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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek 10 Days

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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek 10 Days

Duration :   10 Days 9 Nights
The Price :   $789.00
Start Location:   Kathmandu
Age Range :   10-75

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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a comparatively an easy trip with 10 days itinerary that suits all kinds of travelers. It highlights a spectacular view of the sunrise with majestic mountains in the foreground. Moreover, the mountains in sight here include the very famous Fishtail Mountain, Annapurna-I, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Himchuli, Lamjung Himal and many more.

 

Ghorepani

Ghorepani is a modern village in Myagdi District of north-central Nepal. The place used to be a rest stop where ancient traders found water (Paani in Nepali) for their horses (Ghoda in Nepali). It thus lead to the nomenclature Ghorepani. It lies 17 kilometers from the district capital of Beni at an elevation of approximately 2850 m. However, the village lies within the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP), requiring a national park permit to visit. It also contains a number of guest houses that provide lodging and fooding to travelers. Many trekkers spend the night here. They then trek to the top of nearby Poonhill (3210 m) the next day to watch the sunrise.

 

Rhododendron Forest

The trek also highlights the path along the famous Rhododendron forest. The trail is a soothing experience to one’s eye during the spring while the flower blooms in its full glory. There are many species of Rhododendron (Lali Gurans) found in Nepal. It is thus also selected as the national flower of Nepal. Nonetheless, a very large genus of about 1024 species of woody plants in the heath family (Ericaceae) blooms here with bright multi colors.

 

Ghandruk

Ghandruk is a Village Development Committee in the Kaski District of the Gandaki Province of Nepal. Situated at a distance of 32 km north-west to Pokhara, the village is readily accessible by public buses and private taxis from the provincial headquarter. Here, Gurung communities comprise the major inhabitants of the village. Additionally, the travelers here can also enjoy the traditional foods and Gurung dress for themselves as well. The travelers then take a return journey via Birethanti to Pokhara.

 

Day Tour in Kathmandu Valley

The package adds the perk to explore the historical civilization of Kathmandu Valley. Here you will get an insight into UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Swayambhunath, the monkey temple, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar Square that house living goddess Kumari.

 

Trek Map

 

PoonHill Trek

 

Additional Information on 10-Days Ghorepani PoonHill Trek:

 

Booking Your 10-Days Ghorepani PoonHill Trek:

We are now offering maximum flexibility for our guests’ convenience to book their trip to the Annapurna region for 2024 and 2025. You may thus choose a date that best suits your schedule. Regarding your booking, please select one of the two available options. You may either pay USD 100 per person as a deposit amount to confirm your trip or pay the full amount of USD 789 per person upfront. If you opt for the deposit, the remaining is payable via Online / Card Swipe / Cash. We accept all convertible currencies including USD, AUD, CAD, EURO, GBP, SGD, etc. when you arrive in Kathmandu.

 

Booking Your International Flight:

Regarding your 10-Days Ghorepani PoonHill Trek, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu on Day 1 and depart on Day 10. However, having some extra one or two buffer days can prevent any issues with your return tickets.

 

Packing for the Ghorepani PoonHill Trek:

Please click here for a complete checklist of your Ghorepani PoonHill Trek. Be sure to read it carefully and pack accordingly as per your personal preferences.

 

Arrival Information:

Once you’ve booked your flight tickets, please share the details with us so that we can provide you with a complimentary airport pickup as well. Our airport representative will then be waiting for you at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. They will also be holding our official name Cordial Trek and your nameplate as you exit the airport terminal. Additionally, if you’re arriving earlier, we can also arrange an accommodation for extra nights with add-on tours for additional cost.

 

Bus Ride/Flight to Pokhara and return:

We have included a Tourist Coach for all travelers leaving for Ghorepani PoonHill Trek from Kathmandu to Pokhara & vice versa. However, you may as well book a direct flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara & vice versa with additional costs (USD 120 – One Way).

 

Trek Starting and Ending Days:

The actual trekking days are from Day 3 to Day 7. You’ll travel to Pokhara on Day 2 to commence the trek on Day 3. You will then return back to Pokhara on Day 7. On Day 8, you’ll drive / fly back to Kathmandu and be transferred to your hotel. There is a complimentary Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour on Day 9. Expect to spend 5 days and 4 nights completing the Ghorepani PoonHill Trek.

 

You’ll begin your trek from NayaPul to PoonHill and back with overnight stays in villages like TikheDhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani and Ghandruk. Each day’s trek will begin around 07:30 AM and conclude in the late afternoon, with frequent breaks to catch your breath. You’ll have numerous photo opportunities along the way and enjoy breakfast and dinner at the same place, while lunch is en route.

 

Additionally, your guide will provide you with regular briefings about timing and stops every morning before the trek begins.

 

Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara:

In Kathmandu and Pokhara, you’ll stay in 3 Star Category Hotels with twin/double sharing beds.

 

Accommodation in the Mountains:

During the trek, your accommodation options are teahouses. Although basic, these teahouses are clean and provide a comfortable place for a good night’s rest.

