Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a fast trek that is suitable for anyone with a fair degree of fitness but limited time. It provides you with the most eye-catching mountain views, and beautiful villages inhabited mostly by the Gurung tribe including the dense rhododendron forest along the trek route. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a small circuit trail in the lower part of the Annapurna region. The most stunning viewing point of Poon Hill is the prime destination of this trip. The hill offers a majestic sunrise over the sky-touching mountains. A glimpse of the snow-capped peaks turning from grey to pink to brilliant white is just awe-inspiring. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a relatively easy trek that can be done all year round, although autumn and spring are considered the most impressive. This is popular trekking in Nepal, suitable for every type of trekker, who love to explore the Himalayas short trekking as well as a cultural experience. During the hike, we will experience lush forests of rhododendron and oak, the beautiful settlement of Gurung and Magars, which offers the Annapurna Himalayan panoramas, waterfalls, and terraced rice fields and local people’s culture and lifestyles.
Our Trek starts from Nayapul after a one and half hour drive from nature covered city of Pokhara. Heading by the Bhurungdi Khola, it passes through the terraced rice fields, steep climb up at Ulleri, panoramic journey through the rhododendron forest, sunrise view from Poon Hill, ethnic culture at Ghandruk and finally returns to Pokhara. Poon Hill is located at 3210m above sea level. It is one of the best highlights of this hiking from where we will see the beautiful mountain view such as Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna (8,091m) Fishtail (6,997m) Annapurna South, Himchuli and other neighbouring peaks. It is an awesome view of sunrise over the Himalayan range. The green hills, gorges and lush forests are seen from this viewpoint. Gradually, when the trip leads to the Ghangruk village, trekkers feel it’s a part of heaven. It is the habitation of Gurung, who are known as Gurkhas. Gurkhas have the glorious history they created in the Second World War. It is surrounded by terraced farmlands. The ethnic groups have a distinct language, costumes, rituals and lifestyles.