Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek
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Overview

6 Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a perfect introduction to the magnificent Annapurna region trekking. The short and easy trail of Ghorepani Poon hill trek can be enjoyed by every type of trekkers without any risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). The magnificent mountain scenery, beautiful hills filled with rhododendron trees, fresh mountain air and the warm, hospitable villages totally justifies the popularity of the trek. Within a few days of walks in the Ghorepani Poonhill trekking trail, the trekkers will be able to relish the Himalayan views with mountains like Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, LamjungHimal and many more.

Ghorepani Poon hill Trek is an ideal trek for the one looking to explore the beauty of the Annapurna region within a short period of time. The trail offers trekkers with the opportunity to explore the rich culture and biodiversity of the region. The trail is a wonderful opportunity to spot some rare mountain wildlife such asbrown dipper, White-breasted Kingfisher, butterflies, Barking Deer etc. in the dense Orchids, Rhododendron and Magnolia forest. The trek is culturally insightful as we visit the Gurung and Magar villages. These villages are the home to the world ‘s most courageous warriors, the Gurkhas. As a whole, Ghorepani Poon hill Trekking is the best way to explore the natural and cultural heritages of Annapurna region in a short period of time.

The wonderful Ghorepani Poonhill trek starts from Nayapul, which is an hour drive from the scenic city of Pokhara. From there the rugged trail traverses dense Rhododendron and Magnolia forest, deep gorges, small mountain streams and charming villages with the backdrop of the splendid snow peak mountains.One the most admired sunrise views awaits trekkers at Poohill. The Poon Hill offers breathtaking sunrise views over the mighty Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna Sanctuary, including Gangapurna, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, and Hiunchul. We retrace our way back to the Modi River Valley and descend to Nayapul to conclude our beautiful mountain adventure.

The most picturesque short trek in Nepal, GhorepaniPoonhill Trek, offers you spectacular mountain scenery that is bound to leave you breathless.

Join the Nepal Eco Adventure’s Ghorepani-Poonhill Trekking Adventure to enjoy the energizing fresh mountain air and warm Himalayan hospitality while being enthralled with the breathtaking view of the gigantic Annapurna range. Little Alteration to the trek also leads you to the beautiful Ghandruk Village during Ghorepani-Poonhill-Ghandruk Trek. If you like to go further exploring the beauty of Annapurna Region , You can also look into Annapurna base Camp Trekking and Annapurna Circuit Trekking, if you would like to explore further into the Annapurna region .

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Mountains: Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Annapurna I 8091m, Fishtail / Machhapuchhre 6991m, Nilgiri 7041m, Annapurna south 7219m, Annapurna II 7939m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, LamjungHimal 6988m and many more above 5000m, Poon hill, Gurung and Magar’s charming village, dense forest of rhododendrons and magnolia, passing through the deep gorge, Phewa and Begnas Lake.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to the beautiful country, Nepal. Upon our Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be welcomed by a representative from Nepal Eco Adventure. We will be transferred to our hotel in Kathmandu. After the hotel Check in we will be free to explore the vibrant surrounding or rest in the comfort of our hotels.Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

An exciting guided city tour will await us today. Kathmandu is known for its UNESCO listed world heritage sites. This is a perfect day to visit these cultural heritages of Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square showcases the rich ancient Nepalese art and architecture. The courtyard, temples and the palaces in the Durbar Square will make us feel like we have travelled centuries back in time. The temples like Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath in Kathmandu boasts the rich culture and architecture of the country. The temples are the perfect example of harmoniously coexisting Hindu and Buddhist culture in the valley. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Drive to Pokhara

We will start our day early to prepare ourselves for the a seven hour long road trip to Pokhara. We will enjoy the beautiful hills, gorges, rivers and nearby villages along our way to the scenic city of Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful lake city blossoming under the shadow of more stunning snow capped mountains. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 4
Drive to Nayapul and trek to Hile

We will start our day early and take an hour long drive to Nayapul, from where we will commence our Ghorepani-Poonhill-trekking. After a short walk we will cross a suspension bridge and follow the bank of the Modi River to Birethanti. From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the BhurungdiKhola. The trail traverses a bamboo forest and passes several water streams and waterfalls. After some steady ascend, we will reach the village of Hile. Overnight at Hile.

