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About Poonhill 2 Days Trek
Ghorepani Poonhill short trek is one of the best and easiest treks to do in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The 2 days journey provides you with an up-close view of the entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. Along with the mountains, the trek is special as you will get to witness the unique landscapes and diverse people of the Annapurna region.
The trek goes through the hilly regions, rhododendron forest and captivating villages of Magars and Gurungs. These villages are home to some of the great warriors and Gurkhas of Nepal. Poonhill is the highest point of the trek that sits at the height of 3210 meters. So, you can enjoy the Ghorepani Poonhill trek without the risk of Altitude sickness. The magnificent mountain scenery and sunrise view from Poonhill will keep your jaw-dropping. The view
Ghorepani Poonhill 2 days trek is a short and relatively easy trek. It is appropriate for trekkers who do not wish to spend too much time in trekking. The trek starts with a drive from Pokhara to Ulleri. You will begin your trek from Ulleri towards Ghorepani. The top of Poonhill will reward you with some of the best views of Mount Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre Ganesh Himal and many more.
Index Adventure organizes 2 days Ghorepani Poonhill trek for trekkers who are seeking for a short trip. If you too want to experience an exciting adventure to the Annapurna region, join us at Index Adventure. We will provide you with the best facility!
Difficulties during Ghorepani Poonhill 2 days trek
The 2 days Ghorepani Poonhill trek is comparatively an easy trek than other high altitude treks. The highest point of the trek is 3210 meters at Poonhill. So, there are low chances of altitude sickness when trekking to the Ghorepani Poonhill. But, some trekkers might feel shortness in breathing. So, it is better to know the symptoms of altitude sickness such as headache, fever, dizziness, diarrhoea, vomiting, etc.
The trail to Poonhill involves steep, narrow, uphill and downhill sections. So, you need to be careful when walking through such a trail. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is also suitable for beginners as it is short and easily accessible.
The weather and temperature of the Annapurna region also determine the Ghorepani Poonhill trek difficulty. The trek becomes quite challenging during the monsoon and winter seasons. Because of the monsoon rain, the route to Ghorepani Poonhill becomes wet and muddy. So, walking on such slippery trails becomes quite challenging.
Likewise, the temperature decreases in the higher altitude during the winter season. So, you will have to carry bulky clothes which will cause you a lot of pressure on your feet. This will tire you easily.
Overall, Ghorepani Poonhill trek is doable by everyone, beginners as well as experienced.
Best Time for Ghorepani Poonhill 2 days trek
Ghorepani Poonhill trek is doable in every season. However, it is better to trek when there is little or no rainfall and snowfall in the region. Therefore, the best time for Ghorepani Poonhill trek would be during the pre-monsoon and post-monsoon seasons. Spring is the pre-monsoon and autumn is the post-monsoon season in Nepal.
Autumn ( September, October, November)
Autumn is the most favourable time of the year for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. It is one of the peak seasons in Nepal and expects a lot of trekkers from all around the world. So, trails to Ghorepani Poonhill are usually full during this season.
Autumn comes after the monsoon season in Nepal. So, you can expect minimum rainfall or no rainfall in the month of November. The weather is usually clear and bright during the autumn season. The temperature of the Annapurna region is moderate and decreases gradually as you head to a higher altitude.
Most of the teahouses and lodges remain full during the autumn season. So, make sure to book for your food and accommodation as early as possible during Autumn. Autumn offers clear skies and vivid views of the high mountains. So, overall, the weather is absolutely perfect during the autumn season in Annapurna region.
Spring ( March, April, May)
Spring is the second preferred time of the year after autumn. It is one of the most favourable and beautiful times of the year for Ghorepani Poonhill trek. During spring, the weather of the Annapurna region is mostly pleasant and clear.
Like Autumn, Annapurna region expects minimum rainfall in the spring season. Spring is the pre-monsoon season in Nepal. So, light rainfall showers at the end of May. It would be better to carry rain gear with you when trekking in May. The trail becomes beautiful and comfortable during the Spring season. It is the time when rhododendrons bloom and new plants start to grow. So, you will able to witness the forest covered with beautiful red rhododendrons.
The weather and temperature of the Annapurna region is moderate in the Annapurna region. The weather is warm in the lower elevations and gets chilly in the higher elevation. The average temperature of the Annapurna region ranges between 15-23 degrees in spring.
Food and Accommodation during Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
During your trek to Ghorepani Poonhill, you will be staying in teahouse accommodation. You can find several teahouses along the way to Ghorepani Ghandruk. So, you can choose your ideal teahouse which will best fit you.
Most of the teahouses and lodges in the Annapurna region provide you with basic accommodation facility. The rooms have twin sharing beds, a mattress, pillows, and a blanket to each bed. Some of the rooms might even have attached bathrooms. But, it also depends upon the type of accommodation you choose.
Hot waters may not be available in every teahouse. You will have to pay an extra fee for hot waters, charging, and wifi facilities. Most of the lodges will not provide you with toilet facilities. So, it is best to bring your own toiletries.
