Dhaulagiri

Overview

The trek to Ghorepani – Poon Hill (Pun Hill) is probably the most popular short trek in Nepal, it can be done in as little as five days. The benefit of this particular trek is from Pokhara it takes an hour of particular beauty by car to reach the trek start, within another hour you are not only witnessing some spectacular views of the mountains, you are also walking through charming villages, mainly inhabited by the Gurung & Magar ethnic groups. There are many dense (and very colorful in the spring) rhododendron forests to take in, full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys to negotiate. If that were not enough, the magnificent Annapurnas and Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Peak) in particular, dominate the skyline.

A highlight of this trip is to make the climb of Poon Hill for some fantastic views of both the Dhaulagiri range and the Annapurna range. Dhaulagiri (8,167m) Annapurna (8,091m) along with numerous other peaks at sunrise is an unforgettable experience. Because it is a popular trek, the facilities found on the trail of a better standard,with hot showers and great food.

A. Itinerary in Detail (16 Days)

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome and pick up from hotel / transfer to hotel / introductory program and trip briefing

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu visiting the major sites of interest /  includes various monuments in Kathmandu of historic and cultural importance.

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara / transfer hotel / Pokhara at leisure / overnight hotel

Day 04: Early breakfast / drive to Nayapul by private vehicle / approx 1.5 hours / then trek to Tirkedhunga 1520 m / approx 4 hours walking / overnight 

Day 05: Birenthanti to Tikedhunga (4 hours)

The trail takes the left fork through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola / trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille 1495m / short climb to reach Tikhedhunga at 1525m / short & relatively easy day /overnight

Day 06: Tikedunga to Banthanti (4 hours ) Climbing up a  steep stone staircase / rather than trek one day to Ghorapani /  we are taking two / stopping at Banthanti / overnight.

Day 07: Bantanti to Ghorepani (3/4 hours) We continue ascending to Ghorepani where we overnight / visit to Poon Hill very early in the morning 3210 m / stunning views of entire Annapurna range including Dhaulagiri and many more / back to Ghorepani  / rest  day  for acclimatization / overnight guesthouse

Day 08: Visit to POON HILL early in the morning 3210 m/ stunning views of entire Annapurna range including Dhaulagiri and many more / back to Ghorepani  / REST DAY  for acclimatization / overnight guesthouse

Day 09: Trek to Tadapani2630m

Gentle up to a forested rige and through rhododendron forest to Deurali / down through river bed (many birds) to Banthanti / ups and downs through forest to  Tadapani /overnight

Day 10: Trek to Ghandruk 1940m.

Tadapani / short down hill / descend steeply through forests /  the trail eases as we reach Ghandrunk (2000m) / beautiful well preserved Gurung village /typical culture, costume, and life style / wonderful mountain views.

Day 11: Trek to Jhinu, natural hot spring 1520m / approx 4/5 hours walking / enjoy the natural hot spring / overnight guesthouse

Day 12: Trek to Tolka 1700m / approx 5 hours / overnight guesthouse.

Day 13: Trek to Dhampus 1750m / approx 4/5 hours / overnight guesthouse

Day 14: Trek to Phedi / approx 2 hours / drive back to Pokhara by private vehicle / overnight guesthouse

Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu by private vehicle /enjoy the scenery and local villages along the way/ transfer to hotel

Day 16: Departure day / Transfer to airport / fly onward destination

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

(The cost varies with the number of trekkers in the group. Please contact us with the number of trekkers for the exact quote)

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis as per the itinerary
  • City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private car
  • Entry fees when sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • National Park Trekking/Entry Permit
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) registration fee
  • Round trip / internal flights / overland transport / if needed / as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation in guest houses/lodges during the trek
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day during the trek
  • Qualified and experienced trekking guide and porter services
  • Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staff
  • All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes
  • Airport transfers for internal flights
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket and rucksack if required
  • Airport pick-up on arrival and drop-off on departure 

Cost Excludes

  • Meals other than breakfast when staying in hotels
  • Personal expenses and bar bills
  • Clients’ travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities

Important Note and Optional Activities

Please note: All the trekking itineraries are flexible and can be revised in order to best meet your requirements i.e. your time, interests etc. Please make contact with us if you have any special requirements or interest.

 

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