Ghorepani & Poon Hill trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Ghorepani Poon (Pun) Hill trek passes through a more diverse range of climate, vegetation and cultures than most small countries can boast in their entire, from lush vegetation of rain and temperate forests to the terraced rice fields. The land and its people change daily, or even hourly, giving the trekkers a tantalising introduction to Nepal's cultural and natural beauty. The trail is not overly difficult but there are few hours of steep up and downs in some places, thus giving you a chance for a break to enjoy the view as you walk. The poon hill trekking is tiny thatched roofed villages, set among the terraced fields, make an attractive picture with the backdrop of the magnificent snow range of Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri including the most majestic peaks of all the Himalayan ranges the Machapuchere (Fish Tail)

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Fact box

Mode of Trekking: Tea-House / Lodge basis.

Trek Grade: Moderate

Highest point: 3,210m at Poon Hill.

Trek Duration: 5-6 Days.

Total Trip: 11 / 12 days.

Trip Highlights: amidst beautiful rhododendron forest with magnificent snow capped views, friendly locals, panorama of Mt. Dhaulagiri- Annapurna and Manaslu range"

Trip Map

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Map

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport you will be received by Nepal Hiking Adventure Company staff and transfer you respective Hotels, NHAC guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Treks, do's and don't and other related information that you might require while in Nepal.

 

Day 02: Half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.

After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest.

 

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 950m 5-6 hours journey 200 k.m.

Early breakfasts, then travel by air or a Deluxe Coach to Pokhara on the busy scenic highway. This is an interesting drive through the foothills of the Himalaya. The road has been greatly improved in recent years. On reaching Pokhara transfer to Hotel for the overnight stop by the lake Phewa with time for a short walk around.

  

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tirkhedhunga. 1,500m.

A two hours drive in the morning leads to Nayapul the gate way to many Annapurna destinations the newly built Chinese Pokhara Baglung highway to Nayapul which is on the outskirt of Pokhara Valley where the trek begins the approx 3-4 hours trek, the trail meanders on the gradual slope following the River Modi upstream to Bhirethati one of the most charming village on this route. From  here the walk leads slowly on the cool shade of the thin woodlands, trek continues passing through farm lands, small scattered villages and farm terraces on the gradual path for a while, then the path climbs to Hille and Tirkhedhunga.

 

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m. 5-6 hrs walks.

The walk from here leads to a steep climb on the stone steps for an hour or more to Ulleri village, on reaching Ulleri which is quite a large Gurung village with traditional houses with slated roof. From here the path meanders to a winding gradual through the cool shade of the forest of rhododendron, magnolia, oaks and pines trees till you reach Ghorepani for the overnight, Ghorepani offers great views of Dhaulagiri range of mountains and as well of Annapurna South and Vara Shikhar Himal here the people are of Pun Magar ethnic tribe the mid hills people like the Gurungs.

 

Day 06:  Hike to Poon hill 3,195m and trek to Tadapani 2,721m.

Early morning hike to Pun hill before breakfast, if the day is clear for the grand panorama of great eight thousander Himalayan peaks along with the beautiful sunrise over the snow capped peaks. Pun hill which is about an hour walk uphill, from here trek down to Ghorepani and continue walk to Tadapani, the walk first leads through thick forest of Rhododendron on up hill path on reaching the top ridge which almost the height of Pun hill, the path descends through a gorge coming to another village called Bhanthati.

After lunch here, the walk leads through the forest on the downhill path on reaching at a small stream, an hour climb brings you at Tadapani a settlement of 8-10 houses serving as Lodges for the trekkers, Tadapani offers awesome views of Annapurna South, Annapurna II and IV and beyond towards east and the sunrise from this place is equally captivating.

 

Day 07: Trek to Landrung 1,430m via Ghandrung. 5-6 hrs.

After a wonderful time at Tadapani with great views of the Annapurna and beyond, walk leads through the enchanting forest with occasional views of the Annapurna mountain range, the walk leads downhill passing through few small villages till Ghandrung is reached for lunch. Ghandrung a major large village of this area and the walk from here is all downhill to the bridge at Phedi for an hour or more, after the bridge over the raging Modi River, a slow walk uphill for another hour to the village of Landrung for the overnight stop.

 

Day 08: Trek to Dhampus  18,50m via Pothana. 1,900m. 5 hrs.

After Landrung the walk is moderate most of the way on the winding path overlooking beautiful landscape scenery and of Annapurna south, the trek leads to a last uphill for an hour at Deurali, on reaching the top of the hill, the walk leads downhill through the forest till a small settlement at Pothana is reached. Pothana located in the midst of the cool alpine forest overlooking grand view of the Annapurna range including the majestic Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish Tail) and of the Pokhara Valley.

From Pothana walk leads on the stone paved path passing through the cool forest for another 40 minutes till dhampus is reached for the overnight stop, a fabulous spot with grand panorama of Annapurna and Mananslu range of mountains.

 

Day 09: Trek to Kande and drive back to Pokhara 1hr walk and 1hrdrive.

After a good time with the great views, the last day the walk leads on the gentle winding downhill trail to Phedi where you board on the Bus/Car for an hour drive to Pokhara. On reaching at Pokhara within the Phewa Lake side area, check into the Hotel with time for afternoon stroll.

 

Day 10: Transfer to Airport for the flight back to Kathmandu.

As per the flight time schedule this scenic flight reaches you back to Kathmandu on arrival at Kathmandu domestic airport, Nepal Hiking staff will receive and transfer you back to the Hotel.

 

Day 11: Free day at leisure in Kathmandu.

A free day in Kathmandu, please inform NHAC staff if you would like to go on another short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley.

 

Day 12: Transfer to Airport for International departure.

Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, and your passport handy. Nepal Hiking Adventure Company staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.