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Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek

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Highlights of Ghorepani - Poon Hill Trek
Trek duration :4 nights and 5 days.
Trek grade:Easy.
Trek start/ehd:at Nayapool.
Activities:Walking & trekking.
Trek style:Lodge trek.
Trek season:September to June.
Highest elevation:Poon Hill 3210m.
Villages:Uleri and Gandruk.
Culture:Hindu and Buddhist.
Economy:Agriculture, tourisum and service in the Army.
Ethnic group:Majority of Poon Magars and Gurungs.
Himalayan scenery:Mt. South Annapurna 7219m, Hiuchuli 6444m, Machhapuchhare 6993m, Annapurna I (8091m), II, III, IV, Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri I (8167m), II, III, IV, Tukche peak, Gurja Himal, South Nilgiri and Dhamodar Himal ranges etc.

Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek is classic short trekking in the Annapurna region. This is an ideal trek for those who have short holiday’s length in Nepal but want to see villages, paddy filed, jungles, Sunrise and panoramic views of Annapurna range. This is one of the good networks of the lodge and always fanatic views of the Himalayas from en-route of the trek.

The journey begins from Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight 25 minutes and to Nayapool by taxi for 45km/1hrs. From here, we walk a couple of hours to reach Tikhedunga and climb up stone stairs to get up to Uleri village on the first day. We can see Mt. Machhapuchhare (6993m), Annapurna South (7219m) and Hiuchuli (6444m) when you walk uphill through Banthati village toward Ghorepani on the second day. From Ghorepani, we see Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8167m), South Annapurna and Hiuchuli.

On the third day, we get up to Poon Hill (3210m) viewpoint early in the morning for enjoying the panoramic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges with Sunrise. It is one of the best Himalayan viewpoints in Annapurna region.

This trek is in the color forest because of the Rhododendron blooming in the spring (April and May). We see many kinds of birds and white monkeys (Langurs) en-route.

From Ghorepani, we walk through the dense forest of Rhododendrons and Pine trees to reach Gandruk village via a different route.

On the four days, we tour to old Gandruk village and visit Gurung cultural museum before we back to Pokhara by bus.

On the five days, we travel back to Kathmandu from Pokhara by Tourist bus.

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Itineary of Ghorepani - Poon Hill Trek.

We arrange the transfer from International Airport to the Hotel and give a full trek briefing.
After breakfast, we go to the domestic airport and fly to Pokhara 25 minutes. From here, we go to Nayapool 45km/1hr by private van. We start our trek by following the Modi Khola to reach Birethati where Annapurna hiking passes are checked. Leaving Birethanti, we continue our trek by following Burungdi Khola valley to reach Tikhedunga where we have a lunch break. We climb up stone stairs through the terraced hillsides to reach Ulleri village. We see Mt. South Annapurna (7219m) from en-route.
Leaving Ulleri, we head up to Banthati. Then, we enter Rhododendron forest and climb up stone stairs trough Nangithati to reach Ghorepani. We see Sunset views over the Mt. Dhaulagiri, South Annapurna and Hiuchli from here.
Before breakfast, we ascent to Poon Hill viewpoint 3210m to see the spectacular Sunrise over the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. Poon Hill is one of the best viewpoints of the mountain vistas. Leaving Ghorepani, we head to the east by following a ridge to cross pass at elevation 3150m where we see close views of South Annapurna, Hiuchuli and Machhapuchhare. From here, we head down through Pine and Rhododendron forest to Banthanti. We continue to walk to Deurali and descend to the small stream and climb up to Tadapani where we have lunch with superb views of South Annapurna and Machhapuchhare. From Tadapani, we descend through Rhododendron forest to reach Gandruk village which is the largest settlement of Gurung ethnic en-route of this trek.
We enjoy breakfast with views of South Annapurna and Machhapuchhare. Then, we do a tour of the old Gandruk village and visit a cultural museum before we catch the bus to Pokhara. We arrive in Pokhara for lunch and visit in the afternoon.
Today, we travel back to Kathmandu from Pokhara by tourist bus. It takes about 6-7hrs.
Our company representative helps you to transfer at International Airport in time for the flight back home.
The itinerary can be changed for an interesting side trip while on the trek. Do you have any inquiry about Ghorepani - Poon Hill Trek? Or, would you like to see how it can be customized to your needs? DM us.

