Things you should know before going on Ghorepani Poon Hill trek

Poonhill trek is always something mysterious, inviting & charmed looking mountain. It always attracts travelers all around the world. The short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is a relatively comfortable four to five days trek that gives you access to one of Nepal's classic viewpoints of the Annapurna range. The Poon Hill trek is 3210 meters on the foothills of Annapurna, and the trail goes through mountain villages, misty forests, suspension bridges that look truly wonderful! The charmed looking & picture full mountains always make you go for a trekking. There are so many things you should get to know about the trek that is not necessarily shared in pictures or books!

Go for the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek in the right season

Don’t go for Ghorepani Poon Hill trek during the rainy season. The prime demerit of trekking during the rainy season is that you will not see the views. The sky is not clear, the clouds will cover the mountains, and you won’t see what you came here for. Not only that, but the trek will get muddy and full of insects and leeches. It seems like the common reason during the rainy season too. October to December is the most excellent season to travel such hilly regions because the weather is clear and calm.

The level of difficulty 

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is not as a walk in the park, no matter what the description says. Hence it would still recommend that preparing for the hike before and be fit for the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is always ideal. It is not a challenging task wilderness survivor trek either, but just be a bit prepared before the trek. 

Trek with experts

You must love to having a guide and checking the map thoroughly for your Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. Trekking Poonhill trek without a guide means you will miss extra information that the guide would have made known to you! Besides, taking no manual means, you have to arrange everything for your journey. It indicates that you are free to explore Poonhill in your own way. They will make your navigation of the trail easy. They show you flora and fauna grow and live in the area, names of birds and animals. However, it is unnecessary to have one if you are on a budget, but going independent requires a bit more preparation in advance. In case of emergency, your expert guide will be able to provide with first-aid help, and you will just enjoy the hike.

It is wise to hire porters.

Hiring a porter was such a relief for you while trekking Ghorepani Poon Hill! Unless you are a super healthy person, then it is recommended not to go cheap on this issue! It will save you so much energy, and you will be able to actually enjoy the trek and arrive at the tea houses without horrible back pain! The porters will carry up to ten to fifteen kg of weight for you, which will be more than enough for four to five days or even ten to fifteen days trek. If you go with a group, you won't have to worry about transportation to and from the trek.

Renting hiking equipment

Renting hiking equipment for trekking is a good option if you do not want to bring gear all the way from your country. It is also ideal if hiking the Himalayas was a last-minute decision! No problem at all, you can buy pretty much everything in Pokhara. Do not forget to bargain!

3 600 steps ascent

The ascent will take you about one hour to five hours, and that is approximately 3 600 steps. The stairs are not steep, so it is not as bad as it sounds. This is considered to be the most challenging day of the trek due to the number of stairs you will have to climb. The trek is built in such a way that you won’t get exhausted and enjoy your journey. However, it will require some good physical condition from you in any way. On the way, you will be rewarded with some fantastic views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain) and Annapurna!

 

Are you interested in doing this Ghorepani Poon Hill trek? Get in touch with Adventure Himalaya Circuit Treks & Tours Pvt. Ltd.-one of our local Nepal specialists who can organize this trek for you with an experienced licensed guide.