The Ghorepani Trekking is also known as Ghorepani Poon Hill trek in the Annapurna region. And it is one of the very popular trekking routes in Nepal. And Poon hill is the best viewpoint of this trip. From Poon Hill, you can see the mesmerizing sunrise with a clear view of the snow-capped mountains. So, every trekker enjoys and goes to Poon Hill (3210m). Perhaps it is one of the most beautiful viewpoints on earth. The trek starts from Pokhara with a short drive to Nayapul and from Nayapul we start our first day trekking to Ulleri and further to Ghorepani. These 5 days of trekking from Pokhara to Pokhara, give you the beautiful opportunity to enjoy a panoramic view of the white snow-capped mountain and with a local settlement of the Gurung community.
Early in the morning from Ghorepani, we hike about 30 minutes to a beautiful viewpoint Poonhill. Ghorepani Poon hill trek in a short time give you an opportunity to view wonderful mountains above 8000m including Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna (I) as well as other mountains less than 8000 meters including Annapurna south, Machhapuchhapure (fishtail), Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Barasikhar, Nilgiri, and Tukuche Peak, etc.
Arrival & pick up from the international airport in Kathmandu after some refreshment we will invite you for a traditional Nepali dinner.
Half day sightseeing around in Kathmandu valley, where you will have time to fascinating Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local tradition are highlighted on by guided tour. There’s time to explore the city’s many charms on your own or take a rest while we finalize trekking permits.
This day we drive to Pokhara (200km), approximately 7 hours away by tourist bus. We will see good scenery of countryside while driving. We will be arriving late afternoon at Pokhara around 2:00 p.m, Pokhara is an enchanting Himalayan Valley of remarkable beauty. We can explore its scenic land on bicycle/on foot or as your own like boating in Fewa Lake over looking the region of Annapurna Himalayan ranges. In the evening prepare for the trek overnight in Pokhara.
From Pokhara take a short drive to trek starting point Nayapul then walk along the Modi stream, we reach Birethanti – a beautiful village that has plenty of tea shops and guest houses. We then follow the left route through the village. Our trek will continue heading to Ulleri following the bank of the Burungdi stream. We climb slightly up to the valley of Hile (1495 meters) and Tikhedhunga (1525 meters). The trail leads steeply up to Ulleri (2073 meters), a large beautiful Magar village, through the stone slabs. Generally, today’s trek offers you a memorable experience of trekking in Nepal.
This day, from the village the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields. There are magnificent rhododendron and oak forest. Lunch spot in Nangethanti. Thanti is a Nepali word meaning “rest house”. In the winter the trail can be covered with snow. From Nangethanti about one hour walking to Ghorepani at 2848m. Arrive at the top of the Ghorepani pass and camp there. overnight in Ghorepani.
We will wake up early morning to hike up to the famed vantage point of Poon Hill excursion at 5 AM. You can hear the sounds of all tourists preparing for the pre-dawn assault on Poon Hill. The journey climb to Poon Hill (3210m.) takes around 45minutes. As the sun rises, the views are literally breathtaking, a wide Himalayan panorama stretching from Dhaulagiri 8167m. (the world’s seventh highest peak) to Manaslu 8156m (the world’s eighth highest peak) in the east, with the mighty Annapurna range in between them. Then we will return to our camp and time for breakfast. The first part is climbing along the ridges of the hills in pine and rhododendron forest to a top 3030 meters then descend to at a second pass also called Deurali. The steep descent becomes gentle way to reaches Banthanti where we will stop for Lunch. From Banthanti the trail follow the stream down to a bridge where the trails start climbing to Tadapani (2540 meters) that offers a brief view of the mountains. Tadapani means, “Far water”. The village water supply is a long distance; it takes porters more than an hour to fetch a load of water. overnigt at Tadapani.
It takes about 6 hours. From Tadapani, the trails descend through the forests then terraced fields, to the Khummr Khola. The Ghandruk trail descends steeply from Tadapani, through the forest of different species of trees & rhododendrons. We will stop for lunch at Ghandruk. Ghandrung (1919 m.) it is the most interesting tribal Gurung village in Nepal, which has provided Gorkha soldiers. It has excellent close -up views of Annapurna South, Machhapurchhe and Himachuli. There is an ACAP office that provides information about its activities. From Ghandruk the trails leads all the way down to Modi Khola then climb to Landruk also a Gurung villageat 1646 meters. Stay overnight. overnight at Landruk.
From Landruk, it’s an easy walk on flat fields, and descends to Tolka a small settlement at 1,710 meters, with several lodges along the trails. Now the trail climbs through the forests and after crossing a stream on a suspension bridge at 1690 meters, the trail climbs Bheri Kharka. Again the trail climbs through forests to a clearing on the top of the hill at 2010 meters, where there are views of mountains that can be seen from Deurli and break for lunch. From Deurali, all the way is downhill to Dhampus at 1580 meters about two and half an hour via Pothana. At Dhampus, you are rewarded with great views of the mountains. From Dhampus, all the way steeply downhill through the village to Phedi at 1080 meters takes about 2 hours from we catch vehicles to drive to Pokhara.
From Pokhara the tourist buss leave early morning to Kathmandu. It takes 6/7 hours from Pokhara to Kathmandu . Still you will have a time for walking around Kathnaudu or shopping.
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We had a great trip organized by Himalayan Leaders totally based on our wishes! A great THANK to Jagat the head to Himalayan Leaders and our guide for this great…
We had a great trip organized by Himalayan Leaders totally based on our wishes! A great THANK to Jagat the head to Himalayan Leaders and our guide for this great Nepal-adventure we had in the hills on the Poonhil-Trek! We so much enjoyed it!