Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

TRIP OVERVIEW

Trip Information

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking at an elevation of (3210m) in Annapurna region is the squat and easy trek ideal for every trekking enthusiast. Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is also known as Annapurna Sunrise Trekking or Annapurna Panorama trekking positioned nearby pokhara.  This place is rich of concealed treasure of Nepalese culture and custom. The name of Ghore pani Poon Hill Trek is derived from two native words Ghore (horse) and Pani as a (water) this habitation used to be resting point for ancient merchants who found water in the place for their horses and the poon is the name of the close by hill. This expedition is very well recognized place for those explorers to do hiking in the Himalayas who have only short vacation for a week including ghorepani is classic trekking destinations for all seasons. This trekking takes you over stunning forests with terraced fields.

Ghorepani poon hill trek drives from Pokhara to Birethanti via Nayapul where will start walking getaway from Nayapul then heading towards numerous places such as Sudam, Tikhedunga, Ghorepani. our main destination starts from the incredible sunrise with panoramic sights of the mountains surrounding Annapurna(8091m.),Dhaulagiri(8167m) Himchuli, Machhapuchhere (fishtail)(6993m) Manaslu (8157m), Dolpo range and other several mountains sideways the world deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge from Poon Hill are grandiose. Most of the societies are from Magar, Gurung and Brahmin folks, majority in this zone run lodges/tea households business for the travelers to deliver the excellence accommodation and meals. A sight of snowcapped peaks whirling from grey to pink to excellent white is also  just overwhelming and lovely lavish flora, rhododendron forests, Oak, Pine and junipers etc.an even rare animals are observed sometimes during your track you can also relish the icy waterfalls and also delight the hot springs bath at the end of your trekking in Jhinu Danda. Finest season of ghorepani Poon Hill trek would be on winter spring season throughout the month of January, February, March, April, may, June and Autumn season during the month of September, October, November and early December.

This trek is a comparatively easy trek which can be complete all year round, while autumn and spring are considered the most imposing. Our GHHT will give you more importance like if you are planning to stopover this trek you can start the trip whichever date that will suitable to your holiday schedule, no matter which option you chose. It is for those folks who have insufficient holidays but wants to views of the Annapurna Himalayan range within a short span of time.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft)

Day 02: Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m/5051ft)

Day 03: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860m/9380ft)

Day 04: Hiking to Poonhill (3210m/10531ft, and trek to Tadapani (2,630m/8,626ft)

Day 05: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m/6360ft)

Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk to Nayapul drive to Pokhara

Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 08: Deaprture

ITINARARY

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft)

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International airport and finishing your custom formalities and heading to the terminal gate and there you can easily spot our representative carrying a signboard of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team and then they will welcome you and drive you to the hotel. The Ganesh Himal Hiking Team will host a welcome dinner in Top- rate Nepali restaurant which serves you delectable Nepali cuisine which will be the introduction of the Nepali food culture.

Meals – dinner are provided.

Accommodation- 3 star hotel


Day 02: Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m/5051ft)

Today your Ghorepani Poon hill trek begins but firstly we will drive to Nayapul which is 42 kilometer drive from Kathmandu. During our drive we will be passing by flourishing village named Lumle. We will commence our trek from Nayapul we will be trekking towards large prosperous town of Birethanti which is located at the junction of Burundi and Modi Khola and then we will follow the main trail that leads to bamboo forests and then we will pass huge cascading waterfall. Continuing trekking to the side of valley leads us to Tikhedhunga. Today we will be trekking approximately 4-5 hrs.

Three times meals are provided

Accommodation: Local Lodge


Day 03: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860m/9380ft)

Today our trek will be quite challenging because we have overcome 3300 stairs of stone. At firstly we will traverse the river through suspension bridge and then we will ascend via steep stone stairs towards Ulleri which is the flourishing village at 2,080 meter and the village is mostly inhabited by Magar ethnicity group. After that we will gradually trek from Ulleri and then we will come across two stunning serene rivers. If you like watching different birds you might get to spot on the trail varied birds of this region like dippers, kingfisher, forktails and many more. After that we will take a short ascend to Nangethanti and here we will have our lunch. After having our lunch we will continue our trek towards Ghorepani at 2,850 meter and from Ghorepani one can catch captivating view of Annapurna I at 8091 meter, Dhaulagiri I at 8167 meter, Tukuche peak, Nilgiri at 6940 meter, Tarke kang at 7193 meter and Hiunchuli at 6441 meter. Today we will be trekking approximately 5-6 hours.

Three times meals are provided.

Accommodation: Local Lodge


 Day 04: Hiking to Poonhill (3210m/10531ft, and trek to Tadapani (2,630m/8,626ft)

Today early morning we will hike to Poonhill and view the magnificence sunrise view from the Poon hill station point. It is the most beautiful view where one get to view the several snowcapped peaks with the striking sunrise view. The mountain we will get to spot is ranges of mount Annapurna at 8091 meter, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Huinchuli, Machapuchre, Lamjung Himal, Dhampus peak, Tukuche peak and many more. We will enjoy some time in this poon hill station taking outstanding pictures and retrace back to Ghorepani. After breakfast we will continue our trek and head towards Tadopani via rhododendron forests and if you are travelling in spring season then on the trail you will be observing rhododendron flowers blooming all over. We will be having our lunch at Banthanti and continue our trek through rhododendron forests. Before reaching Tadapani we will ascend half an hour. On the way we will be getting great view of south Annapurna, Machapuchre and Huinchuli. Today we will be trekking approximately 6-7 hours.

Three times meals are provided

Accommodation: Local Lodge


Day 05: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m/6360ft)

Today we will start on our trek by descending steeply from Tadapani. After that we will trek through lush rhododendron trees with rhododendron red and pink flowers blooming all over. After a few trek we will be entering the village of Ghadruk mostly inhabited by the Gurung ethnicity. On the way we will perceive Annapurna south, Huinchuli and Machapuchre- Fishtail. We will be also visiting Gurung museum which is located at Ghadruk and in this museum you will be exploring the culture and traditions of Gurung civilization.  Today we will be walking approximately 3-04 hours.

Three times meals are included.

Accommodation: local lodge


Day 06: Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara

Today we will be trekking from Ghadruk and head towards Nayapul and from here we will dive back to Pokhara. We will be trekking downhill on the trail to Birethanti. We will be taking steps in abundant staircase pave with stone and then we will reach at the village with terraced fields. Until we reach Modi Khola we will be descending down from Ghadruk. Finally we arrive at Birthanti and we will further trek for half an hour to reach at Nayapul. Reaching Nayapul we take a drive to Pokhara. In evening we will relish the lake side view of Pokhara. We will spend our night in hotel. Today we will be trekking approximately 4-5 hours. Drive for 1hour.

Breakfast lunch are provided.

Accommodation: 3 star hotel.


Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu

Today after having our breakfast we will drive to Kathmandu and our representative will drop you at the hotel and you can freshen up and then you can visit some of souvenir shop nearby and you can do shopping to your loved ones and for the bargaining our tour guide will be helping you.  In evening the Ganesh Himal Hiking Team will be hosting a farewell dinner in excellent Nepali restaurants which serve you mouth watering Nepali cuisine.

Breakfast and dinner are provided.


Day 08: Departure

Today your Ghorepani Poon hill trip comes to end and we hope that you had a great time with us and we will look further for your next adventures. Our representative will be dropping you at the airport three hours earlier than your flight schedule.

Breakfast is provided.


INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

What is included?

Airport Pick up and drop off by private vehicle.
3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on BB basis.
TIMS(trekkers information management system)
Annapurna conservation trekking permits.
Food, Salary, Drinks and Insurance to guide and porters.
Three times a meal during the trek.
Local transportation during the trek.

 

What is not included?

Lunch and dinner in kathmandu.
Your travel insurance
International Flight ticket.
Any expenses of personal nature.
Any kinds of bar bills, alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
Rescue Operation
Nepal entry Visa Fee.

