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  • Duration5 Days / 4 Nights
  • 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. Poon Hill Trek is one of the best selling short treks from Pokhara. This trek is popular because of great views and can be done within a short time.  Starting from the Nayapul, Ghorepani trek follows the ridge of beautiful Modi Khola. Then it crosses the Gurung villages and rice fields. It is a steep climb to Ulleri from Tikhedhunga and walks through the rhododendron and oak forest to the Ghorepani.

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 morning then head to Tadapani again through the rhododendron forest. If you come in spring to trek in Ghorepani, you do not want to return to anywhere and desired to stay longer, the whole forest becomes colorful by the 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 Photography trek to Poonhill then Rugged Trails Nepal team will arrange a special private and group Photography trek to Poonhill. The end of February to 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 to book in advance for it. 

Food and Accommodation During the Ghorepani Trek

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

What makes this tour very interesting

  • Panoramic mountain views from Poon Hill Ghorepani.
  • Best view point in lower elevation to see Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Ranges.
  • Gurung village, waterfall, rivers, landscapes
  • Food, cultures, lifestyle, and People.

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

What's Included

  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
  • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge).
  • The Government registered 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.
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
  • Insurance for all staff & Salary, allowances.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
  • First Aid Kit for 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?

  • Ghorepani trek is moderately easy to trek for all kind of travelers. 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 need physical fit. 

What are gears I need to prepare for this Trek?

  • This is normal trekking so don't think like you are doing 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 gears idea; Trekkers gear list for Ghorepani Trek

What about the Temperature for the Ghorepani Trek?

  • Get the rough idea of Nepal temperatures. Temperatures in Nepal

Can we customize the trip plan?

  • Yes, we can make a longer trip plan or we can make it short. Write your Travel dates and plans we will get back to you. 


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