The Ghorepani poon hill trek is one of the easiest,relaxing and mildest trekking routes in Nepal. Along this route you will meet many types of local ethnic groups such as the Gurung, poon magar,Bramin, sunuwar and many other casts. You will experience real Nepali life from locals working in the many rice fields, porters carrying their loads to stock mountain shops and buffalo herders.
Ghorepani poon hill trek can be completed in 3 days or extended if you desire.
The weather and therefore the views are at their best from September to December,however this trek can be enjoyed all year round,even during the monsoon where the trails are quiet. On this Ghorepani poon hill trek you will enjoy stunning mountain scenery over snow capped mountain ranges and the view from the top of Poon Hill at sunrise or sunset is one of the best photographic opportunities you will find.
After two days climb you reach Ghorepani beautiful poon magar's village.This is the main junction for trekking in the Annapurna region. From here you can choose to go on the world famous Annapurna Circuit (5416 mtr) or visit Annapurna Base Camp(4160m).After a good night rest we wake early to summit Poon Hill to watch the sunrise over Dhaulagiri (8,167m) the ninth highest mountain in the world.
You then trek through Rhododendron forests with many waterfalls with chances to see many of the native birds of Nepal including the beautiful national bird 'Danfe',which is really nice bird with green and blue colour on.You may also see musk deer,Himalayan Thar (mountain goat),Langoor monkey and black bears.This leads you to Ghandruk(1950m),where you can learn more about the life and history of the Gurung people in the heritage museum.This caste supplies many of the soldiers for the Gorkha Army,famed for it bravery.Again the views here across the Annapurna range are fantastic.From here it is downhill to Pokhara where you can rest and recharge and savor the memories of an amazing journey into the Himalayas.
Ghorepani Poon hill trekking
DAY 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 Mtr),
Our Team members will be waiting you at Airport with your name and pick you up from airport to Hotel. when you get in to the hotel we let you rest and refresh than we can meet again for briefing about your trek.
DAY 2: Drive to pokhara by Bus
After breakfast in your hotel your guide will take you to the bus station kantipath which is close from thamel as a option, if you want to walk to bus station, it is about 10 to 15 minute . the bus leaves at 7 am from kantipath and the beautiful scenic drive takes about 7 to 8 hours via Prithibhi Highway to Pokhara. Bus will be stop twice a time for lunch break, if you didnot have food in the morning you can have on the way to pokhara too. when you reach in pokhara you juct check in to the hotel which is reserved hotel and get refresh and explore pokhara lake side area with your guide or your self around evening time is more nicer.
DAY 3: Drive to Nayapul than trek to Thikhedunga(1560m),
When you finish your breakfast than you will get private transport to Nayapul , it is about 1.30 minute drive than you will start your trek from nayapul. it is your first day of your trek and the trails goes beyound the modi khola and green beautiful valley. the scenic view, beautiful local village, water falls, paddy field and many other high green mountains.After crossing some bridges and terrace field the trails leads you to the beautiful village at Hille ,Thikhedunga. you will spent your first night at Thikhedunga.
DAY 4: Trek to Ghorepani (2820 m)
After taking breakfast at thikhedunga we start to walk up to Ulleri village which is about 2 hours steeply up hill to the top of Ulleri via local house,and many mual along the way suppling the goods for upper part of the trekking area. quite and scenic view beyound the walking path are common things. when you pass banthati, nangethati you will reach to Ghorepani After 6 hours walk , get in to the hotel and refersh for dinner time at same lodge.
DAY 5: Trek to Tadapani (2660m) After sunrise at Poon Hill (3210m)
This day we have to weak up early in the morning comparatively than other days to see the awesome Sunrise view from Poon hill. The Poon hill walking in the morning takes about 45 to 1 hour from Ghorepani where we don’t take our bag pack only day bag and water is enough to go , it helps you to walk faster when you are going up to Poon hill. When sun shine over the valley to the south of Poon hill the golden sun rays comes to the tip top of Dhaulagiri(8167m),Annapurna south97219m) and other many unparallel magnificent snow cap mountain views. After Poon hill we all get back to hotel in Ghorepani take a breakfast and we start to walk to the top of the other side of the hill on the ridge ther are bamboo and pine trees. After crossing those ridges the trails leads you down to Deurali village where you have cup of tea before you take lunch at Banthati, when you have your perfect mountain lunch than trail gradually goes through the tall rhododendron forest and you will reach to Tdapani after 1 hour further walk. You going to sleep that night at Tadapani.
DAY 6: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1850m)
It is one of the easy and short day to walk. Between Tadapani and Ghardruk village there are mostly forest, waterfalls, wild animals such as sported deer, musk deer, black beer, white languor monkey and many different small birds. The trails goes down most of the time on the stone made steps through the cool and calm forest of Rhododendron. When you pass 3 hours forest walking you will be already at Ghurun largest village Ghandruk, which is popular destination for local tourist and foreigner both as it is scenic slop hill and beautiful place. When you are there you can have your lunch and take a sight trip with your guide to explore the fact and way of living in a local residency area especially at the side of lower cast people. There are some Gurung museum, handcraft and live farming work from the locals all those things will be your different experience in that beautiful village. Overnight we spent at Ghandruk lodge.
DAY 7: Trek to Nayapul(1075m) and drive to Pokhara(945m)
After taking fresh breakfast in your hotel you will hike down most of the time through some traditional house, slop down millet and paddy field and open sky around there is no forest which is more pictorials for you after2 to 3 hours stone steeps down hill the trail leads you to Syawlibazar which situated at the bank of Modi khola and the is still continue to Birethanti and Nayapul but after Syawlibazar the trails going to be flat and much easier to walk. Once you reach at Nayapul your adventure walk will be finished and you will get your private transport back to Pokhara hotel. You spent your relaxing great night in Pokhara
DAY 8: Tourist standard bus to Kathmandu(1350m)
The bus leave at 7:30 am as we have plan and deal you should be ready at 7 in your hotel lobby and with our guide and porter you can go to bus station which is only 10 minte taxi drive and bus ride to kathamndu via same high way took way to pokhara. takes about 7 hours.
Safe holiday's airport respresent will drop you to the TIA kathamndu airprrt , it si only 25 to 30 minute drive.
Accommodation in the mountain during your trek:
Rooms are based on 2 people generally sharing a twin bed in one room, it is safe and clean but you have to use bathroom services outside of your room.
It is really important that you have to understand that the accommodation during your trekking will be very basic but clean and safe.
Which Months is the best to go to the mountain?
There are two main trekking season Sep. to Dec. and Feb 15 to April is the best because by that time you can easily explore beautiful mountain every day because of clear weather each day in Nepal ,However you can make your trip all year .around Nepal.
Fitness level and altitude:
The altitude of 3210 meter and the trek duration of 7 days make the Ghorepani poon hill classified as a short, sweet and best trekking route in Nepal. The trails generally ascending and descending both but it is safe and beautiful scenic view from each settlement.
So, you will sleep one night at 2850 meters which is Ghorepani therefore you don’t get altitude sickness generally and enough oxygen each day.
As a Himalaya guide we recommend that all trekkers exercise 2 to 3 times a week before you start your trek back home and also it’s better to avout smoking habit if you are in it and drinking habit if you drink too much, so our porters will be carrying your big bags which means you will have your light bag.
The altitude of 4130m and the trekking duration of 12 days make the Annapurna Base Camp Trek classified as strenuous difficulty. The trek ascends very gradually when compared to all of our long treks and you only spend 1 night above 4000m. You are therefore much less likely to suffer from any altitude sickness related symptoms than the Langtang, Everest Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Circuit.
Essential trekking equipments: