POONHILL - HOT SPRING LOOP
A great option for a short trek is the Ghorepani – Ghandruk loop. On this trek, after trekking to Poon Hill, rather then re-tracing our steps to Pokhara, we carry on to another beautiful village called Tadapani, meaning “water that’s far away” in Nepali. As this trek is a couple of days longer than the Poon Hill Express, it gives you a better chance to explore the area and enjoy its amazing natural beauty. From a scenic point of view, you will get a closer view of Annapurna South (7219mtrs), Hiunchuli (6441mtrs) as well as the sacred, and never climbed mountain of Nepal: Macchapuchre (Fishtail in English). The Ghandruk village is another major attraction of this trek where you can learn about the Gurung local ethnic group. The white cap peaks will be smiling at you throughout the whole trek, provided good weather.
Day 1 – Airport pick up and hotel transfer followed by welcome dinner later in the evening, staff
familiarization and trek briefing.
Day 2 – Shopping day or city tour; get any last minute trekking gear you might need.
Day 3 – Fly to Pokhara and trek to Ulleri (1,960mtrs). Stay overnight.
Day 4 – Trek to Ghorepani (2,800mtrs). Stay overnight.
Day 5 – Hike up to Poon Hill for the beautiful sunrise and panoramic view of the Annapurna mountain range, including the spectacular 8061 metre Dhaulagiri. Trek to Tadapni (2630mtrs). Stay overnight.
Day 6 – Trek to Jhinu (1,700mtrs). Stay overnight.
Day 7 – Hike up to Kyumi (1,600mtrs) and drive back to Pokhara. Celebration night. Farewell to staff.
Day 8 – Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 9 – International departure.