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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

This is an excellent  short trekking on foothill of the Annapurna. It offers one of the most spectacular view of the Annapurna Massif ,Dhaulagiri and a close look at Gurung and magar people ,who comprised and contributed to the famous Gorkha army . A side trip to poonhill 3210 meters is the highlight of this area . This trekking is suitable  those trekkers, who havelimited holiday for Himalayas trekking in Nepal. This trek provide you beautiful Mountain view of Annapurna range . One of the most importain highlight of this trek is climb on Poon Hill . When the sunrise it touches the snowcapped summit Dhaulagiri (8167m) , Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Nilgiri (7040m), Annapurna south (7291m), Annapurna II (7937m) ,Annapurna III(7555m) Annapurna IV (7525m), Hunchuli (6441m), fishtail/Machhapuchhare (6998m), Lamjung Himal (6986m), Tukuche peak (6920m), Dhampus peak (6012m) among others, where you also can have the experience of blend of diverse culture of various ethnic groups like, Bramin ,Chhetri, Magar, Thakali, gurung and others.

Ghorepani poon hill trekking is most popular for Rhododendron that blooms in March to May and it is one of the luxurious trekking tours in Annapurna region. Ghorepani trekking begins from Pokhara where we reach either by flight or tourist bus from Kathmandu.
From Pokhara, Funny Nepal guides take you to Nayapul hiring private car, then trek along with Modi Khola to Birethati and climb up to Ghorepani via Tikhedunga Ulleri, where you will have one night rest and you head to poon hill (3210m) to have the superb views of Himalayas. After reaching to the Poon hill, you will have trek along the Ghorepani circuit through Tadapani Ghandrung village then trek to Naya pul and you return back to Pokhara by private vehicle. Especially, March, April, May and September, October and November are considered the best seasons for Ghorepani poon hill trekking but we "Funny Nepal Treksrdquo arrange the ghorepani trekking whole around the year.

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Day 01.
Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters). You will be met by our representative and transfer to hotel and a short brief about the trekking after refreshment.
Day 02.
Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa.
Day 03.
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) which takes about six hours. You depart for six hours drive to Pokhara (915m,), 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes.
Day 04.
Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) by car which takes one and half hours drive. Now, you begin your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tikhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and half hours. After breakfast at hotel you could drive by car for one and half hours to Nayapul. Then you start your trekking. The first part of your trek is easy passing through numerous small villages and settlements. Afterwards you could ascend gently to the final destination of the day. The majority people here are Gurung and their religion is Buddhist. They are engaged in agricultural activities, tourism business and some in Gorkha and Indian regiments.
Day 05.
Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) which takes about six hours. The trail is steeply ascended for the early 2 hours and then ascends gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, Magar villages. On the way, you can enjoy good view of Machhapuchhre or Fish Tail (6997m.), Huinchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna (7219m.) south. Now your trail is quite easier passing through forest and descends gently up to the final camp. You could see some of the wild life such as monkey and various species of birds.
Day 06.
Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Tadapani (2675m.) which takes about five and half hours. Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650 m.) through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos and oaks. En route, you frequently see waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, local birds and green scenarios. Tadapani is a small village surrounded by beautiful forests which grants you a magnificent view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, and Annapurna II and so on.
Day 07.
Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) and it takes about three hours. It is very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. You could hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way. This is one of the popular destinations for the birds' lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village you can see the views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail.
Day 08.
Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul (Pokhara):
It takes about five hours. It is very easy trek by descending gently half of the way through the rice field and local villages. From Ghandruk to until syaulibazar we normally descending then we walk flat part untill Nayapul then we drive from Nayapul to Pokhara. It takes around 1.13 Minutes.
Day 09.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.
Day 10.
Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

The cost includes:

v  2 Night accommodation at Pokhara with breakfast

v  All land transport on buses

v  An Experience Trekking  Guide and porters (2:1 basis) insured, registered, experience, salary food  and accommodation paid

v  Annapurna Conservation Area entry permit (ACAP)

v  TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)

v  Three meals a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

v  All accommodation at tea house on twin sharing basis During the Treks

v  All land transportation by bus and Taxi pokhara to Nayapul

The price will not include:

      
vLunch and dinner at Kathmandu and Pokhara
      vNature of personnel expenses
      v Nepal visa
      
vBar and beverage bills( tea ,coffee, water )
      vPersonnel clothing
      
vTravel insurance and
      
vTips (tips are expected)