Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is a very popular short trek into the beautiful Annapurna Region. The Trek offers a perfect opportunity to witness the beauty of the glorious Annapurna region within a short period of time. The trail traverses green meadows, gorgeous valleys, dense mossy forests of oak and rhododendron, and throughout followed by the tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains. The whole of Ghorepani is densely forested with beautiful rhododendron trees whose beauty is multiplied when they bloom during spring. One of the highlights of the trek is to climb to the highest point on Poon Hill to enjoy possibly the most spectacular mountain vista on earth. The sunrise, from the view point at Poonhill, over the majestic Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range is known to be one of the most amazing views on earth. This is an easy trek that can be enjoyed by trekkers of all ages with no risk of altitude sickness. The splendid mountain vista, rich ethnic Gurung culture and diverse flora and fauna justify the popularity of Ghorepani Poonhill trekking. The Trek can be enjoyed throughout the year except during Monsoon (July to August).
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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a beautiful trek in the Himalayan region. This trek can be enjoyed by everyone with no risk of Altitude sickness. Here we have carefully designed our itinerary for your best experience.
Welcome to the beautiful Himalayan country, Nepal. We will receive you upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport and help you with the transfer to the hotel. After the hotel check in, we will meet you for a short orientation about the trekking. After the short preliminary meeting, you can either explore the colorful Thamel or rest in the hotel. In the evening you will be taken to splendid Nepali restaurant where you can enjoy beautiful Nepali cultural dance along with a wonderful traditional Nepali dinner.
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will meet your guide for the half day sightseeing tour to various UNESCO World heritage site in Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu valley boasts a rich culture with unique blend of both Hindu and Buddhist influence. The valley of Kathmandu is covered with numerous ancient temples, shrines and palaces with elegant ancient architecture and intricately carved. The close proximity of the sites and easy transport facilities will give you ample of time to explore these sites at your own place. After the tour, you will meet your trekking guide for briefing to help you with the final preparation of the trek.
After your breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel to the Domestic airport for 30 minutes of scenic flight to Pokhara. Our Local trekking guide will receive you at the Airport for an hour long drive to Nayapool, from where we will commence our trek. We walk through ethnic Gurung villages and terraced farms while enjoying the views of Machhapuchare in the vista. We will be ready to hit the trail after a short tea break at Birethanti, a large prosperous village besides the river Modi Khola. The trail follows the main street of Birethanti through mixed forests, terraces, thin settlement and paddy fields along up the river Bhurjung Khola (river). Passing through a pasture used by pony caravans the trail reaches green terraced Gurung village called Hille, where we will enjoy our lunch. After the lunch, we climb up the valley passing through Tirkhedhunga to reach Ulleri. We rest our first night of the trek in this spectacular view point ridge to prepare ourselves for next day’s trek to Ghorepani (4:30 hrs).
After a breakfast in the morning, the trail ascends to Nagethani viewpoint. We follow the historic trade route to Tibet through stone layered Gurung cottages, streams, mixed forests with chirping birds and butterflies. Along our way through refreshingly cool Oak and rhododendron forest, we will be encountering caravans of mules. After few hours of walk from Banthanti, we will be able to enjoy the fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range. The admirable natural beauty and scenery of the place will boost our energy and help us to climb up the steep steps to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is also one of the most popular viewpoints in Nepal. This place always welcomes with spectacular Mountain vista of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Nilgiri (7193m) and Hiunchuli (6441m). We have our lunch enjoying the vista from one of the scenic balcony at Ghorepani. In the winter this place gets lots of snow adding extra fun to the trek. Our day trek to Ghorepani offers plenty of time to rest, relax or troll around to meet local people (4 hrs.)
We start early to Poon hill (3210 meters) to view a spectacular sunrise over the mountains like Annapurna, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchre in the spectacular dawn. After taking the views of these astonishing sceneries, we return back to Ghorepani to enjoy our breakfast and start our trek to Tadapani. We make our way towards Tadapani through colorful orchids and tranquil rhododendron forests. With several ascends and descends through gorge to Banthanti and mixed rhododendron forest, we finally reach Tadapani. The Fishtail and the Annapurna south is best viewed from here (7:30 hrs).
From Tadapani we descend for the beautiful Gurung (name of a tribe) village of Ghandruk on the lap of the Annapurnas. The village is known for its traditional houses, rich culture and the great landscape. The trail descends through the rhododendron and mixed forests to the village of Ghandruk. We arrive around noon giving us plenty of time to explore the village of brave and the unique style of thatched roof houses and the village itself. Our guide will show you the museums, local carpet weaving. If you were interested to another top then the Barah temple could be interesting height for next morning tranquil and mountain panorama to view the gorges trail to Annapurna Sanctuary. (3hrs).
We start from Ghandruk through terraced millet farms to the Modi River. We follow our trails enjoying the chirping birds, dancing butterflies and colorful flowers in the shady bamboo forest. We have a chance of spotting wildlife such as Langoor, wild goats, and rare and colorful birds on the way. Mystic flora and fauna along the way to Jhinudanda will astound you. Jhinudanda is famous for its Natural hot springs. After a Lunch, we can enjoy in the Natural Hot spring pool to sooth our exhausted body. (4hrs.)
We walk through ethnic villages of Landruk and Tolka to reach Deurali. Deurali provides an incredible viewpoint for the Massive Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Range. We will explore the culture of this beautiful tranquil village before we take rest. (5 hrs).
The trail descends through small villages of Pothana and Dhampus to all the way Phedi (950m), where we end our trek. We can see the Mountain View changing as we descend. We will drive our way back to Pokhara from Phedi in our private vehicle (4 hrs.). We spend our night in a comforting Lakeside Hotel.
After Breakfast, we get ready for an exciting 6 hour long bus ride back to Kathmandu. Enjoying the various small towns and villages along the way, we reach the city of Kathmandu. We go back to our hotel in Kathmandu to relax our exhausted body after the tiring yet beautiful trek.
The perfect day to go for souvenir hunting, lounging at the pool, strolling around the durbar square or catching up to the places we missed earlier. We provide extra drive and drop services to anywhere in Kathmandu for your convenience. If you wish to enjoy the end of a beautiful trek with Kathmandu’s night life, we can suggest you with some happening places in the city.
Our Tour officer meets you in Hotel and picks you up for the Departure flight from Kathmandu’s International Airport. Bid goodbye to the beautiful Himalayan country behind after a wonderful trekking experience. We will always be happy to welcome you back to Nepal for various other adventurous holidays