Short Ghorepani Trek
Short Ghorepani Trek a moderate and scenic short duration journey on the mid-hills of the massive Annapurna Himalaya range of peaks with ever-present views of mountains all along the walks from the start to the end of the trek. Ghorepani Trekking is an easy trek to the place near the beautiful lake city of Pokhara. Poonhill that locates at 3210m altitude height is the maximum elevation that you will reach by joining in Poonhill sunrise trek which is a moderate elevation for any trekkers.
Great scenic and cultural country walk leading you to the southern side of Annapurna Himalaya on the old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade of Nepal and Tibet which stretches higher towards Mustang areas from Ghorepani village. Poonhill sunrise Trekking an enjoyable trip that takes you through interesting farm villages of Gurung and Pun Magar hill tribes of Annapurna areas and within the enchanting forest of rhododendron trees, regarded as the world’s largest natural garden, in spring and summer the hill will be alive when flowers are in full bloom. The journey continues reaching the highest spot of the adventure on top Poon Hill above 3,210 m high, From Poonhill, you will enjoy the mesmerizing view of the sunrise over Annapurna Mountain. Poonhill offers panoramic views of Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Dhaulagiri I (8167m), and Fishtail Mountain6993m).
Spring is best to take Short Ghorepani Trek as you will pass through the colorful array of blooming rhododendrons and bamboos. Monsoon rain will have made the sky clear and you will get fine views of several mountains if you take Poonhill trekking in the month of March. poon hill sunrise Trekking starts from Kathmandu with the exciting drive to picturesque Pokhara blessed with the natural beauty of mountains and lakes, where our marvelous adventure concludes back at Pokhara with a wonderful and fabulous time on Short Ghorepani Trek.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,345 m and then transfer to respective Hotels
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara 860 m – 06 hrs journey (opp via flights 30 mins on air).
Day 03: Drive beyond Nayapul and trek to Ulleri village 1,740 m – 06 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani village 2,845 m – 04 hrs
Day 05: Hike to Poonn Hill and continue walking to Tadapani 2,680 m – 06 hrs
Day 06: Tadapani to Pokhara Via Ghandruk
Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels
Day 08: International departure for homeward bound or to respective country
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,345 m and then transfer to respective Hotels
On reaching Kathmandu via respective airlines well received by company guides and staff for short drive in the hub of Kathmandu city where your hotels located.After checking into your lovely rooms getting refreshed join in at the Hotel lobby for group briefing regarding treks and other useful information to make your stay in Nepal enjoyable and pleasant.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara 860 m - 06 hrs journeys (via flights 30 mins on air).
Pun Hill Annapurna Panorama Trekking begins with the overland drive to Nepal Mid-West taking a comfortable coach or in Tourist Bus to reach scenic Pokhara, a beautiful and leading touristic place in all Himalaya range, with warm sub-tropical temperatures and close views of Annapurna Himalaya with Mt. Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’.On reaching Pokhara transfer to respective hotels by the Phewa Lake with views of Annapurna and Machhapuchare peak, afternoon at leisure for short walks around the lakeside. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 03: Drive beyond Nayapul and trek to Ulleri village 1,740 m - 06 hrs.
Morning departs from the hotel taking a short drive where the journey takes you beyond Pokhara, valley facing views of Manaslu and Annapurna Himalaya. On reaching at Nayapul following Modi River to Bhirethati village from here drive leads further past farm villages and terraced fields to reach at Hille on the foothills of Annapurna, where our first-day walk begins heading for high hills on stone steps to reach at the nice and lovely village at Ulleri with views of Annapurna peaks. From this small farm village, our first-day walk starts heading north with the steep climb on stone-paved steps to the ulleri village. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani village 2,845 m - 04 hrs.
The morning begins heading uphill to reach a ridge above Ulleri and Bhanthati villages, as the walk continues on the gradual winding path into the deep forest covered with tall rhododendron-magnolia-pines-oak and fir trees. Slowly walk climbs higher side of the mid-hills to reach at charming Ghorepani village with blue painted houses serving as lodges for trekkers offering marvelous views of the Dhaulagiri range of peaks with Annapurna Mountain. Ghorepani situated on the old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route of Nepal and Tibet where the route leads past towards Upper Mustang to Tibet Border called Karo-la. A wonderful spot in the midst of tall rhododendron trees, in spring the whole hills turns magic when rhododendron flowers are in full blooms of different colors. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 05: Hike to Pun Hill and continue walking to Tadapani 2,680 m - 06 hrs.
