Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Itinerary

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is the perfect introduction to trekking in Nepal. It is a short and relatively easy trek in the magnificent Annapurna region. You can plan you own itinerary for Poon Hill trek and enjoy to the fullest.

The Ghorepani Poon hill trek can fits any age group of people with less to no risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). This is one of the most popular short treks in Nepal and is ideal for trekkers with limited time.

The Ghorepani Poon hill trek entails everything that a trek to Nepal owns. It offers magnificent mountain scenery, beautiful hills filled with rhododendron trees, warm, hospitable villages.

The Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek- 8 days’ trek is the perfect duration to enjoy the fresh mountain air. The warm hospitality of the people welcome you with the mesmerizing views of the mountains and nature.

There is always room for adjustment to your trek. You can choose to have extra days to explore the surrounding villages in your trails like Ghandruk.

Or, you can choose to explore the Annapurna region a little more with treks to Annapurna Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit trek.

This is your trek and you are free to choose your ideal destination and duration.

You will be staying overnight at tea-houses run by the locals that add to the charm of your travels.

Highlights of Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek

  • Views of some of the highest mountains in the world like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, II, III, Annapurna South, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal, Hiuchuli and many more.
  • Breathtaking sunrise views over the majestic mountain peaks of the Annapurna Sanctuary.
  • Dense Rhododendron and Magnolia forest. deep gorges, small mountain streams and charming villages with the backdrop of the splendid mountains.
  • A wonderful opportunity to spot some rare mountain wildlife such as Brown dipper, White-breasted Kingfisher, butterflies, Barking Deer.
  • Beautiful and charming villages of Ulleri, Ghorepani, and Ghandruk that are home to the world famous soldiers “Gorkhas”.

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Here’s a detailed of itinerary Poon Hill Trek

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Altitude: 1400m

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, our representative will welcome you. And take you to the hotel in Kathmandu. After your check in, you are free to explore your surrounding or rest at the hotel.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

This is the perfect day you get to explore Kathmandu. Kathmandu, the city of temples is popular for its UNESCO listed world heritage sites.

With an excellent guide, you will enjoy a wonderful tour of some of the famous temples like Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath.

You will also get to visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, the palaces of the old kings of Kathmandu.

Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara

After breakfast, you will start off for a 7-hour journey to Pokhara. You can enjoy the beautiful hills, gorges, rivers, villages along the way.

Once in Pokhara, you can either choose to explore Pokhara or rest at your hotel.

You will be staying overnight at the beautiful lake city of Pokhara.

Day 4: Drive to Nayapul, trek to Hile

Altitude: 1430m

Distance: 43.1 km

Your day starts early with an hour-long drive to Nayapul. From here, your actual trek on foot begins.

The walk starts with a crossing of a suspension bridge and you follow the bank of the Modi River to Birethanti. From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola.

You will stay overnight at the beautiful village of Hile.

Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani

Altitude: 2874m

Distance: 12.9km

After a hearty breakfast at Hile, your walk to Ghorepani begins.

Ghorepani is a charming Gurung village resting on the lap of the majestic Himalayas. On the trails, you cross several small streams. You go up and down stone staircases.

You also pass through the beautiful and quaint village of Uleri. The village is famous for its stunning mountain views of Annapurna South, Himchuli and Mt. Machhapuchhre.

From here, you pass through the beautiful, lush green forests of oaks and rhododendron to reach your destination of the day, Ghorepani.

Day 6: Trek to Poon hill and back to Nayapul followed by a short drive to Pokhara

Altitude: 3210m (Poon Hill)

Today’s trek begins early. You will begin with an ascend to Poon Hill-he ultimate point of the trek. You will feel blessed with an opportunity to see the spectacular sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs.

And the view of the surrounding farm terraces adds in to the beauty of the scenery.

The sun-rise view from Poon hill is quite alluring. With the stunning beauty of the Himalayas in mind, we head back to Ghorepani for breakfast.

You then descend back to Nayapul through the beautiful bamboo forest. Here, we will pick you and take you back to Pokhara.

You will spend the night here in Pokhara.

Day 7: Drive back to Kathmandu

After an early breakfast, you will be on your journey back to Kathmandu.

You can choose to rest on your back or enjoy the beautiful surrounding: the terrace farms, forests, lush green hills, and villages.

After reaching Kathmandu, we will drive you to your hotel. You can either choose to relax in the hotel or nearby spas, lounges. Or, you can choose to explore the city or go souvenir shopping for your family and friends.

Day 8: Final departure from Kathmandu.

This day marks the end of your journey here in Nepal for this time. We will drop you at the airport by one of our representatives.

Additional tips for Ghorepani Poon hill trek

  • Always have a pair of warm, winter clothes and light, summer clothes. The weather conditions on the upper regions of this trek is quite unpredictable.
  • A sleeping bag with a liner is also recommended to keep you warm in the cold nights and early mornings.
  • Choose the best season to trek to Nepal for beginners to get the best experience.
  • Carrying a trekking pole is highly recommended. It helps with your ascents and descents on the infamous steps.
  • This trek is suitable for everyone. Do check in with your doctor before going on any trek.
  • Having a travel insurance is also recommended. Make sure your travel insurance covers travel and treks to foreign countries. And, includes emergency evacuation and rescue services.

Conclusion

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a short and exciting trek that allows you to explore the major attractions of Annapurna region in a short period of time.

This is an ideal trek for adventure lovers who have a tight schedule.

Poonhill, the highest point of this trek is at 3210m altitude and thus is a perfect introduction to high altitude trekking. It is best to give you a taste of trekking in the Himalayas.

If you have any further queries or questions regarding your Ghorepani Poon hill trek or any other tours and treks in Nepal, feel free to contact us.

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