09 Nights / 10 Days Kathmandu, Pokhara, Ghorepani and Poonhill Trek
Pokhara is renowned as tourist area because of its fascinating Mountain View and peace environment. Pokhara is a beautiful city unnoticed by the beautiful Annapurna ranges and spectacular snowcapped mountains. During the particular trip, you will be visiting places in Pokhara like Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake, Mahindra Gupha, the Davis Fall, the gorge of the Seti River, etc.
Ghorepani Poon hill Trek covers abundant areas of Annapurna circuit. The trek illustrates the way to Poonhill. This is the reason behind the trek being named as the Poonhill Trek. Annapurna has been listed as one of most excellent trekking routes in the world and it pulls towards it a huge number of tourists, domestic and international, every year. Ghorepani Poon hill Trekking is designed for those people who do not have sufficient time to spend in a trek but are willing to take all the advantages.
Arrive in Kathmandu. Meet and greet at the international airport. Then, transfer from airport to you hotel
AM: Mountain Flight (Optional). Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath stupa and Patan city.
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. PM: Half day sightseeing tour of Pokhara city including Davis fall, Gupteshwor Cave, Phewa Taal and Taal Barahi
Morning drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (trek starting point). We will cover 42km distance from Prithvi Chowk and cross beautiful Lumle village to Nayapul (1050m). Poonhill sunrise trek starts from Nayapul. Following Modi River, we will walk past forest of blooming rhododendron and cross small stream. We will cross Birethanti after about half an hour of trek and arrive at Tirkhedhunga.
Steep trek for about 2hrs will take us to Ulleri (2070m). We will cross the Magar village of Banthanti from where we can get spectacular views of Machhapuchhre Mountain (6997m), Hiunchuli Mountain (6441m) and Annapurna South Mountain (7219m). We will cross the small river and climb to Nangethanti. We will arrive at Ghorepani from where we can get soaring views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I and other mountains.
Poonhill is popular for best sunrise view in Pokhara. We will rise very early and reach the base of Poonhill. About an hour of climb will take us to Poonhill viewpoint. We can get sunrise view over Dhaulagiri Mountain (8167m), Annapurna I Mountain (8091m), Annapurna II Mountain (7937m), Annapurna III Mountain (7855m), Annapurna IV Mountain (7525m), Annapurna South Mountain (729m), Nilgiri Mountain (6940m), Tukuche Mountain (6920m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and other mountains. We will return to hotel in Ghorepani for breakfast and then take descending trail to Tadapani village from where we can get views of Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Fishtail and other mountains
3hrs of easy walk through forest of oak, rhododendron and other alpine flowers will take us to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the large Gurung village. We can get striking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli and other Mountains from viewpoint in Ghandruk. Homestay in Ghandruk is a pleasant experience. We will be welcomed by the locals with Khada and traditional dance will be performed in evening in our honor.
From Ghandruk, we will lower down through the scenic route with views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail and Gangapurna Mountains. We will cross the forest of blooming rhododendron and reach Birethanti from where we will take the downhill walk and follow Modi Khola till we reach Nayapul from where we will Taxi and reach Pokhara in an hour. Transfer to your hotel.
After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel.
Departure transfer from your hotel to the international airport.