Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

  • Duration 10 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trek Style Trekking and Tour
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Transportation Coaches / Car / Flight
  • Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Discount Yes
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Annapurna region is known to be one of the favorite destinations of Nepal for various reasons the wide diversity of the landscape and the rich cultures with panoramic views of the Himalayas has its own mystical and unique feature. This short trek to Ghorepani is a 10 days trek from Kathmandu to Kathmandu that gives you the best views of the sunrise from Poonhill at Ghorepani to the lows of the peaceful Pokhara city. Mt. Machhapuchhre also known as Mt. Fishtail(6993 m.) which is considered to be a holy mountain will be throughout the route to give you the best of the photographic shots in the morning as well as in the evening when the rays of setting the sun hits the majestic mountain alongside other mountains such as Annapurna range. Surrounded by Himalayan ranges that include Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre this region also is famous for the Kali Gandi River which is known to be the worlds deepest gorge and is famous for rafting.

About 2/3rd of the tourist in Nepal put their first choice of Annapurna region which is easily accessible. With ample lodges along the route and the panorama of hills, the trek here will offer a good view in comfort.

The Annapurna Conservation Area Project is run in this region which was established in the 1986 and the project covers the whole Annapurna range with more than 7600 km area. Along with your trip, you will find a large number of people living in protected areas. This short trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is also another famous trekking trail that takes you to the middle hills of Nepal with the backdrop of the Annapurna Range. Particularly famous for the Sunrise from Poon hill with the views of Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri throughout this trek will give let you encounter the natures best. Best for all level of trekkers, the maximum elevation is 2837m at Ghorepani.

The Ghorepani hike provides a variety of flora and fauna. The Rhododendron trees along the trails, the forest of tropical to pine trees make this trekking region a unique experience. Home of wildlife such as snow leopards, Himalayan Thar, blue sheep and the variety of birds add up to the natural beauty of this region. Rugged Trails Nepal will assist you to this place where the friendly and welcoming people of this area will only make this experience to this region one that will make your return back with their unique sense of tradition and culture.

To make your journey simple and cheaper, there are fixed departure dates available for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking. If you want to start short Ghorepani trekking from Pokhara then visit our best Selling trips in Pokhara tour packages link. Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking can be done within 3-4 days from Pokhara.

Trip Highlights

  • World Heritage Sites visit in Kathmandu.
  • Temples, Monasteries, Spiritual journey.
  • Beautiful Pokhara Valley, Lakes.
  • Amazing world's highest mountain peaks.
  • Panoramic mountain view from Poon Hill Ghorepani.
  • Landscapes, cultures, lifestyle, food and more.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day01 Arrive in Kathmandu.
    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Dinner
    • Altitude 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day02 Sightseeing around Kathmandu.
    • Walking Hour 3
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day03 Kathmandu Drive to Pokhara. 210 Km
    • Walking Hour 6 hrs drive.
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 827 M (2,713 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day04 Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri Village.
    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2,070 M (6,792 ft)
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day05 Tikhedhunga Trek to Ghorepani.
    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2,840 M (9,430 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day06 Poon Hill (3,210 M) 10,532 ft and Trek to Tadapani.
    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2,630 M (8,629 ft)
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day07 Tadapani Trek to Ghandruk.
    • Walking Hour 4
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 1,940 M (6,365 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day08 Ghandruk - Nayapul - Pokhara.
    • Walking Hour 4-5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch
    • Altitude 827 M (2,713 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day09 Pokhara drive to Kathmandu.
    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Breakfast Dinner
    • Altitude 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day10 Final Departure.
    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude N/A
    • Accommodation N/A

Trip Map

  • Day01 Arrive in Kathmandu.

    Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Rugged Trails Nepal who will take to your hotel. Welcome drinks upon arrival at the hotel, free time until 6 pm. Evening welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali Restaurant with authentic Nepali cuisine and cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.

    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Dinner
    • Altitude 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day02 Sightseeing around Kathmandu.

    After breakfast proceeds our short guided sightseeing tour at the Swayambhunath Temple. After Swayambhunath temple, we will visit another UNESCO World Heritage sites Patan Durbar Square, and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. After sightseeing drives back to hotel and briefing of our rest of trip plan. At the same time if you have to buy any trekking gears or things for the rest of the days Guide will help take you to the trekking equipment store in Thamel.

    • Walking Hour 3
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day03 Kathmandu Drive to Pokhara. 210 Km

    Rugged Trails Nepal trekking guide will come to your hotel in the morning. A scenic drive towards to Pokhara. If you want to stop for Rafting (option) then we will pass through the most popular Trishuli River. Check in your hotel and evening free for walking around Fewa Lake. Our guide will help you and show you the places around. It's nice to stay by the Fewa Lake for mountains, sunset and evening view.
    Note: The listed price is based on Tourist bus so if you want to fly to pokhara or want to take a private car then ask for the rate.

    • Walking Hour 6 hrs drive.
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 827 M (2,713 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day04 Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri Village.

    After having breakfast we will take 1 hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. The 22.3km is including the drive from Pokhara. There will be our porter to carry your bag for Ghorepani Trekking and the real trek starts from Nayapul. After short walk we will clear our Entry permits with TAAN and Annapurna Conservation area. Follow the dirt roads up to Tikhedhunga. In peak time the vehicle hunks might annoyed but the nature will makes you to ignore the hunks and dust. From Tikhedhunga to Ulleri is totally uphill and have to walk over stairs for 1 hr. Ulleri is the good choice to stay because from here we can see Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Heuchuli and beautiful Ulleri Gurung village.

