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  • Duration10 Days / 9 Nights
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude(3,210 M) 10,532 ft

Annapurna region is known to be one of the favorite destinations of Nepal for various reasons the wide diversity of the landscape and the rich cultures with panoramic views of the Himalayas has its own mystical and unique feature. This short trek to Ghorepani is a 10 days trek from Kathmandu to Kathmandu that gives you the best views of the sunrise from Poonhill at Ghorepani to the lows of the peaceful Pokhara city. Mt. Machhapuchhre also known as Mt. Fishtail(6993 m.) which is considered to be a holy mountain will be throughout the route to give you the best of the photographic shots in the morning as well as in the evening when the rays of setting the sun hits the majestic mountain alongside other mountains such as Annapurna range. Surrounded by Himalayan ranges that include Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre this region also is famous for the Kali Gandi River which is known to be the world's deepest gorge and is famous for rafting.

About 2/3rd of the tourist in Nepal put their first choice of Annapurna region which is easily accessible. With ample lodges along the route and the panorama of hills, the trek here will offer a good view in comfort.

The Annapurna Conservation Area Project is run in this region which was established in 1986 and the project covers the whole Annapurna range with more than 7600 km area. Along with your trip, you will find a large number of people living in protected areas. This short trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is also another famous trekking trail that takes you to the middle hills of Nepal with the backdrop of the Annapurna Range. Particularly famous for the Sunrise from Poon hill with the views of Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri throughout this trek will give let you encounter the natures best. Best for all levels of trekkers, the maximum elevation is 2837m at Ghorepani.

The Ghorepani hike provides a variety of flora and fauna. The Rhododendron trees along the trails, the forest of tropical to pine trees make this trekking region a unique experience. Home of wildlife such as snow leopards, Himalayan Thar, blue sheep and the variety of birds add up to the natural beauty of this region. Rugged Trails Nepal will assist you in this place where the friendly and welcoming people of this area will only make this experience to this region one that will make your return back with their unique sense of tradition and culture.

To make your journey simple and cheaper, there are fixed departure dates available for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking. If you want to start short Ghorepani trekking from Pokhara then visit our best selling trips from the Pokhara tour packages link. Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking can be done within 3-4 days from Pokhara.

What makes this tour very interesting

  • World Heritage Sites visit in Kathmandu.
  • Temples, Monasteries, Spiritual journey.
  • Beautiful Pokhara Valley, Lakes.
  • Amazing world's highest mountain peaks.
  • Panoramic mountain view from Poon Hill Ghorepani.
  • Landscapes, cultures, lifestyle, food and more.
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Itinerary

  • Day: 1
    Arrive in Kathmandu.

    Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Rugged Trails Nepal who will take to your hotel. Welcome drinks upon arrival at the hotel, free time until 6 pm. Evening welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali Restaurant with authentic Nepali cuisine and cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.

    • Hotel
    • NA
    • Dinner
    • 1300 M
  • Day: 2
    Sightseeing around Kathmandu.

    After breakfast proceeds our short guided sightseeing tour at the Swayambhunath Temple. After Swayambhunath temple, we will visit another UNESCO World Heritage sites Patan Durbar Square, and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. After sightseeing drives back to hotel and briefing of our rest of trip plan. At the same time if you have to buy any trekking gears or things for the rest of the days Guide will help take you to the trekking equipment store in Thamel.

    • Hotel
    • 3 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast
    • 1300 M
  • Day: 3
    Kathmandu Drive to Pokhara. 210 Km

    Rugged Trails Nepal trekking guide will come to your hotel in the morning. A scenic drive towards to Pokhara. If you want to stop for Rafting (option) then we will pass through the most popular Trishuli River. Check-in your hotel and evening free for walking around Fewa Lake. Our guide will help you and show you the places around. It's nice to stay by the Fewa Lake for mountains, sunset and evening view.

    Note: The listed price is based on Tourist bus so if you want to fly to Pokhara or want to take a private car then ask for the rate.

    • Hotel
    • 5-6 Hour Drive
    • Breakfast
    • 827 M
  • Day: 4
    Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri Village.

    After having breakfast we will take 1-hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. The 22.3km is including the drive from Pokhara. There will be our porter to carry your bag for Ghorepani Trekking and the real trek starts from Nayapul. After a short walk, we will clear our Entry permits with TAAN and Annapurna Conservation area. Follow the dirt roads up to Tikhedhunga. In peak time the vehicle hunks might annoyed but nature will makes you to ignore the hunks and dust. From Tikhedhunga to Ulleri is totally uphill and have to walk over stairs for 1 hr. Ulleri is the good choice to stay because from here we can see Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Heuchuli and beautiful Ulleri Gurung village.

