Poonhill Trek

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Trip Overview

This area, north of Pokhara, called "Ghorepani" offers some of the most dramatic close-up views of the highest and most beautiful mountains in the world. The abrupt variation in altitude found here is astonishing. The trek passes through rhododendron and mixed forest alive with ferns and birds, through spectacular villages of the Gurkha soldiers with their spectacular Himalayan back drops leads to Ghorapani 2834 m. The following morning visits Poon Hill at 3210 m . a vantage point to view the Dhaulagiri (8167 m) and the Annapurna massif. The trek makes a small circuit and visits Tadapani (2450 m), Ghandruk and finally ends in Pokhara.

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Itinerary

Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters)

You will be met by our airport representative and escorted to your hotel, refresh yourself & your evening is free. Your first overnight at your hotel in the valley of the gods…Kathmandu and overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. ( A)

Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley

Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a famous destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. The city displays an interesting combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley.

After having Breakfast we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley including

  • Kathmandu Durbar SquareKathmadu Durbar Square

  • Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)Swayambhunth Stupa 
  • Pashupatinath Temple Pashupatinath Temple

  • Boudhanath Stupa. Boudhanath Stupa

Overnight at Hotel. ( A, B)

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 Kilo meter west of Kathmandu)- 6 Hours

We drive along the scenic Trisuli and Marsyangdi River to reach Pokhara, it’s a pretty good drive as we go by the beautiful river which is also good for rafting; we view Ganesh Himal and the Manaslu peak as well during the Driving.

Pokhara ValleyPokhara is a tourist's paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, & temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with her lovely mountains; after 6 hours of driving; we will arrive in Pokhara, the city of lakes…Welcome to this beautiful town of serene lakes that gives so much meaning to your holidays. Overnight at Hotel. ( A, B)

Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) and Trek to Tikhedunga (1577m)- 4 Hours

After having breakfast at the hotel, we start our driving to Nayapul which takes approximately one and half hours. We then start the first part of our hiking out to Tikhedunga (1577M) Via Birethanti (1065m.) this is a pretty easy flat out hike as we pass through several small lively villages and settlements. After some time, we will ascend gently to the final destination of the day. Overnight at Guesthouse. ( A, B, L, D)

Trek to Ghorepani ( 2675m)- 6 Hours


Ghorepani

Today we ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. This path gives us breathtaking views of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and the grand Annapurna (7219m) south on the way. Our trail now gets quite easy going as we pass through rhododendron and shadowy forests amidst the cackling of birds which gives us good feelings till we ascend gently up to the final camp. Overnight at Guesthouse. ( A, B, L, D)

Hike to Poon Hill (3180m.) and trek to Tadapani (2675m.)- 6 hours

Today we hike to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountains in the morning then Hike down to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast at Lodge and trek to Tadapani (2650 m.). Most part of the trail we trek through rhododendron forest, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom. Overnight at Guesthouse. ( A, B, L, D) Note: the trekking route to Jomsom muktinath trek is separated from here (Ghorepani).

Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.)- 3 Hours


Ghandruk village

Today, it is easy trekking by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. We will hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way. This is one of the popular destinations for the birds' lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft center and Gurung museum. From this village we will see the views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail. Overnight at Guesthouse. ( A, B, L, D) Note: The trekking route to Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna Sanctuary Trek separate form here ( Tadapani), trekkers Interested and having enough time are welcome to join..

Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul (Pokhara) & Drive to Pokhara- 5 Hours

Today is our last day trekking of our trekking and it is very easy trek by descending gently half of the way through the rice field and local villages to Syauli bazaar and walks flat part until Nayapul then drive from Nayapul to Pokhara. It takes around one and hour to drive and Overnight at Hotel. ( A, B, L, D)

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu ( 6 Hours)

We have our tourist bus at 7 AM after b/fast to drive to Kathmandu and the driving will be a fantastic experience as we drive past many satellite towns on the way and we are able to see rural settlements, gushing rivers, terraces and green rural landscapes; after 6 hours driving we will arrive Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.( A, B) Note- you have options of taking 30 minute flights to Kathmandu instead of drive- Please contact us for the booking flight: Note- if you are interested to Visit Chitwan National park- you can drive to Chitwan directly- please contact us for the Booking for Chitwan tour: Note: If you are interested in other activities in Nepal such as a Chitwan Jungle Safari, Seti River Rafting, a Lumbini visit, Paragliding, a thrilling Everest Mountain Flight and an Ultra light Flight, then you can start now…we are on vacation & this only happens once probably in a lifetime…enjoy it today because tomorrow never comes. The mountains of Nepal always beckon.

Transfer to the international airport for your final departure.

You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home. 

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