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Best Poon Hill Ghandruk Short Trek

How long is the Poon Hill Trek?

Best Poon Hill Ghandruk Short Trek, Poon Hill Trek is Minimum 4 days (Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara then walk to Hile or Tikedunga either takes a jeep to Ulleri. Day 02: Have breakfast in Hile, Tikhedunga, and Ulleri to Ghorepani 2850M, Day03: Early in the morning walk to Poon Hill 3210M for sunrise then back to Ghorepani, walk to Ulleri catch a jeep to Pokhara850M and Day 04: we provide deluxe tourist bus ticket to come to Kathmandu but there are many options hire a private car, catch a flight or Public Bus too)

If you have time we can extend days with circuit trips as Poon Hill Ghandruk Short Trek and Awesome View Point Trek. That trekking route goes through Ghorepani Poon Hill 3210M. And we are flexible for our guest interest with different itineraries.

How far is Poon Hill from Ghandruk?

Ghandruk to Poon Hill around 15.2KM. It is a one-day trekking camp 6-7hours walk. Ghandruk is a Gurung majority community with their old unique village but in this 21st century they are destroying their old houses to new build new houses. This construction makes Ghandruk as a small city. 

Ghandruk village is a gateway to Poon Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, and ending point of Annapurna circuit trek. From Ghandruk village you can see awesome Mountain View such as Annapurna massif, Fishtail, Annapurna South, Hinchuli, Tent peak, etc.

How hard is Poon Hill Trek?

Poon Hill Trek is easy trekking in the Annapurna area. Poon hill 3210 M is the highest part of the trip.  It is a very suitable trek for ageing people, family trips, big volume students, and all other trekkers.

Ghorepani is the central point for Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Jomsom Trek, and Khopra Trek. Top of the Poon hill 3210M you can see more than 15 peaks so, this place is very nice for mountains view. And Best Poon Hill Ghandruk Short Trek Spring season March and April you can see the beautiful jungle of Rhododendron flower.

How do we get Kathmandu to Poon Hill?

First, you should start from Kathmandu to Pokhara. And there are many options to be in Pokhara as by flight, car, tourist bus, and public bus. Again we should catch the vehicle from Pokhara to Nayapul after that we have to walk to be in Ghorepani Poon Hill 3210M.

Can we see Everest from Poon Hill?

If you go Everest base camp trek then you will see as a mirror. Poon hill is a totally different direction. To be honest you will not see Mt. Everest 8848M from Poon Hill but you will Mount Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hinchuli, Gangapurna, Bahrashikha, Fishtail, Lamjung Himal, etc.

Do you need a guide for Poon Hill Trek?

You can do yourself this trek. I mean guide is not compulsory for this trek but we suggest hiring license holder trekking guide and hiring a porter to carry your trekking gears. A guide will manage all transportation, trekking permit for check-in and checkout places, booking accommodation, and which food is good for mountains as well as full information for your trip. If you go yourself you can do it but you will face much confusion and it makes your trek not fruitful.

How do I get from Ghandruk to Pokhara?

There are two options to go to Pokhara. All the way walk to Nayapul then catch a car to Pokhara or you can catch a public bus or private jeep direct to Pokhara. And if you have time and want to spend more days in the mountains then can walk through Landruk, Pothana, and Sarangkot to Pokhara.

Can we drive to Poon Hill?

There is no driving road so you should walk to Poon Hill 3210M. But definitely you have to drive some part. Poon Hill Trek is a very peaceful area for walking so, if there is road then natural beauty, as well as wild animals, will disappear.

How high is Ghorepani?

Ghorepani is 2850M. the spot used to be a rest stop where antiquated dealers discovered water (Pani in Nepali) for their ponies (Ghora in Nepali), in this way promoting the terminology Ghorepani. The development of new streets has made the Ghorepani shipping lane superfluous, and as such, the fundamental salary hotspot for inhabitants of the town is presently the travel industry.

Ghorepani 2850M lies central of Annapurna trekking. It is the gateway of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Poon Hill Trek, Jomsom Muktinath Trek, and Annapurna circuit itinerary end at Ghorepani. Only Magar community in Ghorepani called Poon. Long years ago there were no houses only small hut where shepherd stays to take care of their animals. When tourist flows in this area then people came there from Chitre, Shikha, and Ghara for their business.