    • Lodge
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2070 M
  • Day: 5
    Tikhedhunga Trek to Ghorepani.

    Breakfast around 7;00am, enjoy the mountain breakfast with amazing landscapes and golden view of Mt. Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. Your breakfast will be order before you go to bed but you will get the menu to pick. During the breakfast guide will give you the short brief about the day. Scenic walk through lush forest, streams, rivers, waterfall and small local tea houses. From Banthanthi you will able to see Mt. Fishtail but after reaching to Ghorepani you will be amazing with Giant Mushrooms (Mountains). If the weather is clear and you are interested to see the sunset from Poonhill then hike up to Poon Hill, is about 45 min walk from Ghorepani so consult with your guide. However you are going for sunrise in the Morning.

    • Lodge
    • 4-5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2840 M
  • Day: 6
    Poon Hill (3,210 M) 10,532 ft and Trek to Tadapani.

    It depends on the season but normally wake up early around 5;00 am or guide will inform you about the time. Our guide will escort you for sunrise and mountain view at Poon Hill. Pretty much walking over stairs so if you have a problem in your knees better to carry your hiking poles. It takes about 45 to 1 hr to reach Poon Hill from Ghorepani. Enjoy the sunrise, Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri ranges, Tukuche peak, and amazing landscapes. We will hike back to Ghorepani for breakfast and after breakfast our trek continues towards to Tadapani. The beginning hike from Ghorepani up to Deurali is slightly uphill but after that bit flat and downhill. The last point is uphill and takes about 45 to 1 hr. Enjoy the golden view of Annapurna south, Heuchuli, Fishtail from the Tadapani.

    • Lodge
    • 4-5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2630 M
  • Day: 7
    Tadapani Trek to Ghandruk.

    The trail is short and easier today. Enjoy the morning sunrise view from Tadapani and trek to Ghandruk Village. The way to Ghandruk from Tadapani is quite peaceful and during the springtime, it's beautiful with flowers. Ghandruk village is a big Gurung community settle village. Trails is flat, downhill, but easy walk. We will have lunch at Ghandruk village and evening will visit Gurung Museum and short village walk. Enjoy the last night in the Mountain Village. Fishtail, Annapurna South and Heuchuli will be shining all the time here. If you want to experience the homestay with the local family then consult with the guide because you can cook at their local kitchen.

    • Lodge
    • 3-4 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1940 M
  • Day: 8
    Ghandruk - Nayapul - Pokhara.

    Today is the last day of Ghorepani Poon Hill circuit trek walk and its ends at Banthanti (Annapurna Conservation check post). After breakfast, we will pass through Ghandruk village and the dirt roads following the rivers up to Nayapaul. Today mostly we will take short original trekking trails but mostly connected with the roads. Downhill up to syauli bazaar and almost flat up to Nayapul. If you want to skip the dusty trail than catch the vehicle from sinwa or on the way. Our guide will take you to your hotel because today your accommodation is included. You will not meet your guide and porter so shake hands with them and join for dinner in some nice restaurants.

    • Hotel
    • 4-5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch
    • 827 M
  • Day: 9
    Pokhara drive to Kathmandu.

    Drive back to Kathmandu after the breakfast in Pokhara. Transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu and free time for relax, last minute shopping. Evening dinner with Rugged Trails Nepal team.

    • Hotel
    • 5-6 Hour Drive
    • Breakfast,Dinner
    • 1300 M
  • Day: 10
    Final Departure.

    Transferred to the international airport on your flight schedule and if some have extra days in Nepal they can continue with other activities. If any help is needed for further plans feel free to contact Rugged trails Nepal team.

    • NA
    • NA
    • Breakfast
    • NA

What's Included

  • Airport pick-up and drop.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
  • Domestic Airfare as per itinerary (depends on price quotes)
  • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge).
  • The government registered English speaking trekking guide and porter.
  • Annapurna Conservation park fees / TIMS Card, government taxes
  • Guided Tour in the city with the Expert tour guide.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in the city
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staff.
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
  • First Aid Kit for Ghorepani Trekking
  • Duffel bag, and Ghorepani Trekking Map
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters

What’s Excluded

  • Nepal visa fees.
  • Lunch & dinner in Cities Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Table drinks, snacks while walking
  • Personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Service other than mentioned above
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc...
  • International airfare and airport taxes.
  • Items of personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water.
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Entrance fees during sightseeing in the city.

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