Gorepani (Pun-Hill) Trek

Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu – Pokhara
By early flight and drive to Beganas Tal then trek to Sundar Danda. And overnight at camp. You can see Machhapuchre, Dhoulagiri, Lamjung, Annapurna Himalaya as well as beautiful Begnas and Rupa Lake. Local village gives you excellent opportunity to interact with local ethnic group.

Day 02 - Drive from Pokhara to Nayapool;
it takes about 1 1/2 hrs. drive, starts walk through Modi river, lunch will be at Birethanti. After lunch ascends to Tirkhedhunge(1700m.), Camp will be here.

Day 03 - Tirkhedhunge - Ghorepani, 2850m.( 6 hrs. walk).
After breakfast, starts walk, ascends to Ulleri village then gradually walk to Nangethanti, lunch will be here after lunch, ascends to Ghorepani, overnight at Ghorepani. Ghorepani is one of the most popular village along the Annapurna circuit, Many trekkers who do not trek the whole circuit, still make it to Ghorepani to view a magnificent panorama of the mountain peaks.

Day 04 - Ghorepani - Visit Poon Hill (3100m.)- Ghandrung( 8 hrs. walk)
Early morning at 5.00 am , starts walk to Poon hill to see panoramic mountain view with sunrise. Poon hill is one of the beautiful hill point of Annapurna range. From here one can have a excellent view of 30 peaks of Himalayas. Breakfast will be at Ghorepani, after breakfast ,descends to Banthanti through Rhododendron and Pine forest, than ascends to Tadapani Lunch will be at Tadapani after lunch descends to Ghandrung, Overnight at Ghandrung. Ghandrung is the most interesting tribal Gurung village in Nepal, which has provided by Gorkha solders. It has excellent close- up view of Annapurna south, Fishtail and Himchuli.

Day 05 - Ghandrung - Nayapool and drive to Pokhara. Starts walk, descends to Syauli Bhatti, lunch will be here, after lunch gradually walk to Nayapool and drive

Day 06: Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist Bus or air then transfers to Hotel. Apr. 7 hrs.

Trek Itinerary- I

Dec 01:  : Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Our staff will greet you at the airport and transfer group to hotel and discuss trekking gear checklist and brief on the trek.   Welcome dinner with local culture dances. (D)

Dec 02: Free in Kathmandu

Dec 03: Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu which takes around 7 hours by private reserved vehicle 

Dec 04: Pokhara to Nayapul drive and trek to Ulleri (2140)
Driving distance 1 hour and 20m. From Pokhara after private vehicle stop you will start your hiking toward to Birethanti from here your trail slowly climbs to via Sudame and  Tikhedhunga and then Ulleri. Here, you will spend the night.

Dec 05:  Ulleri to Ghorepani (2750m)
You will start by climbing up hill, through rhododendron forest, passing the village of Ulleri. This is home of the Magar people (the largest ethnic people in Nepal). You will then carry on to Ghorepani, another big Magar village that is the gateway to Poon Hill. Here, you will have an overnight stay.

Dec 06:  Gorepani to Tadapani (2590m)
Your first destination is Poon Hill (3200m). If you wake up early enough, you can arrive for the magnificent sunrise over Mt Fishtail, the Annapurna Range and the Dhaulagiri range. This is a real hot spot for views of the Himalayan’s. You can see over a dozen peaks rising and shinning into the sky. After your visit, you will head back to your lodge to have breakfast and commence trekking to Tadapani, and then on to the Annapurna Sanctuary. The first half of the trek is along a ridge with huge rhododendron forest. After lunch in Deurali, you will trek along the stream that flows beneath lush, green jungle. Keep your eyes open for different kinds of birds and of course, monkeys! You will spend the night in Tadapani, which is situated in the midst of one of the largest rhododendron forests of the area.

Dec 07:  Tadapani to Chomrong (2170m)
Now, you will be trekking through the jungle. Along the way, you will pass few Gurung villages. You can stop to enjoy a lunch and then head on to the village of Chomrong. This charming village is also home to the Gurung people and is situated on the lap of Mt. Hiunchuli. Here, you can see an excellent view of Mt. Machhapuchare (Fishtail) and the narrow canyon of the Annapurna Sanctuary. You will have an overnight stay, allowing you to further explore the area.

Dec 08: Chhomrong to Tolka (1790m)
Today we descend from Chhomrong to the Modi Khola river, which we cross by a suspension bridge. Our trail then climbs up a stone staircase to the village of Landruk, a Gurung village at 1620 meter. We will pass some unusual oval-shaped houses before ascending to the village of Tolka on a long stone staircase (5 hrs).

Dec 09: Tolka to Phedi and Pokhara. Today our trek leads us by a steep ascent to another small settlement called Deorali atop a hill at 2150m. This is another village then the one we passed on day 4, although they both have the same name. From here we descend on a stone paved trail to the village of Dampus (1960m) before reaching Phedi (950m).Arriving in Phedi mid-morning, from where we take our private transport to return back to Pokhara (5 hrs).

Dec 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu. Breakfast, and then a quick drive to the airport, which is a mere 4km from town. The journey by aircraft to Kathmandu takes around 25 minutes.   If we drive then it would take 6-7 hours. Will take to airport for departure

Dec 11: Departure

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