Searching for an easy trek in Nepal with family and children? Then Poonhill is the right option.
Poonhill (Pun Hill) is located in the Annapurna region of Nepal towards the north of Pokhara. Poonhill Ghorepani trek is one of the most popular short treks in Nepal ideally good for short time trekking holiday. It lies on the foothills of the Annapurna Himalayan range. The trek also covers some part of the Annapurna Base Camp trek.
The significant highlight of this trek is undoubtedly the climb of Poonhill located at 3,210 meters (10,532ft) from sea level. Poonhill is the outstanding viewpoint for the spectacular and panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains including Annapurna (8,091m/26,546ft) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,796ft). Our guide will wake you up early morning to catch the stunning sunrise view from Poonhill.
One of the popular villages of Poonhill-Ghorepani route is Ghandruk (Ghandrung). Ghandruk has a large traditional settlement of Gurung ethnic tribe. The views are simply spectacular following the well developed trekking trail. The enchanting villages of Gurung and Magar tribe, dense rhododendron and alpine forests with the picturesque Machhapuchhre Peak (Fishtail) dominating the skyline make the trek tremendous. Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal. Poonhill Ghorepani trek becomes more colourful and attractive with the rhododendron flowers during spring.
- An ideal trip suitable for family and children
- Breathtaking Sunrise views from Poonhill
- 42 kilometers of walk in 5 days
- Typical Magar and Gurung settlements en-route
- Spectacular mountain views along the trek
- The great countrysides, rice field and scenic landscapes
- The dense Rhododendron forest