Introduction:
This panoramic adventure with The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to Ghorepani-Pun hill trekking passes through a varied range of climate, vegetation and cultures, walking from green vegetation of rain and temperate forests to the terraced rice fields and to the alpine region offering an idle introduction of Nepal’s cultural and natural beauty.

The trip with The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to Ghorepani-Pun Hill leads to short circuit in the southern part of Annapurna Himal range, the treks starts from Pokhara, a magnificent scenic town-city with awesome of views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu including the towering Mt.Macchhapuchere (the Fish Tail) the unclimbed peak, Pokhara with its beautiful lake Phewa and Begnas with reflection of the snow capped mountains and hills, This trek combines wonderful mountain scenery and with ancient traditions cultural variations of rural farms and villages. The trail leads towards the dense forest of rhododendrons and magnolia passing through rain forest and gorge between the massive green hill

Once into the top of Ghorepani and at Poon Hill surrounded by worlds three highest mountain range Mt. Annapurna (26,545ft-8,091m) Mt.Dhaulagiri massif mountain range and as far towards east to Mt. Manaslu, other major peaks includes Annapurna South (23,693ft-7,219m), Gangapurna (24,457ft.-7,455m) and Annapurna, return walk descend through the lush terraced Modi Khola  valley and completing this wonderful trip at Pokhara, a popular destination with its famed Phewa Lake, dominated by the towering mountain range of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu range including the majestic peak Machapuchere (Fish-Tail). An idle panoramic trip for all types of travelers with The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to Ghorepani-Poon hill trekking.

Trip Highlight: “On the trek with varied picturesque scenery, from paddy fields to the high alpine area, constant views of the world’s highest mountain range including Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri, lush forest of rhododendrons, friendly traditional villages and in the Trans-Himalayan salt trade route”.

Day 01: On Arrival at Kathmandu meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu with sight-seeing tour.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 860m. 200 k.m. 5 – 6 hrs journey.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara and begin trek to Tikhedhunga 1,500m. Approx: 4hrs walks with 2 hrs drive.
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m approx: 5 – 6 hours walk.
Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill and continue trek to Tadapani 2,721m. Approx 5 – 6 hours walk.
Day 07: Trek to Landrung 1,430m approx: 5 – 6 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Australian Camp 2,050m (Thulo Kharka) via Pothana Approx: 5 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Kande & drive to Pokhara. Approx 1hr walk and one hour drive.
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 11: In Kathmandu at leisure (guided tour on request).
Day 12: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

Itinerary (Optional)

Day 01: Arrival pick up from airport transfer to hotel
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.).
Day 03: Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) by car which takes 1 and half hours. Now begin your trekking from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tikhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about 4 hours.
Day 04: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) and it takes about 6 hours.
Day 05: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Tadapani (2675m.) which takes about 5 and half hours.
Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650 m.).
Day 06: Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) and it takes about 3 hours.
Day 07: Trek from Ghandruk (1950m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) which takes about 5 hours.
Day 08: Drive/fly back Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Day 09: Airport drop for your forther destination.

Trip Extension:
2 days rafting (Seti or Trisuli River) with 2 – 3 days Jungle Safari in Asia’s best Chitwan national Park.

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport meet our staff with GA complimentary transport transfer to relevant Hotels, our guide will give you breifing of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, and related information that you might require while in Nepal with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions.

Day 02: Half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest if booked in advance.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 950m. 5 – 6 hours journey 220 k.m.
Morning after breakfast, transfer by private vehicle to Pokhara on the busy scenic highway, an interesting drive through the towns and farm villages with views of snow capped mountains. The road has been greatly improved in recent years, on arrival at Pokhara transfer to the Hotel by the lake Phewa for the overnight stop, afternoon free.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul 1,100m. and begin trek to Tirkhedhuga 1,450m.
After breakfast drive of near 2 hrs leads you to Nayapul (new bridge) to start this wonderful adventure, the walk passes through the busy areas encountering all types of people from local, trekkers and mule and donkey trains, the path joins at Bhirthati village from here follow west the main trail an old Trans-Himalayan trade route path, trek follows the main route through several farm villages and waterfalls till Tirkhedhuga is reached for the overnight stop. Approx. 3 – 4 hours walk.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m. approx 5 – 6 hours walk.
Today one of the hardest walk up to a steep climb for 2 hrs on the paved stone steps unto Ulleri village, from here the path winds gradually through the cool rain forest with few ups and downs, and finally reaching at Ghorepani, an altitude gain as you can feel cold in temperature and in the change of vegetation, a wonderful walk to here in the midst of the rhododendron.

