Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ghorepani poonhill trekking

Ghorepani Poon hill trekking

Welcome to poon hill trekking Nepal , the best short trekking near from the pokhara , extend the trekking poon hill ghorepani to Jomsom, poon hill ghorepani to ABC, Ghorepani to Dhampus

This short, easy trek (five days of actual walking) is a nature-lover’s dream, featuring charming slate-roofed Gurung and Magar villages, mossy rhododendron forests teeming with different species of birds, patchwork valleys, waterfalls by the trail, with the high mountains always in the background (Dhaulagiri at 8,167m and Annapurna at 8,091m). The high point of the hike is a climb to Poon Hill to enjoy a most spectacular view of the whole Annapurna Range.

During the spring the rhododendrons are in bloom while the fall season will allow us to see farmers harvesting rice and millet. This route is the ancient traditional route of the Tibetan and Thakali traders through the Pokhara Valley.The pond at Ghorepani is the traditional watering spot for the travelers' donkeys and horses(Ghore: Horse, Pani: Water).

No. Of days:10 Days
Starting point:KATHMANDU
Max. Elevation:3210M
Ending point:KATHMANDU
Season:Sep/Dec and Mar/May
Max. Walking:5-6hrs.
Mode of travel:Drive or Fly In/Drive or Fly Out

Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 02:Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03Drive/fly Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 04:From Pokhara drive to Nayapul (1310m) and trek to Tikhedhunga
Day 05:Trek to Ghorepani
Day 06:Trek to Tatopani
Day 07:Trek to Ghandruk
Day 08:Trek to Nayapool and drive to Pokhara
Day 09:Drive/fly back to Kathmandu
Day 10:Depart Kathmandu

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Cost Includes
  • National Park entry permit
  • Trekking permit,
  • Land transportation
  • Necessary air flights, (Domestic)
  • Accommodation in Lodges during the trek
  • Three meals a day except GAP trek
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in tourist standard hotels on twin sharing basis(Bed and Breakfast),
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Airport pick up/drop
  • A guide & required number of porter (s),
  • Essential equipment

Cost Excludes
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire),
  • Insurance, Tips
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter
  • Airport tax and custom clearance
  • Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade etc.


Trekking price:
Trekking type:tea house
Teahouse / Camping
Trekking grade:moderate/
Trekking duration:5 days
7 (days)
People in group:
Ghorepani poon hill is the categorized  the short trekking in Nepal. When trekkers have a short time in Nepal even they like to see the culture, Himalayas and sunrise view point Ghorepani poon hill is the popular trekking areas. without going far from the center town of the pokhara, Ghorepani trekking in Nepal gives you the amazing views of the Nepalese culture and life. In the annapurna trekking Poon hill trekking is representative all annapurna views, so the ghorepani poon hill trekking become popular among the many travellers and trekkers day by day. To go ghorepani poon hill trekking, it is very important documentation such as timms card and permit. from pokhara there are regular bus to go trekking starting point of the poon hill. Local bus take 2 hours for the 45 km distances. but the taxi only take a 1 hours distances.
There are a number of options for short treks in the foothills to the north of Pokhara. Most of these variations will visit Ghandruk and Ghorepani. Poon Hill is the best viewpoint for panoramic view of Annapurna Himalayan range, can be reached easily from Ghorepani. Ghandruk is a large traditional Gurung village while Ghorepani is the settlement below the famed vantage point of Poon Hill. The itinerary suits for those who want to see and feel within short period of time, a beautiful panoramic mountain view from the elevation of 3210m along with some traditional villages and their culture.
Trekking highlights:Typical Magar and Gurung villages at Ulleri, and Ghandruk, sunrise and mountain view from Poon Hill, rhododendron and alpine trees.Ghorepani and Poon Hill 5 Days Difficulty: Easy Max Alt: 3200m
This short, easy trek is a nature-lover’s dream, featuring charming slate-roofed Gurung and Magar villages, mossy rhododendron forests teeming with different species of birds, patchwork valleys, waterfalls by the trail, with the high mountains always in the background (Dhaulagiri at 8,167m and Annapurna at 8,091m). The high point of the hike is a climb to Poon Hill to enjoy a most spectacular view of the Himalayas .
Day 01
Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 km/ 6-7 hours): Drive by bus/car or fly.
Day 02
Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1577 m.): Drive for one hour, trek.
Day 03
Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2855 m.): Trek.
Day 04
Ghorepani to Poon hill to Tadapani (2650 m.): Trek.
Day 05
Tadapani to Ghandruk (1960 m.): Trek.
Day 06
Ghandruk to Pokhara via Birethanti (1040 m.): Trek, drive for one hour.
Day 07
Pokhara to Kathmandu (200 km/ 6-7 hours): Drive by bus/car or fly.

Poon hill trekking Reviews:
In my first trekking in Nepal, i was very curious about the mountain trekking in Annapurna. not only that i did not have  any kinds of the ideas trekking in Nepal. I was been poon hill in 1998 as a assistant for the trekking guide. When i chances the Ghorepani poon hill trekking, i was very curious. Trekking season  actually autumn and spring. Specially spring is very beautiful by the Blossoming the rhododendrons flowers. Everywhere in the jungle of the Ghorepani there are colorful flowers rhododendrons.When i read the quiz book Ghorepani  is the big rhododendrons forest in the world. I further got a chances of the species of the rhododendrons flowers. In the Jungle of the Ghorepani trekking there are 32 species of the Rhododendrons flowers. we drive from Kathmandu to pokhara, stayed one night in pokhara for the trekking in Ghorepani. After that 2 hours driving to the Nayapul starting point of the trekking. From there we crossed small bridge over the brook then continuous trekking to the Birethathi. There was  a permit checking places of the Annapurna poon hill. Then slightly up to the village Hille and Tikhedhunga. I felt so much hungry because Nepalese time there is 10 o'clock launch in the houses but until 11 o'clock there is no food for eat. Very difficultly walling to the sudme which is 20 minutes before to the Hille. After Launch we continuously walking our way to the  Ulleri. Our Guided did not stop to the  Tikhedhunga. From Tikhedhunga to the Ulleri was very upstairs. Still we have to up 600 m up from Tikhedhunga. There was very much sunrise and felt hot  and sometimes drinking water and rest in the shade , we up to the Ulleri. From the way, can see the Annapurna south and Tadapani hill forest. we stop more than 10 times to reach the ulleri. we stayed the Hotel Annapurna in Ulleri. In the night there was very amusing. Meeting many guide, trekkers and tourist , they are also going to the Poon hill. some are drinking local wine called 'Roxi', some are Beer. What kinds of the dream i see and views in my dream, iam going to reviews of the poon hill trekking in the reality then. According to the our Guide Ram, tomorrow will take the 4 hours to access the Ghorepani and camp of the launch is in Nangethathi. Throughout the forest we walked with amusing Mount Fishtail from the Banthathi  Ghorepani. how many distanced we  walked, so much nice views of the forest of the Ghorepani and rhododendrons flowers. At twelve o clock we reached  to launch places called 'Ghorepani  Nangethathi'. After launch within 1 hours we reached the Ghorepani where was green roof houses at the deurali ghorepani. we stayed the Hotel mountain views in Ghorepani. we meet group of student in the our staying hotel 'mountain view' in Ghorepani. From the Ghorepani seemed the mt. Annapurna south, Fishtail, Nilgiri from down of the market places of the Ghorepani. Again , as usual there are meeting many travellers in dinning and talking, chatting about the Ghorepani travel experience as well as Many countries. Next morning we have to schedule hiking to the poon hill. In the Hotel notice board there was  wrote 5 Pm walking  time to poon hill in Hot season and 5:30 pm for the winter season. Next morning we waked up 5 pm with the flash light. Many people we saw hiking up to the poon hill with breathing and lots of flash light above to Ghorepani.  we walked fast up to the poon hill , we reached within 45 minutes. Glorious sunrise views from the eastern horizon with Manaslu and lamjung Himal from the Poon hill after some time, silver color annapurna himalayas  transferred to the Golden color. Many tourist take a photography from there and amusing and cheers. There was a coffee shop make my the poon community in Ghorepani. mainly they also come up by walking from the Ghorepani. The cost of the coffee in the poon hill was Rs. 80 NPR.Our trekking clients , Guide drink a coffee in poon hill and took a photogrpahy in the background of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Then we down to the Ghorepani for the breakfast and trekking to the tadapani. already there was sunshine, Many flight from pokhara to jomsom fly over the Ghorepani sky. Amazing things is that when we come down so much we felt more scenery and beautifies. wherever you go there are mountains himalaya and rhododendrons flowers.
It was our third days of the trekking among the 5 total days. After breakfast and paying the bill in Ghorepani , we walked to the Tadapani. Again there was up through the forest and beautiful rhododendrons trees. we reached up to the ridges and again same quality of the mountain we saw , what you saw from the poon hill. That places Name also deurali, only small stone Dash , where can see all round . Roots of the rhodendrons , on the way to the tadapani. we taste buffaloes milk in Deurali village which is took 1:30 hours from the Ghorepani. There was a Gurung HIlls as well as , like a poon hill. mainly Ghurung and poon magar community was highlighted  in this trekking of the Ghorepani circuit and Ghandruk. we took a launch in Tadapani Banthati. then walked one hours more to access to the Tatapani. first step 2o minutes was steepy, then easy to reach Tadapani. There are many hotels such as tadapni hotel, Himalayan htoel, Tadapani panormoa Hotel etc. Again , we have fun in  the night drinking , talking and sharing the expeirence in tadapani. From tadapani we saw portrait views of the Annapurna south, Hinchuli and Fishtail. It is the section to go Chomrong and base camp annapurna trekking too. next day, we moved down to the Ghandruk village , it took us 2 hours , again there was a forest, rivers and brooks. In the day 4th launch hours we reach Annapurna Ghandruk village. There was cemented hotel and  facility of the all kinds of the standard foods and rooms. Most of the villages were a Gurung dresses in the Ghandruk, there was ACAP (Annapurna conservation area project) headuarters. Every 3 pm there is shows the documentary about the ananpurna trekking in Ghandruk village. we saw the flim , look around the village and stay in the Hotel Annapurna in the Ghorepani which is running by  the excellent  local people of the Ghandruk. Next day we  walked to the pokhara  via Saulibazzar, Birethahi. In Birethathi , we  stayed for the launch at noon. Then  back to nayapul then taxi to pokhara Hotel. In this way we finished the Ghorepani poon hill or poon hill trekking for 5 days.
    5 Days itinerary of the Poon hill trekking:
1. Kathmandu to pokhara by bus then stay in hotel pokhara.

