- Panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range
- Natural Hot Spring
- Excellent mountain views, from atop Poon Hill
- The Poonhill trek is without doubt Nepal's best short trek
The Ghorepani Poonhill trek begins in the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara, from where you take a short car ride to Nayapul (1100 m) village. Climbing along the trail through a number of beautiful villages and forest areas you follow the river bank to Tirkhadunga (1557 m) where you will spend the first night. Next day, further ascending along the trail to Ghorepani-2850 m (all the way up the hill, crossing 3000 steps), you will be left in sheer awe at the clear views of the towering expanse of Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8167 m) and Annapurna I (8091 m). The highlight of the Ghorepani trek is a visit to Poonhill (3210 m) early next day, from where we will be able to see a spectacular sunrise over the whole Himalayan range and surrounding rice terraces (a photographer’s paradise!).
After breakfast, you trek east to Tadapani (2590 m), crossing some of the most spectacular rhododendron forests. This is where you’ll be left open-mouthed at the breathtaking views of the fishtail-shaped Mt. Macchapucchre (6900 m), Annapurna south (7219 m) and Gangapurna (7454 m). Our trek continues to Chomrong (2050 m), and after a short hike you descend to some nice hot springs. Having explored the area a bit more, you will fly to Pokhara from Nayapul the next day.
We kindly refer to the Day-by-Day itinerary available under the Itinerary tab.
200 km: Early Morning (7.00 AM) departure to Pokhara by Tourist Bus transfer to Hotel. Arrive in the Pokhara afternoon at 2 Pm. Relax then short site seeing around Pokhara. O/N Hotel
46 Kilometer by drive then 9.4 KM trek: One hour drive by car or Jeep to Nayapul, from where the trail descends sharply to Birethanti and follows the East bank of Burundi Khola and arrive at Tirkhadunga. This is a small village on the bank of the small river where you have a night. Particularly this village offers to anyone its native Magar Cultures.
The trail rise to Ulleri village, through uncountable steps and you attain the Ulleri Village from where you can see the incredible views of more enjoyably terraces and river down to the valley. The trails, then follow through Rhododendron forest ariving at the top of the Ghorepani deurali at 2810m and overnight on there.
Early in the morning trek to Poon hill where one may observe the sunrise for lifetime reminiscence. From Poon hill ( 3210 m) one can view over 30 white-capped peaks, the whole Annapurna range. Many people talk about having a life changing awareness after watching the sunrise over the view of the Himalayas. Then, walk through the forest filled with flowers (in the spring).
Tadapani is the great location of Rhododendron forest and see the impressive mountain scenery. After your breakfast trek down to River side and trek ascending to Hot Spring and enjoying the rest of day for Hot Spring
13 KM trek then 46 KM Drive : You are walking through the shadow of the Fish Tail and Annapurna range is heading to the South West ridge of the hills, furthermore down to the Modi Khola. The trails continue through the bank of the Modi Khola and reach the point (Birethanti) where your trek started 5 days ago, possibly lunch here. Half hour walks lead you to catch the van, and then drive to Pokhara.
Drive Back to Kathmandu Or if you have time its recommended to stay one extra day in Pokhara.
- Airport transfers, pick up and drop
- Entry permits for Annapurna Conservation Area
- TIMS permits
- One Professional trekking guide as well as his necessary insurance, meals and allowances.
- 3 meals per day and overnight accommodation in Hotel/lodge along the trekking trail.
- Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu Tourist Bus
- Hotel accommodation according to the above plan in Pokhara on Standard hotel.
- One map of Annapurna Trekking.
- One Nepali mobile SIM Card for local communication..
- Pre Trip Meeting
- Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket
- Purified Drinking Water
- One Trek T-Shirt
- International airfare
- Hotel, Meal while you are in Kathmandu
- Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
- Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, donation, tips etc...
- Tips for guides and porters