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Ghorepani Poonhill trekking

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Per Person

Total Duration:11 Days

Destination:Nepal

Trip Grade:Easy

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Transportation:Public Vehicle

Accommodation:Hotel and Guest Houses

Ghorepani Poonhill trekking is one of the best short trekking destinations in the Annapurna region, is also known as Ghorepani Ghandruk trek. Poonhill is the best sunrise viewpoint to have a massive view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Fishtail. Early in the morning, you hike up to Poonhill to enjoy the incredible view, the path follows through giant primary rhododendron dense forest, troops of monkeys and exotic birds set a vibrant and colourful scene. Ghandruk (1940m) is one of the largest Gurung villages with its traditional buildings and picture-perfect setting below Machapuchare (6,993m). This village is known as origin place for Gurung ethnic. The trail descends from Ghandruk to the road head for the journey back to Pokhara. As a conclusion, Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is a full taste of Nepal Himalayas Without difficulties and without reaching the highest altitude within a short period.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu. (1350m)

Day 02:Drive to Pokhara (6 Hours – 910m)

Day 03:Drive to Nayapool and Trek to Ulleri (5/6 Hours – 1960m)

Day 04:Trek to Ghorepani (4 Hours – 2860m)

Day 05:Morning hike to Poonhill (3193m) and trek to Tadapani (6/7 Hours – 2630m)

Day 06:Trek to Ghandruk village (5/6 Hours – 1940m)

Day 07:Trek down to Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara. (7 Hours)

Day 08:Day in Pokhara.

Day 09:Drive back to Kathmandu and rest (6 Hours – 1350m)

Day 10:Day in Kathmandu exploration.

Day 11:Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu. (1350m)Upon arrival, our representative will pick up you from the International airport. Evening walking in the market area. Briefing about your trekking and final packing. You also can buy or hire trekking equipment, if there are something left. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02Drive to Pokhara (6 Hours – 910m) Drive with normal tourist bus in highway along at bank of Trisuli River with scenic hills and far seen the mountain. Reach Pokhara and transfer to Hotel. Evening walking at Pokhara lakeside.

Day 03Drive to Nayapool and Trek to Ulleri (5/6 Hours – 1960m) After your breakfast at Hotel, one and half hours driving to Nayapool. Start trekking to flat land. We will cross Birethanti, Hille, Tikhedhunga village. After lunch, trekking route goes steeply up to Ulleri. Ulleri is the first point starting to view Mountains. Annapurna south and Himchuli at your near. Overnight at the Local tea house.

Day 04Trek to Ghorepani (4 Hours – 2860m) Trekking to Ghorepani today. Trekking path ascend steeply in starting from Ulleri village with scenic terrace landscape and Annapurna mountain range. Dense forest gives you cool shade and Rhododendron flower are blooming if you trek in spring season. Finally reach at Ghorepani which is a busy spot offering grand view of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range and Fishtail. Overnight at Teahouse.

Day 05Morning hike to Poonhill (3193m) and trek to Tadapani (6/7 Hours – 2630m) Early wakeup for hiking to Poonhill with the help of torch light. Poonhill is the top of hill in this trekking, from where best sunrise view and panoramic scenery of Mount Dhaulagiri, Mount Annapurna, Tukuche peak, Dhampus peak, Nilgiri mountain, Fishtail, Hiuchuli and Lamjung himal can be seen. Come back to lodge for breakfast. Start trekking again to Tadapani. Overnight at local tea house.

Day 06Trek to Ghandruk village (5/6 Hours – 1940m) Trekking path leads with peaceful forest. Mostly trail decent gradually with occasional view of Annapurna range, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre and Lamjung himal. Finally reach at semi modern Ghandruk village. Lunch and exploration of village. Typical houses, Gurung cultural museum are an attraction in Ghandruk village. Overnight at local tea house.

Day 07Trek down to Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara. (7 Hours) All the way trekking down from Ghandruk village to Nayapool. Trekking route is with scenic mountain views and forest of Rhododendron. Meet our car and drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 08Day in Pokhara. ExplorationSightseeing in main touristic monuments. International mountain museum, David falls, Gupteswor cave, and boating at Fewa lake. Your guide in entire sightseeing will assist you. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 09Drive back to Kathmandu and rest (6 Hours – 1350m) Drive with normal tourist bus to Kathmandu. You also have option to drive with private car (6 Hours) or flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu (25 Minutes). Overnight at Hotel

Day 10Day in Kathmandu exploration. Visit major places in Kathmandu valley. Visit UNESCO heritage sites, Pashupatinath Temple, Bauddhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar squire and Swoyambhunath Stupa. Evening farewell with Nepali dinner with cultural dance. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 11Final Departure takes you to International Airport for your final departure.

