About Ghorepani Poonhill Ghandruk Trek
The Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Ghandruk Trek is the most popular trek among all in Nepal. It is because it is short, relatively easy (even for those including children without any previous trekking background) and highly rewarding with the stunning Himalayan view of the mighty Himalayan range with Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), Machhapuchhre (6998 m), Nilgiri (7041 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Annapurna II (7,939 m), Annapurna III (7,555 m), Annapurna IV (7,525 m) and Lamjung Himal (6,988 m). It is surprising to know that al
l these majestically beautiful snow peaks can be well viewed from one single view point called Poon Hill at a height of 3,120 m. Early morning visit to this hill top to enjoy the first ray of the fantastic sunrise on the row of the Himalayan range from Mt Dhaulagiri to Lamjung Himal is a never-to-miss opportunity in our life.
The Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Ghandruk Trek takes place in the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) which lies to the north of Pokhara. The abrupt variation in altitude found here is ashtonishing, as a result the close up of view of Mt Machhapuchhre (Mt Fishtail: 6,993 m) right from the Pokhara airport located at 850 m is awe-inspiring. The summit of Mt Fishtail from the Pokhara city is less than 20 miles away with no intervening ranges to spoil the view. The views along the route of the trek are superb. In fact, the trip cannot be appreciated in words.
The Ghorepani – Poon Hill – Ghanndruk Trek offers an amazing altitudinal variations with the unusual geographical and climatic mixture. So, walking in this area has always been a naturalist’s lifetime dream. Also, the return trail of the trek is one of the most historical trading route between India and Tibet in the whole Himalaya. Besides, it is also a major pilgrimage route to Muktinath temple, a Hindu temple of Lord Bishnu at a height of 3,000 m. This is the area where the Gurungs and Magars (backbone army of the famous Gurkha regiments) inhabit with their unique culture with rodighar (a kind of western disco) culture where boys and girls meet their life partners. It is worth visiting during your trek in this area. In this route, we frequently come across the Tibetan traders from Tibet and pilgrims to Muktinath.
Because of the hectic modern life, the biggest problem of the modern man is a lack of time. So, even those people who come to visit Nepal with a short period of time can make best out of their short time this short Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Ghandruk Trek is the best alternative. Just in the tour of 10 days only, they can enjoy cultural tour in Kathmandu city together with an enchanting trekking offering a close view of the mighty Himalayan peaks. In fact, it is difficult to believe, but it is true.
Come and join our 10-day Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Ghandruk Trek, you will be fascinated with the mesmerizing charm of the trek. The stunning trek takes place in the lower parts of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) passing through the mystic valleys, roaring waterfalls, dense wilderness with lovely rhododendron and magnolia trees. The Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Ghandruk Trek turns into an enchanting journey in the months of March/April/May as they are the peak of the flowering season of the rhododendron and in October/November with poinsettia and marigold flowers along the trail.
Another interesting charm of this 10-day Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Ghandruk Trek is that the 2nd day of the tour offers us a great opportunity to immerse ourselves into the grandeur of the World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley like the Old Durbar Square of Kathmandu, Pashupatinath Temple Complex and Boudhnath with our highly experienced and knowledgeable guide.
- The age-old beautifully terraced farmland along the trails with seasonal crops,
- The spectacular Annapurna sanctuary with a panoramic view of the Himalayan range from Dhaulagiri to Annapurna,
- Lifetime view of numerous snow peaks under Dhaulagiri & Annapurna ranges from the famous Poon Hill view point,
- The easy trekking trail offers a wonderful mixture of pretty villages and farmland around Ghandruk area,
- Exposure to Gurung and Magar culture (backbone of the British Army),
- Lovely teahouses and mountain resorts popular for their hospitality with good food during the trek,
- Dense rhododendron and oak forest with chirping birds on the trail,
- Unbelievable exposure to the cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley,