Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a colorful and challenging short adventure into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek.
This trek in the Annapurna foothills to the astounding viewpoint on Poon Hill offers all the best of trekking in Nepal. Enjoy trekking in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, Magars dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline.
At the climax of this trek you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountain views on Earth. As the sun touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Annapurna (8091m) along with a maze of other peaks, slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes. A rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape.
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 : Sightseeing / Cultural Day in Kathmandu Valley
Half day sightseeing around UNESCO Bhaktapur / Kathmandu where your guide will escort you on a tour of Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions. There is time to explore the citys many places of interest on your own or take a rest while trekking permits are finalised. In the evening sample a delicious traditional Nepali dinner.Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 04 : Pokhara to Tikhe Dhunga(1491m)
Day 05 : Tikhe Dungha Trek to Ghorepani (2850m)
Breakfast is served at 07:00 hrs. From Tikhe Dhunga the trail crosses a stream on a suspension bridge near the camp site at Tikhe Dhunga. The trail ascends a steep stone staircase (which has about 3300 steps) to the large Magar village Ulleri at 2080m. Above the village, the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields. There is a camp site for a rest and water stop one hours walk above Ulleri. The trail crosses two sparkling streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti where we stop for lunch. Thanti is a Nepali word meaning rest house. In the winter the trail can be covered with snow. From Nangethanti climb to Ghorepani at 2750m, from here we can see the spectacular panorama of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m). Overnight in Ghorepani (4-6 hrs).
Day 06 : Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m)
Day 07 : Tadapani to Ghandruk (1950m)
Day 08 : Ghandruk to Tolka (1790m)
Day 09 : Tolka to Phedi and Pokhara
Day 10 : Fly or drive back to Kathmandu
Day 11 : Departure from Kathmandu
The trek program is because of weather or unforeseen events subject to change. If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. Please let us know whether you would like to make it shorter or longer.
Activities Hiking & Trekking
Trip Duration 11 Days
Max. Altitude 3190 meters
Group Size Min. 2 / Max.12 + Above
Best Season Mid February to May and October to mid December
Trekking Type Lodge & Camping trek