Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
Trip Code: AGP
Ghorepani Poon-Hill trek is an easy holiday hike in the Annapurna region. This trek is very popular among the travelers especially for the first-time trekkers who are looking for a few days to be close with nature and want to experience local culture in Nepal without involving in serious ascents. There is no risk at all of high altitude sickness on this trek. Taking the steady pace through the beautiful Modi river valley, you gently climb up to Poon-hill, which lies at the foot of the Annapurna massif.
While trekking, you will enjoy each and every moment sighting at splendid Himalayan Mountain views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South(7219m), Machhapuchhre( Fish Tail) (6997m), Manaslu and other snow- clad mountains and experience culturally rich multi- ethnic villages along the route,
From Kathmandu we drive to Pokhara following the Prithvi Highway and next morning we further drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, trek starting point. Leaving Nayapul you will walk along Modi River passing through forest of rhododendron and reach Tirkhedhunga village . Next day you climb for 2hrs uphill through Ulleri and Banthanti villages and reach the top of Nangethanti Hill. Then, you will descend from Nangethati to Ghorepani and stay overnight at teahouse. Wake up at the break of dawn and hike to Poon hill for sunrise view over the Himalayan Mountains. . From Poon hill, you walk down to teahouse and have breakfast. Then, walk down to Ghandruk village . This is a very popular traditional village of Gurung ethnic groups of people where you can experience their age- old traditions and culture and interact with the local people . After spending one night at Ghandruk village you will retrace the route to Nayapul and catch the land transport. You will meet many fellow trekkers all along the way during the trek.
The best time to do Ghorepani Poon-Hill trek is Spring ( March- May ) and Autumn ( Oct.-Nov.). The blooming of Rhododendron starts in March. The trails can get slippery in monsoon or when the snow melts during early spring.
Note: Trekking trail to Ghorepani Poon-Hill was not affected by 25 April, 2015 massive earthquake. The number of International tourists along the route has been increasing significantly after the disaster.
Short and easy trek for the best panoramic sunrise view from Poonhill, Experience Gurung culture, Visit typical Magar and Gurung villages at Ulleri and Ghandruk and interact with the local people, enjoy walking through rhododendron and alpine trees, relax in Pokhara