Ghorepani Trekking description !
Ghorepani Trekking is located at an altitude in 2880m / 9,418 fit above sea level however Poon Hill is the highest hill station (3215m) of this trek. Ghorepani Trekking especially most popular to explore the real sunrise over the Annapurna Himalayan Range. Punhill or Poonhill and Ghorepani Trekking tours is one of the easiest trek destination of Annapurna, Nepal. Ghorepani Trek has subtropical to alpine vegetation and climates are found changing with the elevation. Trekking on the Ghorepani hill station allows exploring through rhododendron forests over the foothills of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and through the deepest gorge Kali Gandaki in the world.
Climate in this region does not remain constant as the cold winds from the Tibetan plateau rush through the south. Trekking in this region is the most popular one in the world. Trekkers can explore the Himalayan panorama within 180 deg angle standing on the ground, such as Annapurna south 7219m , Annapurna I (8091m) , Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III , Annapurna IV, Machhapuchre (6993m), Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri (8167m) Hiunchuli (6441m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and many snow capped mountains.
Ghorepani trekking highlights with Himalayan sights !
Excellent views of Dhawalagiri family, Nilgiri known as blue mountain, Annapurna South, Mahhapurche (Fish Tail) – Sun rise / Sun set at Poon hill – Explore Gurung culture in Ghaundrung – Mini Annapurna trekking.
Ghorepani Trekking grades
Ghorepani Trekking or Ghorepani Trek is appropriate for any trekkers who is looking for easy walking. Poon hill is the top highest elevation where you reach on trek. As it is easy trek destination of Nepal, you actually no need any previous trek / hiking experience. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can easily do Ghorepani Trekking. However it would be more good to do daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart from your country. Our program have been prepared including rest day and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Ghorepani trekking covers
Kathmandu – Pokhara – Ghorepani Poon hill – Tadapani – Ghaundrung village
Best season to explore Ghorepani Trekking in Nepal
January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December.
Ghorepani Trekking outline itinearyDay 01: Arrival at Kathmandu:(1348m, B/B Plan) Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu, B/B Plan Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (900m) 7hrs by bus, B/B Plan Day 04: Trek to Tikhedhunga (1575m) 5hrs, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2850m) 7hrs, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan Day 06: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Tadapani (2675m), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan Day 07: Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m) 3hrs, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan Day 08: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul (Pokhara): 5hrs, B/B Plan Day 09: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu , B/B Plan Day 10: Final departure for your onward destination
Ghorepani Trekking or Poon Hill trek in detailsDay 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m)
Receive you in Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport and short introduction with our representative and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu with in BB Plan. Beefing about your Ghorepani Trekking with your guide.Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Full day sightseeing with license holder English speaking tour guide such as Pashupati Nath temple, Bodh Nath Stupa, Kapan Monastery, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swambhunath Stupa.Day 03 : Kathmandu to Pokhara (900m) 7hrs by bus
Early in the morning, transfer to Kantipath Tourist Bus station & drive to Pokhara. Normally it takes 7 hrs by Tourist bus. However, you can also fly to Pokhara (USD: 105 each person), it takes only 18 minutes. Check in at hotel and evening Phew lake exploration.Day 04 : Trek to Tikhedhunga (1575m) 5hrs
After having breakfast an hour drive to your trekking starting point Nayapool, 20 minutes walking to reach Birethati. This is the Village with Mix culture, lifestyle, Traditions. Here you will show your trekking permit and TIMS permits in the Conservation entrance check point office. After that turn to Bhurungdi khola. Your trekking will bring you to passing through many local village to reach Tikhedhunga. Overnight at Guest House.Day 05 : Ghorepani Trekking (2850m) 7 hrs
After having Breakfast you will follow the trail to get Ulleri village for around 2 hours climbing passing through terrace field and small forest. This is a small village surrounding by small forest with good view of Annapurna South. You will walk further to reach Ghorepani. On the way there are few Tea house before arrive to Ghorepani village. Overnight at Guest house.Day 06 : Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Tadapani (2675m) 6:30hrs
Early morning trip 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.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650 m.) through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos and oaks. During teh trekking, you frequently see waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, local birds and green scenarios. Tadapani is a small village surrounded by beautiful forests which grants you a magnificent view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, and Annapurna II and so on.Day 07 : Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m) 3hrs
It is very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. You could 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 centre and Gurung museum. From this village you can see the views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail.Day 08 : Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul (Pokhara): 5hrs
It is very easy trek by descending gently half of the way through the rice field and local villages. From Ghandruk to until syaulibazar we normally descending then we walk flat part untill Nayapul then we 1:30 scenic drive to Pokhara fewa lakeside.Day 09 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus 6 hours and transfer to hotel Kathmandu city with B/B plan.Day 10 : Final departure
After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward < destination.
Ghorepani Trekking Cost Include:
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
- 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
- Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
- Domestic flight: Kathmandu to Pokhara airfare with airport departure tax.
- Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
- Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
- Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
- Pokhara Fewa lake side – Nayapool & Return to Fewa lake side transfer by private vehicle.
- All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurance of guide and porters.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- A special gift from our company.
Ghorepani Trekking Cost Exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private Ghorepani Trekking or Ghorepani Trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited – Only few space available
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.Question: Do I need experience for Ghorepani Trekking?
Answer: No ! But if you can walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a very light weight your day bagpack would be great..Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Ghorepani Trekking?
Answer: We provide you 3 star category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking there would be normal hotel accomidation which offers basic clean facilities with a mattress and blanket. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (which need to return after the trip) but it is always better idea to own sleeping equipment. Question: What kind of food can I expect in Ghorepani Trek?
Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season).
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.
Answer: If you are in lodge trek , you can great very good hot shower in every lodges for free. But if you are in Camping trekking – we do provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.Question: How do I get drinking water on Ghorepani Trekking?
Answer: During the Ghorepani Trek there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way in the camping trek.Question: Can I charge my digital camera or mobile batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the Lodge trek there will be chances to charge your battery in every lodges. We recommend to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters ! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.Question: Is there any communication facilities on Ghorepani Trekking?
Answer: Express Ghorepani Trek route you can get telephone services as well as 3G internet services.Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No, for Ghorepani Trek you need to have cash because credit cards works city area of Nepal only.Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
We prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of a trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival.
Answer: We provide porters they will carry your luggage.Question: Is there any communication while we are on Ghorepani Trekking?
Answer: There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls.Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk 5-6 hours each day.Question: Do I need walking polls for Ghorepani Trekking?
Answer: We recommend to take that it will be the helpful to you.Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$7 to 10 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks in trekking.
Ghorepani Trekking Note:The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
“What makes Ghorepani Trekking special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.
- Trip Duration: 6 Days
- Max Altitude: 3210m / 10,497 ft
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-25 People
- Best Time: Oct -May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
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