Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is for you if you want to experience a short trek in Nepal. You get to experience the indigenous culture, enjoy beautiful sceneries, and visit traditional villages. It is a relatively easy and very popular trek within the Annapurna region.
This trek is highly recommended for the first-time trekkers and as well as for those who have a very short holiday in Nepal. In other words, takes a mere 7 days to complete. Poon hill, situated at the altitude of 3210 m, has the best viewpoint in the rsegion. As a result, we can see the best sunrises together with amazing views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna. We also see Annapurna south, Machhapuchhapure (Fishtail), Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Barasikhar, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli and many other smaller peaks. Particularly the view of Machhapuchhapure (Fishtail) from Poon hill is picture-perfect.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek: Start of an amazing Trek
The trip starts just north of Pokhara driving up to Nayapul and then the trekking trail takes you to Ghorepani. Along the trail we pass through spectacular mountain sceneries. We trek into dense rhododendron forest and deep sub-tropical valleys, occasionally visiting charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs.
While walking downhill to Pokhara, we pass through the cultural village of Ghandruk, inhabited by Gurung indigenous people.
Anyone physically fit is able to comfortably complete this trek. The best season is autumn (September- November) and spring (March-May). Because, these months the weather is pleasant, the sky is clear and the temperature is moderate. Only in the morning and evenings, one can feel a bit chilly. Although, the entire day time remains perfectly clear to enjoy the splendid views of the mountains.
- Enjoy the best Sunrise from the viewpoint
- Views of the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range from Poonhill
- Beautiful villages inhabited by Gurung and Magar ethnic groups.
- Gateway to the classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Trekking through the Annapurna Conservation Area
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu & Transfer to hotel
Day 02 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 03 Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1070m) and Trek to Ulleri (1,900m)
Day 04 Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2850m)
Day 05 Hike Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3,210 m) for sunrise view & Trek to Tadapani (2,590m)
Day 06 Trek from Poon Hill to Ghandruk (1,940 m)
Day 07 Trek to Nayapul & drive to Pokhara
Day 08 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, Farewell Dinner
Day 09 Transfer to the Airport for Final Departure