Ghorepani Poon hill trek Nepal
Annapurna Region Trek

Ghorepani Poon hill trek Nepal Best time, trekking map, what to see

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Ghorepani Poon hill trek Nepal the most popular short trekking routes of Nepal that welcome thousands of tourists each year. Ghorepani Poonhill Ghndruk trek is filled with elevation variation, cultural diversity and aesthetic beauty. Here is everything you need to know- Cost of Ghorepani Poon hill trek Nepal, Ghorepani Poonhill trekking map and best time for Ghorepani Poonhill Ghandruk trek.

Nepal, the trekking paradise for trekkers around the world has so much to offer. The experience of mystical snow-blanketed mountains, startling landscapes, beautiful terrains and much more of nature’s blessings. There are forest, people of different ethnic groups, ancient cultures, and rich wildlife. And there are routes which have all of them in a package, like Ghorepani Poon hill trek Nepal.

About Ghorepani Poonhill Ghandruk trek:

Ghorepani, located under Dhaulagiri zone is an integral part of the Annapurna range. This picturesque hamlet nestled quietly within the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) comprises numerous beautiful facilities to trekkers. Ghorepani lies at the altitude of 2,874 m above sea level.

In earlier dates, Ghorepani used to a stopping point for traders to fed their horses and also used to supply drinking water. There’s where the name originates (Ghore meaning horse and Pani meaning water in Nepali).

Ghorepani Poon hill trek Nepal

What to see in Ghorepani Poon hill trek Nepal?

The best part of the trip is a panorama view of Annapurna and Macchapuchre range. Poonhill is best known for the majestic sunrise along with a panorama view.

Ghorepani is famous for oranges and rhododendrons- found along the trails of the foothills. You can also see oak, birch, orchid, pine, and Juniper. During the spring season, the fauna just gets prodigious. There is also fauna like Pink-Browed Rosefinch, White Browed Fulvetta, and Red Billed Blue Magpie along with troops of langur monkeys, Pika and Himalayan Tahr during the trip. I remember encountering with “Chauri” a Himalayan Cattle. Over a place called Deurali, they also serve raw blood of Chauri.

The place is also known for its Cultural Diversity- The Gurung are the major inhabits of the region. The community is known for its warm hospitality and service. You can get an authentic portrait of the Nepalese life and culture during the trek.

Ghorepani Poon hill trek Nepal difficulty

The trek route is easy and smooth- there is multiple tea house stop along the way. Anyone without an earlier trekking experience can complete the trek easily.

Packing List is here.

Best time for Ghorepani Poonhill Ghandruk trek

Autumn in Nepal, mid-September to November is said to be the most appropriate season for the trek. But spring, March to May when lush of red and pink Rhododendron leads all the way to the top would be the best month of the trek. Monsoon- June to August fits for a keen botanist but doesn’t go well with travelers.

Ghorepani Poon hill trekking map

For this route, you either fly or ride to Pokhara and take a bus/ jip to Nayapul. A public vehicle drives you only to Nayapul and you can take a jip to Birethanti or even up to Ulleri. Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul takes around 2 to 3 hours. After around two and half hour travel in jip, you land to Ulleri. You encounter a number of the guest house in Ulleri to crash for a night. Another day is ascending to Ghorepani (Altitude 2800m). It’s a 5 to 6 hours walk that wouldn’t ripe your strength if you go steady.

Ghorepani Poon hill trek Nepal

Another day, wake up early and hike to Poonhill for almost an hour to endure the most spellbinding sunrise and panoramic Mountain View. The same day, you can hike to Deurali or Tadepani and then hike to Ghandruk the next day. Here’s the detailed Itinerary to Poonhill.

Final Thoughts!

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About Shobita Neupane

Shobita is a co-founder of Travel Diary Nepal. She is a passionate traveler and a content writer. Her favorite quote is Fly so high until your problem looks smaller and the dream seems closer.

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