Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is the most popular short trek to the Himalayas. The trek is in total just 8 days long yet, offers the best of the Annapurna range and other mountains. In contrast to other short treks, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is truly unmatchable for the epic scenes it beholds. Similarly, the mix of Gurung culture also offers refreshing moments. The scenery on this trek is simply breathtaking!
The Poonhill vantage point is one of the best spots to view the mountains. Panoramic scenes of the Annapurna range, Nilgiri (7061m), Tukuche (6920m), and Lamjung Himal (6983m) fill the backdrop. The sunrise from Poonhill is another highlight of the trek. Similarly, Gurung locals offer great hospitality. Their food, culture, and dances are also equally memorable.
Firstly, the trip begins with a drive from Kathmanduto Pokhara. Further, a short drive from Pokhara leads to Nayapul. From Nayapul, the trekkers begin to ascend towards Ulleri. From Ulleri, the trek leads to Ghorepani, a Gurung village. A short hike from Ghorepani settles at Poonhill. The view from Poonhill is absolutely sublime. Likewise, the 360-degree view of the mountain ranges is worth the toil to reach Poonhill. The descent leads to another village called Ghandruk. A village filled with Gurung locals, Ghandruk is also a great viewpoint to observe the mountains. It is also known for homestay practices and Gurung culture.