- Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Circuit Trek
- Max Elevation
- Poonhill [3210m/10528ft]
- Trip Duration
- 6 Days
- Trip Grade
- Eco Lodges
- Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
- Public Vehicle + Flight
- Group Size
- Minimum 2
- Best Season
- Spring and Autumn
- Per Day Walk
- Approx 5 - 6 Hours
Trip Highlights of Ghorepani Poonhill Circuit Trek:
- Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Circuit trek offers Sensational Mountain views from Poonhill (3,210m).
- It is one of the easiest trekking packages in the Annapurna Region.
- This trekking includes the most beautiful cultural villages of Ghorepani, Tadapani and Ghandruk.
- This trek also includes Excursion of Gurung, Magar and Thakali villages.
- Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Circuit Trek provides the most amazing mountain vistas.
- It is suitable for everyone with moderate health and less time.
- This trek is also budget-friendly.
- It has colourful trails with rhododendron and diverse species of birds and butterflies.
- This trek has the most refreshing trails with beautiful forests, waterfalls, and ancient villages.
- This trek features the most species of birds.
- We shall have a fantastic experience with Gorkha’s home village.
- This trek is short and easy to complete even without much preparation.
Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Circuit Trek comes among the most popular shorter treks in Nepal. This trekking route is located at the famous Annapurna Region in the Northern part of western Nepal. This trek incorporates features of all the best trekking trails in Nepal into one. The six days long trek begins from Pokhara and passes through lush rhododendron forest and undulating pasture lands over the mountain. The trails offer spectacular views of some of the most beautiful and highest mountains of the region including all four of the Annapurna Peaks, Mount Nilgiri and Lamjung Himal. This Trek provides breathtaking scenery and stunning landscapes.
Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Circuit trek which is also known as Annapurna Panorama Trek is a popular trekking package which is famous for the most beautiful viewpoint of the region: Poonhill (3,210m) and the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk. This trek is one of the easier treks because the trek is of moderate difficulty and anyone with a good health condition can easily undertake it. This is in fact the perfect trek to experience beauty and tranquillity of the Himalayas. The route is comfortable and you won’t have any problem regarding accommodations. In fact, this trek is the most famous trek as a family trek. This can be enjoyed with family members along with children above 5 years of age.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is an ideal trek for the one who is looking to explore the beauty of the Annapurna Region within a short period of time. The trail offers the trekkers with the fine opportunities to explore the rich culture and biodiversity of the region. You will have a perfect watch of the mountain wildlife such as brown dipper, white-breasted kingfisher, butterflies, barking Deer among others. The blossoms of orchid, Magnolia and Rhododendron will have decorated the trails which offer the most appealing scene for the visitors. This trek is also culturally significant. You shall have a complete flavour of natural and cultural virtues.
Our Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Circuit Trek with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition begins from Kathmandu. We will catch an early morning flight to Pokhara from the Tribhuvan International Airport. After landing at Pokhara, we will drive towards Nayapul which will take about one and half hour. Then our trekking towards Tikhedhunga begins from Nayapul. We will walk on a remote and steep trail towards Tikhedhunga and spend our night there. On the other day, we will trek to Ghorepani. It will take about 6 hours to reach there. After spending a night there, we will set off early enough to see the sunrise from the Poonhill.
We will also have a panoramic view of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Range, Nilgiri (2,637m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Lamjung (6,983m) and Manaslu Himal (8,163m). Our next destination will be Ghandruk. It is the most famous Gurung Village. We will spend a night at Ghandruk, get a close insight of Gurung People and their lifestyle. Then we will head towards Saulibazaar and take a ride on jeep towards Pokhara.
Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Trek with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition is the best trekking option to experience relatively diverse landscapes, people and culture. If you are on looking any such trek to fit your requirements, do send us your queries.
- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel.
Upon your arrival in Nepal, you will be received warmly by the representatives of Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. They will take you to the hotel at Thamel. They will also help you check-in into the hotel. You can rest for the day and in the evening you will have a meeting with Guide and porter and we shall have dinner together.Accommodation: Hotel/ResortMeals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner.
