Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek for Families, 10 Days
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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek for Families, 10 Days

Days: 10 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the more popular short Family Trekking destination in Annapurna Region of Nepal with its the Annapurna Himalayan Range which is administered by Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is also more significant trails in Annapurna Area due to its Himalayan scenery, cultures of Magar and Gurung peoples and geographical diversity. A brilliant spectacular view of mountains, an unobstructed view of Sunset, Sunrise and several seasonal varieties of Orchids and Rhododendrons flowers during the trekking days. Nepal’s ethnic group such as majority of Magar and Gurung are inhabited in this region with their own religion, cultures and festivals. All the Family Trekkers enjoy highest mountains like as Annapurna I 8091m, Dhaulagiri I 8167m, Machhapuchre 6997m, Annapurna South 7219m, Annapurna III, 7855m Nilgiri 6820m and Tukuche Peak 6920m during the Ghorepani Poon Hill panorama trek. 

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Fact of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek:Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Map
Trip Region: Annapurna Region
Types of Trip: Trekking 
Duration: 10 Days
Highest Elevation: 3210m
Mode of Trip: Lodge or Tea-house
Grade: Moderate 
Average Walking: 4-5 hours in a day
Trip Start/End: Kathmandu
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and normal tea-houses/lodges during the trek
Best Season: Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) and Spring (March-April-May) 
Transportation by: Domestic Flight and Private Vehicle
Culture Experience: Majority of Magar and Gurung
Major Himalayan Sights:  Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) 6993m, Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna South 7219m, Hiun Chuli 6441m, Mardi Himal 5553m, Annapurna III 7555m, Dhaulagiri 8167m, Nilgiri 6839m, Tukuche Peak 6920m. 
Highlights of the Trip:  Exploring the Kathmandu city and its heritage sites, Panoramic and closed views of Annapurna massif, explore in the valley, unobstructed sunrise and sunset view from Poon Hill View Point, pictureaque villages, experiencing with life style and culture of Magar and Gurung people who is very famous for Gorkha arm, walking in the narrow and stone paved trail, ancient Monastery, old tradition Gurung Museum, waterfalls, scenic mountain flight to and from Pokhara, explore lake city of Pokhara, walking through dense Rhododendron forest and even more beautiful in Spring. 

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Itinerary 
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be met at the airport by our representative who will be waiting with a Swiss Family Treks sign outside the terminal and transfer to Hotel by private car. Welcome drink and after you settle into the hotel there will be a group briefing with your tour leader. He will discuss the trek details and co-ordinate any last minute arrangements. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van.
After brekafast in the hotel, Drive to Swayambhunath Stupa which is very close form the centre of Kathmandu. It takes some minutes to be there. This Temple is also known as Monkey Temple which is considered to be self made Stupa. Then visit to Boudhanath Stupa: the biggest stupa in Nepal and one of the bigger stupa in the world. You can basically experience Tibetan Buddhism, culture and way of life in Boudhanath Area. Boudhanath area is the authentic place to buy Tibetan stuffs. Again you will be visit Pashupatinath Temple and it is one of the most sacred temples in the entire Hindu world. It is a sacred place where Hindus come to die and to be cremated. The temple of Pashupatinath is a large double roofed, gilt pagoda, decorated with brass, the gateway is plated with silver. There are images of Shiva along with other statues, shrines and temples dedicated to other deities in the complex. A circuit of the Pashupati area takes visitors past a sixth-century statue of the Buddha, an eight-century statue of Brahma the creator and numerous other temples. There are rows of Shiva shrines and Hindu pilgrims from all over south Asia offering ceremonies to worship Shiva, the Lord of Destruction. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 3:- Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m/25minutes and drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedunga 1540m (3/4 hours).
Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara in the morning with scenic mountain views including Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna Massif. Drive to Naya Pul which takes about 1 hour by private van and we start our trek from Nayapul to Birethanti which takes about 1 hour and have a lunch break there. After lunch we walk through the forests trail with viewing the small waterfalls during the trail until reaching Tikhedunga which takes 2 and half hours. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 4:- Trek from Tikhedunga to Ghorepani 2750m (5/6 hours).
The trail ascent brings us to reach Ulleri village after 2 hours steep up walking and continue the trail gently up until Banthanti which takes about 1 hour and will have lunch there. Now we can see the good view of Machhapuchre, Hiun Chuli and Annapurna South. After lunch, then our trails goes gradually ascend until reaching Ghorepani, a village of Magar peoples which takes about 2 hours to reach. The mountains are visible from our accommodation and overnight in Lodge.

