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Annapurna Range
Annapurna Range

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is a short and wonderful trekking destination in the Annapurna region of Nepal, located in the Western part of the country. There are several trekking itineraries in the popular Annapurna region of Nepal and Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is one of the popular amongst them, making it an important component of Trekking in Nepal. Annapurna region remains crowded for almost whole round the year as many trekkers and adventure seekers come here and visit for Nepal trek while also enjoying the natural sightseeing in the popular Annapurna region. Annapurna Ghorepani Trekking with the ‘Nepal Glacier Treks’ is a 12-day trekking itinerary during the course of which the foreigners and the visiting tourists enjoy the beauty of Annapurna and also experience the adventures of Trekking in Nepal. Annapurna region is popular even outside the country and is a must-visit place in the world trekking area. Visit our Review page to read what our clients say about us and honest feedback. We offer this trekking reasonable cost with the best accommodation for all visitors.

The magnificent view of the snow-capped mountains and the Himalayas including the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Hiuchuli, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Langtang, among others, are the major highlights of the trekking as much as the opportunity to see and explore the settlement and the local villages of the region. Moreover, the trekkers will also have the chance to inquire about the way of life of the people living in the region. The trail of Ghorepani Poonhill also passes through thinly inhabited villages of Gurung and Magar community, providing more chances of looking at their indigenous culture and tradition. It is believed that the word Annapurna originated from the Sanskrit word meaning ‘goddess of the harvests’. Annapurna Ghorepani is a moderate trekking and the best season for the trekking is from September to December and also from March to May. However, the trekking can be performed all round the year in Ghorepani.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking begins with a scenic drive or flies from the Capital city of Kathmandu to the beautiful lake city of Pokhara. The maximum height the trekkers come across during the course of the trekking is around 3210 meters which are the height of the Poonhill- a popular view spot. Overall, the trekkers will have a wonderful time during Ghorepani Poonhill trekking as they will get close to nature and appreciate the beauty of nature in its most pure form. The warm behavior of the people living in the region is yet another highlight of the trekking.


Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to hotel

Day 02:Drive to Pokhara (820m) 6 hours

Day 03:Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m) 6 hours

Day 04:Trek to Ghorepani (2874m) 6- 7 hours

Day 05:Hike to Poonhill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2630m) 6 hours

Day 06:Trek to Ghandruk(1940m) 3 hours

Day 07:Trek to Pothana (1890m)

Day 08:Trek to Phedi (1140m) and drive to Pokhara 4 hours

Day 09:Drive back to Kathmandu 6 hours

Day 10:Final Departure

Cost Details

Cost Includes
    • Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private Vehicle.
    • Two-night three-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with Bed & Breakfast.
    • Teahouse and tented accommodation throughout the trekking.
    • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and boils water in the mountain.
    • Necessary staff with experienced English speaking guide, assistant climber, and necessary Porter
    • All Ground Transportation as per the itinerary by vehicle.
    • Staff salary, insurance, equipment, lodging, and food.
    • Trekking Permit and TIMS Card (Trekking Information Management System)
    • Exclusive and medical kit bag.
    • All Government and local taxes.
    • All Official expenses.
    • National park entry fees.

     

Cost Excludes
    • Nepal visa fees (Bring accurate cash and two passport size photographs)
    • International airfare.
    • Your travel insurance (compulsory)
    • Personal trekking equipment.
    • All personal expenses.
    • Tips for guides, porters, and driver.
    • Certain sightseeing/monument entrance fees.
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in above package.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to hotelYou will be welcomed by our representatives there at the Airport upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will then be transferred to the Hotel where you will be briefed about the travel itinerary. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 02Drive to Pokhara (820m) 6 hoursOn the third day, you will drive to Pokhara (around 200km) via Prithvi Highway from Kathmandu and land at the Pokhara Airport. If you drive to Pokhara, you will have the chance to witness the natural beauty of the river and also the hills on the way. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m) 6 hoursAfter breakfast in the morning on the third day, you will take a drive to Naya Pul (42km) via car/taxi. Naya Pul is the starting point of the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. Thirty minutes of walk from Naya Pul will take Birethanti which is a small and vibrant town nearby Pokhara. Your walking then continues from Birethanti and passes along the villages and the forests before finally arriving at another village of Tikedhunga. It will take around five hours for you to reach Tikedhunga. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 04Trek to Ghorepani (2874m) 6- 7 hours The next day, you will be heading towards the beautiful village and destination of Ghorepani. An hour’s walk from Ulleri will take you to Nangethanti, the destination for lunch on day four. Few more hours of a trek from Nangethanti will take you finally to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is known for spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, and the other Himalayas of the region. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 05Hike to Poonhill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2630m) 6 hours On this day, you will hike from Ghorepani to Poonhill in the morning. Poonhill is quite popular for the panoramic view of the mountains including Annapurna and others, also for the Sunrise and Sunset views. Mount Dhaulagiri, Mount Machhapuchhre are also visible from Poonhill. After visiting Poon Hill and spending some time there, the trekkers will return to Ghorepani for a quick breakfast and continue the trek to Tadapani. Tadapani is the destination for the day five and overnight at guesthouse.

Day 06Trek to Ghandruk(1940m) 3 hoursFrom the Tadapani, you will be trekking down to the Gurung village of Ghandruk which is a popular place in the Annapurna trekking itinerary. Ghandruk is an old Gurung village is quite known for its old culture and tradition. It is more popular for the views of Mount Annapurna, Hiuchuli, Gangapurn and Mount Machhapuchhre. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 07Trek to Pothana (1890m)On this day, you will ascend for a short while making your way towards the village of Pothana which is the last village before you head back to Pokhara. The village of Pothana is wonderful and also a beautiful village where the trekkers can enjoy the natural beauty of the region. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 08Trek to Phedi (1140m) and drive to Pokhara 4 hoursOn the eighth day of the itinerary, you will walk until Phedi from the village of Pothana which should take a couple of hours. From Phedi, you will drive to Pokhara in a vehicle. After reaching Pokhara, you will be transferred to the Hotel where you will spend the rest of the night.

