• Duration:3 Nights 4 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max. Altitude: 3210m
  • Group Size: 1-12
  • Activity: Hiking and Trekking
  • Pick Up: Pokhara

About Customized Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

The classic trek to Poon Hill 3210m is a short and comparatively one of the easiest treks into the Annapurna region. But be prepared to hike up some stone steps along the trail. The popular one is just before we reach Ulleri village. This trek is appropriate for those who have limited time to spend in Nepal with an eagerness to witness the beauty of mighty Mount Annapurna and other snow-capped mountains. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a blend of natural trials fluctuating between skyward and downstairs with a good deal of Tea Houses/Lodges, rhododendron forests, beautiful Gurung and Magar (ethnic groups of Nepal) settlements and most amazing Annapurna Himalaya scenery.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking starts from Nayapul which is approx. One and half hour drive from Pokhara. The trek up to Tikhedhunga is a gentle walk and climb, generally hot. Next day trek is a real delight. Dense rhododendron forests, dramatic valleys will make your trip more remarkable as this trek passes through alluring villages of Ulleri, Banthati, Ghorepani, Tadhapani, Ghandruk and few other dazzling villages. Ghorepani is a peaceful and beautiful village in Annapurna region joining major pathways onwards with the generous number of Tea Houses/ Lodges which makes it a portal to Poon Hill, one of the finest view points in the area. History revels that traders once used this place as a rest stop for water (Pani in Nepali) for their horses thus leading to the terminology Ghodepani, later transformed into Ghorepani.

The Poon Hill viewpoint offers a scenic view of mountains and sunrise which will make you feel like every edge is a lively glimpse of the overwhelming mountains. Mount Fishtail the holy mountain, Annapurna South, Barasikhar, Nilgiri, Tukche, Hiunchuli, and the Dhaulagiri mountain range are all on show on this short trek to Poon Hill. Anyone who appreciates nature and fascinating landscapes will experience happy memories and stories to tell for years to come, an enduring trip into the heart of the Annapurna’s. The trail to Tadapani village followed by Ghandruk village maintains the Annapurna panorama making the hike even more exciting.

Our Ghorepani Poon Hill Short Trekking 4 Days is designed for trekkers interested in our Trekking services only. Trekkers who choose their own accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara but would like to trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill with our competent team of Trekking Guides and Porters.

Highlights of Customized Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

  • trek through forests that are dazzling in full bloom, pass through charming local villages, glimpse of beautiful mountain peaks, and more
  • catch the magnificent sunrise over the Himalaya from Poon Hill and witness the snowy peaks glow in the morning rays
  • beautiful Tea House Trek in Annapurna region


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Day 1: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Hile,3 hrs, 1,400 m/4,593 ft

We begin our trek at Nayapul after an hour drive in a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a 15 minutes walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti, a large village that has many shops and teahouses.

From the village, the trail follows the north bank of the Budhi Gandaki Khola and climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hile.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

The trails ascents bring us to reach Ulleri village after 2 hours steep up walk and continue the trails gently up until Banthanti which takes about 1 hour and will have lunch there. Now we can see the good view of Machhapuchre, HiunChuli and Annapurna South. After lunch, then our trail goes gradually ascending until Ghorepani, a village of Magar peoples which takes about 2 hours to reach. The mountains will be crystal clear and can be seen instantly from the place where we'll be staying.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

Early in the morning, we'll hike to Poonhill which is a 45 minutes hike through the Rhododendron forest to encounter the astonishing view of snow white giants like Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Tukuche Peak 6920m, Nilgiri 6940m, Varaha Shikhar 7847m, Mt. Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna South 7219m, Annapurna III 7855m, Machhapuchhre 6993m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna II 7937m, Lamjung Himal 6931m and unobstructed view of sunrise over these mountains.

