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5 Splendid Days in Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with KTM

05 days Ghorepani Pun Hill trek in Annapurna with Kathmandu sightseeing and Pokhara visit, enjoy the views and sunrise from Poon Hill

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10 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Max. Altitude: 3210 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 1 / Max. 12
  • Best Time: Feb to Jun, Sep to Dec
  • Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6
  • Accommodation: Local Lodge

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Leisurely Plus Level

This trip generally involves an average of 5-6 hours slow but steady walk in a day. This rating is for less than 10 days walk below 3500 meters.

5 splendid days trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill is a brief and captivating trip to the Himalayan foothills that provides breathtaking panoramic vistas of the Annapurnas. This short hiking venture is the most renowned trek in Annapurna region for its gripping views of sensational landscapes & the sunrise & sunsets we get to see hereabouts. The trek begins and ends in sublime Pokhara.

For trekkers seeking natural beauty and enthralling experiences, Ghorepani Poonhill will always be the number one option as the trek offers stunning sceneries, varied culture and ideal accommodation facilities. The exciting trek requires an average level of physical fitness so even children above 10 years old will be able to enjoy it. The trek begins after a scenic drive of 200km or a 25 minutes exciting flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. You can go for boating on the Phewa Lake & warm up with an enjoyable hike to Sarangkot hill for once-in-a-lifetime sunrise or sunset scenes in Pokhara, a lovely hub for some of the most blitzing treks on the planet with serene lakes and mystifying caves.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek begins with a ride to Nayapul in a private coach. We trek though lovely villages and irrigated farmland as we cross an airy suspension bridge over Modhi Khola River and across green forest to Ghorepani village at (2800m). The next day we trek to Poonhill (3210m) early in the morning to experience the awe-inspiring vistas of gigantic Annapurna ranges including some prime mountain peaks over 8000m. The magnificent sunrise from Poonhill will be one of the overwhelming moments in the trek.

Ghorepani is an interesting village with good accommodations and beautiful rhododendron woods. The route from the village leads you towards Jomsom Muktinath in the north and Annapurna Base camp in the east. We continue our trek moving to the east of the village towards Tadapani & then to Ghandruk, one of the biggest Gurung villages on the foothills of Annapurna south. It is very popular for classical houses and culture as well as its picturesque location below fishtail mountain. Our trek wraps up as we descend down to Birethanti for our drive from Nayapul to Pokhara. Alternatively, we can lengthen our trip for two more days as we can hike across Pothana village to Dhampus village and finally to Phedi. Then we return to Pokhara with a half an hour cruise by bus to Pokhara to wander down by the waterline of Phewa Lake.

Ghorepani Poonhill trek short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport (1350meters).
Day 02: Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (925m), Drive six hours or flight 25 minutes.
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul (1050m) and trek to Ulleri (2100m), drive 2 hours, trek 6 hours.
Day 04: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2800m), walking 6 hours. 
Day 05: Early hike to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2650m), walking 7 hours.
Day 06: Trek from Tadapani (2650m) to Ghandruk (2000m), walking 4 hours.
Day 07: Trek from Ghandruk (2000m) to Pothana (1990m), walking 6 hours.
Day 08: Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi, drive to Pokhara, walking 4 hours, drive 3o minutes.
Day 09: Drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, drive 6 hours, flight 25 minutes, Or Juggle safari.
Day 10: Final Departure from international airport.

Trip cost: Please write us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek then we will provide you all the necessary information with the cost details as per your group size.

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek – Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport (1350meters).
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 colorful garlands to welcome you. You will be transferred to your hotel; & the rest of the day is free to relax around. 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. We enjoy the local meal with some interesting conversation and short briefs about your Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. Overnight at hotel

Day 02: Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (925m), Drive six hours or flight 25 minutes.
After an early breakfast, we depart for six hours drive to Pokhara (925m,), 200 kilometers 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 tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist 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 your hotel in Pokhara

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul (1050m) and trek to Ulleri (2100m), drive 2 hours, trek 6 hours.
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 our guest house in Ulleri

