Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
- Country: Nepal
- Trip grade: Easy
- Destination: Annapurna
- Activities: Trekking
- Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara/ Lodges on the trek
- Meals: BB in Kathmandu and pokhara, Full board on trek.
- Maximum altitude: 3210m
- Group size: 2 person and above
- Best Season: September to November, March to May
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Highlights
Eyewitness the mighty sunrise and sunset views that you will reminisce of throughout your life. · Panoramas of world high mountains named among top mountains in the whole world . for instance Dhaulagiri (8167 meters), Manaslu (8163 meters), Annapurna I (8091 meters) and other Himalayas as well like Tukuche peak etcetera. · Exotic high-altitude lakes, alpine luxuriant forest landscapes make this trek worth every penny you spend for it. · Very felicitous vantage point for 360-degree scenery. · Strenuous trek which can be accomplished as an Independent hike. · Recipient of heartfelt amity and hospitality of the locals. · Short trek sure to replenish your heart and soul with ecstasy, and alacrity.
Nature soothes heart and brain like magic. People take different alternatives to get closer to nature. Trekking, hiking etcetera are some of those forms. It’s ironic to think that you can feel peace and happiness while your legs are tired and heart pacing due to the elevation, but you do, that’s simply how nature works. Ghorepani trek is one of those exceptional treks in Nepal which is located in the Annapurna region. This trek might be the absolute short trek you have been longing for. For fledgling trekkers, this trek might be the best way to commence trekking. On the positive light, this doesn’t mean that Ghorepani Poon Hill trek won’t be enjoyable for seasoned trekkers. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the epitome of picturesque beauty and we highly recommend this trek to you if you are running short on time. Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking isn’t called Annapurna Sunrise Trekking for nothing. The stunning landscapes that a trekker will witness throughout Ghorepani trekking route is something words can’t necessarily sum up. Envision Lush Rhododendron forests , birds singing making your morning melodious, the incomparable views of majestic High mountains, spectacular mountain scenery etcetera will make your trip a precious remembrance of a lifetime. The elegant sunrise and sunset views behind the Himalayan ranges will fill your heart and soul with enthusiasm and peace all at once. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a comparatively short scenic trip that encompasses the panorama of high mountains like Annapurna, Manaslu chains, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Conservation Area, pine forests etcetera. This magnificent trek offers you an overall view of the snowcapped mountains without much effort and throes of other Treks. Ghorepani Poon hill trek situated in the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) is positioned at the altitude of 3210meters. This trek makes you a part of local culture, taking you across the charming villages in the meantime providing you amazing mountain views. This trek can be thoroughly completed in a duration of 4 to 5 days, however, you can make it long by comprising side treks or depending upon the trekking company and trekking packages.
Ghorepani Poonhill trek Outline Itinerary:
The initial point of this trek can be Kathmandu or Pokhara depending upon the trekking company or the location of the prospect trekkers. The trekkers starting from Pokhara can drive to Nayapul from Pokhara and then begin the trek. Correspondingly, those who begin from Kathmandu can either drive to Pokhara or take a flight to Pokhara depending upon their preference and trekking package. They can then drive to Nayapul to officially begin the trek.
Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 02: Pokhara to Nayapul (1060 m) to Ulleri(1960 m)
Day 03: Ulleri(1960 ) to Ghorepani (2900 m)
Day 04: Ghorepani (2900 m) to Poon Hill(3210 m) to Tadapani(2600 m)
Day 05: Tadapani (2600 m) to Ghandruk (1940 m)
Day 06: Ghandruk to Nayapul to Pokhara
Day 07: drive to Kathmandu
Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Your Ghorepani Poon Hill trek begins from Kathmandu. This 6-7-hour scenic drive offers you a sneak peek of natural diversity in Nepal. You would be impressed as you realize how a diversified resource here is. This drive will give you a slight hint of what is waiting for you in when you reach Poon Hill. You can also opt for the flight to Pokhara where you can have an aerial view of the beauty that Nepal is.
