The Poon Hill – Ghandruk trek is a popular easy grade trek in the Annapurna Region of the great Himalayan trail. At a maximum altitude of 3210m, the Poon Hill-Ghandruk trek is one of the best options for anyone with limited time wanting to witness the Himalayas, the culture, and tradition of an ethnic group such as the Gurung.
The inhabitants of this area of Annapurna Region are famous for their shamanistic traditions which include the consumption of wild honey from the Himalayan Honeybee which also happens to be the largest honeybee in the world. This region having a bountiful bio-diversity attracts visitors from all over the world. Traditional tea guest houses, lodges, homestays and community guest houses are found all along the way in this trek, making it rather easy than other treks. This trek is perfect for families with children as it allows them to explore without much risk and stress.
Annapurna Conservation Area - Permit
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Entry/Admission - Annapurna Range View
Entry/Admission - Nepal Social Treks and Expedition
Entry/Admission - Old Gurung Museum
Entry/Admission - Annapurna Mountain Range
Accommodation included: 5 nights
What to Expect
Day 1: Drive to Nayapul (1070m) and trek to Ulleri. .
Pass By: Nepal Social Treks and Expedition, Paknajol, Thamel, Kathmandu 25580 Nepal We leave from Pokhara in the morning after breakfast. After reaching Nayapul we will hike up to Hile which is filled with little guest houses and beautiful scenery. Overnight at guest house
Meals included: • Accommodation included: Guest House
Day 2: Trek to Ghorepani (3210m)
Pass By: Annapurna Mountain Range, Nepal Today we will make our way to Ghorepani. The way is filled with steps and a steady incline. One can see multiple small waterfalls and streams all along the village of Ghorepani.
Day 3: : Trek to Poon Hill (3,210m) and Trek to Tadapani (2630m)
Stop At: Annapurna Range View, 9MXR+V2W, Poon Hill Marga, Ghode Pani 33200, Nepal Early morning before sunrise we will hike up to Poon Hill (45mins) to view the spectacular sunrise. The Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Himchuli range change many shades with the slowly rising sun rays. This is one of the best places to view sunrises from. After taking some beautiful shots of the mountain ranges we will trek to Tadapani where we will stay the night. Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: Annapurna Mountain Range, Nepal Passing through small villages, we will arrive at Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a village of the Gurung. Ghandruk has little stairs that connect the little guest houses and teahouses. Ghandruk is a poster like a village with typical Nepalese houses and friendly people practicing multiple cultures and from various ethnicities. During festival season one may be able to witness many traditions that are very particular to this reason. Overnight at guest house.
Stop At: Old Gurung Museum, 5 Kaski, Ghandruk Nepal Early in the morning, we will walk down to Nayapul through familiar landscapes. From Nayapul to will take a ride back to Pokhara. Overnight at guesthouse. Duration: 30 minutes