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Poon Hill and Ghorepani Trek

Activities
  • TrekkingTrekking
Difficulty Level
  • Medium Medium

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

Trip Duration

9 Days

Trip Review's

Trip Budget

USD 1100

Poon Hill and 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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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 travelers. The trail goes along the collaged valleys, forests, and waterfalls to get Poon Hill. Poon Hill is named after the local people of Poon family, they are settled in Ghorepani, which is the base of Poon Hill. Ghorepani is also the junction of three main trekking trails; from Tikhedhunga, from Tatopani, and from Tadapani. The hill station is very much popular for sunrise over the Himalaya. The shining view of Mt. Dhaulagiri Range, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna range, Mt. Manaslu, and Lamjung Himal.

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. The trek gives an opportunity to explore the culture and costume of Gurung and Magar. Also, can visit the museum of  Gurung family, where they preserved the traditions of Gurung, such as Gurung Dress- Bhangra and Ghalek, their weapon- traditional gun, and that material they were used in daily life in the past.

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

Detailed Itinerary

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

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


    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 02
    Drive to Pokhara (900 m) by 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 Tikhedhunga (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

    The journey of today will start from 1570m  and stop at 2840m. Before climb up to Ulleri you will cross the beautiful waterfalls and the Burugndi Khola, then the steep climb to Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070m. The trail ascends more gently from this point to Banthanti (2250m). Through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti at 2,250m and Nangethanti at 2,460m. After an hour walk, you arrive, at Ghorepani (2,840m).


    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 05
    Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m), and on to 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 lifestyle. 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.

    Today, You are going to end your trek at Nayapul followed by a short drive back to Pokhara. After breakfast, you will descend to Syauli with enjoying the beautiful of farmland, villages, jungle, and you will feel that the Himalaya are following you. Stop at Birethati for a delicious lunch and a short walking meets the Nayapul. From where you will travel in a private tourist vehicle to Pokhara. The driving also making romantic with the combined view of Himalaya, village, and lakes. Reach at Pokhara.


    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 08
    Drive back to Kathmandu (1,345m). Farewell Dinner at Nepali Restaurant.

    Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. It takes about 7hours from Kathmandu. Prithvi Highway in on the riverside of Trishuli until Bairneni.  You can enjoy the view of terraced farmland, rivers, waterfalls along the highway. At the evening we will give a farewell dinner at Nepali restaurant with Nepali culture dance and music.


    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 09
    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 hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  3. Twin sharing accommodation 2 nights in a hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  4. Twin sharing accommodation 4 nights in available best guesthouses and lodges in the trek.
  5. Ground transportation from and to Kathmandu on a tourist bus.
  6. 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.
  7. Accommodation, foods, insurance, salary, equipment and medicine for field staffs.
  8. 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. Traveler’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 at Tribhuvan 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. All meals during the trip in the mountain.
  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.

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.

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 day time, while you are hiking. Porter carries others your heavy equipment.
Initial

  1. Day Pack
  2. Duffel Bag
  3. Down jacket and sleeping bag
  4. Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
  5. Baseball cap can protect your ear and neck from the sunlights.
  6. Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears
  7. Balaclava - lightweight, thinner variety
  8. UV protection glacier glasses with side shields and a hard-sided storage case. In high altitude automatically the atmosphere is thinner than low altitude so, the sunlights are quite strong in mountain, which affect our eyes. For those people who are wearing the prescription glasses, please requesting you to speaks with your doctor about the prescription glacier glasses.
  9. Headlamp: Headlamp is a one of the basic for you during the trek because treks are in mountain where not plenty of electricity is. Make sure to bring extra lithium batteries.

Hand

  1. A pair of liner synthetic/ woolen gloves for the mild days.
  2. A pair of heavy woolen gloves for morning and evening time.
  3. A pair shell gloves or mitts Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.

Core Body

  1. Two cotton t-shirts.
  2. A synthetic t-shirt.
  3. Two long sleeve polyesters, light colored shirts for sunny days. V-neck zipper provides additional venting options which are good for changing temperatures.
  4. A soft shell jacket, water resistant, with insulation, underarm ventilation zippers. Full front zipper is preferable for ventilation.
  5. A medium to heavy weight expedition down parka w/hood.
  6. For women two synthetic sports bras, no cotton!

Lower Body – Legs

  1. Three pairs nylon-hiking shorts, not cotton!
  2. Underwear, stay away from cotton
  3. Two pair lightweight long underwear
  4. A pair soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferabl
  5. Two pair trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees.
  6. A pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best
  7. A pair cotton pants
  8. Especially for the women a full length skirt.

Feet

  1. At least four pair of liner socks, synthetic.
  2. Three pair heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks
  3. A pair light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail and also on lodges at the time of dinner.
  4. A pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots. Make sure the size and should have to be avoidable for blister.
  5. A pair light trekking shoes or sneakers to wear in and about camps or lodge
  6. Sandals are optional for the trek.

Medicine and First Aid

  1. Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  3. Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  4. Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness

 

Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics.

Miscellaneous, but Important

  1. Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  2. Airline ticket(s)
  3. Visa (if required and acquired in advance)
  4. Immunization record
  5. Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money and passport
  6. Two water bottles one liter wide-mouth Nalgene and one insulator
  7. Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  8. Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its effectiveness over time
  9. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc

Optional

  1. A pair of adjustable trekking poles, this is great for downhill trek, and even it is listed in optional.
  2. Favorite snack foods, two pounds for maximum limits.
  3. Books and other devices for relax during the trek and rest time.
  4. For your records, camera, a DSLR, Go-Pro Cameras.
  5. Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator
  6. A urination bottle for men and a pee funnel for woman, as you might want to void that chilly late night trip
  7. A small stainless steel thermos

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.

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Trip Highlights

  • Sunrise and sunset with excellent mountain views from Poon Hill
  • Explore Gurung culture in Ghandruk village
  • Walking through colorful rhododendron forests.
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Birethanti Village Fishtail View From Birethanti Ghorepani Entrance Gate View From Ghorepani Snow on the trail Sun rising at Poonhill Ghandruk Village Poonhill Sign
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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
Victoria Australia
Trip Name: Trip Name: Everest Base Camp Trek (Nepal)

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    Nayabazar, Kathmandu, Nepal

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