Day 5:- Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani 2590m (5/6 hours).
Early in the morning,45 minutes hike to Poon Hill through the Rhododendrons forests for the spectacular view of Mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, TukuchePeak 6920m, Nilgiri 6940m, Baraha Shikhar 7847m, Mt. Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna South 7219m, Annapurna III 7855m, Machhapuchhre 6993m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna II 7937m, Lamjung Himal 6931m and unobstructed view of sunrise over the mountains. We can enjoy with brilliant view of mountains and sunrise view. Then we return back to Lodge and will have a breakfast. After that, the trail steeply ascending until Deurali-La which also same height with Poon Hill and takes about 1 & half hour. Then we follow the deep forest way until reaching Banthanti which takes about 2 hours and will have our lunch there. We can see the wild animals like monkeys and local birds during the jungle trail. After lunch it takes 1 hour to reach Tadapani village which is surrounded by beautiful forests. We can see more magnificent view of Machhapuchre, Annapurna South, Hiun Chuli and Annapurna II etc. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 6:- Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk 1940m (3/4 hours).
In the morning, after breakfast our trek slightly descending through the deep forests until reaching Ghandruk village and it takes about 3 hours. We will have lunch there. We can see a very good view of Fish Tail, Annapurna South and other small snowy peak. In the evening time we will go to visit the Buddhist Monastery and Old Traditional Gurung Museum. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 7:- Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara 820m (4/5 hours).
In this day also we start our trek in the morning. Then the trail descends many stone steps until reaching Syauli Bazar with crossing the landslide area. It takes about 3 hours and then continues the trek till Birethanti which takes about 1 hour and will have lunch there. After lunch we have to walk 30 minutes to Naya Pul and 1 hour drive by private car to Pokhara. Overnight in hotel.

Day 8-: Morning Hike to World Peace Stupa and afternoon fly back to Kathmandu,
In the morning after breakfast, we will go to world peace stupa by car. We can see panoramic view of high Himalayan range from Manaslu to Dhaulagiri range including Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Massif as well as scenic Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake. Then, we will walk down to Phewa Lake through the forest which takes about 1 hour and take a boat to cross a Phewa Lake passing the small Island where Temple Barahi is situated middle of the Lake. Afternoon transfer to airport, and then fly back to Kathmandu. Our car will be ready to pick up in the airport and transfer to Hotel.

Day 9: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square by private van 
After breakfast, we are going to visit two historical monuments which represent early and late medieval history, architecture, culture and religion. Bhaktapur Durbar square is an ancient newari city, 13 kilometers far from Kathmandu stores numbers of Hindu temples, 55 windowed medieval durbar and offers you various examples of metal smith and wooden craft along with the opportunity of exploring traditional pottery work to the another corner. Patan durbar square is equally important which represents late medieval history, Culture and architecture. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 10: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Your trip will come to an end today after breakfast. Your leader will be on hand to advise and assist with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by our private van around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination. 

Note: Depending on the ages of children, they get discount in trek cost and domestic flight ticket cost accordingly. Also Horse renting in Annapurna Region is USD 75 per day per horse including horse man, his food, accommodation, salary and insurance. 

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Our Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Cost includes;
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 5 nights accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 3*** hotel in Kathmandu and  standard hotel in Pokhara.
* Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley as per above mentioned itinerary and all entrance fees.
* Domestic flight tickets and airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter  for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation,salary, equipments & insurance.
* All transportation by private vehicle.
* Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
* All necessary permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Tourist service charge,
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.

Our Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Cost doesn't include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...

                                      Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

Customize Your Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at snftnepal@yahoo.de

NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by clients themselves.


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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek for Families, 10 Days


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Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH, Switzerland
Swiss Himalayan Family Treks & Expedition P. Ltd

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Phone +977 4710390
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Email snftnepal@yahoo.de

  • Poon Hill Family Lodge Trek 4 Days, 27 Oct to 30 Oct 2012

Dear Stephan,
We safely arrived home  in Oman after a wonderful experience in Nepal.
Thank you very much for the arrangements during our trip in the beautiful Annapurna region. It was truely great! Special thanks to your nice guys, Ashta Lama and Anik and the others. They are very nice and careful guys who made all arrangements nicely and in a friendly manner.
Kind regards
Jacoba Bolderhej and Family
2 Adults and 2 Children
Nederland
 

