Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trekking and Walking

5.00

  • Guaranteed Satisfaction
  • Transparent Price
  • No hidden fees
  • Experience of a More than 10 Years
  • Personal Touch & Professional Service

US$ 625 P/P

Trip Info

  • Duration

    10 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    Poon Hill 3210 M m

  • Difficulty

    moderate

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Private drive/flight to KTM-Pokhara-KTM

  • Region/Type

    Annapurna Treks
  • Best Season:

    • Spring (Mar, Apr)
    • Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is one of the most popular trek destination of the Annapurna Region that lies roughly around at the altitude of 2,874 meters (9429 feet) within the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) of northern-central Nepal in Myagdi district, Dhaulagiri zone.

PoonHill ViewPoint is considered one of the lofty mountain viewpoints and is the most amazing one in the Himalayan Region. Furthermore, this trek is the best for a beginner to get a grip on the best views of the sun rising over the Annapurna mountain range which is exceptionally beautiful.

Poonhill trek itinerary takes you through ancient pathways that connect local settlements, passing through rhododendron forests and rice paddies while taking in vistas of snow-capped mountains.

You climb through little mountain settlements like Ghorepani, Ulleri, and Ghandruk, which look like they came straight off of a postcard. This trekking route has a variety of guest houses and lodges where trekkers and climbers can stay and eat while walking to the summit of adjacent Poon Hill (3,210 meters/10,531 feet) to see the sunrise and lovely snow-capped peaks.

This trekking destination is an excellent introduction to the Himalayas for even experienced trekkers, especially if time is limited. The lodging along this well-traveled route is excellent, and the menus are not disappointing. The mountains, of course, never fail to wow with their picturesque splendor. 

So, join our 10 days Ghorepani Poonhill Package to explore the amazing beauty of the Annapurna Region. 

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek highlights

  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • A stunning panorama of the Himalayan Mountains.
  • Get to know about the Gurung and Magar community's culture and traditions.
  • Trek is rather easy and may be tailored to your own needs and desires.
  • Poonhill offers spectacular sunrise and sunset views.
  • Some pretty small human villages such as Hile, Tikhedhunga, Birethati, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Ghandruk etc. 
  • One of the most amazing and easy trekking routes in the Annapurna region 
  • Walk with lush green forest, small cascades, the sound of birds chirping, and the fresh surrounding of nature.

Permits to do the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Permits every trekker required to do trekking in Ghorepani Poonhill. 

- TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management System) – USD 10 and NPR 1000 for group / USD 20 and NPR 2000 for solo trekkers

- ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) entry permit cost for foreigners- USD 30

- ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) entry permit cost for SAARC nations- 200 NPR

The traveler should carry all the permits with them every time because there will be checking at various checking posts along the way. 

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Difficulty

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is regarded as an introduction to the Annapurna Region's main trekking attractions. It is one of Nepal's easiest treks, if not the easiest. This trip is considered family-friendly, and unlike other Nepalese trekking routes, you may do it in a short amount of time.

Despite the fact that the Poon Hill Trek is considered easy, hikers and trekkers should be in good physical condition. After all, you're still trekking across Nepal's Himalayas.

Best Season do do Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Trekkers can do trekking in Nepal all days and seasons of the year. Every day and time will offer the unique beauty of nature to the visitors. 

In Nepal, spring is one of the greatest seasons for trekking. The weather is expected to be pleasant and sunny. The red and white rhododendron, as well as other vivid flowers, can be seen on the trekking routes. Trekkers are treated to a clear and breathtaking sight of Mount Massive and the surrounding environment.

Winter is the ideal season for those seeking peace and quiet on their treks. The trail will be significantly quieter than it is during other seasons. On the trekking paths, you can obtain a spectacular glimpse of the snowcapped mountains and the gleaming white snow. It will be pretty chilly, but the winter trekking experience is incredible.

Summer is accompanied by monsoon. That implies torrential rains and scorching temperatures. Because of the rain, the trails will be a little sloppy and muddy during the summer, and sunny days will be extremely hot. Trekkers should exercise caution on the trail, but this season offers some of the most spectacular views of the Massif Mountains, with the best views occurring after the rain has stopped.

Autumn is another fantastic time to go trekking in Nepal's Annapurna Region or any other Himalayan region. The majority of trekkers prefer this season to go trekking because of the breathtaking views of the mountains and lush foliage of nature combined with a clear blue sky. Trekking is best done during this time.

Itinerary in Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

🕑 30 mins

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

On arriving at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative from Himalayan trekkers will greet and assist you towards the hotel.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Standard hotel in KTM

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing & trek preparation

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

We will begin the day by having a delicious morning breakfast and head to explore the City of Temple. 

We will explore some UNESCO worlds heritage sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, the holiest Hindu temple, Swayambhunath “Monkey Temple”, Bouddhanath Stupa, where you can learn about Buddhist culture with Tibetan touch, and Basantapur Durbar Square - one of the most historical palace courtyards of Nepal, where you can learn about the history of Nepal and witness the living Goddess “Kumari”. 

If you have enough time then explore the local market in Ason and New Road Bazar and do some shopping. In the evening we will meet in our office for late-minute trek preparation. Stay overnight in a hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Standard hotel in KTM

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara

🕑 6-7 hrs drive

Max Altitude: 850 m

After breakfast, you will drive or fly to Pokhara. (You can choose either flight or driving option based on the cost you want to pay). There is a couple of option to reach Pokhara either by road or by air. It will take 6 to 7 hours to reach Pokhara by road with watching the local towns, local markets, having lunch on the way. 

And it will take 25 to 30 min to reach Pokhara by flight with the aerial view of two beautiful cities and mountain peaks with clouds. 

Pokhara is a beautiful city which is in proximity to the mountains, lakes and has great adventurous sports. Free to explore the city of Lake paradise on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Note: If you want to skip this long drive hours, you can opt. for the 25 minutes scenic flight at an additional cost. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Pokhara

Day 4: Drive to Tikhedhunga & trek to Ulleri

🕑 2 hrs drive & 3 hrs trek

Max Altitude: 1,950 m

Our official trek starts from Tikhedhunga which is 2 hours drive from Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna Region.

After reaching Nayapul, you will start walking amidst the sub-tropical valley forests filled with a variety of vegetation. Sometimes you have to make your way through the carved trail on the edge of a cliff.

After walking past Tikhedhunga, you will reach the base of the hill that leads you to your first stop for the night i.e. Ulleri. You need to climb nearly 3500 steps up the hill to reach this beautiful village.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani

🕑 6-7 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,875 m

After breakfast, you will start your walk along the road that leads to the famed Rhodendrons forest of Ghorepani from where you can also have a glimpse of the Annapurna South that is hidden slightly by a ridge. 

You will walk passing tiny villages of Banthanti and Nangethanti to reach Ghorepani. Most of the population in Ghorepani belongs to the Poon Magar community which is also home to the largest variety of beautiful flowers named Rhododendron.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 6: Morning Hike to Poonhill & trek to Tadapani

🕑 7 hrs

Max Altitude: 3,210 m

Early morning you will hike for 45 minutes to reach Poonhill (3,210 m) which would give you the view of a magnificent new sun rising over the Manaslu range. After breakfast, you will leave Ghorepani and pass through the colorful lush rhododendron forest on the stone-paved trails for nearly an hour to reach Gurung Hill, which is at the similar height of Poon Hill, where you can see the awe-inspiring view of Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Dhampus Peak with surrounding peaks. 

From here you continue to descend to Banthanti, which is at the ridges of the rivers and mountains. Furthermore, you will walk about 1 and half hour zigzag road sometimes ascending and sometimes descending to reach Tadapani, your destination for a day.

From Tadapani, you can see the mesmerizing view of Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and other small peaks. This place is also famous for the rhododendron, at spring you can see everywhere red covered with rhododendron, and by keeping the Hiunchuli in the background and rhododendron in the foreground, you can see the mouthwatering view.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 7: Trek to Ghandruk

🕑 3-4 hrs

Max Altitude: 1,950 m

A short walk of around 3 hours is the plan for the day when you reach Ghandruk from Tadapani. It is a trek through the forests filled with Oak, Bamboo, and the ever-beautiful Rhododendrons. 

On your way to Ghandruk, you will be accompanied by the majestic and magnificent Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range giving you some beautiful moments of its natural settings, especially the Annapurna South peak. 

This village is predominantly home to the Gurung community who has a rich culture and traditions. You can also meet some Gurkhas who had served in the British Army during World War II. 

Since the promotion of the trekking trail, this place is famous in terms of Gurkha settlements and the culture of Gurung culture and hospitality with other minor indigenous groups of people. This place carries the history of the courageous Nepalese people for a long time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 8: Trek to Landruk & drive to Pokhara

🕑 2 hrs trek & 3 hr drive

Max Altitude: 1,070 m

This is the last lap of your trek. You will be walking for 5 hrs to reach Nayapul where your vehicle will be waiting for you. You will enjoy an hour's scenic drive to the city of lake paradise. 

