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GHOREPANI & POON HILL LODGE TREK
A SHORT HIKE BENEATH THE GREAT ANNAPURNA MOUNTAIN RANGE

11 days: Colorful Nepalese Countryside - Sunrise on Poon Hill - Hindu Culture

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Macchapuchare (The Fish Tail) in the Annapurna Mountains of Nepal.Barely 25 miles north of Pokhara sits the most beautiful mountain range in Nepal - the Annapurnas. It was not until the mid-1950s that these majestic mountains were first explored by the outside world. Today the Annapurna Range is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world, and with good reason - it is easily accessible from Pokhara and offers tremendous potential for scenic walks and for alpine exploration in a splendid high Himalayan setting. The mountains forming the great Annapurna Range boast no fewer than eight peaks over 7000 meters, including Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna 1 (8091 meters), Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Annapurna V. Macchapuchare (Fish Tail) is surely the most famous mountain in this range, standing only 23 feet (7 meters) below the magical 7000 meters.

Our Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek is our newest walk in the Annapurna area offering time-strapped travelers the chance to experience a taste of the wonders of trekking in Nepal - big mountain views, picturesque farming villages, friendly locals and rich Hindu and Buddhist culture. We begin in sub-tropical heat, pretty villages and neatly terraced rice fields. Gaining height gradually, we enjoy several days of pleasant ridge walking with a mix of abundant forest and scattered areas of farmed land. Finally, beyond the last of the bamboo and rhododendron woodland, the valleys narrow and lead to the high hilltop village of Ghorepani and a superb viewpoint overlooking the great rift of the Kali Gandaki Valley, the deepest gorge in the world. From Poon Hill above Ghorepani the dawn views of Dhaulagiri, Fish Tail and nearby Tukuche Peak are outstanding.

2017 GROUP TRIP DEPARTURE DATES:
January 4 to January 14, 2017
February 8 to February 18, 2017
March 8 to March 18, 2017
April 5 to April 15, 2017
May 11 to May 21, 2017
September 13 to September 23, 2017
October 4 to October 14, 2017
November 1 to November 11, 2017
December 21 to December 31, 2017 (visit Poon Hill on Christmas Day)

The Ghorepani and Poon Hill Lodge Trek is part of our Himalayan Classic Trek Series. Our Classic Treks are led by an experienced, English-speaking Nepali Guide and full support crew. In addition to our fixed group dates, we are able to arrange this trek starting on any day of the week during the months of January through May and September through December for groups of 1 to 12 people. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a detailed day to day Trip Itinerary.

2017 LAND ONLY PER PERSON TRIP PRICE:
1 Person: $3185.00
2 to 4 People: $2725.00
5 to 8 People: $2665.00
9 to 12 People: $2510.00
Single hotel and lodge room supplement: $485.00 per person

TRIP SNIPPETS:
Hotels: 5 nights hotels
Lodge Trek: 5 nights in mountain lodges
Trek Grade: 6 days MODERATE trekking
Max. altitude: 10,480 feet at Poon Hill

TRIP OUTLINE:
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to the Hotel.
Day 2: Fly to the lakeside town of Pokhara at 2,690 feet. Hotel.
Day 3: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tirkhedhunga (5,510 feet). 3 to 4 hours hiking. Lodge.
Day 4: Trek to the hilltop village of Ghorepani (9,450 feet). 5 to 6 hours hiking. Lodge.
Day 5: Sunrise on Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (8,930 feet). 5 hours hiking. Lodge.
Day 6: Trek to Landruk (5,100 feet). 5 to 6 hours hiking. Lodge.
Day 7: Trek to Thulo Kharka (6,730 feet). 6 hours hiking. Lodge.
Day 8: Short trek to Kande. Drive to Pokhara. Hotel.
Day 9: Fly to Kathmandu. Afternoon is free for independent activities. Hotel.
Day 10: Morning of guided sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley. Hotel.
Day 11: Depart Kathmandu.