Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is a short and easy adventure around Annapurna region that any individual can join in to make his trekking in Nepal journey a lifetime of memory. The picturesque sunrise views over the Annapurna Himalayas, the magical Himalayan panorama and overall natural and cultural experience makes this Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking extra special. Poonhill view point exhibits the best views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Himchuli, Machhapuchre and other neighboring peaks. Basically Gurungs and Magars are local inhabitants and we will be getting lots of their cultural insights during our Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking starts from scenic lake city of Pokhara. Basically a loop around Ghorepani and Ghandruk, the Ghorepani Poonhill or Ghandruk Trekking which usually starts from Nayapul and crosses the Modi Khola following a trek to Hile, leading you to Tikhedhunga, meaning sharp stone in Nepali. The trail leads you through crimson Rhododendron forest as we head towards Nanga Thanti, meaning naked patch because of its open field. As we advance forward, you reach the top of the Ghorepani Village where you can feast your eyes on amazing mountain views. Next day in the morning, the day starts with a hike up to PoonHill and after an hour you can reach a place from which you can see a magnificent view of the Annapurna range and other snow capped mountains. There the Gurung museum is something not to miss and not to forget the hospitality of the people. It serves right to say that every next house there is a museum, with unique pieces of culture. Then, we descend from Ghandruk for a couple of hours and last but not the least we ascend towards Nayapul and get back to Pokhara on a four-wheel drive. Spring season between the months of March to April and autumn months between the months of September to December are regarded as the best time to go for Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking can be joined by any travel enthusiast looking for trekking in Nepal regardless their age and fitness level. It is also the prime choice for first time trekkers. Join this amazing trek in Annapurna region of Nepal with Outshine Adventures for best of trekking memories with your friends and family.
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01 : An hour drives to Birethanti(1025m) and trek to Ulleri(2070m)
Our trek starts at Birethanti a large village with many shops and teahouses after an hour drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. We start walking from Birethanti and after ascending steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently to reach at Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070m. Overnight at guest house.
Day 02 : Trek to Ghorapani(2860m) from Ulleri(2070m)
This path gives us breathtaking views of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and the grand Annapurna (7219m) south on the way. The trail is quite easy and we pass forest and rhododendron trees on the way to Ghorepani. Overnight at guest house.
Day 03 : Poon Hill(3210m) hiking in the morning, and trek to Tadapani(2630m)
An hour early morning hike to Poon Hill (3232m.) offers you the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountains. We hike down to Ghorepani and after a hot breakfast at Lodge and trek to Tadapani (2650 m.). Most part of the trail we trek through the colorful jungle of pine and rhododendron trees. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 04 : Trek to Ghandruk(1940m), village tour in the evening
Today, the trail descends through forests to Ghandruk, it is easy trekking by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests with the chirping sounds of birds .This is one of the popular destinations for the birds’ lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village and the home to many Gorkha soldiers. Because of its beautiful mountain views its one of popular destinations for trekkers. We will explore the Gurung village in this day. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 05 : Trek to Birethanti(1025m), and drive to Pokhara
Today, it is easy trek to descend from Ghandruk all the way to Kimchi and crossing Seulibazzar via Birethanti and drive back to Pokhara.
- What Will You Do- Trekking & Hiking
- Guided Tour
- Local Sherpa
- What To Expect- Panoramic View from Poon Hill (3210 meters).
- Explore Gurung community and village in Ghandruk.
- Beautiful Dhaulagiri & Annapurna Range View.
- What Is Included- All your standard Meals during the trek.
- Best available Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek.
- Local licensed English and other native language speaking Guide.
- The required number of local staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine for all trekking staffs.
- Annapurna conservation Park permits.
- Down Jacket, duffel/kit bag and sleeping bag by Outshine Adventure Trekking.
Surface transfer from and to Pokhara.
All our government taxes.
- What Is Not Included- Your travel insurance.
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
- Personal trekking Equipments.
- Tips for trekking staff (Tipping is expected).
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.