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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is 5 days uphill and downhill trip starts and ends in Pokhara (827 m) that required a permit and TIMS card. The hiking route is interesting along the terraced fields, river valley, forest, and village, including Birethanti (1030 m), Hille (1500 m), Ulleri (2070 m), Ghorepani (2750 m), Tadapani (2620 m), Ghandruk (1940 m), Landruk (1565 m), Tolkha (1700 m), Pothana (1900 m) and Dhampus (1650 m). Participants explore locals lifestyle, unique dress, food habit, vegetation, wildlife, and snow-clad peaks. Daily 300 trekkers visit in September to December, and March to May. Poon Hill (3210 m) Tower offers to glimpse the highest peaks of central Nepal, such as Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167 m (seventh), Mt. Manaslu 8163 m (eighth), Mt. Annapurna 8091 m (tenth), Annapurna South (7219 m), and Fishtail (6993 m). The views of green hill and the Kali Gandaki Valley (6997 m deep) can be seen on a clear day. 

Ghorepani Pun Hill Trek managed by Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) since 1986.  Ghorepani is a Poon town 60 km northwest of Pokhara and 17 km east of Beni Bazaar. A pony water station was middle of the forest between Pokhara and Jomsom, which revered Ghodepani Village after the horse (Ghode) and water (Pani). There are fifteen teahouses with electricity in Lower (2750 m) and Upper settlement (Deorali, 2815 m). Poon Hill Tower (3210 m) is 45 minutes far from the town. Locals sell cookies, energy bars, hot and cold drinks in the morning. A trekker can return Pokhara same day via Ulleri after the sunrise view. Follow the route of Tadapani, Ghandruk, Landruk, Dhampus, and Phedi (1080 m) to arrive Pokhara in 3 days. A tea house is available every couple of hours along the route.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek suggested joining Trishuli rafting, Pokhara sightseeing, and Chitwan jungle safari. Trekkers can continue to Annapurna base camp, Jomsom, and Beni with a hot spring in Tatopani and Jhinu Danda. Sixteen types of rhododendron flower (in March-April), Himalayan black bear, pheasant, monkey, and barking deer are found in Ghandruk Ghorepani circuit. Every March, Toren Lha (archery with singing and dancing) festival is celebrated 7 days in Birethanti and Hille. Tote Parva is celebrated on Tuesday of Chaitra (March-April) and Shrawan (July-August). Jestha Purnima is celebrated 3 days in Ulleri (May). Kot Maula Puja is celebrated 9 days in Dashain Festival (October-November). Contact in Yeti Trail Adventure for the trip book or car and guide hire. Additional information is below. 

Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara (827 m) – 7 hours by bus

Day 02: Pokhara to Hille (1500 m) via Nayapul (1070 m) – 4/5 hours

Day 03: Hille to Ghorepani (2750 m) – 6/7 hours

Day 04: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2620 m) via Poon Hill (3210 m) – 6/7 hours

Day 05: Tadapani to Landruk (1565 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 06: Landruk to Pokhara (827 m) via Phedi (1080 m) – 6/7 hours

Day 07: Pokhara to Kathmandu 1350 m – 7 hours by bus

Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara (827 m) – 7 hours by bus
Pokhara is located 204 km west of Kathmandu takes 7 hours by a tourist bus. Interesting views of snow-capped mountains, Trishuli and Marsyangdi River Valley, cable car, highway town, terraced fields, village, domestic animal, and the forest-clad hill can be seen during the bus tour. Kathmandu to Malekhu is 72 km far with a bus stop. Malekhu to Gunadi is 87 km far with a bus stop. Gunadi to Pokhara is 45 km far with a tourist bus park. A taxi takes 10 minutes (2 km) to reach Lake Side. Stay at a hotel with bed and breakfast in Pokhara.

Day 02: Pokhara to Hille (1500 m) via Nayapul (1070 m) – 4/5 hours
Pokhara to Nayapul is 44 km far in the west takes 1:20-hours by taxi. The taxi passes toward Naudanda (1440 m) with the views of Annapurna range, Phewa Lake, and surrounding villages. Phedi (1080 m) and Kande (1700 m) are highway towns where starts and end Annapurna treks. Lumle (1610 m) is the highest rainfall area of Nepal. The hiking begins at Nayapul. Birethanti (1030 m) located 30 minutes north bank of the Modi and Bhurungdi River. Birethanti is the Thakali village with13 lodges, electricity, ACAP check post, and Mt Fishtail (6993 m) view. You should choose a seperate trail to Ghorepani and Ghandruk. Walk 2:30 hours an uphill trail to reach Hille with seven lodges and electricity. Hille is a Gurung village on the terraced fields with the views of river valley and villages. Stay at a lodge with full board meal in Hille.

