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Himalaya Darshan Treks Pvt. Ltd

"Experience Naturally Nepal With Us"

$1265

Per person - All price inclusive

  • Trip Grade:
    Moderate
  • Max-Altitude:
    Thorong La pass - 5,416m
  • Best Season:
    Autumn & Spring
  • Trip Mode:
    Tea house
  • Group Size:
    Min 2+

Significant Highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trek:

  • Different landscapes: Explore a variety of remarkable landscapes, from lowland subtropical forests to alpine highlands, passing rice terraces, waterfalls, and charming villages along the way.
  • Thorong La Pass: Challenge yourself to cross Thorong La Pass at an altitude of 5,416 meters. This is the trek’s highest point and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.
  • Natural beauty: Marvel at the majestic beauty of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges with their snow-capped peaks, deep gorges, and pristine glacial lakes.
  • Cultural discovery: Immerse yourself in local communities’ rich cultural heritage, including the Gurung, Thakali, and Manangi ethnic groups. Visit ancient monasteries, and traditional villages and interact with friendly locals along the trails.
  • Muktinath Temple: Visit the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site of Muktinath, known for its 108 fountains and eternal flame.
  • Natural Hot Springs: After a long day of walking, you can restore your tired muscles in Tatopani’s natural hot springs. These hot springs are known for their therapeutic properties and offer a relaxing experience in a peaceful environment.
  • Ghorepani Poonhill: As part of your trip, you’ll visit Ghorepani and climb Poonhill, a popular lookout point at 3,210 meters. From here, you can witness the mesmerizing sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, casting a golden light over the mountains.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna Circuit Trek with Ghorepani Poonhill is a significant adventure. It takes hikers through the majestic landscapes of the Annapurna region of Nepal. It combines two popular trails, the Annapurna Circuit, and the Ghorepani Poonhill,  providing a diverse and breathtaking experience for nature lovers and mountaineers.

The journey begins in Besisahar, where trekkers commence on the Around Annapurna, a classic trek known for its stunning mountain views, lush valleys, and diverse cultural encounters. The trail winds through picturesque villages, rice terraces, and rhododendron forests, gradually increasing in height as hikers approach Thorong La Pass, whose peak is 5,416 meters. The pass offers impressive panoramas of snow-capped peaks including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu.

Summit of Thorong La Pass 5,416m

After conquering the challenging summit of Thorong La Pass they descend into the Mustang region, where the landscape changes dramatically. It showcases arid terrain and ancient Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. Then the road leads to Jomsom, a bustling town known for its apple orchards and high winds. From Jomsom, you will drive to Tatopani then continue to Ghorepani, the gateway to the famous Poonhill lookout.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek:

The Ghorepani Poonhill trek offers a different perspective of the Annapurna region, with the highlight being the sunrise over the snow-capped peaks. Early in the morning, you will hike to Poonhill, which sits at an elevation of 3,210 meters (10,531 feet). As the sun rises, a breathtaking panorama unfolds enlightening the entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges in golden hues. The view is truly spectacular and leaves an unforgettable impression on all who witness it.
The tour continues through beautiful rhododendron forests and charming Gurung villages, providing an insight into the local culture and way of life. The road eventually leads back to Tikhedhunga, where the adventure ends.

Best time to do Annapurna Circuit Trek:

The spring (March to May) and fall (September to November) seasons are ideal for the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Ghorepani Poonhill. The trail is decorated with colorful rhododendron forests in bloom during the spring. While in the fall, clear mountain views can be found. These times of year offer consistent weather, which makes hiking comfortable and visibility great.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Difficulty:

While this Trek is a remarkable adventure, it’s important to note that it falls under the category of moderately challenging treks. If there is snow on the way, it makes the trek relatively challenging. It requires good fitness and some prior climbing experience. Climbing to the heights and crossing the Thorong La Pass poses the biggest challenges, requiring good climatic and physical preparation. Altitude sickness is a concern and hikers should know the symptoms and take the necessary precautions.

Conclusion:

In conclusion, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a mesmerizing trekking experience that showcases the natural beauty of the Annapurna region. With scenic landscapes, vibrant rhododendron forests, and remarkable mountain vistas, it offers hikers of all levels an unforgettable adventure. The relatively short trek makes it accessible for those short on time and allows them to immerse themselves in the Himalayan splendor.

