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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 9 Days

Group Size: Min. 2 to Max. 15 Pax Max-Altitude: 3,210m/10,528ft
Region: Annapurna ​Trek Grade: Easy
Duration: 9 Days Trekking Style: Teahouse Trek
Best Season: September to May

DAY 1 - Welcome to Kathmandu!

Welcome to Kathmandu, the lovely and historic capital of Nepal! We'll be at the airport waiting for you when you step off the plane, ready to transfer you to your hotel. You've had a long flight, so get some rest: your adventure begins tomorrow!

DAY 2 - Flight to Pokhara

Leave your hotel for a quick morning flight to Pokhara. Spend the rest of the day relaxing in this beautiful mountain city and prepare for the trek the following day.

DAY 3 - Pokhara to Nayapul, Nayapul to Hille

Altitude: 1475m/4838ft: 1:30 hours drive, 3 hours trek
The day starts with a transfer to Nayapul which is about one hour drive from Pokhara, where we'll take the first steps of our trek. The walking is easy at this stage, as we stroll through the Modi Khola and Bhurungdi River Valley. We trek to the small village of Hile to spend the night.

DAY 4 - Hile to Ghorepani Deurali

Altitude: 2800m/9184ft: 6-7 hours trek
From Hile we walk to Tikhedunga and we'll cross a stream as the warm up to ascending the steep stone staircase to the scenic, quaint Magar Village at Ulleri. After lunch, our route wends through glorious blooms of rhododendron and imposing oak forests. We'll move slightly upwards in the direction of Nangethanti before scaling towards Ghorepani for dinner and sleep.

DAY 5 - Ghorepani to Poon Hill and Tadapani

Altitude: 3210m/10528ft (Poon Hill), 2600m/8528ft (Tadapani): 6 hours trek
We'll be up before dawn today, but with good reason: our day kicks off with an excursion to Poon Hill and an indescribably wonderful panorama of three Himalayan peaks (Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna I, and Annapurna South II) illuminated by the glowing rays of sunrise. From here, we'll also be treated to views of the 6,000m-deep Kali Gandaki Gorge and the visual border of Nepal and Tibet as divided by the trans-Himalayan ranges. It's back to our lodge for a late breakfast, and then we're back on the trekking path! Our legs get a bit of a rest on the downhill walk towards lunch at Bathanti, which takes us through beautiful, deep forests, and then to Tadapani.

DAY 6 - Tadapani to Ghandruk

Altitude: 1940m/6363ft: 3 hours trek
Today the trail is a relatively easy downhill through a beautiful rhododendron, magnolia forests to Komrong danda and continue walk to Ghandruk village. After we arrive in Ghandruk we will have a great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Fishtail mountain. Also if we got time, we can visit the Gurung Museum, school, village and the local families.

DAY 7 - Ghandruk to Nayapul, Nayapul to Pokhara

Walking: 3-4 hours
It's not a long walk between Ghandruk and Nayapul, allowing us ample time for the 1 hour drive back to Pokhara, and still leaving time for a half-day tour of the city that trekkers love. This is the home of the tranquil World Peace Pavilion, as well as the International Mountain Museum - an apt landmark for a team of newly-minted Annapurna trekkers! Be sure to take a look at the traditional Nepali jewelry on display at the market, as it is one of the area's specialty handicrafts.

DAY 8 - Pokhara to Kathmandu

The six-hour drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu brings us back the way we originally came, ending again in a comfortable hotel. Your long trek is complete: it's time for some rest! After an afternoon to nap and relax, we'll meet up one last time for a celebratory dinner at one of the town's finest Nepalese restaurants, where you can give us your feedback on the trek.

DAY 9 - Kathmandu: Departure Day

Every great journey must, unfortunately, come to an end. After breakfast at your hotel, there'll be a last bit of time to return any rental equipment, pick up souvenirs, and grab your things. We'll get you to the airport for your flight home with time to spare!

DAY 1 - Welcome to Kathmandu!

Welcome to Kathmandu, the lovely and historic capital of Nepal! We'll be at the airport waiting for you when you step off the plane, ready to transfer you to your hotel. You've had a long flight, so get some rest: your adventure begins tomorrow!

DAY 2 - Flight to Pokhara

Leave your hotel for a quick morning flight to Pokhara. Spend the rest of the day relaxing in this beautiful mountain city and prepare for the trek the following day.

DAY 3 - Pokhara to Nayapul, Nayapul to Hille

Altitude: 1475m/4838ft: 1:30 hours drive, 3 hours trek
The day starts with a transfer to Nayapul which is about one hour drive from Pokhara, where we'll take the first steps of our trek. The walking is easy at this stage, as we stroll through the Modi Khola and Bhurungdi River Valley. We trek to the small village of Hile to spend the night.

DAY 4 - Hile to Ghorepani Deurali

Altitude: 2800m/9184ft: 6-7 hours trek
From Hile we walk to Tikhedunga and we'll cross a stream as the warm up to ascending the steep stone staircase to the scenic, quaint Magar Village at Ulleri. After lunch, our route wends through glorious blooms of rhododendron and imposing oak forests. We'll move slightly upwards in the direction of Nangethanti before scaling towards Ghorepani for dinner and sleep.

