• Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

    Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

    10 Days Starting from: USD 570 Per Person*

    Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Overview

Poon Hill offers the unique experience to observe one of the most dramatic panoramas offered by the Himalayas. A truly unforgettable experience trekking under the stars on a moon light path in the Annapurna region awaits.Annapurna, the forgotten giant of Nepal doesn’t receive the hype or coverage of its neighbor Mount Everest but is every bit as intimidating and more picturesque than its rival. Standing at 8091 meters, Annapurna is the 10th tallest mountain in the world and is the gem of the Annapurna range. The trek to poon features crystal clear natural waterfalls, terraced mountainside farms, intimidating forests of local trees and rhododendron with plenty of mountain scenery along the way.

The journey beings in Kathmandu, the heart of Nepalese culture and the countries’ largest and most interesting city. Here you will spend a day absorbing the bustling city streets taking in the environment where you pass by timeless shrines on one side of the road while a local peddles authentic handicrafts nearby. With a certain mystique, Kathmandu is a wonderful blend of Buddhist roots coupled with a strong Hindu influence that needs to be experienced to appreciate. You will see everything from the bustling backpacker hub of Thamel to the worlds ‘largest stupa to Hindu cremation sites and maybe spot a living Hindu Goddess in between. After a day exploring Kathmandu you travel to the peaceful lakeside city of Pokhora to prepare for the trek. Starting the trek at the relatively low altitude of 800 meters the climate acclimation will be gradual as your work up the scenic pass. A highlight of this low altitude is the chance to see the regional transformations that take place at different altitudes witnessing how elevation can change the landscape from a dry balmy farm to a frozen tundra in a matter of days. The trek begins in the town of Nayapool which is a short drive from the peaceful lake town of Pokhara. From here you will work your way up over 2 kilometers spending your days your days hiking and getting accustomed to the hospitality and warmth offered by the indigenous people inhabiting the small mountain towns. Each stop has its own charms ranging from the bustling markets to the quiet tranquil villages where you feel like living in a tiny bubble surrounded by the tranquility of the Annapurna range. Here you will have a chance to speak with sherpas whose families have guided the trails for generations and experience first hand their wisdom about one of the worlds most popular trekking destinations. Couple this with home cooked meals of Daal Bhat and other authentic Nepali cuisines to truly give you a taste of Nepal,

The trip is highlighted with the early morning poon hill hike under only the light of the moon and stars as you journey up the peaceful path to poon hill. In the early hours, the hike is peacefully quiet and you feel a world away from modern life with only the scenery while you follow the path with the stars as your guide. When you reach poon hill you await a spectacular panoramic view of the Annapurna giants featuring views of several of the tallest mountains in the world illuminated by the early sun as it rises and reflects its light displaying an awe inspiring mountain view.following the poon hill trip, you will begin your descent The beauty of the descent allows you to take a trip through different towns and trails rather than returning to villages you have always visited allowing the descent to be just as interesting on the way down as the climb up as it offers new views and landscapes where you can appreciate the local flora and fauna of the region as you return to Nayapool. The Annapurna truly offers a unique combination of views and villages that will relax the mind, strengthen the body and allow you to connect yourself to the simple outdoor pleasures and lifestyle offered by the region.

Trip Facts

  • Destnation: Nepal
  • Activities: Trekking
  • Duration: 7 - 14 Days
  • Region: Annapurna
  • Max. Altitude: 2775 m
  • Best Season: Spring / Summer / Autumn
  • Group Size: 1+ Pax

Itinerary

Day 1 Upon your arrival to Kathmandu

You will be greeted by the Good Karma team and brought to the hotel. You will receive some welcome drink have time to explore at your leisure.

Day 2 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus, Private Car or Flight land transfer would take minimum 6-7 hours and & Flight will just connect this two city in 30 Minutes.

Day 3 We will drive an hour to Nayapul by private Car or van

where we will begin our ascent to Tikhedhunga. The trail begins with a short 15 minute t walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, until we reach Birethanti (1065m) a large village that has many shops & teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village towards the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. This hike will give you plenty of chances to enjoy the terraced rice fields common in the lower levels of the Annapurna range.We will continue steadily climbing up the side of the valley to Hile at 1495m & after another short climb we reach Tikhedhunga at 1525m. This trek offers a short & relatively easy day, allowing everyone to acclimate to the conditions and ways of trekking in Nepal.

Day 4 Trek to Ghorepani

Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2070m. After Ulleri, the trail continues to ascend more gently, through fine peaceful forests of oak & rhododendron towards Banthanti at 2250m. Then we make our trek towards Nangethanti at 2460m. After an hour walk we will arrive at relaxing Ghorepani at 2775m.