- Day 02: Fly to Pokhara in the Morning and Drive to Nayapul then Trek to Tikhedhunga [1577m/5172ft] [3-4 hrs trek]
We will catch an early morning flight to Pokhara. It will take about 20 minutes. Then we will have a drive for another one and half hour towards Nayapul – the starting point of our trek. From Nayapul we will start our trek along the sub-tropical Modi Khola river valley towards Birethanti. At Birethanti we will have to make a stop at the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)’s checkpoint. After completing the registration and permit check process we will continue our trek through terraced rice fields towards Tikhedhunga for the overnight stay.Accommodation: Eco LodgesMeals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.
- Day 03: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani [2855m/9364ft] [5-6 hrs trek]
From Tikhedhunga our trail crosses a small stream before climbing up a steep stone staircase towards the large Magar village of Ulleri at 2070 meters. We will continue our trek through rhododendron and oak filled forests passing through Nangethanti to reach Ghorepani. From here we will have good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre and other fascinating snow-capped peaks.Accommodation: Eco LodgesMeals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.
- Day 04: Morning hike to Poonhill & Trek to Ghandruk [1940m/6363ft] [3-4 hrs trek]
This is one of the popular destinations for the birds’ lovers. Ghandruk – is a big Gurung tribe settlement. There are a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village, we can see good views of Annapurna South 7219m, Hiunchuli 6441m, Gangapurna 7455m, Annapurna III 7755m and Fish Tail 6997m.Accommodation: Eco LodgesMeals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.
- Day 05: Trek to Saulibazar and Drive to Pokhara
Today is the last day of the trek. After having breakfast, we will descend down to Saulibazar and drive to Pokhara. It will take almost two and a half hours to reach Saulibazar from Ghandruk. Then, we will take a ride of about two hours to reach Pokhara on a Jeep. Pokhara is the trekkers’ paradise. We will visit the lakeside in the evening. It will be the most appealing time of your lifetime. We will stay in Pokhara and rest.Accommodation: Hotel / ResortMeals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.
- Day 06: Fly Back to Kathmandu and Departure
We will take an early morning flight from Pokhara and move towards the hotel. Then you will prepare for your departure. Our representative will drop to the international airport as per your flight schedule.Accommodation: Hotel / ResortMeals: BB Plan
- Airport Arrival and departure transfer by private vehicle
- 1-night stay in Kathmandu and 1 night stay in Pokhara with BB Plan
- Flight From Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu
- All land transportation by private vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary
- All meals [B/F, Lunch & Dinner] During Trekking period
- Tea House Accommodation during Trekking
- ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) & TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System)
- Highly experienced Trekking guide
- Required Number of Porters “2:1Ratio”
- Staffs food, clothing, salary & Insurance.
- General First aid Kids
- Welcome and Farewell Dinners in Kathmandu
- All tax, vats and necessary paperwork
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Personal nature expenses
- Bar bill and all kind of drinks
- Rescue & Evacuation
- Gratitude (tip) for staff
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Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Difficulty
Anyone with modest trekking experience can undertake Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. It covers low altitude areas with the highest point being Poon Hill with an altitude of 3, 210 m. It is an easy level and short trek in comparison to Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Manaslu Trek and Gokyo Valley Trek. Trekking 300-500 per day won’t be any problem. You can go for this trekking along with your children. There is no problem of altitude sickness. You don’t have to cover long distances every day. There are lots of rest spots throughout the trail. You can spend sufficient time there for your children to rest. You shall find lodges, teahouses at every 30 minutes of walk, so you do not need to hurry.
One of the most difficult parts of the Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is climbing 3500 stairs during the hike at Ulleri. Similarly, the hike to Poonhill from Tadapani also demands you trek up some stairs. Except these parts, most parts of the trek are relatively easier and comfortable. So, we won’t need lots of preparation for this trek. However, some physical and mental exercises prior to the trek will have some special meaning in this trek.
Best Season for Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
Trekking and Hiking are the most popular leisure activities around the world. They can be great pursuit of happiness if they are secured and successful. Therefore, before undertaking these activities we must be very clear about when to go.
