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Ghorpani Poon Hill

OVERVIEW

This trek starts from Pokhara through beautiful rhododendron forests. This region is the most popular in the world for it’s . We see the lot’s mountain views Annapurna south (7219M), Annapurna I (8091M), Dhaulagiri (8167M), Annapurna II (7937M), Annapurna III , Annapurna IV, Machhapuchhre (6993M), Nilgiri, Hiunchuli (6441M), Lamjung Himal (6931M) and other many mores snowcapped peak and mountains views. This trek (Ghorepani/ Poon hill/ Ghandruk/ Dhampus) known also as the small Annapurna circuit is a very popular one in Nepal. The highest point of this trek (3210mtrs) and for many the highlight is an early morning pilgrimage to Poon hill for a amazing sunrise over the Himalayas where the mountains extend as far as the eye can see North towards Tibet West towards the Dhaulagiri Himal and East with superb views of the Annapurna Himal. This Ghorepan Poon hill trekking requires only a reasonable degree of fitness. This trek is considered to be the best nature walk for your physical fitness with some spectacular views of Panoramic Mountain of west Nepal.

Within 7 days of this Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking you can enjoy the inner and hidden treasure of Nepalese culture and tradition including Subtropical to alpine vegetation that climates are found changing with in very short elevation. The trekking in short period follows exploring through rhododendron forests over the foothills of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri through the deepest gorge in the world, the Kali Gandaki Gorge amazing life time experience.

Highlights of the Trekking,

Ghorepani, Poonhill (spot to see the views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Lamjung ranges as well as sunrise), Ghadruk, Dhampus village with distinctive tribes.

Itinerary of Ghorpani Poon Hill

Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International airport in Kathmandu meet our airport representative and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

25 minute flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara meet guide with jeep and drive to Uleri approx 3:30 hour along with great scenery of hillside rice field  through Naudanda, Kande, Nayapul, Hile then uphill drive to Uleri village with the amazing landscape and Annapurna Himalayan view. Our adventure walking adventure begins from here. You may have luch at Uleri or One hour walk to Banthanthi  then have lunch and to ascend Nayathanthi through low land alpine forests. This scenery and amazing walk gives you inner power and immerse you to walk more.

From here the path is gradual on the winding trail through the cool shade of forest and stream sound. We continues walk in the midst of the giant rhododendron forest and finally reach at Ghorepani for over night stop. Ghorepani Deurali is a busy spot on the ridge in the midst of the beautiful rhododendron forest, offering fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range. Our trekking guide will brief you for your Poon hill hike and remaining program.

As briefing yesterday evening, we hike to early morning for 40 minutes up to Poon hill and en-route offering the glimpse of aurora walking through the pleasant rhohododendron forest. Poon hill named after the hill tribe Poon, inhabitants of Ghorepani- Shikha village. This is wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu Himalayan range. It is picturesque Himalayan scenery and good memorable moments spending an hour to the top. After a great time return back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek to onward destination, the walk passes through the Rhododendron, pine and fir forest with up and downs hill and finally you will reaches at Tadapani for overnight at local teahouse. This is a great place surrounding by rhododendron forest with closest view of Mt. Fish Tail.

This day, we have easy and pleasant walking through the forested path. The trail leads us is on gradual downhill path most of the way with occasional view of the Mountain. The trail enters an unusual and cool forest of moss- hung oak and rhododendron for an hour to Bhaise- Kharka a small place with couple of teahouses amidst the woods. A steep descend leads us through the slippery small fast flowing creeks and streams, after the steep portion, the walk gets better on the gradual path most of the way for another hour or more to Ghandrung village for lunch then trek leads through the scenic landscapes and local villages to get down to the Syauli Bazaar settled in river bank of Modi. From here we drive to Pokhara by jeep. Overnight in Pokhara

After breakfast we’ve sightseeing around Pokhara valley. You’re free in Pokhara valley also called “Magic Land” or Dreamland” of Nepal, to explore the various interesting place like a boating in Fewa lake over looking the region of Annapurna Areas, David Falls, Mahendra Cave and some Temples. After lunch fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu

In the morning, after breakfast, full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the most popular Place in the kingdom was known as Kantipur in earlier times. The tour highlights are the Living Goddess “Kumari” who appear on the balcony of her temple to greet her devotees, Kastamandap temple, the temple made out of single tree and name Kathmandu, Durbar square and drive to Soyambhunath which lies on top of hill is the Buddhist sanctuary said to be nearly 2000 years old. The hill itself is pleasant place overlooking the entire valley of Kathmandu. The all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha painted in prominent blue atop the dome are visible from long distance from around the Kathmandu city. Farewell dinner and overnight in KTM hotel.

  • Trip Code: SNT-T-A-003
  • Destination: Ghorepani Poon Hill
  • Group Size: 1-30
  • Season: Around The Year
  • Max Altitude: 3210m/10531ft.
  • Trip Starts/Ends: KTM-KTM
  • Transportation: Flight/Trek
  • Accomodation: Boutique hotel/Mountain Lodge
  • Trip Grade: easy

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