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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is five days short journey begins in Nayapul (1070 m) after a1:15-minute car trip (44 km) from Pokhara (827 m) and ends in Dhampus, Phedi (1080 m). A moderate hiking passes along a terraced field, village, river valley, and the rhododendron forest with uphill and downhill track. It requires ACAP permit and the TIMS card to explore a rural lifestyle, food habit, ethical dress, tradition, flora, fauna, and the magnificent view. Every day 300 tourists visit in the best time September to December, and March to May. The destination Poon Hill (3210 m) has a view tower (3230 m) that offers sunrise and sunset views of the world’s highest mountain, including Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167 m (7th), Mt. Manaslu 8163 m (8th), Mt. Annapurna 8091 m (10th), Annapurna South (7219 m), Fishtail (6993 m), and the deep Kali Gandaki Valley (6997 m).

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking located in the Annapurna Region, which managed by Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) since 1986. Ghorepani is a village of Poon Magar, 60 km northwest of Pokhara and 17 km northeast of Beni Bazaar. The village situated middle of the rhododendron forest with a view of green hill and snow-capped mountain. The pony water station was here for the Pokhara-Jomsom route. The station derived Ghorepani village because of the horse (Ghore) and water (Pani). The Lower (2750 m) and Upper village (Deorali, 2815 m) have fifteen trekkers’ lodges with electricity. You need to climb Poon Hill before dawn that takes 45 minutes to glimpse sunrise over the Himalaya. Locals, sell energy bar, hot and cold drink on the hill in the morning. You can return to Pokhara in 3 days via Tadapani (2620 m), Ghandruk (1940 m), Landruk (1565 m), Dhampus (1650 m), and the highway town Phedi (1080 m).

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking offers four seasons that are interesting by not only the mountain views, but also the Trishuli rafting, Pokhara tour, and Chitwan jungle safari. After the view tower, you can keep on Annapurna base camp, Jomsom, and Beni enjoying the hot spring pool in Tatopani and Jhinu Danda. The sixteen species of rhododendron recorded here that blooms in spring. Ghorepani has reported Himalayan black bear, pheasant (6 species), monkey, and the barking deer. The mountain festival makes the trip more interesting along the trail. The Toren Lha festival (archery competition with singing, dancing) is celebrated for a week in Birethanti and Hille in March. Tote Parba celebrates on the first Tuesday of Chaitra (March-April) and Shrawan (July-August). Jestha Purnima festival celebrates 3 days in Ulleri (May). Kot Maula Puja celebrates for 9 days in the Dashain festival (March and October). Call, now in Yeti Trail Adventure for the Ghorepani round trip with a guide, porter, and transport cost. Day to day itinerary is below.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport 1337 m

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (827 m) – 7 hours by bus

Day 03: Pokhara to Hille (1500 m) via Nayapul (1070 m) – 4/5 hours

Day 04: Hille to Ghorepani (2750 m) – 6/7 hours

Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2620 m) via Poon Hill (3210 m) – 6/7 hours

Day 06: Tadapani to Landruk (1565 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 07: Landruk to Pokhara (827 m) via Phedi (1080 m) – 6/7 hours

Day 08: Pokhara to Kathmandu 1350 m – 7 hours by bus

Day 09: Departure to Tribhuvan International Airport

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport 1337 m
We meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). The car takes 25 minutes to reach the hotel. Check in hotel, take a rest and we brief your program. Stay overnight at the hotel with bed and breakfast in Kathmandu.

Day 02: 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. Malekhu is 72 km far from Kathmandu with a bus stop for 30 minutes. Gunadi is 87 km far from Malekhu with a bus stop for 30 minutes. Pokhara is 45 km far from Gunadi. A taxi takes 15 minutes (2 km) to reach the hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel with bed and breakfast in Pokhara.

Day 03: Pokhara to Hille (1500 m) via Nayapul (1070 m) – 4/5 hours
A taxi takes 1:20-hour to reach Nayapul (44 km) with a view of Naudanda (1440 m), including Annapurna range, Phewa Lake, and the village. Phedi (1080 m) and Kande (1700 m) is the highway town that starts and end a trek. Lumle (1610 m) is the highest rainfall area of Nepal. We start our hike at Nayapul. Birethanti (1030 m) is located 30 minutes north with the confluence of Modi and Bhurungdi River. This is a Thakali village with13 lodges, electricity, ACAP check post, and the Mt Fishtail (6993 m) view on a clear day. A separate trail here goes to Ghorepani and Ghandruk. An uphill trail takes 2:30 hour to reach Hille with the seven lodges and electricity. The Hille is a Gurung village with a view of the river valley and other villages. Stay overnight at a guesthouse with full board meal in Hille.