Early morning hike for an hour or more uphill to Pun Hill on the highest spot of the adventure at above 3,210 m high offering striking sunrise views over a panorama of peaks that includes Dhaulagiri-Tukuche-Nilgiris-Annapurna and Manaslu range of mountains with majestic Machhapuchare Himal 'Fish Tail peak'.Enjoying breathtaking super views of mountains with sunrise head back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek heading uphill into rhododendron forest with fantastic views of peaks and then downhill with the last climb to reach Tadapani, located in the midst of a forest with superb views. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk 1,460m - 04 hrs. then drive back to Pokhara
From Tadapani morning walk leads downhill into the mist-filled forest to reach terraced farm fields above Ghandruk village, one of the major and large Gurung village of Annapurna areas. After a refreshing stop at Ghandruk then descends boarding in a vehicle for the short drive to Pokhara by the Phewa Lakeside after completing an exciting walk on poon hill sunrise trekking. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 07: From Pokhara drive to Kathmandu 1,345 m - 06hrs.
After a wonderful time in the high mountains and hills, taking a morning driving journey back to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu after 5-6 hours of nice interesting drive, transfer to respective hotels with the afternoon free at leisure or last day shopping souvenirs and handicrafts. Meals included: Breakfast
(Options by air 30 minutes flight back to Kathmandu with great views)
Day 08: International Departure for Homeward Bound.
Last day in Nepal in the country of high Himalayan mountains with fascinating culture, after a memorable time on Pun Hill Annapurna Panorama Trekking with wonderful adventure and experience, as per your international flight time our staff transfers you to the airport for the flight homeward bound or to your next port of call and respective countries. Meals included: Breakfast
Physically condition & experience requirements
For physically fit person of all ages with sound health who have done moderate to strenuous walk and activity before or at present. This type of treks involves long ups and downs and the length of walking will be from 5 - 7 hours every day with rest and break in between. The whole trip goes from a week to two weeks or more in the high altitude. This trip is for well experience people who have done previous long high hills or mountainous trekking in and around Himalaya or other mountainous areas on rough terrains, this trip involves walking in snow and ice conditions sometimes and encountering high of over 4,000 meters passes, as for moderate people can join on this type of trips as long they are super physically fit and a mind with positive and determinations. Past hiking experience is a must but no technical skill is required for this trip .participants with pre –existing medical conditions such as heart ,lung and blood diseases should inform well plan trekking before booking the trek .we also recommend that you consult your doctors before the trip.
Accommodations on the trek
In Kathmandu we use deluxe hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share - depending on group size and room availability, triple share may be offered to your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost. And on request single supplement will be charge US$200.well plan trekking will arrange clean and comfortable rooms with attached washrooms; however teahouse in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities .also note that single rooms are available the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
Meals during the trek
In the city ,only breakfast is included on the trip itinerary .While on the trek, we provide good quality food in sufficient quantities from Tea Houses/Mt. lodges. We provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Various meals including noodles item ,soups ,bread ,rice item ,curries ,spaghetti ,pizza ,egg items, potatoes item ,pasta ,fresh vegetable so overall you have a different choice of food on the trek.
Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 litres per person per day.We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas.
All tea houses will provide cold water free of charge, if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal’s trekking regions most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).
TRAVEL & MEDICAL & TRAVEL INSURANCE
Before you book any of our trips we strongly suggest that you buy medical and travel insurance to make you stay and while traveling in Nepal Himalaya or neighboring countries, which will help and support you, in case medical and travel problem arise and situation beyond companies control. If such situation arise with emergency evacuation, where your medical bills on using transportations services by Helicopter or other means of which you can directly claim from your insurance, which is to be paid by you or by your insurance company on the spot.
Where Well Plan Treks will obtain a strong letter of the incidents occurred, so that you can claim from your insurance agents.In case of mishaps and accidents or severe illness we will contact your insurance company if it is okay to use Heli or other immediate life saving process and transportation to nearest medical post and hospitals, where your insurance company will directly pays related expenses accordingly as per situations and conditions of the victims. For all trips with us we need your contact address as well of you next to kin, family members, close relatives or friends in case of emergency purpose.
Climate and Weather
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalayan foothills, where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to May, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good, days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.
RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT LIST
This list is a guide to help you pack for your trip. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel necessary for your comfort and convenience .we also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.
- A warm hat that covers your ears
- Sun hat
- Headlamp with extra batteries
- Fleece jacket or sweater
- Fleece wind –stopper jacket
- Waterproof shell jacket
- Down vest and /or jacket (optional)Hands
- Lightweight gloves (water /windproof)
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
- Hiking trousers
- Fleece or woolen trousers
- Lightweight thermal bottoms
- Lightweight cotton pants
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric )shell pants Feet
- Thin lightweight inner socks
- Heavy poly or wool socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and sandals)
- Sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C de 14 degrees F)
- Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)Toiletries
- Toothbrush /paste
- Multi-purpose soap
- Nail clippers
- Medium-sized quick-drying towel
- Face and body moisturizer
- Small mirror
- Female hygiene products
- Wet wipes (baby wipes)
- Tissue/toilet roll
- Antibacterial hand wash
- Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
- A cough and /or cold medicine
- Anti –altitude sickness pills; Diamox or acetazolamide
- Stomach antibiotic
- Reading book
- Trail map /guidebook
- Journal and pen
- Travel game(chess, backgammon, playing cards etc)
- Modest swimsuit