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Trip Overview

  • Trekking Mode: Hotel and local lodge on treks
  • Highest altitude gain: On top Poon Hill 3,210 m / 10,351 ft high
  • Trekking duration: 05 Nights and 06 Days (with drives both ways).
  • Location: Nepal North Mid-West around Annapurna Himalaya.
  • Trekking Grade: Moderate with Ups and Downhill walks.
  • Total Trip: 10 Nights and 11 Days (from arrival to departure)

‘short and scenic adventure in the shade of massive Annapurna Himalaya’

Why Ghorepani & Poon Hill Trekking?

“One of the most scenic walks in whole Himalaya with great landscapes variations
Walk from low warm temperatures to cooler alpine hills with awesome views
Explore traditional hill villages of Gurung, Poon-Magar of great interesting culture
The walk starts and ends at scenic Pokhara blessed with the natural beauty of mountains
Within enchanting woodland of tall rhododendron-magnolia and pine tree lines
Exceptional panorama of mountains from Poon Hill with stunning sunrise views”

Introduction:

Ghorepani and Poon Hill trekking one of the most rewarding journey within high green hills in the shadow of massive Annapurna range of mountains with majestic Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ the virgin and unclimbed peaks of Himalaya. Ghorepani and Poon Hill trekking a pleasant country walks but with some uphill and downhill to encounter, but rewards you with scenic views of dramatic mountains and landscapes scenery on daily walks from the beginning to an end of this marvellous journey and a short adventure. One of the most popular and famous destinations in all Himalaya range, due to its alluring views with traditional and colourful cultural villages of the mid-hills located within enchanting woodland of tall rhododendron-pine-magnolia-oaks and fir trees.

Ghorepani and Poon Hill trekking leads you to the high viewpoint at Poon Hill, where you can catch glorious sunrise over an array of Himalayan Mountains includes the world’s three highest with Mt. Dhaulagiri-Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Manaslu includes a range of lesser peaks from far north-west to the far eastern horizon. The route starts same way Annapurna base camp trek along the villages and Conservation area. wonder trip compares to Langtang Valley or another Trekking route in Nepal.

Truly a great trip where you can experience a delightful moment in the comfort of the nice warm lodge on route trekking with friendly hospitality of the native villagers where Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trekking starts and completes at the scenic and beautiful Pokhara, a place of great charm blessed with natural beauty of mountains and serene calm lakes.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with an optional tour around
world heritage sites.
Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins on air) -06 hrs overland ride.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul or beyond and trek to Ulleri 1,960 m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,880 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Morning hike to Poon Hill 3,210 m) continue trek to Tadapani
2,630 m- 05 hrs.
Day 07:  Trek to Ghandruk Village 1,940 m – 04 hrs.
Day 08:  Trek to Dhampus 1,540 m – 06hrs
Day 09: Drive to Pokhara an hour ride with the afternoon free.
Day 10: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 11: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.

Detail Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu international airport received by our staff and guide with a warm welcome then transfer to your hotel in the centre of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed in your rooms join for group briefing regarding your stay in Nepal, where guides will provide information of the trek-local lodge-hotels-culture and other necessary information related to trekking.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with an optional tour around world heritage sites.
In Kathmandu, a free day reparation for Ghorepani and Poon Hill trekking with optional sightseeing around Kathmandu, as the valley is steeped with many world heritage sites and important monuments and religious-historical
sites.

Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins on air) -06 hrs overland ride.
The morning after early breakfast transfer for a long drive of 5 to 6 hours of exciting drive to reach the scenic city in Pokhara, located Nepal Mid-West a warmer country but with incredible views of Annapurna Himalaya that reflects on its calm Begnas and Phewa Lakes.

On reaching Pokhara then transfer to a nice hotel by the lakeside of Phewa Lake, with to wander around the lakeshore full of stores, shops, restaurants and hotels.

(Flying options 30 minutes of scenic flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu).

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul or beyond and trek to Ulleri 1,960 m - 06                                                                                                                                               
With pleasant nigh-stop at Pokhara, morning leads with a short drive to reach the starting point of the trek at Nayapul town or beyond to Bhirethati village, a nice place on the side of Modi River.

The walk starts heading with slow uphill trail past farm villages overlooking cascading waterfalls entering forest within farm areas and then climb to reach Tirkhedhunga, a nice farm village close to its beautiful waterfalls.

From Tirkhedhunga morning walks uphill on stone paved steps all the way to reach a high ridge top at Ulleri village for overnight stops after a tough walk of few hours.

Ulleri a large Gurung and Magar village facing views of rolling hills and snow-capped peaks of Annapurna South, Huin Chuli and top of Machhapuchare Himal.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,880 m - 05 hrs.                                                                                                                 

From Ulleri after a nice overnight morning walk leads on a winding but on a gentle path within oaks-pines and rhododendron forest, where walk slowly gains altitude to reach Ghorepani village.

