Nepal Ghorepani pon-hill Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Explore Pokhara The City of Paradise and international mountaineering museum, Sunrise and sun set from sarangkot and Enjoy Sunrise from Poon Hill, Discover Gurung village at Ghandruk and Catch Sceneries of more than 20 mountains

Trip Overview

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the popular trek which lies in the Annapurna region. It is known as the short and easy trek.The reason behind it got its name Poonhill Trek because we trek illustrates the way to Poonhill.

Annapurna has been listed as one of the best trekking routes in the world.No,doubt this trek attract more numbers of tourist every year. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is mainly organized for those who do not have sufficient time to trek but also wanted to enjoy.We trek through the beautiful ethnic villages of Annapurna region. Ghorepani is colorful trek intended for all age groups. Beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayas of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri can be seen from here. The best time to trek in Ghorepani Poon Hill is between the months of February to June, September and November. On the way we will cross the dense forests of Rhododendron and some of the ethnic Magar villages. From the top of the Poonhill it provides the amazing view of sunrise.

Finally we conclude our trek arriving at Birethanti and driving back to Pokhara city and fly back to Kathmandu.Join this stunning trek in Annapurna district of Nepal with High Altitude Sherpa for best of trekking recollections with your loved ones.


BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL

 

Autumn Session: September November  

The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.

Winter Session : December February 

Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

Spring Session: March – May 

 Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.

Summer Session: June August 

Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.


Team Composition

 There will be one English speaking high altitude experience trek leader. There will be one assistant guide if required.

this arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group.

– porters for luggage carrying: two trekkers: one porters. it is depend number of porter where and  how long you doing trek.


Physical Condition & Experience Requirements:

– This is a moderate trek suitable for trekkers who have the skill to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light bag.

– Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip to improve our strength and stability.

– Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes.

– you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude.

– self-confidence and strong determination best way to complete this trek successfully.

– Past hiking Experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip.

Outline Itinerary

DAYS ITINERARY ALTITUDE O/n
Day 1 Kathmandu to Pokhara (Drive) 830 m Lodge
Day 2 Pokhara to Naya Pool (Drive) to Tikhe Dhunga 1570 m Lodge
Day 3 Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani 2850 m Lodge
Day 4 Ghorepani to Tadapani (Morning hike to Poon Hill) 2700 m Lodge
Day 5 Tadapani to Ghandruk 1940 m Lodge
Day 6 Ghandruk to Naya Pool to Pokhara (Drive) 900 m Lodge
Day 7 Pokhara to Kathmandu (Drive) 1380 m Lodge

Detail Itinerary

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,337 meters)

High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the Ghorepani poon hill trek each day program. O/N at hotel.

 

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu: 6 hours

Pokhara is located about 200 km west from Kathmandu and the tourist coach takes about 7 hours to get there. Tourist bus leaves at 7:00 am from Kantipath (Kathmanu) to Pokhara. The drive mostly fallows along Trishuli River side.At the Evening you may take short sightseeing around Pokhara city. O/N at hotel.

 

Day 03: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1491m.): 1:30 drive: 5 hours.

After breakfast in Pokhara at 7:30 drive to Nayapul. this is Starting Ponint of Goriapni Poon hill trek The drive takes 1:5 hours to Nayapul(42km) by car.Then trails leads up through the beautiful rice, maze and millet farms of locals.  Fallowing the main trail of Birethanti passed small waterfall. The trail reaches Sudami where you have Lunch. After lunch climb steadily side of valley you reach at Hile and after half an hour you reach at Tikhedhunga. O/ N at hotel.

 

Day 04: Tikhedhunga t0 Ghorepani (2855m.): 5-6 hours.

In the morning breakfast will be served at hotel at 7:00 am to be prepared for Ulleri (2070m) climb. The trail goes steep up for 1.5 hours through stone steps where the trail leads through cultivated fields Rest of trails goes through inside blooming rhododendron and Oak forest.  Final climb to Nangethanti which will be your lunch spot in Nangethanti.After luch trek rests for about an hour. Then climb to Ghorepani at 2850m. Arrive at the top of the Ghorepani pass and camp there. O/N at hotel.

