Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking- 9 Days

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is one of the shortest treks in the Annapurnas. It is the best way for those with less time to experience the breathtaking mountain scenery and the beautiful village culture of the Annapurna Region. The trek starts an hour’s drive from Pokhara, at Nayapul (New Bridge) where you cross a suspension bridge over the rushing Modi Khola. As we ascend the winding stone path through villages and terraced farmland we get spectacular glimpses of the beautiful Machhapuchare Mountain (Fishtail). 

One of the major highlight of this trek is to see watch the sunrise from Poon Hill, 3210m, a one hour climb from Ghorepani, 2855m. The suns first rays touching the peaks of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna , Nilgiri and other famous mountains of the Annapurna range, reflect in shades of red, orange and pink; a truly magnificent view. From Ghorepani we descend to the beautiful hillside village of Ghandruk, 2012m, a typical village of the Gurung ethnic group, known for its traditional houses, rich culture and the great landscape. From Ghandruk we descend by way of Birethanti to reach Nayapul, where our vehicle will be waiting to take us to Pokhara.

The  Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek can be done any time of year except during the monsoon. The entire Ghorepani area is densely forested with rhododendron, the national flower of Nepal. In spring season these forests turn into a magnificent blanket of red blossoms, and the Annapurna range provides a backdrop of white snow.

The most popular seasons are spring (March to May) and autumn (late September to late November), however some people prefer winter ( December - February), when they can enjoy the beauty of the snow, and the environment of the remote areas.  You May also be interested in ....  Ghorepani Poonhill Short Trek Read More.


Trip Highlights


  • Typical Short Tea House Trek in Annapurna region 
  • Sunrise view from Poon Hill on Annapurna range and Daulagiri
  • High enough for great view; without altitude risks
  • Landscape and Floral varieties 
  • Authentic Gurung and Magar village

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2 : Tourist Bus drive to Pokhara, 900m

Day 3 : Private Vehicle drive to Nayapul, 1010m, and trek 3 hrs to Hile, 1400m

Day 4 : Trek 7 hrs to Ghorepani, 2855m

Day 5 : Trek 5hrs to Tadapani, 2610m

Day 6 : Trek 4hrs to Ghandruk, 2012m

Day 7 : Trek 3hrs to Nayapul, 1010m, and drive to Pokhara

Day 8 : Pokhara to Kathmandu 6hrs by Tourist Bus

Day 9 : Happy Departure

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
10 February, 2020 18 February, 2020 US $690 per person Guaranteed
10 March, 2020 18 March, 2020 US $690 per person Guaranteed
30 March, 2020 07 April, 2020 US $690 per person Guaranteed
15 April, 2020 23 April, 2020 US $690 per person Guaranteed
21 April, 2020 29 April, 2020 US $690 per person Guaranteed
30 April, 2020 08 May, 2020 US $690 per person Guaranteed
10 May, 2020 18 May, 2020 US $690 per person Guaranteed
23 May, 2020 31 May, 2020 US $690 per person Guaranteed
05 June, 2020 13 June, 2020 US $690 per person Guaranteed
16 August, 2020 24 August, 2020 US $690 per person
07 September, 2020 15 September, 2020 US $690 per person Available
16 September, 2020 24 September, 2020 US $690 per person Guaranteed
01 October, 2020 09 October, 2020 US $690 per person Available
20 October, 2020 28 October, 2020 US $690 per person Guaranteed
05 November, 2020 13 November, 2020 US $690 per person Available
20 November, 2020 28 November, 2020 US $690 per person Guaranteed
02 December, 2020 10 December, 2020 US $690 per person Available
19 December, 2020 27 December, 2020 US $690 per person Guaranteed

Cost Include(s)

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Two nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation in Pokhara, Two nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 4 nights (Full board meals with twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis.
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Tshirt.
  • Energy Supplies ( Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek 
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • All ground transfers Kathamndu –Pokhara- Nayapul-Nayapul-Pokhara and Kathmandu.
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water,boiled water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.

Difficulty Rating of Ghorepani Poon Hill 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 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.

Extra Advice for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking
You will see many sweet village children, and you may want to give them something. Remember, many trekkers have felt the same. It is better not to distribute balloons, candy, money or even pens to village children as it encourages them to beg. Many children now ask for Mithai (candy) Paisa (Money) and Boom boom (balloon).
During the trekking, keep your valuable goods safe. Lock your door when you leave your guesthouse room. You are also advised not to leave your laundry hanging outside at night.

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 US$ 7 - 10 per meal in Kathamndu. On the trek, US$9 - 12 a day should be enough to buy chocolates, Coca Cola and a beer.

Travel Insurance for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
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 Trek:
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
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$ 200 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

Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 9 Days

Price : US $690 p/p

Trip Grade : Easy

Maximum Height:3210m

Minimum Height:900m

Minimum Group Size:2 Trekkers

Maximum Group size:7 Trekkers

Activities:Trekking and Hiking

Transport By:Private Vehicles, Tourist Bus



Best Season:March - May and September- November

Permits:Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS Card

Hotel in Kathmandu:2 nights on B&B plan (Bed & Breakfast)

Hotel in Pokhara:2 night on BB plan (Bed & Breakfast)

Accommodation during Trek:Local Lodges 4 Nights

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