Ghorepani Poon Hill Sunrise Trek

  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Sunrise Trek

Overview

Highlights of the Trekking

  • Popular Sunrise View Point provide over 20 different mountain views.
  • Ghandruk, a village of brave Gurkha warriors. 
  • Different ethnic community with majority of Gurung, Magar (Poon) people.

From long arduous walking detour to short splendid trekking trails are features of Nepal Trekking. Travelers can choose varieties of dynamic walking packages according to their needs. Regardless of distance covered attractions seen in terms of Himalayan Vistas, vegetations and cultural excursion are same. In alluring Annapurna region trekkers can take part in the most famous short trekking route of Ghorepani Poon Hill Sunrise Trek. It is at the crossroad of Annapurna Base Camp Trek and allows trekkers to gather stunning mountain vista of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, Gangapurna, Himchuli, Neelgiri, Dhaulagiri and others. Journey is also classed as Annapurna Sunrise Trek or Annapurna View Trek.

Trip commences from Nayapool or Birethanti. Trekkers are taken to this embark point in private vehicle from Pokhara. Trail is well organized and consists of green lush forests and whistling Sound of Modi River. First day’s camp is at Tikhedhunga or Ulleri. This part of trekking consists of settlement of Magar community. As trekkers ascend higher to Ghorepani via dense forests Gurung Community villages appear. From lowland to Ghorepani walking can be tiresome. However, once at top trekkers will be blessed by rewarding landscape view of hills, mountains, villages and forests. Blissful moment of walking holiday is when after gruesome walking getting much needed rest gazing at spectacular landscape. Early morning hiking of Poon Hill before sunrise can be tiresome but reward of scintillating sunrise moment tops. As sun rises slowly in horizon lighting the entire area spine chilling sensation enthralls entire soul. It is definitely a photographer’s paradise and your eyes including camera shutter would not get any rest. Journey further extends to Tadapani and Ghandruk before returning back to Pokhara. While staying in Ghandruk trekkers can enjoy authentic local traditions and culture of Gurung people showcased by women organization of village.

Book the Ghorepani Poon Hill Sunrise Trek and fulfill your wilderness nature walking holiday dream. In short space of time without spending much of physical endurance gather momentous tale of traveling. Woods, Streams, Villages, Hills and Mountains of Annapurna region are waiting for you to cherish. 

Itinerary Details

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, overnight at hotel

On your arrival, our airport representative will greet you and transfer you to the hotel. You will have a leisure day after. Traditional Nepalese dinner at the restaurant and enjoy the cultural programme. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley, overnnight at hotel

Breakfast in the early morning and we will head towards our sightseeing. We will visit Swayambhu, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and the Durbar Squares. Briefing for the coming trek is done in afternoon. 

Day 03 : Drive to Pokhara, overnight at hotel

Breakfast at the hotel and head to Pokhara by flight or by vehicle. After reaching you will taken to hotel and have a leisure afternoon. You can visit around the lakeside or go for boating at Fewa Lake. 

Day 04 : Drive to Nayapool and start trek to Ulleri, overnight at guesthouse  

Today, a 42 km drive for nearly 1.5 hours will take you to a place called Nayapool by car. Then, the trek begins by ascending through the beautiful rice, millet and maze farms of local people. Walking all along the major trail of Birethanti allows us to pass through beautiful petite waterfalls. The path takes us to Sudami and then we gradually walk by the side of valley and reach at Hile. Eventually, after half an hour walk we will reach at Tikhedhunga for overnight stay or we can further climb 3500 stone steps to reach Ulleri from Tikhedhunga.

Day 05 : Trek to Ghorepani, overnight at guesthouse 

Today, we will walk from Ulleri to reach Ghorepani, one of the renowned spot of Annapurna region situated at an altitude of 2856 meters. Our hike simply moves up to Banthanti (which is 2250 m above the sea level) going across oak and rhododendron forest. We keep on trekking until we reach to our ultimate destination Ghorepani through Nangethanti (2460m). Later we will be staying overnight in a hotel after trekking for almost 5 hours.

