- Tourist Bus-Car
- 1 to 8
- 3210 meter/10529 feet
- Less Active
- Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
- In Person
- Versatile HIking
The Ghorepani Ghandruk trek is famous for splendid rhododendron forests with thirteen different spices of Orchids which blossom in the spring season, as well as for the unobstructed view of Sunset and Sunrise from the POONHILL (3210) m. Rhododendron in Poonhill trek blooms in the spring. Spring season in Nepal are the month of March, April & May.
The trail passes through jungle, mountains, green hill landscapes of spectacular mountain ranges, from the low land rice fields at Hile to thrilling thick jungles after Ulleri.
This is a small circuit trekking with poonhill station as side trip for the best view excursion.
After Deurali, while trekking towards Tadapani, the Disney world of fairy tale forests makes Ghorepani Poonhill Ghandruk Trek quite nice and beautiful. If you come in spring time you will get to enjoy the variety of flowers along the trail, including blooming Rhododendron forests.
What is good time for Ghorepani Ghandruk trek?
Trekking in Nepal, as a whole is famous in the months of Spring and Autumn. Spring in ponnhill is beautiful with blossom of Rhododendron flowers. Whereas in the autumn – clear sky with fantastic blue sky makes twinkling stars as a appealing factor.
As this is a low land trekking trail with availability of proper accommodation and maintained trekking trail – people do trek in the monsoon and winter as well.
But, monsoon trek might be with mist of clouds and winter might challenge you with snowfall or colder temperature. There is no heating facility in the rooms of the local teahouses. But the common space will have fire place to warm up while making new friends during the trek.
Beauty of The Trek
Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek is a beautiful combination of nature, culture and tradition: village tours in Ghandruk, spectacular view of wider Himalayan range from the summit of Poonhill, walking through the jungle of Tadapani.
Massive Annapurna I (8091m), iconic Fishtail and giant Dhaulagiri (8164m) are the major mountains you will get to admire on the Ghorepani Ghandruk route. Climbing the uphill tracks with more than 4100 rocky steps on the way to Ghorepani from Ulleri village is a small adventure experience in your travel.
The trail also provides a diversity of flora and fauna while trekking. Ghandruk trek through Poonhill offers a chance to witness the local tradition, culture and life style of the Gurung and Magar people. The diversity of the Nepali landscape makes trekking challenging at times, but the magnificent views and the warm hospitality in the harmonious villages make up the effort.
Ghorepani Ghandruk trek in the Annapurna Region takes you through the villages, jungles, and the last destination, the Ghandruk village, is a famous village of Gurung People. These people are mostly ex-Gurkha’s (who served as military in the UK and other part of the world) and there are many youth from this village still serving as Gurkha’s with different Battalion.
What is the maximum altitude of Poonhill trek?
Poonhill stands at 3210meters above the sea level. In Nepal, this altitude is regarded low – as Nepalis home to the tallest peak – Mt Everest 8848m.
Checking on maximum height – your primary concern is altitude sickness! In Ghorepani Gandruk trek – AMS is not a problem at all. Kathmandu is already 1450m, so height is not an issue on this Annapurna trek.
Highest altitude where we sleep is on the foot of Poonhill; at Ghorepani village. 2880m Ghorepani village is not high at all. Anyone of any age group can easily accomplish this trek for the best experience in Nepal for their short trekking holiday.
Poonhill is famous hill station of Nepal, to see entire Himalaya range of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Village walk,jungle hike and mountain view is identity of this versatile trekking.
If you are looking for low altitude trek with experience of fa and wide white Himalaya – sign up for this trek; you will get what you are looking for.
MAJOR THINGS YOU WILL ENJOY
- Mountain View from Poonhill
- Sunrise/Sunset from Poonhill
- Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range
- Jungle walking (walking through Rhododendron Forest)
- Ghorepani village
- Ghandruk village walk, Museum Visit
- Pokhara (lake city)
- Kathmandu UNESCO world heritage site sightseeing tour
- Sacred mountain Fishtail (from Pokhara & from Poonhill)