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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 10 Days

This is a trek for those who just don’t have time but still want to hike out in the wild amidst some of the most beautiful natural nature in the world…a trip that stirs your feelings…

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a very popular soft and easy trek in Nepal which is well known as the ‘Annapurna Mini Circuit Trekking’. The highest point of this trek is Poon Hill which is 3210 meters from the sea level and the highlight of this trek is an early morning pilgrimage to nature at Poon Hill for a amazing sunrise over the Himalayas where the mountains stretch to Ghandruk, as far as the eye can see north towards Tibet & West towards the Dhaulagiri Himal and then swerves towards the East with superb views of the Annapurna Himal. This is not a difficult trek but it helps if you have a realistic degree of fitness. This trek is said to be the best introduction to a warm up for any challenging treks that you’d like to do in big time in the future…out in the wild with some of the most stunning views on earth…..

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu at any time pick and drive to hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley Bouddhanath, Pashupati, Patan, Swoyambhunath & Kathmandu Durbar Square
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara (30 Minutes) Drive to Nayapul (2Hours) & Trek to Birethanti (1Hours) [1075m]

Day 04: Trek to Ghandruk [1920m] 6Hours
Day 05: Trek to Tadapani [2540m] 4Hours
Day 06: Trek to Ghorepani [2770m] 5Hours
Day 07: Early morning hike up to the Poon Hill (3210m) and Trek to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara 7Hours
Day 08: Free day in Pokhara
Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu 7Hours
Day 10: Depart for home

“The above information is a guideline and standard outline of what we provide. Our Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.” Please email us at: info@higherlimitstrek.com 

NOTE: On adventure trek of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything our best to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Cost Per person=732US$ on full board basis + Flight fare 100$ per person if you wish to fly back from Pokhara

Cost Include

  • Airport to hotel to airport pick up and drop by private car/van/bus
  • Twin sharing standard accommodation on 3* standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast hotel Samsara Resort or Kathmandu Resort Hotel or similar standard (3Nights).
  • Guided Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour with English speaking tour guide & private transport
  • Twin sharing standard accommodation in Pokhara Hotel View Point or similar standard with breakfast  (2Nights)
  • Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP) permit
  • Trekking map of Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Area
  • Full Board Plan (Breakfast, Lunch, dinner  & (Tea House Lodge) accomodation during the trek
  • Twin sharing Tea Houses / Lodges, Guesthouses accomodation during the trek (4 Nights).
  • An experienced licensed holder English speaking trekking guide & Porters (One porter for each 2pax in group).
  • Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for all trekking staffs,
  • Kathmandu –Pokhara one way flight ticket & domestic airport tax.
  • All local Transportation from to Kathmandu by tourist bus & car.
  • Medical kit box
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems) Card
  • All government taxes
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag by Higher Limits (On request) (which needs to be returned after the trip.)
  • Official expenses.
  • Join Nepali Cultural Program with farewell dinner.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu & in Pokhara Approx, US$15 to US$ 20 per day.
  • International flight and departure tax
  • Sightseeing/Monuments entrance fee
  • Monastery entrance fee
  • Domestic airport tax( Nepali Rupees Rs.200)
  • Domestic Flight ticket per person 100US$ if you wish to fly back to Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15days from date of issue), US$ 40 (duration 30 days from date of issue) and US$ 100 (duration 90 days from date of issue) you can easily issue your visa upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will require two passport size photos.
  • Personal Trekking Equipments
  • Any kinds of Bar bills Mineral water, Alcoholic drinks, Hot & Cold drinks etc.
  • Your travel insurance (Compulsory)
  • Any Expense of Personal Nature /Helicopter Rescue evacuation fees if incase
  • Tips for trekking staff ( Tipping is expected)
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price includes section

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu at any time
You will just find it wonderful flying into Kathmandu on a day if that’s crystal clear. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, & begin a whole sequence of memorable experiences that stay with you for a real long time. An escort and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Our representative will help you check into your designated hotel. At the hotel you will be oriented about your daily activities. This is your first overnight in the city of temples.

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu is the historical heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to outsiders. The city presents a wonderful combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two prime neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significances. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century Palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath.

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu & Trek to Birethanti [1075m]
It takes around thirty-minute to fly Pokhara from Kathmandu airport. While flying to Pokhara, you can enjoy the wonderful views of glistening mountain ranges and stunning landscapes below you. Soon after you hit the tarmac in Pokhara, we take a one-hour journey to Naya Pool along the charming Modi Khola Valley. On reaching our destination, we begin our highly thrilling Annapurna trek. The route winds through lush green forest & finally culminates at Birethanti after walking for one hour. In Birethanti, there are well-stocked shops, hotels, cafes, a police check post, a bakery and a bank, a nice little village town to have fun. This is our first over night on the mountains.