Day 06:  Trek to Tadapani 2,721m. approx 5 hours walk.
Morning hour hike to Pun-Hill 3,190m for sunrise over the great panorama of the Himalayas from Dhaulagiri-Annapurna to Manaslu mountain range. From here return back to Ghorepani for breakfast, after Ghorepani the walk follows to upper ridge through rhododendron forest, the path narrows down hill through the temperate rain forest, stepper path in some places, then reaching at Bhanthahti in the middle of the forest, after a short break or lunch then on the gradual trail for an hour to a small stream in the middle of the rhododendron forest, an hour uphill walk to Tadapani. Tadapani is in the middle of the forest of Rhododendron, Magnolia and Oaks. From this place a grand view of Annapurna South and Machhapuchare (fishtail) can be seen at a close distance.

Day 07: Trek to Landrung 1,430m. via Ghandrung. 5 – 6 hrs.
After a wonderful time here at Tadapani with the great views of the Annapurna and beyond, walk leads through the enchanting forest with occasional views of the Annapurna mountain range, the walk leads downhill passing through few small villages till Ghandrung is reached for lunch.

Ghandrung a major large village of this area and the walk from here is all downhill to the bridge at Phedi for an hour or more, after the bridge over the raging Modi River, a slow walk uphill for another hour to the village of Landrung for the overnight stop.

Day 08: Trek to Thulo – Kharka / Australian Camp 2,050m. 5 hours.
From Landrung the walk is gradual on the winding path through the villages and terraced fields, after two hours of good walk the trail leads you to the last hour uphill to a small pass at Deurali ridge 2,150m. After Deurali, a nice downhill walk through the forest with magnificent view of the Annapurna and Mt.Manaslu range all the way to the small village of Pothana, situated at a lovely spot in the midst of the woods overlooking magnificent view of snow capped mountain range, valleys and as far up to the Phewa lake in Pokhara, from here another 50 minutes of good walk through the cool shade of the forest brings you at Thulo Kharka also known as Australian Camp a wonderful spot in the midst of the forest with large meadows overlooking magnificent views of the Himalayan range of mountains from Annapurna to Manaslu. This place also offers a great view of the sunrise and sunset as well.

Day 09: Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara 1 hr walk with 1 hr drive.
From this fabulous spot an easy downhill walk leads through the village of Kande by the Baglung-Pokhara highway; it is also the start and ending point of various trekking around Annapurna region. From here an hour drive reaches you to the Hotel by the Phewa Lake in Pokhara

Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu 180 km 5 hrs journey.                            
After wonderful time in Pokhara and in the Himalayan mid-hills, a scenic drive brings you back to Kathmandu.

Day 11: In Kathmandu for independent activities.
In Kathmandu at leisure for last minute shopping and please inform GA staff for extra guided tour in and around Kathmandu Valley.

Day 12: Transfer to Airport for International departure.
Today as per your international flight time, Great Adventure staff will transfer you to the airport with complimentary transport for your final departure from this most scenic country, Nepal.

POKHARA VALLEY:

Pokhara is one of the most unique sub-tropical valley in the Himalaya and probably in the world, where one can marvel the beauty of the Himalayan landscape  and reflection of the Annapurna massif including the towering majestic peak of Mt. Machhapuchare on its beautiful lakes.. Pokhara is situated in the mid western Nepal. It is linked by the main highway of 200 km driving distance from Kathmandu, and by air approximately 20 to 30 minutes flight with a sweeping panoramic views of the mid east to western Himalayan ranges.

Mother Nature has certainly blessed this fertile valley with outstanding scenery of the landscapes, snow capped mountains, moderate tropical climate, and beautiful pristine lakes of Begnas, Rupa and Phewa.

