Top 4 Reasons to Go: Ghorepani PoonHill Trek
Ghorepani Poonhill is comparatively a comfy trek that can be done in just 6 to 7 days exploring culturally rich Gurung villages with excellent Himalayan views staying at standard teahouses. Also the starting point of the trek, Pokhara is just around six to seven hours of drive from Kathmandu. In comparison with other Annapurna region treks like Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base camp, Ghorepani is short and easy one, suitable for all travelers.
Also known as poonhill trek, this trip starts with a smooth highway six hour drive to the scenic lake city of Pokhara. Taking a drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu towards the Annapurna region about 200km, you have also an option to take 15 minute domestic flight. It’s enjoyable to witness the tiny farming villages with green terraced fields creating the perfect landscape panorama.
Leaving the road at paradise city of Pokhara behind, one follows the trail towards Tikhedhunga. There we spent exploring the Gurung villages at lower altitudes, trekking through a beautiful rhododendron forest. After a steep climb to Ulleri, we arrive at Ghorepani in the upcoming day and we go for Poonhill to witness magical sunrise views over the Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre and Annapurna Himalayas.
Overall, the top 4 reasons to go for Ghorepani Poon Hill trek can be highlighted as follows:
- Short, easy and budget trek, suitable for all without any issues of altitude sickness.
- Great hospitality by locals with great tea houses
- Chance to witness magical sunrise views of Himalayan panorama from Poon Hill
- Starting and ending point of trek being scenic lake city of Pokhara with an option to continue towards Annapurna Base Camp or other Annapurna region treks.
Therefore, keeping a point of above mentioned reasons, we anticipate that you will keep trekking to Ghorepani Poon Hill in your bucket list.