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Poon hill & Ghorepani Trek - 09 days

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Introduction 

Trekking into the annapurna region, Poon hill & Ghorepani trek start and end at a beautiful city of west Nepal Pokhara. This trek is a colorful and one of the short forays into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and pass icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face. The attraction of this trek is Poon hill (3,193m), highest viewpoint of your trek from where you can’t only enjoy a superb panorama of both Annapurna (8,091m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m) but also very splendid and magnificent view of sunrise.

Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek. Enjoy trekking in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, Magars, dense rhododendron forest, full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys. As the sun touches the snow-capped summits, the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna along with a maze of other peaks slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes. 

Poon hill & Ghorepani trek trek is consider as one of the easy and soft trek, even the very old age person or school boys can participate on this trek as it involves all most NO high altitude risks. This trek covers the lower part of the Annapurna sanctuary trek but still a wonderful and awesome trek.  

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Local peoples and cultures of Thakali, Gurung’s etc.
  • Stunning views of Mt. Dhaulagiri & Annapurna
  • View point “Poon hill"

DETAILS ITINERARY

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to hotel and Briefing

After you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will have to go through custom formalities. You will be greeted by our representative who will be anxiously waiting for you with a placard displaying your name in his hand. You will be transferred to the 3-Star category hotel in a private vehicle. Once you get refreshed, you will get briefing regarding the itinerary and you will also be introduced with your crewmembers and other trekkers who are going to join you on the trip. Enjoy welcome dinner in the evening where you can taste authentic Nepali dinner. Stay overnight in a hotel.

Day 2

Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour, Necessary preparation & packing

In the morning after breakfast, we will organize half day sightseeing tour during which you will be taken on memorable UNESCO Heritage Tour. Tour begins with visit to Nepal’s holiest Pashupatinath Temple Complex and takes us through Nepal’s largest Bouddhanath Stupa and 2500 years old Swoyambhunath Stupa. We will return to hotel in the afternoon and time for shopping of any missing items, packing and getting ready for the trip.

Day 3

Fly to Pokhara(900m), short drive to road head, trek to Tikhedhunga(1480m), 3 hours

After morning tea, we will drive towards Tribhuvan Airport, domestic terminal for Kathmandu to Pokhara flight.Pokhara is the centre of Western Development Region and Gateway to Annapurna Region. In the 20 minutes of scenic flight, we will enjoy the panoramic views of Annapurna Mountain, Ganesh Mountain, Nilgiri Mountain, Manaslu Mountain and other mountains. Once we reach Pokhara Airport, we will take an hour long drive, passing through Lumle village to Nayapul. From Nayapul, we will walk along River and walk past tiny villages of Ramgai and Sumdeto reach Hile. Ascending trail from Hile will take us to TikheDhunga. Stay overnight at TikheDhunga. 

Day 4

Trek to Ghorepani (2,750m), 6 hours

Leaving Tikhedhunga, we will cross Bhurungdi River and follow the ascending path for couple of hours to reach Magar village of Ulleri. Enjoy the scenic views of Annapurna Mountain. From Ulleri, the trail leads us through forest of blooming rhododendrons to Nangethati.  Moving further uphill through Deurali, we will reach Ghorepani village.Located on the ridge surrounded by forest, Ghorepani allows scenic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain range. Stay overnight at teahouse. 

Day 5

Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3,193m),2 1.3 hours and trek to Tadapani (2590m), 4 hours

We will prepare for trek quite early in the morning as we do not want to miss the opportunity of capturing sunrise view from Poon hill. 40 minutes of walk uphill from Ghorepani will take us to Poon hill. We will follow the scenic path through the Rhododendron forest. The name Poon hill is named after Pun ethnics, the inhabitant of the area. We will enjoy the panoramic views of far western Himalaya of over 600km of range including Dhaulagiri Mountain, Tukuche Peak, Dhampus, Nilgiri Peak, Annapurna Mountain, MachhapuchreMountain (Fish Tail), Hiunchuli Peak, ManasluMountain, LamjungHimal and other peaks and mountains. We will return to Ghorepani for breakfast. Lowering down from Ghorepani, we will traverse forest to reach Banthanti and reachTadapani. Enjoy the views of Annapurna and Fishtail Mountains. Stay overnight in Poon hill. 

