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Poonhill trekking

Poonhill Trek Fixed Departure Spring/Autumn 2016/2017

Overview

Highlights

  • Discover Pokhara – a paradise on Earth, A beautiful Fewa lake with a panorama of Annapurna Himalayas.
  • Walking through cultivated fields, Excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail & more.
  • Natural hot spring and nice waterfalls along the trek routes
  • Experience the Gurung and other ethnic groups and their life styles.

Ghorepani –Poon Hill is one of the most beautiful and easiest trekking destination lies in the lap of Annapurna region, Nepal. This trek enables you to enjoy the breath-taking scenery of some of the highest Himalayan peaks. It is one of the famous view point trekking route of Nepal for both Guest house and organized. Ghorepani – Poon Hill trek offers a wonderful opportunity to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region with a shorter trek. This place is rich of hidden treasure of Nepalese culture and tradition. During the trek the trail passes through world’s famous ‘the Gurkha warrior’ clan the Gurung and Magar’s charming village, dense rhododendron (Nepalese national flower), Oak forest full of birds, green hills and patchwork valleys. Just about every angle is a tantalizing glimpse of Mt. Fishtail (6,993m,) Annapurna (8,091m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167) range on the initial part of the tour is breathtaking. On an excursion to Pun Hill one can observe the entire mountain ranges; covering red and pink rays of the Sun in full bloom at the sunset and sunrise. This trek can be enjoyed by every lover of nature.

Poonhill Trekking tour

is one of the most famous viewpoints in the world and in Nepal. Poonhill trek is very popular and can be very crowded during the peak season. The trail passes through several interesting villages and different cultures, and the scenery is also very spectacular. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency intends to make your journey to poonhill hiking or poonhill trekking tour village trekking tour a memorable one for your life time. With a carefully designed package and a team of experienced manager, guide and porter, your journey with Gokyo Treks will be reliable and full of fun!.

Itinerary

Poon hill trekking Detail itinerary

Day 1Arrival day Kathmandu

Receive you in Kathmandu international airport. Then transfer to hotel by private car. If you have time, just couple of hrs time sightseeing around downtown Thamel.

Day 2 Fly to Pokhara. Drive to Nayapul then trek to Hile (1,490m/4,872ft.), 4 hrs

Meeting at your hotel around 7 AM morning, drive to airport to fly to Pokhara, takes about 25 minute flight journey. From Pokhara to Nayapul, it takes about 1 ½ hrs driving by private car. The road is reasonably good. At the place of Nayapul, within short walk, one can cross suspension bridge. After that, follows up bank of Modi River to Birethanti. From there mountain trail leads through bamboo forest and passes a large waterfall-summing hole. The trail stays on the north bank of Bhurundi Khola to Bajagara. Beyond a pasture used by Pony caravans, the trail reaches Sudame then climbs steadily up through the valley reaching Hile (1490m). Stay overnight at guest House.

Day 3 Trek from Hile to Ghorepani (2,860m/9,352ft.), 6 hrs

From Hile village, after a short walk the trail crosses a steam on suspension bridge and leads the climb very steeply on a stone staircase. It leads continuously steep to the large village of Ulleri at 2,070m. From there one can see first eye catching mountain views of Annapurna south (7,219m), Himchuli (6,440m) and Fishtail (6,996m). After that, the trail leads through deep magnificent oak and Rhododendron forest up to Ghorepani (2860m). Stay overnight at guest House.

Day 4 Poonhill sunrise! Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,590m /8,469ft.), 6 hrs

At the place of Ghorepani to Poonhill (3210m), trail leads climbing very steeply on a stone staircase. Walking time takes about 1½ hour to the top. From the Poonhill, one can see view of Sunrise and breathe taking mountains views such as Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna III, Fishtail, and Annapurna IV and so on. After Poonhill, ascends to Ghorepani from there to Tadapani (2670m). Then the trail leads several times ascending and descending. It passes several villages through oak and Rhododendron forest. Stay overnight at guest House.

Day 5 Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,940m /6,344ft.), 3 hrs

Trail leads to Ghandruk from Tadapani all the way of descends and flat through the oak and Rhododendron Forest. Ghandruk Gurung village is famous for Gurung Culture and their handicraft. You might seen the close view of Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, Annapurna 3rd and as well as Fishtail. During the afternoon, you might visit the Gurung Museum. Stay overnight at guest House.

Day 6 Trek from Ghandrung to Nayapul (1070m.). Then drive to Pokhara

At the place of Ghandruk trail leads to Nayapul, the route almost descending and flat through the bank of Modi River and passes several villages such as Kimle, Shyauli Bazzar, and Birethani and comes Nayapul. Walking times takes about 5 hours, after Nayapul drive back to Pokhara. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 7 Drive back to Kathmandu or extend your trip on request.

After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu city or request us to extend your holiday. If you do not have enough time, you might also take a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu paying an extra charge of airfare. Transfer to hotel for stay overnight.

Cost
Cost Include

  • Kathmandu international – domestic airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 3 nights twin sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu within BB Plan
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara within BB plan
  • Domestic flight : Kathmandu to Pokhara with airport taxes.
  • Meals on full board Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Fluent English speaking license holder mountain trekking guide
  • Professional / experienced porter which is 2 guest is = 1 porter basis.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking
  • All land transportation as per itinerary.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by Luxury Tourist Bus tickets.
  • All Government Tax, VAT and Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
Equipments

Equipment checklist

The following listed equipment is suggested and essential for Tea house trekking and camping trekking in the Nepal Himalaya. Make sure that below list as a guideline proposal. Some of the Trekking equipment can be hired or bought in the many adventure shops in Kathmandu.
The following basic equipment check lists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should weigh not more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.

Head:

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:

  • T-shirts (2)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Hands:

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:

  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (2)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet:

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camping shoe or sandals
  • Gaiters

Accessories:

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Thermo rest sleeping pad
  • Water bottles (2)
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel

Booking

Note:

The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.

“What makes this trip special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.

Trip Price : USD 525 Per Person

    1. Trip Duration: 7 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Easy
    3. Max Altitude: 3,220m / 10,529 ft
    4. Best Time: Oct -May
    5. Trip Mode: Tea House
    6. Group-Size: 2-12 People
    7. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
    8. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Trek Hour: 6 Hrs
    10. Cancellation Fees: No Charge

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