Annapurna , popularity all over the world more for its Trekking purpose with several routes and trips. Treks starts from Pokhara and ends too. Annapurna trek has great views of the trails path, easy , cirved, adventerous etc. Few popular treks in the Annapurna region are Ghandruk trek , Ghorepani-Poonhill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Dhampus trek, Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp trek . All these trails are particularly feasible, exitment, adventrous and fairly safe, and is experience of life time. Annapurna Circuit , Annapurna Base Camp are the longer days of trek trials theat heals the full panaromic view and the overwhelemed the trekking over the Annpaurna Region
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, also popularly known as Annapurna Sunrise Trekking, or Annapurna Panorama Trekking, is one of the most popular and relatively easy treks that takes through the beautiful ethnic villages of Annapurna Region.This is very easy and short trek route which is located to the west city of Pokhara in Annapurna region. Crossing through some rhododendron forests,stone paved, traces farm- Poon Hill Trekking in Nepal will let you feel the rejunevation and opportunities to get close view of mountain range panorama .
Being popularly known as the Photographer's Paradise, you can capture some of the best snaps of impressive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Poon Hill offers you the striking panorama of huge Himalayas including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, III, and IV, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, and Manaslu ranges among few others. The phenomenal sunrise from Poon Hill is just unmissable. Later settel back down to Ghandruk the largest Gurung settlements in the Annapurna Region. Its a unique please of trekking in Annapurna foothills along with the charming settlements of ethnic Gurung communities , thier lifestyle in Nepal.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport, Our representative will welcome you and assist . Then transfer to hotel. Check in followed by trek briefing. Rest and overnight at hotel.
Day 02 Half day Sightseeing and trek preparation
Today after breakfast, visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square. it is enlisted in UNESCO world heritage site. Later drive to Monkey temple " Swayambhunath Stupa". It is one of the largest Buddhist stupa in world. Drive back to hotel and prepare for the trek . Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 Drive to Pokhara
After breakfast , check out from hotel and take a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It is about 6-7 hours drive along the highway passing Trishuli river and vivid scenario and landscape. Reach Pokhara, check in to hotel. Rest. Evening free on own. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 Drive to Nayapul/ Trek to Tikhedhunga [5-6 hrs-14870 m]
Early morning after breakfast, drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. About 1.5 hrs ride reach Nayapul. Then start tthe trail on crossing valley forest and Bhurundi river . Enrich with paved stones and nature beauty ,reach to Tikhedhunga about 5 hours. Rest and overnight in teahouse.
Day 05 Trek to Ghorepani [6-7 hrs-2874 m]
After breakfast, ascend the trail uphill passing Ulleri with 3280 paved stone steps. Slowly continuing the trail passing the village with 1st view of panoramic mountain view of Annapurna south and Nilgiri. Reach upper Ghorepani village about 6 hours. Rest and overnight at teahouse.
Day 06 Poonhill [45 min./ 3210m]/ Descend to Tadapani [5hrs/ 2630 m]
To catch the early sunrise behind the Himalayas, we make an early morning by 5am and trail uphill steps to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m) about 45 mins. It is the great viewpoint to enjoy the amazing panoramic close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. After couple moment spent and taking photographs , we return back to Ghorepani. Take breakfast, then head to Tadapani village. On the trails , passing rhododendron forests, spectacular waterfalls reach Tadapani about 5 hrs.Rest and overnight at teahouse.
Day 07Trek to Ghandruk [5-6 hrs / 2000 m]
After breakfast, descend the trail to Ghandruk village.Crossing forest and small wooden bridges aboput 5 hrs. Reach Ghandruk , a settlement village of Gurung tribes with stone houses with simple but rich cultural traditions . From here we close-up views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli range. Rest and overnight.
Day 08 Trek to Nayapul/ Drive to Pokhara [4 hrs ]
After breakfast , trek from Ghandruk to NayaPul. The trek will be downhill all the way to Birethanti. Passing step onto a staircase paved with stone slabs, curving in and out of the village , terraced farms and Modi Khola river. From Birethanti, a half-an-hour walk to Naya Pul. The journey on foot comes to an end at Nayapul. Then drive back to Pokhara for an overnight stay.
Day 09 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
After breakfast , take a short visit to lakeside . Later drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu about 6-7 hours. Transfer to hotel. Evening dinner in Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance performance.Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 Departure
After breakfast , timely transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport to connect onward destination.
Airport transfers by Private vehicle
3 night hotel accommodation in DBL/TWN sharing in Kathmandu hotel on b/b basis
2 night hotel accommodation in DBL/TWN sharing in Pokhara hotel on b/b basis
4 nights teahouse accommodation sharing basis during trek on AP basis.
Necessary Trekking permits Annapurna Conservation Area Project and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System )
Accomodation in tea house lodge
Food (breakfast , lunch and dinner ) during the trek.
Farewell dinner at Kathmandu with cultural show
Roundtrip by Private vehicle Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu/ Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara
Nepal visa fee
Travel/Trekking insurance [Highly Recommended]
Excess baggage charges.
Extra night accommodation of early arrival, late departure, weather condition , natural disaster etc .
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara city
Helicopter Rescue .
Cold and alcoholic drinks.
Personal high altitude medicines, first aid kits, equipments, gears, cloths etc.
Personal expenses: phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge of camera or mobile and hot shower in mountain.
Tips for guide/ porters
13% Govt. VAT
Standard Tourist Class hotel - Teahouses
* Customization of Tour itinerary is Possible as per your need
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You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon your arrival at USD 30 (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa, USD 50 for a 30 days visa and USD 125 for a 90 days Multiple visas, and you can also extend it later on if you wish. They have newly installed technology (visa machine) which makes it no longer necessary to have a passport photo.
Important! Please bring 2 photos for your trekking permit, TIMS and others.
Refund policy in case of not completing the trek
Sometimes trekkers are unable to finish the scheduled trek due to the various reasons or they ended up not completing the trek for health or personal reasons. In this case please realize that we cannot offer you any refunds for unused days on the trek. You have to understand that our costs are the same as we should pay in advacne to hotels/guesthouse and guides and porters for the time we have committed all in book advance.
Above 3000 meter high above sea level , there wll be thin air and oxygen level decreses . So first and foremost all in you should know your health condition . Any symptoms occuring please consult to your guide / potter or team . Do not keep your trails up high. Always remember : Climb high -Sleep Low method .