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- 3210 meter/10529 feet
- Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
- In Person
- Village Hike
The poonhill Ghandruk village trek trail offers the picturesque landscapes of spectacular mountain ranges standing above 8000meters as – Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Annapurna I 8091m, Fishtail / Machhapuchhre 6991m, Nilgiri 7041m, Annapurna south 7219m, Annapurna II 7939m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, LamjungHimal 6988m and many more above 5000m, Poon hill, Gurung and Magar’s charming village dense forest of rhododendrons and magnolia, passing through the deep gorge, Phewa and Begnas Lake.
Trek along the Local Villages
Ghorepani and Ghandruk village of are both famous for splendid view of rhododendron forest with thirteen spices & several varieties of Orchids which blossom in the spring season. The unobstructed view of Sunset and Sunrise from the POON HILL (3210) meter is mesmerizing; poonhill is accessible from Ghorepani Village.
The trail passes through the picturesque landscapes of spectacular mountain ranges from the low land (rice fields) to thrilling thick jungles near Ghorepani village.
How Difficult is Poonhill trek?
If you are outdoor person and do ample of hiking or running; Poonhill Ghandruk trek will be very eaasy. However, for the first time trekkers as well – this trekking is regarded as easy trekking in Nepal.
Short holiday, best view of the mountains, walking through the villages on the trail and in the destinations – Poonhill Ghandruk village trek is perfect to spend your nature time in Nepal for short span of time.
Which is hard part? Well, if you hate uphill – second day of trekking can be considered as difficult. IN second day – we have to walk uphill from Tilhedunga to Ulleri. But if its your problem – solve it by taking jeep all the way to Ulleri. It is possible to skip Tikhedunga-Ulleri trail section. But the trail is nice with beautiful landscape view. You will love walking uphill, if you don’t skip the uphill, intentionally.
Trekking trail is wide & well maintained with stairs to walk on. Uphill or downhill – both of these trail type has been simplified with proper trail maintenance.
Poonhill trek is an easy trek in Nepal for the excellent view. Thus, few uphill’s surely worth the trip for mixed feeling and unforgotten memories.
What to expect in Poonhill Ghandruk Village Trek?
Poonhill Ghandruk trek is best mixed experience of village trek & excellent mountain view. From the hill station of poonhill – you can get the most amazing view of wide range of Mt Dhaulagiri and range of Annapurna himalay.
Whereas, walking along the villages of Banthati, Ulleri, Ghandruk, Tadapani and Ghandruk has amazing mixed cultural excursion. Ghandruk village is famous as a typical Gurung village. Ghandruk village is famous to be village of Ghurkas.These people are mostly ex-Gurkhas and there are many youth from this village still serving in Gurkhas with different Battalion.
Climbing the uphill tracks with more than 4100 rocky steps on the way to the Ghorepani at Ulleri is another thrilling lifelong experience to collect in the Poonhill Hike. Did it sound weird? Do not wonder – but yes; you will love this weird experience.
The trail also provides you the diversity of flora and fauna and wildlife as monkey and mountain goats are easy to watch. The Ghorepani Ghandruk Village trekking provides the chance to haunt the typical tradition and culture with life style of Gurung and Magar along with the diversity. This Poonhill Ghandruk village Trek takes you mostly through the village and little jungle, and last destination of trek, Ghandruk is a famous village of Gurung People with interesting history.
This is an example itinerary for Ghorepani Ghandruk village Trekking; if you want to customize as per your interest, we are happy to help you.
Poon hill is a famous hill station to see very wide mountain range of both Dhaulagiri range and Annapurna range. To get to the Poonhill we have to walk through the village and jungle. This has made Poonhill trekking itself a best short trek in Nepal.
And, Ghandruk is one of the famous villages of the whole Annapurna region. Famous as Gurkha’s settlement, Ghandruk village is dominated with Gurung people. Culture, tradition and local life of the villagers are beautiful in the lap of Mt Annapurna and fishtail.
Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek major insights:
- Drive through Villages from Kathmandu to Pokhara
- Sunrise / Sunset at Punhill
- Boating at Phewa Lake
- Ghorepani Village
- Single sight view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Mountain Range
- Ghandruk Gurung Village