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  • Sunrise at Poon Hill
  • Sunrise at Mountain
  • Ghandruk Village

Poon Hill & Ghorepani Trek

Activities
  • TrekkingTrekking
  • TourTour
Difficulty Level
  • Easy Easy

    This grade is between the altitudes of 900m to 3500meters, walking paths are rough and requires some physical fitness, good health conditions.

Trip Duration

11 days

Trip Review's

Trip Budget

USD 1250

Poon Hill & Ghorepani Trek

Poon Hill Ghorepani trek is one of the best destinations of Nepal trekking of Annapurna Himalayan region. Entire trek covers Pokhara- a magnificent, dreamy city of the travellers. The trail goes along the collaged valleys, forests, and waterfalls to get Poon Hill.

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  • Start From: Kathmandu
  • Finish At: Kathmandu
  • Countries: Nepal
  • Destination: Ghorepani & Poon Hill
  • Max. Altitude:3210 Meters.
  • Physical rating:
  • Trip Code: ATAH-ST2
  • Group size: Minimum One
  • Daily walking Hour: Approximately 4-5
  • Activities : Tour & Trekking.

Overview

Poon Hill Ghorepani trek is one the best destinations of Nepal trekking of Annapurna Himalayan region. Entire trek covers Pokhara- a magnificent, dreamy city of the travellers. The trail goes along the collaged valleys, forests, and waterfalls to get Poon Hill.

During the trek you will visit Ghandruk, a historically significant village of Nepal, which is the inhabitant of Gurkha warriors; they participated during the Second World War. Once when you reached at top of Poon Hill, the rewarding views of Himalaya including above 8000m: Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I and Mt. Manasulu and other lower peaks Machhapuchhre, Nilgriri, Dhampus peak etc. which always mesmerized the travellers.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 01
    Arrival at the Tribuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m)

    Our airport representative will welcome you at the Tribuwan international airport and transfer to your hotel on a private tourist vehicle.


    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 02
    Drive to Pokhara by a tourist bus. 7 hrs.

    Our trekking staff will pick you up at the hotel at 6:30 am and escort you to the bus station. The bus to Pokhara leaves at around 7:00 am. A beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake, Pokhara is also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu, hence providing the perfect starting point for our trek.


    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 03
    Drive to Nayapul (1,010m) - 1.5 hrs Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570m) - 3 hrs

    You begin your trek at Nayapul after a 1.5-hour drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a short 15-minute walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, you reach Birethanti (1,015m) a large village with many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hile at 1,495m and after a short climb, you will reach Tikhedhunga at 1,570m. Todays walk is relatively short and easy, a prelude to the trekking experience in the Annapurna region.


    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 04
    Trek to Ghorepani (2,840m) - 5 hrs

    After breakfast, you move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri, a large Magar village at the altitude of 2,070m. The trail ascends more gently from this point to Banthanti (2250m) through forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti at 2,250m, which is the lunch place. Trek through the jungle reach Ghorepani (2840m) via Nangethanti (2,460m). Ghorepani is the village of Poon Magar.


    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 05
    Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m); and onto Tadapani (2,610m) - 6 hrs

    Today, very early in the morning, you start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at an elevation of 3,210m, a brilliant mountain range spectacle; this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas. There you spend about 1 hour, then returning to Ghorepani you will take a hot breakfast at a hotel. Then you make a climb along ridges, and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2,960m). After that, you descend to the Banthanti, then turning off to Tadapani.


    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 06
    Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m) - 4 hrs

    From Tadapani the trail descends through forests to Ghandruk, a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal. They have their own dialect, culture, costume, and life style. Ghandruk is also home to many Gurkha soldiers. It is a famous destination for trekkers as it is known for its beautiful mountain views and also because its within easy reach from Pokhara and Kathmandu. You have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna Conservation Office, museums and explore the village.


