Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking – 8 Days

17
Jul

This place is rich of veiled treasure of Nepalese traditions and custom. During trek the trail passes through world’s famous ‘The Gorkha Warrior’ tribe the Gurung and Magar’s charming villages, dense Rhododendron (National Flower of Nepal), Oak forest with varieties of birds, green hills and patchwork valleys. Just about every outlook is an enticing glimpse of Mt. Fishtail (6,993m.) Annapurna (8,091m.) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m.)

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Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking is one of the famous trekking routes in Nepal for both teahouse and organized. The highest point of this trek is 3210 meters. Ghorepani trek offers a wonderful opportunity to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region with a shorter trek. This place is rich of veiled treasure of Nepalese traditions and custom. During trek the trail passes through world’s famous ‘The Gorkha Warrior’ tribe the Gurung and Magar’s charming villages, dense Rhododendron (National Flower of Nepal), Oak forest with varieties of birds, green hills and patchwork valleys. Just about every outlook is an enticing glimpse of Mt. Fishtail (6,993m.) Annapurna (8,091m.) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m.) range on the initial part of the tour is awesome. On an excursion to Poon Hill one can observe the entire mountain ranges; covering red and pink rays of the Sun in full bloom at the Sunset and Sunrise. Pleasing treks that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature in Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking. This trek is considered to be the best introduction to trekking with some spectacular views.
Day 01: Drive Kathmandu / Pokhara (820m), (6 hours drive). Overnight stay at hotel.
Early morning after breakfast board a bus and drive to Pokhara. It’s a drive of about six hours through lush green forest, meandering road through the hills and graciously flowing rivers. You will cross lively markets and clusters of villages on the road side. Lunch will be taken in one of the road side restaurants on the way to Pokhara. Upon reaching in Pokhara, you will be received and driven to the hotel. Check into the hotel in Pokhara.

Day 2: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. Trek to Ulleri (1960 m.) – 4 to 5 hrs walk.
After breakfast, take one hour drive to Nayapul. 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 Burungdi stream. You will hike up to the valley of Hile (1495 meters) and Tikhedhunga (1525 meters). The trail leads steep up to Ulleri (2073 meters), a large stunning Magar village. Ulleri is stopping point for today. Overnight stay at lodge.
ghorepani poonhill trekking.

Day 03: Trek Ulleri / Ghorepani (2750 m.) – 5 to 6 hrs walk.
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.
Ghorepani walk

Day 04: Morning, excursion to Poon hill (3210 m.) and trek to Tadapani (2590 m.) – 6 to 7 hrs walk.
Early morning, we will climb for one hour to Poon hill. It is one of the most popular trekking area 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 Machhapuchre 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 Deurail 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 05: Tadapani / Ghandrung (1940 m.) – 3 hrs walk.
From Tadapani the trail descends through stunning forests to Ghandruk, 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 Gurkhali regiments. From here we can have stunning views of Annapurna South,Annapurna III, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna and Fishtail.
beautiful village of Gurung people

Day 06: Trek Ghandruk / Pothana (1900 m.) – 5 to 6 hrs walk.
We descent down through stone steps of Ghandruk village and pass several tea houses on the way. After crossing the stream on a suspension bridge the trail drops in to the Modi Khola valley and reaches Landruk-Tolka and ascent around 2 hours to Pothana.

Day 07: Trek, Pothana / Phedi (approx. 2 hrs walk) 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.

Day 08: Drive Pokhara / Kathmandu
It takes about 4 – 5 hours to drive back to Kathmandu crossing over some mountain passes and rivers along the way. We enjoy a farewell dinner and reflect on a great adventure in Kathmandu in the evening organized by Nature Trail.

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“Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is an immensely popular short trek in the Annapurna Region. Breathtaking scenery of Annapurna range and the beautiful ethnic Gurung villages justify the popularity of Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking. Relatively easy trek includes walking along streams and forests for those who are looking for a few days close to nature; it is not far away and involves no high climbing. During this trek you absolutely have no risk of altitude sickness. Ghorepani trekking can be done all through the year although in monsoon (July to August) season.

The Poon Hill Ghorepani trek starts from Nayapul crossing the suspension bridge over Modhi Khola, after an hour drive from Pokhara. We ascend through ethnic villages and farm terraces enjoying the views of Mt. Machhapuchare. On the second day we walk mostly through woods before we reach Ghorepani Village base camp of the Poon Hill. Next morning we make an early hike of one hour to the nearby Poon Hill for the spectacular view of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna , Nilgiri, Fishtail and other famous mountains of the west region.

En-route there is a great chance to see wildlife and scenery such as white capped river, brown dipper, butterflies, musk deer, white-breasted kingfisher, orchids, rhododendron and Magnolia forests .You can enjoy with the blend of culture and traditions of various ethnic groups such as Gurung, Brahmin, Magar, Chhetri and making the trips of different groups living in the area. The major area in Ghorepani is densely forested with rhododendron trees. During every spring it is tremendous scenery to watch these forests in bloom with the panorama of the high mountains on the skyline. From Ghorepani we move down for the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk on the lap of the Annapurnas. The village is known for its traditional houses, great landscape and rich culture. Walking down through the numerous steps we make a loop at Birethanti and catch our vehicle for Pokhara at Nayapul. During our whole trek, we use the mountain lodges called the tea houses for our food and accommodation.

Annapurna Region
Annapurna region is an area in western Nepal where some of the most popular trekking destinations are located. The region is generally includes areas around the Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri Range and Kaligandaki River valley. Peaks in the Annapurna range include Annapurna-I(9019m.), Nilgiri (7,061 m.) and Machhapuchchhre (6,993 m.). Dhaulagiri-I (8,167 m.) is just to the west of the Annapurna range. Most of these peaks are visible throughout the region on clear days. Annapurna Conservation Area is also situated in the region. The districts in the Annapurna region are Mustang Baglung, Lamjung, Manang, Kaski and Myagdi.

Among the popular treks in the region are the Annapurna Circuit trek which circles the Annapurna Range, Kaligandaki River Valley trek which explores you up the world’s deepest Arun valley and the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek to the Annapurna Base Camp. There are many trails for shorter treks too. The region includes the Trans-Himalayan areas north of the main Himalayan Ranges, where the land is infertile and the culture more Tibetan than Hindu. About two-thirds of all trekkers in Nepal visit the Annapurna region. This area is easily accessible, guest houses in the hills are sufficient, and treks here offer incredibly different scenery, with both high mountains and natural villages. Also, because the entire area is occupied, trekking in the region offers unique cultural exposure and experience.

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Trip Facts

  • Group Size:Mini 2 – Max – 12 pax
  • Best Season:Sept – Dec, March – May
  • Trip Code:NT-N202
  • Duration:8 Days Trekking
  • Maximum Altitude:3210m
  • Region:Annapurna
  • Start:Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • End:Pokhara/Kathmandu
  • Trekking Type:Tea House/Camping
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