• Adventurous trail.
  • See superb scenery throughout the trail.
  • Explore beautiful Ghandruk and Ghorepani villages.
  • Experience rich culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the locals.
  • Get to see gorgeous sunrise from Poon Hill.
  • Witness panoramic views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mardi Himal, and many other mountains.
Trip Details

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is one of the best alternatives for travelers who don’t have much time in their hand but still want to indulge in the beauty of the Annapurna region. The Poonhill trekking journey takes you to a height of 3,210 meters from where you will get to witness impressive views of the Himalayan mountains and gorgeous landscape. Many travelers opt for this trek every year to have a quick and memorable time in the Himalayas. The entire region is very abundant in vegetation and culture.

Ghorepani Poonhill trek itinerary starts with your arrival in the Kathmandu valley. After completing the legal procedures, we head towards by bus. Take some time to explore the various landmarks of Pokhara like Peace Pagoda, Rupa, and Fewa. You will then drive to Nayapul and trek along the banks of Modi River. Walk along the densely forested trails to arrive at the amazing Gurung settlement of Ghorepani. You then make your way from Ghorepani to reach Poonhill. The walk starts early, and you can catch a gorgeous panorama of mountains that inhabit the famed Annapurna region. Observe the Himalayan mountains and make your way towards Tadapani. Spend some time in this Gurung settlement, and then head towards the Gurung settlement of Ghandruk. This village is densely inhabited by Gurungs. Here you will visit a museum, which is a great place to learn about culture and traditions.

After spending some time admiring the snowy mountains from Ghandruk, you head to Birethanti, and then ultimately drive back to Pokhara where this Ghorepani Poonhill Trek ends. We, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition presents you professionally designed Ghorepani Poonhill Trek 8-days to let you enjoy the irresistible beauty of Annapurna region in a few days. We also make tailor-made Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, therefore feel free to share your dream journey with us.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu via respective Airlines.
  • Day 2Drive to Pokhara (950 m); 6 to 7 hrs drive.
  • Day 3Drive Pokhara - Naya Pul and trek to Ulleri (2,050 m/6,725 ft); 1 hour 30 min drive & 6 hrs trek.
  • Day 4Trek to Ghorepani (2,874 m); 5 hrs walk.
  • Day 5Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) via Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft); 6 hrs.
  • Day 6Trek to via Ghandruk village drive to Pokhara (1,940 m); 6 hrs.
  • Day 7Drive Pokhara (827m) - Kathmandu (1,375m).
  • Day 8Final Departure.
Day to Day detail itinerary

What to Expect

  • Airport – hotel -airport picks up and drops by private vehicle in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan as per category.
  • Hotel in Pokhara on BB plan as per category.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) one item menu during trekking period.
  • Best available accommodations during the trek in Tea house.
  • An experienced Government license holder guide.
  • Trekking porter during the trekking 2:1, max 12.5 KG baggage/porter.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local tax for Guide and porters.
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu (standard tourist bus)
  • Private vehicle from Nayapul to Pokhara after trekking.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available) if required.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • All government taxes and our service charges.
  • Farewell Dinner before departure.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected but not mandatory).
  • All kind drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Guide potter tips.
  • Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature,
  • Personal clothing, insurance against accidental, medical and emergency rescue evacuations.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue evacuation arrangements will be covered by travel insurance.

Useful Info

Himalayan Penchant:

A blend of the picturesque trail and jaw-dropping beauty of the faraway mountains makes the Ghorepani Poonhill trekking best of all. During the trek, you will get to see excellent views of Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Macchapucchre (6,993 m), and many others. As you will spend overnight in local villages, you will come across the ancient tradition and values of the villagers. Likewise, the trail passes by beautiful forests of rhododendron, oak, and wildflowers, which also enhances the journey. And, ultimately the gorgeous sunrise view from the Poon Hill will add an extra touch of pleasure in the trek.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek landmark

Pokhara:

Pokhara is a beautiful city, also known as the city of lakes. After Kathmandu, this place is the second biggest tourist hub of Nepal. Many outdoor activities and all the trek in the Annapurna region begins from here. There are lots of things to do and see in Pokhara. From thrilling paragliding to relaxing boating on the tranquil Fewa Lake, you will have endless options to spend your time here.