Day 06 : Trek to Poonhill (early in the morning to see the Himalayan and sunrise views) and to Tadapani, overnight at guesthouse 

Early morning we march to Poonhill (3195m) where nature allows us to view the striking mountains and beautiful sunrise. After an hour, we descend from Poonhill and continuously walk to Tadapani taking around 6 hours. Tadapani exactly refers to 'Far water' which means water is provided in this village from far away. The track rise all along ridges and through rhododendron, pine woods to Deurali. We descend arrive at Banthanti, walk further on the twisting way to Tadapani and stay overnight.

Day 07 : Trek to Ghandruk, overnight at guesthouse 

On this day, our journey takes us Ghandruk which takes almost 4 hours. It is considered as one of the most inspiring village, the home of Gurung people. The track primarily passes through forest. And we stay overnight at Ghandruk. The program will manage by Unique Adventure International.

Day 08 : Trek to Pothana, overnight at guesthouse 

Today we pass through the village of Landrung and reach several viewpoints like Tolka, Deurali and ultimately to Pothana where the view of Himalaya ranges can be mesmerizing. The hotels and lodges in Pothana are found in the thick forest and the overnight stay can be much more exciting and new experience.

Day 09 :Trek to Phedi back to Pokhara, overnight at hotel

Early in the morning, we will start our trek and walk through various other viewpoints and reach to Dhampus. We are allowed to see some more beautiful sceneries and villages and eventually arrive at Phedi and drive back to Pokhara.

Day 10 : Exploring Pokhara valley, overnight at hotel

Early in the morning, beautiful sunrise view from Sarangkot, some major spots like Patale Chhango (Davis fall), Mahendra Cave, Chamero (Bat) Cave, KI Singh Pool and other places as per your choice will be explored today. And stay overnight at hotel.

Day 11 : Drive back to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel

Leaving behind the magnificent countryside early in the morning and travelling for 6 hours we return back to Kathmandu. We can either take a vehicle for a drive or fly back from the beautiful city Pokhara. On arrival at Kathmandu you will be shifted to the hotel. You can then relax for rest of the day and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 12 : Free day in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel

We can go around Kathmandu valley, if some important places have been missed according to your choices. After the hectic schedules of trek, today you can either go for shopping or have a day rest before departing from Nepal.

Day 13 : Departure on your destination

This is your last day, our airport representative of Unique Adventure International will drop you to the airport and you will depart from Nepal.

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast as per the programme.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with hot beverage and snacks whilst on trekking.
  • Cosy guesthouse accommodation whilst on trekking.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fees.
  • An experienced fluent English speaking guide trained and licenced by the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation
  • Highly experienced trekking porter(s).
  • Staff food, accommodation, clothing, salary & insurance.
  • All necessary ground transportation.
  • Airport transfers.
  • All governmental procedure.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.

What is not included?

  • Meals at Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  •  Your Travel Insurance.
  • Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff.

Info

Recommended Gear Lists:

  • Good wind/rain jacket
  • Warm fleece jacket or jersey
  • Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots
  • Good -20 Sleeping bag (which can be rented or buy in Kathmandu)
  • A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband.
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • T-shirts
  • Underwear
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottom
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Other necessary equipment:

  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit (We also provide comprehensive first aid medical kit and Oxymeter)
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel

Note

Whatever conditions the stated itinerary follow, are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.

Note

Whatever conditions the stated itinerary follow, are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.

Note

All conditions stated in the itinerary are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.

Trip Price

US $ 788 per person

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Quick Fact of the Trip

  • Trip Duration : 13 days
  • Best Season : Spring & Autumn
  • Country : Nepal
  • Min Altitude : 919 meter
  • Max Altitude : 3210 meter
  • Trip starts : Kathmandu
  • Trip ends : Kathmandu
  • Group size : Min - 1

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