8 days Ghorepani Poonhill trekking map starts from the lowest height of 1350 meters. And slowly you ascend to the maximum 3210 meters. Simply to catch the mesmerizing sunrise and mountain views.
On this trip, you gradually leave the town, hassles and ascend the stone stairs of the Annapurna region. Pass through typical villages and climb the hillock on the Ghorepani village to catch the enthralling natural beauty.
For this trek, you walk a few days following the ideal Annapurna Base Camp trek route.
On this lifetime journey, you will follow the map described below. And, based on your preference you can choose how long you wish to stay on the trails following this route map.
Kathmandu to Pokhara
Kathmandu, 1350 meters
Kathmandu is the starting point of most of your trips to Nepal. Because the only International Airport in Nepal lies here. And, our office is at Kathmandu, so we generally plan our trip starting from Kathmandu.
Once you land at the airport, you walk at an altitude of 1350. The town has a quite moderate temperature and the most facilities.
While in Kathmandu, you can take a short tour around the city and the villages on the outskirts of the valley.
Pokhara, 827 meters
To pursue your dream trek to Poon hill you must first go to Pokhara, the gateway to Annapurna Regions’ treks.
From Kathmandu, you can either drive in a private jeep, tourist bus or take a local bus to reach Pokhara. It takes roughly around 6-7 hours on a road drive to this scenic town.
But, if you do not want a long drive, you can take a short 30 minutes’ flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Once you are in the valley, you have ample things to do. You can either enjoy in the touristic hubs around lakesides, or take a pleasant boat ride, or go on a short stroll around the valley.
Pokhara to Tikhedhunga/Hile Via Nayapul
Nayapul, 1100 meters
With enthusiasm in your heart, you leave Pokhara and drive to Nayapul- the trek ahead of this Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.
The drive is around 1.5 hours in a private taxi or jeep.
While you can use public transport as well which takes around 2-3 hours to reach Nayapul.
After crossing the suspension bridge and entering the Annapurna Conservation Area, you start your actual trek with the Modi Khola River on your left.
On walking for some time you reach the place named Birethanti. There you have to show your TIMS card and ACAP entry permit.
This is a junction where the trails coming from Ghandruk and the trail descending from Ulleri joins. For ascending further we choose the Tikhedhunga route and later return via the Ghandruk village.
Note: You can follow any route to begin the trek and can end your trek through the other route. The route and itinerary are customizable. Let us know about your preferences. And, we can design the trek accordingly.
Tikhedhunga, 1570 meters
You choose the trail on the left at Birethanti which is a Ulleri route.
First, you begin your walks and gradually start ascending the stairs to Tikhedhunga. On passing several settlement areas of Magars, and Gurungs you reach the foothills of the Ulleri village. After some rest, you can continue the trek.
The hillock with millions of stone stairs in Ulleri is quite challenging. You may feel tired at times, but after you take short rests in the tea houses nearby you will feel fresh to walk further.
This hillock is among the challenging point if you choose this route.
Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
Ghorepani, 2840 meters
The route from Ulleri village to Ghorepani village is quite short and easier as well. The trail is mostly flat with no steep ascents or descents.
On walking further you cross different bridges, waterfalls inside the deep forest exhibiting diverse flora and fauna.
After walking for around 4 hours you will reach the village in leisure. A big gate on the edge of Ghorepani welcomes you inside the village. On the gate, there is a checkpoint where you have to verify your permits.
For an overnight stay, you have many tea houses with quite praiseworthy services.
Ghorepani village is the final stop before you venture to the Poon Hill.
Ghorepani to Tadapani after Mesmerizing Sunrise at Poon Hill
Poon Hill, 3210 meters
From Ghorepani, you ascend upstairs through the forest of Rhododendrons for almost an hour to reach this vantage point.
And, catch the most spectacular views of the mountain ranges, hillocks, and the villages in the horizon.
After this final climb, you are finally at the Photographer’s paradise. Once you are there, you will enjoy, enjoy, and simply enjoy!
After catching the most enticing views of nature and the surrounding you descend back to Ghorepani village and walk back to end the trek.
But, while returning you choose a different route. You walk back through Tadapani-Ghandruk route.
Tadapani, 2610 meters
From Ghorepani, the trail to Tadapani is quite flat and downhill climbing. You cross different bridges, waterfalls, rivers, and lush forests with many Flora and Fauna to reach Tadapani village.
Before reaching the village, en route you get to spend some time in Gurung Hill, which is also known as the second Poon Hill.
The place offers the panoramic views of the mountain ranges in the background and the picturesque villages and hillocks on the foreground.
After spending around 6 hours on the trail you reach to the tea houses in Tadapani for the overnight stay.
From Tadapani, you walk past the winding ascends and descends through the forest trails to reach Ghandruk village.
Tadapani to Pokhara via Ghandruk
Ghandruk, 1940 meters
Following the flat and jungle trails, you walk for around 5 hours to get the fist view of Ghandruk village.
On walking, you first encounter the locals ready to welcome you with warm meals and cozy rooms at Ghandruk village.
There are enough tea houses and lodges in this Gurung village where you will have a comfortable stay.
And, after some rest, you can take a short walk around the village and enjoy the typical lifestyles of the Gurung people. Their culture, customs, and hospitality are sure to captivate you.
Encountering the typical lifestyles of the hillside people, you descend to Syauli Bazar. This is a local marketplace where there are many lodges and tea houses where you can relax for a while then, trace the road towards the Birethanti and walk to Nayapul. From Nayapul you drive to Pokhara and then back to Kathmandu.
Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is an amazing trip that passes through different exotic villages and the scenic vegetations.
And, it is solely your decision which route you want to explore beforehand.
However, many trekkers choose Ghandruk route to walk to Poon Hill because they plan to escape the challenging uphill ascends of Ulleri. And, walk back to Nayapul following the Ulleri route.
Just share us about your plans and preferences. Drop us a mail. We will be happy to plan your itinerary based on your choice of the trek route.