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Ghorepani Poon Hill trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the most popular trekking trail in Annapurna Himalaya region of Nepal. The trekking trail is also called Annapurna Balcony trek. This is because the route that Ghorepani Poon Hill takes you to, offers amazingly enduring views of the surrounding geographical formations as you get to see from the balcony of your house. Poon Hill, which is the prime attraction of this trek provides mouth wide opening views that you would like to see until the horizon. Time seems like it has been held, and as if you are hallucinating.

Poon Hill, which is the major viewpoint of this trekking trail, is compared to balcony. Standing on the top of this hill lets you gain superb views of beautiful Nepalese mountain peaks such as Annapurna I [8,091 m/26,545 ft], Annapurna II [7,939 m], Annapurna III [7,555 m], Annapurna IV [7,525m], Dhaulagiri [8,167 m/26,795 ft], Nilgiri  [7,061 m/23,166 ft], Machapuchhre [6,993 m/22,943 ft], Hiunchuli [6,441 m/21,132 ft], Lamjung Himal [6,986 m] and several other neighboring peaks.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking is a unique trekking trail in the Annapurna region of Nepal that lets you explore scenic views of the region along with opportunities of exploring culturally rich Gurung and Magar communities. You can get into their lives in order to gain knowledge of their cultures and traditions. You may also share your trekking experience with these ever-smiling and neighborly friendly inhabitants as per your interest.


Outline Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,338m/4,389ft].

Day 02: Sightseeing Tours around Kathmandu Valley.               

Day 03: Drive/Flight to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft].

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara Naya Pul and trekking to Tikhedhunga [1520m/4,986ft] 6-7 hours.

Day 05: Trek Tikhedhunga to from Ghorepani [2874m/9429ft] 5-6 hours.

Day 06: Hiking to Poonhill & Trekking to Tadapani [2,630m/8,628ft] 5-6 hours.

Day 07: Trek from Tadapani Ghandruk [1,984 m/6,509ft] 5-6 hours.

Day 08: Trek from Ghandruk to Naya Pool [2,070m/6,791ft] 4-5 hours and further drive to Pokhara.

Day 09: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.

Day 10: Transfer to Tribhuwan international airport for your final departure.


*Note: This is an outline trekking itinerary of Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking however we would also customize the itinerary as per your request & holiday duration so feel free to contact us.

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The Trip cost will be different depending on the Group Size, duration of trip and services required please contact us through our emailinfo@mountainnepaltrek.com  with details to get better quote.

Cost Includes: 

  • Airport drove/pickup.
  • Guided sightseeing tour & entry fees with private car.
  • Tourist Bus or flight ticket to/from Pokhara.
  • 3 night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • All lodge, tea house accommodation during the trip.
  • 3 meals per day during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper work and permits.
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking guide & Porter.
  • Trekking Certificate from Gold Mountain Nepal Treks & Expedition.
  • Medical supplies [First Aid medical kit will be available].
  • Farewell dinner after your trekking.

Cost Excludes:

  • International airfares along with taxes & visa fees.
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • You’re Travel Insurance. [We request to all our valued clients to bring your complete travel insurance package. Their insurance must cover against medical, emergency evacuation, personal accident, trip cancellation, natural calamity, lost of gears, theft of or damage your baggage etc.]
  • Any extra transportation except in the itinerary. [we can arrange upon request]
  • Any kind of personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls, internet and others.
  • Helicopter rescue due to out of control. [ If you have an insurance with including it, we will claim from your insurance agency]
  • Some extra assistance like if you cannot walk properly our guide will arrange you horse to came back. [if applicable this you have to pay them directly]
  • All Drinks & Bar Bills.
  • Tips to staffs.
  • Single supplement charges. [if required]
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the inclusive price.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,338m/4,389ft].

Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport you will transfer to the hotel by our airport representative. After your freshness we will have talk about your trekking plan in the hotel or our office. You will meet your guide also. You can ask your question about the trek. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing Tours around Kathmandu Valley.               

After your breakfast we will start sightseeing tour with our excellent tour guide. Including Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Monkey Temple (Swyambhunath Stupa), Kathmandu Durbar Squre, Patan Durbar Squre etc. In the tour you have to chances to learn historical, cultural and traditional background of Nepal. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Drive/Flight to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft].

Today morning we leave to Pokhara, which takes 6-7 hours by bus and half an hour (30 minutes) by flight. Today you will have a free time in Pokhara you can visit yourself around Pokhara.  Pokhara is gorgeous lake city which offers panoramic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machapuchre, Mt. Manaslu and Mt Annapurna. Stay overnight in hotel of Pokhara.

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara Naya Pul and trekking to Tikhedhunga [1520m/4,986ft] 6-7 hours.

After taking breakfast in Pokhara, we drive to Naya pul the trekking opening point which takes one and half hour drive from Pokhara. Then we turn along the bank of Modi River, to attend Birethanti. This is a huge excellent town. From Birethanti the way climbs always up the side of the valley to Hile, and then we sharply scales throughout local villages to reach Tikhedhunga [1520m/4,986ft]. Stay overnight at hotel of Tikhedhunga.

Day 05: Trek Tikhedhunga to from Ghorepani [2874m/9429ft] 5-6 hours.

Today early morning after taking breakfast, we start our journey to Ulleri. While the region is entirely stunning, everyone appeared attractive beyond any hesitation there are unthinkably more than 3200 steps. From Ulleri we goes by passing a wonderful deferral bridge, the perspectives as we climb out of the valley are mostly unbelievable. Then the trekking trail continues to Ghorepani throughout the rhododendrons, pine and oak forest. There are such a huge number of grand perspectives that you could successfully take several photographs. Stay Overnight at Guesthouse of Ghorepani.

Day 06: Hiking to Poonhill & Trekking to Tadapani [2,630m/8,628ft] 5-6 hours.

Early in the morning, we start our hike up to Poon hill (3210mtr). From Poon hill we can see magnificent Sunrise views of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna (8091), Nilgiri (6940m), Manaslu (8163m), Machapuchre (6997m) and other some peaks. The sunrise view will be memorable experience in your life. After exploring one hour at Poon hill we come back to Ghorepani. After taking breakfast at Ghorepani we walk throughout the rhododendron and pine forests, with unbelievable perspectives of the tops. On the way you can explore different tiny sanctums and commemorations, some of which are very magnificent. Tadapani [2,630m/8,628ft] is the main tentative focus for travelers between Ghorepani and Chhomrong.

Day 07: Trek from Tadapani Ghandruk [1,984 m/6,509ft] 5-6 hours.

In the morning you can have incredible perspectives of Himalayan Mountains, particularly Annapurna south and Mt. Fishtail. After taking breakfast, the trekking trial descends towards Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the cultural village of Gurung citizens which take approximately 5 hours. Similarly, we go with a forested trial in the dark and deep valleys. The Ghandruk village is admired trekking destination which offers magnificent mountain views and tradition daily life of Gurung peoples.

Day 08: Trek from Ghandruk to Naya Pool [2,070m/6,791ft] 4-5 hours and further drive to Pokhara.

Today is the final day of our Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. From Ghandruk, we take a particularly steep plunge down, and the view on our trial downward is most likely the best of the trekking. It is mostly stairs until we hit the river at Syauli Bazaar. From Syauli Bazaar the track experiences, the rice field and a few towns to reach Birethanti. Then we arrive up to Nayapul then catch our car drive over to Pokhara. And stay overnight at Pokhara.

Day 09: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.

Today we will come back Kathmandu. That takes 6-7 hours by bus and half an-hour by flight. In evening we will offer you farewell dinner with cultural shows in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Transfer to Tribhuwan international airport for your final departure.

Gold Mountain Nepal Treks team say good-bye and takes you to the international airport to catch your flight back to your home with wishing you a nice journey.

Information of passport and visas

You must to have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date of your trips.  You can easily get visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport (Tribhuwan International Airport). Nepalese visas cost is USD 25 for 15 days & USD 40 for 30 days.

 

Information of money & credit card

In Nepal you have to pay 3.5 % credit card commission as per Nepal’s Bank rules, on your payable amount of the total cost.  So, please be positive that you bring some cash in USD to pay us. The same, for your extra expenses as well which are not included in our cost. We would like to request you not to change your money in the Airport expect your emergency case. You get the exchange rate is very low there. Our office well provides you the facility to exchange your money. Or, you can change from Money Changers or bank as well. Master Card, Visa Card, Paypal also accepted in major shopping center and in most of the tourist class hotels.

 

Bring required personal/official document

We want to suggest that to bring some of the required documents like valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), your travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon arrival at Kathmandu. For details information about the required official papers don't be hesitate to ask us.

 

Case of flight delay

Flight by plane and helicopter are might be cancellations or delay cause of bad weather in remote areas. Some other times, operational complication may occur which is more possible to happen in Everest Region- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight, Annapurna region- Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara flight, Dolpa, Simikot , Jumla region etc. As these flights have some problem with fixed schedule, it is also suggested to carry extra money for food and accommodations. Trekking in the remote areas, especially during unusual season, you’re advised to keep extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating result. In case of delay in flight previous to trek departure or at the end of the trek, you need to manage your accommodation and food costs by yourself.

 

About your travel insurance

We request to all our valued clients to make and bring your complete travel insurance package. Your insurance must cover against medical, emergency evacuation, personal accident, trip cancellation, natural calamity, lost of gears, theft or damage your baggage etc.

 

Electricity Crisis Problem in Nepal

It is difficult to told you that Nepal has an electricity problem because Nepal is 2nd richest country in water resource but it is true Nepal still facing the problem. It means there is electricity off for some hours in day and night time. Most of the hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other cities are possible to have no battery backup. In that case Air condition may not work and, sometimes, TV and other electric utensils may not run. Some hotels have possible to run the TV and AC as well. But, only few of them are lies in this standard category.

So, be organized for this while you are traveling in Nepal.  For that situation, we suggested you to bring the flashlight with extra batteries.

 

Clothing and Equipment for Traveling in Mountains of Nepal

Trekking in the Mountains require to arrangement of equipment as you have to find yourself comfortable at higher altitude of Mountains. The basic clothing items are listed here please notice that.

