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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

TRIP OVERVIEW

The Ghorepani trek takes you through the beautiful rhododendron forests ethnic village of Magar and Gurung, finally reach a top of Poon Hill, a peak which gives you panoramic views of the entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. At an altitude of 3210 meters the Poon Hill peak lies at the centre of all the Annapurna Himal. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, is one of the popular for sunrise view in the Himalaya and relatively easy and short trek. Ghorepani Trekking in Nepal will let you feel the Himalayan Panorama views and you will get the opportunities to blend together with the local villagers and their everyday life.

OUTLINE ITINERARY

Day  01:  Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel

Day  02:  Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley overnight in Kathmandu.

Day  03: Fly to Pokhara 22 minutes and Drive to Hille 2 ½ hrs overnight in Hille (1950m)

Day  04:  Trek to Ghorepani (2530m)

Day  05:  Hike to Poon hill for wonderful sunrise view and back to Ghorepani and after the breakfast trek to Tadapani (2630m)

Day  06:  Trek to Landruk (1565m)

Day  07:  Trek to Australian Camp (1910m)

Day  08:  Trek to Kade 1 hrs and drive to Pokhara 50 minutes and overnight in Pokhara

Day  09:  Flight or Drive back to Kathmandu

Day  10:  Departure Home

DETAIL ITINERARY

Day  01:  Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Waiba Adventure Trek who will drop you to your hotel in Kathmandu. A full briefing will be given after you check in. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day  02:  Sightseeing in Kathmandu

After breakfast, you will be going for whole day city sightseeing with the Nepali tour guide to most historical attractions in Kathmandu which are also listed on UNESCO World Heritage sites. We visit the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the biggest Stupa in the world. The tour is likely to finish around 4pm and the rest of the day is free to explore around Thamel around your hotel as well as to pack your baggage for the trek starting tomorrow morning. You can leave a bag at the hotel with items not needed on the trek. Overnight at Fuji Guest House or similar in Kathmandu.

Day  03:  Fly to Pokhara and Drive to Hille overnight in Hille (1950m)

After breakfast, we take the morning flight to Pokhara the flight time Kathmandu to Pokhara is 22 minutes with scenic mountain views of  Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, lamjung Himal and Annapurna Massif. On arrival you will drive for about 2 ½ hrs from Pokhara to Hille the trek starting point. When we arrive to Hille we drop our things in the room and will have nice cup of tea then hike up to (Sabet Village) a beautiful typical Gurung village it’s about 2 hrs up and down. Overnight in Hille.

Day  04:  Trek to Ghorepani (2530m) 5 hrs

After breakfast, we start gradual level walk to Tikhedhunga cross the suspension bridge on Bhurungdi  Khola then climb thousands of stone staircase throughout terraced fields to Ulleri. The trail to Banthanti is less steep and then continues on to Ghorapani  through dense forest of  giant Rhododendrons tree. From Ghorepani we have superb Mountain View of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, Overnight in Ghorepani.

 Day 05:  Early morning to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani(2630m)- 7 hrs

Today we make an early morning climb along the steep trail throughout the Rhododendrons forest to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m) It is 1 hour up and 35 minutes down from Ghorepani, when we arrive to Poon Hill first we will have a nice cup of tea then we will enjoy the amazing sunrise view over the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre Himal. After taking good photographs we will descend to Ghorepani  and will have a breakfast and quick pack before proceeding to Tadapani. From Ghorepani we climb up along the ridge enjoying the wonderful Mountain View throughout the giant Rhododendron’s tree. We gradually descend through dense forest of Deodar, bamboos and always Rhododendron; and pass by nice waterfalls along the way to reach Tadapani. Overnight in Tadapani.

Day  06:  Trek to Landruk (1565m)

From Tadapani  the trail descend through Bhaisi Kharka, Ghandruk and to Landruk. We walk via dense beautiful forest till Ghandruk .From Ghandruk  trail descend steeply through the stone staircase and cross the suspension bridge above Modi Khola River. From here it is an uphill climb to Landruk, Today we mostly pass by terraced fields and traditional houses in the villages. Overnight in Landruk

Day  07:  Trek to Australian Camp (1950m)

After breakfast, we move our steps to Australian Camp via, Tolka, Pitam Deurali, Pothana and to Australian camp. Today we trek through beautiful forest of Alder tree, Rhododendron and Oak. After Tolka there is big climb up till Pitam Deurali then nice gradual walk to Australian Camp, from where we will enjoy your last breathtaking view on Annapurna range. Overnight in Australian Camp

Day  08:  Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara an hour

Early morning we will enjoy last sunrise panoramic view and after breakfast, we will descend about an hour to Kande where our transport will be waiting to take us to Pokhara city, in the afternoon we make sightseeing around the lake side. Overnight in Pokhara city.

Day  09:  Flight or Drive back to Kathmandu, Overnight in Kathmandu 

Day  11:  Final Departure 

Our amazing journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Waiba Adventure Trek representative will drop you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your flight time. Have a safe journey back to home, Namaste & see you again.

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