Day 02: Pokhara to Nayapul to Ulleri
After a 1-hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, Ghorepani trek officially begins. Throughout the hike you will pass through verdant hills, flowing rivers as well as local villages. You would walk through the suspension bridge over Tikhedhunga Khola which is beautiful. Trekkers can perceive various mountain peaks like Annapurna south (7219 meters), Hiuchuli (6441 meters ), and many more. The hospitality of the local villages will leave you wanting for more. After this long and hectic day, you would stay overnight at a lodge. Enjoy the local or any other cuisine as per your choice.
Day 03: Ulleri to Ghorepani
This part of the trek involves the trekkers walking in the woods for most of the day. Depending upon your season of arrival, you are likely to witness a variety of diversity. Blooming Rhododendron flower will bless your trek if you are trekking in Spring. You will see many flora and fauna making your trek livelier. From Ulleri, it will take you about 5 hours to arrive Ghorepani covering a distance of 2874 meters. Amazing views of snow overlaid mountain is waiting for you here.
Day 04; Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani
Start very early in the morning to view Poon Hill with sunrise. This is one of the most exquisite things you will ever see. The hike to Poon Hill takes around 1.5 hours. The Poon Hill offers one with magnificent landscapes of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri range, Fishtail. After returning back to the hotel for a meal, the trek extends to Gurung Hill and drives down through forests, following the trail you arrive at Tadapani. This might take as much as 6 hours of walking.
Day 05: Tadapani to Ghandruk village
The trek goes forth through the forest and you are likely to come across monkeys there. You will be starting this day with breakfast in the hotel and continuing the trek to sightsee the beauty of Ghandruk. there are certain additional things to explore here like the Gurung museum.
Day 06: Ghandruk to Nayapul to Pokhara
Following the easy trail via farmlands, you will tag along the Modi river to arrive at Nayapul and then drive to Pokhara. You will have breakfast in the hotel and start the trail. You can take a walk around the city and Phewa lake after arriving in Pokhara.
Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu Via tourist bus,
you would be arriving Kathmandu after having breakfast in Pokhara. You will enjoy the final day as you peek the beautiful villages, rivers etcetera. You can visit the temples and Durbar Square in Kathmandu if you have a couple of hours.
Drinking water During Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Drinking water is available all over the lodges and tea houses. someday you can get a mineral water bottle. but someday you only get safe drinking water which you need to fill in your bottle. because of plastic pollution, you can not buy a mineral water bottle. either you buy boiled water or cold safe water fill in your bottle. the cost can be a rise in higher altitude. They are very safe for a drink. So please bring two water bottles. on for hot water and one for cold water. Or you can fill normal water freely from lodges and use your chlorine drops or pills for purifying.
Food on Ghorepani Trekking:
Chowmin or fried noodle, Momo, Pasta, Spaghetti, Pizza, Rice, and many foods are available during the trekking. The best dish is Nepali Thali or Dal Bhat set Because you can add more without paying extra or its buffet. The food includes Rice, vegetables, curry, meat, lentil soup, and Pickle. In Nepal one proverb "Dal Bhat power 24 hours" It helps you to trek long without hunger. For the breakfast, tea house provides eggs on your style with different kinds of tea coffee or hot chocolate, choices of bread-like pancake toast Tibetan bread or chapati, and many more. So Food is not a major concern in trekking.
Internet Facilities during Poon Hill Trek:
Without the internet, living is too difficult day by day. face to face connected with friends and family is the wish of adventure seekers. sharing the moments of trekking with your close friend or family is most important. here are some ways to get WiFi and the internet in Everest base camp trekking.
No matter where you are in the Annapurna region the wifi of Tea houses always keeps you connected. All the major areas of the Annapurna region WIFI is available. Some places will be free but some of the guesthouses charge you $1 to $5 for one day 24 hour internet. But the internet not very fast enough.
The Nepal Telecom and Ncell Mobile data can be work some part of Annapurna Region Trekking like Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Ghandruk, and Chhomrong. But make sure that all parts of the Annapurna region cannot be the signal or poor signal mobile call and internet.
