Poonhill Trek - 5 Days

Poonhill Trek - 5 Days
  • Duration5 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Maximum Altitude 3210

Ghorepani-Ghandruk short trek offers an opportunity to make a trek into the world-famous Annapurna region. The trek is also known as Poon Hill Trek. When the weather is clear at Poon Hill, the first rays of sunlight reach the summit of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna South. Get ready for your cameras to take snaps of the magnificent views. Enjoy the mesmerizing green and snow-capped mountains, including Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, the Annapurnas, the Dhaulagiri, and many more. Similarly, you’ll also enjoy the hospitality of ethnic people living in rural & rustic villages.

This is one of the most scenic teahouse treks in the Annapurna region. From Ghorepani village, you arise early in the morning to go to Poonhill for a spectacular 360-degree view of the whole Annapurna range, including the snowy peaks of the Macchupucchare. Later on, you continue to the Gurung village of Ghandruk. The Gurung originally migrated from western Tibet. They are renowned for their exotic traditional dress, the key feature being a neck ornament made of coral, gold, and turquoise beads for the women. Many aspects of their culture can be seen in the local museum.

Highlights

 

  • Happenstance a wide range of flora and fauna.
  • Explore and plunge yourself in the vibrant tradition and culture of the Magyar and Gurung community.
  • Hike inside the Annapurna Conservation Area, which is a habitat of exotic animals, birds, and many plants.
  • Catch breathtaking views of mountains lik, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri, Neelgiri, Lamjung Himal, and Varaha Shikhar.
  • Explore beautiful villages like Ulleri, Birethanti, Ghorepani, and Banthanti.
  • Poon Hill, the view point with a 360° panoramic view of the western Himalayan region.
Itinerary

We take a flight to Pokhara in the early morning. Drive to Nayapool which is about 1-2 hours from Pokhara. Then we start our trek to Tikhedhunga. Overnight at Tikhedhunga.

 

    After breakfast, We start our trek, through the middle of the beautiful village of Ulleri. At the same time, we can enjoy the views of fishtails from many different angles. We enter a small town called Banthati(2210 m). Then we walk through the forest, most of the trees are rhododendron, oaks, etc. We may also see some wild animals, mostly monkeys. Thus, trekking through natural streams of crystal clear water, we reach Nangethati(2430 m) where probably we can have our lunch there. Trek again through nature to Ghorepani. Overnight in a guesthouse.

     

      We make an early morning hike to Poon Hill for sunrise views. The changing color over the highest peaks in central Nepal, including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and many more mountains is mesmerizing. After having breakfast, trek down to Ghorepani. We continue trekking to Banthati and Tadapani. Today’s trek would be a bit difficult if the trail is covered with snow or if it’s rainy. Overnight in a guesthouse. FB

       

        Ghandruk is the most beautiful village entire Annapurna region. The majority of the inhabitants are local ethnic groups, the Gurungs, the famous Gurkha soldiers Brahmin, Chhetri, Kami, and Damai are in the community. Many of the Gurungs are still working in Indian and British Gurkha regiments. We take a bit of exploration around the area and then continue on our journey back to Pokhara.

         

          We take a bus early morning to Kathmandu. Along the way, you can take a scenic view of hills, landscapes, rivers, and amazing riverside lifestyles.

           

            Cost Details
            Includes
            • Hotel and breakfast in Pokhara
            • All accommodations and meals during the trek,
            • An experienced English-speaking trek guide, including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging,
            • All necessary paperwork and permits (National Park permit, TIMS),
            • A comprehensive medical kit,
            • All government and local taxes
            Excludes
            • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary,
            • Travel insurance,
            • International airfare,
            • Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and water, soft drinks, etc.
            • Personal trekking equipment,
            • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is respected but it is not obligatory),
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            Trip Date PriceStatus 
            Start DateStartsJun 28, 2024End DateEndsJul 02, 2024PriceUS$315StatusAvailable