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Ghorepani & Poon Hill Panorama Trek

Ghorepani, Nepal
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Duration

11 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

The Ghorepani & Poon Hill Panorama Trek is a must-do for nature lovers and adventure seekers. This trekking destination is located in the beautiful Annapurna region of Nepal and is known for its stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, as well as its beautiful villages and forests.

Starting with a scenic drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, followed by a drive to Nayapul, this trek will take you through charming villages such as Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, and Ghandruk. You’ll trek through lush rhododendron forests, cross mountain streams, and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

The highlight of the trek is the Poon Hill viewpoint, where you’ll witness a spectacular sunrise over the Himalayas. The viewpoint offers panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, as well as views of other peaks like Nilgiri and Machhapuchhre.

Along the way, you’ll also have the opportunity to experience the local culture and hospitality of the Gurung and Magar ethnic groups. You’ll stay in comfortable teahouses and lodges along the way, where you can enjoy delicious local cuisine and warm hospitality.

The Ghorepani & Poon Hill Panorama Trek is suitable for trekkers of all levels and can be completed throughout the year. However, the best time to trek is from September to November and March to May, when the weather is clear and the views are at their best.

If you want to experience the beauty of the Ghorepani & Poon Hill Panorama Trek, Himal Eco Treks offers various trekking packages, including the Ghorepani & Poon Hill Panorama Trek, with experienced guides and comfortable accommodations. Contact us today to start planning your adventure in the Annapurna region!

Highlights

  • Guided tour to UNESCO-listed heritage sites in Kathmandu.
  • Drive along a scenic route to Pokhara.
  • Walk along the lush rhododendron forest to Ghorepani.
  • Admire the sunrise amidst the Annapurna range from Poon Hill.
  • Cherish the grandeur of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Mt. Macchapucchhre from Poon Hill.
  • Experience the warmth of local people in Gandruk village.
  • Sightseeing tour in Pokhara.

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival Day

Arrive at Tribhuwan Internation Airport in Kathmandu. Our airport representative will pick you up and transfer you to hotel for check in. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

After your breakfast at the hotel, your guide will pick you up from the hotel for a guided sightseeing tour. Admire the historical and cultural aspect of Nepal in Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath stupa. It is an opportunity to learn about art, history and culture of Nepal in an authentic manner. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara in tourist bus (6 hrs)

Today, we drive along the Trishuli river admiring the scenic views of lush hills, forests, rivers and countryside of Nepal. After six hours drive, we reach Pokhara. In the evening, you can stroll down the streets or visit lakeside to see the reflection of Macchapucchre Himal on the serene water of Fewa Lake. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga

Today, we drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and start our trekking journey. We walk along the bank of Modi Khola to Birethanti and climb up steadily to the Hile valley until we reach Tikhedhunga. Our walk today is quite easy and smooth. Overnight at a guesthouse in Tikhedhunga.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani

Today we cross a suspension bridge over a stream near Tikhedhunga and follow our trail up to Ghorepani. We ascend up putting our steps forward on a steep stone paved staircase and pass the village of Ulleri. We further climb up gently through pastures and cultivated fields to Nangethanti. We continue climbing up our trail until we reach Ghorepani. Admire the views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Macchapucchhre from Ghorepani. Overnight at a guesthouse in Ghorepani.

Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani

Today, we wake up early in the morning to cherish the sunrise views from Poon Hill. We hike up to Poon hill which is a popular vantage point in Annapurna region for best mountain views of the region. We hike up to Poon Hill and appreciate the views of golden sun rays fall on the glittering snow of Annapurna Panorama. Beholding the views of Annapurna massif, we descend down through rhododendron forests to Tadapani. Overnight at a guesthouse in Tadapani.

Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk

Leaving Tadapani behind, we continue our trail through the dense rhododendron forests to the village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a popular Gurung village in Annapurna region inhabited by people of Gurung origin. The village of Ghandruk is best known for its lush landscape and wonderful views of the mountains like Mt. Macchapucchhre, Mt. Annapurna, Hiuchuli and many more. Overnight at a guesthouse in Ghandruk.

Day 08: Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara

We descend down to Birethanti and retrace our way back down through stone staircase and terraced farmland to Nayapul. From Nayapul, we drive to Pokhara. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

Day 09: Sightseeing in Pokhara

Today is an exciting day in Pokhara. You must have heard about the glory of Pokhara valley which is renowned over the world for its picturesque beauty and adventure activities. Pokhara city is a super combo of fun and adventure. You can never get bored of it in any ways. Early in the morning, we walk around the lakeside and enjoy boating to a temple in between the Fewa lake. The views of Annapurna and Fishtail Himal from lakeside is absolutely fabulous. From lakeside, we head to Gupteshwor temple and then to David’s fall (water fall). We wind up our sightseeing tour at the International Mountain Museum. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu

We drive back to Kathmandu along the Trisuli river appreciating the beauty of lush hills, dramatic landscape and pristine river water. After around six hours drive, we find ourselves in Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 11: Departure Day

Your guide will escort you to the airport few hours before your scheduled flight. We wish you luck for your journey ahead.

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation for nights spent at the hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara inclusive of breakfast at the hotel
  • All the road transport along with pick up and drop at the airport upon your arrival and departure.
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing tour inclusive of the entry fees, a travel guide, and a private vehicle.
  • All meals (B+L+D) during the trek.
  • Accommodation in guesthouses throughout the trek.
  • An experienced guide and a porter to assist you throughout your journey.
  • Permit fees for National Parks
  • Fees to be paid for Trekkers Information Management System - TIMS. (Note: You are required to bring two passport size photos for this purpose)
  • All Nepali staff insurance
  • All essential trekking gear
  • All other government fees and taxes.
  • First aid safety kit with basic medicines essential.
  • Nepal Entry visa fees. ( on arrival visa )
  • Meals (lunch, dinner) in the hotel in cities
  • Airfare from your country to Nepal
  • Snacks, and soft drink during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment is not provided by HET
  • Tips to the guide, porter, driver, or any other trekking staff

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