Accommodation and shower in Poonhill treks:
Poonhill is one of the popular trekking destinations of Nepal. For the accommodation of this trek in the city you can have budget or luxury hotels. but in trekking time most likely you can get either 2 soft twin bedrooms. the toilet is outside sharing. some of the tea houses like Ulleri, Ghorepani, and Ghandruk you can get the room inside the toilet and hot shower. this hot shower sometimes can be out of control because of solar and gas. But the toilet you can use. You can consult with your guide for your best accommodation. someplace you need to pay for a shower some tea houses are free. Most likely the shower is solar or from Gas.
Any risk in Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking?
AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness is the dead risk associated with trekking. even trekking is a sporty sport there are several kinds of risk in it. Like heavy rainfall, heavy snowfall, Avalanche, earthquake, injury, vital flue, and some other natural calamities. The main AMS means when you get the high altitude your body fails to adjust to change the pressure associated with altitude and this can be fatal.
Trekking gear for Poon Hill Trek:
Boots and spare laces, Light shoes/trainers, Down jacket, Fleece or sweater, Shirts*3, Socks*3, Trekking trousers (or a long skirt for a woman), Waterproof jacket /poncho/ umbrella
Overtrousers, Underwear (including thermals), Gloves, Woolen Hat/ balaclava, Sunhat,
Other Essential items
First Aid Kitbag, Trekking poles, Sleeping bag(4 seasons +), Sleeping bag liner, Water bottle (min 1-liter capacity) a thermal better choice, Headtorch, Batteries for camera and torch. Sunglasses, Sun cream (SPF 50) and lip salve, Towel and washing kit, Money belt, Map, Whistle, Toilet paper and lighter, Passport, Small padlock (to secure kitbag and lodge bedroom)
Notebook and pens, Altimeter, Binoculars, Gaiters, Plastic bags, Insulation Mat, Camera and plenty of drives, Personal snacks, and other games equipment
Note: do not bring too many things because porter can carry a maximum of 25 kilos and airlines not allow to bring more than 20 kilos or 15 kilos only for Lukla flights.
Local Currency in Poonhill trek:
When you trekking Nepal many parts of trekking will accept US$ but Mission Himalaya treks and expeditions suggest you change Local currency. This currency can change either in the airport of Nepal Kathmandu or some money exchange of the city. The exchange rate is lower in high altitude and sometimes they ignore to change too. so we suggest you change in Kathmandu for your convenience and best exchange rates.
Medical facilities in Ghorepani Trek:
Normally the guide has first aid training. For normal sickness and treatment, he can help you. like Diarrhea, Vomiting, fever, headache, bleeding, and some more. But in all the cases they are not doctors so they cannot help. but they can support you to bring the health post or hospital nearby. like Ghandruk, Lower Ghorepani, and Ulleri there is a Health post. In case if you need extra medical facilities you can go to their office for your treatment.
Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions Pvt. Ltd always tries to give you almost all the useful information that you will be needed before trekking. If you have some other questions regarding the trip please feel free to email, comment or inbox us.
Amazing trekking in Nepal with Professional Guide.
Ying ping Nora Lee | HK,China.
We are very glad to join Mission Himalaya Treks in Oct 2018 and have Birendra as our city guide in Kathmandu and trekking guide in 4 days Poonhill trek. He is well experienced, caring, reliable and helpful that he provides the service and arrangement of transport and accommodation to be excellent really amazing. Besides he is full of humor and funny that makes our trip be enjoyable to ask us lots of jokes. I highly recommend him and the company to everyone and look forward to trekking with him again.
Best wishes to you and your company.
clara | china
my, deeply thanks your care kindest to me during these past 10 days. Thank you! I have the super greatest holiday in Nepal with you (of coz with HL too) I am lucky and happy have such great Trekker. U helping me finished my 5 days 4-night Poonhill trek. what an unforgettable but super Amazing moment with you.. a good memory in my lifetime During these days if I did something inappropriate kindly forgive me la!! a big hug and many wishes to you::
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Unexpectedly wonderful trekking Poonhill.
Hillary Wong | Hong kong China
My 1st time to trek in Nepal and I'm glad that we were going with Birendra and Sam. We planned to do ABC but not until we arrived Pohkara did we learned that ABC was closed because of heavy snow. After discussing with Birendra we decided to go for Poonhill, which turned out to be a great Experience.
