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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek – 10 Days

Trip Overview

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 10 days is identified as one of the easy and short treks with a fine panoramic view of Annapurna region. Poon hill trekking trip begins with scenic drive leaving Kathmandu to Pokhara following Prithvi Highway towards west.

After short drive till Nayapul, starting trek passing through numerous of winning settlements, waterfalls, terraced fields, dense forests and much more on way takes to Poon hill (best viewpoint throughout Annapurna region). Poon hill sunrise throughout towering Himalayas including Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhare with other numerous of snowcapped mountains makes this trekking route more rewarding. This Ghorepani Poon hill 10 days trekking package is really awesome and suitable for all age groups of trekkers for exploring Annapurna region and it’s simply great because there is no risk of altitude sickness. 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300)

The first day, considering your arrival hour at Tribhuwan International Airport our agents will be awaiting you to pick up for escorting towards tourist standard inn. We also hold a meeting for discussion regarding the trek following an introduction session with other team members.

Day 2: Sightseeing and preparation

The second day after enjoying hot breakfast, we plan to explore throughout Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa and Swyambhunath stupa (monkey temple) which are nominated on the list of UNESCO world heritage site. After observing these historical spots, we return back to finalize our trekking gears and other requirements for upcoming trek and this night will also be spent at the same hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara (820 m)

Third-day early morning, our private vehicle will be there for transferring you towards bus station to catch tourist standard automobile. Therefore splitting Kathmandu, bus heads towards west catching Prithvi Highway along the following road at the edge of Trishuli River to reach Pokhara. Evening hours can be utilized by exploring throughout lake and night at the lodge.  

Day 4: Drive to Nayapul (1,070 m) and trek to Tikhadhunga (1,540 m)

The fourth-day early morning, we drive towards Nayapul leaving Pokhara. Thus, after reaching Nayapul, we hold short time for bag packs and arrangements before starting our trek forward. After short time following the south bank of Modi River, the trial takes towards beautiful village Birethanti, where we consider some necessary formalities to move ahead along passing some more settlements and few waterfalls, we reach Tikhedhunga for stay overnight. 

Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani (3,194 m)

The fifth day developing our trip early morning by steeping more than 3000 stone paved steps, the upward trail offers Ulleri. Therefore, gentle ascent crossing through the Rhododendron and Oak forest along passing different numerous of settlements with Spectacular Mountains view takes us to Ghorepani which is the best viewpoint of Annapurna region to sight morning sunlight view. This night will be spent at Lodge in Ghorepani. 

Day 6: Hike to Poon Hill (3,210 m) and Trek to Tadapani (2,590 m)

The sixth day, we hike early morning to reach Poon hill before the sun rises to catch the first ray of the sun striking on towering mountains of Annapurna region. Some hours will be spent by capturing memories throughout close up views of stunning peaks including Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Therefore retracing our route back, we pass many settlements, waterfalls, and forests to reach Tadapani for spending our night. 

Day 7: Trek to Ghandruk (1,940 m)

Seventh-day after attending early morning breakfast, we develop our walk forward through oak and rhododendron forest enjoying varieties of birds with pleasing chirpings along passing different mini-settlements on way to reach Ghandruk. After that we explore the beautiful village, handicraft center, temples, and Gurung museum as well during remaining hours along on evening time, we enjoy Gurung cultural program and stay a night at the lodge. 

Day 8: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

The eighth day after leaving Ghandruk, out trail drops down to Modi River crossing Imja, Chane, and Kimche. Along from there following the bank of Modi River trail takes us to Birethanti passing Syauli Bazaar and Chimrung, where we consider some checking formalities at ACAP office and head towards Nayapul to catch a bus to Pokhara. Finally, after steeping Pokhara, we sight some attractions of Pokhara on remaining hours and spent the night at tourist standard lodge. 

Day 9: Drive to Kathmandu

Ninth day after having early morning light breakfast, we leave Pokhara and move forward to catch tourist standard bus towards Kathmandu. Finally, after reaching Kathmandu, you will be picked up by our private vehicle and shifted towards fine tourist standard hotel. On evening hour, we host for genuine Nepali dishes in popular Nepalese restaurant where you can enjoy ethnic cultural dance and music. 

