Highlights of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Duration: 09 Days Arrival to Departure
Max. Altitude: Poon Hill (3210m/10531ft)
Trek Grade: Easy
Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September – November is the best seasons. December and January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, July and August are rainy time, trekking can be done but visibility can be poor due to rain.
Trip Snippets: 09 days, 5 night’s hotels, 3 nights Lodges, Breakfast welcome Cultural Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokahra, 3 meals a day ( breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek) are included
Equipment rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment.
Your trek Backpack/our company duffel bag: Your baggage on the trek will be carried by our porters, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg including your sleeping bag and down jacket, Other items not required on trek can be stored in our office in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Departure Dates: We are able to offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November and December for a group of 1 to 30 people.
Transportation: Tourist Bus, Private Car/Van, Flight.
Activity: City Kathmandu Sightseeing, Trekking
Ghorepani Poonhill is one of the most popular
trekking destinations in Nepal. Ghorepani Poonhill trek is
considered as relatively easier trek for beginner trekkers. The original
trekking to Ghorepani Poonhill starts from Birethati. Almost 45 minutes drive
from Pokhara will take you to Nayapul and from there about 1 hour and 50
minutes drive will take you to Birethati which is the main starting point of
the trek. There is a checkpoint they check the permits before starting the trek
to Ghorepani Poonhill.This trek leads you to lush valleys,
cascading waterfalls, dense forest and colorful villages. The views during the
trek are awe-inspiring. During the trek to Poonhill you will
encounter the warm hospitality of the Gurung people. Also you
can encounter their cultures and traditions as you will visit the largest Gurung
settlements of Annapurna Region, Ghorepani and Ghandruk.
One thing that makes Poonhill the most
popular trekking destination is the sunrise and sunset views over the
mountains. During the sunrise and sunset you will see different amazing colors
in the mountains which keep on changing until it becomes sparkling white. Other
than the sunrise and sunset over the Annapurna
Range you will also cherish the incredible views of the Annapurna
range, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) Fishtail (6997m) Annapurna
South, Himchuli, and many more. The fascinating views of the mountains, hills
and picturesque villages makes Poonhill a ‘Photographer’s
Paradise’. Ghorepani Poonhill trek is suitable for the people
of every age group and can be a best destination for family trek, friends trek,
couple trek and solo trek as well.
Poonhill Trek Difficulty
The elevation of Poonhill is only 3210 meters so there is
very less chance of getting altitude sickness even if you are a beginner
trekker. Poonhill is considered relatively one of the easiest trekking
destinations of Annapurna Region. You will have to climb 3000 steps after
crossing a suspension bridge from Hile to Ulleri. The climb up to Ulleri is
only the difficulty of this trek. After you complete the steps, the trek starts
getting easier and much better. You will then walk through the forests
blanketed with Rhododendron trees where enchanting sounds of birds and species
will be entertaining you throughout the way.
Best Season for Poonhill Trek
The weather in Poonhill is unpredictable. Although it can
change speedily the temperature remains normally mild. The best seasons for
Poonhill trek are October to November and March to April. These seasons offers
the best views and remarkable weather. However, Ghorepani Poonhill can be done
during any time of the year.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Permit
Ghorepani Poonhill trek is one of the most popular treks in
Nepal. Two separate permits needs to be obtained for this trek i.e. Annapurna
Conservation Area permit (ACAP) and Trekkers Information Management System
permit (TIMS). The permits will be provided by the company before your
departure from Kathmandu..
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 03: Pokhara-Nayapul- Birethati-Thikhedunga- Ulleri.
Day 04: Ulleri- Ghorepani (2853m)
Day 05: Ghorepani- Banthanti-Tadapani (2610m)
Day 06: Tadapani-ghandruk village (1960m)
Day 07: Ghandrunk-Pokhara
Day 09: Departure from Kathmandu