 

Day 05: Ghorepani -Poon hill to Tadapani (2540m): 45 minute: 5-6 hours.

The most important day of your trek early morning wake up and start your journey climb to Poon Hill (3210m) around 1 hr. to provides best majestic scenery and sunrise over the high mountains. Lot of white mountain can be seen from poon like Dhaulagiri [8167m], Annapurna South [7119m] Fishtail [6993m], Nilglgiri south, Singa chuli , Annapurna I [8091m] and many more peaks. You then come down to Ghorepani to have breakfast and trek to Tadapani for 6 hours. Trek leads mainly up and down hill through the forest. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 06: Tadapani to Ghandrung (1949m.): 3-4 hours.

Right after breakfast at hotel your journey leads to Ghandruk which takes about 4 hours.The trail mainly through forest and goes gentle down. Evening explore the Gurung museum to know about their traditional cloths and useful equipment. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 07: Ghandrung to Pokhara: 5 hours:1:30 drive.

The last of your walking day goes down through field and villages to Syaulibazar after 3 hours. This is easy day and downhill most of the part bumping road drive but no vehicles are available untill we arrive Nayapul.Trail is pretty flat from there to Nayapul to catch car drive to Pokhara. This day walking will be 6 hours altogether. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 08: Pokhara to Kathmandu: flight 25: drive: 6 hours.

After breakfast drive to tourist Bus station or airport to Kathmandu. If you traveling by bus which takes 7 hours again on the Prithivi highway along the river and if you prefer flight which takes only 25 minutes. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 09: Kathmandu sightseeing :Visit cultural and historical heritage sites of Kathmandu.

We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites.Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 10: Final Departure to your own destinations:-

Generally 3 hours before your flight time to get Kathmandu airport is needed in Nepal. So you transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your own destination.

Equipment List

The following basic equipment check lists should help you with your packing. Below are just lists for your information and ideas of clothing’s.

 

(A).Head:-

1. Sun hat or scarf

2.Light balaclava or warm fleece hat

3. Sunglasses with UV protection

 

(B).Upper Body:-

4T-shirts

5. Light and expedition weight thermal tops

6. Fleece jacket or pullover

7. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)

8. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

9.Down jacket [you can rent in Kathmandu]- must necessary

 

(C).Hands:-

10. Lightweight gloves

11. Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

12. Fleece liner gloves

 

(D).Lower Body:-

13. Underwear ( minimum 4 and according to length of your trip)

14. Hiking shorts ( minimum 2 and according to length of your trip)

15. Lightweight cotton long pants

16. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

17. Fleece or wool pants

18. Gore-tex jacket

19. Gore-tex jacket trouser

 

(E).Feet:-

20thin, lightweight inner socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)

21. Thick, warm wool hiking socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)

22. Hiking boots with spare laces

23 .Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

 

(F).Accessories:

24. Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F [Can rent in Kathmandu]

25. Headlamp and batteries

26. Basic First Aid Kit

27. Day pack (approximately 45L)

28. Water bottles (2)toiletries

30. Small wash towel

31. Swiss knife

32. Leap gurd 30 spf

33. Sun cream 50 spf

Before You Go

Inbox: info@highaltitudesherpa.com

FAQ

 

What is the best season for this trekking?

  • Our trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September, the monsoonal rains decrease. By end of September through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December are the best time to do Everest base camp trek. From July to mid-September is raining season in Nepal. The best season for this Tour is any time between January to June and September to December.

 

How fit do I need to be for this trek ?

  • This is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the skill to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack.  Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip are a good idea to improve our strength and stability. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes; however you are in excellent health with average physical fitness.  Have a positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination best way to complete this trek successfully. Past hiking Experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip.

 

How long do we walk each day?

  • This is best measured in time – about 5 to 7 hours for each full day (or 10-15 km) in hilly   terrain. In the morning we walk from 8-11 am and in the afternoon from 1-3 or 4 pm. 1/2-day or full day for rest is planned for each trek over 8 days in length

 

Are there a minimum and a maximum number for your groups?

