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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek – 5 days

  • Ghorepani Poonhill Trek – 5 days
  • Ghorepani Poonhill Trek – 5 days
  • Ghorepani Poonhill Trek – 5 days
  • Ghorepani Poonhill Trek – 5 days
  • Ghorepani Poonhill Trek – 5 days
  • Ghorepani Poonhill Trek – 5 days
  • Ghorepani Poonhill Trek – 5 days
  • Ghorepani Poonhill Trek – 5 days
  • Ghorepani Poonhill Trek – 5 days
  • Ghorepani Poonhill Trek – 5 days
  • Ghorepani Poonhill Trek – 5 days
  • Ghorepani Poonhill Trek – 5 days
  • Ghorepani Poonhill Trek – 5 days
  • Ghorepani Poonhill Trek – 5 days
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Most popular high altitude short trek. It provides the best experience of the high Himalaya. You are in the amphitheater made by the surrounding Annapurna Himalayan range.

  • Trip Highlights:

    • The Best and most popular short trek from Pokhara
    • 180 Degree view of  Dhaulagiri range and Annapurna from Poon hill
    • Explore Annapurna conservation area and extensive rhododendron forests
    • Visit of popular Gurung villages - Ghandrung
    • Enjoy a fully supported trek with plenty of cultural interaction

    Ghorepani is one of the best and popular treks in the vicinity of Pokhara. It is the favourite destination of the Annapurna foothill trek and commonly known as the Poonhill trek. The flora and fauna combining the view of the majestic Himalayan range are so spectacular. You will reach Poonhill the highest point of 3200m which is the view tower. This short trek is a must-do activity while you are in Pokhara.

    Ghorepani used to be the main pass through which traders with Mules from Mustang and Tibet used to pass through to reach Pokhara in the early days. Early morning sunrise over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna from Poonhill is very famous. The panoramic view of Annapurna range on the way to Ghandrung village is unforgettable. The other highlight of the trek is Ghandrung itself. This is a large Gurung village from where many Gurkhas are recruited as soldiers in the British and Indian army. The village is situated above Modi Khola (river) at an elevation of 1951 meter. It is one of the best-known villages in the foothill of Annapurna. The village has an office of Annapurna Conservation. The panoramic view of Annapurna dominates the entire skyline almost throughout the trek. Lodge and teahouse along the trail make this trip affordable and easily accessible.

    The trail from Birenthati gradually climbs to Tirkhedhunga. After an overnight at Tirkhedhunga, you climb the steep trail to Ulleri. Continue to ascend the trail through thick oak and rhododendron forests till you reach Ghorepani. The camp is further on the ridge. The next day, climb slightly up the ridge and then descend steeply on a narrow trail through rhododendron forest to Banthati and another up and downhill walk to Tadapani. Then descend gradually to Ghandrung. The trail from Ghandrung makes steep descend to Modi Khola (river) and gradually descend to Birenthati, the beginning point f the trek.

  • Day 01: Trek to Tirkhedunga (1960 m) – 3/4 hours. Stay at Lodge/Tea House
    After breakfast, board the vehicle and drive to Nayapul 1& ½ Hours. After arriving at Nayapul meet your porter and and other Sherpa Staffs and commence trek. Initially trek down to the river for about 10 minutes and cross the new suspension bridge, thus named as Nayapul (New bridge), then climb up to the main village located on the ridge. Walk through on cobbled stones and then follow the trail along the Modi River for about 20 minutes to arrive at the settlement of Birethanti for lunch.After lunch the trail follows the main street of Birethanti going through the bamboo forests and we pass a large waterfall and swimming hole. We follow the Bhurundi Khola on the north bank until we reach Tirkhedhunga.
    Day 02: Trek to Ghorepani (2855 m) – 7 hours. Stay at Lodge/Tea House
    From Tirkhedhunga, the trail crosses a stream on a suspension bridge and then ascends a steep stone staircase to the large Magar village Ulleri at 1960m. Trek to Ghorepani from Ulleri is unique. The trail goes through the beautiful pasture grounds, cultivated terraces, rhododendron and Oak forest with the superb view of South Annapurna (7219m) and Himchuli (6641m). The trail crosses two sparkling clear streams before making a short and final climb to Nangethanti for lunch. In the winter the trail can be covered with snow. From Nangethanti about one hour’s gradual climb will finally lead to Ghorepani.
    Day 03: Trek to Tadapani (2630 m) – 5 hours. Stay at Lodge/Tea House
    Pre-dawn alert and trek up to the Poon Hill (3200m) to view a magnificent sunrise over the Annapurna Range. The views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range are truly magnificent from Poon Hill. Shortly afterwards, return back to Ghorepani for breakfast and after breakfast, start trek to Tadapani via Banthanti. From Ghorepani the trail climbs south on muddy path through the deep forests. The ridge along the trail hides the mountains and makes a steep, sometimes treacherous descent on a narrow path alongside the stream, as the trail continues. The steep descent becomes more gentle way to reach Banthanti, where we stop for lunch. From Banthanti, the trail follows the stream down to a bridge and starts climbing, and entering a field of cane, making some ups and downs past to a vantage point “Tadapani” that offers a brief view of the mountains.
    Day 04: Trek to Ghandruk Village (1951 m) – 5 hours.Stay at Lodge/Tea House
    The trail becomes slightly easy as we trek on a steady trail through the canopy of the forest. Continue to walk and after two hours we pass through rhododendron forest to reach the settlement named Baishi Kharka with a row of teahouses and lodges on a ridge from here we trek down hill through the small settlements of the Gurung community and arrive at Gurjung village which also boasts of a school. From here again we down trek to Ghandruk. This area is offers some of the finest trekking in Nepal. The Annapurna range and Machapuchhere dominate the mountain views through glimpses further East to Lamjung Himal and Manaslu Range are also possible. Ghandrung village is rich through its excellent farming land and the generations of its sons who have sent and received pay and pensions from the British and Indian Gurkha armies.
    Day 05 : Trek down to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara - 4 hours
    After breakfast, trek through a pleasant down hill trail and then the trail levels out and follows the banks of the river. After having spent a long time at higher altitudes, the heat sometimes makes travelling on the open riverbed an uncomfortable one. After about 3 hours arrive at the riverside settlement of Birethanti for lunch. This is also the main entry point to the Annapurna Conservation Area and after lunch, walk along the high banks of the Modi Khola for about 30 minutes and end trek at Naya Pul to meet waiting vehicles for the one hour drive back to Pokhara. Upon arrival check in at the hotel.
  • COST-Privat Trip: Net per person in USD

    • 1    pax:        US$480 per person
    • 2    pax:        US$430 per person
    • 3-5  pax:        US$380 per person
    • 6-9  pax:        US$365 per person
    • 10-15 pax      US$325 per person

    Cost Includes:

    • All meals and accommodation in lodge/tea house during the trek
    • Service of trek guide
    • Porters to carry personal baggage each 15 kg.)
    • Accident insurance for staffs and porters
    • Annapurna Conservation entry permit (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
    • Private transfer to trek start/end point from Pokhara Hotel
    Cost Excludes:

    • Personal clothing and sleeping bag
    • Airfare and transportation to and from Pokhara to Kathmandu
    • Personal accident and health insurance
    • Emergency evacuation and medical-box
    • Alcoholic and bottled beverage, laundry, and tips.
    • Hotel accommodation, sightseeing and meals in Katmandu and Pokhara
    *Government permit fees and airfares are subject to change without prior notice.

    Departure: Anytime as per your choice of date
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