Trip Route: Pokhara - Ghorepani PoonHill - Gandruk - Potana - Australian Camp - Kade
- The best view of Annapurna range from the top of Poonhill.
- Cultural Ghandruk village tour
- Himalayan wildlife and vegetation exploration
- Panoramic view of Himalayan scenery from different natural viewpoint throughout the trek
- View of village lifestyle and culture in the Himalayas and hills of Nepal
- Himalayan sunrise view with organic tea
- Picture perfect nature and surrounding, best for photography
- Fresh air and natural streams with occasional hot springs in the way
- Traditional hill farming technique showcase
Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a deep-dyed trek route with the beat of the bests viewpoints to view the Annapurna mountain range in western Nepal.
The Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a perfect selection for moderate trek lovers. This trek is also for those enthusiastic travelers who want to experience the treasures of western Nepal in a short amount of time. This trek takes you to the top of natural viewpoints and treats you with some of the most beautiful Hymalian scenes you can experience in this region. The trekking path overlaps with a couple of other trekking routes in Annapurna area but what gives the Ghorepani Poonhill trek an upper hand is its compatibility and completeness. You can easily add a day or even two in any of the places and continue your trek accordingly. The view of snowcapped mountains and green hills throughout the way will replenish the energy. The trek is often considered as the best one in terms of luxury cultural trekking in Nepal. The Ghorepani -Poonhill trek is a gallery of picturesque sites one after another and is a Zion for any photographer present. The mesmerizing memories of the views you will witness here are bound to remain with you forever.
The team of the Himalayan Pic Du Midi has left no stone unturned when we add a specific program to our services. We had all the information and required resources and guides for the trek, and you can worry less about it. The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is compatible with individual travelers too, so a solo expedition is also a great option here. Rated the best for trekking starters, the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek provides the best value of your money in this vacation. Straight from the starting point, you will cherish the decision to make the trip as cultural, natural and scenic delights surround you wherever you reach in this Trek.
This trek yields the best response and experiences from March to May and from Mid-September to late October. However, one can do this trek any time of the year for witnessing the different shades of Himalayas. Providing the memories worth your money, Himalayan Pic Du Midi present you the best trekking services of the Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek.
Day 01: Arrival at TIA, Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Heritage Tour and Prepration for the Trek
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m)
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul Trek to Ulleri (1960m)
Day 05: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2860m)
Day 06: Hike to Poonhill (3210m) and back, Trek to Tadapani (2630m)
Day 07: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m)
Day 08: Ghandruk to Tolka (1700m)
Day 09: Tolka to Australian Camp (1900m)
Day 10: Australian Camp to Kande trek and drive to Pokhara
Day 11: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 12: Cultural Tour of Bhaktapur City
Day 13: Departure
Day to Day Itinerary
Today after your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will attend you and transfer you to the hotel. After a brief introduction and welcoming, you will get an orientation of the trek. You can talk about the Annapurna circuit trek in detail in our office too in your spare time. In a welcome dinner organized by Himalayan Pic Du Midi, you will meet our staffs and get the information on the guides that will assist you throughout this trek. You can try some authentic Nepali staple today and get to know this nation better. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Today will be a trek preparation day for you as you will spend your spare time visiting the UNESCO heritage sites of Kathmandu. Start your day visiting the Bashantpur (Kathmandu Durbar Square) near to your Hotel. Visit the ancient monuments in the square. You can also try some snacks here. The second destination for today lies about 5 km west of Kathmandu, the Swyambhunath Stupa. Visited by both Hindu and Buddhist devotees, Swyambunath is also called " The Monkey Temple". You can have an amazing view of whole Kathmandu Valley from here. In the late afternoon Head towards the major Hindu Shrine of Pashupatinath. Spend the evening in the Stupa of Boudhanath and experience the delights of Tibetan Buddhism from one of the rooftop restaurants here. Return and rest in your hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Today after a light breakfast you will head towards the touristic center of western Nepal, Pokhara. You also have a choice to fly there, but you will miss the fantastic scenery and adventurous hill highway drive. You will exit the valley from Thankot and head towards the Trishuli River crossing at Muglin. You will turn right and head towards Pokhara from here. Throughout the way, you can find small and big settlements and Bazaars where you can stop briefly and gulp in some local delicacies. After reaching Pokhara, you will directly go to the hotel and freshen up. In my spare time today, you will visit some of the popular city attraction in Pokhara. You can spend the night strolling through the streets enjoying the spirited nightlife of Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara.
After quick morning breakfast at Pokhara, you will head towards Naya Pul in a Private car/Taxi from here. Naya Pul is the starting point of the trek, and our guides will check the required materials for the trek. As the first day of your trek, you will have a shorter trek to the village of Tikedhunga and further to Ulleri. Through small villages and settlements alongside terraced farmlands in the afternoon, you will reach Tikhedhunga. You can take a nice brief tour of the village and view the mountains and hills from a nearby ridge. From Tikedhunga you will start a gradual ascending of about 3000 steps to reach the Magar village of Ulleri. Overnight at a hotel in Ulleri.
Today you will be heading towards a beautiful village of Ghorepani. The journey will be gradually uphill throughout the day. You will pass through red hills blooming with Rhododendron and the views of Annapurna range in the far North. Below you there will be an extensive terrace farming surrounded by higher mountains. In the way, you will pass the lively village of Banthali, and from here after a mild walk, you will reach the village of Ghorepani. As the gateway to your major destination Poon hill, you will stay at Ghorepani for today. You can spend some time here walking around the village and interacting with the locals. Overnight at Ghorepani.
You will take an early morning hike of about 1 to 1.5 hours to one of the best viewpoints of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges from close. Adding to it, you can have a view of Mustang and Pokhara valley on a clear day from here. If you are early enough to the top you can get a view of majestic Himalayan sunrise falling in the top of Mt.Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna south, I and III(7219m, 8091m, 7855m), Machhapucchre (fishtail), Nilgiri and many other peaks. Poon hill is a place where most of the trails go off route for these breathtaking mountain sceneries. After a brief time and some wonderful memories here, you will return to Ghorepani for the morning breakfast. You will then hike to Tadapani crossing numerous springs and beautiful waterfalls in the way. The hills are greener in this part, and in a good season, you can see hills covered with rhododendron flowers. The panoramic view of the landscape from any part of the trail is sublime. You will pass through numerous villages on the way where you can stop and gulp in some local delicacies. Rest and overnight at Tadapani.
Today's trek will be shorter as we look to spend much time in the village of Ghandruk. This stretch offers you with majestic green hills and village life experiences. You will descend through thick forests abundant of rhododendron trees and cherry blossoms in further walking. In springtime, you will find the hills around you blooming and glazing with beautiful flowers. You will reach the village of Ghandruk in no time from here. Ghandruk is a well-managed settlement in the slope inhabited by the Gurung Community. The houses here are closely located, and the whole village is lively and welcoming. You can witness the Gurung cultural dress, ornaments and tradition in your brief time here. You can also pay a visit to the Gurung Museum present in the village. The view of mount fishtail and Annapurna is also breathtaking from here. Overnight at a homestay/hotel in Ghandruk.
Our trek of today is an extended portion of the Ghorepani trek to the Australian cam and premises. This region of Annapurna is mostly famous for day hikes or a night stay hike from Pokhara. We will pass by small settlements however most of our trail today is through a lush sub-tropical forest. Our trail drops a bit in the final section, and we will reach the village of Tolka. Overnight at Tolka.
Our Trek of today is short, so we can start with a short hike to a nearby hill and view the sunrise. You can also take a brief tour of the Tolka village and explore the hill farming techniques here. Continuing our walk, we will cross a small stream, and our trail rises gradually up to the Australian Camp from here. Here, we can rest and view an amazing sunset over the hills and mountains. Overnight at Australian camp.
After morning yoga and meditation session in the Australian camp, we will make our final couple hours of trek to Kande. You will trek making brief stops and turn back to glare and admire the beauty of the Himalayas one more time and reach Kande. We will take a cab back to your hotel at Pokhara. You can spend your evening resting or watching the sunset from the Lakeside, Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara.
After an organic honey tea and breakfast to freshen up, stroll around the streets of Pokhara and visit some of the iconic city attractions here. The destinations of Tal Barahi, Bindabasini, Begnas Lake and, others are among some of the places you can choose to visit today. Leave at early afternoon for a scenic drive back to Kathmandu stopping briefly in some famous places in the way. After you reach your hotel rest and go on for souvenir hunting in the streets of Thamel. You can find beautiful pictures, garments, ornaments, and handicrafts to take back as a memorandum to your home. You can also enjoy the partying nightlife in the city by entering some pub and bars here.
After your breakfast today, we will drive to the city of Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is only about 45 minutes’ drive from your hotel. The first site of today will be the Historical Bhaktapur durbar (palace) square. The Palace was the ruling palace of Malla Kings before Kathmandu city. The golden gate temple, Palace of Fifty-five windows, and the Nyatapola temple square are some of the major attractions in and around the Palace. You can visit the painting schools here, view the Thangkas, and art forms around this fantastic city. You can taste the local Newari cuisine and the famous king curd (Juju Dhau) in Bhaktapur. Return to your hotel and stroll around Thamel in your evening today. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Your last day in Nepal will be full of joy and happiness as you look back to the achievements of your trek in Nepal. Parting breakfast with our crew and staffs, suggestions, feedbacks and experience collection. In some of your spare time seek for some organic goods and products that you can take back home. We will transfer you to the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) a couple of hours before your flight. We will follow up with your suggestions and push forward for even better services.
- Four-nights Hotel in Kathmandu and Two nights Hotel in Pokhara with B/B basis
- Teahouse Accommodation while on the trek
- Welcome and farewell dinner at Nepali Kitchen
- All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea/coffee) while on the trek
- Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- All necessary paperwork and Annapurna Conservation Area Project/TIMS
- Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara/Entrance Fee
- Professional & government licensed holder English Speaking Trekking Guide
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
- Warm clothing and other required trekking gear for staff including porters woolen hat, gloves, shocks, shoes & sunglasses etc…
- Entrance fee of all Monastery & Museums while on the Trek
- Medicine Box for Guide/Porters
- Trekking Map
- All government and Local Taxes
- International Airfare and Nepal Visa fee
- Travel & Health Insurance
- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance
- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
- Any Alcoholic Drinks, Water and deserts in Trek
- Hot Shower/Battery Charges/International call, WIFI & Internet on trek
- Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation
- Tips for guides and porters
* Your big Luggage should be 12 kg each without your Carry bag (small bag). You have to carry 4/5 kg with a small bag during you walking on the Trekking. Your small bag should be over 30 to 40L.
* You have to bring personal medicine box for the mountain. You have to good physical condition is necessary to travel in Nepal. It is recommended to go to doctor for a checkup before coming to Nepal.