Day 6

Trek to Landruk(1900m) via Ghandruk, 6 hours

The trek on this day begins from forest. An hour of walk through forest will take us to BhaisiKharka. Lowering down from BhaisiKharka, we will follow the scenic path with views of Annapurna south Mountain, Hiunchuli Peak and MachhapuchreMountain. We will cross forest and head towards Ghandruk village which is largely inhabited by Gurung ethnic. Ghandruk is one of the largest villages of the region. We will visit Gurung Cultural Museum beforelowering down to Modi River. Following the ascending path from river, we will reach Landruk village which is inhabited by Brahmin, Gurung and Magar ethnics. Stay overnight at Landruk. 

Day 7

Trek to Kade (1,770m), 5 hours Drive to Pokhara

After an early morning tea, we will follow the ascending path to the tiny village of Tolka (1700m). The path escalates uphill from Tolkato Bherikharka. After brief rest, we will continue to gradually ascend towards Deurali (2100m). We will be greeted with views of Annapurna and Fishtail Mountain at Deurali. The trail contours down from Deuralito Pothanathrough oak forest. Pothana is inhabited by Gurung ethnics. Descending from Pothana, we will continue to Kade via Australian Camp. We will drive back to Pokhara from Dhampus. 

Day 8

Tour around lake side and fly back to Kathmandu by afternoon flight,

We will explore around Lake side in the morning. Boating in Phewa Lake is available upon your own expenses. We will return to hotel for lunch and then drive to Pokhara Airport in the afternoon. Scenic flight from Pokhara will take us toKathmandu. Take rest. Write a journal and arrange your photo albums. Stay overnight at hotel. 

Day 9

Departure for flight to home

We will transfer you to the Airport as per your scheduled flight for your onward destination. Safe journey. We hope to see you soon.
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Start Date
4th Oct 2017
End Date
12th Oct 2017
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OPENED
Price
USD 1,100
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COST INCLUDES

  • Conservation/National park fees and all govt. taxes
  • All required trekking permits
  • 4 (four) nights 3 star hotel accommodation on twin sharing BB basis
  • Round trip (KTM – Pokhara –KTM) domestic airfares with domestic airport taxes
  • All airport/hotel/airport transfers by private vehicles
  • An Experience Sherpa Trek Guide
  • An Experience Sherpa Trek Guide
  • Required number of porters
  • Trek sleeping bag and Down Jacket (to be returned after the trek)
  • Trek duffle bag to each trek member
  • All meals of high quality and hygienic (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • All hot drinks and beverages (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, treated drinking water etc.)
  • Trek First Aid Kit
  • Insurance of all local team members
  • Equipment for porters
  • Half-day world heritage sites tour with guide & private transport
  • Farewell celebration dinner

COST EXCLUDES

  • Medical/personal high risk insurance
  • International departure taxes
  • Personal trek gears
  • Major meals in Kathmandu
  • Cost of personal expenses i.e. telephone calls, laundry, Toiletry items etc
  • Bottle water, boiled water, soft drinks, beers
  • Tips to the local staff

Fitness
This kind of trek doesn’t really require previous trekking and mountaineering experiences. It doesn’t require any technical experience, only that you are in good physical condition and be able to hike 4 – 6 hours over hilly terrain up to 3,500m of altitude with a light day pack.
 
Experience
If you have any previous experiences would be helpful but if you don’t have is also not important matter of issue. This trek will introduce you about trekking in the Himalayas and also about the local cultures, traditions and local people. Even if you are around the age of 65 years, you can be a candidate for this trek.     

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Trip Info

Trip Code: DHA/GPT-9
Grade:
Best Month of the Year : April, May, October and November
Trekking Duration: 5 days
Hotel Accommodation : 4 nights
Trek Type : Lodge
Maximum Elevation : 3,193M.
Average hours of walking per day : 4 - 5 Hours
Destination: : Nepal

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