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Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking - 6 Days

Destination Nepal
Activity Annapurna Treks
Accomodation selected hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara and tea house during the trek
Duration 6 Days
Region Annapurna Region
Start / End point Kathmandu/ Kathmandu
Group size 2 - 40
MAX. ALTITUDE 3,210m at Poon Hill
MEALS INCLUDED Breakfast in pokhara and all meals kathamandu and during the trek
TRIP CODE DWTTK05
NATURE OF TREK Tea House Trekking
BEST SEASON Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec.
GRADE Easy
ACTIVITY PER DAY Approx. 4-6 hrs walking
TRANSPORTATION Domestic flight and private vehicle (Transportation)

About the Trip

Visit to Nepal is incomplete without trek to Poonhill, spectacular sunrise view over the Himalayas, Ghandruk , a mountain village on the lap of Annapurna south and Machhapuchhre, and Pokhara scenic and beautiful valley of lakes. Poonhill trek is a short and enchanting introduction to trekking yet to be considered one of the top ten most popular trekking routes in the world, offers the spectacular views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.

Highlights

  • Spend a day Clean, Green and peaceful city of lake, Pokhara
  • Beautiful panorama views of famous mountain range from Poonhill view tower
  • Reach Ghorepani Poonhill(3210m)
  • relaxing Hot spring at Jhinu danda
  • Short and suit for any aged group
  • No fear of Altitude Sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness
  • Pretty villages and farmland at Ghandrung,
  • Get a taste of rural Nepalese life
Benefits
  • Private transport to and from our hotel in Kathmandu to Kathmandu’s international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).
  • Provide pulse oximeter for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude.    It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potentially health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.

Overview

Ghorepani Poon hill trekking is a short week long trek in the foothills of the Annapurna to Ghorepani Poonhill. Enjoy trekking through beautiful mountain scenery and charming Gurung villages in, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque fluted peak of Machapuchare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline.

You get the best sunrise views over the massive Annapurna, Dhaulagiri Nilgiri, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre (6,993m) from the top of Poon Hill (3,210m) located above the village of Ghorepani.You can immerses yourself in nature, beauty and a fascinating culture through one of the most scenic routes in the world.

This journey begins with a drive from kathmandu to Pokhara to Nayapul.We kick start our trek at Nayapul. We trek through the rice terraces along Modi Khola to Tikhedhunga .we get to view snow-capped mountains, stone paved hiking trails, scenic villages, varieties of flora and fauna being very close to Mother Nature ,Next day we trek along the Modi khola to Birethanti and climb to Ghorepani, you can explore the villages and interact with the people to get an insight on their life and culture also you'll be rewarded with fantastic views of the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare, and Hiunchuli as well as our first peak of Dhaulagiri.

Early morning, the next day we make our way to poon hill to watch the renowned sunrise over the snowcapped himalaya.From Poon hill we see a fantastic sight of glaciers, and mountain ranges from Hiunchuli, past Annapurna South to Annapurna I (8,097m/26,566ft) Gangapurna,Khangsar Kang, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare .Then we return through the large Gurung village of Ghandruk with visit to museum,and stop at Jhinu Danda to relax in the natural hot springs there.our trek finishes and we drive back to Pokhara

The trekking on the foothills of Poon Hill is the perfect destination for renowned culture and nature with lush forests and beautiful landscapes that anyone one can acomplish in a short period of time.

Its Notice to all our valuable clients who are joining Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking with us that our journey begins with 6-7 hour bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara (approx 200 km)which is included in package, however, if you want to take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (20 mins approx) and also from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we can provide that with an additional flight cost which is not included in package. Discovery world Trekking would like to recommend all our Valuable clients that they should arrive Kathmandu a day earlier at afternoon before the day we departed and start our Ghorepani Poon hill Trekking next day, To make sure that you’ll attend our Official Briefing as an important Pre-meeting. The Reason we do so is we want to make sure that you get proper mental guidance and necessary information just to have a recheck of equipment and goods for the journey so that if you have forgotten something then we'll provide you with that ASAP.

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Day to Day Itinerary

day 1
Drive to Nayapul (1050m/3,445 ft) and trek to Tikhedhunga(1540m/5,050 ft)- 3-4 hrs

After a nourishing breakfast meal, we enjoy a short drive through beautiful landscape on the way to Nayapul,we start our trek here.The route follows a pleasantly through fertile jungle and terraced fields along a rushing river. We walk through Birethanti village (1,015m), then follow the trail through the north bank of the Bhurung Khola ,steadily up the side of the valley to Hille(1,495m) and after a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga(1570mm).