Day 04: Hille to Ghorepani (2750 m) – 6/7 hours
We should walk 20 minutes to cross a bridge, then, we climb an uphill with 3500 stone steps in 1:40 hours to reach Ulleri (2070 m). We can enjoy the views of the Bhurungdi Khola Valley, Annapurna South (7219 m), and Hiuchuli (6441 m). Ulleri is a Magar (Poon) Village with trekkers lodge and electricity. We climb an uphill in one hour to reach Banthanti (rest place in the forest, 2307 m) with Mt. Fishtail (6993 m). We hike through a forest takes 1:30 hours to reach Nayathanti (new rest place, 2606 m) with four lodges. We climb 1:30 hours more to reach Ghorepani (horse water). The lower and upper town (2815 m) is located within 10 minutes distance with the 25 lodges and electricity. Rhododendron blooms in March and April. The forest of rhododendron, blue pines, and hemlock is the home of the Himalayan Black Bear, and the barking deer. Winter will be extremely cold here. Stay overnight at a guesthouse with full board meal in Ghorepani.

Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2620 m) via Poon Hill (3210 m) – 6/7 hours
We should hike 45 minutes to reach Poon Hill in the early morning with warm clothes, torch light, and a bottle of drinking water. We can enjoy the sunrise view on a clear day over 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 here. We walk 35 minutes downhill to reach the lodge for hot breakfast. After breakfast, we climb 50 minutes to reach a ridge (3158 m) with the great views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himal. Now we walk 45 minutes to reach Deurali (3097 m) with few tea shops. We descend 1: 15 hours through a jungle to reach Banthanti (2530 m) with five lodges. Now we climb a downhill and uphill in 1:20 hours to reach Tadapani (far water). Tadapani situated the middle of rhododendron forest with the views of Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Fishtail, and the Modi Khola Valley. Stay overnight at a guesthouse with full board meal in Tadapani.

Day 06: Tadapani to Landruk (1565 m) – 5/6 hours
We walk 45 minutes downhill through a rhododendron forest to reach Bhaisikharka with two hotels. We walk downhill through a forest with crossing a stream to reach the second largest Gurung Village, Ghandruk Village (1940 m) in 1:50 hours. The views of Annapurna ranges are beautiful here. We climb, downhill to cross a bridge over the Modi Khola (1400 m) and climb an uphill to reach Landruk in 2:15 hours. Here are seven guesthouses with electricity and the views of Annapurna South and Modi Khola Valley can observe from the room. Stay overnight at a guesthouse with full board meal in Landruk.

Day 07: Landruk to Pokhara (827 m) via Phedi (1080 m) – 6/7 hours
We walk 50 minutes to reach Tolkha Village (1700 m) with six lodges. We can enjoy a view of Annapurna South here. Now we climb 1:15 hours to reach Dhampus Deurali with teashops and the views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Mountain. We climb, downhill through the forest of rhododendron to reach Pothana Village (1900 m) in 35 minutes. We can enjoy the views of Annapurna and the Phewa Lake in Pokhara. We walk one hour downhill to reach Dhampus Village (1650 m). Now we climb 1:30 hours downhill to reach Phedi aside the highway. A taxi takes 30 minutes to reach Pokhara (16 km). Stay overnight at a hotel with bed and breakfast in Pokhara.

Day 08: Pokhara to Kathmandu 1350 m – 7 hours by bus
Kathmandu is located 204 km east of Pokhara. The 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 towns, terraced fields, village, domestic animal, and the forest-clad hill. Gunadi is 45 km far from Pokhara with a bus stop for 30 minutes. Malekhu is 87 km far from Gunadi with a bus stop for 30 minutes. Kathmandu is 72 km far from Malekhu. After the bus stop ride a taxi to reach the hotel. Stay overnight at a hotel with bed and breakfast in Kathmandu. Kathmandu is 204 km fast to the east. Tourist bus takes 7 hours. During the bus journey, you can enjoy snow-capped mountains, Marsyangdi River Valley, cable car station, Trishuli River Valley highway towns, terraced fields, village, domestic animal and forest-clad hill. Gunadi is 45 km next where a bus stops for 30 minutes. Malekhu is 87 km next where a bus stops for 30 minutes. Kathmandu is 72 km next. Ride a taxi to the hotel. Stay overnight in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast.

Day 09: Departure to Tribhuvan International Airport
Kathmandu Airport is located 6 km east of the city center. A car takes 25 minutes to reach the Kathmandu Airport. You should reach 3 hours before the flight departure. I hope you enjoyed Ghorepani trip. Welcome back to Nepal with a new plan. I wish you a safe and happy flight.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airports pick up and drop in private car with guide.
  • 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.
  • Farewell meal in Kathmandu.
  • 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.
  • International airfare and departure tax.
  • 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: 5 days trek (9 days in total)
  • Trek start and end : Nayapul (1070 m) & Phedi (1080 m)
  • Grade of trek: Moderate/teahouse trek
  • Maximum Altitude : 3210 m (Poon Hill)
  • Mountain views: Annapurna I (8091 m), Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Manaslu (8163 m)
  • Valley & River : Modi and Bhurungdi Khola
  • Transportation : Private car/tourist bus
  • Accommodation : 4 nights in Mountain
  • Meals : Full board in trek, farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Best Time : February to May & September to December

Trip Map

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking map

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