Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek starts and ends in Pokhara, a colourful foray into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek. Trekking in the Annapurna foothills to the view point at Poon Hill offering you unobstructed mountain views. As you ascend from Tikhedhunga to Ulleri, only the second day of your trek, the view of South Annapurna emerges. At Ghandruk, the mountains get much nearer; Annapurna South with Hiunchuli dominates the view here. Ghandruk is a large but beautiful village; the path ahead to Ghorepani via Tadapani is through dense temperate forests; it is a loverly walk with superb views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre from Bhaisi Kharka and Tadapani. A crest beyond Deurali, after Ghorepan, affords a stunning panorama of the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri that equals the magnificient vista from Poon Hill. From the poon hill, 450 meter further up from Ghorepani, the vista extends from Dhaulagiri, tukuche and Nilgiri South to Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hinuchuli and Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south really dominates the panorama. An easy trek in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, Magars dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque Peak of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline. On the middle of the Ghorepani Poonhill trek you will get opportunity to immerse yourself in the holy water in Jhinu hot spring if you have one day extra to extend your trip.