Ghorepani Poonhill Trek: Annapurna and its siblings at its best

The soft trek to Ghorepani Poonhill is full with scenic Himalayan views along the dense tropical vegetation and the best cultural display of Gurung ethnics which is specially designed for the families. The itinerary slots in enough time for cultural outlook in the traditional villages dominated by the brave British Gurkha Armies, Gurungs. Every campsite on the trek is full of life; trekkers can join the crew and the villagers in fun activities like dancing, singing and playing. The trial on the trek goes through the magnificent oak and rhododendron forests and slides up to alpine meadows that offer the feast to the eyes with the stunning views of the Annapurna Range. Poonhill, itself is the destination full of amazing things. The wide range of Mountain views including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Twache and many more from Poonhill are exceedingly beautiful during the sunrise.

Ms. Melanie Morillon from Denmark through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel had to say few lines on Poonhill Trek she had with us this autumn.

Every moment I spent in Pokhara, the trial highlights on the trek to Poonhill and the cultural and natural aspects I got to see in Tadapani and Ghandruk are the best memories of this trip.

The operation of Explore Himalaya throughout the trip was excellent and the staffs and guides were very professional.

Best suited trek for the beginners: Poonhill Trek


Poonhill trek in the Annapurna region is the best opted soft trek for the novices. Anyone, who can fairly walk can experience the beauties of rural Nepal during this trek. Pleasant walk through the rhododendron forests, overwhelming Gurung culture and mesmerizing hilly landscapes are the trial highlights of Poonhill Ghorepani Trek. The scenic views of Himalayas including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Twache and unique Fishtail during the sunrise and sunset is the primary highlight of the trek.

Recently, Kirchner family from Denmark through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel had a wonderful trek to Poonhill. Kirchner family said few beautiful lines about their Poonhill Trek and services of Explore Himalaya.

“Our Tour Officer, Mr. Bharat was wonderful and informative. He briefed us very well before the trek. Sudang, was a very good guide. He was very helpful. He had very good English and also had good connections throughout the trial.”

“Hotels in the cities had nice rooms with very friendly staffs. The lodges during the trek were basic but they offered us a wonderful service. Though, the food menu was almost same everywhere but it had a big variety. Small bus or jeep used for transportation, best suited the road conditions.”

“We found very friendly people throughout the trek. The nature here in Nepal is fantastic. We had a very good impression of Nepal and mountains.”



Short trek at the foothills of Annapurna-Poonhill Trek.


Poonhill 3190m is an exotic location which is the most frequent trodden trekking trial of Nepal. The soft trekking adventure offers the diverse and charismatic treasures of nature and culture throughout the course. Poonhill itself is a view-point worthwhile to watch the gigantic and striking views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Fishtail and so many other Himalayan giants dominating the sky in the region.

This spring Ms. Karin Jakobsen and Mr. Nils Jensen through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel enjoyed the most delightful vacation during the Poonhill Trek. During the 10 days trip from April 18 to 27, 2013, apart from the Poonhill Trek they also allotted the time for brief sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and the luxurious mountain flight.

This low elevation trek- Poonhill trek,  is wall-to-wall with panoramic Himalayan views along the pleasant tropical vegetation and the best cultural exhibition of Gurung ethnics at the Annapurna foothills which is specially designed for the cultural aficionados during the trek like Ms. Jakobsen and Mr. Jensen. Their itinerary had the enough time slotted in the traditional villages for the cultural outlook. Every campsite on the trek was full of life; the visitors joined the crew and the villagers and made the merriment getting involved in the activities like dancing, singing and playing. As they visited the local schools and market they were privileged to witness the cultural horizon at these places differing a lot to the built-up cities of Nepal. During the trek they hiked through the magnificent oak and rhododendron forests as they were ascending higher to the alpine meadows that gave the stunning views of the Annapurna Range. The conclusion of the trek made them the admirers of the nature. The places they visited during the Poonhill trek will long last in their memories.

Poonhill trek made extra-ordianary by Explore Himalaya.


Six Danish visitors through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel had the most wonderful vacation this spring. Beginning the trip on April 2, 2013 the enthusiastic visitors had the most popular trek of the country-Poonhill Trek, explored the natural bounties at Pokhara, came across with the rural lifestyle and culture during the mid-hills trip to Samari and also covered the cultural galleries of Kathmandu. They departed back home on April 18, 2013. However, Mr. Niels C. Hoegsberg- a member of the group described his experience and it goes this way.

“Meeting and handling was good, safe and very much informative.”

“We had wonderful guide as well as  the porters were not less friendly and positive. Meals in the city were great but during the trek they were basic however, it is understandable and still our guide was very helpful to avail us with the choices of food.”

“We found Nepalese to be friendly people during the services at all stations. Hotels we stayed in were very fine and transportation was not bad either. Since, we were with the experience company the itinerary was perfect.”

“We enjoyed the tour. Keep up the good work. Focus on sustainability, tell tourists to respect the nature so that the paradise within Nepal remains forever. Thank you so much you made the Poonhill trek extra-ordinary.

