Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - Nepal

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - Nepal

A short but fun trek with great view

Ghorepani Poon hill trekking is short but an exciting trek that will let you explore the major attractions of Annapurna region just in 5-6 days. This short trekking trip is especially for those adventure lovers who are bounded by their time limits. Short trek to Ghorepani Poonhill offers a wonderful opportunity to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region. Poonhill is located at an altitude of 3,210m and the trek to Poonhill passes through beautiful local villages, rhododendron forest, and, of course, get access to panoramic views of Nepal’s most famous peaks e.g. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I and Annapurna South.

The are is very rich for hidden treasure of Nepalese culture and tradition. The area is an inhabitant of world's famous warrior 'the Gorkhas' the indigenous peoples e.g Gurung and Magar. Charming village, dense rhododendron forest, Oak forest full of birds, green hills and patchwork valleys are most interesting part of this trek.


  • Destination: Annapurna
  • Activities: Cultural / Tour Trekking
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Mode of Trip: Lodge Trekking
  • Maximum Altitude: 5,240 meters
  • Transportation: Drive
  • Accommodation: Teahouse 
  • Group Size: 1-12 Persons
  • Season: All time

Day 01: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga

Day 02: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

Day 03: Ghorepani to Poonhill to Tadapani

Day 04: Tadapani to Ghandruk

Day 05: Ghandruk to Pokhara

Day 01: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga
We will cover 42km distance from Prithvi Chowk and cross beautiful Lumle village to Nayapul (1,050m). Poonhill sunrise trek starts from Nayapul. Following Modi River, we will walk past forest of blooming rhododendron and cross small stream. We will cross Birethanti after about half an hour of trek and arrive at Tirkhedhunga.

Day 02: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
Steep trek for about 2hrs will take us to Ulleri (2,070m). We will cross the Magar village of Banthanti from where we can get spectacular views of Machhapuchhre Mountain (6,997m), Hiunchuli Mountain (6,441m) and Annapurna South Mountain (7,219m). We will cross the small river and climb to Nangethanti. We will arrive at Ghorepani from where we can get soaring views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I and other mountains.

Day 03: Ghorepani to Poonhill to Tadapani
Poonhill is popular for best sunrise view in Pokhara. We will rise very early and reach the base of Poonhill. About an hour of climb will take us to Poonhill viewpoint. We can get sunrise view over Dhaulagiri Mountain (8,167m), Annapurna I Mountain (8,091m), Annapurna II Mountain (7,937m), Annapurna III Mountain (7,855m), Annapurna IV Mountain (7,525m), Annapurna South Mountain (7,290m), Nilgiri Mountain (6940m), Tukuche Mountain (6,920m), Varaha Shikhar (7,847m), Lamjung Himal (6,931m) and other mountains. We will return to hotel in Ghorepani for breakfast and then take descending trail to Tadapani village from where we can get views of Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Fishtail and other mountains.

Day 04: Tadapani to Ghandruk
3hrs of easy walk through forest of oak, rhododendron and other alpine flowers will take us to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the large Gurung village. We can get striking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli and other Mountains from viewpoint in Ghandruk. Homestay in Ghandruk is a pleasant experience. We will be welcomed by the locals with Khada and traditional dance will be performed in evening in our honor.

Day 05: Ghandruk to Pokhara
From Ghandruk, we will lower down through the scenic route with views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail and Gangapurna Mountains. We will cross the forest of blooming rhododendron and reach Birethanti from where we will take the downhill walk and follow Modi Khola till we reach Nayapul from where we will Taxi and reach Pokhara in an hour.

Cost Includes

  • Free airport picks upon your arrival and a drop at the end of your trip
  • Sagarmatha Conversation Area Project Permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems)
  • 2 Nights accommodations in Kathmandu.(5 star or Similar)
  • Transportation by tourist bus ( Kathmandu- Pokhara - Kathmandu) and all necessary ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Trekking Map
  • Complete free trekking information before going to trek
  • Tasty and hygienic organic welfare dinner at the end of the tour in Kathmandu
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • All nights in local Hotel/lodges during trekking
  • An experienced licensed holder guide and needed number of porters as per your group size
  • Medical first aid kit box ( which is carried by your team) 
  • Foods, flight tickets, accommodations and local tax for guide & porters
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag and all necessary trekking gears are available in a hire

Cost Excludes

  • Your travel insurance ( Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum. 
  • International flight tickets and departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Any kind of drinks (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc) and of bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
  • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during only in trekking  
  • Tips and gratitude to your guides, porters, and drivers
  • Extra night accommodation or meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure and early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

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Trip Facts

Trip Duration 05 Day
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Easy - A
Transportation Private Vehicle
Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
Starting Price US$
Trip Type Short Trek
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Max. Altitude 2,755 Meter

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