• Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek


Trip Facts

  •    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

Trip Higlights

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. 


Trip Information

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 is called Annapurna Sunrise Trekking. The stunning landscapes that a trekker will witness throughout the Ghorepani trekking route are 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 the 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.

 Outline Itinerary

 Day 01: Drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (200km 7 hours driving) {25 minutes flight}

Day 02: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1060 meter/3478feet) and trek from Nayapul  to Ulleri(1960 meter /6430feet){4 to 5 hours trekking}

 Day 03: Trek from Ulleri(1960m) to Ghorepani (2860 m/9383feet){5 hours trekking}

 Day 04: Ghorepani (2860 m) to Poon Hill(3210 m/10532feet) to Tadapani(2600 m/8530feet){7 hours trekking include morning poonhill}

 Day 05: Tadapani (2600 m) to Ghandruk (1940 m/6365feet){3 hours trek}

 Day 06: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive from Nayapul to Pokhara {6 hours trek and 2 hours driving}

Day 07: Drive or flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu { 7 hours drive or 25 minutes flight}



Detail Itinerary

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, the 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.


Cost Details

What is included?


  • Tribhuvan International Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Tribhuvan international airport by private car According to the itinerary
  • Deluxe 3-star standard hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu for 2 nights.
  • Deluxe 3-star standard hotel accommodation with breakfast in Pokhara for 2 nights as per itinerary.
  • Pokhara to Trekking starting point(Nayapul) and Trekking ending point(Nayapul) to Pokhara by private deluxe vehicle.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP) permits and Trekkers Information Management System(TIMS) permits for trekking.
  • Three main course meals (Breakfast, Lunch, And |Dinner) As per itinerary during the trekking.
  • Accommodation in tea houses or lodges during the trekking. 
  • Guide for trekking(English speaking, Government licensed, Ministry of tourism trained) with his salary, food, accommodation, and Insurance.
  • Porter for trekking(2 people 1 porter) with his salary, food, accommodation, transportation, and insurance. 
  • Equipment for trekking in case if you do not have. Like Down jacket and Sleeping bag have to be returned after the trek complete. 
  • First aid medicine with a guide. 
  • Government taxes, company service charges, and paperwork as per itinerary.
  • Free welcome dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant in Thamel. 
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu transportation by Deluxe Tourist Bus.
  • Certificate after trek complete signed by your guide and company director. 


What is not included?


  • Nepal visa fee US$ 30 for 15 days, US$ 50 for 30 days, and US$ 120 for 90 days.
  • International flight ticket from Your country to Nepal and Nepal to your country.
  • Your travel, emergency rescue, and Insurance cost.
  • All the Sightseeing costs in Kathmandu and Pokhara. 
  • Food rather than the above-mentioned itinerary, Telephone Bills, Laundry charges, Hot shower, Wifi and Internet, Battery Charging, Hot and cold drinks during the trekking.
  • Extra porter costs during the trekking.
  • Lunch and dinner cost in Kathmandu and Pokhara rather than the itinerary.
  • The further cost like Cost increased by natural disasters, Flight delays, Early arrival then the scheduled trekking. 
  • Tips and Gift for guide and porter
  • Other costs not mentioned in the cost includes section. 


Useful info

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. 

Mobile internet:

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)

Optional things:

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. 



Customer Reviews

Amazing trekking in Nepal with Professional Guide.

Ying ping Nora Lee | HK,China.

Rating: 5

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

Rating: 5

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::

Let's keep in touch smile!!



$470 7% OFF

* Group Discount Available

Why travel?

Don't listen to what others say. GO AND EXPLORE.
⇒ Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
⇒ Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.
⇒ Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Map

Similar Trip

Everest Base Camp Trek
15 days

$1,550 $1,510

Everest Three High Pass Trek
25 days

$1,600 $1,490