At 3,210 meters, the Ghorepani Poon Hill dawn perspective on the frigid rough Annapurna Himalaya run, merited each tiring advance it took to arrive!
Having the Himalayas close up, truly nearly in my face, was an amazing sight!
It takes a moderate degree of wellness to finish, and the maximum height is 3,210 meters (so there’s no genuine danger of elevation infection). Pokhara is the nearest fundamental access city to start treks into the Annapurna go.
For the initial segment of this guide I’ll share our agenda of what we did and where we climbed every day.
At that point underneath the day reviews you’ll discover all the data about how we arranged and orchestrated the trek, including expenses and all that we spent.
We did the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek in mid-March 2013, which is low season, and it was still very cold (most likely got down a little underneath freezing when we came to Ghorepani). Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek should be possible all year, however in the main part of winter there may be a considerable amount of day off ice on the path.Okay, presently onto the guide…
Convenience on the Trek
I’ve done many exploring treks in the US where I needed to bring all my own food, tent, and dozing supplies. The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek then again is what’s known as a “Tea House Trek.”
Fundamentally, the trek, while it requires a moderate degree of wellness, isn’t an outrageous wild survivor-man trek.
You essentially climb from town to town, remain in OK yet barebones stops, and have the magnificent choice of eating scrumptious newly prepared food.
With respect to convenience (and you can see wherever we remained by taking a gander at my everyday schedule above), I didn’t do any examination however simply let our guide lead us. We did the trek in mid-March and he mentioned that it very well may be trying to get rooms at top season, however when we went, it was peaceful, once in a while we were even the main ones in the cabin.
Food on the Trek
I’ll be straightforward that I was at first stunned and afterward turned out to be marginally irritated at the cost of food on the path. I had gotten acclimated in India and Nepal for paying a dollar or less for a full tasty supper.
However, in the mountains, costs are far higher for food because of everything being moved by donkey or hand up the mountain. Additionally, I believe there’s some standard set costs for eateries on trekking courses in Nepal.
After a couple of dinners, I at last understood that I was being strange for grumbling (to myself) about the expense of food, thus I changed to having an uplifting demeanor. The café proprietors, while charging a great deal for food, are not really making a lot of benefit, and they need to make a solid effort to bring all the food up the mountain. Ideally the benefits from the travel industry are effectively utilized.
So as opposed to griping, I was altogether appreciative for the chance to appreciate hot and delightfully prepared food up and down the trek. Dal bhat, the Nepali food staple of rice, dal soup, vegetables, and achar bean stew sauce is such a vitality pressed dinner when you’re trekking. Dal baht regularly costs around 300 – 400 Rupees on the trek. Some Nepali road food (video) would have been scrumptious as well, yet cafés for the most part sell bundled chips, treats, and candy.
The menus were practically no different at each café, offering nearby Nepali dal bhat, spaghetti, bread, omelet, Tibetan bread, porridge, singed noodles, and seared rice. All dinners were around 300 – 400 Rupees. Tea and espresso (horrible espresso, don’t structure it on the off chance that you like great espresso, stay with tea) cost around 50 – 60 Rupees for every cup.
So as to set aside cash, in Pokhara before we left on the trek, I loaded up on snacks like peanuts and chocolate and furthermore brought some moment noodles, 3 packs of muesli for morning meals, and a few jars of fish.
You could spare a lot of cash by not buying food, however at long last I simply chose to appreciate the hot prepared dinners, and I cherished it!
Day 1 – Nayapul to Tikhedunga
Beginning at around 8 am from Pokhara (the primary nearest town to the Annapurna Himalaya extend), we took a (taxi cost us 1,500 Nepali Rupees) to Nayapul to start the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.
The principal day trekking was very simple, and we for the most part advanced bit by bit tough strolling along a rock street. We halted for lunch at Green Land Restaurant, a little house eatery that was about the main alternative for food in the zone. I picked veggie lover dal bhat for lunch, a blend of rice, dal, and vegetables. It was acceptable and they offered as much rice as possible eat for 300 Rupees.
We kept climbing for an additional couple of hours, the street at long last transforming into all the more a path.
In the wake of showing up in the town of Tikhedunga, we looked into Tikhedunga Guest House, an excellent cabin with a pleasant view and the sound of a cascade out there. Our twofold room cost only 350 Rupees.
For supper, I requested a plate of white plain rice (150 Rupees), and a plate of sautéed veg noodles (270 Rupees), and furthermore busted open a container of fish I had carried with me. I at that point had some tea (50 Rupees) for dessert.
Water was accessible for re-fill for 60 Rupees for every liter.
We rested at an opportune time Day 1 of the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek so as to get up promptly the following morning.
All out trekking time – around 5-6 hours
Day 2 – Tikhedunga to Ghorepani
On Day 2 we woke up very ahead of schedule, around 6 am, and had breakfast. I for one ate muesli, which I had conveyed with me, so as to set aside cash (video) on food. I ate a couple of cups of muesli oat alongside water for breakfast.
This current day’s climb was very testing, we strolled straight up the essence of the mountain for around 4 hours, inevitably getting looks at the white snow topped Annapurna tops.
The perspectives were astonishing!
For lunch we halted at a little house. I saw the sukuti (dry bison) hanging in the open air kitchen over the fire and I was unable to oppose requesting a gigantic plate full. Subsequent to hacking it into little pieces, she seared it up with certain onions and flavors and served it to me alongside rice and dal. It was magnificent, and everything I could eat for 400 Rupees.
After lunch and an hour of rest, we kept climbing. After around 3 hours we arrived at the cold Ghorepani town.
At Ghorepani we registered to Dhaulagiri Lodge, found right at the highest point of the town in the primary square territory.
Ghorepani was freezing cold when we were there, and soon after showing up, it started to rain which went to hail. There was additionally some old snow on the ground in Ghorepani. Fortunately, soon after the hail halted, the climate cleared and we made some astonish perspectives on the Annapurna Himalaya run.
For supper I ate a plate of vegetable singed rice (260 Rupees) and some milk tea (60 Rupees). We rested ahead of schedule as the following day we would move up to Poon Hill highest point.
All out climbing hours – around 7-8 hours
Dazzling dawn see at Poon Hill
Dazzling SUNRISE VIEW AT POON HILL
Day 3 – Ghorepani to Poon Hill, Ghorepani to Gandruk
At 5 am, we escaped our comfortable camping beds heaped high with covers, spruced up (utilizing our down coats that we had leased in Pokhara), and made the brief move to the highest point of Poon Hill for dawn.
The away from perspective on the Annapurna run was out and out magnificent! This was the view that the whole Ghorepani Poon Hill trek depends on, and it merits each progression to arrive.
We climbed down and ate at the cabin, I stayed with my muesli once more. Drinking water was 60 Rupees for every liter, so we topped off the entirety of our jugs before starting the principle trek for the afternoon.
On Day 3, the perspectives were mind blowing. I truly couldn’t help myself from halting each couple of steps to snap another picture and video cut. We climbed along an equal edge, without a doubt one of the most picturesque climbs I’ve at any point taken. The path included loads of downhill and there were a few segments of the path that were shrouded in day off ice – somewhat terrifying in certain zones – yet we went slowly and cautious.
For lunch we halted for another tasty plate of veggie lover dal bhat, a dinner I truly delighted in. The achar bean stew sauce specifically was magnificent. Cost for dal bhat was 360 Rupees.
We kept on climbing, and became involved with a little downpour storm (which fortunately didn’t keep going for a really long time) until showing up in the fantastic town of Gandruk. Gandruk is entirely a huge town, and the perspectives on the Annapurnas are extraordinary. I needed to quit climbing in that spot and stay in Gandruk for a month without taking any kind of action yet gazing at the mountains – an astounding town.
We remained at Muna Hotel for 350 Rupees for every night.
I was so worn out thus amazingly sore on Day 3 that I just ate a few tidbits which I had carried with us and gone to rest early.
Complete climbing hours – around 10-12 hours
Day 4 – Gandruk to Deurali
On Day 4 of the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek we had a restful morning, woke up around 7 am, yet didn’t begin climbing until 8:30 or somewhere in the vicinity. Since I had skipped supper the prior night I requested up a tremendous plate of, you got it, dal baht (360 Rupees) for breakfast! A couple of stores of rice and vegetables later, I was prepared to begin climbing.
I was unable to discover re-usable savoring water Gandruk, so needed to purchase a somewhere in the range of 1 liter jugs for 100 Rupees each, ouch, however justified, despite all the trouble.
The path was generally downhill, and for the most part stone advances; it was extraordinary on the heart, however frightful on the knees. We climbed further and further down and afterward back up once more, going through little towns and various little ranches en route.
We took a break for lunch, and since I had a colossal breakfast, I chose to simply eat a couple of cups brimming with muesli for lunch, alongside some different tidbits.
At around 5 pm, we showed up to the drowsy town of Deurali, extremely just several hours from a street (so in the event that you were truly pushing, you may have the option to do the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek in 4 days).
We got a room at Hotel Trekkers Inn (350 Rupees), claimed by an incredibly pleasant Nepali woman who truly dealt with us. She bubbled boiling water for our showers and cooked us some delectable Tibet bread (140 Rupees) and an omelet with rice (320 Rupees).
I headed to sleep very early once more, resting soundly!
Absolute climbing time – around 10 hours
HOREPANI POON HILL TREK
Day 5 – Deurali back to Pokhara (or to the Annapurna Eco Village)
We woke up very early, I had a colossal breakfast of muesli (of which I despite everything had a whole sack despite everything left), and started climbing. It just took about an hour to arrive at the license check town of Pothana, a town that has street access and I figure you could get a transport or taxi from very close back to Pokhara.
We had organized plans from Marigold Hotel (back in Pokhara) for our manual for lead us to the Annapurna Eco Village (1,000 Rupees for each night). So we kept climbing, breaking for some dal bhat and seared chicken for lunch, lastly arriving at the Eco Village in the early evening.
The Annapurna Eco Village was in an excellent setting, yet I didn’t care for it that much. Because of its eco-ness, we needed to get our own shower water in a basin (and different things like that), and following 5 days of trekking I was simply prepared to never really unwind. So we wound up remaining for only 1 night before getting a taxi back to human progress, Pokhara.
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