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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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Highest access: 3210

Duration: 09 Days

Grade: Easy

Himalayan sights: Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri

Accommodation: Tourist star to five star as request

Transportation: By tourist Vehicles / Flight

Group Size: 01-12 persons per Group if more we splits group.

Best season: Autumn( Sep-Dec) & Spring( Feb-May)

Major Activity: Trekking/Hiking

Include Activity: Sights trip of Kathmandu and Pokhara

Country: Nepal

Airport: Kathmandu (TIA)

Departure From: Kathmandu Intl Airport

Meals: During The Trek (B,L,D) , B/B plan in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Culture: Gurung, Thakali, Brahman

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is one of the most popular short and sweet Trekking in Nepal. This trek lies in Annapurna Region of Nepal within the boundary of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). Pokhara, the major touristic and beautiful city of amazing destination in Nepal might be the base for starting this colorful and wonderful scenic adventure trek. The trail of this Poonhill trek winds through mess valleys, dense mossy forests with rhododendron and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool yourself during the trek. Around every corner is a teasing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek in this trail.

 

The Poonhill Trek lies in the Annapurna foothills and Poonhill itself is the major viewpoint of Himalayan ranges of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri like a half-moon shape ahead of you. This trek is unforgettable for the family, student, project or official and individual trekkers to enjoy the most popular path of trekking in Nepal with the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, Magars and many more different ethnic communities. Dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurna Range Himalayas with the picturesque peaks of Machhapuchhre (The Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline.

 

We, the team of Snowy Horizon agency are ready to assist to make your trip climax satisfactory for which you will be taken to the top of Poonhill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountains on Earth from your accommodation in the second or 3rd day of your trek. As the sun touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and Annapurna (8,091 m) along with a maze of other peaks, slowly begin to appear, like magic, before your eyes open. This is a rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape.

Hence, you are warmly welcomed for booking our tea house trek packages in this most awaited trekking route at your required time frame for short or a bit elaborated one upon your request as a tailor-made package.

Highlights

  • Keep on touch with local peoples
  • Sleep in lap of Annapurna Himalaya
  • Experience the different culture
  • Natural hot spring at Jhinnudanda
  • Panorama View of Himalaya
  • Excellent views of Annapurna South and Fishtail Mountain
  • Typical Gurung villages at Landruk, Ghandruk, & Chhomrung

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu-Transfer to Hotel

Welcome assistance by Snowy representative at the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu, rest at the hotel and briefing about the trip. Overnight accommodation is set with BB Plan.

Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara overland Journey

Assist by guide to transfer from Hotel to Tourist Bus Departure place at 0600 Hrs and about 6 hours journey toward Pokhara where overnight accommodation with BB Plan is arranged.

Day 3: Trek to Tikhedhunga via Nayapul

After breakfast, drive to Nayapul (New Bridge) for an hour by private vehicle and trek to Tikhedhunga (1495m) about 4-5 hours, on the way lunch and overnight at lodge/teahouse with dinner.

Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani via Ulleri

After having breakfast the trek starts from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m) via Ulleri about 5-6 hours walking, on the way lunch and overnight at lodge/teahouse with dinner.

Day 5: Explore Poonhill and Trek to Tadapani 

Early morning trip to Poonhill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri , Tukuche Peak Nilgiri, Varaha Shikhar , Mt. Annapurna I, Lamjung Himal and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. After breakfast trek to Tadapani (2520m) with 6-7 hours walking where the overnight accommodation with dinner is scheduled.

Day 6: Trek to Ghandrung and Explore Gurung Culture

Having early breakfast the trek begins from Tadapani toward Ghandrung, take Lunch and visit the Museum about the history and culture of indigenous Gurung Community of Nepal. The trek is 304 hours descending walk and at Ghandrung the lodge/teahouse is arranged for overnight accommodation.

Day 7: Trek from Ghandrung to Nayapul and Drive back to Pokhara

This morning the trek starts after having breakfast in Ghandrung to ward Nayapul about 4 hours with lunch on the way from where you are taken to Pokhara by private vehicle driving and keep you in Hotel as per agreed category with BB Plan.

Day 8: Tourist Bus Journey from Pokhara to Kathmandu

After having breakfast your trip starts by drive back from Pokhara to Katmandu by tourist Coach about 6 hours driving and overnight is arranged in Kathmandu as per agreed category with BB Plan.

Day 9: Kathmandu to Your Port of Destination

With the farewell gift like pashmina or Snowy Horizon T-Shirt, our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) to assist you for your final departure to your home or alternatively the next destination. 

Price for the Trip

  • The cost of the trek depend group size, Category of the trip and your desire (budget)
  • The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements.
  • The Itinerary may be changed after understanding by both agency and client. Additional activities could be added or reduce as per client's request before confirming the trip. Price for reduced activities could be deducted and additional activities could be added as per mutual understanding.
  • The itinerary mentioned above is published from Airport to Airport services for the betterment of the client. Due to various categories Hotel facilities in the Capital City they may choice for their own and if required through us, we provide the facilities Also.
  • The cost also affect the number of guides and porters 
  • For these reasons the same trek can higher and lower price.
  • With above reason please contact us for up to date reasonable cost.

