Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, also known as Annapurna Sunrise Trekking, is one of the short, most popular, and beautiful trek in the lap of the Annapurna region. Ghorepani, a picturesque mountain region above sea level, is a unique and busy trekking place in the Annapurna region. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is an excellent opportunity for beginners and experienced trekkers to have an enjoyable trekking experience in the Himalayas. Main highlights of this trek are as below
· Visit Beautiful Pokhara city paradise on earth.
· You will go through cultivated fields and pastures.
· Beautiful Sunrise at Poon Hill over the Mount Annapurna.
· Excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, Mahhapurche
· Discover the scenic and exceptional beauty of precious nature.
· Easy and short trek in the foothills of the Majestic Annapurna Himalaya
· Discover the Gurung culture, tradition, and lifestyle in the Gurung village.
· Cultural and historical tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
Ghorepani Poon Hilla trek itinerary can be customized according to your choice. Please write to us for the individual travel Itinerary. The price varies depending on hotel category, transportation, private vehicle, and flight service.
Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu international airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Full day city tour through Kathmandu
Day 03: Flight or Drive to Pokhara, 25 minutes flight or 6 to 7 hours drive
Day 04: Trek Nayapul to Ulleri (1540 m): 3 to 4 hours walking distance.
Day 04: Trek Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750 m): walking distance 4 to 5 hours
Day 05: Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani with a visit to Poon Hill: 6-7 hours
Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk: Walking Distance 3-4 hours
Day 07: Trek from Ghandruk Naya pul and drive to Pokhara
Day 08: Fly or drive to Kathmandu
Day 09: Final departure
The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Tour is a combination of culture and wildlife tour with trekking experience in the Annapurna Himalayan. It is also known as the best short trekking in Nepal. This itinerary is one of the most popular among visitors who want to combine adventures in their Nepal tour itinerary.
It is one of the most exciting, moderate, and impressive trekking in the Annapurna region. It is also well-known as the Annapurna Sunrise Trek. It is a shorter trek and does not require acclimatization. The Ghorepani trek leads through the Gurung villages in the mountains. It is a superb opportunity to see the magnificent peaks of the Himalayas, such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and Machhapucchare Etc.
The evergreen trekking route takes you to the beautiful historic ethnic village and a first-class mountain. Poon Hill is the best vantage point that fulfills your dream of taking a look at the snow-capped mountain peaks. The landscape of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna can be seen from the viewpoint of Poon Hill [3190 m]. Above Ghorepani are the most incredible mountain excursions in the world. The top of the hill captivates with a heavenly view of sunrise and the golden lights of the Annapurna Mountains.
Upon your arrival
at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, one of our representatives will
pick you up and take you to your reserved hotel. In the afternoon you can relax,
and in the evening we organize a meeting at your hotel lobby. During the session,
we will introduce your trekking and tour guide.
Meals included: None
morning, after breakfast, you will be taken on a full-day sightseeing tour of
the Kathmandu Valley. You can visit the Pashupatinath and Swyambhunath Temple
pilgrimage center, which is very old, and mostly a UNESCO World Heritage Site,
and the largest Buddhist stupa in Boudhanath. Visit Patan durbar square, the
city of fine arts. On the way back to the hotel, you can explore the
surroundings, gorges, and lifestyle. After dinner, you may be able to take a
stroll through the famous streets like Thamel and Durbarmarg. Night stay at the
three-star deluxe hotel
Meals included: Breakfast
breakfast, we will take you to the national airport and fly to Pokhara. During
the short flight, you will have a majestic view of the magnificent peaks of
Manaslu, the snow-capped Annapurna, and the Langtang Himalayas. Alternatively,
you can go by a tourist bus or by private car to Pokhara. It takes about 6 to 7
hours along the Prithvi Highway. Upon arrival in Pokhara, you will be
transferred to the hotel where you can enjoy your free time by the lake. You
can enjoy and relax around Lake Phewa, which is surrounded by the Mount Annapurna
Himalayas and visit the Bindavasini Hindu Temple, which is only accessible by
boat. You will spend the night in a hotel in Pokhara.
Meals included: Breakfast
breakfast at the Pokhara Hotel, we will go to Naya Pul by private car and start
our trek. We walk through subtropical forests in the valley, sometimes on the
path carved into the side of the cliff. After lunch, we cross the Bhurungdi
Khola (river) over a bridge to the village of Tikhedhunga. The Ulleri Hill,
with thousands of steps and rocks that are steadily climbing, will be a real
test of our resistance. You will arrive in Ulleri in the late afternoon. You will
stay at the lodge in Ulleri.
Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
To see the
sunrise over the Himalayas, we make an early morning ascent on the steep path
to Poon Hill(3,210 m), the most popular highlights of this trekking. It is also
a strategic point to enjoy breathtaking views of Mustang, Pokhara, and other
many highest mountains, including the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains. The
snowy peaks rise above and around you and glow in the morning sunlight. After
taking photos and drinking coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, we returned to
Ghorepani. After having breakfast, we start our walk east and up a nearby
ridge. We descend through the rhododendron forests, past spectacular waterfalls,
and arrive in Tadapani for the night.
Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
we make a steep descent through the thick and dark forest. Hiking in this area leads
through a dense forest of old rhododendrons. These forests become unbelievable
gardens when rhododendrons bloom. Depppend on the travel season, you can enjoy
cherry blooms on the other side of the gorge. After walking a few more minutes,
we entered the village of Ghandruk, a hilltop settlement with stone houses that
are mainly inhabited by the community of Gurung. We not only enjoyed the
breathtaking close-ups of the Fishtail Mountains, Annapurna South, and
Hiunchuli but also got to know the simple but rich cultural traditions of the
Gurung at the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
walk from Ghandruk to Naya Pul and then return to Pokhara by car. The hike
leads downhill to Birethanti. We enter a stone-paved staircase, enter and leave
the village, and then enter terraced farms. It drops almost seamlessly from
Ghandruk to Modi Khola River Valley. Half an hour's walk from Birethanti takes
us to Naya Pul. The journey on foot ends in Nayapul. Then we drive to Pokhara
to spend the night in the hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch
afternoon, you fly to Kathmandu. The left side of the plane offers an
incredible view of the Himalayas. After arriving in Kathmandu, our staff will
drop to your hotel. You enjoy the day comfortably, do last-minute shopping, or
explore the sights you missed on your second day in Kathmandu. Night stay at
Hotel in Kathmandu.
Meals Included: Breakfast
poon hill trek trip comes to an end today! Our representative will drop you off
at the airport about 3 hours before your scheduled flight.
Meals included: Breakfast
Airport pickup and delivery in a private vehicle
Accommodation in a three-star deluxe hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
During the trek, Lodge Accommodation with full board meals
During the trek, full board meals (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
All ground transportation in a private vehicle according to the travel itinerary
City sightseeing in Kathmandu with experience guide on private vehicle
Entry Tickets for monuments according to the itinerary
An experienced, English-speaking, Government-licensed Trekking guide
Necessary Porter service
Costs, including salary, insurance, food, and accommodation for staff.
All necessary documents and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
Government and local taxes
Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara except to breakfast
Travel and rescue insurance for trekkers
International air tickets price to and from Nepal
Tourist Visa fees for Nepal
Items of a personal nature
Alcoholic beverages, hot water, hot shower fees on trekking, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet
Tips for guides, porters and drivers
All our published fixed departure dates are guaranteed. If the date does not suit your travel plans, the cost and duration of the trip, please contact us for your individual private trip, itinerary and price. Since we are a local travel and trekking company based in Kathmandu, we try to find a small private group that fits your travel needs. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for and our travel experts will help you plan your customized trip to your dream destination. Thank you and Namaste!
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For our trekkers to Poonhill, we use various hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, depending on availability and tea house during the trek. There are luggage rooms in all hotels in Kathmandu, where you can leave your luggage that is not needed during the trek. These hotels also have a security safe for storing valuables.
Kathmandu has a large selection of excellent restaurants. Some of the most popular restaurants are Everest Steak House, K Too Steak House, Rumdoodles, La Dolce Vita, Fire and Ice, Mike's Breakfast, and New Orleans. The hotel serves breakfast every morning.
In the breakfast, you can get porridge or muesli, toast or chapattis, omelets, and various hot drinks. The hiking meals include breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and cookies, as well as a two-course menu (soup and main meal) and up to two cups of hot drinks per meal.
The traditional trekking season in Nepal lasts from late September to May, with October and November generally recognized for the best climate. Spring is also a popular season with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and blooming rhododendrons.
This trek has a wide temperature range depending on the altitude and time of day. In the mountains between 1,000 m and 3,500 m, the nights are cold, usually around 5 ° C, and during the day the temperatures sometimes reach 25 ° C. In higher altitudes, the temperatures are between 15 ° C and -20 ° C.
All foreigners require a visa to enter Nepal. It is your responsibility to obtain a Nepal entry visa. You can arrive from a Nepalese embassy abroad or upon arrival in Nepal. Most people will receive their permission upon arrival at Kathmandu airport.
You will need a passport photo, and the following fees depend:
USD 25 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days Visa
USD 40 or equivalent convertible currency for 30 days visa
USD 100 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days Visa
VACCINES AND MEDICINE
You should obtain professional advice from a travel clinic or your local GP about the vaccines you should receive before arriving in Nepal. A dental checkup is a good idea, as there will be no dental facilities during the walk.
We bring a complete first aid kit, plus high altitude medications, antibiotics, and other medications.
Nepal is famous for its outdoor adventures. Most tourists choose Nepal for hiking in the Himalayas and experiencing other types of exotic sports. To be sure of possible outdoor risks, it is always recommended to have a travel insurance policy. Travel insurance is necessary to cover emergency medical treatment or emergency medical evacuation. Helicopter rescues from the foothills of the mountains are common in Nepal.
