Annapurna Ghorepani Poon hill trekking is also known as the small Annapurna Circuit trekking, Poon hill trekking and only as the name of Ghorepani trekking. The Ghorepani Poon hill trekking is the one of the most accessible sunrise point in the Himalayas. Also this trekking trail is very popular short trekking and acquire not to dangers among trekkers visiting Nepal. The bravura mountain scenery and the beautiful ethnic villages and unique culture validate the popularity of Ghorepani trekking.
The trekking commence from Pokhara city which is paradise of the nature lovers. In spring season the Ghorepani trekking trail ablaze with flowering rhododendrons- a paradise’s of the botanical. After overnight in Ulleri village(2073m) the trail gradually ascent to the Ghorepani (2850m) through the thick forest and highland scrub and exotic plants and trees of rhododendron, magnolia ,myriad of orchids. In Ghorepani has several number of good lodge where you can spent a night.
The main attraction of Ghorepani trekking is Poon Hill, situated at an altitude of 3210m,one of the most spectacular mountain spots on earth from here you can enjoy fabulous sunrise over the Himalayas.From Poon hill can enjoy the splendid Himalayan views including the Mount Dhaulagiri 8167m, Annapurna I 8091m, Machhapuchhre Himal 6998m, Nilgiri 7041m, Annapurna South 7219 m, Annapurna II 7939m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Lamjung Himal 6988m.
Day 1: Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu-Pokhara
Day 3: Pokhara-Nayapul-Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m)
Day 4: Tikhdhunga-Ghorepani (2850m)
Day 5: Ghorepani-Poon hill ( 3125m) -Tadapani (3210m)
Day 6: Tadapani- Ghandruk (1950m)
Day 7: Ghandruk – Tolka
Day 8: Tolka – Phedi and Pokhara
Day 9: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 10: Departure
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Welcome greetings at Tribhuvan International Airport. An airport representative from Nepal In Style travels and tours will greet you at the airport. He/she will assist you to obtain your Nepal visa and to pick up your luggage. Then you will have an easy exit from the airport and will be driven to hotel. Upon your arrival, or early in the morning we will have a short briefing and regarding your itinerary.
Day 2 : Kathmandu to Pokhara
Fly or drive to Pokhara, from where you will depart on your trek. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 3 : Pokhara to Tikhe Dhunga(1491m)
Your trekking guide will meet you at your hotel at 06:30 hrs to escort you to the trek head. Drive by car via the large village of Lumle and walk for about 20 minutes to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town. The trail follows the main street of Birethanti, going through bamboo forests and past a large waterfall and swimming hole. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches Sudami where you have lunch. After lunch, climb steadily up the side of the valley, reaching Hile at 1495m near Tikhe Dhunga (4 hrs).
Day 4 : Tikhe Dungha Trek to Ghorepani (2850m)
Breakfast is served at 07:00 hrs. From Tikhe Dhunga the trail crosses a stream on a suspension bridge near the camp site at Tikhe Dhunga. The trail ascends a steep stone staircase (which has about 3300 steps) to the large Magar village Ulleri at 2080m. Above the village, the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields. There is a camp site for a rest and water stop one hour’s walk above Ulleri. The trail crosses two sparkling streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti where we stop for lunch. Thanti is a Nepali word meaning “rest house”. In the winter the trail can be covered with snow. From Nangethanti climb to Ghorepani at 2750m, from here we can see the spectacular panorama of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m). Overnight in Ghorepani (4-6 hrs).
Day 5 : Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m)
An early start and a 60-minute hike to Poon Hill (3195m) leads to a brilliant spectacle: an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending about 40 minutes there, descend to Ghorepani for breakfast before the trek to Tadapani. The trail leads along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deorali (2960m). Then start the descend to Banthanti, leading to Tadapani (6 hrs).
Day 6 : Tadapani to Ghandruk (1950m)
The Ghandruk trail descends steeply through forests to the village of Ghandruk where we will arrive around noon. We will overnight here so have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna conservation office and museum. As well as take time to explore this maze like village (3 hrs).
Day 7 : Ghandruk to Tolka (1790m)
Today we descend from Ghandruk to the Modi Khola river, which we cross by a suspension bridge. Our trail then climbs up a stone staircase to the village of Landruk, a Gurung village at 1620 meter. We will pass some unusual oval-shaped houses before ascending to the village of Tolka on a long stone staircase (3 hrs).
Day 8 : Tolka to Phedi and Pokhara.
Today we have the option of retunrning directly back to Nayapul along a more leisurely downhill trail or taking a a steep ascent to another small settlement called Deurali atop a hill at 2150m. This is another village then the one we passed on day 4, although they both have the same name. From here we descend on a stone paved trail to the village of Pothana (1990m) before reaching Phedi (950m). Arriving in Phedi mid-afternoon, we take our private transport to return back to Pokhara (4 hrs).
Day 9 : Kathmandu
Fly or drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 10 : Kathmandu
Ghorepani ( 10 days)
Package Type Package Info Price Standard 9 Nights 10 days $ 800 Classic 9 Nights 10 days $ 1000
- Airport pick-up and drop-off
- Hotel accommodations with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Licensed and trained trekking guide
- Porters for carrying goods and supplies
- All accommodation during trek
- All meals and hot beverages whilst trekking
- Transportation to and from trail head
- All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
- National Park/Conservation Area entry permit
- Insurance, medication, and equipment for staff
- Coordination of Quick Rescue service (costs covered by your insurance plan)
- International airfares
- Travel/trekking insurance
- Excess baggage charges more than 16kg and hand bag more than 5kg in domestic flights
- Visa fees
- Airport departure tax
- Rescue charge
- Drinks (cold and alcoholic)
- Expenses of personal nature
- Permit and liaison officer fee (where applicable)
- Lunches and dinners whilst not trekking