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Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Annapurna  Ghorepani  Poonhill Trek


Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, also popularly known as Annapurna Sunrise Trekking,or Annapurna Panorama Trekking, is one of the most popular and relatively easy treks that meander through the beautiful ethnic villages of Annapurna Region. Invigorating through some rhododendron forests, Poon Hill Trekking in Nepal will let you feel the Himalayan Panorama while providing you the opportunities to get close to the local Culture. However, Poon Hill Trek is obviously best known for the views from Poon Hill. Being popularly known as the Photographer's Paradise, you can capture some of the best snaps of impressive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Poon Hill offers you the striking panorama of huge Himalayas including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, III, and IV, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, and Manaslu ranges among few others. The phenomenal sunrise from Poon Hill is just unmissable. A provocative glimpse of high mountains surrounding you can mesmerize anyone who's the part of this awesome trek.

In addition to that, Poon Hill Trekking will also let you witness terraced slopes, warm villages, beautiful paddy fields, and wonderful culture and lifestyle of ethnic people like Gurungs, and Magars. Ghorepani and Ghandruk are two of the largest Gurung settlements in the Annapurna Region. There's a unique please of trekking in Annapurna foothills along with the charming settlements of ethnic communities of Nepal.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu

    • Once you land at Kathmandu international airport, our representative will meet you and assist you to
      transfer to hotel.

      You are served with welcome drink at your hotel. You have enough time to freshen up. At the evening
      our guide will meet you at hotel & take you to 15- 20 minutes’ walk around the street for a cultural
      welcome dinner at a very fine dining of Nepali cuisine. After the short program you will be transferred to
      hotel by guide.
      Over night at Hotel
  • Day 2 Drive to Kande(1770m) and trek to Pothana (1890m)

    • Pick up from the airport or hotel in Kathmandu and drive on scenic varied route over Pokhara (930 m) to
      Kande (1400 m, travel time about 8h), where you start the trekking tour. After only 2 hours you reach
      the destination Pothana (1890 m) with a beautiful panoramic view. 
      Overnight in a lodge.
  • Day 3  Pothana (1890 m) - Landruk (1640 m)

    • The trail then continues over the 2100 m high Pitam Deurali to Landruk (1640 m).
       Overnight in a lodge.
  • Day 4 Landruk (1640 m) - Ghandruk (1940 m)

    • First, it goes down to Modi River (1364 m), then back up to Ghandruk (1940 m). From here you have a
      magnificent view of the peaks of Annapurna (8091 m) and Machhapuchare (6997 m). The latter is a holy
      mountain and must not be climbed. Once in Ghandruk you can visit the beautifully situated village
      together with the tour guide after a lunch break. 
      Overnight in a lodge.
  • Day 5 Ghandruk (1940 m) - Tadapani (2630 m)

    • Today you will hike over small streams and a partly mystical rhododendron forest to Tadapani (2630
      m). Here you can again admire the Annapurna south face, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchare.
       Overnight in a very simple lodge in the middle of the lively mountain village.
  • Day 6 Tadapani (2630 m) - Ghorepani (2860 m)

    • The hike takes you for about 10 km through beautiful landscape with dense forest and mountain rivers,
      past waterfalls and rhododendrons to Ghorepani (2860 m), a small town just below a pass. On the way,
      fantastic views again. 

      Overnight in a lodge.
  • Day 7 Ghorepani (2860 m) - Poon Hill (3193 m) - Ulleri (about 2000 m)

    • Very early departure in the morning to experience the sunrise on the summit of the famous mountain
      Poon Hill (3193 m). First, the gigantic wall of Dhaulagiri will adorn itself with the rays of the sun. After
      this spectacle, you will descend again to the small village where you will have a leisurely breakfast
      before tackling today's day's stage to Ulleri (about 2000 m). 
      Overnight in a lodge.
  • Day 8 Trekking to Nayapul (1070 m) and drive to Pokhara

    • The last stage of the day leads you first over natural stone steps and suspension bridges into the green
      Tikhedhungga and then on a wide path to Nayapul (1070 m). Then return to Pokhara (approx. 1.5
      hours), where you can relax at the idyllic Phewa Lake and enjoy the view of Annapurna and
      Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 9 Flight to Kathmandu

    • In the early morning, take a scenic flight (about 30 minutes) along the main Himalayan ridge back to
      Kathmandu. If the visual flight fails due to weather, it goes by bus back to the capital. Possibly. Transfer
      to the hotel or connection program.
      Overnight at Hotel
  • Day 10 Sightseeing at Kathmandu

    • After having breakfast at hotel, our cultural guide will pick you up from the hotel for sightseeing around
      Kathmandu, namely: UNESCO world heritage sites: Swayambhunath & Boudhnath stupa. Return back to
      hotel and get freshen up. At evening we will have farewell dinner with all our guides and helpers.
  • Day 11 Departure from Kathmandu

    • Today is your last day at Kathmandu. We will arrange to transfer you to airport according to your
      reporting time at airport.

Trip Info

Trip Highlights

  • One of the world’s classic treks
  • Chance to see the sunrise mountain view of Dhaulagiri Range and Annapurna massif from Poon Hill
  • Dramatically changing scenery
  • View of Gurung and Magar lifestyle
Duration: 11 Days Trip Code: AGPt
  • Duration: 8-14 Days
  • Grade: Easy and Moderate
  • Highest Altitude: Poon Hill (3193m)
  • Starting: Drive to Khande
  • Ending: Pokhara - Kathamndu
  • Accommodation: Hotels/Lodges
  • Type: Trekking

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