Shamanic Studies in Nepal
Optional 7-day Annapurna Trek
Ghorepani - Poon Hill
Includes flights, trekking permit, tea house accommodation, meals,
guide and porter.
Our Annapurna trek is extraordinary, and is
one of the world’s best in terms of culture, environmental diversity and beauty. Expect
dramatic changes in landscape, culture and climate. Do you want a week that
blends natural magnificence, religious values, cultural dignities and adventure?
Minimum 6 people; maximum 14, for ages 15 to 68. We also organize longer treks including a
12-day Annapurna Base Camp trek and the phenomenal 21-day Annapurna Circuit.
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The price includes: All meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner with
tea/coffee), accommodation in teahouses, a guide, porter, sleeping bag, down
jackets, transportation by car or jeep, entry permits, Trekking Permit, air
tickets Pokhara-Kathmandu return, necessities for our guide and porter (their meals,
accommodation in tea houses, equipment, insurance etc)
This price excludes: travel and medical insurance, bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water
or cold drinks), cigarettes, personal equipment, boat rides, gratuities, rescue and unforeseen expenses.
Your peace and wellbeing are of the highest importance. All
our trips are led by a trained guide. We ensure your comfort
and safety as we take you where you want to go. Prior to your trek, we send
you information relevant to your health, the locale, climate,
food, and what to bring. Relax - you will trek to high altitudes with guides
trained in mountain safety and first aid. We design our treks to ensure that
you acclimatize, and we arrange alternative itineraries for those at risk.
We make every effort to follow this itinerary, but as
this is an adventure in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it. Weather
conditions, river conditions, road conditions, vehicle breakdowns and the
health of group members can contribute to changes. We try to ensure that each trip runs
according to plan; and your easygoing attitude is our greatest asset!
Poon Hill 7-day Trek
Ghorepani - Poon Hill Trek is a wonderful trek into the
Annapurna region. Your trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests
and past icy waterfalls. You get many tantalizing views of the high Himalaya
mountains, and find whole horizons open to you on the trek's high points.
The Annapurna region and Poon Hill
offer some of the best trekking in Nepal. Enjoy walking through spectacular
mountain scenery - through charming Nepalese villages, dense rhododendron
forests full of birds and sub-tropical valleys, below the Annapurna mountains
where picturesque Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Peak) dominates the skyline.
(The reality of Poon Hill is overwhelming - better than any picture). This
trek can be made all year, even in winter when higher treks are impossible.
We climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of
the most spectacular mountain-scapes on Earth.
Peak Experience: As the rising sun touches the
snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna
(8,091m) and other mountains slowly manifest out of the dark, like magic
before your eyes. Don't miss this.
If you enjoy
nature, mountains and beautiful
landscapes, you will enjoy this rewarding
and relatively easy trek. We can
arrange longer and more demanding treks to your taste.
7-day Trek Outline
Day 1 : Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/2986ft)
Breakfast. Our guide will arrive at our hotel at 06:30 am to get
us moving and we taxi or bus to Kathmandu airport for our flight to Pokhara.
We fly to Pokhara (200 km, 30 minutes) and enjoy an
afternoon sightseeing and boating at Phewa lake. Note that airport
delays are common and that there is a nice restaurant between
the terminals at Kathmandu airport. We overnight
at a resort or hotel in Pokhara.
Day 2 : Breakfast in Pokhara, then we drive an
hour or so to Naya Pul and trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/4905ft).
From Naya Pul we commence our trek to Birethanti, a town by the Modi River.
We head up the trail to Sudami where we climb gradually up the side of the valley,
reaching Hile (1495m) before moving on to Tirkhe Dhunga. From here our trail
crosses a stream and then ascends a steep stone staircase to the Magar village
of Ulleri (2070m). 3:30 hours. We overnight at Indra guest house or Chandra
Day 3 : Trek to Ghorepani
This is a pleasant walking day; after breakfast we trek through rhododendron
and oak forests and across streams before making a short climb to Nangethanti.
From Nangethanti we head up to Ghorepani (2850m). 5:30 hours. We overnight at
Sunny Lodge or Poon Hill guest house.
Day 4 : Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani
An early start and a one hour hike up Poon Hill (3195m) leads us to
a brilliant spectacle, an unobstructed view of
sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending about an hour on the
hill, we return to Ghorepani for a hot breakfast, and walk
to Tadapani. The trail climbs along ridges and through pine
and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). We descend to Banthanti,
before winding our way to Tadapani (2540m). 6 hours. We overnight at
Hotel Panorama or Hotel Grand view.
Day 5 : Tadapani to Ghaundrung (1950m/6398ft)
After breakfast we descend to the village of Ghaundrung around noon. We
overnight here so we have an afternoon to visit the Annapurna conservation
museum and explore the village. 2:30 hours
Day 6 : Ghaundrung to Pokhara via Pothana
(1910m/6266ft) and Phedi (910m/2986ft)
The last part of our trek is through the village of Pothana (2110m)
and then to Phedi (950m). On arrival in Phedi, our bus
meets us and takes us back to Pokhara. 5:30 hours
Day 7 : Pokhara to Kathmandu
Flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Pokhara airport is about 6km away from
our hotel and the plane takes about 30 minutes to fly to
Kathmandu airport. You return to your Kathmandu accommodation.
Each trek is led by a bilingual guide.