This trek from the Annapurna foothills to the view point on Poon Hill offers some of the best views in the region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past ice-cold waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face.

Trips Facts

Arrival/Departure

Kathmandu Nepal/ Kathmandu

Activity
Maximum Altitude

over 3200m

Duration

11 Days 10 Nights

Grade

Modarate

This trek from the Annapurna foothills to the view point on Poon Hill offers some of the best views in the region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past ice-cold waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek. This is a comparatively easy trek through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, Magars dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque Peak of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline.
At the climax of this trek you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountain escapes on Earth. As the sun touches the snow-capped summits of the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks, which slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes. This a rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscapes.
If you want to get the most mountain views in the least amount of time, this trek up from Naya Pul to Ghorapani and then over to Ghandruk should satiate your desire for Himalayan vistas. From the sunrise above Ghorepani to the in-your-face view of Machhapuchhare and Annapurna South from Chomrong, this trek does not disappoint.
Please note that this trek is not recommended in the summer because of monsoon rains.

  • You will be met at the airport by our Adventure Jaljale representative and transfered to your hotel in Kathmandu. Rest at the hotel and briefing about the trip. There should be time to explore the city's many charms on your own too. Overnight (O/N) in Kathmandu (breakfast included).
  • Leave at 9 am for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley including the holiest site in Nepal: the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO world heritage site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. We can also visit the Shyambhunath a 2000 year old temple colloquially known as the "Monkey Temple" and visit Patan city of fine arts. In the evening there wil be a briefing at your hotel or at the office. O/N in Kathmandu (breakfast included).
  • You have to take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The flight offers some awesome views of the Himalayan range. Our staff will receive you at the airport and escort you to your hotel in Pokhara where you will have a free day to relax, shop or go sightseeing on your own. Alternatively, you can take the tourist bus to Pokhara at 7AM to arrive around 2PM. O/N at guesthouse in Pokhara (breakfast included)
  • We begin our trek at Nayapul after 1 hour driving by private vehicle from Pokhara. After 15 minutes short walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1015 meters) a large village that has many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village. The trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. From there, the trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1495m and after the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1570 meters. Today’s walk offers a short and relatively easy day, during the journey which allows us to become accustomed to trekking in Nepal. O/N camping or guesthouse in Tikedunga (all meals and hot drinks included)
  • Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with a steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2070 meters. The trail then continues to ascend more gently, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti at 2250 meters. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2460m. After an hour of walking this brings you to Ghorepani at 2840 meters. O/N camping or guesthouse in Ghorepani (all meals and hot drinks included).
  • Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at an elevation of 3210 meters, a brilliant spectacle; this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over some of the highest peaks in the world. There we spend about 1 hour, we then return to Ghorepani we take a hot breakfast at the hotel then we trek to Tadapani (2610 meters). The trail towards Tadapani climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960 meters). After that we descend to the Banthanti, we then turn off to Tadapani. O/N camping or guesthouse in Tadapani (all meals and hot drinks included).
  • From Tadapani the trail descends through forests to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal; they have their own dialect, culture, costume, and life style. Ghandruk is also home to many Gurkha soldiers. It is a famous destination for trekkers as it is known for its beautiful mountain views and within easy reach from Pokhara and Kathmandu. We have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna conservation office, Museum and explore the village. O/N camping or guesthouse in Ghandruk (all meals and hot drinks included).
  • Today, we are going to end our trek with a descent to Nayapul from where we'll have a short drive back to Pokhara. O/N at guesthouse in Pokhara (breakfast included).
  • Your sightseeing trip will start at 9 AM after breakfast. We will visit Fewa Lake, Bagnes Lake, Devi’s water fall, Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshower cave. The afternoon will be available for relaxing, shopping or visiting places on our own.. O/N at guesthouse in Pokhara (breakfast included).
  • After breakfast you will journey back from Pokhara to Katmandu by tourist Coach (about 7 hours) or you can take a flight (25 minutes) and accomodation will be arranged for you in Kathmandu. O/N at guesthouse in Kathmandu (breakfast included).
  • If you are interested in continuing on to the Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure or any other tours you can start today.

Trip Inclusion

  • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle in Kathmandu.
  • Four nights’ hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast included.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu in private vehicle as per itinerary.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking period prepared by our cook with Tea and coffee.
  • Local fresh fruits where available.
  • Surface Transport to and from Kathmandu.
  • Twin sharing tented camp accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide waterproof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent etc.)
  • Trekking map, one in a group.
  • Trekking porter/Sherpa to carry your bags during the trekking 2:1, max 20 KG baggage/porter.
  • All camping gear and necessary staff for carrying, cooking and building camps.
  • A local government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek, the required number of cooks, porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Boiled and purified drinking water for the trek.
  • All required special trekking permits and conservation fees.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System).
  • All government taxes and our service charges.
  • Farewell Dinner before departure.

Trip Exclusion

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Your Travel insurance (Mandatory).
  • International airfare and date change or ticket re issuance charges.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected but not mandatory).
  • Alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, and supplementary hot drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, phone calls and internet service.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Sightseeing/Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • Any others expenses not mentioned on package Includes section.
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