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Poon Hill Ghorepani Trekking

Summary
Poon Hill TrekkingThis short tea-house trek takes us up steep trails through traditional villages and into the Annapurna Conservation Area. Poon Hill is the view point for two of the largest mountains in the world - Annapurna (8,091m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m). This is big terrain and this short trek takes us in close to the big mountains.

Trip Description
Often referred to as the Gateway to the Annapurnas, Poon Hill is the last mountain before the mighty Annapurna massif rears skyward. A regular trading and trekking route into the Kali Gandaki valley, the deepest valley in the world, the paths are bustling with the old and the new.

Clanging bells announce the brightly coloured mule and yak caravans that regularly use the well-trodden paths on their way to and from Tibet. We climb with them through oak and rhododendron forest and across sparkling streams to Ghorepani Pass (2,834m). On day three, in the pre-dawn, we climb to Poon Hill (3,190m) to witness a classic Himalayan moment. As the sun rises in the eastern sky, the mighty peaks begin their dawn parade, changing colours every minute as the stunning vistas open up.

Descending through giant primary rhododendron forest, troops of monkeys and exotic birds set a vivid and colourful scene. We arrive in Ghandruk (1,940m), one of the largest Gurung villages in the Kingdom with its traditional buildings and picture-perfect setting below Machapuchare (6,993m). We descend to the road head for the journey back to Pokhara after 5 magical days.

Day    Description
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, and check into hotel. At leisure pm.
Day 02: Bus to road head, walk to Tikedhunga (1,540m) - 4 hours walk
Day 03: Climb to Ghorepani - 4 hours walk
Day 04: Morning ascent of Poon Hill; in the afternoon descend to Ghandruk - 7 hours walk Day 05
Day 05: 4 hours walk to road head, and catch minibus to Pokhara

Fixed Deparuture Date

Date 2008- 2009
- 23 October - 4 November
- 13-25 November





At a Galance
- Duration: 13 Days / 12 Nights
- Accommodation: Hotel / Camping
- Transport: Jeep, Flight
- Activities: Cultural / Trekking
- Group Sizes: Min 4 / Max 10
- Grading: Moderate
- Max altitude - 4,120m



Date 2009-2010
- 12-24 March
- 26 March - 7 April
- 29 October - 10 November
- 19 November - 1 December



Accomodation
- Camping - 7 nights
- Kathmandu hotel - 3 nights in
- Pokhara Hotel - 2 nights
Price: $599 Per person

Cost Includes:

All internal transfers minibus, accommodation, Sirdar/guide, medical kit, porters and local staff. All food and refreshments on trek, B and B in Pokhara hotel.



Cost does not includes:
Visa fees. Insurance (obligatory on all trips). Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu, Pokhara and on Day 25. Crew tips - allow a total equivalent of $US3 per trekking day. Spending of a personal nature, eg laundry, cost of showers on trek (where available), drinks, souvenirs. International departure taxes.