The most stunning of Pokhara’s sights is the magnificent panorama of the Annapurna range which forms its backdrop. Annapurna massif includes Annapurna I to IV and Annapurna South.
Among these high peaks it is the towering majestic Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish Tail) which dominates all others in this range. Pokhara with its natural beauty is also a starting point of Nepal’s most popular adventure destinations. Most of the trekking, mountaineering expeditions begins from this remarkable place and it’s a also an ideal spot for all types of holiday makers.

  • Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in kathmandu  as your Budget.
  • Kathmandu valley sight seeing and prepare for trek
  • An  professional Sherpa Guide with Government License
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage(2 person 1 sherpa porter)
  • Food in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • All Accommodation during Trekking(Tea House/Camping)
  • Necessary Trekking permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system card)
  • Necessary Equipment (sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • All programme as per Itinerary
  • Necessary flight Ticket/Land Transport (Domestic only)
  • Food , salary  Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • Rescue  Help
  • Lunch and dinner in kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: On Arrival at Kathmandu meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu with sight-seeing tour.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 860m. 200 k.m. 5 – 6 hrs journey.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara and begin trek to Tikhedhunga 1,500m. Approx: 4hrs walks with 2 hrs drive.
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m approx: 5 – 6 hours walk.
Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill and continue trek to Tadapani 2,721m. Approx 5 – 6 hours walk.
Day 07: Trek to Landrung 1,430m approx: 5 – 6 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Australian Camp 2,050m (Thulo Kharka) via Pothana Approx: 5 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Kande & drive to Pokhara. Approx 1hr walk and one hour drive.
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 11: In Kathmandu at leisure (guided tour on request).
Day 12: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

Itinerary (Optional)

Day 01: Arrival pick up from airport transfer to hotel
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.).
Day 03: Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) by car which takes 1 and half hours. Now begin your trekking from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tikhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about 4 hours.
Day 04: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) and it takes about 6 hours.
Day 05: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Tadapani (2675m.) which takes about 5 and half hours.
Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650 m.).
Day 06: Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) and it takes about 3 hours.
Day 07: Trek from Ghandruk (1950m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) which takes about 5 hours.
Day 08: Drive/fly back Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Day 09: Airport drop for your forther destination.

Trip Extension:
2 days rafting (Seti or Trisuli River) with 2 – 3 days Jungle Safari in Asia’s best Chitwan national Park.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport meet our staff with GA complimentary transport transfer to relevant Hotels, our guide will give you breifing of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, and related information that you might require while in Nepal with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions.

Day 02: Half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest if booked in advance.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 950m. 5 – 6 hours journey 220 k.m.
Morning after breakfast, transfer by private vehicle to Pokhara on the busy scenic highway, an interesting drive through the towns and farm villages with views of snow capped mountains. The road has been greatly improved in recent years, on arrival at Pokhara transfer to the Hotel by the lake Phewa for the overnight stop, afternoon free.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul 1,100m. and begin trek to Tirkhedhuga 1,450m.
After breakfast drive of near 2 hrs leads you to Nayapul (new bridge) to start this wonderful adventure, the walk passes through the busy areas encountering all types of people from local, trekkers and mule and donkey trains, the path joins at Bhirthati village from here follow west the main trail an old Trans-Himalayan trade route path, trek follows the main route through several farm villages and waterfalls till Tirkhedhuga is reached for the overnight stop. Approx. 3 – 4 hours walk.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m. approx 5 – 6 hours walk.
Today one of the hardest walk up to a steep climb for 2 hrs on the paved stone steps unto Ulleri village, from here the path winds gradually through the cool rain forest with few ups and downs, and finally reaching at Ghorepani, an altitude gain as you can feel cold in temperature and in the change of vegetation, a wonderful walk to here in the midst of the rhododendron.

Day 06:  Trek to Tadapani 2,721m. approx 5 hours walk.
Morning hour hike to Pun-Hill 3,190m for sunrise over the great panorama of the Himalayas from Dhaulagiri-Annapurna to Manaslu mountain range. From here return back to Ghorepani for breakfast, after Ghorepani the walk follows to upper ridge through rhododendron forest, the path narrows down hill through the temperate rain forest, stepper path in some places, then reaching at Bhanthahti in the middle of the forest, after a short break or lunch then on the gradual trail for an hour to a small stream in the middle of the rhododendron forest, an hour uphill walk to Tadapani. Tadapani is in the middle of the forest of Rhododendron, Magnolia and Oaks. From this place a grand view of Annapurna South and Machhapuchare (fishtail) can be seen at a close distance.

