The Government of Nepal has announced an issue for the flight operation to Lukla. Most of the flights to Lukla will commence from Ramechhap until further notice to avoid the heavy traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport. The airport in Ramechhap is located 130km from Kathmandu (approximately 3-4 hours drive).
Isn`t it a great opportunity to explore the world`s tallest Mount Everest and another ranked as 10th highest mountain Annapurna in one vacation trip just in 192 hours? Wow, surprisingly one could just fulfill the dream to turn into reality by exploring two giant mountains lies in east and west from the capital city of Kathmandu in 192 hours.
Everest tour and Ghorepani PoonHill Trek in 192 hours which includes mountain flight over the Himalayan Range including the world`s tallest Mount Everest. We begin the tour with an hour’s outstanding mountain flight over the whole Himalayan Range including the Mt. Everest, after that same day we get a flight to Pokhara; the real walking begins from Nayapul. We then trek to the gorgeous Gurung village of Ghandruk and enjoy the ethnic hospitality along with the cultural glory of the Gurung Museum. Experience a thrilling sunrise and Himalayan vista from Poonhill, the most popular standpoint in the Annapurna Region. You get to walk under the foothills of the blessed Annapurna (ranked as 10th highest mountain). Trekking through the rhododendron forests that bloom with red flowers during the springtime, descending down to Birethanti, and passing by waterfalls and a few small villages and settlements will be an exciting experience. We walk further to Nayapul and then drive to Pokhara which symbols the end of this fabulous short trek. The next day we return back to Kathmandu by Plane.
If you interest in a longer trek in the Annapurna or Everest region while also triumph its base camp, then Annapurna Sanctuary trek – 14 Days or Everest Base Camp-15 days would be the most excellent option for you to choose from our Special Trip Packages.
Pokhara Shanti Stupa, Standing on top of the Anadu Hill, Shanti Stupa adds beauty to the Pokhara Valley. It is a perfect holiday place providing a clear view of the Himalayan range, Fewa Lake and Pokhara city. The hilltop provides a splendid view of sunrise and sunset. Trip Advisor has ranked Shanti Stupa as the second top attraction in Pokhara. The Peace Pagoda shrine was built as a symbol of peace. Situated at the height of 1100 meters on the Anadu Hill, Nichidatsu Fujii laid the foundation stone along with relics of the Buddha on 12 September 1973; Nepal has two of the eighty peace pagodas in the world: Shanti Stupa in Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha and Shanti Stupa in Pokhara. Shanti Stupa in Pokhara has also become a tourist attraction. It provides a panoramic view of the Annapurna range, Pokhara city, and Fewa Lake.
Davi`s Falls is a small waterfall situated in Pokhara, Nepal’s Kaski district. There’s nothing else enchanting or even appealing about the waterfall at first glance, besides some splashes here and there. To completely experience its splendor, it must be visited at the monsoon season. During that time, water bursts through the rocky slopes and falls into a tunnel. The rapids’ crashing noise drowns human sound, and water spilling requires either a raincoat or an umbrella. The high waters don’t deter visitors from walking near the water. Davi`s Falls is famous among both Nepali and foreign tourists. Visit this spectacular place at its best to see nature’s unblemished beauty.
Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave (known in local language as Bhalu Dulo) is regarded as one of Nepal’s longest caves over 2,000 meters long. The cave sits across Davi’s dropping, and one can hear the thundering sound of water inside the cave. According to local beliefs, the 16th-century cave was said to be discovered. During those days, there were no modern-day decorations you see today. The cave’s main entrance was only installed in 1991 AD.
Private car with driver
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Our trip to Nepal begins today. An official of Mountain Hike will be looking for us at the airport. Our staff will then drop us off at our hotel where we can take a rest. In the evening, we can enjoy a welcome dinner, while having dinner; we can enjoy Nepalese cuisine that will introduce us to the country’s food culture.
Day 02: Mountain flight 1 hour and Fly to Pokhara and trek to Ulleri (2050 m): 30 min flight and 6 hours trek
Today, we catch an hour’s mountain flight in the morning. Mountain flights are made daily by different domestic airlines, taking-off from Kathmandu airport presents an unparalleled stunning view of the Himalayas taking you within camera range of the highest peaks in the world.