Cost & Date:

The following cost and date are for per person for online booking. If the trek departure dates do not match for you, please DM us and we will happily customize your trip on the date that you need.

Fixed departure dates and cost for Ghoprepani - Poon Hill Trek.
Trip DateTrip NamePriceSpace LeftStatus-
29 Jan 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
1 Feb 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
8 Feb 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
29 Feb 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
22 Feb 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
29 Feb 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
1 Mar 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
8 Mar 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
15 Mar 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
22 Mar 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
29 Mar 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
1 Apr 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
8 Apr 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
15 Apr 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
22 Apr 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
29 Apr 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
1 May 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
8 May 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
15 May 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
22 May 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
29 May 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
2 Jun 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
9 Jun 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
16 Jun 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
23 Jun 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
30 Jun 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
15 Jul 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
23 Aug 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
2 Sep 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
9 Sep 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
16 Sep 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
23 Sep 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
30 Sep 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
2 Oct 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
9 Oct 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
16 Oct 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
23 Oct 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
30 Oct 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
1 Nov 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
8 Nov 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
15 Nov 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
22 Nov 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
29 Nov 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
2 Dec 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
9 Dec 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
16 Dec 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
23 Dec 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
30 Dec 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
Cost includes:
  • International & domestic Airport pick up and departure.
  • 2 nights accommodation (standard twin bed room with breakfast) at 2** Hotel in Kathmandu. Note:- The accommodation in Kathmandu can arrange/book according to client choice Hotel type. The clients have to pay differences if needed.
  • Annapurna hiking passes.
  • TIMS cards (hiking passes).
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara flight ticket for clients and guide.
  • Meals for clients: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners with tea/coffee. Meals can be selected from menu.
  • Normal room with twin beds and sharing bathroom at lodge.
  • Nepali trekking staffs: an experienced guide and porter.
  • Meals and salary for guide and porter.
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • One accommodation in Lakeside (tourist center)/Pokhara.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu tourist bus tickets for clients, guide and porter.
Cost does not include:
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking equipment of clients.
  • Mineral water, boiled water, coke, Fanta, sprite, fresh or can juice, biscuit, sprite, beer, and whiskey etc.
  • Personal Insurance of clients (medical and emergency evacuation covered).
  • Horse renting while on the trek.
  • Tips for guide and porter.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan etc. Note:- Tour guide and transpotration can be arranged on client's request.
  • International flight tickets and Nepal tourist visa (you can obtain tourist visa upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport).

More info for extra cost:

Please read carefully cost includes and does not include above. All the meals are included with tea/coffee while on the trek. We do not include drinking water or boil water which you can buy at lodge; this is $1 to 2 per liter. You can take water purified tablets or Seripen for a cheaper solution. Wi-Fi, battery charge and hot showers are not included. Wi-Fi is $2 for per card. Battery charge is $1 to 2 per hour per device (you can take power bank for a cheaper solution). The gas shower is USD2 to 3 per head.

We do insure for trekking staffs and provide warm enough equipment. We do our best for your safety. Although we suggest you buy comprehensive travel Insurance that can cover flight cancellation, medical treatment, and Helicopter rescue emergency evacuation.

Inquiry

Trekking gears packing list for Ghopani - Poon Hill Trek.
  • Comfortable hiking boot. Three pairs of socks. Sandals.
  • A down jacket, fleece jacket, three T-shirts, two trekking trousers, two drip-dry T-shirts, one long underwear, a woolen/fleece hat and trouser, Sunglass, lip balm, Sun screem (50+), Sun hat, a light scarf, soap/shampoo and trekking towel etc.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Water purifier tablets, 1L water bottle, hiking poles, medical kit and tourch light with spare batteries etc.
  • A few interesting books and a pack of cards.
  • Plastic bag for waste and toiltet papers.
  • A padlock.
  • A day bag (25 to 35L) and rucksack large enough (65L) size.

Note:- we have a down jacket and sleeping bag renting facilities for our clients. It is per day USD1 per sleeping bag and down jacket.

