The legendary Annapurna region is the most diverse and popular trekking area in Nepal. The Annapurna region in north-western Nepal has world’s best trekking routes. The center piece of this part of Nepal is the range of mountains that includes Annapurna I, the first of the 8,000 m peaks to be climbed. Also included in this region is yet another 8,000 m giant, Dhaulagiri, which is located west of Annapurna I.
Views of lush, fertile farmland and undisturbed natural forests, snow-capped mountains, and mingling with a mixture of different ethnic groups, all add up to a diverse range of experiences that make the Annapurna trek one of the most satisfying treks among all destinations in Nepal.
Pokhra is the gateway to the best trekking trails in the world from short treks of 4-5 days to long and high altitude treks of 11-12 days.
Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Trail in Annapurna Sanctuary is a medium altitude trek from Nayapol reaching to a maximum altitude of 3210 meters at Poon Hill in 4 nights / 5 days trek.
04 Nights 05 Days
Arrive at Pokhra Airport (1025 M) and Trek from Nayapol to Thikedunga ( 1525 M)
Arrive at Pokhra airport by a morning flight. Our representative shall meet you upon arrival for pre-briefing of the trek followed by a short drive of about 1.5 Hours to Nayapol , the starting points of the expedition. Meet with your trekking guide and porters and trek for about an hour up to Birenthati ( 1150 M ) where we have to show our permit to enter in Annapurna sanctuary in Modi River valley. The walk shall be through the ridge line in the lower foot hills of Annapurna with views of Pokhra Valley. After passing through many small villages , tea houses , rivers and meeting with local people , you will arrive at Thikedunga village. A picnic lunch shall be provided en-route.
Trek time: 4–5 hours – Easy – Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Thikedunga (1525 M)– Ghorepani (2850 M) - Uphill walk and stone steps
After an early breakfast at your lodge, You will start your second day of trek climbing up-to Ghorepani at 2850 meters. Today, after crossing the suspension bridge at Thikedunga khola , the trail begins to climb up quite steeply on a stone staircase which has around 3200 steps. After climbing the hill you will reach to Ulleri village where from you will see Mt. Annapurna south (7219 M) and Hiunchuli (6441 M). After Uleri village, the rest of the track of around 4 hours is smooth passing through Rhododendron forest. A hot lunch shall be provided at Ulleri Vilalge.
You will arrive to your luxury lodge at Ghorepani by early evening. A hot welcome drink at the lodge shall take away your tiredness.
Trek : 3200 stone steps climbing and 4-5 hours – Moderate – Dinner and overnight at your luxury lodge.
Overnight at hotel.
Trek from Ghorepani ( 2850 M) to Poon Hill (3210) to Tadapani ( 2600 M) - Downhill
You wake-up very early morning and after a coffee at your lodge, walk for about one hour to poon Hill ( 3210 M) which is the highest point of your expedition. A hot cup of coffee at Poon Hill in cold weather will enhance your experience of seeing the best sunrise and magnificent view of the Himalayas like Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri ranges, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Himal, Mt.Manaslu ranges, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and others mountains. After this unforgettable view, come back to Ghorepani for breakfast.
After breakfast, check-out and you will start your down hill trek for about 3 hours to Tadapani at 2600 meters.
You will arrive to your lodge at Tadapani by around mid-day. After hot lunch at your lodge ,rest of the day shall be free to explore Tadapani village with your guide.
Trek : 5-6 Hours – Easy – Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Trek from Tadapani (2600 M) to Ghandruk ( 2010 M) - Downhill
After leisurely breakfast at your luxury lodge, Today you will further trek downhill to Ghandruk which is one f the biggest settlements of Gurung people. Later, after hot lunch at your lodge at Ghandruk, visit the Gurung museum at Ghandruk village. Watch the sunset over snow peaked mountains from your lodge.
Trek : 2 -3 hours – easy – Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Trek from Ghandruk ( 2010 M) to Nayapol (1050 M) and 2 hours drive to Pokhra (1025 M)
After breakfast with views of the mountains,, you start your last leg of trek for about 4 hours to Nayapol. The trek today is gentle and downhill passing through villages , rice fields and rivers will bring you to Nayapol where your vehicle shall be waiting to drive for another 2 hours to Pokhra. Arrive Pokhra by late-afternoon and either check-in at your hotel in Pokhra or continue your travel to Kathmandu
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