Aroma Nepal Treks & Expedition Pvt..
Poonhill (Annapurna Foothill)/ Ghandruk Trek
4 Night 5 Days Special Package Trip
This is a medium class trekking in the foothills of the Annapurna Range, which offers fantastic views of these mountains and glimpses of traditional village life. Most of the trekking variations will visit Ghorepani and Ghandruk. Ghorepani is the settlement (below Poonhill) of Magar people and Ghandruk was the first village to cater to tourists in Nepal. Poonhill (3,210 m.) is the best spot for mountain viewing and has the most magnificent view of the sunrise over the mountains you have ever seen! From Poonhill you can view more than 15 mountain peaks! The view takes in Dhaulagiri, the Annapurna and the Manaslu range. The Poonhill treks starts and ends in Nayapul, an hour and a half drive from Pokhara.
Day 01: Pokhara to Ulleri (2073m.)
Drive from Pokhara to Nayapool for 42 km then trek start from Nayapool (1050m.0 to Birethanti for 25 min trek then you will cross Modi River. From here take left side, follow all the way to Burundi Khola to Ramghai/Hille for 2 Hrs where you will have lunch and after lunch from Ramghai about 1and half hrs and from hille about 30 min to Tirkhedhunga ( 1577m.) a small gurung village and from here cross the hanging bridge and trek one and half hrs trek up to Ulleri (2073m.). Ulleri is a small gurung village from where you will see the mounatin of Annapurna South (7219m.) and Himchhuli (6441m.).
Total walking Duration: 5-6 hrs. Distance: 13.Km
Day 02: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2874m.) From Ulleri village after breakfast trek start to Banthanti for 45min( Village before start to forest-2350m.)and from Banthanti another one and half hrs gentle trek for Nangethanti (2550m.-Lunch place). Here you will walk inside of Oak and rhododendron forest. After lunch another one hours and 20 min for Ghorepani (2874m.) A beautiful Magar village from where you will see the range of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges.
Total walking Duration: 4 hrs. Distance: 8 Km
Day 03: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2660m)
Early in the morning before breakfast we have to start our sunrise trip from Poonhill (3210m. and 45min walk up). Poonhill is a popular view point in Annapurna Ranges from where we can see the Mountains as: Dhaulagiri I-8167m., Tukuche Peak-6920m., Dhampus Peak-6012m., Nilgiri-7061m., Annapurna I-8091m., Annapurna South-7219m., Himchhuli-6441m., Fishtail-6997m., Annapurna II-7937m., Lamjung Himal-6920m., Manaslu-8163m., and many more.. After sunrise trip we will back to Ghorepani, Take breakfast and after breakfast we start our trek to Deurali for one and half hours up and gentle trek from the ridge. After Deurali another one and half-hour gentle downhill to Banthanti for Lunch. After lunch one and half hours very nice gentle up and down to Tadapani Village (2660m.). Tadapani is a small gurung village totally surrounding by rhododendron forest from where you will get mountain view of: Annapurna South-7219m., Himchhuli-6441m., Fishtail-6997m., Mardi Himal etc in closed distance.
Total walking Duration: 5 hrs. Distance: 12 Km
Day 04: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1952 m)
This day is easier but beautiful days. Trek start after breakfast from Tadapani to Bhise-Kharka for 45min gentle walk in the forest then another 2-3 hrs gentle down and flat for Ghandruk (1952m.) .This day you will have your lunch at Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a beautiful Gurung village from where you will get the Mountain view of ; Annapurna South-7219m., Himchhuli-6441m., Fishtail-6997m., Mardi himal etc. After lunch you will go for village tour in Ghandruk specially old town of Ghandruk and Ghandruk Gurung Museum for 1-2 hrs then back to hotel for rest.
Total walking Duration: 4 hrs. Distance: 6.5Km
Day 05: Ghandruk to Pokhara (915m)
This day you will start your trek after breakfast from Ghandruk to 2 and half hours for Sauli-Bazar down and flat walk and from Saulibazar another one and half hours max easy and flat walk from corner of Modi Khola for Birethanti for lunch. After lunch trek 25 min for Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara. Optional: One hour Yoga course at Hotel.
Total walking Duration: 5 hrs. Distance: 10.5Km