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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

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Highlights
    • Exclusive visit to the world heritage sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar square and Monkey Temple.
    • Tour of lively city of Pokhara with Mountain View in backdrop.
    • Pleasurabletrip along the wonderful dense rhododendron forests full of birds and imaging valleys.
    • Hike up to Poon Hill with magnificent views of Himalayan range including Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna range, Lamjung Himal (6893m), Nilgiri (7061m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and Manaslu (8163m)

A trek in every traveler’s bucket list is the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. This circuit takes you around the Annapurna region with spectacular views of Annapurna range, Hiunchuli (6441m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m). Expect to be mesmerized by the ethnic villages of Ghandruk and Ghorepani, as you take on this breathtaking trek through the valleys, crossing passes and spending nights at remote settings. This trek will be a journey into the heart of Himalayan culture as you enjoy the warm hospitality of indigenous communities and gather a worthwhile experience. Welcome to the real heaven on Earth.

 

While treks in the Himalayan region can be challenging, this 10-day trek is suitable for all age groups as long as you can take on steep terrains and frosty conditions. Arriving in Kathmandu, you begin with a tour of the valley and neighboring town of Lalitpur. A day in the valley does not suffice for its many attractions, however, we make do as we visit some of the UNESCO listed World Heritage sites. The following day we leave for Pokhara, a legendary tourist town southwest of Kathmandu, before starting our trek at Nayapul. The next 6 days ensues an enthralling journey into the hills, lush green and laden with wild flora and fauna, as we take on strenuous climb along rocky trails and challenge ourselves to resist the scintillating beauty unraveling in front of our eyes. Poonhill, a stop in your itinerary, will be the ultimate viewpoint with the views of Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m) along with 360° views of surrounding valleys. During the course of this trek, you’ll pass through Ghorepani, Tadapani, Ulleri, and Ghandruk village. Ghandruk is a predominantly Gurung settlement and has a picturesque setting that is mostly depicted in promotional movies and pictures. Be prepared to alter your perspective of remote life as you take on this beautiful trek. This trek can be undertaken any time of the year barring the monsoon (June to August) for the trails can turn dangerous.

 

With a history of providing finest services to our customers, Corporate Adventure Treks is proud to introduce this trek and offer their services to prospective customers from Nepal and abroad. Provide us the opportunity to guide you through one of the best trekking trails on Earth with our experienced staffs who ensure safety and a worthwhile experience.

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1300m)
  • 3 star base hotel

Once you arrive in Kathmandu, meet our travel representative at the airport. Transfer to the hotel is followed by a briefing on the trek. Dinner in the evening is organized by Corporate Adventure Treks. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals

Day 02: Free Day/ Option: Sightseeing tour at Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple & Patan Durbar square.
  • 3 star base

A choice of either a free day or a sightseeing tour, you need to book the sightseeing tour as you arrive. Sightseeing involves a tour around the Historical Kathmandu Durbar square including other UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu and Lalitpur including Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals

Breakfast

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) |7-8 hours
  • 7-8 hours
  • My Hotel or Similar

Today, you head on a road trip to the tourist town of Pokhara. On the road for 8 hours, start your journey as you exit Kathmandu along the Prithvi Highway. With the roads refurbished expect a smooth ride on a tourist coach as you take the trip of a lifetime along the serene valleys with Trishuli and Marsyangdi River cutting through the hills. As you arrive in Pokhara, you’ll be received at the bus station and transferred to the hotel by the lakeside. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara

Meals

Breakfast

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m) |3-4 hours
  • 3-4 hours
  • Chandra guest house or Similar

The trek starts after we drive to Nayapul. Starting our trek, we cross the Modi Bridge and take a trail down a flight of stone stairs. Walking along lush green scenery, you cross a river on suspension bridge as you reach Ram temple. Further, crossing several crop fields along the way you arrive in Tikhedhunga. Overnight stay at Tikhedhunga.

Meals

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 05: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2880 m) |5-6 hours
  • 5-6 hours
  • Namaste lodge or Similar

After a short descent, while exiting Tikhedhunga, you’ll cross a suspension bridge and then tread these stairs as you climb up the beautiful valley. Passing by picturesque settlements of the Himalayan region with terraced fields, you enter a forest full of rhododendron trees before arriving in Ulleri. Enjoy the views of Annapurna range while you hike to Ghorepani. The Gurung village boasts magnificent Gurung culture and traditions. Overnight stay at Ghorepani.

Meals

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 06: Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani via Poonhill (3210 m) |7-8 hours
  • 7-8 hours
  • Himalayan Guesthouse or Similar

Gear up for a majestic morning with the views of Annapurna range as you start the day early and hike up to Poon Hill. It is famous for views of the sunrise over the Himalayas. Shortly you descend back to Ghorepani and after a quick stop for breakfast, you set off for Tadapani. First up, we hike up to Deurali Pass, along with the ridgeline of a hill and descend to Banthanti. Finally, we ascend onto Tadapani. Overnight stay at Tadapani.