We fly to Pokhara after our marvelous mountain Everest flight. As soon as we land in Pokhara, we see the spectacular view of the Himalayas that adorns the city. We can see Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five pinnacles of Annapurna, and others. We will enjoy the breakfast in lakeside Pokhara then From Pokhara, we take a private vehicle that drives us to Nayapul and starts a trek. We walk through the forest of the valley, cross the river Bhurundi Khola before reaching the village of Tikhedhunga. The Ulleri Hill, with thousands of steps and boulders that keep going up, will really prove our stamina test. We’re going to reach Ulleri late in the afternoon. Overnight at the Ulleri
Day 03: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750 m): 4 – 5 hours trek
After breakfast, we climb the stone stairs to Ghorepani village. As we climb, we appreciate the beautiful scenery as Annapurna South is coming and going from our sight. Until entering Ghorepani, we visit waterfalls, tiny villages, and many tea-houses. We stop at the top of Ghorepani village, which provides scenic views of the surrounding mountains like Annapurna South and Nilgiri Mountains. The village has small shops selling local items like handbags and crafts. The village has good wi-fi. Ghorepani overnight
Day 04: Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m with a visit to Poon Hill (3,210m): 6 – 7 hours
We get up early in the morning to reach Poon Hill in time to see the Himalayan sunrise. Poon Hill is the most popular tourist destination to enjoy close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges from these beautiful mountains. Through Poon Mountain, we get amazing views of Mustang, Pokhara, and over 20 of the highest mountains. Following a cup of coffee, we’re back to Ghorepani. We have tea, then walk east and climb a hill. Our path follows rhododendron woods and waterfalls until we reach Tadapani. Tadapani overnight
Day 05: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m): 3 – 4 hours
From Tadapani, we make a steep drop through the intense and dark forest. This part of the trek will be through a thick forest of old rhododendron trees. When the rhododendron trees are in bloom, these forests really turn into remarkable gardens. By afternoon, depending upon the season of travel, we also get to take pleasure in cherry blossoms in bloom on the slopes on the other side of the ravine. After trekking some more minutes, we come into the village of Ghandruk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly populated by the Gurung people. Along with enjoying the attractively close-up gigantic views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli mountains, we also notify ourselves with the simple but rich cultural traditions of the Gurung people at the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk. Overnight in Ghandruk
Day 06: Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara: 4 hours trek and 1-hour drive
Today we hike from Ghandruk to NayaPul then drive back to Pokhara. The trek will be down all the way to Birethanti. We step onto a staircase paved with stone slabs, curving in and out of the village and then into terraced farms. It keeps on going down almost without any breaks from Ghandruk until Modi Khola river valley. From Birethanti, a half-an-hour’s hike takes us to Nayapul. The trip on foot comes to an end at Nayapul. We’re boarding to by our Private Vehicle to Pokhara. Pokhara overnight
Day 07: Fly to Kathmandu
Midday, we fly to Kathmandu. We’ll be dropped off at our hotel after arriving at the airport. We can spend the day at some last-minute shopping taking the much-needed rest or catch up. Nonetheless, we mark the end of our great trip with a farewell dinner where we can share our trekking experiences before flying home the next day. Kathmandu Overnight
Day 08: Departure
You will be dropped at the Airport in our private vehicle according to your time.
Spring (Best Season): Starting from March to May, the spring season has a slightly warmer temperature ranging from 17 °C to 20 °C. But it is still the best time to trek after autumn as the forests come to life with blooming flowers and green trees. The air is filled with the fragrance of the flowers and the clear sky gives an uninterrupted view of mountains.
Summer/Monsoon (Low Season): Starting from June to August, the summer season is also known as the rainy season with daily temperature from 18 °C to 25 °C. It is also known as ‘off-season’ as the rain leads to landslides in the lower region and avalanches in the higher reason making it a very less preferable season. Though you can still trek in the season if you would have prepared accordingly having muddy and slippery routes with unclear sky you will find a lesser crowd.
Autumn (Best Season): September to November is the best season to plan a trek. The temperature starts from 15 °C to 17 °C with rain or snowfall. As the sky will be clear, sunrise and sunsets could be seen perfectly. Though you will find the trail very crowded but the trek is worth doing.
Winter (Low Season): Starting from December and lasting till February, winter days have temperature from 9 °C to 12 °C, whereas the temperature at night could fall down till -15 °C to -20 °C with foggy morning and unclear sky. Although lower regions are dry but upper regions are covered with a thick layer of snow which requires crampons to hike upon and winter clothes are a must.
For the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, there will be one leader, assistant chief (6 trekkers:1 assistant guide), and luggage carrier (2 trekkers:1 porters) This arrangement means that if someone in the group gets sick, the trip will proceed as scheduled. For groups of any size, we can run the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, but usually, it’s a maximum of 10 members as we found this to be the key phrase for a wonderful trip. If you would like to book this trip for a large group, even so, this can also be arranged.
Your safety is important while traveling with Mountain Hike Nepal. Please notice that your leader can change or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is considered suitable due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above trip; but, as this adventure includes traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot promise that we won’t deviate from it. Climate conditions, a member’s wellbeing, unforeseen natural disasters, etc., may all lead to changes in the itinerary. The leader must seek to ensure the trip runs according to schedule, but if essential, be ready to be adjustable.
During your Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, you spend total 3 nights at one of the best four-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Facilities in 4 start Hotel Room:
All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. While trekking you will be staying at the best available teahouses. We will have rooms with attached washrooms in most parts of the trek but this is not possible in a few remote locations. Also, understand that single rooms are not easily available in higher elevations like they are in Kathmandu and the lower elevation regions. At higher elevations, the lodges will have only basic facilities – bed, shared washroom, and a communal sitting and dining area. You will have to pay extra for using the Wi-Fi hotspot and charging your electronic devices.
In Kathmandu and Pokhara, only breakfast will be available, and there will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests.
During Trekking all meals will be served at the lodge you will be staying at; lunch will be taken at a teahouse en route. Items on the menu include the traditional Nepali and Tibetan foods like dal-Bhat (rice, lentils, and curry), momo, Tibetan bread, etc. as Indian and continental dishes (chapattis, apple pie, pancake, pizza, mac & cheese, noodles, etc.).
Can you provide more information about your trekking guides?
Most of the guides in our adventure company come from mountainous areas. They are carefully selected on the basis of their experience, leadership skills, and personal aptitude. We provide guides that are experienced and fluent in English. With the objective of sustaining local communities, we employ guides from different ethnic backgrounds who have adequate knowledge about the culture, ecosystem, flora and fauna, geography, and history of Nepal.
Our guides have the required government license to guide tourists. They have all gone through intensive training programs like wilderness first aid, trekking guide training which are certified and approved by the government of Nepal.
Do I need to bring additional medicine for trekking?
We carry a first-aid box with us while trekking. But if you want you can carry along some essential medicines like ibuprofen, codeine, paracetamol, lozenges, anti-diarrhea tablets, and Diamox for AMS.
How do you avoid altitude sickness?
Please do note, all our trekking itineraries incorporate an adequate number of acclimatization days. You will get an extra day’s rest at a lower elevation to prepare your body for a walk-up in the higher reaches.
AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness usually occurs due to the lack of oxygen in the atmosphere in high altitudes. Our body is not used to walking in high altitude and it requires a lot of time to adapt to thin air in the mountains. Technically there is no way of stopping AMS but you can surely prevent it by following the given tips:
What happens if I need to leave the trekking beforehand?
If you have to leave the trekking due to ill-health or injury, an emergency air rescue will be arranged whereby an air ambulance/helicopter will fly you out of the mountains to Kathmandu for medical attention. Make sure your insurance covers high altitude mountain rescue. If you are able to walk down, one of the assistant guides will guide you down to a lower elevation where you can wait for the rest of the team or fly out to Kathmandu ahead of the group. Whether for health or personal reasons, please do keep in mind that refunds for the unused days of your trip will not be given. Even if you leave the trekking beforehand, we are committed to paying the porters, and guides for the duration of the trip for which they are hired.
When is the best time for this trek ? Is it possible in winter also?
Post-monsoon and pre-monsoon are the best time in Nepal, i.e. March to May in spring and September to November in the autumn before the harsh winter is the perfect time to walk to Ghorepani Poonhill Trek when the view of the 10th highest peak in the world and its neighboring mountain is at its finest.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is possible even in winter (December to February). Though winter provides great weather, chances of temperature falling below the freezing point are probable. To catch Annapurna’s stunning beauty in winter, one should be well-equipped with winter equipment and mentally well prepared to face the worst chill weather situation.