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Poon Hill Trek

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Ghorepani poonhill trekking (2830m) is the ultimate destination of Annapurna foothill trek. It used to be main pass through which traders with Mules from Mustang and Tibet used to pass through to reach Pokhara. Early morning sunrise over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna from Pun hill is very famous. The panoramic view of Annapurna range on the way to Ghandrung village is unforgettable. The other highlight of the trek is Ghandrung. This is a large Gurung village from where Guarkha's are recruited in the British and Indian army. It is situated above Modi Khola at the elevation of 1951 meter. It is one of the best-known villages in the foothill of Annapurna. The village has an office of Annapurna Conservation. The panoramic view of Annapurna dominates the entire skyline. Lodge and teahouse along the trail make this trip affordable and easily accessible.

The trail from Birenthati gradually climbs to Tirkhedhunga. After an overnight at Tirkhedhunga you climb the steep trail to Ulleri. Continue to ascend the trail through dense oak and rhododendron forests till you reach Ghorepani. Camp is further on the ridge. Next day climb slightly up the ridge and then descend steeply on a narrow trail through rhododendron forest to Banthati and another up and down hill walk to Tadapani. Then descend gradually to Ghandrung. The trail from Ghandrung, make steep descends to Modi Khola (river) and climbs up to Landrung and continue ascending gradually to Toljka Continue the climb to the pass at and then descend to Pothana. On the last day walk further to Dhumpus situated at the end of the ridge and make steep descent through village of terraced rice field to the floor of Yangri khola. Drive from the Phedi to Pokhara.

 Outline Itinerary

Day 01:- Arrive in Kathmandu Airport & Transfer to Hotel

Day 02:- Drive to Pokhara

Day 03:- Drive to Nayapul, trek to tikhedhunga

Day 04- Trek to ghjorepali

Day 05:- Excursion to Punhill trek to tadapani      

Day 06:- Trek to Ghandruk

Day 07:- Trek to Nayapul, Drive to Pokhara, Transfer to Hotel               

Day 08:- Drive Back to Kathmandu

Day 09:- Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu, At the evening farewell dinner

Day 10:- Drive to international airport and fly back to home.

Day 01:- Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuwan airport and transfer to hotel at the evening, Well-come dinner

 

Day 02: - Drive to Pokhara (On the same day we can make Rafting trip on our way)

 Its takes 7-8hours by tourist bus it is very nice drive along the way we will enjoy with the very nice Mountain View and we pass through beautiful landscape, terrace rice field and forest. Or fly to Pokhara it takes about half an hour.

For the rafting we will drive to Rafting place call Phisling and make a rafting about 3hours and after rafting again take the bus then drive to Pokhara.

 

Day 03:- Drive to Nayapool to Trikhedhunga (1540 M)

 It takes 1 and half an hour. Naya pool is the starting point of trekking and same day trek to Tikhedhunga it takes 3-4hours. This day we cross the suspension-hanging bridge then about 1 hour normal way than after gradually up hill to Tikhedhunga. Along the way we pass through gurung village. We can see gurung culture and their life style.

 

Day 04: - Trikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2750 M)

 It takes 6-7hours. All the way steep up by stony step. According to the guide book there are more than 3000 stony step. You will trek through Magar village. The entire village is very beautiful. Magar people are one of the tribes of Nepal. They are very rich for their own culture. People from this area they are surviving mostly by agriculture, service in Guarkha army, and tourist tea house business. This day we pass through beautiful Rhododendrons forest if you visit in this area in the spring season you will enjoy full verities of flower of Rhododendron. Ghorepani is on the hillocks elevation of 2810m from the sea level. From here you can have very beautiful Panoramic view of the mountain like all the Annapurna range, Dhawalagiri, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhre (fishtail), Manaslu and Tukuche peak and many more. Ghorepani is Magar village. If you are interested about the Magar culture you can visit in to Magar museum.

 

Day 05: - Ghorepani to Tadapani (2590 M)

 Early in the morning we go for the excursion to the poon hill. Poon hill is most high light spot for this trekking.   Who want to make this trekking they do not want miss it. This spot is very famous for the panoramic view of mountain and sunrise. For the excursion warm cloth, water and camera are the requirement to you than after trek back to tea house in the Ghorepani have breakfast and trek to Tadapani. It takes you 5hours. Along the way we pass through rhododendron forest. In this forest you can enjoy with different kinds on vegetation flora and fauna and wild life and panoramic view of mountain. This day we walk up and down. Tadapani is small settlement of the Gurung people.

 

Day 06:- Trek to Ghandruk (1940M). It takes 3-4hours down hill through rhododendron forest with the beautiful Mountain View and flora and fauna. On the trail we can see wild life like Langur, bear, much kind of bird and butterflies. And Ghandruk is very beautiful village. Here you will get opportunity to be very close to their culture custom. There is Gurung museum you can visit there if you are interested with the gurung culture. Gurung is kinds of ethnic group of Nepal. They are Buddhist people for the religious. They are very rich for their culture and they are very nice friendly and humorous people. Professionally some are farmer and mostly they do service in Guarkha army and run tea house for tourist.

 

Day 07:- Trek to Birethanti-Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara. It takes 4-5hours down hill to Syauli bazar and then follows normal way to Birethanti. This day we follow terrace rice field and lowland vegetation. And follow down Stream of Modi River to Birathanti and trek to Nayapool then take the taxi or bus drive to Pokhara transfer to Hotel. Afternoon drive to Peace Pagoda for Panoramic view and Pokhara valley and Phewa lake view

 

Day 08:- Drive back to Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel

 

Day 09:-Full day City sightseeing in Kathmandu, Swayanbhu (Monkey temple and Pashupati and Patan.

 

Day 10:-Drive to Airport for fly back home.

 

What is Included

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop
  • Necessary Flight tickets as per itenary.
  • Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and during the trek.
  • All necessary permits and paper works
  • First Aid Medical kit box.
  • Tourist service charge, Vat.
  • Office Service charge.
  • Guide & support staffs and their insurance and salary
  • English speaking guide
  • Annapurna Conservation entry Permit
  • TIMS

What is not Included

  • Travel insurance.
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
  • Items and expenses of personal nature.
  • Cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet etc.
  • Personal Trekking Equipments.
  • Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
  • Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver etc

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