Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek – 14 Days

Trip Facts

  • Total Days - 14
  • Trekking Days - 7
  • Hotel in Kathmandu - 4 Nights
  • Hotel in Pokhara - 3 Nights
  • Best Time - Spring / Autumn / Winter

Ghorepani-Poon Hill trek is a short, easy and enjoyable trekking destination which lies in the western region of the Nepal. It is ideal for people with a desire to enjoy the panoramic view of mountains and encounter village life who are short on time or who have concerns about high altitude trekking. The Trek will begin from Naya Pul, a short drive from Pokhara. This trek is popular for the beautiful landscapes, including rice terraces, panoramic views of the silvery mountains, and walking through the world’s biggest colorful rhododendron forest. You will also be able to observe the different community’s cultures, their living style and traditional dress of the Gurung and Magar people.

A trip to Nepal would not only let you experience Himalayas but also give you true opportunity to experience ancient Hindu and Buddhist culture. Your tour around Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur Durbar squares will provide you true experience of medieval period. The country is full of art, architectures, temples and monasteries which symbolize the importance of art, culture and religion in Nepali society.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Visit Swoyambunath & Patan
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 04: Drive Pokhara to Nayapul & trek to Tikhedhunga
Day 05: Trek Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
Day 06: Trek Ghorepani to Tadapani
Day 07: Trek Tadapani to Chhomrong
Day 08: Trek Chhomrong to Landruk
Day 09: Trek Landruk to Pothana
Day 10: Trek Pothana to Phedi & drive to Pokhara
Day 11: Visit Sarangkot & World Peace Stupa
Day 12: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 13: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport and you will be transferred to the hotel by one of our representatives. Welcome dinner at one of the traditional Nepali restaurants in Kathmandu.
Overnight: Hotel
Elevation: 1334m

Day 02: Visit Patan & Swoyambhunath: start our tour with the magnificent Swoyambhunath which is 10 minutes drive from Thamel. Then another short drive to one of the oldest cities of Kathmandu valley which is called Patan, to witness its incredible architecture from medieval period.

Swoyambhunath is one of the oldest stupas of the Kathmandu Valley. It is situated on one of the highest hills in the valley. It watches over the Valley from the top of a hillock on its western side just three kilometers west of the city center. The stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known as Samhengu and is recognized as a World Heritage Site. It is also one of the oldest and most glorious Buddhist shrines in the world which is said to be two thousand years. The four sides of the stupa are painted with the eyes of Lord Buddha.

Patan- the second largest town in the valley is situated to the south of Kathmandu. Patan's great building boom took place under the Mallas in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Numerous temples of widely diverse styles, as well as many Buddhist monasteries, are scattered around the fascinating town. Patan is famous for its crafts and metal works which are wonderful souvenirs.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m): a scenic drive for about 6 hours to Pokhara. In the afternoon, we visit Devis Falls (the waterfall goes into a very deep and narrow canal), Guptesowri Cave (a very attractive natural cave) and Fewa Lake (second largest lake in Nepal) which are the main tourist attractions in Pokhara.
Overnight: Hotel
Drive Time: 6 hours (200Km)
Difference in Elevation: - 514m.

Day 04: Drive Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m): after one and half hour drive to Naya Pul, we start our trek to Tikhedunga. It is fairly easy walk for about 4 hours. We follow a small stream all the way to Tikhedunga.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 4 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 720m.

Day 05: Trek Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860m): today we have about 7 hours of walking via Ulleri and Nangethati villages. From Tikhedhunga, we begin our journey with a rocky steep climb to Ulleri which is a large Magar village at 2070m elevation. We walk through the biggest rhododendron forest in the world.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 6 to 7 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 1320m

Day 06: Trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2590m): In the early morning we hike to Poon Hill (3210m) to catch sunrise over the magnificent mountain ranges. The rewared is the view of 17 different mountain peaks including two of the highest ones in the world; Dhaulagiri( 8167m, 7th Highest) and Annapurna I (8091m, 10th Highest) as well as Annapurna II( 7939m), Annapurna III(7555m), Annapurna IV(7525m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Himchuli(6441m), Annapurna South(7219m), Tukuche Peak(6920m), and Lamjung Himal(6986m). From Poon Hill we retrace our steps to Ghorepani. And after breakfast we continue our trek climbing a small hill, leaving behind the view of Poon Hill then trail descends through dense mossy forest rich with bird life, to Tadapani.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 5 hours
Difference in Elevation: - 270m

Day 07: Trek Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m): our day starts with a steep descend from Tadapani through rhododendron forest. As we approach to Gurjung, trail ascends through paddy field. Then, an easy walk to Chhomrong, where we would have very close views of Annapurna and Fishtail.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 5 hours
Difference in Elevation: - 420m