Ghorepani offers fabulous views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South and Vara-Shikar also called Annapurna Fang, a village with blue painted houses serving as good lodges located at the base of Poon Hill, populated with Poon people of Magar ethnic tribe.

Day 06: Morning hike to Poon Hill 3,210 m) continue trek to Tadapani 2,630 m- 05 hrs.
Starting the early morning with an hour hike to reach on top Poon-Hill at 3,210 m and 10,531 ft high, offers stunning views of the sunrise over a range of mountains from Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna and as far towards Ganesh Himal includes Mt. Machhapuchare “The Fish Tail”. After an enjoyable view of mountains with striking sunrise walk back to Ghorepani and then continue to trek to Tadapani, where route leads to climbing into lovely serene rhododendron forest all the way to Tadapani for overnight stops. Tadapani situated in the middle of rhododendron, magnolia and oaks forest with a fabulous view of Mt. Machhapuchare and Annapurna South peaks.

Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk Village 1,940 m - 04 hrs.

Morning a pleasant walk downhill into thick forest to reach one of the largest village of the area at Ghandruk populated by Gurung hill tribes of Annapurna region.

In Ghandruk reaching by lunchtime with the afternoon free to explore its nice areas visiting small Gurung museum, where you gather information of the local people and its impressive culture and history.

Day 08: Trek to Dhampus 1,540 m - 06 hrs.
After Ghandruk with a downhill walk on nice stone steps to reach lower warm farm areas at Kyumi village, from here cross a bridge over raging Modi River and then with a climb to reach another large Gurung village at Landruk with super views of Annapurna South and Huin-Chuli peaks.

After a short break on nice gradual walks past Tolka and Bhedi Kharka farm villages and then with the last climb of the journey taking an hour to reach at scenic Deurali hilltop, with incredible views of landscapes and mountains.

Our last walk from here on easy descend through cool shade of forest to reach Potana and then at Dhampus another Gurung village with fabulous views of Annapurna-Manaslu-Lamjung Himal and Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish-Tail’.

Ending our walk with last overnight on high hills of Annapurna and in the comfort of the nice and cosy lodge where rooms face views of mountain range.

Day 09: Drive to Pokhara an hour ride with the afternoon free.
Morning catches fantastic views of Annapurna range with another sunrise views and then having last breakfast on high hills, our memorable and exciting short adventure completes taking an hour drive to scenic Pokhara by its calm Phewa Lake.

Day 10: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Having early breakfast where interesting drive brings you back in Kathmandu, as drive departs from Pokhara (either tourist coach or in private vehicles), as journey leads past many nice farm villages and town, from Mugling Bazaar following Trisuli River for sometimes, and then on winding uphill to reach into Kathmandu valley as well back to your respective hotels.

(Flying options 30 minutes of scenic flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara)

 Day 11:  Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.
Last day in the country of Himalayan wonders, after an amazing experience and wonderful memories of Ghorepani and Poon Hill trek depart from the hotel as per your flight time our staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your homeward flight or to next respective countries.

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Airport pickups & drops and hotel transfer as per itinerary by private vehicle
  • Accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and in local lodges during trekking per itinerary.
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking
  • Kathmandu to Jagat transfer in private vehicle
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu transfer by tourist vehicle
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder trekking guide and porter as per necessity including their food, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance, equipment, medicine, etc.
  • two trekkers got one porter.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System.)
  • All government taxes and office service charges

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal Expenses (phone call, battery recharge, laundry, bottled or boiled water, personal trekking equipment).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in ‘Price Includes’ section.

Essential Info

Seasons and Climate:

All months of the year except monsoon wet months from mid-June to mid-September. March to May lively and colourful with rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) and other wild-flower in full bloom, most days are clear with late afternoon cloudy with cooler morning and night time. October to December another best months to trek when most of the days are clear for views but with short sun-lights and much cold and freezing temperatures in the morning and night including shades away from sunlight, with chances of snow sometimes during autumn and winter times.

Trip Departure

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Reviews

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Shanghai, China


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Name: Benedict A

California, USA


I availed Buna Trek’s Kathmandu Valley One Day Sightseeing Tour and it was truly one of the highlights of my stay in Kathmandu. Rudra was a spectacular tour guide and knew the city and its history like the back of his hands. I particularly enjoyed Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa. The tour was well organized and leisurely paced. The transfer from my hotel to the sites and stopovers were seamless and Rudra was very accommodating and cheerful during the entire trip. Rudra even took the time to accompany in Thamel to explore the area’s nightlife and cultural show. I also got to taste authentic local cuisine as per Rudra’s recommendation, and the food in Thamel was nothing short of fantastic! It was like having a local friend tour you in Kathmandu, making the experience worthwhile and truly memorable. Kathmandu may be a tiny city but its people and culture will wow you big time! And all of these I experienced because of Buna Trek and of course Rudra. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience, I will be back for sure!