Ghorepani Poonhill Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 12 Days

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a beautiful short introduction to both Annapurna and Dhaulagiri trekking regions. The trails in the Ghorepani-Poonhill trek go through icy waterfalls and historical old patchwork valleys full of dense mossy forests. Around every bend, you will be teased by glimpses of different high snow-covered mountains, but the whole beauty of them will be revealed as you reach the highest point of the trek at Poonhill viewpoint.

This the short trek through the foothills of Annapurna mountain range to the viewpoint of Poonhill offers the best trek in Nepal. You will get to behold glimpses of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Mountain), Annapurna Mountain Range, the great Dhaulagiri, and the spectacular villages inhabited by the Gurkha tribes of Gurungs and Magars.

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Duration

12 days

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  • What's included :
    • 11x Breakfast
    • 8x Dinner
    • 9x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 12 nights
    • A guide.
    • Entry permits for Annapurna Conservation Area.
    • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card.
    • Necessary transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara both way by Tourist Bus.
    • Transportation from Pokhara to Nayapul both way by Taxi.
    • Meals for the guide during a trek.
    • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) for you during the trek.
    • Hotel accommodation at Kathmandu at 3 Star Category with BB basis.
    • Hotel accommodation at Pokhara at 3 Star Category with BB basis.
    • Accommodation for you during the trek.
    • Accommodation for the guide during a trek.
    • Necessary equipment for our guide.
    • Insurance for guide.
    • Hotel accommodation in Pokhara for the guide.
    • Entry/Admission - Pokhara Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Ulleri School
    • Entry/Admission - Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Agency | Poonhill Trek | Ghorepani Trek Nepal | Poonhill trekking [AGENCY]
    • Entry/Admission - Chhomrong Cottage
    • Entry/Admission - Deurali
    • Entry/Admission - Annapurna Mountain Range
    • Entry/Admission - Jhinu Danda Hot spring
    • Entry/Admission - Birethanti Bridge
    • Entry/Admission - Boudha Stupa
    What's excluded :
    • Emergency Mountain Medical Rescue Insurance (Provided by your insurance company.
    • Please buy it in your country. You cannot buy it in Nepal.)
    • Expenses of personal nature, such as drinks and beverages, etc.
    • Tips.
    • Lunch and Dinner for you at Pokhara and Kathmandu.
    • Entry/Admission - Kathmandu Durbar Square

  • Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu.

    Stop At: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the major attractions in Kathmandu Valley. The word “Durbar Square” is translated in English as Palace Complex. The Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: 3 Star Hotel.

    Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) which takes about six hours

    Stop At: Pokhara Museum, Pokhara Nepal
    You depart for the six hours drive to Pokhara (915m,), 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: 3 Star Hotel.

    Day 3: Drive from Pokhara (915m.) to Nayapul (1050m) by car and trek to tikhedungha(1577m) for 4 hours.

    Stop At: Ulleri School, Bhuktangle 33700, Nepal
    After breakfast at hotel, you could drive by car or van for 1 and half hours to Nayapul. Then you start your trekking. The first part of your trek is easy passing through numerous small villages and settlements. Afterwards you could ascend gently to the final destination of the day. The majority people here are Gurung and their religion is Buddhist. They are engaged in agricultural activities, tourism business and some are employed in Gorkha and Indian regiments.


    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tea House.

    Day 4: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) and it takes about six hours.

    Stop At: Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Agency | Poonhill Trek | Ghorepani Trek Nepal | Poonhill trekking [AGENCY], Kapan Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
    To begin your trek, you could ascend steeply for the early 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, Magar villages. On the way, you could see good view of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna (7219m.) south. Now your trail is quite easier passing through rhododendron and shadowy trees and descends gently up to the final camp. You could see some of the wild life such as monkey and various species of birds.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tea House.

    Day 5: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Tadapani (2675m.) which takes about 5 and half hours.

    Stop At: Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Agency | Poonhill Trek | Ghorepani Trek Nepal | Poonhill trekking [AGENCY], Kapan Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
    Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650 m.). After walking for almost one and half hour you reach Gurung Hill which has the splendid mountain views as Poon Hill. From here you follow small forests with rhododendron, bamboos until you reach Deurali. The trail goes steeply down through deep forests all the way to Banthati. It takes one hour from here to reach Tadapanil After breakfast trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2731m.) through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos and oaks. En route, you frequently see waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, local birds and green scenarios. Tadapani is a small village surrounded by beautiful forests which grants you a magnificent view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, and Annapurna II and so on.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tea House.

