Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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Facts of the Trip

Duration: 9 Days

Highest access: 3210m

Group Size: Min 2 to Max 14

Location: Annapurna Conservation Area Project

Grade: Easy/Classic

Best season: March, April,May & Oct , Nov- Dec

Culture: Cultural program with Special Dinner

Transportation: Tourist Bus/private vehicle

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea House

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + Tea or Coffee

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The only forever destination in doing short trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is very well-known place for those travelers to hiking in the Himalayas. Who have a short Holiday for a week including Ghorepani Circuit also easy & classic Trekking destination for all seasons

We will start walking getaway from Nayapul then heading towards several places such as Birethanti, Sudam, Tikhedunga, Ghorepani. Our main destination after incredible sunrise+ Panoramic views of the mountains surrounding Annapurna Himalayas. The Annapurna is most attractions of the trail likely Mt. South Annapurna, Himchuli, Machhapuchhere (Fishtail), Manaslu range, Dolpo range and Dhaulagiri massif just in front of you over the snow capped mountains.

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trekking route is well comfortable Lodge Trek with Lovely Nature, different culture also varieties of Organic Foods from the regions of Annapurna. If you Want to do safe trekking better to go with Trekking Guide. It is one of the suitable Hiking as a Circuit of Ghorepani Poon hill trek including most picturesque and during the spring season on the date of end of march, April and May will be great time for Rhododendron blooming everywhere and it will be colorful all the Forest so if you could have time to do this trip is highly recommended in Spring season.

Nepal is glance of a part of great Himalayas so there are rest stops all along the path and water taps are everywhere. You can have delicious Foods platters of fried rice, Pizza, Pasta, organic soups, Potatoes items, and dumplings & noodles many more. You have to walk 2 days to reach Ghorepani (which used to be a rest stop where ancient traders found water (pani in Nepali) for their horses (ghoda in Nepali). You will enjoy the energizing fresh mountain air while you are totally enthralled with the breathtaking view of the dramatic Annapurna

Ghandruk Village is specially inhabitants of ethnic Gurung so you don’t miss to chance to be at Museum, visit Gurung Village and traditional culture.The road to Pokhara 200 km west of Kathmandu is the unbelievably beautiful city, a six hours bus ride or twenty five minutes flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara again there is another 2 hours drive to Nayapul. Where you will start as well as complete your Trek

Day 01
Arrival at Kathmandu airport Welcome by Himalayan Magic Treks member then transfer to Hotel by private car overnight Hotel on B / B plan
Day 02
Drive to Pokhara (820m) by Tourist bus overnight nearby Lakeside at Hotel on Bed / Breakfast basis
Day 03
Drive bus park by Taxi then Nayapul by Local Bus trek to Tikhedunga (1,540m) overnight at Lodge (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner).
Day 04
Trek to Ghorepani (2,860m) overnight at Lodge (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner).
Day 05
Early morning Hike to poon-Hill (3,210m) for better views of Mountains such as Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapuchhere (Fishtail), Mt. Dhaulagiri and Dolpo Himalayan Range even many etc then after Breakfast Trek to Tadapani (2,630m) overnight at Lodge (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
Day 06
Trek to Ghandruk  (1,940m) overnight at Lodge (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
Day 07
Trek to Nayapul (1070m) again drive back to Pokhara overnight nearby Lake Side Hotel on Breakfast / Bed plan.
Day 08
 Fly back to Kathmandu airport then drop to Hotel overnight Hotel on Breakfast / Bed plan
Day 09
Drop to Kathmandu airport by private car for your onward destination END of services from Himalayan Magic Treks.

The Trip cost will be vary depending on the Group Size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our email info@himalayanmagictreks.com with your details to obtain a quote

Cost includes:

  •  Airport Pick up + Drop
  •  Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist bus
  •  Pokhara to Nayapul by Local bus + Taxi to bus park and Return same
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) including cup of Tea or coffee each meals time
  • All the Night’s accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the Trekking
  •  2 Night's accommodation in Pokhara Hotel nearby Lake side on Bed & breakfast basis
  • 2 night’s accommodation in Kathmandu on B / B plan
  •  An English Speaking Guide
  • Porter services
  •  All Government local Taxes
  •  National park Fees (Annapurna Conservation fees)
  •  (TIMS) Trekkers information Management System
  • First Aid kit
  •  Guide and Porter salary
  •  Guide and porter insurance during the trekking
  • Duffle Bags refundable to protect your Luggage
  •  Tour Certificate
  • Company T-shirt as a gift
  • Farewell Dinner with Typical Nepali Restaurant

Cost excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu / Pokhara
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as all Bar Bills Alcoholic or non Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
  •  Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects
  • Tips
Acute Mountains Sickness (AMS) sign:

Headache, often with the loss of appetite, nausea vomiting, tiredness, dizziness, distributed sleep. What to do? Stay at height for 1-2 days in lower place to acclimatization, descend or use diamox  (250mg every 12 hours).

HACE signs:

Severe headache, loss of balance/coordination, staggering, irrational behavior, confusion, drowsiness, coma, death (Sometimes in a few hours)
What to do? Check with straight-line heel-to-toe walking.  HACE victims cannot do it. DESCEND immediately , even at night, at least 1000m with someone else, oxygen, Gamow bag, keep patient warm, diamox to be safe also take hot garlic soup

HAPE Signs:

Breath (even at rest), dry cough/pink or rusty spit, blue lips/nails, very tired, low fever, gurgling breath, drowsy, coma, death.
What to do? See HACE + Nifedipine

PREVENTION:

Ascend slow (300-500m/day) don’t exert yourself, eat high carbohydrate foods, drink lots of water and locals recommend garlic soup avoid alcohol and caffeine.
For information in Manag / at least Listen Guide suggestion
Visit HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) doctors’ talk at 3pm( Mar-Apr, Oct-Nov)

Safety FIRST:

Sprains and stains

Probably the most common accident in the area, Steep terrain and rough trails may cause many people strain their knees and ankles. Remember stretch before you start walking, take your time avoid trekking in the night time, and bring joint support bandages if you require hem.

Health posts. There are at least one health post in every VDC of the Area. This facility is open to trekkers who require medical attention. A novel a you can help the Health post is to leave any unwanted medicines at the center at the end of your trek. This may help other fellow trekkers ho need urgent medical care.
Rescue operation- how to be prepared?
We will be serious in this case to protect our clients in the Mountain and it should be able to organize a rescue evacuation for you quickly in your critical situation. If not the following precautions may prevent a long wait for a helicopter for rescues during emergency.
  Have travel insurance and carry your insurance policy number with you.
  Carry a credit card with you.
  Do the coordination with your Tour Guide to connection with responsible person of HMT to quick Rescue services to safe your Life
  Clients should Keep in touch with Company Manager during your travel time and Do not trust only Guide for this Emergency case
  Guest should be able to check First aid kit with your Guide , who goes to Mountains to guiding you and avoid trekking on your own.

Other problems:

•    Sick, Doctors at VDC health posts, Foreign doctors in Manang ( March-April,  Sept-early December)
•    Helicopter evacuation, You have to call in Kathmandu HMT Office 01-4378206 or 9849166578 (Nabin) directly with your guide support
-    Have a credit card and travel insurance number
•    Donkeys/Mules/yak: stay on the uphill side of these beasts.
•    Leeches: stay on trail use salt to get rid of them, avoid the monsoon season.
•    Full lodges: stop early don’t arrive in a place with 1-2 lodges at dusk, carry a tent
•    Hypothermia: when cold and or wet. Starts with shivering, progressing to slurred speech, stumbling, confusion, death.

Safe and non-pollution drinking water

Please do not buy bottled water as most bottles end up polluting the environment. Using untreated rive and tap water is a sure bet to get diarrhea, giardia etc. Use:

Safe drinking water stations:

To reduce plastic after, ACAP & New Zealand Overseas Development Assistance have established these station. Refill your bottle with this Ozonated water, safer and cheaper than mineral water (mostly NRs 60-70)
Settlement

Stations

Settlement 

Price NRs/Liter

Settlement 

Price NRs/Liter

Muktinath

70

Pisang

70

Kagbeni

70

Chame

70

Jomsom

 70

Bagarchhap

70

Marpha

70

Tal

70

Tukuche

70

Jhinu Danda

70

Larjung

70

Ghorepani

70

Lete

70

Ulleri

70

Ghasa

70

Ghandruk

60

Letdar

70

 Tadapani

70

Manang

70

Landruk

70

Yakharka

70

Chhomorong

70

•    Iodine tablets: Use 1 tablet per liter and wait 30 min. Hide foul taste with lemon or orange flavored powder.
•    Boiled and filtered water  fairly safe but not so good if boiled with firewood
•    Your own water filter would be recommended during the Trek

Reducing pollution and environmental impacts

•    Carry out what you carry in
•    Take your empty batteries home stay / eat in loges than cook in gas/kerosene and have solar showers
•    Order the same  food for several people at the same time to cooking easily to saving time to reach for destination on time without any risk
•    Wear warm clothes rather than having the rooms heated
•    Don’t defecate new after sources
•    Dump garbage only at proper bins or pits
•    A high altitudes (4000m) do not even throw way biodegradable junk
•    Do not disturb wildlife
•    Do not hurt or remove animals and plants in the protected areas
•    Do not buy items made from wildlife parts, It will be illegal in the sum of dangerous case
•    Don’t accept “free” plastic bags.

Important to take along

•     Copy of passport , travel insurance and entry permit should have always with you or Guide
•    Credit card ( in case of evacuation)
•    Iodine tablets, water bottle sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, ha sun glasses, lip balm, insect repent.
•    Warm clothes, thermal underwear, gloves, good boos, trekking pole( optional)

Culturally acceptable behavior

You are a guest In Nepal and it is appreciated if you behave like one:

•    Dress decently( no short shorts or revealing clothes)
•    Do not show affection in public
•    Do not buy antiques
•    Do no point your feet(unclean) to people and point with full hand not with one  finger
•    Do not step over persons
•    Do not touch or step over offerings(re powder, flowers/rice)
•    Do not use your left hand( dirty)
•    Receive and give with two hands
•    Ask permission before taking people’s photographs.
•    Do  not ask local kids for school pens or sweets( don’t give either)
•    Discourage begging, pay fair prices
•    Take off your shoes before entering a monastery
•    Go clockwise around Stupas,  Temples or world Heritage sides etc
•    Do not eat smoke or be loud a religious sites
•    Women should avoid touching monks/lamas

Some ACAP activities:

Together with local communities

•    Visitor centers:  info + leaflets on local villages and culture, local guided tours, festival dates. In Bhulbhule- Check post, Koto-Check post, Manang-informaion center, Jomsom- Check post.
•    Mustang Eco Museum at S-end of Jomsom: Local culture, nature, geology
•    Garbage/pollution control: awareness, incinerators clean-up campaigns, toilets.
•    Conservation: tree planting oil conservation river bank protection biodiversity surveys n projection.
•    Alternative emery; micro Hyde plans, solar water heaters, light etc.
•    Trail improvement: widening, paving, bridges, signs.
•    Agriculture and endear development community infrastructure.
•    Health services support
•    Conservation education
•    Heritage conservation
•    Lodge management and training
•    Training of guides and porters
•    Signs and notice boards
•    Safe drinking water stations

Clients Reviews

8 Days Panorama Trek

(5/5)

I have spent 8 days on Annapurna Panorama Trek with my tour guide Sitaram in March this year. This was my first trip to Nepal.

Although we did not hike high the trek was quite challenging at times due to steep ascents. We trek 5-6 hours daily and take our time while trekking. I really enjoyed the weather, cicadas in jungle (never heard them before), blooming rhododendrons and all sorts of small and big animals including eagles J Multiply it by an extraordinary scenery, good companionship and few people on the trail and you do not want to leave this place. Although there was only me and Sitaram on the trip we did not feel bored. At evenings we sit and chat with other people who stayed at the same tea houses as us. Tea houses offer variety of different dishes, we stick to Dal Bhat and lemon tea mostly J

I am grateful to Sitaram for having spent time with me and showing me a bit of Nepal. I know that this was not my last trip to Himalayas and I hope to go there again after the monsoon season.

I was a marvellous trip and I am looking forward to come back soon.

Andrzej,

United Kingdom

October, 2017

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