7 Days Ghorepani Poonhill TrekExtermly Popular ||
Day 01: Drive to Pokhara 865 m – 06 hours journey.
Day 02: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,445 m – 04 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani 2,874 m – 06 hrs.
Day 04: Hike to Poon Hill 3,190 m and trek to Tadapani 2, 721 m – 05 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Tolka village 1,635 m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Kande and drive back to Pokhara- 05 hrs.
Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs journey.
Day to Day Journey
Morning a scenic and interesting drive towards Nepal mid west passing through nice farmlands, villages and towns and following the pretty Trisuli downstream for some hours, and then heading more west with views of snow capped mountains in the distance and finally reaching at picturesque Pokhara by the serene lake Phewa Tal where most of good lodge and hotels are located, afternoon at leisure for short walk around the lake side markets.
Drive 1 hrs, walk 3 hrs
To begin this wonderful trek panorama of Three Highest Mountain range leading with couple of hours drive to Nayapul town, from here start trekking on the old Trans Himalayan Salt Trade Route to Tibet, the walk passes through nice traditional Gurung villages of Bhirethati, Hille and then reaching at Tirkhedhunga village for overnight stop in the comfort of nice lodge with views of waterfalls closeby.
From this nice place today walk leads on the steep uphill walking on stone steps to Ulleri village, a nice village with views of Annapurna South and tip of Mt. Maccahapuchare ‘Fish Tail’ on reaching at Ulleri village the walk gets gentle on the gradual slow winding path through enchanting rhododendron, pines and oaks forest with some short climb and gradual section to reach at Ghorepani Deurali for overnight stop in comfort of nice cozy lodge with beautiful views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiris and of Annapurna South with Annapurna Fang (Vara Shikar).
Early morning hike for an hour to Poon Hill to catch the sunrise over chain of mountain panorama from world’s 7thhighest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 m, 10th Mt. Annapurna 8,091 m and 08th world highest Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m including array of smaller peaks and majestic stunning Machhapuchhre “Fish Tail” Peak at 6,997 meter high (unclimbed peak). After a wonderful time here descend back to Ghorepani and continue trek to Tadapani with uphill into beautiful serene rhododendron and pine woodland with tremendous views of surrounding peaks and then reaching at Tadapani with few down and ups. This nice settlement located in the middle of forest with fabulous views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre and A II and A IV peaks in the distance east.
From Tadapani heading downhill through nice cool forested area to reach at a large Gurung village at Ghandruk for lunch, with stunning views of Annapurna peaks then heading downhill towards raging Modi River, and then with uphill climb to another Gurung large village of Landruk, on reaching here the walk gets better with pleasant gradual winding trail for few hours reaching at Tolka village for overnight stop with great views of Annapurna South and Huin chuli peaks.
Last day of trekking, morning walk on gentle winding trail through several farm villages and thin forest crossing small streams, then with a climb up to Deurali with fantastic views of snow capped mountains and surrounding rolling green hills, after a brief stop heading downhill to Potana village with constant views of mountains, from Potana a short uphill walk through cool shade of the forest reaching at picturesque spot of Thulo Kharka also known as Australian Camp with fabulous panorama of snow capped mountains, and then head downhill to Kande to catch our transport back to Pokhara with an hour drive back to the hotel by the lake side with afternoon free at leisure.
After a remarkable trek to Ghorepani and Poon Hill with panorama of worlds three highest mountain range, from Pokhara six of good interesting drive brings you back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotel around Thamel area.
Optional / Extended Activities
- Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp - 4-5 hours
- Mountain Flight over Mt. Everest Area - 1 hour
- Short & Easy Hiking from Pokhara - 2 days
- Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Patan Tour - 2 days
- Paragliding, Ultra Light Aircraft, Zip Flyer in Pokhara - 1-2 hours