2. Pokhara to Nayapul: 1 hours by taxi and 2 hours by bus  to Nayapul.

3. Trekking from Nayapul , after 15 minutes check point of the Annapurna entry fee, and Timms card., then launch to Birethathi if noon, otherwise Ramghai, sudme or Hille, then continued to the Tikedhunga or Ulleri(one and half hours more and steeply up with stone stairs. ),Hotel Laxmi, HOtel chandra, Hotel indra are popular HOtel in Tikhedhunga. In ulleri-Hotel super view,Hotel Pratap, Hotel Kamala are etc. major HOtel to stay.

4. Ulleri to Ghorepani , Launch in Nagethathi, then 2 hours to Ghorepani. There are lots of Hotels in Ghorepani. Hotel hungry eye, HOtel snow land, Hotel mountain view, Hotel kamala etc. are major Hotel in Ghorepani.

5. Early in the morning wake up , at winter and spring time 5:30 Am. In the Hot season 5 Am recommendation. Then 45 minutes up to Ghorepani to Poon Hill. Then , down in the Hotel  , after taking launch trek to tadapani which is 4 hours distance from Ghorepani. Brek for launch in Banthathi about 1 hours then another 1 hours to Tadapani. There are 7 tea  house hotel in Tadapani. Hotel himalaya, Hoel panoroma, Hotel fishtail, HOtel Green view , HOtel Annapurna in Tadapni tea house spot.

6. Tadapani to Ghandruk:: Just 2 hours down through the forest. Launch and 1 night staying. Hotel annapurna, HOtel manisha, Hotel trekkers in are popular Hotel for tourist or travellers in  Annapurna Ghandruk village.
7. Ghandruk to pokhara: after 2 hours down, there are unpaved bus road , then walking 2 hours more to Birethathi then take a launch in Hoel river side where can get the river fish. Modhi khola fish is delicious in Nepal. Then walk 20 minutes to Nayapul then by bus or taxi to pokahra.
8. Pokhara sightseeing
9. Back to kathmandu.

4 days Itinerary of the Poon hill trekking:

1. Pokhara to Tikhedhunga.
2. Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani.
3. Ghorepani to tadapani.
4. Tadapani to Pokhara

3 days itinerary of the poon hill trekking
1. Pokhara to Nayapul then trek to the Ulleri.
2. Ulleri to Ghorepani
3. Ghorepani poon hill then trek down to Birethathi then bus or taxi to pokhara.

