Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
Trip Highlights of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
- Admire the panoramic views of the Kaski, Myagdi, and Syangja districts from Poon Hill’s vantage point.
- Trek through the Rhododendron forests, following the Sight of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Macchapuchre, and Hiunchuli.
- Encounter the Alpine Flora and Fauna by traversing suspension bridges, waterfalls, and weaving trails amid mountainsides.
- Discover the Gurung communities’ way of existence by exploring adjacent museums and monasteries.
- Serene boating experience in Pokhara with a backdrop of the northwestern Himalayas
Overview of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
Ghorepani Poonhill trekking is a modest expedition allowing trekkers to enjoy the full depth of the Alpine adventure. The trek provides a spectacular view of Central Nepal’s Himalayas and stunning Highland foliage. Moreover, The trial covers the remote areas of the Myagdi and Kaski, allowing you to experience the picturesque Gurung and Tamang communities’ dwellings.
The confluence of the marvelous Annapurna and Dhaulagiri geographic areas will unquestionably deliver the whole immersive experience. The low to mid-altitude setting, alpine biodiversity, and glimpses of deep valleys and waterfalls are key highlights of this trek. Therefore, Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking resembles one of Nepal’s adventurous expeditions that can be completed in a short time.
Beautiful scenery and a landscape
The Ghorepani Poonhill trek will reach an elevation of 3100m, providing the most splendid vista of the Himalayas. From the Poonhill vantage point, it will be possible to admire the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges in painstaking depth. The majestic mountains of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, and Nilgiri surround the northern region, and trekking through their shadows is a great experience. The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek’s route also delves farther into rhododendron woods, providing stunning views of the greenery and high-altitude panoramas.
Due to the area’s mid-altitude and closeness to the Annapurna Conservation Area, the cliffs and terrain of Ghorepani are abundant with vegetation and animals. Additionally, the trek has an epic feel because of the zone’s stunning geography, as well as its climate and temperature. One may take in a stunning view of Pokhara from Poon hill and the Valleys with waterfalls, Rivers, and many other natural wonders.
Native Inhabitants and their Lifestyle
Gurung people primarily inhabit the region where the Ghorepani Poonhill trek’s trial traverses. Exquisite hamlets dangling down the hillsides, as well as enchanting cottages, grant nostalgia to the adventure. The paved trail meanders through the beautiful dwellings letting trekkers interact with the Local Inhabitants. The majority of the inhabitants around here are involved in farming and livestock. The primary sources of revenue for the locals in this region are agriculture and small-scale retail.
While trekking through these settlements, it’s common to witness cattle like sheep, goats, and mountain dogs wandering around. The Lhosar is the primary festival celebrated by the Gurung people residing around this region’s Kaski and Myagdi districts. Along with it, one may also visit the nearby local monasteries and revered temples and discover the beautiful arts and crafts of the Gurung inhabitants.
Itinerary of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
Day 1: Welcome to Nepal
The flight will take you over the stunning vistas of South Asia as well as the picturesque highlands of Nepal before landing at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport. Upon arrival, you will collect your bags from the luggage section and meet our tour representative. Our tour representative will arrange private transportation from the airport to the hotel. It takes about 30 minutes from the airport to the three-star hotel where you’ll spend the night.
Day 2: Touring the Kathmandu Valley
A pleasant experience will be waking up in the ambient air of the Kathmandu Valley. After a satisfying breakfast, we’ll go on to the valley tour. Pashupatinath will be our first visit, where we’ll check out the lovely handicrafts and statues of Hindu gods and goddesses.
After that, we’ll continue to Boudhanath, where we’ll tour the entire stupa while admiring its grandeur. The third stop will be at Swayambhunath, the monkey temple. Here, we’ll snap pictures of ancient statues and marvel at the way of life of the local monks. Furthermore, we will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square before returning to the hotel.
Day 3: Flight or Drive to Pokhara
Today signifies the beginning of a beautiful adventure. The early morning meal will energize us. There will be two ways to get to Pokhara: take a lengthy luxury bus ride through the beautiful greenery terrain, which will take over 6 hours, or take a 20 to 25-minute flight above the majestic valleys.
On certain sections of the ride, the bus will take you off the road and through waterfalls and winding slopes. At the same time, an airplane will take you north from the Himalayas’ edge. After arriving in Pokhara, we’ll tour the neighborhood and return to the hotel for the night.
