Experiencing nature, hills, and mountains, from up close can literally blow your mind and open your vision to new heights. Nepal being so rich in nature and culture, this Poon Hill Trekking will let you witness rhododendron forests, paddy fields, traditional villages, and terraced farms along with warm Gurung locals inhabiting in traditional villages with the backdrop of the magnificent Himalayas and the most stunning sunrise view.
During the Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking, you will get to see some amazing massive Annapurna mountains such as Annapurna (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and Dhaulagiri (8167m), situated in the beautiful Annapurna region with Gurung and Magar inhabitants. You will get ample opportunity to explore their culture and lifestyle while trekking to Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Ghandruk, Australian Camp, Phedi, and Nayapul. You will make amazing memories as you trek through trails covered with many rhododendrons and oak trees. The sunrise over the mountains enveloping the snowy mountains into shades of orange and pink seen from the top of Poonhill view point will for sure be the best sunrise view you would’ve ever witnessed. Another highlight of this trek is the Gurung village of Ghandruk which houses the Gurung Museum where you can learn about the culture and also can dress in the traditional Gurung attire available inside the museum. From the vantage point of Australian Camp, amazing views of Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and Hiunchuli (6441m) can be observed. Afterward, in Pokhara, you will visit some of the prominent places like the International Mountain Museum, World Peace Stupa, Tibetan Camp, Mahendra Cave, and also Begnas Lake, if you want. The best season to go for this trek is from March to May and October to mid-December as the weather will be pleasant during this time of the year.
Glacier Family Treks and Expedition is one of the leading travel agencies based in Kathmandu. Our company will provide you with the best accommodation and meals along with a friendly guide to help you learn about the places in depth. So, pack your bags and book this trip, where you will experience travel like never before.
Day : 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) Tribhuvan Internation Airport and transfer to hotel in the center of Thamel, check in hotel.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, we will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport and help you check in at the hotel in Thamel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day : 2
Drive or fly to Pokhara (835m), transfer in hotel at Lake Side, 22 minutes by air and 6-7 hrs by land.
Early in the morning, we will start our journey to Pokhara, which is 6 hours long drive through the hills, rivers, and villages. Upon arrival in Pokhara, we will settle ourselves at the hotel and later explore a little and prepare for the trek next day. Overnight at the hotel.
Day : 3
Drive to Nayapul 1.5 hrs, and Trek to Hile or Tikhedhunga (1460m), 5 hrs.
Leaving Pokhara, we will drive to Nayapul, which takes almost 2 hours to reach. After reaching Nayapul, we will trek about 4 hours to reach Tikhedhunga, passing by small villages with houses made of mud surrounded by lovely farms. The peaks of Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m) start to dominate the skyline as we reach Tikhedhunga. Overnight in Tikhedhunga.
Day : 4
Trek to Ghorepani (2840m), 5-6 hrs.
Today we will trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani, which is 5 hours long ascend where we will get to walk through rhododendron and oak forests with happy Gurung locals all the way. Ghorepani will allow us to see beautiful views of the snowcapped mountains and lush green nature at their best. We will stay overnight in Ghorepani.
Day : 5
Early morning, Hike to Poohill (3210m) at morning and Trek to Tadapani (2630m), 5 hrs.
This day will be special as we will hike to Poon Hill to catch the most beautiful sunrise and the amazing view of the peaks of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and Nilgiri (7061m), and so on. You can capture these amazing mountains in your camera because you will probably get the best view of your life from Poon Hill. Afterward, we will trek to Tadapani, which is a 5 hours long fun descent through the verdant forests. Overnight in Tadapani.
Day : 6
Trek to Landruk Village (1565m), 3 hrs.
Today we will trek from Tadapani to Landruk Village via Ghandruk, which are big Gurung villages in Annapurna Region, hosting amazing views of Annapurna South (7219m) and Machhapuchhre (6997m). Along with beautiful mountains, small villages, crossing a small bridge over the Mode Khola- River and lots of greenery, we make our way to the picturesque Gurung village. The people are very warm and friendly, so you can interact with them and learn about their culture and lifestyle. You can also visit the Gurung Museum there and try their traditional attire. Overnight at Landruk Village in local teahouse or Lodge.
Day : 7
Trek to Australian Camp (2125m), 6.5 hrs.
Leaving the beautiful Ghandruk village behind, we will trek to Australian Camp today through the lush forest of rhododendron and oaks. With the backdrop of the Himalayas, the trail descends on flagstone steps and passes through small hamlets of the Gurung people. At Australian Camp, we can get an amazing view of Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m). Overnight in Australian Camp.
Day : 8
Trek to Phedi (1130m), 1.3 hrs, Drive to hotel at Pokhara, Lake Side.
Today we will trek through the forested trail to Phedi from Australian Camp via the Gurung village of Dhampus. From Phedi, we will drive back to Pokhara enjoying the countryside views. In Pokhara, you can stroll around Phewa Lake and later enjoy the vibrant evening at one of the happening restaurants. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.
Day : 9
Sightseeing Pokhara as per program. O/N in hotel.
Today is a fun filled day where we will visit some of the famous places in the lake city, including the International Mountain Museum, World Peace Stupa, Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave, and Tibetan Camp. If time suffices, we will also drive to Begnas Lake and visit the fish farm beside it. We can also hire a mountain bike and cycle around the beautiful Pokhara city while relishing the stunning view of Machhapuchhre (6997m). Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.
Day : 10
Drive or fly to Kathmandu, check in hotel
Today we will drive back to Kathmandu, enjoying the views of lush hills and countryside settlements along the Prithvi Highway. Upon arrival, you will be dropped at your hotel so that you can rest and relax. Later, you can go for a stroll around the nearest market and try some local delicacies. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day : 11
Free day in Kathmandu for your personal privacy, Farewell dinner in authentic Nepali Kitchen in Thamel, O/N in hotel.
Today is your free day in Kathmandu, which you can spend as you please. You can either go for sightseeing around some of the popular places in the city or you can just rest in your hotel room. However, do not forget to shop for authentic Nepali handicrafts in Thamel to take back as souvenirs for family and friends back home. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day : 12
Final Departure from Kathmandu.
After such long days of trekking and exploring, it is the day to say goodbye. We will drop you at the airport to connect you with your scheduled flight.
Airport pick up and drive according to itinerary and plan.
Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per program.
Trekking permits according to itinerary.
TIMS cards: Trekking Information Management System.
Food and accommodation during the trip: B/L/D.
Hot drinks- Teak, Coffee, etc during the trek.
Flight: Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu as per your requirement.
Porters and guide with their wages.
Insurance for guide and porters.
Entry fee of Annapurna Conservation area.
Local airport tax and land transportations according to program.