Ghorepani poonhill trek is short and easy tea house trekking in Annapurna region at western Nepal. Poon hill trek offers the magnificent sunrise views over the Himalayas from poon hill viewpoint and an insight to local Gurung culture and tradition. Short ghorepani poon hill trek initiating from Pokhara city is one of the best of trekking in Nepal.
Trek to Ghorepani poon hill is commenced after completion of day tour around culturally affluent Kathmandu valley. Sightseeing around UNESCO word heritage sites takes us from Hindu shrine Pashupatinath to Buddhist stupas Swayambhunath and Boudhanath along sight to numerous pagoda style temples, museums and courtyards at Kathmandu durbar square with inside story unfolded by our guide. Next day after having our instant meal we set for 200kms drive towards the starting point of this short trek, naturally blessed Pokhara. The clean and green atmosphere of Pokhara valley surrounded by Annapurna Himalayan ranges, sunset view while boating on Phewa lake and night life at lakeside certainly captivates you in the mood full of joy. Then trekking activity initiates as we take an hour long drive to Nayapul and follow the main street passing waterfalls and scenic settlements arriving at Tikhedhunga. Leaving Tikhedhunga back we continue short trekking in Annapurna region as we ascend more than 3000 steps which can get on your knees but the scenery and adventurous atmosphere gives us that extra push making it a worthwhile journey towards magnificent Ghorepani village.
The spectacular panoramic sunrise views over the snow capped mountains namely Annapurna Himalayan range, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchre, Mt. Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, Lamjung Himal and other surrounding peaks from Poon hill awaits us as we hike towards top of the hill early in the morning after having our instant meal. Further, trekking through spectacular ghandruk village offers an insight to local Gurung culture, tradition with great surrounding Himalayan views. Short and easy Ghorepani poon hill trek comes to an end after we drive back to Pokhara and then Kathmandu to catch your international flight for home.
This trip can be experienced any time of the year. However it is recommended to embark between months of March to May when the rhododendron blossoms and turns your trip extra special. During this trek, there should be no risk of altitude sickness as we will be trekking at moderate altitudes with highest at 3210 meters elevation at poonhill. Join Ghorepani poonhill trekking with us and make this short and easy trek in Annapurna region an unforgettable experience.