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Why Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is perfect for Beginners

A newbie in the trekking adventure holiday and yet want to traverse some awesome trails in the mountains? We will tell you which trip suits you perfectly. Read the post to learn why Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is perfect for beginners. This adventure trek in the foothills of the Annapurna gives you an incredible introduction to the trekking in Nepal.

A short and beautiful adventure, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the most popular short and easy trekking trips in Nepal. Only five days of trekking in the mountains offers you a lifetime experience. This is an easy Himalayan trekking adventure though. Let’s take a look at the reasons why Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is perfect for beginners.


Trek starting point

This trek starts at Nayapul, a small town on the bank of Modi Khola, which is 1.5 hours’ drive from Pokhara. The walk progresses towards Birethanti along the river bank and later heads towards Ghorepani. On the first day, you will stay overnight either at Tikhedhunga or walk further higher to Ulleri village. Some people also choose to stay at Hile.

The first day of the walk is an easy-going walk along the well-trodden dirt road. About five hours of the trek along the trail amidst beautiful surroundings brings a wonderful walking experience.


Along the trail

The trail is a mix of lots of walking up and down the mountains. Although we have categorized this trip as an easy trek and fit for beginners, it certainly involves some challenges. From the second day onwards, the trek entails more challenging time to walk the steps up and down. The second day of the walk is all uphill but is it certainly worth going for.

You will get to enjoy and experience peaceful lush nature as you traverse the meandering trail. The third day has an early morning hiking to Poon Hill that offers you a great panorama of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges of the Himalaya. You will also enjoy a great sunrise that gives your heart a sense of joy. Later, the trek takes you along the trail through beautiful forest to Tadapani. The walk to Ghandruk village the next day is a short and easy walking day.

Instead of trekking to Ghandruk from Tadapani, you can also trek to Jhinu Dan where you can enjoy natural hot spring bath.


Here is why Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is perfect for beginners

Before you set off on a trekking adventure in Nepal, you have to have a clear understanding of what involves in the adventure. As Nepal is a mountainous country, walking here means going up and down the trail. So, all the trekking adventures in the Himalayas require you to be patient with the mountains. Without trekking up and down the mountains, no trek in Nepal is complete.

This trekking adventure is one of the easy ones in the Himalayas given its elevation, duration, and difficulty of the trail. Even if you haven’t done any trek before, you can certainly set off on the adventure with just a small preparation.

You will be trekking along the foothills of the high mountains. The highest you reach on the trip is only 3,210 meters above sea level. This trek keeps you below 3,000 meters for overnight stays. Walking through lush forest on the trail that has been well-trodden is a comfortable adventure. You can also enjoy the view of the mountains and the beauty of nature as you traverse the trail. You will find several other trekkers along the trail.

It is also an ideal trekking adventure for beginners because the walking days are normally shorter than other high altitude trekking trips. You will walk for around 5 hours on average with around 7 hours being the longest day. If you want to introduce yourself with trekking adventure, it is the ideal trip. Now you know why Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is perfect for beginners, you can certainly plan the adventure.


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