The Poonhill trek is a short and adventurous trip around the Annapurna Region.
Poonhill trek covers two famous village in the Annapurna region, which include Ghorepani, and Ghandruk. With mesmerizing views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges, the trip moves through one of the most pristine and culturally rich circuits across Western Nepal. The trip is ideal for novice and amateur trekkers alike, with comfortable climbs and several organized accommodations available.
On a side note, have your cameras fully charged for the third day of the trek, as you will have plenty of opportunities to capture some of the best views of the towering mountains of the Himalayas. Above all, you will surely not want to miss the enchanting view of the sunrise from Poonhill.
The Poonhill trek is a popular trek in the Annapurna region. The trek offers an astonishing sunrise view from the Poonhill region, which is a popular viewpoint for local and international adventurers alike. Additionally, the beautiful and scenic village of Ghorepani is also a part of this circuit, from where you can witness breathtaking views of the enchanting Machhapurchare mountain.
Poonhill trek offers excellent panoramic views of Himalayan ranges right in from of your eyes. The accommodation facilities in local lodges are owned by indigenous locals. From historic Buddhist monasteries to traditionally built houses, accompanied by pristine nature and indigenous culture, the Poonhill Trek can offer an escape from the chaos and predictable facets of modern lifestyle, and give you a chance to marvel at the wonders of nature.
The day starts with a drive to Nayapul. From here, our trek begins towards Birethanti. Then, passing through the local villages, teahouses, lush green rolling hills, and rivers, we move towards Ulleri. The day mostly contains uphill walk to Ulleri. Upon reaching the village, we get to enjoy the magnificent view of the south face of Mt. Annapurna (7219m) along with Hiunchuli (6441m)
Mesmerizing views of Dhaulagiri and Tukuche are up for store on this day. With mostly uphills, Ghorepani is reached passing through Nangethanti.
The morning sunrise from Poonhill will surely shine upon the gloomy feeling. Therefore, we begin our hike early before sunrise to the top of Poonhill. We enjoy the striking view of the rising sun on the horizon over the wide range of Himalayan peaks including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Macchapuchre. Filled with joy, the trek will then descend towards Ghandruk, a famous village in the Annapurna region via Ghorepani.
The final day of the trek starts with a 2-hour descent towards Nayapul through terraced fields and the ever-changing traditional Gurung villages. From here, the drive to the marvelous city of Pokhara begins, which is about an hour long.
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