Personal Equipments,

  • Down jacket or sweater.
  • Wind/Water proof jacket (opt).
  • Down vest and/or jacket (opt)
  • Gloves (2 pairs).
  • Sun hat or scarf.
  • Sunglasses with UV protection.
  • T-shirts minimum 2.
  • Underwear (3).
  • Hiking shorts (2).
  • Lightweight cotton long pants.
  • Light & Expedition weight thermal bottoms.
  • Wool pants.
  • Waterproof pants.
  • Thin, lightweight internal socks (4).
  • Thick, warm wool Trekking/Hiking socks (4).
  • Hiking boots with extra laces.
  • Camp shoes or sandals.

 Other Necessary Equipments,

  • Sleeping bag at least rated to zero degrees F.
  • Head light with extra bulbs and batteries.
  • Basic First Aid Kit (Normal Medicine e.g. Sitamol, Diamox etc.)
  • Large plastic bags to keep dry inside items of trek bag.
  • Trekking Bag (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches is ok).
  • Water bottles (2).
  • Toilet paper.
  • Small washable towel.

 

*We manage all camping equipment for the Camping Trekking.

 

Can I buy/rent equipment in Kathmandu

Yes, you can do that but it is not actually required to spend large amount of your money to buy extra equipment and clothing earlier to your trip because most of the trekking equipment can be hired from Trekking shops within Kathmandu. Most of the gear is locally contrived. Some Chinese equipment are possible to be more expensive but qualitative. You can take Sleeping bag and down jacket easily on rent. Each item can be rented for less than USD 1 per day. You have to manage other items buying them yourself. Surely these items are more possible to be cheaper than those in your Country or hometown. We will display all the necessary equipment you need on the second day of your arrival.

 

How to book my trip

First choose the trip which you want to do? Then contact us through mail or phone, email is more effective and clear as well, after getting your email or call we will process for your booking. To confirm your booking, we need 20% amount of your total amount the payment can be made throughout the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa Card) or through online money transfers also Western Unions, Money Gram or others. After we get the 20% amount your booking will be confirmed and you will get the official booking and payment receipt from us. The rest amount you can pay after arrival at our office or hotel.

 

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Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking-Aug-2015

I would say this for sure is one of the most beautiful experience I've ever had. Bishnu is such a nice, sweet and well organized person. As a solo female traveler, it's quite a bit nasty to made such decision to trek during the raining season especially after massive earthquake. Luckily I stayed at a nice and decent hotel where I almost could made myself at home, and the building, the places and all the stuff I worried about really didn't effected by the earthquake. Thanks again Bishnu for all of your effort, and hopefully I could go ABC next year or 2017. I'll see you then! 

Chihhan Chang,

Taiwan.

Chisapani-Nagarkot Hiking -Jan-2015

Chisapani-Nagarkot Hiking of Jan-2015

We had a great time in Nepal by Chisapaani-Nagarkot Hiking with “Gold Mountain Nepal Treks”. Unexpectedly the weather was also very clear in mid January. Magnificent views of the Himalayan ranges were seen from the top of Nagarkot Hill. The weather was excellent and it was a bit cold. Our guide was very helpful & friendly. We haven’t any complain to the company “Gold Mountain Nepal Treks” & Mr. Bishnu (Director of the company), everything were managed as capably and enjoyed the hiking. We are very satisfied with these services provided by the Company. We give you all an idea to trek in Nepal with “Gold Mountain Nepal Treks” for reasonable prices & standard services.

Visited Jan 2015.

Laurie Moyer & her Daughter.

USA

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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

From 20th of December 2014 to 5th of January 2015 we went spent some gorgeous weeks trekking in the Annapurna region. First, we hiked to Poon Hill which rewarded us with a very nice sunrise. Then, we continued our trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). Both at the ABC and on the way to and from it, we were blessed with amazing sunsets and sunrises. We even saw monkeys and eagles. Views were spectacular and the weather was great.

The organization of the trek was immaculate. All transfers (Kathmandu airport – Hotel – Pokhara– Kathmandu Hotel – airport) were perfectly organized. In addition, both the guide and porter did a great job. They were very flexible and always agreed when we wanted to change the program. This allowed us to reach the ABC two days earlier than planned and gave us more time to visit additional places when going down. We also paid a visit to hot springs which was very nice. In sum, we recommend Gold Mountain Nepal Treks & Expedition as a reliable trekking agency which is very eager to comply with the customers’ wishes.

Best regards,

Werner and Heidi

Trip Facts

Activities: Trekking and Hiking.

Trip Duration: 10 Days.

Trip Grade: Easy.

Maximum Altitude: 3210m/10531ft. [ Poonhill ]

Best Trekking Season: March-May and September-December are the best month. You can done the trekking in other rest month as well but visibility can be poor due to rain

Accommodation: 4 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Tea-houses/lodges/camps during the trek. (We can upgrade or downgrade hotel category in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per your request). 

Meals: Breakfast in hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals during the trek.

Transportation: Our private vehicle and domestic flights.

Group Size: Minimum 1 person.

Price: Contact Us