Day 5 Hiking to Poonhill - back to Ghorepani, and trek to Tadapani

This morning, we will get up early in the morning, and hike under the stars using headlights to Poon Hill. From here you will see superb view of sunrise, and panoramic view of Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and so on. After visiting Poonhill, we will come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Tadapani.

Day 6 Trek to Ghandruk

The day starts with a short downhill hike. Leaving Tadapani, we descend steeply through forests and then the trail eases as we reach Ghandrunk (2000m), which is the village of the Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal, which have their own dialect, typical culture, costume, and life style. This village is possibly the most popular tourist destination that offers the beautiful mountain views and easy connection to Pokhara and Kathmandu.

Day 7 Trek down to Birethanti - Nayapul - Pokhara

Today we begin our journey, from Ghandruk offering easy downhill hiking to Nayapul. We will then proceed back to Pokhara to spend a leisurely evening exploring the lake or resting.

Day 8 Drive back to Kathmandu by car / van. Overnight at hotel.

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus, Private Car or Flight land transfer would take minimum 6-7 hours and & Flight will just connect this two city in 30 Minutes.

Day 9 Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley

(Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhu, and Kathmandu durbar square). Today is also a great chance to purchase some souvenirs or take a relaxing massage after your tour. Take some time to wander around Thamel and soak in the backpacker culture that has made it famous.

Day 10 Transfer to Airport by Good Karma Staff to bid you farewell for your trip back home.

Transfer to Airport by Good Karma Staff to bid you farewell for your trip back home.

Price

Service Offer #1 Average Standard Package
Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara & Standard Lodges in the Trekking with (Kathmandu- Pokhara-kathmandu by Tourist Bus)
For solo Trekker USD 625 per person ( based on 1 Guide cum porter)
Two pax in Sharing basis USD 570 Per person ( based on 1 Guide & 1 Porter for the group)

Service Offer #2 Deluxe & Luxury Package
3 star hotels in kathmandu,Pokhara & Standard lodges in Trekking with (Kathmandu- Pokhara by flight &Pokhara -kathmandu by Tourist Bus)
For solo Trekker USD 960  per person ( based one 1 Guide & 1 porter per person)
for Two pax in sharing USD 760 per person ( based one 1 Guide & 1 porter for group)

Servise Offer #3 Super Deluxe & Extreme Luxirious Package
5 star Hotels in kathmandu , Pokhara & Standard lodges in Trekking with (Kathmandu Pokhara- kathmandu by Flight or Private AC Car.) Solatee Crown Plaza or Yak and Yeti in kathmandu & fishtal or fulbari in pokhara
for solo Trekker : USD 1500 per person ( based one 1 Guide & 1 porter per person)
for Two pax in sharing basis : USD 1250 per person ( based one 1 Guide & 1 porter for the group)

Includes

  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis (Tourist Standard Hotel to Five Star deluxe Hotel in Kathmandu as you prefer )
  • Government license holder Trekking Guide.
  • Trekking porter /Sherpa who will carry your bag pack during the trekking.
  • Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Trekker’s Information Management system (TIMS)
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee
  • Overland Transportations Bus ,car, & flights as you prefer
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Good Karma Trekking duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)&( optionally if you have your own bags, down jackets and wants to use your own you are free to bring them)
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour with private vehicle as mentioned in itinerary
  • Trekking guide and porters accommodation, fare, meal, equipments and salary & Insurance
  • All program as mentioned in itinerary.
  • Government Tax and office service charge.
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Airport drop

Excludes

 

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
  • Nepal Visa fee & sightseeing fee in kathmandu day tour
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, Soft drinks such as cola, , shower & any Purely personal nature expenses etc)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • City Tour entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara while entering Temple and Monastery.

Trip Note

Dear Trekkers Our Fix departures are for the average standard package but plz let us know if you want to upgrade it to Deluxe type .
We have brought the several options from average standard to extreme Luxurious options and we trust it will help you to address your requirement.
Accomodations in Trekking area are same in all average standard, Deluxe or extreme Luxury package  where as in city are they are different , in Trekking areas there are no difefrent ranks . If you would like to extend few days in Pokhara , kathmandu or back to chitwan for jungle safari plz let us know we can help you to make your other plans . If you have any inquiry after viewing our page plz let us know  at npvillage@gmail.com
 
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Travellers Reviews

Richard Corbett
3 weeks ago -

From the moment we stepped outside Kathmandu airport we knew we were in good hands. Raj and his professional team had taken care of everything. Our trek to Everest Base Camp is one we will remember for a long time. From accomodation, to meals, guide and porters. Everything went smoothly. Even the tricky weather in Lukla didn't hold us up too much. The tour of Kathmandu was great and we especially enjoyed the opening dinner that Raj planned for us.

I highly recommend Good Karma Trekking.

We are planing to return to Nepal and trek the Annapurna Circuit. We will definitely book with Raj and Good Karma Trekking again.

Agata Wilk
3 weeks ago -

Best travel agency, very helpful and friendly staff. They offer great possibilities for trekking, excursions, help take care of all permits. Great company, wonderful trip, friendship for life. I would recommend!

Grant Jasiunas
2 years ago -

Booked my first trip to Nepal with Good Karma after some recommendations on Tripadvisor. From my first email I was impressed with the level of attention I received and how flexible they were (something I couldn't get with several other other companies I and contacted). Had a great trip including sightseeing in Kathmandu and trekking to Everest base camp, and everything went extremely smoothly (except for the weather). Just returned from my second trip there and already planning my third. Its an amazing country, and Raj and the Good Karma team made it a great experience. Happy to answer any questions people have.

Jim Duff
2 years ago -

Kind, attentive, honest, dedicated attention is awaiting on your travels with Good Karma. I went to the Everest Base Camp(14 days), Bhutan (4 days) and the Chitwan game preserve (3 days) with them and was very well treated at a great price.

I recommend them for travel in Nepal under reliable conditions.

I will be glad to answer any inquiries on their subject.

Laxmi Prasad Kandel
a year ago -

A perfect travel partner on the foothills of Hiamalayas. I can proudly recommend my near and dear to Good Karma. Thanks a lot Good karma for excellent services on our trek.

Hexe Ella
2 years ago -

I have traveled in many countries, but my experience in Nepal was special, thanks to Raj and his team who organized the exceptional way to all desired goals in this expedition which I had in Nepal and Tibet this autumn. I hope with all my heart to revisit again because I really miss Nepal. I started learning Hindi language since a few days.

So, Raj, Biji, I feel like I will visit you again! There are a lot of places that I have not seen yet! GOOD KARMA TREKKING is the best Agency for me!

Lauren Hsu
2 years ago -

Raj was knowledgeable and more than accommodating during our travels. We used Good Karma Trekking to book a trek to Annapurna, do white water rafting, and visit the elephants. It was one of the best trips I've had in my life and I've been to over 50 countries now. I would strongly recommend them to anyone who is traveling to Nepal and seeking a professional and friendly travel agency

Samuel Quiroga
2 years ago -

BOOKING WITH KARMA: I booked a one-person tour to the Annapurna Circuit during the off season in August. During my inquiries with various trekking companies, Raj from Good Karma replied promptly and was always making sure that my needs were met before, during and after the trek. He was very flexible with whatever mode of transportation I desired to use even if it was just a couple of days in advance (including a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu with two days notice) . THE TOUR: The tour itself was amazing. True, the Annapurna Circuit can be done with no guide. But Raj provide me with none other than a Sherpa guide would allowed for easy communication with locals and got the best rooms and meals in all the lodges. He also knew where the shortcuts are and made sure my safety was a priority (specially with altitude sickness). TRANSPORTATION : Always keep in mind that Nepal is not the most developed nation in terms of infrastructure and road systems. I highly recommend getting a private vehicle. The drivers that Raj provides are some of the best I've seen even though they drive like maniacs. I felt relatively safe compared to a tourist bus/local bus. These are worse and the safety standards are very low OVERALL: I highly recommend this tour company. Make sure you communicate with Raj constantly so he knows what your needs are.

Paul Greco
2 years ago -

Had an unforgettable experience trekking the Annapurna Circuit with Good Karma in 2012. Nabraj and his team are knowledgable, passionate and great hosts, and are genuine in providing the best experience possible. They went above and beyond to cater to our interests and provided outstanding hospitality. Nabraj has become a good friend since, we are regularly in touch and I look forward to joining Good Karma on a trek again soon!

Razvan Marc
2 years ago -

I worked with Good Karma Trekking a few years ago when they organized a trip through Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan for me and a group of almost 30 people. They were the best choice for our trip. The hotels they booked, the accommodation, the vehicles used for our transportation were all top class. Raj and his team really know their country (and the neighboring countries) and are able to custom made programs that suit each and every individual on a group, no matter the size. We particularly enjoyed the trips around Kathmandu valley, up to Nagarkot, down in the jungle in Chitwan and resting at the foot of Anapurna in Pokhara. Raj even organized some trips that were not in the initial schedule and which were greatly appreciated - for instance the visit to Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu.

