A small circuit lies in the lower part of the Annapurna Region. It is known as the Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking. This trekk is one of the most classic Himalayan treks. It passes through stunning scenic villages to reach Poon Hill (3210m). From here mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views can be seen. Especially over the ranges of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
The trek begins from Nayapul, 1 hr journey from Pokhara. The trail passes through oak, red rhododendron and bamboo forest. Thereby we will be capturing panoramic scenes of Mountains. Such as Machhapuchhre and Gangapurna, Lamjung Mountain, and Himchuli. Ghandrunk and Ghorepani are two places where you will be stopping over. The majority of inhabitants here are ethnic Magars. They follow traditional way of life.The hike to Poonhill is the most rewarding which takes about 2 hours. You will enjoy beautiful sunrise views. As well as the panorama of Annapurna, Dhaulaigir and Manaslu ranges can also be seen.
STARTING FROM $1420
- Hike to Poon Hill.
- Enjoy superb views of Annapurna, Macchapuchre and Dhaulagiri.
- Visit Ghorepani
- Experience the local ethnic group of Magar, Gurung and see the terrace slope of cultivate land.
- Walk through the Rhodendron jungle. With a good natural air listening the chirping of different birds.
Cost Includes:Offer remains constant . But sometimes it also depends upon the group size.
- Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) with Tea, each meal in a cup during trek.
- Tourist service , VAT, governments Tax and official expenses if necessary .All government and local taxes wherever applicable pickup hotel to bus park and drop to hotel.
- Airport pickup and drop.
- KTM sightseeing with city guide including entrance fee and transportation.
- One porter (one porter carries 20kg limit).
- Experienced trek Guide and Porter including their salaries, insurance, equipment, transportation food and accommodation
The exclusion remains constant. But if in case any changes occur they can be adjusted.
- Nepal visa fee & two passport photographs are required).
- Excess baggage hotel in Kathmandu , charges and unless requested.
- Extra accommodation nights other than stated in the itinerary. Travel and rescue insurance.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge.
- Drinks, chocolate, beverages, showers etc).
- Tips for guides and porter.
Day 1: Arrive to Kathmandu
Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. There our airport representative will transfer you to your hotel. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing
Today we spend full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. We will visit cultural heritages. Such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath etc. Next is stay overnight in hotel.
Day 3 : Kathmandu to Pokhara (6/7 hour) by drive
After early morning breakfast, we will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Correspondingly enjoying scenic green hills, villages and rivers . Next is stay overnight in hotel.
Day 4 : Pokhara to TikKheDunga (5/6 hour)
Morning drive to Nayapul is the starting point of our trek. From Nayapul, you walk through rhododendron forests to reach TikkheDhunga. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 5 : Tikkhedhunga to ghorepani (7/8Hour) 2750m.
Wake up early for a warm breakfast. Then we start trekking through rhododendron and orchid forests. Meandering through traditional villages and terraced farms we reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani is village inhabited by Magar ethnic group. It is surrounded by dense rhododendron trees. We stop at the higher part of Ghorepani village. This point offers panoramaic view of the surrounding mountains. Such as Annapuransuth and Nilgirimountains. There we stay overnight in lodge.
Day 6 : Ghorepani to Tadapani (4/5 hour)2700m.
Early morning rise to enjoy beautiful views of Himalayan. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri is best seen from there. We then Hike up to Poon Hill (3100m) for about one hou. Here we can observe sunrise views and panorama of different peaks. Annapurna, Macchapuchre and Dhaulagiri peaks are few examples. Afterwards we climb down to Ghorepani for warm breakfat. Then we start trek towards Tadapani. The trail parallels along Myagdi River passing through rugged cliffs. Small patches of forests can be seen equally. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 7 : Tadapani to Ghandruk (6/7 hour) 1940m)
As we enter high altitude we pass through pine forests. The valleys open up to a panorama of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This is part of Annapuna Conservation Area. So we will be expecting surprising encounter with wildlife in this stretch. Ghandruk is a beautiful settlement ethnic communities. For example : Gurung and Magar. Some others tribe can also be seen. Next is stay overnight in lodge.
Day 8 : Ghandruk to Chhomrong (6/7 hour) 2170m.
The trail continues to pass through Gurung villages. Terraced fields of maize and millet are especially found here. We then Cross a suspension bridge . After certain time we walk uphill on the final stretch to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a scenic village of Gurung people . people here follow agricultural lifestyle. It is also known as the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 9 : Chomrong to Landruk (6/7 hour) 1565m.
Prepare yourself for some steep descent today. There is a hotspring at Jhinu . where we will have our lunch. Further up we will pass through a few villages including a waterfall. Lhandruk is a Gurung village. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 10 : Landruk to Australian camp (5/6 hour) 2000m
The trail makes an uphill climb through a dense forest. You cross the river and enter into a zone surrounded by pine trees. The Australian Camp provides spectacular views of Annapurna South, Lamjung, Macchapuchre and Gangapurna among others. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 11 : Australian Camp to Kadevai walk then drive to pokhara(6/7 hour)
We will wind down trek today. We will drop down to Kade from Australian Camp via Dhampus villages. It will take at least 3 hours to reach the roadhead at Kade. From Kade drive to Pokhara for about 2 hours. Stay overnight in hotel
Day 12 : Pokhara sightseeing
Today is a full day sightseeing of Pokhara. We then drive early morning to Sarangkot. Annauprna and Macchapuchre peaks can be seen especially. You will also visit many historic places. Such as Davis Fall, Setiriver, International Mountain Museum, Peace Stupa and Mahendra Cave. We will spend a pleasant evening boating on Phewa Lake. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 13 : Pokhara to Kathmandu
Take a bus ride from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Farewell Dinner in a family environment. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 14 : Departure
Our staff will drop you off at Kathmandu International Airport.