9. From Kathmandu: Goorepani Poonhill Trekking Trip
On this 10-day Ghorepani Poonhill trek, explore the tourist hubs of Kathmandu and Pokhara, beautiful mountains, local eateries, ethnic villages, and experience the real beauty of Nepal. Receive constant guidance from trek guides and vast knowledge regarding every corner of the trek.
Ghorepani Poonhill is one of the most exciting and enjoyable treks in Nepal. It is a relatively easy trek that’s focused on enjoying the environment and ethnic villages. The trek combines the beautiful scenery of the rhododendron forest and breathtaking views of the Himalayas.
The trek starts with an optional transfer from Tribhuvan International Airport to your accommodation in Kathmandu. After a brief stay in Kathmandu, the trip begins.
During your stay in Kathmandu, visit several historical landmarks and cultural heritage sites. See UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Basantapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Visit the monkey temple (Swayambhunath) and the famous Buddhist stupa (Boudhanath).
Later, the flight to Pokhara is filled with amazing sceneries of high mountains. Enjoy the sunrise from Poonhill, walk through the forest, and witness the warm hospitality of locals.
Along the trek, enjoy the exquisite views of giant snowcapped summits like Dhaulagiri (8167 m) and Annapurna (8091 m) and get a chance to explore the local villages and be a part of the local culture.
Full trek itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival, pickup, and transfer to your hotel with orientation. Stay overnight.
Day 2: Sightseeing and trek preparation day. Spend 4 hours sightseeing.
Day 3: Drive to Charaudi and start a full day of rafting. Then, head to Pokhara.
Day 4: Drive to Nayapul for approximately 1.5 hours. Start 6-hour trek at Ghandrung (1951 m).
Day 5: Trek to Tadapani (2630 m) for 6 hours. After breakfast, trek up to Ghorepani.
Day 6: Trek to Ghorepani (2926 m) for 6 hours.
Day 7: Trek to Nayapul for 7 hours. Then, drive to Pokhara.
Day 8: Full-day sightseeing tour of Pokhara Valley.
Day 9: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Day 10: Free time until final departure. Get transferred back to Tribhuvan International Airport or your accommodation in Kathmandu.