Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trip Duration

5

Trip Grade

Moderate

Highest Altitude

3210m

Accommodation

Tea Houses

Transportation

Bus/Jeep

Group Size

1-20

Best Season

Sept, Oct, Nov, Mar, Apr, May

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Introduction

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 5 Day is one of the simplest and most difficult treks in the Annapurna region as it provides spectacular mountain views of stunning Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchare, Himchuli, and several other nearby snow-capped mountains.

Short Poonhill trekking is suitable for those bound by their time limits and cost limits. Poonhill offers the ability to achieve an elevation of 3210 m which is the highest height we can hit when taking part in a simple Poonhill climb. Poonhill hiking path continues through the blooming forest of rhododendrons and bamboos and also offers us the chance to visit the ethnic villages of Gurung and Magar. Ghorepani is one of the villages in the Dhaulagiri Region in the Myagdi District. It sits at an elevation of roughly 2874 m, 17 km away from Beni, the district capital.

The village falls within the city of Annapurna. To see the sunrise and sunset, we will switch to a maximum height of Poonhill which is 3210 m. In the lower portion of the Annapurna Conservation Area, there is a short hiking path. This trail’s main goal is a spectacular viewpoint at Poon Mountain, from where you can admire beautiful snow-capped peaks.

The trekkers would have a profound experience of this area as the path leads to the forest of rhododendrons, numerous settlements, lakes, diverse ecosystems, and lush forests. The traveler is similarly impressed by the friendly reception and the actions of the residents.

Fast hiking Poonhill starts from Nayapul, which is within driving distance from Pokhara. We should enter Pokhara by flight in 30 minutes, or the drive would take about 6 hours. We should quit Nayapul, taking the dirt trail via Tikhedunga, Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani, and Ghandruk.

It is often regarded as the Sunrise Walk. You are seeing the serene nature of Mt. Annapurna (8091 m) on the road to Ulleri and Ghorepani, and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m) provides you with a special sight that will give you the feeling of heaven. Poon Mountain, the final destination, brings hikers everlasting happiness because they are in harmony with nature.

Hiking training isn’t ending now. From Poon Hill, we travel to Ghandruk Village where we appreciate the Gurung Museum in the lovely village of Gurung.

Highlights

The magnificent view of snow-capped mountains from Poon Hill.
Natural view of mountains, hills, rivers, and villages while traveling in a bus
Exploration of Magar and Gurung community people and their lifestyle.
Trek through refreshing bloomed rhododendron forest and oak forest.
A once-in-a-lifetime experience
Perfect for beginner trekkers
A chance to taste authentic Nepali cuisine
Social interaction with local people and learning about their livelihood in depth
Observe socio-economic activities as well i.e. terraced farming, cultivation, etc.

 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Fly to Pokhara (1400m)
  • Day 3: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m)
  • Day 4: Ghorepani to Poonhill (3210m) to Tadapani (2630m)
  • Day 5: Tadapani to Ghandruk (2012m)
  • Day 6: Ghandruk to Nayapul to Pokhara

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu

You will be arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and our representatives will escort you to a hotel probably located at the heart of the city, Thamel. You can rest for the day or stroll around the hotel area to explore some shops to buy some souvenirs. Thamel is a tourist hub that serves all types of cuisine so it will be easy for you to grab your meal.

Day 2: Fly to Pokhara (1400m)

ou will be driven to the airport and from there you will catch a domestic flight to Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara, you will be transferred to Nayapul from where your trek begins. You will be ascending the fertile terraced farms of rice, maize, etc. you will have your lunch on the way.

After your lunch, you will be walking alongside the village boundaries to reach Tikhedhunga Teahouse where you will spend your night.

Day 3: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m)

You will have your breakfast in the guest house then head to Ghorepani.

You will be climbing up to Ulleri then proceed your walk on a steep stone-paved stair which is about 3767 steps and will lead you to cultivated fields. The rest of the trail you will be walking through will be covered with beautifully bloomed rhododendron and oak forest.

You will reach Nangethati eventually and then stop to have your lunch. After then, you will follow the trail leading to Ghorepani, a village surrounded by a spectacular scene that is popular among the trekkers.

Day 4: Ghorepani to Poonhill (3210m) to Tadapani (2630m)

You will wake up early in the morning and head to Poonhill’s viewpoint.
It will take around an hour to reach there and embrace the bestowed panoramic view of snow-capped mountains i.e. Annapurna South, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain), Dhampus Peak, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri and more. You will also watch the gorgeous and elegant sunrise which reflects its rays on the glistering White Mountains which makes your moment worthwhile.
You can spend some time taking pictures and having some hot beverages. You will then head to Tadapani which takes about 6 to 7 hours.

Day 5: Tadapani to Ghandruk (2012m)

The trail descends slowly through a subtropical forest highlighted by massive bamboo massifs and huge rhododendrons and oaks.

After a descent of 4 to 5 hours, we enter the village of Gurung, Ghandruk. The path is smoother than the days preceding. We can encounter the large massifs of Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre on the road.

The village of Ghandruk is renowned predominantly for the Gurung Tribe and their way of life, who are recognized warriors for contributing to the prominent Gurkha Regiments.

Day 6: Ghandruk to Nayapul to Pokhara

Today we travel towards Nayapul after breakfast.

Moving to Nayapul from Ghandruk takes about 3 hours. The trail passes off-road track this day, cascades and river crossing the route, splashing river waves, stone-stepped paths, and the wonderfully clustered villages adjacent to the park. We’ll have a drive from Nayapul to Pokhara and completing the distance would take around 1 to 2 hours.

Includes

  • Airport picks up and drops service.
  • Transportation assistance and its prices. 
  • A skilled and licensed guide.
  • Porter as per the necessity.
  • Trekking authorization fee.
  • Trek maps and navigation tools.
  • Accommodation while staying in Kathmandu.
  • Governmental charges and other applicable prices.
  • Wage and accommodation of guide and porter.
  • Complete board-based meal during the trek.
  • Assistance for the team during the trek
  • Medical supplies and first aid equipment.
  • Trekking supplies and camping gears

 

Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (excluding breakfast).
  • International flight checks and airfares.
  • Alcoholic/ non-alcoholic liquors.
  • Additional porter fees.
  • Electronic gadgets like chargers, and headphones.
  • Individual costs like a hot shower, phone calls, laundry, and souvenirs.
  • Travel coverage and emergency evacuations.
  • Tips for porters or drivers.

 

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