• 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

  • Easy and most Popular short trek of Nepal
  • Ghandruk village
  • Views of Annapurna and Machapuchre
  • Ghandruk museum 
  • Best place for Sunrise
  • Pokhara

Trip Information

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a wonderful trek to the height of 3,200m at the Annapurna Range. Without doubt, poon hill trek is famous for the amazing view of Sunrise that you will see from Poon Hill. The untrailed passes in the way and the efforts you put in your climbs to reach the Poon Hill will be satisfied by the fascinating view that you will see from the top. Passing on passes covered with dead snow, and looking at the beautiful snow rugged mountains alongside, your desire to reach the top will be outrageous.

How is the Weather in Poon Hill?

The journey starts from the valley and is designated at the end of 3200m. You might have a hard time if you went on either rainy or winter season. The rain will destroy the path and you have to make your own, which is not referred and the winter will be emptier and much harder. Actually, you can visit at the beginning of Winter, and observe much dramatic weather conditions. The locals start to fall down to the valley, in the winter. So, getting food and accommodation might be really difficult to find. 

Pretty fair, besides monsoon and winter, Ghorepani has mild weather conditions, which are fairly great for accessible. However, sometimes, you can expect a downpour or hailstorm anytime. But, no worries that won’t last long.  Fortunately, that will clear the sky and gives the damn beautiful view.

In concern, Autumn Season is the excellent season to trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill. In addition with the open skies and beautiful mountain views, the weather offers you the pleasure to watch our national flower Rorodondheron bloom into the forest of wilderness as well.

Is Poon Hill Trek Difficult?

Generally in Nepal, as most of the treks are way too difficult, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is considered as moderate trekking skills by the trekkers that have been to Poon Hill. However, our team of mission Himalayan treks, suggest you have lite exercises like jogging and running prior to the days of trekking. Walking 3 to 4 hours a day may not be a problem for most of you but, climbing the front face of the hills, for hours and ours will surely fasten your rate of heartbeat. So why don’t just be prepared for that right?

You don’t require any special or technical gears, to climb the hill. Just a wooden branch is also enough sometimes. But you have to be prepared for rainfalls, any time so, we suggest that you carry raincoats with yourselves and a torch.


Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Day In Kathmandu transfer to Hotel. (1350m4429ft){15 to 25 minutes driving}

Drive from airport to hotel -25 minutes.
Briefing about the tour at evening.
Introduce your guide.
Welcome dinner.
Finish the program.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara(823m/2700ft) transfer to Hotel.{7 hours driving}

Breakfast at hotel in Kathmandu.
Drive to tourist bus park by private vehicle.
7 hours Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus with 2 stop from breakfast and lunch.
transfer to you from tourist bus park Pokhara to Pokhara hotel.
Finish the program.
Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul(1070m/3510ft) and trek from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga(1570m/5151ft){1 hour 30 minutes drive and 3 to 4 hours trekking}.

Breakfast in Pokhara hotel.
Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul by private car.
Trek from Nayapul to Birethanti and permit check inn.
trek to Tikhedhunga on the way lunch and overnight at guesthouse.
Dinner at the tea house where we will sleep. 
waterfall farmland, Fishtail and Annapurna 3 view during trekking.
Day 4: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani(2850m/9350ft){6 to 7 hours trekking

Breakfast in the tea house at Tikhedhunga.
Cross two suspension bridge with a waterfall.
trek uphill to Ulleri around 3400 stony steps. 
view of Annapurna South and Himchuli Mountain. 
trek to Banthanti and Nangethanti via forest and fishtail view and 1 waterfall.
Lunch and Nangethanti and follow RThododendron forest trail. Overnight and Dinner at Ghorepani in tea house.

Day 05: Morning sunrise hike to Poonhill(3210m/10532ft) and trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani(2540m/8332ft){7-8 hours trekking Including Poonhill}

Morning Hike to Pooonhill before 1 hour prior for sunrise.
View Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, Dhampus peak, Annapurna and fishtail 180-degree mountain views. 
Rhododendron flower.
Back to Ghorepani and breakfast.
Trek to Tadapani on the way Lots of rhododendron and pine forest waterfall and two streams. 
Lunch at Banthanti and dinner at Tadapai and overnight. 
Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk(1940m/6365ft){3 hours trekking}

Breakfast and sunrise view of Annapurna South, Himchuli and Fishtail Mountain near.
Trek downhill with forest trail until Ghandruk.
Beautiful village with Gurung culture and tradition. 
Lunch and Ghandruk. Afternoon explores the local village and Gurung Museum. Overnight at Ghandruk and dinner.
Day 07: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul(1070m/3510ft) and Drive to Pokhara(823m/2700ft){ 5 hours trekking and one and half hour driving}

Morning sunrise view from Ghandruk and breakfast.
Trek down to Syaulibazaar and flat trail to Nayapul.
Explore paddy field of rice millet and wheat on the trekking.
trekking on the bank of Modi river and some waterfall on the way.
Check out your permit at Birethanti.
Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara 1 and a half hour.
Trekking finish.
Day 08: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu(1300m/4264ft){7 to 8 hours drive}

Morning breakfast at Pokhara hotel.
Drive to tourist bus park at Pokhara. 
drive to Kathmandu 7 hours.
On the way explore rivers, local people of the countryside, Rafting and lots of jungles and mountains. 
after Kathmandu transfer you to the hotel. 
evening share experience of trekking and provide you a trekking certificate. 
Day 09: Shopping Departure or Extend your Holiday.

Transfer you to the airport for your sweet home. 
drive 25 minutes to the airp[ort from Kathmandu hotel.
Finish the program. 

For more and detailed information please read here.

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 the trekking.
  • Three main course meal(Breakfast, Lunch And |Dinner) As per itinerary during the trekking.
  • Accommodation in tea house 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 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 cost in Kathmandu and Pokhara. 
  • Food rather than 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, Flights 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 kind 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 it will be free but some of the guest houses 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
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 bedroom. 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 the trekking is 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 long skirt for 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 maximum 25 kilos and airlines not allow to bring more than 20 kilos or 15 kilos only for Lukla flights.

Local Currency:

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 city. The exchange rate is lower in high altitude and sometimes they ignore to change too. so we suggest you to change in Kathmandu for your convenience and best exchange rates.

Medical facilities:

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 are 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 what you will be needed before trekking. If you have some other question 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::

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