Recommendations for Yatra

Trip insurance is important documents. Touch Kailash Travels and tours do not need your insurance policy for permit and visa confirmation. it is only for your secure and immergency. make sure your insurance cover travelling up to 5600 miter altitude and cover Emmergency rescue and Medical bills.  

Oxygen level is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness [malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some of symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best idea is deliberately slow down all the activities and follows the following rules:

  • Rest.
  • Relax-do not exert, be excited.
  • Reduce talking.
  • Walk slowly – adopt one third of your speed and space.
  • Keep your load light.
  • Walk for 15 minutes and rest for 5 minutes.
  • Whenever you feel uncomfortable, just stop; rest and relax.
  • Ignore the sudden outbursts of fellow pilgrims and avoid arguments.
  • Observe silence with smile.
  • Never go too high and too fast.
  • Consume plenty of liquids; never proceed with an empty stomach.
  • Chant a prayer or visualize everything around to suit your pleasant thoughts or put on the earphones and listen to your favourite music, bhajans, chanting etc.
  • Be careful not to catch a cold. It is better to be over clothed than under protected. En-route avoids taking bath or drinking water from Lake Streams or rivers, as your system is not conditioned for this.
  • Keep your boots/Ked inside tent. Protect yourself against dust and direct sunshine during the long stretches of driving. Face, feet and hands must be well protected.
  • The uneven ground, steep slope and slushy banks are full of potholes. Do not combine walking and sight seeing together.
  • Always listen to your guide or the one with experience. Never leave the group.
  • On this trip, over exertion is to be avoided and drinking plenty of fluids is recommendable. During winter, heavy warm clothing is a must.

 

  • Kindly consult your doctor and get yourself examined for this yatra
  • As Mount Kailash and lake Manasarovar is situated at high altitudes please start exercises like walking, jogging, yoga and other breathing exercises in order to have a successful yatra at least from a month before. 

DOCUMENTS:

  You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly;

  • Passport with Photo copies, Photographs, Identity card, Diary for addresses, contacts, small notes etc.
  • Ball pens with spare refills Maps/Charts/Books etc.
  • Travel Cheques, credit cards & Currency.
  • Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers.
  • Any other document for personal purposes.

COMMON ITEMS

  • Big bag for putting your equipment and others
  • A small light trek bag
  • Water bottle / Thermos flask for hot water (1 liter).

Note: Touch Kailash Travel provide you big bag and small day carry bag for Yatra

CLOTHING

  • Enough clothing for the whole Yatra including 3 pairs trek suits/leisure wear/jogging troushers/4 to 5tea shirts/2 polar flees one light quilted /shirts/poloneck/salwar kameez etc. Do not over load.
  • Wool socks (around 4 pairs), thick tights, wool monkey cap, scarves, warm light gloves, scarf.
  • Wool/thermal long underwear
  • Rain wear (Umbrella or Raincoat)

Note: Down Jackets and Sleeping bags will be provided on returnable basis at Kathmandu for the Yatra

FOOTWEAR

  • Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Good one Nike, Adidas etc). Have a spare one too
  • A pair of light Sleepers

TOILETERIES

  • Toileteries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels etc).
  • Sun screen lotion/cream
  • facial tissues, wet once,

CAMPING ITEM

  • Tourch/Candle/match box/lighter/batteries
  • Knife
  • Plastic mug
  • Dusk masks/face masks

PERSONAL & GENERAL ITEMS TO MAKE YOUR JOURNEY ENJOYABLE

  • Any regular medicines that you take
  • Dark Sunglasses
  • Your favourite food which will keep you going including Nuts, biscuits, powder juice
  • Kapoor/Vicks/Inhaler etc
  • Binoculars/Camera/extra batteries
  • Milk powder for tea

FIRST AID KIT – ALSO INCLUDE

  • First aid kit (typical backpacking kit for minor injuries/ our guide also will carry).
  • Diamox/Aspirin/pain killers
  • Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
  • Plasters
  • TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats

 

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Trip Highlights

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. (1350m)

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (6 Hours – 910m)

Day 03: Drive to Nayapool and Trek to Ulleri (5/6 Hours – 1960m)

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (4 Hours – 2860m)

Day 05: Morning hike to Poonhill (3193m) and trek to Tadapani (6/7 Hours – 2630m)

Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk village (5/6 Hours – 1940m)

Day 07: Trek down to Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara. (7 Hours)

Day 08: Day in Pokhara. Exploration

Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu and rest (6 Hours – 1350m)

Day 10: Day in Kathmandu exploration.

Day 11: Final Departure

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