Day 5
Trek to Ghorepani

After a hearty breakfast at Hilewe will start our walk to Ghorepani, a charming Gurung village amidst of the Himalayas. We cross several small streams and continue ascending the stone staircases to reach the village of Uleri. At Uleri, we will be welcomed with stunning mountain views of Annapurna South, Himchuli and Mount Machhapuchre. We continue our walk through the oak and Rhodendron forest to reach Ghorepani. Overnight at Ghoreppani.

Day 6
Trek to Poonhill and back to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara

Early at dawn, we ascend to Poon Hill to catch the spectacular sunrise over the whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs and surrounding rice terraces. The view from Poonhill is one of the most appreciated views of the Himalayas. After relishing the magnificent sunrise view, we will return back to Ghorepani where we will have our breakfast. After the breakfast,we will retrace our way back to Nayapul through the bamboo forest. Our transport awaits us at Nayapul for our drive back to the beautiful Pokhara City. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 7
Drive back to Kathmandu

We will start our day early as we prepare for a seven hour drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. We will enjoy the beautiful villages, hills and rivers along the our way back. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel; and we can spend the afternoon leisurely, perhaps by catching up on some last minute souvenir shopping.

Day 8
Final departure from kathmandu.

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative from Nepal Eco Adventure will help us with the transfer to the Airport for our flight back home. We will playback the wonderful memories from our amazing adventure in the Himalayas as we fly back.Nepal Eco Adventure will love to serve you with amazing trekking tour packages in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan in the future.

What is Included

  • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
  • Three nights Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every night after dinner.
  • Trekking lodge accommodations during the trek.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit & Tourist Information Management System (TIMS) permits
  • Bus to Pokhara and again tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Private transport Pokhara-Nayapul- Pokhara.
  • English speaking guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Use of Sleeping bags, Down Jacket, Duffel bag and Walking Poles (if you do not have your own, to be return after you complete the trip).
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Two nights hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • Guided Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with private vehicle.
  • Assistant guide group size above 6+ person.

What is Excluded

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara Lunch and Dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Battery charging and hot shower during trek on the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.

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FAQs

Can I get Nepal visa on arrival or online?

Yes, you can get on arrival tourist visa at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Most of people can obtain visa on entry to Nepal. There are some countries visa will needed to be organize prior to travelling. $25 for 15 days of visa from the date of issue, $40 for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days tourist visa. You need two photos.

You can apply online visa from 1st of March(http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/).

Does your company pick up from airport on arrival ? is that included pick up and drop?

Yes, our agency airport representative will pick you up from airport. We will be displaying our name card of Nepal Eco Adventure with your name on it. and when you finished you trip we will drop you to airport. Pick up and drop is complimentary from our company.

 When is the best time to visit Nepal?

Trekking at Nepal will be best during the seasons of spring and autumn. But according to the will of the trekkers, the trekking and visiting in Nepal can be managed. The trekking at the high altitude should be done during the summer time or September to November and March to May but the trekking at the low lands can be done at throughout the year.

 How difficult is trekking in Nepal?

The trekking in Nepal is one of the most interesting things that the visitors in Nepal want to do. The trekking will take the visitors of Nepal to different parts of Nepal. Generally, trekking in Nepal will goes for about 5 to 7 hours per day in every trekking but the toughness of the trekking will differ from its grade. There are different types of trekking grading from the easy, medium, challenging and demanding. Normally in Trekking covers 3000 meters to 8848 meters which has categories in various stage of grade. Expedition is challenging but trekking is normal and easy.

How fit do need to be for trekking? wil i be able to do it?

It depends on you; if you’re reasonably fit and enjoy walking then trekking is certainly  for you. Choose  the trekking route suites your fitness level. Obviously shorter treks are easier then longer ones, longer and bigger treks require a better standard of fitness. If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should try some longer day hikes.

