The Ghorepani poon hill trek is one of the easiest,relaxing and mildest trekking routes in Nepal. Along this route you will meet many types of local ethnic groups such as the Gurung, poon magar,Bramin, sunuwar and many other casts. You will experience real Nepali life from locals working in the many rice fields, porters carrying their loads to stock mountain shops and buffalo herders.
Ghorepani poon hill trek can be completed in 3 days or extended if you desire.
The weather and therefore the views are at their best from September to December,however this trek can be enjoyed all year round,even during the monsoon where the trails are quiet. On this Ghorepani poon hill trek you will enjoy stunning mountain scenery over snow capped mountain ranges and the view from the top of Poon Hill at sunrise or sunset is one of the best photographic opportunities you will find.
After two days climb you reach Ghorepani beautiful poon magar's village.This is the main junction for trekking in the Annapurna region. From here you can choose to go on the world famous Annapurna Circuit (5416 mtr) or visit Annapurna Base Camp(4160m).After a good night rest we wake early to summit Poon Hill to watch the sunrise over Dhaulagiri (8,167m) the ninth highest mountain in the world.
You then trek through Rhododendron forests with many waterfalls with chances to see many of the native birds of Nepal including the beautiful national bird 'Danfe',which is really nice bird with green and blue colour on.You may also see Musk deer, Himalayan Thar (mountain goat), Langoor monkey and Black bears.This leads you to Ghandruk(1950m),where you can learn more about the life and history of the Gurung people in the heritage museum.This caste supplies many of the soldiers for the Gorkha Army,famed for it bravery.Again the views here across the Annapurna range are fantastic.From here it is downhill to Pokhara where you can rest and recharge and savor the memories of an amazing journey into the Himalayas.
Ghorepani Poon hill trekking
DAY 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 Mtr),
Our Team members will be waiting you at Airport with your name and pick you up from airport to Hotel. when you get in to the hotel we let you rest and refresh than we can meet again for briefing about your trek.
DAY 2: Drive to pokhara by Bus
After breakfast in your hotel your guide will take you to the bus station kantipath which is close from thamel as a option, if you want to walk to bus station, it is about 10 to 15 minute . the bus leaves at 7 am from kantipath and the beautiful scenic drive takes about 7 to 8 hours via Prithibhi Highway to Pokhara. Bus will be stop twice a time for lunch break, if you didnot have food in the morning you can have on the way to pokhara too. when you reach in pokhara you juct check in to the hotel which is reserved hotel and get refresh and explore pokhara lake side area with your guide or your self around evening time is more nicer.
DAY 3: Drive to Nayapul than trek to Thikhedunga(1560m),
When you finish your breakfast than you will get private transport to Nayapul , it is about 1.30 minute drive than you will start your trek from nayapul. it is your first day of your trek and the trails goes beyound the modi khola and green beautiful valley. the scenic view, beautiful local village, water falls, paddy field and many other high green mountains.After crossing some bridges and terrace field the trails leads you to the beautiful village at Hille ,Thikhedunga. you will spent your first night at Thikhedunga.
DAY 4: Trek to Ghorepani (2820 m)
After taking breakfast at thikhedunga we start to walk up to Ulleri village which is about 2 hours steeply up hill to the top of Ulleri via local house,and many mual along the way suppling the goods for upper part of the trekking area. quite and scenic view beyound the walking path are common things. when you pass banthati, nangethati you will reach to Ghorepani After 6 hours walk , get in to the hotel and refersh for dinner time at same lodge.
DAY 5: Trek to Tadapani (2660m) After sunrise at Poon Hill (3210m)
This day we have to weak up early in the morning comparatively than other days to see the awesome Sunrise view from Poon hill. The Poon hill walking in the morning takes about 45 to 1 hour from Ghorepani where we don’t take our bag pack only day bag and water is enough to go , it helps you to walk faster when you are going up to Poon hill. When sun shine over the valley to the south of Poon hill the golden sun rays comes to the tip top of Dhaulagiri(8167m),Annapurna south97219m) and other many unparallel magnificent snow cap mountain views. After Poon hill we all get back to hotel in Ghorepani take a breakfast and we start to walk to the top of the other side of the hill on the ridge ther are bamboo and pine trees. After crossing those ridges the trails leads you down to Deurali village where you have cup of tea before you take lunch at Banthati, when you have your perfect mountain lunch than trail gradually goes through the tall rhododendron forest and you will reach to Tdapani after 1 hour further walk. You going to sleep that night at Tadapani.
DAY 6: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1850m)
It is one of the easy and short day to walk. Between Tadapani and Ghardruk village there are mostly forest, waterfalls, wild animals such as sported deer, musk deer, black beer, white languor monkey and many different small birds. The trails goes down most of the time on the stone made steps through the cool and calm forest of Rhododendron. When you pass 3 hours forest walking you will be already at Ghurun largest village Ghandruk, which is popular destination for local tourist and foreigner both as it is scenic slop hill and beautiful place. When you are there you can have your lunch and take a sight trip with your guide to explore the fact and way of living in a local residency area especially at the side of lower cast people. There are some Gurung museum, handcraft and live farming work from the locals all those things will be your different experience in that beautiful village. Overnight we spent at Ghandruk lodge.
DAY 7: Trek to Nayapul(1075m) and drive to Pokhara(945m)
After taking fresh breakfast in your hotel you will hike down most of the time through some traditional house, slop down millet and paddy field and open sky around there is no forest which is more pictorials for you after2 to 3 hours stone steeps down hill the trail leads you to Syawlibazar which situated at the bank of Modi khola and the is still continue to Birethanti and Nayapul but after Syawlibazar the trails going to be flat and much easier to walk. Once you reach at Nayapul your adventure walk will be finished and you will get your private transport back to Pokhara hotel. You spent your relaxing great night in Pokhara
DAY 8: Tourist standard bus to Kathmandu(1350m)
The bus leave at 7:30 am as we have plan and deal you should be ready at 7 in your hotel lobby and with our guide and porter you can go to bus station which is only 10 minte taxi drive and bus ride to kathamndu via same high way took way to pokhara. takes about 7 hours.
Safe holiday's airport respresent will drop you to the TIA kathamndu airprrt , it si only 25 to 30 minute drive.
Nepal is safe for holiday?
Yes it is safe country since 10 years especially when rebel party involve in election and peace agreement in 2006 than all political party are already in parliament and doing their best , it means where ever you go to Nepal you are safe . if you feel scare still you can have your authorized guide who will take care of you and give you many information.
How Can I get Nepal visa?
To get visa for Nepal is a easy once you arrive In TIA Kathmandu you can get visa within 20 minute, you just need to get 2 p.p size photo, your passport and some money such as 15 Days stay in Nepal cost 25 USD per person, 30 USD for 30 Days and 100 USD for 3 month tourist visa. All service you will get easily when you arrive in Kathmandu airport.
Where is best area to trek in Nepal?
There are so many trekking routes in Nepal, but few of them are really popular as it is nicer than many other treks in n Nepal. Everest base camp trekking, Gokyo lake trekking, Annapurna base camp trekking, Annapurna circuit trek, Poon hill trek these are the most popular trekking route in Nepal. If you prefer to visit restricted area or, rural area to explore the localities of Nepal there are so many options that we have and you can visit safely.
Which season is the best to travel Nepal?
Nepal is a rich in biodiversity as it has many different temperature and climate within a few hour drive. So, as we have four seasons in a year we trek mostly in winter (Sep. to Dec) and spring (Mar. to June). The best season of the year is Sep to Dec, you will have clear weather and spectacular view each day this is why people used to called best season of the year.
What type of equipments do I need to bring for trek?
The trekking equipment will depends on where you are going if you are trekking to Everest base camp or Annapurna base camp trek you should bring proper equipment such as down Jacket, Sleeping Bag, Wind proof pant so no. You have to bring this trekking equipment which is as bellow:
Can I trek in Nepal?
Yes, you can easily trek in Nepal because there are so many trekking routes. If you are going to trek in Nepal for first time you can make easy trek to Poon hill, or Langtang trek these are easy walking trek. If you are adventurous trekkers you can go to Everest base camp, Gokyo trekking, Chola pass trekking, Annapurna base camp , Annapurna circuit trek etc. so you consult with your local travel agent when you decide to go to Nepal which is best area up on your pace.
Can I get experienced guide in Nepal?
Yes you can get experienced guide in Nepal if you book your trip with trekking company or agent. You have to check very well who is going with you through your agent than figure out he is nice guy or not. There are so many options but manly package trekking and day ways salary base trekking.
What is the price for Everest trekking?
There are so many different trekking and travel company who organize all trekking and touring activities in Nepal and they have their own strategy and price but the fact of the trek is the same so if you are in Nepal to make Everest base camp trekking and if you are alone it cost comparatively more than groups, in general for solo trekkers Kathmandu to Kathmandu 12 days Everest base camp trek cost 1299 USD and if you are two person going there cost 1199 USD. If you are budget travelers still you can save some money with this cost but this price is just enough to do all activities during your 12 days time up to the mountain. I you have more than 8 people in your group one get free trip while you are in Nepal except your domestic flights.
What is the maximum weight for porter in Nepal?
Nepal tourism board published some rules and regulation for porters who used to work generally with tourist they carry 25 kg , so in general you will get one porter for two trekkers it means one trekkers need to make their weight about 12.5 kg and if you have extra cloths, or any extra things that you brought from your country you can leave in hotel locker in Kathmandu once you are back you will get it, it is safe.
What is the maximum weight can I take to Lukla in a plane?
Flying to Lukla we will be ina small plane whereas just 14 to 16 people in one plane it is small this is why there is short of strict rules need to be just 15 kg per person as a luggage and small day bags as a hand carry you can take with you. if you have any extra thiongs in your bag you can leave in Kathmandu hotel before you leave than it helps a lot to repack and to follow the rules. Still after repacking your bag have more than 15 kg you have to pay 5 USD per kg than you can fly in or out.
How much to I need to tip fir guide and porter?
Tipping things is not a compulsory but it is highly expected from field staff during your trek in Nepal such as, waiter Driver, Guide porters. Mainly if you are in Nepal and doing more than week trip with guide or with porter you can tip about 100 USD for guide and 80 USD for porter but if they make your especial trip with lots of information take caring and you feel safe all the time with them than you can add more tip on top of that.