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Pokhara

Day 9: Drive to Kathmandu

🕑 6-7 hrs drive

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

Today we will drive to Kathmandu where you can see the changing natural vegetation with the Himalayan Range. The drive will be scenic and you will get an opportunity to experience the highway of Nepal.

In the evening, Himalayan Trekkers will bid you farewell dinner in an authentic Nepali restaurant.

Note: You can opt. for the flight if you want to skip the long drive and traffic. 

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 10: Final Departure

🕑 30 mins airport drive

Max Altitude: 1,400 m

You can depart from Kathmandu to your home country or extend the trip and head for another trip within or outside Nepal. A representative from Himalayan Trekkers will drop you at the airport at your scheduled time.

Airport Drop Off in a Private Car.

Meals: Breakfast

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Map

Includes

  • All airport transfers on a private vehicle
  • 3* standard category acccommodations in a twin/double sahring basis in Kathmandu & Pokhara 
  • Best Available teahouse/Guesthouse accommodations on a twin sharing basis during the trek
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu valley by a private vehicle
  • English Speaking City Guide 
  • All required ground transfers on a private vehicle
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)during the trek
  • Englih Speaking Professional Trekking Guide & required no. of porters
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for guide & porters
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Park Project) permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) permit
  • Heritage Entrance Fees as per the itinerary
  • Welcome/farewell dinner
  • All government taxes

Excludes

  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Nepal Visa
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel insurance 
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
  • Personal trekking equipment 
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver 
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Includes section

FAQ'S

Q. Do you need permits for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

Yes, two permits are mandatory for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. 
• Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)
• Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)

Permits are made available from Himalayan Trekkers on your booking.

Q. Do I need to be vaccinated for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

Yes, everyone must be vaccinated carrying their vaccination card and negative PCR reports for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. Also, we also suggest trekkers consult with a medical specialist and for other required non-covid medications/vaccines.

Q. What is the trek distance of Ghorepani Poon Hill?

The distance covered during Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek starting to and from Birethati is roughly around 40 kilometers. 

Q. What is the highest point on this trek?

The highest point we reach here is at Poon Hill at 3,210 meters.

Q. Where is Ghorepani actually located?

Ghorepani is located north of Pokhara and northwest of the Annapurna Base Camp. 

Q. What mountains can you see from Poon Hill?

Mesmerizing panorama of Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Gangapurna, Mt. Annapurna 1, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Dhampus, and the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges can be beautifully observed from Poon Hill.

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation. 

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.
For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place. 

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available.

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome or Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.

GearList

Reviews

Andrew

United Kingdom

Great trip!

Raj picked us up at the airport, he knows his stuff, has been in the game for a long time. The tour guide Dipak, and the porter (also named Dipak, ha ha) were both great, we had a good laugh on the trip, a lot of fun, they were genuinely caring and kind to us. It was nice to enjoy some camaraderie with them. All in all, it was a great trek, we went to Annapurna. Shame about the weather but that can't be helped. I'd happily recommend this company and Raj to anyone who wanted to go to Nepal.

Evgenia

Russian Federation

Great experience in Nepal

Our trip to Nepal was organized by Adventure Mission Nepal and Raj Kumar Dhamala. We've been chatting with Raj several month before the trip, he was always helpful and provided all the information we needed about the future trip. After we arrived in Kathmandu, we hardly ever needed to make any decisions or preparations by ourselves - everything was organized very carefully and the trip went very smoothly. We did Ghorepani-Poon Hill trek, and then travelled to Lumbini and Chitwan National Park, which seems to be a perfect itinerary to see both mountains and jungle, and also do some cultural sightseeing. We enjoyed the trip a lot. We are thinking about coming back to do a longer trek, like ABC or Annapurna Circuit, with Raj.

Martin

Australia

Awesome Poonhill Trek

Planning for trekking in Nepal from Bulgaria is itself a challenge and curiosity but we fortunately came through Himalayan Trekkers who made our dream come true. If you are also planning to come to Nepal for a trip then without searching for any agencies, believe me you can directly contact to Himalayan Trekkers as they are such trustworthy and knowledgeable team. Likewise, me along with my girlfriend did Poonhill trek in Nepal. After the car dropped us from Pokhara, We started our trek from Ullari by climbing over 3000 stone paved stairs. At first day it was pretty tiring and inhabitual but after we went to our hotel and got refreshed, all the tiredness was vanished. Such hospitality of the locals and the mesmerizing view of the place made us very excited and enthralled. Thank you guys for organizing such an amazing trip beyond our expectations. This trip and the time spent with you (Raj) is always going to be memorable and wonderful lifetime experience.

Reviews on FacebookReviews on GoogleReviews on Trip Advisor

© 2021 Himalayan Trekkers. All rights reserved.