From
£650

Trip Overview

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 4 nights standard hotels accommodation in Kathmandu and 10 nights teahouses
  • The perfect first Himalayan trek through classic high mountain scenery
  • Highly experienced Sherpa leaders
  • 6 days point-to-point walking with full porterage
  • Group normally 2 to 10, plus leader and local staff. Min. age 16 yrs
  • Altitude maximum 4130m, average 2440m
  • Travel by private bus and one internal flight
  • Between 5 and 8 hours walking per day
  • Numerous stone steps

Trip Introduction
The Annapurna Gorepani poon Hill Trek is a relatively easy walk meandering through villages and rhododendron forests. This invigorating trek showcases some of the best views of Annapurna and neighboring Himalayas especially from the Poon Hill. The added presence of rice terraces completes the picture making Poon Hill a photographer’s paradise. The trek begins with sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. After which we take a flight to Pokhara, the real walking begins from Nayapul. We then trek to the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk and enjoy the ethnic hospitality along with the cultural magnificence of Gurung Museum. 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 a thrilling experience. We walk further to Naya Pul and then drive to Pokhara which marks the end of this marvelous trek.
The 10-day Trek itinerary is designed for the trekkers who want a less demanding but short and beautiful trek, especially with their family and kids in the rural mountainside with up-close Himalayan views. However, if you long for a longer trek in the Annapurna region while also reaching its base camp, then Annapurna Sanctuary trek – 14 Days would be the best option. For trekkers who prefer a more demanding trek with the whole Annapurna circuit to cover in about two week’s time, Annapurna Circle Trek – 17 Days would be perfect.

Cost of the trip
The exact price of your trip depends on the date of travel and the number of travellers. We will quote you a price based on two people traveling together and sharing a twin/double room at a standard hotel in Kathmandu. If you require a single room or superior or deluxe accommodation please let us know. All prices quotes are starting from and ending in Kathmandu. The cost we quote you will include Pokhara to Kathmandu flights. Please see our pages on Visas and Flights.

Create your own trekking and tour Itinerary
The exact price of your trip depends on the date of travel and the number of travellers. We will quote you a price based on two people traveling together and sharing a twin/double room at a standard hotel in Kathmandu. If you require a single room or superior or deluxe accommodation please let us know. All prices quotes are starting from and ending in Kathmandu. The cost we quote you will include Pokhara to Kathmandu flights. Please see our pages on Visas and Flights.

Trip Itinerary

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
On your arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan Airport, you will be met by a representative of Sacred Himalaya and taken to your hotel in the Thamel district of Kathmandu.
Included meals: Dinner

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation
This will be the first of your sightseeing days in Kathmandu. In the morning we will head for Swayambhunath (Monkey) Temple. Swayambhunath is a UNESCO, World Heritage and one of the must see sights of the Valley. We will walk the 365 steps up to the Stupa. There is much to see, not least the three large Buddha statues of Shakyamuni Buddha, Chenrezig and Guru Rinpoche. in the park to the rear. In the afternoon we visit the Durbar square in KathmanduOvernight in Kathmandu.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft) and trek to Ulleri (2050m/6725 ft): 30 min flight and 6 hours trek
We take an early morning flight to Pokhara and enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas from the right side of our plane. Upon our arrival in Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five peaks of Annapurna and others. After taking a rest, we drive to Naya Pul and start the trek. We pass through sub-tropical valley forests, sometimes on the carved trail on the side of the cliff. After lunch, we cross the Bhurungdi Khola (river) via a bridge to the village of Tikhedhunga. The Ulleri Hill with thousands of steps and boulders that continually go upward will really prove a test of our stamina. We reach Ulleri by late afternoon. Overnight in Ulleri.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 04: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750m/9,020 ft): 4 – 5 hours trek
After breakfast, we ascend to the Ghorepani village. The name Ghorepani in Nepali means ‘horse-water’ due to it being an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker’s stop. Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and crafts. The town has two parts: one in a saddle and the other a few hundred feet lower. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. Since Ghorepani lies quite higher than our previous stop, we begin to feel the chilly weather especially in the evenings. Overnight in Ghorepani.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) with a visit to Poon Hill: 6 – 7 hours
To catch the sunrise over the Himalayas, we make an early morning climb along the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft), the most popular trekking destination of the Annapurna region. It is also a great viewpoint to enjoy the amazing views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 25 of the highest mountains including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowy peaks of the high mountains loom above and around us glowing in the morning light. After taking photographs and having some coffee or tea or hot chocolate, we return back to Ghorepani. After breakfast, we head east and climb a nearby ridge. We descend through rhododendron forests, pass by spectacular waterfalls along the way and reach Tadapani to spend the night.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 06: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 3 – 4 hours
From Tadapani, we make a steep descent through the dense 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 actually turn into amazing gardens. By afternoon, depending upon the season of travel, we also get to enjoy cherry blossoms in bloom on the slopes on the other side of the ravine. After trekking some more minutes, we enter the village of Ghandruk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung people. Along with enjoying the stunningly close-up towering views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli mountains, we also acquaint ourselves with the simple but rich cultural traditions of the Gurung people at the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 07: Ghandruk to Pokhara: 4 hours trek and 1 hour drive
Today we trek from Ghandruk to Naya Pul then drive back to Pokhara. The trek will be downhill 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 walk takes us to Naya Pul. The journey on foot comes to an end at Nayapul. we then drive to Pokhara for an overnight stay.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch

Day 08: Pokhara – Kathmandu
We will take the flight back to Kathmandu
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch

Day 09: Kopan Monastery – Bouddhanath Stupa – Pashupatinath Temple
Our second sightseeing day in Kathmandu starts at Kopan Monastery perched majestically overlooking the Kathmandu Valley. Kopan is a little haven of serenity amongst the chaos of the Valley. We will then head for Bouddhanath, the Tibetan area of Kathmandu where the mightily impressive Bouddhanath Stupa is situated. The Stupa is the second largest Stupa in the world. In the afternoon we will make our way to Pashupatinath Hindu Temple. In the evening we will take you for a farewell Dinner, to an excellent traditional Nepalese restaurant where we will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine meal.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch

Day 10: Depart Kathmandu
Depending on the time of your flight departure, you may have time for a lttle more sightseeing or shopping in Kathmandu. We will then take you to Tibhuvan airport 3 hours before the departure time of your flight home and see you to your departure terminal where we will say goodbye and hope very much, that you will have enjoyed your time with Sacred Himalaya.

Dates and Prices

Start Date End Date Price Pax Book Now
February 5, 2018 February 15, 2018 £650 Per Person 2-12 Book Now
February 10, 2018 February 20, 2018 £650 Per Person 2-12 Book Now
February 17, 2018 February 27, 2018 £650 Per Person 2-12 Book Now
March 3, 2018 March 13, 2018 £650 Per Person 2-12 Book Now
March 5, 2018 March 15, 2018 £650 Per Person 2-12 Book Now
March 20, 2018 March 30, 2018 £650 Per Person 2-12 Book Now
April 1, 2018 April 10, 2018 £650 Per Person 2-12 Book Now
April 7, 2018 April 17, 2018 £650 Per Person 2-12 Book Now
April 11, 2018 April 21, 2018 £650 Per Person 2-12 Book Now

What's Included

What is Included:

  • Airport pickups and drops to and from hotels
  • Accommodation in our standard hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara according to trip itinerary – twin share basis.
  • Normal Trekking Guest House accommodation during the trek – twin share basis.
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • All meals during the trek and in the countryside village like breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging with all the transportation.
  • All transport in Nepal, including domestic air ticket from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu according to trip itinerary and all entry fees in Heritage Sites.
  • All necessary paper work and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS )
  • 4 wheel off-raodoad express jeep for Village Trip.
  • All the Tent accommodation in village in camp
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Mountain phone contact in case of emergency
  • Expedition Facebook page which will be updated during the trip, including trekking phase.
  • All government and local taxes

What is not Included

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Cold drinks like coke, fanta, juice, water, bar bills .
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountains (due to any reason) outside the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).
  • Tips for guides and porters.

Cost of the trip
The exact price of your trip depends on the date of travel and the number of travellers. We will quote you a price based on two people traveling together and sharing a twin/double room at a standard hotel in Kathmandu. If you require a single room or superior or deluxe accommodation please let us know. All prices quotes are starting from and ending in Kathmandu. The cost we quote you will include Pokhara to Kathmandu flights. Please see our pages on Visas and Flights.
Create your own trekking and tour Itinerary
The exact price of your trip depends on the date of travel and the number of travellers. We will quote you a price based on two people traveling together and sharing a twin/double room at a standard hotel in Kath

Trip Overview

Trip Itinerary

Dates & prices

What's included