Tour overview

poon hill ghandruk trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking is one of the best treks in Nepal and a short route for the magnificent panorama view of the Annapurna range, also known as the Annapurna Panorama trek. Annapurna Region is best for trekking in Nepal with spectacular mountain views. The trek can explore every traveler, and allows you to encounter the ethnic and beautiful Magar and Gurung villages in this region. poon hill Ghandruk trek is one of the best foothills paths; it offers you amazing memories of ethnic culture and local lifestyle. The main highlight of this trek can be the wonderful sunrise and all the mountains like Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna view from Poon Hill 3210m, and rhododendron forest (national flower of Nepal).is rhododendron flowering in spring-like March, April.

Rhododendron forest makes the area more colorful that you won’t be able to ignore this beautiful scene. Along with the views and sceneries of the beautiful forests, it gives you the opportunity to encounter the locals residing in this region.  Poon hill Ghamdruk trekking offers you the colorful environment and vision of popular mountains such as Mt: Dhaulagiri which is (8,167 m) and the Northern site is Tibetan Himalaya and Annapurna Range, Annapurna I also the (8,091 m) eastern site is Mt: Fishtail (Machhapuchre) which is the jewelry of the Natural Himalaya. You can also experience the magical feel as the more you ascend the more mountains appear.

After Ghorepani poon hill, we turned to the east side and descend to other ethnic Gurung villages at Ghandruk. The Ghandruk village is a rich culture and traditional Houses with a great landscape. Following Ghandruk we continue walking down through uncountable steps to the Shauli Bazaar and Birethanti then make ends your trek in Nayapul. After Nayapul catches the Vehicle and drives back to Pokhara. The Ghorepani Poon hill trekking gives you an unforgettable memory in your lifetime.

Included

  • Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car
  • All the ground transportation by tourist bus or Car
  • An experienced city Guide Kathmandu Valley tour.
  • 2nights' accommodation in Kathmandu Tourist Standard Hotel with BB plan
  • 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara tourist standard hotel with a BB plan.
  • All necessary Trekking staff, their/accommodation/salary/insurance/equipment.
  • An experienced friendly guide trained by Ministry of tourism,
  • All the meals during the trek Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
  • Trekking Permit and National Park Fee, Government tax, etc.
  • First aid kit and all necessary permits TIMS card.

Not Included

  • Travel insurance, International airfare.
  • Items of personal expenses like tea coffee alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, etc.
  • Nepal entry visa fee you can issue on your arrival at Kathmandu Airport.
  • Nepalese Embassies overseas on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in KTM.
  • Helicopter Rescue if incase an Emergency.
  • All the meals while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for trekking staff and drivers.

Short Itinenary

Highlights
Visiting the Leiser Touristic City of Pokhara.
Exploring Annapurna Mini Circuit Trekking Trails.
Observing Magnificient Panoramic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m.) and Annapurna range.
Visiting the beautiful Ethnic Gurung village of Ghandruk and observing the closed view of Mt. Annapurna and Fishtail.

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m) and transfer to Hotel BB plan.
Day 02: Early morning drive to Pokhara (910 m) by tourist bus it takes 6-7 hrs O/N Hotel BB plan.
Day 03: After breakfast one hrs drive to Nayapul by taxi trek to Tikhedhunga (1,495 m) 4:30 hrs O/N guest house FB plan.
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2,850 m) base camp of poon hill 6-7 hrs walking O/N guest house FB plan.
Day 05: Early morning climb to poon hill (3,210 m) for panoramic sunrise views after breakfast trek to Ghandruck (1,940 m) 5-6 hrs O/N guest house FB plan
Day 06: Trek to Nayapul 4-5 hrs walking and drive back to Pokhara and booting in Fewa lake O/N Hotel BB plan.
Day 07:  Drive or flight back to Kathmandu

Day 08: Final Departure to international airport Kathmandu trip to end.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m) and transfer to Hotel BB plan.

we picks up you in international airport and transfer to the tourist's stander Hotel, and talk further program with the official person and with your guide.

Day 02:Early morning drive Pokhara (910 m) by tourist Bus or privet vehicle it takes 6-7 hrs to drive overnight Hotel BB plan.

This day early morning you have to take breakfast at in your hotel our guide will arrive at your hotel at 6:15 Am and take to you Tourist bus park, the bus will leave around 7:00 Am they will stop on the way for the lunch and tea break. From Kathmandu to Pokhara is just around 200 kilometers, but our Highway in so narrow, therefore it takes 6 to 7 hours, but sometimes it can take longer due to the traffic on the way. When you will reach the Pokhara transfer to Hotel with Bed and Breakfast Plan.

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga or Ulleri (1,495 m) 4:30 hrs overtight at the lodge.

This day after breakfast we drive to Nayapull around one and a half hours by private car, it depends on the group size, then trek to Tikhedhunga or Ulleri it takes 4 to 5 hours. This day trails are easy slowly it goes to gradually up but if you plan to go the same day in Ulleri last step from thikhedhunga to ulleri is stepped uphill it takes one and half hours. This day you will walk over the Ricefield terrace, observe the local lifestyle, this area is populated by the Gurung people, which is a very famous group for the Gorkha British Soldier. An evening overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2,850 m) Poon hill 6-7 hrs walking overnight at lodge.

