Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

A classic treks in the Annapurna Region.ratingbased on 4 reviews
  • Duration9 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Activity Trekking/Hiking
  • Max. Altitude 3210 m.
  • Starts Pokhara
  • Ends Pokhara
  • Group Size 1-20
  • Best Season September to May
Group Discount Prices
  
1 paxUS$490
2 - 6 paxUS$425
7 - 10 paxUS$375
11 - 15 paxUS$345
16 - 20 paxUS$299
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Highlights
  • Easily accessible and short in duration.
  • Diverse landscapes that range from dense jungle to towering mountains
  • Views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri from Poon Hill are regarded as among the finest in Nepal
  • Stunning sunrise and sunset views
  • Fascinating perspectives on the Gurung community and their well-preserved culture

The Ghorepani and Poon Hill trek is considered by many as the best short trek in Nepal and with good reason. It offers a memorable week of trekking in the foothills of the Annapurna mountain range with breathtaking views along the way, culminating in the spectacular panoramas at Poon Hill (3210 m).

The trek commences with a 1.5-hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul then heads out on a trail that courses through captivating Gurung villages and communities and lush landscapes. The first port of call is Ghorepani and nearby Poon Hill, with its superb outlook towards Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Nilgiri (7061 m), Annapurna I (8091 m), and Annapurna South (7219 m). The entire trail serves up picture postcard views of the Himalayas over the length of the trek and throws in the soothing delights of the Ghandruk village as a welcome bonus before we head back to Pokhara.

The Ghorepani/Poon Hill trek is rated as an easy to moderate outing, a relatively easy challenge that suits the needs of trekkers of all ages and experience levels. It’s a great experience in its own right and the perfect taster for those who might want to test the waters before committing to a more challenging journey through the Himalayas. Needless to say, it’s perfectly suited to large groups and families looking for a reasonably leisurely hike, yet also suits the needs of solo hikers simply wanting to hit the mountains for a few relaxing days.

 You can find some more recommended short treks in Nepal, which are the Pikey Peak Trek,Everest View Trek, Short Everest Base Camp Trek, Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Helambu Trek, Tamang Heritage Trek, 3 days Chisapani Nagarkot trek and many more.

Useful Information
  • Respect the local culture and kindly take permission while taking photos/videos with local
  • Make sure you have only necessary trekking gear during mountain
  • First aid box and your personal insurance
  • Save the nature and pristine flora fauna
  • Safety comes first.
Itinerary
  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:2/3 star hotel

Welcome at the airport, then transfer to your hotel.

  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:2/3 star hotel

Free day for final trekking preparation and spend the way you prefer.

  • Max. Altitude:822m/2697ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:2/3 star hotel

A 7:00 am departure by bus sees us arrive in Pokhara in the early afternoon, with plenty of time to walk around the lovely lakeside town before settling down for the evening in anticipation of the trek starting the following day.

  • Max. Altitude:1960m/6430ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Morning departure to Nayapul by private taxi (1.5 hours), after which the trek begins with a pleasant half-day hike through farmland and patchwork crops studding the peaceful landscape. The day ends with the arrival at Tikhedhunga, or we can continue to the village of Ulleri if time permits.

  • Max. Altitude:2880m/9449ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

This is a day to stretch out the legs and lungs with a hefty climb to the day's destination. The trek begins by crossing a suspension bridge and starting up the 3700-plus steps to the village of Ulleri, then courses through dense forests of rhododendron, bamboo, and old-growth oak trees until the path reaches the village of Nangethanti. The day concludes at Ghorepani, offering up memorable views of Hiunchuli, Fishtail, and the Annapurnas that are a mere prelude to the following day's outlook.