  • Ghorepani-Poon Hill Family Lodge Trek and Chitwan Tour, March-April 2013

How disappointed I was when my Himalaya trek with an English company fell through.  Googling ‘trekking in Nepal with kids’ bought me to the site of ‘Swiss Family Trekking’.  What a great find and I am so glad the original holiday was cancelled.  My 11 year old son and I had the most fantastic holiday in Nepal.  As well as trekking in the most amazing landscapes of Annapurna Conservation Area (Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Ghandruck) with a lovely guide, we also enjoyed, hot springs a spa hotel, jungle exploration, elephant rides, white water rafting, cultural experiences and made new friends. I cannot recommend SFT highly enough for the prompt response to my many questions, the tailor made itinerary that covered everything we wanted and more, and the smooth and efficient organisation from the moment we arrived at Kathmandu airport the airport to the time our bags were checked in to leave.  We felt truly looked after.  And not to forget, great value for money.  
We loved Nepal and will definitely come back, and it will certainly be with SFT again.  Thank you Stephan, and team.   
Kate and Family
1 Adult and 1 Child
British Citizen

  • Ponn Hill-Ghorepani-Ghandruk Circuit Family Horse Riding Lodge Trek 8 Days, 11 Oct to 18 Oct 2013

Dear Stephan,
Thanks for interesting discussions, a Nice lunch and a well organized trek this week!
All 6 of us arrived safely in Dubai yesterday. 
Kind regards,
Mr. Helge Siljan and Family
2 Adults and 2 Children (4pax)
Norway (Living in Dubai)

  • Ponn Hill-Ghorepani-Ghandruk Circuit Family Horse Riding Lodge Trek 8 Days, 13 Oct to 20 Oct 2013

Stephan,
I'm sorry for the delay in responding to you.  I've been working on updating our blog with photos as I thought I would just share this with you.  We write this to keep up with our friends and family back home. 
So, a much belated thank you for your hospitality that first afternoon in Kathmandu and for the planning that went into our wonderful trip to Nepal.  You can read in the blog about our adventure, and we certainly will pass along your company's work to friends considering a trip to Nepal.
One request we have of you - as I think you know, the horse we had contracted for daily support 
Thank you again for all of your help - perhaps our paths will cross again someday.  
David and Family
2 Adults and 3 Children (5pax)
United States of America

  • Ghorepani-Ghandruk Circuit (Poon Hill) Family Lodge Trek, 5 Days 21st Oct to 25th Oct 2015

Hi Stephan,
We had a great 5-day trek with Swiss Family. Our two young children (1 and 4) really loved the experience and your guides and porters were really nice in the way that they were always ready to play with them and keep the whole trip very fun for them (and us). The children really liked the combination of walking and going on the horses. All the arrangements were very smooth and accomodation was good. It was clear that all your team of porters and guides were very experienced with the route and ensured that we kept safe. Hiking up to Poon Hill at 5am and seeing the dawn come up across Dhauligiri and Annapurna as a family was really special. We are already thinking about an Annapurna Base Camp trek with Swiss Family next year...Thanks to you and your team. I would highly recommend Swiss Family.
Cheers
Simon Family and  Vivion Family 
8 persons (4 Adults and 4 Children)
USA

  • Long Version of Ghorepani-Ghandruk Circuit (Poon Hill) Family Lodge Trek, 14 Days 18 Dec to 31 Dec 2015

Hello,
We had a really good holiday in Nepal. Thanks a lot for all your help. Especially the trekking with guide and porters was great. 
We would be more than happy to tell other people about our experience with your organisation in a personal email. For us it was very useful to get email addresses of families who had already travelled with you before. So you can always give our address if people like to find out about our experience.
Best regards,
Frank and Yvonne van Maanen
4 Persons (2 Adults and 2 Children)
Nederland 

  • GHOREPANI-GHANDRUK CIRCUIT (POON HILL) FAMILY LODGE TOUR & TREK AND CHITWAN TOUR, 13 DAYS, 7TH DEC TO 19TH DEC 2015

Reference for Swiss Family Trek and Expedition,
We travelled in Nepal for 2 weeks.  The entire itinerary was organised by Swiss Family Trek and Expedition (SFTE).  We were met at the airport and taken to Stephan’s house.   He and his daughter made our family (our children are 14,12 and 9) feel very welcome and comfortable.
We travelled to Pokhara with our guide Lalu and spent the day sightseeing before starting our 6 day Poon Hill  trek in the Annapurnas. Lalu was a great guide.  He looked after our children and was lots of fun.  He understood what we wanted from the trek and delivered a fantastic experience.
We then went to Chitwan, where the accommodation was 5 star without the price, and finished in Kathmandu.
We recommend SFTE as a quality organisation who provided a wonderful and safe  family experience holiday.
Hunt Family
New Zealand