What mountains we can see from Poon Hill?

Poon Hill is the best place in the Annapurna region to see the Mountains. You will see Mount Dhaulagiri 8160M, Dhampus Peak 6012M, Nilgiri 7061M, Annapurna I 8081M, Annapurna South 7219M, Hiunchuli 6441M, Fishtail 6993m, Annapurna Ranges and Lamjung Himal.

How hard is trekking in Nepal?

We have various trekking routes in Nepal. There are easy to hardest trekking as a difficult walking trail with height elevation. And it is difficult to say this trip easy and that is difficult because which is depends on trekkers’ interests and physical fitness.

Mostly elevation makes the trip difficult. So, I have mentioned here easy trekking and difficult ones eg; Poon Hill Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Three Pass Trek, etc.

How do I get from Kathmandu to Pokhara?

There are four options to be in Pokhara from Kathmandu. 1, Talking Plane 2, Private Car or Jeep 3, Tourist Deluxe Bus and 4, Public Bus or Hiace.

How do you get from Nayapul to Pokhara?

Two options by hiring private cars or Jeep either taking the public buses to Pokhara. If you hire a private vehicle it takes 1:30hours and the public one takes more than two hours or some time you should wait a long time at Nayapul.

How do I trek to Annapurna base camp?

The Annapurna base camp trek can do in 8 days to 12 days itinerary. But it depends on your walking speed as well as your holiday in the mountain. This trek starts from three ways; 1, drive to Dhampus Phedi 30m then start to walk. 2, Drive to Nayapul 2hours then start to walk Ulleri and 3, Drive to Nayapul 2hours then walk to Ghandruk.

What is Ghandruk famous for?

Ghandruk is a very old Gurung village in Nepal. They have preserved a lot of Gurung cultures and traditions. When you are there you will see old Gurung houses and living style. And there is the Gurung museum, paying few amounts you can wear a Gurung dress and take nice pictures.

Due to the Gurung settlement, there are many Gurkhas. They have been involved in the British army since the First World War. Very nice Mountains view from your room window.

How far is Ghandruk from Pokhara?

Ghandruk is 58.2km far from Pokhara. Pokhara to Nayapul by car 2 hours then walk 4-5 hours to Ghandruk. But you can hire a private jeep in Pokhara then direct drive to Ghandruk instead of walk to there.

How far is Dhampus from Pokhara?

Dhampus is 25km from Pokhara. This community is mostly Gurung people but there is a mixed cast. Dhapus is a beautiful village from where you can see a nice mountain view and Pokhara valley.

When should I go trekking in Nepal?

You can go trekking in Nepal anytime but it depends on the months because wintertime is very cold so you can do only a short trek. And Monsoon seasons every day rain so it is difficult to walk. We suggest autumn season (September to November) and spring season (March to May) those are the best time to do trekking in Nepal.

How can I see the Himalayas without trekking?

You are interested to see the Himalayas but you do not have time for trekking in that situation. We offer you such a trip to see mountains Nagarkot day trip, Sarangkot Sun Rise, Mountain flight and Everest Heli Tour (to see mountains in Everest region), and Annapurna base camp Heli Tour.

Which is better Annapurna or Everest?

It is very complicated to compare between Annapurna or Everest. They have their own beauty from a different perspective. It needs to deep study to find the better of Annapurna and Everest. There are many beauties make different such as elevation, mountains, domestic and wild animals, ethnicity, people, and Geographic area. For more details you can see in this chart then you can find a difference between them and can choose any of them for your trip.

S.N.Annapurna Region TripsEverest Region Trips
1Annapurna Base Camp TrekEverest Base Camp Trek
2Ghorepani Poon Hill TrekEverest View Trek
3Annapurna Circuit TrekEverest Gokyo Ri Trek
4Annapurna Two Passes TrekEverest Three Passes Trek
5Upper Mustang TrekIsland Peak Climbing

Do I need a guide for the Annapurna base camp?

The guide is not compulsory for Annapurna base camp trek to this day but we suggest hiring a guide to make your trip fruitful. There are many record trekkers lost and fall down from the trekking trail because they do not have enough information about the trail. Due to mountains some sleeper and a somewhere nice trail. But the choice is yours.

