Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

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Ghorepani trek is magnificent panoramas where the brilliant white peaks contrast with the greenery of the valleys and the blue of the sky. This trek to discover the Annapurna balconies crosses rhododendron forests, rice terraces, and green hills around Gurung villages.

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    All about the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek.

    Overview

    Ghorepani trek is magnificent panoramas where the brilliant white peaks contrast with the greenery of the valleys and the blue of the sky. This trek to discover the Annapurna balconies crosses rhododendron forests, rice terraces, and green hills around Gurung villages.

    This trek allows stopping in Gurung villages to meet local people to understand their culture and traditions. The trek is surrounded by mythical peaks, such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Machhapuchhre. We wall in Rough paths and stone slabs, authentic villages, and dal bhat to gain strength In order not to miss anything about Nepalese culture, the trip will take us to the royal cities of the Kathmandu valley and Pokhara valley.

    Short Itinerary

    Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1300m)
    Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (915 m) – Lake  Explore
    Day 03: Drive to Naya pool and trek to Tirkhedunga (1,540 m) – 5/6hours
    Day 04: Trek from Tirkhedunga to Ghorepani (2,860 m) – 6/7hours
    Day 05:Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2630 m). – 5/6hours
    Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Landrung (1565 m) -6-7hours
    Day 07: Trek from landrung to Australian Camp (2100m)-5/6hours
    Day 08: Trek from Australian Camp to Kande and drive to Pokhara (9 15 m) – 3hour
    Day 09: Return Pokhara to Kathmandu. (1300m)- 6/7hours
    Day 10: Kathmandu (1300m)
    Day 11: Departure

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • An experienced English-speaking guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter)
    • An assistant guide depending on the groups size, (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
    • 2 times Hot shower anytime during the trek
    • 10 Gb Everest link wifi card for internet access
    • All government and local taxes
    • 2 times Battery charging anytime during the trek
    • All airport/hotel transfers
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
    • Domestic flights and airport departure taxes (you are allowed to carry a maximum of 15 kg
    • luggage altogether in the duffel bag)
    • 3 nights accommodation (2 before/ 1 after)  with breakfast
    • Down jacket, sleeping bag, Real Sherpa Adventures duffel bag and T-shirt
    • All accommodation in good lodges during the trek
    • Medical Kit carried by the guide
    • All necessary paperwork and permits
    • All meals during the trek
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Nepal/Tibet Visa fee (please bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs)
    • Tips for guides and porters
    • Any Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, drinking water, shower, bar bills etc)

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    1. Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (1300m)

      Arrival in Kathmandu, we are greeted at the airport by our team and transferred to the hotel, to take advantage of a time of rest, briefing of presentation of the progress of the trek, then free time. In case of arrival in the morning, free day: rest or the possibility of making free visits for those who wish. This is the perfect opportunity to immerse you in Nepalese culture and to test the local gastronomy.

    2. Day 02 Drive to Pokhara (915 m) - Lake Explore

      We leave Kathmandu by jeep for Pokhara, the second-largest city in the country. This journey of about 200 km is a bit hectic because of the condition of the road. This will allow us to quietly follow the Trisuli River. We take advantage of the magnificent rice fields and the view of the Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Annapurna mountains. Arriving in Pokhara, we will be in the Lake Side, bordering Lake Phewa and viewpoint on the Annapurna range. Phewa lake is the largest lake in Nepal.

    3. Day 03 Drive to Naya pool and trek to Tirkhedunga (1,540 m) – 5/6hours

      Today is the first day of hiking. Breakfast at the hotel then we leave for a short drive to Naya Pul 40 km away and about an 1-hour drive. We quickly leave the urban environment: first, the houses abandon concrete and brick in favor of wood and stones, the roads undress with their asphalt and we dive into the valley with the noise of the river as a companion. During the hike, we cross several small Nepalese villages before continuing along the left bank of the Bhurungdi Khola river. In autumn, the terraced corn and rice fields are magnificent.

    4. Day 04 Trek from Tirkhedunga to Ghorepani (2,860 m) – 6/7hours

      We start with a steep climb by stone stairs to Ulleri, a large village Gurung. The Gurungs are a predominantly Buddhist ethnic group known for their talents as honey hunters. During the ascent, the eternal snows and the summits of Annapurna south and Hiunchuli appear in the distance. The panorama from the Annapurna balcony is magnificent, magnificent with the Annapurna south well centered in front of us. We pass through fields, crops, and woods before arriving at Ghorepani. The stage between Banthanti and Ghorepani crosses a forest of giant rhododendrons. Spring is the ideal season to see the flowering of this tree.

