Ghorepani meaning “Horse water” It truly was a watering place for the Horse caravans that traveled between Pokhara & Mustang. Poon Hill (10478 ft 3194 m) on the ridge to the west is a popular Viewpoint. Reach the hill in less than 1 hour. Signs point the way to Poon Hill, as sources there are very limited. Views of Dhaulagiri and the Kaligandaki gorge are best in the early morning. Especially in short trek duration trek in the Annapurna region to the Viewpoint on Ghorepani-Poon Hill offers all the best of trekking in Nepal Including accommodation in comfortable family run teahouse lodges along the way. Enjoy trekking in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurna with the picturesque fluted peak of Machhapuchhare dominating the skyline. At the climax of this trek you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountains capes on Earth. As the sun touches the snowcapped summits the Himalayan Giants,Dhaulagiri 8,167m and Annapurna 8,091m along with a maze of other peaks slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport, meet with our representatives and drop to hotel. After check in free time on leisure and briefing on trekking program.
After breakfast, we will drive you to Pokhara, the second largest and the most beautiful city in Nepal. Upon arrival, check in to hotel. In Pokhara you can rent or buy your trekking gears (if needed) at lake side area or free on your own at lake side area.
After breakfast drive to Nayapul. After reaching Nayapul start walking to Ghandruk. Once we start our walking we have a chance to see Modi Khola Valley. On reaching our destination, we begin our highly panoramic Annapurna trek. The route skirts through lush forest leading finally to Ghandruk. Ghandruk trek provides sights of beautiful village of Gurungs, Magars, Chettri’s & Brahmans and a good introduction to those people who has no time to do longer trek in the Himalayas. One can see wonderful close up views of sacred mountain Machhapuchare (Fishtail) and Annapurna south. Highest Altitude is 2600 m.
After breakfast walk along the trail showcasing rich rhododendron forests, gloriously cascading sparkling mountain streams and other mystical vistas of nature. After continuously climbing for 3 hours, we step on the territory of Tadapani at an altitude of 2440 meters. Tadapani offers the most magnificent mountain views of the overpowering peaks of Annapurna South.
Nature spreads exotic sight of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, lush vegetation and rich plant life before you. You climb through rhododendron forest and reach a hamlet and cultivated fields. Continue walking for 3 hours and finally you will find yourself in Ghorepani. Ghorepani also houses lodges to provide food and accommodation to travellers.
Early morning wake up and walk to Poonhill, One of the best Himalayan viewpoints in Nepal. Early morning walking to the Poonhill, provides an unobstructed view of the high Himalaya and beautiful sunrise. After the visit to Poonhill, we will descend back to Ghorepani and take our breakfast. After breakfast start our trek to Tadapani, A short early morning climb to the Deurali pass for a spectacular panorama over Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna, Trail descends steeply through dense moss-covered forest rich with bird life to Tadapani which provides you a close up sunset view. Reach Hille and overnight at a tea house lodge.
After savouring the mesmerizing sight of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and other Himalayan giants from the popular vantage point of beautiful Himalayas, you leave Hille and march ahead for Nayapul. You further descend towards Birethanti. Birethanti lies stretched beside the Modi River and has resourceful town. Almost an hour beyond Birethanti, you come to the main road. Now you can easily access to any means of transportation to drive to Pokhara. In the evening, you are free to wander by the lake side of Pokhara.
After breakfast drive to Kathmandu, after reaching Kathmandu check in hotel. Then free in the evening. In the evening you can do shopping or rest your own.
After breakfast drive to Kathmandu durbar square, (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Kathmandu Durbar Square is the historic place that was also a politically important site until recently. The Kings of Nepal were crowned and their coronation ceremony was solemnized in this durbar square. The Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. Other famous landmarks around the area are the Temple of Living Goddess Kumari, the wooden temple of Kasthamandap, Ashok Vinayak. There are also museums inside the Durbar Square Palace. Our next destination is Patan Durbar square. (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Patan Durbar Square complex is perhaps the most photographed of the three durbar squares. Located in the heart of Patan city, this was once the palace of the kings of Patan. The square is a display of Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts. At the last we will be visiting Swoyambhunath Stupa. Swoyambhunath is believed to have been established more than 2,500 years ago. Swoyambhunath (UNESCO World Heritage Site) have developed into an important center of Buddhism. In the evening farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese Restaurant.
Departure - Transfer to airport for your flight back home with lots of Nepalese Himalayan memories.