  • We cater to all group sizes, while maintaining the field staff ratio to give you the best quality and experience.

 

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport?

  • YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100.

 

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tours?

  • Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.

 

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

  • Yes, our airport representative will be there to receive  you at the airport. high altitude sherpa guide will be showing high altitude sherpa. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

 

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking?

  • We use standard rooms at three tourist stander hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, tea houses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a bon fire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission.

 

Are the food and water safe to eat and drink? 

  • Hygiene when trekking generally has improved extensively over the last ten years. local trekking guide knowledge to choose the lodges, which maintain a high standard of hygiene. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while for the lunch you would be stopping by on the way where you can order your meals as per your choice. Guide will help you to stop by at best possible places to eat. Most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine to be totally sure. We discourage the purchase of bottled water for the obvious environmental reasons. Please bring a water bottle with you, which you can refill.

 

How much additional money do I need per day?

  • It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15 to USD 18 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking. Please note, higher you go the things would be expensive especially at higher altitude; all the goods are supplied either by helicopter, horse, mules or porters therefore the things are expensive.

 

What mode of transportation do you use  ?

  • Depending on the nature of the travel, the transportation to and from the destination varies from domestic flights to vehicular transportation to even piggy back rides on mules and yaks.

 

Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?

  • Yes, you need to book your own International flights. We are a local agent and it would cost you significantly higher to book through us.

 

Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

  • There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides carry mobile with local sim card and easily you can buy on arrival time in airport. Also we have kept a satellite phone which has poor connection for the network of phones. Our guide’s use it during the case of emergency and also clients can use them by paying its rental fee..

 

Can I use credit cards in the places I visit?

  • Major credit cards are accepted in all places but you need to pay 4% extra as bank levy, which might make cash transaction is highly recommended. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains. if you try to exchange your foreign currency there you would be getting very less exchange rates.

 

Can I add extra days to my trip?

  • High altitude Sherpa can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food. If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible or if you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure before departure tour.

Cost Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  •  Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced, English-speaking trek leader and assistant trek leader
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • One map of Ghorepani Pun hill trekking
  • One Nepali mobile SIM card for local communication
  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with private vehicle
  • Annapurna conservation area entry permits
  • Trekking information management system TIMS
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Medical kit

Cost Not Include

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

 

First Aid

If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.

 

1. Povidone-iodine cream –1 tube.

– Antiseptic cream.

2. Cotton- 1 roll.

– For dressing wounds.

3. Dressing gauze – 5 pcs.

– For dressing.

4. Crepe bandage – 2.

 Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.

5. Band- aid – 10.

6. Dressing tape – 1.

– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.

7. Moleskin second skin- 1 packet:

 Great for treating chaffing and blisters.


Finger Pulse Oximetry:

1.Normal arterial oxygen is Approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mmHg).

2.Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.

3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.

4.Values under 90percent are considered low.

 

 


Medication:

8. Paracetamole 500 mg- 20 tablets:

 For mild headaches.

9. Ibuprofen 400mg –10 taplets:

– To relieve moderate to severe pain.

10.Throat lozenges –20:

– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea  it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.

11.Decongestant -10 tablets:

 For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.

12. Antihistamine –10 tablets:

 For allergies.

13. Antiemetic –10 –tablets:

 To control the vomit and nausea.

14. Azithromycin 500mg – 10 tablet:

 For bacterial diarrhea.

15. Omeprazole 200mg –10 tablets:

 For minor gastric upsets and acidity.

16. Tinidazole 200 mg-3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):

 For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.

17. Acetazolamide 250 mg –20 tablets:

 For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.

18. Dexamethasone  400mg-10 tablets:

 To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.

19. Nifedipine 60mg- 10 tablets:

 To be use only under expert  supervision to treat HAPE.

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Quick Facts

  •   Destination: Nepal
  •  Activities: Culture Tour and Trekking
  •   Trip Grade: Easy
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu
  •  Group size: min-1
  •  Best Seasons: Mars to June & September to November
  •   Meals: Breakfast In ktm & All Meals During The Trek
  •   Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu &Tea House during the trek
  •   Transportation: Flight- Tourist Bus

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