Fact Information

Duration
12 Days
Destination
Nepal
Difficulty
luxurious
Accommodation
Hotel & Lodges
Activity
Trekking
Transportation
Tourist Bus, Car, Jeep, Air-plane
Meals
BLD (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Max Person
25
Min Person
1
Maximum altitude
3,210m, (10,531 ft)
Best season
Autumn & Spring

About Trip

“Ultimate destination of the world for trekkers, hikers or multi-adventure seekers with not only  breathtaking panoramic mountain views with sunrise  but also the famous Gorkha army Gurung and Magar’s  uniqueness culture, the rich variety of flora and fauna is something that everyone should explore and rejoice………………”

Ghorepani Poon - hill (Annapurna balcony) panorama trek is a prominent trek into the Annapurna region. Ghorepani trek offers a perfect opportunity to witness the beauty of nature and the culture within a short period of time. The trail traverses terraced fields, beautiful villages, green meadows, dense mossy forests of oak, silver pine, rhododendron, and magnolia throughout followed by the tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains. The whole of Ghorepani is densely forested with beautiful rhododendron trees whose beauty is multiplied when they bloom during the spring season. One of the highlights of the trek is the panoramic viewpoint Poon Hill 3,210 meters (10,531 ft), to enjoy possibly the most spectacular mountain vista and the sunrise view. The first rays of the sun hit the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range in an amazing red glow is known to be one of the most amazing views on earth. This is an easy trek that can be enjoyed by trekkers of all ages with no risk of altitude sickness. The splendid mountain vista, rich ethnic Gurung, Magar culture, and diverse flora and fauna justify the popularity of Ghorepani Poon - hill trek.

During the trek, trekker has an opportunity to discover the particularities of the everyday lifestyles of each village and crossed the customs of different ethnic groups of Gurung, Magar, and Thakali. You will welcome there as friends in an authentic way. Moreover, the villages of Ghandrung, Ghorepani and Tadapani overlook absolutely amazing on Himalaya Annapurna, Manasalu, Nilgiris, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna south, Machapuchhre and stunning other mountains.

Trekking can be enjoyed throughout the year except during Monsoon (July to August). Not demanding an age, money, and long holiday for Himalaya trip, who are quest in the typical adventure we offer you Ghorepani Poon – Trek, 12 days full packaging trip including Pokhara exhilarate stay.

Trip Highlights

  • Stupendous sunrise views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges such as Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Machhapuchre, Himchuli, Annapurna south and other neighboring peaks from Poon Hill 3,210m.
  • Short and moderate trekking suitable for all aged travelers and can be done all year round.
  • The total trip distance is 51km or 32 miles, it can be completed within 5 days.
  • Cultural insights into local Gurungs and Magar inhabitants.
  • Trekking through tranquility forests, waterfalls and terraced fields.

Meals:

We serve you 3 times meals in a day with drinks like tea, coffee, and juice. We have an open Menu, which means the client can choose any dish as they like from the menu cards or the client can ask a guide for particular hygienic meals.

In the breakfast hour:

We serve our distinguished clients or new guest as per their choice. You can get plain toast/ French toast/ Chapati bread/ Tibetan bread/ Vegetable omelet/ Cheese omelets/ Scrambled egg/ Fry  eggs/ Boiled Eggs/ Vegetable fried potato/ Veg fry Potatoes cheese top/ jam, honey & butter with any Breads/ Rice pudding/ Rice porridge/ Oat porridge with fruits/ Uuesli porridge with hot drinks

In the lunch hour: 

We serve you fresh vegetable items or meat items such as Egg fried Rice/ Vegetables, Egg, and Cheese fry Rice/ Meat fry Rice/ Egg, Vegetable fry Noodle/ Meat fry Noodle/ Noodle soup with Meat/ Veg Noodle soup/ Vegetable curry Rice/ Meat curry Rice/ Vegetables, Egg fry Potatoes/ Vegetable fry Potatoes with cheese top/ Spaghetti with vegetable cheese/ Pasta with Vegetables, Egg Cheese top/ Finger chips, roasted Potatoes with hot sauce/ Vegetable spring rolls/ Sandwiches/ pizza/ Burger/ MoMo/ Fry Vegetable/ Dal Bhat set/ Meat curry Rice/ Chicken curry Rice/ Mutton curry Rice/ Soup items/ Fresh fruits with hot drinks.

