Ghorepani(Poonhill) Trekking in Nepal:
Type of trek: Easy
Duration of day: 3-5 days
Duration a day walking: 5-6 hours
Length: approx. 55 KM
This is one of the most famous trekking areas in the Annapurna region. It starts from Pokhara. There are rarely a few places in the world with such a splendid variety of natural beauty as that of Annapurna region. It is a rare combination of long arrays of snow capped, mountains, turbulence rivers with deep gorges, Buddhist monasteries, home of famous Gorkha soldiers and other friendly ethnic groups, as well as hot springs and beautiful Gurung and Magar villages. You can see the whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri panorama view from Poonhill. This trek is easy one and famous for the short trekkers. In this small circuit trek you can see the different view same peak of the mountain from different place, which is main attraction of this trek.
(Please Note: If the Below schedule does not meet your need and interest, I can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.)
Day 1-About hour of drive from Pokhara(915m) to Nayapul(1050m) on private or tourist or public vechicle( 42 kilometer). Trek starts from Nayapul you will reach Ulleri (1750M),final destination of the day Via Birethanti (1065m.) it takes about five hours. The first part of day trek is easy passing through several small villages and settlements. After some gentle ascend you can reach Tikhedhunga and from Tikhedhunga, you have to fully ascend gently in Ulleri(1900m). The majority of people in this region are Gurung, magar and they are Buddhist. Approx. 8 KM.
Day 02: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani at the altitude of (2850 m.) It takes around six hours. One can see beautiful view of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna south (7219m) on the way to Ghorepani. Final hours of today’s trail are quite easier passing through rhododendron and shadowy trees and descends gently up to the final camp. Languor and different species of birds are common things to see. Approx. 8 KM.
Day 03: Morning hike to the top of Poon Hill(3210m) for the best view of sunrise on Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snow capped mountains Descend back to Ghorepani and after having breakfast we will continue our five hour journey unto Tadapani (2650m). Approx. 18 KM
Day 04: Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghankdruk(1900m) which takes 3 hours hours.The day trek is very easy by mostly descending gently all the way through Rhododendron, Oak and Sal’s dense forests.When you will be Ghandruk .Approx. 6 KM.
Day 5: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul have fully decend until Saulibazar around 3 hours and walk to flat offroad around 2hours to Nayapul. You are walking through the shadow of the Fish Tail and Annapurna range is heading to the South West ridge of the hills, furthermore down to the Modi Khola. The trails continue through the bank of the Modi Khola and reach the point (Birethanti) where your trek started 5 days ago, possibly lunch here. Approx. 15 KM. Half hour walks lead you to catch the transport and then drive to Pokhara
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Freelancer professional trek/tour guide in Nepal
Hi Namaste , All of Travelers, I am Tulasi Ram Paudel professional freelancer trek /tour guide in Nepal since 1995. I have the license from Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation. Since 1995, operating tour, trekking and Hiking specially Everest / Annapurna / Upper Mustang / Langtang/ Manasulu regions. Warm regards, Tulasi Ram Paudel