I was also on the group that took a tour of Tibet with Good Karma Trekking. Everything went smooth, from crossing the border into China to altering the program so we could stay at a lower altitude when some of our colleagues felt sick.

For all of us on that trip Raj also became a good friend and we kept in touch ever since.

Whenever I hear someone thinking of visiting Nepal I always recommend Good Karma Trekking. I am also sure that next time myself and any other member of the group would want to go to the Himalayan region Good Karma Trekking would be our first choice.

Good job, Good Karma Trekking!

Dj Hewey
2 years ago -

I went on a one month trip to Nepal with Good Karma Trekking, and I must say it was really amazing! Well worth the time and the cost of traveling there! Part of what made my experience so wonderful was the guide that I had. His name is Raj Ghimire, and he is the sole proprietor of GOOD KARMA TREKKING LTD. He is a truly honest guy, with a very kind heart, and I believe that he would give you the BEST Nepal experience, no matter where in the country you want to travel. When my friends and I were over there, he treated us like family (no, I'm not exaggerating), and I still stay in touch with him. His rates are GREAT too! And if you need porters, tea house reservations, or a personal driver to show you Kathmandu or Chitwan Park, he did ALL of these arrangements for us.

Go with Raj, he will take care of you!

Marina Vasile
2 years ago -

This was literally the best experience I've had with a travel company anywhere in the world. They are efficient, culturally smart and very friendly. They even went out of their way to help with issues that were not necessarily part of our contract. I will definitely trust them to organize any trip for me in the future.

mike francey
3 years ago -

Good Karma organized everything for my trip including city tours, travel, hotels and trekking. They were very professional and helpful creating a trip that included what i wanted to see and not just the standard itinerary. The owner Raj even helped bargain for lower prices on souvenirs and trekking equipment while i was in Kathmandu. He also showed me some of his favorite restaurants and some of the local specialties and offered me some wild honey from his home town. The trek went great and the guide was very knowledgeable about the trails and flora and fauna of the himalayas. I have done a trip with abovethehimalays before and the service and price of Good Karma was much better. I would suggest this company to anyone looking for an authentic experience.

Szilágyi Palkó Pál
2 years ago -

We had a great experience with Good Karma Trekking in Kathmandu, Nepal. Raj, the owner of the company, was very helpful. He has an excellent knowledge about the Kathmandu area, and generally about Nepal. He is more than a usual travel agency, passionate about his work, and about promoting the Nepal sights. I am sure that we will use his services again when we return to Nepal, hopefully soon.

Bijaya Ghimire
2 years ago -
Your Good Karma always brings you upto Good Karma trekking. Leave everything on their hand and simply discover your Good Karma. They are perfect to plan your Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan program.
Michel Wasylyszyn
2 years ago -

I met Raj in Kathmandu through a mutual friend and I've been amazed by his hospitality and generosity. They gave me all the informations I needed about the transportation, treks and more! Thank you for your kindness and your support and I really hope to meet you again! Cheers

Melissa John
2 years ago -

Fantastic experience with Good Karma Trekking. Always keen to help and to make sure you are well taken care of in Nepal. Would not hesitate to recommend them to friends and family!

czabaka
2 years ago -

I was In Nepal last year and I really enjoyed the time. I must say that the service offered by Good Karma Trekking is excellent. I would recommend it to all, if you went to Nepal.

Alvin Obed
2 years ago -

I used Good Karma Trekking for a first trip to Nepal in Nov 2011 and from the moment of contact the trip went very smoothly. I would highly recommend this company and would be happy to be contacted independently to provide a review.

Oleg D
2 years ago -

A good company, thoroughly recommended. Their 16 day tour is ideal for first time visitors. Reasonably priced tours.

Naoise Hart
5 years ago -

Went to the Everest Base Campo with them its was fantastic

Daniel San Martín
2 years ago -

En 2012 tuve el agrado de conocer a Nabraj Ghimire en Katmandú. Su ayuda en una país desconocido me sirvió de mucho. Es una persona honesta y desinteresada que realiza su trabajo con vocación.

Yongin Kwon
2 years ago -

믿을만한 친구가하는 일입니다. 네팔에서 가격차이 그리 심하지 않습니다. 가장 싼 곳을 찾기보다, 안전함과 신뢰도, 그리고 만족도를 높이세요. :) It's great to do the trekking nad!!! :)

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2 years ago -
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a week ago -

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