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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 5 Days

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 5 Days (Nepal)

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Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a low altitude trekking in Nepal. Widely popular as Annapurna Sunrise Trek, it starts and ends in amazing Pokhara city. Among the trekkers, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is also famous as Annapurna Panorama Trek or as Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk Trek. An easy trekking, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking can be done as 5 days or 4 days trekking. Trek Nepal Himalayas is offering both Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 5 days and Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 4 days. This package is of 5 days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking which takes 5 days to complete the Poon Hill Trek from Pokhara. The maximum elevation trekkers get during the trek is 3,210m. at Poon Hill.

 

Basically, Poon Hill Trekking can be done in two main seasons, Spring(March-May) and Autumn (September-November). But trekking Poon Hill in winter (December-February) is also popular. Trekking Ghorepani Poon Hill in Monsoon (June-August) is not recommended as the heavy rainfall causes the problems for the trekkers.

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, one of our representatives will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. Take good rest and get refreshed of the jet lag. In the evening, you will be joining a welcome dinner organized by our team in an authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural program. Overnight at hotel.

Availability:- Electricity, Mobile Network, Wifi, Hot Shower, Mineral water

Thamel Kathmandu

Thamel Kathmandu

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and preparation day

A full day Kathmandu Valley sightseeing is dedicated to introducing the City of Temples. This day you will be visiting four of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites. First, you will visit Soyambhunath- “The Monkey Temple” where you can see the handful of monkeys playing around. You can also collect a picturesque view of Kathmandu City from the top.

Then after, you will go to explore Pashupatinath- a temple dedicated to Hindus and is also popular “Crematory Place”. In Pashupatinath, you can also meet some”Sadhu Baba”. Then after you tour goes to Boudhanath. Boudhanath is the largest Buddhist Stupa in South Asia. The final place you will be visiting today is Kathmandu Durbar Square which is an ancient palace place. It is also the place of the KUMARI.

After sightseeing, you can pack the gears that you need for the trekking. Check the stuff and make sure everything is included. Overnight at hotel.

Availability:- Electricity, Mobile Network, Wifi, Hot Shower, Mineral water

Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour in Nepal

Pashupatinath Temple

Day 3: Drive/Fly to Pokhara (6-7 hours drive or 30 minutes flight)

By Tourist Bus: – As your bus leaves early morning at 7 a.m., take an early breakfast and catch your bus from Tourist Bus Station. The journey to Pokhara is always wonderful as you will pass several small and big settlements via raging Trishuli River. On the way, the bus will stop for the lunch.

 

By Private Vehicle: – You can also drive to Pokhara with a private vehicle. Trek Nepal Himalayas arranges the private vehicle transportation to Pokhara on our client’s request. You are requested to add the request for the private vehicle while making the booking.

 

By Flight: Those who do not want to travel overland, or want to skip the long journey on the bumpy road can choose this option. The Flight will take around 30 minutes to get to Pokhara.
In Pokhara, you can finally check the gears and can hire or buy them if you have forgotten anything. In the evening walk around the wonderful Phewa Lake yourself. Overnight at hotel.

Availability:- Electricity, Mobile Network, Wifi, Hot Shower, Mineral water

Pokhara

Pokhara

Day 4: Drive to Nayapul (1.5 hours drive) and trek to Ulleri (1960m./4-5 hours trek/ 8 km approx.)(Lunch/Dinner)

Take an early breakfast and get ready for the trekking. Today you will first take a short drive to Nayapul from Pokhara. From Nayapul, you will be starting your trekking. The trail from Nayapul is an easy trail where you walk through the stone paved steps passing several small villages. Just below Ulleri, you will be treated with the first glimpse of Annapurna South. Overnight in Ulleri at a teahouse.

Availability:- Electricity, Mobile Network, Wifi, Hot Shower, Mineral water

Ulleri

Ulleri

Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani (2860m./6-7 hours/12km. approx.. )(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

A tough yet wonderful trekking day. Today you will be trekking through the dense rhododendron forest. The hiking will be more special if it is in the spring as the Rhododendron blooms around with seven colors. Upon you reach Ghorepani, you will forget all the pains you had during the walking as the mountain views are just perfect and refreshing. Enjoy a hot cup of tea with awe-inspiring views of the mountains. Overnight at a teahouse.

Availability:- Electricity, Mobile Network, Wifi, Hot Shower, Mineral water

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Day 6: Hike to Poon Hill (3,210m./1 hour trek/2.5km approx.), trek to Tadapani (2,600m./4-5 hours trek/8km. approx.)(B/L/D)

The best day of the trekking. Wake up early morning, take your torch light and start the hiking up to Poon Hill. It takes one hour to get up to Poon Hill from Ghorepani. At Poon Hill, you can collect the superb sunrise view in Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan ranges.
After collecting the amazing views, trek back to Ghorepani for the breakfast, then after start your trek to Tadapani. On the way to Tadapani, the wonderful views of the mountains accompany you. Overnight at Tadapani.

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill

Day 7: Trek to Ghandruk (1940m./3-4 hours trek/7 km approx.)(Bed/Lunch/Dinner)

An easy trekking day. The trail of the day is mostly easy and downhill. In Ghandruk is a wonderful Gurung ethnic village. Ghandruk also offers the wonderful views of the mountains. You can also visit a museum there and can try some local costumes. Overnight at Ghandruk.

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Day 8: Trek back to Nayapul (950m./4-5 hours trek/ 7 km approx.) and drive back to Pokhara(820m./1.h hours)(Breakfast include)

From Ghandruk, you will trek back to Nayapul again. From Nayapul, you will drive back to Pokhara with a private vehicle. In Pokhara, you can take good rest. Overnight at hotel.

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Nagarkot Pokhara Tour

Pokhara

Day 9: An extra day in Pokhara:

An extra day in Pokhara is always worthwhile. Do boating on Phewa Lake, visit Tal Barahi Temple, Gupteshwor cave plus the Devid Falls this day. You can also do several other adventure sports including, Paragliding, Ultralight, Bungee Jumping, Zip Flyer or you can just rent a mountain bike and paddle around the City of the Lakes. Enjoy the free day. Overnight at hotel.

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Pokhara Day Tour

Sarangkot

Day 10: Drive/Fly to Kathmandu (6-7 hours drive or 30 minutes flight):

By Tourist Bus: – As your bus leaves early morning at 8 a.m., take an early breakfast and catch your bus from Tourist Bus Station and drive back to Kathmandu. On the way, the bus will stop for the lunch.

 

By Private Vehicle: – You can also drive back with a private vehicle. Trek Nepal Himalayas arranges the private vehicle transportation to Kathmandu on our client’s request. You are requested to add the request for the private vehicle while making the booking.

 

By Flight: Those who do not want to travel overland, or want to skip the long journey on the bumpy road can choose this option. The Flight will take around 30 minutes to get to Kathmandu.
In Kathmandu, you can do some last shopping in Thamel. Overnight at hotel.

Availability:- Electricity, Mobile Network, Wifi, Hot Shower, Mineral water

Thamel Kathmandu

Thamel Kathmandu

Day 11: Fly back home

After completing an amazing trip, this day you will be transferred to the airport to catch your returning flight. Trip Ends.

Includes 

  • Airport pickups and drops
  • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • A welcome dinner in authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural program
  • All the transportation in Kathmandu by a private vehicle
  • Experienced English speaking guide for Kathmandu valley sightseeing and his all expenses
  • All the entry fees during Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
  • Pokhara transportation by tourist bus
  • 3-star hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Private transportation to and from Nayapul
  • All the needed documents/permits for the trekking
  • Experienced English speaking trekking guide and his all expenses including insurance
  • Porters for carrying bags (1 porter for 2 trekkers and carries 15kg-20kg) and their all expenses including insurance
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets (Need to return after the trekking)
  • Walking pools
  • Nepali Sim Cards
  • First Aid Kit

 

Excludes 

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trekking
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
  • Anything does not mention in include list
  • 1 pair strong hiking boots
  • 1 medium rucksack/backpack
  •  1 small day pack
  •  1 sleeping bag (according to seasons)
  • 1 down jacket/all weather Anorak
  •  1 fleece/warm sweater
  •  1 water and windproof jacket
  •   2 pair lightweight trousers
  •   1 pair shorts
  •  2 long sleeves cotton or polypro
  •   2 T-shirts
  • 1 medium sized towel
  •   1 water bottle-1 or 2 litre
  •  1 torch/flashlight and spare batteries
  • 3 pairs heavy wool socks
  •  Underwear (including thermals)
  •  Cotton headscarf/bandana
  •   Warm hat/gloves (waterproof)
  •   Sunglasses and Sunhat
  •   Money Belt
  •  Water purification tablets/solution
  •  Sun block Cream(30-50)
  •   Washing kit: include
  •  Personal toiletries
  •  Moleskin for blister
  •  Toilet paper
  •  Bio degradable soap/shampoo
  •  Any personal medication
  •  3/4 plastic bags (for wrapping clothes)

Best Seasons

Spring (March-May)

Spring is one of the best seasons for trekking Ghorepani Poon Hill. As you trek through the rhododendron forest you can see the rhododendron blooming around.

Autumn (September-November) 

Autumn is another best season for trekking Ghorepani Poon Hill. This time around, the views gets clear and amazing.

Winter (December-February)

Trekking Ghorepani Poon Hill in winter is also possible. But the atmosphere will be cold and it mighty be foggy too.

Monsoon(June-August)

Trekking Ghorepani Poon Hill in Monsoon is not recommended because the heavy rainfall happens.

 

Permits
TIMS Card: US$ 10
National Park entry fee: US$ 33

Tourist Visa Information 

Visa Facility     Duration   Fee
Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days  US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

 

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Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

It gets when you go up in the high mountains where the air is thin.
Symptoms

  • Headache
  • Problem on breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Fatigue/loss of energy
  • Loss of appetite

Techniques for preventing AMS

  • Walk slowly and take small breaks during the trekking
  • Drink more water and avoid alcohol
  • Take acclimatization days during the trek
  • Avoid smoking
  • Eat light and high-calorie diets, foods in rich potassium is recommend
  • Get prepare with the warms clothes
  • It is better to try some hiking before going the high altitude.

Some Medication Suggestion of AMS

  • Paracetamol and Ibuprofen for headaches
  • Anti-sickness medicines, like promethazine for nausea
  • Acetazolamide to prevent and treat high altitude sickness

Common AMS treatment

  • Descend down to the lower altitude and go up again once you feel better. If it does not improve even after descending or get worse then you should see the doctor.
  • Take the suggested medicine, take ibuprofen or paracetamol for a headache, if you feel sick then take anti-sickness medicines.
  • Always share your companions if you are not feeling well so that they can help you before it is too late.

Booking
To book the trip, you can request through booking form on the trip or you can send us an email directly.

Payment
While booking a trip with us, you can send us 10 % as advance via Bank Transfer/Western Union/ Credit Card. You can pay rest on arrival at our Kathmandu office.

Documents
You are requested to provide a photocopy of the passport and Nepal visa. Also, please provide us 3 fresh passport size photographs.

Transportation
You have three options of the transportation available to and Pokhara, tourist buses, private vehicles, and flight. Our costing includes the tourist bus transportation. If you are willing to go with private vehicle or by flight then please include it while sending the booking request.

Accommodation
We will provide you 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. During the trekking, you will be using the teahouses.

Trekking staffs
All of our trekking guides/porters are license holder, highly experienced and professionals and always dedicated to making your trip in the Himalayas an amazing one.

Responsible Tourism
We believe in responsible tourism so we operate all of our trips on the responsible way. We always focus on minimizing the negative environmental, social and economic impacts. We focus on creating greater economic benefits for the local community same time request all to preserve the beauty of mother nature.

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