Day 03: Hille to Ghorepani (2750 m) – 6/7 hours
It takes 20 minutes to cross a bridge. Uphill walks with 3500 stone steps to reach Ulleri (2070 m) takes 1:40 hours. Ulleri is a Magar (Poon) Village with lodges and electricity offers the views of the Bhurungdi Khola Valley, Annapurna South (7219 m), and Hiuchuli (6441 m). Climb an uphill in one hour to reach Banthanti (rest place in the forest, 2307 m) with Mt. Fishtail (6993 m) view. Hike through a forest takes 1:30 hours to reach Nayathanti (new rest place, 2606 m) with four lodges. Climb 1:30 hours to reach Ghorepani (horse water). The lower and upper town (2815 m) has 25 lodges and electricity within 10 minutes distance. Rhododendron blooms in March and April. The forest of rhododendron, blue pines, and hemlock is the home of the Himalayan Black Bear, monkey, and the barking deer. There will be extremely cold in winter. Stay overnight at a guesthouse with full board meal in Ghorepani.

Day 04: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2620 m) via Poon Hill (3210 m) – 6/7 hours
Wearing warm clothes hike 45 minutes on the uphill track to reach Poon Hill early in the morning with a torchlight, and drinking water. Enjoy the sunrise view on a clear day over the snow-capped mountains, including Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Tukuche Peak, Dhampus Peak, Nilgiri South, Twelve-Peak, Annapurna Fang, Hiuchuli, Fishtail, and the Manaslu (8163 m). The world deepest Kali Gandaki Valley (6967 m deep) and Shikha Village can observe from the tower. Locals sell tea, coffee, and energy bars in the morning. Walk downhill for 35 minutes to return the lodge for hot breakfast. After breakfast, climb 50 minutes to a ridge (3158 m) with the great views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himal. Walk 45 minutes to reach Deurali (3097 m) with few tea shops. Descend 1: 15 hours through a jungle to reach Banthanti (2530 m) with five lodges. Climb downhill and uphills for 1:20 hours to reach Tadapani (far water). Tadapani situated in the middle of rhododendron forest with the views of Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Fishtail, and the Modi Khola Valley. Stay overnight at a Lodge with full board meal in Tadapani.

Day 05: Tadapani to Landruk (1565 m) – 5/6 hours
Walk 45 minutes downhill through a rhododendron forest to reach Bhaisikharka with two hotels. Walk 1:50 hours downhill through a forest with crossing a stream to reach the second largest Gurung Village, Ghandruk (1940 m). The views of Annapurna are beautiful here. Walk 2:15 hours downhill and uphill crossing a bridge over the Modi Khola (1400 m) to reach Landruk. Here are seven guesthouses with electricity. The views of Annapurna South and Modi Khola Valley can observe there. Stay at a guesthouse with full board meal in Landruk.

Day 06: Landruk to Pokhara (827 m) via Phedi (1080 m) – 6/7 hours
Hike 50 minutes to reach Tolkha Village (1700 m) with six lodges and the view of Annapurna South. Climb 1:15 hours to reach Dhampus Deurali with teashops and the views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Range. Walk 35 minutes downhill through the forest of rhododendron to reach Pothana Village (1900 m). Enjoy the views of Annapurna and Phewa Lake toward Pokhara. Walk one hour downhill to Dhampus Village (1650 m). Hike 1:30 hours downhill to the highway town Phedi. Take a taxi to reach Pokhara (16 km) in 30 minutes. Stay at a hotel with bed and breakfast in Pokhara.

Day 07: Pokhara to Kathmandu 1350 m – 7 hours by bus
Kathmandu lies 204 km east of Pokhara. A tourist bus takes 7 hours to reach Kathmandu with the views of snow-capped mountains, Marsyangdi River Valley, cable car station, Trishuli River Valley, highway town, terraced fields, village, and forest-clad hill. Pokhara to Gunadi is 45 km far with a bus stop. Gunadi to Malekhu is 87 km far with a bus stop. Malekhu to Kathmandu is 72 km far with a bus stop. Take a taxi to hotel. Stay at a hotel with bed and breakfast in Kathmandu.

Trip Cost Includes

  • 4 night’s stay in Mountain lodges in twin sharing bed.
  • Professional trekking guide & porter.
  • Food, lodge, salary, transport and insurance to the porter and guide.
  • Trekking permit and TIMS card.
  • Tourist bus ticket from and to Kathmandu.
  • Taxi from Pokhara to Nayapul and Phedi to Pokhara.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in Mountain.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa fee.
  • Travel insurance including helicopter evacuation.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara except farewell meal.
  • Bar bills, tea, coffee, water, desert, battery charge, laundry and hot shower in mountain.
  • Tip to guide and porter.

   

According to the tourist, Ghorepani hiking can be 3 days and four days, and a route can go through Myagdi, Tatopani too, please ask at the office.
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Trip Facts

  • Duration: 7 days
  • Hiking begins and ends : Nayapul (1070 m) & Phedi (1080 m)
  • Types: Moderate/Tea house trek
  • Highest point: 3210 m (Poon Hill)
  • Views: Annapurna I (8091 m), Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Manaslu (8163 m)
  • River valleys: Modi and Bhurungdi Khola
  • Transportation : Private car/tourist bus
  • Accommodation : 4 nights in Mountain
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • When to go: February to May & September to December

Trip Map

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking map

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