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Special   • Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 05 days

Annapurna ghorepani TrekThis trek is well suited for the beginners or for those who has a limited time but still want a real Himalayan experience the Different.

This trek in the Annapurna foothills to the viewpoint on Poon Hill offers all the best of trekking in Nepal. Enjoy trekking in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, Magars dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (FishTail Peak) dominating the skyline. At the climax of this trek you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountain scapes on Earth. As the sun touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks, slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes. A rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape.

An easy trek, which takes you up to an elevation of 3195 meter at Poon Hill, can also be combined as an extension trip to a cultural tour of Kathmandu & Pokhara.

The trip can be done throughout the year except during monsoon (July & August).


Day 01: Kathmandu – Pokhara:-
Drive or fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive to Nayapul (New bridge), and trek to Tikhe Dhunga:-
We take an hour drive to Nayapul; and then commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town besides the Modi River. We head up the main trail to Sudami where we climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hile (1495m) before pushing on to Tirkhe Dhunga. From here the trail crosses a stream and then ascends a steep stone staircase to the large Magar village at Ulleri (2070m).

Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani:-
This is a pleasant walking day today. We trek through rhododendron and oak forests and across streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti. From Nangethanti we head up to Ghorepani (2850m).

Day 04: Ghorepani - Poon Hill – Tadapani:-
We get up very early and start an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3195m). A brilliant spectacle, this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending about 40 minutes on the hillside, we come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and start walking to Tadapani. From Ghorepani the trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). We descend to reach Banthanti, then wind our way to Tadapani (2540m).

Day 05: Trek to Ghandruk:-
This is an easy day with short down hill. From Tadapani the trail descends steeply through forests and then the trail eases as we reach Ghandrunk. Ghandruk is a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal, has their own dialect, culture, costume, and life style. Ghandruk is one of the famous destinations of trekkers for its beautiful mountain views and easy reach from Pokhara or Kathmandu.

Day 06: Trek to Birethanti – Naya Pul; then drive to Pokhara
From Ghandrung it's an easy walking all down hill to Nayapul, and drive to Pokhara. Overnight in a hotel in Pokhara. Day 07: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu you are free on your own.

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