6 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Itinerary

  • Feb 25, 2020
  • Rajesh Thapaliya

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek 6 days is the exciting trek in the natural landscapes of the Annapurna region. The trek is famous for one of the most beautiful sunrises from Poon Hill viewpoint (3210 m). Poon Hill view point also provides trekkers with a 360 degree panoramic views of the entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range of mountains.

The view of the snow-capped mountains peaks including Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Machhapuchhre Himal, Himchuli, Nilgiri Himal, Dhaulagiri, Mardi Himal will spell bind you. This trek is relatively easy and you get to explore the tourist hubs of Kathmandu and Pokhara city as well.

Moreover, the stunning trail passes through the alpine forests protected by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). Trekkers also have the opportunity to explore the Magar and Tamang ethnic village settlements of Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Ulleri, and others.

Furthermore, the incredible hospitality of the local people will melt your heart. Besides that, the opportunity to stay overnight in the cozy homestays of Ghandruk is also the highlight of the trek. Another advantage of this trek is that it is ideal for all seasons as this is a short trek with low altitude.

This spectacular trek is perfect for all skill levels from novice to experts. You can either take this trip solo or with a guide. The trails of the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek 6 days are easy and safe. However, you can take a guide and a porter if you are an individual trekkers and do not feel comfortable in trekking alone.

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Mt. Fishtail from Ghorepani

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So what are you waiting for? We offer this short and exciting trek package in Annapurna Region at a reasonable cost. Read further for the detailed itinerary and other information about this trek and contact us for more details.

Significant Highlights of the Trip

  • Awe inspiring views of Annapurna I, II ,III, IV, Machhapuchhre Himal, Hiunchuli, Mardi Himal, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and others
  • Spectacular views of the sunrise and sunset overlooking the Annapurna range of mountains from Poon Hill viewpoint (3210 m)
  • Passing through the lush alpine forests of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)
  • Walking up and down the famous Ulleri stone stairs
  • Exploring the culture, heritage, and traditions of the local Magar and Tamang community
  • Passing through the pristine Modi Khola through suspension bridges and waterfalls
  • Exploring the tourist hub of Lakeside in the lake city of Pokhara
  • Incredible hospitality of the local people
  • Staying overnight at the beautiful homestays of Ghandruk

When is the Best Time for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 6 days?

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View from Poon hill in autumn

The best time for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the autumn months of (September - November) and the spring months of (March - May). The weather remains stable and pleasant in these months along with less precipitation. Moreover, the humidity is also low and you will get the sharpest views of the mountains.

Spring

The trails of the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek gets incredibly beautiful in the spring season. Moreover, the active wildlife and variety of birds found during the trek is enchanting. The moderate temperatures in the daytime is ideal for a trekking adventure.

Wildflowers like Rhododendron bloom all over the hills turning the hills pink and red. Overall, the spring season is a great time for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 6 days.

Autumn

Autumn is the peak season for trekking in Nepal. The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is ideal in this season as it offers you unobstructed views of the mountains and pleasant trekking experience. The moderate temperature and stable weather conditions in the daytime is perfect for trekking.

However, this short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek 6 days is possible all round the year. The off season trek in the Summer - Monsoon and the Winter season are possible but comes with their own set of challenges.

The summer - monsoon treks provide green landscapes and vegetation and is perfect for botany enthusiasts. Moreover, the atmosphere around the place looks extremely beautiful after a heavy rainfall. However, the risks of avalanches and landslides also increase during the monsoon season.

Winters are extremely freezing and there are chances of snowfall in the area. However, the surroundings look a winter wonderland in this season. With proper preparation and packing, you can complete this trek any time of the year.

How difficult is the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 6 days?

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek 6 days in the Annapurna region is ideal for trekkers of all skill levels. This short trek is less challenging as compared to other popular treks like the Annapurna Base Camp trek and Everest Base Camp trek.

The trail passes through lush alpine forests and also the stony stairs of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). You will trek for 4-5 hours each trekking day during the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek 6 days. The thousands of stone stairs of Ulleri might be challenging for some trekkers. But with gradual pace, steady climb, and proper rest, you can complete this trek with ease.