Day 10: Departure day

The tenth day, on last day of your trip after having delicious breakfast, you can go out for shopping to buy some gifts for your loving ones. We will be there to help with your packing and arrangements. Our private vehicle shifts you to airport considering your flight time and a representative will be there to wish for your safe journey and successful steps ahead.

Equipment List

 

Equipment List for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek:
Head: 
1. Sun hat or scarf
2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
3. Sunglasses

Upper Body: 
1. T-shirts
2. weight thermal tops
3. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
4. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
5. Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Hands: 
1. Lightweight gloves
2. Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body: 
1. Underwear
2. Hiking shorts
3. Lightweight cotton long pants
4. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
5. Fleece or wool pants
6. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet: 
1. Thin, lightweight inner socks
2. Thick, warm wool hiking socks
3. Hiking boots with spare laces
4. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Accessories: 
1. Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
2. Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
3. Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
4. Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
5. Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
6. Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
7. Thermarest sleeping pad
8. Water bottles (2)
9. Toiletries
10. Small wash towel
11. rain coat

 

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Useful Info

Visa Information

All visitors are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese visa can be easily obtained upon arrival on arrival in Kathmandu at the airport or Nepalese embassy abroad. But nationals from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia cannot secure the Nepalese Visa upon arrival. The Visa can also be secured at entry point at Nepalese borders. A valid passport for at least six months, recent digital photo (size: 1.5" x 1.5") will be required and you can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.

Official Papers

Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal.

Weather Information

Weather in the mountains is pretty difficult to predict.  Nights are generally cooler and days are warm.  Months of winter (January and February) are bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. It snows during the month of January, February and December in Himalayan areas.

Best time to travel

Nepal offers diversified geographical regions and so as the climatic condition differs from the Himalayas to the plains. The climate varies as per the season. Nepal generally offers 4 seasons amongst which autumn and spring are the two most favorable ones for visiting Nepal. It is always wise to know about the weather and climatic condition of the place you visit. The best time to travel really depends on your destination, activities and season of travel. Our destination specialists will recommend certain travel times after learning more about your preferences. The favorable months for trekking and climbing are usually September – November, and February – April. The monsoon season is June – August.

Physical Fitness

Even though the physical fitness plays an important role in trekking you don’t have to be super athletes or a marathon runner to trek in Nepal.  Many people of good fitness for their age can complete the trek. You can prepare yourself before hand by doing some yoga which will prepare you in your breathing as you will be going to the higher altitude. Running or hiking to hills, going for a long walk will also help you. And if you live in urban area running in the stairs of a tall building will also work better in keeping you fit for trekking. All though these preparations aren’t strictly compulsory, you can do well even when the preparations you do aren’t rigorous like that of some ultra-athletic person. Do these things in moderate pace for two months or even less.  And you are set to complete any trekking to Nepal.

Travel Insurance

Doing the insurance while trekking is Nepal is not compulsory but will surely help you a lot if you do one, as it covers any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charge, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay and cancellations. We suggest you to bring you travel insurance certificate or send us scan copy and it must be issued from your home land. We do not arrange or sell insurance so you can find your local travel insurance for this.

Vaccination for Nepal

All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities) For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.

Booking Process

While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Marg, Kathmandu Nepal by email or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking. We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid upon arrival in Kathmandu.

Safety Guidelines

  • Do proper research about the company that you are planning to trek with and make sure they are legally registered travel agency.
  • You should be well acquainted about the travel health and travel insurance before travelling.
  • Have idea about the climate, geography, temperature and environment of Nepal before starting your trip.
  • Using credit cards instead of cash is a wiser idea.
  • Majority of the Nepalese people are nicer but there are few scammers you will come meet on your way and need to avoid them, for example ‘holy men’ who will try to plant a tika (a red paste denoting a blessing) on your forehead demanding a payment for it on streets.
  • Be careful while buying the medicinal herbs as some may be illegal for you t take home and also be aware of duplicate products.
  • Never get yourself involve in doing drugs, trafficking and sexual relations with children as there is a strict rules for these cases and might get yourself into a big problem.
  • Take copies of your passport, visa, air ticket and trekking permits and keep them separately from the originals.
  • Prepare yourself for altitude sickness and be familiar with its symptoms so that you can follow the guidelines for safe acclimatization.

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USD475pp

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Duration 10 Days
Transportation Private vehicle or Tourist bus
Group Size 2+
Difficulty Moderate
Max Elevation 3,210 m
Accomodation Hotels/Mountain Lodges
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