In the dinner hour:

Soup items with snacks/ Dal Bhat set vegetarian/ Dal Bhat set non-vegetarian/ Chicken curry rice/ Mutton curry rice/ Yak curry rice/ Vegetable curry rice/ Yak steak/ Paper steak/ Yak burgers/ Sandwiches/ Pizza/ MoMoitems/ Fry Vegetables/ Fresh fruits with hot drinks.

Outlined Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport [1,350m/4,429ft], transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Full day Valleys sightseeing like Patan, Bhaktapur, Boudhanath.

Day 03: Bus journey to Pokahora [820 meters/2,690ft], 200km, 7hrs. 

Day 04: Drive to Hille [1,220 meters/4,002ft], trek to Ulleri [1,960 meters/6,430ft], 8hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani [2,860 metres/9,383ft], 7 hours of walk through Oak.

Day 06: Hike to Poon - hill [3,210 meters/10,530ft], sun rise view, trek to Tadapani [2,630m/8,628ft].

Day 07: Trek to Ghandrung [1,940 meters/6,364ft], walk 6 hours.

Day 08 Journey to Sarangkot [1,552 meters/5,092ft], drive to Nau danda trek to Sarangkot.

Day 09: Trek to Lakeside Hotel [820 meters/2,690ft], 2 hours.

Day 10: Full day sightseeing around Pokhara valley, for instance, Shanti Stupa, Davis Fall, and many more.

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu [1,350 meters/4,429ft], 6 hours.

Day 12: Finally, Departure Day.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu international airport [1,350 meers/4,429ft], transfer to Hotel included breakfast service:

Welcome to the land of white glowing mountains. Before your landing in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, the representative from Himalayan Diamond Adventure will have reached there to welcome you. After landing your aircraft, we come to pick you up with our welcome greetings. Collecting your luggage, we drop you off to Hotel. You will have welcome dinner in the Nepali cultural dance restaurant with your guide’s briefing about the day program tomorrow.  The hotel service includes bed and breakfast.

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley, Patan, Bhaktapur, Baudhanatha, with tour guide, private vehicle:

Kathmandu, being a historical and cultural heart of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and adventure seekers. The city presents a wonderful mixture of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities which bear immense historical, cultural and religious significance. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous & biggest Hindu shrine Pasupatinath temple, the largest Buddhist stupa in town Boudhanath, the 15th century palace of 55 windows Bhaktapur and Soyambhunath stupa. In the evening, a trip orientation meeting will be organized.

Day 03: A scenic bus journey to Pokahora [820 meters/2,690ft], 200km, 7hrs transfer to Hotel included breakfast service:

Today we drive tourist bus 200 kilometers form Kathmandu to Pokhara 7 hours very scenic drive stunning mountain terrain view such as Ganesh Himalaya range, Bhauda Himal, Rani peak, group of Himalachuli, Ngadi chuli, Manasalu, Lamjung, Machhapuchhare, Annapurna III, Annapurna II, Annapurna south and may others mountains and low land also rich for landscape, many cultivated the farmer’s farm lands, following down Trisuli river, Marsyangdi river, hydro powers, waterfalls, green hills etc. After transferring to Pokhora Hotel included breakfast service, we will visit International museum, lakeside free walk.

Day 04: Drive Jeep or tourist bus to Hille [1,220 meters/4,002ft], trek starts to Ulleri [1,960 meters/6,430ft], about 8 hour. Overnight at lodge:

After driving off 40 km, about 1 hour and 30 minutes to Nayapul, from Pokhora, our trek begins to Hile another 3 hour, from Nayapul bus stop. It is depend on client’s physical fitness, after walking along the off road towards trail crosses new bridge,  Modi Khola, Birethanti teahouses. The trail passes through the local people’s inhabited settlements and farmer’s cultivated lands, such as rice field, potato, barley, maize and vegetables. The trail continuously passes along the off road following up the north bank of Bhurungdi khola and villages to Hile - Tikhedhungga, with beautiful landscape. After leaving Tikhedhunga the trail ascents along the steep stone staircase, to not yet reach Ulleri at [1,960 meters/6,430ft]. We spend overnight at Lodge included, dinner and breakfast service.