Day 4: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedunga
The taste of tea and toast in the morning of Pokhara will have a beautiful sensation. Leaving Pokhara, we’ll catch the vehicle that will take us to Nayapul. The car will drive us north across the cultivated fields of the Kaski region.
As we approach Bireythanti, the altitude will progressively increase. From here, we will gradually ascend the slopes and pass a gorgeous river on our way up to the TikheDhunga. While soaking in the majestic settings, we’ll spend the night in Tikhedunga.
Day 5: Tikhedunga to Ghorepani
The scenery of the Himalayas will become more evident. Early in the morning, after waking up, we will head to the north along the shadow of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Macchapuchre. We’ll enter the deep Rhododendron forest as we leave the ulleri’s nostalgic settlement. The tranquility and positive vibes of nature will begin to enchant our souls.
Also, there will be a reasonable probability that you may encounter wild animals and songbirds as you traverse the pine forest. The lovely scenery of Nangethani will greet us after the gloomy trial. We’ll be able to reach Ghorepani in a few minutes from here. Furthermore, we will tour the adjacent villages while admiring the heavenly vista of Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Tukuche, Nilgiri, and Dhampus. We’ll spend the night at Ghorepani.
Day 6: Ghorepani to Poonhill and then to Tadapani
After a nutritious breakfast in the morning, we will set out on the trail again, passing through a thick Rhododendron forest. The trek’s first critical moment will be the panoramic vista of the nearby region from Poon Hill.
Although the ascent will be moderate, the trail will be simple to trek. It will be breathtaking to watch the enchanting panoramas of the Himalayas, including Ganesh Himal, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Nilgiri, from Poonhill. Following our return from the Gurung settlement, we will head to Deurali, where we will have lunch. From here, we will proceed through Bandani and scramble up higher slopes to get to Tadapani, a beautiful settlement where we will spend the night.
Day 7: Tadapani to Ghandruk
Today’s trek will be one of the easiest, although it will need moderate effort. After traversing the lower elevation’s thick forest, we ascend to the Basi Khraka verdant setting. There will also be a suspension bridge to cross at some time.
After lunch, with the stunning views of the Annapurna, Huinchuli, and Macchapuchre as a backdrop, we will continue to the lush foliage and unspoiled beauty of nature. Within a few hours, we’ll arrive in the lovely Ghandruk settlement. After admiring the Gurung inhabitants’ neighborhood, we’ll spend the night at the Ghandruk.
Day 8: Ghandruk to Birethani and then to Pokhara
The beautiful sunrise in Ghandruk will give us a melancholy sensation. Leaving the Annapurna Conservation area, We will ascend to the picturesque Syauli Bazaar, a small Alpine region’s destination, while crossing the river and passing through a lovely village covered in clouds.
After a brief break, we will pass the lush forest, experiencing the wetness of the crisp atmosphere. Within a few hours of trekking, we will arrive in Birethani, from where we will proceed to Nayapul. The lovely city of Pokhara welcomes us after we take the bus from Nayapul and traverse the winding route. Following that, we will admire Pokhara’s immediate vicinity before staying at one of the city’s top hotels.
Day 9: Pokhara to Kathmandu
The last mornig in Pokhara will be exhilarating. We will take the bus to Kathmandu or a flight from Pokhara Airport. The bus will take us from the scenic foliage of the Kaski twisting roads to the Bagmati region’s hustle and bustle in less than six hours.
In contrast, the flight will take us from the edge of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Langtang peaks to Kathmandu’s TIA airport in less than 20 minutes. Upon arriving in Kathmandu, we will take in the nightlife in Thamel before returning to our hotel.
Day 10: Farewell and Departure
The van will be waiting for you outside the hotel. After packing your belongings, you will leave the hotel 2 hours before your departure time.
The tour guide will pick you up at the hotel and drop you off at the airport in ten minutes. Following the final farewell, you will depart for your following location.
- All ground transportation with private vehicle.
- Welcome dinner and farewell Nepali culture dinner.
- Hotel accommodation 3-Star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
- Full board meals with tea/coffee (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
- Best available Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
- One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porter (1 porter for 2 people) and their food.
- Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Permit and TIMS.
- All entrance fee.
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All applicable government and local taxes.
- Airfare (Domestic and International) and Nepalese visa fee.
- Travel Insurance.
- Personal expenses (like telephone calls, internet, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any alcoholic beverages.)
- Extra hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (tipping is expected).
- Emergency rescue.
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