Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 8 Days

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The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is perhaps the ultimate short trek in the Himalayas! Suitable for people of all ages, particularly good for families with children, this trek can be 4 or 5 days in length and still gets into the heart of the Annapurna. Poon Hill (3,210m) is the ultimate viewing point for the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche, Varaha Shikhar, and Lamjung Himal. Hiking up to Poon Hill to watch the sunrise over these stunning snow covered mountains is something to be treasured. This trek also includes hiking through colourful villages and rhododendron forests, with the backdrop of the Annapurna always present.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is a 4 – 5 day hike in the Annapurna mountain range in Nepal. It takes a moderate level of fitness to complete, and the max elevation is 3,210 meters (so there’s no real risk of altitude sickness). Pokhara is the closest main access city to begin treks into the Annapurna range.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, meet our representative and transfer to hotel, after getting to hotel, briefing about trip and evening free /overnight at hotel.

Day 2
athmandu Sightseeing

At your hotel in Kathmandu after breakfast meets the guide and drive to sightseeing destination.

Full day guided sightseeing around Kathmandu city- Historical Durbar Square ancient Patan & Bhaktapur city area, Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Swyambhunath Stupa which will take you to visit Nepal’s most popular attractions and lunch break will be during the tour at restaurant. /overnight at hotel.

Day 3
Kathmandu to Pokhara

From kathmandu we have difference option to get to pokhara. By Bus,Flight, or Private Car. After breakfast, drive to Pokhara, check in hotel, lunch and late afternoon boating in Phewa Lake visit Taal Barahi temple and evening free.. /overnight at hotel.

Day 4
Pokhara to Naya Pul and trek to Ulleri

The trek starts from Naya Pul, a one and a half hours drive from Pokhara. The first part of the trek is an unpaved road that winds through a green valley with rice paddies and terraced farmland. Crossing small bridges over waterfalls, the trail leeds you to Gurung villages with colorful houses where the inhabitants greet you friendly. After a couple of steep stairs up hill, you reach the Magar village of Ulleri with lovely guesthouses from where you can see the first glimpse of the snowy peak of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.

Day 5
Ulleri to Ghorepani

The second day the trail continues to climb through cultivated fields and follows a gorge of bamboo and Rodondendron forests. The Bhurrungdi Khola flows below into large waterfalls and turquoise blue swimming holes. Now and than shepherds with their herd of sheep and donkeys cross the trail. At the end of the day you reach the village Ghorepani with a lot of proper guesthouses and hotels with all the facilities you need and pretty mountain views. Ghorepani means ‘horse water’. The village is a former watering stop for the mule caravans transporting goods between Pokhara and Jomsom.

Day 6
Ghorepani to Poonhill /Pokhara

Wake up before dawn the following day, for a early morning one hour’s climb under a sky full of stars, up to the view point of Poon Hill. From a 360 degrees view you see in one hour of time how the light of the rising sun changes the colors of the mountain range around you from red, pink, golden, yellow to white. The panorama stretches from Daulhagirir 1, Tukuche, to Nilgiri, Annapurna South,

Annapurna 1 and Hiunchuli.

Return to Ghorepani for breakfast And trek Down hill all the way to Nayapul and drive to pokhara.

Day 7
Drive/Fly back to kathmandu

After breakfast at hotel drive back to Kathmandu, and the rest of the evening is free for walking/shopping in the Thamel area. /overnight at hotel.

Day 8
Final Departure

Breakfast and transfer to airport for final departure.

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek