Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Starting From $USD $ 1390 | Duration: 6 Days
  • Maximum Alt: 3,210 m
  • DifficultyLevel: DifficultyLevel
  • Group Size: 2 - 6
  • Activities: Trekking
  • Best Seasons: Spring / Summer / Autumn
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  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek can be done year round, but in the thick of winter there might be quite alot of snow and ice on the trail. At3,210 meters, the Poon Hill sunrise view of the snowy rugged Annapurna Himalaya range

    is worth every grueling step it takes to get there! Having the Himalayas close up, literally almost in my face, is a breathtaking sight! This trek doesn’t need former trekking experience except physical fitness to walk a full day with a small day pack. Ghorepani Poon Hill exposes beautiful country side and most spectacular mountain scenery. This trek gives you a great opportunity to get the idea of culture, life and tradition of various ethnic groups such as Brhamin, Chhetri, Magar, Thakali and Gurungs.

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  • Day 01, Drive to Nayapul – Trek to Hile/Tikhedhunga
    After breakfast drive to Nayapool and we will leave the car when we arrive there and start trekking towards Birethanthi. .After 25mn walk to Birethanti from Nayapul, where the trail breaks off to Ghandruk to the North (right following Modikhola until Syauli Bazzar ) and west left following Bhurungdi Khola to Poonhill. A gentle walk following Burungdi Khola and Gurung villages of Sudame and the trails Climb to Hile.The total walk is about 4hrs.
    Overnight stay at Tikhedhunga

    Day 02 Hile – Tikhedhunga – Ghorepani
    After breakfast between we will start our second day trek to Ghorepani. Crossing 2 bridges after Tikhedhunga the trail climbs very steeply up a stone staircase to Ulleri a Magar village at 1960mtr. Then we will continue to ascend but a bit gently to Banthanti where we will take our lunch 4 hrs from Hile. After lunch we go through dense oak and Rhododendron forest to Nangethati and walk from here will bring us to Ghorepani and only 15minutes walk is to Deurali with spectacular view this is where most people stay. Total 7 hrs walk.
    Overnight stay at Ghorepani

    Day 03 Ghorepani – Tadapani 
    Early morning before breakfast our guide takes you to Poon Hill. It takes about an hour to reach the summit of Poon Hill. From Poon Hill, you can see a panaromic view of Himalayas which includes Dhawlagiri, Annapurna range and other many snow capped mountains. After sunrise back to lodge, having breakfast repacking the baggage and leave Ghorepani towards Tadapani. Walking up and down, we reach Banthanthi where we stop for lunch. After lunch we continue to walk passing rhododendron and oak forest finally we reach Tadapani.
    Overnight stay in lodge at Tadapani.

    Day 04 Tadapani – Ghandruk
    Tadapani have very nice and close view of Annapurna south, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna,Annapurna IV and III. We even could see half way to Annapurna Base Camp in the valley below but we will follow the way to Ghandruk through dense rhododendron forest (usually Langur are seen in this part) until Vasikharka for 45mn. Then the trail descends down to Ghandruk about 2 hrs. Ghandruk is a nice Gurung Traditional village with traditional clustered stone roof houses. After lunch we will visit the Gurung museum and the traditional houses of Gurung Tribe, many of the men from this village served in the British Gurkhas.The Mt.Fishtail and Annapurna South and Landruk village on the opposite are excellent scene from Ghandruk.
    Overnight stay at Ghandruk

    Day 05 Ghandruk – Pothana 
    From Ghandruk one way goes directly to Birethani/Nayapul and to Pokhara for 4.5hrs (If one not has time, then this is an option to finish the trek one day before to Pokhara). We will extend one more day trek via Landruk / Pothana because this is also very beautiful part of the trek. We will descend about 550mtr steeply down to the Modi Khola between Ghandruk and Landruk. Crossing Modi Khola we will climb steeply up on stone staircase again till Landruk which will be 3.30mn walk from Ghandruk then we will slowly ascend again to Tolka another 1hrs for Lunch. Then our walk will be for 2hrs to Pothana crossing a hill (Pitam Deurali at 2100mtr) and descend down through gentle forest. The walk from Landruk to Tolka is very nice. The terrace field and houses gives a glimpse of real Nepal. But up to Pitam Deurali from Bedikharka is again steep climb and in summer leeches are terribly found in this area.
    Overnight stay at Pothana

    Day 06 Pothana – Pokhara
    Continueing the last day trek after breakfast. There are two options to end the trek, one to Phedi via Dhampus and another is to Kade via Australian Camp. Both are similar distance to walk but to Kade via Austrilian Camp is better choice in terms of scene, therefore we will end our trek at Kade.

  • Highlights of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

    • Lovely views of Annapurna Range
    • Easy non technical trekking
    • Know the life style of ethnic groups
    • Rich culture and tradition
    • Accommodations at Tea Houses
    • Spiritual refreshment
  • Several Travel dates that you can choose from:

    First Tuesday of every Month

    • 5th May 2015
    • 2nd June 2015
    • 7th July 2015
    • 4th August 2015
    • 1st September 2015
    • 6th October 2015
    • 3rd November 2015

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