Annapurna Poon Hill Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek - 10 Days

Annapurna Poon Hill Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek
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Annapurna Poon Hill Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek is the most adored short treks and one of the most liked destinations for trekking in Nepal. Rich biodiversity, beautiful culture and presence of the mountains make this trek blissful. The aura is set by the ethnic communities settled throughout the trek.

The name of the trek comes from a hilltop Poon hill that lies in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The hill gets its name from the local community of Poon people who surround the nearby hills. Poon hill is around 3210 meters from the sea level and has no settlement on the top. And, it is rather a viewpoint for witnessing the mountain panorama of the Annapurna.

11 days Annapurna Poon Hill Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek

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    Annapurna Poon Hill Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek starts from the Nayapool and the trail leads towards the dense forest of rhododendrons and magnolia passing through rain forest and gorge between the massive green hill. Once into the top of Ghorepani and at Poon Hill you will be in the midst of amphitheater of snow peaks Annapurna (8091m).

    Other major peaks overlooking the include the Annapurna south (7219m), Gangapurna (7455m) and Annapurna Dhaulagiri massif mountain range and as far towards east to Mt. Manaslu.

    Our return journey, descend through the lush terraced Modi Khola  valley and finally concluding the adventure at Pokhara, a popular destination with its famed Phewa Lake, dominated by the towering mountain range of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu range including the majestic peak Machapuchare (Fishtail).

    Day 1
    Arrived in Kathmandu

    You could be already in Kathmandu or you may be arriving on this very day, anyway, we welcome you to Nepal! On this first day we transfer you to your hotel and brief you about the trek if the time permits. You will not do much except observing the ambiance around you and get acquainted with the country.

    Day 2
    Visit to Buddhist shrine and Hindu Pashupatinath temple & Trek preparation

    Today would be the most exhilarating day where your leader introduces you to our city tour expert who guides you to the most pious Hindu and Buddhist religious place that are listed in the world heritage sites and elucidates you the entire mysticism over its existence.

    Day 3
    Drive to Pokhara - approx 7 hours

    On this day we have our breakfast by 6:00 a.m. in the morning and head towards tourist Bus Park at Thamel and board a tourist bus to Pokhara. The bus ride will take around 7 hours through curvy roads of hilly terrain with couple of breaks in between for snacks and lunch. The drive to Pokhara on one of the major highways is exhilarating with beautiful views of never leaving tributaries, lush green hills and roadside settlements.

    Day 4
    Trek from Nayapul to Ghandruk - approx 6 hours

    The day starts early by taking a vehicle out of Pokhara. The drive takes around an hour and half to Nayapul and then the Annapurna Poon Hill Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek officially starts on foot from here onwards. The first day of the trek we ascend somewhere around 500m, all the way to Tikhedhunga. Most of the day’s walk is on the jeep track, and is a very easy and good first day walk.

    Day 5
    Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani (2630m) - approx 4 hours

    We start climbing on the significant man made steps - around 3500 steps, all the way to Banthanti via ulleri. It is very beautiful to see the landscape change on this day, the barren ridge turns into sparse trees, which further turns into dense subtropical forest. We would as well traverse through dense forest of Rhododendron and pine. These forested land is a home of wild habitats like langur monkeys, barking deer and different species of birds. Keep your eyes open for wild animals. We will stay overnight in Ghorepani.

    Day 6
    Trek from Tadapani to Ghorepani (2860m) - approx 7 hours

    Walking through the beautiful Lord of the Rings like trail set-up is overwhelming and getting to Ghorepani the leading protected area in Nepal with the world largest Rhododendron forest is extraordinary.

    Day 7
    Trek from Ghorepani to Hille (1460m) - approx 7 hours

    We will leave our teahouse at Ghorepani by 5 am in the morning and take a 45 minutes hike to Poon Hill to witness a grassy knoll famous as viewpoint sunrise over the mountains of Annapurna massif. Morning sunrise view from Poon Hill is one cherishing moment with panoramic view of mountains like Annapurna, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Dhampus peak, Fishtail etc. Looking down upon the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the world’s deepest gorge is something remarkable.

    Day 8
    Trek to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara

    2 hour and half walk to Nayapul, the starting point and depending on your preference the leader will organize your lunch. An hour and half drive back to Pokhara.

    Day 9
    Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu - approx 7 hours

    On this day we have our breakfast by 6:00 a.m. in the morning and get ready to head towards Kathmandu. The bus ride will take around 7 hours through curvy roads of hilly terrain with couple of breaks in between for snacks and lunch. Tracing the same way back we reach Kathmandu and we transfer you back at the hotel.

