Ghorepani PoonHill Trek | Popular Trekking Route in Annapurna Region
The Ghorepani PoonHill trek is one of the short, mesmerizing and easiest treks in the context of Nepal. The trek is best for the peoples who really want to enjoy the adventurous trek but don’t have much time or are completely unknown about trekking.
An extra-ordinary place located near Pokhara will give you the best time of your vacation. This trek links up different beautiful villages and trekking routes like Annapurna Base Camp.
Therefore, one can extend their trekking duration if they want to. The mesmerizing beauty of the trek is sure to captivate you within itself.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking Facts
The trek is very easy and the trekking distance is around 40 km or 25 miles. So, you can easily cover this trek without any pressure even if this is your first trek. Ghorepani PoonHill trek is a total of 11 days.
The duration includes your pickup, travel in Kathmandu, the trekking days and your departure. With the highest elevation of 3131m which is the height of Poonhill tower, you can obviously enjoy the beautiful view offered from the view tower.
The trek starts from a location called Nayapul which is just an hour or so ride from the Pokhara Valley. You will start your trekking journey from there. The trek ends again at Nayapul from where you will hop on a ride back to Pokhara.
If the trekking has already given you enough trouble then you will have the option to take a ride back to Pokhara a stop before Nayapul which is a beautiful village called Ghandruk.
Major Attractions of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
Since it is a major touristic destination around Annapurna Region you can see the glorious and mighty mountains of Annapurna Region. The best sunrise and sunset view awaits you there!
Also, the local peoples in the trekking routes will give you warm welcome and cheer you up for the journey ahead. The local foods and traditions will not fail to surprise you either. The path that passes through the Rhododendron forests, which will enhance the surrounding to brighten up the view. The view when you reach Poonhill is the best that this trek offers.
The best season for the trek is from September to November. The sky remains clear around this time period so one can observe the view around the tower. Also, experience the unbelievable view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, III, and IV, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna.
Which one is better, guided trek or independent trek?
Both of the trekking systems has its own benefits. So, which one to choose depends upon your needs, your schedule and your budget. If you are an adventurous person who doesn’t like to mix up in group then an independent trek is better for you.
You will have your independence and you can change the time duration as per your flexibility. But it can be very difficult to arrange the trek on your own. Especially, if this is your first trek! It will cost you less but it is a risky move to be on your own in an unknown destination.
Whereas, traveling in a group can be more fun if you can mix up with people easily. The price is a little more expensive than traveling alone but you won’t have to worry about arranging anything on the journey. The travel guide will guide you the way and you will be on the right path. With a local guide, you will know everything that is allowed or restricted in the area. Therefore, you can have a better stay and perform according to rules without violating any norms and tradition of the local peoples.
The trekking will let you observe the most beautiful destinations and a hidden side of the beauty of Nepal. The hospitality of local people will surely warm up your heart.
Also, Mission Nepal Holidays promises you to offer the best services and arrangements. Our experienced guides and our hardworking team will combine up to make your holiday in Nepal memorable. Give a look at Ghorepani PoonHill Trek from us for more details and information about the trek.
Outline Day to Day Itinerary
Day 1:: Arrival in Kathmandu and Check-in to Hotel
Day 2:: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 3:: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara – transfer to hotel
Day 4:: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, then trek to Tikhedhunga
Day 5:: Trek from Thikhedunga to Ghorepani
Day 6:: Hike up to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani
Day 7:: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk
Day 8:: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara