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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Spend less than one week holidays in Annapurna region, Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is absolutely best. Base Camp Hike Pvt manage this short trek from Kathmanu within 4 days time bound. Its easy trek on the basis of Altitude but the walking trail more often steep up and steep down.

There will be incredible view of Sunrise and sunset over to Annapurna as well as Dhaulagiri range from Poon Hill .If you wish to do luxury trek in Nepal, then this trek is also suitable for you.

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Highlights

  • Sunrise and Sunset at Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range with Eye-catching mountain view at Poon Hill 3210m
  • Ghandruk Villge for Gurung Culture
  • Ulleri Village for Magar culture
  • Mountain view point Banthanti and Tadapani
  • Farmlands and amazing landscape
  • Waterfall

How to go Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek ?

If you wish to fly from Kathmandu by plane then its takes 35 minutes to reaach Pokhara.So that you can save your time and you can also start trek upto Tikedhunga on Sameday.

But if you wish drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist bus then it takes around 8 hours to reach Pokhara. On next day you need to go Nayapul by taxi or Public bus as your choice.

We can also drive Kathmandu to Nayapul by Local Bus or Micro Bus. It takes around 9 hours to reach Nayapul( Trek starting Point). From there around 25 minutes walk you will be in Birethanti, a touristic place. Stay overnight of that day at Birethanti.

How to Back from Ghorepani Poon Hill trek ?

For return to Kathmandu from journey you can take taxi from Ghandruk to Pokhara. Next morning you can comeback Kathmandu by tourist bus.

Trip facts:

Maximum Elevation 3210m Poon Hill
Duratation 4 to 7 Days
Difficulty Level Easy
Best Time/Season March to May and also Oct to Nov.
Lodge Type Teahouse and Logde
Necessary Permits TIMS and ACAP

Weather

Poonhill weather is usually unpredictable. So, it is wise to know weather forecast of there, before hiking. There are several ways to know about current weather condition of Poonhill. To get daily weather report Ghorepani Poon Hill Weather .

If the weather is opposite of our favor, then we need to stay another day to see view from View Point Poon Hill. In my suggestion if you reach Ghorepani early of afternoon and weather is clear then please visit the viewpoint as soon as possible.

Itinerary

Days Itinerary Altitude in ft Hour
1st Welcome to Kathmandu 4265ft Your own time
2nd Kathmandu to Pokhara (Drive) 830 m 7 to 8 hr
3rd Pokhara to Naya Pool (Drive) to Ulleri 2070m 8 hr
4th Ulleri to Ghorepani 2850 4 hr
5th Ghorepani to Tadapani (Morning hike to Poon Hill) 2600m 6 hr
6th Tadapani to Ghandruk 4250m 4 hr
7th Ghandruk to Pokhara (Drive) 4130 m 4 hr
8th Pokhara to Kathmandu (Drive) 1300m 7-8 hr
9th Depart Kathmandu 1300m 7-8 hr

Sunrise

Sunrise from poon hill is one of the main part of this trail. It will be lies in 6:15 am to 6:45 am according to season of Nepal. In main hiking season it will more than 300 people at viewpoint for sunrise. And when you see sunrise over the Himalayas the moment will be breath taking experience.

The backlight of sunrise is wake up early morning like 4:30 am with cold weather and hike 1 hours steep with the help of headlight. It is not suitable for those who like calm environment. There will mass of tourist for sunrise purpose .

Sunset

Normally at 6:15 pm it will be sunset at Poonhill. Lots of people love to sunrise but they don’t know how pretty sunset will be there. Main benfits of sunset is if the weather is clear then there will be 100 percent mountian views.

People who love less people near the eye , sunset will be A1 choice for them. I highly recommend for sunset.

How many days it takes Poon Hill ?

Normalally Ghorepani Poon Hill is 7 days trek but nowdays beacause of road accessibility you can do also in 3 days.

Among 3 routes you can choose one of them accoding to your preferences.

  1. Dhampus-Landruk-Jhinu-Chhomrong-ABC
  2. Nayapul-Ghorepani-Tadpani-Chhomrong-ABC
  3. Nayapul-Syalibazar-Kyumi-Jhinu-Chhomrong-ABC

Route 3 is more popular than others. Because if you follow this trail you need extra 3 days.
Benefits of this trek is you can also explore poon hill which most popular short trek of Nepal. You can see Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche and Gurja peak which we can not see from ABC.

What are the mountain that we can see from Poon Hill ?

You can see panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhulagiri Range at 180 degree angle.Lets look:

  1. Fishtail ( Machhapuchhare) 6997m
  2. Gangapurna 7454m
  3. Hiunchuli 6441m
  4. Annapurna South 7219m
  5. Annapurna Fang 7647m
  6. Nilgiri 7061
  7. Dhampus Peak 6012m, Dhampus Pass 5258m
  8. Tukuche Peak 6920m
  9. Dhaulagiri I 8167m, Dhaulagiri II 7751m, Dhaulagiri III 7715m, Dhaulagiri V 7618m, and Dhaulagiri IV 7661m
  10. Gurja Peak 7193m

Can I Guide Hire ?