    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 07
    Trek to Nayapul (1,010m)4hrs and 1.30hrs drive to Pokhara

    Trekking down towards Nayapul with crossing the beautiful views of Himalaya, valley, waterfalls, and reach the bank of Modi river at Syauli, which is the lunch place. The combination view of farmland and villages are exceptional. Trail joins at Birethati and continues to Nayapool. Take a car and drive to beautiful city Pokhara. Enjoy the evening.


    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 08
    Pokhara City tour

    After breakfast enjoys the city tour after a week mountain walks. The guide will pick you up from the hotel at 9 am. During the tour, you will visit different places you visit: Fewa Lake, Devis waterfall, museums, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshwor cave.  You will have a relaxing afternoon.


    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 09
    Drive back to Kathmandu (1,345m) and farewell dinner

    You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto Chitwan jungle safari, rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, scenic Everest flight, mountain biking and other activities. In the evening you will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. Your guide accompany you.


    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 10
    Transfer to the international airport for your final departure

    The trip concludes today. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.


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Trip Includes

  1. From to Airport transfer to hotel on private tourist vehicle.
  2. Twin sharing accommodation 2 nights in a standard hotel in Kathmandu.
  3. Twin sharing accommodation 3 nights in a standard hotel in Pokhara.
  4. Twin sharing accommodation 4 nights in available best guesthouses and lodges in the trek.
  5. Meals during the trip 10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners.
  6. Ground transportation from and to Kathmandu on a private tourist vehicle.
  7. A day city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a tourist vehicle.
  8. Apex the Asia Holiday provides English- speaking local guides and porters as per required. We assign one porter for every two clients. All our guides are licensed by the Ministry of Tourism and have received high-altitude first-aid and eco-sustainability training.
  9. Accommodation, foods, insurance, salary, equipment, and medicine for field staffs.
  10. Annapurna Conversation trekking permits, temple and monument fees.
  11. Farewell dinner one night before the client’s final departure in a Typical Nepali Restaurant with culture dance, your guide will accompany you.
  12. All government taxes and official expenses.

Please Note:
US$ 250 per person extra if you wish to take flight from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu (US$ 125 for one way).
If you need extra accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara, including breakfast. The price is USD 60 per person per night for single room and USD 75 per night for double (twin sharing) room.

Trip Exclude

  1. International airfare
  2. Traveller’s insurance - mandatory for the trip; should cover helicopter rescue charges worth a minimum of USD 50,000 per person.
  3. Nepal entry visa- you can get your visa upon arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry 30-day tourist visa can be obtained for USD 40 or equivalent. Similarly, a multiple-entry 90-day tourist visa costs USD 100. Please have 2 passport size photos and the amount in cash USD/Euro handy.)
  4. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  5. All drinks including bottled/ boiled water along the trekking route.
  6. Personal trekking gears/equipment.
  7. Tips for trekking staffs (Tipping is expected).
  8. Other expenses that are not listed on Price Include Section.

Equipment List

This is a section where you get the general idea equipment that you need in Poon Hill Ghorepani Trek. The important and serious part of equipment selection depends on the trekking season, trekking days, and maximum altitude.

Trekkers personal goods such as money purse, cameras, cell phones and the cosmetic items that you need in the daytime, while you are hiking. Porter carries others your heavy equipment.

PAPERWORK

  1. Passport, identification, visa(s)
  2. Address book
  3. Travel tickets, insurance, directions, hotel details
  4. Cash (incl. foreign currency), Credit card, ATM card
  5. Map, guidebook
  6. Event tickets
  7. Notebook, pen


MOST IMPORTANT LIST

  1. Duffle Bag 
  2. Day backpack
  3. Baseball Camp 
  4. Balaclava Hat 
  5. UV protective glasses 
  6. Headlamp 
  7. A pair of normal gloves 
  8. 2 pieces of cotton Shirt 
  9. 2 pieces of long sleeve light colored 
  10. A soft shell jacket (Underarm ventilation)
  11. Synthetic sports undergarments
  12. A hiking shorts 
  13. A pair softshell pant
  14. 4 pair of liner socks synthetic 
  15. A pair of lightweight waterproof hiking boots
  16. A Pair lightweight sneakers during the lodge time

If you are traveling in Autumn and Winter please kindly bring the everything woolen/ warm
clothes.


