Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - Poon Hill Trek Cost - Short and Easy Trek
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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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  • Trip Code : NHT 06
  • Max Elevation: 3210 mt.
  • Trip Grade: Easy Hiking
  • Best Time: All Round Year
  • Group Size Min: 01 Pax
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Start & End: Tea House
  • Destination: Nepal

Marvelous walks with stunning sunrise views over a chain of Himalayan peaks from Poon Hill’

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek a short and moderate grade adventure that takes you high above scenic Pokhara valley with outmost views and panorama of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna range and  Manaslu peaks with towering Machhapuchare Himal known as Fish-Tail peaks. Poon Hill Trek will be a great choice and options for people with limited holiday times in Nepal, where this beautiful country walks takes you to superb scenic areas in the close shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains and within enchanting forest of rhododendron-magnolia and pine trees, in spring the whole hills are alive when wild-flowers especially various species of rhododendron in flowering season from March to May months. The woodland around Ghorepani and Poon Hill regarded as world’s natural rhododendron garden, which you will witness on this lovely walks following on Old Trans Himalaya Salt Trade Route Trail of Nepal and Tibet which extends beyond from Ghorepani towards high Mustang areas.

Ghorepani  Trek begins from beautiful Pokhara located on the valley floor of massive Annapurna Himalaya range that reflects on its serene Phewa and Begnas Lakes, a short drive takes at foot-hill, then climb through nice farm villages in the shade of mighty Annapurna mountains as walk leads through enchanting rhododendron woodland to reach scenic Ghorepani village. Ghorepani home to Poon a Magar people widely spread tribe of Western Nepal where next early morning hike takes you up a stunning viewpoint on top Poon Hill located above 3,210 m, the highest spot of the journey, rewards you with spectacular sunrise views over an array of Himalayan peaks and dramatic landscapes of rolling green hills.

After an enjoyable time on top Poon Hill with fantastic mountain views and sunrise then our journey comes to an end after walking through high scenic hills and down towards large Ghandruk a traditional farm village of Gurung people, the tribe that dominates around Annapurna Himalaya. The walk continues with a short drive to reach at beautiful Pokhara by its calm Phewa Lake, where our most amazing adventure Ghorepani Poon Hill sunrise Trekking completes.

Main Highlights:

“Stunning sunrise over the panorama of world’s highest mountain range from scenic Poon Hill
Walk from low warm paddy fields to cooler alpine high hills with close views of mountains
Walking into Gurung and Poon-Magar villages enriched with colorful Buddhist cultures
Lovely woodland of tall rhododendron-magnolia-pines-holly oaks and silver fir trees
Explore beautiful high country around Nepal Mid-Western Himalaya facing marvelous scenery
Amazing views on daily walks with constant scenery of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks
Within world natural rhododendron garden around scenic Ghorepani and high Poon Hill”

Trip Preview:

Mode of accommodation: Hotels and local Lodge on treks.
Trek Grade: Moderate with Ups and Downhill walks.
Highest spot on treks:  On top Poon Hill 3,210 m high.
Trek Duration: 04 Nights and 05 Days (Pokhara to Pokhara).
People and Culture: Populated by Gurung and Poon-Magar people of Buddhism and Hindu religions with colorful culture,
age-old heritage and custom.
Best Seasons: Nearly all months of the year except the wet months from June to mid-September, where’s March to May lively with wildflowers and rhododendron (Nepal national flower in blooming times, where days are clear for views. October to December another best months for clear views but with short lights, cold in the morning and night times chances of snow on route walk.

Total Trip:  08 Nights and 09 Days (arrival to final departure)

 

Short Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu with transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive or Fly to scenic Pokhara 860 m and transfer to hotel- 06 hrs journey.

Day 03: Drive and trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,430 m – 05 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m – 05 hrs.
Day 05: Morning hike to Poon-Hill and trek to Tadapani 2,721 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk 1,950 m -04 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Syauli Bazaar and drive to Pokhara 3 hrs walk with 2 hrs ride.
Day 08: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 09: Final departure from Kathmandu homeward bound or to respective destinations.

Detail Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu with transfer to hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport get transferred to hotels after received by our guides and staff, at hotel check-in and join in for group briefing regarding treks and other useful information, with welcome dinner.

Day 02: Drive to Fly to Pokhara 860 m – 06 hrs ride and 30 mins via air.

An early morning departure from the hotel taking an overland drive to reach Nepal Mid-West at

scenic Pokhara, during six hours drive views of snow-capped peaks, then arriving by the lakeside

of Phewa in Pokhara, where many good hotels located with grand views of Annapurna

peaks. (Flying options of 30 mins panoramic flight to land at Pokhara from Kathmandu)

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul 1,100m and trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,430m -05 hrs.
Morning two-hour drive to reach the foothills past towns and villages with views of Annapurna mountain range and Mt. Machhapuchare “The Fish Tail”.
As this reaches Nayapul (new bridge) where our adventure begins with a gentle walk through Bhirethati, and past farmlands as walk completes at Tirkhedhunga village in the comfort of a nice lodge after a good day walks.

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m – 05 hrs walk.
Morning walk on uphill for two hours all the way to Ulleri village with views of Annapurna South and Mt. Machhapuchare, from here on walk gets better past Bhanthati, and then on the pleasant trail within the alpine forest of oaks-pines and rhododendron trees.

Slowly walk leads with short climb gaining heights on reaching at Ghorepani village with fabulous views of Mt. Dhaulagiri range of peaks, Ghorepani village populated by Poon / Magar ethnic tribe, famous for Poon Hill viewpoint.

Day 05: Morning hike to Poon-Hill and trek to Tadapani 2,721 m – 05 hrs.
Early morning hike to Poon-Hill at 3,210 m offers sunrise views of mountains from Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna and as far to Ganesh Himal towards with
Mt. Machhapuchare “The Fish Tail”.

After superb mountain views and sunrise walk continues from Ghorepani to Tadapani, our route leads to a climb into enchanting rhododendron forest all the way to Tadapani for overnight stops, Tadapani situated in the middle of rhododendron, magnolia and oaks forest with a fabulous view of Mt. Machhapuchare and Annapurna South peaks.

Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk 1,950 m -04 hrs.
Morning downhill walk into forest to reach a large village at Ghandruk populated by Gurung people, the hill tribe of Annapurna region, on reaching Ghandruk for lunch and overnight stop, with afternoon free to explore the village and its small Gurung museum, where you can gather information about the local people and its impressive culture and history.

Day 07: Trek to Syauli Bazaar and drive to Pokhara 3 hrs walk with 2 hrs ride.
Our last day of the trek, where morning leads to a nice pleasant walk downhill towards low and warm farm areas at Syauli Bazaar, where an interesting short drive takes you at the scenic and beautiful Pokhara for overnight stops by famous serene Lake Phewa.

Day 08: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
Morning from Pokhara an exciting overland journey back to Kathmandu on route observe farm villages and towns and then reach Kathmandu by afternoon, rest of the day free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Day 09: Final departure from Kathmandu homeward bound or to respective destinations.
Last day in the land of Himalayan Wonders, as per your international flight time depart from the hotel for the airport for your international flight back to home countries or other respective destinations.