Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk Trek

7 Days

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk trek is a popular short trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This incredible trek takes you along the scenic landscapes of the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA). The highlight of the trek is the breathtaking sunrise from the Poon Hill viewpoint (3210 m).

You can also observe the awe-inspiring views of the snow-capped mountains from various viewpoints along the trek. Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Machhapuchhre Himal, Himchuli, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mardi Himal, are some of the mountains you can observe during the trek. We will also pass through the forested trails of the Annapurna Sanctuary.

Moreover, you can also explore the culture and heritage of the Gurung, and Tamang community. You will stay at the community-run teahouses, lodges, and homestays during the trek. Local delicacies get served in these local stays that will satisfy your hunger. Besides that, the warm hospitality of the Nepalese people will melt your heart.

Furthermore, this low altitude trek is ideal for all skill levels. Even beginners with no trekking experience can complete this trek with ease. However, you do require a basic level of fitness and hence you should train for the trek. This trek is possible all around the year with proper packing and preparation.

Similarly, the trek is also possible to solo as the trails are well marked and safe. However, hiring a guide ensures a comfortable trekking experience without any hassle. We are offering this Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk trek package at a reasonable cost. Read further for the detailed itinerary of the trek and other relevant information.

Significant Highlights of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk Trek

  • Breathtaking sunrise from the Poon Hill viewpoint
  • Awe-inspiring mountain vista including Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and others
  • Exploring the culture, tradition, and heritage of the Tamang community
  • An ideal trek for all skill levels
  • Incredible homestay at the Gurung community village of Ghandruk
  • The fantastic aroma all along the trail
  • Passing through the spectacular Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA)
  • Tasting the delicious local cuisine
  • Warm hospitality along the teahouses

The Final Say

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk trek is an incredible short trek in the beautiful Annapurna region. The lovely settlements of Ghorepani, Poonhill, and Ghandruk will enchant you. Besides that, the scenic view of the snow-capped mountains is the highlight of the trek.

This exciting trip is ideal for all skill levels, from beginners to veteran trekkers. The tranquillity of the Annapurna region will overwhelm you. Overall, the Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk trek is a perfect trekking adventure in the Himalayas.

Note: This is a standard itinerary where you will not feel any rush during the trek. This trek can be completed with 4 days, 5 days or in 6 days as well. Contact us if you need those customized itineraries.

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Drive duration: 6-7 hours

We start our 1st day of Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk trek with a scenic 7-8 hour drive to Pokhara passes through the winding highways of the hilly green landscapes. After arriving at Pokhara, you will get transferred to the hotel in Lakeside, Pokhara.

After lunch, we will go on a sightseeing tour of the Lakeside area. We can also visit the famous Tal Barahi Mandir and go on a boating tour of Lake Phewa. You can stroll around and observe the beautiful Lakeside beach, cafes, pubs, and others. Overall, the vibrant atmosphere of the place will enchant you. You will stay overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.

Drive duration: 2-3 hours

After breakfast, we start our drive to Hile via Nayapul. The scenic drive takes you along the green landscapes of the hilly region. The tour is incredibly beautiful, and you can observe the majestic mountains from the window.

Moreover, the view of the snow-capped mountains from the various stops along the trip is awe-inspiring. It takes around 2 hours to complete the journey. After arriving at Hile, you can rest and stay overnight at a lodge.

Maximum altitude: 2860 m

Trek duration: 6-7 hours

After breakfast, we will start our trek to Ghorepani (2860 m) from Hile. The trail passes through the scenic landscapes of the pristine region. We pass through the scattered settlements of the region before arriving at Ghorepani.

Moreover, we need to cross the famous Ulleri stone stairs along the trail. It takes around 6-7 hours to complete this stunning trek. The forested trails of lush alpine forest finally leads us to Ghorepani. We will stay overnight at a community-run teahouse in Ghorepani.

Maximum altitude: 3210 m

Trek duration: 7-8 hours

After an early breakfast, we start our 45 minutes hike to the spectacular Poon Hill viewpoint (3210 m). We can observe the stunning sunrise view from the viewpoint. You can watch the awe-inspiring sun rays falling over the snow-capped mountains in all its glory.

We started our descending trek from Ghorepani after observing the sunrise view and taking incredible pictures. We then descend back to Tadapani (2,630m) from Ghorepani. The downhill trek is easy, and you can enjoy the trek with ease. Besides that, the beautiful waterfalls and vast orange orchards of the region will enchant you.

Moreover, you can also taste the local oranges along the way. We will arrive at the settlement of Tadapani after a trek of around 4 hours. We will stay overnight at a teahouse in Tadapani.

Maximum altitude: 2630 m

Trek duration: 3 hours

After breakfast, we will start our trek from Tadapani to the famous settlement of Ghandruk (2010m). Ghandruk is a beautiful Gurung settlement with local homestays. We will descend observing the snow-capped mountains of Annapurna I and Mt. Machhapuchhre to arrive at our destination.

Moreover, the vast green mustard fields and orange orchards will enchant you. You can also taste the local oranges along this short 3 hours trek. The 6 km trek is a pleasant experience. We will arrive at this incredible village situated next to the Himalayas. After arriving at Ghandruk, we can explore the beautiful cultural settlement.

Furthermore, the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the settlement will enchant you. There you can observe the Gurung people busy on their farms. You can also observe the traditional instruments like Dhiki, Jato, and Theki. We can enjoy a traditional welcoming ceremony and dance performed by the local Gurung community. We can enjoy the delicious dinner in the evening and stay overnight at the homestay in Ghandruk.

We will observe the beautiful Himalayan sunrise from the viewpoint in Ghandruk. The breathtaking sunrise overlooking the snow-capped mountain will enchant you. After breakfast, we will start our trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul.

Moreover, the descending trail takes you through the terraced farmed hills and village settlements to arrive at Nayapul. We have our lunch at Nayapul and continue our drive to Pokhara. After arriving at Pokhara, you can observe the vibrant atmosphere of the tourist hub of Lakeside in Pokhara. We will stay overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

After breakfast, we will start our drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. It takes around 6-7 hours to complete the drive along the winding hilly roads. We will celebrate the completion of this beautiful tour with dinner in the evening.

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