Sure, you can do Ghorepani Poon Hill Guide Hire. We can give you the guide who already did Ghoreapani trip more than 10 times.

Trip cost ?

The total cost for Poon Hill 5 days is 350 USD per person. This is the full board price after seasonal discount 10%. The price that I offer is the cheapest for Ghorepani. The price will different according to group size, budget of guest, standard or deluxe trek plan.

Detailed Itinerary

You need to have a detailed itinerary of Poon Hill to do successful Ghorepani Hike. Here is complete itinerary of Ghorepani.

Day 1: Kathmanu to Pokhara Drive

  1. Bus Type : Tourist
  2. Duration : 7-8 hours
  3. Distance : 200km

We will pickup you from your hotel to Tourist Buspark.Then we will drive to Pokhara by tourist bus.Around 4 pm we will be in our hotel.Enjoy rest time at Pokhara.

Day 2: Pokhara to Naya Pool (Drive) and trek to Ulleri

  1. Vehicle: Taxi
  2. Duration:1.5 hours drive and 6 hours trek
  3. Elevation: 2000 m

Take a drive to Naypul by Taxi from Pokhara.Most of the road are Pitched but some parts they are making wider.On the way we can see beautiful Annapurna range and fishtail as well.We will start our trekking from Nayapul(1080m).

After walking 30 minutes from Nayapul we will be in Birethanti(1100m). At Birethanti we will register our Permit and TIMS. Around 2 hours walk from Birethanti we will be in Sudame . At Sudame you will have launch . From Sudame to Tikedhunga is just take around 2 hours.

But After crossing Tikedhunga two suspension bridges the way is steep up. It’s the hardest part of this trail. There are more 3200 steps which take roughly 2 hours to get Ulleri.
Ulleri is a beautiful village with Magar communtity.From Ulleri we can see Annapurna South 7219m and Hiunchuli 6441m. You will stay overnight there.

Day 2: Ulleri to Ghorepani

  1. Duration : 5 hour
  2. Altitude: 2850m
  3. Launch : Nangethanti

This day is not hard like yesterday. Even though we need to ascent 800m up. On the way to Ghorepani there are beautiful forest. Most of the them are Rhodododron. In the Spring season it will be colorful forest due to varities Rhodendron bloom. At Nagethanti 2400m, you will have lunch which takes 3 hours from Ulleri.

After having lunch at Nagethanti we will move to Ghorepani which takes around 2 hours.

In terms of Ghorepani there are 2 parts of its.

  1. Upper Ghorepani
  2. Lower Ghorepani

Upper Ghorepani is popular for tourist because from there you can see panoramic mountain views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Lower Ghorepani is for local tourist. You will have overnight stay at Lower Ghorepani.

Day 3: Ghorepani- Poon Hill-Tadapani

  1. Duration : 6 hour
  2. Altitude: 2800m
  3. Launch : Banthanti
  4. Highlight:Poon Hill(3210m)

We get up early morning with warm clothes and climb towards Poonhill(3210m.). You need to carry one Headlight plus a bottle of Water. It takes around half an hour to reach the viewpoint.

You will see the mindblowing sunrise and eye-catching view of the mountains like Fishtail, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Baraha Shikhar, Dhampus Peak, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri ranges, Tukuche peak, Lamjung Himal, Mt.Manaslu ranges and Gurja Peak(7193m).

After enjoying a memorable view, we back to Ghorepani. We will take our breakfast in our hotel then we start our trump to Tadapani which takes approx 4 hours. On the midway we will have lunch. Tadapani is also like Ghorepani from where you can see amazing view ofHiunchuli, Annapurna south, and Machhapuchhre. Stay at the guest house in Tadapani.

Day 4: Tadapani to Ghandruk

  1. Duration : 4 hour
  2. Altitude: ?1,940 m
  3. B,L,D : Ghandruk
  4. Highlight:Gurung Museum

Ghandruk is one of the most popular villages of the Annapurna region. It is the biggest villages of Gurung people. The highlighted of Ghandruk is Museum. Tourist can explore Gurung Museum. Annapurna South and Hiunchuli view from Ghandruk is amazing. Enjoy the beautiful lodge of Ghandruk for that night.

Day 5:Ghandruk – Nayapul- Pokhara

  1. Duration : 4 hour drive
  2. Altitude: ?800m

We will trek upto Nayapul throgh beautiful landscape. But nowdays the trekkking trail are distroyed by road. So we need to walk through dusty road. In my personal experience lots of people dont like this path.So i recommened to take Bus or Jeep from Ghandruk to go Pokhara.

Day 6: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Tourist bus from Pokhara Buspark move on at 8 am in the morning. So you need to be there before 20 minutes to leave. Launch at Ghasikuwa, Tanahu.

Conclusion

If you want to best sunrise and sunset over mountain , then Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is your solution .


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