The heavy rainfall in the monsoon season might cause landslides and avalanches. Besides that, you might have to face leeches and slippery trails as well. However, these are minor nuisance and you can use insect repellents and sturdy boots to overcome these challenges. Overall, the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 6 Days is a relatively easy trek and anyone with a basic level of fitness can complete this trek.

Detailed Itinerary - Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 6 Days

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Ghorepani Poon hill trek map

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (1400m)

Maximum altitude: 1400m

Drive duration: 6-7 hours

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek 6 days starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (1400 meters). The 6-7 hours bus ride takes you along the green hilly landscapes and rivers. Alternatively, you can also take an early morning flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu. The view of the pristine Trishuli and Marshyangdi river is fantastic.

The magnificent landscapes of the surroundings, terraced farmed hills and the scattered settlements along the highway will mesmerize you. After arriving at Pokhara, you can relax at the hotel and stroll around the Lakeside area next to the pristine Phewa lake in the evening. The lakeside area is a famous tourist hub with many cafes, restaurants, nightclubs, bars, pubs, etc. You will stay overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.

Day 2: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540 m)

Maximum altitude: 1540 m

Trekking distance: 9.5 km

Drive duration: 2 hours

Trek duration: 4-5 hours

After an early morning breakfast, we make our way to Nayapul from Pokhara. Nayapul is just 2 hours drive from Pokhara. From Nayapul, your trek journey officially starts. There is a Birethanti checkpost where you have to your permits and complete all the formalities before the start of the trek.

You will pass through the Magar villages of Birethanti, Sudame, and Hile village to arrive at the famous village of Tikhedhunga. The trek journey is 9.5 kms and takes around 4-5 hours and we stay overnight at a teahouse in Tikhedhunga.

Day 3: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860 m)

Maximum altitude: 2860 m

Trekking distance: 12 km

Trek duration: 6-7 hours

After breakfast, we start our trek for the day from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860 m). The trek to Ghorepani is 12 km long and takes around 6-7 hours. You will pass through the scenic village settlements of Ulleri, Nanggethanti, Banthanti village to arrive at the Ghorepani village.

The trail also passes through the famous stone stairs of Ulleri during the trek. We pass through the lush alpine forests and scenic waterfalls before arriving at our destination for the day. We stay overnight at a teahouse in Ghorepani.

Day 4: Trek from Ghorepani - Poon Hill (3210m) - Ghandruk (1940m), Overnight Stay at Ghandruk

Maximum altitude: 3210 m

Trekking distance: 14 km

Trek duration: 7-8 hours

We start off the trek early in the morning with a 45 minutes hike to Poonhill (3210 m) from Ghorepani. From the Poonhill view point you can observe the breathtaking sunrise views along with the majestic Himalayan panorama. After the awe-inspiring sunrise view, we descend down to Ghorepani to have a delicious breakfast and resume our trek for the day.

Our trails then converge with the Annapurna Base Camp trails towards the Ghandruk village. After covering the total distance of 14 km and a hike of almost 7-8 hours we arrive at the beautiful village of Ghandruk (1940 m). We stay overnight at the scenic homestays of the Gurung community.

Day 5: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara

Maximum altitude: 1940 m

Trekking distance: 8.6 km

Time duration: 4 - 5 hours

After breakfast, we observe the majestic mountains of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre Himal from the viewpoint. We then continue our trek towards Nayapul walking through the stone stairs to arrive at Syauli Bazar.

The 8.6 km trek passes various village settlements and arrives at Nayapul after a trek of almost 4 - 5 hours. From Nayapul, we take a two hour scenic bus ride to Pokhara. We can stroll around the Lakeside area in the evening and observe the vibrant atmosphere of the place. We stay overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

Day 6: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Drive duration: 6 - 7 hours

After breakfast, we take a scenic drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara as our Ghorepani Poon Hill trek of 6 days comes to an end. The bus ride passes through the winding hilly highways and we can observe the great mountain vista of the Annapurna range from the windows. After a ride of almost 6-7 hours, we arrive at the capital city of Kathmandu.

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Rajesh Thapaliya

Rajesh Thapaliya

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