TrekkingModerate, Easy

Trek Ghorepani Poon Hill Annapurna

Based on 5 Reviews

This Annapurna trekking course traverses a variety of terrain, from lowland villages and terraces to highland plateaus with outstanding mountain views. From the world-famous Poon Hill viewpoint, we will see Annapurna I, II, III Himal Chuli, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and the beautiful fishtail mountain. The Annapurna range features two mountains over 8000m. 

Trekking in the Nepal especially in the Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill trek doesn’t require prior experiences. Trekking trails/routes are straight forward either start from Phedi or Nayapul. This trek probably the bets option for short vacation and want to see mountain close-up. We organize this trekking for people who wants to get lifetime experiences with no stress. You can trek whole year round up to Ghorepani poon hill that’s shorter options and for the Sanctuary suitable time is Feb – June & Sept mid  – December end.

This trekking route is suitable for family, school kids and senior age people want to see best views of the Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Mountain range. Two hours’ drive from Pokhara lakeside to Nayapu and one and half hour drive back to Pokhara. In short period of time and budget you will discover the most beautiful Himalayan range in Nepal.

If you have more than a week time you can easily extend your trekking to Annapurna Base Camp.

  • Destination:Nepal, Annapurna Region
  • Trip Grade:Moderate, Easy
  • Max Elevation:3200m
  • Total Duration:3-6days
  • Best Time:Feb - June, Sept - Dec ,

Day 01: Arrived in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel/guesthouse.

Day 02: Ready to walk to the tourist bus station at 6:30 AM and travel on tourist bus Pokhara it takes about 7 to 8 hours and 10 minutes to the Lakeside and stays (Optional flight to Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu return flight tickets $230.00 per person)

Day 03: Get ready to load at 6:30 am our guide will be at your hotel with a vehicle, drive to Bus station and travel by public vehicle to Nayapul and start trek to Uller about 5-6 hours.

Day 04: Trek Ulleri to Ghorepani 4hrs and stay altitude 2860m.

Day 05: One & half hour Early morning trek to Poon Hill for sunrise view of Annapurna mountain range, Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri mountains, walk back to the guest house have breakfast and trek to Tadapani and stay.

Day 06: Trek Tadapani to Ghandruk 4 – 5 hours and stay.

Day 07: Trek Ghandruk to Saule/ Birethanti and drive to Pokhara 2 hours and stay at the Lakeside.

Day 08: Drive To Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel (optional fly to Kathmandu 25 minute)

Day 09: Transfer to the International Airport.

Cost Includes

  • 2/ 2 night in Kathmandu & Pokhara guesthouse.
  • Ground transportation, airport pick up.
  • Tourist bus to from Kathmandu.
  • Food & Accommodation during trekking.
  • Experienced English speaking guide and porter.
  • ACAP (Annapurna Area conservation Permit) permit fee.
  • TIMS (tourism Information management system) fees.

Cost Excludes

  • Personal health insurance.
  • Alcohol and other stuff.
  • Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara (lunch, Dinner & Breakfast).
  • International flight tickets.
  • Personal expenses and guide and porter tip.
  • Emergency evacuation fee/charges.
  • Water purification tabs/solution, extra money for snacks and soft drinks and any bottle beverages.

Cost and Dates

Trip Start DateTrip End DatePriceAvailabilityBook
1st May, 20195th May, 2019US$$325.00 Book Now
16th May, 201920th May, 2019US$$325.00 Book Now
24th May, 201928th May, 2019US$$325.00 Book Now
8th September, 201912th September, 2019US$$325.00 Book Now
18th September, 201922nd September, 2019US$$325.00 Book Now
1st October, 20195th October, 2019US$$325.00 Book Now
10th October, 201914th October, 2019US$$325.00 Book Now
18th October, 201922nd October, 2019US$$325.00 Book Now
1st November, 20195th November, 2019US$$325.00 Book Now
12th November, 201916th November, 2019US$$325.00 Book Now
18th November, 201922nd November, 2019US$$325.00 Book Now

What you need to bring

  • Personal belongings (i.e. camera, water bottle, extra money, sunscreen, sunglasses, sunhat, hiking shorts/ synthetic T-shirt etc.)
  • Hiking boots, sports shoe/ trainers, 3/4 woolen socks 2 pairs liners socks, 1 pairs gloves, warm hat,
  • 1 Day backpack and the duffel bag for your clothing.
  • Warm layers, down or synthetic jackets, fleece, hiking pants, thermals.