We are two ladies, my friend is a full-marathon runner, and I didn't work out much for 4 months before setting off for trekking. But I'm glad that Birendra (our guide) and Sam (we call him Sam Sam, he's our porter who's also very experienced and kind) took care of both of us quite well. I highly recommended this company because:
1, well prepared and well-experienced. We walked through a very snowy trail on the 2nd/ 3rd day to Poonhill, and he prepared crampons so we could walk on very slippery snow and ice.
2, flexible. We changed the route at the last minute he still managed very well.
3/, well organized. Every day he would brief us what we were doing, how long we would walk so that we had an idea.
4, Both of them took care of us quite well. Birendra tried to arrange rooms that fitted our needs, all the food and accommodation, WiFi, and he's a good photographer too. Sam is very kind and he would always wait for me and let me walk before him, so he could have an eye on me.
It's enjoyable to trek with them and we had a great time. Thank you both of them.
April poonhill trekking.
Fai | Hongkong, China
April 2017 I finished the Poonhill trekking!! I was very very happy. Birendra, thank you for the support and patience of your team. I particularly thanked Shyam who walked slowly with me in the whole trekking.
amazing staff, experienced, but little stress for me to trek.
Po Shan | Sar, Hongkong
Starting from the inquiry to the end of my trip all services of Mission Himalaya treks and expeditions PVT Ltd was super excellent. The response of my email from Birendra was very fast and clear. The guide and porter giving me peace of mind what makes me now thinking about Nepal every second. They have knowledgeable and well experienced. the guide was super trained and excellent too funny. He arranged everything in trekking time like a piece of cake. I must recommend Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions PVT Ltd and its team. Amazing time in Nepal.
It was fun and unforgettable.
Tung Chan | Hongkong, China
4/2015 Thank you for organizing the trip for us. We visited Poonhill, Chitwan, and Lumbini in 11 days. It was fun and unforgettable. The view in Poonhill was marvelous. I liked a lot the natural hot spring by the riverside in the forest.
Greatest experience to trekking overseas.
YUK TING LO | Hong kong China
We visited Nepal for the Poonhill Trek and this was absolutely one of my greatest experiences for trekking overseas. I knew about Birendra, our trekking guide, from my friend as she highly recommended him for us, and Birendra never disappointed us on the whole trip! When planning for our trip, Birendra gave us a lot of suggestions regarding the duration and choice of places we could visit in Nepal. I was also really worried about the rainstorm in Nepal, but Birendra gave us confidence with his rich experience in trekking in Nepal, and I felt really safe throughout the days with him! Not to mention, he treated and respected the young porter really well, and even helped to carry some of my backpacks when I had difficulty during the treks. His knowledge about the mountains and Nepal history amazed us too, every night we would gather and learned about the routes for the next day. Birendra really impressed us as we did not the only trek but had an insightful trip!!! Superb!!
fantastic guide for Poonhill trekking.
claudia garmentia | Bilbao, Spain
Thanks all of you to the Mission Himalaya team. we had an amazing best experienced. Everything was so well managed. From airport pick up arrival time to end our trip departure time everything was best-taken care of by Birendra and his team. The trek was fantastic. we did Pokhara sightseeing and trekking.
The guide chose a good lodge and nice food for us.
Tsang Hin Kuen | Hongkong, China
I would highly recommend Mission Himalaya Treks. I went last year Poonhill trekking in Nepal from this company. I experienced wonderful trekking and other services. The guide chose a good lodge and nice food for us. whole trip Chitwan, Nagarkot, Lumbini< Rafting< Kathmandu and Pokhara Sightseeing all Wonderful.
Power trekking Poon Hill 3 days
Natalia Castillo | Spain
We could not make this trek without Birendra and porters. Well trained and very informative. All hotel and food in between chosen by Birendra were excellent. According to the fees we paid and they provide accommodation, Transportation, food was more than we expected. In overall the trek was amazing. We can tell this trek rapid poonhill trek or power poonhill trek.
Great tour company.
