Ghorepani Poon Hill is situated in the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, trekkers walk through the Oak forest full of birds, green hills, and mixed mountain valleys. The trekkers do not have any risk of getting altitude sickness while doing Ghorepani Trekking in the Annapurna region. Poon Hill Trek is one of the best selling short treks from Pokhara. This trek is popular because of great views and can be done within a short time. Starting from the Nayapul, Ghorepani trek follows the ridge of beautiful Modi Khola. Then it crosses the Gurung villages and rice fields. It is a steep climb to Ulleri from Tikhedhunga and walks through the rhododendron and oak forest to the Ghorepani.
The early morning hike up to Poon hill is wonderful and you can see the Himalayan views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Fishtail, Manaslu, Lamjung, Chulu peak and the beautiful green hill vistas of the surrounding areas. Poonhill hike early morning then head to Tadapani again through the rhododendron forest. If you come in spring to trek in Ghorepani, you do not want to return to anywhere and desired to stay longer, the whole forest becomes colorful by the Rhododendron flowers. Ghandruk, another beautiful village is also known as the village of Gurkhas. The costumes and culture of the local people are fabulous. Then the trip drives to Pokhara via Nayapul.
If you are interested in Photography trek to Poonhill then Rugged Trails Nepal team will arrange a special private and group Photography trek to Poonhill. End of February to End of March is the best time to capture the blooming flowers and Mountains. We have professional Photographer guides for this kind of event and we suggest to book in advance for it.
After having breakfast we will take a 1-hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. The 22.3km is including the drive from Pokhara. There will be our porter to carry your bag for Ghorepani Trekking and the real trek starts from Nayapul. After a short walk, we will clear our Entry permits with TAAN and Annapurna Conservation Area. Follow the dirt roads up to Tikhedhunga. In peak time the vehicle hunks might annoyed but nature will make you ignore the hunks and dust. From Tikhedhunga to Ulleri is totally uphill and have to walk over the stairs for 1 hr. Ulleri is the good choice to stay because from here we can see Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Heuchuli and beautiful Ulleri Gurung village.