    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2,070 M (6,792 ft)
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day05 Tikhedhunga Trek to Ghorepani.

    Breakfast around 7;00am, enjoy the mountain breakfast with amazing landscapes and golden view of Mt. Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. Your breakfast will be order before you go to bed but you will get the menu to pick. During the breakfast guide will give you the short brief about the day. Scenic walk through lush forest, streams, rivers, waterfall and small local tea houses. From Banthanthi you will able to see Mt. Fishtail but after reaching to Ghorepani you will be amazing with Giant Mushrooms (Mountains). If the weather is clear and you are interested to see the sunset from Poonhill then hike up to Poon Hill, is about 45 min walk from Ghorepani so consult with your guide. However you are going for sunrise in the Morning.

    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2,840 M (9,430 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day06 Poon Hill (3,210 M) 10,532 ft and Trek to Tadapani.

    Depends on the season but normally wakeup early around 5;00 am or guide will inform you about the time. Our guide will escort you for sunrise and mountain view at Poon Hill. Pretty much walking over stairs so if you have problem in your knees better to carry your hiking poles. It takes about 45 to 1 hr to reach Poon Hill from Ghorepani. Enjoy the sunrise, Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri ranges, Tukuche peak, and the amazing landscapes. We will hike back to Ghorepani for breakfast and after breakfast our trek continues towards to Tadapani. The beginning hike from Ghorepani up to Deurali is slightly uphill but after that bit flat and downhill. The last point is uphill and takes about 45 to 1 hr. Enjoy the golden view of Annapurna south, Heuchuli, Fishtail from the Tadapani.

    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2,630 M (8,629 ft)
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day07 Tadapani Trek to Ghandruk.

    The trail is short and easier today. Enjoy the morning sunrise view from Tadapani and trek to Ghandruk Village. The way to Ghandruk from Tadapani is quite peaceful and during the spring time it's beautiful with flowers. Ghandruk village is big Gurung community settle village. Trails is flat, downhill, but easy walk. We will have lunch at Ghandruk village and evening will visit Gurung Museum and short village walk. Enjoy the last night in the Mountain village. Fishtail, Annapurna South and Heuchuli will be shining all the time here. If you want to experience the homestay with local family then consult with the guide because you can cook at their local kitchen.

    • Walking Hour 4
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 1,940 M (6,365 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day08 Ghandruk - Nayapul - Pokhara.

    Today is the last day of Ghorepani Poon Hill circuit trek walk and it end at Banthanti (Annapurna Conservation check post). After breakfast we will pass through Ghandruk village and the dirt roads following the rivers up to Nayapaul. Today mostly we will take short original trekking trails but mostly connected with the roads. Downhill up to syauli bazaar and almost flat up to Nayapul. If you want to skip the dusty trail than catch the vehicle from sinwa or on the way. Our guide will take you to your hotel because today your accommodation is included. You will not meet your guide and porter so shake hands with them and join for dinner in some nice restaurants.

    • Walking Hour 4-5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch
    • Altitude 827 M (2,713 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day09 Pokhara drive to Kathmandu.

    Drive back to Kathmandu after the breakfast in Pokhara. Transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu and free time for relax, last minute shopping. Evening dinner with Rugged Trails Nepal team.

    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Breakfast Dinner
    • Altitude 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day10 Final Departure.

    Transferred to the international airport on your flight schedule and if some have extra days in Nepal they can continue with other activities. If any help is needed for further plans feel free to contact rugged trails Nepal team.

    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude N/A
    • Accommodation N/A

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pickup and drop in a private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
  • Domestic Airfare as per itinerary (depends on price quotes)
  • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge).
  • The government registered English speaking trekking guide and porter.
  • Annapurna Conservation park fees / TIMS Card.
  • Guided Tour in the city with the Expert tour guide.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in the city
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
  • First Aid Kit for Ghorepani Trekking
  • Duffel bag, and Ghorepani Trekking Map for Each Member
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal visa fees.
  • Lunch & dinner in Cities Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Table drinks, snacks while walking
  • Personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Service other than mentioned above
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc...
  • International airfare and airport taxes.
  • Items of a personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water.
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Entrance fees during the sightseeing in the city.

Departure Note

Ghorepani Poon Hill Fixed deparutre Trek price is based on per person. But If you are in a group and more than 2 people in one group write us for discount price. The below dates are for the group departure. If the dates are not suitable then please drop us a short message and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you. Maximum group size is 10 people based on online booking so we recommend you to reserve a space for yourself. You booked means you are going higher! If you are in group which is more than 10 or 20 pax then write us email.

Note: You are a solo traveler or want to Join with the group? In a group tour, there are certain things you need to know which is like a different ages people from different countries and their attitude. 

  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek departs every week in main season from September to December and Feb to May.
  • If you guys have own group then we arrange a private trip.
  • Group size 10 is only for online booking but for a Private tour, we arrange 25 people max.

Ghorepani Poonhill Rhododendron Photography Trek Departure.

  • From the end of February to End of March.

We haven't published all Departure dates because this trip can be organized all around the year easily. 

  • For Photographer we suggest taking a private trip could be a good idea. 
  • Already 2+ people then contact us for better deals. 
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Trip Note

  • Price quotes depend on transportation such as By flight, By Tourist Coaches or by Private.
  • Ghorepani poon hill trek can be done all around the year.
  • This trip can be customized, let us know.
  • If you are in a group then email us, best price guaranteed.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara or Pokhara - Kathmandu flight is just 25 minutes if you want to skip the road it's possible, connect us.