The Ghorepani Poonhill Budget trek is one of the most popular trekking in the Annapurna Sanctuary as it consists the easiest trekking route, as well as the best pricing. It's excellent for beginners as well as students, best for those who want to have a taste of trekking in the Nepal Himalayas.
Ghorepani is a village in Myagdi district, Dhaulagiri zone, Nepal, located at an elevation of roughly 2874 meters (9429 feet) within the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA).
Also known as Annapurna Sunrise Trek, the trekking journey tests your endurance at Ulleri, which has over 3000 stone steps, making it one of the world's largest stone steps. In the trails of Ulleri, trekkers can see the magical view of Mt. Annapurna (8091 m) & Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m).
Ghorepani Poonhill Budget Trek includes stops at Tadapani, Poon Hill, Ghandruk, and Nayapul, which are all important portions of the Annapurna region. During the sunrise and sunset, we also get glimpses of stunning golden Himalayan ranges, which light the eyes of any visitor and provide amazing landscape views, which is the primary attraction of Ghorepani Poon Hill Budget Trek.
Aside from that, this low-cost trek takes you to local villages where you may engage with Gurung and Magar people. The modest and charming settlements have distinct traditions and lifestyles that complement the vistas of lush vegetation and diverse terrace farming methods.
Birethati, Hile, Tikhedhunga, and more settlements may be found along the path. We pass through spectacular waterfalls, rice terraces, and deep rhododendron forests, adding to the beauty and adventure of the excursion.
This 7-day inexpensive Ghorepani trip is designed for trekkers who are short on both time and budget.
Ghorepani Poonhill Budget Trek Highlights
- The Best sunrise and Himalayan views from Poonhill (3,210 m)
- Mesmerizing views of Himalayan peaks such as Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Manaslu (8,163 m), and Annapurna I (8,091 m), and the other Himalayas from one of the largest Ghandruk Gurung villages and Ulleri Magar hamlet.
- Birethati, Hile, Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, and Tatapani village settlements.
- Walking through rice terrace fields, waterfalls, lush green forest filled with bamboo, pine, oak and rhododendron.
- An unique showcase of Gurung Museum in Ghandruk Village
- Budget Pricing, Short, easy, and 7 Days including arrival and departure.
Exploring Ghorepani Poonhill also requires some permits. Trekkers can get all of them in Kathmandu or Pokhara which Himalayan Trekkers will manage. The required permits and entrance fees are included in the package cost.
- TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management System) – USD 10 P/P for group Group Trekkers
- ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) entry permit cost for foreign Nationals except Indian USD 30
- ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) entry permit cost for SAARC nations- 200 NPR
- Local Province Fees as per Areas/Trekking Route
In comparison to other, higher-altitude treks in Nepal, this is a comparatively easy trek. Expect a difficult ascent up the stone stairway (3,381 total steps) from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani on 1,387 m of altitude gain in one day is not to be taken lightly. The length of each day's trip will be determined by your physical level and how often you want to stop to take in the scenery. Most trekkers prefer an average pace, which we've indicated above.
Best Season for Ghorepani Poonhill Budget Trek
Trekkers can do Ghorepani Poonhill Budget Trek all days of the year. There are 4 seasons in Nepal, which provide the different beauty of nature.
Spring and Autumn Seasons - is known as the best time for Ghorepani Poonhill. Both seasons provide the greatest weather, with beautiful blue skies, lush green forests bursting with vibrant flowers, and the sound of birds chirping. Most trekkers prefer to visit Ghorepani Poonhill or any other Himalayan region during this season. The beautiful panoramic view of the Mountain Ranges is also available in the spring and autumn.
Winter- Trekking in the winter can be a great experience and exciting. The trail will be quieter and less crowded. Trekkers will have no trouble finding lodging during this season. Winter displays a breathtaking panorama of snowcapped mountain peaks that will melt your heart.
Summer & Monsoon- summer and monsoon season come together. The weather will be a mix of hot and rainy days during this season. The route will be slick and muddy, making traveling a little more challenging. Trekking in the summer and monsoon, on the other hand, provides a refreshing atmosphere as well as an amazingly clear view of the mountain peak once the rain has stopped.