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Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Annapurna Base Camp of Ghandruk, Nepal

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Amigo Treks & Expedition
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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: High intensity hiking, trekking, mountain climbing, cycling. May experience dramatic changes in altitude. Extreme activities included. Extreme
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
10 days
From: $ 880 $ 88 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Discover Kathmandu
  • You will enjoy exclusive natural, cultural and historical sites
  • Enjoy the views of Machhapuhhre and Annapurna, Modi River, waterfalls, countryside villages
  • Opportunity to trek our destination to Tadapani

Short Description

"Situated north of Nepal’s famous lake city, Pokhara, this short Poon Hill trek offers secreted wealth of Nepalese culture and natural beauty. Along with the view of mountains, trekkers can equally enjoy the company of cultivated terraces, waterfalls, dense rhododendron and oak forests full of chirping birds and flying butterflies - simply perfect for nature lovers. Moreover, Poon Hill, Ghorepani trek, is also an introduction to the culture, tradition, hospitality, farming practices and lifestyle of different ethnic groups including Gurung and Magar. Poon Hill (the best view point of the entire Annapurna region), Ghandruk (a culturally rich Gurung village included in the world heritage site list), Pokhara (the lake city) and natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda are some major highlights of this trek.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Kathmandu
End City Kathmandu

Trip Includes

  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off service in a private vehicle
  • 3 nights twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at 3* standard hotel with breakfast
  • 2 nights twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara at 3* standard hotel with breakfast
  • Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants with traditional, ethnic music and dance
  • Annapurna Trekking permit (ACAP) and TIMS (Trekkers security Card) permit
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All accommodations on a trek (Lodge/Tea house)
  • Fresh seasonable fruits after dinner (while on a trek)
  • Tea/Coffee (Served in a cup only)
  • Purified drinking water (medicated safe to drink) during the trek
  • Government licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All required local and government taxes
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
  • Official Trekking T- Shirt, Amigo Duffel bag (you can use it for Sherpa bag) and Trekking Map (As a souvenir)
  • First Aid Service (Basic)
  • Adventure certificate (after completion the trek)

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Meals: Dinner

Welcome to Kathmandu – the capital city of Nepal. Today is your first day with Amigo Treks & Expedition. Therefore, we send one of our company representatives to receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), who will further escort you to a tourist standard hotel. If possible, we also schedule a meeting at our office for the briefing regarding the trek followed by an introduction session with other team members (especially Sherpas and guides). Today, we also arrange a welcome dinner in one of the most popular local restaurants, where you can also enjoy the ethnic dance and cultural music along with great Nepali food. If your flight arrives late, both the meeting and the dinner can be scheduled for the following day.

(Highlights of the day: Nepali food, Cultural music and Ethnic dance.)

Day 2: KathmanduValley sightseeing and trek preparation(1,300m/4,264 ft)

Meals: Breakfast

The capital, Kathmandu valley itself, is a big storehouse of exclusive natural, cultural and historical sites. Therefore, today, we take you on a few hour tours to the major attractions of Kathmandu valley. After spending few hours observing these wonderful sites, we again meet for a few hours to finalize your clothing and trekking gears (down jacket, trekking boots, sleeping bags etc.) required during the trek. The night will be spent at a hotel in Kathmandu.

(Highlights of the day: World Heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square (a historical structure offering architectural wonders), the Pashupatinath temple (a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva- lord possessing the power of destruction), Swyambhunath and Boudhanath (a Buddhist shrine dedicated to Lord Buddha- Light of Asia.

Optional site:Another World Heritage site ‘Patan Durbar Square’ along with other historical masterpieces like Mahabouddha Temple, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple and Kumbeshwor Temple.)

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft)

Meals: Breakfast

Today, in the morning our guides will come to pick you up at your hotel and escort you to the bus station to catch an early morning, comfortable tourist bus to Pokhara. The bus will head towards the west of Kathmandu Valley and continue the journey towards the western part of Nepal following the Prithvi Highway along the Trishuli river. The bus will stop twice – one for breakfast and one for lunch and then continue until we reach Pokhara. The evening can be utilized to explore the lake area. The night will be spent at a tourist standard hotel in Pokhara.

