Ghorepani Poonhill Spiritual Trek
11 days | Best season: Sept. to May | Min. 2 persons. | Max altitude: 3,200m | Easy to Moderate trekking
Ghorepani - Poonhill trek known also as the small Annapurna Circuit is a very popular one in Nepal. The highest point of this trek (3,200m) and for many the highlight is an early morning hike to Poon Hill for a spectacular sunrise over the Himalayas where the mountains stretch as far as the eye can see. To the north towards Tibet, west towards the Dhaulagiri range and east with superb views of the entire Annapurna range. Not a difficult trek but it helps if you have a reasonable degree of fitness. This trek is considered to be the best introduction to trekking in Nepal. An easy trek in the spectacular mountain scenery through fascinating villages inhabited by the Gurungs and Magars ethnic tribes. Dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (fish tail peak) dominating the skyline. This trekking is not recommended during the rainy season i.e. July, August and September.
GLIMPSE OF ANNAPURNA REGION...
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel[1,300m].
Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
Day 03 : Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu.
Day 04 : Drive Pokhara to Nayapul (1010m); Trek to Tirkhedhunga (1,570m).
Day 05 : Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani (2,840m).
Day 06 : Ghorepani - Poon hill - Tadapani (2,610m).
Day 07 : Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,940 m).
Day 08 : Ghandruk to Nayapul ; Drive back to Pokhara.
Day 09 : Full-day sight-seeing in Pokhara. Perform Yog meditation in the evening.
Day 10 : AM: Enjoy paragliding. PM : Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Day 11 : Final Departure.