    Day 10
    Final Departure

    Today we say our final goodbye. Our representative will come to see you off at the airport. Hoping you had a pleasant and wonderful trekking experience we bid you goodbye.

    Porter-supported trek

    Two clients share one porter. We will supply you a trek duffel bag where you keep your heavy items and this bag is carried by the porter. You will need to bring your own daypack to be carried by you. In the daypack, you can put money, important documents, water bottle/bladder, camera, toiletries, sunscreen, notebook, etc. The weight limit for the porter is 30 kg or 66 pounds. 15 kg or 33 pounds for each client. So, we recommend you to pack as carefully as you can and not exceed the weight limit. You can leave your non-trekking stuff at the locker facility in the Kathmandu hotel.

    General

    • 4-season sleeping bag (We can provide one if you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
    • Duffel bag
    • Daypack
    • Down jacket (Must have for mornings, nights and evenings, and for altitudes above 4,000 m; We can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.)

    Upper Body – Head / Ears / Eyes

    • Sun hat
    • Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
    • Sunglasses with UV protection
    • Headlamp
    • Neck warmer

    Hand

    • Liner gloves
    • Heavier shell gloves

    Core Body

    • T-shirts
    • Lightweight expedition thermal tops
    • Fleece jacket or pullover
    • Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
    • Synthetic sports bras (For women)

    Lower Body – Legs

    • Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
    • Nylon hiking shorts
    • Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants
    • Water/windproof trousers
    • Casual pants

    Feet

    • Liner socks
    • Heavyweight socks
    • Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
    • Light shoes/sneakers/sandals
    • Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)

    Medicines and First Aid Kits

    (Please note our guide will carry the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personalized first-aid kit as well.)
    • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
    • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
    • Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
    • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
    • Anti-infection ointments
    • Band-aids
    • Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
    • Sunscreen (SPF 40)

    Miscellaneous

    • Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies)
    • Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of your flight.)
    • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
    • Water bottle/bladder
    • Water purification Iodine tablets
    • Toiletry kit (Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.)

    Optional

    • Adjustable trekking poles
    • Favorite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)
    • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player
    • Binoculars
    • Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and also batteries)
    • Pee bottle for men and pee funnel for women

    Inclusive

    • Arrival / Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
    • Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu / Pokhara on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
    • Full board meals while Annapurna panorama trek.
    • Accommodation in comfortable teahouse while on Annapurna poon hill trekking.
    • Welcome dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
    • Half day guided city tour as listed in itinerary.
    • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
    • Free use of quality trekking gear - sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, down jacket, duffel bag etc during the trip.
    • Professional local trekking group leader well trained in Wilderness First Aid.
    • Comprehensive First Aid Kit.
    • Trekking guides and other support staff.
    • Annapurna Poon Hill trekking map.
    • Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
    • Warm clothing and other required trekking gear for porters
    • Osho Adventure T-shirts / other seasonal gifts.
    • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
    • Trekking permit, Annapurna conservation entry fees.

    Exclusive

    • International Airfare from Home – Kathmandu – Home.
    • Photocopy charges, web usage and telephone calls.
    • Nepal VISA cost which will be charge at Tribhuvan International Airport.
    • Travel Insurance
    • Extra cost due to natural calamities and hiring additional transportation and porters.
    • Emergency evacuation costs (for rental of land cruiser). Medical and Rescue insurance is recommended. We recommend you to purchase insurance with zero deductible.
    • Any additional meals in Kathmandu.
    Trip Reviews
    5 stars
    - based on2 reviews
    1. Best Trekking Agency and good staff
      Deepak Khanal11th October, 2018

      Thank for the best memorable experience with good guide Tika, It was really amazing experience. Best views from Pooh hills sunrise walking with our guide and porter,we are so happy to comeback again with our more friends and family soon.Highly recommended osho world adventure to holiday in Nepal.
    2. Great Service
      Natasha D9th October, 2018

      Osho Adventure organised our trek to Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill trek and Bardia NP. They organized everything, and everything went very smoothly. Before you make a decision, they spend lots of time with you explaining each package and showing everything on the map. Deepak is very flexible and was more than happy to tailor made the trip. Another tour company told us that Bardia NP was a bad idea, but we wanted to go and luckily came across Osho Adventure. Choosing this company and going to Bardia NP was the best decision during our Nepal trip. The guys in Osho Adventure speak not only English, but some other languages as well. And Deepak took us to a very nice dinner with a cultural performance. Our guide Raju was very nice and ready to help with everything. Don't hesitate to book your trips with Osho Adventure, we will certainly use their service again.

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    Trip Facts

    • 16
    • 1 - 12
    • 3230 m
    • medium
    • $
    • hotel in city, lodge, teahouse
    • hotel included breakfast, 3 meals a day during trek
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