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Annapurna, Jomsom and Poon-hill Trek
Trekking
Leisurely
3210m/10528ft

Service Level Standard

At a Glance

This trek starts from Jomsom and end at a beautiful city of west Nepal Pokhara. The varied characteristics of the nature and those of the cultures and customs of different ethnic groups are noticed. You will have a pleasant feeling for being quite near to nature. The attraction of this trek is called Poonhill (3193m) highest view point of your trek, from where you can not only enjoy a superb panorama of both Annapurna (8091m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m) but also very splendid and magnificent view of sunrise. Along the trekking path, you will walk through one of the dense forests of rhododendron of the world. If it is in the month of May then the complete forest turns into a colourful mixture of white and red, and the rhododendron flowers are in full bloom.
Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a colorful and one of the short forays into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek. Enjoy trekking in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, Magars dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, As the sun touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna along with a maze of other peaks, slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes. A rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape.

Detail Itinerary

A very warm welcome to the Kingdom of Himalayas. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport our representative welcomes you and assists you transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu i.e. Utsav or Nepali Chula (Kitchen). Here you will not simply experience the traditional Nepalese dish but will be entertained with Nepalese traditional dance and folk songs. After the dinner, you will be transferred back to your respective hotel.

Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Bauddhanath: Stupa with its 130 ft. dome. One of the world’s largest Stupa, Bouddha is generally acknowledged to be the most important Tibetan Buddhist monument outside Tibet. Pupshupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath is considered one of the holiest shrines of all the Hindu temples. The temple has remained the presiding deity of ruling Nepalese Royalty. -After the city tour, our leader or guide will do the final briefing of the expedition. They will also take the opportunity to check the members' personal equipment as the city bazaars and climbing shops will provide the last chance to correct any deficiencies. Overnight at Hotel.

This morning, after breakfast, we will try to depart the hotel as early as possible in the morning to avoid the traffic, the transportation will be either Bus/Mini Bus/Land Cruiser/Car according to the group size and the driving to Pokhara will take approximately 6-7 hours depending on the traffic. You will enjoy the scenery of Mountains, River, Terraced field, Local villages during the journey to Pokhara, which you will be missed if you take flight to Pokhara. Pokhara, the rural capital of Western Nepal. This is a picturesque city situated around the beautiful Phewa Tal (Lake) with the classic Manchapuchare (Fish Tail Mountain) in the background. Check in hotel there will be plenty of time for your to explore Fewa Lake and shops and popular restaurants in the evening. Overnight in Hotel

After breakfast, the thrilling 20 minutes flight over the mountains from Pokhara will provide you with panoramic views of some 8,000 meters peak such as Annapurna & Dhaulagiri, brings you at Jomsom, the district headquarter of Mustang. Jomsom is also a major village on the Kaligandaki area linking the age old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade route to Tibet. This place is renowned for its luscious apples and the routinely wind of the afternoon. Here we'll be meeting rest of our trekking crews, especially our porters and Mules.

We carry on, almost imperceptibly down at first, past the agriculture research farm just out of Marpha, to the large village of Tukuche (2590m), historically important as an original Thakali trade centre, made evident by it’s handsome architecture with its rich carving. We have lunch here. Soon after we come to the interesting village of Khobang (2560m), where the trail enters an internal corridor protecting the entrance to the houses from the wind. The forests increase in height now and the trail starts to undulate more as we approach Kalopani(2530m) our night stop in its alpine forest setting to the back drop of the vast face of Dhaulagiri.

Today we leave the main trail and trek via Titi Tal and Titi Gaon to Kurje Gaon. In October and November we will start with a short walk along the road to the large suspension bridge below Larjung. After crossing the river, the trail climbs up through the forest to Titi Tal, a very small lake. From December to May we can cross the Kali Gandaki using a small wooden bridge to Sirkung from where we have a fairly steep walk through the forest to Nupsang Kharka. From here we get fantastic views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche and Dhampus peaks. Dropping down through the forest we come to Titi Goan and Titi Tal. Following an easy trail we pass through Taglung to reach Kurje Gaon. We will either carry a packed lunch or have a very simple lunch in a local teahouse at Kurje . We then head towards the Lete Khola and trek on a new trail to Ghasa.

Today we have easy days coming down the Kali Gandaki, we take a beautiful trek through sub-tropical vegetation where we will see water buffalo, banyan trees and poinsettias. The trail follows the river through a narrow gorge, sometimes on the right hand side of Kaligandaki & sometime on the left, while we walk down towards Tatopani, we will be pass lots of small villages such as Pairothapla, Kopchepani. From Kopchepani, we stay on the same side of the Kaligandaki River to skip the drive road. There is a short uphill which takes approx 20 minutes were there are couple of small cold drinks shops to stop 15-20 minutes for fascinating view of Rupse waterfall straight across the valley. We continue to follow the trail until we get opposite of Dana Village. (Where you may stop for lunch if necessary, however our aim is to have late lunch at Tatopani and have free afternoon). From Dana also we stay on the same side of the Kaligandaki River to avoid the dusty motor road and the trail follows through some of the beautiful small villages. This trail meets with the motor road just 15 minutes before you get to Tatopani after the suspension bridge. Today you have quite a long morning but you have free afternoon to enjoy the natural hot spring, which provide the perfect opportunity for a refreshing. Name of the village is also named after this hot spring.

