Ghorepani Poonhill Sunrise Trek
- Country: Nepal
- Destination: Nepal
- Maximum altitude: 3210 meter
- Group size: Min 1
Every year Annapurna reels in thousands of mountaineers, adventurers and trekkers alike from all around the world. The sky dominating Annapurna massif boasts Nepal's largest mountain ranges that includes Mount Dhaulagiri(8167m), Annapurna I (8091m),Annapurna south( 7219m), Annapurna II(7939m), Annapurna III(7555m), Mount Machhapuchhre(6998m), Nilgiri(7041m),and Tuckuche (6920m).The panoramic view of Annapurna massif is a sight to behold that both captivates and brings about peace of mind.
The Poon Hill trek is one of the easiest treks famous all around the world suitable for all ages looking to dive into natural tranquility. Poon Hill popularly known as Photographer's Paradise is positioned at 3200m that overlooks Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. Poon Hill trek has been designed for those people who do not have sufficient time to travel but are willing to take full advantage of their visit.
The Poon Hill trek starts from Nepal's most famous tourist destinations, Pokhara city. 200km west of Kathmandu, Pokhara blends in the city atmosphere with panoramic scenery of mountains, high hills and landscapes that surround it. On the way to Pun Hill you will witness perennial rivers along the way that originate from the mountains themselves. The treks are filled with blossoming Rhododendron and bamboo forests inhabited full of birds and sub-tropical valleys.
The phenomenal sunrise view from Poon Hill is one of the main highlights of this trek. The early sun rays hit the snow peaks changing its color from pink to red. Ghorepani is a mountain pass below Poon Hill famous for its guest houses that provide lodging and meals. In ancient times traders found water for their horses.Ghorepani overlooks at the world's deepest valley, Kaligandaki wedged between Annapurna south and Machhapuchhre.
The routes to destinations are filled with human settlements of indigenous Magar and Gurung Communities that provide lodging and tea houses along the way. You will also observe Magar culture at its finest at Ulleri and Ghorepani Village and Gurung Culture in Ghanrduk Village. Ghanrduk village is also a stronghold for famous Gorkha soldiers.The villages radiate calmness along the paddy fields on the backdrop of mountain ranges.
Day 1: Trek to Thikedunga from Pokhara
Early on after breakfast we will drive on heading to Nayapul. The drive will take about 90 minutes. We will follow along Modi Khola River till we cross conflux of Modi and Burungdi River. Then we will follow upstream Burungdi River to Thikedunga at the base of steps to Ulleri.
Day 2: Trek to Ghorepani
In the morning we will make 2hrs climb on the stone steps to Ulleri village. The village provides view of Mt. Annapurna south and Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhre). We follow the trail leading to Alpine forest that caters group of teahouses for trekkers.Ghorepani is a mountain pass below Pun Hill wedged between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
Day 3: Trek to Tadapani
The Pun hill is 50 minutes climb from Ghorepani that highlights beautiful sun rise in early morning. It also boasts panoramic view of over Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu ranges.
We then climb down to Ghorepani for trek to Tadapani.The trail climb east towards the Rhododendron forest to Deurali. Another 3hours through the Rhododendron forest leads to Tadapani(2500m). Tadapani provides a closer view of Mt. Annapurna south and Mt. Machhapuchhre.
Day 4: Walk to Ghanrduk
Ghanrduk can be reached by a short walk down. Ghanrduk is a mountain village forefront to Annapurna south and Fishtail (Machapuchare) and surrounded by farming terraces. The village inhabited by people of Gurung community. In the evening the go for a village walk and enjoy the scenery.
Day 5: Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara
Climb down the stone steps to Modi River and follow the trail down to Nayapul. We will drive back to Pokhara in the late afternoon. You are free to enjoy Pokhara in the evening.