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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

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Ghorepani Poon hill trekking is the perfect choice for you if you are searching for short trek in Annapurna region. Ghorepani is located to the north of Pokhara. Embark on exciting Poon hill trek and witness its natural and cultural grandeurs.
Ghorepani Poon hill trek itinerary can easily be completed in 10-days.You will be taken in an exciting Kathmandu sightseeing tour by guide in a private vehicle before transferring you from Kathmandu to Pokhara in a tourist coach. Popular among tourists as city of temples, Kathmandu Valley is thronged with UNESCO sites like Pashupatinath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and others.
Pokhara allows an access to most popular Annapurna trekking region. It is one of the cleanest cities in Nepal. An hour of ride from Lakeside, Pokhara will take us to Nayapul. It is the starting point for Ghorepani Poon hill trekking. Follow the trail along Modi Khola to Birethanti. Walk through the forested area to Tikhedhunga. Pass through Magar and Gurung villages to Ulleri. Poon hill trek route continues uphill to Ghorepoani. Brief hike from Ghorepani will take us to Poonhill. This is the place that you should be if you do not want to miss best sunrise view in Pokhara. Enjoy close- up views of Annapurna Mountain Range, Dhaulagiri Mountain, Nilgiri Mountain and Lamjung Mountain. Descend from Poon hill to Tadapani and pass through rhododendron and fir trees to Ghandruk. This is the second largest Gurung village in Nepal. Enjoy homestay in Ghandruk before lowering to Nayapul where the trek culminates. If you want to spend longer days in this area, you can move to Dhampus instead of Nayapul from Ghorepani.
Anybody can enjoy Ghorepani Poon hill trek.

Itinerary Outline
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1310m)
Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day04: Drive to Nayapul Trek to Tikhedhunga
Day05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
Day06: Ghorepani to Poonhill to Tadapani
Day07: Tadapani to Ghandruk
Day08: Trek to Nayapul Drive to Pokhara
Day09: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day10: Departure
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1310m)
Welcome to Kathmandu- the city of temples. You will be picked up at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) by our representative after you complete custom and visa formalities and then you will be taken to the luxurious hotel for pleasant stay.

Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
After breakfast, begin the guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. Kathmandu is known as the city of temples. We will take the tour of UNESCO recognized sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa and others. In the evening, you will be introduced with your trekking guide and crew members. We will also discuss about the trekking activities.  

Day03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Leave Kathmandu early in the morning. Depending upon the group size, van, mini bus or tourist coach will be arranged. Drive through the meandering path along Trishuli River with scenic views of hills and forests. Drive through Mugling and follow Prithvi Highway till you reach Pokhara.

Day04: Drive to Nayapul Trek to Tikhedhunga
An hour of drive from Lakeside, Pokhara will take us to Nayapul which is the starting point of Ghorepani Poon hill trek. The route offers views of Annapurna Mountain Range. Follow Modi River for about 20minutes to reach Birethanti from where we will reach Tikhedhunga.    

Day05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
Follow the escalating trail through forest of blooming rhododendron. Exiting from the forest area, move through the stone steps to arrive at Ulleri village which is inhabited by Magar ethnics. Continue walking through meadow to Nangethanti. After brief rest, reach Ghorepani from where we can enjoy views of Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Annapurna and other mountains.

Day06: Ghorepani to Poonhill to Tadapani
Poon hill should not be missed if you are in Ghorepani. Poon hill is noted for offering striking views of sunrise. We will hike all the way to top of Poon hill and enjoy sunrise view and close-up views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains and then descend through rhododendron forest to Tadapani.  

Day07: Tadapani to Ghandruk
Follow the descending trail for about 4hrs to reach Ghandruk. This is one of the largest Gurung Villages. Enjoy views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli and other Mountains. Stay overnight in Ghandruk.

Day08: Trek to Nayapul Drive to Pokhara
In 5 hours, we will reach Nayapul from Ghandruk. . Pass through Birethanti to Nayapul. Round Annapurna Trek ends at Nayapul. Drive from Nayapul to Pokhara and stay overnight in a hotel in Pokhara.

Day09: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu via Prithvi highway. It takes about 5-6hrs to reach Kathmandu. You will be transferred to a hotel. Spend the rest of the day on your own. We recommend you to go for shopping in Thamel.

Day10: Departure
You will be transferred to airport about 3hrs prior to your scheduled flight. We hope to see you soon.

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 10 Days
Accomodation: Hotel in city & Tea-House during trekking
Seasons : Feb - June, Sep - Nov
Type: Light
Activities : City Tours & Trekking
No. of Pax : 2
Maximum Access : 1 +
Starts From : Nayapool
Ends at : Nayapool

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