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Sep to Dec, Feb to May
Ghorepani Poonhill Sunrise Trek
Ghorepani Poonhill Sunrise Trek is indeed a popular and easily accessible trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. "Nepal was in fact a great power in Asia". Here are some key points about the trek and the area:
The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is situated in the Annapurna Conservation Area. It is a beautiful and protected region in northern-central Nepal. The trek begins from Nayapul, a small town in the Myagdi district of the Dhaulagiri zone.
Moreover, the highest point of the trek, Poon Hill, is located at an altitude of 3,210 meters (approximately 10,531 feet) above sea level. This altitude makes it suitable for beginners or anyone who wants to experience trekking in Nepal without tackling extremely high elevations.
As mentioned, this is one of the easiest treks in the Annapurna region, making it accessible to inexperienced hikers and individuals with moderate fitness levels. However, it's considered relatively easy, and some sections may still require a moderate level of physical fitness.
Spectacular Panoramic Views
One of the main highlights of the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is the breathtaking panoramic views it offers. The sunrise view from Poon Hill is particularly famous, providing a stunning vista of the Annapurna mountain range. Machhapuchhare (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu are some of the prominent peaks that can be seen from the viewpoint.
The trek passes through charming villages, and one such village is Ghorepani. It's a popular stopover for trekkers and offers a glimpse of the local culture and lifestyle of the region's Gurung and Magar communities.
The trekking route is well-established, and along the way, you will find numerous tea houses and lodges that provide accommodation and meals to trekkers. This makes it relatively convenient for travelers, as they don't need to carry extensive camping gear.
The Best Time to Trek
Meanwhile, the best time to undertake the Ghorepani Poonhill trek is during the autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) seasons. During these times, the weather is generally clear, and the views of the mountains are most splendid. Remember that even though this trek is considered easy compared to some other treks in Nepal, it's still essential to be prepared and equipped with the right gear, especially when trekking at higher altitudes. Hiring a local guide or trekking with a group is recommended, especially for less experienced hikers, to ensure safety and a more enjoyable experience.
Diverse ethnic practices
Subsequently, trekkers have a deep connection with this trail of Ghorepani; this village itself has been specially placed in the Annapurna region. It falls within the historic Annapurna Conservation Area. Culturally rich, this place also offers diverse ethnic practices among the local Magar and Gurung communities. Ghorepani village enjoys the chilling atmosphere of the high Himalayas at 2874 meters. There are a lot of stone steps to climb to reach Ulleri, which is also seen as a challenge. This trek is also known as the Annapurna Sunrise Trek.
The hot springs at Jhinu will provide a relaxing vibe after the trek, and furthermore, we will have time spent in the bustling town of Pokhara. The Ghorepani Poonhill Sunrise Trek ascends through rhododendron forests, lush vegetation, lawns, and sloped terrain. This trek offers easy to medium-level trekking difficulties. To capture the aesthetics of the Himalayas, Ghorepani Poonhill is best visited in the autumn and spring. All things considered, this trek to Ghorepani Poonhill is ideal through the Pokhara-Ulleri route.
Finally, Ghorepani Poonhill is known for its deep exploration of socio-cultural and natural mountain monuments. We, Global Trek and Expedition, provide you with the best Ghorepani Poon Hill Sunrise Trek package to spend quality time in the wilderness. For the detailed Ghorepani Poonhill trek route, check out our itinerary.
