Ghandruk Ghorepani Poonhill Treks
Ghandruk Ghorepani Poonhill Treks is most popular trekking in Annapurna region in Nepal which is the best sun rise view in the Morning and amazing panorama of Annapurna Himalaya.
Most Trekkers Hike up to the Poon Hill top early in the Morning Before to sun get rise up only for mesmerize view of sunrise and golden color views of Annapurna trek.
In the short time, you will see many mountains having height more than 8000m such as Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna (I) as well as other less than 8000 meters higher mountains including Annapurna south, Machhapuchhapure (fishtail), Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Barasikhar, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli and with a maze of other peaks slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes.
Ghandruk Ghorepani Poonhill Treks is short Hiking trail, start from Pokhara which is also known evergreen trekking trail of Nepal.
Ghandruk Ghorepani Poonhill Treks has been charming village, inhabited by the most brave ethnical group of Nepal named by Gurungs .Dens forest of rhododendron hundred’s species of bird flora and faunas with deep sub tropical valleys has brought the importance of Ghorepani Ghandruk Poon Hill trek. Especially the trekking in spring season is most special for trekkers, because the flowers and the new leaf of Jungle is the most enchant and interesting for trekkers. The trekkers who wish to explore different experience of culture, Views of Himalaya, culture, Lifestyle of Nepalese flora and faunas. It is highly recommended the evergreen trail of Annapurna region.
Highest access of the trek
Most Attraction of the trek
Minimum Group Size
Per day Walking
: 3200m (Annapurna Base Camp)
: Gurung, Magar, Thakali
: Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Annapurna range, Manaslu, Nilgiri
: Close Mountain View, Villages
: February, March, April, May, October, November
: breakfast, lunch, & Dinner)
: Car / Van
: 5 to 7 hours
: Fixed / Customized
- Details Itinerary
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Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.Our airport representative will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few metres from the exit door. Please check your name at play card. He will bring you to hotel in kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes.
Day 02: Free day Day 02:Free day in Kathmandu or self sight seeing around valley ( option are)
- Pashupatinath Temple
- Patan Durbar Square:
- Krishna Mandir
- Mount Everest flight
Day 03: By tourist bus to Pokhara . The Bus journey will take 6 to 7 hours. Over night in hotel (850m)Pokhara is set in a lovely valley at the foot of the Machapuchare so you get spectacular views of the mountains from all parts of the town. It is quite different from Kathmandu, with few temples, but it does have plenty of scenic attractions and is close to the mountains. There are some interesting short walks or bicycle rides from Pokhara, you can swim and canoe on Lake Phewa or just watch the last rays of the sun stream across the dip in the mountains that hold the lake. Along the lakeside road there is a continuous stretch of small hotels, restaurants and shops; it’s an area which still has a bit of the old hippy scene feel about it.
After breakfast take a bus ride to Nyapul(trek starting point) for one hour than trek to Birethanty for 30minates where trekking permit and national park permit will be checked. The trail continues along the Bhurungdi Khola pasing through small villages and water fall you will reach a small village called Tirkhedhunga. Where you will spend a nights.
Day 04: Pokhara to Tirkhedhunga(1577m)
Day 05: Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani(2800m)After crossing the suspension bridge over the Bhurungdi Khola, you will have to start a steep ascent to Ulleri( 2073m)using a continues stone steps. This is the hardest ascent in this course. From Ulleri trail continues gradually uphill through small village and Rhododendron forest you will be in Ghorepani.
Day 06: Ghorepani/ Poon hill to TadapaniRise early to climb up Poon Hill to watch a magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas. We then continue to Tadapani, trekking through open grassland and deep forests. On the way there are excellent views of Annapurna South and the Manaslu range. Approx 6 hours trekking Our trail today is one of the most glorious imaginable. First we rise early to climb Poon Hill for the most incredible sunrise that you will ever see. The views are the same as the previous afternoon but the sunrise adds a further dimension and many travellers will consider this to be one of the main highlights of the trip. We return to Ghorepani for breakfast before continuing, climbing steadily through rhododendron forest. The forest clears every so often, providing absolutely beautiful views of the Dhaulgiri Massif. Once we have reached the top of the ridge we continue on a stunning ridge walk through the forest with lovely views of Dhaulgiri poking through the trees. We then start to descend and continue downhill through jungly forest, with moss covered trees, thick foliage and lianas hanging down. We follow the river as it leaps and jumps down waterfalls, and continue down for several hours. After a final ascent we then arrive in Tadapani where we stay in a teahouse with stunning views of Annapurna South, Machapuchare and down the valley to the horizon.
