Trekking in Nepal | Adventure Altitude Treks & Expedition

Duration

10 days

Activities

  • Trekking in Nepal

Accomodation

  • 3* level Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Tea House during the trek

Meals

  • Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • All meals during the trek

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek highlights

 

  • Poonhill view of Annapurna &Dhulagari mountain range 
  • Gurung culture at ghandruk village 

 

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Overview

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the short, comfortable, and enjoyable trekking trails in Nepal. Poon Hill trekking offers to see the snowcapped mountains and vast landscapes in a short period of time. This amazing trek also offers to explore the local culture and closely research the tradition of Ghorepani and Ghandruk village. This is a shorter version of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. The route for the trekking is the same but you will skip Tadapani(2600m.). Our Poon Hill 5 days trekking itinerary includes an extra day in Pokhara to allow you to visit the wonderful Pokhara city. The best time to trek Poon Hill is during Spring(March-April) and Autumn (September-November) and Spring is the best season as rhododendron blooms around. Trekking Ghorepani in December is also possible but during the monsoon, it is not recommended due to the heavy rainfall. Ghorepani poon hill trek is a very easy and comfortable trekking trail in Nepal. Every month's trekker is interested to do the doing that trekking. Visitors have to first choose to trek in the Annapurna area. Since this area lies in the Annapurna Conservation Area trekkers need permits. Annapurna Conservation Area is the first conservation in Nepal inaugurated by the late King Mahendra in 1986 in order to protect flora and fauna from overexploitation.

How is the view from poon-hill  trek

Annapurna area is located in the western part of Nepal. One hundred thousand people are residing in the conversation area. Local people are mostly engaged in farming during the off-season. In trekking season, most people are engaged in tourism and hospitality. Withing the trekking trail we encounter many local cultures Buddhist culture is followed by Gurungs, Thakali, Magar, and apart from that Hindu culture is the main religion in Ghorepani treks. We can have an amazing view of the Annapurna mountain range including Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Annapurna, machhapuchhre , Annapurna III, Singha chili, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak Nilgiri, etc. Poon Hill Trek is a family trekking package in Annapurna Trekking Region of  Nepal. You will be exploring the great view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri from the top hills of Poon Hill. A beautiful sunrise is a major attraction of this place and the panoramic view during sunrise is beyond your imagination. As you can have lots of panoramic views from the top, this route is also known as Annapurna Panorama Trek. Gurung and Magar are the main castes who live in this area. Some of the local Buddhists have made beautiful monasteries on our route to reach Poonhill and Ghorepani. Short trekking of 4-5 days from Kathmandu will give you this much experience, adventure, and panoramic view. The green hills around our route are also awesome to stare at. Pine, Oak, and bamboo forest look even more beautiful when snowfall occurs in the month of November-February. Those Rhododendron forests covered with snow will take your breath away. 

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International  Airport, one of our representatives will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. Take good rest and get refreshed of the jetlag. In the evening, you will be joining a welcome dinner organized by our team in an authentic Nepali restaurant with a cultural program. Overnight stay at the hotel.

On our second day, we will start preparing for your trek. One of Our representatives will remind you to get all the permits necessary for this trek. You will be reminded to check your trek insurance policy and provide us with a copy of it. You will meet your Team leader and other support professionals who will check your trekking gears to make sure they meet the requirements. After a brief introduction with the crew, one of our tour operators will take you to a city tour. You will be visiting 4 heritage sites, that hold historical, religious, and cultural significance.

1. Boudhhanath: 

Boudhanath also called Jharung Khasor, is situated 8 km to the east of the city center. It is one of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Kathmandu. It can be viewed from the premises of TIA as you are about to land from your flight. The great Boudhanath Stupa was built in the 5th century which makes it one of the ancient and magnificent Stupas in the world. It is also the largest Stupa in the world. Considered the holiest pilgrimage for Buddhists all around the world, it is believed that the power and blessings of The Great Stupa are far beyond the understandings of human beings. It is widely believed that whoever prays and worships with a pure heart at Boudhanath creates good karma therefore the way to hell and dark realms are closed to them, fulfilling their wishes.

Early morning or a late evening visit to The Great Stupa gives you a vibe of Tibetian culture. The smoke from butter candlelights and incandescents fill the aura with a pleasing smell, offering peace to your mind and soul. You can stroll around the area for buying souvenirs, metal handicrafts, Thangkas, etc., or just catch a good breakfast or dinner with an aerial view of Boudhanath from the rooftop cafés and restaurants. 

2. Patan Durbar Square:

Patan, also called Lalitpur, is considered to be the oldest city among the three cities of Kathmandu valley. It is home to the city's, better to say Nepal's finest craftsmen who have been able to preserve the ancient Newari culture and the ancient technique of metal handicrafts. The city inherits one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Patan Durbar Square. Patan Durbar Square is an old palace of the Malla kings who ruled the city during the Malla regime. The artistic handicrafts and metal crafts are seen everywhere make this place a living historical museum. Another place to see inside the Durbar square area is the Patan Museum. The museum lies inside the palace and has a collection of fine historical metal crafts, wood carvings, and the historical Malla throne of the Malla regime. The Krishna Temple in the west premises of Durbar Square is another fine example of this artistic heritage. The temple was built by King Siddhi Narsingh Malla in 1637. Another must-see place is the Mahabouddha, a magnificent terracotta temple built with Sikhara style containing 1000 images of Buddha. Filled with historical crafts and monuments that can be traced back to the 16th century, the Square is home to 136 bushels (courtyards) and 55 temples. It is one of the major sacred sites for both Buddhists and Hindus. Beyond the temples, lie a lot of restaurants and cafés with rooftops, who serve different continental foods along with Newari traditional food. 

3. Pashupatinath :

Considered to be one of the four most important religious heritage for Hindus around the world, especially for the devotees of Lord Shiva, it is another UNESCO World Heritage Site worth a visit when you are in Kathmandu. Located 3 km northwest of the city, Pashupatinath is home to 492 temples, 15 Shivalayas (shrines of Lord Shiva), and 12 Jyotirlinga (phallic shrines) which carry significant religious values. It is considered that the place has existed there long before the millennia after the appearance of Shiva Linga. But the temple was built in the 5th century by King Prachanda Dev of the Lichhavi Dynasty and later renovated by the Malla kings of the Malla Dynasty. The temple is a common sacred site to Hindus and Buddhists. The main temple is fortified within the walls guarded by Nepal Police and Nepal Army and is denied entry to non-Hindus. Another new experience for the non-Hindu visitors is to watch the cremation ceremony. Though it is not recommended to faint-hearted people. 

4. Swoyambhu Mahachaitya :

Situated on a hilltop from a distance of 3 km from the main city, Swoyambhu Mahachaitya (Swoyambhunath) is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal. The stupa has been a paradigm of faith and harmony for centuries with Hindu temples and deities carved within this holy Buddhist site. It is believed that the glory and prosperity of Kathmandu valley were started from this point of time. Apart from being a sacred place, the hilltop also act as an overlook from where one can enjoy the panoramic view of the extensive valley.  Swoyambhu "self-existent one" was built by King Manadeva of the Lichhavi Dynasty in 460 A.D. By the 13th century, it had become an important center of Buddhism. Since then a lot of Hindus and Buddhists of the whole world visit this place every year for prayers. The largest image of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Nepal rests on a high pedestal on the western side of Swoyambhunath. A temple dedicated to Saraswati (often called ManjuShree by Buddhists), goddess of learning is built behind the hilltop. The stupa premises is filled with Buddhist shrines and statues of Hindu deities. The prayer wheels, the vibrant prayer flags, chanting of Buddhist Monks, the monkeys chattering, gives this place a combination of natural and religious vibe. One can feel the inner peace and tranquillity after visiting this Sacred place.

After visiting all those places, we will head back to the office. We will hold a final pre-trek brief. After that either you want to explore the city on yourself or you want to go straight back to your accommodation, depends on your choice.

By Tourist Bus: - As your bus leaves early morning at 7 a.m., take an early breakfast and catch your bus from Tourist Bus Station. The journey to Pokhara is always wonderful as you will pass several small and big settlements via the raging Trishuli River. On the way, the bus will stop for lunch By Private Vehicle: - You can also drive to Pokhara with a private vehicle. Our company arranges private vehicle transportation to Pokhara at our client's request. You are requested to add the request for the private vehicle while making the booking.

By Flight: Those who do not want to travel overland, or want to skip the long journey on the bumpy road can choose this option. The Flight will take around 30 minutes to get to Pokhara. In Pokhara, you can finally check the gears and can hire or buy them if you have forgotten anything. Pokhara is a scenic city. You can see a first majestic view of the Annapurna range including Machhapuchhre mountain. In the evening walk around the wonderful Phewa Lake yourself. Overnight at the hotel.

  • City of lakes and  the most beautiful tourist destination offering base station for many trekking trails like Upper Mustang , Muktinath , Annapurna Base Camp , Mardi Himal treks 
  • Phewa lkae with clear reflection of Machhapuchhre 
  • Begnas lake and Rupa lake 
  • World Peace Pagoda at hiltop providing 360 degree view og Pokhara city 
  • Beautiful caverns and David's Falls 
  • famous paragliding spot , Sarangkot from where you can see beautiful Annapurna range
  • Different adventure activities including Mountain Flight , Paragliding , Bungee Jump , Boating etc

Take an early breakfast and get ready for the trekking. Today you will first take a short drive to Nayapul from Pokhara. From Nayapul, you will be starting your trekking. The trail from Nayapul is an easy trail where you walk through the stone-paved steps passing several small villages.  We will begin a 30 mins trek comprising a downhill descend through the classical forest of rhododendron along the banks of Modi River to reach Birethanti (1,015 m). It is a small village with many established shops and teahouses. Continuing the journey, we will be trekking for 5-6 hours on the trail that continues to the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola and move up steeply to Hille (1,495 m). Eventually, the trail leads to Tikhedhunga (1,540 m) after a short climb. On the way, you will observe the eye-catching view of rice and millet fields. After crossing the Tikhedunga Khola on the suspension bridge, the trail begins to climb up quite steeply on a stone staircase that is more than 3200 steps. After climbing the hilltop we can see Mt. Annapurna south (7219 m.) and Hiunchuli (6441 m.). Enjoy the magnificent view of the mighty Himalayas from the hilltop of Ulleri. Overnight stay at Ulleri.