TRIP INFO


Trip Note

Hotel and Lodge:

Ganesh Himal Hiking team arranges the best comfy and pleasant accommodation and provides you the well-nourished hygienic foods. Throughout your stay in Kathmandu i.e. 3 nights you will be staying at the best standard hotel which will be rating at 2- 3-star hotel. Although if you want to stay at 4- 5-star hotel in the well sumptuous hotel and are able to pay for this expenses then you have this kind of choices but for the luxurious hotel the payment should be deposited by the clients itself. As the Ganesh Himal Hiking team company can only afford the hotel which is the rate at 2-3 star hotels. However once you are set for your trek there will be no such facilities like in the city of Kathmandu and one should not expect like Kathmandu as we are trekking to the remote area so, we will be staying at tea houses and local lodges. In such hotel there will be a usual bed and of course pillow. Most of the lodges of this region depend on lanterns or candle only a few has the facility of electric lights nonetheless you will be getting clean hygienic food which is most important. Most of the lodges will be already booked earlier before your trek however in some situation we will be not able to book in advance but not to worry we can book -in while reaching there because there are ample of lodges and some tea houses in this region and if not we can easily set a camp which will the most adventurous part of the trek itself is interesting and adventurous.

Meals and Drinks:

We the company totally focuses on client’s meals by making sure that each and every client get the same portion which is clean hygienic and nourished which is most necessary while trekking. While trekking all the meals i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided but in the Kathmandu city sometimes breakfast and sometimes dinner are included where you can go through the each detail itinerary below. During trek breakfast and dinner will be served in the lodges or teahouses and for the lunch our expert trek leader or guide will be taking you the best clean hotels. However we suggest you carry a water purification tablets to purify the water as on the way you will get normal water but if you want bottled mineral water you will easily get in some shops or tea houses but the expense of the bottled water should be paid by the client itself as it is not included in package.

Best Season to Travel:

The flawless seasons for Nepal visit will be in the spring season in the month of March to May and autumn season on September and November. Even in winter one can travel but only if you can bear the cold weather season. We strongly recommended the clients not to trek on the monsoon season on the month of June, July and August because during this period it rains heavenly and in day afternoon the sun rays will be extremely blazing heat so, it will be difficult to trek. So, we suggest every client trek in the specific seasons.

Luggage/Backpack:

Throughout your trekking your luggage will be carried by our porters and you have to carry your own small baggage containing your own water bottle, towel, tissue or toilet paper, camera or any other stuff which you usually carry and this small baggage should be carried by yourself. Some of the gears and clothes which are not needed during your trek can be left in the hotel safe deposit box carefully locking it properly and for the deposit there will be no charges so, you can freely keep your belongings which are not needed. The Nepal domestic airlines do not exceed more than 15 kg which also includes your hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds more than 15 kg then some charge should be deposit which is not included in the package.  

Guide/Porter on Trek:

We the company Ganesh Himal hiking team will be providing you the well expert trained trekking guide who will be handling all your trip issue. Also we will be providing you a cordial and sincere porter who will be carrying your 10 kg luggage of each client. Like if you are trekking in a huge group like more than 10 people than we will be providing you an extra guide which will be divided into two groups or more than three according to the number of people in the group. 

Group Size, Guide and Crew Member:

Ganesh Himal hiking team arranges trek with the minimum solitary client to maximum 16 clients in a group. In the larger group we will be arranged by dividing the groups. However one can stay in the same lodge but during your trek you will be having a different guide. We the Ganesh Himal Hiking team offers one guide for maximum 10 people in the group and if the number exceeds more than 10 till 16 then we will be providing you 2 guides. 

Personal Expenses on Trek:

Your personal expenses should be deposited by yourself like if you addicted to alcohol and all the alcohol you consume during your trip should be paid by yourself that goes to snacks or any other additional meals. Though the cost of accommodation and meals are included in package but such additional meals and drinks- alcohol and non-alcohol beverage, snacks, tips for guide and porters, hot shower- accessible only in some hotel, entrance fee around $ 25 for visiting heritage sites of Kathmandu, meals while you are in Kathmandu and the normal meals will cost around $ 5-7. It is up to you whether you like to give tips to the guide and porter, if you are satisfied with their services then you can tip them.

Gears Available in Kathmandu:

For the trekking equipment you can easily get it at Nepal country stores at the reasonable price and if you like you can also rent the trekking equipment. You don’t have to carry or buy from your hometown because all the trekking gear can be easily available in this country –Nepal.  

A Typical Day on Trek:

On a customary day you are necessary to trek for 4-6 hours each day. After breakfast we will start to walk and then we will be stopping for a lunch and after lunch we will walk for 3-4 hours to reach our destination. After lunch we will be trekking only for few hours and we will reach our trekking destination in 1—2 hours. Like in some days you will reach your destination in afternoon hours and then you can have lunch and then relax, or take shower, read a novel or wander around the area and even you can play cards with the group, guide and all.

Our Greetings at Airport:

We suggest you that when you are confirmed for this trip we advise you to give us your international flight schedule so, we the team can easily get to you and pick you up from the airport on time. As soon as you finish processing the customs formalities and come out from there and there you can find our representative carrying a signboard of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team and the team will greet you and take you to the hotel in private vehicle. Like if you have already booked the hotel by your own then we advise informing the hotel that you are staying so it will be easy for our representative to drop you at the hotel.

Itinerary and Possible Changes on it:

Our usual itinerary of the trek is 8 days which is main customary and pragmatic. In this 8 days itinerary it has also included your arrival day, departure day or Kathmandu sightseeing day tour are all included in this package itinerary. If you like to adjust the itinerary we can set it for you as per your desire so, before that let us know before booking the trip and then we will arrange the itinerary and the cost. Like if you like to extend more days then we will even manage it for you as in our package we have kept extra day because we don’t know the situation of Himalaya weather it suddenly changes and faces problems like delayed flights or cancellation of flight.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation:

Client’s safety is our main priority and makes sure that each and every client is well taken care of.  If by chance anyone got sick during trek we will take you to the hospital and if one is seriously ill then we will rescue a helicopter and then they will take you to the hospital and all the expenses are carried out by the travel insurance company so, make sure to cover the insurance policy. For the further information you can go to the Nepal Travel Insurance page.

Booking and Payment:

For booking any trip, trek, expedition first you have to deposit 20% in advance if you are confirmed for the trek you have to send even your flight detail schedule, a passport photocopy and if you cancel the booking then this 20% is not -refundable.  The remaining 80% can be paid when you reach Kathmandu and if you want to pay in advance you can deposit it by transferring through a bank, credit card so, lets us know then we will be sending you the detail for payment.

Customer Reviews

Rating:


An amazing trip with Ganesh Himal Hiking to Kathmandu, Mt. Everest BC, Pokhara and Chitwas

hil32015 | Spokane, Washington | October 26 , 2014

Rating: 5 - Excellent

We received outstanding personal service from Binod and his team at Ganesh Himal Hiking Team. It was an exceptional experience in every way. We were met at the airport, he gave us personal transportation along with many great tours to cultural sites in Kathmandu, he took us to some wonderful restaurants and he set us up in a very nice hotel in Thammel. Binod really knows how to take great care of his clients with a personal touch. We also loved meeting his mother, father and his family which added greatly to our cultural experience in Nepal.

Additionally, Binod's brother Bishnu, was our guide on our trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp. Bishnu took excellent care of my trekking partner and me throughout the trek to Everest Base Camp and back. Our trek was also an amazing cultural experience as well as a remarkable trekking experience! We loved the Nepalese people and, of course, we loved seeing the incredible scenery. Also, Binod personally guided us on a trip to Pokhara, Nepal where he arranged for us a guided rafting trip, a paragliding trip and a trip to Chitwan National Park where we did a tour on the back of an elephant spotting wildlife and we were able to attend a nice cultural program. The accommodations in Pokhara and the food were fantastic. I highly recommend Binod and his Ganesh Himal Hiking Team to anyone who is interested in receiving the best service and the best trekking and cultural experience in Nepal.

Visited October 2015

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Duration: 8 Days

Difficulty: Easy

Activities: Trekking,

Departure City: Kathmandu

Trip Grade:

Trip style: Guided Trip, Tea House Trek

Country: Nepal

Region: Annapurna

Price: USD 670

Group size: Min1-8 max

Best Season: Mar to Jun & Sep to Dec

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