Ghorepani - Poon Hill trek is one of the mostly visited destination in Nepal. Poon Hill is among the top 10 best tourist destination in Nepal. Ghorepani is well know for the great views it offers of both the Annapurna and the Dhaulagari mountains while remaining accessible for those trekkers with limited time.A better view point is poon hill 3193m , which is about an hours climb away.Ghorapani can also be reached on the way back from the Annapurna sanctuary and conversely it can be a planned stop on the way to the sanctuary.Ghorepani means "horse water" and it is no doubt a welcome watering stop for the teams of horses, mules and ponies that carry loads between Pokhara and Jomsom.Ghandrung is the biggest Gurung settlement in western Nepal.
Trek in Brief:
Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, Trekking up to Ghorepani, taking views of mountain from Poonhill (3200m) with sunrise, Trek to Tadapani and Ghandruk. The trek will finish in Phedi or Nayapul.
General Facts of Ghorepani Poonhill Ghandruk Trekking
Trek Days: 4-6 Days
Trip Days: 10 Days
Trek type : T-House / Camping
Max. Altitude : 3200m (Poonhill)
Difficulty : Normal
Season : All season
Trip Code: GPGT 0051
Ghorepani Poonhill Ghandruk Trekking Summary
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu – Pokhara.
Day 04: Drive Nayapul (1010meters) and trek Tikhedunga (1540meters).
Day 05: Trek Tikhedunga - Ghorepani (2840meters).
Day 06: Trek Ghorepani - Poon Hill (3210meters) - Tadapani (2590meters).
Day 07: Trek Tadapani - Ghandruk.
Day 08: Trek Ghandruk - Birethanti - Nayapul - Pokhara.
Day 09: Drive/fly Pokhara - Kathmandu
Day 10: Departure.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airpor.
Arrive in Tribhuvan international airport, Kathmandu. Meet our representation at airport and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu city and briefing of trekking by our representative.
Have breakfast and get ready for Kathmandu sightseeing. Visit: Pashupati Nath Temple, Boudha Nath Stupa, Kathmandu durbar square and Swayambhu Nath Stupa.
Day 03: Fly/Drive to Pokhara.
After having a breakfast, get ready to drive to airport and fly to pokhara or drive to Pokhara via overland around 6 hours drive. Rest of the day is Free in Pokhara.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1010meters) and trek to Tikhedunga (1540meters).
Wake up at early morning and drive to Nayapul which will take about 1 hour. Trek start at Nayapul. After 20 minutes short walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1080meters) a large village that has many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village. The trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1520m and after the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1540meters. Today’s walk offers a short and relatively easy day, during the journey allowing to get use to the experience of trekking in Nepal. Overnight at guest house.
Day 05: Trek Tikhedunga - Ghorepani (2840meters) 8 hours.
Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with a steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2080meters. The trail then continues to ascend more gently, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti at 2300meters. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2450m. After an hour walk we arrive at Ghorepani at 2840meters. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 06: Trek Tadapani - Poon Hill (3210meters) - Tadapani (2590meters). 6 hours.
Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at elevation of 3210meters, a brilliant spectacle; this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. There we spend about 1 hour, then returning to Ghorepani we take a hot breakfast at hotel. Leaving Ghorepani, we make climb along ridges, and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2990meters). After that we descend to the Banthanti, then turning off to Tadapani. Overnight at guest house.
Day 07: Trek Tadapani - Ghandruk. 4 hours.
The day starts with short down hill. Leaving Tadapani, we descend steeply through forests and then the trail eases as we reach Ghandrunk (2000m), which is the village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal, have their own dialect, typical culture, costume, and life style. This village is possibly the popular tourist destination that offers the beautiful mountain views and having easy connection with Pokhara or Kathmandu. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 08: Trek down to Birethanti - Nayapul - Pokhara. (B, L)
Today we begin our journey, from Ghandrung offering easy walking all down hill to Nayapul, we then drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Drive/fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 10: Departure
Airport pickup and drop.
Accommodation on Twin Sharing Room in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
Accommodation during trekking will be in local Guest house.
Breakfast, Lunch and dinner during the trekking days.
Transportation by private non a/c car.
Trekking Guide and Porter.
Annapurna Conservation Area permit fee
Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu Airfare. (If necessary).
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Personal nature cost.
Beverages, mineral water etc.
Hot and cold drinks.
Laundry, telephone, insurance.
Tipping for guide and porter.
Any cost incurred due to natural and political uncertainties.