|Tour Duration||10 Days||Group Size||Min 2|
|Grade||moderate||Max Altitude||3210 Meters|
|Starting Point||Kathmandu||Ending Point||Kathmandu|
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is one of the well-known trekking packages in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is popular for its easy and well-paved trail full of natural wonders and mountain delights. This short and effortless trek is a piece of cake for those who are unable to walk long and hectic trails but are ready to enjoy the magnificence of snow-clad mountains. Just a few days of walk and you will find yourself at Poonhill – a superb location in Annapurna region to admire some close and undisturbed views of mountains in the Annapurna range. The pristine trail that traverses through charming ethnic villages with picturesque views of mountains, hills, and valleys are the major highlights of this trip.
Poonhill Trek starts with a beautiful drive along the Prithvi Highway to Pokhara city, a beautiful city that sits in the laps of the Great Annapurna massif with beautiful lakes embedded in it. As soon as you reach the city, you will be able to witness the glorying views of mountains in the Annapurna chain. From Nayapul, the trail to Ghorepani Poonhill ascends up slowly through the foothills of Annapurna. We pass some interesting villages and lush hills on the way to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a beautiful village that offers some magnificent views of Annapurna massif. It feels as if the mountains are standing tall right before us. Here, you can enjoy the great hospitality of Gurung people who are best known for their smiley faces and cheerful behavior.
Ghorepani village is a beautiful location to admire the close-up views of mountains in the Annapurna chain. However, a hike up to Poonhill is an ultimate viewpoint for some heart-melting views of mountains. The sight of Annapurna mountain, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, Maccchapucchre and other mountains in the chain is astonishing. An early hike to Poonhill is an even more enriching experience. The pristine air, quaint environment, birds chirping and the golden rays of sun over the white snow-clad mountains! It’s a powerful meditation to soothe your heart, mind, and soul.
Did you know? Poon Hill Trek is a family trek suitable for anyone; for people of any age groups. There is absolutely no risk of altitude sickness and even the path is well paved with wonderful hotels and guesthouses to cater to your need for food and accommodation. It is a short and easy trip all the way up to Ghorepani Poonhill. Even in a short time frame, one can witness the glory of snow-clad mountains at its best version.
If you are wondering about the best season that you should choose to enjoy the trip, we – Eye on Himalaya Treks and Expedition P. Ltd would recommend spring (March to May) or autumn (September to November) seasons for your travel. In spring, you will be able to witness colorful flowers all over the rhododendron forests. It is a truly lively experience.
Do not think twice because nothing can beat the natural splendor that this trek possesses. You will be rewarded with some grand views of majestic mountains in the easiest way possible. So, if you are looking for a short and sweet trek to the Annapurna region, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek with Eye on Himalaya Treks and Expeditions P. Ltd is the best option.
Upon your arrival in Nepal through the Tribhuvan International Airport, our staff will welcome you and transfer you to your respective hotels. After having lunch and relaxing at your hotel, the guide will brief you about the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek and will also suggest you on the checklist for your backpack.
This day has been set aside for sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. You can take suggestions from your guide on the places to visit. You can visit the UNESCO world heritage sites like Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan Courtyards or you can even visit the Narayanhiti Museum which was once the Palace of the Ex-King of Nepal. If you are spiritual, then you can catch a glimpse of Pashupatinath Temple can even visit the Swayambhunath Temple and Boudhanath Temple. There are numerous cultural heritage sites around the Kathmandu valley that you can visit on this day. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Early in the morning, you will take the tourist bus and head towards the naturally beautiful city of Pokhara which is a 7-8 hours drive. The bus ride is very memorable since the natural beauty of the green hills and the mountains at a distance will be imprinted in your mind. You will pass Muglin, Gorkha and then reach Prithvi Narayan Chowk, until finally reaching your respective hotel. You will stay close to Fewa Lake for a beautiful view.
On this day, after having breakfast, you will be driven to Nayapul which is the entrance to most o the treks in the Annapurna Region and also to the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. On this day, you will trek towards Tikhedhunga. Along the way, you will pass Birethani and walk alongside Modi Khola. Throughout the path, you will be amazed by flora and fauna found in the region with pine forests and rhododendron growing above. Also, you will see the beautiful waterfalls along the way. You can intermingle with the Chhetri community residing in the region. Upon reaching Tikhedhunga stay overnight at lodge.
From Tikhedhunga we will walk uphill towards Ghorepani which will be somewhat challenging as we walk in stone paved long stairs.You will be amazed to see the close up views of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre as you hike upward. The weather starts getting colder as you climb uphill. Overnight stay at Ghorepani.
The further trek will then lead us to Poonhill which is the highlight of this journey. Although the walk is short, the uphill trail can be somewhat challenging. At Poon Hill you will be welcomed by up close views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri and many others neighbouring himalayas. You can stay for a while taking pictures of Gurung Community and interact with them, They offer rent of their traditional dress to take pictures. The thatched roofs of mud-clad houses and the Rhododendron forest along the way, getting so much closer to the clouds will be an unforgettable experience you will get. After spending some time at Poonhill we will move towards tadapani for an overnight stay.
On this day we will leave Tadapani and hike towards Ghandruk which is relatively easier than the previous one. At Ghandruk we possibly be staying at some lodge or homestay. Staying at a homestay itself offers many new experiences and we will get an opportunity to interact with native people, experience their way of living and enjoy their meals. Local food and drinks are the highlights of this region and you will have time to spend few hours at Annapurna Conservation office and museum.
You will be tracing your steps back as you head towards pokhara from Ghandruk. A relatively easy downhill will lead us to Nayapul. At Nayapul a tourist bus will drive us to the beautiful city of Pokhara. We will stay at respective hotel and you can enjoy your late afternoon and evening with your friends and family chilling out at some restaurant enjoy evening life lakeside or go the bars and pubs and have some drinks.
On this day, you will be heading towards Kathmandu. Depending on your preference of travel you can head towards Kathmandu. It will take 6/7 hours by drive or 15 min by flight. You can enjoy rambling on the streets of Thamel upon arrival or buy a souvenir to take it back as a remembrance or gift it to your loved ones. There are plenty of things you can do in Thamel
Every beautiful journey has its end, and this is the last day of you stay in this beautiful country Nepal and completion of the awesome Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. You will be taken to Tribhuvan International Airport for departure. There are many beautiful places to visit apart from this amazing trip we welcome you to visit us again and enthralled by wonderful experiences.