The 10-days-long Ghorepani poon hill trek begins with a scenic bus ride to Pokhara in Kaski district from Kathmandu. The country’s no. 1 tourist destination in itself, Pokhara is also the gateway to several trekking regions in western Nepal. From Pokhara, we will drive a short distance to Nayapul from where our trekking will commence. We will trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek via a small Gurung village called Tikhedhunga. While trekking down from Ghorepani Pun Hill, we will use a different route to further enrich the trekking experience. We will trek down to Pokhara via villages of Tolka and Kande. From Pokhara, we will drive back to Kathmandu for a cultural city tour scheduled for the next day. Finally, the Ghorepani Pun Hill Trek comes to end here.
Ghorepani Pun Hill Trek is rightly one of the most popular and beautiful trekking routes in Nepal, as it offers splendid mountain views without the hassle of trekking to very high and demanding attitude. The trek is also known as Annapurna Panorama Trek since it offers stunning views of peaks above 8,000m elevation like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna 1 and Mt. Nilgiri. The main highlight of the trek is a hike to Pun Hill – a famous viewpoint in the western region. From here, trekkers can relish in a 360-degree view of over 20 silver peaks, the Pokhara valley, and Mustang region. Sunrise and sunset views from Pun Hill are truly magnificent as it is almost surreal to behold the sunlight painting the silver peaks tangerine.
Another gratuity of Ghorepani Pun Hill Trek is that it unlocks the doors to some of the most interesting civilizations in Nepal. Throughout the trek and in Ghorepani and Pun Hill, we can witness the interesting and rich culture of the Gurungs, Puns, and Magars – famous as Gurkhas for their bravery throughout the world. We can visit the local museums, community houses, cultural centers, and interact with the locals on an individual basis to further know about their culture, civilization, and heritage,
The trekking trail strikes a perfect balance between the altitude range, vegetation, and climate to make it a memorable trekking experience. The trek is of only moderate difficulty and is suitable for people of all age groups in good health. Since the trekking duration isn’t long, it is also a suitable trekking choice for individuals who cannot allocate a good number of days for a vacation. However, for individuals wishing to extend their journey, we readily customize the trekking package.
What is the trip about ?
|Trip Standard||Hotels / Lodge basis.|
|Trek Grade||Moderate to Adventurous|
|Highest Spot||3,210 m at Pun Hill|
|Trekking||8/9 days (Pokhara to Pokhara).|
|Total Trip||09 Nights 10 Days Kathmandu-Kathmandu|
|Season||April to June and September to December.|
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu received by Team Himalaya staff.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara 950m – 06 hrs journey.
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul 1,100m and trek to Tirkhedhuga 1,450m.
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Morning hike to Pun-Hill trek to Tadapani 2,721m – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Tolka 1,630 m – 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Kande 1,460m and drive to Pokhara.
(in Pokhara extension trips Paragliding, kayaking clinic, Ultralight flight, Zip Flyer on long cable wire or Bungy Jump called Touch the Lake)
Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
Day 09: In Kathmandu full day sightseeing tour.
Day 10: International departure homeward bound.