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One of the reasons this expedition attracts so many trekking enthusiasts and beginners from across the globe is that it offers panoramic views across the Himalayan range, from a relatively low attitude. 

It is categorised as “easy” in trekking ratings. Yet, it takes you to the perfect sweet spot on Poon Hill to marvel at the mighty Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains, the Tukuche peak, Lamjung Himal and other neighbouring peaks. This includes Machhapuchhre, considered by locals to be a sacred mountain, and therefore not open to mountaineering. 

Off in the distance, you can make out the Nilgiri Mountains too, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Details of a Ghorepani Poon Hill trek

All these incredible sights are available with a strenuous but unchallenging hike from Nayapul, via the traditional Nepalese village of Ghorepani. It is certainly the best trek in Nepal for anyone trying mountain hiking for the first time or for those people looking for short duration treks in the Himalayas. It is also accessible year round.

Such is the popularity of this trekking adventure and ascent of Poon Hill, on some days hot coffee is served from a stand on the summit! 

Rest assured though, Nepal Mountain Trekkers knows the best routes to take to make your visit to Nepal unforgettable, without jostling with crowds of other explorers!
 

More benefits of this Annaupurna Himalayan range trek

There is much more on offer from this undemanding but unforgettable expedition along with the Ghorepani trial, which generally takes five days to complete including taking in a magical sunrise or sunset over the Himalayas from Poon Hill. 

On your Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, you will not only see those breathtaking snow-capped peaks but also beautiful glacier lakes and the lush green of rhododendron forests. Weaving through bamboo trees, this Nepal mountain hike will also take you to crash waterfalls that have been carving the local landscape for hundreds of thousands of years.

Ghandruk will be on your route, which is an authentic Nepalese village. You will enjoy unique access to Gurung Culture (an indigenous group who practice Tibetan Buddhism). One of the other highlights of Ghorepani Poon Hill trek will be a chance to relax and bathe in the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda, after a fulfilling day of walking.

This option for a Nepal trek adventure holiday also puts you up close to the wildlife and plants that make this country such a magnet for eco-tourists and conservationists. The Annapurna Conservation Area is Nepal’s largest protection zone and the perfect place to see this Country’s bounteous natural beauty.

A taste of Nepal culture and heritage

Even the starting and finishing point of this trekking experience from Nepal Mountain Trekkers makes the trip worthwhile. 

A Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking holiday in central Nepal starts from Pokhara city, the gateway to the wonderful Annapurna Himalayan range. 

Pokhara provides unique insights into the culture and lifestyle of this mesmerising country. You could include a visit to the Tal Barahi Temple, a mystical pagoda “floating” on an island in a glacial lake.

While here, you could attend yoga sessions, sample the best Nepalese cuisine and visit the International Mountain Museum’s carefully curated exhibits showing the history of mountaineering and everyday life in the Himalayas.

For a full itinerary of this Ghorepani Poon Hill trek and other trekking and mountaineering holidays in Nepal, contact us for a no obligation chat.