Want to do safe trekking in Nepal? Yes, but don’t want to do a long one? Okay, here is the most suitable trekking in Nepal for you Ghorepani Poon hill trek in the famous Annapurna region. The most picturesque short trek in Nepal, this trek offers you unreal mountain scenery that will leave you breathless.
The trek offers the spectacular mountain scenery along with charming villages inhabited particularly by the Gurungs & Magars, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Peak) dominating the skyline. One of the important highlight of this trip is to make a climb on Poon Hill, possibly the most spectacular mountain scapes on Earth. When sun rises, it touches the snow-capped summits, the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks, they gradually appear, just like magic that your eye could not believe.
Arrival in Kathmandu
You’ll fly into Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan airport. Our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel by private bus. Before we head out for dinner, your trip leader will meet you for a briefing and answer any questions. Dinner in a restaurant in the Thamel district.
The day is free to explore Kathmandu, take excursions into the Kathmandu valley, shop, visit the spa, have a massage or just read a book. Click on the link for more Details about Kathmandu.
Kathmandu to Phokhara (910m/2986ft.)
After Breakfast 6 hrs Drive to Pokhara about 200km by Tourist Bus or Private Car/Jeep through a good scenery of Trisuli River and countryside. Check in to the Hotel. Free afternoon on your own. Take a walk around Lakeside or you can do boating at fewa lake.
(You can fly to Pokhara takes 25 minutes Flight)
Pokhara to Tirkhe Dhunga (1577m)
After Breakfast an hour drive to Nayapul (50km). Then start our Trek, it takes about 20 minutes to Birethati, a prosperous town beside the Modi River. Again heading our Trek to hille, then trek to tirkhe dughga. The beginning of the trek gives you glimpses of the Himalayan peaks but rest of the day we will enjoy the beauty of green mountain surroundings and local villages. This day you’ll Trek about 3-4hrs.
Trek to Ghorepani (2855m)
After Breakfast will start our Trek crosses a stream (Bhurungdi Khola) on a suspension bridge. Trek to a large Magar Village called Ulleri. Above the village where the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields, through rhododendron and oak forests then reach to Nangethanti. Will have lunch or short rest . Then Trek to Ghorepani through the forest, where your efforts will be rewarded with magnificent close up views of the Himalaya. This day you’ll trek about 5-6 hrs.
Trek to Poon Hill 3210 m then Tadapani 2700 m
Early morning hike to Poon hill, the highlight of the trip, about 1.5 Hrs, to see the spectacular sunrise and the views of 10 different peaks. We will trek back to Ghorepani for the breakfast. After enjoying the second mountain breakfast, we will trek to Tadapani, Tadapani means, ?Far water?. Water supply in this village from long distance.The trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali. We descend to reach Banthanti, before winding our way to Tadapani another great place to take in close up views of the Himalaya. It is a pleasant walk through a lush green forest. We will stay the night at a guest house in Tadapani.
Trek to Ghandruk (1950m)
Trek start to Ghandruk after the Breakfast. After 4hrs descent Trek to Big Gurung Village called Ghandruk. it is the most interesting tribal Gurung village in Nepal, which provides Gorkha soldiers. It has excellent close -up views of Annapurna South, Machhapurchhe and Himachuli.
Trek to Birethati than drive to Pokhara (910m)
Today is the last day of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. After Breakfast will trek about 3-4hrs to Birethati then take a private car to head back Pokhara.
Pokhara to Kathmandu
After breakfast we will drive back to Kathmandu which is about 6 hours drive or we also have an option to fly for 25 minutes at an extra cost.
We take you to the airport for your international flight. Namaste!