6 Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a perfect introduction to the magnificent Annapurna region trekking. The short and easy trail of Ghorepani Poon hill trek can be enjoyed by every type of trekkers without any risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). The magnificent mountain scenery, beautiful hills filled with rhododendron trees, fresh mountain air and the warm, hospitable villages totally justifies the popularity of the trek. Within a few days of walks in the Ghorepani Poonhill trekking trail, the trekkers will be able to relish the Himalayan views with mountains like Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, LamjungHimal and many more.
Ghorepani Poon hill Trek is an ideal trek for the one looking to explore the beauty of the Annapurna region within a short period of time. The trail offers trekkers with the opportunity to explore the rich culture and biodiversity of the region. The trail is a wonderful opportunity to spot some rare mountain wildlife such asbrown dipper, White-breasted Kingfisher, butterflies, Barking Deer etc. in the dense Orchids, Rhododendron and Magnolia forest. The trek is culturally insightful as we visit the Gurung and Magar villages. These villages are the home to the world ‘s most courageous warriors, the Gurkhas. As a whole, Ghorepani Poon hill Trekking is the best way to explore the natural and cultural heritages of Annapurna region in a short period of time.
The wonderful Ghorepani Poonhill trek starts from Nayapul, which is an hour drive from the scenic city of Pokhara. From there the rugged trail traverses dense Rhododendron and Magnolia forest, deep gorges, small mountain streams and charming villages with the backdrop of the splendid snow peak mountains.One the most admired sunrise views awaits trekkers at Poohill. The Poon Hill offers breathtaking sunrise views over the mighty Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna Sanctuary, including Gangapurna, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, and Hiunchul. We retrace our way back to the Modi River Valley and descend to Nayapul to conclude our beautiful mountain adventure.
The most picturesque short trek in Nepal, GhorepaniPoonhill Trek, offers you spectacular mountain scenery that is bound to leave you breathless.
Join the Nepal Eco Adventure’s Ghorepani-Poonhill Trekking Adventure to enjoy the energizing fresh mountain air and warm Himalayan hospitality while being enthralled with the breathtaking view of the gigantic Annapurna range. Little Alteration to the trek also leads you to the beautiful Ghandruk Village during Ghorepani-Poonhill-Ghandruk Trek. If you like to go further exploring the beauty of Annapurna Region , You can also look into Annapurna base Camp Trekking and Annapurna Circuit Trekking, if you would like to explore further into the Annapurna region .
Mountains: Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Annapurna I 8091m, Fishtail / Machhapuchhre 6991m, Nilgiri 7041m, Annapurna south 7219m, Annapurna II 7939m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, LamjungHimal 6988m and many more above 5000m, Poon hill, Gurung and Magar’s charming village, dense forest of rhododendrons and magnolia, passing through the deep gorge, Phewa and Begnas Lake.
Welcome to the beautiful country, Nepal. Upon our Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be welcomed by a representative from Nepal Eco Adventure. We will be transferred to our hotel in Kathmandu. After the hotel Check in we will be free to explore the vibrant surrounding or rest in the comfort of our hotels.Overnight in Kathmandu.
An exciting guided city tour will await us today. Kathmandu is known for its UNESCO listed world heritage sites. This is a perfect day to visit these cultural heritages of Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square showcases the rich ancient Nepalese art and architecture. The courtyard, temples and the palaces in the Durbar Square will make us feel like we have travelled centuries back in time. The temples like Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath in Kathmandu boasts the rich culture and architecture of the country. The temples are the perfect example of harmoniously coexisting Hindu and Buddhist culture in the valley. Overnight in Kathmandu.
We will start our day early to prepare ourselves for the a seven hour long road trip to Pokhara. We will enjoy the beautiful hills, gorges, rivers and nearby villages along our way to the scenic city of Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful lake city blossoming under the shadow of more stunning snow capped mountains. Overnight in Pokhara.
We will start our day early and take an hour long drive to Nayapul, from where we will commence our Ghorepani-Poonhill-trekking. After a short walk we will cross a suspension bridge and follow the bank of the Modi River to Birethanti. From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the BhurungdiKhola. The trail traverses a bamboo forest and passes several water streams and waterfalls. After some steady ascend, we will reach the village of Hile. Overnight at Hile.
After a hearty breakfast at Hilewe will start our walk to Ghorepani, a charming Gurung village amidst of the Himalayas. We cross several small streams and continue ascending the stone staircases to reach the village of Uleri. At Uleri, we will be welcomed with stunning mountain views of Annapurna South, Himchuli and Mount Machhapuchre. We continue our walk through the oak and Rhodendron forest to reach Ghorepani. Overnight at Ghoreppani.
Early at dawn, we ascend to Poon Hill to catch the spectacular sunrise over the whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs and surrounding rice terraces. The view from Poonhill is one of the most appreciated views of the Himalayas. After relishing the magnificent sunrise view, we will return back to Ghorepani where we will have our breakfast. After the breakfast,we will retrace our way back to Nayapul through the bamboo forest. Our transport awaits us at Nayapul for our drive back to the beautiful Pokhara City. Overnight in Pokhara.
We will start our day early as we prepare for a seven hour drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. We will enjoy the beautiful villages, hills and rivers along the our way back. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel; and we can spend the afternoon leisurely, perhaps by catching up on some last minute souvenir shopping.
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative from Nepal Eco Adventure will help us with the transfer to the Airport for our flight back home. We will playback the wonderful memories from our amazing adventure in the Himalayas as we fly back.Nepal Eco Adventure will love to serve you with amazing trekking tour packages in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan in the future.
What is Included
- Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
- Three nights Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
- Fresh fruit every night after dinner.
- Trekking lodge accommodations during the trek.
- Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit & Tourist Information Management System (TIMS) permits
- Bus to Pokhara and again tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
- Private transport Pokhara-Nayapul- Pokhara.
- English speaking guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
- A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Use of Sleeping bags, Down Jacket, Duffel bag and Walking Poles (if you do not have your own, to be return after you complete the trip).
- Government taxes and official expenses.
- Two nights hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
- Guided Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with private vehicle.
- Assistant guide group size above 6+ person.
What is Excluded
- Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara Lunch and Dinner.
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- International airfare.
- Your personal expenses.
- All the alcoholic and non alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
- Battery charging and hot shower during trek on the tea houses.
- Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
- Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.