Poonhill short trek
is an exciting trekking package that will let you explore the major attractions of Annapurna region in just 5-6days. Short trekking in Poonhill is especially for those adventure lovers who are bounded by their time limits. Also, Poonhill which is located at 3210m altitude is the maximum height that we will reach by participating in easy Poonhill trek. The short Poonhill trekking route continues through forest of blooming rhododendrons and bamboos and takes us through villages of Gurung and Magar ethnics.
Poonhill short hiking begins from Nayapul. One can gain access to Nayapul after taking one hour of ride from Pokhara. Pokhara can be reached either through 25minutes of flight from domestic aqirport in Kathmandu or following Prithvi Highway for 5hours.
Leaving Nayapul, we will follow the dirt trail through Birethati to Tikhedhunga settlement. You will cross Ghorepani and reach Poonhill. Poonhill offers panoramic views of several snow-clad mountains and peaks like Gangapurna Mountain, Annapurna South Mountain, Annapurna I mountain, Dhaulagiri Mountain and Hiunchuli Mountain. After getting the engrossing views of mountains, you will take the downward trail and reach Ghandruk that provides homestay facility. From Ghandruk, the trail drops to Nayapul.
Poonhill short trekking can be taken throughout the year but May is considered best month for short Poonhill hike.
- Day01: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga
- Day02: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
- Day03: Ghorepani to Poonhill to Tadapani
- Day04: Tadapani to Ghandruk
- Day05: Ghandruk to Pokhara
Day01: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga
We will cover 42km distance from Prithvi Chowk and cross beautiful Lumle village to Nayapul (1050m). Poonhill sunrise trek starts from Nayapul. Following Modi River, we will walk past forest of blooming rhododendron and cross small stream. We will cross Birethanti after about half an hour of trek and arrive at Tirkhedhunga.
Day02: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
Steep trek for about 2hrs will take us to Ulleri (2070m). We will cross the Magar village of Banthanti from where we can get spectacular views of Machhapuchhre Mountain (6997m), Hiunchuli Mountain (6441m) and Annapurna South Mountain (7219m). We will cross the small river and climb to Nangethanti. We will arrive at Ghorepani from where we can get soaring views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I and other mountains.
Day03: Ghorepani to Poonhill to Tadapani
Poonhill is popular for best sunrise view in Pokhara. We will rise very early and reach the base of Poonhill. About an hour of climb will take us to Poonhill viewpoint. We can get sunrise view over Dhaulagiri Mountain (8167m), Annapurna I Mountain (8091m), Annapurna II Mountain (7937m), Annapurna III Mountain (7855m), Annapurna IV Mountain (7525m), Annapurna South Mountain (729m), Nilgiri Mountain (6940m), Tukuche Mountain (6920m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and other mountains. We will return to hotel in Ghorepani for breakfast and then take descending trail to Tadapani village from where we can get views of Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Fishtail and other mountains.
Day04: Tadapani to Ghandruk
3hrs of easy walk through forest of oak, rhododendron and other alpine flowers will take us to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the large Gurung village. We can get striking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli and other Mountains from viewpoint in Ghandruk. Homestay in Ghandruk is a pleasant experience. We will be welcomed by the locals with Khada and traditional dance will be performed in evening in our honor.
Day05: Ghandruk to Pokhara
From Ghandruk, we will lower down through the scenic route with views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail and Gangapurna Mountains. We will cross the forest of blooming rhododendron and reach Birethanti from where we will take the downhill walk and follow Modi Khola till we reach Nayapul from where we will Taxi and reach Pokhara in an hour.
- All Transport
- Travel Insurance
- International airfare to and from Nepal
- Nepal Tourist Visa Fee US$25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 15days, US$40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 30days. Visa can be issued upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- Kathmandu
- Items of personal nature
- Alcoholic beverages, hot water, hot shower charges on trek, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet
- Tips for guide, porters and driver (not compulsory)