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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in 9 Days, Annapurna Region

Join one of our certified mountain guides on this amazing Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in the Annapurna region in Nepal to see some exceptional views.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration9 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelAll Levels
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • See panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

  • Witness the typical culture of the Magar and Gurung people.

  • The route is short and comfortable with several teahouses.

Description

Join us on this amazing Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek to witness panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges in Nepal.

A popular trekking destination in the Annapurna region, Poon Hill Trek (3,210m) is also known as Annapurna Panoramic Trek as it offers awe-inspiring views of the Annapurna massif.

This short and easy trek takes you through a gorgeous landscape of mountains and lush valleys and is ideal for both seasoned hikers and newbies alike. And you don’t even require any special technical skills to get on board, so there is no reason to miss it!

We’ll begin and end the journey in the capital city of Kathmandu. From there, we’ll head towards Pokhara. From Pokhara, the trail leads through many mountain villages including the settlements of Magar and Gurung people and it will be interesting to see their traditional way of living.

The following days will take us to the Modi Khola valley until we reach Tikhedunga. After crossing the Modi Khola valley, we’ll scale 3300 steps of Ulleri hill and continue through the beautiful rhododendron forest to get to the Magar village.

We’ll ascend Poon Hill, starting early and reach the top, just in time to see a spectacular sunrise. The top offers jaw-dropping views of the Annapurna range. You’ll be mesmerized to see clear vistas of the peaks of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Dhampus, Tukuche (6920m), Nilgiri (2637m), Annapurna South (8091) and many more.

On our way back, we’ll pass through the ancient Gurung village of Ghandruk and it will be truly enriching to learn about their age-old culture before ending the trek.

You can embark on the journey all year round and we’ll further customize the trip based on your preference and skills.

So, what are you waiting for? Send a request now reserve your seat on this amazing Poon Hill Trek in Nepal. You’ll have an incredible time, we assure you. Also, check out the short Gokyo Valley Trek in the Everest region here.

Accommodation

Hotel and Tea Houses

More info

Please bring along: Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket Duffle bag A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket Daypack A pair of half gloves A warmer hat that covers the ears Sunglasses Neckwarmer Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF) Headlamp and an extra set of batteries A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer) Warmer shell gloves and liner Long sleeve t-shirts Thermal Tops Wool Jackets or pullover Water and windproof shell jacket Thermal underwear (especially trousers) Windproof and waterproof trousers Comfortable trekking pants Extra casual sport pants A pair of good waterproof trekking boots Pair of sandals 4-5 pairs of woolen socks Socks liner Light shoes and sneaker A First Aid Kit Miscellaneous: 4 pic passport sizes with original passport Water bottle & filter Bathroom kit

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel 1,350m

After you arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, we’ll receive you and transfer you to your hotel. Then, we’ll brief you regarding Ghorepani Poon Hill trek and you’ll enjoy a welcome dinner.

Day 2: Drive or fly to Pokhara (850 m)

Our journey begins with a 6-7 hr drive toward the amazing Pokhara valley. Then, we’ll drop you to your hotel, close to the beautiful Phewa Lake. You can go for a short walk in the evening. (For flying option, it takes a 30-minute flight to reach Pokhara).

Day 3: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1480m)

We will drive for around 1:25 hrs from Pokhara via the beautiful Lumle village to Nayapul (1050m). Following Modi River, we will continue for about 3-4 hrs to get to Tikhedunga.

Day 4: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2750m)

A steep ascent of 2hrs will take us to Ulleri (2070m). Crossing the Magar village of Banthanti from where we can get spectacular views of Machhapuchhre Mountain (6997m), Hiunchuli Mountain (6441m) and Annapurna South Mountain (7219m), we’ll pass the small bridge to get to the village of Ghorepani. From here, you’ll see captivating views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I and other mountains.

Day 5: Ghorepani with Poonhill Viewpoint (3210m) to Tadapani (2710 M) 5-6 Hrs Walk

We will wake up early and hike for about an hour to reach the Poonhill viewpoint. Seeing a beautiful sunrise and catching the incredible views of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7855m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna South (729m), Nilgiri (6940m), Tukuche (6920m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and other peaks, we’ll return to the hotel in Ghorepani for breakfast. Then, we’ll trek to Tadapani village on a scenic trail through the ridge of Deurali teahouses to reach Tadapani. Overnight stay at the teahouse.

Day 6: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk

Today’s trek starts with a 3- hour easy walk through the forest of oak, rhododendron and other alpine flowers to get to Ghandruk. Striking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli and other mountains can be seen from Ghandruk, which is mainly inhabited by Gurung people.

This is the second-largest Gurung village in Nepal where you can see the Gurung cultural museum, dance, architecture and Buddhist monastery.  Overnight stay at the teahouse.

Day 7: Ghandruk to Pokhara

Ascending via Ghandruk village, we’ll continue on the beautiful stone trail passing through the terrace farm to get to Modi Khola and after several hours, we will reach Birethandi, from where we will drive to Pokhara.

Day 8: Drive or fly to Kathmandu

We’ll either drive or fly to Kathmandu and transfer you to your hotels close to Thamel. (For flying option a 30 minutes flight to Kathmandu).

Day 9: Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 568 each

Group of 2

USD 516 each

Group of 3

USD 464 each

Group of 4

USD 413 each

Group of 5

USD 403 each

Group of 6

USD 392 each

Group of 7

USD 382 each

Group of 8

USD 372 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Price Includes: Taxes, First Aid Kit, Not Included: Lunch and Dinner at Kathmandu and Pokhara, Personal Expenses, Tips.


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