Ghorepani Poonhill Short Trek

Trip Duration

4 Days

Trip Grade

Easy

Highest Altitude

3,210 m

Accommodation

Lodge/Guest House

Transportation

Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight

Group Size

02 Minimum

Best Season

Autumn & Spring

Ghorepani Poonhill Short Trek Brief Insight

Ghorepani Poonhill Short TrekHighlights

  • Enjoy one of the shortest and easiest treks in Nepal
  • Witness the sublime panorama of the Annapurna Himalayas along with Mt. Fishtail (6997m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m)
  • Opportunity to experience Gurung and Magar culture and tradition
  • Trek through serene rhododendron forests in the Annapurna Conservation Area

Ghorepani Poonhill Short Trek is a 4-days short trek and certainly one of the finest short treks of Nepal. Ghorepani Poonhill is famous for the scenic vista of the Annapurna mountain range. Moreover, it is a perfect fit for travelers with little time. Ghorepani offers a wide experience of natural and cultural aspects of central Nepal. Similarly, trekkers can also find a beautiful display of the local Gurung culture.

The highest destination on the trek is the Poonhill at an altitude of 3210m. Similarly, this vantage point offers a surreal view of the Annapurna range along with numerous others. You can easily spot Annapurna (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Lamjung Himal (6983m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m). Also, on a clear day, the panoramic scene looks even more amazing.

Firstly, the Ghorepani Poonhill Short Trek begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. A short drive of 3 hours takes you to Ulleri. The actual trek begins at a local place called Ulleri. Next, you trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani.

The village offers an interesting take on Magar and Gurung culture. From here, the trek to Poonhill begins early in the morning. The highest viewpoint is famous for the sceneries of the Annapurna range. After exploring Poonhill and being blown away by its beauty, you descend back to Ulleri. From Ulleri, you return to Nayapul and conclude with a drive to Pokhara.

Ghorepani Poonhill Short trek certainly ties a short journey with wide experience. It is one of those treks that are suitable for families with kids. The trails are pretty easy and have a fantastic set of views. Also, they do not drain much energy. Moreover, autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) seasons are the best time to do this trek.

At Nepal Alibaba, we are proud to present the Ghorepani Poonhill Short Trek. We offer excellent services along with trained guides and porters for the trip. Lastly, you can also choose to modify the trip as you see fit.

For more experienced hikers, Poon Hill with Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Annapurna circuit trek would be an ideal choice.

Ghorepani Poonhill Short Trek Map:

Outline Itinerary of Ghorepani Poonhill Short Trek

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu| 1300m Day 2: Fly to Pokhara and Drive to Ulleri| 1960m |3 Hrs, Trek to Ghorepani| 2880 |4 Hrs Day 3: Early Morning Poonhill Hike | 3210m, Trek back to Ulleri |3 Hrs, Drive back to Pokhara | 820m |3 Hrs Day 4: Fly Back to Kathmandu and Departure

You Can read Detail Itinerary below.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu| 1300m

Today, you will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport located in Kathmandu, Nepal. Our representative will be there to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. For the rest of the day, you can stay at the hotel or prepare for the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Fly to Pokhara and Drive to Ulleri| 1960m |3 Hrs, Trek to Ghorepani| 2880 |4 Hrs

The early morning commences with a short flight that takes you to Pokhara. The flight lasts 25 minutes and shows the beauty of the Himalayas in Ganesh, Manaslu, and Annapurna range. Once we arrive in Pokhara, our guide will meet you. Complete the legal formalities and get on a private vehicle that takes you towards Ulleri. The actual trek starts from Ulleri as we navigate towards Ghorepani. You need to climb a lot of stairs as you trek through large rhododendron forests. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 3: Early Morning Poonhill Hike | 3210m, Trek back to Ulleri |3 Hrs, Drive back to Pokhara | 820m |3 Hrs

Today, we proceed towards the major landmark of this trek which is the beautiful vantage point of Poonhill. To reach here, we start the hike very early in the morning and navigate through stone steps and rocky ridges to reach the summit of this hill. This is a beautiful place to observe amazing views of snowy mountains like Machhapuchhre (6997m), Annapurna (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Tukuche (6920m), and Nilgiri (7061m). After observing the mountains, we head back to Ghorepani and trek back Ulleri again. Board or a public bus or hire a private one that leads to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 4: Fly Back to Kathmandu and Departure

Today is the last day of this Ghorepani Poonhill short trek. A short flight will take us back to Kathmandu first and from there, you will board another flight that leads to your home. Goodbye and Thanks.

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