  • Ghorepani-Ghandruk Circuit (Poon Hill) Family Lodge Trek, 7 Days, From 7 August to 13 August 2016 

The 7-day trekking course near Annapurna was a memorable time for Cass and I.  I read about Stephan's tour operation in The Guradian, contacted them and everything since has been smooth and easy experience from getting detailed itinerary, pre-trip planning, arrival at the Kathmandu airport, transfer and the trek.  We were in the Annapurna area (course included flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara, trek to Poon Hills and down) in early August which meant that it was wet but we did manage to enjoy intermittent sunshine and early morning unveiling of the majestic mountaintops.  Our guide Karma Sherpa was professional and porter Mahindra was a 20-something herculean of sorts. A pleasant footnote to the trip was an unexpected invitation from Stephan to his village home outside Kathmandu for an afternoon of tea and early evening send off dinner before our midnight flight back.  Cass and I had a wonderful time being in the hospitality of Stefan and his family, free flowing conversations on the latest movies we saw, US election predictions and the demise of world sporting organizations.  And we got to stretch our legs little (!) in his upstairs studio with a picturesque view from the balcony.
Thanks Stefan!     
Jinou Park from Korea

  • Ghorepani-Ghandruk Circuit (Poon Hill) Family Lodge Trek, 9 Days ,From 5th August and 13th August 2016

Dear Stephan,
My husband and I would like to thank you for the amazing poonhill trekking experience.  It was truly an achievement for us, sea level people, to climb the thousands of rocky slippery and steep mountain steps all the way to Poonhill and back. 
Special thanks to dear Mr Madan for taking such good care of us every step of the way. Such a humble and well-mannered person! Also thanks to Tikka and Lal for carrying our luggage up the mountain and back down and taking care of our meals' menu order!
Pokhara and the Anapurna area are truly of spectacular beauty. So rich with water, untouched sources of energy!
I have attached some photos of our trip to Poonhill. 
Warm regards, 
Maria Saberi & Loay Qarooni (2 Adults/2 Children)
Bahrain 

  • Ghorepani-Ghandruk Circuit (Poon Hill) Family Lodge Trek and Chitwan National Park Tour, 11 Days, from 16 June to 27 June 2016

Hi Stephan,
Yes, we are all home, still thinking about what a wonderful time we had in Nepal!
We would be happy to provide a recommendation.
"Matthew, Lily (2.5yrs) and I had a wonderful Trek to Poon Hill with the Swiss Family Trek team.  Stephan also organised a great trip to Chitwan after our trek, we loved all the Elephants and the other animals were just great to be around.  From the initial booking Stephan was great to deal with.  On the ground in Nepal his team were friendly, organised and unobtrusive.   All transport and accommodation was great and on-time which gave us peace of mind especially travelling with Little Lily.  We hope to come back one day on another trip! Thanks again to the Stephan and his team"
Katie

  • Ghorepani-Ghandruk Circuit (Poon Hill) Family Lodge Trek and Chitwan National Park Tour, 11 Days Arriving 21 October to 31 October 2016

Dear Stephan and SFT Team,
Thank you again for your warm welcome. We were glad to meet you for Lunch at your place, It was really nice! This trip was a first family trekking with our 3 little children (9, 7 and 5 years old) for us. So, I was very worried about my kids being in Nepal for Trekking. But once we got there, the very warm welcome, supporting, helping, services... of SFT team made us feel very comfortable and relax (no more worry). Especially, the SFT team were very kids friendly during the whole trip. Our kids enjoyed very much their trekking. So we did! The program was well organized and fit for family with small children. This trip was worth, beautiful, excellent, interesting, enjoying... and we will surly come back again. Thanks again to you and your SFT Team. "NAMASTE"
Warm regards,
DEBRAY family
2Adults/ 3 Children  from France

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Dear Stephan
Thank you so, so much for a wonderful holiday. We trekked the Poon Hill circuit with our two young children. It was so brilliant. Our guide, Modern, was very gentle and wonderful with the kids. Our daughter choose to walk with him every day, saying he was better at helping her down the steep bits than I was :) Our kids also loved Caloo our surefooted mountain pony who helped carry the kids when their legs got too tired!!!The horseman was fantastic. Our porters looked after us so well. All the staff were helpful, kind and really just fantastic and helped make our trip brilliant.Every part of the trip was well planned and executed. We did not have to worry about anything and could just enjoy the mountains and the people we met. I would highly recommend Swiss Family Treks, Take your kids and go trekking with this great company
Thank you
Kind regards
Kate Sims
2Adults/2Children
From South African