Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking - (11 Days )

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One of the most popular short treks in Annapurna region is the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek suitable for all age groups. Thus, it is the best family trip to make you feel close to Himalayas. Trekking route for Ghorepani begins from Nayapul and passes through many local Gurung villages and a hearty welcome from the tribe.
Poon hill is the ultimate destination of this trek. One of the best destinations in Pokhara for sunrise view and also 360 degree views of Himalayan panorama including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, Machapuchare, Himchuli and other mountain peaks. Ghorepani Poon hill trekking route progresses through enchanting forest of blooming rhododendrons with exciting views of wildlife of Nepal. March and April are best months if you wish to explore rhododendron forest.
Ghorepani is the local term where Ghora is horse and Pani is water. Thus, Ghorepani is a suggested rest place for travelers. Poon hill is named after the local Pun ethnics that inhabit the village. The sunrise view from the Poon hill is difficult to put into words. Ghorepani Trek is possible throughout the year in which you won't need to worry about high altitude sickness, as this is a low altitude trek.
Alaya Holidays organize this trek as a lodge trek. There is proper accommodation facility throughout the route. So, we'll be happy to organize this trek for you and we will make sure that this trek will be your best experience.

Outline Itinerary: 

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu 
Day 2: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley (1310 m/ 4297 ft)
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820 m/ 2960 ft)
Day 4: Drive to Nayapul, Trek to Tikhedhunga (1495 m/ 13730 ft)
Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani Poon hill (2850 m/ 9350 ft)
Day 6: Trek to Tadapani (2660 m/ 8726 ft)
Day 7: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940 m/ 6364 ft)
Day 8: Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara (820 m/ 2629 ft)
Day 9- Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1310 m/ 4297 ft)
Day 10-  Rest in Kathmandu (1310 m/ 4297 ft)
Day 11- Departure!!!

After landing at the airstrip of Tribhuvan International Airport, you'll need to finish visa and custom formalities before, heading towards exit of Arrival Hall. Our representative will be waiting for you with your name placard. He will be your escort to the hotel. After your refreshment, you will then receive a brief instruction regarding your trek.

On the 2nd day you will be visiting the medieval town Kathmandu. Out 10 cultural heritage site declared by UNESCO, 7 lie inside the Valley while 4 of these sites exist in Kathmandu. Nepal’s largest Buddhist shrine Bouddhanath, Holy temple of Hindus Pashupatinath, 2,500 years old Buddhist shrine Swayambhunath and The ancient Royal Palace at Kathmandu Durbar Square. You will also be getting time for trek preparation and shopping in the afternoon.

We will meet at the Tourist Bus Park in Kantipath, from where we will begin our journey driving through scenic Prithvi Highway full of beautiful green hills, rice paddy, rivers, forest and rustic villages. The clean and green city Pokhara is one of the best holiday destinations in Nepal located 200km from Kathmandu, which is easily accessible within 5hrs by a private vehicle. We will be visiting Phewa Lake one of the beauty of Pokhara in the evening for boating. And stay overnight in Pokhara.

Leaving hotel after our morning tea, we will begin our path through the scenic road with amazing view of Annapurna at the backdrop. We will then drive past Lumle village to Nayapul from where our journey to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek begins. Following Modi River, we will be crossing suspension bridge and climb our way through stone staircases to Tikhedhunga village where we will stay overnight.

Early in the morning, crossing the rhododendron and oak forest, we will begin climbing to the top of small ridge that allows panoramic view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and other mountain peaks. Moving further, we will arrive at Ghorepani where we will stay overnight.

After waking up at 4am in the morning, we will begin climbing for about an hour to reach Poon hill, which is one of the best destination of Annapurna region for sunrise view. The hill was named after Pun ethnics who have been living in that village. Along with sunrise, Nilgiri, Tukuche, Annapurna Mountain Range and other mountain peaks are also seen. On our way down from Poon hill, we will return back to hotel in Ghorepani for our breakfast. From Ghorepani, we will be going further down towards Tadapani for an overnight stay.

From Tadapani, making a steep descent we will come across a forest of rhododendrons, dense and dark. After walking for 3 and half hour, we will be entering the village of Ghandruk, a slope settlement with mostly stone house inhabited by the Gurung, along with the stunning close-up view of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Himchuli mountains. We can also get ourselves acquainted with simple but rich cultural and tradition of the Gurung lifestyle at their Museum in Ghandruk and stay overnight in Ghandruk.

Trekking from Ghandruk to Nayapul will take around 4 hours and a drive back to Pokhara. The trek will then lead downhill all the way to Birethanti while stepping onto the staircase of stone slabs, curving in and out of the village and into terrace farm. It will keep on going downhill from Ghandruk till we reach Modi River Valley. From Birethanti, half¬¬ an hour walk takes us to Nayapul where our journey by foot comes to an end. We'll then drive back to Pokhara for an overnight stay.

We will be returning back to Kathmandu on this day, 7 – 8 hours of drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, while driving through Prithvi highway by the river bank as well as the greenery of the fields with different kinds of agricultural farms on the way back to Kathmandu. And you will be dropped at the hotel.

You can take a rest and get a massage therapy to relax yourself after the long trek. You can also enjoy shopping in the area and get some souvenir for your family and friends. The Alaya holidays will be providing an evening culture and farewell dinner program for you.

Our representative will drop you at Airport 3 hours prior to the scheduled flight. We hope you will have an unforgettable experience trekking time in Nepal with us. And hope to serve you again.

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What is Included?

  • Airport to Hotel pick up and drop
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (B/B) according to itinerary
  • Best available Accommodation during trek
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner during trek
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
  • Entrance fees during sightseeing
  • One experienced guide
  • Necessary number of porters
  • Salary, insurance, food and accommodation of guide and porters
  • TIMS Fee
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Fee
  • All government and local taxes

What is not Included?

  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips
  • Other expenses not mentioned on Cost Include section

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2017-07-26 00:43:32

Kristina Bischoff

"Great service for people with dietary restrictions"

Alaya Holidays offers a great service to people who have food resrictions: whether food allergy, celiac disease or other special dietary requirements, they take great care to talk with restaurant staff ahead of time and when ordering the meal to make sure meals served will be safe for us. I had an excellent experience with Alaya Holidays in regards to that.

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Trip Facts
  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Max size: Min.2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Max. Altitude: 3210
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu
  • Ending Point: Kathmandu
  • Accomodation: Teahouses/ Lodges accommodation during trek
  • Meals: All meals (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner) during trek
  • Transportation: All ground transportation in a private vehicles
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