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Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure

  • Nepal
Destinations

Destinations

Nepal,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget

Tour Overview

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a Nepal trekking tour, popularly known as Annapurna Sunrise Trekking or Annapurna Panorama Trekking. It is one of the most popular and relatively easy treks through beautiful ethnic villages in Annapurna Region and is best known for the views from Poon Hill. Known as the Photographer’s Paradise, the landscape of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna peaks from the Poon Hill viewpoint (3190m) is one of the most incredible mountain-scapes on earth while the phenomenal sunrise from Poon Hill is unmissable. During the trek stay in local guesthouses together with hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Cultural Safari, Guided Safari, Trekking Safari
  • You will visit:
    Annapurna Conservation Area, Kathmandu, Pokhara, Poon Hill, Ghorepani
  • Wildlife:
    Birds
  • Activities:
    Trekking, Hiking, Sightseeing Tour, Village Visit, Cultural Experience, UNESCO Site
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle, Bus
  • Minimum age:
    5

Highlights

  • Spectacular sunrise/sunset views over the chain of Himalayas in the Annapurna region from Poon Hill (3210 meters)
  • Panoramic views of Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri ranges, Machhapuchhre Himal, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, and Mardi Himal
  • Ascend/descend the popular stone stairs of Ulleri village
  • Forget all your lethargy and pain of walking and enjoy the amazing hospitality the locals offer
  • Walk through lush forests and scattered Magar settlements, taking in the amazing mountain views

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 699 per person

What's Included

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • 3-star category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara incl. breakfast
  • Guesthouses/lodges incl. breakfast, lunch & dinner during the trek
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • English-speaking, well experienced and friendly guide, porters (2 trekkers 1 porter )
  • Transport to and from Pokhara on tourist bus
  • Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure Duffel Bag
  • Annapurna Conservation Permit & TIMS permit
  • Government tax & office service charge
  • All paperwork (TIMS & Permit)

What's Excluded

  • International flights
  • Nepal tourist visa fee US$25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 15 days, US$40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 30 days. Visa can be issued upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- Kathmandu
  • Meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara other than breakfast
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing
  • Alcoholic beverages, water, hot shower charges on the trek, hot/cold drinks, laundry, phone calls, internet
  • Tips for guide, porters & driver
  • Items of personal nature
  • Travel insurance

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

One of the representatives from Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure will be waiting for you outside the international airport terminal gate holding your name and then transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight: Kathmandu Hotel

After breakfast in the morning, you will be proceed for sightseeing, visiting the following places:-

1. Boudhanath Stupa: Lies about 6 km to the east of downtown Kathmandu and is the largest stupa in the valley. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. Boudhanath is also known as Khasti, or dew drops, after an account that builders had to use dew to mix the mortar as Kathmandu was suffering from a severe drought during the construction of Bouddhanath.

2. Pasupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world and lies 5 km east of the city center. The richly ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple.

3. Patan Darbar Square: Patan Durbar Square is an enchanting combination of palace buildings, artistic courtyards, and graceful pagoda temples. The former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone.

4. Swayambhunath Stupa: The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site), watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. The huge stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.

Overnight: Kathmandu Hotel
Included Meal: Breakfast

After breakfast, our guide will take you to the bus station near Thamel. You will take a scenic highway drive out from Kathmandu to the beautiful city of Pokhara. This thrilling road is packed with wonderful sceneries and views to enjoy. Throughout the drive, we will take small breaks for snacks and lunch too. You will drive straight to your hotel here and rest for the day. In the evening you can take short walks to the lakeside area near your hotel.

Overnight: Pokhara Hotel

In the morning, we take a short drive (about an hour) to Nayapul, which is going to be the starting point of this trek. From Nayapul, we walk along the Modi Khola and follow the way through Birethanti (1015m), and Hille (1495m) to eventually reach Tikhedhunga (1577m). We stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

Overnight: Local Guesthouse

Today, we move on from Tikhedhunga towards the steep climb to Ulleri (2070). You can intersperse into the large Magar settlements at Ulleri. From Ulleri, we ascend more gently through the fine forests of rhododendrons and oaks. After walking for a couple of hours from Banthanti, we eventually reach Ghorepani where we stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Overnight: Local Guesthouse

We have to wake up early in the morning today as we have to hike up to Poon Hill, probably the best viewpoint in the Annapurna Region. Here at Poon Hill, we catch the panorama of the beautiful peaks including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Often touted as the Photographer’s Paradise, don’t miss out to take some of the best snaps of this entire trip from Poon Hill during sunrise. That being said, sunset views from this hilltop are equally rewarding. Spend some time at Poon Hill and then return back to Ghorepani. After having breakfast at Ghorepani, we again continue our walk towards Tadapani. Ascending towards Deurali, and descending again, we eventually reach Tadapani, where we stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

Overnight: Local Guesthouse

From Tadapani, we descend through the forests while following the trail to Ghandruk, aka the biggest Gurung settlement in the country. Take your time to explore the typical culture and lifestyle of ethnic Gurung people and interact with local people. Ghandruk also offers some of the magnificent views of mountains. Stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

Overnight: Local Guesthouse

As today is going to be the final day for trekking, we slowly follow our trail back to Nayapul from Ghandruk. Once we reach Nayapul, we can take a short drive back to Pokhara. Check-in to the hotel and stay overnight.

Overnight: Pokhara Hotel

You can visit some of the local attractions early today before the drive back to Kathmandu. After breakfast, your guide will take you to a local bus station where you will catch a bus back to the capital. Enjoy the refreshing hill highway segment to the valley. We will drive you to your hotel in Thamel. In your spare time head out to explore the lively Thamel market and do some souvenir shopping. Join us for a farewell dinner and share your experiences with the whole team. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Overnight: Kathmandu Hotel

Our driver will pick you up and drive you to the TIA from your hotel a couple of hours earlier than your scheduled flight time. With some exciting stories and wonderful memories from the Himalayas, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with Himalaya Sanctuary will remain with you forever.

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