Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a short trek in Nepal. Best Panoramic Mountain Vistas, Chameleonic Colors of the Landscapes going down from the pinnacle of the mountains through the green hills till the dazzling basin, amazing views of long going riverbanks, best sunrise views in Nepal, and the quickest way to explore the Magar & Gurung culture. It is also the most popular hike among Nepalese people. Planning to visit Nepal with your partners or someone very special, this Short, sweet & Easy Trek will be the best destination to choose. It is short, it is easy and it’s also romantic, Poonhill is the best choice if you have a short vacation in Nepal and want to admire the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Massif incredibly.
Ghorepani Poonhill trek is also famous as the short Annapurna View Trek. Just in days of trekking, you will get the perfect Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range admiration. The best parts of the Poonhill trek are the lush sub-tropical forests, well-maintained track, beautiful and typical settlement of the Native Gurung, Magar, and Ghale Peoples, and most of all the supernatural sunrise/ The Dawn Show in Poonhill. The Magic of the dazzling sun coming out between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Massif with a beautiful color is what this Trek is worth the most. Poonhill Trek is best to explore the prosperous cultural diversity of Nepal as equal to Natural Phenomena. It is the complete package with the perfect blend of Natural beauties with cultural influence and incredibility. Poonhill Trek is renowned for its unbelievable charm and unrealistic beauty. And why not so, when the short treks suddenly bring to the land fairy tale even forgot to mention?
Travelers can arrange the Poonhill trek as an add-on to their Pokhara tour or any Trekking as well. Either you can join this trek before and after your trip or customize it during the trip. The exclusive Ghorepani Poonhill trek takes only 4-5 days. However, Travers Nepal has redesigned this Short, sweet & Easy Trek for 10 days including arrivals and departures. In addition to the trek, Travers Nepal has added the Brief Kathmandu and Pokhara Tour and sightseeing. At first, our city tour guide introduces the travelers to the rich rituals and people’s faiths, their traditions, norms and practices, and cultural heritages of Kathmandu in shorts. It includes a visit to a few UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then we travel to Pokhara. Before exploring the incredible Pokhara, we complete our Poonhill trek. It goes through Ghorepani then to Poonhill and afterward to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a famous village in Nepal. The typical settlement brings rich cultural vibes to modern eyes.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, the representative of Travers Nepal will welcome you and take you to the hotel as per the itinerary. After refreshing and resting, you may also visit the Office of Travers Nepal. The Trekking Guide and/or the Travers Nepal’s Official will visit you for the remaining processes and formalities before the trip begins. You may ask related questions and queries to the official Guides as well.
After Breakfast, the City Tour Guide will visit your Hotel with Private Vehicle for Kathmandu City Tour. The Tour will be done with other crew members (No needs to join other for Private trips). Out of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, we explore four sites. You may visit other sites also with applicable charges.
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Early in the morning, we reach the Tourist Bus Station Near Thamel for our travel to Pokhara. We take breakfast and Lunch on the way to Pokhara. Restaurants are as per the rules of the Tourist Bus.
The Kathmandu to Pokhara travel will be your first experience enjoying the geographic diversity of Nepal. The green hills and landscapes, Trisuli River and Marsyangdi River, Far-seen Mountain views, and many more attractions make this journey perfect. Some parts of the road may be in the development and reconstruction process and the road condition may be not good.
After Breakfast in Pokhara, we take a short ride for about 2 hours to Nayapul from where we start our exclusive Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. After arranging and getting backpacks ready, we exclusively join Poonhill Hiking. At the very beginning of 11 Days Poonhill Trek, we cross the Suspension bridge over the Modi River. Hiking the stoned stairs and steps, we cross a few small village settlements of Mathathanti, Sudame, and Hille. The peoples of those villages are so generous and helpful, that you have a great Nepal countryside village experience and interaction. A few more walking takes us to the Village of Thikhedhunga. After a moment of rest in Thikhedhunga, we continue to hike till we reach Ulleri.
Ulleri welcomes us with a beautiful glimpse of Mt. Annapurna South (7219m) and Mt. Himchuli (6441m); it’s like a very small slice of sweet and delicious cake. We spend a night at Ulleri and take dinner and the hotel for our stay.
Poonhill Trek seems easy for the day. Walking through well-maintained and cleaned trails via a dense sub-tropical forest full of Pine, Junipers, Oak, Rhododendrons, bushes, and wildflowers we come across the village of Banthanti. Continuing the route, we cross the village of Nangethanti before approaching the beautiful settlement of Ghorepani.
Since Ghorepani is one of the well popular junctions of many Annapurna Trekking, it uses to be full of trekkers and visitors. Ghorepani is also famous and well known for the stunning panorama as of the Annapurna range, the adjacent peaks and mountains rising high and dominating the sky of Annapurna Massif is so amazing. We spend a night here at Ghorepani.
Early in the morning, before the sun starts to shine, we hike and reach Poon Hill. Poon Hill is the best Hill Station near Pokhara. It is popular and renowned for its outstanding Mountain Panoramas and the magical sunrise. The Sun shining and rising behind both Annapurna Massif and Dhaulagiri Massif is like fairytales and comics. Several peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range including Mt. Nilgiri (7,061m), Lamjung Himal (6,983m), and Mt. Machhapuchhre with its mighty and iconic shape are shown so impressive and stunning.
