Our Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in the Annapurna region is ideal for walkers, who want to experience the close up view of the Himalayas in Nepal with limited time. This is a one of the best short and breathtaking trekking for the first time trekkers. You get a panoramic view of the wonderful mountains of Nepal at this relatively easy hike to Ghorepani and Poon Hill. High peaks, picturesque countryside villages, welcoming locals and a rich Hindu culture characterize this area. From the mountain town of Ghorepani you can enjoy a gorgeous panoramic view of the Kali Gandaki Valley, the deepest valley in the world.
North of Pokhara, the most beautiful mountain range is located in Nepal - the Annapurna. The mountains that dominate the great Annapurna massif, are not less than eight peaks over 7000 meters high. From Poon Hill above Ghorepani from one can experiences at dawn breathtaking views of the Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Fish Tail and the Tukuche Peak (6,920 m).Poon Hill is definitely one of the most spectacular views of mountains in the world and to experience a sunrise here is an unforgettable experience.
At Kathmandu international Airport, After Visa formalities complete, we have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please check our Company Name board, Our Guide will be waiting with Guide Nepal Holidays display board at the arrival gate. Upon our arrival at Kathmandu international airport, we will be warmly welcome by our Airport representative guide with Silk scarves as per Sherpa customs.
You will be transfer to hotel by Private Vehicle. Check in at Hotel, free welcome drinks tea/coffee or any cold drinks/Juices. Company Manager will meet you as per your prefer time & will provide detailed Plans and Briefing about the trip. At the Evening we will offer you welcome dinner at best authentic Nepali restaurant where you can enjoy the best Nepali food and cultural show.
Overnight Stay at Best selected Hotel (Welcome dinner included)
Estimated time: 5-6 hours
estimated height gain: ~1200M
Early morning flight to Pokhara, 35 min then we drive about 3 hours to Khimche by Comfortable private vehicle and about 1 hour trek to beautiful Village Ghandruk. Leaving Birethani, we trail along terraced fields beneath the splendid panorama of awe-inspiring glaciated Himalayan mountain ranges. On passing a succession of flatlands, forest, cultivated lands and a suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, we arrive at the beautiful village of Ghandruk. An ideal vantage point in this pristine village offers breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli. Several hotels and teahouses at the village welcome us with warmth and sincere hospitality while catering to the requirements of all trekkers’ who hit the trail through this village.
Overnight Stay at Himalaya Lodge/ Gurung Cottage/ Mountain View Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included)
Estimated time: 5-6 hours
estimated height gain: ~2133ft
We descend further along the trail showcasing rich rhododendron forests, gloriously cascading sparkling mountain streams and other mystical vistas of nature. After continuously climbing for 3 hours, we step on the territory of Tadapani at an altitude of 2540 meters. Tadapani offers the most magnificent mountain views of the overpowering peaks of Annapurna South. [Walk approx 3 hours] we then crash out for the night.
Overnight Stay at Himalayan Lodge/ Panorama View Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included)
Estimated time: 5-6 hours
estimated height gain: ~1964ft
We start the day by descending to the Bhurungdi Khola River, followed by a steep rocky ascent to the village of Ban Thanti at 3180 meter. Afterwards we follow a stream, which offers good swimming opportunities in some of its pools. We descend through pine and rhododendron forests to the village of Ghorapani at 2750 meter and then we continue with a short walk to Deurali (meaning pass) at 2870 meter. From here we have a great panorama of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche, Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m) (5 hrs).
Overnight Stay at Sunny Lodge/ Mountain View Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included)
Estimated time: 6-7 hours
estimated height gain: ~4429ft
An early start and a 60-minute hike to Poon Hill (3,195m) leads to a brilliant spectacle an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. After savoring the mesmerizing sight of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and other Himalayan giants from the popular vantage point of Poon Hill [3,195m], you leave Ghorepani for breakfast and ahead for Thikedunga. On your trails of stone steps, you pass through dense forest and a small village of Ulleri. From Ulleri, a very steep section (with 3767 steps!) leads down to Thikedunga/Hille on the Bhurungdi Khola.
Overnight Stay at Chandra Lodge/ Thikedunga guest hours (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included)
After Breakfast, We drive Pokhara about 3 hrs, we have lunch at Pokhara and free 1-2 hours in Lakeside area then drive to Airport and flight to Kathmandu.
Overnight Stay at Best selected Hotel (Welcome Breakfast and Lunch included)
You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We take you to the airport as per your flight time. We hope you enjoyed the trek, and are sure you will be back trekking somewhere in the Himalaya again. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Mountain Sherpa Trekking will take you to the airport. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. (B)