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Annaprurna Ghorepani Punhill Trek

 

A soft adventure trek in Nepal's middle hills, with the awesome backdrop of the Annapurna Range – 10 days

This trek is well suited for the beginners or for those who have limited time but still want a real Himalayan experience. The trek starts from Nayapul after a short drive from Pokhara, the trail passes through rhododendron forest and fascinating traditional Gurung village of Ghandruk; a nice opportunity to witness the culture and tradition of Nepalese countryside. Along the way, there are spectacular views of the snowy peaks of the Annapurnas, capped off by the unforgettable mountain panorama from Poon Hill.

An easy trek which takes you up to an elevation of 2775 meter at Ghorepani can also be combined as an extension trip to cultural tours of Kathmandu & Pokhara. The trip can be done throughout the year except during monsoon [July & August].  

 
Highlight of this Treks Fact about this Treks
Excellent landscape
view of 3 eight thousand mountain
superb mountain view
climb upto an altitude of 3200m
spectacular scenery
Abundant wildlife and flor and founa.
Buddhist culture, Rhodondorn forest
Gurung and Magar village.
Trip length: 10Days 
Grade: Easy 
Starts in: Kathmandu 
Ends in: Kathmandu 
Accommodation: Tea House/Hotel and Lodge 
Transportation: Flights and private Transport 
Altitude maximum: 3200m 
Service: Guide, Accommodation & Porter 

 

 
Trip Detail:

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu  
It is a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. A representative and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel. At the hotel you will be briefed about your daily activities. 
 
Day 2 Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley  
Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significances. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century Palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath.

DAY 3: Fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu & Trek to Birethanti [1075m]  
We take a thirty-minute flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu airport. During the flight, we get to savor the most mesmerizing views of glorious Manaslu and the snow-capped Annapurna mountain range. Soon after touchdown in Pokhara, we take a one-hour leisure drive to Naya Pool along the graceful Modi Khola Valley. On reaching our destination, we begin our highly panoramic Annapurna trek. The route skirts through lush forest leading finally to Birethanti after walking for one hour. Birethani houses well-resourced shops, hotels, cafes, a police check post, a bakery and a bank, a nice little village town to have fun and settle in for our first over night on the mountains.

Day 4: Trek to Ghandruk [1940m]  
Leaving Birethani, we trail along terraced fields beneath the splendid panorama of awe-inspiring glaciated Himalayan mountain ranges. On passing a succession of flatlands, forest, cultivated lands and a suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, we arrive at the beautiful village of Ghandruk after walking for 3 to 4 hours. An ideal vantage point in this pristine village offers breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli. Several hotels and teahouses at the village welcome us with warmth and sincere hospitality while catering to the requirements of all trekkers’ who hit the trail through this village. Camping in its terraced fields can indeed be very exciting and adventurous!

Day 5: Trek to Tadapani [2540]  
We descend further along the trail showcasing rich rhododendron forests, gloriously cascading sparkling mountain streams and other mystical vistas of nature. After continuously climbing for 3 hours, we step on the territory of Tadapani at an altitude of 2540 meters. Tadapani offers the most magnificent mountain views of the overpowering peaks of Annapurna South. [Walk approx 3 hours] we then crash out for the night.

Day 6 Trek to Ghorepani [2880m]  
From Banthanti, you proceed further along steep trails. Nature spreads exotic sight of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, lush vegetation and rich plant life before you. You climb through rhododendron forest to Deorali [3200m] and reach a hamlet and cultivated fields. Continue walking for 3 hours and finally you will find yourself in Ghorepani. Ghorepani also houses lodges to provide food and accommodation to travelers.

Day 7 Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara  
After savoring the mesmerizing sight of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and other Himalayan giants from the popular vantage point of Poon Hill [3195m], you leave Ghorepani and march ahead for Nayapul. You further descend towards Birethanti. Birethanti lies stretched beside the Modi River and has resourceful town. On your trails of stone steps, you pass through dense forest and a small village of Ulleri. From Ulleri, a very steep section [with 3767 steps!] leads down to Hille on the Bhurungdi Khola. Forty minutes beyond Birethanti, you come to the main road. Now you can easily access any means of transportation to drive to Pokhara. In the evening, you are free to wander by the lakes of Pokhara. [6 hrs walking]

Day 8 Free day in Pokhara  
You can spend your day in Pokhara as you like, you can either relax in your hotel or do sightseeing on your own.

Day 9 Fly or drive (optional) to Kathmandu  
From Pokhara you can either fly or drive to Kathmandu.

Day 10 Depart Kathmandu 
Our Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight home. (Or stay longer for short tours such as game drive at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, and mountain biking, etc. - ask us).

 
Cost Includes:

All meals during trek. 
Accommodation during trek (tent on camping trek, Tea House lodge trek) 
Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu airfare.

Insurence for Guide and Proter during the Trekking. 
English speaking local expert guide, porters 
National park fees 
3 + 1 nights accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on double sharing with breakfast 
All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees. 
Airport transfers and escort 

 
Cost Exclude:

Meals not mentioned  
Drinks and bar bill  
Tipping 
Personal insurance 
Other things not mentioned  

 
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