Poonhill trek 3


Mr. Andersson Morten and Ms. Herner Mette from Denmark through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel were with Explore Himalaya for their two weeks long excursion in Nepal from March 21 to April 3, 2013. Poonhill trek was the charm of their trip. Their Poonhill trek began on March 24, 2013 and ended on March 31, 2013. Poonhill trek is regarded as the most popular short trek of the Annapurna region. Mr. Morten quoted some beautiful regarding their Poonhill trek and the entire stay in Nepal.

“Meeting was very good fast and friendly. Our tour officer Mr. Sabin was very much informative.”

“Our trek was very well organized. Our trek guide to Poonhill Mr. Phurpa Tamang was very competent. He was very happy and joyful carrier. He knew the places very well as he always found tea houses for us which provided us good food, good place to sleep and also privileged us with glorious views. Hotels in the cities were good enough and our driver was very fine and possibly the safest we can expect in the Nepalese roads.”

“Overall the trip was fantastic.”



Trek to Poonhill 3193m


Poonhill trek is one of the shortest yet most promising treks in the Annapurna region. Traversing up and down through the pleasant woodlands of magnolia, firs and rhododendron, arriving frequently at the majestic waterfalls cascading from the elevated cliffs, exploring the cultural affluence of Gurungs ethnics in the villages along the course and feasting the eyes with gradually improving views of glorious Himalayan ranges of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and unique Fishtail are the prominent highlights of Poonhill Trek.

Ms. Linnet Bente Brix and Mr. Christensen Poul from Denmark through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel arrived to Nepal on March 19, 2013 with an aim of seven days trek to Poonhill. Poonhill trek starts at Pokhara and our visitors started their Poonhill trek on 21 March 2013. The trials on the foothills of grandiose Annapurna region where the blossoming colorful flowers in the tropical woods, hospitable cultures in the villages like Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani and the most delightful Ghandruk, showering beauties in the nature and most importantly the regal panorama of the Himalayas from different positions brought them to Poonhill. Poonhill is an exotic location at 3193m from where the most elegant views of the wide range of Himalayas including Annapurna, Tukuche, Fishtail and Dhaulagiri dominating the skyline is seeable.

Six days of trekking journey to Poonhill mesmerized our visitors and they were back to Kathmandu on March 27, 2013. They celebrated a free day at Kathmandu on 28th before departing back home on 29 March 2013.

Poonhill trek 2


Ms. Fruensgaard Igne and Mr. Hansen Jesper from Denmark preferred a short and fairly challenging trek in the Annapurna region. The visitors from our sole country partner Kipling Travel had the outstanding short trek to Poonhill which covers the glorified natural beauties and the unique cultural values of the region. Their Nepal trip began on 5th February and ended on 15th February, 2013.

Ms. Igne expressed her pleasures during the trek with some beautiful lines.

At the airport we were very timely met by Sardin. He made us feel very special with the very warm welcome professional attitude and informative guidance. At every step the services of the supporting staffs were outstanding. We were very much assured that we were very well taken care of.

Our trek guide Lambabu Sherpa served us with very warming hospitality. He was professional and had good knowledge about the area. He was quite humorous at some times and made us laugh.

The meals and the hotels in the cities as well as during the trek were pretty good. The transportation and the itinerary were perfect.

Overall, it has been a fantastic experience for us to visit Nepal. Everything went very smoothly. We have been traveling individually but with all that support and comforts that characterizes a group tour, we are fully satisfied with everything.

One of the best tours to explore real Nepal.


Mr. Alban and Ms. Iben through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel arrived to Nepal on January 7, 2012. The Danish visitors during their visit to Nepal experienced the Home-stays at Nuwakot and Samari, camped a night at Sele, trekked to Ghorepani and Poonhill at Annapurna region. Their visit also encountered with the Gurung culture at Ghandruk Village.

Prior to their tour beyond the valley, they had the brief sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley on the 8th. The cultural city with numerous ancient shrines, palaces and monuments reflects the Nepalese cultural and religious history. After, the couple of days stay at a exotic Hotel Summit in the valley, they began their exploration beyond the valley.

Their trek in the mid-hills of Nuwakot, Samari and Sele ended at Dhading. Right away, the another trek began to the most popular Annapurna region. This trek is a hilarious trek with the magnificent Himalayan views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri ranges including the one and only Fishtail from the hilltop likes Ghorepani and Poonhill. The Poonhill trek also covered the ethnically cultural village of Gurung inhabitants; Ghandruk.

The glorious trek to the Annapurna region ended at its origin point, Pokhara on January 18. The Danish hearts were full with joys and amusements after witnessing the amazing landscapes settling in the high mountainous regions of Nepal. They felt spellbind at several occasions with the distinct natural and cultural wealth they encountered at the Nepalese mid-hills.

After, visiting several panoramic sites in the rural Nepal, they spent a free day at busy Kathmandu, before their departure. They wondered,around the streets of Thamel and Asan. With the memories of one of their best vacations celebrated in the mid-hills of Nepal, they departed Nepal on January 19, 2012.