Chun Kong Chan | Hongkong, China
I had the best hiking. The weather wasn't the best but the trip was excellent.heavy rain in Pokhara. My guide Bam Gurung was the best of best in my Nepal stay. I am a first-time trekker so this poonhill experience was very enjoyable. Thanks to Mission Himalaya and Birendra who were easy to deal trip and very welcoming, Respectful. Thanks a lot and lots.
Excellent service provided by this company.
Erasmi so | Ho chi Ming city, Vietnam
Excellent service provided by this company. Very safe journey and everything according to scheduled times. Birendra is a very good guide when we were traveled who knows his all effort and work. highly recommended Birendra. keep it continue for your success.
Purna is the best guide for poonhill.
Smith Robert | Chicago, America
The last \month I trekked in Poon Hill with my friends including me 4 people. Mission Himalaya Treks provides very excellent service, our guide Purna was perfect very friendly, you don't need to worry about anything with this arrangement like you will get your food and Lodges attached toilet inside in time and he is very flexible and ready to provide options which route you choose. Birendra Manager from office also ready to take care of you even you are not on a trek like provide car, airport picks up to drop off, etc, other tours around Nepal. And the time to time he called us while we are in trekking. even our route from TADAPANI TO GHANDRUK THE GUIDE EASILY MANAGE FROM TADAPANI TO jHINU HOT SPRING. THANKS, PURNA AND PORTERS.,
Pleasant journey in the Himalayas
Maria Johnson | Washington D.C, America
1 week ago I Trekked the Poon Hill Ghandruk circuit with Mission Himalaya. My first trekking experience in my life. My guide Surendra gave me a great contribution to fulfill it. Always making sure that I am on a pleasant journey in the Himalayas. Also, the views from poonhill Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Mountain along the way were truly amazing in my whole life experience!!!
Guia Bueno de Poonhill.
Maria Requena Barral. | Spanish
Reservamos nuestra caminata de 14 días en Poonhill con Mission Himalaya Treks en Nepal. El servicio se ofrece con mucho cuidado por birendra. Driver Milan fue un excelente conductor perfecto. El hotel en Pokhara estaba cerca del lago y muy bonito llamado Batika. Hotel en Katmandú es el parque Thamel. Birendra llama al conductor y al guía para verificar siempre si todo funciona correctamente. Gracias y recomendamos esta empresa.
Very good and fair price.
Tom Koch | German
Very easy to chat with Birendra for Poonhill trek in Whatsapp and navigate. Very good and fair price with this company. I find services better than I expect.
The Best company ever.
mark Clarie | Austria
The Best company ever. Good customer service, highly appreciated. Buy their trekking package. They will provide service and hospitality to what you pay. professional staff This is what I am about to do. Good view and nice information from Poonhill.
very friendly and supportive
Sebastian Klein | German
I found this trip harder than I expected, Birendra our guide was a very friendly and supportive and small joker, he gave us some great advice on our next trekking trip to Everest base camp and Gokyo Chola pass.
Fantastic trek once you are away from home.
Julian kam | Hongkong
Ghorepani Ghandruk circuit Trek was a fantastic trek once you are away from home. Our guide was very understanding and gave local knowledge which was so informative.
Forget my home because of mountain view.
Julian Wolf | German
I really enjoyed the Poonhill. I got to experience Nepal in many different ways by my guide. He made me feel like I felt like I lived there. I will see again.
awesome guide Chandra Ghale.
Leon Schroder | Netherlands
I really enjoyed the tour and our awesome guide Chandra Ghale. I would definitely recommend Birendra And Mission Himalaya for those considering this trip and future more success.
Landscapes of Poonhill.
Martin Schmit | Poland
Great experience in my first trekking to Poonhill with Mission Himalaya, best adventure, fantastic nature and landscapes and well looked after by the guides and porters.
warm and genuinely friendly.
James Pelletier | Canada
Poonhill in Ghorepani was a nice well-rounded trip of culture and nature. All the people of Nepal are the nice we have ever encountered in our travels to Ghandruk Pokhara and Kathmandu. They are warm and genuinely friendly. Our tour leader Santa was wonderful.
Best hiking in Nepal.
