Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel by our staff. Later in the early evening you will be taken to one of the finest local restaurants for complimentary welcome dinner. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Full day guided sightseeing
Today you have full day of guided sightseeing tour of places of interest like Boudhanath stupa, the largest in Nepal, Pashupatinath temple, the holy Hindu temple situated at the bank of sacred river of Bagmati, Swoyambhunath Stupa, also called monkey temple and the palace square, temples, living goddess, Kumari in Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight in hotel.
Drive to Pokhara 5-6 hrs drive
Early breakfast, then travel by a Tourist Coach towards the scenic Pokhara highway. This is a fascinating drive through the foothills of the Himalaya. The road has been greatly improved in recent years. The drive continues with several stops on route before Pokhara. On reaching Pokhara, you will transfer to the Hotel with enough time in the afternoon for a stroll around the beautiful Phewa Lake side.
Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1577m) 3-4 hrs
Morning drive leads on the good motor able road for about 25 Km the journey continues along with the great scenery passing through several villages Naudanda, Kanre, and Lumle all the way to Nayapul. On reaching at Nayapul, our adventure begins from the warm sub tropical region; the walk follows the Modi River upstream to Birethanti & follows the east bank of Bhurungdi Khola with scenery of waterfall, high green forest and follows the nice trails. Lunch will be served at Ramghai and finally reaches to Tikhedhunga. Walking distance is four hours and overnight at Tikhedhunga village where you can enjoy the cool splash of the cascading waterfalls.
Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2855m) 5-6 hrs
The trail steeply ascends on the long stone steps to Ulleri village with the scenery of terrace landscape and Annapurna Himalaya. After few hours of long hard climb with several breaks in between reaching at Ulleri village, from here the path is gradual on the winding trail through the cool shade of forest, the walk continues with few short ups and downs section, Walking in the midst of the giant rhododendron forest and finally reaches you at Ghorepani after a good 5-6 hours of trek. Ghorepani Deurali, a busy spot on the ridge in the midst of the beautiful rhododendron forest, offering grand views of Dhaulagiri range of mountains on the west and Annapurna to the north.
Ghorepani - Poon hill – Tadapani (2650m) 3-4 hrs
The guide will wake you up early in the morning for 45 minutes to an hour hike up to Poonhill with a help of flash light or moon light and glimpse of stars and walking through the Rhododendron forest. Punhill named after the hill tribe Pun, inhabitants of Ghorepani and surrounding area.
This is a great vantage spot for the most panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish Tail), Manaslu, all the way to Ganesh Himalayan range. Nearly 600 k.m range of mountains can be viewed from this great spot with the spectacular sunrise on the mid western Himalaya range. After a great time here return to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek to Tadapani, the walk passes through the Rhododendron, Pine, fur & bamboo forest with few short ups and downs and until reaching the days' destination at Tadapani. On of the wonderful place with close view of the Annapurna and Fishtail, situated in the midst of the rain and alpine mixed forest. This takes around five hours walking distance up & down besides lunch break at Bhanthati.
Tadapani to Ghandruk (1960m) 4-5 hrs
Today’s walk leads through serene forest for an hour on the gradual path to Bhasi Kharka, from this spot the trail descends with occasional view of the Mt.Annapurna ranges & Machhapuchare (Fishtail). The trial descends through forest, creeks and small streams and into the maze of trails till Ghandruk village is reached. This is a semi-modern village and gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary. On reaching Ghandruk at lunch time and as well for the night stop with enough time to explore the village and Gurung culture.
Ghandruk to Tolkha (1770m) 4-5 hrs
After eating a great Himalayan breakfast amongst amazing views of the mountains, trek down towards the paved courtyards of Ghandruk village past the farm houses, and terrace fields then reaching by the Modi River at Phedi between Landruk and Ghandruk. After crossing Modi Khola (stream) on a suspension bridge with a view of wild honey bee hives hanging precariously on a rocky cliff. From here the trail leads up to a slow climb all the way to Landruk village for lunch, from here the path leads to a gradual walk on the winding trail for an hour to a small settlement at Tolkha for the overnight stay.
Tolkha to Dhampus (1650 m) 4-5 hrs and ½ hr drive to Pokhara
From Tolkha, there is a grand view of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli can be seen right from your room. With the lovely morning in Tolkha, our journey continues on the gradual winding path towards Bhaise Kharka a small settlement at the base of the hill, from here less than an hour climb through the beautiful rainforest brings you at the top of the ridge at Deurali the highest point of this trek. From here one can view Mt.Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South and Mt. Machhapuchare.
After Deurali, the trek goes down through the lovely forest on the good wide path with wonderful scenery; after an hour you reach into Pothana Village, which is situated in the midst of the forest with awesome views of the Annapurna and Manaslu range. After having lunch, trek down to the village at Dhampus with fabulous mountain scenery. From Dhampus an hour descend brings you at Phedi for the smooth drive to Pokhara, on reaching Pokhara by the Phewa Lake side. Overnight at Hotel near the lake side.
Drive back to Kathmandu 200 km 5-6 hrs Bus Journey
After a wonderful time in the mountains and with a nice break at Pokhara, board on the Bus for the scenic drive back to Kathmandu. The drive passes through numerous towns and farm villages with great scenery of the farm fields, terraces, the verdant hills. After a good drive of 5-6 hours reaches you at Kathmandu.
Transfer to airport for final Departure
Today keep in mind your international flight time; so make sure to keep your confirmed air ticket, departure tax (in local currency), and your passport handy. Our staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from our amazing country, Nepal.
USD 1121 per person based on 1 pax
USD 778 per person based on 2-3 pax pax
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
‘In between the high 8th thousand-ers’
Ghorepani Poonhill treks, One of the most picturesque and popular treks in Nepal. It passes through country inhabited by a wide diversity of peoples. It offers spectacular mountain scenery on the ancient Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route. Offering great mixture of culture, flora and landscapes from the low lands of subtropical to the alpine zone, from the paddy fields to the rhododendron, silver fir and pine forest, this trek offers a short circuit route on the south of Annapurna Himalayan range, offering grand views of three highest mountain range from Dhaulagiri, Annapurna to Manaslu range trekking in the midst of the rain and alpine forest zone, and through traditional villages with constant view of the high snow capped peaks including the majestic Mt. Fishtail.
Although this trek passes through several up hills and down hills for few days, but our itinerary is flexible giving our trekkers a chance to walk on their own chosen pace and for you to enjoy and immerse in this beautiful surrounding. This trek is ideal for all types of outdoor and nature lovers.