Ghorepani Poonhill Christmas Trek 2014

12 days | Best season: Sept. to May | Min. 2 persons. | Max altitude: 3,200m | Easy to Moderate trekking

Ghorepani - Poonhill trek known also as the small Annapurna Circuit is a very popular one in Nepal. The highest point of this trek (3,200m) and for many the highlight is an early morning hike to Poon Hill for a spectacular sunrise over the Himalayas where the mountains stretch as far as the eye can see. To the north towards Tibet, west towards the Dhaulagiri range and east with superb views of the entire Annapurna range. Not a difficult trek but it helps if you have a reasonable degree of fitness. This trek is considered to be the best introduction to trekking in Nepal. An easy trek in the spectacular mountain scenery through fascinating villages inhabited by the Gurungs and Magars ethnic tribes. Dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (fish tail peak) dominating the skyline. This trekking is not recommended during the rainy season i.e. July, August and September.


GLIMPSE OF ANNAPURNA REGION...

 

ITINERARY

Dec 18 - Arrival at Kathmandu Airport  and transfer to your hotel.
Dec 19 - Full-day sight-seeing Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath.
D ec 20 - Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (approx. 6 hrs drive) . Overnight at Hotel Landmark.  
Dec 21 - Drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana. Overnight at local lodge.
Dec 22 - Trek to Landruk. Overnight at local lodge.
Dec 23 - Trek to Chomrong. Overnight at local lodge.
Dec 24 - Trek to Tadapani. Overnight at local lodge.
Dec 25 - Trek to Ghorepani. Overnight at local lodge.
Dec 26 - Hike upto Poonhill for sunrise view, trek to Hile. Overnight at local lodge.
Dec 27 - Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.
Dec 28 - Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu. Rest of the day is free.
Dec 29 - Transfer to international airport for your final departure.