The following are the reasons for trip booking with us.
  • We are registered on the Department of Nepal Tourism and have authority to operate trek and climb in the Himalayas of Nepal. We are the Taxpayer to Nepal Govt. We are healthy and up to date a local trekking agency based in Kathmandu.
  • You can book the trip on the minimal advance in money and can pay the balance rest of the trip amount upon arrival in Kathmandu.

    Pay method:

    Please read carefully the terms and condition to book a package trip. Once you agree with term and condition; payment is an unavoidable part of the agreement. The following are different methods of trip booking advance payments for your convince.

    1) American Dollar Account:

    Name of the Bank:- Everest Bank Limited, Thamel Branch.
    Name of Account Holder's:- High Camp Trekking Pvt. Ltd.
    Account No:- 03500105200138
    Swift Code No:- EVBLNPKA.

    2) If you like to transfer the deposit by Western Union, MoneyGram, and IME, you can use our company owner/manager name:- Norsang Lama.

    Note:- please pay any amount charged to you by the Bank or Western Union, MoneyGram or IME for transferring the booking advance in money to us.
  • Once you booked the trip with us, trip departure is guaranteed. In case you want to postpone trip departure date, do not need to pay an extra fee. We never let you down after we received payment. We do hard work for every single dollar.
  • We organize group joining basis trip. Our package is with all-inclusive prices (no hidden cost). We customize the trip itinerary based on your interesting side trip, holiday's length and activities as you need. Lets us know your holiday's length.
  • Our experienced, trained and professional guide takes good care of the clients. Our guide never tired of your questions about plants, people, and animals and, of course, the mountains. You can feel the difference between having a great trekking guide through our agency.
  • We response to every email/inquiry in less than 24 hours. You can call us anytime at +977-9841876395 (24 hours support team).

Note:- There are more similar to our name of other agencies. Please remember that we are known as High Camp Trekking.

To: Potential Climbers and Trekkers.

Rich Henke
California, USA
2018-08-16 16:02:55
rich@adventureplus.org

This letter serves as a high recommendation for Chheduk Man Lama. Not only was he the Sirdar (lead Sherpa) for our American team’s successful 1994 climb of Dhaulagiri, but has also supported me as Sirdar for Nepal treks for over 12 years. Some of the particulars are described below:

Most recently, Chheduk Man was our Sirdar for approach to Dhaulagiri base camp and managed our base camp while we climbed the mountain. Dhaulagiri is the 6th highest mountain in the world. As always, Chheduk Man did an excellent job. He was responsible for transporting our 3,000 pounds of gear from Kathmandu to base camp and back again. He also dealt effectively with the complex issues that arose in hiring porters over the holidays as often can happen in Nepal. Everything in base camp ran smoothly and efficiently.

I have worked with Chheduk Man since 1983. He has been my Sirdar for 5 full service treks ranging from 19 to 25 days in addition to the climb described above. He has many contacts and is able to build an excellent crew.

The areas we trekked in were as follows:

Fall 1983 Kanchenjanga Region.
Fall 1988 Jugal Himal
Fall 1989 Rolwallling
Spring 1990 Langtang
Fall 1991 Makalu Base Camp
Fall 1994 South of Dhaulagiri

Additionally, I have referred many people to Chheduk Man. They have all returned very pleased with the service he has provided them. Chheduk Man is not only an efficient and resourceful leader, but is a warm and special individual who is cared about by and has been befriended by most of the people on the treks over the years.

I would recommend Chheduk man without reservation. Please contact me on the following address if you need more information.

Annapurna Circuit (Jomsom to Besishar) for 9 days.

Carrie and Francisco Aldon
London, UK
2018-08-17 09:31:15
caroline.hattan@hotmail.co.uk

Having found Norsang’s email on the internet, we asked him for assistance in organizing our Annapurna Circuit Trip. As we were on a tight schedule we asked whether he could put together a more unorthodox circuit from Jomsom to Besishar – effectively doing it the wrong way! Norsang confirmed that we would be able to handle the steep ascent and we completed the 140km over 9 magical days in August 2007.

