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Ghorepani Poonhill trekking from Pokhara

Ghorepani Poonhill trekking from Pokhara

Far from the crowed cities and polluted air, Ghorepani Poonhill trekking is the dream spot of travellers. Being a small part of Annapurna Conservation Area the Poonhill trekking has become a best example of ecotourism. With conserving the environment Poonhill trekking fascinate wonderful beauty of Himalaya.


Ghorepani Poonhill trekking is short trek which could be completed within 9 days with arrival and departure day. To gain experience for adventurous trek and enjoy with rocky path and mountainous background, Ghorepani Poonhill trekking is the best option. Yearly thousands of new foot leave their mark on the land of Poonhill. Thousands of trekkers repeatedly visit this place as the amazing landscape, forest trial, and White Mountain range of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre recall you with its beauty.


Ghorepani poonhill trekking begins after reaching Nayapul (1070m). A place sensing remoteness and totally different from well-developed infrastructures welcomes you. Day wise your destination leads you upward upto Poonhill. Different villages such as Hille, Thikedhunga, Salleri, Ghorepani provides you teahouse for night stay and lunch services. The hospitality of people, quality food on such a high landscape shows more service than business. Flight, bus or private car are means of transportation to reach up to Nayapul and walking continues until you return back to Nayapul.


Poonhill is plateau like flat area on the top of Ghorepani and it is the highest point of Ghorepani Poonhill trekking. The sunrise view from View tower of Poonhill is major target of the trek, you should not miss it. Ghorepani poonhill is also common as The Photographers paradise where none of the trekkers could stop capturing the moment as a video or photographs. The sunrays falling on Annapurna range gives glory not only in nature but also in your heart. The panaromic view of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchre (Fishtail), and Dhaulagiri will not fade from your eye sight.


Ghandruk is the traditional Gurung village developed as another best destination of Ghorepani Poonhill trek. You will spend one night before reaching Nayapul in Ghandruk. The ethnic Gurung culture and amazing scenery of Annapurna range makes the village Ghandruk more special to visit. Cultural food, cultural dance and the hospitality of the local people makes your visit best.


The total distance of Poonhill trekking covers 40 kilometer and takes 3 to 4 days walking. Two permits -TIMS and Annapurna conservation area permits are required for Ghorepani Poonhill trekking. For an experience trekker solo trek is also possible. Even though trek with guide and group could not be replaced with solo trek. You can have better time with guide and group rather than solo trek.


Since Ghorepani poonhill trekking region is in Annapurna Conservation area, big hotels are not available. Construction of big buildings are not allowed so small tea houses are there for food and lodge service. You should pay (1-2) $ for charging your gadget as extra payment. Getting room with attached bathroom may not be possible all the time because of limited tea houses. Sometime adjustment should be done even in dining hall. Tea houses will provide clean room and comfortable bed. In off season you will get enough blankets but the condition will be reverse in peak season. Carrying sleeping bag is best solution to the lack of enough blankets. Breakfast Lunch and dinner will be either Nepali food or available western food. Momo, tea or coffee or Hot chocolates, bread or toast with jam, butter, cheese and honey, hot potato, corn flex, chapatti,  Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs in omelets form or Pancakes, Fruits and Vegetables, salad pizza having tomato and mushroom, papad and prawn, rice pudding, apple pie Dal bhat tarkari are more common among tea houses of Gorepani Poonhill trekking.


Poonhill trekking is one of the best trekking in Nepal after Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Everest base Camp trek  . There is almost zero percent chance of death of trekker because of moderate temperature and slightly horizontal path. Very less problem arise due to altitude sickness as Ghorepani Poonhill is located in 3210m and you may not suffer from altitude as well. Every trekkers can have visit Poonhill trekking without any risk.