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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek (9 Days)

Ghorepani Poonhill Nepal

Ghorepani positioned in Annapurna region will reward trekkers with arresting landscape of huge peaks like Mt. Annapurna south, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, Barasikhar, Lamjung Himal, Hiunchuli, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, Manaslu ranges and many more. In addition, the sunrise above the visible snow-white summits from PoonHill (3120 m) is another main appeal of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek that lets you remember this best experience forever.

Similarly, you will have a trip to delightful Ghandrung, filled with Gurung inhabitants plus you will get to see prehistoric buildings and idyllic setting under the peak of Machhapuchhre lying at 6,993m as well as Gurung museum too is the enthralling part of the trek. Typically, this place is admired for its amazingly lined courtyards. Besides, Ghorepani trek will allow you view the enjoyable settlements of Magars, terraced slopes, rhododendron woods, and other assorted ethnic group who are sociable in nature. This popular easy trek has enough walking side by side with streams plus woods. So, this trek will be a just ideal pick for those trekkers who want to go for a few days trek close to nature with no lofty climbing.

Ghorepani Poon Hill 9 Days Trek arranged by Third Eye Adventure is well-liked for walking side by side with dense woods of eye-catching rhododendrons that blossom spectacularly during spring; and a variety of birds and wild lives. Ghorepani trekking is the best trek options in Annapurna region you can make out all the mesmerizing parts mainly snow-capped mountains of Annapurna region. Plus, the trek will present an option to view the natural riches of Nepal and to hike around rustic villages.

Trip Facts

Duration: 9 Days

Climbing Destination: Phedi

Grade: Easy

Mode of trek: Guest house

Maximum Altitude: 3190m

Climbing Season: March - May, Sept - Dec

Trip Overview

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport (1320m)

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) by tourist bus, about 7 hours.

Day 04: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga, drive 1.5 hours by car to Nayapul.

Day 05: Trek from Tikhedhunga or Ulleri to Ghorepani (2860m), will take about 6 hours.

Day 06: Trek from Ghorepani to Ghandruk (1940m), will take about 7 hours.

Day 07: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul about 4hours, then drive to Pokhara 1.5 hours.

Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu, about 7 hours.

Day 09: Farewell from Nepal as you fly back home.

 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1320m)

Welcome to Nepal! Here our representative will meet you with a name card as you leave the airport. You will be welcomed by receiving a garland (floral wreath) around your neck, this means welcome to Nepal.  You will then be driven to your hotel by car.  Here you can have a rest and enjoy the day around Thamel; the tourist centre of Kathmandu.

Hotel in Kathmandu - B

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley.

Your tour guide for the day will meet you at your hotel. Your first stop will be Nepal’s most important Hindu sight, Pashupatinath. This site sits on the banks of the holy Bagmati River and is used as a cremation ground. Our next stop will be Bodhnath, the largest Buddhist stoupa in Asia. This is your chance to see some of the thousands of pilgrims who gather to walk around the dome each day. Climb up to one of the many rooftop cafes for lunch and be rewarded with a bird’s-eye view of the entire square. After lunch we turn to the medieval temples in Patans Durbar Square. Patan is one of 3 royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley, it’s filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. Our last stop for the day is the Buddhist temple Swayambhunath, mobbed by monkeys and soaring above the city on a hilltop, the ‘Monkey Temple’ is a fascinating, chaotic jumble of Buddhist and Hindu iconography. This is a great place to enjoy your day, so enjoy the view and maybe catch a sunset before heading back to your hotel for dinner. In the evening you will have a meeting with your trekking guide who will make sure you are prepared, explain how your trek will run and also answer any questions you may have.

Hotel in Kathmandu - B

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) by tourist bus, about 7 hours.

After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel to start your journey to Pokhara. Located about 200 km west from Kathmandu, the drive mostly follows along the Trishuli riverside. Enjoy the views from your window of the changing landscapes. In the evening you may feel like doing some sightseeing. A relaxing walk around lakeside is highly recommended.

Hotel in Pokhara - B


Day 04: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga, drive 1.5 hours by car to Nayapul.

After Breakfast you will drive from Pokhara to Nayapul to start your trek. Your guide will then check you in at the tourist check point in Birethati. The trail leads up through beautiful rice, maize and millet farms passing through several countryside villages all the way up to Tikhedhunga (1620m). If you still have energy to burn, why not walk further until Ulleri (1950m), you only need to climb about 2000 stone steps from Tikhedhunga.

Tea House in Tikhedhunga or Ulleri – B,L,D


Day 05: Trek from Tikhedhunga or Ulleri to Ghorepani (2860m), will take about 6 hours.