Poon hill trekking permit:
Poon hill trekking permit arranges you by the trekking agency in Nepal. Permit cost $10 which means Timms  card. for the package tour it is free from a company. second document of the poon hill trekking is Annapurna conservation entry fee, which is cost Rs. 2000 NPR.  In the group trekking it is free if it is full board package.

Poon Hill trekking style:
1. Full board package: if you are booked in package , this prices included your meal, Hotel in pokhara and  poon hill trek, local transportation by bus and taxi, trekking document, Launch, dinner, breakfast.
2. Poon Hill trekking in Guide service: Just included the trekking Guide, and Guide salary.  for the poon hill, and trekking document for the poon hill ghorepani such as Annapurna conservation area entry fee.

Poon hill trekking season:
Mainly Autumn and spring are the main season of the poon hill trekking. Feb, march, april, may, june are the popular trekking season in spring while september, October, November  are the best season in the autman. Even spring and autumn, Ghorepani poon hill is the ever green trekking. Trekking agent association categorized, Poon hill trekking is the four season trekking in Nepal.

Food and accommodation in poon hill trekking:
1. In the trekking areas  there are available normal types of the food . mostly continental and italian items are available. but do not hope food quality is like a city pokhara and Kathmandu. Momo, chow mein and Dhal , bhat are mainly popular item in poon hill trekking. Dhal Bhat is the national food in Nepal. It is also saying -'Dhal Bhat power 24 hours. Mainly cheese, Egg and some sauces are main ingredients of the foods in Ghorepani trekking. Actually, indian food are unavailable in the trekking region of Nepal.

Trekking Guide and porter for Poon hill trekking:
we are recommended hired a Guide in poon hill trekking who is your friend and escort  the ways. Fully confidently , you can trekking. Guide will told many kinds of the stories and history, which is not available in the Guide book. if your backpack are heavy or if you like to trekking light , it is better to hire a porter too.

Poon hill trekking cost:
The cost of the poon hill Ghorepani trekking depends upon the itinerary and service. if you need a hotel in pokhara, Guide and all kinds of the  document of the poon hill ghorepani, it will cost little more.
1. Ghorepani trekking cost for 5 days with full board package: $ 300 Usd per person
2. Ghorepani trekking cost for 4 days with full board package: $ 250 usd per person.
3. 3 days ghorepani trekking cost $ 180 per person.

if you just hired a Guide in Ghorepani trekking:
Trekking guide for Ghorepani cost  $ 20 per day.

Extension the poon hill trekking

Poon hill trekking to Tatopani hot spring: 
After poon hill and Ghorepani if you like to go hot spring of Tatopani, you can reach 5 hours down to Tatopani. It is the excellent hot spring point in the Annapurna region of Nepal. in the hotspring there are restaurant where you can get hot and cold drinks as well as fast food.next day you can back to pokhra from hotspring of tatopani. 
Ghorepani poon hill trekking to Jhinu Hot spring: 
It will take  2 days  to the Jhinu hot spring from  Ghorepani. After the poon hill you down to Ghorepani and breakfast then trekking to tadapani. then second day you can reach  Jhinu hot spring within 6 hours down  from the tadapani. 

Poon hill trekking to Jomsom muktinath trekking:
After poon hill ,you have chance to go Tatopani where is excellent  warm hot spring then trek to Jomsom or ride bus to jomsom and muktinath. if you walk you reach 4 days to the muktinath temple and 3 days to Jomsom from hot spring.

Poon hill  Ghorepani to Annpurna base camp trekking:
It takes 4 days to reach the annapurna base camp from the poon hill. after back to trekking you have chance to Jhinu hot spring. 
Poon hill to Dhampus pothana trekking: Day second you reach in the poon hill then third day morning you will be in the poon hill. then trekking to tadapani in third day. Four day you will be in the landrug via Ghandrug. In the day fifth you can stay in the pothana where is the Austaralian camp and day 6 you can reach to pokhara. 

Alternative way for the lifestyle when travelling in Nepal will be possible by Booking  a home stay in Nepal. Mountains  home  is running by the home stay family in Nepal kathmandu. Home stay in Nepal give you the best ideas of the explore the Nepalese culture by giving face to face and eyewitness experience.  lets book  home stay in Nepal for  grab  the opportunity  to study the Nepalese life style. After home stay again you can come back hotel with helps to clear picture of the Nepal living ideas. 

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