Annapurna Ghorepani Poon hill trek is also known as the small Annapurna Circuit trekking. But it is popular as the Poon hill trek and Ghorepani trek.
The Ghorepani Poon hill trekking is one of the most accessible sunrise points in the Himalayas. Also, this trekking trail is very popular for short trekking and acquire not too dangerous among trekkers visiting Nepal. The mountains, the ethnic villages, and the unique culture confirm the popularity of Ghorepani trekking.
The trekking commences from Pokhara city which is a paradise for nature lovers. In the spring season, the Ghorepani trekking trail is ablaze with flowering rhododendrons- a paradise of the botanical.
The trek passes through Ulleri village(2,073 m). The trail ascends to the Ghorepani (2,850 m) through the thick forest and highland scrub. And, exotic plants and trees of rhododendron, magnolia, and a myriad of orchids, of course. Ghorepani has several good lodges where you can spend a night.
The main attraction of Ghorepani trekking is Poon Hill. It is situated at an altitude of 3,210 m. It is one of the most spectacular mountain spots on earth from here you can enjoy fabulous sunrise over the Himalayas. From Poon hill can enjoy splendid Himalayan views including the Mount Dhaulagiri 8,167 m, Annapurna I 8,091 m, Machhapuchhre Himal 6,998 m, Nilgiri 7,041 m, Annapurna South 7,219 m, Annapurna II 7,939 m, Annapurna III 7,555 m, Annapurna IV 7,525 m, Lamjung Himal 6,988 m.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Outlines
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 4: Pokhara to Naya pul and Tikhe Dhungha (1525m)
Day 5: Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2750m)
Day 6: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m)
Day 7: Tadapani to Ghandruk
Day 8: Ghandruk to Nayapul and Pokhara
Day 9: Return to Kathmandu
Day 10: Rest Day
Day 11: Departure