Welcome to visit Nepal to see clear mountain and eight different types of rhododendrons till the end of April 2019!!
GHOREPANI- POONHILL GHANDRUK TREK
This Ghorepani- Poonhill - Ghandruk trek is one of the shortest treks among all the trekking trails of Nepal. It is the shortest route but anyhow it satisfies your needs by showing every natural beauty or product in this short trek. This is a wonderful trekking package appeals for those have a limit of time or shortest holiday time who wants to exist in nature and do adventurous travel. This is also one of the trekking trails of Annapurna regions.
HOW TO GET INTO TRAILHEAD?
On your arrival to Kathmandu, you will have a splendid sightseeing tour around Kathmandu city( Boudhanath, Swayambunath ( monkey temple), Pashupatinath) and on the next day, you will have a short fly 30minutes from Kathmandu to Pokhara or either you will have 5 hours taking land service( tourist bus) to Pokhara. Then on your arrival to Pokhara, a sightseeing program around Pokhara is there. So the next morning soon after breakfast, you will have a bus service to reach the destination Nayapool which will take around 2 hours. And from Nayapool your journey starts. Your Ghorepani-Poonhill – Ghandruk Trek trail leads your walk through Nayapool- Tikhedhunga- Ghorepani- Poon Hill-Tadapani- Ghandruk- Pokhara and from Pokhara come back to Kathmandu.
WHAT CAN YOU SEE THERE IN GHOREPANI- GHANDRUK-POON HILL TREK?
On the way to Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, you will see mostly Gurung and Magar people with their typical culture and tradition any easy way to knows Gorkha’s. The way of trek takes you into deep Rhododendron forest with beautiful flora and fauna, observe distant vision of Mt. Machhapuchre and Mt. Annapurna, see a streaming waterfall, and you are heartily welcome by pink and red rhododendron on the way. Early in the morning, 1-hour walk from Ghorepani to Poon Hill, there Poon Hill warmly welcomes you by the range of snow-capped mountains and sunrise views over the Himalayas. You will see Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machhapuchre, Mt. Himchuli, Nilgiri and Mt. Dhaulagiri and Poon Hill stands at an altitude of 3210m.
On Ghandruk, you will see the area is covered by Gurung community where you get chance to observe Gurung culture, Gurung Museum, Monastery, headquarter of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), community school etc. Ghandruk is a beautiful village located on the sloppy hill. From Ghandruk you will get a beautiful image of Mt. Machhapuchre and Mt. Annapurna south and Himchuli in front of your eyes. The people over there are so kind and overwhelming.
WHAT TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION IS THERE IN GHOREPANI POON HILL- GHANDRUK TREK?
During your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will have an accommodation service according to your choices. Mostly accommodations over the destinations offer a twin sharing basis loge and Single supplement will also be served on request but the extra amount should be added while on the trek. But in Ghorepani and Ghandruk, there is a room with attaching and not attach bathroom, clean bedroom and toilets.
HOW DIFFICULTY THE POON HILL TREKS IS?
As this is the shortest and quite easy trek comparing to other higher-altitude trekking areas of Nepal there won’t be any difficulties. But the second day of the trek is little difficult as you need to climb up a steep stone staircase “3380 steps in total”, from Tikhedhunga to the Ghorepani, 1385 meters of altitude reach in a day is not to be taken lightly. The trekking duration each day will depend on your physical fitness level and how much you like to pause to enjoy the views
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME FOR THIS HIKE?
The favorable time for this hike is month February to May and August to December. But if you prefer traveling in winter season December and January, that is also available.
HOW’S THE WEATHER OF GHOREPANI POONHILL GHANDRUK TREK DESTINATION?
Trekking in Annapurna region is the best in spring (End of February to May) and autumn (August to November). The days are sunny and warm but the nights are a bit cold at Ghorepani. Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is doable all season of the year.
Note: We also do private trek every day
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02:Kathmandu Cultural Sightseeing
Day 03:Kathmandu to Pokhara 914m.
Day 04:Pokhara - Nayapul 1070m. by car & trek to Tikhedhunga 1480m.
Day 05:Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani 2860m.
Day 06:Ghorepani to Poon Hill 3210m. to Tadapani 2630m.
Day 07:Tadapani to Ghandruk 1950m.
Day 08:Ghandruk to Pokhara 914m.
Day 09:Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 10:Free shopping day and other activities
Day 11:Departureon ward destination. If the above Itinerary doesn't meet your needs.We can design individualized trekking,tours plans base on your desire and Private departure are available everyday upon your request.