Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking – 7 Days

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Jul

Ghorepani Trekking is popular for its breathtaking mountain scenery and the beautiful ethnic villages. This trek is easy, it has enough walking along streams and forests for those who are looking for a few days close to nature, yet it is not far away and involves no high climbing .You absolutely have no risk of altitude sickness on this trek. Ghorepani trekking can be done all through the year except during the monsoon.

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Ghorepani Poon hill trek is a colorful short foray into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool yourself. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek. The whole of Ghorepani is densely forested with rhododendron, the national flower of Nepal. Every spring it is tremendous scenery to watch these forests in bloom with the panorama of the high mountains on the skyline.

The trek starts from the beautiful village Nayapul, after an hour of drive from Pokhara. Crossing the suspension bridge over Modi Khola River, we ascend through ethnic villages and farm terraces enjoying the views of Machhapuchhre peeking between the hills. On the second day we walk mostly through woods before we reach Ghorepani hill .Next morning we make an early climb of one hour to the nearby Poon hill for the spectacular view of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri and other famous mountains of the region, then trek to Tadapani which will take about seven hours walk.
If you are on a short trip to Pokhara and want to unleash the adventurer in you without overspending, the Ghorepani-Poon Hill trek is just for you. It takes you along the ‘salt-trade route’ of ancient times and through the unspoiled countryside of diverse communities.

Outlined Itinerary

Day 1: Drive Pokhara to Nayapul. Start Trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1491 m.) – 3 hrs walk.

Day 2: Trek to Ghorepani (2855 m.) – 5/6 hours walk.

Day 3: Trek from Ghorepani Poon hill to Tadapani (2540 m.) – 6/7 hours walk.

Day 4: Trek Tadapani to Ghanddruk (1940 m.) – 5 hr walk.

Day 5: Trek Ghanddruk to Tolka (1790 m.) – 3 / 4 hours walk.

Day 6: Trek Tolka to Pothana (1990 m.) – 2/3 hours walk.

Day 7: Trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara.

Day 1: Drive Pokhara to Nayapul. Start Trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1525 m.) – 3 hrs walk.

Your tour starts by one hour drive which leads to the Nayapul. Nayapul is 42 km far from Pokhara. After reaching Nayapul you will start your trekking. After 30-minutes walking along the Modi stream, you will reach at Birethanti – a gorgeous village that has plenty of tea shops and guest houses. Then follow the left direction through the village. Your trek continues heading to Ulleri along the bank of the Burundi stream. You will hike up to the valley of Hile (1495 meters) and Tikhedhunga (1525 meters). The altitude is 1400 meters down from Ghorepani. Over night at Lodge.

Day 2: Trek Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2855 m.) – 5/6 hours walk.

Our daily trek starts after breakfast. We walk forward to Ulleri at the height of 2070 meters. We continue walking making sure that we’re always on the inside of the path, thereby permitting the donkeys to pass through. Occasional views of the peaks give way to a narrower valley. We then proceed through Rhododendron forest and eventually reach to Ghorepani. It is a beautiful place from where we can enjoy the most spectacular views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range. The area will be covered by snow in winter season. The Ghorepani is at the height of 2855 meters. In that high pass our night will pass in lodge.

Day 3: Trek from Ghorepani Poon hill to Tadapani (2540 m.) – 6/7 hours walk.

Early morning, we will climb for one hour to Poon hill. It is one of the most popular trekking areas in Nepal. It is situated at an altitude of 3210 meters from where we can see the tremendous views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range. After appreciative views and taking a good pause, we trek down to Ghorepani village and have breakfast and proceed to Tadapani.

From Ghorepani the trail climbs south following a path through dense forests. It finally emerges on a grassy knoll which offers Perfect Mountain views, including sight of Machhapuchhre and a panorama all the way south to the plains of India. The area is quite alike to that of Poon Hill. Keep climbing along the ridge all the way through pine and rhododendron forests to a ridge at 3030 m, and then descent to two bars, a second pass also known as Deurali at 2960m. The trail then descends sharply to a stream before the hiking resume, going through a forest to Tadapani. Overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 4: Trek Tadapani to Ghanddruk (1940 m.) – 5 hr walk.

From Tadapani the trail descends through stunning forests to Ghanddruk, which is a beautiful village of Gurung people, one of Nepal’s most popular ethnic groups, known for their distinctive language, culture, customs and life style. It is also home to many soldiers from the famous Gorkhali regiments. From here we can have stunning views of Annapurna South, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna and Fishtail.

Day 5: Trek Ghanddruk to Tolka (1790 m.) – 3/ 4 hours walk.

Today we descend from Ghanddruk to the Modi Khola River, which we cross by a suspension bridge. We will pass some unusual oval-shaped houses before ascending to the village of Tolka on a long stone staircase 3 hours. Over night at Lodge.

Day 6: Trek Tolka to Pothana (1990 m.) – 2/ 3 hours walk.

Tolka to Phedi and drive back to Pokhara. Today our trek leads us by a steep ascent to another small settlement called Deurali a top of hill at 2,150m. This is another village then the one we passed on day 4, although they both have the same name. From here we descend on a stone paved trail to the village of Pothana 1,990m. Overnight at Hotel / Lodge.

Day 7: Trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara.

This day after walking 2 hours we will reach to Phedi. On the way to Phedi from Pothana we will see parts of Mount Annapurna range and Gurung village. After one hour drive from Phedi we will reach to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.

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Ghorepani Poon Hill trek in the Annapurna foothills to the view point on Poon Hill offers all the best of trekking in Nepal. Enjoy trekking in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurung, Magar, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurna with the picturesque peaks of Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline. At the climax of this trek you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountains on Earth. As the sun touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m.) and Annapurna (8,091m.) along with a maze of other peaks, slowly begin to appear like magic before your eyes. This is a rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape.

The best part of this trek is that it is a part of the Annapurna Circuit trek and hence will be able to see several snow-capped peaks of three different mountain ranges, including the most gorgeous Mount Fishtail (a.k.a Machhapuchhre in Nepali). Depending upon your own preferences, it can also be customized, whereupon the actual cost may vary slightly.

In the seven days of this journey led by expert and professional guides, you will get to explore beyond your expectations. It has been designed especially for tourists so that they can get the real feel of Nepalese culture, savor the beauty of Nepal’s landscapes and witness the biodiversity within. However, it is becoming equally popular among Nepalese youths too.

The trek will take you from Nayapul to Ghorepani. We will hike up Poon Hill (3210 meters), a legendary vantage point from where you can watch the rising sun shimmer on the mountains. We will move on to Ghandruk, a small Gurung village known for being the home of the Gurkhas, and then back to Pokhara via Phedi.

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Trip Facts

  • Group Size:Mini 2 – Max – 12 pax
  • Best Season:Sept – Dec, March – May
  • Trip Code:NT-N202
  • Duration:7 Days Trekking
  • Maximum Altitude:3210
  • Region:Annapurna
  • Start:Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • End:Pokhara/Kathmandu
  • Trekking Type:Tea House/Camping
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