Ghorepani Poonhill Trek- Where the sun sets

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Nepal is known for her beauty and grace. The name itself conjures up an imaginations of White Mountains and green fields. The topographical composition of the nation is what fascinates nature lovers. The entire northern region having an alignment of snowy peaks, eight among the ten highest mountains reside in the country.

Among many scenic trek, the most popular one happens to be Ghorepani Poonhill trekking also popularly known as “Sun-view trekking”. It derives its name from the wonderful view of the sun it offers.

The trek is situated in the Annapurna region which itself is one of the best trekking region of Nepal. It is also one of the most visited trek. 

Some of The Reasons Behind Its Popularity Are:


The trek is short and can easily fit into one’s busy schedule. On an average, it shouldn’t take you more than 6-7 days to complete this trek. This trek is especially for those who are visiting Nepal for a short period of time and wish to experience the serenity of the magnificent Himalayas.


The trek is graded to be an easy one. The altitude needed to cover in this trek is less than 3000m. The trek requires no mountaineering skills, prior experiences, nor extremely fit body. On an average you will be walking only 3-5hrs a day for about 4-5 days only. This is the perfect trek for family. Children and senior citizen, both will enjoy this trek.

Scenic Beauty

Situated in the Annapurna region, the beauty of the trek is unquestionable. The trail offers you a phenomenal view of the Annapurna Rage, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Mt. Machhapuchere. You will come across green hills, lusciously green forests, blossoming rhododendron forests and elegant waterfalls and lakes.

Sunrise and Sunset View

The trek is known for its sunrise and sunset view. The sun rises above the levitating Annapurna range along the horizon of the sky. The sky exhibits a colorful background as the rays of the sun slowly dissolves itself into the infinite. The exact beauty is beyond the ability of any words to describe it.


Another major highlight of the trek is comfortable accommodation situated in small and beautiful rural settlements. Accommodation in this trek is never an issue even in the busiest season of the month. There are several comfortable tea houses with welcoming hosts for you to send your night in. They are not luxurious or modernized in any way. But they give an essence of the nomadic life in the pursuit of which you have set out to trek.


If this is your first trekking experience, Poonhill trekking is the best option to begin with. The short is short and easy and requires no exclusive skills to conquer it. The route is so marvelous that it will have you falling in love with nature all over again. The beauties you will beheld in this trek is beyond description and hence can be known only by experiencing it for yourself.

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