Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
8 N/9 D
All around the year
Hotel at Kathmandu and Pokhara & Tea house accommodation during trek
Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu: 1400m altitude: 30 minutes drive to Hotel
Day 2 Kathmandu - Pokhara: 900m altitude, 210 km & approx. 6 hrs drive (B)
Day 3 Drive to Nayapol: 1 & ½ hrs and trek to Hiley: (1495 m). approx. 4 hrs walk(B, L, D)
Day 4 Trek Hiley - Ghorepani (2775m): approx. 6 hrs walk (B, L, D)
Day 5 Excursion to Poonhill (3210m): approx. 3hrs & trek to Tadapani (2600m): approx. 4-5 hours walk(B, L, D)
Day 6 Trek Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m): Approx. 3-4 Hours walk (B,L,D,)
Day 7 Trek Ghandruk- Nayapool: approx. 5 hrs walk and Drive to Pokhara: 1& ½ hrs drive (B, L)
Day 8 Drive Pokhara-Kathmandu: 6-7 hrs, typical Nepali dinner with live cultural show (B, D)
Day 9 Departure (B)
• Airport transfers
• Kathmandu- Pokhara-Kathmandu in private car
• Pokhara-Nayapol-Pokhara transfer
• Kathmandu (2Ns)
• Pokhara (2Ns)
• Tea House Accommodation during trekking (4Ns)
• All breakfasts
• Lunch: 5 lunches during trekking
• Dinner: 4 dinners during trekking & one typical Nepali dinner with live cultural show
4. Trekking Package:
• Tea House Accommodations, English Speaking License Holder Guide and all his expenses, all meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
• Representative from Aarya Village Travel for arrival and departure transfer
• English speaking trekking guide throughout the trip
6. Taxes, Service Charges and Permits:
• All the applicable services charges, government taxes, ACAP, TIMs card
International Airfare, Nepal VISA Fees ($30 per person), Excess baggage charge in Domestic flight, Travel Insurance
2. Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
3. All entrance fees during sightseeing
4. Cost for Porter: if required who can carry maximum 20 kg of luggage
5. Meals not listed in the itinerary
6. Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc
7. Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
8. Payment Transfer Charge
9. Hotels check out as per the hotel rules.
10. Any extra expenses incurred from flight cancellation or delay, natural calamities, sudden price escalations in hotels, transport, flight or any other items, any form of rescue
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu you will be met by one of our representatives and then transferred to your hotel. As you enjoy your welcome drinks you will be briefed about your program. The rest of your day shall be at your leisure.
Your journey on the second day begins with a drive to Pokhara right after breakfast which may take approximately 6 hours. Located 210 km west of Kathmandu, this beautiful lakeside city is a prime tourism destination in Nepal offering spellbinding and hypnotic natural beauty, stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks and of course, with all the modern day amenities. The drive on the way itself is going to be an amazingly unique experience as you travel besides the mighty river with some strong current almost throughout your journey with scenic greenery on both sides of the road along with human settlements thick and thin at different places.
In the evening you shall enjoy walking along the bank of Phewa Lake, admiring the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail Peak in the blue Phewa Lake water.
Right after breakfast, the guide escorts and drives you to Nayapul 45km west of Pokhara and 1 & ½ hour's drive from Pokhara in a private vehicle and that's where you start your trek to Hiley.
We reach Birethani (at 1065m above sea level) after walking for 15 minutes along the banks of the Modi River (Khola). Birethani is a large village consisting of shops and tea-houses. We pass through the village and continue on the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. From here it's a steep ascent to Hiley at 1495m.
On this day your journey begins after breakfast as usual. The hikes starts off easy from Hiley to Tikledhunga at 1525 m, from Tikledhunga it's a steep climb up to Ulleri, a modest Magar village at 2070m. Now ascending gently, through pine, oak and rhododendron forests we head to Banthanti at 2250m and onward to Nangethanti at 2460m. From here it's an hour's walk to Ghorepani at 2775m. Ghorepani used to be a rest stop where ancient traders found water (pani in Nepali) for their horses (ghora in Nepali), thus leading to the nomenclature Ghorepani. Overnight at Guest house.
This morning, we will get up early in the morning, and go for hiking to Poon Hill from where you shall observe a superb view of sunrise with its golden rays on the Himalayan panorama, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail etc. Having spent some quality time at Poonhill, we will come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast and continue walking towards Deurali and onto Tadapani situated at 2600m height.
From Tadapani we descend through jungles to reach Ghandruk. The trek distance between Tadapani and Ghandruk is 6.5 kilometer and takes around 3 hours of hiking across flat and downhill trails to get to our destination. A beautiful Gurung Village, Ghandruk is located at 1940 meters above sea level offers stunning views of Annapurna mountain and a splendid sunrise and sunset. On reaching there you can go and visit Gurung Museum while walking around the village would also be a pleasing experience for you to cherish for a long time.
On this particular day we make a steep descent and head straight to Nayapool from Ghandruk. From Nayapool we drive for about 1&1/2 hour to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, you may check into the hotel, get yourself refreshed and have some rest for a while. Later that afternoon, you may either stroll around the lake side or hire a boat and visit Barahi Temple - a unique temple situated on an island in the middle of Phewa Lake.
The tour on this day is going to end after you drive back to Kathmandu. We shall drive back on the same highway which we travelled through initially. It is a comfortable drive with beautiful views and numerous twists and turns. We stop at beautiful resort for lunch and then continue our ride towards Kathmandu. It will take approximately 6 hours to reach Kathmandu.
In the evening we shall take you to authentic Nepali restaurant for typical Nepali traditional diner along with cultural show performed by different ethnic groups. It may last for about 3 hours.
Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Aarya Village Travel will transfer you to the airport for final departure to your home country.