcomed as expected. The whole trip was completely arranged and organised, a private driver, professional tour guides, strong and kind porters for our luggage during the Annapurna trekking. The Best of Nepal programme was a 18 days mix of nature, culture, exclusive resorts and hotels, kind guesthouses, warm weather, heavy stair climbing and amazing views and kind people. With pleasure we have contributed to support poor people, projects and schools, realising that our gifts are just a sign of compassion and support.

With great pleasure and never to forget experiences and impressions we strongly recommend Nepal Tours Destinations to anyone who wants to explore Nepal.

Jan en Rianne de Jong (Kapelle), Kees en Corrie Brouwers (Oud-Gastel) Family 

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What is Included in the Cost

    • Airport pickup/drop using private vehicle
    • Twin share hotel accommodation at respective Hotels/Teahouse/Lodge on BB (Bed & Breakfast).
    • Lunch & Dinner during the Trekking
    • Trekking/Tour with local English speaking guide
    • 01 poerter on each 02 trekkers
    • All transfer as per itinerary
    • Annapurna conservation fees and TIMS card

What is Excluded in the Cost

    • International flight ticket.
    • Nepal visa fees.
    • Beverage and expenses of personal nature.
    • Any Optional Sightseeing Tours and extension of tours, hotel accommodation etc.
    • Tips to guide, porters, drivers etc.
    • Personal Insurance.

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trips information

  • Mt. Everest Flight
  • Air Ticket
  • Airport Pickup

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code: ftn011
  • Trip duration: 10 Days
  • Grade: Easy
  • Group size: 2-12
  • Max-Altitude: 2850m.
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Starts in: Pokhara
  • Ends in: Pokhara
  • Accomodation: Tea house/Lodge
  • Transportation: Private Transport
  • Best Time: Spring & Autumn
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