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  • On the way to Ghandruk from Tadapani

Ghandruk Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

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  • Duration
    Duration:10 Days
  • Accomodation
    Accommodation: 5 Nights (Standard Hotel)
    4 Nights (Lodges/Tea Houses)
  • Meals
    Meals :9 Breakfast, 8 Lunches
    8 Dinner
  • Location
    Service: Airport to Airport
  • Trip Grade
    Trip Grade :Beginner
  • Max Altitude
    Max Altitude: 2,850m/9,350ft

Overview

Ghandruk Ghorepani Poonhill trek offers mesmerizing sunrise and sunset view from Poon Hill 3210 meter which is one hour climb from Ghorepani. Ghandruk being a popular tourist hub in Annapurna region, has easy trails and various accommodation possibilities. The magnificent mountain views along with the views of charming villages inhabited particularly by the Gurungs, Poon and Magars are some of the highlights of the Ghandruk Ghorepani Poonhill trek. The trail also not only offers the exhilarating views of dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys but also leads us through the scenic views of picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare meeting the horizon.

Poonhill climbing is an important highlight of this. The magnificent Sun rise view on the snow-capped summits of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks, a magical spell binds us. Beautiful and ornate village of Ghandruk, home of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), Gurung Museum, culture and custom, Monastery are interesting places to visit. We can discover the coservation work being carried out in Ghandruk village every day after 3 pm onwards by visiting the ACAP project. This trek starts from beautiful tourist capital Pokhara after one day drive or 25 minutes’ flight from Kathmandu. Naya Pul means new bridge is the originally starting or ending point of Ghandruk Ghorepani trekking. The famous area of Ghorepani trek is Gurung tropical village known as Ghandruk that takes one day trekking from Pokhara. The mesmerizing sunrise view from the Poonhill comes after our three days trek and in two days’ walk we come to Nayapul and then a drive to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu ends the trek.

Highlights

  • Mesmerizing sunrise and sunset view
  • Spectacular mountain scenery along with charming villages
  • Dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys
  • Beautiful and ornate village of Ghandruk
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), Gurung Museum, culture and custom
  • Magnificent view of Mt. Annapurna(8091 m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m)

Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu ( 1300m/4264 feet)

Upon arrival in the Kathmandu Airport (TIA), you will be welcomed and greeted by our representative and then transfer to the hotel. After check in, you can either take rest; hang around in the city as it all depends upon your interests. In the evening, we will organize a Welcome Dinner at an excellent traditional Nepalese restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine meal.

Dinner 

Day 2Kathmandu Sightseeing & final preparation for trekking

Today, after breakfast, you will be taken for city sightseeing with one of our guides. Kathmandu being a colorful city offers you a fascinating blend of rational architecture and symbols of the twentieth century. It’s artistic and cultural heritages is evident where ornately carried balconies mingle with beautiful shrines and temples. You will be taken to a few of the UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Kathmandu Durbar square, Pashupatinath temple and Swoymbhunath temple (the Monkey temple) where you will not only view the magnificent woodcarvings but also Hindu and Buddhist culture. If time permits you will be taken to the home palace of living God Kumari. You will also have an opportunity to explore the network of street Markets and alley Bazaars and witness the burning Ghats (Cremation) at Pashupatinath.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3Drive to Pokhara (900m) by tourist bus; 200km 6 hours

Today, after breakfast, you will be driven to Pokhara, 200 km. from Kathmandu by a tourist coach. The drive takes 6 hours and during the tour you will see beautiful landscapes, terraced fields, Trishuli and Mashyangdi river where you can capture different views in your cameras. In the late afternoon or in the evening you will go boating in Phewa Lake and visit Tal Barahi temple lying in the middle of the lake. Later, if time permits you will hang around the tourist market. Overnight in a hotel in Lakeside.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1950m)

After breakfast, we will drive you to Nayapul today on a private car. After an hour and half, we reach Nayapul and start our trek along Modikhola, cross the river in Birethati. Further we trek following the Modi Khola valley past Seuli Bazaar. It takes around 2 hours and we will start climbing the stone steps. We continue walking until we reach Ghandruk, the beautiful Gurung village. The trek takes around 5 to 6 hours walk from Nayapul. During the trek, you will see the spectacular Mountain View, green and terraced landscapes, beautiful rivers and most importantly you will observe the Gurung culture. In the evening you will participate in Mother group-dance programs. You can enjoy dancing or singing with them. Overnight in a local teahouse.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5Trek to Tadapani (2680m)

