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    Nepal
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    Moderate
  • trekking
    Lodge to Lodge Trek
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    Private Transport+Tourist Bus
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    Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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    Lodge To Lodge
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    Group Size: 1-16 Pax
  • altitude
    3210m.

About Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The trails in the Ghorepani Poon hill trek are one of the most mesmerizing in nature and run around the Annapurna Region boasting unparalleled beauty. The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek has often been the go-to journey for trekkers around the world to witness the stunning beauty of the entire Annapurna region because of which it is often referred to as Mini Annapurna Circuit Trek. As the entire Annapurna Range stretches from one end to the other accommodating sky-high peaks in Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Lamjung Himal (6,983m), Machhapuchhre (6,997m) and numerous others in Annapurna range, the mountain panorama as seen along the Poonhill trek is mesmerizingly captivating.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek begins from Pokhara often known as The City of Lakes as a testament to the natural beauty the region hoards. But the real trailhead of this short Annapurna Trek lies at Nayapul just beyond Modi Khola. From here, we head to Tikhedhunga for our first night on the go. The journey beyond Tikhedhunga stretches alongside rivers and stunning landscapes reaching Ghorepani from where the following morning we begin our scenic climb to Poon Hill in time to witness the Himalayan sunrise. The stunning Himalayan vistas of the Annapurna region gradually turning golden with the morning sun is a sight that needs to be experienced and can never be captured in words. The journey ends at Pokhara descending through the scenic hamlets of Tadapani and Syauli Bazaar. The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek also offers a perfect chance to witness the authentic cultures and ancient way of life of the locals. A perfect journey this, the Poonhill trek is for everyone and especially if you are low on time, the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is simply not the one you would want to miss.

Frolic Adventure Treks has been a part of the Nepalese travel scene for quite a while. Safety and quality precede everything else and we will make sure your Himalayan adventure is one to remember. We offer local guides with English fluency to lead the trek so that the journey can relish the most authentic of ambience.

Highlights of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

  • Enchanting trek along the trails in Annapurna region
  • Witness captivating sunrise over the colossal giants in the Annapurna range from Poon Hill vantage point
  • Rejoice in the heart-warming hospitality of the Gurung communities
  • Enjoy the tour to the UNESCO enlisted world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley

Itinerary

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At Tribhuvan International Airport our representatives will be awaiting your arrival from where you will be taken directly to your hotel. After the introduction with the guides and much-needed refreshments, you are free to do as you wish. You can either rest from the flight or head out to the local bazaar to get a glimpse at the Nepalese way of life. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
If you are joining a group trek, a pre-trip meeting will be held to lay out all the responsibilities of both the guides and trekkers. After the meeting, we begin our tour of the Kathmandu City journeying to the UNESCO world heritage sites. Swayambhunath is first in our list with its unrivalled view of the entire city before heading to the Hindu site of Pashupatinath. The temple sees a large number of pilgrims each year and is revered. The journey diverts to the historical sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square bursting with history and culture before ending at the tranquil Boudhanath. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
Today, we begin our journey heading towards Pokhara. After breakfast, we head out of the valley leaving behind the crowded roads and tall building towards the twisting Prithvi Highway. The raging Trishuli River bashing at the rocks flows by our sides as the mesmerizing landscape continue to change with each minute. Surrounded by Hilly landscapes with an added glimpse of the Himalayas we reach Pokhara valley in time for the tranquil sunset. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 820m.
The beginning of our Poon hill trek starts with a scenic bus ride through the bumpy hilly landscape towards Nayapul. Crossing Modi Khola over a bridge, we reach Nayapul from where we begin our journey to Tikhedhunga. The journey heads towards Birethanti beyond which we follow the northern banks of Bhurungdi Khola reaching Tikhedhunga. Overnight stay at Tikhedhunga.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Tikhedhunga
  • Altitude: 1540m.
The longest day of the mini Annapurna circuit trek today; we walk all the way to Ghorepani which takes about 7 hours beginning from the lush green forests heading towards Ulleri. Reaching the countless steps which lead to the hamlet of Ulleri is not much a challenge as compared to actually climbing them. Having conquered the strenuous steps we continue reaching Banthanti. The trail dives into deeply forested lands to reach Ghorepani. Overnight stay at Ghorepani.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Ghorepani
  • Altitude: 2850m.
An early morning hike combined with the enchanting views from the top Poon Hill viewpoint can only be described as perfect. We head towards Poon Hill our only destination residing over the altitude of 3,000m. At 3,210m the viewpoint boasts perfect views of Annapurna South (7,219m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Lamjung Himal (6,983m) and countless other snowy peaks of the Annapurna Range. Having our fill of the Himalayan sunrise we descend back to Ghorepani for a warm breakfast before once again setting off to reach Tadapani. Overnight stay at Tadapani.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Tadapani
  • Altitude: 2630m.
Today, we head back to Syauli Bazaar which is also the end point of the Ghandruk trek both leading towards Nayapul. The journey out of Tadapani stretches through Nepali flat lands with a bit of up and downs but nothing arduous. Rhododendron, oak and pine trees surround us as we reach Syauli Bazaar. Overnight stay at Syauli Bazaar.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Syauli Bazar
  • Altitude: 1220m.
The final day of the trek and it is a short one. We begin our journey out of Syauli Bazaar enjoying the stunning forested landscapes surrounding us. Through the cluster of vibrant and quaint hamlets, the trail continues to descend soon finding beside the familiar banks of Modi Khola. We take a bus from Nayapul to reach Pokhara. In Pokhara, we can enjoy the hustle in the lively streets of Pokhara. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 820m.
The final day of the trek we head back to Kathmandu with one final goodbye to the Himalayas. The ride out of Pokhara is pleasant and calming heading alongside the familiar bends of Prithvi Highway. Enjoying the stunning landscapes that surround us and if you are tired by this point of the landscapes the raging Trishuli River will come to your rescue. Back at Kathmandu, we head directly to the hotel for much-needed refreshments and Farewell dinner with Frolic Adventure. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
We hope you had a lovely time in the country of Himalayas. Our representatives will once again drop you back at Tribhuvan International Airport just in time for your flight towards your next destination.
  • Meals: Breakfast

Cost Details

  • Airport picks up service by private car/van/bus.
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu in tourist standard hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary on twin sharing basis.
  • 2-nights Accommodation in Pokhara in the standard hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary on twin sharing basis.
  • All the ground transportations during the trip.
  • Private car/van/bus and guide for the cultural tour (60 USD extra)
  • Your standard meals BLD during the trek with a cup of hot tea/coffee in breakfast
  • Fresh fruit after every dinner in the mountain
  • All necessary paper works, conservation area entry permits, TIMS card and monument entrance fees
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porter.
  • Farewell dinner at last night in Kathmandu
  • An arrangement of an emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • We help you to hire a sleeping bag and down jacket if you don't have (with extra cost)
  • All government taxes (Gst) and Stationery expenses.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan international airport  (Kathmandu). 
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Lunch and dinner while you are in cities Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Entries fees for the cultural tour
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
  • Hot shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek.
  • International airfare.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. 
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityNotesPrice  
30 Mar, 2020 - 08 Apr, 2020GuaranteedSppecial Discount for FamilyUS$525

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