Day 08: Trek Chhomrong to Landruk (1565): the trek to Jhinu Danda takes about an hour where we stop for a relaxing plunge to hot spring. After our relaxing dip in hot spring, we continue our trek to Landruk, a small Gurung village, where you can see some typical Gurung round houses. It is about 3 hours trek.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 4 hours
Difference in Elevation: -605 m

Day 09: Trek Landruk to Pothana (1890m): we continue our trek towards Pothana enjoying the view of Annapurna and Pokhara valley. It is about 5 hours trek, goes through several small Gurung settlements.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 5 hours
Difference in Elevation: +325m

Day 10: Trek Pothana to Phedi and drive to Pokhara (820m): start our day hiking down to Phedi early in the morning enjoying the view of Pokhara valley. As we arrive in Phedi, our transportation pick us up and transfer to Pokhara.
Overnight: Hotel
Walking Time: 3 Hours
Driving Time: ½ hour
Difference in Elevation: -1070m

Day 11: Visit Sarangkot and World Peace Stuap: drive for about half an hour to a view point called Sarangkot which offers spectacular view of the Annapurna and Fish Tail. Then we hike back to Fewa Lake for about 3 hours enjoying the view of Fewa Lake and Lake City. In the afternoon, we hike to the World peace stupa which is situated on a high hill of Pokhara valley.
Overnight: Hotel
Walking Time: 3 Hours
Driving Time: ½ hour

Day 12: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu (1334m): a scenic drive back to Kathmandu.
Overnight: Hotel
Flight Time: 6 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 514m

Day 13: Free day in Kathmandu
Overnight: Hotel

Day 14: Transfer to the airport and Departure

The tour price includes:

  • Transfers airport / hotel / airport.
  • Accommodations in Kathmandu / Pokhara on twin sharing BB Basis
  • Welcome dinner at one of the traditional Nepali restaurants
  • Transport, guided visits and entry of the monuments
  • Private vehicle Kathmandu - Pokhara – Kathmandu
  • A professional English speaking tour / trekking guide
  • Porter for the trekking
  • Private vehicle during sightseeing
  • Full board during trekking / Pokhara (BLD)
  • Drinks (Tea / Coffee only)
  • Permits – ACAP / TIMS (for trekking)
  • Your international flight re-confirmation.
  • All necessary documents and government tax.
  • Insurance for staff

The tour price does not include:

  • International Flights
  • Lunch and Dinner in KathmanduTravel Insurance (compulsory and we strongly advise you to take out to cover accident / repatriation helicopter / medical care)
  • Alternative / additional transportation (flights / vehicles), accommodation in case of bad weather, heavy rain, flood, landslide, strike, road blockade etc
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, cold drinks, mineral water, alcoholic drinks, telephone etc.
  • Tips for tour staff or car/van/bus driver.

NOTE: The price of the tour will be adjusted according to the group size.



Weather Report

Climate:
From the eternal snow of the high peaks to the extensive tropical lowlands, Nepal has a wide variety of climates.

Spring: March to late May: In this season, Kathmandu is in full bloom, lots of different types of flowers can be seen at this time of the year.  Temperature is mild, end of the cold winter and approaching warm and hot summer.  Temperatures vary between 10 ° C to 28 ° C but can rise up to 30 ° C.  Between 2000 and 3000m, temperature rarely drop below 0 ° C. However, few frosts or snowfalls are possible in March above 4000 m.

The summer/monsoon period - It interrupts the majority of trekking from late June to late August. Some of the trekking regions "trans-Himalayan", Dolpo and Mustang, however, remain protected from monsoon prevailing rest of the country. They are the only channels available in Nepal in the summer.

Autumn: mid September – mid December - Perfect temperature and weather for trekking. Brings cooler days, but clear skies. Above 3000 m altitude, temperatures can drop to -10 ° C at night.

In winter: mid-December - mid-February - Nights are generally cold, dry climate, Above 3000m, temperature drop down to 0 ° C to - 15 ° C at night, the days are often sunny.

TREKKING GEAR

  • Day back-pack
  • Gore-Tex Jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Micro Fleece
  • Trekking Trousers
  • Hiking shoes (Boots)
  • Runners (sport shoes)
  • Trekking Socks
  • Rain poncho
  • Sun-glasses
  • Water bottles
  • Thermal underwear(long)
  • T- shirts
  • Sunscreen/lotion
  • Flip flop (sandal)
  • Towel Hat(Baseball cap)
  • Pristine drops (Water purifier)
  • Head light / flash light
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Gloves
  • Wind Proof Trouser(s)
  • Personal medical kid
  • Toiletries

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