Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Nepal is trekkers paradise. Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking is one of the best short trekking route in Annapurna National Park. It is suitable for those who has no experiences and also short holiday to Nepal and want to combine their cultural tour with trekking. So, it is short trekking and also do not need to go high in the mountain. The maximum hight for this trek Poon Hill which is 3210m in altitude. However Poon Hill is just view point. You will stay at Ghorepani which altitude is just 2874m where you spend overnight and next early morning you climb (walk) to Poon Hill and enjoy the magnificent view of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges. It provide great panoramic mountain view which is indeed breath taking.

I am Bishnu, and I love to guide you for following trip. I have been working more than 25 years as guide in Himalaya and I like to share my experiences and expertises with you in this trek which I believe makes most memorable holiday that remains life time. I don’t mind whether you are individual or with group or family, I am happy to organise it for you. Please write me if you are planning your trip and want to know more about this trip. I will be very much happy to reply your mail and can help you to plan the trip.

Here below a kind of itinerary you can follow, however I am happy to tailor-made trip for you or your group or family. Do let me know if there is other things you like to combine or even you like to do this trek including Annapurna Base Camp (making longer trek) or combining other reasons of Nepal. Or if you wish to do some sightseeing in Kathmandu, or like to visit other National Parks before or after the trek, want to go white water rafting, etc. do not hesitate to mention in your mail. I am ready to come airport to pick up on your arrival, and if require suggest best hotels in Kathmandu or in Pokhara or other places you like to visit.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 1

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. Excursion to Poon hill 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. Trek Ghandruk / Pothana 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 5 – 7 hours to drive back to Kathmandu crossing over some mountain passes and rivers along the way.
You will definitely will enjoy a farewell dinner and reflect on a great adventure in Kathmandu in the evening.

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