Day 01: Kathmandu (1,350 M) to Pokhara (825 M) by tourist Bus (5-6 Hrs)
Day 02: Drive to Nayapul (1,050 M) 2 Hrs & Trek to Ulleri (5/6 Hrs)
Day 03: Trek Ulleri to Ghorepani. (2,840 M)5-6 hrs & Ghorepani to Poonhill (3,210 M) 45 Minutes Trek (B/L/D)
Day 04: Trek Poonhill to Tadapani. (2,610 M) 4-5 hrs (B/L/D)
Day 05: Trek to Ghandruk. (2,000 M) 4 hrs (B/L/D)
Day 06: Trek Ghandruk to Nayapul (1,050 M) and Back to Pokhara. ( 2 hrs) (B)
Day 07: Back from Pokhara to Kathmandu. (B)
(5-6 HRS ) Breakfast Pokhara Hotel
Our trekking staff will pick you up at the hotel at 6:00 AM and escort if you can you by public Vehicle you can go to at around 07:00 AM the tourist bus station. If you can go by the private vehicle you can directly from your hotel. The drive will wind through the many hills of the Trishuli river valley. After a 7-8 hours drive (200 KM) from Kathmandu, we will reach Pokhara city. Pokhara is a beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake, Pokhara is also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fishtail) in the north part of Pokhara, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu, hence providing the perfect starting point for our trek. Overnight at a hotel.
Drive 2 Hrs & Treks 5/6 hrs B/L/D Ulleri Hotel
Because of Our trekking staff will pick up at the hotel at 06:00 am and escort if you can you by public Vehicle you can go to at around 07:00 am at the tourist bus station. If you can go by the private vehicle you can directly from your hotel. The drive will wind through the many hills of the Trishuli river valley. After a 7-8 hours drive (200 KM) from Kathmandu, we will reach Pokhara city. Pokhara is a beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake, Pokhara is also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchhre (shape of fishtail) in the north part of Pokhara, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east and you will drive to the Hile. Overnight at Guest House.
5-6 hrs B/L/D Ghorepani Hotel
We move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri, which is a large Magar community village( 2,070 M). The trail ascends more gently through pastures and cultivated fields from this point, while winter this trail will be covered with snow fine forest of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti (2,250 M). Then we trek towards Nangethanti at (2,460 M). You will get the chance to see the panoramic view of many Himalayas. After an hour walk, we arrive at Ghorepani (2,840 M). Overnight at a Guest House.
4-5 hrs B/L/D Tadapani Hotel
Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poonhill at an elevation (3,210 M) for the experience of sunrise as well as the sensational views a brilliant mountain range spectacle; this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas. There we spend about an Hour, then we return to Ghorepani we take a hot and healthy breakfast at a hotel. Then start walking to Tadapani from Ghorepani climb along ridges, and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2,960 M). After that, we descend to the Banthanti, then turning off to Tadapani. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
4 hrs B/L/D Ghandruk Hotel
Ghandruk is a beautiful place in Annapurna region. Your trek will trek in the early morning. It offers a very close view of the Annapurna and the view of the sunset –sunrise which is very spectacular. There are small village areas where you can watch the local village Gurung and the traditional museum exploring. In this trek, your journey will be more exciting. Lots of mountains will sen from there like Mt.Annapurna, Himchuli, Manaslu etc after all you will reach to Gandruk. Overnight at Guest House.
2 hrs B Pokhara Hotel
Today from this trail walk around two hours from Ghandruk can be considered one of the best and the most relaxing walks of the entire. We reach Nayapul then an hour drive will take us back to Pokhara.
After checking in to the hotel we will walk around Lakeside and a few Lake for a boating trip to Tal Bahari temple and then back to the hotel. In the evening time walk around the lakeside to see different culture and program on the street and test the food. Overnight in Guest House.
After having breakfast you have the option to extend your trip to continue on to next destination on to Chitwan for Jungle safari, Rafting adventure in Trisuli River, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, scenic Everest Flight, Mountain biking, and other activities. Or you will move to Kathmandu by the surface through Tourist couch. O/N at Kathmandu hotel.
- 2 Night Pokhara Hotel Accommodation with B/B plan
- All your standard mention meal during the trek (B/L/D)
- Guest House during the treks. (Pokhara to Pokhara Trail)
- Local Global Treks English Speaking Guide.
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all staff.
- Transportation from Pokhara-Nayapul to Pokhara through a private vehicle.
- Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu through Tourist couch.
- All our government tax, vat, and tourism service.
- Official expenses.
What's not included?
- Travel insurance covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
- Lunch whilst in Pokhara.
- Alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
- Personal trekking equipment.
- Tips for trekking staff and driver.
- Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price included section.
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