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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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Good to know

Duration6 days

Difficultymoderate

Max Altitude3,210 m

Group Size1 +

Trip StartsPokhara

Trip Endspokhara

Group StyleGroup and Private

ActivitiesTrekking

Best SeasonMar-Jun & Sept-Dec

Highlights

  • Explore the cultural wonders and the serene ambiance of Pokhara.
  • Trek through rhododendron forests and charming villages adorned with traditional architecture.
  • Witness the breathtaking sunrise panorama from Poon Hill, with Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks in view.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich Gurung culture of Ghandruk village.
  • Capture stunning views of Annapurna South, Himchuli, and Machapuchare.
  • Experience the joy of trekking in a short duration, ideal for those with limited time.

Overview about Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The journey begins in Pokhara, where you’ll be immersed in the vibrant culture of Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna region. The trek starts from Nayapul and winds through terraced fields and rhododendron forests to Ghorepani. The highlight of the trek is the early morning hike to Poon Hill, where you’ll witness the sun painting the Himalayan peaks in shades of gold. The trek then leads through tranquil villages like Tadapani and Jhinu Hot Spring, where you’ll experience the warm hospitality of the local Gurung community. The trek concludes in Nayapul, followed by a drive back to Pokhara.

Itinerary

Day 0: Airport/Tourist bus park

Airport/Tourist bus park picks up on arrival and transfers to the hotel, short arrival info and trip plan at the office.

Day 1: Pokhara to Ulleri village(1950m) 6 hrs, including lunch break.

After breakfast from the hotel, we start our journey at 8 am, west of Pokhara, to Heli village(1,430m) via Nayapul town, by jeep 2 and half hrs drive, and ascend hike up to Ulleri village(1,950m), where we encounter our first view of Annapurna South(7,219m) and Hiun Chuli(6,434m), overnight at the local teahouse.

Day 2: Ulleri to Ghorepani(2850m) 6 hrs, including lunch break

After breakfast, our trek commences to Ghorepani(2850m) via Ban Thanti, the forest becomes dense as we continue uphill through the Rhododendron forest and beautiful spring river with stone steps to Nange Thanti(2430m). Then we arrive Ghorepani village of Magar people. Overnight at the local teahouse.

Day 3: Sunrise at Poon hill then trek to Tadapani(2,640m) 7 hrs, including lunch break.

To capture the amazing moment of this trek, we leave early in the morning for Poon hill(3,210m) . We hike 50 minutes above where we stayed brings us to the stunning sunrise views over snow-capped  mountains, world’s top 7th  highest(Mt. Dhaulagiri 8176m) and 10th highest(Annapurna one 8091m), panoramic views etc. After spending sometime we descending to the lodge and have breakfast, and trek to Tadapani village.

The small village located on a hill top surrounded by rhododendron forest, and where we have a closer view of Annapurna South(7,219m) and Machhapuchhre(6,997m)(Fishtail peak) Hiun Chuli(6,434m), Annapurna III(7,555M), Annapurna IV(7,525m) and Annapurna II(7,937m). Tadapani is also famous for Sunset and Sunrise. Overnight at the local teahouse.

Day 4: Tadapani to Jhinu Danda,(Hot spring) (1,780m) 6 hrs, Including lunch break.

After breakfast, descending down hill through the rhododendron forest and beautiful Gurung villages. And in the late afternoon we go down to the Hot-Spring and take bath and relax and enjoy nature. Overnight at the local teahouse.

Day 5: Jhinu danda to Pittam Deurali (2,100m) 6 and half hrs, including lunch break.

After breakfast we descend short down hill steps and cross the Long suspension bridge over the Kimrung Khola, and continue with our gradual hike along the Modi Khola(river) and through the Beautiful Gurung villages Landruk(1,565m) and Tolka village(1,700m). Still we have great views of Annapurna South, and Hiun Chuli.Before reaching our destination, we hike zigzag uphill to Pittam Deurali. Overnight at the local teahouse.

Day 6: Pittam Deurali to Pokhara (820m) via Pothana village(1,950m) and Australian Camp(2,100m) Kande(1,770m)4 hrs.

After breakfast descending to Pothana through the forest, and a short climb up to Australian camp. This place offers you the amazing views of Annapurna range including Mt Manasulu and beautiful landscapes. After exploring the place we head down to Kande village, and by Van/Jeep/Car to Pokhara, a 45 minutes drive. Lunch will be taken on the way. We then drop you offf at your hotel.

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Inclusions

What‘s included

    ACAP entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
    A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide.
    02 guest to 01 porter (Max weight limit for a porter- 20 kg (10 kg per trekker, weight limit).) with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment.
    We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size.
    Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
    Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
    Pokhara to Trek Start Point and from Trek Ending Point to Pokhara by private vehicle.
    Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day.
    First aid kit box.

What‘s excluded

    Your Nepal Visa fees.
    All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu.All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu.
    All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu and in Pokhara.
    Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu/Chitwan transportation (if you want we can organize for you with additional cost).
    Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation.
    In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights’ accommodation.
    Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
    The tips to the trekking crews and drive.
    Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.
    Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).

Essential Info

Suggested Equipment List

Duffel/Rucksack bag

Walking Pole

Day pack.

Trekking shoes.

Sports shoes or sandals.

Sun Hat/cap

Warm woolen cap.

Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket

Waterproof Gore-Tex layer

Pullover or warm sweeter

Raincoat

4/5 pairs of good quality socks

Hand gloves.

2/3 pairs of trekking trousers.

3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.

3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred).

Sun glasses

Water bottle

4 season sleeping bag

Flash or Torch light

Camera and batteries

FAQs

Q1: Is prior trekking experience necessary for the Annapurna Panorama Trek?

No prior trekking experience is required. The trek is designed for beginners and is suitable for all fitness levels.

Q2: What type of accommodations are available along the trek route?

Comfortable teahouses and lodges provide basic yet cozy accommodations, along with delicious local meals.

Q3: How challenging is the altitude during the trek?

The trek is relatively low-altitude and altitude sickness is rare. Our experienced guides will ensure your safety and comfort throughout the journey.

Q4: What items should I pack for the trek?

Essentials include comfortable hiking shoes, layered clothing, a small backpack, a camera, and personal medications.

Q5: Is travel insurance necessary for the Annapurna Panorama trek?

Yes, travel insurance is mandatory. It safeguards your journey against unexpected events and ensures a worry-free experience.

Q6: Are dietary preferences and restrictions accommodated during the trek?

Yes, teahouses offer a variety of meal options, including vegetarian choices. Inform us in advance about any dietary requirements.

Q7: How can I book the Annapurna Panorama trek with Polar Trekking and Expeditions?

Booking is seamless – visit our website or contact our team via email or phone. We’ll guide you through the booking process and provide all necessary information.

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