16th October 2022

Why Poonhill Trek is popular for beginners?

Why Poonhill Trek is popular for beginners? This might be the first question that arises in your mind while surfing about the easy and popular treks in Nepal. There are many options when it comes to short and easy treks in Nepal. But among all, Poonhill Trek is one of the most frequented trekking routes in Nepal. Lying in the Annapurna region, Poonhill Trek outstands from other treks in terms of natural beauty, vivid environment and cultural diversity. The trek traverses through an easy and well-paved trail where you can explore the richness of Gurung villages along with the stunning views of the Himalayas. Above all, you will be blessed with some heart-whelming views of mountains such as Mt. Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Tukuche, Lamjung Himal and many more. 

Poonhill Trek, also popular as Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a retreat for those who are willing to dissolve in the enchanting beauty of mountains while walking in the pristine environment of lush hills and forests. It is the ultimate journey where one can relish the sunrise over the stunning snow clad mountains. Suitable for people of all ages, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a perfect trip for beginners to introduce themselves to the mountains. With well-marked trail and well-established places for accommodation, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek can be accomplished in 4-5 days’ time No wonder, it is a good choice for family vacations and adventure activities.

So, why Poonhill Trek is popular for beginners?

  1. Short and easy-paced trek

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a short and easy trek. It can be accomplished just in 4-5 days. Our standard package comprises seven days that starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and ends with a drive back to Kathmandu via Pokhara. From Pokhara, a short drive takes us to Nayapul from where we start walking. Slowly and gradually, we climb up to the Gurung village – Ghorepani via Tikhedhunga. A short hike up from Ghorepani takes us to Poonhill which is the highlight of this trek. Finally, the trek ends with a walk back to Pokhara via Ghandruk. As the trail is well marked and the elevation doesn’t rise much throughout the trek, it is an absolute delight for beginners. No matter whether, you are a child, youth, adult or an elderly person, Poonhill Trek is suitable for all.

  1. Lush and pristine environment

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is an opportunity to introduce yourself to the lush and pristine environment of Nepal. The journey starts from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city and takes you far into the magnificent beauty of nature. As you drive to Nayapul from Pokhara and start climbing up, you will walk past the beautiful hills, verdant valleys and cultivated farmland. The trail is free from any kind of noise and air pollution. It takes you deep into the lush forests of rhododendron and allows you to breathe fresh air. Moreover, the fresh, cold and mild breeze from the mountains adds to the magnificence of the journey.

  1. Pokhara – the lakeside city

Pokhara – the lakeside city is another reason why Poonhill is popular amongst beginners. The lakeside offers almost everything that you need to spend a wonderful vacation. The city resides in a lush environment just beside Phewa Lake. From the lake, you can enjoy some picturesque views of Macchapucchre Himal whose image is reflected on the clear and undisturbed water of the lake. The mountains, Phewa Lake, David’s falls, Gupteshwor temple, International mountain museum, Peace stupa, Begnas Lake, etc. are some of the important landmarks of Pokhara. While in Pokhara, you can enjoy the great hospitality in the variety of hotels and restaurants. Spa, wellness and yoga center are popular in Pokhara to retreat yourself quality time. Apart from this, you can enjoy various adventure activities in Pokhara such as bungee jumping, paragliding, ultra-light flight, mountain flight, heli ride, zip flyer, etc.

  1. Ghorepani village

Ghorepani is a beautiful village on a trail to Annapurna Base Camp, mostly inhabited by the people from the Gurung community. Lying on a spot-on location, the village offers some great views of mountains in the Annapurna region. Moreover, the village reflects the authentic Gurung culture and lifestyle. A walk past the village is a great opportunity to get some insights into people, their culture, tradition and lifestyle. The Gurung people on the other hand are always cheerful and offer the best hospitality. You can treat yourself to the warmness of the people as you accommodate yourself in the hotels and lodges in the village.

  1. Glorious views of sunrise and sunset from Poonhill

One of the top reasons why Poonhill Trek is popular for beginners is that the trek offers the delight of enjoying the glorious views of sunrise and sunset amidst the towering peaks in the Annapurna range. Have you ever imagined a lush and pristine place glorified with a melody of birds chirping and mesmerizing views of mountains right before the place? Add a moment where the golden sun rises over the white glittering snow of mountains! This is not just an imagination but a reality of what you can see in Poonhill, a popular vantage point in the Annapurna region. Poonhill makes the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek worth it. It is the highlight of the entire journey from where you can relish the panoramic views of mountains along with sunrise and sunset views.

  1. Amazing views of mountains

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek aka Poonhill Trek offers panoramic views of mountains in the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Pokhara, the starting point of the trek offers a calm and quiet view of Macchapucchre Himal. As you climb up to the Ghorepani village, you will be blessed with incredible views of mountains in the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Poonhill is a vantage point to rejoice the panoramic views of the mountains in the Annapurna region. In the early morning, we can witness the golden sun rays fall over the white glittering peaks in Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges which is a bliss to the eyes.

  1. Suitable for people from all age groups

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is an easy trek that requires moderate fitness and is less demanding. It is an ideal trek for a family vacation because it is a rewarding journey that can be accomplished by all i.e. from children, youth, adults to elderly people. Rising up to 3210 meters at Poonhill, there is almost no risk of altitude sickness. Above all, the trail is well-paved and well-established. There are varieties of teahouses, lodges and hotels that offer food and accommodation facility. Basic amenities like Wi-Fi, telephone, electricity, hot water, etc. are also easily available throughout the journey.

  1. Amazing hospitality of locals in the teahouses

The trail to Poonhill is inhabited by people from diverse cultures and ethnicity. Nepalese people as a whole are known over the globe for their cheerful behavior and warm hospitality. So, if you walk through the Ghorepani Poonhill trail, you will surely enjoy the amazing hospitality of Nepalese people in the teahouses, lodges and guesthouses. Their homely behavior will never allow a chance for you to miss your home.

Highlights of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek?

  • It is one of the best short and easy treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal
  • Poonhill at an elevation of 3210 meters is the highest point of this trek
  • An opportunity to walk through the lush and pristine environment of Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Incredible views of mountains in the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges
  • Mesmerizing views of sunrise and sunset amidst the mountains from Poonhill
  • Diverse culture of people residing in the region
  • Great hospitality from people! You’ll never miss your home!

Short Itinerary of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Day 1: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1550m) – 4 hours

Day 2: Trek to Ghorepani (2850m) – 6/7 hours

Day 3: Early morning hike to poonhill (3210m) for sunrise then trek to Tadapani (2600m) – 6/7 hours

Day 4: Trek to Ghandruk (1960m) – 4 hours

Day 5: Trek to Nayapul then drive back to Pokhara – 4 hours walk & 1.15 hour drive

Note: This itinerary is applicable only if you’re starting and ending your trip at Pokhara. Number of days may vary if you are starting your trip from Kathmandu.

Nepal Intrepid Treks P. Ltd offers a wide range of travel packages in Nepal. But if you are a beginner and are looking for a short and easy trek in Nepal, we would definitely suggest you a Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. It is best for you in many ways. With this trek, you can enjoy the natural beauty of the Himalayas in the Annapurna region of Nepal in the shortest and easiest way possible. For more queries regarding this trek, you can send us your queries at info@nepalintrepidtreks.com or contact us at -https://www.nepalintrepidtreks.com/contact-us/. We shall get back to you as soon as possible!




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