Hiking in Nepal can be done throughout the year. Autumn and spring are the best seasons to go on trekking in Nepal. Every season has something distinct. Autumn season lasts for September to November and Spring Season lasts for March to May. To visit almost all regions of Nepal these two seasons are ideal.
During Spring Season Nepal experiences moderate climate. The hills will be veiled with the blossoms of Rhododendron, orchid etc. Autumn Season is the loveliest season in Nepal. The temperature is warm even at the Mountains. The days will be clear which affords the best mountain views. These two seasons are perfect for every part of the country.
Winter season (December to January) is little colder at the Himalayas. The precipitation will be at the form snowfall. However, the days are still warmer with plenty of sunshine. The rainfall is occasional. If you like to travel in peaceful trails and can cope up with extreme cold weather, you can choose winter season.
Nepal experiences summer monsoon. We don’t recommend Summer Season (June to August) to you. However, this season can be the best time to visit the rain shadow areas like Mustang and Manang.
Preparation for Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
Work one after proper planning and much preparation never fails. Trekking and Hiking is also such a event which requires a lot of preparations. These pursuits require a good level of physical fitness. Not only good physique helps you out, but also a mental strength is vital. If you have undertaken some smaller hikes earlier, trekking will be much easier for you. You need to be familiar with trekking and climbing gears. Besides that you need to be aware of basic climbing and mountaineering skills also depending upon the difficulty level. Cardio, yoga, jogging, running, swimming, etc. helps you to build up your physics. Stress Endurance Practice helps you to build up your mental capacity. Similarly, have plenty of hygienic foods including protein, carbohydrates and minerals. Here are some tips for preparing for any trekking/Climbing or Hiking in Nepal:
- Go for a run or hike to hills where you have to do ascents and descents.
- Once a week, do a long walk.
- Swim and cycle.
- You can also go up and down the stairs of a tall building.
- Eat healthy food.
- Keep on doing yoga. If you can, do more yoga related to breathing.
Most of the classic trekking destinations in Nepal have developed the basic infrastructures for tourism industry. There won’t be problem for your meal. In Kathamndu, Pokhara, Chitwan, and other major cities you will have a varieties of dishes including Indian, Continental, Chinese, Italian and other. Whereas, at remote areas where there are no or few tea house are located, our crew will prepare meal for you. There won’t be much varieties since the will have to carry the entire camping and kitchen instrument with themselves which is practically very difficult. But we will strive hard to provide healthy food with added delicacy. Our trekking packages include Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
We offer you a three star accommodation while in Kathmandu. We will be staying at the available lodge or teahouse on the trek. Some of the trekking regions have adequate teahouse whereas some are very remote and we shall depend upon Camping. You have to be ready to spend night under the tent for some days in some places. Otherwise, we shall provide you a comfortable stay at hotels with en suite bathroom and hot showers. The rooms will be single or twin sharing as per the availability.
Altitude Sickness is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness. It is a medical condition when our body could not adjust to the environment due to the low level of oxygen in the air. At high altitude, the level of the oxygen in the air is thin due to which our body can not adjust easily to the environment. Normally, it is more common above 2500 meter above the symptoms.
Common Symptoms: Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Vomiting, Fatigue, Loss of Appetite, Trouble Sleeping etc.
Types of Altitude Sickness:
a. Acute Mountain Sickness: It is very common at high altitude and can cause vomiting, dizziness, nausea etc. overall, it is the mildest form of altitude sickness.
b. High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): It is a very dangerous and life threatening conditions because fluid is built up in the lungs.
c. High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): It is the most severe stage of Altitude Sickness because fluid is built up in the brain. It is life threatening one. The victim will be unable to walk, breathe and ultimately in Coma.
If you realize any other symptoms associated with Altitude Sickness other than Headache, just change your elevation. If the symptoms are severe, you need immediate medical attention. You need to consult with a physician. The best treatment of Altitude Sickness is to climb down as low as possible. If you are at a very high altitude, just climb below 4000m. If you have High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) , you might need a steroid called Dexamethasone. If you have High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE), you will need supplemental oxygen and other medications.
The best way to prevent Altitude Sickness is to have a lot of Acclimatization. That simply means climb high and sleep low. Here are some of the basic guidelines for preventing Altitude Sickness.
- Do not climb hurriedly. Keep your pace steady.
- Do have a lot of acclimatization.
- Do not drink alcohol or do not smoke.
- Drink plenty of fresh water.
- Eat plenty of hygienic foods.
- Use Diamox Pills 24 hrs prior to the climb.
Trekking Gears for Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill TrekFor the safe, secure, and successful trekking experience, we need some gears and instruments. We also may require some technical trekking instruments depending upon the difficulty grade. Here we are going to discuss briefly about trekking gears and instruments for Nepal.
Packing: Duffle Bag (It is useful if you hire a porter, It must be waterproof, durable, and lockable), Rucksack Bag with Waterproof Cover (It is useful if you travel independently), Daypack
Clothings: Hiking Boots, Socks, Gloves, Hat, Scarf, Shell Pants, Light Weight Walking Pants, Fleece Jacket, Waterproof Jacket, Thermal Vest, T-shirts, Hiking Shorts etc.
Sleeping: Sleeping Bag, Pillow Case, and other Sleeping Accessories
Other Accessories: Trekking Poles, Water filters, Harness, Mosquito Repellent, Towel, and other luxury items.
Ten Essentials for Trekking
a. Navigation (Map/ Compass)
b. Sun Protection (Sunglass/Sun Screen)
c. Insulation( Extra Clothing)
d. Illumination (Headlamp/ Flashlight)
e. First Aid Supplies
f. Fire (Waterproof Matches/lighter/ Candle)
g. Repair Kits and tools
h. Nutrition (Extra Food)
i. Emergency Shelter (Tent/ Plastic Tube Tent/ Garbage supplies)
j. Extra Clothes
Is Nepal Safe for Trekking?
No doubt, Nepal is safe. In fact, it is safer than any other countries of the world. Nepal is a country full of diversities. Nepali people are hospitable, kind, and cultured. Nepali people are also religious and spiritual by nature. Therefore, they understand the language of love and kindness better than other. For them, service to human is service to the God.
Tourism is the main stay of the Nepalese economy. Trekking is the best thing to do in Nepal. Nepal has so many trekking destinations which offer you the best memories of your life. But the trails in many different parts of Nepal are yet to be discovered. High Altitude, unpredictable weather conditions, strenuous trails, are not easy to handle. Snow storm and snow blast are the other challenges that may disturb you otherwise Trekking in Nepal is full of Surprises. It is a museum full of social, cultural, and natural riches.
As far as your safety concerned, Nepal is safe for trekking and hiking. The existing trekking trails are upgraded and they have become populous. The 10 years long armed revolution has also come to an end with peaceful politics. Along with the formulation of her new constitution, the socio economic development of Nepal has started to speed up. No more procession, rallies, strikes will disturb you.
On the other hand, the scars of devastating earthquake (2015 AD) are also being healed up along with the completion of reconstruction. You shouldn’t bother about your safety and security in Nepal. It is our responsibility to satisfy you. Putting Visit Nepal -2020 into considerations, Nepal has been working out day and night to make her safe, secure and worth visiting country in the globe.
Don’t let the opportunity go, come and visit Nepal in 2020.
Tips for Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
- Try not alone; always hire a professional local trekking Guide
- Learn safety rules
- Acclimatize and Acclimatize
- Choose the right trail for your fitness
- Carry local currency
- Pace yourself, don’t travel under pressure
- Wear the most comfortable dress help you to succeed
- Select a Government Licensed Trekking Agency
- Be familiar with the trails
- Check the weather condition before you begin
- Tell someone where you will be
- Buy an Insurance Policy with the appropriate coverage
- Pack ten Essentials
Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is a spectacular moderate trekking in Nepal at the Annapurna region. This rewarding trek takes us to a beautiful village Ghorepani and further takes us Poonhill, which is a vantage point for sunrise and mountain views. Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is the best short trek in Nepal.
It is a classic trekking in Nepal. Since it is moderate, anybody with a good physique and mental stamina can undertake this trek very easily. We recommend you to undertake this trek only if you are prepared well.
If you want to go on this trek, you can remember Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions. We are eager to welcome you in Nepal.
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