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 2
Trek to Ghorepani (2,860 m/9,385 ft) – 6-7hrs

This day involves a steep ascent. we cross the Tikhedhunga Khola via a suspension bridge, then go downhill and cross the Bhurung Khola.We climb a long, steep series of stone steps to Ulleri(2070m), a large magar village.Although a difficult climb, along the way, we can take in astonishing views of the snowy peaks of the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare, and Hiunchuli. Then we ascend more gently through rhododendron forest to Nanghethani(2460m). After an hour more walking we reach our destination Ghorepani, a spectacular settlement located on a ridgeline.The hillside below the Ghorepani are swathed in eight different species of Rhododendron, Nepal's national flower.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 3
Early morning hike to Poon Hill viewpoint (3,210 m/ 10,525 ft) ¾ hr, then trek to Tadapani (2630m/8,630 ft)- 4hrs

Today we have an early start on the day. We ascend to Poon Hill just in time to view the breathtaking sunrise over the Himalaya. We can view a brilliant panorama of mountain ranges from Poon Hill (3210m )of mountains Dhaulagiri I 8167m, tukuche 6920m, Nilgiri 6940m, Annapurna south, Annapurna I (8091 m), Hiunchuli( 6441 m) and much more. After enjoying the views, we return to our lodge for a hearty breakfast, and then follow a pleasant forest trail through rhododendron and oak groves to Deurali(2960 m) on a trail that connects the Ghorepani-Tatopani trial at Chitre. The trail descends through rhododendron forests to Banthanti (2606m). after crossing to the north side of the stream the trail goes uphill,and enters a cane field to Bhurung Khola before climbing again through the steep forests for 20 minutes to finally reach Tadapani (2710m),another beautiful village with great views of the peaks!

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 4
Trek to Jhinu Danda (1780m/6,393 ft) and nearby natural hot springs-4hrs

We continue our way down to the Kimron Khola and ascend ,passing through the serene forests of rhododendron, bamboo and oak We then ascend to Chomrong village before dropping by the small peaceful settlement of Jhinu danda. This village has a nearby river side hot springs where we can soak our tired muscle . 

  • Overnight is spent at Jhinu Danda Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 5
Trek to Nayapul (1050m/3,445 ft) – 6-7 hrs, and drive to Pokhara (820m/ 2,690 ft) - 1½ hrs

We have reached our final day on the trekking trails.After leaving Jhinu Danda hot spring We follow the plain dust road along the right of Modi Khola walking for 4 to 5 hrs to reach Birethanti which is regarded as one of the best and most relaxing walks of the entire trek. When we reach Nayapul we say goodbye to the trails and make a return drive through picturesque countryside to Pokhara.

  • Accommodation at hotel near the lake.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch )
day 6
Drive from Pokhara (820m/ 2,690 ft) to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,450 ft) - 6-7hrs

Early morning we depart from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The 200 km route goes along the Marsyangdi River and then the Trishuli river offering a good view of the natural scenery and farmland. The bus makes one last climb and we arrive at the valley of the gods, Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation at your selected Hotel in Kathmandu.

What is Included?

  • Both way transportation service between Kathmandu and Pokhara by Tourist bus.
  • Private transport from Pokhara bus station to your hotel in Lakeside, Pokhara.
  • Two night’s accommodation in selected hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • Both way Private transportation service between Pokhara and Nayapul (trek start and end point)
  • Tea House/ Lodge accommodation including meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trek.
  • Government License holder Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader (guide), assistant trekking guide, (12 or Above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage (2 trekkers: 1porter).
  • Coverage of guides and porters meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • Catering extra dietary requirements
  • All Government and Local Taxes.
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance).
  • Discovery World Trekking appreciation of certificate after over the successfully trek.
  • Farewell dinner.

What is Excluded?

  • International Flight.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Accommodation, all meals at Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Pokhara due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (because of any reason) prior to the plan scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal expense such as shopping, snacks, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, bettery re-charge fee extra porters etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.

Route Map

Route Map

Equipment Checklist

Equipment list for Ghorepani Poonhill trekking

Depending on the season you wish to go trekking you may have to make adjustments to clothing and equipments however these are the necessities list we prepared keeping your comfort and utility in mind. We never recommend our clients to bring over equipments which are not necessary for the trek.

Head
  • Sun hat or scarf

  • Winter hat or insulating hat or a wide-brimmed hat

  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face
  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses with UV protection

  • Face/body wipes

Hands
  • Lightweight gloves

  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body
  • Hiking shirts

  • Long sleeved shirt made of synthetic fiber

  • Hooded rain jacket

  • Fleece jacket

  • Lightweight cotton pants

  • T-Shirt (bring lightweight wool)

  • Polypropylene underwear

  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)

  • Sweater

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear
  • Hiking Boots that been worn in

  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear
  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not)

  • Thermal bottle

  • Water purification

  • Trekking pole

  • Sleeping bag (-15 degree bag is best in the high altitude trekking)

  • Toiletries (toilet papers, toothpaste, toothbrush)
Toiletries
  •  Medium size drying towel
  •  Tooth brush
  •  Toothpaste
  •  Deodorant/ floss
  •  Bio degradable bar soap
  •  Nail clippers
  • Small mirror
Personal accessories
  • Money

  • Watch

  • Cell phone

  • Camera

Extra items
  • First aid kit

  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport

  • Notebook and pen

  • Binoculars

Trip Information

Getting There

You will arrive to Nepal, Kathmandu in Tribhuwan International Airport as that is the only international airport. An overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu is required upon the arrival.From Kathmandu we head to on a Pokhara where we get a bus to Nayapul,the starting point of our trek.You can choose to go to Pokhara either via 25 minute domestic flight (cost not included in package) or a 6 hours drive via tourist bus that departs early in the morning every day. Pokhara is the gateway to Ghorepani Poonhill trek Taking the bus will require you to stay overnight at a hotel in pokhara to start trekking next morning

Free transfer

Discovery World Trekking offers free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for Ghorepani Poonhill trekking.. Upon arrival you'll be warmly welcomes by our Discovery world trekking crew with a traditional offering of Khata or marigolds garland (symbolizing purity, goodwill, auspiciousness and compassion), then directly transfer you to your hotel. To make use of this service please submit full flight details of arrival and departure in advance by mail.

Accommodation

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek package starts and ends at Nayapul, it requires two nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (Upon arriving night and after completion of the trek) the cost of which is not included in the package.Accommodation during the trek are at teahouses which are essentially hotels but with a more homely feel.They are run by the locals and provide all the basic facilities including hot shower at a small extra charge.The rooms are simple but comfortable usually with two beds with mattress blanket and pillows.some will have en suit bathroom but most have shared Bathroom with squat toilet .you will get a chance to experience the renowned Nepalese Hospitality as well as interact with them Discovery World Trekking have good public relation with local service providers; the company makes sure prior arrangement for the accommodation.At pokhara the accommodation is more luxurious. we stay at hotels with single room and attached bathrooms, TV, 24 hours hot water, power and laundry facility 9 days Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Package starts and ends at Nayapul, although, two nights accommodation in Kathmandu is required once before and after the trek ,not included in the the package as there are plenty of hotels in kathmandu that you can select according to your requirements

Meals

All meals during the trip are included in the package . the menu is a blend of traditional local , Asian and continental cuisines the foods will be all home cooked,fresh, hygienic, tasty and nutritious . We select only the best dishes available at the teahouse or lodge.We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must) etc for health benefits at high altitudes.we provide breakfast during the 2 overnight stays at pokhara to make it convenient for getting ready for departure .for other meals you are free to choose from the various diners available all over Pokhara Meals in Kathmandu are not included in the packages as there are variety of Nepalese and international cuisine readily available for you to choose according to your taste.

Best season

Although trekking is possible throughout the year each season has different advantages and attractions and advantages offer for trekking in Ghorepani Poonhill. The temperature in the mountains also depends according to the altitude range – higher the altitude, lower the temperature.

March-May

Trekking season begins after March. By April, the trek route throughout the Himalayas will be rewarding with different full blossom rhododendron of red, pink and white even at an elevations of over 3,000 metres. Temperature starts rising from mid March up to mid May. Weather is cool at this time. Sky is very clear and you can enjoy the clearest views of mountains.

June-August

It usually rains during this season. Monsoon generally begins around the end June and continues up to the second week of August. The temperature during the days usually ranges from 10°C to 23? and gets relatively colder at night ( 5°C to 10?) mornings are usually clear with clouds building up during the afternoon and disappearing again at night. Though the rain may cause some problems .Various plants bloom during this season , the valleys will be green and totally different view than during other seasons.

