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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Ghorepani trekking is one of the popular trekking trails in Annapurna region, as this trekking takes you to the Ghorepani Poon Hill that gives magnificent views of Himalayas lying in the Annapurna area and beautiful Gurung and Magar ethnic groups village and Rhododendron forests and unbelievable snow-capped mountain views. The Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking is one of the easiest trekking trails. The trekking to this area takes you to the west of Pokhara and gives magnificent views of Himalayas lying in the Annapurna area. One of the attraction in this trekking is that you will have chance to have a trip to Poon hill, from where we can seen an amazing scenes of sunrise and you also can cherish an incredible panoramic views of the Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Manaslu (8163), Mt. Annapurna II (7937m), Mt. Annapurna III(7555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7219m), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Fishtail also called Machhapuchhare (6998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m), Tukuche peak (6920m), Tilicho peak (7134m) among others.

Ghorepani trekking is suitable for those who have limited holidays but want to views of the Annapurna Himalaya range within a short span of time. Ghorepani trekking is one of the best trekking destinations in Annapurna region because one can see almost all the mountains lying in the Annapurna region within a week. Ghorepani trekking begins from Pokhara via Nayapul, the trail continues along the Modi Khola to Birethati and climbs up via Tikhedunga Ulleri to Ghorepani, from here you can not only see the sunrise but also the panoramic views of Himalayas including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Nilgiri (7040m), Annapurna south (7219m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Hunchuli (6441m), fishtail or Machhapuchhare (6998m), Lamjung Himal (6986m), Tukuch peak (6920m), Dhampus peak (6012m) among others. You also can see various kinds of butter flies and enjoy with the blend of culture and traditions of various ethnic groups such as Bramin, Chhetri, Magar, Thakali, and Gurung and finally you will return back from same route to Pokhara and subsequently in Kathmandu.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking / 10 Days - Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1300m).

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.

Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara (850 m).

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikadhunga / Ulleri (1980 m) 3-4 hrs.

Day 05: Tikadhunga / Ulleri (1980 m) to Ghorepani (2800m) 6-7 hrs.

Day 06: Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) to Tadapani (2540m), 6-7 hrs.

Day 07: Tadapani (2540m) to Ghandruk (1940 m), 4-5 hrs.

Day 08: Ghandruk (1940 m) to Nayapul (1070 m) & drive to Pokhara, 4-5 hrs.

Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu flight 30 min. / drive 6-7 hrs.

Day 10: Farewell friend (Final departure to your onward destination).

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking / 10 Days - Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1300m).
Namaste & welcome to Mountain Guide Trek of Nepal. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a representative from Mountain guide Treks (MGT). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Mountain Guide Treks and Expedition with Group leader's name display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel. After check in, if time allows, you will visit MGT office to meet your trekking leader as well as other participants and for final preparation for the trip. It all depends upon your arrival time. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation. 
The day after breakfast we will start sightseeing tour with our professional tour guide to the several of most historical and spiritual Place in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered the World Heritage historic Sites such as Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. After come back from the tour there will be a pre-trip discussion with our trek leader and other team members. Mountain Guide Trek will brief you regarding your trek as well as we may have an opportunity to discuss any difficulties regarding our upcoming adventure. Rest of the time you could use for travelling around the Thamel and shopping of needed equipments and other necessaries. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara (850 m).
Start your travel early in the morning at 7:00 am, we will arrange ticket in tourist coach at river side seat to enjoy the scenery; the road follows by Trisuli River where you see many people rafting on the river. Around 6/7 hours (200km) drive we reach Pokhara (a city of Lake, literally); or 30 min. fly to Pokhara as per departure time. A city that offers us the magnificent view of various mountains namely Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchre and other mountain of Annapurna range. Do some last minute shopping and self exploration around the town, walk around few lake, boating etc. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikadhunga / Ulleri (1980 m) 3-4 hrs.
After breakfast in Pokhara at 7:30 drive to Nayapul where walking starts from. The drive takes 1:5 hours to Nayapul(42km) by car.Then trails leads up through the beautiful rice, maze and millet farms of locals. Fallowing the main trail of Birethanti passed small waterfall. The trail reaches Sudami where you have Lunch. After lunch climb steadily side of valley you reach at Hile and after half an hour you reach at Tikhedhunga for overnight stay or you will walk further until Ulleri for that you need to climbs 3000 stones steps from Tikadhunga. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2800m) 4-5 hrs.
In the morning breakfast will be served at hotel at 7:00am to be prepared for Ulleri (2070m) climb. The trail goes steep up for 1.5 hours through stone steps where the trail leads through cultivated fields Rest of trails goes through inside blooming rhododendron and Oak forest after that trek to Nangethanti which will be your lunch spot in Nangethanti. Thanti is a Nepali words meaning "rest house" "Dharmasala". In the winter the trail can be covered with snow. After lunch trek rests for about an hour. Then climb to Ghorepani at 2850m. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 06: Ghorepani to Poon hill to Tadapani (2540 m) 6-7 hrs.
The most important day of your trek early morning wake up and start your journey climb to Poon Hill (3210m) around 1 hr. to provides best majestic scenery and sunrise over the high mountains. Lot of white mountain can be seen from Poon like Dhaulagiri [8167m], Annapurna South [7119m] Fishtail [6993m], Nilgiri south, Singa Chuli, Annapurna I (8091m) and many more peaks. You then come down to Ghorepani to have breakfast and trek to Tadapani for 6 hours. Trek leads mainly up and down hill through the forest. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 07: Tadapani to Ghandrung (1940 m) 5-6 hrs.
After breakfast your journey leads to Ghandruk. The most ethnic cultural is in Gurung people which are very famous in Ghandruk village. The trail mainly through forest and goes gentle down Evening explore the Gurung museum to know about their traditional cloths and useful equipment. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 08: Ghandruk to Pokhara, 5-6 hrs.
Treks down to Nayapul through the cultivated fields in Modi Khola valley and drive to Pokhara (1 hrs). End of the trek. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on full board basis)

Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu fly 25 min. /drive 6-7 hrs.
You could choose afternoon flight to Kathmandu, till some hours before flight; you may take an optional sightseeing tour in and around Pokhara or enjoy adventure activities such as boat riding, paragliding, etc. While returning to Kathmandu from Pokhara, be sure to catch the left side of airplane for the best views of Himalayas. Or if you would like to choose by bus, we will arrange ticket in tourist coach at river side seat and start your journey at 7:30 am from Pokhara. Left site’s seats of vehicles are nice to enjoy the scenery; the road follows by Trisuli River where you see many people rafting on the river. Around 2:00 pm you will arrive at Kathmandu (beside Thamel) and transfer to your hotel. The day at leisure to rest, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu! Remember, we will be hosting a fantastic celebration "Farewell dinner" at traditional Nepalese restaurant together with Mountain Guide Trek staffs for successful completion of the Ghorepani (Poon Hill) Trek! (Overnight at deluxe hotel on full board basis)

Day 10: Farewell Friend (Final departure to your onward destination).
Today is last day in Nepal for this trip; you are saying good bye to the mountains as journey in Nepal, comes to an end today, There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Mountain Guide Treks will take you to the airport.

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up drop service
  • All land transportation as per itinerary
  • One day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with license holder tour guide
  • 3 night's hotel accommodation at Kathmandu in deluxe hotel on BB basis.
  • 2 night's hotel accommodation at Pokhara in tourist standard hotel on BB basis.
  • "Farewell dinner" before a day your departure from Nepal.
  • Guest house/tented accommodation according to given itinerary (sharing in 2 bed-room) and 3 meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • Domestic air fare Tax
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Down jacket, for seasonal sleeping bag, Mountain Guide treks & Expedition kit bag/duffel bag, trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entree visa: you can get a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by Paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • International airfare
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu or Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, water bottle, hot shower during the trekking etc.)
  • Personal trekking equipments & clothing
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fee

Note:- Cost includes and exclude section may give you better idea on how the trip is organized. Once you let us know the number of interested traveler and departure date we would get back to you with actual cost for the trip.

Equipment

The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we are feel necessary for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

Head

  • Light or warm fleece hat.
  • Watch with light & alarm
  • Sun hat and scrap
  • Sunglasses

Upper Body

  • T-shirts (4)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Body lotion/Anti-sunlight cream

Hands

  • Playing cards
  • Lightweight gloves (water/wind proof)
  • Trail map and guide book
  • Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body

  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (4)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4-pairs)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4-pairs)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag
  • Money belt
  • Head touch and batteries
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  • Water bottle
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel

Optional Items

  • Swiss Knife
  • Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
  • Trekking map
  • Books (Highly Recommended)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Reading books
  • Journal & pen
  • Photo's of home/family
  • Energy/protein bars (optional)
  • Walkman

Note: If the above schedule does not meet your requirements, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

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Note: If the above departures dates are not matched for you may request own your suitable date!

Our Grand Discount Offer For 2014/2015

  • 04 to 06 people in a group, there will be 10% discount in total cost.
  • 07 to 09 people in a group, there will be 15% discount in total cost.
  • 10 to 19 people in a group, there will be 15% discount in total cost and 1 group leader free of cost.
  • 20 & above people in a group, there will be special discount in total cost and + + member free of cost.
  • Winter Special Offer: If you travel in winter time (Dec / Jan / Feb), there will be 10% discount in total cost.
  • Summer Special Offer: If you travel in summer time (June / July / August), there will be 10% discount in total cost.
  • Early Booking Special Offer: If you Book a Trip before 6 months from the trip departure, there will be 10% discount in total cost.

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