The trail goes steep up for 1.5 hours through stone steps where the trail leads through cultivated fields. The rest of the trail weaves through enchanting rhododendron and oak forest (blooms in March, April). Arriving at the top of the Ghorepani pass, you will be taken to your accommodation and have a chance to rest your feet.

Tea House in Ghorepani – B,L,D

Day 06: Trek from Ghorepani to Ghandruk (1940m), will take about 7 hours.

It’s an early morning start today as you hike one hour up to Poon Hill (3210m). This hill is famous for it’s sunrise views of the Annapurna range. The glowing mountains are superb for photographers. After about one hour we will walk back down to the lodge at Ghorepani.  After breakfast we will start the trek to Ghandruk. A steep uphill walk to the village of Deurali, will offer more spectacular views of the mountains.  After taking in the views, we pass through more rhododendron forest on our way down to the river. Crossing the bridge we head up to the village of Tadapani.  From Tadapani we will gradually make our way down to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a beautiful village occupied with an ethnic cast of Gurung.  You can explore its rich culture as well as the museum.

Tea house in Ghandruk – B,L,D

Day 07: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul about 4hours, then drive to Pokhara 1.5 hours.

Walk all the way down through steps till Syauli bazaar. Then follow the newly constructed road till Birethanti along with Modi River. After check out from the check point head to Nayapul and grab a car to Pokhara. 

Hotel in Pokhara – B,L

Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu, about 7 hours.

We leave Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu. Once back at your hotel you can relax or go explore the maze of souvenir shops in Thamel.

Hotel in Kathmandu - B

 

Day 09: Farewell from Nepal as you fly back home.

Our agency’s representative will greet you at your hotel with private car and offer you a Khada (a kind of cloth which is worn on your neck). Wearing Khada means good luck and protection. Afterwards they will drop you to the airport. Farewell from Nepal.

Note of above Itinerary: 
B=Breakfast 
L=Lunch
D=Dinner

Cost Includes

  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as per itinerary
  • Domestic flight ticket and airport tax.
  • Domestic flight ticket for the guide and airport tax.
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including the coffee and tea.
  • Accommodation in tea houses or in tents as per itinerary during the trek.
  • Accommodation including breakfast at 3 star hotels in Kathmandu as per itinerary.
  • Highly experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek.
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary, general equipment, national park and conservation area fees.
  • Respective region (Everest) trekking map. TIMS Card & Trek Permit
  • Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC).

 

Cost Excludes

  • International airfares
  • International Airport Departure Tax.
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Major meals, lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue) - you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects.  We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance. 
  • Tips & Gratuities

Normally we have open date.We do operate from 1 person group to 20 person group in one time. If there is people more than 20 person then we divide it on to two group. For the price you could mail us on info@thirdeyeadventure.com

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Map

Ghorepani Poonhill map

Useful Information for Third Eye Adventure

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is one of the essential parts to craft before you travel so that you shall be protected against wide-ranging expenses likely to gain due to health issues or accidents which include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, treatment costs etc.

Accommodations 
There are two sorts of accommodations during the trek. You will stay two nights in Kathmandu in a 3-star hotel while during your trek you will stay in typical teahouse or lodge or guest house or hotel with unheated rooms with foam mattresses in wood beds. We make available attached bathrooms as much as feasible; still there are some places which can only offer shared washing and bathroom facilities.

Meals 
During the trek, you can get pleasure from typical Nepali cookery, diverse cultural cuisines as well as international food including Tibetan, Italian, Continental, Indian, etc. You will have your breakfast at the same teahouse or lodge where you spent your night while lunch will be dished up en-route to destination; and dinner will be served at the place where you will spend the night.

Equipments necessary for your trek:
1) Fro head and face-Sun hat or scarf, Sunglasses with UV protection cream 
2) Upper Body: - T-shirts, Light expedition thermal tops, pullover or Fleece jacket, Fleece Wind-Cheater jacket, Waterproof shell jacket 
3) Lower Body: - Under Garments, Lightweight cotton long pants, Hiking shorts, Light and trip weight thermal bottoms, Waterproof (if possible breathable fabric), Fleece or wool pants (seasonal),
4) Feet: - Thin inner socks, Thick warm woolen socks, Camp shoes (sneakers or sandals), Hiking boots, Gaiters for hiking to the base camp in winter
5) Hands: - Heavyweight gloves or mittens, Lightweight gloves, 
6) Accessories: - Sleeping bag, Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries, Trekking Bags, Basic First Aid Kit, Trekking Poles, Water bottles, Toiletries 
7) Extras/Luxuries – Binoculars, book, Guide book, Journal & Pen, Walkman etc


Acclimatization 
High altitude sickness is likely to occur. The fraction dispersion of hemoglobin with oxygen resolves the substance of oxygen in our blood. When we reach around 2,100 m high above sea level the diffusion of oxyhemoglobin begins to drop. Nevertheless, the human being has both.

 

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