Jaydan Bouchard | Canada
Easily the little challenging and rewarding trip I have ever done. Nepal gave all my high expectations and the Mission Himalaya Staffs were amazing throughout. Book this trip for your happy journey. Nepal best place for hiking.
Best treks in my life.
Sara Brown | America
Have been a few holidays with Mission Himalaya Nepal and enjoyed them all. Tour staff with guide and porter have always been professional, well-organized and friendly. My Poonhill treks are best treks in my life.
fantastic and smile all the time.
Elliot Stewart | Canada
Our 5-day trek to Poonhill and Ghorepani was the trip of a lifetime. We fell in love with Nepal and will definitely back to trek Everest soon. Our guide Sambhu was fantastic and had a smile on his face all the time. We also had some fantastic Porter Sujan who I hope one day will become good guides. We couldn’t have done this trek without porters who helped carry our luggage all the way up to Nayapul. The highlight of the trip was the stunning Poonhill with Annapurna Dhaulagiri Snow-capped mountains. Thank you Mission Himalaya.
mountain view from World peace pagoda.
Nils Hofmann | Germany
Helpful and polite guides and a great team to go Himalaya. Stunning views and an amazing experience when we trekking Nepal near Pokhara. beautiful lake city and mountain view from World peace pagoda.
magnificent views of Annapurna 1 (8091m), Dhaulagiri(8167m) and fishtail(6993m)
Andreas Schwarz | Germany
The amazing trip including magnificent views of Annapurna 1 (8091m), Dhaulagiri(8167m) and fishtail(6993m)and great arrangements. Would highly recommend for everyone. Especially if you are lucky enough to have Birendra, Santa
Poon Hill trekking great experience.
Eva Chan | Hongkong
Poonhill trekking great experience with mission Himalaya. Unique adventure experience, fantastic natural landscapes, and well looked after by the guides and porters. will come for long trekking again.
Best company overall comparison.
Jack Brown | Australia
Best company overall comparison, I like to travel again with them many times and have not been disappointed. Our Poonhill trek was made so wonderful.
so nice and accommodating.
Brown Noah | Australia
it’s so easy trekking to Poonhill, for me and the staff are all so nice and accommodating. Explore one of the best trip organizers out there in my opinion. And the view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range was so beautiful.
Explore with "Mission Himalaya" local tour company.
Jasmine Jones | America
I have been on around 10 days tours and Poonhill trekking In Nepal Pokhara. Explore with "Mission Himalaya" local tour company. So funny and reliable tour and treks provided.
Scenery of Ghorepani.
Theo Scott | Canada
Absolutely Best tour of my life. The truly stunning scenery of Rhododendron flower makes the challenging trails From Ghorepani to Tadapani. Everyone can complete this trip with a positive amount of motivation.
Guides were very experienced and competent.
Arkwright Poppy | United Kingdom
I was supported all the way and guides were very experienced and competent. They were funny. They kept me going. Stayed in reasonable hotels, a couple very nice and a couple could have been better. Poonhill Guide (Tanka) came to help me all the time.
we have never disappointed from all staffs.
Dempster Freya | United Kingdom
In our 9 days holidays in Nepal tour and Poonhill treks, we have never disappointed from all staffs.
The view from Poonhill trek is majestic
Morgan torres | America
I did a couple of trekking Nepal organized by Mission Himalaya and their support is extraordinary. they can reach in our expectation topline. They are Punctual in time, Kind effective and always available. I was impressed with their services the first time. the improvements of them are well. top class trekking company in Nepal. I will like to join next time Tibet and Bhutan tour with your company. Let's see guys. Highly reference company. The view from Poonhill trek is majestic.
We definitely use Mission Himalaya on our next visit to Nepal.
Hallie Cruikshank | United Kingdom(UK)
Our trek to Nepal was everything we imagine more than this. It was all thanks to Birendra Duwadi The organizer and Gopal Thapa M. We explore Kathmandu with the experienced and fluent guide Rameshwor and from Kathmandu to Pokhara and trekking Poonhill managed by guide Gopal Thapa. Rameshwor teaches us all information about Hindu and Buddhist culture. The guide teaches us about the mountain and mountain people culture and tradition. We definitely use Mission Himalaya on our next visit to Nepal.