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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill Trek

USD 505
Group size: 1 -12 Max-Altitude: 3210m
Destination: Nepal Fitness level: Moderate
Arrival on: February-May/September-December Departure from: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast in Pokhara and Kathmandu. All meals during the trek
Accommodation: 3 Star Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, and Tea Houses during the trek

Trip Introduction

If you want to go to Everest Base Camp trekking which is usually 16 days and need to go to high altitude, and you have doubt whether you can go or not, then try first going to Poon Hill Trek. The Poon Hill Trek (3210m) of 4 days is easy. One can see the biggest rhododendron forest on the way with variety of colors. At Poon Hill once can see the spectacular panoramic view of Mount Dhaulagiri I (8167m, Tukche Peak (6920m), Niligiri (6940m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna I (8091m), Hinchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhre (6997m) and Lamjun Himal & Manaslu to Far East.

You can have marvelous view of sun rise once reached at Poon Hill which is one of the best sunrise view point in Annapurna trekking route. Ghorepani Poon Hill treks is easily accessible from Pokhara with few days easy walk so it well popular by family trekkers too.

Included in the Cost

  • Airport transfers
  • Flight Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • All necessary paper work and permits (Annapurna Conservation permit and TIMS )
  • Trekking equipment: down filled sleeping bag, walking poles and duffel bag
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
  • Private transport Pokhara to Naya Pul (trail foot)
  • Sharing Jeep/taxi Shewmi (trail head) to Naya Pul and private transport to Pokhara
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies
  • Seasonal fresh fruits deserts every day
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water
  • All mountain accommodation (Soft, comfort, private room with share toilet)
  • 2 star Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast for 1 night
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit
  • All government and local taxes

Outline Itinerary

DAY 01:
Kathmandu – Pokhara – Nayapul –Tikhedhunga 1,495m, Ulleri/1,950m, 25 min flight, 1½ hrs drive (45 km), 5 to 6 hrs trek, 10 km
DAY 02:
Ulleri - Ghorepani/2,850m, 5 to 6 hrs walk, approx. 11km
DAY 03:
Walk up Poon hill/3,210m. Ghorepani – Tadapani/2,520m, 7 to 8 hrs, avg. 12km
DAY 04:
Tadapani – Ghandruk (3 to 4 hrs trek, approx. 6km) – Drive to Pokhara (2½ hrs drive, 53 km)
DAY 05:
Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus (6 to 7 hrs, 220km)

Best Time to Travel

February-May and September-December

Additional Information

  • Reading/writing material
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Health requirements arranged
  • Money: cash/credit card
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Mountain Mart Trek in Kathmandu
  • Light weight Towel
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight – headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle – Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat
  • Sunhat/bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves – wool or fleeced and gore tex
  • Scarf
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by MMT in Kathmandu)
  • Sewing Kit
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination – ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months.
  • T Shirts 2 or 3
  • Shirt – Long Sleeved
  • Thermals upper and lower
  • Pants – lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)
  • Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March) layered clothing – thermals.
DAY 01:
Kathmandu – Pokhara – Nayapul –Tikhedhunga 1,495m, Ulleri/1,950m, 25 min flight, 1½ hrs drive (45 km), 5 to 6 hrs trek, 10 km

We take an early morning flight from Kathmandu’s domestic airport to Pokhara.  After reaching Pokhara, we drive to Nayapul where we commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous riverside village at the confluence of the Modi and Bhurungdi Kholas (streams). We hike up to Sudame along the off road and then climb gradually up the side of the valley, Tikhedhunga.
Cross suspension metal bridge and steep ascent on stone staircases to the village of Ulleri – and an amazing landscape of valley floor where we came during the day with marvelous views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included. Overnight at Ulleri Lodge.

DAY 02:
Ulleri - Ghorepani/2,850m, 5 to 6 hrs walk, approx. 11km

After having breakfast, our trekking begins through large rhododendron and oak forests.  After a few hours and with several breaks we reach Ghorepani. Upper Ghorepani (Deurali) where we stay in this trip, offers fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Himalayas.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included. Overnight at Ghorepani Lodge.

DAY 03:
Walk up Poon hill/3,210m. Ghorepani – Tadapani/2,520m, 7 to 8 hrs, avg. 12km

Early morning start for the 45 minute walk up to Poon hill (3,210m) through rhododendron forest. From the grassy top of the hill there is an unobstructed panoramic view of the high Himalayas stretching from far western Dolpo, and Dhaulagiri (8,172m), the Annapurna Range in the north, including Fish Tail Mountain (Machhapuchhare)  and on to Manaslu (8,163m) in the northeast. To the south, the mist slowly rises from the flatlands towards India.  Take as many as photographs of your with beautiful panoramic view of Himalayas range and then walk back to Ghorepani for breakfast.
After brekfast we take the eastward trail to Tadapani crosses numerous ridges through thick pine and rhododendron forest with occasional flat sections and wonderful views of the snow peaks to the north from high ground.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.
Overnight at Tadapani Lodge.

DAY 04:
Tadapani – Ghandruk (3 to 4 hrs trek, approx. 6km) – Drive to Pokhara (2½ hrs drive, 53 km)

4th day of our trek, our trail is mainly downhill at first destination being the large Gurung village of Ghandruk with Himalayan views on the background. We take a lunch here. After lunch, trek to Ghandruk Phedi (trail head) for an hour to the road to finish the trek, and brings quicker to Lake City Pokhara for shopping and hang around. About two and half hours scenic drive following down stream of ice cold river and overlooking Phewas Lake. Eventually, back to Pokhara and your Hotel to Lakeside. Afternoon free time.

Breakfast & Lunch included.
Overnight in Pokhara at 2 star hotel.

DAY 05:
Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus (6 to 7 hrs, 220km)

After breakfast, we take a Tourist bus station at 7:30 am and drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. This scenic drive offers fascinating glimpses of rural Nepal as you pass through Middle Hill scenery along the famous rafting Trishuli River. Arrive Kathmandu around 02:30 to 03:00pm.
Breakfast include.
We will transferred to your booking hotel if you request or you can self arrangement to go to hotel.

Dates and Cost

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

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6 December, 2018 - 10 December, 2018 USD 505
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12 December, 2018 - 16 December, 2018 USD 505
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15 December, 2018 - 19 December, 2018 USD 505
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21 December, 2018 - 25 December, 2018 USD 505
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24 December, 2018 - 28 December, 2018 USD 505
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Included in the Cost

  • Airport transfers
  • Flight Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • All necessary paper work and permits (Annapurna Conservation permit and TIMS )
  • Trekking equipment: down filled sleeping bag, walking poles and duffel bag
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
  • Private transport Pokhara to Naya Pul (trail foot)
  • Sharing Jeep/taxi Shewmi (trail head) to Naya Pul and private transport to Pokhara
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies
  • Seasonal fresh fruits deserts every day
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water
  • All mountain accommodation (Soft, comfort, private room with share toilet)
  • 2 star Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast for 1 night
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Hot shower
  • Wi-Fi
  • Electronic device recharge
  • Hot and bottle drinks
  • Lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel insurance and medical evacuation
  • Tipping

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