Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a beautiful short introduction into both Annapurna and Dhaulagiri trekking region. The trails during the Ghorepani-Poonhill trek goes through icy waterfalls, historical old patchwork valleys full of dense mossy forest. Around every bend you will be tease by the glimpse of different high snow covered mountains but the whole beauty of it will be revealed as you reach the highest point of the trek at Poonhill View point. This amazing short trek through the foothills of Annapurna mountain range to the view point of Poonhill offers the best trek in Nepal. Walk through this trek in base of Annapurna mountain range tease every moment by the glimpse of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Mountain), Annapurna Mountain Range and the great Dhaulagiri in the spectacular villages inhabited by the Gurkha tribes of Gurungs, Magars enjoying the ancient dense rhododendron forest full flora &fauna in the deep sub-tropical valleys of mountainous Nepal.
Ghorepani (2874 meter/9429 Feet) is a village in Annapurna region famous for his amazing view point the Poonhill (3210 meters/10531 Feet) and its very famous culture and heritage. The village is within the boundary of Annapurna Conservation area and Myagdi District of Dhaulagiri zone of central Nepal. This place was named Ghorepani as in ancient time it was a place where the spice and other traders in the zone found water for their horse so the name was derivation of Ghore meaning horse in Nepalese language and Pani meaning water in Nepalese language. It’s also a major midpoint linking major trekking and travel routs of both Annapurna Regions treks and Dhaulagiri region treks.
Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village you could see good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail.
Arrival in Kathmandu. Stay overnight hotel in Kathmandu
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) by tourist Bus. which takes about seven hours.
Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) by car which takes one and half hours drive and same day trek Birethanti to Tikhe Dhungga (1540m) which takes about 5 hours.
Trek from Thikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2880m) and it takes about six hours.
Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) via Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) which takes about Seven hours.
Trek from Ghandruk (1950m) to Nayapul (1070m) via Birethanti which takes about 5 hours.and same day drive Naya pool to Pokhara which takes about 1 and half hours .
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus which takes around seven hours.