(Highlights of the day: Comfortable tourist bus, windy highway along the Trisuli River, breathtaking view of waterfalls, rivers, jungles, hamlets higher up on the hills, terraced fields with seasonal crop, different vegetations, curious faces of people running motels, restaurants and lodges, Lake area in Pokhara.)

Day 4: Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tikhadhunga (1,540m/5,052ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today is the first day of the trek and our destination is Tikhedhunga. First we drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. On reaching Nayapul, after two hours drive, the luggage is prepared for the porters. After a short pre-trek preparation, we start to walk towards Birethanti following the south bank of the Modi River. In Birethanti, our leader will take care of all the check in formalities at the ACAP office, and then we follow the trail that leads us towards Bhurungdi Khola. Passing Lamdawali, Sudame, Hile, and a few waterfalls we finally reach Tikhedhunga. The night will be spent at a lodge in Tikhedhunga.

(Highlights of the day: view of Machhapuhhre and Annapurna, Modi River, waterfalls, countryside villages)

Day 5: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (3,194m/10,479ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today is the second day of the trek and our destination is Ghorepani.  We first climb up to Ulleri, following a stone paved steps. After climbing more than 3000 steps we reach Ulleri. A gentle ascent from here through the Rhododendron and Oak forest, passing Banthanti and Nangge Thanti will then take us to Ghorepani - a gateway to Poon Hill, which is the best sunrise view point in the Annapurna region. The night will be spent at a lodge in Ghorepani.

(Highlights of the day:  Thousands of stone steps, Ulleri – a large Magar village which offers magnificent view of Annapurna South and Himchuli, rhododendron and Oak forest of the conservation area, spectacular view of Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri from Ghorepani,  health posts, schools, police check post, Stupas, temple and internet cafes at Ghorepani along with chilly weather.)

Day 6: Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2,590m/8,497ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today is the third day of the trek and our destination is Tadapani. Today we wake up early and hike up to Poon Hill (3,193m) to catch the first ray of the sun striking the mountains of Annapurna region. We enjoy the view of sunrise, spend some time taking snaps and then get back to the lodge at Ghorepani. From here, we walk east, passing Deurali pass and Ban Thanti towards Thulo Odar Kharka through rhododendron forests. A steep descent and a short climb from here will finally take us to Tadapani. The night will be spent at a lodge in Tadapani.

(Highlights of the day: magnificent view of sunrise, close up view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range with 20 other highest peaks of the world from Poon Hill, distant view of the Mustang, and Pokhara from Ghorepani, Deurali Pass, rhododendron forest and several waterfalls on the way to Tadapani)

Day 7: Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m/6,364ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today is the fourth day of the trek and our destination is Ghandruk – a Gurung village situated at an altitude of 1,940m. The trail descends through the forest of Oak and Rhododendron. We can enjoy varieties of chirping birds en route. On reaching Ghandruk we rest for some time and then we set off to explore the village, handicraft center as well as Gurung museum. In the evening, on request, the Gurung Cultural Program can also be organized. The night will be spent at a lodge in Ghandruk.

(Highlights of the day: Rhododendron and Oak forest, easy trail, chirping birds, Ghandruk village- a large Gurung village listed in the world heritage site featuring hotels and lodges, Gurung museum, handicraft center, health post, temples, Gurung cultural program and a majestic view of Annapurna South, Hiun Chuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna)

Day 8: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara(820m/2,690ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today is the last day of the trek in the Annapurna region. The walk begins from Ghandrunk and drops down to the Modi River crossing Imle, Chane and Kimche. Then the trail along the Modi River will take us to Birethanti crossing Syauli Bazaar and Chimrung. On reaching Birethanti, we complete the checkout formalities at ACAP office and then head towards Nayapul. On crossing the bridge we reach Nayapul where catch a bus to Pokhara. After two hours, we finally reach Pokhara. The evening will be spent enjoying the lake area and other attractions of Pokhara. The night will be spent at a tourist standard hotel in Pokhara.