Day 07: Trek to Landrung 1,430m. via Ghandrung. 5 – 6 hrs.
After a wonderful time here at Tadapani with the great views of the Annapurna and beyond, walk leads through the enchanting forest with occasional views of the Annapurna mountain range, the walk leads downhill passing through few small villages till Ghandrung is reached for lunch.

Ghandrung a major large village of this area and the walk from here is all downhill to the bridge at Phedi for an hour or more, after the bridge over the raging Modi River, a slow walk uphill for another hour to the village of Landrung for the overnight stop.

Day 08: Trek to Thulo – Kharka / Australian Camp 2,050m. 5 hours.
From Landrung the walk is gradual on the winding path through the villages and terraced fields, after two hours of good walk the trail leads you to the last hour uphill to a small pass at Deurali ridge 2,150m. After Deurali, a nice downhill walk through the forest with magnificent view of the Annapurna and Mt.Manaslu range all the way to the small village of Pothana, situated at a lovely spot in the midst of the woods overlooking magnificent view of snow capped mountain range, valleys and as far up to the Phewa lake in Pokhara, from here another 50 minutes of good walk through the cool shade of the forest brings you at Thulo Kharka also known as Australian Camp a wonderful spot in the midst of the forest with large meadows overlooking magnificent views of the Himalayan range of mountains from Annapurna to Manaslu. This place also offers a great view of the sunrise and sunset as well.

Day 09: Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara 1 hr walk with 1 hr drive.
From this fabulous spot an easy downhill walk leads through the village of Kande by the Baglung-Pokhara highway; it is also the start and ending point of various trekking around Annapurna region. From here an hour drive reaches you to the Hotel by the Phewa Lake in Pokhara

Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu 180 km 5 hrs journey.                            
After wonderful time in Pokhara and in the Himalayan mid-hills, a scenic drive brings you back to Kathmandu.

Day 11: In Kathmandu for independent activities.
In Kathmandu at leisure for last minute shopping and please inform GA staff for extra guided tour in and around Kathmandu Valley.

Day 12: Transfer to Airport for International departure.
Today as per your international flight time, Great Adventure staff will transfer you to the airport with complimentary transport for your final departure from this most scenic country, Nepal.

POKHARA VALLEY:

Pokhara is one of the most unique sub-tropical valley in the Himalaya and probably in the world, where one can marvel the beauty of the Himalayan landscape  and reflection of the Annapurna massif including the towering majestic peak of Mt. Machhapuchare on its beautiful lakes.. Pokhara is situated in the mid western Nepal. It is linked by the main highway of 200 km driving distance from Kathmandu, and by air approximately 20 to 30 minutes flight with a sweeping panoramic views of the mid east to western Himalayan ranges.

Mother Nature has certainly blessed this fertile valley with outstanding scenery of the landscapes, snow capped mountains, moderate tropical climate, and beautiful pristine lakes of Begnas, Rupa and Phewa.

The most stunning of Pokhara’s sights is the magnificent panorama of the Annapurna range which forms its backdrop. Annapurna massif includes Annapurna I to IV and Annapurna South.
Among these high peaks it is the towering majestic Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish Tail) which dominates all others in this range. Pokhara with its natural beauty is also a starting point of Nepal’s most popular adventure destinations. Most of the trekking, mountaineering expeditions begins from this remarkable place and it’s a also an ideal spot for all types of holiday makers.

Cost Include

  • Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in kathmandu  as your Budget.
  • Kathmandu valley sight seeing and prepare for trek
  • An  professional Sherpa Guide with Government License
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage(2 person 1 sherpa porter)
  • Food in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • All Accommodation during Trekking(Tea House/Camping)
  • Necessary Trekking permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system card)
  • Necessary Equipment (sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • All programme as per Itinerary
  • Necessary flight Ticket/Land Transport (Domestic only)
  • Food , salary  Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • Rescue  Help

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost
Enquiry

Trip Facts

  • 3, 190 meters at Poon Hill
  • Moderate
  • On Tea-House / Lodge
  • Private vehicle & flight
  • Yes
  • low lands Hindus Brahmin, Chhetries, Dalits mid hills Gurungs-Magar with few Thakali of Buddhist rel