Day 04: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2800m), walking 6 hours. 
After breakfast at guest house in Ulleri, we start our pleasant hike from Ulleri via Banthanti to Ghorepani village. On the way, we can see good views of Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail 6997m), Huinchuli (6441m), and Annapurna south (7219m). Now, our trail is quite easier passing through 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 guest house in Ghorepani

Day 05: Early hike to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2650m), walking 7 hours.
In the  early morning we hike for one and half hour 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, enjoy breakfast at our 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, and Annapurna II and so on. Overnight at guest house

Day 06: Trek from Tadapani (2650m) to Ghandruk (2000m), walking 4 hours.
After breakfast, we begin with an easy day; today's trek is a cool walk 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 the 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

Note:  On the day 7 we can have two options, with 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 do a half an hour drive to Pokhara.

Day 07: Trek from Ghandruk (2000m) to Pothana (1990m), walking 6 hours.
After breakfast, first part of our trek is steeply down following stone staircase to Kimbu (Bee hive). 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 (2150m) passing through Tolkha village (1850m). From this point we can see panoramic view of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Fishtail (6997m), Annapurna III (7755m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m) and Lamjung Himal (6930m). Now, the rest of the trail descends gently down to Pothana village (1900m). Overnight at guest house

Day 08: Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi, drive to Pokhara, walking 4 hours, drive 3o minutes.
After breakfast, we leave Pothana on a pleasant trail to Dhampus Phedi, our trail descends gradually for at least an hour and follows a gravel road for two hours and then steeply descends to Phedi passing through Dhampus village; paddy fields and forest protected by local community. Upon our arrival at Dhampus Phedi, we take a private vehicle to reach Pokhara. Overnight at a comfortable hotel in Pokhara

Day 09: Drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, drive 6 hours, flight 25 minutes, Or Juggle safari.
After breakfast, if you are interested in Jungle safari trip for 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 to Manakamana Temple. En- route, we can enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people 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 a farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with live culture show. Overnight at hotel

Day 10: Final Departure from international airport for connecting flight home
After breakfast, we will drop you to the international airport for your flight back home. We at Alpine Eco Trek would like to wish you a safe and sound journey back home. We do Hope to see you again sometime in the future.

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors are beyond our control and can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. If a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

Service Includes

  • 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

Service Excludes

  • 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

Trek FAQ

Some essential questions and answers about Ghorepani Poonhill trek:

How can I book Ghorepani Poonhill trek?
Once you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.

How can I enter in Nepal?
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and none-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

Can I do Ghorepani Poonhill trek?
This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something little adventure and mountain trek with stunning views of Annapurna Himalayas. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.

When should I come for Ghorepani Poonhill trek?
This trek is good for all seasons so any months from Jan to Dec are the best time to do this trek. Although, Feb, March, April,  May and September, October, November and also December are the very best months to do a trek in this area.

Do I need to stay in Katmandu and Pokhara?
Kathmandu valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, and Pokhara, is a beautiful city with lakes and caves, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu and two nights in Pokhara before and after your trip. In our program we are providing you the standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis.

Can I join with group?
Yes, you can join with group, we guarantees a series of fixed group departures dates for Ghorepani Poonhill trek. We can arrange small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.

Do I need to join with group?
It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which are best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according by your selecting starting date.

Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?
Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.

What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?
Ghorepani Poonhill trek is an exciting and easy trip. We trek up to 3210m walking through villages, rivers and green hills, so you need to have right equipments with you. Click here to have more info 

What kind of meals I can have during the trip?
All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.

Do I have pre-departure meeting?
Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?
Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?
Definitely, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

Travel Insurances

Travelling is an investment and we believe that an insurance makes your investment secure. It is a condition of joining any of our adventure trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medial issues or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of our adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage in Tibet trips. Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.

Please kindly provide us your copy of insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.


Alpine Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff

Food during the trip

Food on full board basis will be provided during the spent on trekking. Three meals (Sherpa, Nepalese and Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian dishes) a day will be served from the guesthouse/lodge menus or at camp cooked our master cook. Every day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same guesthouse/lodge we spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination. Reception, farewell dinner with culture show will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.

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Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).


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