    Day 6: Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Bamboo (2340m.) via Chhomrong (2040 m.) and it takes about Seven and half hours.

    Stop At: Chhomrong Cottage, Ghandruk 33700, Nepal
    Leaving Chhomrong, the trail descends on a stone staircase and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a swaying suspension bridge, then climbs out of the side valley. High above the Modi Khola on its west bank, the trail passes through the tiny settlement of Tilicho in forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. Climbing further on a rocky trail (beware of the stinging nettles) you reach three hotels at Sinuwa, at 2350m. Climb in rhododendron forests to Kuldi, at 2520m. This was once a British sheep breeding project; now the stone houses are an ACAP visitor centre and check post. In winter, it's common to find snow anywhere from this point on. Descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests. It is then a short distance on a muddy trail to Bamboo Lodge (2340m.).
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tea House.

    Day 7: Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m.) which takes about five hours.

    Stop At: Deurali, Ghandruk 33700, Nepal
    You trek gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. The first town you reach is Dovan (2630m.) where there are few lodges and camp sites. Now you pass through muddy trail which traverses high above the river. There is debris of avalanches except during winter season. After short trek, you reach at Himalayan Hotel (2900m.), the town named after the Himalayan Hotel. Beyond it, the trail is steeply ascent up to Hinko Cave (3160m.), this named as a huge overhanging rock provides some protection against rain and avalanches. It takes approximately twenty minutes through normally ascent path to reach Deorali (3230m.)
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tea House.

    Day 8: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m.) via Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.)

    Stop At: Annapurna Mountain Range, 33500 Nepal
    From here, the valley widens and becomes less steep and you can see the gates to the sanctuary. The trail is less steep. As the trail continues into the sanctuary, it crosses two avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that hurdles up against the cliffs. After short trek you will be at Bagar (3310m.), a meadow and some abandoned hotels. The normal trail follows the left side of the valley. Now the trail appears gently ascent until you reach Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.). Here you find almost 6 to 7 lodges. This is one of the places, where you can enjoy the view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.). The path follows through alpine meadow and after some distance your trails go gently up. After a short trek, you begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp (4170m.). From here, you can see the views of several peaks at 360 degree.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tea House.

    Day 9: Trek from Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.) to Dovan (2630m.) which takes 5 hours.

    Stop At: Deurali, Ghandruk 33700, Nepal
    It's much easier going down. You should have no problem reaching Sinuwa in a single day from Annapurna Base Camp. Now you trek through Himalayan Hotel to Dovan.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tea house.

    Day 10: Trek from Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m.) and it takes about six hours.

    Stop At: Jhinu Danda Hot spring, 33700, Nepal
    The path is descent up to Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo plants. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar and now the trail is quite flat until you reach Sinuwa. You trek gradually descend to the Chhumrong Khola and you have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhumrong. The last part of the trail is steeply down to Jhinudanda. From the town you should walk down for 20 minutes to reach Hot Spring at the bank of the Modi Khola. You can relax at Hot Spring.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tea House.

    Day 11: Trek from Jhinudanda to Birethanti (1025m.) which takes about five hours

    Stop At: Birethanti Bridge, Birethanti 33700, Nepal
    The trail gradually descends all the way to Birethanti along the bank of Modi Khola. En route, you pass through forests, rice terraces, waterfalls and green scenarios. Birethanti is a small town with few lodges, shops and human settlements. Now you walk for almost twenty minutes through flat path upto Nayapul (New Bridge). Here you board vehicle to drive back to Pokhara which takes approximately one and half hours.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: 3 Star Hotel.

    Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours

    Stop At: Boudha Stupa, Buddha Stupa, Boudhanath Sadak, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
    This Stupa, 8 kilometres east of Kathmandu City, is one of the biggest in the world for its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. This Buddhist Stupa was built by King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priest.
    Duration: 6 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: 3 Star Hotel.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Domestic airport , International airport , Bus stationAirports
    • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by First Environmental Trekking

Activity ID: V-65540P38

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