Over and above providing us with a tailor-made trek, Norsang proved to be invaluable in co-ordinating most of our time in Nepal, including sightseeing around Kathmandu and our trip to Chitwan National Park. For anyone wanting to find a guide intent on fulfilling your wants and needs, I would definitely recommend you hire Norsang as your guide.

We had an amazing time and it will be etched into our memories.

Thanks Norsang!

Reference for Norsang Lama, Trekking Guide, Nepal.

Ruth McIntosh
Whakatane, New Zeala
+64073084254
2018-08-17 10:47:08
jrdksmci@xtra.co.nz

Norsang was our guide on a trekking holidays in Khumbu (Everest Region), Nepal for 17 days from 6 October to 22 October 2007. I was part of a small group of 3 people from New Zealand.

I would highly recommend Norsang to anyone considering a trekking adventure in Nepal. We found him to be a very competent, friendly young man who took his responsibilities for client welfare seriously, making sure we acclimatized to the altitude safely.

With Norsang we were able to plan our itinerary and cover all the attractions we wished to visit in the Everest region, including Thame, Gokyo Ri 5357m, Cho La Pass 5368m, Everest Base Camp 5364m, Kala Pattar 5545m. A flexible itinerary allowed us to make up a day so we were also able to trek up the beautiful valley Chhukung, climb Chukung Ri 5550m and trek to Island Peak Base Camp. Norsang speaks English well. He has a wide knowledge of the mountains and the culture of the Sherpa people and always willing to answer our many questions. I noticed that he was held in high regard by the Lodge managers, whom he knew well and he always planned ahead to ensure we had accommodation.

Norsang employed two porters (Pasang and Karma Sherpa) for us, two men he uses regularly that he knew to be reliable. He ensured his porters were well accommodated.

Please contact me if you wish to discuss Norsang’s suitability to guide your trip or to find out more about our trek.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Barbara Repcen
Boronia, Victoria, Australia
2018-08-17 11:39:35
barbrepcen@hotmail.com

We had the pleasure of having Norsang as our guide during our recent trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) in March 2008; there were 6 of us (Barb Repcen, Heather Steen, Melanie, Nikki, Jeanette Waters and Christopher Hurren) in the group. Having a guide and being part of a larger group was ideal; we were able to change the route to suit requests.

Norsang was very professional, organized and throughout the trek, every day ran smoothly. Norsang was very tuned into our needs and any limitations we had. He is very personable and has a very cheersfull personality. Norsang and the porters had a vast knowledge of the trekking route and the mountains and they were very willing to share it. When we returned to Pokhara and Kathmandu Norsang continued to guide us around the tourist areas and shared his love of Nepal with us. We got to see a lot more of the culture and sights of Nepal than we would have been able to see if we were on our own. Really with Norsang nothing is too much trouble he is really a very genuine and like bale guy. Some of us intend to return to Nepal and do another trek with Norsang we all look forward to seeing him again.

I am happy for anyone to contact me if they need a reference for Norsang on addresses:

This guy made my trek.

Ross Anderson
USA
2018-08-17 12:33:08
rpanderson@gmail.com

Hi everyone,

I recently hiked the Annapurna Circuit with a great guide, Norsang Lama. I was a solo traveler, and it was because of him that my trip was so incredible. He was extremely friendly with both me and the locals, many of whom he knew already, his memory was like an almanac, and he treated me like a king –he made sure I would get my tea first! His English is great, he’s very professional at what he does, and he puts YOU first.

Recommendation of Norsang Lama from French visitors …

Jérôme Le Bidois
Paris, France
01 45 38 66 94
2018-08-17 12:43:18
jerome.le-bidois@wanadoo.fr

Nous avons fait deux treks organisés par Norsang Lama, le premier au Kangchenjunga en 2003 et le second au Dolpo en 2009.

Norsang est un guide très fiable que je recommande vivement. Il ne parle pas français mais communique très facilement en anglais ; il est sympathique, organisé, discret, attentif aux besoins des personnes qu’il accompagne.

Il adaptera l’itinéraire à vos envies particulières, il organise des camps en tente aussi bien qu’en lodge. Il saura vous faire découvrir des régions peu visitées, mais également les grands treks classiques. Il s’occupe des éventuelles réservations des vols intérieurs. Ses devis sont précis et ses tarifs très intéressants.

Si vous souhaitez des informations le concernant, vous pouvez me contacter par mail :

Norsang and the porter he uses (Karma) were fantastic…

Stephen Senior
London, UK
2018-08-17 15:58:47
stephenp.senior@btinternet.com

I also used Norsang for my trek this March 2010. This was the first time I had used a guide or even been to Nepal and I must admit I was nervous about handing over a pile of cash to some total stranger! But, both Norsang and the porter he uses (Karma) were fantastic… they took care of all my needs, they are especially friendly and taught me a lot about the local culture – even how to play some of the various card games they all played.

We completed Gokyo Ri, Cho La Pass, Kalapattar and EBC. This was a difficult trek for me as four days before flying out to Kathmandu I was back in hospital with a knee problem having injections etc – I couldn’t even walk around the local park at that stage. They created a bespoke itinerary to take account of his and showed great patience with me and we had many laughs together.

They made the trek possible and ensured I had a fantastic time. Again a big thanks to them both. Norsang, His brother and father run a typical small but high quality business together.

If anyone requires any more information then feel free to send me a DM.

We found our guide, Norsang Lama, on Internet.

Clément Morin
Paris, France
2018-08-17 16:48:14
nemesisnet@hotmail.com

Hi everyone also,

During spring 2010, I decided with a friend to do a trek in the Langtang Valley – Gosainkunda Lake – Helambu.

We found our guide, Norsang Lama, on Internet.

With his help, everything was planned and organized perfectly. From the first day at the Airport to the end of the trek and the visit of Kathmandu, his advices were very helpful. He is a very friendly person and knows a lot of things about politics, Buddhism, wild, and Nepal in general.

With his help, we could climb Tsergo Ri 5000 summit without experience of high altitude and talk to Nepali people in the villages.

I strongly recommend you to contact him if you want to go to Nepal, and I hope I’ll see him again next time I want to do a trek!

Thanks again to him and to the porter (Shyam): you were both fantastic and we only have wonderful memories of this trip!

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you want more information!

PS: Here is the video of our trek:

Enjoy!

Langtang – Gosainkunda Lake – Helambu Trek for 12 days.

Eric Joly
France
0247508058
2018-08-17 16:25:51
jolyer@wanadoo.fr

We appreciated very much the Langtang – Gosainkunda Lake – Helambu Trek for 12 days with Norsang Lama and his team at High Camp Trekking. You have organized for us during our holidays in Nepal, end of October 2010. It gave us fantastic opportunities to see the Mt. Langtang Lirung (7234m) and to visit the Gosainkunda Lakes region. Then, we were able to walk down to Kathmandu, with very scenic views of the Helambu area.

Our group included 3 ladies and 6 gentlemen, all French citizens, between 30 and 60+ years of age. The way you had organized this trek was very professional: adequate balance between walking times and rest times, good selection of nice places to enjoy tea breaks, lunch and night accommodations, etc… In all circumstances, you always provided good advices and high altitude safety concern. Furthermore your team (5 porters) did a great job in supporting us during the trek. You were taken good care of us upon our arrival in Nepal and during our whole stay in Kathmandu.

If we have the chance to come back to beautiful Nepal for another trek, we will for sure get in touch with you and your team to help us organizing it.

I had a wonderful time trekking to EBC in February 2011.

David Ford
London, UK
2018-08-17 17:00:57
fdave123@btinternet.com

On my first visit to Nepal I had a wonderful time trekking to EBC in February, at the end of the winter season. I had little trekking experience and Norsang helped ensure that I was well prepared and guided me every step of the way. Right from being picked up from the Airport Norsang organized everything around my requirements and I was able to focus on just enjoying the experience. After the trek he took me on fascinating sightseeing tours around Kathmandu. Norsang not only knows the Everest region but all around Nepal and I highly recommend Norsang as a guide to anybody visiting or trekking in Nepal.

Norsang Lama email is trek.guide@gmail.com he is licensed by the country of Nepal and has been a trekking guide over 10 years.


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