Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Panoramic mountain views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges
  • Spectacular sunrise from Poon Hill
  • Trek through vibrant rhododendron forests
  • Explore traditional Gurung villages
  • Encounter Himalayan wildlife
  • Enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine
  • Cultural exchanges with locals
  • Sense of accomplishment and camaraderie

Trip Overview


The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek stands as a renowned trekking spot nestled within Nepal’s captivating Annapurna region. It is a relatively short and easy trek that offers breathtaking mountain views, diverse landscapes, and an insight into the rich local culture, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. The PoonHill Trek is suitable for trekkers of all ages and fitness levels, making it a popular choice for beginners and families. The well-established trail and availability of teahouses along the route provide convenience and comfort. However, it is advisable to trek with a guide or a knowledgeable local to navigate the paths and ensure safety.

The optimal periods for embarking on the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek coincide with the delightful autumn months (from September to November) and the refreshing spring season (between March and May). The weather during these periods is generally stable, with clear skies and favorable trekking conditions. The days are mild, and the evenings can be chilly, so packing appropriate clothing is essential.

The adventure begins in Nayapul, a small town located about an hour’s drive from Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna region. From Nayapul, trekkers embark on a scenic trail that winds through terraced fields, charming villages, and lush forests. The trail gradually ascends, allowing trekkers to acclimatize to the altitude and enjoy the surrounding natural beauty. On the first day of the trek, trekkers reach Tikhedhunga, a village nestled on the banks of the Modi River. The following day the trail continues uphill leading to the village of Ghorepani. Along the way, trekkers are treated to magnificent views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

Ghorepani is a popular stopover point with basic teahouses and breathtaking sunrise views. Trekkers set out on a short but steep hike to Poonhill, the highlight of the trek. Poonhill offers a panoramic spectacle of the sun rising over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks in a golden glow. The mesmerizing views make the early morning wake-up call and the uphill climb all worthwhile. After witnessing the magical sunrise, trekkers descend back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue their journey. The trail meanders through rhododendron forests, which burst into vibrant colors during the spring season. As trekkers descend further, they pass through picturesque villages like Tadapani and Ghandruk, where they can experience the unique culture and hospitality of the local Gurung community.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

After arrival In Kathmandu our Airport representative From Shivalaya Holiday will Meet and assist you also Guide for Upcoming Trekking Towards Poon-hill Trekking Rest day relax at Kathmandu

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing

Kathmandu City Tour: After breakfast. Things to do in Kathmandu You can visit some of the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the city, including: Pashupatinath Temple: One of the most sacred Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Kathmandu City Tour: Boudhanath Stupa: A magnificent Buddhist stupa and one of the largest in the world. Swayambhunath Stupa: Also known as the Monkey Temple, it offers panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu Durbar Square: A historic square with ancient palaces, temple.

Day 3: Drive To Pokhara From  Kathmandu

After having Breakfast early Morning will Head towards Pokhara Drive about 7 hours we will see a small village settlement, mid-range hills, and terraced farms. Upon our arrival in the most beautiful city Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, is rewarded with a stunning view of mountains like Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, the most iconic one Machhapuchhre and Annapurna .Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 4: Pokhara to Nayapul – Trekking Starts

After Having Breakfast early Morning with its refreshing weather, mountain views, lakes, we the move to scenic 2-hour drive to Nayapul, the starting point of our hike. Today’s trek is relatively easy as we make our way across the Modi River. Along the way, we are treated to the beauty of bamboo forests, charming settlements, and lush, landscapes. The captivating surroundings, gradually ascending until we reach the quaint village of Tikhedhunga. Before reaching our destination for the day, we take a short wander through the scenic village of Birethanti, immersing ourselves in its unique ambiance and soaking in the local culture. As we continue our gentle ascent, the landscapes continue to unfold in their entire natural splendor, offering us a tranquil and rejuvenating experience. Arriving at our designated resting place, we find ourselves surrounded by the captivating beauty of the lush surroundings. It’s a perfect opportunity to rest, reflect, and appreciate the incredible journey we have undertaken so far.

Day 5: Trekking from Tikhedhunga To Ghorepani

After taking breakfast, we embark on a 1.5-hour uphill climb to Ulleri, where traditional Nepalese houses and local lifestyles can be observed. Our trek continues towards Banthati, crossing lush pasturelands and stone step trails. At Nangethanti, we enjoy stunning views of Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, and Annapurna South. The trek through the enchanting rhododendron forest brings a sense of tranquility, leading us gently to Ghorepani. This village, predominantly inhabited by the Magar people, is renowned for the picturesque Poonhill viewpoint.

Day 6: Hike towards Poonhill

Early morning, we will hike to Poonhill, which takes around 2hr from Ghorepani village for the beautiful sunrise of Mountain peaks from the world’s 7th highest Dhaulagiri, 10th highest Annapurna with its massif, Nilgiri and Tukuche peak In including In world In 8th In highest Manaslu with iconic Machapuchare peak. After watching a breathtaking sunrise view, we will go back to Ghorepani. We will continue our hiking towards Tadapani with an uphill and downhill trail through the dense beautiful rhododendron forest and wide terrain of small hills. The entire trail is quite easy and we can fully enjoy the lap of nature without any physical difficulties.

Day 7: Descend Trekking  nayapul from Ghandruk

We will descend the trek towards Nayapul the starting of trek and we will drive back to Pokhara overnight stay at Pokhara.

Day 8: Pokhara to Kathmandu Drive

After Memorable journey towards mountain will head Back to Kathmandu approx. 7 hours’ drive rest day at hotel relax and enjoy.

Day 9: Final Departure Day

After having Breakfast Our representative from Shivalaya Holidays will Assist You to Tribhuvan International Airport for final day making end of 8n9days Ghorepani Poonhill Trek.

Cost Included

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off by private transport
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people), and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus
  • Surface transfer to and from Nayapul by private transport
  • Bag & Down Jacket and Duffle bags (if required)
  • T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • All require trek permits
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost not Include

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and during trekking days.
  • Optional add-ons for meals,
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking, or domestic flight cancellation).
  • Insurance policy covering medical and high-altitude evacuation costs.
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot showers, laundry, drinks, and alcoholic beverages.
  • Personal trekking equipment and gear.
  • Toiletries (soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, etc.).
  • Internet service during the trek.
  • Any additional services, activities, or personal expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected).
  • Any other services or items not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration:09 Days
  • Trip Grading: Strenuous
  • Max Altitude: 3210 meters
  • Best Time: Mid Feb to May and Sep to mid Dec.
  • Trip Mode: Lodge & Camping trek.
  • Group Size: Min. 2 / Max.12 + Above

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