Ghorepani Poon Hill Family Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking,  also popularly known as Annapurna Sunrise Trekking, or Annapurna Panorama Trekking is one of the most popular and relatively easy treks that meander through the beautiful ethnic villages of Annapurna Region. Invigorating through some rhododendron forests, Poon Hill Trekking in Nepal will let you feel the Himalayan Panorama while providing you the opportunities to get close to the local Culture. However, Poon Hill Trek is obviously best known for the views from Poon Hill.

Ghorepani lies on a major trail linking several other villages as well as the Annapurna Base Camp. From the South-East direction, it can normally be reached by foot from about 10 hours depending on the trekker. However, many trekkers prefer to overnight at one of the lower villages on their way to Ghorepani. Ghorepani, covering the distance over two days owing to the steepness of the trail, the increase in altitude and the beauty of the natural surroundings. This trail includes the villages of Shikha, Dana, and Chitre. The best thing of Ghorepani poon hill trek is sunset, sunrise and beautiful natural sceneries.

The divine beauty of the sunrise over the Himalayas namely Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Gangapurna, etc from Poon Hill, nothing could have been more tantalizing. Imagine your whole family together in one clear quiet morning, staring at the sky with the golden sun just above the snow-clad Himalayas! The bird's chirp will add some pleasant music to the moment. A moment to be captured in camera as well as in each other’s mind!

So, if you are thinking of a family vacation, join  Wongchhu Peak Promotion  Team for Ghorepani Poon Hill Family Trek. A family vacation is a matter of great joy to be in the hands of those who care!!

We promise you will not regret visiting this place.

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our company representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal and then you'll be transferred to your confirmed hotel. Once you finish the check-in procedure, you can rest & relax at the hotel. Later you will be accompained by the office staff for a short tour of Thamel to make you familiar with some good restaurants, ATMs, money changer and other necessary places you might need during your stay in Thamel.

After morning breakfast Wongchhu Peak Promotion will introduce you with your tour guide and he will pick you from the respective hotel for an interesting tour of Swayambhunath Stupa located on a hilltop, with fabulous views of Kathmandu city, green hills that surround the valley and of high snow-capped mountains. Swayambhunath one of the oldest historical sites listed in the world heritage of more than 2,5000 years old Buddhist religious complex with huge dome shape stupa with four mystical eyes of Buddha overlooking four directions North, South, East, and West. After an impressive tour visiting the monastery and small chapels, this place surrounded by green forest with many monkeys around and this place is also known as “Monkey Temple”.

Next nice tour leads towards east of Kathmandu city at Pashupatinath Temple Area, tourist or non Hindu are not allowed inside the main temple, however one can overlook the temple from the bank of Bagmati river the holy and famous Shiva temple with golden pagoda tier roofs and four silver doors surrounded with lovely forest with many monkeys around. This place is flooded in the mid-February on Shiva Ratri (birth anniversary of Lord Shiva). Nearby on the opposite bank of the river funeral and cremation takes places for all Hindu religion.

Then after drive towards northeast reaching at Bouddhanath Stupa also called as “Little Tibet” due to strong Tibetan influence in culture, traditions and Buddhist religion, Bouddhanath a huge dome with tow tier where one can walk up near the top with nice views of surrounding Bouddhanath area with shop, stores, restaurants, and monasteries.

After a fascinating and lovely historical and cultural tour return back to respective hotels. Then take rest for a while and in the evening you will meet with your trekking guide and a representative from Wongchhu Peak Promotion (WPP) office for short briefing before your trip because you should know all the essential factors and places before going to the trek.

 

Today, we drive to Pokhara in luxurious tourist bus eye sightseeing through the attractive scene of Nepalese countryside like Muglin, Gorkha- Manakamana, Pokhara-Prithvi Narayan Chowk, bus station, lakeside of Pokhara. These countrysides offer the various vegetations, green forest, rivers, narrow, congested, roundabout roads, and very beautiful green hills. 

One can also take a flight to Pokhara.

 

In the clear morning attractive Snow-White Mountain allure you. With the various heart-stealing views of snowy walls and mountain, your trek leads to the Nayapul. Around two hours drive, you reach in Nayapul. With the glance of Birethanti, we start to walk through the bank of Modi Khola/River. Indeed, pine forest, rhododendron, rural community belongs to ethnics groups with the beautiful sight of lowland rice fields. We stay overnight at Tikhedhunga.

