Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking (Day 2)

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Day 2 (Ghandruk – Ghorepani)

After the completion of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Day 1 trek, it was in our mind that Day 2 was going to be the hardcore one. Everyone whom we asked about the timing to reach Ghorepani from Ghandruk, s/he would reply the same; it takes 7 hours at least. We had never trekked for that long before, so we knew that it was going to be a big day for all of us. 

The next day, we forced ourselves to wake up earlier than before. Obviously, it was hard for us to leave that cozy and warm bed of our hotel room at Ghandruk. We did all the morning tasks, took shower as well since it was not that much cold there and had nutritional breakfast that would help us to walk the whole day. We couldn’t afford to waste our time there, so we packed our bags right away and became ready to backpack to the astounding place at an altitude of 2874m; Ghorepani. 

Morning view from Ghandruk

So, it was around 8 AM when we started stepping towards Ghorepani. The trek trails were somehow similar to the previous day’s but the difference was that we were trekking ‘into woods’ this time. Plus, we were quite in hurry to avoid the possibility of getting no hotel rooms at Ghorepani. Personally, I was loving that day’s trek; specially walking through the thick and thin forests. The silence where you can hear nothing but the chirping sounds of birds and the calmness of the dense forest are the things a trekker needs I guess. 

..the silence where you can hear nothing but the chirping sounds of birds and the calmness of the dense forest..

Into the woods 

Tadapani

Walking for around 3 hours continuously from Ghandruk, at exactly 10:30 AM, we reached ‘Tadapani’. The place was so lit at that time. The hotels were located in an open place from where the Himalayas were clearly visible. We were extremely excited to see the outstanding views from there. The clouds were all over, but we waited quite a time to let them move away and let the peaks show their face to us. The mount Machhapuchchhre view was so lovely. Resting there for some time and capturing all those alluring views, we continued. 

The trek after that point was mostly either steep uphill or downhill. As soon as leaving Tadapani, the route was steep downhill deep inside the dense forest for around 20 minutes. Then, the steep uphill after that was terrible actually. For almost like half an hour we were struggling hard to climb up to reach a place called ‘Banthati’. The place was at the top with one or two hotels. Staying there feeding something to our belly with the view around would have been wonderful but we couldn’t afford that. We had to rush. 

Mount Machhapuchchhre close-up

The trails from there still continued to be the same. The one thing that was very fascinating about this route was that the hotels would appear out of nowhere in between the jungle. And they all were not normal but attractive ones. We were continuously giving some time to rest ourselves there again and again.

Stone house

Ghorepani

Controlling the intense breathing and heartbeat climbing uphill through the woods for few hours, we finally reached the topmost place of that route. That place was such an eye-catching one for trekkers. We could literally see the clouds moving around us; at one moment it would be foggy all around while seconds later, everything would be clear. It was fascinating indeed. From there, a part of Ghorepani village was visible and after realizing that we are very close to it, all the pain that we carried throughout the day felt to be worth it.  

Ghorepani <3

We climbed down the stone paved stairs for around half an hour from there to come across the welcome gate of Ghorepani. It said, “Welcome to Ghorepani Poon Hill”. The feeling was amazing. It was 4 PM; means we made it to there in around 8 hours. We quickly rushed to find hotel rooms. Luckily, we got the accommodation in our first attempt. We made ourselves comfortable for some time. Later, we tried mo:mo there in the evening, had our tummy filled with dinner at night and were off to bed early as the next morning was something we walked all the way for; The Sunrise from Poon Hill.  

Layers of Hills and mountains from Ghorepani

“Thank you for visiting this post again. Hope you had checked the Day 1 post, if not then you can click the link in the first line of this post. The Day 3 story will soon be published.”

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