 

Food:

In Kathmandu and Pokhara, your package only includes breakfast, typically served buffet-style. During the trek, you will be provided with full board meals and may choose from a menu offering local and international cuisines.

 

Note: It is highly advisable to stick to vegetarian food from your arrival in Kathmandu until the end of your trek, as proper toilet facilities are not available everywhere along the trail.

 

Baggage and Weight Limit:

If you opt for a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara or vice versa, the total baggage weight allowance is 25 kgs, combining both checked and carry-on baggage. Ensure you pack approximately 10/11 kilos in your checked bag and 5/4 kilos in your carry-on to stay within the 25-kilo limit. If you have items you don’t need on the trek, you can leave them at the Kathmandu hotel for storage at no cost. Remember to take a photo of your bag-tag and keep it for easy identification in case the original tag is lost.

 

Note: There is absolutely no weight limit on Tourist Coaches.

 

Drinking Water on the Trek:

Bottled water is available along the trail, but we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottles and treat tap water to reduce single-use plastic bottle waste. Be sure to bring water treatment pills and flavorings to enhance the taste. Staying hydrated is essential, so aim to drink more than 4 liters of water every day while trekking.

 

Electricity, Charging and Wi-Fi:

Please keep in mind that you’re embarking on a trek to PoonHill and not exploring urban areas. While some facilities like charging and Wi-Fi are available at an extra cost, they are not guaranteed. We also recommend against planning to work or conduct online meetings during the trek, allowing you to fully enjoy the mountain experience.

 

Cash for Extras and Tipping:

You should have Nepali rupees for expenses such as tea, coffee, bottled drinks and Wi-Fi. Plan to carry about USD 100 to 150 equivalent Nepali rupees. Additionally, set aside 100-120 USD for tipping your guide and porter. The amount can vary based on the level of service provided by the field staff members.

 

Availability of Guide & Porter:

Every two travelers will be provided with a single porter and an experienced guide. The baggage however must be divided between 12.5 kgs each as every porter carries a maximum of 25 kgs. You also have an option to hire a separate & private porter for additional costs as well. Both guide and porter will be fully insured and well equipped with necessary items and first aid kit.

 

Highlights of 10-Days Ghorepani PoonHill Trek:

 

1. Trek to PoonHill (3210 m)

2. Explore the beautiful city of Pokhara

3. Experience Ghandruk, a traditional Gurung village

4. Trek inside Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) region

5. Enjoy a scenic trail with lush green forests

6. Mesmerizing view of sunrise from PoonHill

7. Complementary Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu

Places You’ll See :

Travel Itinerary:

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (Max Altitude: 1350 m / 4429 ft)

On the first day of your trip, you will be arriving in Kathmandu via Tribhuvan International Airport. A Cordial Trek representative will greet and pick you up from the airport. You will then check into a hotel and be briefed about your upcoming trek and get introduced to your guide.

 

Accommodation: '3 Star' Category Hotel

 

Meals: None

Day 2 : Drive to Pokhara (Min Altitude: 830 m / 2723 ft)

On the second day of your trip, you will be traveling to Pokhara on a 6-7 hours drive from Kathmandu. You will then check into your hotel in Pokhara and explore the city for the day. The hotel will be your halt for the night. Optional: You might book a 30 min flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

 

Accommodation: '3 Star' Category Hotel

 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 : Drive to Naya Pul and trek to Tikhe Dhunga (Max Altitude: 1570 m / 5150 ft)

On day three of your trip, you will be taking an hour drive from Pokhara to Naya Pul. You will then begin your 3-4 hours trek to Tikhe Dhunga, your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 9 km / 5.6 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Trek from Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (Max Altitude: 2850 m / 9350 ft)

On day four, you will be trekking from Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani via Ulleri, Banthanti and Nangethanti over a span of 6-7 hours. The day might be the most challenging day of your trek as it includes climbing over nearly 2500 steps.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 13 km / 8.0 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Trek to Poon Hill to Tadapani (Max Altitude: 3210 m / 10532 ft)

On day five you will take an early morning hike to Poon Hill. The hike will take you two hours. Here you will be enjoying the mesmerizing view of a sunrise with majestic mountains in the foreground. The journey then continues with a five hour trek towards Tadapani after your morning breakfast. Tadapani will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 10 km / 6.2 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (Min Altitude: 1940 m / 6364 ft)

On day six, you will begin your day from Tadapani and trek towards Ghandruk over a span of three hours. Today you will be exploring Ghandruk, the traditional Gurung village and stay here for your night halt.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 7 km / 4.3 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Trek to Naya Pul and drive back to Pokhara (Min Altitude: 830 m / 2723 ft)

On day seven, you will go for a 4-5 hours trek from Ghandruk to Naya Pul. You will then take a one hour drive back to Pokhara.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 9 km / 5.6 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 : Drive back to Kathmandu (Max Altitude: 1350 m / 4429 ft)

On day eight, you will be on a 6-7 hours drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Optional: You might book a 30 min flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

 

Accommodation: '3 Star' Category Hotel

 

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Max Altitude: 1350 m / 4429 ft)

On day nine you will be on a sightseeing ‘Day-Tour’ in the historic city of Kathmandu. Here you will visit Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

 

In the evening you will be served with a farewell dinner and a cultural program.