Day 05: Pleasant journey to Ghorepani [2,860 metres/9,383ft], 7 hours of walk through Oak, rhododendron green lust forest. Overnight at lodge:

Today we start our journey continue way up to Ghorepani the panoramic Poon Magar village Ghorepani [2,860 meters/9,383ft]. Ghorepani is the most touristic place in this Annapurna panorama trek (Annapurna balcony) trek. Leaving from Ulleri, our steps continue ascend more gentle up way, through  Poon Magar’s tea houses and green lush forests, such as oak, rhododendron and magnolia, towards Banthanti at [2,250 meters/7,381ft], thoroughly Nangethati [2,460 meters/8,070ft] and eventually reach to Ghorepani large Poon Magar inhabited settlement. Along the way we have a splendid landscape and magnificent view of Machhapuchhre Himal . After continue walking off 7 hours we reach to Ghorepani. We spend overnight at Lodge included Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drink service like tea and coffee.

Day 06: Head for Poon - hill [3,210 meters/10,530ft], sun rise view and trek down to Tadapani [2,630 meters/8,628ft], 7 to 8 hours of walk .Ovrnight in Lodge:

This morning, we wake up early in the morning for hiking to up Poon Hill [3,210 meters/10,531ft], the best panoramic views point. From the Poon - hill you can have a mind blowing view of sunrise, and panoramic sun rise view at the top of Annapurna Himalaya range, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Manasalu on a clear day. After some breath taking views from Poon hill we will switch back to Ghorepani Lodge and meet in dining room for hot breakfast. After very meaningful hiking of Poon hill we trek to Tadapani under the rhododendron, dwarf bamboo, oak and pine jungle with tranquility landscape. We spend overnight in Lodge included dinner and breakfast with hot drink service like a tea and coffee.

Day 07: Trek to Ghandrung [1,940 meters/6,364ft], 6 hours of downhill walk under the rhododendron covered green lush forest. Overnight at lodge:

Depart from Tadapani, we descend more gently downhill throughout blooming rhododendron forests to Bhaisi kharka, where is small T-houses? Then the trail slightly descends to Ghandrunk Gorkha army Gurung’s village. There is large Gurung community, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal. They have own dialect, unique culture, costume, and lifestyle. This village is possibly the popular tourist destination that offers the beautiful mountain views and having easy connection with Pokhara or Kathmandu. Overnight at Lodge included Dinner and Breakfast with hot drink service like tea and coffee.

Day 08: Journey towards to Sarangkot [1,552 meters/5,092ft], drive to Nau danda and trek to Sarangkot, the bird’s eye view. Overnight at lodge:

After leaving from Ghandrung village we walk continue slightly downhill along the stone staircase to reach to Jeep station Kimche. Today we drive up to Nau danda throughout the terraced farmlands, and farmer’s villages, Tikhedhungga, Nayapul. Driving off an hour and 30 minutes, we reach Naudanda and then we trek to Sarangkot 2 hours along the off road. Sarangkot offers a captivating mountains view and glorious Pokhora valley landscape. We spend overnight at guesthouse included dinner and breakfast service.

Day 09: Trek to Lakeside Hotel, [820 meters/2,690ft], 2 hours of walk vertical way. Hotel included breakfast service:

After an outstanding sights of surrounding mountains such as  Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south, Lamjung Himalayan and others peaks and enchanting Pokhora valley with captivating lakes, we descend down vertical way to the lake side Hotel including breakfast service. Today is free sightseeing around lake side.

Day 10: Full day sightseeing around Pokhara valley like peace stupa, David falls and International museum:

Pokhara is surrounding by white snow capped mountains and green hills. It is very beautiful. Where we can enjoy doing more exhilarating outdoor adventure activities in Pokhara?  Like paragliding, boating, cycling, caving and mountain flight. Today we visit around Pokhara valley, peace stupa, International mountain museum, lake side and Mahendra cave.

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu [1,350 meters/4,429ft], 6 hours by tourist bus and transfer to Hotel included breakfast service:

After a fabulous Annapurna circuit classic trek we drive back to Kathmandu today with a scenic driving off 6 hour from Pokhora by tourist bus. We transfer you to Hotel included breakfast service. And at 18: 00 pm we leave Nepali cultured restaurant for farewell dinner.

Day 12: Finally, the Departure Day:

We drop you of in Trivuwan International Airport at terminal room in your flight checking time by tourist Bus or Car and say good bye.

Note:- The conditions stated in the itinerary are mainly for the trekker who prefer full package service. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staffs depends on your need and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.

