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Overview

Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking itinerary is designed for the trekkers who want a less demanding but short and beautiful trek, especially with their family and kids in the rural mountainside with up-close Himalayan views. The trip begins with sightseeing in Kathmandu. After which we drive to Pokhara, the real walking begins from Nayapool. We are trekking through the rhododendron forests that bloom with red flowers during the springtime. After Ghorepani we descending down to the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandrung and enjoy the ethnic hospitality along with the cultural magnificence of Gurung Museum., We then descending down to Birethanti, and passing by waterfalls and a few small villages and settlements will be a thrilling experience. We walk further to Nayapool and then drive to Pokhara which marks the end of this marvelous trek.

Highlights

* Mid -hill cultural explore, Gurung, Mager, Brahmin, and Ksetri are the inhabitants manly
* Unforgettable short joumey
* A great photographic site showing varole Annapurna, Dhaulagiri ranges
* Conserved wilderness
* Excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Mahhaourche
* Sunrise at Poonhill, Explore Gurung culture in Ghandruk
* Lake valley of Pokhare

Trip Summary

Trip Duration 10 Nights/11 Days
Trip code NAP-GPC - 101
Trip Start/Ends Pokhara, Naya Pul Bazzar/Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude Poon Hill (3200m)
Trip Cost USD 715 per passenger
Group Size Minimum 2 upto 16 passengers
Accessibillity 7 hours drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu, after completing the trip drive back to Kathmandu
The Route Maximum altitude Poon Hill (3200m) 5-6-hrs gentle walking per day, easy to moderate trail.
Season Sept – Nov/March - April
Trip Valid This offer is valid on reservations made from September through December 31, 2018.
Trip Facilities Standard hotel in city and teahouse/lodges accommodation during the trekking period.

Itinerary

Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Nepal Adventure Point who will drop us off at our hotel. After checking in, we take a rest or we may also stroll in the streets of Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping.

Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swoyambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world.. Evening there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Nepal Adventure Point briefs us regarding our trek as well as provides us an opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure. 

Afetr breakfast we drive approximately 7/8 hours to Pokhara (200km) through the beautiful river view & Nepalese countryside to reach the Pokhara. You will be arriving late afternoon at Pokhara approximately 3:00 O’clock and transfer to the hotel and rest of the time explores the surrounding lakeside areas. From the Pokhara valley you can see one of the most beautiful Himalayan panoramas in the world. The Annapurna and famous "Fishtail" mountain peak of Machhapuchhare tower over the tropical setting of Pokhara and you spend there will be the scenic highlight of your trip. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes.

After breakfast from Pokhara, we drive to Nayapul and start the trek. We walk through a valley forest, cross the Bhurundi Khola before reaching Tikhedhunga Village. The Ulleri Hill with thousands of steps and boulders that continually go upward will really prove a test of our stamina. We reach Ulleri by late afternoon.

After breakfast, we ascend to the Ghorepani village. The name Ghorepani in Nepali means ‘horse-water’ due to it being an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker's stop. Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and crafts. The town has two parts: one in a saddle and the other a few hundred feet lower. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. Since Ghorepani lies quite higher than our previous stop, we begin to feel the chilly weather especially in the evenings. 

To catch the sunrise over the Himalayas, we make an early morning climb along the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft), the most popular trekking destination of the Annapurna region. It is also a great viewpoint to enjoy the amazing views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowy peaks of the high mountains loom above and around us glowing in the morning light. After taking photographs and having some coffee or tea or hot chocolate, we return back to Ghorepani. After breakfast, we head east and climb a nearby ridge. We descend through rhododendron forests, pass by spectacular waterfalls along the way and reach Tadapani to spend the night.

From Tadapani, we make a steep descent through the dense and dark forest. This part of the trek will be through a thick forest of old rhododendron trees. When the rhododendron trees are in bloom, these forests actually turn into amazing gardens. By afternoon, depending upon the season of travel, we also get to enjoy cherry blossoms in bloom on the slopes on the other side of the ravine. After trekking some more minutes, we enter the village of Ghandrung, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung people. Along with enjoying the stunningly close-up towering views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli mountains, we also acquaint ourselves with the simple but rich cultural traditions of the Gurung people at the Gurung Museum in Ghandrung.

We leave Ghandrung and enjoy the beautiful hill landscape of western Nepal on our way to Pothana. We have lunch on the way.

Today we trek from Pothana to Kande then drive back to Pokhara. The actual trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary and back ends today. We board our vehicle to Pokhara.

After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful lake city of Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu we have the rest of the day off to rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell meeting in the evening.

Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! A Nepal Adventure Point representative will escort us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Cost Included

* Documents:  All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP entrance permits and TIM’s card).
* Land transportation: All airport arrival and departures transfer and touring as per the itinerar, Kathmandu to Pokhara and return transportation
* Activities: Sightseeing, trekking, as per the itinerary.
* Accommalalion: 3 night's hotel in Kathmandu, 2 night hotel in Pokhara on twin shering bedroom and 5 nights teahouse/lodges on twin or multi share bedroom on mountain.
* Food: Full board on teahouse/lodge (Breakfast, unch and dinner) on mountain and 5 breakfast in city.
* Staffs: Leader/Guide and supporters and their daily wage, food, and accommodation
* Transportation: Airport arrival and departure transfer, Kathmandu valley sightseeing by private transport, Kathmandu to Pokhara and return Kathmandu by tourist bus, Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to Pokhara by private transportation.
* Company and Government's service charge: All applicable Government taxes and offar, service charges. And Crew's, bialy wages/salary, food, equipment, err and road-head transPotation

Cost Excluded

* Kathmandu to Pokhara and return flight
* Travel/medical insurance coverage personal accidents, medical and emergency Helicopter rescue
* Parsonal travel and trekking equipments
* All lunch and dinner while in city
* Items of a personal nature such as normal drinks, hot shower, dessert, laundry, internet and phone call.
* Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.
* Tips garuities for your trekking crews
* Temple and Monastery entrance fees
* Optional activities
* And ortareSeen expanses SnIch are out of con. by Nepal .wnture Point

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