Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
- Beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountains
- Better understanding of nature and Nepali culture, including the Gurung and Magar cultures
- Relatively easy trek and can be accommodated to your needs/desires
- Remarkable sunrise or sunset views from Poonhill
- Best accommodation and food throughout the trek
The Ghorepani PoonHill Trek stands out amongst the other Himalayan hiking trails. This trek gives the most bang for your buck as well as the most adventure in just a few short days. You will appreciate the stunning, all-encompassing views of the Himalayan Mountains. Plus, you will experience inviting towns and villages full of culture and celebration. Furthermore, you will see a wide variety of wildlife, trees, plants, and animals. This is the perfect trek for experienced hikers and travelers, as well as beginners to it all.
What to expect
Trekkers will start in the Annapurna Conservation Zone Project (ACAP) which is a beautifully old and preserved district. Next, we will hike through thick forests decorated with the Nepal national flower, rhododendrons, as well as orchids and magnolias. We will also trek through quaint, remote villages rich with culture and passion. Once we arrive at Ghorepani, we will start trekking very early in order to summit during sunrise to experience stunning views. The sun gradually ascends over the horizon as the outline of the mountains comes into view. As the sun rises higher, it illuminates the slopes and trails of these peaks. Finally, you see the beautifully magnificent Himalayan Mountains with the trekking trails running through the tiny, bright-colored villages below. You will have amazing views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchre (Fishtail), and Dhaulagiri. Here is a map of Annapurna Range trekking routes!
Mission Summit’s role
The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek can be very accommodating to your group’s capabilities, goals, and time frame. After seeing the sunrise over Poon Hill, we have the opportunity to trek right back to Nayapul then the next day, driving back to Pokhara. There are also a few different paths to take back if you have an extra day or two in order to see more of the amazing Annapurna Range. In general, this trek requires you to be of average physical wellness and to be in shape. We will be hiking around three or four hours every day, up and down steep grades. This trek is typically open year-round, however, March-May and September-October are the best seasons to go.