Finally, whether you want to watch the sunrise from Poon Hill or explore the charming villages along the way. The Annapurna Circuit with Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a trip that leaves a lasting impression on anyone looking for an unforgettable mountain adventure in Nepal. Feel free to get in touch with us.

Itinerary


Day 1, Arrival at Kathmandu airport (1400m) and transfer to hotel.

We, Himalaya Darshan Treks heartily welcome you and your group to Nepal. One of our company staff will take you to your hotel in Kathmandu. The person will be waiting outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, holding an A4-size paper with your name and our company name. So, you have to look for that person for your pick up from the airport.

Day 2, Drive to Jagat (1300m) via Besisahar. Stay at tea house.

We will begin our trips this morning after breakfast with a drive through the picturesque Nepalese countryside to Besisahar (850m) by bus and drive to Jagat by Jeep. It is a small and beautiful place. You can enjoy to natural hot spring on the Marsyangdi river bank.

Day 3, Trek to Dharapani (1,900m). Stay at tea house

After breakfast, we’ll take a one-and-a-half-hour rocky trail trek to Chamje hamlet, a small rural population surrounded by bamboo bushes with a primary school. The adventure continues with a suspension bridge across the Marshyangdi River just after leaving Chamje.

You will view a waterfall, rocky hills, trails, and a little teashop before entering the Manang district soon before Tal village. This is a lovely community on the riverbank with a stunning waterfall view. You’ll cross the river and continue trekking through the cliffs above the river to Dharapani village.

Day 4, Trek to Chame (2,710m). Stay at tea house

Bagarchhap is about an hour’s walk from Dharapani. This lovely village may see the first glimpse of Mt. Annapurna II. On this day, you will pass through a few steep forested landscapes and multiple landslides; nonetheless, keep your eyes out for some spectacular views of prominent Himalayan peaks.

On your way to Chame on this day, you’ll pass through some traditional Tibetan villages (2670m). Chame is Manang’s district headquarters and one of the most picturesque Himalayan settlements, with near views of Mt. Lamjung and Annapurna II.

Day 5, Trek to Upper Pisang (3,300m). Stay at tea house.

Another beautiful stroll through a narrow, steep trail that follows the river bank will lead you to the settlement of Bratang, where you can stop for tea. After that, we followed the forested walk and rough trails for an hour before crossing the suspension bridge and arriving at Dhukur Pokhari for lunch.

This little village will see the first view of Pisang Mountain and the surrounding Himalayan peaks. After lunch, we’ll walk for an hour to reach Upper Pisang

Day 6, Trek to Manang (3,540m), Stay at tea house.

Today we travel through the drier upper route, which is shielded from the monsoon’s full force by the Annapurna Range. For a portion of the year, the people of this region herd yaks and grow vegetables.

The trail continues from Mungji to adjacent Manang, passing through the scenic but largely hidden settlement of Braga (3475m). we will visit a very old and historical monastery at Braga. after that about half an hour’s walk to reach Manang village.

Day 7, Acclimatization Day.

In Manang, we spent the day acclimating. We spent the entire day doing beautiful day hikes and marveling at the breathtaking vistas around the village; daytime is the optimum time to gain altitude.

The charming community of roughly 500 flat-roofed dwellings is nestled amid some outstanding landscapes – Annapurna II, Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m) to the south, Tilicho (7132m), and the Grand Barrier to the west, and Chulu West (6583m) and Chulu East (6059m) to the north. We return to our lodging and retire for the night at the end of the day.

Day 8, Trek to Yak kharka (4250m)/Ledar (4,200m). Stay at tea house.

After a magnificent exploration of Manang village this morning, we started for Yak Kharka, leaving the route to Tilicho Lake on the left corner and continuing a short hike up to Yak Kharka (4250m), a little community nestled at the base of the mountain (4110m). We’ll climb gradually towards a small hill, then turn right behind it to reach Yak Kharka/Ledar (4,200m), where we’ll spend the night. Remind yourself that you can hike up to a small hill for a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains.

Day 9, Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450m)/ High Camp (4,920m), Stay at tea house.

Another short day with views from above takes you to Thorong Phedi’s pass for lunch. A small yet bustling community that caters to the requirements of hikers and climbers. It is located at the base of the Thorong-La, and the trails continue to ascend to the top of the Thorong-La. We trek for an hour after lunch to reach a Thorong high camp (4,925m) for the night.

Day 10, Trek to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorong la pass (5416m). Stay at tea house.

Early in the morning, we will start our hike to Thorong La Pass 5,416m. It takes about 3 hours from the high camp. It is an adventurous day on your trek. We will slowly (Hillary Steeps) ascend our footsteps, with an incredible mountain view of the Annapurna Himalayan range. After 2.5 to 3 hours of walking, we will finally reach our final destination the Thorong La Top. It is difficult walking at a high altitude but you feel proud of yourself. To reach this high, will be on your lifetime experience.

After the summit of Thorong La Pass 5,416m, we will trek descend to Phedi through a steep and slippery way. Having launched here, then continue walking to reach Muktinath.

Day 11, Drive to Tatopani (1200m) Stay at tea house

In the morning, Visit Muktinath temple (The holy place). Enjoy seeing the pilgrimage activities and breathtaking mountain views of the Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges. You can take a holy bath with 108 taps. Then back to the hotel and have breakfast, Then we will drive to Tatopani (Hot Spring) via Jomsom.

Day 12, Trek to Ghorepani (2,860m), Stay at tea house.

Short easy walk to Ghar Khola then the trail leads us to Shikha village. we need to check our Annapurna conservation entry permit. Have lunch here then continue walking to Phalate, Chitre, and Ghorepani. It is a long ascend in this trek. Ghorepani is a very nice place to stay, you can enjoy the great Himalayan panorama, good accommodation, and delicious food here.

Day 13, Hike to Poonhill (3210m) and Trek to Tikhedhunga. Stay at guesthouse.

Early morning, Hike to Poonhill (3,210m), Enjoy magic sunrise, and incredible mountain views of Manaslu, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. Likewise, Nilgiri North and South, Tukuche Peak, and surrounding views

Then back to hotel for the Breakfast,  After breakfast, our trek descends to Ulleri or Tikhedhunda. Stay at a guest house.

 

Day 14, Drive to Pokhara, Stay at the hotel.

After Breakfast, we will be ready to drive to Pokhara through Birethanti, Nayapul. From the Nayapul, we will drive through Pokhara Beni Highway. It will be a nice and scenic drive to Pokhara. you can enjoy seeing beautiful mountains, Valleys, and Phewa Lake along the drive.

Lunch at Pokhara, then you will have free time to explore this beautiful tourist city of Pokhara. There are many beautiful places to visit and enjoy at Pokhara.

Day 15, Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Returning to Kathmandu entails a 7-hour trip through the Trisuli River and via numerous towns. You can spend your time relaxing or shopping for souvenirs to take home. In the evening, we will offer a goodbye dinner with cultural dance performances in a traditional restaurant to commemorate your incredible journey.

Trip Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle.
  • 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast. Twin sharing.
  • One-night hotel in Pokhara with bed and Breakfast. Twin sharing.
  • Teahouse accommodation and 3 times meals during the trek, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and a cup of tea/coffee.
  • Drive From Kathmandu to Besisahar and Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Besisahar to Jagat and Jomsom to Tatopani drive by sharing jeep or bus.
  • Birethanti to Pokhara drive by private vehicle.
  • Experienced and government-licensed holder Guide and porter with salaries, food, accommodation, and insurance (1 porter for 2 trekkers).
  • Annapurna conservation entry Permit.
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • First Aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Emergency Helicopter service arrangement (If needed) which will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company.
  • We will arrange a Duffel bag, Sleeping bag, Down Jacket, and warm hat (If you don’t have your own.)
  • Himalaya Darshan Treks branded T-shirt as a souvenir.
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek Map for a group.
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek achievement certificate.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with a culture program.

Trip Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Your expenses (Laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, WIFI, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and potters. (Tips are expected)
  • Your travel insurance. (recommended)
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Desserts Sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding, etc.
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the cost include.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

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