Ghorepani Poon hill Trek - 9 days

Overview

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 Pokharawill takes 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 the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) Fishtail (6997m) Annapurna South, Himchuli, and many more. Because of the fascinating and incredible views, Ghorepani Poonhill is also known as a ‘Photographer’s Paradise’.

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.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 03: Pokhara-Nayapul- Birethati-Thikhedunga- Ulleri. (1500m)

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


Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

You will meet Actual Adventure representative at the arrival gate of International Airport who takes you to your hotel.  Today you will meet your trekking guide and be concise about your daily activities. At evening you will enjoy a welcome dinner organized by our company and stay at the hotel at night.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara:

Today you will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara which will take about 5-6 hours. Overnight at hotel at Pokhara

Day 03: pokhara-nayapul- thikhedunga (1540m)

Today you will drive one hours to nayapul then Trek to thikhedhunga for 3/4 hours then stay overnight at lodge

Day 04:Thikhedhunga- Ghorepani(2853m)

Then today you will trek to Ghorepani for 6 hours ascending walking through beautiful  forest and nice villages and villagers. Overnight at lodge

Day 05: Ghorepani- Banthanti-Tadapani (2610m)

Then in this day early in the morning you hike up 45m to poon hill for sunrise from there you can see sensational view of Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri ranges, Nilgiri ,Fishtail  after that you will came back to the ghorepani then trek to Tadapani for 4/5 hours. Overnight at lodge

Day 06: Tadapani-ghandruk village(1960m)

Then you will trek to ghandruk 3 hours walking through jungle and downhill. Ghandruk is one of bigest gurung village in Nepal,  they have own language, dress, typical foods and houses Overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Ghandrung-Pokhara

Today you will trek back to Naya pul from Ghandrung which will take about 4 hours and then drive to Pokhara. Evening boating at Phawa Lake. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara

Day 08: Pokhara - Kathmandu

Morning fly back to Kathmandu and all day free in Kathmandu. You can utilize your free day by roaming or shopping around the city. Overnight at Hotel

Day 09: Departure from Kathmandu

After Breakfast, you will be free until Departure. Then you will be dropped to Kathmandu Airport by our representative. We hope that we provide you our best service and want to see you again with your family, relative, co-workers and friends.

   

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