Ghorepani is one of the biggest village in the Annapurna mountains of Nepal. This village is one of the most popular village for Trekking in Nepal. Situated at an approximate altitude of 2760 meters above sea level, this village provides excellent views of Himalayan panorama of Nepal. This village is part of Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking route.
It takes about two days from Pokhara to reach Ghorepani. You need to drive to Nayapul and have to start walking following Modi River. You can stay either in Tikhedhunga or Ulleri for the first night and reach Ghorepani on second night. The trail is beautiful and leisurely.
It's a small town that has limited attractions. You can walk around the village, there are not many things to do. Poon Hill and Gurung Hill view points are amazing places for enjoying breathtaking Himalayan views.
The views of the Himalayas from this village are amazing. You may see 360° views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas on a clear day. Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, V, Tukuche, Dhampus, Nilgiri, Annapurna Sourth, Barah Sikhar, Machhapuchhre (aka Fishtail) are some of the major peaks seen from here.
Poon Hill is one the major attraction of this area. Visiting Poon Hill early in the morning for sunrise or late afternoon for sunset is memorable experience. Gurung hill is another viewpoint similar to Poon Hill but attracts less tourists. Snookers / Pool house is available for interested trekkers. Internet is available but speed is relatively slow.
There are few shops available for purchasing goods. These may include chocolate bars, biscuits, titbits, books, handicraft items etc. Postcards from surrounding areas are also available in various shops.
Though not required, porters and/or guides can be easily hired in Pokhara or Kathmandu at many travel agencies. As a classic "tea-house trek," which goes from village to village and does not require trekkers to bring along food or camping equipment, porters and guides are not compulsory.
There are guesthouses in all the villages scattered along the trail so set whatever pace you like and enjoy the views. It is the jungly bit of the hike and provides a nice contrast to the various ecosystems you will be hiking through in the coming days. The trail is pretty fun and considered as the most popular trekking route of Nepal.
Drive to Nayapul, trek to Tikhedhunga or Ulleri: 1.30 hrs drive, 3-4 hours walk
Tikhedhunga / Ulleri to Ghorepani: 6 - 7 hrs
Climb Poon Hill (3,210 M), trek to Tadapni: 5/6 hours
Trek to Ghandruk: 4 hours
Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara 4 hours walk, 1:30 hrs drive Once in Naya Pul you can catch a bus or arrange a taxi back to Pokhara
All lodges have their own restaurants for meals. They offer various meal items such as rice, handmade breads, eggs, noodles, spaghetti, macaroni, potatoes etc. The food tends to subsidies the room cost you are expected to eat in your hotel or they will increase the room rate!
Most lodges offer national and international drinks for travelers. Local spirits like "Tongba" and "Rakshi" are good to try.
Wide number of lodges are available for accommodation.
Poon Hill is the major attraction in this area. About an hour walk from Ghorepani to this hilltop is popular for sunrise and sunset views over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas.