Itinerary Summary : Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
We will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transport you to the hotel. As the day does not involve any scheduled activities, you are free to do as you wish. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) by tourist bus
After early morning breakfast, we will enjoy a scenic drive to Pokhara. The way to Pokhara is filled with eye-catching views of forested hills and beautiful small villages. The Trishuli River will keep us company for most parts of the drive as we head further west towards Pokhara from Dumre. Pokhara offers a spectacular view of Annapurna I (8091m) and Machhapuchhre (6,993 m). Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 03 : Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Banthanti (2210m)
We will drive up to Nayapul and then begin our trek to Banthanti alongside Modi Khola. As we ascend to Banthanti, we pass by a beautiful rhododendron forest. Along the way, we pass numerous beautiful villages like Sudame, Hille, and Tikhedhunga. From Tikhedhunga, we’ll climb numerous uphill stone steps to Ulleri. Finally, after 30 minutes' walk from Ulleri, we will reach the beautiful Magar village Banthanti that offers a stunning view of the Annapurna range. Overnight in Banthanti.
Day 04 : Trek from Banthanti to Ghorepani (2880m)
We will trek to Ghorepani through the thick dense forest, small villages, and beautiful waterfalls. Beautiful panoramic views of the Annapurna massif and the Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m) in the background will also keep us company on the trail. Along the way, you will witness various floras and faunas of that region. In Ghorepani, you will be able to enjoy the Gurung culture and traditional practices. Overnight in Ghorepani.
Day 05 : Hike to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2630m)
Today, we will wake up early and hike to Poon Hill. Poon hill offers a close up the panoramic view of mountains like the Annapurna I (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), and Hiunchuli (6441m). The stunning view of sunrise over these mountains is other-worldly in nature. We then return back to the lodge and begin our trek to Tadapani. En route to Tadapani, we will pass through Deurali Danda (3090m). The trail to Tadapani is filled with dense forest and beautiful waterfalls. Overnight in Tadapani.
Day 06 : Trek from Tadapani to Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring) (1780m)
We descend to Jhinu Danda through the dense forest via Kimrong Danda. Passing Kot Danda, the trek heads north to Uri. Jhinu Danda is further north from Uri and boasts of natural hot springs where travelers can relax after days of trekking. The hot waters are also said to relieve body pain and skin diseases. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.
Day 07 : Trek from Jhinu Danda to Pothana (1890m)
As you descend from Jhinu Danda, you will come across beautiful villages like Landruk and Tolka. From here, the trail ascends to Pitam Deurali and, finally, descends to Pothana. On the way, you will cross a suspension bridge over Modi Khola and pass through the dense forest of oak, and rhododendron. The route also offers a stunning view of snow-capped mountains all the way to Pothana. Overnight in Pothana.
Day 08 : Trek from Pothana to Phedi (1130m) and drive to Pokhara (820m)
From Pothana, the trail descends all the way to Phedi through Dhampus. So it is the easiest trekking route throughout the tour. From Phedi, we will enjoy a scenic drive back to Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara, we can enjoy the beautiful streets of Pokhara or relax in a hotel after a tiring trek. There are plenty of other destinations to tour as well. Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave, and International Mountaineering Museum are the top of the bunch. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 09 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
We will drive back to Kathmandu on a tourist bus. Leaving Pokhara, the Machhapuchhre (6993m) and mountains in the Annapurna range will bid you farewell as you head to Kathmandu. The Prithvi Highway will lead us to the capital along its winding roads. In Kathmandu, you can roam around the Thamel area and go shopping for souvenirs. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 10 : Departure from Kathmandu
We will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport marking an end of this amazing adventure. We hope to see you again. Goodbye!