Day 09Drive back to Kathmandu 6 hoursOn this day, you will have breakfast in the morning at the Hotel and then drive back to Kathmandu along the Prithvi Highway from Pokhara to the Capital city of Kathmandu. It will take around six hours to reach Kathmandu city. After reaching the Capital, you will be transferred to the Hotel.

Day 10Final DepartureOn the final day of the itinerary, you will be transferred to the International Airport in Kathmandu from where you will catch a flight back to your home country. Have a nice journey

Usefull Info

Are you planning to holiday in Nepal? We suggested you to packing and arranging while you are at home. These little things are very important for travel in Nepal. Please note down these list details before leaving your hometown, this little tips will help you to make your Nepal journey enjoyable and lifetime memory.

  • You are suggested to make sure that your travel insurance, three copies of passport size photos and passport is valid for at least six months before leaving your hometown.
  • Before traveling, consult about visa processing.
  • Ensure two ways international flight tickets.
  • Do travel insurance; this is very important for travelers which will cover all emergency evacuation and external medical cost.
  • Before leaving your hometown, please inform your family and friends about trip and country.
  • Make sure and guess what your estimate travel budget then chose right and suitable destination.
  • Before traveling any country, read travel advice, buy guide book and study general information like, geography, culture, people, festival, religion, and weather, custom, political, rule and regulation)
  •  Before leaving home and preparing, note down travel check list.
  • In the travelling period, make copies of your important documents as a support in case you lose the originals.
  • Keep the bank and home’s number if you have a problem can call them to emergency. Call your bank for credit and debit- card to let them know about fees and your travel destination.
  •  Visit the doctor before traveling for your health report and take medicine and vaccine hence.
  • As soon as possible make reservations with advance payment, for accommodation, trip and local guides.
  • Better to learn and know some local and national language while travelling any country.
  • Always remember and follow to local laws, it is your responsibility.
  • Be aware to local culture, traditions and practices as your activities may be seen as unacceptable, unfriendly or also unlawful. 
  • Take off your shoes before entering someone’s house, temple, stupa or monasteries and somebody’s kitchen especially in remote areas.
  • You may not be permitted entry to the very old and inner sanctuaries Stupas and temples.
  • Ensure do not drink from other person’s glass or bottle and do not eat from other person’s plate. It is considered impure by Nepalese people.
  • Never touch anything with your foot. It is considered the much impure part of the body among Nepalese people.
  • In village areas, especially rural areas avoid skimpy outfits. Women should especially avoid dressing in skimpy outfits while travelling. You should cover your legs and shoulders.
  • Avoid bathing in public and never spit around stupa and temple site.
  • Some Hindu temple is fully prohibited for some western to enter. First of all take a permission before entering Hindu temple.
  • Take photographs only after getting permission for the person or object being photographed.
  • Avoid touching offerings or person when they are on the way to spiritual stupas.
  • You should not to touch offering or people when they are on the way to spiritual site.
  • It is make sure that never step over anyone body/ legs/ feet, when someone want to go and pass, you must pull own your legs.
  • You can’t export any antiques without taking special permitted and corticated from the department of archeology, if export stuffs over hundred years old such as sacred image, painting, manuscripts that are valuable for cultural and spiritual reasons will be illegal.

Some Nepali Words:

  • Nepali                 English
  • Namaste             Nepali form of greeting
  • Swagatam           Welcome
  • Dhanyabad         Thank you
  • Sundar                 Beautiful
  • Ramro                  Nice
  • Mitho                   Tasty
  • Fheri Bhetaula    See You Again
  • Shubha Prabhat  Good Morning
  • Shubha Din          Good Afternoon
  • Shubha Ratri       Good Night
  • Chiya                    Tea
  • Khaja                    Breakfast
  • Dal- Bhat             Rice and Lentil
  • Topi                      Cap
  • Himal                    Mountain
  • Khola/ Nadi         River
  • Pokhari                 Lake/ pond
  • Jungle                   Forest/ Jungle

Important Note

NOTE: During the trip, weather, transport, local politics situation, strikes and numerous of other issues that are outside our control could result in change of itinerary. It is, but, very unlikely that the itinerary would be significantly different; if different itinerary are necessary the trek/ tour leader will resolve what is the best others. We discuss and observing the best interest of whole group. We can do everything to minimize its results, but we could not be responsible for the effects of delay and changes. 

You are suggested to make sure that your travel insurance, three copies of passport size photos and passport is valid for at least six months before leaving your hometown. We request you, please book your trip as early as possible because if you gives us enough preparation time for your trip. It means your trip will be managed well and you will get full satisfaction from our services. And please ensure that you have got confirmation receipt from our company about your booking. If you need any special services and facilities that are not included in the listed itinerary, ensure that you have informed us about it at the time of booking. Would you want to book any other programs which are not listed in this website as tailor made package let us know by email; we will design it as per your travel need. Not really satisfied from this itinerary, you can make own and we will help you to make itinerary as per your travel need in Nepal.

This little information is a standard outline and guide of what we provide. This trip can be customized at your demand to accommodation your exact requirements.

 

Trip Fact

Starting Price 810(per person)
  • Trip Duration 10 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max Altitude NA
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