A tough yet wonderful trekking day. Today you will be trekking through the dense rhododendron forest. The hiking will be more special if it is in the spring as the rhododendron blooms around with seven colors. Upon you reach Ghorepani, you will forget all the pains you had during the walking as the mountain views are just perfect and refreshing. Enjoy a hot cup of tea with awe-inspiring views of the mountains. Overnight at the teahouse.

The best day of trekking. Wake up early morning, take your torchlight and start hiking up to Poon Hill before the first ray of sun hits the ground as you don't want to miss the best opportunity to view the first rays of the sun kissing the snow-capped mountain. It takes one hour to get up to Poon Hill from Ghorepani. At Poon Hill, you can collect the superb sunrise view of sunrays embracing the top of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan ranges. After spending some time admiring the sunrise, we will descend to Ghorepani. At Ghorepani, we will have our breakfast and we will start descending towards Tadapani. We will continue our descend for about 3-4 hrs from Tadapani to reach Ghandruk. Ghandruk is one of the most beautiful places with beautiful and vibrant Gurung culture, foods, etc that lies at the lap of the Annapurna range.  Ghandruk has a lot to offer if you want to stroll around the village, the people, Gurung culture, landscapes, etc. Overnight at Ghandruk.
 

The final day of this trek from Ghandruk to Naya pul is approximately 13 km. The first 7 km is a gradual descent of 900 m with stone-paved stairs and a nice trail. Then the trail continues on a dirt road wide enough for smaller vehicles that go parallel with the river. We will stop for lunch at Birethanti and rest a bit and head back to the dusty trail for the final 2 km to reach Nayapul. In total, the trek will be about 6 hours, including stops.

Alternatively, you can go East, down & up across the river to Landruk, and take a more difficult trail South-West to Birethani. This trail has more ups & downs when it follows the more deeply carved East mountainside.

From Nayapul, we will take a bus or taxi to reach Pokhara which will take about 2 hrs. Upon reaching Pokhara you will be transferred to your hotel. Get fresh, rest a bit and start wandering through the vibrant streets of lakeside for a different environment. Enjoy your night at Pokhara.

 

An extra day in Pokhara is always worthwhile. Do boating on Phewa Lake, visit Tal Barahi Temple, Gupteshwor cave plus the Devis Falls this day. You can also do several other adventure sports including Paragliding, Ultralight, Bungee Jumping, Zip Flyer or you can just rent a mountain bike and paddle around the City of the Lakes. Enjoy the free day. Overnight at the hotel. In the evening stroll around the lakeside to buy some souvenirs, enjoy a variety of food, lots of pubs and bars to hang out and many more. Overnight at Pokhara.

By Tourist Bus: - As your bus leaves early morning at 8 a.m., take an early breakfast and catch your bus from Tourist Bus Station and drive back to Kathmandu. On the way, the bus will stop for lunch.
By Private Vehicle: - You can also drive back with a private vehicle. Our company arranges private vehicle transportation to Kathmandu at our client's request. You are requested to add the request for the private vehicle while making the booking.
By Flight: Those who do not want to travel overland, or want to skip the long journey on the bumpy road can choose this option. The Flight will take around 30 minutes to get to Kathmandu.
In Kathmandu, you can do some last shopping in Thamel. Overnight at the hotel.

After completing an amazing trip, this day you will be transferred to the airport to catch your returning flight. Trip Ends.

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Trekking in Nepal
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Includes & Excludes

  • All the needed documents/permits for the trekking 
  • Experienced English speaking trekking guide and his all expenses including insurance 
  • Porters for carrying bags (1 porter for 2 trekkers and carries 15kg-20kg) and their all expenses including insurance
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking 
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek 
  • Sleeping bags  (Need to return after the trekking)
  • First Aid Kit 
    • Nepalese visa fee
    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
    • Travel insurance
    • Excess baggage charges
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara 
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trekking
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
    • op[tion by Kathmandu _ Pokhara_Kathmandu by flight 
    • trekking pool

Useful Info


  •  Ghorepani poon_hill trek one of the short but beautiful treks in Nepal
  • The Best time to trek Poon hill starts from mid-September to December
  • Beautiful Culture and landscape 

 

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Annapurna panorama trek My experience with this company has been excellent. Originally the trek was booked in May 2018 but due to a foot injury, I had to postpone. This was not a problem for Raju and his team. The accommodation choices and meal stops were all excellent and our every need was anticipated and met. From airport pickup to local knowledge and information, I would thoroughly recommend this company.

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