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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

4 Night Itinerary from  £895

Poonhill Trek Tour

A moderate trek in the Annapurna region with stunning views; a perfect add-on to your Nepal tour.

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Travel Highlights

  • A moderate trek with 5-7 hours walking per day - a perfect add-on to your Nepal tour.
  • Admire stunning views of Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and Himalchuli.
  • Exploring the flora, fauna and scenic beauty of the Annapurna region.
  • Meet local Gurkha soldiers, Gurung and Magar people and discover their unique way of life.
  • Climb to the summit of Poon Hill at sunrise (3210 metres) for magnificent views - a real highlight.
  • The best months to enjoy are February, March, April, May, October and November.
  • Private trekking guide and private porter throughout your trek.

This itinerary can be tailored to your preferences by our specialist advisors, who can provide a guaranteed price based on your choice of route, duration, flights, hotels, transport and excursions.

Tour Itinerary

Mountain landscapes

Trek to Tikhedhunga - 1 Night

Day 1 - Trek to Tikhedhunga

 

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Saturday, 31 July 2021

Trek to Tikhedhunga

Drive from your hotel in Pokhara to Nayapul and begin your trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town. The trail follows the main street of Birethanti, going through bamboo forests and past a large waterfall and swimming hole.

Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches Sudami where we might have lunch. After lunch climb steadily up the side of the valley, reaching Hile at 1,495 Mts. near by Tikhedhunga where we check-in  to the lodge for a 1-night stay on a full board basis. Approx 4 hours trekking today.

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Trek to Ghorepani - 1 Night

Day 2 - Trek to Ghorepani

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Sunday, 01 August 2021

Trek to Ghorepani

From Tikhedhunga the trail crosses a stream on a suspension bridge then ascends a steep stone staircase to the large Magar village of Ulleri at 2,070 Mts. Above the village, the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields and then more pleasantly through rhododendron and oak forest.

We continue crossing two sparkling clear streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti. Thanti is a Nepali words meaning "rest house" or "Dharmasala". In the winter the trail can be covered with snow. From Nangethanti about 1 hour’s climb will bring you to Ghorepani at 2,855 Mts. Here, check-in to your lodge fpr a 1-night stay on a full board basis. Approx trekking 5-6 hours today.

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Sunrise at Poonhill & Tadapani - 1 Night

Day 3 - Sunrise at Poonhill & Tadapani

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Monday, 02 August 2021

Sunrise at Poonhill & Tadapani

Up early this morning at around 5:30 am for an hour’s climb to view the sunrise at Poon Hill, a truly wonderful experience. Here, observe unobstructed views of the sunrise over the high Himalayas, including many white mountain peaks. We return to Ghorepani for breakfast.

From Ghorepani, the trail climbs south on muddy path through the deep forests. It finally emerges on a grassy knoil which offers good mountain views, including that of Machhapuchhare (Not visible from Ghorepani pass) and a panorama all the way south to the plains of India. Climbing continues along the ridge in pine and rhododendron forests to the top at 3,030 metres then descend to a second pass also called Deurali at 2,960 metres.

The trail through a ridge hides the mountains as you make a steep, sometimes treacherous, descent on a narrow path alongside the stream. The stream has some clear pools alongside the trail and finally becomes a series of waterfalls over a jumble of boulders. The steep descent becomes more gentle reaching Banthanti for Lunch.

From Banthanti, the trail follow the stream down to a bridge where the trail starts climbing, leaving the moist high mountain forests and entering into a field of cane, making some ups and downs past to vantage point of Tadapani (2,540 meters) that offers a brief view of the mountains. Tadapani means "far water". We arrive and check-in to our lodge for a 1-night stay on a full board basis. Approx trekking time today is 6-7 hours.

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Trek to Ghandruk - 1 Night

Day 4 - Trek to Ghandruk

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Tuesday, 03 August 2021

Trek to Ghandruk

After Breakfast start your trek to Ghandruk. The trekking trail descends steeply through rhododendron forests to Baise Kharka. The trail makes a short, steep descent among rocks to a stream crossing then leads out a ridge towards Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the second largest and most interesting tribal Gurung village in Nepal, and home to Gurkha soldiers. It has excellent close - up views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre and Himchuli. We arrive and check-in to the Ker & Downeys lodge for a 1-night stay on a full board basis. Approx trekking time today is 5 hours.

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Return to Pokhara - 0 Nights

Day 5 - Return to Pokhara

 

 

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Wednesday, 04 August 2021

Return to Pokhara

After breakfast, we take a brief downhill walk to the pick up point from where your private vehicle will  transfer you back to Pokhara (approximately 3 hours). Arrive Pokhara and join the tour of Nepal.

Price Guidelines

Season High Season
Travel Dates February - November 2021
Room Arrangement Tourist
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £895
Single Traveller - Own Room £995

Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.


What's Included

  • 3-night stay in best available local Lodges/tea houses on full board basis. Local lodges may not have private bathrooms. 
  • 1-night stay at Ker and Downey's lodge full board basis.
  • Services of trek leader throughout your trek.
  • Services of a porter - 1 porter for every 2 guests. 
  • Loan of duffel bags and trekking poles (if required).
  • Private transfers from Pokhara to the start of the trek and vv.  
  • Entrance fees to monuments as mentioned in the itinerary 
  • Permits required for the trek (Based on current rate, subject to change).
  • All currently applicable taxes including Service tax.

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