Poonhill Gorepani trek is one of the best and short trek which can be done within 5-7 days. This lies in most popular trekking route Annapurna region. It is designed to those trekkers who is lacking of time to do Annapurna Base camp trek. This trek can be called as sunrise view trek or panoramic mountains views early in the morning. We have to walk up to the poonhill early in the morning around 4:45 Am for about 45 minutes to see the sunrise view. The mountains that we can see from poonhill are massif Dhaulagiri (8167m) which is the seventh highest mountain in the world. This mountain extends 120km (70mi) from the Kaligandaki River west to the Bheri. Massif Dhaulagiri was first climbed in 13, 1960 by Swiss/Australian/Nepali expedition team. Annapurna Himal Range, Annapurna I 8091m, Machhapuchchhre 6998m, Nilgiri 7041m, Annapurna south 7219m, Annapurna II 7939m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Lamjung Himal 6988m, Hiunchuli 6441m, Tukuche peak 6920m etc. Trekkers who are lack of time and interested in doing trek then they can do this trek of a week and make their life time memory. The trek starts from Nayapul of Pokhara. A Glimpse of the snow-capped peaks turning from grey to pink to brilliant white is just awe-inspiring. This trek can be done all year round although spring and autumn is considered as the best trekking season with ethnic group of Magar and Gurung. Trek starts from Nayapul which is one and half drive from heart of Pokhara . Hike for 4-5 hrs and overnight at Tikhedunga(1500m). The trail is uphill until Ullerari, Birethante,Banthate with Magar and Gurung ethnic group people. There are facilities of good accommodation with good and comfortable bed on the trail. Nepali national flower Red Rhododendron makes you trip more colorful while walking into the green forest with the clatter of Small River flowing downwards. Walking in the jungle makes your trip easier because of shade and fresh breathing air of nature.
When you are away from the noisy and dusty capital city to this trek then you will feel a vast difference in everything. We have to go through a beautiful Pokhara city which is full of beautiful lakes, snow capped mountains, and Paragliding can be done for 30-45 min. and sunrise view from Sarangkot danda. We have to hike uphill Nepal trail until our destination Ghorepani (2860m). The area that we can see from Ghorepani is beautifula and terraces land Shika, Tatopani (hotspring water)of Beni district,There is a big river name Kaligandaki you will see this if you go to tatopani from Shika village. We can take a jeep ride from shika to Tatopani(1200m) and there you can have a hot spring water bath which is believed that it heals your body pain from the hotwater. Tatopani is in the middle of two towering rocky hills and the Kaligandaki River flows by foot of the rocky high hills.