Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Do you want to spend less than a week’s holiday in Nepal? If so Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek will be absolutely the best choice. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, a best short, easy, and family trek occurs in the Annapurna region of the central-western part of Nepal.

This journey is popularly considered as an Annapurna Sunrise Trekking or the Annapurna Panorama Trekking that leads us to the beautiful and colorful ethnic settlements of the Annapurna section inside Nepal.

This Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is one of the most demanded treks and perhaps is the decisive short trek in the Himalayas.
Sunrise  at Annapurna South

This trek can be organized for all the people regardless of their ages, gender, and residence. This is also popular for the short family trek because you can transverse taking your children and parents easily. Although this trek finishes within 4-5 days, it takes in the heart of the Annapurna ranges.

On the way, you can encounter different people of different ethnic groups including Brahmin, Chhetri, Gurung, Magar, Dalit and so forth. Along with the people, you will explore their own and unique cultural activities, traditions, and the way of living. In different places, you will get warm greetings and hospitality from the locals.

This trek can be done with the people having a moderate level of fitness. As the highest altitude of this journey is Poon Hill, elevating 3,210 meters from the sea level, the risk of the Acute Mountain Sickness (Altitude Sickness) is rare. As we reach there by acclimatizing in the lower elevation such as Ghorepani, the problem of this sickness reduces again.

The core attraction of this journey is Poon Hill, the vantage point, or the photographer’s heavenly site. It is the best sunrise point as well. This place offers the breathtaking panoramic and picturesque views of the mountain ranges.

The mountains as Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Dhaulagiri I, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, Manaslu ranges and many more can be observed/seen vividly from this place

Next, as we walk early from Ghorepani village in the morning, reach Poon Hill to have the breathtaking sunrise views over the Himalayas. The extraordinary first light from Poon Hill is just astonishing. A stimulating sight of elevated peaks neighboring you can captivate everybody who’s the element of this overwhelming trek.

Next, this wonderful trip bids you the views of terraced slopes and fields, astonishing rice and wheat fields, beautiful terrains, picturesque rhododendron woodlands, and many more. The starting and ending point of this journey is Pokhara, the city of lakes. You can customize this trek visiting and exploring different paradise sites of Pokhara.

Although, this trek is considered as a short, easy and a family trek can be problematic in case of the steps on the way. You have to walk several stone steps on the way. But ultimately it changes into an adventure. If you want to complete Annapurna Base Camp Trek adjoining, it minimum takes 10 days to be completed.

Weather

Poon Hill weather is usually unpredictable. Within 1 hour, sometimes it will be clear the same as it will be foggy. So, it is wise to know the weather forecast of GHOREPANI POON HILL before hiking. There are several ways to know about the current weather condition of Poonhill. To get a daily weather report Weather of Poon Hill.

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

Sunrise

Sunrise from Poon Hill is one of the highlighted parts of Ghorepani Trek. It will happen between 6:15 am to 6:45 am according to the trekking season. During the main season, more than 300 people hike every day for sunrise. When you see the sunrise over the Himalayas the moment will be a breathtaking experience.

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

Sunset

Sunset time at Poon Hill is between 6:00 pm to 6: 15 pm. Lots of people love to sunrise at Poon Hill but they don’t know how pretty the sunset will be there. If the weather is clear, you’ll see a great sunset over the Himalayas.

People who wish to have less traffic, sunset will be A1 choice for them.

Trek to Poon Hill is ultimate trekking for beginners trekkers in Nepal.

If you want to best sunrise and sunset over the massive Himalayas, Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is A1 choice.

Poon Hill view at morning

Highlights

  • Sunrise and Sunset at Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range.
  • More than 10 Eye-catching mountain view from Poon Hill
  • Ghandruk Village to observe Gurung Culture.
  • Ulleri Village to observe Magar culture.
  • Sunrise and Sunset from Tadapani.
  • Beautiful farmlands and amazing landscapes.
  • Waterfall.

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FAQs

How to Get There and Away?

If you wish to reach Pokhara by plane, it takes 30 minutes to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu Airport. So that you can save your precious travel time. From Pokhara, we can take a taxi up to Nayapul.

But if you wish to drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus, it takes approx 8 hours to reach Pokhara. The next day drive to Nayapul by taxi or Public bus as your choice.

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

We can take a taxi. Next morning you can come back to Kathmandu by tourist bus.

How many days does it take Poon Hill?

It takes 3 days to 7 days which depends on the exit point. Some years ago it was a 7 days trek but nowadays due to Road accessibility, there is a choice of length of the trek. The below routes are some popular routes to accomplish Ghorepani Hiking.

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

You can see a panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range at 180-degree angle. They are:

  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 Guide Hire. We can give you the guide who already did a Ghoreapani trip more than 10 times.

How much does it take for 7 days?

The cost for Ghorepani Poon Hill trek 7 days is 408 USD per person. This is the full board price after seasonal discount 3%. The price that I offer is the cheapest if we compare it with service. The price may decline according to group size, budget of guest, standard, or deluxe trek plan.

Package Name: Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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