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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 4 Days

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 4 Days (Nepal)

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Trip Overview

Nepal

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 4 Days is one of the short, easy plus best trekking in Nepal. Poon Hill trekking offers to see the snowcapped mountains in short period. This amazing trekking also offers to explore the local culture and tradition of Ghorepani and Ghandruk village. This is a shorter version of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 5 days. The route for the trekking is same but you will skip Tadapani(2600m.). Our Poon Hill 4 days trekking itinerary includes an extra day in Pokhara to allow you visit the wonderful Pokhara city.

The best time to Ghorepani poon hill trek 4 days trek is Spring(March-April) and Autumn (September-November) and Spring is the best season as the Rhododendron blooms around. Trekking Ghorepani in December is also possible. But Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in monsoon is not recommended due to the heavy rainfall.

Outline Itinerary(Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 4 Days):

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel(B)

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and preparation day(B)

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

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

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

Day 6: Hike to Poon Hill (3,210m./1 hour trek/2.5km approx.), trek to Ghandruk(2,600m./6-7 hours trek/15km. approx.)

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

Day 8: An (Excursion) extra day in Pokhara

Day 9: Drive/Fly to Pokhara (6-7 hours drive or 30 minutes flight):

Day 10: Departure Day

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

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.

 

Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani (2860m./6-7 hours/12km. approx.. )(B/L/D)

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 the teahouse.

 

Day 6: Hike to Poon Hill (3,210m./1 hour trek/2.5km approx.), trek to Ghandruk(2,600m./6-7 hours trek/15km. 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 Ghandruk via Tadapani. On the way to Ghandruk, the wonderful views of the mountains accompany you. Overnight at Ghandruk.

 

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

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.

 

Day 8: 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 Devis 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.

 

Day 9: Drive/Fly to Pokhara (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.

 

Day 10: 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

Click here for more Nepal Visa details 

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.

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

Foods 
Foods, you get during the trekking is safe and healthy. In the altitude, we recommend you to eat the local food and the vegetarian. Our guides are knowledgeable will take you to the best places for the food.

Water 
During the trekking, you can get the bottled water easily and it cost US$ 2 in the low elevations and US$ 3-4 in higher elevations. Next option would be, taking 1 or 2-liter water bottle plus the water purifier with you so that you can use tap or spring water.

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.

Flight Delays
Sometimes flights delay to and from Lukla are expected. In the worst case, if you cannot fly in/out  Lukla, then we will arrange the sharing helicopter which normally cost US$ 500 extra per person.

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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