After enjoying the moment, we return back to hotel and the trail steeply ascending until Deurali which is also the same height of Poon Hill and takes about 1 & half hour. Then we follow the deep forest way until Banthanti which takes about 2 hours and have lunch there. We can see the wild animals like as monkeys and local birds during the jungle trail. After lunch, it takes 1 hour to reach in Tadapani village which is surrounded by beautiful rhododendron forest. We can see more magnificent view of Machhapuchre, Annapurna South, Hium Chuli and Annapurna II.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

This is a relatively easy day trekking downhill all the way to Ghandrunk, a beautiful Gurung village with its rich culture and tradition. Most of the men from this village are of brave Gorkha Army Soldiers of Britian and India. Annapurna South, Hinchuli and Machhapuchhre are some of mountains that you will feast your eyes on as you trek! Today we end our trek by heading back down a vehicle will pick us up for the short drive back to Pokhara.

  • Breakfast, and Lunch
  • Tea House/ Lodge

What's Included

  • Accommodation during Trek ; Local Lodges 3 Nights (With twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • All standard meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa Trekking Guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese Guide.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Tshirt.
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Ground transfers Pokhara- Nayapul - Kimche- Pokhara with Private vehicles
  • All government and local taxes.

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Porter to carry luggage - but we arrange on your request 1 porter between 2 guests.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section


Departure Dates

Start Date04 Sep, 2024End Date07 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$ 500
Start Date17 Sep, 2024End Date20 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$ 500
Start Date28 Sep, 2024End Date01 Oct, 2024AvailableUS$ 500

Departure Note:

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group.

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join.

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates.

The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.

We have set dates for departure to the Amazing Ghorepani Poonhill Short Trekking. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin.

Ghorepani Poonhill Short Trekkingis available and can be done throughout the year. So, if the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date.

We have listed the price up to 12 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 12 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Ghorepani Poonhill Short Trekking is possible on any date of the year. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones.

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the trek. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking.

Useful Info

Difficulty Rating of Ghorepani Poon Hill Short Trekking:

Any avid walker who is able to hike approximately 5-6 hours a day carrying a lightweight backpack will be fit enough to do this trek. We recommend you bring walking poles, as you will find them helpful especially in the long descents when your legs may feel shaky, and the stone steps are uneven. The altitude is only 3200m, so there is no altitude related risk.

Safe Drinking Water on Ghorepani Poon Hill Short Trekking:

We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. Several guesthouses have Euro-guard filters. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.

Re-charging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trekking:

You can recharge your digital camera, iPod, batteries etc. with electricity or solar power sources. You may need to buy an adaptor in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. The lodges charge a small fee per hour for recharging facilities. Nepal uses 220-240 volts to power your appliances. The sockets fit both round and flat plugs.

Garbage Disposal:

Don’t throw anything into the fire in any house, Buddhist or Hindu. In most cultures the household gods live in Kitchen.

Spending Money per Day:

Although it depends on your spending habits, you should allocate on the trek, US$10 - 12 a day should be enough to buy, Mineral water, chocolates, Coca Cola and a beer.

Travel Insurance for Ghorepani Poon Hill Short Trekking:

It is strongly recommended to be sufficiently protected when you go into remote areas. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.

Washing and Toilet facilities for Ghorepani Poon Hill Short Trekking:

Most lodges offer hot showers, though sometimes a hot shower means a bucket of hot water. You can ask your trekking guide about the availability. For ecological reasons please try and limit your use of hot water unless the water is solar-heated. Please note that at higher altitude and in colder seasons there is very little chance to have enough hot water for all the trekkers. If the water is frozen then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water. Every lodge will have some kind of hand washing facility but it is good idea to carry a bar of soap with you.

Toilets are usually Asian squat style and vary in how clean they are. Normally toilets are outside the lodge but now some lodges have attached or indoor toilets. The rubbish bin in the toilet is kept for your used toilet paper.

Tea Houses / Lodges:

On the popular trekking routes villagers have built tea house lodges with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. When you stay in the tea houses you will have close contact with the Nepalese people and are directly contributing to the local economy.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?

Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition is a government licensed trekking and touring company in Nepal. On the following terms and conditions, we accept your bookings.

In order to confirm your bookings we require a non-refundable deposit US$ 10 % down payment in advance is mandatory to book the flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process too. Bookings must be done 60 days prior to your planned trekking date, to reserve a place. This amount can be sent by bank-to-bank transfer, Western Union, money grams, or credit card (telex transfer or wire transfer). And the rest of the money must be paid to us upon arrival