The cost of accommodation during your Ghorepani Poonhill trek depends upon the type of accommodation you choose. Normally the cost ranges between $6-$15 dollars per night. These teahouses get packed during the peak season. So, make sure to book for your accommodation as early as possible.
Almost every teahouse along the route to Ghorepani Poonhill offer trekkers with a three-time meal. The most common food served is Dal Bhat and Tarkari which is the traditional Nepali meal. Along with this, you can find other varieties of refreshments such as burger, pizza, noodles, pasta, momo, sandwich, etc.
Most of the teahouse and lodges will provide you with soft and hard beverages as well. You can find tea, coffee, hot lemon, cold drinks and alcoholic drinks such as beer, rum, vodka, local hard drinks, etc. But, it would be best to avoid consuming alcohol when trekking as it will only dehydrate your body.
Physical Fitness for Ghorepani Poonhill 2 days trek
Physical fitness is the key for a successful 2 days Ghorepani Poonhill trek. Although Ghorepani Poonhill trek is comparatively an easy trek, physical fitness is very important. Trekking up to the height of 3210 meters at Poonhill requires a great level of physical stamina.
There are several uphill and downhill sections during your 2 days Ghorepani Poonhill trek. So, in order to cross the paths successfully, you will have to be physically fit. During your trek to Ghorepani Poonhill, you will have to walk a long duration continuously. In such a case, physical strength plays a great role. It increases your endurance as well.
Ghorepani Poonhill 2 days trek does not require any technical training. But, it is better if you have some sort of physical fitness. You can increase your physical capacity by engaging in physical activities three prior to the trek. Some of the physical exercises which will help you to become physically strong are cycling, swimming, running, etc.
Beginners might face a lot of problems when trekking if they do not have proper physical stamina. So, in order to achieve a successful trekking experience, you need to be physically fit and healthy.
Itinerary of Ghorepani Poonhill 2 days Trek
Day 1: Drive to Ulleri from Pokhara via Nayapul, Hile, and trek to Ghorepani
Altitude: 2870 meters
Driving Duration: 4 hours
Trekking Duration: 4 hours
On the very first day of your Ghorepani Poonhill trek, you will take a jeep from Pokhara to Ulleri. Pokhara is the second-largest and the most beautiful city of Nepal. The city is very close to the Annapurna Himalayan range. So, you will have a scenic drive from Pokhara to Ulleri.
The route involves driving along the bank of the Modi Khola. The trail crosses the bridge at Birethanti through the villages of Sudame, Hille, Tikhedhunga, and Ulleri.
You will officially start your trek at Ulleri. Today’s trek is comparatively short and easy. You will take an uphill climb towards the forest of oak and rhododendrons until you reach Banthanti. From Banthanti, the route will take you towards Nangethanti.
Ghorepani is just an hour walk from Nangethanti. Ghorepani is a charming Gurung village in the middle of the Himalayas. On reaching Ghorepani, you will stay at one of the teahouses for overnight stay.
Day 2: Hike to Ghorepani Poon Hill, trek back to Tikhedhunga and drive to Pokhara
Altitude: 3210 meters
Hiking Duration: 45 minutes
Trekking Duration: 4-5 hours
Driving Duration: 2-3 hours
You will start your day early in the morning towards Poon Hill to view the sunrise. After walking for about 45 minutes, you will finally reach the viewpoint at Poonhill. The site provides you with a spectacular sunrise over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. Along with this, you will get to explore a series of other magnificent Himalayas which will take your breath away.
After exploring the stunning views from the top of Poonhill, you will head back to Ghorepani. You will have your breakfast at Ghorepani and trek your way back to Tikhedhunga via Nayapul.
On reaching Tikhedhunga, you will see our transport waiting for you. You will drive back to Pokhara with the scenic views of mountains, terraced farming, rivers, local settlements, etc.
Ghorepani Poonhill trek is truly rewarding and an easy trek. This 2 days trek can be a great option for beginners to start. The routes are quite simple and straightforward. If you want some help, you can also hire a guide who will assist you.
The 2 days Ghorepani Poonhill trek does not require any sort of technical training. But, physical fitness is very important. You can make your trek easy and comfortable by choosing the best time to go. If you need any help or have some queries, you can contact us at Index Adventure.
- Both ways Private transports Pokhara-Ullerai - Pokhara.
- Trekking lodge / Teahouse accommodations during the trek.
- 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
- Government Licensed Holder trekking guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
- Porter during the Trekking (1 Potter for 2 trekkers) with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
- Supporter guide group size above 8+ people.
- All necessary paperwork and entry permits (ACAP), Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) including local Tax, Government tax & official expenses.
- Sleeping bag, Down Jacket & Duffel Bag (if you do not have your own, to be returned after trip completion).
- An arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
- Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
- Farewell Dinner & Trekking Achievement Certificate.
- Extra night accommodation and meals if early departure from the mountain.
- Travel and rescue insurance (necessary).
- Your personal expenses.
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks & all desserts sweet things.
- Hot shower and battery charging in trekking Mountains.
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.
- Tips for the guide, porter, and driver.