A Complete Guide For Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek – All You Need To Know

A Complete Guide For Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek – All You Need To Know

A Complete Guide For Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek – All You Need To Know

Highlights of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

  • Enjoy the city of lakes in Pokhara
  • The amazing viewpoint with the scenic beauty of the Himalayas and absolute4 unblocking sunrise.
  • Waterfall, Vegetation, Wild birds and animals, landscapes and many more. 
  • The wild history of brave soldiers in Gorkha, local lifestyles and their respective cultures. 
  • Rhododendron forests with a variety of colors and blossom cherry.

Some Facts of the trek

Level of Difficulty: Quite easy

Season / Time for the trek: Autumn to spring season 

Walking hours per day: 5 to 6 hours

Accommodation: Guesthouse/Lodge

Elevation: 3,210m above sea level

Total time: 4 to 5 days

Nepal is one of the best trekking destinations in the globe and it has a variety of trekking destinations. Some of the destinations are already discovered as well as some are going to discover soon. In the Annapurna region of the country, there is the most popular trekking destination ‘Ghorepani Poonhill Trek’. This trekking destination is the shortest trekking area comparing with the Everest region and other destinations. This destination offers the most interesting scenic Himalayan views of Dhaulagiri massifs and Annapurna with the help of Magar culture and Gurung culture. 

The trekking to this destination is also known with different brand names like Ghorepani Poonhill short trek, Annapurna Panorama trek, Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit trek, and Annapurna sunrise trek.

Trekking to this region of the Annapurna as a Poonhill Trek simply taken as a classic trek which is the best option for the tourists who really wanted to visit the destination in a short period of time. This is especially for that tourist who has very limited time and wanted to experience the massif of Himalayas as a view. This is a kind of trekking especially preferred for the elderly people, beginners, family and students from primary school including the level of university without the trekking experience in the past. 

The station of the Poon Hill which also offers a glimpse of the charming Mountain such as Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Braha Shikhar, Hunchuli and Tukuche with the unblocking views of the sunrise. 

Poonhill also briefly explain and examined as one of the best places for the hill stations in the region of Annapurna. Sunset and Sunrise over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri from the peak range to explore the beauty of the surroundings during an entire trek.

In this place, you can also get a chance to interact with the local people in a big Gurung village popularly known for Ghandruk. This region highlights the trekking spot as a Poon Hill Circuit trek in the Ghandruk. It also looks as if there is full of traditional and magnificent architect buildings. You can even experience the world’s best hospitality in this region. They will show you warm hospitality as a local trend and the help of the cultural programs, they are able to captivate the visitors. You may wonder but this is the second biggest village in Nepal for trekking activities. 

To know about Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poonhill always started from the beautiful city Pokhara and need to drive for an hour to Nayapul. Driving top Nayapul of Pokhara is quite good compared to the other driving areas of remote villages roads. Talking about the distance of the Nayapul from Pokhara is about 45 km. 

There You may also get various options of transport for access to Naya pul from Pokhara. There is also Local vans and buses excess to this destination from the station of the bus every hour. You can even hire a private vehicle, such as a van, taxis, tourist car,  and local bus available in Pokhara. 

After the wonderful drive, we need to head to the Ulleri following the river of Burundi that passes through the Hile and the beautiful villages Tikhedhunga. The next day, we have to trek to the Ghorepani where we can see the popular viewpoint of the Poon Hill that remains in this region. 

Make your every moment full of joy and happiness in the Poonhill trek that continues to the Ghandruk form the Tadapani which also ultimately ends back to the Nayapul.  

Suitable time for the trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill 

Talking about the best time to trek in the Poon Hill can be taken as the Autumn season from September to November and spring season from March to May. There is also somehow a possibility of trekking at the time of Winter in the Annapurna region. We don’t want to recommend any tourists to visit this destination in the summer but we can see some finger counting trekker over there.

