Trip Facts

Region: Annapurna
Grade: Moderate
Duration: 8 days (on trek 4 days)
Max. Altitude: 3,200 m/10,499 ft

Description

Experience one of the best trekking trips in Nepal - Poon Hill in the Annapurna region.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is the perfect short trek to do in the Annapurna region of the Nepalese Himalayas. Featuring classic mountain scenery of the Himalayan foothills, charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs and Magars and dense rhododendron forests of sub tropical valleys, the trek delivers an unforgettable experience.

Your journey starts in Kathmandu from where you will take a short flight to the beautiful city of Pokhara. You will then drive to Nayapul and start trekking in the Annapurna foothills towards Birethanti, a prosperous town set beside Modi River. You will continue walking before spending the night at a teahouse in Tirkhedhunga (1,577 m). On the second day, the trail gently climbs through villages, cultivated terraces and rhododendron and oak forests before reaching Ghorepani. You will wake up very early next morning and hike uphill for about an hour to reach Poon Hill (3,195m) - renowned for breathtaking views of sunrise over the panorama of the snow capped giants.

You will then trek down to Ghorepani, have breakfast and start the trek to Ghandruk, a beautiful village of the Gurung community. The next day, you will leave Ghandruk behind and descend to Nayapul, the end point of the trek. The rest of the day is free to relax and explore the lake city of Pokhara. 

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu where you will be met by our team member and escorted to your hotel. Enjoy Nepali cuisine for dinner and dance to folk tunes. Meals D
Day 2: Fly to Pokhara early in the morning. Pokhara is famous for its lakes, beautiful views of the Himalayan range and for being the starting point for most treks in the region. Drive to Nayapul (1 hr) and trek to Tirkhedhunga (1,577 m). 4-5 hrs trek Meals B
Day 3: Trek to Ghorepani (2,885m/9,465ft). 6 - 7 hrs. The trail climbs steeply for the first couple of hours and then gradually ascends through villages and forests. Meals B
Day 4: Climb to Poon Hill (3,200m/10,499ft) before dawn and catch breathtaking views of sunrise over the Himalayas. Trek to Tadapani via Ghorepani. 6-7hrs trek Meals B
Day 5: Trek to Nayapul via the Gurung village of Ghandruk. Drive back to Pokhara and enjoy a relaxing boat ride on Fewa Lake. Meals B
Day 6: Fly back to Kathmandu early in the morning. Discover cultural and artistic heritage of Kathmandu through guided tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swoyambhu Stupa. Evening farewell dinner with traditional dances. Meals B, D
Day 7: International departure. Meals B

Cost Includes: * An experienced and professional local trek leader * Domestic flights from Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu * Hotel/airport transfers * Good standard hotel accommodation (3 star) in Kathmandu and Pokhara, twin share, bed and breakfast basis * Half day Kathmandu sightseeing tour * All road transport by private air conditioned vehicles * * Trek leader and full porterage * Trek leader/porters properly insured and equipped * TIMS and Park conservation fees

Accommodation: Hotels, teahouses.
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara; All meals on trek including tea and coffee; Farewell dinner

If wishing to travel at other times alternative itineraries are available.

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