Ghorepani- Poonhill Trekking
Destination Nepal
Activity Trekking in Nepal
Grade
Region Dhawlagiri Region
Max Altitude 2900
Final Destination Ghorepani
Starts From Kathmandu
Ends At Kathmandu
Accomodation Hotel
No. of Days 11
Preferred Season Apr | May | Jun | Oct | Nov | Dec |
Activities Per Day Trekking

Ghorepani is a village in Myagdi District in the Dhawalagiri Zone of northern-central Nepal. It was opened on 1977 for trekkers. The Ghorepani- Poon Hill Trek offers you to the most spectacular mountain scenery from the popular view point of Poon Hill. This is one of easy & short treks to explore the beautiful view of Annapurna range designed for those people possessing moderate level of fitness. The Ghorepani trail leads through the beautiful villages of Magar & Gurungs where you can find the dense rhododendron forest & deep sub-tropical valleys. The Ghorepani Poonhil trek provides you unique combination of beautiful landscapes & Himalayas with the rewarded natural beauties of the valleys, charming villages, riversides & forests in every footstep during your trek.

It is the short trekking in Annapurna that continues for mere 4-5 days. This is the best trekking in Annapurna for new trekkers and for those who don’t have high stamina level. It is also known as short Annapurna circuit trek or Poonhill trek.

Poon Hill Ghorepani trek continues to Deurali. It serves as the vantage point offering you with an unmatched panoramic mountain views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, Lamjung, Fishtail and Manaslu Mountains. The trail descendsfrom the hill to Ghorepani (2855m). Thirty minutes of hiking will take you to Poonhill which is the popular hill station near Pokhara. Poonhill offers spectacular sunrise view over Annapurna Mountain. It is also known for the unmatched close-up views of Dhaulagiri I Mountain (8167m), Annapurna South (7219m),Tukche peak (6920m), Annapurna I (8091m),Nilgiri (6940m),Hiunchuli (6441m), Lamjung Himal and Manaslu Mountain. Poonhill can be easily accessed from Pokhara by following couple of days of easy trekking.

How to reach Poonhill?

5hrs of driving along Prithvi Highway will take you to Pokhara. Crossing Lumle and other villages, the paved road stretches over 42km fromPokharato Nayapul which is the starting point of Poonhill trekking. Route passes through the Gurung and Magarsettlements providing you with an ample opportunities of viewing culture and lifestyle of these ethnic groups. After brief walk along Modi River, you will arrive at Tikhedhunga from where you will cross Birethanti. Climbing 3300 stone steps, you will reach Ulleri. Passing through teahouses, you will reach Ghorepani. From Ghorepani, the path stretches to Poonhill before lowering down to Ghandruk. You can visit Gurung culture museum or ACAP visitor’s center while enjoying homestay in Ghandruk. From Ghandruk, you will retrace the route back to Nayapul. Ghorepani Poonhill itinerary does not require any acclimatization day and it can be done in mere 5 days. March to May and September to October is best season for Poonhill treks.

Highlights

Duration: 11days
Grade: Moderate
Daily activity: 5-6hrs
Max. Altitude: 2900 m
Best Seasons: Spring/ Autumn
Tour Style: Hotel & Lodge

