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  • Duration5 Days
  • Price from$485/ person
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude3,210 M (10,532 ft)

Ghorepani Poon Hill is situated in the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. Trekkers walk through the oak forest full of birds, green hills, and mixed mountain valleys. The trekkers do not have any risk of getting altitude sickness while doing Ghorepani trekking in the Annapurna region. The Poon Hill Trek is one of the best-selling short treks in Pokhara. This trek is popular because of the great views and because it can be done in a short time.  Starting from Nayapul, the Ghorepani trek follows the ridge of the beautiful Modi Khola. Then it crosses the Gurung villages and rice fields. It is a steep climb to Ulleri from Tikhedhunga, and it walks through the rhododendron and oak forest to the Ghorepani.

Highlights of Ghorepani Trekking.

  • Panoramic mountain views from Poon Hill, Ghorepani.
  • A beautiful sunrise and sunset from Poon Hill.
  • The best view point is at lower elevation to see the Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Ranges.
  • Gurung village, waterfall, rivers, landscapes
  • Food, cultures, lifestyles, and people.

The early morning hike up to Poon Hill is wonderful, and you can see the Himalayan views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Fishtail, Manaslu, Lamjung, Chulu Peak, and the beautiful green hill vistas of the surrounding areas. Poonhill hike early in the morning, then head to Tadapani again through the rhododendron forest. If you plan to trek in Ghorepani in the spring, you do not want to return to anywhere and desire to stay longer. The whole forest becomes colourful with rhododendron flowers. Ghandruk, another beautiful village, is also known as the village of Gurkhas. The costumes and culture of the local people are fabulous. Then the trip drives to Pokhara via Nayapul. 

Rhododendron Photography Trek

If you are interested in a photography trek to Poonhill, then the Rugged Trails Nepal team will arrange a special private and group photography trek to Poonhill. The end of February to the end of March is the best time to capture the blooming flowers and mountains. We have professional photographer guides for this kind of event, and we suggest booking in advance for it. 

Food and Accommodation During the Ghorepani Trek

  • Simply choose the food you want from the menu, and you can get everything from normal Nepalese dishes to western dishes. 
  • You will get a private room with an attached bathroom if you book in advance, but at Tadapani, it's not possible to get the attached room. 

Pokhara To Ghorepani Trek

From Pokhara the most popular trek is Ghorepani Poon Hill trek and it's a moderate trek. Pokhara to Ghorepani Trekcan be done within 3 days from Pokhara and to skip the Ulleri stair we can drive up to Ulleri by jeep. Rugged Trails Nepal is a leading tour operator in Nepal and ...

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  • Day: 1
    Pokhara Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri Village.

    After having breakfast we will take a 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 a 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 nature will make you ignore the hunks and dust. From Tikhedhunga to Ulleri is totally uphill and have to walk over the 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.

    • Lodge
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2070 M
    • Ulleri Village
  • Day: 2
    Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani.

    Breakfast around 7; 00 am, 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, the guide will give you a short brief about the day. A 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 to 1hr walk from Ghorepani so consult with your guide. However, you are going for sunrise in the morning.

    • Hotel
    • 5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2874 M
    • Ghorepani
  • Day: 3
    Hike up to Poon Hill 3,210 M (10,532 ft) and trek to Tadapani.

    It depends on the season but normally wake up 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 a 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 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.

    • Lodge
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2630 M
    • Tadapani
  • Day: 4
    Trek from Tadapani 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 springtime, it's beautiful with flowers. Ghandruk village is a 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 the local family then consult with the guide because you can cook at their local kitchen.

    • Lodge
    • 3-4 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1940 M
    • Ghandruk
  • Day: 5
    Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.

    Today is the last day of Ghorepani Poon Hill circuit trek walk and its ends 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. After completing the trek and check post-work drive back to Pokhara. Our guide will take you to your hotel. You will not meet your guide and porter so shake hands with them. If you need any further help and assistance please don't hesitate to ask for a guide or the tour officer.

    • NA
    • 5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast and Lunch
    • 827 M
    • Pokhara

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What's Included

  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
  • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge).
  • The government registered an English-speaking trekking guide.
  • Porter to carry bags (we will provide duffle bags for the hike.)
  • Annapurna Conservation Park fees, TIMS Card, and government taxes.
  • Insurance for all staff and allowances.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
  • First Aid Kit for the Ghorepani Trek.
  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Map.
  • Trek T-shirt.

What’s Excluded

  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 40
  • Lunch & dinner during the hotel stay in Pokhara
  • Hotel accommodation in Pokhara
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips for guide & Porter (Not fixed as your wish).
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/roadblock due to any reason.
  • Table drinks, snacks while walking
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Service other than mentioned above.

Useful Information

How difficult is Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking?

The Ghorepani trek is moderately easy to do for all kinds of travellers. You can bring your kids for this trek, but for winter, make sure they have enough warm clothes. 

Can we start our hike from Ghandruk?

Yes, it's possible, and we make customized plans.

Anyone can do this trek?

Yes, but I need physical fitness. Beginners are welcome on this trek.

What gear do I need to prepare for this trek?

This is normal trekking, so don't think like you are doing an Everest base camp trek. One warm jacket, hiking pants, t-shirts, and proper trekking shoes will be enough. If you have a problem while walking, then carry hiking poles. Check this link for gear ideas: Trekkers gear list for Ghorepani Trek

Can we customize the trip plan?

Yes, we can make a longer trip plan or we can make it short. Write us your travel dates and plans, and we will get back to you. We have set a 2-day Ghorepani Poon Hill Drive Trek and a 3-day Ghorepani Circuit Trekking Plan. 


  • 3 days ghorepani trek

    - Celia Quinn, United States

    Indra was an amazing guide, he was always there for us. Thanks so much to Rugged Trails Nepal and the whole team for taking care of us! The last night at Hotel Temple Tree Resort was a good idea. Thank you, Nirajan, for arranging such a lovely hotel.

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  • Indra was a wonderful guide

    - Brian Carter, United Kingdom

    Namaste Nirajan. We are now back from the trek, where we had a great time. Indra was a wonderful guide, and we will definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Nepal.

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  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Mardi Himal Trek highly recommended

    - Ji Hyeon (Jane) Yun, Korea, Republic of

    My Name is Jane, I wanna share with you my experience so far with Rugged Trails Nepal. I started off at Ulleri taking the ghorepani trek all the way to moving into second trek called Mardi Himal. I have to say from the very begging of the trek, Nirajan have been super super accommodating giving all the information  for the traveling and I meet my Guide Shrawan who is been super super helpful not just interns of guiding but also he picks up on your personal sort of treat character. He actually help me to tailor the trip as I only supposed to do the Mardi Himal. He thought I will also enjoy the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek which was amazing. All I can say is the view, the scenes every corner you turn you got experience something that, I don’t know you if you have seen before for me I have never seen anything like these before. All I just can say in one sentence is that Money can’t buy these. It is an out of the world experience, it has been such a interesting but also such a rewarding experience for me. If you are considering the annapurna region, Nepal the Ghorepani Poon Hill Mardi Himal Trek or anywhere else ABC or any of the other annapurna treks highly recommended. If you into the lush, the forest, the greens and all that definitely the place to be. I think I have really cleans my lung being here, I am a person that I was Korean but lives in Dubai. If you are anywhere desert or Middle Eastern region definitely something that you come and enjoy and get a life time experience that you can talk about to your families, to your next generation so on. Yeah, if you are into it and or if you are looking into it take a leave.