• Trip Code GP01
  • From USD 595
    USD 595
  • 10 Days
  • Group Size(min)
    2
    • 1
    • 9
    Moderate

    Moderate trekking involves 5 – 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 10 days trekking trip.

The trek to Ghorepani – Poon Hill provides one of the most awe inspiring mountain vistas on planet Earth. The views across the Annapurna Massif and its many icy peaks can never be forgotton. This is truly one of the best treks in Nepal.

The trek offers the spectacular mountain scenery along with charming villages inhabited particularly by the Gurung and Magar peoples. The route also offers dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas and the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Peak) dominating the skyline.

One of the important highlight of this trip is to make a climb on Poon Hill, possibly the most spectacular mountain scapes on Earth. When the sun rises it touches the snow-capped summits of the Himalayan giants – Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks. Other peaks then gradually appear as your eyes and mind question just how such beauty can be possible.

Your journey rewards with natural beauty at every footstep. 

 

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What's Included?

  • Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle
  • Two bed accommodation at Kathmandu & Pokhara in 2 to 5 star hotels with breakfast
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Escorted with English speaking guide. Private transportation. Entrance fees
  • Kathamandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu transportation by tourist bus / private transportation or flight
  • Naya Pool - Pokhara local bus or private transportation
  • Accommodation in tea house during trek
  • Meals - Breakfast, lunch, dinner - during trek
  • Sleeping bag
  • Annapurna trekking map for group
  • All necessary paper work & permits
  • ACAP & TIMS
  • A First Aid and Eco trained & government licensed English speaking guide
  • One porter between two members during trek
  • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staff
  • First Aid Kit
  • Travel & rescue arrangement
  • All government taxes
  • Farewell dinner
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What's not Included?

  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Visa Fee (USD 40 for 30 Day)
  • Meals in Kathmadu & Pokhara
  • Drinking water ,Hot shower and Electricity bill during trek
  • Soft/hard drinks
  • Tips, any expenses of personal nature, client’s insurance
  • Personal gears & clothing
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
  • Anything not specified in cost include section
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Brief itinerary

  • Day 1
    Kathmandu arrival (1,300m)
  • Day 2
    Kathmandu sightseeing (1,300m)
  • Day 3
    Kathmandu to Pokhara (900m)
  • Day 4
    Pokhara to Nayapool Drive & trek to Tikhedhunga (1,577m)
  • Day 5
    Tirkhedunga to Ghorepani (2,675m)
  • Day 6
    Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (3,180m)
  • Day 7
    Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,940m)
  • Day 8
    Ghandruk to Nayapool – Drive to Pokhara BL (1,070m)
  • Day 9
    Pokhara to Kathmandu BD (900m)
  • Day 10
    Final Departure (1,300m)
  • Day 1
    Kathmandu arrival (1,300m)

    Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel; here you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days. We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details required for your trek permits, at this stage.

  • Day 2
    Kathmandu sightseeing (1,300m)

    After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Kathmandu Durbar square.

    Bouddhanath: Bouddhanath is a Buddhist religious complex with a history dating back over 500 years. Located on the eastern edge of Kathmandu it is now a site of great pilgrimage for Buddhist followers who circle its massive stupa, spin its many prayer wheels and visit its beautiful monastery. The main feature of Boudhanath is its huge hemispherical white stupa with central golden tower and the all-seeing eyes of the Buddha. Visitors should circle the stupa in a clockwise direction and spin prayer wheels for good fortune and a good life. Visitors may also enjoy visiting the Thangka painting school within the complex to see highly skilled artists at work on religious mandala paintings.

    Pashupatinath: Hindu Temple is a very large and complex and focal point for the Hindu religion. This old and very revered complex of buildings and shrines is dedicated to the Lord Shiva, one of the main deities of Hinduism. While Lord Shiva has multiple forms he is often seen as the destroyer. This has great significance for the Pashupatinath temple as it is the site of many Hindi ritual cremations each day. Pashupatinath is considered by Hindus to be an auspicious site for passing from one stage of life to the next through the purifying and destroying flames of cremation. However, on a happier note, visitors may also get to see the temple in a buoyant festival mode with one of the many Hindu festivals celebrated here through the year.

    Swayambhunath: You will first visit the Swayambhunath temple complex that sits atop a high hill overlooking Kathmandu and the entire Kathmandu Valley. Swayambhunath is perhaps the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal. It consists of a very large white stupa with the all-seeing-eye of Lord Buddha plus many small stupa and beautifully carved stone shrines. This is a wonderful place to catch your breath and start to understand and appreciate the deep importance of Buddhist belief to the people of Nepal and the Himalaya region. Make sure you ring the many bells to awaken the gods and let them know you are in Nepal. Take the time to enjoy the view over Kathmandu and have your guide point the many other highlights of the city. In the far distance to the east you may also be able to see the hills of Nagarkot where your hotel for tonight is located. If you feel energetic you might also like to try some or all of the 350 steps that lead all the way from Kathmandu city up to your Swayambhunath temple vantage point.

