Ghorepani Poon hill treks is one of the short & easy walking trails out of the Annapurna Ghorepani Poon hill Trek trekking. This trek follows a historic trade route towards Tibet as far as Ghorepani Poon hill. Here, at (3,193m), is a spectacular panoramic view of the Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna II, South II, Nilgiri, Tukuche, Dhampus peak, Butterfly mountain & Himchuli and all mountain range of Annapurna region.
Descending on a narrow trail through rhododendron forests to Ghandrung (a large and picturesque Gurung village), the route continues back to Pokhara on a ridge that offers frequent views of Machhapuchhare, the "Fishtail" mountain. This is also one of the special trek for those bird and nature lovers because much of the walking trail is through forests abounding in bird life.
Poon Hill (3210 m): In most countries, Poon Hill would be called a mountain, but here in the Himalayas it is certainly a hill. Poon Hill is one of the most famous viewpoints in the world and in Nepal, it is probably the second most famous viewpoints after Kala Pattar. There are many options to extend a trip here, and the only limits to the length of the trek are time and imagination.
There are lodges all along the route so there’s little need to carry a huge pack. The trek is very popular and can be very crowded, so in other words, expect a great trip with lots of mountain views, but don’t expect solitude. The trail passes through several interesting villages and different cultures, and the scenery is also very spectacular.
Day 1: Ariive in Kathamdu and drive to hotel, evening brifing about the tours/treks. O/n at the hotel.
Day 2: Kathmamdu - Pokhara. After breakfast drive/fly to Pokhara afternoon sight seeing Pokhara city, phewa lake, barahi temple. O/n at the hotel.
Day 3: Pokhara – Nayapul – Hille (1,490 m). From Pokhara to Nayapul, it takes about 1½ hour by driving. The road is reasonably good. At the place of Nayapul, within short walk, one can cross suspension bridge. After that, follows up bank of Modi River to Birethanti. From there mountain trail leads through bamboo forest and passes a large waterfall-summing hole. The trail stays on the north bank of Bhurundi River to Bajagara. Beyond a pasture used by Pony caravans, the trail reaches sudami then climbs steadily up through the valley reaching Hile (1495m). Walking time takes about 5 hours. O/n at Hile.
Day 4: Hille - Ghorepani (2,850 m). From the place of Hile, after a short walk the trail crosses a steam on suspension bridge and leads the climb very steeply on a stone staircase. It leads continuously steep to the large village of Uleri at 2,070m. From there one can see first eye catching mountain views of Annapurna south (7,219m), Himchuli (6,440m) and Fishtail (6,996m). After that, the trail leads through deep magnificent oak and Rhododendron forest up to Ghorepani (2850 m). Walking time takes about 7 hours. O/n at Ghorepani.
Day 5: Ghorepani - Tadapani (2,590 m). At the place of Ghorepani to Poonhill (3,193m), trail leads climbing very steeply on a stone staircase. Walking time takes about 1½ hour to the top. From the Poonhill, one can see view of Sunrise and breath taking mountains views such as Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, and Annapurna south, Himchuli, Annapurna III, Fishtail, Annapurna IV, and Annapurna II and so on. After Poonhill, ascends to Ghorepani from there to Tadapani (2590 m). Mountain trail leads several times ascending and descending. It passes several villages through oak and Rhododendron forest. Walking times takes approximately 6 hours. O/n at Tadapani.
Day 6: Tadapani – Ghandrung (1,940 m). Trail leads to Ghandrug from Tadapani all the way of descends and flat through the oak and Rhododendron Forest. Walking time takes about 3 hours. O/n at Ghandrung.
Day 7: Ghandrung – Nayapul (1050 m)– Pokhara. At the place of Ghandrug trail leads to Nayapul, the route almost descending and flat through the bank of Modi River and passes several villages such as Kimle, Shyauli Bazzar, and Birethani and comes Nayapul. Walking times takes about 5 hours, after Nayapul drive back to Pokhara. O/n atPokhara.
Day 8: Pokhara - Kathmandu. After breakfast start sightseeing at Pokhara city and afternoon drive or fly back to Kathmandu. O/n at Kathmandu.
- Private arrival and departure transfers
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on twin share bed/single and breakfast basis as per the itinerary
- Full board meals while trekking (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee while on trek
- Accommodation in teahouse during the trek
- Welcome/fare - well dinner in Kathmandu
- Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
- Gears: sleeping bag, duffel bag etc for the use during the trip garbage plastic bag.
- Professional local experienced trek Leader/Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid
- Comprehensive First Aid Kit
- Respective region (Annapurna) trekking map, TIMS Card and trek permit
- Well-experienced climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses
- Necessary Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment
- Proper insurance of all staff including porters
- Warm clothing and trekking gear for staff including porters: Gortex jacket and trousers, fleece jacket and pant, trekking shoes/boots, woolen hat, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.
- The trekking t-shirt
- Trekking map to each members.
Best time for Poon Hill Trek: Mid September through mid May is the best time to trek, although the trek can be done year round. The monsoon is from June through mid-September, and this is not an ideal time to go beacause the trails are very wet and the forest is full of leaches, plus it rains every day and clouds usually obscure mountain views. October, November, March, and April are the most popular months, and the trail and lodges can be very crowded.The December is the very best month. The weather is cooler than the most popular months, but it is less crowded and prices are a bit lower. December is also a very dry month.
Personal Equipment (for trekking) that you should bring with you:
- A pair of light hiking boots
- A pair of sandals
- Some pairs of woolen socks
- One light wool/fleece sweater
- One down sweater/jacket
- One light wind Gore-Tex jacket and one light wind Gore-Tex pant
- A pair of Gore-Tex glove shells with liner or ski gloves
- One sunscreen lotion
- A one - litter water bottle and purifier
- Two T - shirts and one long sleeve T - shirts
- Flashlight (extra batteries)
- Camera and photo films as per your interest
- Sun hat
- One trekking baggy pants
- First aid kit
- Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, toilet rolls, bath towel etc.) and more necessary personal clothes.
- Trip Cost: US$580.00 per person
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