  • Day 1 Arrival Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
  • Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Day 3 Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Day 4 Drive to Nayapul (1010m)
  • Day 5 Trek Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2840m)
  • Day 6 Hike up Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m)
  • Day 7 Tadapani to Ghandruk (1950m)
  • Day 8 Trek Ghandruk to Nayapul (1010m)
  • Day 9 Full Day Sightseeing in Pokhara
  • Day 10 Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 11 Departure
  • Day 1(Arrival Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel)
    Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by Red Carpet Tours and Travels representative and transferred to hotel. After check in, you can either take a rest or hang around in the city depending on your interest and time constraint. In the evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion, introducing with your Tour guide. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions related to your tour program. Overnight at hotel
  • Day 2(Kathmandu Sightseeing)
    After breakfast, we start a guided sightseeing to historical and spiritual sites in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites that include the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world.
  • Day 3(Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara)
    After the breakfast, transport by your private a/c coach to Pokhara (200 km). During the journey, you can enjoy the scenic beauty and beautiful people in their daily life. You will witness some stunning scenery of snow capped Mountains, green hills, rivers in rafting, and villages. Pokhara is a beautiful valley, with panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail), Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu. The town of Pokhara is set on the banks of the Phewa Lake. It is the perfect starting point for the trek. Stay overnight at hotel.
  • Day 4(Drive to Nayapul (1010m) )
    On the 4th day, trek to Tikhedunga (1570meters) - 3 hours. The first day of trek starts at Nayapul after 1 and half hour driving by your private vehicle from Pokhara. After 20 minutes short walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1015m) a large village that has many shops and teahouses inhabitance of Gurung, Magar and Thakali. Then, the trail continues following the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola through villages and climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hile (1495m) and after the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga (1570m). Today'walk offers a short and comparatively easy day, allowing you to be used to with the trekking experience in Nepal. Stay overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 5(Trek Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2840m) )
    Breakfast and begin our journey with a steep climb to large Magar village at Ulleri (2070m) after crossed bridge. Then the trail leads us continue to ascend more gently, through dense forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Birethanti (2250m). Occasionally, we can see Langur (long tail black mouth Monkey) jumping on the tree. Then we trek towards Nangethanti (2460m), after an hour walk we arrive at Ghorepani (2840m). Stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 6(Hike up Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m))
    We will hike about 45 minutes to Poon Hill (3210m) early in the morning; this viewpoint provides an unobstructed beautiful sunrise over the high Himalayas with panoramic view giants Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna (8,091m),Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Hiuchuli, South Annapurna etc. along with a network of other peaks, slowly begin to appear like magic before our eyes. We come back to Ghorepani for a hot breakfast, and start walking to Tadapani, the trail climbs along ridges with pine and rhododendron forests to the Deurali and then descent it through the beautiful waterfall, stream, and dense forest to the Birethanti. The stream has some clear pools alongside the trail and finally climb up to the final destination Tadapani, meaning and the water supply for this village is a long distance below.
  • Day 7(Tadapani to Ghandruk (1950m) )
    You will witness the excellent sunrise with mountains changeable face from Tadapani early in the morning. After the delicious breakfast, we will descend steeply through dense forests with breathtaking panorama view to the Ghandruk village, inhabitance of Gurung people. Afternoon visit to the Annapurna conservation office, museum and ancient Gurung village, the second largest Gurung settlement in Nepal.
  • Day 8(Trek Ghandruk to Nayapul (1010m) )
    We trek back to Nayapul, short and easy walking through the terraces hill settlement. Then drive 1 and half hour by private vehicle followed by a ride back to Pokhara, a peaceful lakeside city harboring a unique setting of tropical climate and vegetation with the dramatic backdrop of the Himalayas. Stay overnight at Pokhara Hotel.
  • Day 9(Full Day Sightseeing in Pokhara )
    We explore the Pokhara Valley, land of lakes and surrounding Himalayas. You will enjoying the beautiful view of Fewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Devi's water fall, Biswo Shanti Stupa (World Peace Stupa ), International Mountaineering Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshower cave etc. We will relax for the rest of the day at Hotel or you can enjoy walking along lakeside and do the shopping around. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 10(Drive back to Kathmandu)
    Breakfast at hotel and relax till departure, drive to Kathmandu. Upon arrival you will be greeted by Red Carpet Tours and Travels representative and will be transferred to hotel. You can take a rest and relax. Then you can explore Kathmandu, shopping for souvenirs. In the evening, you will enjoy delicious dinner at one of Kathmandu's local Nepalese restaurant. Overnight stay at the hotel after a beautiful evening.
  • Day 11(Departure)
    Our representatives will be waiting at the hotel lobby in the morning after you have your breakfast. . You can have Everest Mountain flight in the morning. You will be transferred to the international in your private a/c coach to the airport on time for your onward flight journey. NOTE: We will customize the itinerary as per the requirement of the customer other than the above. For Trip Cost,please contact us.

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