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Welcome to an unforgettable adventure amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek! Nestled in the Annapurna region of Nepal, this trek is a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and awe-inspiring views that will leave you mesmerized. Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a novice explorer, the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek offers an experience of a lifetime.
About the Everest Base Camp Trek:
The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a short but rewarding journey that takes you through lush rhododendron forests, charming villages, and to the iconic viewpoint of Poon Hill. This trek is renowned for its accessibility and stunning sunrise views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
Our Trekking Itinerary:
We offer a meticulously planned trekking itinerary that ensures you have ample time for acclimatization and an unforgettable experience. Our trek usually takes around 12-14 days, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Dhaulagiri region.
Highlights of the Ghorepani and Poonhill Trek:
Poon Hill Sunrise: Witness the magical sunrise from Poon Hill, where the first rays of the sun paint the towering Himalayan peaks in hues of gold and pink, creating a surreal panorama.
Cultural Encounters: Immerse yourself in the local culture as you pass through traditional Gurung and Magar villages. Experience their warm hospitality and learn about their unique way of life.
Rhododendron Forests: Trek through vibrant rhododendron forests, especially spectacular during spring when these blossoms carpet the trail with hues of red, pink, and white.
Panoramic Mountain Views: Enjoy unparalleled vistas of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machapuchare, and other surrounding peaks that dominate the horizon throughout the journey.
Ghorepani Village: Explore Ghorepani, a charming village that is a popular stop for trekkers. Immerse yourself in the local atmosphere and indulge in Nepali cuisine.
Trekking Difficulty: The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is moderately challenging, suitable for various fitness levels. It involves gradual ascents, well-maintained paths, and altitudes up to 3,210 meters. Prepare with regular exercise and gradual acclimatization.
- Physical Readiness: Prepare physically with cardio and strength training.
- Altitude Awareness: Gradual ascent helps minimize altitude effects. Descend if altitude sickness symptoms appear.
- Local Assistance: Consider hiring a guide and porter for safety and cultural insights.
- Weather Gear: Pack layers, waterproof clothing, and sturdy trekking shoes.
- Hydration and Nutrition: Stay hydrated and eat well to maintain energy levels.
- Communication: Carry a charged phone, inform others of your plans.
- Respect Culture: Be respectful of local customs and people.
- First Aid: Carry a basic kit with essentials and personal medications.
- Insurance: Ensure proper trekking insurance coverage.
Prioritize safety and enjoy the stunning scenery and cultural experiences of the trek!
Packing and Equipment:
Permits and Regulations:
For the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, you'll need to obtain two types of permits: the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. These permits are required to ensure conservation efforts, manage trekker information, and provide safety measures.
Booking and Preparation:
Ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime? Our website offers a seamless booking process, allowing you to secure your spot for the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. Additionally, we provide valuable pre-trek preparation tips and resources to ensure you are well-informed and ready for the journey.
Experienced Guides and Porters:
For those seeking assistance or a more immersive experience, hiring an experienced guide and porter is highly recommended. A knowledgeable guide can enhance your trek with insights into local culture, history, and natural surroundings, while a porter can help carry your heavy backpack, allowing you to focus on the beauty of the journey.
Join us on the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek and create memories that will last a lifetime. Prepare for a thrilling adventure, breathtaking landscapes, and a profound connection with the world's highest peaks. Contact us today to start your journey to the roof of the world!
Day 01: Early morning flight to Pokhara (25mins flight). Then drive to Nayapul (1½ hrs drive). After some refreshment trek to Tikhedhunga (1,495m)-Ulleri (1,950m/6,395ft) 5-6 hrs trek.
Day 02: Ulleri - Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft): 5-6 hrs, 11km
Day 03: Walk up Poon hill (3,210m/10,528ft). Ghorepani – Tadapani (2,520m/8268ft): 7-8hrs, 12km
Day 04: Tadapani – Ghandruk – drive Pokhara (910m/2,986ft): 3-4 hrs trek, ~6km, 2½ hrs drive (53 km)
Day 05: Half day refreshment at Pokhara. Evening fly back to Kathmandu.
Trip Price Includes;
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle.
- Standard hotel 1 night accommodation in Kathmandu before trek.
- All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Basic tea house accommodation during the trek.
- Local HMA licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
- The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests.)
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
- ACAP and TIMS
- Transportation; Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu flight tickets.
- Pokhara to Nayapul private vehicle ride
- Ghandruk to Pokhara private vehicle ride
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses.
Trip Price Excludes;
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Travel insurance which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Nepal entry visa; you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
- Bar and Restaurant bills.
- Any rental items like sleeping bags, jackets, etc.
- Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected)
- Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Includes section.
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