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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

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 wiht the trek.

Hire Trekking Guide and Porter

If you prefer hire trkeeing guide and porter rather than go with our packaged trips then we provide you professional right trekking guide for your safety. Read More...

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:

Pokhara to Ulleri [2050m/6725ft], 6-7hr walk

 

Day 02:

Ulleri to Ghorepani (2750m/ 9020ft.), 4-5hr walk

 

Day 03:

Ghorepani to Tadapani (1940m/6360 ft.), after hike to Poon Hill, walk 5-6hr

 

Day 04:

Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft.), 3-4hr walk

 

Day 05:

Ghandruk to Pokahara (1350m/4264ft), 3-4hr walk+45min drive

 

Trek Duration:

Standard itinerary – 5 days. Can be shortened or extended depending on time &  fitness

Fixed Departure Dates

13 Nov 2018
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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