Poonhill short trek is one of the most beautiful and easiest trek destination lies in the lap of Annapurna who want 4-5 days trek in Nepal. This trek enables you to enjoy the breath-taking scenery of some of the highest Himalayan peaks including Mt. Fishtail (6,993m,), Annapurna (8,091m), Dhaulagiri (8,167)..etc. It is one of the famous view point trekking route of Annapurna and can be done as a lodge style. Poon Hill trek offers a wonderful opportunity to witness the beauty of the Annapurna, rich in hidden treasure of Nepalese culture and tradition. During the trek the trail passes through Gurung and Magar’s charming village, dense rhododendron (Nepalese national flower), Oak forest full of birds, green hills and green valleys. On an excursion to Pun Hill, one can observe the entire mountain ranges; covering red and pink rays of the Sun in full bloom at the sunset and sunrise. This trek can be enjoyed by every lover of nature.
Day 1:Kathmandu to Tikhedhunga
Day 2: Tikhedhung to Ghorepani
Day 3: Ghorepani to Ghandruk
Day 4: Ghorepani to Tirkedhunga
Day 5: Ghandruk to Kathmandu
The fastest and cheapest way to reach NayaPul is to take a Micro to Beni/Baglung. The micros are available nearby Gongabu Bus Stop. Start as early as possible because there is bit of trekking to be done from NayaPul. When at Nayapul, take a walk to Birethanti. From Birethanti, if time permits, it is best to stay at Tikhedhunga which is at about 2 hours walk from Birethati. This enables us to ascend the Ulleri in the next morning. Jeeps are also available but won’t go until it’s full. If you’re late you may stay anywhere at Birethati, SudameDay 02Tikhedhung to Ghorepani
Start early to ascend to Ulleri settlement through long stone steps. You can have your meal at Banthanti. From here it is a gradual climb to Ghorepani. Overall it is at most 5-6 hours walk from Tikhedhunga and it will pass through Rhododendron forest. There are plenty of lodges at Ghorepani.Day 03Ghorepani to Ghandruk
Start as early as possible to Poonhill to get the best view of the mountains. You can leave your luggage at the Hotel but use a torch to find the way which is relatively straight forward. Poonhill can be reached after 1 hours walk from Ghorepani. The view is usually clear in early morning. As the temperature rises the clouds also tend to rise blocking the view. It is said that Poon Hill named after the hill tribe Pun, inhabitants of Ghorepani and surrounding area. Decend to Ghorepani and after a tea or breakfast we head towards Tadapani. We firstly ascend through ridges to Deurali. After Banthati it is a gradual descend to Tadapani which will take 2-3 hours in all. From Tadapani if time permits the best option is to descend to the village of Ghandruk which takes about 3-4 hours. Bhaisi Kharka is the last settlement before Ghandruk. As there are no lodges on the way make sure you have the time to descend before night falls.Day 04Ghandruk to Kathmandu
After roaming around Ghandruk, we descend to the Bus stand where jeeps and buses to Pokhara are available. There is an option to go to Landruk, Pothana and Dhampus or towards north to Jhinudanda hot springs, Chhomrong all the way to Annapurna sanctuary on the way. From Pokhara, we can take a night bus to Kathmandu hence complete the 4 day short tour of Ghandruk.
The following listed equipment is suggested and essential for Tea house trekking and camping trekking in the Nepal Himalaya. Make sure that below list as a guideline proposal. Some of the Trekking equipment can be hired or bought in the many adventure shops in Kathmandu. The following basic equipment check lists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should weigh not more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.
The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
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