Ghorepani-Poonhill Horse Riding-10 days
Ghorepani-Poonhill Horse Riding is an excellent way to capture stunning sunrise and mountain panorama escaping a long and tiring steep Ulleri Uphill. We have found that most of the tourists who choose to go Poonhill and Ghorepani find Ulleri Uphill very tough task and exhausting too. Actually, Ghorepani is the modern form of Ghodepani. Ghode means Horse in Nepali. Ghorepani is popular for horse too.
Ghorepani-Poonhill Horse Riding offers an exhilarating opportunity to be at Poonhill and Ghorepani even for children and elderly people who cannot hike but still passionate to witness mesmerizing snow-fed peaks from Poonhill and Ghorepani.
Ghorepani Poonhill Horse Riding begins from Nayapool, after 1.30 hours drive from Pokhara. Before that, we drive or fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu. We have horse standby at Nayapool, Birethanti. We get our horse and begin to climb the country setting via traditional settlements and picturesque landscapes. Horse Riding itself is an adventurous task but what we do here is there will a care taker of the horse and the rider. So, there will not be any risks and threats during this ride to Ghorepani.
Sitting on the horseback viewing deep forest, natural water falls, and astonishing landscapes, meeting friendly people and acknowledging their culture and lifestyle will be the experience for the lifetime.
Poonhill and Ghorepani are popular mountain viewpoints in Annapurna region in Nepal. We celebrate incredible view of mountain peaks include Annapurna-I, Annapurna-IV, Annapurna-South, Gangapurna, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre( Fishtail) and many more alluring peaks. If we want to climb Poonhill, we can do it our horse and come back to Ghorepani.
And on Backtracking to Ghandruk via Tadapani, it is optional to hire horse because some tourists want hiking to Ghandruk and Nayapool. If you want horse to carry till the end of this trekking, it is ok. Or, you can skip it from Ghorepani. It means, you hike down to Tadapani and Ghandruk for 2-3 days. We generally get jeep or local bus from Ghandruk to escape dusty road walk till Nayapool.
Highlights Ghorepani Poonhill Horse Riding
- Alluring and serene Pokhara Valley and its natural blessings: lakes, caves and fall
- Adventurous Horse Riding to Poonhill
- Poonhill, one of the most popular viewpoits in Annapurna Region trekking in Nepal
- Breathtaking Mountain peaks and stunning sunrise from Poonhill include Annapurna Massif and beautiful Machhapuchhre
- Traditional lifestyle and friendly people
- Annapurna Conservation Area, the biggest conservation area in the world and its flora and fauna
- Natural water falls, creeks, floweing rhododendron, winding rivers, picturesque settlements
We will offer three star accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara. If you want to upgrade the accommodation, you have to pay some extra. Mountain accommodation during the trekking days will be very ordinary and basic. All accommodation will be on twin sharing basis. Single supplementary has to pay extra. We spend the night at lodges and guesthouses. We occasionally get attached bathrooms. eNepaltour Pvt. Ltd. tries its best to book the A grade accommodation in the mountain prior to the trekking unlike other populated regions.
We provide only breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara and during the trekking days. In the trekking days, you pick up the item mentioned in the menu at the lodge or guesthouse and you will enjoy it. Sometimes, in a big group, you may have buffet service too. This takes place especially in peak season (Sept-Nov). Breakfast will be provided at the guesthouse where we spent the night, lunch somewhere in the middle of the next destination and dinner at the guesthouse where we stay tonight. We offer you typical organic Nepali cushion which are really amazing. One item of meal costs between3-9 USD in this trekking route.
Best Time to Travel
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best time for Trekking. The weather is delightful and pleasant during autumn. The mountain views are astonishing.
The hills are wrapped with beautiful flowering rhododendron during spring. Mjaority of the trekkers find Spring best time to trek to Langtang-Gosainkunda since they love to see flowering rhododendron.
Winter( Dec-Feb) will be very harsh due to cold and cloudy weather which hide the mountain peaks.
Summer will be too hot for some trekkers. Heavy rainfall occurs and disturbs the transportation and even walk in the mountain.
Getting to the trailhead and Away
We drive of fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It is short 25 minutes flight. But if you choose to drive, it takes 8-9 hours. Again from Pokhrara, we drive 1.30 hrs to Nayapool. Nayapool is the bginning point of Ghorepani-Poonhill Trekking. We again end our Ghorepani-Poonhill trekking at Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara. We either choose to fly or drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
Threats and Safety
We do not really face such terrible threats during this trekking. There is no any slippery trail. We do not face any glaciers and avalanches in Ghorepani-Poonhill Trekking. we will celebrate beautiful and pleasant trek in the lap of mountains.
