Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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Overview


Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the most beautiful short treks in Nepal. It is a wonderful walking adventure in the Himalayan foothills in the Annapurna region. Although the trek involves walking up and down the hill through the region, this trek is one of the easy ones in Nepal. Unlike Annapurna Circuit Trek or Annapurna Base Camp Trek, this adventure stays low in the elevation that makes it easy to go through.

As the adventure goes in the lower mountains, mostly walking through the middle hills, you will enjoy nature and views. Cultural wonders of the region come in addition to the nature and mountain views. Lush forest, mostly consisting of rhododendron trees, gives a wonderful experience of nature walk. You will also enjoy one of the best sunrises over the mountains on the trip. Another beautiful fact about the trip is its elevation. It just reaches 3,210 meters above sea level and yet brings splendid views of the mountains. The panoramic view of the mountain peaks in the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range is simply stunning.

Detail Itenerary


<p>HAT Representative will be waiting with your name plate just outside the International Airport in Kathmandu. After your arrival, we will organize your transportation to the designated hotel in Kathmandu. Spend the afternoon browsing the beautiful streets of Thamel or visit the nearby Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, we will meet for welcome dinner and tour briefing.<br /> Included Meals: Dinner<br /> Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu</p>
<p>After breakfast, we will join guided tour to visit various sites in the valley - most of them listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get off and browse the famous Pashupatinath Temple, Durbar Square, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath. Come back to hotel and prepare for the morning flight, drive and short trek the next day.<br /> Included Meals: Breakfast<br /> Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu</p>
<p>After breakfast, we will board an early flight to Pokhara. The flight will be beautiful with mountain views. Pokhara is a beautiful valley of lakes and a trekker's paradise. From Pokhara, we will drive towards Nayapul for 2 hours and start our trek from there. Trek to Ulleri is mostly uphill stair climbing and can be strenuous to your knees. Carry a trekking stick to remedy that. This will also be useful when climbing downhill.</p> <p>Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner</p> <p>Accommodation: Tea house / Ulleri</p>
<p>Trek to Ghorepani 2853m. This is little longer day and need to walk up for the first couple of hours steep. Banthanti is the place for the Lunch. After that, gradually climb up the forest of the Rhododendron. The stone stairs will test your climbing power as they are steep. We recommend resting at various places to avoid hurting your knee. Once at Ghorepani, you can either hike up to Poon Hill for a sunset view or just rest for the day.</p> <p>Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner</p> <p>Accommodation: Tea house / Ghorepani</p>
<p>In the early morning ascend 40-minutes towards Poonhill (3210m). We recommend waking up around 5 am so that the sunrise isn't missed. This is the highlight of this trip that can't be simply missed. Poon Hill is the most photogenic spot in Nepal for sunrise and mountain view. Watch the sun paint the peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges to orange. It's stunning.</p> <p>Later, we will return for breakfast and continue towards Deurali, Banthanti and finally to Tadapani - a 6-hour journey.</p> <p>Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner</p> <p>Accommodation: Tea house / Tadapani</p>
<p>After breakfast, we will continue towards the Ghandruk, a beautiful village in the lap of Annapurna. Ghandruk is famous for their hospitality, the native Gurungs, their dialect, culture and home to the British Gurkha Battalion. Settle in for the day, with stunning views of the mountains up north and a beautiful agricultural settlement. Explore the local museum, conservation unit office and the rest of the village.</p> <p>Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner</p> <p>Accommodation: Tea house / Ghandruk</p>
<p>After breakfast, continue south for about 4-hours until you reach Nayapul, the start point of trekking into the mid-Annapurna region. We will descend significantly so watch your knees and make sure you have a trekking stick for balance. We will reach Pokhara by the afternoon. After that, feel free to explore the Lakeside restaurants, bars, Fewa Lake itself and enjoy the rest of the evening.</p> <p>Included Meals: Breakfast</p> <p>Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel / Pokhara</p>
<p>After breakfast, we will catch a tourist bus bound to Kathmandu from the beautiful city of Pokhara. The journey itself is ranked as beautiful and most-experience by world famous travel magazines like the lonely planet. You will enjoy the journey along the beautiful Trishuli and Marshyandi River, with stunning views on your left. Be prepared for some traffic jam before you enter the valley of Kathmandu. In the evening, we will gather for a farewell dinner and share our experience.</p> <p>Included Meals: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner</p> <p>Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel / Kathmandu</p>
<p>We are back where we started in the capital city. Pack your bags and make sure you have brought some sovereigns to take back home to friends and family. Enjoy your breakfast in relief. Hiking Adventure staff will arrange your transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport according to your departure schedule.<br /> Included Meals: Breakfast</p>

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Cost Info


Cost Includes

    ü  Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara  on twin sharing basis.

    ü  Private Arrival & Departure transfers

    ü  Full board meals while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

    ü  Accommodation in teahouse during the trek on twin sharing basis.

    ü  Welcome dinner in Kathmandu

    ü  Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek

    ü  Treks Gears - sleeping bag, duffel bag etc for the use during the trip.

    ü  Professional local experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.

    ü  Comprehensive First Aid Kit.

    ü  Respective region ( Annapurna) trekking map. TIMS Card & Trek Permit

    ü  Necessary Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.

    ü  Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.

    ü  Warm clothing & trekking gear for staff including porters: Gortex jacket & trousers, fleece jacket and pant, trekking shoes / boots, woolen hat, gloves, shocks etc.

    ü  Trekking map

Cost Excludes

    <li>Nepal entry Visa fees,<li/>

    Your travel insurance of any kind

    International Airfare and Airport Tax

    Lunch and Dinner except mentioned on ItineraryAll Drinks and main meals in cities.

    Tips to trekking staffs.

    Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, Telephone, beverages, hot mineral water during trekking etc.

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FAQ

This trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.
To prepare for a strenuous trek like this you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest.
Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.