Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Duration: 9 Days Trip Difficulty: Easy

  • Trip Duration 9 Days

  • Destination Nepal

  • Group Size 2-12 People

  • Accomodation Hotel and Tea house

  • Altitude3210

Highlights of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

  • Short and easy trek in Nepal
  • UNESCO Heritage tour in Kathmandu
  • One of the beautiful city of Nepal “Pokhara City”
  • Sunrise from Poon hill
  • Beautiful View of Snow Mountain and greenery Hill
  • We are seeing two highest mountain of Ten highest mountain of the world
  • Gurung  museum in Ghandruk
  • Learning Gurung and Magar Culture
  • Walking through beautiful rhododendron Jungle
  • Suitable trekking for beginner to old people

Overview of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

The Ghorepani-Poon Hill trek is considered as a classic, natural, and with good reason it’s just about the be stand sweet short trek in Nepal. 9 days trekking the foothills of the Annapurna brings you breathtaking panoramic views of the Massif Himalayas, Natural vegetation, culminating in the snows topping viewpoint from a top Poon Hill. On the way, enjoy spectacular mountain scenery, charming Gurung villages, cozy family-run teahouse stays, and encounters with the warm welcoming people. Did you know about the Gerung’s who are supposed to be a strength and celebrated as one-time pillars of both the Indian and British army’s?

A nature of Nepalese beauty awaits you on this journey. This is all set with the beautiful Annapurna Mountains – including the famous Machhapuchchhre, or Fish Tail – dominating the skyline. The way up to Poon Hill is full fauna and flora, small temples and Mani walls. Every step you take during the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek brings you closer to the Himalayas and it feels as if you are one with the natural surroundings. If we arrive in time we can head further towards Poon Hill and see one of the world’s most spectacular sunsets. Truly watching the warm sun slowly disappear behind the mighty Annapurna Himilaya  range is guaranteed to give u a lifelong memory of greatness of Nepal Himalayas. As same, we have to wait for the morning to see next magic of sunrise as the sun rises from behind the Annapurna Range; we can witness its warm glow fills the entire area with light and life. This is what the most speculators things in this Earth.

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is known as the easy trek to moderate, accommodating trekkers of various experience levels. It started from Pokhara and ends in Pokhara, Nepal’s second-largest cities as well as city of lakes. And the best option is you’ll also get the chance to tour Kathmandu, the city of temple with historical epic and fascinating capital. Travellers can join this trek with Annpurna Basecamp Trek, Khopra Danda Trek and Jomsom Muktinath Trek as well.

Physical Requirement

Since you will follow the easy trekking route that begins and ends at relatively low altitude, there are not many physical requirements required for Poon Hill Trekking.
Anybody with normal physical fitness can apply for this trekking. You need to pay your attention to the following exercise like aerobic, physical strength and mental elements. Prior experience certainly be useful but not compulsory. There is no risk of High Altitude Sickness in this trek. You can also perform normal exercise like walking, cycling and hiking on not so smooth terrain.

If you are suffering from blood related disease, heart and lung diseases or suffering from ankle like problems, we suggest you to share with us and consult with your doctor before you book the trek date.

Food and Accommodation

The Poon Hill trek can be of 8-9 days depending on the itinerary that you plan as well as in hotel case is also depend on your choose the standard of hotels while in the city areas, even there are a number of guest houses to cater to fulfill your needs that provide the food and other accommodation services according to your taste or as you want. If you want a more natural trip, camping in tents is also possible but if you want this short of execration you have to tell us so that we can manage it easily and you can feel that assume movement. The accommodation options are provided keeping in mind the standard of hygiene, service, location, food standard and costs. All the rooms are twin-shared based with attached wash rooms. Single supplement is the subject of additional cost. The services provided by the different hotels or guest houses include Nepali, Indian, Italian, Tibetan and Continental to cater to the taste-buds of different trekkers.

Outline Itinerary of Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu our representative assist you to hotel.
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. (Optional flight)
Day 3: Drive to Nayapool and trek to Thikhedhunga.
Day 4: Trek from Thikhedhunga to Ghorepani.
Day 5: Sunrise from Poonhill and trek to Tadapani.Ghorepani –Ghandruk.
Day 6: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk.
Day 7: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara
Day 8: Drove from Pokhara to Kathmandu. (Optional flight)
Day 9: Fly back to your own country

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (Altitude: 1360m)

Accommodation: Tourist Hotel

Meals: Dinner

After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu- the lovely and historic capital of Nepal, one of our representatives will be waiting to pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time you might want to take a walk around inside the center of Kathmandu, namely Thamel. Also called backpackers paradise Thamel is filled with small and big souvenir shops, boutiques and charming restaurants. So, had a long flight, so get some rest in Kathmandu overnight and your adventure begins tomorrow!

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by AC Tourist Bus

Accommodation: Tourist Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Drive: 6-8 Hours

 Next day, early in the morning, after having breakfast, we head to Pokhara which is almost (1000m/3280) ft or buy bus it took (6 to 8 hour). It’s time to kick off our journey! The first leg of this adventure is a 6 to 8 hour bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara, where you’ll spend the night before starting the trek the following morning. Pokhara is a scenic town at the base of the Annapurna Range and you should catch your first views in the evening.


Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapool and Trek to Tikhadhunga

Accommodation: Tourist Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Approximate Time: Drive 45 mins. Trek 3-4 hours. (7kms)
Elevation: Nayapul (1050m) to Tikhedhunga (1540m)

We’ll kick the day off with a post-breakfast drive to Nayapul, where we’ll take the first steps of our trek! It will take about 45 minutes by private car to reach Nayapul and the Mt. Machhapuchchhre (Fishtail) will always look down on us. Our path will take us past the TIM’s check post and entry to the Annapurna Conservation Area (time for a permit check!). Today is a relatively short hike but you do gain some elevation as the tail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. We stop for the night in the small village of Tikhedhunga.

Day 04: Trek from Tikhadhunga (1540m) to Gorepani (2750m)

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Approximate Time: Trek 5 to 6 hours (10km.)

We’ll be doing some steep climbing today, as we head up what’s known locally as the “Ulleri Stairs”. The path of ascent is a scenic one, winding through forests of magnolia and rhododendron. In flowering season, the sights and scents are absolutely amazing! If you keep your eyes peeled, you’ll catch sight of the Nepal gray langur (monkey) chirping at his peers as he passes through the treetops overhead! If we have time then we can enjoy impressive sunset from Poon Hill. You will stay overnight at Ghorepani.

Day 05: Early morning sunrise from Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Approximate Time: Poon Hill 2 km (2Hour). Trek to Tadapani: 5 to 6 hours. 12km 
Elevation: Ghorepani (2750m) to Poon Hill (3210m) to Tadapani (2590m) 

 The day kicks off early with an excursion to Poon Hill and an indescribably wonderful panorama of three Himalayan peaks (Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna I, and Manaslu) illuminated by the glowing rays of sunrise. After the impressive sunrise and mountain views in Poon Hill, we will return back to Ghorepani and head towards Tadapani which is situated at the altitude of 2650m. From here, we’ll also be treated to views of the 6,000m-deep Kali Gandaki Gorge and the visual border of Nepal and Tibet as divided by the trans-Himalayan ranges. It’s back to our lodge for a late breakfast, and then we’re back on the trekking path!

The trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani is notoriously hilly, with lots of up-and-down along the way! Your legs will feel the stretch, but you will delight at the sight of the dense, flowering forests all around you which blow your heart as well as your mind too. Our path brings us over stony steps surrounded on all sides by dense undergrowth and creeping vines, making this leg of the trek feel like a proper adventure! It’s the most adventure part in this trek

Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Approximate Time: Trek 4 to 5 hours. Descend 720m. 6.5 km. 
Elevation: Tadapani (2590m) to Ghandruk (2000m)

 Next morning, after having breakfast, we will make an easy trek towards Ghandruk. Once you reach Ghandruk you will have great views of Annapurna South and Fish Tail. Ghandruk is the beautiful and the biggest Gurung settlement of the Annapurna Region beautifully decorated with chortens, prayer flags and the houses made of slates and stones. The people are innocent, true hearted and ever smiling faces surely wins your heart. If you have time visit the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk with your trekking guide. Continuing we will be ascending steeply towards Ghandruk village where we stay for the night.

Day 07: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapool and drive to Pokhara

Accommodation: Tourist Hotel

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Today, we will end our adventurous trek. You will have good views of some of the peaks like Annapurna South as you hike. Once you reach the small village of Kimche you will be walking near the road and it’s possible to get a local jeep if you want to reach Nayapul faster. We can think back of our beautiful trek with the precious memories of our Poon Hill trek and it’s amazing scenery. We will reach Nayapul by early afternoon with plenty of time for the 1 hour drive back to Pokhara. After reaching back to the Lakeside city of Pokhara in the evening, you can once more explore the lakeside restaurant and souvenir shops. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 08: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Accommodation: Tourist Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

The six-hour drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu or we can say the scenic drive. We get beautiful views of different mountains, and cultural villages with beautiful surrounding scenes on the way.  Your long trek is complete: it’s time for some rest! After an afternoon to nap and relax, we’ll meet up one last time for a celebratory dinner at one of the town’s finest Nepalese restaurants at Kathmandu, where you can give us your feedback on the trek. We stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 09: Kathmandu: Departure Day

Every great journey with wounder, unfortunately, comes to an end. After breakfast at your hotel, there’ll be a last bit of time to return any rental equipment, pick up souvenirs, and grab your things. We’ll get you to the airport for your flight home with time to spare with wonderful memories in your mind and beautiful picture grab in your camera.

If you are staying more in Nepal, you can share us, we would love to provide our services to satisfy you in any manner.

Important Note: 

Itinerary is supposed to change if there is change in weather; health of trek members or any unexpected problems arises. Our team leader has right to change the itinerary regarding the safety of the crew members. We request you to follow his instructions or suggestions strictly for the purpose of safety and wish you to allot some more extra days to meet such emergencies.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop with an escort
  • Local transportation with private service
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara by bus, car or by flight as per your request
  • Full Board Plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation, ) during trek,
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with BB plan
  • City tour guide in Kathmandu
  • English speaking with license Holder Trekking guide
  • Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
  • All government tax
  • First aid kid

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Your travel insurance
  • International flight and departure tax
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Nepal entry visa fee US 30 (Duration 60 days from date of issue)
  • Your personal nature expenses such as bar bill, laundry, beverages
  • Any evacuation cost
  • Bar Bill (Beer , whisky, cola, mineral water and tea, coffee )
  • Tipping for guide ,Porter and driver
  • Doesn’t mention service included.

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