Welcome to Ghorepani, Poonhill – A peace of heaven on earth!

Ghorepani, Poonhill  is one of the easiest treks route which can be accomplished by anyone. The trekking is carried out at an elevation below 3500 m so there is no age barrier as anyone can easily do this trek. This phenomenal and refreshing trek offers the spectacular sight of some of the highest and the most beautiful mountains in the world that includes Annapurna South, Machhapuchchhre, Himalchuli among others. The trail goes through the beautiful villages, rhododendron offering the beautiful natural sceneries.

Poonhill is situated at an elevation of 3210m (10,532ft) Poonhill is one of the major destinations for the travelers located in Myagdi District in the Dhaulagiri Zone. Poonhill lies within the Annapurna Conservation Area. Poon Hill offers mesmerizing views of some of the highest and the most beautiful mountains in the world that includes Annapurna South, Machhapuchchhre, Himalchuli among others. The Poonhill Trek is a relatively easy trekking destination in the Annapurna region that is loaded with exotic landscape and the vistas of the closest northern mountain ranges and anyone can easily attempt this trek.

Poonhill is the most popular view point which can be reached within 45 minutes from Ghorepani and offers the spectacular sight of some of the highest and the most beautiful mountains in the world that includes Annapurna South, Machhapuchchhre, Himalchuli among others. The view is fantastic and is different but probably as good as the views even within the Annapurna Sanctuary. Travelers can observe the entire mountains ranges covered in golden colors as a due cause of light reflection by the early sun’s ray. The hilltop is famous for the mesmerizing sunrise view over Annapurna Mountain.

Ghorepani is situated at an elevation of 2875m (9,430ft) and is one of the biggest villages in the Annapurna mountain of Nepal. It’s typically an easy 45 minutes walking from Ghorepani to reach the Poonhill. Ghorepani offers panoramic 360° views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas on a clear day along with the spectacular view of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, V, Tukuche, Dhampus, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Barah Sikhar, Machhapuchhre.

Highlights of Poonhill

  • Enjoy views of Annapurna, Machhapuchchhre (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri, Himalchuli etc.
  • Enjoy the magnificent view of sunrise from the Poonhill.
  • Pass through gushing rivers, green countryside, alpine meadows, valleys, glaciers etc.
  • Get along with ethnic people and their culture.

4 Nights 5 Days Poonhill Ghandruk Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Drive Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri 6-7 hours, 8 miles
Early in the morning drive for about 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach Nayapul (1030m) and then commence hike towards the Ulleri (1960m) for about 6-7 hours covering the distance of 8 miles. The trail first slowly and steadily climbs to Birethanti and then ascends towards the Ulleri, which is the stop point of the day. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 02: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2875m) 6 hours, 7.2 miles
After the early breakfast, start the trek leaving behind the Ulleri and getting closer to the wonderful Ghorepani (2875m). It takes about 6 hours to reach the Ghorepani from Ulleri and covers the distance of 7.2 miles. En-route enjoys some great mountain panorama towards the north. After a few hours of trekking, the trail leads to rhododendron and oak forests and finally reaches Ghorepani. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 03: Ghorepani to Poonhill (3210) and trek to Tadapani (2630m) 7 hours, 8.3 miles
Early in the morning hike towards the Poonhill for about an hour to witness the mesmerizing sunrise view along with the spectacular view of beautiful mountains in the world including Annapurna South, Machhapuchchhre, Himalchuli among others. After getting the panoramic view from the Poonhill trek towards Tadapani (2630m) for about 7 hours covering the distance of 8.3 miles. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 04:Trek Tadapani to Ghandruk (1952m) 5 hours, 5 miles
After breakfast, start the trek leaving behind Tadapani where the trail first descends to Baisi Kharka. It then crosses few streams, forests and finally reaches Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a beautiful mountain village specially in-habitat by Gurung community. The village also commands great mountain sceneries of peaks like Annapurna South and other Himalayas in the Annapurna region. O/N Lodge.

Day 05: Trek Ghandruk to Nayapul (1070m) 5 hours, 4 miles and drive back to Pokhara
The last day of the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek and it’s going to be exciting day as basically it involves descending down almost all the time to reach Nayapul. En-route hikers will come across some great landscapes and grasslands. Upon reaching Nayapul, drive to Pokhara.

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