In the month of November cherry blossoms which make the trail full of beauties with the amazing clear visibility of the mountain. We can see the forests of the Rhododendron Blooming with a color in the season of spring that makes the environment clean and nice. The season of spring looks warmer than the autumn season in this region in Nepal. 

In the time of trekking of winter season, it does not make the environment freeze as in the place of base camp but the temperature of the destination goes minus degrees of Ghorepani, Tadapani and Poon Hill area may also get freezing in this region.

Summer season trekking is absolutely rainy and makes the trail almost slippery in mud and wet in the PoonHill trek spot. The visibility of the region is not that clear due to the Fog and clouds and may also meet some leeches on the trail while moving to Poonhill. 

The permit process for Ghorepani Poon Hill

The trekking is obviously done in the Annapurna Conservation area so we also need to have a confirmed legal permit valued by the government for conservation area permits. These of the permit process can be fulfilled or can be issued in the Bhrikuti Mandap  Kathmandu in association with the National Trust for the Pokhara branch or nature conservation project office that also costs the amount of 3000 NPR.

The trekking permit for such a destination of conservation area project can be issued by the help of a trekking company they will easily arrange for you.  In the same way, the tourists which come from the region of SAARC are required to pay some less price than another tourist cost in Nepal. The price that should be paid for the permit is 1000 NPR.

You need to know about the Trekkers Information Management System Card (TIMS) which can only be issued by the help of the Nepal Tourism Board in Nepal. It can be also obtained by the help of the Pokhara branch and Kathmandu in Bhrikuti Mandap. Talking about the individual trekker and group trekker it will cost $20 USD and $10 USD respectively. These permit cards i.e TIMs are in various colors for group trekkers, south Asian trekkers, and individuals. 

Lodging  and Fooding in Ghorepani Poon Hill

This trail is one of the most classic treks that runs from many years ago. There you may experience clean and nice bedrooms but less sophisticated lodges. You can also have indoor toilets and private rooms and the service of the attached bathroom in some destination of the region. You can even find cheap rooms in the time of trek and costs $3 USD to $5 USD per night basis. 

There is also one system on the trek that you have to eat food completely where you stay. In the of seasons, we can get rooms easily but in the time of season getting the limited rooms in Tadapani are so much difficult rather than at other times. These places also have small numbers of guests’ houses due to which it is difficult to get rooms. We recommend that you book in advance if you are planning for a trek in these seasons.

You will also get a chance to have foods that should be chosen from the menu during the time of the trek. In the ever trekking destination of this region there you may get the same food menu that is cooked by the experienced local cooks trained by their ancestors. 

There you may see some of the lodges that are completely run by the family members as a business for a livelihood without hiring any staff in their lodge. You may definitely find the taste of the local food was very delicious and hygienic in this region. The local people wanted tourists to take a regular Nepalese taste of local food like Dal Bhat, Ghundruk. So you will never get a second chance to try the most-awaited and delicious food in this region of the country. 

If you need more water to drink, then you should buy a bottle of water bottles on the first day of the trek and in the last two days of the trek. There you may not get the chance to have mineral water to buy in the third-day trek because the plastic bottles have been hampering the destination rapidly to help to minimize the plastic around the place. They started a program and plan to do such activities in this region. So you need to buy some big barrel or we can have boiled water in this region. 

You can even drink the normal water coming from the tap water where there are no purification drops or tablets and the sterilizer that help to kill the bacteria found in the water. 

Excess of internet service in PoonHill Trek

There is a desk in the arrival end of the airport you can find a SIM card for the service center provided by the company of Different SIM company in the Pokhara and Kathmandu. There is a most popular company of SIM are NTC and NCELL which comes at the first priority at the level of service in Nepal. So that you can buy the data packages during the time of trekking during the time of trek in this region.

You can even get the services of the WIFI system in the different Lodges and teahouse in this region like a mountain that is also pretty slow in nature but more helpful at this time.  There you should pay for the services that you used for in the guest’s house to use WIFI.

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