Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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Ghorepani Poon Hill 6 days trek is tremendously famous and one of the most popular treks in the Himalayan region of Annapurna foothills. Because of its beautiful mountains, landscapes, diverse cultures, and decent guest houses, the trek is the number one choice for nature lovers and adventure trekkers. Ghorepani Poonhill trek is an altitude-free and scenic journey that suites to anybody with a moderate level of fitness. Children, above 10 years will also enjoy the trek equally as their parents would do. Ghorepani Poonhill trek starts in the lake city of Pokhara after a scenic 200km drive or a 25-minute mountain flight from Kathmandu. Pokhara is a beautiful city with an amazing lake and caves, we can enjoy boating on the Phewa lake. This lake city is also the starting point for some of the most famous treks in the Annapurna region.

Ghorepani Poonhill trekking continues on a private coach to Nayapul from where the trek really begins. Crossing the suspension bridge over Modhi Khola River, we ascend through beautiful villages, terrace farming lands enjoying the views of fishtail towering above us. We continue our trail and walk mostly through lush, peaceful and quiet woods to Ghorepani at 2800m. The next day we make an early hike to Poonhill (3210m) to see the breathtaking views of mighty Annapurna ranges including Fishtail, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri. Mount Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri are the over 8000 Meter Mountains in this region. The grand sunrise view from Poonhill will be another marvellous moment in this hike.

Ghorepani is a fascinating village with some decent tea houses and a beautiful rhododendron forest. The village is also the gateway to Annapurna Himalayas. The trail leads to the north from the village is a wonderful trek to Jomsom Muktinath and to the east is a fascinating Annapurna base camp aka Annapurna sanctuary trek. We leave Ghorepani following the eastern trail to Tadapani and Ghandruk, both are fantastic villages for stunning views of the Annapurna South and Fishtail.

Ghandruk is one of the largest Gurung villages on the lap of the Annapurna with its traditional houses, rich culture and picturesque setting below fishtail mountain. Walking down through the beautiful steps we make a loop at Birethanti and take a private coach drive from Nayapul to Pohkara. Or we can extend our trek for two more days walking through Pothana village to Dhampus village and then to Dhampus Phedi from where we have half an hour drive to Pokhara. Ghorepani Poonhill trek can also combine with two nights three days wildlife safari in the tropical Chitwan National park.


  • Pokhara, Ulleri, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Tadapani, Ghandruk, Nayapul, Bireythanti, Pothana, Dhampus
  • Embark on a Nepalese most famous short trek, good for all season
  • Hike 3,390 steps to be rewarded by panoramic views of Mount Fish-Tail 
  • Spend the night in family-runed comfortable teahouses along the trekking route
  • Witness the grand sunrise from Poon Hill viewpoint
  • Enjoy the breathtaking panorama of the Annapurna range including Mount Dhaulagiri and Mount Nilgiri from Poon Hill 

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu Airport (1,350m), TIA, Nepal

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will meet one of our trek leaders who will be standing in front of the arrival terminal with the colourful garlands to welcome you. Transfer to hotel, rest of the day is free and relax. In the evening one of our team leaders will come to see you and take you for a welcome dinner at a typical Nepali Restaurant. Enjoy the local meal with a great conversation and a short brief about Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

After an early breakfast, we depart for six hours drive to Pokhara (925m,), 200 kilometres west of Kathmandu. As we climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, we follow upstream to its junction with the Marshyangdi River. We follow the Marshyandi River gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes us directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is a tourist's paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhists and Hindus along with mountains. We can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty. We can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.  

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Pokhara
  • Maximum Altitude:8,25m

After early breakfast at hotel in Pokhara, we take a 2 hour scenic drive to Nayapul from where our trek really begins. We walk via Birethanti (1065m) to Ulleri (2100m) which takes about six hours. The first part of our trek is easy passing through numerous small villages and settlements. Afterwards we ascend gently to the final destination of the day. The majority of people here are Gurung and Magar and their religion is Buddhist. They are engaged in agricultural activities, tourism business and some in Gorkha and Indian regiments. Overnight at guest house in Ulleri. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Nayapul and trek to Ulleri
  • Maximum Altitude:1,050m, 2,100m

After breakfast at a guest house in Ulleri, we start our pleasant hike from Ulleri via Banthanti to Ghorepani village. On the way, we can see a good view of Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail 6997m), Huinchuli (6441m), and Annapurna south (7219m). Now, our trail is quite easier passing through the forest and descends gently up to the final camp. We can see some of the wildlife such as monkeys and various species of birds. Overnight at guesthouse in Ghorepani.  

