Ghorepani - Poonhill Trekking (8 days)
Ghorepani Poonhill trekking, in the Annapurna foothills will take you to the most popular view point called Poon Hill.
Ghorepani Poonhill trekking is a colorful short foray into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool yourself. Around each corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains.
Enjoy the trekking amidst spectacular mountain scenery and charming villages, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys. The towering peak of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Peak) dominate the skyline.
At the climax of this trek you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountain views on Earth including the sunrise over Dhaulagiri (8,167m.) and Annapurna (8,091m.). Ghorepani Poonhill trekking is a rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape.
Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition have successfully led many trekking trips in the Annapurna region. We have a team of highly experienced and friendly local trekking guides and porters who will accompany you every step of the way.
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|Trip Duration||8 days|
|Trip Type:||Lodge (Teahouse)|
|Min. Group Size||2+|
|Max Altitude:||3180 m.|
|Best Season:||Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
|Meals:||3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)|
|Acommodation:||3 Star accomodation in Kathmandu
Standard accomodation in Pokhara
Lodge (Teahouse) during Trek
After early morning breakfast, our guide will pick you-up from your hotel to bus station. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to explore the various sites of Pokhara.
Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) takes approximately one and half hours. Now you begin your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tirkhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and half hours. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) takes approximately 5 hours. The trail this day will be fairly tough. The first 2 hours of the trail steeply ascends up to Birethanthi and then levels up till Ghorepani. The section from Ulleri to Birethanthi provides spectacular views of snowcapped mountains, especially Machapuchre (Mt. Fishtail). You can also enjoy the beautiful rhododendron flowers during March and April along the trail between Birethanthi and Ghorepani. Stay overnight in Ghorepani.
Trek from Ghandruk (1950m.) to Pothana (1990m.) takes about six hours. The early part of your trek is a steep descent following the stone staircase to Kimbu (Bee hive). Kimbu or Bee hive is located at the elevation of 1200 meters on the bank of Modi Khola. Now, your trail steeply ascends following the stone staircase up to Landruk. The trail ascends gently for the first two hours and again ascends steeply for an hour to Deurali (2150m.) passing through Tolkha village (1850m.). Tolkha is a vantage point to see the panoramic views of Dhaulagiri I (8167m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), Fishtail (6997m.), Annapurna III (7755m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.) and Lamjung Himal (6930m.). The rest of the trail descends gently down to Dhampus passing through Pothana village (1900m.). Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi (1113m.) takes about four hours. The trail descends gradually for at least an hour and follows gravel road for two hours. It then steeply descends to Phedi passing through Dhampus village, a romantic rural setting of paddy fields and forests protected by local community. Upon your arrival at Dhampus Phedi, you could take a vehicle to reach Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city, Kathmandu.
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Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.
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