ADDITIONAL LIST

  1. Camera, batteries, memory card
  2. Phone, Charger, 
  3. Binoculars 
  4. The book, magazine, playing cards, games, iPod
  5. Power plug adapter, Laptop, Tablet, Chromecast

TOILETRIES 

  1. Comb, brush
  2. Shaver, razor, shaving cream
  3. Aftershave, perfume
  4. Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, lip balm
  5. Deodorant
  6. Cotton buds
  7. Soap, shampoo, towelettes
  8. Towel, blow dryer, hair straighteners/curlers

MEDICATION

  1. Prescription medicine
  2. Personal hygiene items
  3. First aid kit, antibiotic ointment, alcohol wipes
  4. Paracetamol, aspirin, vitamin tablets
  5. Cough Syrup, cold and flu medicine
  6. Indigestion tablets, diarrhea medicine, laxatives
  7. Motion sickness medicine
  8. Insect repellent
  9. Sunscreen, after-sun lotion
  10. Glasses, contact lenses, contact lens solution

SNACKS FOR DAY

  1. Dry foods, Chocolates, Energy Bar
  2. Pringles, Chips 
  3. Trail mix
  4. Nuts, seeds, nut-based bars or nut butter packs
  5. Dried or freeze-dried fruits and veggies
  6. Energy bars, chews or gels
  7. Granola or granola bars
  8. Ready-made tuna salad pouches
  9. Whole-grain tortillas
  10. Poultry, salmon or meat jerky

 

The above list guides for you to buy the goods. There are so many options for you, they different brand and version, so it would be better to buy as per your experience. Most of the things are easily available in Kathmandu as well in cheap price.

Please Note:
The tight fighting clothing such as made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals. So if you find these items comfortable please kindly wear top of them.

Altitude Sickness Info

Acute Mountain Sickness may happen when the travellers rapidly up to the height of 3000m. Our itineraries are designed with rest days. Once when you arrived in high altitude, your acclimatization line will rise your body to start adjust. The commonly happened in altitude are shortness of breath, light headache, whereas the mountain sickness is quite different which involves the severe headache, vomiting etc.

The trained and expert guides will everyday advise you about your health conditions, requirements and altitude sickness while you are trekking, hiking and climbing. That’s why you should not be worry about the sickness. Also we would like to recommend you to meet your doctor, advisor before you start your travel.

Given some information helps you to get rid from the Acute Mountain Sickness.

There are three stages of altitude sickness and symptoms.


Normal AMS Symptoms
The given altitude symptoms may every trekkers will have experience but no worries these are common.

  1. Need more sleep than normal sleep time.
  2. Occasional loss of hunger.
  3. Vivid, wild dreams especially at around 2500-3800 meters in altitude.
  4. Periodic breathing.
  5. Runny nose.
  6. Increasing urination while moving to/at higher altitudes (a good sign
  7. Dizziness.

Minor AMS Symptoms
The trekkers when they entry on high Himalayan Valleys get mild AMS that your having symptoms. The symptoms to be altitude sickness at least you have given one indication.

  1. Hard to breath
  2. Dizziness
  3. Dry raspy cough
  4. Runny nose
  5. Loss of hunger
  6. Weakness
  7. Nausea
  8. Mild headache

What to do when Minor Symptoms does not stop?

  1. If the symptoms developing while walking, then stop and take relax, drink water. Drink frequently.
  2. If symptoms do not stop and developing continuously then stop take rest and drink water and take Diamox of 125 -250mg. Drink more water.
  3. If symptoms growing in the evening, take 125-250mg Diamox and drink plenty of fluids again.
  4. If symptoms partially go away but are still annoying it is safe to take another 250mg Diamox 6-8 hours later.
  5. If the symptoms continue getting worse then you have to descending for a few hours which is more merits than staying at the same altitude.