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Ghorepani
  • Maximum Altitude:2,800m

In the early morning hike one and half hours to Poon Hill (3210m) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7855m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. Hike back to Ghorepani, breakfast at the guest house, we begin our trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650m) through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos and oaks. En- route, we frequently see waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, local birds and green sceneries. Tadapani is a small village surrounded by beautiful forests which grants us a magnificent view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, Annapurna II and so on. Overnight at guest house. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani
  • Maximum Altitude:3,210m.,2,650m

After breakfast, we start an easy day; today’s trek is an easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. We can hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way. This is one of the popular destinations for birds' lovers. Ghandruk is a large Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village, we can see good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail. Overnight at guest house.  

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Ghandruk
  • Maximum Altitude:2,000m

After breakfast, the first part of our trek is steeply down following a stone staircase to Kimbu (Beehive). Kimbu or Bee hive is located at the elevation of 1200 meters on the bank of Modi Khola. Now, the trail steeply ascends following the stone staircase up to Landruk. The trail ascends gently for nearly two hours and again ascends steeply for an hour to Deurali (2,150m) passing through Tolkha village (1,850m). From this point, we can see a panoramic view of Dhaulagiri I (8,167m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), Fishtail (6,997m), Annapurna III (7,755m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Annapurna II (7,937m) and Lamjung Himal (6,930m). Now, the rest of the trail descends gently down to Pothana village (1,900m). Overnight at guest house.  

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Pothana
  • Maximum Altitude:1,990m

After breakfast, we leave Pothana on a pleasant trail to Dhampus Phedi, our trail descends gradually for down at least an hour and follows gravel road for two hours and then steeply descends to Phedi passing through Dhampus village, paddy fields and forest protected by a local community. Upon our arrival at Dhampus Phedi, we take a private vehicle to reach Pokhara. Overnight at a comfortable hotel in Pokhara. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Pokhara
  • Maximum Altitude:8,25n

After breakfast, if you are interested in a Jungle safari trip, 2 nights 3 days’ jungle activities, we will transfer you into the tropical Chitwan National park. Or if you are coming to Kathmandu while driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach Manakamana Temple. En- route, we can enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe we climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city. We can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes. In the evening, join the farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with a live culture show. Overnight at the hotel.  

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

After breakfast, we will drop you at international airport for your flight back to home. Wish you have a safe and sound journey back home. Hope to see you again in the future.  


    • The entire airport picks up and drops.
    • Standard hotel in Kathmandu, and Pokhara with breakfast.
    • Necessary flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara return trip or one way.
    • Annapurna Conservation fee with trekking permit.
    • Tims card (trekking information management system card).
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking period.
    • Accommodation (guest house) during the trekking period.
    • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs.
    • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance.
    • 2 nights 3 days jungle safari trip full board basis.
    • All necessary grounded transportation.
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
    • Welcome and fare well dinner in Kathmandu serve by Ram Kumar.
    • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.
    • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program.
    • Personal nature expenses.
    • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
    • Rescue & Evacuation.
    • Gratitude (tip) for staff.


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    Useful Information

    Note: On the day 7 we can have two options, as option one, we can continue our trekking down to Berithanti (5 hours) and catch a private vehicle at Nayapul then drive to Pokhara OR, the second option would be we can extend our trek for two days walking through the Pothana village and Dhampus village to Dhampus Phedi and half an hour drive to Pokhara.


    Can I do the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek?

    Ghorepani Poon Hill 6 days trek is suitable for any hiker who is looking for some little adventure and a mountain trek with spectacular views of the Himalayas. It is not necessary that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. However, daily jogging or walking exercise is useful and you should be in the good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.

    When should I come for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek?

    Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is good for all seasons so you can enjoy the trek in any month from January to December. However, February, March, April, May and September, October, November and December are the best months to trek this route.

    What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?

    Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is an exciting and easy journey. We trek up to 3210 meters passing through villages, rivers and lush green hills, so you will need to have the right equipment with you. Click here for more information. 

    What kind of food can I get while Trekking?

    All meals on a full board basis will be provided during the trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (Western, Continental and Nepalese food are available everywhere). Three meals a day will be provided.

    Do I have a pre-departure Meeting?

    Yes, first of all, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel and our tour leader will brief you about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduce your trek guide and helpers. 

    How can I book Ghorepani Poonhill Trek?

    Once you confirm the trek, we require a photocopy of your passport and a 20% down payment of the total price for advance booking of the hotel and permit processing.

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