This can be quite a long & hard day, all up hill, especially as it can get hot on the lower slopes if we leave it too late in the morning. So we make a good early start, climbing up through the village Ghara (1830m) and Sikha (2080m) before the day warms up. At Phalate (2255m) we have most of the climb behind us and magnificent views of the huge south face of Dhaulagiri, which have been getting better as we go up. We can stop here for lunch or up at Chitre (2330m), if we started early enough. By now we should be enjoy some breeze, and it is really not far to our lodge stop at Ghorepani (2820m). Meaning ‘horse-water’ this was originally a trader’s staging post on the ridge, which has evolved into an important crossroads with many tourist lodges. The views are not bad at all.

An early morning start for 40 minutes hike up to Poon hill (3210m/10528ft), the route offers the glimpse of the pleasant rhododendron forest. This brilliant viewpoint provides us an unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas and the wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu. After a great time return back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek to Tadapani for overnight.

Today, we have short and pleasant walking day through the forested and downhill path most of the way with occasional view of the Mountain leads us through the gradual path most of the way to Ghandrung village for overnight stop. This is heavily settled Gurung village, a modern village of Nepal and explore the surrounding area and simply relax at the hotel.

This is our last day walk through the scenic landscapes and local villages to get down to the Syalui bazzar settled in river bank of Modi. The walk is pleasant most of the way following the Modi River until Birethanthi and an easy trek to Nayapul. Our adventure ends here and we drive back to Pokhara for the overnight in hotel.

We fly back to Kathmandu after our wonderful trek in the foothills of Himalaya. The morning flight drops us at Kathmandu. Our representatives will eagerly waiting for you in the airport to transfer you to the hotel in our private Van/Coach. You can rest and relax throughout the day in your hotel. If you want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu then take the time to do that today! Remember, we will be hosting a fantastic celebration dinner together in occasion of successfully completing your Trek!

Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.

Inclusion and Exclusion
Hotel in Kathmandu
Inclusions
  • Three night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3 to 4 star hotel with all rooms having private facilities. Breakfast is included. Accommodation is on a twin share basis.
Exclusions
  • Single rooms are usually available at an additional cost. Please inform us as early as possible if you wish to have a single room.
    Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
Hotel in Pokhara
Inclusions
  • One night hotel accommodation in Pokhara in one of the finest Hotel at lakeside Pokhara at the end of the trek, breakfast is included. Accommodation is on a twin share basis.
Exclusions
  • Lunch and dinner is not included.
All Transportations
Inclusions
  • All pick up and drop transportation from airport to airport both domestic & international.
    Transportation Kathmandu to Besisahar (private mini bus/ Jeep) according to the group size.
    Transportation from Birethanti/Naya Pul to Pokhara (private mini bus).
Exclusions
  • Your private transportation to anywhere in city is not included.
Domestic flights
Inclusions
  • Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Exclusions
  • Your international flight.
Other inclusions and exclusions
Inclusions
  • National park entry fees.
    Half day sightseeing tour in & around Kathmandu
    All lodging & meals during the trekking period as you require from the menu at lodges.
    An experienced guide & appropriate number of Sherpa staff.
    All appropriate number of porters.
    Oxygen & mask regulator set for medical purpose use only.
    Celebration meal at Rum-Doodle Restaurant at the central of Thamel, close to hotel Vaishali or similar after the trek.
    All local staff & porters properly insured & equipped.
Exclusions
  • Your personal insurances. Health & emergency evacuation cover is obligatory.
    Your personal expenses e.g. Phone calls, Laundry, Alcoholic beverage, Mineral water.
    Main meal (Lunch & Dinner) in Kathmandu & Pokhara apart from celebration meal in Ktm.
    Tipping to the guide & local staff.
    Your Nepal entry visa fee USD40 for single entry. (Can be obtained on arrival at the Kathmandu airport)
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Terms and Condition

A deposit of 25% of the total trip cost is payable at the time of booking and the final balance due 8 weeks before the start of the trip. The act of booking implies that you have accepted the ethos of the trip and any objective or subjective risks associated with it. 

Cancellation

Should you wish to cancel your booking please inform us immediately in writing by e¬mail or letter. The following charges will apply, as a percentage of the trip: 
  • More than 42 days before departure – 25% of total cost 
  • 42 to 29 days – 50% of total cost
  • 28 days to 15 days – 75% of total cost and 
  • 14 days or less – 100% of total cost. 
These cancellation charges go to paying, amongst other things, outside Guides that have been contracted in, hotel or airline deposits, staff wages, setting up costs etc.

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