Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trip Highlights:

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the easiest trek of Nepal with the famous tantalizing sunrise view over the mountains and beautiful ethnic villages. The main attraction of this trek is the panoramic view from Poon Hill from where we can see Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapura ranges , Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Nilgiri and many other peaks. Ghandrukk village is another major attraction which shows cultural diversity where tourists can observe Gurung cultures, Magar cultures mainly. One of the world largest rhododendron forest is passed during this trek. This trekking is opened whole month in a year.

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Ghorepani Poon hill trekking

Ghorepani Poon hill trekking is also known as small Annapurna Circuit trekking famous for the tantalizing sunrise view over the mountains and beautiful ethnic villages. It is suitable for those beginners and people who do not have sufficient time to spend in trek but are willing to take all the advantages. We don’t have to encounter any hardships that trekkers generally face during high altitude trekking.

 

Ghorepani Poon hill Trekking begins from the beautiful city Pokhara which is 6 hrs bus ride or 30 minute flight away from Kathmandu. The walking trail begins from Nayapul, Birethanti following the banks of river with scenery of waterfall, high green forest. After crossing Ulleri village, we will reach Ghorepani from where we can see good view of Annapurna Mountain range. Reach to the Poon hill early in the morning and get mesmerized by the sunrise view over the spectacular mountains.

 

Poon hill is such a point which shows a wide range of high mountain from west to east about 650 km spreaded including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapura ranges , Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Nilgiri and many other peaks. The panoramic view of early morning shimmering light on all these high mountains is beyond imagination. Then we head walk along the trail cross Tadapani and reach to Ghandruk village.

 

It is a semi modern village and gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary. All along the way we will come across dense forest of Rhododendron, flora and faunas of this region and ethnic Magar and Gurung villages. After great time in the Ghandruk village we return to Pokhara via Birethanti. Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking is open on all seasons of the year. However, March to May and September to December is best time for it. So, get ready to be enchanted with the magical view of some of the most beautiful mountains.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Your wonderful journey to the amazing Himalayas starts from your flight to Kathmandu. Onto your arrival our company representatives will greet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport and escort you to the hotel for check-in and stay overnight. You will have a rest at the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur city
You start a guided tour to four of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the medieval Kings who ruled over the Kathmandu Kingdom. Pashupatinath houses a sacred Lingum, or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. The Aryaghat alongside Pashupati and on the banks of the Bagmati River is a famous funeral site for the Hindus. The Buddhists shrine of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries. Swayambhu meaning the "the self-existent" is popular among the foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large number of monkey population residing in the area. Bhaktapur Durbar square and Patan Durbar Square are also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Bhakatpur is an irresistible city with an authentic local lifestyle preserved over centuries of isolation from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. While in the city square, you get to admire the Nyata-Pola Temple, the Golden Gate, water spouts and the 55 Window Palace which merge together to provide an ambience of a magical outdoor theater to its visitors. Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara & Evening Sightseeing
We take a ride on a car or tourist bus to Pokhara, all the way through scenic mountain terrain, its fame rests on the natural beauty of its lakeside location and its proximity to the mountains. After taking a bit rest, you can make evening sightseeing in Pokhara Valley. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Pokhara-drive to Nayapul (1 hours) and trek to Tikedhunga (4 hrs)
After breakfast we drive to Nayapul then we start our actual trek to Annapurna Base camp from Nayapul. You’ll catch a wonderful views on the way to Tikedhungga. We walk through sub-tropical valley forests, beautiful farmlands, green hills, waterfalls and sometimes on the carved trail on the side of the cliff. After lunch, we cross the Modi Khola (river) via a suspension bridge to the village of Tikhedhunga. Nearly after 4 hours long walking, we will arrive at Tikedhunga. Overnight at Guest house in Tikedhunga

Day 05: Tikedhunga trek to Ghorepani (7 hours), overnight in teahouse
After breakfast we make an ascending trek to the Ghorepani village. Literally the word Ghorepani is formed of two different local words Gohore (horse) + Pani (water). Therefore Ghorepani is the name of a place where horse used to drink water in the past. During those days horse was used as transportation mean for traders who used to do their trades from Tibet (BHOT). But later, it became a trekker's stop. Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and crafts. The town has two parts: one in a saddle and the other a few hundred feet lower. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. Since Ghorepani lies quite higher than our previous stop, we will feel the chilly weather especially in the evenings. Overnight at Ghorepani.

Day 06: Ghorepani to Poon Hill (View point) to Tadapani(6hrs)
Today, it is a special day for us to conquer Poon Hill- an icon of Annapurna region. To catch the magnificent scene of sunrise over the Himalayas, we make an early morning climb along the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3210m.). Poon Hill is a great viewpoint from where we will enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Mustang part and Pokhara valleys including the closest views of more than 20 highest mountains including the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowcapped peaks of the high mountains loom above and around us glowing in the morning light. After taking beautiful photos and having some coffee or tea or hot chocolate, we will be back to Ghorepani. We walk through rhododendron forests, waterfalls and many cliffs on the way; and finally we arrive at Tadapani. Overnight at Tadapani.

Day 07: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m)
Today, we trek with a steep descent through the dense and dark forest. The most of the forest areas are of a thick forest of old rhododendron trees. Spring is the best when the rhododendron trees become the gardens of dazzlingly beautiful flowers of mostly red which can easily be seen from far. We become surprised when we see a beautiful sight of some cherry blossoms in bloom on the slopes of the ravine. Finally, we step into a beautiful Ghandruk village- the second largest Gurung settlement in Nepal. Gurung is one of the popular and culturally rich ethnic indigenous groups in Nepal. We explore the Gurung museum today at Ghandruk. Overnight at Ghandruk

Day 08: Ghandruk to Birethanti – Naya Pul; then drive to Pokhara
Today, we trek to Nayapul; and catch our vehicle from Nayapul to Pokhara. We trek downhill until we arrive at Birethanti. We step on a staircase paved stone slabs curving in and out of the village. We will see many waterfalls, big cotton trees, terraced farmlands and more on the way to Nayapul. It keeps on going down almost without breaks from Ghandruk until Modi Khola river valley. From Birethanti, a half-an-hour's walk takes us into Nayapul. Our actual trek will end at NayaPul; and we drive to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 09: Drive/fly back to Kathmandu
If we like by driving it will be better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the sceneries through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to the hotel for rest. But if you back through air it will take nearly 25 minutes to Kathmandu. So we will do shopping and half day sightseeing in Pokhara. And we catch your flight in the afternoon. Today is the exact end of our trip, so we share our experiences gained during the trip with wonderful dinner at hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 10: Transfer to the airport for the final departure
Nearly 2 hours before your scheduled flight, our company representative will take you to the airport. We are sure; you will back to your home taking amazing experience of Nepal. We hope you enjoyed trekking and want to be somewhere in the Himalayas again

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Route Map With Leaf Holidays Treks

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