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    Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek-Winter Wonders

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    Do you want to get a taste of the beautiful Annapurna region but have limited time? Relax! We have just the package you’re looking for. The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek presents you with the best features of the region in 8 days. 

    At a Glance

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Durations
      8 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Moderate
    • Activities
      Trekking and Hiking
    • Accommodation
      Hotel/Guesthouse
    • Meals
      B.L.D
    • Max.altitude
      3210m.
    • Group Size
      Min. 1 Pax
    • BEST TIME
      Jan - May & Sept - Dec

    Regarding Driving to/from Kathmamdu

    Lately, there has been extensive road construction (KATHMANDU TO POKHARA )on Prithvi Highway, causing traffic congestion and air pollution. The journey that used to take around 6-7 hours now takes roughly 8-9 hours. We appreciate your patience.

    Trip Overview

    The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a short but stunning journey in the Annapurna region, widely regarded as one of the top destinations in Nepal. It's suitable for travelers of all ages, offering a less strenuous walking trail among breathtaking mountain scenery.

    It is a well-rounded journey that will take you to have cultural experiences and enjoy the Annapurna Mountains spectacularly.

    For a good reason, the trek to Poon Hill is one of the most popular destinations for travelers. It offers stunning views of the Himalayas, charming villages, and a chance to immerse yourself in the local culture.

    Don't miss the chance to see the sunrise from Poon Hill (3210 m), where a spectacular lineup of mountains, including Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, and many more greet you. It's an unforgettable experience waiting for you!

    So what are you waiting for? Book this trip with us now and witness all the best aspects of the region.

    Major Highlights of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

    • Take a scenic drive to Pokhara to start the trip. You will see lush green landscapes, terrain farms, and green fields.
    • Make a pit stop at the infamous Phewa Lake as you wander the streets of Pokhara.
    • Immerse yourself in the natural world by walking through the dense oak and rhododendron forest.
    • From the Ghorepani, take in the stunning views of Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna I, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, and more.
    • Get familiar with the customs and ways of life of the Tamang, Gurung, and Magar nationalities en route.
    • Pass through flowers filled with meadows and pasturelands. Additionally, you can observe the mountain goats grazing.
    • Make acquaintance with the locals and catch wind of their Himalayan stories.
    • Witness a breathtaking sunrise from Poon Hill at dawn and the all-encompassing sights of the great mountain ranges.
    • In Ghandruk, visit the old Gurung museum to see the Gurung ethnic group's ancient home.
    • Enjoy the local food of the neighborhood locals, including dal bhat (steamed rice, lentils, and vegetables).

    Route Overview

    Following are the routes you'll take during your Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking.

    The trip to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek begins as you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Upon landing, you'll be greeted by one of our staff. He will then escort you to the hotel in Kathmandu. After a short briefing, you'll have the rest of the evening to yourself.

    A scenic drive to Pokhara marks the beginning of the journey. After you have arrived, you will transfer to Birenthanti and start your journey on foot. You'll walk for about a few hours to Tikhedhunga and ascend the 3300 steep stone steps to reach Ulleri. From here, you'll trek through the rhododendron forest and stop at Ghorepani.

    You'll now hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) at dawn and then make your way down to Tadapani. Passing by Ghandruk, you will retrace your steps back to Kimche. You'll then drive back to Pokhara after saying goodbye to the Himalayas. Your journey will end when you drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.

    Best Time for the trek

    Let’s now look at the best time for the trek:

    The  Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is most enjoyable between March and May (spring) and September and November (autumn). The weather is generally dry and clear during these months, with comfortable temperatures and good visibility. The blooming of rhododendron flowers in the spring is beautiful, and autumn offers clear mountain views after the monsoon season.

    Nevertheless, the trek can be done any time of the year and offers a unique experience each season.

    How Difficult Is The Hike?

    The trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill in Nepal is considered moderate, with some steep ascents and descents but not too physically challenging. It is suitable for beginner trekkers with a reasonable fitness level and some hiking experience.

    The trail is well-maintained, and plenty of rest stops along the way. However, the altitude can be a factor for some people, as the highest point of the trek (Poon Hill) is at an elevation of 3,210 meters. Some people may experience altitude sickness, which can cause headaches, nausea, and shortness of breath. It is important to acclimatize properly by taking time to rest and drink plenty of water.

    Alternative options

    We understand everyone likes to explore more options before choosing the proper holiday. Hence, here are some alternative adventures.

    If you want an even shorter alternative, you can look into Annapurna Poon Hill Trek. It is a six-day itinerary that skips the stay at Pokhara.

    However, if you have more days to add to your holiday, check out the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek. The itinerary will make you experience all the best aspects of the Annapurna region.

    Itinerary

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    Cost Includes

    • Airport pick-up and drop-off by private transport
    • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
    • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people), and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
    • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus
    • Surface transfer to and from Nayapul by private transport
    • Nepal Hiking Team Sleeping bag & Down Jacket and Duffle bags (if required)
    • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
    • First aid medical kit
    • All require trek permits
    • Government taxes & office service charge

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary.'
    • Travel Insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa
    • All kind of cold drinks, e.g., water, coke, fanta, juice etc.
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver 

    Cost and Date

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek-Winter Wonders set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek-Winter Wonders departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

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