  • Max. Altitude:2630m/8629ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

The trek's dramatic climax comes early in the day—at dawn, to be precise. Rising up pre-dawn, we make our way up to nearby Poon Hill via a short one-hour hike and watch in wonder as the entire magnificent panorama slowly unfolds before us, with a dense green jungle in the foreground giving way to Himalayan foothills in the near distance that would stand proud in any other setting, yet barely pass muster as all eyes are drawn to the magical allure of the soaring and snow-covered peaks in the background—Singa Chuli, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, and the entire Annapurna massif—all aglow from the sun's warm embrace. The view is justifiably world-famous, and after taking time to bask in the vista, we return to Ghorepani for a welcome breakfast before heading out to Tadapani and its glorious views.

  • Max. Altitude:822m/2697ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:2/3 star hotel

After breakfast, we descend gradually through an amazing lush jungle and reach one of the most beautiful Gurung village named Ghandruk. This is the final opportunity of exploring such an exposing view of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli with our delicious lunch on the Himalayas then drive back to the beautiful lake city Pokhara.

  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast

A long day's drive by bus that provides numerous scenic opportunities and thrills along the way.

    Farewell and drop-off at the airport, or the opportunity to join another of our programs.

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    What's Included
    Cost Includes
    • Complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off
    • Complimentary welcome dinner.
    • Two-night stay in a 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu, including breakfast (twin share).
    • Two-night stay in Pokhara (on a twin-sharing basis).
    • All necessary trekking permits, such as the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, the TIMS Card, etc.
    • All accommodations during the trek
    • Three meals a day during the trek
    • A cup of tea or coffee each time with the meal 
    • If and when available, fresh fruit should be eaten every day.
    • Complimentary duffel bag, agency T-shirt, trekking map, and sleeping bag
    • Professional English-speaking government-registered and first-aid-trained local guide
    • First-aid kit
    • Return travel by tourist bus between Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Return travel by taxi from Pokhara to Nayapul
    • Staff insurance, meals, accommodations, equipment, transportation, etc.
    • Rescue arrangements, if necessary
    • Agency service charge and government tax or VAT
    • Certificate of Achievement
    Cost Excludes
    • International airfare and Nepal visa fee
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Porters to carry your backpacks (we provide porters on request)
    • Personal Insurance, personal expenses, loss of property and theft etc.
    • Sightseeing costs (temples, monasteries, etc.)
    • All beverages, snacks, and additional expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, wifi, etc.
    • Tips to staff
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    Dates & Availability
    Start:SundayOct 01, 2023
    End:MondayOct 09, 2023
    PriceUS$490
    StatusGuaranteed
    Start:SundayOct 15, 2023
    End:MondayOct 23, 2023
    PriceUS$490
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    4Travelers' Reviews
    • TripAdvisor
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      Beautiful Poon Hill trek during mid January 2023

      Jan 2023 • Family

      Thank you to Rajesh, his team and our wonderful guide Ram, for the most unforgettable trekking experience! The planning was flawless and Ram went out of his ways to put us at tea houses with the most amazing views, facilites and meals ! Ram also provided excellent commentry on the local flora and fauna. Looking forward to Manaslu for our next trek with Ram as our guide - can't wait to be back

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      Santosh SJan 28, 2023Australia
    • TripAdvisor
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      An Amazing Poon Hill Trek with Brilliant company

      We chose to hike to Poon Hill in January and the team at Nepal Trekking adventures made the whole thing work perfectly. Right from the start Rajesh answered all my questions promptly, and with great communication was able to make adjustments to suit our itinerary. We were greeted at the airport, taken out to a lovely dinner and had a chance to sit down and discuss the specifics of the trek. Once we were away, our guide Rajan was amazing. We were never rushed, always kept safe and given great information. When one of us was unwell during the hike, they made sure we were OK to continue and even found beds at some tea houses along the way for a rest. We made it to our final destination and the view was breathtaking. I would recommend this experience to anyone. Nothing was too much trouble for Rajan, Rajesh and the team, and the experience was reasonably priced for the service provided. I would rate this company six stars if I could!

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      NicholasFeb 27, 2020Australia
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