Serious AMS Symptoms
The given conditions are quite danger so descend immediately

  1. Severe headache.
  2. Persistent vomiting and dizziness.
  3. Ataxia (loss of co-ordination, an inability to walk in a straight line, making the sufferer look drunk)
  4. Losing consciousness (inability to stay awake or understand instructions.
  5. Hallucinations.
  6. Liquid sounds in the lungs.
  7. Very persistent, sometimes watery, cough.
  8. Difficulty breathing.
  9. Rapid breathing or feeling breathless at rest.
  10. Coughing clear fluid, pink phlegm or blood (a very bad sign).
  11. Severe lethargy/fatigue.
  12. Marked blueness of face and lips.
  13. High resting heartbeat (over 130 beats per minute)
  14. Mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.

Dangerous cases of AMS

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)


The brain swelling with the fluid is HACE. It involves disorientation, lethargy and nausea. Before attacking the HACE, patient will have the symptoms of fever, ataxia, photophobia, and rapid heartbeat. Unconsciousness and coma from HACE can be lead to death within 12-20hrs from the onsets of symptoms. In the initial phase of ataxia begin treatment with medication, oxygen and dexamethasone.

Normally, 4 to 8mg of dexamethasone is given as a first dose, then 4mg every six hours, Diamox every 12 hours and 2-4 liters /minute oxygen. The patient must have to be descended.

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)
The condition, that buildup the fluid in the air sacs of lungs is HAPE. HAPE symptoms start progressively within 2-4 days in high altitude. Shortness of breath at rest, cough, weakness and chest tightness and at least two of; fast heart beat rate, wheezing heard in lungs, bluish appearance of the skin are the symptoms of HAPE. Descent to the lower altitude is needed if patient does not get better with oxygen. The Gamow Bag may be use to the lower altitude if a person is in the backcountry unable to descend immediately because of weather.

Prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

  1. Plenty of acclimatization above 3500 meters.
  2. Do not take sleeping pill, no alcohol and smoking
  3. Drink more water (Boiled, mineral/ clean or treated) or any fluids – at least 4 litters per day.
  4. Climb up high altitude and sleep at low altitude
  5. Never do trek/ travel without guide and porters
  6. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, and guidebook.
  7. Must have to decent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.

First Aid Kit
First aid kit is a basic list of common medicines.

  1. Bandage for sprains
  2. Plasters/Band-Aids
  3. Iodine or water filter (optional)
  4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters
  5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts
  6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
  7. Aspirin/Paracetamol - general painkiller
  8. Oral rehydration salts
  9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (Norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
  10. Anti-diarrhoea medication (antibiotic)
  11. Diarrhoea stopper (Imodium - optional)
  12. Antibiotic for Guardia or similar microbe or bacteria
  13. Diamox 250/500mg (for altitude sickness)
  14. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)
  15. Gel hand cleaner.

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Trip Highlights

  • City tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Sunrise and sunset with excellent mountain views from Poon Hill.
  • Explore Gurung culture in Ghandruk village.
  • Walking through colourful rhododendron forests.
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Sunrise at Annapurna South Poon Hill Trek Birethanti Village of Annapurna Poon Hill trek Sunrise view from Poon Hill (3210m) View of Sunrise at Poon Hill Trek Sunset at Fishtail- Poon Hill Trek Entrance Gate Ghorepani Trek View From Ulleri Village- Poon Hill Trek Ghorepani Village Sign Of Poonhill
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I have never thought of myself as a hiker or a trekker, but somehow, the idea of trekking through the Himalayas and venturing through Nepals and the worlds highest mountain seems exhilarating and almost out of reach. I did the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in October 2013, and it was and still is one of the best experience in my life. We had Gyanu as our guide for the entire trip and not only has he been patient with a beginner trekker like myself, he explained and shared with us his cult Linda Nguyen
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