Day 07: Tadapani to Ghandruk villageTrail continues down hill through forest for 4hours to reaching Ghandruk village. This is thevillage of Gurungs, where the path of annapurna sanctuary branches off.
Day 08: Ghandruk to Nyapul to Pokhara drive backWalking down hill through stone path for one hour and haif hour you will reach to Modi khola. From here trail continues through bank of river to reach to Nyapul. From where bus will bring you to Pokhara
Day 09: Free day in Pokhara or ( self Sightseeing in Pokhara)Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty. Situated at an altitude of 827m from the sea level and 200km west of Kathmandu valley, the city is known as a center of adventure with several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panaromic views of Himalayan peaks.The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambience of peace and magic. So today the city has not only become the starting point for most popular trekking and rafting destinations but also a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Day 10: Return back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. The bus journey will take 5 to 6 hours
Day 11: Free day in Kathmandu and shopping
Day 12: Tour ends
Cost: Twin Sharing basis:
Price in US$
Note:- Special rates will be priveded for Tour Operater and Wholeseller.
- Airport Pickup and Drop by private Transport
- Welcome & Farwell Dinner
- All the ground Transportation by tourist bus ( Kathmandu to Pokhara, Pokhara to Kathmandu)
- All the Trekking transfer by private transport( to Trekking starting point, Trekking ending point to Pokhara
- Hotel in Pokhara at tourist standard hotel with bed and Breakfast ( Centrally located, attach bath room, Hot and cold shower)
- Tekking in lodges with Bed ,Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Lodges are Simple but clean enough and has a hot and cold shower)
- Annapurna National Park Permit and TIMS card ( We need two photograph each for permit)
- An experience trekking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), one porter between every 2 clients and their meals/accomodation/transportation/salary/insurance and their equipments are included in price
- Trekking map for Annapurna
- Personal bar bill, travel insurance/International airfare
- Items of personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, tips etc.
- Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- Available at Royal Nepalese Embassies and Royal Nepalese Consulates abroad or on arrival at TribhuvanInternational Airport in Kathmandu.
- Sight seeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley.
- Lunch and Dinner while at Kathmandu and pokhara ( Allow Rs 1500.00 per person per day for your meals and drinks)
Our Treks have been graded Easy, Moderate and Strenuous depending on their difficulty. (More difficult treks are possible, but we would tend to categorise them as expeditions). We have listed a definition for each category.
We strongly advise against being too ambitious first time out – most trekkers return to Nepal again and again you can gradually increase your trek grade each time.
These trips can be enjoyed by anyone who leads a reasonably active life. The walking part of the trip is fairly easy, usually between 5 and 6 hours a day.
Note: Even on a easy grade trek there will be tough uphill sections on some days.
You will be walking 5-7 hours a day and will encounter some steep uphill and down hill sections. Some days may be at altitude. You should be fit before considering taking moderate grade trek.
A combination of moderate of strenuous walks, with some very steep uphill and down hill sections, often at altitude. You will generally be walking 6-8 hours a day. You should be fit and should prepare physically before taking a strenuous trek.
Please not that the grading system is not a straight forward measure of how for you are walking.
Rather it is an overall indication ho how tough it will be and it takes into account the number of hours trekking, altitude gain/ loss and trail conditions (rough track, steep uphill etc.) and usual temperatures. So even though a trek is grade easy it does not mean you will never feel tired. Similarly inexperienced trekkers need not necessarily avoid treks graded Strenuous.
On any trek, there are some steeps ascents and descents so you require a reasonable level of fitness. The more physically fit you are, the more easily your body will adapt to hiking in the Himalayas. All treks demand a good day’s walking and it goes without saying that you should be pretty certain that you will enjoy a walking holidays before you consider trekking in Nepal. However you don’t have to be young or super-ft and age in itself is no barrier. There is physical exertion, but it is sustainable. Most people in good health who have prepared physically will have no problem in enjoying themselves. Before making your choice, things to consider are the duration of your trip. Its grading, style of accommodation and maximum and average altitude.
Altitude and Acclimatization
It is common in the Himalayas to trek above 4,500 and sometimes 5,500m. There is no need to worry unduly about altitude, but above 3,000 air becomes thinner and your performance may be affected. No one understands why some people are affected and others not.
Being young strong and fit is no guarantee of success. The only way to acclimatize is to ascend slowly. Our routes have been carefully designed based a year of experience managing possible altitude related difficulties. On this trek we do not ascend above 5,600.
Be aware that altitude sickness can be fatal, so if your leader advises you to stay at a certain altitude or descend, please do as instructed. He has the experience and is there to ensure your safety. If you do need to descend you will be accompanied by one of our team and a porter and will be well looked after. The descent may be just a short – term measure and does not necessarily mean you will be unable to complete your ascent. There is no shame in being affected or not reaching the highest point on a trek.
In addition we carry a Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) on all of your trekking trips in Nepal. If you are suffering form altitude sickness and conditions do not allow for an immediate descent your leader will arrange for you to use the PAC. The PAC works by increasing the pressure inside the chamber, using a foot pump. At high altitude, this increased pressure delivers a therapeutically significant amount of extra oxygen which simulates a descent.
Recommended Equipment List
- Towel (a small one)
- Walking boots with ankle support
- Day Pack
- Sleeping bag – from October to mid march you will need a minus 20 sleeping bag. At other times of the year a minus 5 bag is adequate. Note these can be hired locally.
- Down Jacket - this is advisable for treks form October to mid March. At other times a warm, windproof fleece jacket will be sufficient. Note that Down Jackets can be hired locally.
- Sunglasses ( glare is a severe problem)
- Torch (a head torch is particularly useful)
- Spare batteries
- Any first aid equipment (eg knee support bandages) that you think you may neeed.
- Good quality warm gloves
- Lodine water purification solution
- Toilet Paper
- Two pairs of trousers (One for trekking in and One to wear in the evening
- Three pairs of good quality trekking socks (Two pairs to wear during the trek and one pair to war in the evenings.) If you wear inner and outer socks, you should bring three pairs of each.
- Three or four T-shirts (We suggest you bring T-Shirts made out of a wicking Material)
- One long sleeved top for extra warmth
- One pair of thermals (both for your legs and your upper body)
- Woolly / Fleece hat
- Cap / Sunhat
- One or two fleeces depending on their quality and warmth.
- Waterproof / windproof jacket
- Waterproof trousers
- Insect repellent (for lower altitudes)
- Spare boot laces
- Second pair of shoes (either traners sneaker or sandals)
- Energy food (Such as muesli bars, boiled sweets or nuts – note that the teahouses stock must chocolate bars).
- Wet wipes / waterless soap
- Ski Poles (these are definitely not essential but some people find them useful)
- Inflatable travel pillow
- Money belt or pouch
- Water bottle, with strap
- Torch and batterie
Especially on camping tours, tours involving felucca cruises, travel to remote areas and tours with homestays.
- Plastic bags
These are always useful for keeping camera and films dust free and for your dirty laundry.
- Personal washing / shaving kit
- Laundray detergent
- Camera and film
Take an ample supply of your favorite film & spare camera batteries.
- BinocularsTravel Plug / International
- Pocket knife
- Sewing kit
- Travel Alarm
- Walkman & cassettes / discs
- Playing cards / travel games
- Moist ‘hand/ wet wipes’
- Anti bacterial hand cleaner
- Writing materials
- Universal bath plug
- Sun hat
- Head scarf / sarong
- Lightweight wind / waterproof jacket
- Insect repellent
- Suntan lotion & sunblock
- Lip balm
- Moinsturiser / After sun lotion
- Personal medical supplies
(Aspirin, paracetamol, plasters, bandage, safety pins, antiseptic cream, diarrhea a tablets, tampons, condoms etc.) Our Tour leaders carry comprehensive first aid kits but these are for emergency use only.
- Calamine Lotion / Insect bit cream
- Rehydration Solution
- Ongoing medication
If you are taking any medication or have a condition that needs specific medicines (e.gAstma you must take all necessary medicines with you.) You must also inform your Tour Leader of your condition at the start of your tour.
- Contact lens solution
- Spare pair of glasses & Safety cord
If you wear contact lenses, dust can be a big problem. If you are on a long trip you should also take the prescription for your glasses.
Our tour prices do not include insurance however it is a condition of joining our tours that travelers are fully insured for any medical expenses they might incur while traveling. At the start of your tour the Tour Leader will ask to see your insurance document and will note down the policy number and emergency contact number.
We recommended a comprehensive travel insurance policy that covers repatriation and evacuation in case of a medical emergency, cancellation and curtailment as well as baggage and valuables, If your tour involves certain adventurous activates (I.e. trekking, white water rafting or scuba diving etc) You will need to make sure your policy specifically covers these activates. You may also need specific cover for expensive camera equipment. Many credit card companies offer “complementary travel insurance” however the majority of such policies offer virtually no cover and will not be accepted as adequate travel insurance. If you are planning on using credit card insurance you must bring along proof that the policy covers medical emergencies. Failure to be able to provide such proof to the Tour Leader will result in you being compelled to purchase a new approved policy before you can join the tour.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain any vaccinations, Precautionary or preventative Medicines for the countries you are visiting – or any which may be required by your home country upon your return. To find out which, if any, Vaccinations are mandatory or recommended for your destination Contact your local doctor, Immunization Centre or Medical Centre for up-to-date information. If you need to arrange vaccinations or a supply of preventative medicine (e.g. Malaria tablets), you should Contact your doctor at least two Months before you depart. Some Inoculations require more than one Visit and can take several weeks to Administer. CARRY YOUR CERTIFICATE
You should be issued with an International Certificate of Vaccination for each vaccination. Always carry these with you on your travels; they could provide essential information for doctors in the event that you fall ill whilst traveling.
Malaria is common in many parts of Africa, Asia and South America. Protection is in the form of tablets, taken either daily or weekly, or both. The course of tablets should normally begin 1-2 weeks before you depart, Continue throughout your travels and for 4 weeks after your return. Although you can obtain tablets from most pharmacies without prescription,
you must check that they are Appropriate for the area you are Visiting. There are many different Strains of malaria and a large number of them are drug-resistant. It may be Necessary for you to take a Combination of tablets for the region you are visiting.
No malaria tablets guarantee complete protection. The most Effective protection against malaria is to avoid being bitten. Mosquitoes Mostly bite at dusk and dawn so one of the best ways to minimize the Chance of being bitten is to wear long Trousers, long sleeves and socks at these times. You should take a good insect repellent and apply it liberally. Repellents with a high concentration of DEET (at least 35%) are generally considered the most effective.
Sampling the local food and drink is often one of the highlights of traveling. In most cases the food is Freshly prepared for you and is completely safe to eat, however it will probably contain ingredients that you are not familiar with or may be Prepared in a different way. This change in diet is one of the most common causes of travelers diarrhea. You can reduce the likelihood of suffering diarrhea if you treat food and drink with caution – at least in the early stages of your travels. In almost every country it is possible to buy bottled water. This is usually very cheap and a lot more convenient than trying to purify or filter tap water. Beware of ice in drinks and make sure you wash your hands frequenty.
In general we do not recommend the use of anti-diarrhea pills as in most Cases they do not cure the problem, they merely put it on hold. However, there are of course situations where ‘Blocking up’ may be desirable, for Instance if you are embarking on a long bus ride. Diarrhoea which lasts for longer than 48-72 hours, shows signs of blood or Mucus or which is concurrent with other symptoms, such as a headache or high temperature, should always be taken seriously. Seek medical advice
(your Tour Leader can assist you with this).
In deserts, in the tropics and at high Altitude, your body can lose a lot of water. Dehydration also occurs when you are suffering from diarrhoea. The best way to avoid dehydration is to drink plenty of fluids. In most countries you can obtain “rehydration salts” or “electrolyte Solution”. Although these do not taste great, they restore the salts lost by your body. You can also make your own rehydration mixture by adding 4 tablespoons of sugar and ½ teaspoon of salt to one liter of clean water.
Emergency & Rescue
Trekkers should be aware that there is very little in the way of rescue organization for handling trekker's emergencies in Nepal. If you are trekking with a reputable trekking agency then their staff will be trained to handle most contingencies. if you are traveling independently then you will have to rely on your own initiative to handle any problems. This is why trekking alone is foolhardy in the extreme.
At all times try to be aware of the location of possible sources of help, medical clinics, police or army posts etc. Try to find out where there are working telephones or radios as you pass along the trails.
At all times try to be aware of the location of possible sources of help, medical clinics, police or army posts etc. Try to find out where there are working telephones or radios as you pass along the trails. All trekkers should make sure that they are covered by a suitable travel insurance policy. This, at least, must cover the cost of a helicopter rescue, which is the only practical way of evacuating a seriously ill or injured patient from most of the trekking areas. It is essential to leave details of this policy with a responsible agency in Kathmandu. Either your trekking agency or your embassies are the obvious choices. Registering your details and intended plans with your embassy in Kathmandu is an extremely sensible step to take.
In the event that you do have a problem, and that problem cannot be solved with the resources at hand, then communications facilities must be located. Telephones or radios can be hard to find and may be a day or more away from the incident site. If it is possible to send a reliable person for help make sure that a note is sent detailing the location of the patient, the problem being experienced, specifying what help is needed. List what actions you are going to take in the interim. Fortunately, these days, helicopters are readily available, at a price, from Kathmandu and Pokhara. If a message can be sent then it is likely that a rescue can be mounted reasonably quickly.
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