Trip Code : VHA/AR-01
Accomodation : comfortable Tea houses
Duration : 4 Days
Grading : Easy
Max Altitude : 3200m
Activity : Culture & discovery holidays
Starts at : Birethati
End at : Birethati
Trip Route : Drive from Pokhara to Birethati- Trek to Ulleri- Ghorepani- Poonhill- Tadapani- Ghandruk- Pokhara
Best Season : Around the year
OverviewGhorepani / Poonhill Trek is first introduced trekking trail in Annapurna region and pioneer tea houses developed for trekkers in Nepal. Poon hill is most popular sun rise spot of Annapurna region . It is also popularly known as Annapurna Sunrise Trekking, or Annapurna Panorama Trekking. This trek is relatively easy that meander through the beautiful ethnic villages of Annapurna Region. Passing through some rhododendron forests, Poonhill Trekking in Nepal will let you feel the Himalayan Panorama while providing you the opportunities to get close to the local Culture.
However, Poon Hill Trek is obviously best known for the views from Poonhill. Poon hill is named by the ethinic people magar poon( Pun) family .You can capture some of the best snaps of impressive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Poonhill offers you the striking panorama of huge Himalayas including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, III, and IV, Dhaulagiri,Gurja himal, tukuche, Nilgiri,Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, and Manaslu ranges among few others.
A provocative glimpse of high mountains surrounding you can mesmerize anyone who's the part of this awesome trek.
In addition, you will see terraced slopes, warm villages, beautiful paddy fields, and wonderful culture and lifestyle of ethnic people like Gurungs, and Magars. Ghorepani and Ghandruk are two of the largest Gurung settlements in the Annapurna Region. There's a unique please of trekking in Annapurna foothills along with the beautiful village of ethnic communities of Nepal.
Day 1: Morning flight to Pokhara; approximately 25 minutes,and a sightseeing of the city.
Day 2: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, and initiate trek to Ulleri via Birethati. (2120 mtr.)
Day 3: Ulleri to Ghorepani, requires 5 hour of walking. (2800 meters)
Day 4: Ghorepani to Poonhill, a morning sunrise hike. Then, head towards Ghandruk after a delightful himalayan breakfast, requires 7 hours of walk. (1950 meters)
Pokhara, being a city full of activities consists of several treks and hikes. Some are generally very short and the others require a lot of the visitor's time. That being, Ghorepani/Poonhil is the sweet spot for all hiking enthusiasts. It is a short trek and has a lot to offer. The panoramic view of the Himalayas from such a close spot is a dream come true for many.
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Ghorepani/Poonhill Trek - 4 days