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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.

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-
22 Nov 2019Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
29 Nov 2019Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
2 Dec 2019Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
9 Dec 2019Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
16 Dec 2019Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
23 Dec 2019Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
30 Dec 2019Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
1 Jan 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
8 Jan 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
15 Jan 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
22 Jan 2020Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek$540 per person10Open
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.

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