Ghodepani Poon Hill Trek – Best Homestay Trek in Nepal – 7 days

The Ghodepani Poon Hill trek (aka the Poon Hill Trek) is one of the best short treks in the Annapurna Region of Nepal.

Classic mountain treks in Nepal generally require two or three weeks of your time, but one of the great things about the Ghodepani Poon Hill trek is that it can be accomplished in as little as four days from Pokhara, however, most people take five days. It mostly depends upon your fitness level and physical stamina.

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Majestic View of Beautiful Mount Annapurna

Several factors contribute to its popularity: it requires only moderate fitness and is one of the least physically-demanding of Nepal’s treks, making it ideal for families or retirees; there is little risk of altitude sickness (highest altitude is 3,210m); and the accommodation, in the shape of family-run tea houses, is of good quality, so there is no need to cart around tents, sleeping bags (although we do recommend you take a sleeping bag for extra comfort and warmth) and food.

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Beautiful Sunrise in Ghodepani Poon Hill Trek

Apart from being a great introduction to trekking for non-trekkers, as well as providing a fantastic experience for those with little time, the main draw-card of the trek is the beauty and diversity of the scenery: one minute there is lush vegetation, the next, terraced rice fields and then alpine areas. All along the trek, the highly-attractive fluted peak of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Peak) dominates the skyline.

The pre-dawn ascend to Poon Hill (3210 m) which takes half an hour will reward you with the sublime views of the most famous and picturesque mountains – Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Fishtail, Singachuli, Annapurna I and Annapurna South in all their glory. It is almost a mystical experience to behold the early rays of golden sun caressing the snow capped peaks with your own eyes.

Mardi Himal Trek is the best alternative to Ghodepani Poon Hill Trek which is recently getting most popular trekking route for the one who has short span of time to travel in Nepal. We provide the most best looking packages to our guest with our warm hospitality.

Itinerary

Trek Venture Nepal airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu displaying Trek Venture Nepal signboard outside the airport terminal. You shall be transferred to your respective hotel in private tourist vehicle. Overnight in Hotel. Breakfast included.
Trek Venture Nepal staff will receive you from your respective hotel at 6.30 am and take you to the tourist bus station if you prefer bus travel. The bus journey will start after an hour with offering a beautiful view of hills and rivers. Beautiful city in the band of Phewa lake with panoramic views of first glimpse of Annapurna and Machapuchare which is seen like a tail of a fish in the north, Manaslu in the east and Dhaulagiri in the west. If we are taking a flight to Pokhara,the flight time is approximately 25 minutes with the distance of 146 km (straight line) with free 20 kg baggage and 7 kg handcarry. This alternative can give you spare time in Pokhara for leisure, shopping etc Overnight in Hotel. Breakfast included
After an 3 hours ride from Pokhara to Tikhedunga in private vehicle, we will start our walk along the bank of Modi Khola (River) and pass by Birethanti (1015m), which has many tea house and shops. Then we slowly get through BhurungdiKhola in the north and slowly starts to ascend up the valley of Hille at 1495m the last village before we reach to Tikhedhunga. After a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga(1,570 m). We get our bag pack from vechicle and start the day walk towards Ulleri for the day trip and overnight.Today hte day of trek is relatively easy with a beautiful introduction of trekking experience of Annapurna Region. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
This day is quite a challenging in compared to the previous day as we start to climb some steep and sharp trail to Ulleri village at 2070m which has large number of Magar ethnic people living. The trail ascends more gently from this point, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons, towards Banthanti at 2250 m. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460 m. After an hour walk we arrive at Ghorepani (2,840 m). Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Early morning start of the day before the sunrise, we will hike to Poon Hill at an elevation of 3210 m, a majestic view of panoramic Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Kaligandaki valley. Then we will start through the beautiful rhododendron forest to Tadapani after taking breakfast at Ghorepani. After a short rest, again we will gently start to climb up for 300m and again the trails comes easier towards Deurali (2960m) and after that we decend to Birthanti where we will have our quick lunch and again move towards Tadapani. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
After breakfast we will gradually climb down the trail towards Ghandruk. This day the trails pass by dense forest of oaks trees and mosses along the view of magnificent Machapuchare which looks playing hide and seek walking through the trail. We can counter Himalayan Gray Langur (Semnopithecus) on the trail a genus of Old World monkeys native to the Indian subcontinent which is shy animals living in herds. We will reach Ghandruk shortly this day comparatively to the previous treks. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
This last day of the trek, we will trek down towards Nayapul passing beautiful forest and hills alongside Modi Khola (River) on the left side of the trail. We will have our lunch in Nayapul and our trek comes to end with here. Our private vehicle will be waiting for us to drop back to Pokhara city. Overnight in hotel. Breakfast Lunch included
If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari,river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities. We start our journey to Kathmandu in a comfort Tourist Bus. Our guide will escort you to your respective hotel after we get in to bus stop. We will have a Farewell dinner with Trek Venture Nepal ‘s family last but not the least before leaving this beautifully gifted country. Overnight at a hotel. lunch and dinner included
Trek Venture Nepal’s private vehicle will escort you to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for final departure to your onwards destination.

Price Includes

  • Pickups and drop-offs from airport/hotel
  • Accommodation in 3 star or any equivalent hotel in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation at Teahouse/Lodge during the trek
  • All three meals (BLD) per day during the trek/climb
  • Wages, lodging, accommodation, insurance and meals for the guide and porter
  • Professional, well-trained and multilingual guide
  • Strong, experienced and capable porter
  • Domestic flights ticket as well as airport taxes
  • All taxes (government and local), necessary paper works and permits
  • First-aid kit
  • Complimentary trekking map for the group
  • Duffel bag and sleeping bag for use while trekking
  • Trek permits, TIMS card and required trek documents
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Trekking completion certificate as a memento to all our valued guests
  • Welcome and farewell Nepalese Traditional dinner
  • Company T-shirt or Jumper

Price Excludes

  • Visa fees
  • Travel and Emergency Helicopter Evacuation Insurance
  • Meals( Lunch & Dinner) & other expenses during Kathmandu( breakfast included at Hotel)
  • Any types of bottled/boiled water, soft drinks or Alcoholic drinks during trek
  • Personal expenses like hot shower, laundry, unforeseen cost due to bad weather, flooding, landslide, urgent helicopter evacuation, etc.
  • Trekking gears and clothing
  • Tips for guide, driver and porter
  • Climbing gears & personal Equipment
  • Any other expenses not listed above.

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Ghodepani Poon Hill Trek – Best Homestay Trek in Nepal – 7 days