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11-Day Ghorepani Poonhill Trek in Annapurna

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Overview

This is a moderate hike. The combination of easy walking and majestic scenery makes the trek to Annapurna very popular and exciting. Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a colorful short foray into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense forests and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool yourself. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek.

This trek in the Annapurna foothills to the view point on Poon Hill offers all the best of trekking in Nepal. Enjoy trekking in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, Magars, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurna's with the picturesque peaks of Machhapuchre (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline. At the climax of this trek you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountains on Earth. As the sun touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m.) and Annapurna (8,091m.) along with a maze of other peaks, slowly begin to appear, like magic, before your eyes. This is a rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape.

Itinerary in Brief

  • DAY 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
  • DAY 2: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • DAY 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Half day sightseeing in Pokhara.
  • DAY 4: Trek from Nayapool (1700m) to Tirkhedhunga (1577m) 4-5 hours trek (3.5 Kms)
  • DAY 5: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m) 7 hrs trek (10-11 Kms)
  • DAY 6: Trek from Ghorepani to Poonhill (3210m) and back to Ghorepani
  • DAY 7: Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2540m) 7 hrs trek (11-12 Kms)
  • DAY 8: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1955m) 3 hrs trek (5 Kms)
  • DAY 9: from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1700m) 6-7 hrs trek (10-11 Kms) and drive back to Pokhara
  • DAY 10: Fly Back to Kathmandu and sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • DAY 11: Departure from Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Trekking in the Annapurna Sanctuary
  • Visit enchanting Pokhara
  • Sights in Kathmandu
  • Options for luxury accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara

LOCATIONS: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Annapurna

ACTIVITIES: Mountain Trekking

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