Meals

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 07: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m) |3-4 hours
  • 3 hours
  • Annapurna guest houe or similar

Heading to our final destination, Ghandruk, we take a relatively easy hike on the trail near Lalikharka, southeast of Tadapani. First up, we descend to Bhaise Kharka. We proceed downhill along a flight of stone stairs with rhododendron trees on either side as you pass by deep gorges. Arriving at this beautiful Gurung village, we get an unobstructed view of the Annapurna range including Hiunchuli (6441m), Gangapurna (7454m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m). the village is also famous as a village with great home-stay practice and reception of tourists. Overnight stay at Ghandruk.

Meals

Breakfast, lunch dinner

Day 08: Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara (900m) |4-5 hours
  • 3 hours trek 1 hour drive
  • Crystal palace or Similar

Wrapping up our trek we head back to Pokhara via Nayapul. First up, we hike downhill along a 13km long along Modi River. Crossing from pine forests onto terraced rice and corn fields we arrive at Birethanti. Then we head onto our starting point of the trek as we cross the Modi Bridge. From Nayapul, we catch a ride back to Pokhara. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

Meals

Breakfast, lunch dinner

Day 09: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu| 7-8 hours
  • 7-8 hours
  • 3 star

Catching a private vehicle early in the morning, we make our journey back to Kathmandu. Driving along the ridges and valleys in the company of Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers, you cross the settlements of Muglin and Malekhu. As you begin the climb from Naubise, along with the serpentine roads, observe the vast landscape as it disappears when you enter Kathmandu Valley. Checking back into your hotel, take the evening to stroll around the tourist market of Thamel and enjoy the farewell dinner as you spend the night in Kathmandu.

Meals

Breakfast, dinner

Day 10: Final departure to your destination

The final day of your trip, make sure you’ve gathered your belongings as you are seen off at the airport to catch your flight. Boarding your flight makes plans for your next trip.

Meals

Breakfast

What's Included

  • Airport arrival and departure transfer to/from hotel.
  • 3 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 night at Pokhara on BB base.
  • ACAP and TIM’s trekking permit.
  • Necessary domestic transport as per the program.
  • Pre-trek meeting with guide,
  • All grounded transport as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and return kathmandu by tourist bus , accompanied by Guide.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Lodge/guesthouse accommodation during trek. Sharing, during high season can be dormitory.
  • English speaking experienced and qualified trekking guide.
  • One porter between two pax, 10 kilo baggage per pax.
  • Guide & porters receive ‘fair wage’, proper equipment and full insurance coverage.
  • Group and staff first aid kit.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Government taxes [13%]

What's Excluded

  • Nepali Visa.
  • Drinks and beverages, private snacks etc.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara (allows you freedom of choice, place etc)
  • Laundry, telephone etc.
  • Tips to tour guide, trek guide, porters or hotel staff.
  • Personal equipment (see list below.
  • Personal medicine, first aid kit.
  • Travel insurance, covering trekking over 4000m, evacuation, hospitalization and repatriation.
  • Single room supplement, hotel or on trek, approx. price will be given on request

General conditions/tips etc

Accommodation.

All hotels are of a good standard, within Tourist class category. Nepal is a developing country, so some rough corners should be expected, and tolerated. Electricity can suddenly be cut off, and hot water in the shower is not always guaranteed. A sense of humor is important.

When trekking we use lodges/home stays, where again the standard can vary. In the high season you may end up in a dormitory, or even sleeping in the dining room. We aim for own rooms with two or a double bed. But again: humor helps.

Food

In Kathmandu you have a wide selection of places to eat. On the trek the menu is more limited. Here we tend to eat simple, with the Nepali national dish, Dhal Bhat being popular (rice, lentils and vegetables/meat curry), but there is pizza and other exotic foods on the menu. You rarely go hungry, but standards can vary. At each meal we provide tea and coffee.

Best Season of Trekking

Trekking is best during the pre and the post monsoon periods, i.e. March to May, and even better from the end of September to early December. Winter is December to end Feb and can be too cold in most areas, and June to early September the Monsoon is upon us. Having said that, it is possible to trek in Nepal year round. Let us know your dates and interests, and we can tailor a suitable trip.

HIKING/TREKKING CHECKLIST

Boots suitable for your given trek, 4 pairs of socks, warm long johns, a windproof and a waterproof pair of trousers. Underpants, T-shirts, insulated mid layer, short and long arm shirts, fleece or wool jacket, and down jacket. Waterproof shell jacket. Gloves, warm hat, sun hat, Buff. Warm sleeping bag. Sun glasses, water bottle, first aid kit, nail clippers, note book and pen, reading material, camera. Lip cream and sun cream. Toiletries and towel. Torch, spare batteries, and charger for phone (lodges charge for this). Day pack (ca 25 to 30 ltr.). Inner shoes for the lodges.

Ski or Nordic walking poles are popular. Unless you have a knee or health issue, we recommend the use of just one. Why? When using two poles about 15% of your expended energy is in your arms, where God made legs to walk with. In addition your posture becomes more cramped, not helping with breathing at altitude. One pole allows you greater flexibility, so you may wind your way up the path, and put less pressure on the respiratory system. We recommend having one pole, especially useful on the way down, when it is steep, the path is wet, or you are simply tired.

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