- Hike up to Poonhill to watch sunrise and sunset
- Spectacular views of Annapura I, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Macchapuchre etc.
- Visit Ghorepani, Gurung museum and enjoy ethnic Gurung culture
- Walk through the forests of bamboo, rhododendron, pine and juniper
The trekking trail runs through the lower part of the Annapurna region, through the woods of pine, rhododendron, and juniper. The main objective of this trek is to reach the village of Ghorepani (2874m) and hike up to Poonhill (3210m).
Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the shortest and classic trekking trails in the lower part of Annapurna region. The trek passes through the traditional village, terraces farms and rhododendron forest and culminates to the top of the Poon Hill (3210m), making a comfortable trek circuit along Nayapul, Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Ghandruk, Birethantiand Pokhara. Poon Hill is probably the most popular hill station in the Annapurna trek to watch sunrise and sunset views including Himalayan panorama of Mt.Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6839m) Barah Shikhar (7654m), Annapurna south (7219m) , Fish Tail (6993m) etc.
Ghorepani is a small village amidst the forest with a stunning array of rhododendron flowers and warming hospitality and culture of ethnic Gurung community. You can also visit the Gurung Museum and buy local handicrafts to support the local economy. this Annapurna panorama trek is also known as the Ghorepani Ghandruk circuit trek.
Poonhill, one of the most popular hill station in the Annapurna region offers a mesmerizing sunset and sunrise views over the Himalayan peaks. Aside from Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), other stunning peaks you can observe include Annapurna South (7219m), Nilgiri (7061m) Macchapuchre (6993m), Hiunchuli (6441m) etc.
The Annapurna Panorama Trekking can be done around the year however the Himalayan views are most clear during Spring and Autumn season. The trek begins at Nayapool in Pokhara and ends at Jhinu village.