Ghorepani Village:

Ghorepani is a beautiful village surrounded by lovely rhododendron forests and mountains. This village will present you the rich culture and tradition of Gurung people, their daily lifestyle, and unique houses. This village is also one of the main highlights of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek.

Poon Hill Viewpoint:

Poonhill is the main highlight of this trek. It is a very famous vantage point of Annapurna region from where you will get to see one of the most captivating sunrises of your life along with views of western Himalayas. From Ghorepani village, it will take around one and a half hours to reach Poonhill.

Gurung Museum:

On the 6th day of Ghorepani Poonhill trek, you will reach a beautiful Ghandruk village where you will visit a Gurung Museum. This museum is run by the locals and present the traditional dresses, ornaments, household items, pictures of their ancestors, and weapons of Gurkhas.

Culture:

Trek to Poonhill will give you an amazing opportunity to dive deep into the culture and traditions of the Gurung and Chhetri people. As you’ll stay in a teahouse, you’ll get a closer look into their daily commute. Poonhill trekking offers you the joy of observing ancient artifacts treasured by the local people along with their old-style houses.

Ethnic Diversity:

During Poonhill Trekking, you will stay overnight in several villages like Ghorepani, Ghandruk, and Tadapani. These villages are dominated by people from Chhetri, Gurung, and Magar communities. They have a completely different set of culture, tradition, festivals, and language from one another.

Natural Aptitude:

The trail of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek includes many forests of rhododendrons and other wild-flower. The entire region is abundant in flora and fauna. During the trek, you can see several unique species of plants & herbs. There is also a chance that you can come across wildlife during your walk-in forests.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek difficulty:

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is a relatively moderate trek and can be performed by anyone having an adequate level of stamina & energy. The trail comprises of numerous steep ascends and descends, The trail is relatively marked, and you have to climb steep path. You need to walk for at least 5 hours a day.

Altitude Sickness and Prevention:

This trek will take you around 3,200 meters, which is said to be the high altitude. However, this trek does not carry that much chances of altitude sickness as you will gradually get elevation within the span of a couple of days. Also, the highest point of the trek is Poon Hill where you will stay for only a couple of hours or so. Usually, trekkers do not have to face with AMS during this trek, and even if you get altitude sickness, our professional trained guide will help you to recover it.

Transportation and Bag Pack:

The trek begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From here, a short drive will take you to Nayapul, which is the starting point of this Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking.

Here is the list of things that you should carry during Ghorepani Poonhill Trek:

  • Pair of hiking pants and casual pants.
  • T-shirts.
  • Thermal Wears.
  • Breathable Underwears.
  • Trekking shoes/socks.
  • Rain jacket.
  • Gloves.
  • Sun hat.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Trekking Pole.
  • First aid kit.
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc).
  • Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc).

Food and Accommodation during Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking:

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek offers a huge variety of food choices from local cuisine to Asian and Continental. The dishes are all tasty, cooked well, and hygienic. Along with that, you can also get different kinds of snacks, bars, soft drinks, coffee, tea, etc everywhere.

For accommodation, you can find rooms generally with two beds in both tea house and nice lodge with common washrooms. A few lodges may have the facility of the private washroom, but it cannot be guaranteed. Similarly, the rooms will be small with little furniture, and there will be a hot shower facility almost everywhere.

Best Season to go on Ghorepani Poonhill Trek:

Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May) is the best time of the year to go on Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. The bright sky, clear weather, and zest of chillness in the climate will add a lovely ambiance to the journey.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Cost:

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek cost can vary depending upon the facility you choose to incorporate during the trek. The cost will include your ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit) and TIMS Card. Along with that all ground transportation as per the itinerary, accommodation, food, expenses of guide & porter are also included in that cost. However, there are other expenses like tips, personal expenses, etc. is not involved in the above amount.

Miscellaneous:

  • Carry extra cash as there will be no ATMs on the trail or villages.
  • Make sure to take out insurance.
  • Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated.
  • Get a good map.