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Ghorepani Poonhill Family Trek

Price Starts From

$620 / per person

Duration

9 Days

Best Season

Feb - Dec

Grade

easy

Max Elevation

3210meters/10496ft

Group Size

1-20 Pax

Overview

Ghorepani Poonhill Family Trek is an awesome trekking option for anyone who is willing to spend quality time with their family amidst the heart whelming ecstasy of Mother Nature. The lush hills, valleys, forests, rivers, mountains and the togetherness of your family members in a pristine environment, what more could one have asked for? Ghorepani PoonHill Family Trek is one of the most cherished trekking options available in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It’s comparatively easy to accomplish and is suitable for people from any age group. There is very least, almost nil chance of altitude sickness issues. Moreover, the stunning views of Annapurna massif along with other mountains in the range; the trek is totally worth it.

The core theme of Ghorepani Poonhill Family Trek is love and togetherness. And, Nepal is obviously the best destination to share your family love and togetherness amidst the lush landscapes and towering mountains. It all starts with a sightseeing tour to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. You can explore the authentic art, culture and history of Nepal in the ancient palaces, museums, temples, and stupas in Nepal. Then you will be headed to a hill station near Kathmandu i.e. Nagarkot for a panoramic view of mountains. A scenic drive from Nagarkot via Prithvi Highway will bring you to the lakeside city of Pokhara.

From Pokhara, you follow a trail from the foothills of Annapurna that goes all the way through lush hills, forests and ethnic settlements to a Gurung village of Ghorepani. As you open up to the village, you will be blessed with some striking views of Annapurna panorama. A further hike to Poonhill will reward you will the glorious views of the sunrise amidst the towering pinnacles of mountains in the Annapurna range.

So, is your family ready for a hand to hand walk through an undulating path up and down in between the lushness of hills, forests, and valleys? Built-up your bounding with awesome talks in the backdrop of beautiful Himalayas! World Alpine Treks is here to escort your family for a delightful Ghorepani Poonhill Family Trek.

  • Day 01 :  
    Welcome to Kathmandu (TIA)

    The first day marks your arrival day in Kathmandu. Clear all the visa requirements and customs clearance if any at the arrival section of the airport. As you come out, you will find a representative from World Alpine Treks waiting for you holding a board with your name. You will then be transferred to your hotel at Kathmandu. The representative will shortly inform you about the plans ahead.

    Altitude

    1400m/4578ft

    Accommodation

    Hotel

    Meal

    D
  • Day 02 :  
    Sightseeing in Kathmandu - 04 Hours

    The second day is a day tour just to warm up prior to your trekking journey. Kathmandu is a city enriched with artistic palaces, beautiful monuments, ancient temples and other constructions of historical and cultural importance. No wonder, the city has seven out of ten UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Today, you will be guided to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. These heritages are perfect examples of rich history, fine culture and architectural treasures of Nepal. At first, you will be taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The art, crafts, and carvings in the palaces, temples and other monuments of the durbar square are excellent. After that, you will be escorted to Swayambhunath stupa (Monkey temple), Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa respectively. (Inclusive of breakfast)

    Altitude

    1400m/4578ft

    Accommodation

    Hotel

    Meal

    B
  • Day 03 :  
    Drive to Pokhara ( 820meters/2681ft ) - 06 Hours

    In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel for a drive to the lakeside city of Pokhara. Today, we take a scenic drive along the Prithvi highway for around six to seven hours to Pokhara. We pass through some amazing landscapes throughout the journey. In the first half portion, we will be able to get some stunning views of the Trishuli river along with hills and villages. In the second half, the countryside landscape and the greenery will keep you engaged. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to a hotel in Pokhara. Check in to the hotel and rest for a while. In the evening, we can walk down lakeside and enjoy some fascinating views of lakes and mountains. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Pokhara (inclusive of breakfast and lunch)

    Altitude

    820meters/2681ft

    Accommodation

    Hotel

    Meal

    B - L
  • Day 04 :  
    Drive to Nayapul ( 1070meters/3498ft ) - 1:30 Hours and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540 meters/5036ft) - 04 Hours

    Early in the morning, after breakfast, we take a short drive for around an hour to Nayapul. It is the actual start point of our trekking journey. From Nayapul, we start walking along a lush landscape to Birethanti. It is a prosperous town inhabited by people of an ethnic community. We follow the streets of Birenthanti and pass the forests of bamboo and waterfall on the way. We further walk towards Ranghai and ascend up the valley until we reach the village of Tikhedhunga. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodges in Tikhedhunga. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

    Altitude

    1540 meters/5036ft

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 05 :  
    Trek to Ghorepani (2880meters/9418ft ) - 05 Hours

    Today, we cross a suspension bridge over a stream and ascend up through the stone-paved step stairs to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large village at an elevation of 2800 meters inhabited by the people of the Magar community. We climb up the village and cross the meadows to the campsite where we stop for lunch. We further continue through the trail, pass two streams and climb up to Nagenthanti. From here, we hike up until we open up to the beautiful village of Ghorepani. As we reach the village, we will be able to witness some astonishing views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Tukuche, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiunchuli and many more. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodges in Ghorepani. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

    Altitude

    2880meters/9418ft

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 06 :  
    Hike to Poonhill (3210meters/10497ft) -01 Hours and Trek to Tadapani (2630meters/8600ft)- 05 Hours

    We wake up early in order to catch the sunrise view from Poonhill, a popular viewpoint in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is known for sunrise/ sunset views and panoramic views of mountains in the Annapurna range. The shimmering glory of golden sun rays over the Annapurna massif from Poonhill looks simply amazing. The panoramic views of mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Tukuche peak, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Varaha Shikhar, Mt. Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, etc adds to the glory of this place. After enjoying the views, we return back to Ghorepani and follow a trail that takes us to Tadapani. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodges in Tadapani. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

    Altitude

    2630meters/8600ft

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 07 :  
    Trek to Nayapul (1070meters/3498ft) - 05 Hours and Drive to Pokhara (820meters/2681ft) - 1:30 Hours

    We are almost at the end of our trekking journey. Today, we descend down the forested area with beautiful sights of hills and mountains to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a popular Gurung village in the Annapurna region. From Ghandruk, we further descend down to the village of Kimche from where we catch a vehicle that will leave us at our hotel in Pokhara. In the evening, you can explore the streets of Pokhara. The pristine air beside the Phewa lake with wonderful views of mountains and colorful boats is an amazing experience. If you have time, you can opt for a sightseeing tour around the Pokhara city on an additional cost. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Pokhara. (Inclusive of breakfast and lunch)

    Altitude

    820meters/2681ft

    Accommodation

    Hotel

    Meal

    B - L
  • Day 08 :  
    Drive to Kathmandu (1400meters/4578ft) - 06 Hours

    Concluding our trip, we drive back via the same route along the Prithvi Highway to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Kathmandu. (Inclusive of breakfast and lunch)

    Altitude

    1400meters/4578ft

    Accommodation

    Hotel

    Meal

    B - L
  • Day 09 :  
    Departure day

    Before a few hours of your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the international terminal of Tribhuwan International airport. (Inclusive of Breakfast)

    Altitude

    1400meters/4578ft

    Accommodation

    Meal

    B

Inclusion

  • Airport pick up/ drop facility.
  • All ground transportation during the trip.
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary.
  • Accommodation in a three-star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Accommodation in guesthouses during the trekking journey.
  • Trekking permit & TIMS.
  • Entry fee to national parks, heritage sites and other places.
  • A professional English speaking guide and a porter (one porter for two clients).
  • Insurance of support crew members and their other costs.
  • First aid kit.

Exclusion

  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare .
  • Nepal entry visa fee: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 125). Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Utility expenses like telephone, electricity for charging, internet, laundry services, etc.
  • Personal refreshment expenses - soft drinks, hard drinks, mineral bottled water, cigarettes, chocolates, etc.
  • Tips for support crew members of your trekking team.
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