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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking - 8 days

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Duration
8 days
Max. Elevation
3210m
Group size
+4
Level
EASY
Transportation
Local Bus/ Car/ Plane
Best Season
Autumn and Spring
Accomodation
Tea - House Lodge, hotel and homestay
Meals
local food
Starts at
Birethanti
Ends at
Kande
Trip Route
Pokhara, Ulleri, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Tadapani, Ghandrung, Australian Camp

Highlights

    - A spectacular low altitude trek in the Annapurna region
    - Walkthrough farm terraces, rhododendron forests
    - Visit ethnic Gurung villages
    - Early morning climb to Poonhill for sunrise view over Dhaulagiri, Annapurna & Nilgiri
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is the shortest and easiest route to Poon hill which lies at the elevation of 3210m at the foot hills of the Annapurna massif in the Annapurna region. Poon hill lies just 400m above the Ghorepani and is perfect view point of the Annapurna region. This trekking is considered the best trip to view the magnificent views of the mountains of the Annapurna region. It offers the brilliant views of the giant peaks such as Annapurna, the holy mountain Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal etc. From Poon Hill you can view sun set and sun rise over the Himalayan range. The gorgeous landscapes, green vegetation, the rhododendron forest, different flora and fauna of the region provide you the lifetime memory. Along with the natural scenery, trekkers can also get opportunity to explore the lifestyle and culture of the different ethnic people like Gurung, Magar, Thakali. This trekking trip is best suited for those who have limited holiday time in Nepal but want to experience nature culture and a bit adventure all in combo style.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek begins with the scenic drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. From Nayapul you follow the river bank of Modi Khola. During the trek you pass through the rhododendron and bamboo forest, terraced green hills, river valleys and visit villages of different ethnic people like Gurungs, Thakalis and Magars. En route you can enjoy the view of the river gorges, high water falls, panoramic views, natural beauty, warm greetings and hospitality of the ethnic inhabitants etc which will be an unforgettable memory in your life. This trekking is a good opportunity for every lover of nature and to enjoy Himalayan experience without ascending high altitude. Ghorepani Poon Hill trek can be organized throughout the year.

On the way back you visit another beautiful village called Ghandruk. Here, you will experience Gurung ethnic culture, ethnic food and the lifestyle of the people. From this village you can have a glimpse of Annapurna South, Machhapurchhe and Himachuli mountains. At Annapurna Conservation Area office you will get information about the project's different activities. The trekking journey starts at Nayapul just north of Pokhara and ends at Phedi.

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