September-October

This is a favourite among tourists with the most favorable weather and perfect climate condition. The sun shines bright the skies are clear you get a superb view of mountains and the temperature is perfect for daytime trek. you can enjoy spectacular starry skies since the sky is clear at night. The monsoons will be over by early September and the weather ranges from mild to warm days. Daytime temperatures can reach upto 20c in high altitudes,the nights are colder with temperatures may go down around 5c.the greens that grew during monsoon fade to golden/amber proving a spectacular contrast against the crystal blue skies, grains are ripen in the enclave. The environment is clean and lowlands are lush. The biggest festivals of Nepal like Dashain, Tihar also fall during this season's.

November

November is a busy season, the clearest month, with crisp and sparkling sky.The daytime temperatures at this month is usually the most stable,from mild to cool conditions ,the humidity is aso pretty dry with very cold nights

December-February

The coldest time is from December through early February, after late February,climate gradually gets warmer Temperatures get extremely cold dropping to -5 degree C at high altitudes. daytime is pleasantly and relatively warm with sunshine. Despite being cold the skies are usually very clear, mountain views are at their best.with snowy caps the it might snow and the ground will be snow the trails are the least busy at this time.it may not be the best season for beginners but experienced trekkers will have no problem. Please Note: Weather in the Himalaya can be unpredictable and change quickly temperature can vary vastly from day to night.

Acclimatization

Our 6 days Ghorepani Poonhill trekking package reaches at an elevation of 3210m- there is no risk of being affected by altitude sickness also called acute mountain sickness. As the symptoms of altitude sickness generally to appear only on heights above 3500m. We have no record of altitude sickness till the date while leading trek in Ghorepani Poonhill trekking. Furthermore, the trip allows ascending slowly, providing sufficient rest time for taking picture and observing surrounding attractions. All Our trekking leader and guide have extensive first aid training and well -experienced in the Himalaya.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

6 days Ghorepani Poonhill trekking is an easy grade trek in Annapurna region. The hiking is generally 4 to 5 hrs a day, taking regular breaks to capture the stunning mountain views. Trek routes on Ghorepani Poonhill are fairly ascent, descent and straightforward following a well-established trials but this is high mountain journey have to walk along the remote trials in the Himalaya. Trekkers who are able to hike 4 to 5 hours a day at a reasonable pace with a light day pack can take part in our 9 day Ghorepani Poonhill trekking.some days require longer waking hours. So you must be reasonably fit and prepared for long days. Trekking in higher altitude is physically demanding than trekking in the lower altitudes.to join our 9 days Ghorepani Poonhill trekking, all participants should be in good healthcondition with normal physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence, and strong determination. It is very important to make sure you are as healthy as possible before starting trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

Trekking group /single

The group will be minimum 2 to maximum up to any number on trek. The group of twelve and above will be accompanied by a leader, who will be supported by an assistant guide and porters. We also organize single private trek in Ghorepani with your own holiday timeframe and this will be led by one of our highly competent and well experienced guides.

A typical day in Trek

A day on trekking will be rewarding with unique experience providing to trek leisurely withplenty of time to enjoy scenery, take photos and explore the local village. During the trek you are accompanied by experienced, friendly and qualified expert guide along with porters to carry out your baggage. You need to take your small regular day pack on hiking days.The day starts with an early morning cup of tea. Each morning after packing our bags and having a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk ar around 7 am -8am,depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. after trekking 3 to 4 hours, lunch will be served around midday on the route to the next destination and we continue after an hour rest.. The afternoon walk is generally shorter being only 2 to 3 hours when we read our overnight lodge we snack on the pre prepared extra dietary snacks ,then after dinner, we will have free time to explore nearby places. Dinner is provided around 6 to 7 pm. In the evening before going to bed, we discuss each group member hiking experience of that day. And the guide will brief the next day trip plan. After completing of trip briefing we enjoy fun and games and entertainment.trekkers love learning Nepalese language from our Discovery World Trekking crews, playing card, talking to and chatting with the crew members, reliving the day adventure or reading books before heading off to the bed for well-deserved sleep.

Communication on trek

There is mobile phone coverage on the most of the routes, But this service may not be reliable, depending on which network you use. Upon your request, we can provide you with separate local SIM card with good access for talking to family and surrounding friends through your cell phone.although Some days at high altitude, there is no mobile network facility.

Electricity and battery recharge, water on trekking

Almost all tea houses on the trail route to Ghorepani Poonhill have electricity. You can charge your devices for a small amount of extra charge.we recommend you also bring your own solar powered charger.For drinking water, it's best to take water purification pills and use it on filling local boiled water instead of packed mineral water. Boiling water on local lodges may take extra charge.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

Discovery World Trekking tries to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package.Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu will have to be arranged by self. All meals, transfer and accommodation required for Ghorepani Poonhill trekking are included except lunch and dinner in Pokhara Trekkers will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover costs of accommodations in Kathmandu, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs etc. We recommend to bring cash (dollars) which can be changed to rupees here..r bringing a cash card you can use to withdraw from an ATM (bear in mind your bank may charge for this service).

Travel insurance

Trekking in Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking requires slightly proactive and reactive preparedness. The high mountains are not a place to visit casually as serious sickness and other casualty are supposed to be unexpectedly happened. Make sure you have insured against this incident before starting the trek. Travel insurance is also a part of booking condition for an adventure trek in Nepal. All clients taking part in Manaslu Circuit Trekking must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation with inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses for trekkers at high altitude. We can do recommendation of insurance company in case of our help needed but we do not involve in sale of the insurance policy. Trekker is refused to be participated in Manaslu Circuit Trekking with improper policy or without travel insurance policy. In case of emergency circumstances of our valued client, company put forward the travel documentation processing to insurance company based on your prior information submission details in order to assist in arranging rescue operation, and transfer to hospital for treatment.You are requested to send the details insurance information after you have booked the trek. Make sure your insurance company accepts the cost incurred for mountain rescue service even at the highest elevation of trek.

Passport and visa

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter into Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal and at nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended at the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np ;Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport-size photo. The current cost of visa for 30 days is US$40(to be paid in cash) for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates maydiffer. Other nationalities should check entry requirements. visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended stay in Nepal. we recommended you schedule at least 1-2 day extra at the end of the trip just incase there is a delay. If no delay occurs we can arrange additional activity for your time in Nepal to help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website www.timeanddate.com to be very useful. The children under the age of 10 will get free visa.Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice.Citizens of china as well as citizens of south Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) get free visa. countries not entitled to get a visa upon arrival are Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe,Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Money exchange

You can exchange most foreign currencies Through the banks and through the money exchanges. money exchangers are also legitimate. You might be able to also exchange small amounts of cash at the hotel you are staying. Money exchange facilities are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Money changers or Money exchangers in Kathmandu are found all over Thamel . The going rate is normally displayed in the front of the stores on a board. The official currency of Nepal is the Nepali Rupee (NPRs). Its symbol is often displayed as Rs.The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupees in Nepal. You should ensure you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may be fined. Despite having the security advantage of traveler’s cheque, many hassles problems like a lengthy process and high rate of commission may take place during the processing at banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of many ATMs in Kathmandu and Pokhara (if you card is linked to the International Cirrus System), or by exchanging your travel cash at a bank in Kathmandu,the service fee charge will impose on around four percent or more depending up on the bank. There is a day transaction limit on cash withdrawing if you use the bank. Please note that most establishment banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded and they can be very difficult to exchange or extra fees added when exchanging at banks. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.Please refer to www.xe.com/ for up to date rates

Luggage

The weight limit for your luggage ,Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage .Two people will be assigned one porter , combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs.We never overload our porters. but a should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what the essentials,You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at Discovery World Trekking store for free.

Responsible Travel

"Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time."
We have a very strong commitment to environmental sustainability for protecting our fragile ecosystems,.Without a doubt, tourism has brought many positive impact in terms of wealth generation, employment opportunities, infrastructure, healthcare and education etc. but With an increase of tourists’ negative impact has also become noticeable on the community and the environment. Please make sure you think about the environment and not carelessly litter Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works together with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco friendly trips about most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travelers and communities.

Discovery World Trekking Crews

During the Ghorpani Poon hill Trekking, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well experienced guides / sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable.All guides are well trained licensed with prior experience they have spent years rekking / climbing the peak all over the world.  Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage .Two people will be assigned one porter , combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs.We never overload our porters. A proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide with 8 members. If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalaya remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitude without being affected. All our staff are very valuable to us , they are well paid and we take care of their insurance ,clothing, food and lodging throughout the expedition. All our Guides and Porters receive Medical care when ill or injured. We always make sure that they are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with sleeping gear we also provided them food and warm drinks.

  • Intensive wilderness first Aid
  • Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  • Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
  • Conservation and biodiversity
  • Rock climbing
Tipping

The most importantly, tipping is at travelers discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tip is the accepted and honored way to saying thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service and offer enriching journey- trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.

Booking and payment process

Discovery world trekking is a government authorized, registered, licensed and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 87657/068/069. We are member of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight detailed can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer ,western union and online payment directly from our website.. Remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when your arrival in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward necessary modes of payment details as per your convenient by mail.

Last minute booking

It is best to book in advance but for those who aren't able to for whatever reason Discovery World Trekking has a special provision for last minute booking.In the case of last minute booking with 100% percent trip payment within 24 hours is accepted. We do our best to operate a trek at any time but in case of last minute booking we can not be responsible for delay due to changes beyond our control such as the weather, availability of lodging . contact us for more information at 977- 9840055491 (Paul) or email us.

Trip Extensions

After completion of Ghorepani Poonhill trekking,If you have extra days in nepal we can arrange tours of Kathmandu valley ,sightseeing, trip to Nagarkot the perfect getaway Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, another trek and much more!

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After complete of Ghorepani Poonhill trekking, there will be farewell dinner hosted by Discovery World Trekking,we will and provide company t-shirt, digital printed certificate of trek achievement along with key ring. We expect nothing in return but suggestions (positive or negative) about our services and team performance. As a service provider, we will make amendments based on your feedback on our overall performance. Your feedback helps us to execute future plans by improving weaknesses as well as continuing strength aspects. We encourage you to share your real feeling and experience through the popular social networking sites and on trip advisor.

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The itinerary listed above is a general guideline; please be advised that it might be necessary to modify it due to external factors beyond our means including and not limited to the following: unstable weather, accessibility and availability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen governmental, trail and ecological conditions and other circumstances beyond our control. Although, it is improbable that changes will occur that would significantly alter the original itinerary, we cannot be held accountable for the results of delays or changes beyond our control. In the event of an Itinerary adjustment or need to redirect to other trails and areas, the Lead Guide will ultimately make the final choice on the best rerouting after consulting with the group members and keeping in mind the interests of the party as a whole. If an alteration is necessary, then we will certainly do everything we can to diminish the effects.

We look forward to guiding you to the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill, through some of the most dazzling landscape on the planet with unforgettable Himalayan panoramas along the way!
 

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Trip Reviews

Ghorepani Poon hill trek
Mor
5 - Excellent
10/10/2019

Just got back from Ghorepani Poon hill trek with Saroz (guide) and Gokul (porter). The trip was very well organized with careful attention to details and a lot of flexibility to adopt to our needs on the fly. Sunrise from poon hill is breathtaking, a well as the views throughout the trek. Every morning felt like another beautiful day in paradise and at the end we just didn't want it to be over. Paul was very attentive and communicative, had quick reply to every question, and took care of every aspect of the trip to create the perfect experience. Saroz was the perfect guide: energetic and considerate, adopting himself to our needs and pace, and making sure we have the time off our lives. Thank you Paul, Saroz and Gokul for a spectacular trek and amazing experience.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking
Daniel
5 - Excellent
10/15/2019

I have been trekking the Poon Hill and Ghora Pani (6 days) with Discovery. I got in contact with Discovery because of the professionoinell webside. Paul is running the business. He is a business man with lots of trekking experience. And once you book with him, he makes sure that you have a successful and nice time in Nepal. Originally I have booked the Manaslu Circut, but I could not do it. Paul came up with suggestions for other Treks. We (me and my girlfriend) dicided for the shorter and less challenging Poon Hill Trek. Paul send us a Porter and a Guide for the two of us. Because of these two nice Nepali people our trekking was a great experience. Mansing (Guide, 27) and Ganesh (Porter, 26) took care of us all the time on the trek. In the end it felt like being a group of 4 persons. We have been laughing a lot. And it has been the right way between privacy for the two of us and time with the 4 of us. While trekking we talked a lot about life in Nepal, life in Germany, nature in the Himalaya, family, they where teaching us Nepali... (time with 4 of us). After trekking they gave us privacy. We have had breakfast, lunch and dinner alone. We have always been the once who decided how fast we go, where we have lunch break, how long the breaks are... After we have left a lodge they checked always our room, if we have left something (2 times we did). They tried to get us always the best room possible in the lodges. And every evinig after dinner they prepared a fruit plate for us. Thank you Mansing and Ganesh, you have made our Trekking a big success. Good to know: Paul equips his guides and Porters with good gear and porters are only allowed to carry 18 kilos. This is very good. We have seen some poor porters in sandals carrying up to 45 kilos on the trek.

Annapurna Ghorepani Poon hill trek
David
5 - Excellent
06/18/2014

Awesome. Nepal was a dream for me and Mister Paul organize my arrive, this trek with all the professionally that I need. You have no things to worry about it. I did the Annapurna circuit, Ghorepani - Poon Hill trek and was amazing. The guide Simbir after this days is like a friend, he makes this trek really awesome, he's young but with a lot of years of experience, he gave me all the informations. And the most beautiful thing is that happyness was in all of the trip. Thanks to him I know many things of Nepal and Nepal s culture. He knows all that I want for information, and more. He makes all with heart and I left my heart here, all was amazing. In all of the trip, thanks to him, you are part of Nepal s people, and you are not a simple tourist with them. I never did a trip advisor's comment but this team deserve it. Hope that you want chose Discovery's world for your Nepal's trip because if you need a guide you have to chose them, for sure. If you don't need a guide think that with them you could have more than what you could thought. I leave them with sadness, this days makes me so part of a beautiful thing.This team deserve, you will really love and appreciate them.

DWS bring us out to a new experience. ..
Ventus
5 - Excellent
08/10/2018

We didn't plan for trekking before. After we decided, we changed all our holiday plan. On the second day of trekking, we arrived in Ghorepani. In the morning, we climb up to Poon Hill for Sunrise. It was a great and new experience for us. Exciting, and we feel comfort and safe and secure with trekking guide staff. Thank you Discovery World Trekking...!!!

experienced and competent guide and porter (ghorepani poon hill trek)
Jeff
5 - Excellent
01/10/2018

weather has been rough since day one of hike. it has been drizzling and raining thus we faced fierce river flow, slippery roads, leeches attack, landslide. thank to the expertise of guide Siddanta and porter Hari, our 5-day trek went smooth. and it was an adventurous and exciting one. appreciate how our guide actually carry fruits and energy bar into the mountain for us, very grateful. and i guess we brought sunshine to Poon Hill as it was Sunny and the Peaks showed up on the day we hiked,lucky. :)

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking
Raili Best
5 - Excellent
10/10/2013

In my Experience with Paul he is loyal ! Trustworthy, responsible Person ! I can recommend him for your Travel in Nepal, we had a wonderful Trip, Life time memorable, Great service in Gorepani Poon Hill Trekking and safari in Chitwan. I am looking forward to coming back to do discover other Adventure, Thank you so much for every things !!!

“Fantastic heartwarming”
Jasmine Kling
5 - Excellent
06/18/2014

Outstanding Beautiful Nepal with absolut the best service from DWT and Paul Gurung is the one to manage to do what ever you want to do or see. Taking care of all arrangement and with all the nice staff you are in secured hands. Higly recommended by us , the one and only. Thanks Paul from Jasmine and Tommy Sweden

Excellent Poon hill trekking
Tzizer
5 - Excellent
09/10/2018

Our initial plan is to go tengbouche for panoramic trek due to bad weather there is no flight to lukla. Many thanks to discovery world trekking for quick arrangement by Paul. We switch to Poon hill panoramic trek. The trekking guide Mr Siddhanta and also Hari (Potter & going to be guide) lead to wonderful Poon hill with a great view of annapurna range mountain. The best part of both the guide and Porter is that they really understand your trekking pace and physical condition and making necessary stop and push, hence making our trekking a very pleasant and memorable one. We definitely will come back in future for everest panorama trek with discovery world trekking again.

experienced and competent guide and porter (ghorepani poon hill trek)
ANG
5 - Excellent
09/10/2018

weather has been rough since day one of hike. it has been drizzling and raining thus we faced fierce river flow, slippery roads, leeches attack, landslide. thank to the expertise of guide Siddanta and porter Hari, our 5-day trek went smooth. and it was an adventurous and exciting one. appreciate how our guide actually carry fruits and energy bar into the mountain for us, very grateful. and i guess we brought sunshine to Poon Hill as it was Sunny and the Peaks showed up on the day we hiked,lucky. :)

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