Can you see Everest from Annapurna base camp?

It is a different direction so you will not see Mt. Everest from Annapurna Base Camp and you will not see Annapurna Mountains from Everest base camp too.

Does Ghandruk have snow?

There will be snow at Ghandruk in the wintertime but there will not be that much deep. When the sun will rise then it will melt quicker than the other part because Ghandruk is a sunny village.

How far is Ghandruk from Kathmandu?

Kathmandu to Ghandruk around 260km. It takes a minimum of 2 days to be in Ghandruk when you are there you will feel heaven. Because Ghandruk is a very fantastic place for the family and a short vacation.

How large is Pokhara?

Pokhara is 200km west of Kathmandu. This city has been covered 464.24 km2 and 4.4 km2 water. As 2019 AD 421000 people are living in this city and there are various castes such as Gurung, Magar, Brahamin, Chhetri, Damai, Kami, and many others. Pokhara is a gate of the Annapurna trekking so many tourists come there and it is a very beautiful place for travelers. Much heritage side Davis fall, Mahenddra Cave, Bad Cave, Boating in Fewa Lake, White Gompa, Barahi Temple, and International museum, etc. And you can see many mountains from the roof of your hotel including Fewa Lake.

Is Annapurna Circuit dangerous?

Annapurna circuit is not dangerous but wherever you go there will be some part of the risk. So that Annapurna Circuit trek has some risk but not very dangerous. You should cross Thorong La pass 5416M highest one in this trek. So, sometime you might face Altitude sickness. If you hire a guide or porter they will take care and suggest what to do and not to do during your trek in Mountain.

Is Annapurna base camp dangerous?

Sometime there will be dangerous because you are walking in Mountain. But not every part of the trekking trail. There are many things as Altitude sickness, a loss away, avalanche, and safe from Crevasse during your trek.

Is Annapurna base camp trek safe?

Annapurna base camp trek is safe trekking for your holiday. But some places have avalanche probability and altitude sickness. if you hire a guide and porter then you will safe for the whole trek.  

Is ABC or EBC tougher?

EBC is tougher than ABC. Because ABC trek starts from 850M to Annapurna base camp 410M but EBC trek starts from 2850M to Kalapathar 5555M. When you go Annapurna base camp trek, we take ground transportation that means you will not go high elevation as flight. But when you go EBC trek catch plane then land on 2850M Lukla. So, the elevation makes tough trekking.

How much is Annapurna Circuit?

It is very complex to say the exact cost of the Annapurna circuit trek. There are various things that will determine the price of the trip such as the volume of the trekkers, Days of the trip, Service quality, and seasonal. Three categories for Annapurna circuit trip; a Budget trip on 2 people basis for 16 days cost is $ 496/- PP, Standard trip cost is $ 1040/PP on two people basis, and Deluxe trip cost is $ 1315/ PP on two people basis. These services cost is based on two people basis so if there are more people then cost will minimize.

Can I do the Annapurna Circuit own?

There are many trips including Annapurna circuit trek also can do own. But you should manage all trekking permits ACAP and TIMS. If there is some problem during the trek, it will be difficult for managers.

How many km is Annapurna base camp trek?

It is 116km in total for full 10 days Annapurna base camp trek and an average 4-5hours walk a day. This trek starts from Nayapul, Ullery, Ghorepani Poon Hill, Tadapani, Chhomrong, Dovan, Deurali, MBC, ABC, Bamboo, Jhinu to Pokhara.

Can we see the Himalayas from Kathmandu?

You will see many mountains from Kathmandu valley but need to walk to that viewpoint Monkey Temple, Chandragiri Hill, Nagarkot View Point, Mountain flight, and Heli Tour.

How can I see Mount Everest without trekking?

If you have a short holiday in Nepal and really want to see Mt. Everest there are many options to see; Mountain flight, Nagarkot sunrise viewpoint, and Everest Heli tour 3-4hours.  

Is Nepal safe for Female Travelers?

We provide a female guide for female trekkers on their request so; it is 100% safe to trek from our side. But we are not sure for other trekking companies what they do.  We are always happy to provide female guide services for female trekkers in Nepal.