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Ghorepani-Poonhill Sunrise Trek Nepal

  • Ghorepani-Poonhill Sunrise Trek Nepal

Trip Description

A classic trek, the Ghorepani-Poonhill Sunrise Trek will surely make you feel elated. Considered as one the most popular and best short trek available in Nepal, the Ghorepani-Poonhill Sunrise Trek incorporates all the fun elements in one go. A assortment of Nepalese landscape beauty awaits you on this journey, first hand details on the cultural lifestyle of the ethnic Gurungpeople, abundant mountain vistas like Annapurna mountain range also including views of the famous Machapuchare, or Fish Tail mountain. It is an easy trek with amazing sunrise views, designed for everyone from a solo traveler to family and big groups.

Costs per person on twin sharing basis: 1398 Euro

Single supplement: 200 Euro

What's Include

  • 3 Nights in Kathmandu in The Address Kathmandu Hotel or similar:  including breakfast on day 2, 3 and day 11, twin sharing room
  • Kathmdnu guided sightseeing tour exploring Monkey Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Boudhanath Stupa
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara by tourist bus
  • All bus stop transfers
  • 5 days guided trekking tour in Annaourna Region (day 4- day 8)
  • Accommodation in Mountains Lodges (Basic Tea House Lodge) during the trekking tour
  • Transfers from and to the airport (Representative from Google Treks Nepal Pvt Ltd for arrival and departure assistance) and all the necessary local transfers (Private transport concerning the itinerary )
  • Pokhara-Nayapul private transport
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit Fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System card
  • One English Speaking Trekking guide with his insurance, transport, accommodation, meals and salary in a group
  • Nayapul-Pokhara by private vehicle
  • Tour in Pokhara by private vehicle
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Farewell dinner in traditional cultural restaurant
  • All applicable government taxes
  • Tourism service taxes
  • VAT
     

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 :Arrival at Kathmandu airport

Day 02 :Sightseeing Kathmandu,Monkey Temple and Boudhanath Stupa

Day 03 :Drive to Pokhara

Day 04 :Pokhara-Nayapul- Tikhedhunga/Ulleri

Day 05 :Tikhedhunga/Ulleri-Ghorepani

Day 06 :Sunrise from Poonhill- Tadapani

Day 07 :Tadapani-Ghandruk/Hot Spring

Day 08 :Ghandruk -Nayapul-Pokhara

Day 09 :Rest day in Pokhara

Day 10 :Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus

Day 11 :Airport drop

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu airport
Arrival at Kathmandu airport, pick up from airport and drop at hotel, briefing about entire trip, overnight stay

Day 02 : Sightseeing Kathmandu,Monkey Temple and Boudhanath Stupa
In the morning, yoga classes for an hour, then breakfast, guided and private sightseeing tour in Kathmandu exploring World Heritage Sites : Monkey Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Boudhanath stupa, overnight stay

Day 03 : Drive to Pokhara
Drive to Pokhara by tourists bus (usually it takes 7-8 hours/210km), pick up from bus stop, check in at hotel, walking around Phewa Lake, overnight stay

Day 04 : Pokhara-Nayapul- Tikhedhunga/Ulleri
You will have start early to take a two-hour drive to Nayapul, the starting point and also the finishing point of the trek. After about twenty minutes walk from Nayapul, you will reach a fork in the trail that splits; you will be taking the one to either Ghorepani or Ghandruk. From here you enter the Annapurna Sanctuary. Continue to walk past little villages that have lodges and restaurants till you get to Tikhedhunga, after that it is mostly uphill on stone steps surrounded by greenery. Tikhedhunga would be the ideal place to spend the night. Overnight in Tikhedhunga.

Day 05 : Tikhedhunga/Ulleri-Ghorepani
After some breakfast, you can start your trek, Ulleri is a litte farther away from Tikhedhunga, you have to walk further and after a long and steep climb and further trek you will finally reach Ulleri. After some rest you can continue ahead and walk past little villages and forest trails towards Ghorepani. The village of Ghorepani is a beautiful quaint mountain destination surrounded by hills and mountains of spectacular beauty. Interestingly earlier this village used to be a stop for horses to drink water to quench their thirst. At Ghorepani, you can use the internet to check your mails or social media. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 06 : Sunrise from Poonhill- Tadapani
You will see one of the most spectacular sunrise from Poonhill, wake up early to take an hour’s walk before dawn to Poon Hill. The sights of the beautiful mountain sunrise await us is simply awe-inspiring. You will also see the Dhaulagiri range to the left, which itself is the tallest 8000m peak to be seen from here. The first light of the sun dramatically hits the peak, the beautiful Annapurna Mountains that are closer to the right. The famous fishtail mountain, named for its peak's similarity to the tail of a fish can be seen in its regal brilliance from here. After the sunrise view you can head forward for Tadapani. The village of Tadapani is a main stopping point on the Annapurna trekking circuit, it features the spectacular views of Annapurna II, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machapuchare, the famous "Fish Tail" peak. Overnight in Tadapani.

Day 07 : Tadapani-Ghandruk/Hot Spring
The walk to Ghandruk is mostly downward except for a couple of uphill stretches. Ghandruk is another large village which is enjoyable to be in. There is a lot to see there, you can visit the small but interesting Gurung museum to know more about the culture of the ethnic Gurung people of the area. The Jhinu Hot Spring nearby is a popular tourist attraction, where you can spend your afternoon on the natural hot Pool, it is believed that the minerals from the hot water will relief pain and tiredness. Overnight in Ghandruk.

Day 08 : Ghandruk -Nayapul-Pokhara
It is the final leg of the journey, as today you will trek from Ghandruk to Naya Pul, after that it is a short drive back to Pokhara. The downhill trek all the way to Birethanti, is relatively easy. Walk down a staircase paved with stone, bending in and out of the villages and then terraced farmlands. The track keeps following downwards without intervals from Ghandruk until Modi Khola river valley. It is from Birethanti, you will have to take about a 45 minute walk to reach Naya Pul. Your foot journey comes to an end at Nayapul. Then a drive to Pokhara, marks the end of your trek. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 09 : Rest day in Pokhara
This day: optional: can make Paragliding Temdem flight or Ultralight flight: Tour in Pokhara exploring David's Fall, Bat cave, Bindabasini Temple, and Mountain museum

Day 10 : Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus
After breakfast, drop to bus stop and drive to Kathmandu again by tourist bus. Pick up from bus stop at Kathmandu and drop at hotel, check in, then time for shopping. At evening, farewell dinner at Nepali Restaurant with cultural show, overnight stay

Day 11 : Airport drop
Airport drop for onward journey

What's Include

  • 3 Nights in Kathmandu in The Address Kathmandu Hotel or similar:  including breakfast on day 2, 3 and day 11, twin sharing room
  • Kathmdnu guided sightseeing tour exploring Monkey Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Boudhanath Stupa
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara by tourist bus
  • All bus stop transfers
  • 5 days guided trekking tour in Annaourna Region (day 4- day 8)
  • Accommodation in Mountains Lodges (Basic Tea House Lodge) during the trekking tour
  • Transfers from and to the airport (Representative from Google Treks Nepal Pvt Ltd for arrival and departure assistance) and all the necessary local transfers (Private transport concerning the itinerary )
  • Pokhara-Nayapul private transport
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit Fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System card
  • One English Speaking Trekking guide with his insurance, transport, accommodation, meals and salary in a group
  • Nayapul-Pokhara by private vehicle
  • Tour in Pokhara by private vehicle
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Farewell dinner in traditional cultural restaurant
  • All applicable government taxes
  • Tourism service taxes
  • VAT
     

What's Exclude

  • Lunch and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Entrance fees for heritage sites in Kathmandu during sightseeing
  • Trekking gears
  • Meals, Drinks and other expenses like toiletries, electronic devices charging, hot shower during trek
  • Guide  tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal visa
     
Start DateEnd Date Prices
2017-10-22 2017-11-02 1675
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