This day after the breakfast, heading to Ghorepani base camp of the Poon Hill, the trail is all the way up to Ghorepani is totally ascending. The Ulleri is also the different ethnic group village its call Magar People. But after the Ulleri the trail goes easier you have lunch in Bhanthanti or in Nangethanti after the Bhanthanti you will walk in the Rhododendron forest trail till to Ghorepani if you able to travel at the end of the March and beginning April, it looks too pretty and colorfulness forest evening after the dinner your guide briefing next morning program. An Evening overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Poon Hill (3,210 m) trek to Ghandruck (1,940 m) 5-6 hrs overnight at lodge.

This day early morning you have to wake up for Poon hill expedition, from Ghorepani to Poon hill it takes 45 minutes but slow person one hours, Poon hill is best Panoramic viewpoint in lower Annapurna its famous trekking trails many people are visiting early morning on the poon hill for the Sunrise view over the Himalaya, from here you can observe best view of Mt: Dhaulagiri which is 8,167m, and Gurja Himal, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna Fang, Annapurna I 8,091m, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail), Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal many more. After the poon hill back to the Hotel and take breakfast and forward your next destination Ghandruk. This day trial is many Up and down all the way through alpine forest and bushes Ghandruk is the Headquarter of the Gurung ethnic group. Its beautiful village an Evening overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Nayapul 4-5 hrs. walk & drive back to Pokhara overnight Hotel BB plan.

This day after the breakfast we walk down to Nayapull via Shyauli Bazaar the trails are totally deciding till to Shyauli Bazaar but it's nice to walk through rice field terrace, although from the Shyauli Bazaar trails is going gradually float downward tilt to Nayapul then drive back to Pokhara overnight Hotel with Bed and Breakfast plan.

Day 07: Drive or flight back to Kathmandu overnight hotel with bb plan.

This day there are two options if you like to fly its take 25 minutes, but the cost is extra if you like to drive back then you take the tourist bus normally it takes 6 to 7 hours, but if you have time and like to do other activities is also possible just ask the guide or inquiry in Agency we will quickly redesign your Itinerary if not then transfer to Hotel and evening Farewell dinner with office person or with a guide.

Day 08: Final Departure to international airport Kathmandu trip to end.

This is the final departure day we will check your flight details and drop to you in the international airport 3 hours before for your won destination in your schedule time trips to end.

Useful Info

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
Experience Required: This Trek is suitable for keen walkers who are able to walk for 6 – 7 hours in a day, with a light rucksack. Some of the days are quite long, and the walking feels more strenuous at altitude. Generally, the trail is a good track, but occasionally it will be uneven and rocky.
Food & Accommodation: You will be accommodated in the tea house & during trekking. Tea houses are simple, local-run guesthouses with twin-share or single rooms. Toilets and showers are of varying standards.
Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups, or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast, and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee, and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised at the variety of food at the lodges.
What about our luggage?
1 Porter will be shared between 2 participants, they take a maximum load of 12kgs per participant.
You may keep things you will not use on the trek at our hotel in Kathmandu.
What will the temperature be like?
Basically, the atmospheric temperature fluctuates between -10 to 25 degrees throughout the day.
When we are trekking, the temperature would be on the high. For trekking, our concerns are focused on sun and wind exposure. To protect yourselves, you can wear long trekking pants or convertibles, in case it gets too warm, and a dry-fit long sleeve top and have the rain shell or outer waterproof layer accessible.
You’ll need your fleece or maybe the down jackets for those who are more afraid of cold when we reach the lodgings or at night to keep warm.
How much money should we bring?
You will need to carry Nepali Rupee if you decide you want to more shower than 3 times or have additional hot water on the trek. At the trekking lodges, you may wish to buy specialty menu items as well, or pick up souvenirs on the trek. Shopping can be done on your last day in the Thamel area.
What about Acute Mountaineering Sickness (AMS)?
AMS occurs to different people differently at different altitudes due to our tolerance level.
Signs of AMS include Dizziness, Nausea, Loss of Appetite, Fatigue or weakness, Shortness of breath, Drowsiness, and Fluctuation.
Peripheral Edema (Swelling of extremities)
Fluctuation in body temperature
Prevention of AMS:
Adequate REST prior to the trip.
Adequate HYDRATION during the trek or activity. (It is alright to keep going to the look, it is good for you)
Adequate SALT AND SUGAR in your bloodstream. (Basically, EAT)
Adequate WARMTH. (Keep yourself warm and try to not lose as much heat as possible to maintain bodily functions)
PROPER BREATHING. (Breathe deep into the diaphragm, breathe slow and steady. Breathe through your nose. Do not pant.)
PROPER EXERTION. (Go at a constant, manageable pace, do not chase after the person in front, and try not to keep stopping and starting)
All in all, sound out when you do not feel well. We are only human.