    5. Day 05 Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2630 m). – 5/6hours

      Early in the morning, we go up to Poon Hill to admire the sunrise over the snow-capped peaks of the Annapurnas, the Dhaulagiri, and the bluish hills that stretch far into the Indian plain. Poon Hill is the highest point of our trek, at 3,210 m. Climbing the stairs to the summit offers several places where you can stop and admire the starry sky gradually clearing up. Some photos to immortalize the views (a wide-angle and a polarizing filter is advised to capture the panorama), then re-descend to the lodge for breakfast.
      We then hike towards Tadapani via the Deurali pass and its beautiful view of the massif and Banthanti before descending into a thick forest of giant rhododendrons. We then cross the Bhurungdi Khola where among the rocks stand small cairns, to finish at Tadapani. From Tadapani, you can admire the Annapurna massif and the Machhapuchhare which stands out to the east.

    6. Day 06 Trek from Tadapani to Landrung (1565 m) -6-7hours

      We resume our path towards Gandruk, the largest and most beautiful village in the region. We continue on a steep descent into the valley until the Modi Khola river which rises among the different glaciers of the Annapurna sanctuary. We leave for a gradual climb to the beautiful village of Landrung. The path follows the river, taking us through rice fields, forests, and pretty quiet corners where many birds live.

    7. Day 07 Trek from landrung to Australian Camp (2100m)-5/6hours

      We continue between the terraced crops where we can see the peasants working the land. We pass through Tolka before a gradual climb to Deurali. The view is magnificent over Annapurna and other snow-capped peaks just before a ridge descent towards Pothana. This village offers one of the most beautiful views of the Machapuchare. Our walk continues in the forest towards Australian Camp installed on a small plateau. From there, the sunsets and sunrises on the horizon are exceptional, with a panorama of rocky peaks, eternal snow, and glaciers. Panoramic view of the peaks of Machapuchare (6,993 m), Annapurna III (7,855 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), and Annapurna IV (7,525 m).

    8. Day 08 Trek from Australian Camp to Kande and drive to Pokhara (9 15 m) – 3hour

      We are coming to the end of our sublime hike. We leave the mountain, the rocky peaks of the Himalayas, its welcoming villages and populations to join the forests, the cities, and their bubbling lives. We start a staircase descent to Kande where the vehicles are waiting for us for a transfer to Pokhara located about 30km away by road (around 1h30 drives). We have the afternoon free: the possibility of taking walks around the Phewa Lake, on foot, by bike, or by boat to discover lake life or to enjoy the good restaurants, cafes, and souvenir shops in the city.

    9. Day 09 Return Pokhara to Kathmandu. (1300m)- 6/7hours

      We take the road towards the capital. We will short stop for lunch, then continuation to Kathmandu. Arrival and transfer at the hotel.

      About 6 to 7 hours drive. We have the evening free to go see the nightlife of Kathmandu, its stalls and discover the Nepalese street food.

    10. Day 10 Kathmandu (1300m)

      We have the free day in Kathmandu to enjoy life in a Nepalese way, to discover the bubbling life of the markets, the serenity of the temples, and complete its adventure by going in search of the best recipes in the city. We have the possibility of continuing the tour without the guide of the capital and its surroundings, in Patan or Bhaktapur

    11. Day 11 Departure

      We will drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled flight to your destination.

    Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

    Accommodation in Kathmandu will be in a 3 or 4-star hotel.

    Accommodation during the trek will be in tea house or lodges. Some accommodations at lower altitudes offer fully equipped rooms with electricity, western toilet facility, wi-fi, and hot showers. Whereas some tea houses, especially at the higher altitude offer very basic kind of services.

    You will be accommodated on a twin-basis during the trek. Most single rooms have twin beds with some basic furniture like a small table or a chair. If you want a single room for yourself, let us know in advance before the trek.

    Normally, beds contain pillow and sheets. Almost all tea houses provide blankets but it is advisable to use your sleeping bag which will be provided by us in case it becomes too cold.

    Some tea houses especially those at lower altitudes have proper western toilets. As you move higher some tea houses use squat toilet facilities. Also, it is important to know that some tea houses do not provide toilet paper in the toilets.

    In higher altitudes, you will usually have to pay extra for charting electronic devices or taking a hot shower. Laundry services are also available in some lodges at an extra price. Wifi cards can also be bought at these lodges. There are multiple options available depending on the data limit and speed.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    What is included in this tour Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • An experienced English-speaking guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter)
    • An assistant guide depending on the groups size, (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
    • 2 times Hot shower anytime during the trek
    • 10 Gb Everest link wifi card for internet access
    • All government and local taxes
    • 2 times Battery charging anytime during the trek
    • All airport/hotel transfers
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
    • Domestic flights and airport departure taxes (you are allowed to carry a maximum of 15 kg
    • luggage altogether in the duffel bag)
    • 3 nights accommodation (2 before/ 1 after) in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Down jacket, sleeping bag, Real Sherpa Adventures duffel bag, and T-shirt
    • All accommodation in good lodges during the trek
    • Medical Kit carried by the guide
    • All necessary paperwork and permits
    • All meals during the trek
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Nepal Visa fee (please bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs)
    • Tips for guides and porters
    • Any Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, bar bills etc)