There are very rare cases the trekkers suffered from altitude sickness or some dizziness. This is not actually altitude sickness. We do not really get altitude proble below 4000 m. It may be because dehydration and lack of stamina. Report it to you trekking leader or guide if you have any health inconveniences. You will immediately be rescued. Drink plenty of hot drinks and do not smoke in the higher elevation. Have balanced diet and have sound sleep.
Note: If you have serious health problem, please consult doctor or inform us before departure to the trailhead.
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Day 01 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
Arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport [Kathmandu] and transfer to your hotel at kathmandu stay overnight. Our representative will receive you at the airport and trasafer to the hotel. After you get refressed, we have a short orientation meeting introducing guide, porter and the description about the trip. We also prepare the necessary equipment. Be with 3 passport size photographs, passport and travel insurance. we have a welcome dinner this evening.
Day 02 - Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for the Trek
We begin our valley sightseeing after breakfast at around 8. This is a guided sightseeing. We have a van or car and a professional city guide.Our visit is to UNESCO World Heritage sites located withn the valley like Pashupatinath, Swyombbunath, Bouddhanath, Patan etc. We have lunch during our tour. After lunch we still continue our city tour and we end today's tour at around 4. In the evening, we can get the equipments that we require during the trek.
Day 03 : Fly or drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
If we choose to fly, it is 30 minutes scenic flight or if we choose to drive, it takes 7-8 hours. The road is , indeed not good enough, Sometimes, we have heavy traffic in narrow road. If we arrive early in Pokhara, we can do some sightseeing and other activities. Overnight in hotel in Pokhara.
Day 04 - Pokhara to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/4905ft) Duration: 3 Hours
First we drive to Nayapool. It is 1 and half hour driving along the country road. This drive is very pleasant. Then, we begin horse riding from Nayapool via country settlements and landscapes. Until we arrive at Tikhedhunga, this ride is very exciting. Overnight at Teahouse at Tokhedhunga
Day 05 - Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2850m/9348ft) Duration: 5 hours
Today, we have relatively tougher work going all the way up until we arrive at Ghorepani. However, the deep rhododendron woods make our trip really spectacular. The steep stones steps of Ulleri is a challenge for us. But when we get, Ghorepani, we are very happy to see breathtaking mountains. Overnight at Teahouse at Ghorepani
Day 06 - Hike to Poon Hill for sunrise then trek to Tadapani (2500m/8200ft) Duration: 6-7 Hours
We get up early in the morning and we climb PoonHill with our horse and observe sunrise and spectacular mpuntain views including Annapurna- I, Annapurna-IV, Gangapurna, Himchuli, Ganesh Himal, Manasalu and many more. Then, we ride to Tadapani via Ghorepani. The trail to Tadapani is still beautiful passing through dense rhododendron. Overnight at Teahouse at Tadapani.
Day 07 - Tadapani to Ghandruk (910m) Duration: 2 hours walking
We ride all the way down to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a beautiful traditional village inhabited by Gurung People. Here, we can visit, Gurung Traditional Museum and Annapurna Conservation Area Project office and have plenty of insights about it. Trekkers love to have German bakery in Ghandruk.
Day 08 - Drive Ghandruk to Pokhara via Nayapool ( 3 hours drive)
We drive with jeep all the way down to the river. Still, we have magnificent experience hiking via terraced field. Now the country road follows along the river till we get Nayapool. We get another drive from Nayapool to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.
Day 09 - Fly or Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu Duration: (7/8 Hours- drive) ( 30 mins, flight)
We either drive or fly from Pokhara ro Kathmandu today. If we choose to fly, it is 30 minutes scenic flight or if we choose to drive, it takes 7-8 hours. The road is , indeed not good enough, Sometimes, we have heavy traffic in narrow road. If we arrive early in Kathmandu, we can do some sightseeing and other activities like shopping. We have a farewell dinner this evening.
Day10- Farewell/ Tour ends
According to your international flight schedule, we drop you at the 2 hours earlier so that you will be able to catch up your scheduled flight. This is the day to say good bye to you but it doesn’t mean that you won’t come back to Nepal again.
US $ 770* All Inclusive Price
Duration: 9 Nights / 10Days
Trip Grade: Easy
Destination: Nepal, Asia
Group Size: 1- 14 pax
Arrival On: Kathmandu/ Pokhara
Departure From: Kathmandu/Pokhara
Best Season: March-April/ Sept-Nov
Elevation: 1400-3200 m