Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in Nepal (Annapurna region), 11 days

Join one of Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure's experienced local Guides on the trekking journey of a lifetime to the stunning Poon Hill and enjoy stunning views of some of the highest mountains on Earth in the heart of the Himalayas!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

11 days

Mountain Range

Himalaya

People per Guide

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • Experience trekking amongst some of the highest mountains on Earth.

  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalaya from Poon Hill.

  • Discover the rural nepalese lifestyle of beautiful villages along the way.

 

Join one of Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure’s experienced local Guides on the trekking journey of a lifetime to the stunning Poon Hill and enjoy stunning views of some of the highest mountains on Earth in the heart of the Himalayas!

Ghorepani Poon Hill 11-day Trek is popularly known as Annapurna Sunrise Trekking, or Annapurna Panorama Trekking, which is one of the most popular and relatively easy treks through beautiful ethnic villages in Annapurna Region. Poon Hill Trek is obviously best known for the views from Poon Hill (3,210 m). Being popularly known as the Photographer’s Paradise, you can capture some of the best shots of the stunning Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The phenomenal sunrise from Poon Hill is just unmissable. A provocative glimpse of high mountains surrounding you will mesmerise anyone who’s part of this awesome trek.

Ghorepani trekking region has been a fascinating village, inhabited by the bravest and legendary moral institution of Nepal, named Gurungs with a unique culture and sound hospitality. The landscape of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna peaks from the vantage Poon Hill viewpoint (3, 190m) above Ghorepani are soem of the most incredible mountainscapes on Earth. The Hill point mesmerizes with heavenly views of a sunrise and golden panorama of Annapurna ranges. Poon Hill easy trek is brief trekking trail that gives us the opportunity to view the terrific Himalayas above 8000m, including prominent Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri and a several others including Nilgiri, Machhhapuchhure, Lamjung Himal, Himchuli.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience once-in-a-lifetime views of some of the highest, most spectacular mountain peaks on Earth! Request to join now and we’ll guarantee you have a truly memorable trekking experience in the heart of the stunning Himalayas!

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Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Local flights during the trips
  • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
  • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Kathmandu Arrival

    One of the representatives from himalayan Sanctuary Adventure will be waiting you outside the international airport terminal gate holding your name and transfer you to the hotel.

  • Day 2Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

    After breakfast in the morning you will be Proceed for Sightseeing place as given below.

    Lies about 6 kms to the east of downtown Kathmandu and is the largest stupa in the valley. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. Buddhanath is also known as Khasti, or dew drops, after an account that builders had to use dew to mix the mortar as Kathmandu was suffering from a severe drought during the construction of Bouddhanath.

    2.Pasupatinath Temple ,
    Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world and lies 5 kms east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple

    3.patan Darbar Square ,
    Patan Durbar Square is an enchanting combination of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone

    4.Swayambhunath Stupa ,
    The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site) Watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. The huge stupa is one of the holiest Buddhists sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises Included Meal : Breakfast

  • Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara – 7 Hours

    After having our morning breakfast, we take a drive to Pokhara which takes around seven hours. You can also take a morning flight to Pokhara as well, which takes just around 30 minutes. Check-in to the guesthouse in Pokhara, have dinner and stay overnight.

  • Day 4Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, then trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m) – 4 Hours

    In the morning, we take a short drive (about an hour) to Nayapul, which is going to be the starting point of this trek. From Nayapul, we walk along the Modi Khola and follow the way through Birethanti (1015m), and Hille (1495m) to eventually reach Tikhedhunga (1577m). We stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

  • Day 5Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2840m) – 5 Hours

    Today, we move on from Tikhedhunga towards the steep climb to Ulleri (2070). You can intersperse into the large Magar settlements at Ulleri. From Ulleri, we ascend more gently through the fine forests of rhododendrons and oaks. After walking for a couple of hours from Banthanti, we eventually reach at Ghorepani where we stay overnight at a guesthouse.

  • Day 6Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2610m) – 5 Hours

    We have to wake up early in the morning today as we’ve to hike up to Poon Hill, probably the best viewpoint in the Annapurna Region. Here at Poon Hill, we catch the panorama of the beautiful peaks including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Often been touted as the Photographer’s Paradise, don’t miss out to take some of the best snaps of this entire trip from Poon Hill during sunrise. That being said, sunset views from this hill top are equally rewarding the phenomenal. Spend few to at Poon Hill and then return back to Ghorepani. After having breakfast at Ghorepani, we again continue out walk towards Tadapani. Ascending towards Deurali, and descending again, we eventually reach at Tadapani, where we stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

  • Day 7Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m) – 5 Hou

    From Tadapani, we descend through the forests while following the trail to Ghandruk—aka the biggest Gurung Settlement in the country. Take your time to explore the typical culture and lifestyle of ethnic Gurung people and interact with local people. Ghandruk also offers some of the magnificent views of mountains. Stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

  • Day 8Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1010m), then drive to Pokhara – 5 Hours

    As today is going to be the final day for trekking, we slowly follow our trail back to Nayapul from Ghandruk. Once we reach at Nayapul, we can take a short drive back to Pokhara. Check-in to the hotel and stay overnight.

  • Day 9Full day Pokhara Sightseeing Tour

    It’s worth spending one more day at Pokhara, one of the most popular touristic destinations of Nepal. We spend the entire day exploring the major attractions of the city. Early in the morning, drive up to Sarangkot to catch the beautiful sunrise views. After spending little time at Sarangkot, return back to Pokhara and visit Bindhawasini Temple, Bat Cave, Mahendra Cave, Davis’ Falls. And have fantastic time boating at Phewa Lake as well. If time allows, you can go for shopping in Pokhara. Stay overnight at a guesthouse.

  • Day 10Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara

    We drive back to Kathmandu again. Join the Farewell dinner with the team in the evening and stay overnight at a guesthouse.

  • Day 11Final Departure

    Our driver will take you to the international airport for your onward flight

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Beginner

Fitness level required

Occasional

Meeting point

Kathmandu Airport

More info

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE:

Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast

Travel Insurance

Entrance Fees For Sightseeing

International airfare to and from Nepal

Nepal Tourist Visa Fee US$25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 15days, US$40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 30days. Visa can be issued upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- Kathmandu

Items of personal nature

Alcoholic beverages, hot water, hot shower charges on trek, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet

Tips for guide, porters and driver (not compulsory)

 

About the Guide

 
 

Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure (HSA) is a Travel and Trekking Company located in Kathmandu. Our goal is to offer our clients the best travel and trekking experiences year-round, to discover and appreciate the unique beauty of the breathtaking Himalayan mountains.

We offer something for everyone, from classic trekking programs to wild and challenging adventures in the remote regions within and beyond Nepal. We are absolutely pleased to share our passion for the mountains, nature and people of our country. We love to share our home, hospitality, culture and traditions with visitors from all over the world.

We are here to provide you everything you need for an unforgettable trip. We take care of airport pick-ups, permit arrangements, transport, accommodation and catering, cultural visits or cuisine recommendations, with our team of trained and experienced trekking support crew and leaders. We can also arrange emergency evacuation and support if necessary.

HSA is a member of the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), Village Tourism Promotion Forum Nepal (VITOF) and Tourism Industry Division.

 
 
 


 

 

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