(Highlights of the day: small settlements like Imle, Chane and Kimche, Modi River, scenic drive to Pokhara, lake side, nightlife and other attractions of Pokhara.)

Day 9: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Today, from Pokhara we catch a tourist standard bus to Kathmandu. Leaving Pokhara we head east toward the capital city, Kathmandu. After 7 hours of drive all the way through Prithvi Highway, we reach Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu you will be escorted to your hotel, where you can freshen up and rest for some time. Around the evening, the company representatives conduct a short meeting to discuss the trip, your experience and the feedback. By the time dinner will also be ready. The night will be spent at a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 10: Departure day

This day is the last day of your trip in Nepal with Amigo Treks and Expedition. If your flight is scheduled early morning, then one of our company representatives will escort you to the airport as per your flight departure time. But, if the flight is scheduled later in the evening, you can go shopping and collect a few mementos or simply hang around shopping areas in Kathmandu. However, if you are planning to spend some extra days in Nepal, Amigo Treks and Expedition can also make the arrangements for some other top adventurous activities that you can attend while you are in Nepal.

(The usual day for a trek: Every day, our guides will come to wake you up at around 7:00-7:30am. In case of special days like sunrise viewing days our guides will wake you up early in the morning at around 4-4:30am.  A western breakfast like porridge, oats, toasts, etc. will be served at around 8:00-8:30am. The lunch will be served from a teahouse menu at about 12-1pm. However, the lunch time can also be postponed on request. The dinner will be served at around 8:30-9:00pm. Your accommodation is arranged at a lodge or also in a tourist standard hotel (subject to availability) where we stop for overnight.

While you are walking, you can also request your guide to slow down and stop at the places where you want to take some snaps. After dinner and before going to bed your team leader will brief you regarding the next day’s schedule.)

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We just finished the Annapurna base camp treck and I want to say that for sure I am coming back next year. It was incredibly beautiful but also challenging . The organisation was perfect and specific tnx to guide Mr Pramod Regmi. Thanks to Sherman Baburan Shishir and Shiva Rarm. we always had a separate room and good conditions.
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Completed ABC trek on 30th December! We had a great time, made even more special by our fantastic guide (Hari Adhikari) and our porter (Devendra Ramtel). At the end of each day we were exhausted, and Hari and Devendra took care of everything we needed (accomodation, dinner, fruit dessert, tea). Thank you very much Amigo Treks! We will definitely recommend to all of our friends!
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We just completed our 7 day Annapurna Base Camp trek with our guide Hari Adhikari and our porter Devendra Ramtel. It was one of the most amazing experiences of our lives. Hari was helpful every step of the way, always making sure we were okay and checking whether we needed anything. He even carried my day pack when I got tired. We will never forget our experience!!!
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The last october , I took the EBC trekking, for me was amazing circuit by the landscape, view, mountains amd towns. The professionalism of all guides made this experience the best of my life, they were nice with all us and worried for our healthy.
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I recommend this trip, the landscape it's beatiful

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We took the EBC trek last Octubre, It was fantastic, fun and enjoyable, that was all thanks to the guides, They always was there for us, always caring about what we need and put special atenttion for our health. Thanks for everything, we spend a special time with you.
I recommend this trip, the landscape it's beatiful, the local people is so nice and the challenge is a good motivation for do more.
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They provided 8 days ABC tour for us with superb service, excellent guides and affordable price.

Himal, our guide, and his crew are knowledgeable in their work and fun to be with. They make sure you are not bored. Food and accommodation is more what you expect in an hiking adventure. Providing comforters in the mountains is sure way beyond expectation.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Accomodations

Apsara boutique hotel, hotel pokhara batika

Trip ID#:

GhoPooAmi

Trip Excludes

  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Meals in the city except breakfast and other mentioned special dinner
  • Personal expenses like all kinds of drinks including mineral water & alcoholic and soft beverages
  • Extra Hot showers, Wi-Fi & battery charging while on a trek
  • Monument entrance fees while on a tour in Kathmandu (aprox USD26 per person)
  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation
  • Tipping (as an appreciation) and any additional tours

Meals Included:

11 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches and 12 Dinners

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