 How long will be the trekking?

The trekking at the different parts of Nepal will be different according to the distance of the trekking destinations. Generally, there are different places where one can go for trekking and the duration of the trekking will generally goes for about 1 to 4 weeks. But the trekking at the different places like in city tours will be short but the trekking towards the base camp of the high hills will be generally long.

What is teahouse and camping trekking in Nepal?

In Nepal, generally we can do two types of trekking. In the teahouses trekking, we will do the trekking by resting the night at the lodges or the teahouses at different places of the trekking trails. The teahouses trekking at Nepal will be comfortable than the camping trekking because the trekkers should not have to take any tensions regarding the accommodation and foods.  But besides the teahouses trekking, camping trekking in Nepal is also equally popular. The camping trekking will be based on the trekking where the night will be resting at the camps, where we will set up our camps at the different parts of the trekking trails for our convenience.  We will have our meals at the camps and will rest the night at camps. As compared to the lodging trekking, camping trekking is a bit difficult.

What types of food will be served during the trekking?

While trekking in Nepal, meals are prepared in tea houses, good standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetable soaked in iodine water before cooked. The food along the trail will be simple and a mix of local and international cuisine. If the trekking is camping trekking, then the trekkers will mainly be served with the local foods of Nepal and as well as continental and western foods. Due to the lack of electricity and refrigerators along our trekking route you will eat a largely vegetarian diet. In Kathmandu you will find meals in good quality tourist restaurants. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

Does your company organize domestic flights, hotel booking and other services?

Yes. Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home. But domestic flight ticket, Kathmandu city tour, and you accommodation will be included in our package. If you like to organize individually river rafting, sightseeing tour, mountain flight, jungle safari can be organized according to your interest.

 Do I really need trekking guide?

While visiting to Nepal, trekking guides is almost mandatory to trekking in Nepal for everyone. When you hired one your trip will lot more informative and memorable. You get lots of knowledge about country. But if the trekkers is well experienced and have visited at different places of Nepal many times then s/he may not need the trekking guides. But trekking guide can play big role to make  your trekking They will provide information about the trekking destination along with its surroundings. Similarly, if any problems will arise during the trekking, then the guides will solve it easily and it will be rather difficult for the trekkers themselves to solve them.

Is trekking and travel safe in Nepal?

Yes Nepal is safe to Travel. Safety during the trekking or travel in Nepal is one of the prime concerns that every trekker or traveler want to know. In the past, Nepal has experienced political unrest, however since November of 2006, the signed Nepal Peace Agreement, between the Government of Nepal and the Nepal Communist Party (Maoists) has brought this unrest to a close. but now there is the situation of peace and tranquility in the field of trekking as well as in whole Nepal.

Besides, the trekking stakeholders in Nepal are also forwarding several steps for the safety of the trekkers. Now after election democratic parties will lead the government and rule the nation that’s why the huge possibility has seen in safety. Yes. . There are pick pockets here, as you find in other countries so keep your belongings safe at all times. You need to take usual precautions as you would traveling anywhere in the world.

Do I need insurance for travel and trek in Nepal? Can I get it there?

You should buy medical and mountain evacuation insurance for  trekking up to 5500m. General travel and medical insurance for traveling in Nepal. We suggest you to buy insurance policy in your country as we don´t have mountain rescue insurance over here in Nepal. Check with your home country travel insurance company which covers the rescue helicopter from the mountain up to  5500m.

 Is there any telephone/internet facilities, when we are on the mountain?

 In the way in most villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephone for international call. Popular trekking area like Annapurna, Everest and Langtang area there good coverage of cell phones. and there internet cafe some lodges have wifi service.

What doI need to carry on trek?

A porter will carry your luggage and that belonging to your room-mate. Your clothing and sleeping bag must be placed in plastic bags inside your rucksack which must not weigh more than 25 pounds (12 kg) in total. You will be able to leave clothes and other baggage at our hotel in Kathmandu while away on trek.