    Kathmandu Durbar Square: The next stop today is the beautiful Kathmandu Durbar Square, or the royal palace square of the ancient Malla kings of the Kathmandu Valley. This square and all its architectural treasures are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While some damage to buildings occurred in the 2015 earthquake the site still contains many stunning architectural gems. The original royal palace courtyards are open to visitors and you will marvel at the intricate timber carving and beautifully crafted brickwork of the palace. The open square outside the palace has many beautiful multi-storey pagodas and temples with ornate carving and carpentry artwork that tells some of the story of the ancient kings and their mystical time and beliefs. The square also contains many important Hindu temples and statues such as to Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Durbar Square also contains the unique and intriguing Kumari Chok. This is an ancient and ornate house where resides the Raj Kumari – the Living Goddess. She is a young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. If you are in the courtyard of the home at the right time in the afternoon you may see a brief glimpse of the Goddess at her window.

  • Day 3
    Kathmandu to Pokhara (900m)

     Drive or fly to Pokhara. Pokhara is situated on the side of Lake Fewa, it is a beautiful area with Fishtail mountain (Machhapuchhare) rising not far behind within the Annapurna range. Only 200km from Kathmandu it can take 6/8 hours by road depending on the season.

  • Day 4
    Pokhara to Nayapool Drive & trek to Tikhedhunga (1,577m)

    After breakfast at hotel you could drive by car or van for one and half hours to Nayapul. Then you start your trekking. The first part of your trek is easy passing through numerous small villages and settlements. The majority people here are Gurung and their religion is Buddhist. They are engaged in agricultural activities, tourism business and some in Gorkha and Indian regiments.

  • Day 5
    Tirkhedunga to Ghorepani (2,675m)

    To begin your trek, you could ascend steeply for the early 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m) and Banthanti, Magar villages. On the way, you could see good view of Machhapuchhre or Fish Tail (6997m), Huinchuli (6441m), and Annapurna (7219m) South. Now your trail is quite easier passing through forest and descends gently up to the final camp. A special New Year celebration will provide delicious food and wonderful moments seeing incredible views of immense, snowy mountains. You can experience traditional lifestyles and diverse customs of the friendly highlander people

  • Day 6
    Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (3,180m)

    New year , Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m) to enjoy the first sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7855m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650m).

  • Day 7
    Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,940m)

    After breakfast we take a trial to Ghandruk, It Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village you could see good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m), Annapurna III (7755m) and Fishtail.

  • Day 8
    Ghandruk to Nayapool – Drive to Pokhara BL (1,070m)

    Your trek descends through Kimshe to Shaulo Bazaar. You need to walk almost half an hour to get to Nayapul. Drive from Nayapul to Pokhara by taxi. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

  • Day 9
    Pokhara to Kathmandu BD (900m)

    After breakfast in the morning you say goodbye to Pokhara and head back to bustling Kathmandu by car or private bus (There is an option to fly). In the afternoon free day of your own. Overnight in Hotel.

  • Day 10
    Final Departure (1,300m)

    All too soon it’s time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing country.

Recommended equipment list: Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. Some items of equipment are available for hire from us as like Down Jacket

Footwear : Well broken-in walking shoes - these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.

Clothing : Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.

 

Other equipment: Sleeping bag (5 seasons),  lock, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters.

 

Other items: Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.

Client Reviews

10 Reviews

    Excellent

    4.8 / 5.0 10
    96% recommend this package

    Score Breakdown

    • Pre Trip Information
    • Accomodation
    • Transportation
    • Meals
    • Staffs
    • Value for money
    • Moller Marianne

      November 13, 2016

      annapurna ghorepani poonhill

      Very good balance of hikes.Excellent guide and porter team.Excellent choice of guesthouses with breathtaking choice.

    • Natalia Kostyukova

      July 31, 2016

      GHOREPANI AND POON HILL VISTA TREK

      The programmed was very good .We have seen many places as it was possible within 3 days of stay.The guide was prefect.

    • Jemes Mountsahis

      July 20, 2016

      amazing trek

      An amazing experience from start to finish , could not say enough how good it has been.

    3 of 10 Reviews
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    At A Glance

    Duration: 10 days
    Grade: Moderate
    Best Time to go: Mar – May, Sep – Nov
    Trekking: Teahouse
    Max. Altitude: 3,180m
    Group Size: Min 2 people
    Transportation: Private vehicle / Tourist bus

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