 

Today also we start our trek after breakfast. Our long uphill from the Tikhe Dhunga will be started and continued until arrived at Ulleri village. The long stone steps trail offers you a range of exiting landscape and Himalayan vista. This ascending is a little bit difficult. This day we pass through the rhododendron forest, beautiful villages exploring various types of flora and fauna. You also enjoy the majestic views of the mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and many more.

 

In the morning, we go up to Poon Hill to see the view of the sunrise in the snow clad mountains over the Himalaya. Besides, the glimpse of the Himalaya range of Dolpo, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri come in front of your eyes. After some time we return back to the Ghorepani and trek to Tadapani, which lies 300 meters down from Ghorepani. In the process of descending down to Tadapani, we pass through the dense forest where we encounter monkeys, birds, and other wild animals.

 

Today, we descend steeply through forests and reach Ghandruk village at noon. We have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna conservation office and museum. We spend the night at Ghandruk.

 

Today we walk down from Ghandruk village and meet a flat trail along the Modi Khola. Eventually, we make a circuit when we reach Birethanti. We continue walking towards Nayapul. We then drive to Pokhara. Overnight stay at Pokhara.

 

We fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon. After arriving in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. We enjoy the day leisurely or catch up on shopping or explore any landmarks we missed during our first day in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Leisure day at Kathmandu followed by farewell dinner & celebration. Leisure day at Kathmandu followed by farewell dinner & celebration. You can ask your guide to take you on a sightseeing trip inside Kathmandu Valley. On this day you can go to the various museums around the valley including the Narayanhiti Museum which earlier used to be the residence of the last king of Nepal. You may also go to the hilltop of Nagarkot. After some sightseeing around the world heritage sites in the valley, you will have a farewell dinner and enjoy with your Nepali friends and guide. You might even make plans for extending your stay for Chitwan jungle safari, rafting activities, and more with your guide.

Finally it’s SEE OFF TIME. There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. You will be picked from hotel by representatives of Wongchhu Peak Promotion staff and dropped at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours earlier than your flight time with a hope to see you again. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 4 nights Kathmandu in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide, Transportations, and entrance fees
  • Kathmandu- Pokhara-Kathmandu airplane flight and departure taxes OR Tourist Bus for both way
  • Food and Accommodation during trekking (full board service – breakfast, lunch, and dinner + hot water)
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  • All necessary paper works
  • Wongchhu Peak Promotion Trekking duffel bag and trekking
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Insurance for Nepali Staff
  • Special Welcome and Farewell Dinner
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • If required to change from airplane to helicopter to/from Pokhara due to weather issues, the additional cost of the helicopter will be shared amongst clients.
  • Personal trekking and climbing gear
  • Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast and farewell dinner)
  • Alcohol and Beverages during the trek and climbing season
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, shower, etc.)
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation & any medical costs.

Equipment

Quantity

Waterproof Hiking shoes

1 pair

Changing shoes / sandal

1 pair

Shocks

3 pairs

Warm trousers

2 piece

Warm pants

2 pairs

T – shirts

5 piece

Long underwear

1 pair

Sweater

1 piece

Warm fleece Jacket

1 piece

Baseball hat

1 piece

Warm hat

1 piece

Waterproof pant and jacket

1 pair

Good gloves for trek and climb

2 pair

Sleeping bag

1 piece

Personal back pack

1 piece

Duffel bag

1 Piece

Sun glass

1 piece

Sun block cream

1 piece

Head lamp / torch

 

Water  bottle -1 liter bottle

2 piece

Trekking poles

1 pair

Tooth brush and tooth paste

 

Extra  batteries for head lamp/ torch and camera

 

Extra film rolls/ memory cards (if digital camera )

 

Battery charger ( if digital camera)

 

Towel

1 piece

Lip guard

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Personal first aid kits

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Rain coat

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Trip-Code: WPP-001-GPT
Destination: Nepal
Region: Annapurna Region
Altitude: 3850 M
Season: Spring / Autum
Difficulty: Medium
Accommodation: Tea House
Duration: 11 Days

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