Each trekker will carry a small day-sack, fleece jacket, water proofs, warm hat, sunhat, sun-cream, water bottle (or camel back system), first aid kit and water purification kit.

 What in case of altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness is one of the major problems while you will trek high altitudes trekking destination of Nepal. But there are certain measures that can be applied while trekking at the high altitudes which help the trekkers to avoid the altitude sickness. Besides, if it will affects to any trekkers then there are several provisions for the first aid and other medicines to recover. If the condition of the trekkers gets worst, then he will immediately transfer to the nearby hospitals.

What happens if there is an emergency?

Our guides are trained with first aid and have basic knowledge about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

 Do I need to bring First Aid Kit?

Our Guides carry a comprehensive medical kit. But you should bring your own personal kit and carry it with you when on the trek. It should contain antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, headache pills, diarrhoea treatment, re-hydration salts eg Dioralite, Lemsip, plasters and Compede for blisters.

How safe Women traveling alone with your company?

we are aware about safety of female travelers. we completely guarantee the safety of the women travelling or trekking with us. We will give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking. we provide female friendly guide and porter. we are female friendly Company.

what currency should I bring to Nepal?

We advise you to bring US dollars /British pound s/Euros to pay for your visa, trip cost and other expenses. most major currencies are usually accepted also. It is always better to travel with US dollars.

Does Nepal has good quality banking facilities?

Nepal has reasonable banking facilities having branches of some international local commercial banks Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as Visa and Master card are broadly accepted. ATM is widely available in Kathmandu and pokhara. There are some ATM in bigger town on treks. when you go remote area idea to carry enough cash. some trekking area has bank and ATM, they might not be reliable.

How early should I book my trip?

We recommend you to book your trip in few month advance. Even you arrive and want to organize your trip we accommodateLAST MINUTE BOOKINGS. However, for Trekking like Everest region we need to reserved the flight so we highly recommend earliest is best for us.

 What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 30% of total price as advance deposit to confirm reservation before arriving to Nepal and remaining balance of the payment shall be paid when you  arrive to kathmandu.

What essential documents/items do I need to bring with me?

You must bring a valid passport (must be valid for up to 6 months, keep an extra photocopy just in case), a copy of your travel insurance, cash, flight tickets, emergency contact numbers of insurance and family members and any medications.

How much  extra spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will travel or trek. There is something you spend your money on throughout the trek other than the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, Hot shower on the trek, Tipping and shop round on the trek. On the other hand Kathmandu is a shopper’s paradise.. Frequently purchased items include hand-woven Tibetan carpets, hand knit woollen goods, hats, outdoor clothing and equipment, cashmere clothing, shawls, pashminas, Buddhist memorabilia, carved masks, puppets, wood carvings and jewellery etc. we suggest you to bring $200-$350 US dollar. You can only buy Nepalese Rupees in Nepal. There are ATM’s in Kathmandu where you can withdraw Nepalese Rupees Credit cards can be used to purchase expensive items but there will be an additional charge for this service.

 Is Nepal Eco Adventure guides/porters insured?                        

Yes our company trekking staff including guides, porters, cooks, Sherpas all of them are insured. we have bought insurance for all our staff from Neco Insurance. Their insurance cover up to $5000 USD.

 How much should I tip to my guide and porter?

Tips do not form any part of thewages of guides,porters and other trekking crews. but they are expected by the porters, guide, Sherpa and cook. it is a nice way of saying thank-you to someone who will play a large part in your trekking experience and who will prove invaluable to you on this trip. Our porters  and guides will be paid more than working for other big tour and trek companies. we suggest to tip 10-20% of total trip cost. This amount must be given in Nepalese rupee. The porters live in small hill villages several days walking from the nearest bank or money changer. I will suggest you to be generous about tipping job they have done for you.

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Trip Facts

  • 8 Days Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek
  • Moderate
  • Minimum 02 person
  • February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December
  • 3210m
  • Tourist Bus
  • NEA-AT-05

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