 

Accommodation: '3 Star' Category Hotel

 

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 10 : Final Departure

On day ten you will be awarded with a ‘Trip Certificate’ and bidded a final farewell. We will then drop you back to the airport three hours before your final departure. Optional: You might also book any other new trip with us.

 

Meals: Breakfast

F.A.Q

How can I get my ‘On Arrival’ Nepal Visa?

Any international traveler arriving by air can get an ‘On Arrival Visa’ at ‘Tribhuvan International Airport’ in Kathmandu. ‘Overland Travelers‘ may acquire an ‘On Arrival Visa’ at the entry points of Nepal-China / Nepal-India border at following locations:

Kakarbhitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birgunj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

Optional: You may also get a Visa prior to your arrival in Nepal from ‘Nepalese Diplomatic Missions‘ from your respective nations.

Note: You must carry your valid passport and two passport size photographs (35 x 45 mm / 3.5 x 4.5 cm) along with you upon your arrival in Nepal for a Visa. Travelers from Afghanistan, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, Syria and Zimbabwe however require to submit a pre-application at Nepal Consular Services in their respective nations for a Nepal Visa.  

Will I be ‘Received’ upon my arrival in the Airport?

Yes, you will be received by a Cordial Trek Airport Representative with your ‘Name Sign’ on our organizational placard upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu

What is the weight limit for luggage during my trekking days?

All porters available at your service (one porter for every two travelers) can carry a maximum of 25 kilograms / 55 pounds each. You are therefore allowed to load a maximum of 12.5 kilograms / 27 pounds of luggage to your porter during your trekking days.  

What about the communication services available during the trekking days?

All hotels and guest houses in the city area are available with free WiFi hotspots. Also, all travelers with a valid passport and a photograph are allowed to purchase a SIM Card upon their arrival in Nepal. The traveler must however additionally purchase data / voice packages as per their need and stay in Nepal. There are 2G3G and 4G services available with major carriers all over Nepal. You may optionally also purchase a WiFi service in the mountains where available.  

Can I book this package as a solo traveler?

Yes, we do book a solo traveler. However a single traveler surcharge may be applied (an additional USD 100).

What about the foods / meals during my trekking days?

You will be provided with a full board meal / breakfast / complimentary dinner as per mentioned in the respective Trek / Tour package. You may however choose to purchase your additional meals / beverages where available.

 

Full board meal mentioned above includes breakfast with an omelet / boiled egg, toasts / local bread and one porridge with fried potatoes.

 

During your lunch you will be provided with Dal-Bhat-Tarkari, the most famous Nepalese food that contains rice and pulse / lentil with curries (vegetables / chicken) and pickle. Optionally you may choose your lunch for fried noodles with eggs / chicken / vegetables as well.

 

For your dinner you will have an option to choose between Dal-Bhat-Tarkari / Pizza / MoMo / Spaghetti. 

How easy is Ghorepani-Poon Hill Trek?

Ghorepani-Poon Hill Trek is a comparatively easy trek package. The package has been successfully completed by children above 10 years of age as well as elders above 75 years of age. The package is hence suitable for all kind of travelers including the beginners. The extremities you must expect here include a 5-6 hours hike with tea breaks in between. 

 

Additionally, Cordial Trek also provides you with an experienced trek guide capable of first aid services and other assistance.

What items should I bring (or buy in Kathmandu / Pokhara) for this trip?

You may bring (or buy in Kathmandu / Pokhara) following items for this trip:

 

1.  Warm clothes including a down jacket / puffer jacket, inner wears, hats, a beanie, gloves, neck gaiter, hiking boots, warm socks, a towel and a pair of hiking pants as well.

 

2.  A Daypack (25-30 liters)

 

3.  Backpack (A duffle bag will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)

 

4.  Sleeping bag (will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)

 

5.  Trekking Poles (will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)

 

6.  A Camelbak or a water bottle

 

7.  A sunscreen 

 

8.  A sunglass

 

9.  A headlamp for night use

 

10.  Your toiletries

What are the permits required for this trip?

You need not worry about any permits required. Cordial Trek will make necessary preparations for all the documents and travel permits (including TIMS and ACAP) required for your Ghorepani-Poon Hill Trek.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in Pokhara
  • Airport Transfers
  • Company T-shirt
  • Cultural Program
  • Farewell Dinner
  • First Aid
  • Full Board Meals (Trekking Days)
  • Guide and Porter
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Monuments Entrance Fee
  • Mountain Guest House
  • Necessary Equipment
  • Specially Abled Friendly
  • Tour Bus
  • Travel Permits
  • Trekking Map

What's Excluded

  • Beverages
  • Domestic Flights (Optional)
  • Gratitude for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara
  • Nepal Visa
  • Personal Expenses

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Sunrise
  • Trekking

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