Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking - 9 Days

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking
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Trip Facts
  • Duration 9 Days
  • Grade A
  • Max Altitude 3867m
  • Best Time Oct - May

Trip Overview


Ghorepani / Poon Hill Trek  is one of the famous trekking route in Nepal for both tea house and organized. Ghorepani trek offers a wonderful opportunity to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region with a shorter trek. This place is rich of hidden treasure of Nepalese culture and tradition. During the trek the trail passes through world’s famous ‘the Gorkha warrior’ clan the Gurung and Magar’s charming village, dense rhododendron (Nepalese national flower), Oak forest full of birds, green hills and patchwork valleys. Just about every angle is a tantalizing glimpse of Mt. Fishtail (6,993m,) Annapurna (8,091m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167) range on the initial part of the tour is breathtaking. On an excursion to Pun Hill one can observe the entire mountain ranges; covering red and pink rays of the Sun in full bloom at the Sunset and Sunrise. Rewarding treks that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature.mountain scenery with a fascinating insight into the life of middle hill Nepalese. The trail takes us through an ever- changing landscape of rice fields, misty forests and lowland local villages to the glacier. It offers a fine opportunity to surround oneself with Himalayan Peaks specially witnessing the glacier basin of Annapurna Sanctuary formed by Annapurna, Machhapurchre (Fishtail, Himchuli, and Manaslu). This used to be a complicated trek due to problems with food and lodge. Now there are many new facilities between Ghandruk and Base Camp along this trail only used by trekkers. Annapurna Base Camp can be approached by at least three different routes. Here I have described one of three options.

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Additional Info


Additional info

The Trail Conditions:

Straight, Uphill, Downhill, Jig Jag with small rocky, pebbles, somewhere flat man made stone steps, through the rhododendron, moss covered forests, suspensions metal bridges

Medication

  • Bandage for sprains
  • Plasters/Band-aids
  • Iodine or water filter (optional)
  • Moleskin/Second skin – for blisters
  • Antiseptic ointment for cuts
  • Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
  • Aspirin/paracetamol – general painkiller
  • Oral dehydration salts
  • Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
  • Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)
  • Diarrhea stopper (Imodium – optional)
  • Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria
  • Diamox (altitude sickness – can be bought in Kathmandu)

 

Clothing / Equipment List

Kindly bring the following list of clothing / equipment for our trek to Ghorepani ( Poon Hill Trek

 

  • Pair trekking boots and waterproofing agent
  • Pair lightweight trekking sandals
  • Pairs thin walking socks
  • Pairs lightweight wind – water proof pants
  • T-shirts
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Set lightweight thermals
  • North Face down Jacket (Preferably)
  • Small thin towel (sports towel best)
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra lightweight shirt for daypacks – for stops along the way
  • Hat
  • Cotton or silk bag liner – optional
  • Neck warmer
  • Pairs ‘thinners’ gloves
  • Rucksack
  • Pack tissues
  • Pair sunglasses
  • Water filter / Iodine (you could buy boiled water in hotels/ lodges which is safe to drink.
  • Camera and films
  • Head torch and spare batteries
  • Sleeping bag (rated -15(above) deg C during our trek)

Above things are required for Ghorepani ( Poon Hill ) Trek. However if you do not have clothing you can either buy or rent in Nepal. In this case we have equipment cheaper than your country.

 

Itinerary


Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2 : Sightseeing / Cultural Day in Kathmandu Valley

Day 3 : Kathmandu - Pokhara

Day 4 : Pokhara - Tikha Dhunga (1491m)

Day 5 : Tikha Dhunga - Ghorepani (2848m)

Day 6 : Ghorepani – Poon Hill - Tadapani

Day 7 : Tadapani - Landruk

Day 8 : Landruk - Pokhara

Day 9 : Pokhara - Kathmandu

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Extend My Holidays

If you like to extend your holidays in Nepal with your short time to experience the high mountains and Nepalese culture you can choose these short and easy extensions trips. Also for those who are inexperience in walking up and down on the mountain the following options are the best to choose. Click on the link below to get its information.