Fact Information

Duration
12 Days
Destination
Nepal
Difficulty
luxurious
Food
BLD (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Accommodation
Hotel & Lodges
Transportation
Tourist Bus, Car, Jeep, Air-plane
Meals
BLD (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Max Person
25
Min Person
1
Maximum altitude
3,210m, (10,531ft)
Best season
Autumn & Spring
Caravan route
Pokhora, Nayapul, Ghorepani-Poonhill, Ghandrung, Sarangkot & Chitwan

About Trip

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

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

In quite a short duration of time, this circuit provides the best opportunities to discover this mountain Garden else.

Introduction of the Trail:

The Ghorepani Poon - hill (Annapurna balcony), panorama trek is a very popular short trek into the beautiful Annapurna region. Ghorepani trek offers a perfect opportunity to witness the beauty of the glorious Annapurna region within a short period of time. The trail traverses green meadows, gorgeous valleys, dense mossy forests of oak, 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 spring. One of the highlights of the trek is to climb to the highest point on Poon Hill 3,210 meters (10,531ft), to enjoy possibly the most spectacular mountain vista on earth. The sunrise, from the view point at Poon - hill, over the majestic Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range 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. Ghorepani Poon - hill (Annapurna balcony) 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 typical adventure we offer you Ghorepani Poon – Trek, 12 days full packaging trip including Pokhara exhilarate stay.

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Outlined Itinerary

Tentative itinerary:

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

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

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 like peace stupa, David falls.

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

Day 12: Finally, the Departure Day.

Detailed Itinerary

  Itinerary Details:

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 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

Carry out trip with professional guide and extensive service. Journey starts from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus 200 kilometers, 6 to 7 hours along the Prithvi high way following Trisuli River and Marsyandi rivers with eye catching landscape. We stay in lodges the period of trip. The trail will pass the terraced cultivated farmlands, Gurung and Magar’s beautiful villages, lodges and shops with magnificent mountain terrain view.

During the journey, we explore Himalayan countryside, Gorkha British army Gurung, Thakali, and Magar’s (the ethnic group’s) authentic unique culture and their lifestyle. Moreover Sightseeing of flora and fauna, Black deer, Red deer, Languor, pheasant, flowers, is splashing joy colour, Magnolia, Silk cotton, Rhododendron and Primula denticulate. Feeling of natural walk under the booming rhododendron flower in Spring, Specially in April – May. Walk on snow covered land and terraced lands in October, November and December.

Ghorepani Poon - hill (Annapurna  balcony) 3,210 meters (10,531ft), fabulous for sunrise and sunset view on the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalaya range. The combination of pretty villages and terraced farmlands at Ghandrung, and set against the panorama of high peaks beyond makes this one of the most picturesque trek. Sarangkot is the bird’s eye view of Pokhora valley and surrounding white snow capped mountain. Pokhara valley sightseeing, Lakeside, Peace sputa, Devid fall and International museum. And Pokhara is the best place for Paragliding, Ultralight flight and Mountain flight.

Why to trip with us?

Our first motto is- Best Guide; Safe Side

 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 a professional and intelligent guide and faithful, authentic and helpful cook and porters.

We accompany you with experienced, faithful, helpful and intelligent good English speaking guides and porters, informative in all sectors including weather forecast and caring personals.

Our second motto- “Client’s satisfaction is our satisfaction”

  • The selection of itineraries and the staffs depends on your need and financial procurement.
  • The tentative itineraries are only for your guidelines. We can make as your require.
  • We will book hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara as your requirement.
  • We have a different category of guides, such Porter guides, Trekking guides, Support Climbing guides, Mountain guides, French-speaking guides, German-speaking guide, Chinese speaking guides, Culture tour leaders, as your requirement.
  • We provide you (-20*C) down-filled sleeping bag and (-12*C) down filled jacket (Pay extra 1 and 50 cents each item each day).
  • For mountaineers if you do not have own climbing gears we will provide you climbing gears on hire at a reasonable price, such the Union of International Alpinist Association (UIAA) tested gears. Like a Black diamond, Helmet, Harness, Crampon, Jumer ATC guide or Figure 8, Ice ax, Carabiners, and La Sportiva alpine boot.
  • We provide you with sufficient and hygienic meals and dessert with hot drinks as per your choice and available in mountain lodges.
  • We book clean and comfortable rooms (hotel) on a mountain in advance of your trip.
  • There are more than 300 different trekking routes in Nepal, we will help you to organize the trip according to your time, budget and choice.
  • We organize trip for especial solitary (alone) personal as well as packaged trip for big group.
  • We also help you to get permits, hiring trekking equipments and other related services i.e. bus reservation, airplane ticketing, and hotel booking in Kathmandu and in Mountain.
  • You come across with us not only for your satisfaction in adventure but also develop your mountaineering skills.