Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Ghandruk Trek

Trip Duration: 10 Days      

Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Ghandruk Trek, among all, is as one of the most popular treks in Nepal in its lovely Annapurna area near Pokhara. It is simply because it is short, relatively easy (even for those including children without any previous trekking background) and highly rewarding with the stunning close up view of the mighty Himalayan range with Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), Machhapuchhre (6998 m), Nilgiri (7041 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Annapurna II (7,939 m), Annapurna III (7,555 m), Annapurna IV (7,525 m) and Lamjung Himal (6,988 m). The trek is also popular by different names like Ghorepani trek, Poon Hill trek, Ghandruk trek or Annapurna trek and so on. They are all the one and the same. For many, it is amazing to know that all these majestically beautiful snow peaks can be well viewed from one single view point called Poon Hill Top from the height of 3,120 m. Early morning, a visit to this hill top to enjoy the first ray of the sunrise on the Himalayan range from Mt Dhaulagiri to Lamjung Himal will be an unforgettable scenery in your life.

The Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Ghandruk Trek takes place in the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) which lies to the north of Pokhara. The abrupt variation in altitude found here is astonishing.  As a result, the close up view of Mt Machhapuchhre (Mt Fishtail: 6,993 m) right from the Pokhara airport located at 850 m is awe-inspiring. The summit of Mt Fishtail from the Pokhara city is less than 20 miles away with no intervening ranges to spoil the view. The views along the route of the trek are superb. In fact, the trip cannot be appreciated in words.

The Ghorepani – Poon Hill – Ghanndruk Trek takes place on the lower hilly areas of the Annapurna sanctuary area. The spectacular geographical and climatic mixture is the highlight of the trek. So, trekking in this area has always been a lifetime dream not only for the ordinary walkers like us, but also for the naturalists. Interestingly, its return trail lies in one of the most historical trading routes between India and Tibet. Not only that, the trek  lies in a major pilgrimage route to Muktinath temple, a Hindu temple of Lord Vishnu at a height of 3,000 m. It is the home village area of the famous British and Indian Gurkha regiments represented by the famous warriors called Gurungs and Magars. Their unique culture called rodighar (a kind of western disco) where boys and girls meet their life partners is still in practice. The rodighar is a never to miss place during the trek. 

We know that the modern human beings are getting more and more occupied with their different types of jobs with much less time to visit around the world. This short trek is especially for those who come to visit Nepal with a strong interest of trekking in the Himalayas. Even in a short period of time, they can make best out of this short Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Ghandruk Trek. In other words, simply in a tour of total 10 days only, they can enjoy cultural tour in Kathmandu city together with an enchanting trekking enhanced by a close view of the mighty Himalayan peaks.  Although it is hard to believe, it is true.

Just join this 10-day Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Ghandruk Trek, you will be  mesmerized by the scintillating  charm of the trek. Your personal experience while passing by the mystic valleys, roaring waterfalls, dense wilderness with lovely rhododendron and magnolia trees leaves a lifelong tantalizing memory.  Please do remember that the Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Ghandruk Trek turns into a highly colorful journey particularly in the months of March/April/May. This is the best time for the the Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Ghandruk Trek, while in October and November the trek get equally beautiful with the forest decorated with lovely rhododendron and magnolia.

Your 2nd day in Nepal is a divine tour as it offers a special moment of being near to the Shangri-La  when you encounter the World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley like the Old Durbar Square of Kathmandu, Pashupatinath Temple Complex and Boudhnath with our highly experienced and knowledgeable guide to explain on Hinduism and Buddhism.

Trip Highlights

  • Lovely trails ornamented with the wonderfully terraced farmland with seasonal crops,
  • The famous Poon Hill view point  offering amazing view of numerous snow peaks under Dhaulagiri & Annapurna ranges,
  • Easy trekking trail, but offers a wonderful mixture of pretty villages and farmland around Ghandruk area,
  • Great chance to witness the culture of Gurung and Magar (backbone of the British Army),
  • Lovely teahouses and mountain resorts well known for their hospitality with good food during the trek,
  • Refreshing rhododendron and oak forest with chirping birds on the trail,
  • Kathmandu valley: Shangri-La, rich with the unique pagoda arts and architecture,

Itinerary

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Day 01:ARRIVAL KATHMANDU (1,300 m)

Arrival at KATHMANDU airport – Welcome, meting and assistance at the airport and transfer to hotel. Evening our staff will organize a briefing session on the trek to ensure the trek as problem free as possible. Enjoy welcome dinner in the evening – Hotel & rest

Trip Information

  • Trip Duration 10 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip StyleTrek

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