Ghorepani Poonhill Sunrise Trek - Prime Himalayas

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Ghorepani Poonhill Sunrise Trek

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  • Duration9 Days
  • Meals:8 Breakfast, 5 Lunch and 5 Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel Yambu or a similar
  • Best Season: Mar - May and Sep - Nov
  • Trip Grade:Moderate

Overview

A classic trek, the Ghorepani-Poonhill Sunrise Trek, is certain to fill you with elation. It is considered one of the most popular and best short treks in Nepal, incorporating a variety of enjoyable elements in a single journey. An array of Nepalese landscapes awaits you, providing firsthand insights into the cultural lifestyle of the ethnic Gurung people and offering abundant mountain vistas, including the Annapurna mountain range and the famous Machapuchare, also known as Fish Tail Mountain. This easy trek, with its stunning sunrise views, is designed to accommodate everyone, from solo travelers to families and large groups.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu

Your adventure begins with a warm welcome in Kathmandu, Nepal’s bustling capital. Upon landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, our team will be there to greet you. We’ll whisk you away to your hotel, where you can unwind and rest after your journey. In the evening, you’ll receive a comprehensive orientation about the upcoming adventure, where we’ll go over the itinerary and ensure you’re fully prepared for the days ahead. You’ll be staying at an elevation of 1300 meters, providing the perfect starting point for your journey into the heart of Nepal’s breathtaking landscapes.

Accomodation: Hotel Yambu or a similar hotel
Max Altitude:1,400m (4,600ft)

Day 2 -Kathmandu to Pokhara

Today, you’ll start on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, one of Nepal’s most picturesque cities. This journey takes you through the beautiful landscape of terraced fields, quaint villages, and lush forests. As you arrive in Pokhara, you’ll be greeted by the serene Phewa Lake and the majestic Annapurna mountain range. Check into your hotel, relax, and soak in the tranquil ambiance.

Accomodation: Hotel Hidden Kingdom or a similar hotel 
Max Altitude: 1,400m (4,600ft)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Nayapul to Ulleri

After a wholesome breakfast, you’ll set out on a picturesque drive to Nayapul, the starting point of your trek. The trail begins with a gentle ascent through lush subtropical forests and charming villages. Your destination for the day is Ulleri, a charming village nestled amid the hills. Here, you’ll find a welcoming tea house lodge where you can relax and rejuvenate for the days to come.

Accomodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 - Ulleri to Ghorepani

As the sun rises over the stunning landscapes, you’ll continue your trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani. This charming village is situated on a ridge and offers panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. The trail winds through lush rhododendron forests, and you’ll have the opportunity to connect with fellow trekkers and experience the warmth of the local hospitality in the tea house lodge where you’ll spend the night.

Accomodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Poonhill Sunrise and Trek to Tadapani

Before dawn, you’ll embark on an exhilarating hike to Poonhill, one of the region’s most iconic viewpoints. As the first light of day breaks over the Himalayas, you’ll witness a mesmerizing sunrise, with sweeping views of majestic peaks such as Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. These towering mountains create a breathtaking panorama that’s sure to leave you in awe. After taking in this awe-inspiring spectacle, you’ll continue your trek to Tadapani, a picturesque village nestled within lush forests.

Accomodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Tadapani to Ghandruk

Your journey leads you to the charming village of Ghandruk today, known for its stunning beauty and the rich cultural heritage of its Gurung inhabitants. The village is surrounded by terraced fields and offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna South and Machapuchare (Fish Tail) mountains. After reaching Ghandruk, you can choose to unwind in the nearby hot springs, offering a perfect way to soothe your tired muscles. You’ll spend the night in a cozy tea house lodge in this idyllic setting.

Accomodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Ghandruk to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara

This morning, you’ll begin your trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul, where a comfortable vehicle will be waiting to take you back to the enchanting city of Pokhara. The rest of the day is at your leisure, allowing you to explore Pokhara’s attractions, such as the tranquil Phewa Lake and the vibrant Lakeside area.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8: Pokhara to Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner

After breakfast, you’ll journey from Pokhara to Kathmandu. You can choose to travel by tourist bus, enjoying the scenic beauty along the route, or opt for the convenience of a short 25-minute flight at an additional cost. Upon your return to Kathmandu, you’ll have time to relax and freshen up at your hotel. In the evening, we’ll host a memorable farewell dinner, giving you a chance to celebrate your journey with your fellow trekkers and share your experiences. Your last night in Nepal will be spent in anticipation of the adventures yet to come.