After breakfast we will visit Gurung Museum and monastery with panoramic mountain views. We will start late 11 AM to Tadapani. Passing through the Rhododendron forest, we continue walking until we reach Bhaisi Kharka and have our lunch there. After lunch, we will enjoy the trek inside the deep forest for about 1.30 hours. We will enjoy the birds chirping and if we are lucky we will see different kinds of birds and wild animals there. Finally, we arrive in Tadapani after climbing up the hill. Tadapani is famous for sunrise and sunset view of Mt. Machhapuchhre. Overnight at a local teahouse at Tadapani.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6Trek to Ghorepani (2850m) 5 hours

Today, we will start our trek after breakfast. Walking for an hour and half, down to the gorge and climb 1 hours up, we reach Banthati and continue the trek following the gorge until we arrive Deurali where we have lunch at around noon. After lunch, we trek for few more minutes climb up and then down to Ghorepani, lying loftily in the lush oak, rhododendron forest. Overnight at a local teahouse at Ghorepani.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7Poon Hill and trek to Tikhedunga (1575m) 4 hours

Today, we will wake up early around 4.30 AM and trek for an hour uphill and go to Poon Hill (3210m) for observing the mesmerizing sunrise view. Poon Hill offers the best breathtaking and panoramic view point in Nepal. We can see the Dhauligiri range to Manaslu range including the famous Mountain peak Machhapurche. After the sunrise view, we will return to the Hotel for Breakfast then proceed down to Nangethati, Banthati and Ulleri. This trek offers the opportunity to view the beautiful mountain scenes and the panoramic view of the villages. We will have lunch in Ulleri and continue walking down to Tikhedhunga, the bank side of Bhurungdi Khola. Overnight in Tikhedhunga.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

After breakfast we will begin our trek to Nayapul passing through Hills like Sudame, Ramghari and Birethati where we started our trek on the very first day and finally walk to Nayapul in around 3.5 hours. We have lunch in Nayapul and drive to Pokhara for an hour and half in a private car which will be waiting for us. After we reach Pokhara, we will refresh ourselves in our hotel and then visit Davis Fall and Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, return to the lakeside and go boating for about an hour. Overnight in a hotel in Pokhara.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9Drive to Kathmandu by a tourist coach

After breakfast, we will drive you back to Kathmandu by a tourist coach. After six hours we will arrive in our hotel in Kathmandu. You will have some free time for the last minute shopping or else you can relax in your hotel. Farewell Dinner. Overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10Departure Day

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Tribhuvan international airport 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight for your next destination

Breakfast

Included

  • All transfers, sightseeing, airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist bus
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per itinerary 2-3 star hotel with breakfast ( 3 nights in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Pokhara).
  • Accommodation during the trekking as best available Tea house / Lodge.
  • Welcome dinner in Nepalese Restaurant with cultural show
  • Farewell dinner
  • All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • An experienced guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) during trek
  • Salary, insurance, equipments, transportation, food and lodge for the guide and porter
  • All necessary paper work and permits
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes.

Excluded

  • International airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • All kind of drinks
  • Extra night accommodation than the scheduled itinerary
  • Tips for guides, porters and driver

Accomodation

You will be accommodated in Hotel Encounter Nepal or a similar category’s hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara and basic tea houses/guest houses during the trek when trekking with Black Diamond Expedition.
On most Everest Treks, the tea houses or lodges serve rooms on a twin-sharing basis with an attached bathroom and hot shower facilities. Single-supplement rooms are served with an extra charge of USD 250. However, it may be difficult to get one in higher points or during the peak season of trekking.
Some of the tea houses in this trekking region in both lower and higher elevations may have shared bathrooms and toilet facilities.

Meals

Your meal plan in Kathmandu and Pokhara includes only breakfast while you are on the trek, there are three-course meals will be served during the trekking.
The tea house where we spend an overnight will serve us a balanced diet for breakfast and dinner whereas lunch is taken at one of the tea houses on the way to our next destination. Black Diamonds has also prepared a special Welcome and Farewell dinner for the guests following a cultural performance in Kathmandu.

Best time to trek.

The best seasons for trekking to the Ghandrung Ghorepani Poonhill trek are Autumn (Sept to Dec) and Spring (March to May). The weather is sunny and warm making the views outstanding in these seasons. The weather condition is the primary issue during the Winter (Jan to Feb) season for trekking to Ghandrung Ghorepani Poonhill trek. The region offers a freezing cold during winter. Just opposite to this, the Ghandrung Ghorepani Poonhill trek gets affected by monsoon during Summer/ rainy season (June to August). Nevertheless, this time is the appropriate time for a keen and enthusiastic Botanist.

What to Bring?

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

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FAQs

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite.

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

– Austria – Euro (EUR)
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– Germany – Euro (EUR)
– Italy – Euro (EUR)
– Netherlands – Euro (EUR)
– Switzerland – Swiss franc (CHF)
– United Kingdom – Pound sterling (£)

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What is cancellation policy?

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite.

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