Cost Includes

  • pick up and drop from Kathmandu airport to airport .
  • Three nights hotel in Kathmandu with B/B basic
  • Two nights hotel in Pokhara with B/B basic
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea or coffee) during the trek.
  • Full board Accommodation of Lodge, Guesthouse in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)
  • TIMS card(Trekking Information Management System) Permit
  • Necessary staff during the trekking period With Experience Guide and Porter.
  • One High Altitude trekking porter may carry 25kg each. we supply 2:1 trekking porter in camping as needed.
  • Trekking porter carry all personal gear and group equipment
  • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary.
  • An Experienced  Government license holder Trekking guide trained in wilderness first aid.
  • Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes
  • complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Snowy Horizon  Special Gifts (T-shirt, Pashmina )

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare domestic / international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee, Visa issuance is easy at the arrival
  • Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water
  • Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internets.
  • National Park entry fee and royalty (for off the beaten Trail and wilderness area) where we need special permit.
  • All kind of Personal Expenses
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

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Terms & Conditions

Trekking is an adventure activity involving multiday walk on village trails, National Park trails and climber’s trails often on reasonably steep terrain and snow at higher altitudes often crossing high passes in the range of 5500m/18000ft.

It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available.

In Nepal children below 18 years of age are required to trek accompanied by their parent or guardian.

Depending on trekking area you may require a special trekking permit while other areas would require only conservation/national park entry permit and Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) Card.

In General treks vary in duration from 2 to 4 weeks;average one would trek between 4 to 6 hours per day.

On most established treks bottled water is ubiquitously availableas well as locally purified drinking water is available in many villages along the trek. Otherwise, you can use boiled water supplied by the teahouse or camping crew.

On popular trails we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you withcontinental menu meals often available as well as soups and noodles and rice dishes; on some routes there will be a limited choice and on some more remote routes only local Nepal Dal Bhat and curry or instant noodle soups will be available.

It all depends on the area with most of the trekking routeshaving local VHF Phones; increasingly more places get mobile coverage of varied capacity; in remote communication is not available or very limited so the only option would be a satellite phone

You need comfortable trekking shoes preferably with Gore-Tex style lining for ultimate comfort and thick vibratim soles to have comfortable walk on rocky paths

At high altitude your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density and you can suffer from general breathing difficulties to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as well as your skin is susceptible to sunburn if not protected by cloths or sunblock. The AMS is preventable through appropriate trekking pace and undertaking acclimatization.

You need to obtain travel insurance before you arrive to Kathmandu. Your insurance should cover rescue insurance and it should allow the expense of helicopter supported medevac. Nowadays such policies are readily available through many airfare booking agents. Try ihi.com if you cannot find your insurance.

We ensure travel safety for all our guests’ women or men travelling with our company. Nepal is generally very safe and welcoming to foreign tourists. We have very good relationships with lodges we use and our guides aware all the time of whereabouts of every guest on the trek. Our groups are small and we ensure continues visual contact.

On the trek we provide all accommodation, food and we cover park fees, so you need to take only small amount of money to purchase water, small snack and tea outside meals, localsouvenirs, tips or donations to monasteries if you wish to donate small change. $20 per day should be sufficient to cover such expenses

Majority of trekking is done with lodge/guesthouse accommodation unless you prearranged camping based trip. There are very few trekking areas where lodge accommodation is unavailable and we will offer there a tent accommodation only.

Teahouse trekking is a trekking where your accommodation and meal are arranged in a local lodge/house with full board services.

Camping trekking is a trekking where we provideyou with tent accommodation and full board with meals to be cooked by professional trekking cook in a mobile camp equipped with akitchen and with adequate support staff of kitchen helpers, guides and porters.

It depends on trekking route and altitude; typically a trekking porter would carry load of 15kg to 25kgand camping porter would carry load up to 40kg.

In Nepal it is not customaryto tip but porters and guides would expect and appreciate a small tip. Your tip will go long way to help their families.

Trekking is for you and everyone who is patient and physically fit and enjoys outdoors.

You should have a general good level of physical fitness, general hiking experience, do not have any chronic or acute issues with your leg functions andbementally comfortable withmulti-day hikes, than you are ready for trekking.

In principle if you have trekking experience anywhere in the world and you are currently fit for trekking, there is nothing to stop you from Himalayan trekking in Nepal. You just need to increase your cardiovascular capacityto be able to cope with high elevation, where the oxygen density is much lower.

Post-monsoon period from September to December and pre-monsoon season from February to May are the best period for trekking in Nepal. In winter, December till February, at high elevation is very cold and heavy snowfalls may impede crossing of high passes but trekking in low elevations below 3000m is accessible all year round. In summer, June till August is a monsoon season and trekking is very wet, however in rain shadow areas such as Upper Mustang trekking in monsoon season is feasible and pleasant.

It all depends on the time and altitude of your trek. You may require Down Jacket, warm fleece jacket, warm thermal underwear, trekking pants and shorts, sleeping bag, trekking boots and a backpack, camera and your personal medication. Consult lists of cloth and equipment on our website as a guide and use a common sense to pack enough but not too much at the same time.

We highly recommend having a guide with you. You will travel in wilderness areas and at high elevations so from safety aspect you should not be alone. Travelling through villages there are many trails and if you took wrong path accidently it may be difficult to communicate with locals to get back on the right path or to secure food or accommodation. They will be unlikely to speak English

You will be taken immediately to the lower altitude first and will be provided first aid as the immediate treatment and then if necessary the guide will call the rescue helicopter tofly you down to Kathmandu or Pokharausing your rescue insurance.

Anywhere from 5km to 15km depending on condition of trekking trail and the altitude of the trekking route.

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