Ghorepani Poonhill Trek 9 DaysBold Himalaya
Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a relatively moderate trek. It takes you through the distinguished views of famous peaks of Western Nepal - these peaks include Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and others. The route is suitable for both beginners and pro trekkers.
Ghorepani is a village in central Nepal at an elevation of approximately 2,874 meters (9,429ft) within the Annapurna conservation area.
Our destination, Poonhill, is a hill station in Ghorepani village at a prime location with picturesque and fascinating views of the Annapurna massif range and Dhaulagiri mountain range.
Ghorepani Poonhill is a must visit place and it is a terrific package for all levels of trekker and you can never go wrong choosing to do this trek. The trip serves excellent for those who loves to enjoy the scenic beauty including the cultural diversity of Gurung and Magars, not to mention the alluring vistas provided by the massif mountain ranges. The trek trails through the rhododendron forest, paddy fields, terraced slopes, and lush vegetation. You also have the opportunity to enjoy the hot springs at Jhinu to relax after few days of hiking.
Ghorepani Poonhill trek has varying routes and can be changed according to preferences.
The usual path is, we take a private vehicle and drive to Nayapul, the highway we take is called Pokhara-Baglung Highway. The roads are well maintained upto Nayapul, it will take 90 minutes of duration. From Nayapul, we begin our hiking. If the weather is clear we get idiosyncrasy view of Machhapuchhre. We walk for 4 to 5 hours and reach Tikhedhunga. The trail passes through the cultivated farmland and an old suspension bridge.
From Tikhedhunga, we trek to Ulleri. It is the most challenging part of our whole journey. The next day, we trek to Ghorepani from Ulleri. There is a slight increase in altitude as we pass through beautifully cultivated land and the rhododendron forest. Good weather provides us with remarkle view of the Himalayas range.
We can take early morning hike to experience the glorious sunrise from Poonhill hill station. Another option is to experience the fascinating view of the sunset in the evening if we couldn't make it the early morning.
Updated: 4 months ago (2023-05-26)