 

Note: We customize your trip according to your interest, duration, and budget. This is a brief itinerary gives you some idea and broader pictures of the trip while you are thinking to do so. Please do not hesitate to contact us for details and additional information about the area.

We will provide a comprehensive gear list on booking, and most of these items you can buy or rent in Kathmandu.

Trip cost quoted only for trekking Pokhara to Pokhara based on 4 nights 5 days trip

Karnali River Experience.

They say that the journey is better than the destination. That all the experiences along the way are like an accumulation of rocks along a riverbed. This story is another stone in a river.

I have known Mani Aryal for several years, meeting him in the United States, in the state of Utah. Mani and I were both on a work contract to take a group of students down Desolation & Grey Canyon on the Green River. After spending three weeks with Mani I knew that I made a paddling adventure buddy and that he would be a person that I actively stay in contact with. The years have a way of floating by with adventure and intentions. Every time I spoke to Mani he persistently invited me to Kathmandu to see his home and to float the rivers. Three years after saying “no”, I finally could say “maybe”.

Kathmandu is large in legend and small in structure. The shuttle ride from the airport is an example of whitewater: dodging potholes, must-make moves, and pure adrenaline. It’s best not to watch.

There are two options to get to the river when signing up for a Karnali River Expedition trip: 1) take the plane or 2) ride with the guides and gear on public transport. I was on a tight budget, so option #2 was the only way to go. Putting together a multiday river trip is always difficult, especially when you start combining buses, shuttles, and rendezvous. The first leg of the journey was via public transportation to Koholpur. The guides and I, hanging out at the main bus depot, loading all of the gear we would need for the next 12 days was a new experience indeed.

You see a lot of different people and livestock on the long distance buses. Chickens and goats are not uncommon. If a woman is standing with a baby, it’s a norm to hand a baby to you, a seated passenger, to hold the child in order to give her a break.

The second half of the shuttle was a private bus to the put-in, the small village of Dungeshor that is located straight down a canyon. The route our bus driver picked was shorter to save fuel but longer because of road conditions. Our bus rocked, creaked and moaned down the road for 8 hours only to cover 85km. “Singletrack” may be a better description than “road” as there were only inches to spare between rock walls and open air.

 Sideswiping other buses, scouting rock gardens and pushing our transport were common occurrences that quickly become norms. We reached Dungeshor after 10 pm to hastily inhale some food and beer from a generous restaurant owner who opened his doors after hours. Afterward, we set up our tents on the riverbank to welcome a solid, unwavering piece of ground to usher in some sleep.

The next morning, the guides were in their prime, having already started getting breakfast ready for everyone. Mani was no exception, greeting me with a great, white smile and a coffee to help orient my mind back to my body. The biggest surprise was all of the children hanging about camp. We were all warned not to leave our gear unattended. Later that day, I realized a carabineer walked off to hang out with the children. The guides seemed to include me that much more by laughing and sharing stories of gear gone lost.

Throughout the six days, Mani and his guides were exceptional hosts. It seemed as if they never stopped moving. Always quick to put a coffee in your hand, help you set up your campsite or to offer a meal. Every morning they would barter with local fisherman to add extra flair to the menu. On the water, I felt safe and involved in the risk management. All ideas were heard until a plan formed to be implemented with everyone on board. The standard followed by Mani was professional.

Six months after this trip, the strongest memories I have are of traveling to and from the river. Once I had oars in my hand and a blue sky above me I knew who I was and how I got there.

The total trip duration from Kathmandu to Kathmandu was 10 days included bus journey.

Thank you, Mani. I look forward to our next adventure.

Daniel Ives

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