Poon Hill Trek: Tadapani to Ghandruk

EASY 6 reviews

Poon Hill Trek: Tadapani to Ghandruk is a 6.0 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Liuikharka, Gandaki, Nepal that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
22 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

kid friendly

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Day 4 of Annapurna 5-day trek to Poon Hill. This portion's destination is Ghandruk; a relatively short day, about 3 hours mostly downhill. You can consider continuing to Kimche. However Ghandruk has many good guest houses (while Kimche has almost none) and some sightseeing; there is a small local museum, a monastery and a temple. Take a rest in Ghandruk to sit outside in the sun and enjoy the warmer temperature at the lower altitude. From Tadopani you descend through the last mossy Rhododendron forest, through deep gorges, along a clear creek. Closer to Ghandruk the scenery starts changing to a dryer, more open forest. Ghandruk is also used as a stop-over for hikers who are on the way or returning from the ABC -Annapurna Base Camp- trek.

walking
2 months ago

It’s an amazing trek with clouds appearing in and out of the forest on the trial. Amazing views and lovely landscape. The forest can get a bit muddy & slippery on certain spots but over all the walk is pleasant and beautiful. You can see many species of local flowers & some indigenous plants. Just completed the 5 day poonhill, Ghorepani trek in April 2018.

backpacking
Monday, January 30, 2017

Did 14 years ago. Great Trek.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Beautiful trail. There's a waterfall about every 50 Ft or so it seemed.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago