Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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    Ghorepani Poonhill trek is considered as one of the easy & short trek in Nepal with the beautiful view of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu ranges. It is popularly known as Poon Hill trek. Other names of Ghorepani Poonhill trek are Annapur

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is considered as one of the easy & short trek in Nepal with the beautiful view of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu ranges. It is popularly known as Poon Hill trek. Other names of Ghorepani Poonhill trek are Annapurna Panorama Trek & Annapurna Sunrise Trek. The dawn view from Poon Hill is breathtaking. When the first ray of sun falls on the Himalayan ranges the view of the mountain looks spectacular. During the spring season the trail to Poonhill looks magnificient with the rhododendron blooming in the forests. The Ghorepani-Poon Hill trek is suitable for every age group people. Even the children and old age people do this trek. It is also suitibale trek for the trekkers with various trekking experience. Even a rookie trekker can complete this trek without any health problem.   Poonhill trekking is the best short trek in Nepal. In a few days time it gives the opportunity for the trekkers to see the picturesque panoramic view of the high Himalayan ranges from such a close range.  The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek can be done throughout the year. But it is better to avoid in the Monsoon season (i.e from July to August)

Poonhill lies at an altitude of 3210 m. It is one of the popular destinations in Nepal for sunrise and mountain views. From Poonhill we can see three mountains above 8000 meters. Spectacular Panoramic view of high Himalayan ranges including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, III, and IV, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail), Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, and Manaslu ranges among few others can be seen from Poonhill.

Throughout the Ghorepani trek we can enjoy spectacular mountain sceneries, meet charming & hospitable Gurung villagers, family-run teahouse stays, and encounters with the warm, welcoming people. Because of this treks family friendly environment it is the best family trekking in Nepal. Local Gurungs of the Ghorepani trekking trail are renowned for their strength and celebrated as one-time pillars of both the Indian and British armies. Most of the males from Gurung community have made Indian and British armies as their prime occupation.

Like the Annapurna Base Camp trek Ghorepani Poonhill trek also begins and ends in Pokhara. Pokhara, Nepal’s second-largest cities and one of the loveliest tourist destination in Asia, is the great place for refreshment after the trek.Our trekking trail passes through the beautiful ethnic Gurung villages of the Annapurna Regio. The beauty of the trek gets surplused by rhododendron blooming in the forests of the trekking trail. Ghorepani Trek Nepal will not only let you experience the majestic Himalayan Panoramic views but also provides us the opportunities to get close to the Gurung local’s unique culture & lifestyle. Poonhill is popularly known as the paradise for the nature lover photographers. We too can capture some awesome pictures of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu mountain ranges.

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Day 1: Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to Hotel 

Day 2: Kathmandu Drive to Pokhara
we take departure from Kathmandu early in the morning from Kathmandu to Pokhara. This scenic dive will allow you to see river valleys, highway life of Nepal and landscapes. After 6 - 7 hours drive by tourist bus, we will be at the Pokhara, the land of British Gurkhas.
Overnight at Budget hotel.
Driving time: 7 hours

Day 3: Drive to Nayapul& trek to Tikhedhunga
Take breakfast and take a 1.3 hour drive to Nayapul (1035m). After leaving the bus we cross the Modi Khola and walk further to Tikhedhunga passing by teerraced fields and classic mountain villages up from the river valley to Tikhedhunga.The trail is mostly moderate and gradual.
Driving time: approx. 1.30 hours
Trekking time: approx. 4-5 hours
Heights: Tikhedhunga 1540m
Overnight in tea house.

Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani
This day is bit challenging than rest of the days. You have to overcome steep ascent with lots of stone stairways. Further gradual uphill walk take you to Ghorepani. You will pass through frequent human settlements and dense rhododendron forest. If weather permits, you will see stunning mountain views from Ghorepani which will certainly release the exhaustion of the whole day
Trekking time: approx. 6-7 hours
Heights: Ghorepani 2750m
Overnight in tea house.

Day 5 :Poon Hill sunrise, trek to Tadapani
We get up early in the morning to hike to Poon Hill (3210m) for sunrise. After spending 1 hour and enjoying the magnificent mountain view  at the top we hike back to Ghorepani, take breakfast and walk further to Tadapani through rhododendron forests. If you are lucky you will see some wild animals, such as langur monkeys. There are many chances to see the beautiful views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare all the way to Tadhapani.
hiking time: 1.30 hours
Trekking time: approx. 4-5 hours to Tadapani
Heights: Poon Hill 3210m, Tadapani 2710m
Overnight in tea house.

Day 6: Tadapani to Ghandruk
After breakfast, we descend to Ghandruk (1970m). After walking under the shade of Rhododendron tree for 1 and half hour we come to small stream and cross the bridge. We will take our lunch at Bhaisikharka and walk for next 1 and half hour. We arrive at Ghandruk quite early so after storing our luggage at tea house we explore the village and Grung museum.
Trekking time: approx. 3 hours
Heights: Ghandruk 1970m
Overnight in tea house.

Day 7: Ghandruk to Pokhara
we perform final downhill walk to Nayapul passing small villages and forests. From Nayapul we take another drive to Pokhara for about 1 hour back to Pokhara where our trek formally. You can enjoy your rest of time in Pokhara with chilled beers at the Lake Side with further planning.

Day 8: Drive to Kathmandu 

After breakfast we drive to Kathmandu (6 hrs Arpox) and evening visit Thamel Market.

Day 9: Depature!

After breakfast drive to Airport.

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