Spectacular panaroma views of dazzling snow-white Dhaulagiri mountain ranges in contract with Red rhododendron hill during spring time

Spectacular panaroma views of dazzling snow-white Dhaulagiri mountain ranges in contract with Red rhododendron hill during spring time

GHOREPANI POON HILL TREK


8 Days | Round-trip from Kathmandu

TYPE: Trekking

LEVEL: Light/Moderate

ELEVATION:  3,210 m/10,531 ft

GROUP: 2-10

From US $499

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek offer spectacular panorama views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges especially when the first sun rays of the day appear. This 8 days round-trip from Kathmandu is one of the best short treks in Nepal reside in lower foothills that afford most beautiful views of the Annapurna Himalaya.

The trails starts at Nayapul after 1.5 hours drive through the scenic country side from Pokhara and follow the Jomsom trail for the first two days with overnight stops in Tikedhunga and Ghorepani. The steepest climb up in this route is to picturesque Ulleri (2,025m/6,800ft) include 3,767 steps counted by trekker Lance Hard. From Ulleri, the trail enters lush oak forest crossing numerous streams however there have been robberies and trekkers have been attacked by bandits, so travel in a group. From there it takes 3 hours to Ghorepani, meaning “horse water” once was watering hole for the horse caravans that traveled between Pokhara and Mustang. On day three, leave before dawn for the hike to Poon Hill (3,210m/10,478ft) waiting for sunrise with the majestic giants of the Himalayas showed their faces one by one, Machhapuchare, Annapurna II and the dazzling show white face of Dhalaugiri. Descent to Tadapani after breakfast and day later countinues down hill to Ghandruk, a village of stone and slate houses with a colorful Buddhist monastery before reaching our final stop at Nayapul where we can pick up bus/jeep back to Pokhara.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is comfortable tea house trekking which can be done whole year, this trek is very busy during peak seasons (Oct-Nov) when the views is outstanding and Spring (Mar-Apr) when rhododendron are in blooms you may find yourself sharing the trail with few hundred trekkers on the way up to the hill. But not in winter (Dec-Feb), the weather is clear and it is not so cold as it reside in lower elevation and lodges are open year long.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

➡ Sunrise over Annapurna and Dhauraghili from top of Poon Hill is surely one of most magical experience. 

➡ Enjoy your breakfast with the views of impressive Dhauraghili peak.

➡ Trails through differences landscape traverse through many stone steps through scenic villages, oak and rhododendron forest with amazing view of many giants Annapurna Himalayan

ITINERARY


Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara by bus 6 hours (B)

Day 3: Drive to Nayapul (1,070m/3,510 ft) from Pokhara (1.5 hrs) and trek to Ulleri (1,570m/5,150ft), 6 hours, (B/L/D)

Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani (2,750 m/9,022ft) 5 hours, (B/L,D)

Day 5: Sunrise trek to Poon Hill (3,210 m/10,531 ft) then toward Tadapani (2,650m/8,694ft), 7-8 hours, (B/L/D)

Day 6: Trek to Nayapul via Ghandruk (3,149m/10,332ft), 4-5 hours - Drive to Pokhara, 1.5 hours, (B/L/D)

Day 7: Drive to Kathmandu, 8-9 hours, (B/D)

Day 8: Departure from Kathmandu 

Note: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

HOW HARD IS POON HILL TREK?

This trek has an activity level of moderate, and is designed for hikers who are reasonably fit as we will be hiking from 4 to 8 hours per day with lot of descents/ascents on steep trail to maximum elevations of 3,210 m.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

Accommodations

We will stay 2 nights in a comfortable, modern hotel in Kathmandu, 2 nights in lakeside hotel in Pokhara. On our trek, we spend 3 nights in simple, rustic mountain lodges with basic, shared facilities. 

How does trekking like?

Our guides will lead the team and porters will transfer your bags on trekking, check out more detail on how it is like on trekking.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

✔ Transfers upon arrival and departure

✔ Accommodation as described in itinerary 

✔ Meals as mentioned in itinerary 

✔ Trekking permits and TIMS, Staff (Guide/Porters)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

✖ International airfare

✖ Travel Insurance

✖ Visas

✖ Personal tips or expense

 

FROM OUR TRAVELERS

Facing the Annapurna Himalaya on top of Poon Hill

Facing the Annapurna Himalaya on top of Poon Hill

Playing yoga on the trekking

Playing yoga on the trekking

Salute the sun on top of Poon Hill is Magical experience

Salute the sun on top of Poon Hill is Magical experience

The view of Dhaulagiri mountain ranges from teahouse

The view of Dhaulagiri mountain ranges from teahouse

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