Day 04: Trek to Ghandruk [1920m]
As we quit Birethanti, we hike along terraced fields below the wonderful panorama of awe-inspiring glaciated Himalayan mountain ranges. As the trail moves across a group of flatlands, forest, cultivated lands and a suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, we arrive at the scenic & beautiful village of Ghandruk after hiking for 3 to 4 hours. A supreme vantage point in this pristine & serene village offers breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli. Several hotels and teahouses at the village give us a warm welcome with sincere Nepalese hospitality while catering to the requirements of all trekkers’ who hit the trail through this village. Camping in its terraced fields give you the open wild feelings of adventure!

Day 05: Trek to Tadapani [2540]
As we ascent further up the trail showcasing rich rhododendron forests, gloriously cascading waterfalls with sparkling mountain streams; we experience the mystical vistas of nature at its best. After continuously climbing for 3 hours, we step into the zone of Tadapani at an altitude of 2540 meters. Tadapani offers the most magnificent mountain views of the overwhelming peaks of Annapurna South. [Walk approx 3 hours] we then crash out for the night.

Day 06: Trek to Ghorepani [2770m]
From Banthanti, we go further along steep trails. Nature lays before us exotic sights of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, lush vegetation and rich plant life that is so wonderful to behold. We climb further through rhododendron forest to Deorali [3100m] and reach a hamlet and cultivated fields. Continue walking for 3 hours and finally we find ourselves in Ghorepani. Ghorepani is main highlight destination of this trek also has houses lodges that provide food and accommodation to travelers out on the trail. Next, it’s an overnight.

Day 07: Trek to Nayapul & Drive to Pokhara
Early morning about 4am we hike up to the Poon Hill about 45minutes to reach before sun lighting in the beautiful mountain range of Annapurna. We are here to snap the better pictures and to catch the most awesome sunrise view on over 8000m mountain Mt.Dhaulagiri. After relishing the compelling sights of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Annapurna range and other Himalayan giants from the crystal clear point of Poon Hill [3210m], back to your tea house lodge then take some delicious breakfast to kill your hungry after early hike to the Poon Hill and  we leave Ghorepani and hit the trail to Nayapul. As we go further in descending towards Birethanti; we find it lies stretched beside the Modi River and is a highly developed town. Your trails are made up of stone steps and as we pass through dense forest, we stumble into a small village of Ulleri. From Ulleri, a very steep section [with 3767 steps!] leads down to Hille on the Bhurungdi Khola. Forty minutes beyond Birethanti, we come to the main road. From here, we can easily access any means of transportation to drive to Pokhara. At eventide, you are free to walk by the lakes of Pokhara. [6 hrs walking]

Day 08: Free day in Pokhara
You can spend your day as your interest in Pokhara. You can take part in any activities or you can just relax in your hotel or do sightseeing on your own.  It would also be good to send a few post cards home telling the folks of your wonderful experience.

Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu
While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you go up to Damauli, Dumre, Mugling and Kurintar where Nepal’s first Cable car is operated to reach Manakamana (wishes) Temple. In route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and see the local folks happily engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe, you climb up to Thankot, gateway to the capital city of Kathmandu. You can also fly from  Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.

Day 10: Depart Kathmandu for home or any other destination
On reaching Kathmandu, your day is free to do some souvenir shopping, sightseeing or any other personal activities that suit your conveniences; until your departure. Our staff will transfer you to the airport for your connecting flight to home or any destinations.

Start Date End Date Price In US Dollar($) AVAILABILITY Booking
A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail info@higherlimitstrek.com

AVAILABILITY OPTIONS

OPENED: This date is available and open for bookings.
LIMITED: There are very limited number of available places on this departure. Immediate booking.
GUARANTEED: We have reached minimum numbers and this trip is guaranteed to depart.
CLOSED: This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us, if you are interested in travelling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 10 Days Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

MEALS:
Every day’s breakfast, lunch & dinner is included in the package during the trek. This will be a dish of Nepali, Indian or Continental source cooked by the lodgings you stay at.

PACKING LIST:
While packing for “Ghorepani  Poon Hill Trek,” warm clothing is important to ensure comfort and safety, while non-essential gear such as a Swiss knife may simply come in handy. Here we have a suggested packing list to guide you in preparation:

  1. Walking (Trekking) boots and sandals for rest (Shoes should be water proof)
  2. A water & wind proof down jacket
  3. Sleeping bag
  4. Woolen T-shirt/base layer
  5. T-shirts
  6. A thick pullover/fleece
  7. Shorts/skirt for sunny days
  8. Trousers/track suit or long pants
  9. Thermal long underwear
  10. Water bottle
  11. Warm socks (woolen is best)
  12. Swiss army knife
  13. Flashlight with spare batteries
  14. Sunglasses
  15. Sun cream
  16. Personal medical supplies
  17. Towel
  18. Day pack for your valuables (camera, money, Passport etc.) and rucksack or duffel bag for your clothes
  19. Warm woolen hat
  20. sun protection hate
  21. Gloves etc
  22. Rain Coat
  23. Walking Poles
  24. Sleeping Bag -20degree & many more

(Note: This is just a guideline to help on your preparation.)

HEALTH & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
This trekking involves five to seven hours walking per day. However, it is easy and soft adventure trekking so, will take a physical toll. There are no special physical or training requirements, but high altitude experience & walking is a benefit.

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