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Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 8 Days

Welcome to one of the most exciting journey of Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill trek with the experienced and ever cheerful team members of Pariwar Holidays Pvt. Ltd. This trek comprises of the most incredible and breathtaking mountain views. It is situated near the beautiful city of Pokhara. Poon Hill is a very popular trekking destination for the people of Nepal as well as for the tourists. The popularity of this region is not only limited for trekking but also to watch the sunrise over the mountains in the morning. It is very interesting to watch the snowcapped peaks turning from grey to pink to the eye-catching white from the peak of Poon Hill.

The scenes in offer during this trek is not just the mountain views but also the dense forests, cold mountain streams of pure water and the villages with people of different ethnic groups. The people of this region would be more than happy to greet you in a traditional Nepali hospitality. This moderate trek comprises of just 8 days to the northwest of Pokhara. The actual trekking is just for six days. This promising journey offers a great escape from the crowded cities towards the serene beauty of nature and the journey can be considered as one of the best adventure journeys in Nepal.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Welcome to the beautiful city of Nepal!! There won’t be a possibility for you to feel like an outsider when you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu as one of the representatives of Pariwar Holidays Pvt. Ltd will be there to receive you. After your airport check-up formalities, you will be led directly to your hotel. Please make sure that you have enough rest at the hotel and you can also try to explore around the beautiful city on your own. It is fun to meet people around the place as most of them speak English. In the evening, the team of Pariwar Holidays Pvt. Ltd will sponsor a dinner in one of the best restaurants in the area. You can enjoy delicious cuisines along with the team of Pariwar Holidays.

Day 02: Fly to Pokhara (823m) and Trek to Ulleri (2,050m)
On this day, we will take a short flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The flight is just of 30 minutes. After our arrival in Pokhara Airport, we will go to Naya Pul in a bus. Naya Pul marks as the starting point for your trek. The trek of this day is of around six hours through the sub-tropical jungle. As the trail ascends, we can view various cliffs overlooking the valley. Along the trail, we cross the Modi Khola (river) and climb to the village of Ulleri. The trek of this day ends at this village.

Day 03: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750m)
This day, we continue our trail from Ulleri towards Ghorepani. The trail comprises of mostly ascending. It takes around 4-5 hours of trekking to reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani (In nepali language, Ghora means horse and pani means water) marks as the place where ancient traders,while making their journey found water for their horses. From Ghorepani, incredible views of the Annapurna Range and some of tallest mountains of the world can be seen. Our overnight will be in one of the lodges in Ghorepani.

Day 04: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill and then to Tadapani (2,700m)
This day marks as the highlight of the trip as we need to get up to climb to the top of Poon Hill (3210 m/10,529 ft) to watch the morning sunrise over the Annapurna Mountain ranges. Beholding the scenic views and the sunrise from the top of Poon Hill makes you feel that the place is really a gifted one for viewing the mountains. From Poon Hill, the extraordinary scenic view of the more than 20 snowcapped peaks is sure to mesmerize you. The panoramic beauty of Mustang and Pokhara can also be glanced from this hill. After watching the sunrise from this hill to our heart’s content, we return back to Ghorepani for breakfast. After breakfast, we start our journey again for Tadapani. The trail is ever beautiful from Ghorepani towards Tadapani as we pass through the forests of rhododendron (the national flower of Nepal) and the most scenic waterfalls. Our overnight for this day will be in one of the lodges at Tadapani. (the trekking of this day is of around 6-7 hours).

Day 05: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,940m)
Ghandruk is a little Gurung village (Gurung is one of the ethnic tribes of Nepal) overlooking the valley. The trail now makes a steep descend as we make our way back to Pokhara. The scenic views plenty of the wildflowers can be seen as we descend the mountain. The splendid view of mountains can also be seen while we are descending down. The mountains includes: Fishtail Mountain, Annapurna South and Hiuchuli. An wonderful Gurung Museum is located at Ghandruk. This museum creates an opportunity to learn more about the unique culture of the Gurung people. The actual trekking time of this day is around 3- 4 hours. Our overnight stay will be in one of the lodges at Ghandruk.

Day 06: Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara.
This day marks as our last day of trekking. The trail of this day descends downhill for around four hours as we make our way to Naya Pul. From Naya Pull, we will catch a bus and drive back towards Pokhara. You will have time to explore around the beautiful city of Pokhara on this day. You can also take time to visit the famous Phewa lake and do a boating in this beautiful lake. The mountain ranges reflecting in the serene water of lake is sure to mesmerize you. Our overnight stay will be in one of the lodges at Pokhara.

Day 07: Fly back to Kathmandu
On this day, we have plenty of time to spend at Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful city that offers various adventures. You can opt for Para-gliding or many other exciting adventures there. By taking an afternoon flight, we return back to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will drop you to your designated hotel. In the evening, our company will provide a farewell dinner with the most delicious cuisines in one of the restaurants of Thamel. Our overnight will be in a hotel in Thamel.

Day 08: Final departure from Kathmandu.
This day is marks as the last day of your stay in Nepal. The time that you spend in Nepal along with the team of Pariwar Holidays Pvt. Ltd. has come to an end. Depending on the schedule of your flight, our representative will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure to your homeland. Though this is a very short trip, we expect for more visit from you in the coming days with the team of Pariwar Holidays. We will be more than happy to serve you in the coming days too.

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What Is Included

  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airport
  • Accommodations in a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Shanker), 3 star hotel in Pokhara (Mt. Kailash Resort) and teahouses during the trek
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, kit bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

What Is Not Included

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

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