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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The Poon Hill Trek is one of our favourite treks and we’d be delighted to help you explore this impressive region in Nepal.

Enjoy the beauties of the Annapurna region on this short but worthwhile trek. With a lower altitude profile, trekkers require less time to acclimatise and the trek is less strenuous. Nevertheless, it offers a great taster of the region with impressive views and culturally interesting villages. The entire trail is well developed and cosy tea houses offer a welcoming atmosphere and good quality food and accommodation. The trek starts in Naya Pul after short drive from Pokahara – the traditional gateway to the Annapurna region.

Poon Hill itself is a very popular view point with fantastic views of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), famous Annapurna I (8,091m), Machapuchare (6993m) – also known as Mt. Fishtail due to its characteristic shape, Tukuche (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7219m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and many others. The trip includes a visit to Ghandruk, the second largest Gurung settlement.

We have been organizing the Poon Hill Trek for long time with and it never fails to amaze – both us and the clients. After a stiff climb to Ghorepani & great views of Dhaulagiri & the Annapurna, this trek returns through the large Gurung village of Ghandruk, past wonderful views of Machapuchhare. 

+ Optional Extended Route [continue to following destinations]

If you prefer to extend the trip and continue to Annapurna Base camp Trek or Khopra Ridge Trek or Mardi Himal Trek rather than return to Pokhara, this can also be arranged.

Is Peak Climbing your Passion?

Is climbing is your passion, you can book Dhampus Peak Climbing along with the trek.

Note: Fixed Departure Tours 

Our Everest 3 Passes Trek with Island Peak Climbing Group join Tours departure from 29 March 2019 to 13 April 2019. 2 spaces left. If you are looking group join tours , have an an instantly contact us.

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Highlights:

  • Experience the Annapurna region: traditional villages and impressive landscapes

  • Visit Gurung and Magar Villages along the trail

  • Enjoy views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, two of the world’s highest peaks

Trip Facts

Duration: 5 Days

Group Size: 2 - 10

Difficulty: Easy-medium

Altitude: 2800m - 3210m

Season: Spring/Fall&Winter

Accommodation: Teahouse

Starting / Ending: Kathmandu

Equipment: Basic trekking gear

Transport : Private & sharing vehicle

Activities: Trekking, sightseeing, Hiking

Permits: Annapurna Conservation Area Permit & TIMS Car

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)

Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)

Flying into KTM is a memorable experience with the Himalaya Spread out before you. After landed your flight in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1350m), our airport representative will be waiting for you with your name written on the placard. We welcome you by offering Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle. There will be a full trek briefing this evening.
Overnight at Hotel 

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing

Kathmandu Sightseeing

The day is spent visiting UNESCO World Heritage and cultural sites of Kathmandu. You will visit to ancient Buddhist and Hindu holy sites Swayambhu(Monkey Temple), planet's tallest Boudha Stupa, open cremation and sacred Hindu Temple Pashupatinath. After visit these three places return to hotel and prepare for trek and explore the tourist hub of Nepal Thamel where you can easily find all you need for trekking. Or if you just want to relax there are many cafes and bakeries serving excellent local tea and coffee. It is best to avoid the street food.
Meals included: bed and breakfast
Overnight at Hotel 

Day 03: Scenic drive to Nayapul (1070m/ 3510.499 ft.) trek to Ulleri [2050m/6725ft], 1h drive+5h walk

Scenic drive to Nayapul (1070m/ 3510.499 ft.) trek to Ulleri [2050m/6725ft], 1h drive+5h walk

We drive to Nayapul. From here we begin trek to a bridge over a stream and follow the road along the bank of the Modi Khola and further short walk bring us to Berethanti (1000m). From here we continue to Hill (1510m) via climbs steadily up the side of the valley and next short walk bring us to Tikhedunga (1540m). We climb very steeply on a stone staircase, few hr. of trek bring us to Ulleri Magar village. From here we overview perfect view of Annapurna South and Himchuli [Included meals: Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 04: Ascent to Ghorepani (2750m/ 9020ft.), 4hr walk

Ascent to Ghorepani (2750m/ 9020ft.), 4hr walk

Trek commence with ascend through cultivated fields. The field soon give way to deep forests as the trail climb to Banthanti. Further trail is fascinated with magnificent oak and rhododendrons forests and crosses sparkling clear Streams before final climb to Nangathanti (2460m). Further an hour of trek bring us Ghorepani. In the winter the trail can be covered with snow. [Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 05: Climb Poon Hill (3210m/ 10531.5 ft.) for fabulous views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri etc.; retrace steps to Ghorepani and trekcontinue to Tadapani (2710m/8891.076 ft.), 5-6hr walk

Climb Poon Hill (3210m/ 10531.5 ft.) for fabulous views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri etc.; retrace steps to Ghorepani and trekcontinue to Tadapani (2710m/8891.076 ft.), 5-6hr walk

Panorama View, rewarding day. We climb Poon Hill for sunrise and super view of Annapurna panorama view at 3210m.Afterwords we return to Ghorepani, have a breakfast and continue to Tadapani. We observe various pleasant view of Annapurna Mountains, impressive range of wildlife and remarkable flora and fauna. [Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 06: Descend to Ghandruk (1940m/6364.829 ft.), 5-6hr walk

Descend to Ghandruk (1940m/6364.829 ft.), 5-6hr walk

Another beautiful day. Pleasant descends and flats journey on amazing nature bring us to Tadapani (2710m). The path is downhill, the unrelenting slope places a strain on the knees and trekking poles will come in handy. From Tadapani 2hr of trek on descend bring us to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is Second-largest Gurung settlement in Nepal. It’s surrounded by neatly terraced filed and framed by outstanding views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchare.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 07: Trek descend to Nayapul and retrace drive to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft), 3-4 walk+1h drive

Trek descend to Nayapul and retrace drive to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft), 3-4 walk+1h drive

The walk to Nayapul takes us along a beautiful undulating trail through surrounded by terraced fields, villages and river [Included meals: Breakfast&Lunch]
Overnight at hotel

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Note: We are flexible to customize the trip itinerary, dates as per your time frame, service standard etc.

Included Services

+First Aid kit

Private vehicle during the trek 

+ Trekking permit and TIMS card

+ Private trek with an English speaking trekking guide

+ Guides’ and porters’ medical and accidental insurance

+ Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) during the trek

+ Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses

+ Free arrival and departure service for the group!We’ll pick you up personally

+ 1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 20 kg; i.e. 10kg pP


Excluded Services

- Tips for Guide & Porter 

- Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)

- Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]

- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)

- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks & boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc during the trek

- Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc.

- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt.

Equipment

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.

Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.

Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat
2. A Bandana
3. Sunglasses
4. Warm hat
5. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor
6. Lip balm with a high SPF factor
7. An emergency light

Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves

Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts
2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best
3. Underwear
4. 2 shorts
5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket
2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)
3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)
4. Waterproof pants
5. Baggy pants
6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)
7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket

Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)
2. Spare laces
3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks
5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle
Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack
2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack
3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius

Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains
2. Plasters/Band-aids
3. Iodine or water filters
4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters
5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts
6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller
8. Oral rehydration salts
9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)
11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)
12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)
13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars
2. Reading book
3. Trail Map/Guide book
4. Journal & Pens
5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Toiletries:

1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel
2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
4. Deodorant
5. Nail clippers
6. Face and body moisturize
7. Feminine hygiene products
8. Small mirror

 

Useful Information

Additional Options:

+Hotel upgrade in Ktm: [65 USD for 4* hotel, 95 USD for 5* hotel per night]

If you feel like a little luxury before and after your trek, you can upgrade your hotel in Kathmandu to 4*/ 5* category.

Nepal Visas

You need visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Travelers Insurance

While you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you will submit copy of your insurance certificate. Your insurance policy must coverage accidents, medical expenses and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue and then personal liability. At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa also advocated your Insurance policy coverage cancellation curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have must proof of the Insurance receipt, you will do initiative otherwise you can’t get any compensation.

Helicopter Evacuation

Sometimes, Helicopter rescue situations can come due to unexpected accident, bad weather, road obstruction/blocked or other reasons. Anywhere you options for a helicopter trip in order to back to home early due to health issue and due to an emergency that may arise during the trip. In any cases, the expense of any helicopter flight is the only responsibility of you or your policy should be coverage in this cases.

Money and Tipping

Tipping is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to tip their crews at the end of a trek. Money and Tipping; it is best to bring a mixture of cash, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 8 - 10 per meal in Kathmandu(if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.

Start from: USD495
USD450
Duration
5 Days
Season
Spring/Fall/winter
Region
Annapurna - Nepal
Grade
Medium
Altitude
3210m
Walking
5hr
Accommodation
Tea-house