After an awesome and memorable presentation of Poon Hill, we return to Ghorepani and continue to descend to the countryside settlement of Tadapani at an elevation of 2,610m. We spend a night here in Tadapani.
After a good breakfast, we start the journey with a gentle descent through the lush forest covered up by varieties of rhododendrons, oaks, and pines. The forest is also the habitat of different types of birds. The chirping of those birds will melody on your journey. Within the 3-4 hours we come to the beautiful and typical Settlement of the Gurung Peoples. Ghandruk is a small settlement, and despite that, it offers so exciting and knowledgeable experience about the rich and typical Gurung culture, norms, traditional costumes, faiths and beliefs, and their traditional sustainable lifestyle and livelihood. Ghandruk is also a domestic Industry supporting and running local handcraft products. The Gurung Museum is also best to allow some time to understand the history of Gurungs and their ancestor’s livelihood and skills.
Moreover, Ghandruk also offers the wondering views of Mt. Annapurna South, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Himchuli.
Today, we catch the Jeep/Bus and drive back to Pokhara.
After arrival at Pokhara, we refresh and go outdoors for Pokhara Street and Lakeside Charm. In the Evening Pokhara blooms with lights and the Phewa Lakeside is so calming as well.
We have enough memories, joy, and exciting-thrilling adventures from Poonhill Trekking, now it’s time to enjoy a great variation of Natural Nepal. We visit lakes, caves, hill stations, heritages and monuments, and temples.
Pokhara is a beautiful city located in the basin of the Himalayas and high hills. It’s a popular destination in Nepal for tourists with Nepalese/ Domestic or foreigners. Pokhara is also famous as the tourism capital of Nepal and is the biggest tourist hub as well. We explore the city accordingly in a private vehicle. Pokhara Sightseeing: -
After breakfast in the hotel, we reach the Pokhara Tourist Bus stand and return to Kathmandu.
For the departure date, our representative with Private Vehicle will pick you up from the hotel and drop to Airport.
The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek was an unforgettable adventure that surpassed all my expectations. Traversing through the lush rhododendron forests, quaint villages, and picturesque landscapes of the Annapurna region was a true delight for nature enthusiasts like me. The highlight of the trek was undoubtedly the breathtaking sunrise view from Poonhill, where the snow-capped peaks illuminated in golden hues, creating a surreal spectacle. The warm hospitality of the locals and the well-organized arrangements by Travers Nepal made this trek a seamless and rewarding experience. I highly recommend this trek to anyone seeking a short but incredible Himalayan journey.
My experience with the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek organized by Travers Nepal and led by our fantastic guide, Indra, was nothing short of remarkable. From the moment we set foot on the trail, Indra's expertise and local knowledge shone through, making every step of the journey unforgettable. The trek itself offered breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, with the sunrise at Poonhill being a true highlight. Indra ensured our group's safety, comfort, and well-being throughout, providing valuable insights into the local culture, flora, and fauna. Indra's warm and friendly personality made the trek even more enjoyable, as he shared stories and engaged us in cultural exchanges with the locals we encountered along the way. Travers Nepal's organization was flawless, with well-planned accommodations and delicious local cuisine. I can't recommend Travers Nepal and Indra enough for anyone looking to explore the stunning Himalayas. This trek was a life-changing experience, and I'm grateful to have had such a knowledgeable and friendly guide to lead the way.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is one of the easy and beginners level treks. Unlike long Base Camp treks or high-altitude hiking, Ghorepani is the best short trek in Nepal, easy, simple, and safe but highly incredible. Anyone who can walk the terrain can complete this trek without any difficulties.
The Ghorepani Poonhill trek is perfect and highly recommendable for any season, it is an evergreen route. Being honest for the most suitable time, Autumn and Summer is the best season for Poonhill Trek. Poonhill Trek during summer offers amazing views of blooming Rhododendron. While During Autumn the clean and clear weather and views/ Sceneries make this trek more fascinating. During these seasons, the routes used to be clear and dry.
Despite the remoteness and hilly area, Food and Accommodation in Poonhill and other places overnight during the Poonhill trek are of high quality and well-maintained. The Tourist Standard hotels serve well-maintained services. They serve quality, well-cooked, hygienic, and healthy foods, and high-quality accommodation as well. They offer verities of Nepalese, Indian, Chinese, Continental, Italian, and other cuisines especially, Dal Bhat, Roti, Spaghetti, Pastas, bread, and butter, Noodles, Paratha, chicken items, omelets, verities of Chicken/ Mutton special, fruits, and Salads, and many healthier hygienic and delicious national and international foods.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek has no kind of risk associated with altitude sickness or any kind of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). The max elevation of Poonhill goes up to 3,210m, and AMS is very rare. However, we suggest taking a recommended AMS-preventing medicine for those who have any kind of breathing or heart-related health issues; our guide will also bring the First Aid Kit along together.
Poonhill Trek is one of the safest Trekking in Nepal. Solo Travelers, private groups, couples, or any type of traveler can do this without any worries. Even children and senior citizens who can walk can complete this glorious trekking.