DAY 5 - Ghorepani to Poon Hill and Tadapani

Altitude: 3210m/10528ft (Poon Hill), 2600m/8528ft (Tadapani): 6 hours trek
We'll be up before dawn today, but with good reason: our day kicks off with an excursion to Poon Hill and an indescribably wonderful panorama of three Himalayan peaks (Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna I, and Annapurna South II) illuminated by the glowing rays of sunrise. From here, we'll also be treated to views of the 6,000m-deep Kali Gandaki Gorge and the visual border of Nepal and Tibet as divided by the trans-Himalayan ranges. It's back to our lodge for a late breakfast, and then we're back on the trekking path! Our legs get a bit of a rest on the downhill walk towards lunch at Bathanti, which takes us through beautiful, deep forests, and then to Tadapani.

DAY 6 - Tadapani to Ghandruk

Altitude: 1940m/6363ft: 3 hours trek
Today the trail is a relatively easy downhill through a beautiful rhododendron, magnolia forests to Komrong danda and continue walk to Ghandruk village. After we arrive in Ghandruk we will have a great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Fishtail mountain. Also if we got time, we can visit the Gurung Museum, school, village and the local families.

DAY 7 - Ghandruk to Nayapul, Nayapul to Pokhara

Walking: 3-4 hours
It's not a long walk between Ghandruk and Nayapul, allowing us ample time for the 1 hour drive back to Pokhara, and still leaving time for a half-day tour of the city that trekkers love. This is the home of the tranquil World Peace Pavilion, as well as the International Mountain Museum - an apt landmark for a team of newly-minted Annapurna trekkers! Be sure to take a look at the traditional Nepali jewelry on display at the market, as it is one of the area's specialty handicrafts.

DAY 8 - Pokhara to Kathmandu

The six-hour drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu brings us back the way we originally came, ending again in a comfortable hotel. Your long trek is complete: it's time for some rest! After an afternoon to nap and relax, we'll meet up one last time for a celebratory dinner at one of the town's finest Nepalese restaurants, where you can give us your feedback on the trek.

DAY 9 - Kathmandu: Departure Day

Every great journey must, unfortunately, come to an end. After breakfast at your hotel, there'll be a last bit of time to return any rental equipment, pick up souvenirs, and grab your things. We'll get you to the airport for your flight home with time to spare!

What is Included?

All airport transfers from arrival to departure
Private, round-trip land transportation between Pokhara and Nayapul
Teahouse accommodation and three meals a day while trekking
Kathmandu - Pokhara flight and Tourist bus on the way back
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP Permit, TIMS)
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide
Necessary porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Respective region (Annapurna) trekking map
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food and accommodation
All government and local taxes

What is Not Included?

Nepal entry Visa fees
Your travel insurance (compulsory)
International airfare and airport tax
Hotels in Kathmandu or Pokhara (if you need this service we are happy to help you booking your hotels as per your requirements.)
Sightseeing tours (if you need this service we can help you as per your requirements)
Trekking equipments
Tips for trekking staff
Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, beverage drinks, desserts, laundry etc.
Any other expenses which are not mentioned on the service included section.

Travel Insurance

Proof of travel insurance is mandatory before starting the trek. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure the policy you get covers up to 6000m. We usually suggest World Nomads which costs around $125. You only need to be covered on the policy for the days you will actually be trekking.

Extra Costs and Exclusions

Nepal entry visa ($40 USD). Sleeping Bag Rental $12 and Down Jacket $12 if needed. All the meals are included on the trek but we only include breakfast while you are in Kathmandu. We suggest a tip for the guide and porter after the trek - Plan on a at least $80 (more will be appreciated). We don't include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle). The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few for around $4 and charging costs about $1.50 an hour. Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($30/night) and meals in Kathmandu for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.

Solo Travelers

We generally don't charge solo travelers any extra fees. Solo travelers can expect their own hotel room in Kathmandu but will need to share a room with other group members during the trek. If availability allows we will arrange private rooms on the trek as well upon request. If you are a solo travelers and planning and not joining one of our group treks you will be charged an extra $10 a day for a porter.

Cancellation Policies

We understand things happen and plans change and will refund your fund minus a 25% cancelation fee. Once we have booked your flight between Kathmandu and Lukla your deposit is non-refundable. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice.

Head

* Sun hat or scarf
* Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
* Sunglasses
* Head torch

Upper Body

* Cotton t-shirts or thermals
* Fleece jacket
* Waterproof jacket
Down jacket

Lower Body

* Lightweight cotton pants (long)
* Waterproof pants

Feet

* Thin inner socks
* Thick, warm wool hiking socks
* Comfortable hiking boots

Hands

* Gloves

Accessories

* Sleeping bag rated to 0°C
* Trekking bag/duffel bag
* Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
* Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
* Water bottle or camel bag
* Toiletries

From
USD 655 per adult

Domestic Flights one way included.

This trip is fully customizable

∗ Have a big group? We can help!
∗ We can customize the trip as per your need.
∗ We can help you make it fit your budget.

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