Cost Details

  • Airport pickup and drop off by private vehicle service.
  • Three overnights tourist standard Hotel in Kathmandu sharing room included breakfast.
  • Three overnights tourist standard Hotel in Pokhora sharing room included breakfast service.
  • Menu on client’s choice, Three times meals in a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert), with drinks (Tea or Coffee) during the trek.
  • Transportations:- Kathmandu to Pokhora and Pokhora to Kathmandu tourist bus.
  • T- house (Lodge trek) accommodations during the trek, clean and comfortable.
  • Entry permits:- ACAP, TIMS, all necessary trekking permits.
  • Transportation: Pokhora to Hile tourist bus, Ghandrung to Naudanda.
  • One day full  valley sightseeing, Patan, Bhaktapur and Ktm with city guide with transportation.
  • Sightseeing of Pokhora city like peaceful stupa, international mountain museum, Devidfall and lakeside.
  • License holder, helpful, English speaking guide with all his  salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport.
  • Assistant trekking guide for group over 8 members in a group with all company’s facilities.
  • Warm clothing and required trekking gear for porters like Gore Tex jacket /trousers, trekking shoes, woolen hat, woolen gloves, woolen shocks, sun glasses etc.
  • Strong and helpful porter with all company’s facilities (one porter for two people maximum 30Kg).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Nepali staff’s insurance policy covered it, rescue evacuation, medical treatment and accidental.
  • Company's commplimetary: Duffle bag, Map and company T-short.
  • Hot bag services.
  • Down jacket (-12*C) and Sleeping bag (-20*C), pay extra $ 1 and 50 cents each item each day.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in culture restaurant.
  • Meals while you are stay in Kathmandu/Pokhora Hotel Lunch and Dinner.
  • Personal trekking equipments and gears like trekking rucksack, further more information ask us or look our equipment check list.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Nepal entry visa fee 40$ for one month.
  • Any entry fee for temple or monastery.
  • Donations or charity. 
  • Your Travel insurance policy should be covered it Emergency rescue evacuation, medical treatment and accident.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses like, WIFI, Internet, Hot shower, Laundry, Battery charging, telephone and shopping etc...
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal  first aid kits, personal medicine.
  • Tipping for Nepalese staff like, guide, porters, drivers (tipping is expected).

Useful Info

Himalayan Diamond Adventure is stand-by for all times, the best quality services for our regular clients as well as new guests. We are quite thoughtful with our distinguish trekkers or hikers or Mountaineers joy, fun, and safe trip through our company. We are very aware that only our clients and guests can make a pleasant trip with the company’s extensive service and a local professional guide and faithful, and expert cook and porters. We accompany you with local experienced, faithful, helpful and intelligent good English-speaking guides and porters, informative in all sectors including weather forecast and caring personals.

Guide/ Porter service:

We have a different category of guides, such as Porter guides, Trekking guides, Support Climbing guides, Mountain guides, French-speaking guides, German-speaking guides, Chinese speaking guides, Culture tour leaders, as your requirement.

Equipment/ Gears service:

We provide you (-25*C) down-filled sleeping bag and (-20*C) down-filled jacket (Pay extra $2 each item each day). For mountaineers if you do not have your own climbing gear we will provide you climbing gears on hire at a reasonable price particularly for your convenience, such Union of International Alpinist Association (UIAA) tested gears. Like a Black Diamond, Helmet, Harness, Crampon, Jumar ATC guide or Figure of 8, Ice axe, Carabiners, and La Sportiva alpine boot.

We provide you with sufficient and hygienic meals and dessert with hot drinks as your choice and book clean and comfortable rooms (hotel) on a mountain in advance of your trip to mountain lodges.

Packaging trips service:

There are more than 300 different trekking routes and 326 peaks open for climbing including 20 royalty-free peaks. Climbing peaks have been divided into 3 categories: A, B and C. in Nepal, we will help you to organize the trip according to your time, budget and choice. We organize a trip for especial solitary (alone) personal as well as a packaged trips for a big groups.

Our Extra services:

We also help you to get permits, hiring trekking equipment and other related services i.e. bus reservation, airplane ticketing, and hotel booking in Kathmandu and in Mountain.

The conditions stated in the itinerary are especially for the trekker who prefers full package service. At the same time, we also customize the itinerary based on your choice and time. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your needs and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.