Meals:
Breakfast and Dinner

Day 9: Departure

As your incredible journey comes to an end, we’ll ensure your timely airport drop-off, providing assistance and support as needed for your onward journey. Your heart and mind will be filled with the memories of the stunning landscapes, warm hospitality, and unforgettable experiences you’ve encountered during your Nepal adventure.

Meals: Breakfast

What's Include

  • All airport transfers by private transport.
  • 2 nights in Kathmandu at Hotel Yambu or a similar establishment, including breakfast and taxes, with twin-sharing or double room accommodation.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara tourist bus ride, including transfers.
  • 2 nights at Hotel Hidden Kingdom or a similar hotel in Pokhara, including breakfast and taxes, with twin-sharing or double room accommodation.
  • Private drive from Pokhara to Nayapul.
  • 5 days of guided trekking in the Annapurna region.
  • Accommodation in mountain lodges (basic tea house lodges) during the trek.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided during the trek.
  • Private drive from Nayapul to Pokhara.
  • Annapurna Conservation Permit Fee.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card.
  • One English-speaking trekking guide with insurance, transportation, accommodation, meals, and salary for the group.
  • One porter for every two persons with insurance, transportation, accommodation, meals, and salary.
  • Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • All applicable government taxes.
  • Tourism service taxes.
  • VAT (Value Added Tax).
  • Duffel bag as needed.
  • Annapurna Trail Map.
  • Sleeping bag (to be returned after the trek).
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

What's Exclude

  • International flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
  • Trekking gear.
  • Snacks, drinks, and other personal expenses such as toiletries, electronic device charging, and hot showers during the trek.
  • Tips for your guide and porter.
  • Travel insurance.

Meals

Your journey begins with breakfast at Kathmandu, setting the stage for each adventurous day. As you embark on your trek, you can rely on our thoughtfully curated meal plan, which includes nourishing breakfasts to fuel your adventures, hearty lunches for refueling, and communal dinners in the cozy tea houses. Whether you prefer local Nepalese flavors or international favorites, our menu caters to your diverse palate. It’s not just about sustenance but an opportunity to immerse yourself in Himalayan flavors, creating lasting culinary memories amid the breathtaking landscapes.

Accommodation

Your journey is accompanied by comfortable accommodations tailored to each segment of your adventure. In Kathmandu, enjoy 2 nights at Hotel Yambu or a similar, and in Pokhara, unwind for 2 nights at Hotel Hidden Kingdom or a similar hotel. While trekking, you’ll experience the warm hospitality of basic tea house lodges nestled within the Himalayan landscapes, providing clean and cozy rooms for your well-deserved rest. These accommodations offer a connection to the rich culture of the Sherpa people, and for those desiring single accommodations, a single supplement of 200 USD is available.

Route Map of Ghorepani Poonhill Sunrise Trek

FAQs

What is the best time of the year to trek to Ghorepani Poonhill Sunrise Trek?

The best time to trek to Ghorepani Poonhill Sunrise Trek is in the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is pleasant and the views are clear.

What is the level of difficulty of the Ghorepani Poonhill Sunrise Trek?

This trek is considered moderately easy, suitable for beginners and experienced trekkers alike. However, it involves some steep ascents and descents.

Do I need a guide or porter for this trek?

Having both a guide and a porter allows you to enhance your trekking experience and enjoy nature at your own pace, all while ensuring hassle-free travel. They can assist with navigation, carry your heavy backpack, and give you ample time to savor the natural beauty of the trail.

What kind of accommodation can I expect during the trek?

Accommodation during the trek primarily consists of teahouses and lodges, offering basic but comfortable rooms with shared facilities like bathrooms and dining areas.

Price
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twin sharing basis

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