Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is one of the most famous trekking areas in Nepal. To reach Annapurna Region, you can fly or drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu.

Pokhara is the gateway to the Annapurna region. The City of Pokhara offers many natural and attractive places to visit. Fewlake with the shadow of Machhapuchre (Fishtail) mountain, Begnas tal (lake). Mahendra Cave, Sharangkot for sunrise and sunset views, and other places are the attraction of Pokhara.

There are rarely a few places in the world with such a splendid variety of natural beauty as that of the Annapurna region. It is a rare combination of long arrays of snow-capped mountains, crystal clear lakes, turbulent rivers with deep gorges, Buddhist monasteries, home of famous Gorkha soldiers and other friendly ethnic groups, as well as hot springs and beautiful villages.

Trekking in Ghorepani Poonhill

The Ghorepani trek (also known as the “Ghorepani / Poon Hill” trek) is one of Nepal’s most classic short treks. Within a short amount of time, you pass through beautiful local villages, and rhododendron forests, and, of course, get to see Nepal’s most famous peaks from Poon Hill: Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, and Annapurna South.

A short trek to Annapurna’s classic viewpoint allows you to see one of Nepal’s best views. Pass through blooming rhododendron forests and rice paddies, and see snow-covered mountains as you follow ancient trails connecting local communities. Stay in small villages along the way where you can find comfortable teahouses for the night.

In general, this trek requires five days (2 days for the trek to Ghorepani. And three days for the trek back to Nayapul). It is important to keep in mind, however, that much depends on how fast you move and how much you enjoy your trek. Either direction of this trek can be completed, and both ways are equally rewarding. Upon arrival in Pokhara, you will be taken to Nayapul, where your trek will begin officially.


Trip Facts
Name: Ghorepani PoonHIll
Grade: Easy
Elevation: 2775m..
Trek Start: Nayapul
Trek End: Pokhara
Actual Day Of treks: 6 Day
Scheduled duration: 8 Day
Best Seasons: Sept-Dec, Feb-June
Type: Tea House (camping on request)
Walking hour: 4-5 hours a day

Day 2 :
Day 02:

Pokhara - Naya Pul (bus) - Tirkhedunga (trek). 4-hour trek to Tirkhedunga (1545 m). The trail winds its way through bamboo forests and passes by a spectacular waterfall.

Day 3 :
Day 03:

Tirkhedunga - Ghorepani (2775 m) in 5h.
The Annapurna South (7273m) and the Hiunchuli gradually unfold on this pleasant walk uphill through fields and pastures and later through rhododendrons and oak woods. Ghorepani was originally a horse watering post, which has evolved into an important crossroads for tourists and the numerous mule caravans on the Jomoson-Pokhara trip.

Day 4 :
Day 04:

Ghorepani - Poon Hill (3193 m) - Tadapani (2540 m) in 6h.
We leave early morning for Poon Hill, to catch the early morning sunlight on the panorama of peaks: Dhaulaghiri, Annapurnas, Machhapuchare… This is an option but really worth the while. We then retrace our steps to Ghorepani and continue towards Tadapani through rhododendron woods.

Day 5 :
Day 05:

Tadapani - Ghandrung (1940m) - Landrung (1645 m) in 6h.
The trail gently descends through a subtropical forest highlighted by huge bamboo massifs and giant rhododendrons. Gandrung is the main village of the Gurung tribe,warriors known for their contribution to the famous Gurkha regiments. We continue our descent to the Modi Khola river then climb up to Landrung.

Day 6 :
Day 06:

Landrung - Dhampus (1750m) in 5h.
Pleasant walk through terraced paddy fields. Superb vistas of Lamjung Himal and Manaslu.

Day 7 :
Day 07:

Dhampus - Suikhet (2h trek) - Pokhara (bus)
An afternoon of leisure to spend at the Pokhara lakeside. You can enjoy a swim, a boat ride, some shopping and the restaurant terraces on the shoreline

Day 8 :
Day 08:

Pokhara - Katmandu by bus.

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Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking