Ghorepani Poonhill(Ghandruk) treks
Sunrise and panoramic mountain views. This is one of the most scenic tea house treks in the Annapurna region.this trek is suitable for those who do not have much time to spend with a burning desire to observe the beauty of snow-capped mountains. From ghorepani village yo arise early in the morning to go to poonhillfor a spectacular 360degree view of the whole annapurna range,including the snowy peaks of the macchapucchare. Later on your continue to the ghandruk village of gurung. The Gurung originally migrated from western tibet. They are renowed for their exotic traditional dress, the key feature being a neck ornament made of coral,gold, and turquois breads for the women. Many aspects of their culture can be seen in the museum.
After Breakfast at your Hotel in Pokhara, take a private car to Nayapul. It is about 1:30 hours to get there. We start our trekking from Nayapul. During the hike, we pass many local villages, teahouses, gentle green rolling hills, rivers and local people. After crossing the Tikhedunga Khola on the suspension bridge, the trail begins to climb up quite steeply on a stone staircase that is more than 3200 steps. After climbing the hill we can see Mt. Annapurna south (7219m.) and Hiunchuli (6441m.). Nayapul to Ulleri (1960m, 4-5 hours walking)and then overnight at Lodge.
It is a very pleasant part of the trek. We walk in the jungle most of the day. If you come in the spring you will see a lot of Rhododendron flowers. You have the chance to see many wild birds and animals. You can see a great view of many snow-capped mountains. Ulleri to Ghorepani(2874m, 5hour walking) and then overnight at Lodge.
We get up early in the morning with warm clothes and climb up Poonhill(3210m.). it is not necessary to take much with us as we return later to collect our main rucksacks. It is about one hour walking to get to Poonhill (3210m). You will see the best sunrise and magnificent view of the Himalayas like Annapurna South, Bahari Shikhar, Hiuchuli, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri ranges, Tukuche peak, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Lamjung Himal, Mt.Manaslu ranges, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and others mountains. After this unforgettable view, we come back to Ghorepani for breakfast. Trek to Ghandruk. The hike starts with quite a steep uphill section to Deurali pass. It is a similar elevation to Poonhill. We will see all the mountains from here as well. After that, we hike down to Tadapani. We continue to hike to Ghandruk through the Baisi Kharka (Buffalo pasture). Ghandruk is one of the biggest villages of Gurung people. There is the Gurung Culture Museum. We can go and see the way of life of the Gurung people. From this village, we can still see views of snow peaks. Ghorepani to Ghandruk (1939m, 6-7 hours walking) and then overnight at Lodge.
If it is a clear morning we may see Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre (fishtail) and Annapurna III very close. We have our breakfast with views. This day, we walk to Nayapul from Ghandruk. It takes slowly 5 hours trek. From Nayapul, we 2 hours drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at your Hotel in Pokhara.
Heart melting mountain scenery of the Annapurna range, traditional Gurung village and Magestic rhododendron forest justify the popularity of this trke.
Only guide charge is included. You have to pay for other things on your own.