Ghorepani/Poonhill Trek is one of the most popular short treks in Annapurna region. Situated at an altitude of 3200 m and just beneath the greatest himalayan trail, the area is famous for fascinating traditional villages, ethnic communities, rhododendron forests and magnificent 360-degree panoramic view of more than ten snow-capped mountains. It is the shortest trek that doesn’t require any trekking experiences. Poonhill sunrise trekking is operated throughout the year as the beauty of this trekking also varies with different seasons. We have designed Poonhill Sunrise trekking especially for families and friends who loves mountains, adventure and antique cultural experiences.
This trekking can be completed in 9 days and is a very good option for people who are seeking adventure in reasonable price without previous experiences of trekking. Families can enjoy this short trek with scenic views of snow capped mountains, phenomenal cultural endurance and joyous travel experience in Nepal. Visit to some of the most popular religious sites of Nepal is also included in this package.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival - Overnight in Kathmandu Your Arrival Time - Nepal Trip Planner Representative will come to pick up from the Airport and transfer to your Hotel. Welcome drink will be served during Check-In.
Day 02: UNESCO World Heritage Sightseeing - Overnight in Kathmandu After Breakfast: Visit Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey temple), Kathmandu Durbar Square & Patan Durbar Square.
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara, Drive to Nayapul & Trek to Ulleri(1960m) - Overnight in Ulleri After Breakfast: Fly to Pokhara. Short Briefing about the trekking. Drive to Naya Pul and start the trek. We pass through sub-tropical valley forests, sometimes on the carved trail on the side of the cliff. After lunch, cross the Bhurungdi Khola (river) via a bridge to the village of Tikhedhunga. The Ulleri Hill with thousands of steps and boulders that continually go upward will really prove your physical strength.
Accommodation in Tea House or lodge Trekking Time: 6-7 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2874m)- Overnight in Ghorepani After Breakfast:Explore Ghorepani village. The name Ghorepani in Nepali means ‘horse-water’ due to it being an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker's stop. Ghorepani is an interesting place which lies in the laps of himalayas with small shops and stalls for selling local products and crafts. The town has two parts: one in a saddle and the other a few hundred feet lower. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. Since Ghorepani lies quite higher than our previous stop, we begin to feel the chilly weather especially in the evenings.
Accommodation in tea house or lodge Trekking Time: 6 hrs
Day 05:Sunrise at Poon Hill(3210m) and Trek to Tadapani(2630m) - Overnight in Tadapani Early Morning: To view the sunrise over the Himalayas, we make an early morning climb along the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m), the most popular trekking destination of the Annapurna region. It is also a great viewpoint to enjoy the amazing views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowy peaks of the high mountains loom above and around us glowing in the morning light. After taking photographs and having some coffee or tea or hot chocolate, we return back to Ghorepani.
After breakfast:Climb a nearby ridge. We descend through rhododendron forests, pass by spectacular waterfalls along the way and reach Tadapani.
Accommodation in tea house or lodge Trekking Time: 6 hrs
Day 05: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (2012m) - Overnight in Ghandruk After Breakfast:Make a steep descent through the dense and dark forest. This part of the trek will be through a thick forest of old rhododendron trees. By afternoon, depending upon the season of travel, we also get to enjoy cherry blossoms in bloom on the slopes on the other side of the ravine. After sometime enter the village of Ghandruk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung people’s settlement. Along with enjoying the mouthwatering close-up towering views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli mountains, we also acquaint ourselves with the simple but rich cultural traditions of the Gurung people at the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk. Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner | Accommodation in tea house or lodge Trekking Time: 5 hrs
Day 06: Ghandruk to Nayapul & Drive back to Pokhara - Overnight in Pokhara After Breakfast:Trek down to Naya Pul then drive back to Pokhara. The trek will be downhill all the way to Birethanti. We step onto a staircase paved with stone slabs, curving in and out of the village and then into terraced farms. It keeps on going down almost without any breaks from Ghandruk until Modi Khola river valley. From Birethanti, a half-an-hour's walk takes us to Naya Pul. The journey on foot comes to an end at Nayapul. we then drive to Pokhara for an overnight stay. Trekking Time: 4 hrs
Day 07: Free day in Pokhara
Free all day for rest or else you can enjoy the adventure sports like paragliding, bungee jumping and so on.
Day 08: Fly back to Kathmandu - Overnight in Kathmandu After Breakfast: Free until the flight time. Afternoon:Fly back to Kathmandu. Evening:Cultural Dinner
Day 09: Transfer to Airport Flight Time:You will be free till your flight time. We will drop you to Kathmandu Airport 3 hours before your flight time (30 mins drive from your hotel)
Private Vehicle for Sightseeing and Transfers
Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu Flight
All Airport transfers
TIMS card and ACAP permit
Professional trekking guide with one porter for two trekkers
All meals during trekking ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Accomodation and breakfast
All government taxes
Lunch & Dinner
Hot & Cold Shower during trekking
Entrance Fees during sightseeing
Travel Insurance, International air tickets, Personal Expenses
Tips for guide, porters and driver (not compulsory but recommended)
Booking Information:For the booking confirmation INR 15000 per person for Indian Nationalty & USD 250 per person for Foreigners are required. And balance payment can be paid upon your arrival in Nepal.
Note: You can also customize your trip as per your interest.
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