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Ghorepani - Poonhill Trekking (8 days)

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Trip Code: NET-TR-GRP

  • Trip Type Lodge (Teahouse)
  • Duration 8 days
  • Grade Moderate
  • Max.Altitude 3180 m.
  • Min. Group Size 2+
  • Travel Mode Land
Annapurna Himalayan Range from Poonhill

Annapurna Himalayan Range from Poonhill

Ghorepani Poonhill trekking in the Annapurna foothills will take you to the most popular view point called Poon Hill.


Ghorepani Poonhill trekking is a colorful short foray into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool yourself. Around each corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains.

Enjoy the trekking amidst spectacular mountain scenery and charming villages, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys. The towering peak of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Peak) dominate the skyline. 


At the climax of this trek you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountain views on Earth including the sunrise over Dhaulagiri (8,167m.) and Annapurna (8,091m.). Ghorepani Poonhill trekking is a rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape.


Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition have successfully led many trekking trips in the Annapurna region. We have a team of highly experienced and friendly local trekking guides and porters who will accompany you every step of the way.


 Trip code: NET-TR-GRP
  Region Annapurna Region Trekking
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 8 days
 Trip Type: Lodge (Teahouse)
 Trip Grade: Moderate
 Min. Group Size 2+
 Max Altitude: 3180 m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
 Transportation: Land
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Accommodation: 3 Star accomodation in Kathmandu
Standard accomodation in Pokhara
Lodge (Teahouse) during Trek


After early morning breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel and taken to the tourist bus station. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours. The drive will take most of our morning time, leaving much of the afternoon to get a warm glimpse of Pokhara Valley and its beauty. If you choose to fly, you can reach Pokhara in 25 minutes. There are several flights from morning to afternoon available from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Pokhara is the tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples along with the magnificent views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and many other mountain peaks.
Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) takes approximately one and half hours. Now you begin your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tirkhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and half hours.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) takes approximately 5 hours. The trail this day will be fairly tough. The first 2 hours of the trail steeply ascends up to Birethanthi and then levels up till Ghorepani. The section from Ulleri to Birethanthi provides spectacular views of snowcapped mountains, especially Machapuchre (Mt. Fishtail). You can also enjoy the beautiful rhododendron flowers during March and April along the trail between Birethanthi and Ghorepani.

Stay overnight at lodge in Ghorepani.

Early morning hike up to Poon Hill (3232 m.) takes about one hour. Poon Hill is a popular viewpoint to see sunrise and majestic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), and Lamjung Himal (6931m.).
You will descend back to Ghorepani for breakfast. Afterwards you will trek towards Tadapani (2630m) largely through forests. You can clearly see the Himalayas such as Annapurna South, Himchuli and Macchapuchre. 
Stay overnight at lodge in Tadapani. 

Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (2950m) takes about 3 hours. It is a very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. This is one of the popular destinations for the birds' lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. From this village you can see good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Ghandruk (1950m.) to Pothana (1990m.) takes about six hours. The early part of your trek is a steep descent following the 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, your trail steeply ascends following the stone staircase up to Landruk. The trail ascends gently for the first two hours and again ascends steeply for an hour to Deurali (2150m.) passing through Tolkha village (1850m.). Tolkha is a vantage point to see the panoramic views of Dhaulagiri I (8167m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), Fishtail (6997m.), Annapurna III (7755m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.) and Lamjung Himal (6930m.). The rest of the trail descends gently down to Dhampus passing through Pothana village (1900m.).

Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi (1113m.) takes about four hours. The trail descends gradually for at least an hour and follows gravel road for two hours. It then steeply descends to Phedi passing through Dhampus village, a romantic rural setting of paddy fields and forests protected by local community. Upon your arrival at Dhampus Phedi, you could take a vehicle to reach Pokhara.

Stay overnight at hotel.

After breakfast early morning, drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu that takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you pass through Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and finally Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. 
En route, you will enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. Leaving Kurintar you head towards Thankot via Naubise. Thankot is the entry point to Kathmandu. If you choose to fly back to Kathmandu, it takes about 25 minutes. There are several flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara from morning to afternoon. 


The price includes the following services:
  • Airport pick-up and drop off services by private A/C car or van
  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (one porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in Lodge (Tea house) during trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags and trekking sticks if required
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation: from Kathmandu to Pokhara & Pokhara to Kathmandu by A/C deluxe tourist bus & from Pokhara to Nayapul and Phedi to Pokhara by private vehicle
  • 2 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Insurance and equipments for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
  • One farewell dinner with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.) 

The price does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.


    Avipsa ,

    Wonderful treks to Ghorepani-PoonHill alone so far!!!!

    Loved the trek! One of the most wonderful treks alone so far. Will surely come back to Nepal for another trek. Special thanks to Bhimsen (our guide) for making the trek such a memorable one. Would love to trek again with him through you company (for the wonderful arrangements). 
    Bangalore, India

    Nitin & Kaustav,

    Ghorepani-PoonHill trek in Annapurna region

    Really liked the trek. Excellent guide and stay/food arrangement. Overall, a wonderful experience. Keep up the good work!! 
    Bangalore, India 
    Delhi, India

    David Scott,

    Poon Hill Trek

    We enjoyed the trek to Poon Hill very much. The arrangements were handled in very professional manner and our guide Krishna was excellent. He handled all of the accommodation at the many guesthouses in a low-key and very efficient manner. He also sums to it that that we ordered our meals in advance. He is knowledgeable of the customs of the people in the villages along the way added to our enjoyment. He also provided some historical background. The matter was excellent for our descent to Poon Hill and the scenery was excellent.
    David Scott
    220 Back Road
    Dover UH 03820 USA
    Thank you very much
    Thank you very much to everyone. It was a dream of mine to trek in Nepal and I couldn't have had a better fulfillment!
    Lyolia Scott
    220 Back Road
    Dover, UH 03820 USA
    Special Thanks
    A special thanks to a very kind man who was very helpful when I was alone and not feeling well in Kathmandu. He provided one with very kind guides and organised my trip to reach my friends.
    Thank you very much, I'll remember and tell other people.
    Nely Fasuelle Femmaduse
    Gabriella Dust Via Sudoruo,
    12 24123 Bergaro,
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