Carefully review the terms and conditions of your insurers, in particular, you must ensure that the following is covered: 1) Activity (i.e., tourism, trekking or mountaineering) 2) Maximum altitude reached on the trek 3) Helicopter evacuation in case of emergency.
It is essential to understand that ultimately the responsibility for any expenses incurred in the evacuation and repatriation procedures will be borne by you and that it is your responsibility to pay the costs incurred concerning any evacuation or medical treatment. You should be fully aware of the implications of organizing your travel insurance and understand the limitations and exclusions of your policy.
You should be aware that in certain circumstances, our trekking guide might instigate the helicopter rescue process (or any other necessary means) in medical emergencies without first contacting your insurance company for approval.
For those of you who are visiting Nepal, we have provided cultural information to help you adjust and feel at ease:
The dress code is essential for both men and women. Men and women should wear pants instead of shorts during trekking.
There are many hot springs, rivers, and lakes where it is nice to take a dip; it is suitable for men to go bare-chested while bathing, but they should not go naked. Women should try to be as modest as possible in these situations.
Hindus are concerned with ritual contamination of food when touched by someone outside their caste or religion. Therefore, do not touch any cooked food on display, and when drinking from a container used by others, avoid touching your lips.
Shoes are measured debasing, so keep them on the floor and remove them before putting your feet on something. If you enter a Nepalese house, follow your host's example in deciding whether to remove your shoes, but when entering a temple or monastery, you should remove them.
You will pass Buddhist walls, chortens, and Buddhist stupas along the walk, and follow local traditions, and you must give them on your right. When visiting a monastery or gompa, it is customary to donate for its maintenance.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Difficulty
In general, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is not a strenuous hike compared to other trekking routes in the Annapurna region. From Tikhedhunga to Ulleri (3381) steps and 3-4 hours uphill from Ulleri to Ghorepani, this could be the difficulty for the traveler. In general, you should walk around 5-6 hours per day, but it depends on your physical condition. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, The level of difficulty, is very low and is suitable for people of all ages.
THREAT AND RISK ASSESSMENT
During our trip, we walk an average of 5 to 6 hours a day. So this is an easy hike.
Adventure travel requires an open and flexible attitude. You may find Extreme conditions, unpredictable weather, and short-term changes in the itinerary may occur that are beyond our control. In this case, your trek guide will do everything possible to correct the changes in the plan and to minimize the trouble. The ability to work as a team is an essential aspect of all our trips.
In the event of a severe injury that requires hospitalization, the evacuation may take several days and hinder your later recovery. Helicopters are the most common means of abandonment, but are not always available or can be hampered by bad weather and flight conditions.
Best time for a Poon Hill trek
The hike can be done all year round, but it is easier if there is no rain or snow on the trails. The best time for the Poon Hill hike is from March to May and from September to November. During these months, the climate is more transparent, and the temperature is moderate when the morning and evening are only a bit cold, and the days are prominent to enjoy a beautiful view of the mountains.
The most popular season for Ghorepani poon hill trek is spring and autumn. In Nepal, spring begins from February until the end of May. This season is popular due to pleasant temperatures, plenty of natural light, and beautiful flowers of wildflowers and rhododendrons. Trekkers who want to enjoy the most beautiful landscape of the Himalayas should go for a trek in autumn start from September to November. It is the highest trekking season with less rain, clear skies, and panoramic views. Of course, you can also go for a walk in other seasons. The summer in Nepal is monsoons season and offers heavy rain, rapids, and dense vegetation. It is a good time if you don't want to trek a crowded path with many other travelers. Winter is also the right choice. Although the temperature is freezing, you can enjoy a fantastic view of the snow-capped mountains and hills. Regardless of the season
The simple answer is not really a difficult trek, but not all people feel the same way. The hike is short and can be completed in 4-5 days.
The Poon Hill Trek is considered an introduction to the great wonders of trekking in the Annapurna region. It is one of the easiest short trekking in Nepal. Although Poon Hill Trek is considered easy, hikers should be in moderate form.
by Luis Cabrera, Italy
We hiked to Ghorepani a year ago with the Nepal Tour & Trekking Service P. Ltd. The hike lasted four days, and it was amazing. You don't need crazy hiking gear or a super high level of fitness, and yet you will experience the breathtaking nature, welcome by the friendliness of the Nepalese and get some good insight into their culture. Mr Ganesh has planned our Itinerary very well. A big thanks to our trekking guides Suman and Netra. They were super professional guides and yet a super friendly, warm and open person. We had a lot of fun with them during our hike, and it is very nice to have this experience with them. Our trip to Nepal was perfect from start to finish. We would book it over and over again through this agency and would recommend it to everyone. It is a special and pleasant moment. Many thanks to the whole team
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