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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 10 days

  • Flower meadow in Ghorepani

  • in Ghorepani

  • From Ghorepani to Chule


Trip Overview

Duration: 10 days
Maximum altitude:  3‘210 m
Trek Grade:  Easy to moderate
Average walking time per day: 4 - 6 hours
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Best season: February, March, April, May, October, November

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is suitable for those who have either brought little time or having a lot of respect for the high altitude or both.

Ghorepani - Poon Hill is located in the Annapurna region. In a few days you can enjoy the full benefit from the Himalayas. Enjoy sunsets or sunrising on the Poon Hill. An impressive play of light on Dhaulagiri 8'167 m, Annapurna 8'091 m, Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Peak) opens up.

The trail takes you to the charming villages of the Gurungs and Magars, fascinating waterways and through rhododendron forests.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara – 6 till 7 hours

Day 04: 1.5 hours drive to Nayapul by Car or Van Trek to Ulleri 1'960 m

Day 05: Ulleri - Ghorepani 2'874 m

Day 06: Ghorepani – Poon Hill 3’210 m – Tadapani 2’590 m

Day 07: Tadapani- Gandruk 1’940 m

Day 08: Gandruk – Nayapul – Drive to Pokhara

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu or enjoy Pokhara

Day 10: Departure

           
 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Enjoy the historical cultural sites of Kathmandu including UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pashupatinath (sacred Hindu temples), Boudhanath (Buddhist shrine) Swayembhunath (monkey temple), etc.

Day 03: From Kathmandu to Pokhara – 6 till 7 drive

Day 04: Pokhara - 1.5 hour drive to Nayapul by Car or Van, Trek to Ulleri 1'960 m
We start our hike in Nayapul. After 15 minutes along on the bank of the Modi Khola River, the way brings us to Birethanti 1'025 m, a large village with shops and tea houses. From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the northern shore of Bhurungdi Khola. Then we climb steadily uphill to Hille 1‘475 m here comes now the challenging part of the day, the ascent to Ulleri.

Day 05: Ulleri - Ghorepani 2'874 m
After a rich breakfast we leave Ulleri and begin our climb to Ghorepani. The trail leads through oak and rhododendron forests to Banthanti 2‘250 m. From there we walk towards Nangethanti on 2'460 m. After another hour we reach Ghorepani 2'874 m. Option: those who want to enjoy the sunset on the Poon Hill 3'210 m

Day 06: Ghorepani – Poon Hill 3’210 m – Tadapani 2’590 m
Still in the dark, and those who did not oversleep, make the one-hour climb to Poon Hill 3'210 m. A great spectacle. This vantage point offers a wonderful view of the sunrise over the Himalayas. We spend about 40 minutes and enjoy the wonderful experience before we get back down to Ghorepani and relish our well-deserved breakfast. Afterwards the path leads us over hills and through pine- and rhododendron forests before arriving in Banthanti. From here we take the turnoff to Tadapani 2’590 m.

Day 07: Tadapani- Gandruk 1’940 m
The trail is now always slightly downhill through a subtropical forest of bamboo and giant rhododendron. Gandruk is the capital of the region Gurung and his men are known as Gurkhas soldiers.

Day 08: Gandruk – Nayapul – Drive to Pokhara
We continue to climb more down until we get to Nayapul and from where we catch a vehicle to Pokhara.

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu or enjoy Pokhara

Day 10: Departure

                       
 

Includes & Excludes

Includes and Excludes

In Services included:
National Park permit
TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management System)
Accommodation during the trek
Breakfast whilst Trekking with B & B Program
3 meals during the trek with the Package Program
English speaking, experienced and trained guide
Number of porter according to the group size (15 kg of luggage per Trekker)
First aid kit and insurance for the team
Transport to the trekking spot
Airport pick up and drop off

Not included:
Hotels *
Any kind of drinks
International flights
Personal expenses
Personal Insurance and medication
Nepal entry visa
Tipping for guide and porter
German speaking guide or group leader (On request)

* Accommodations are only included whilst Trekking. For Hotel reservations we are pleased to support you.