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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a scenic, cultural walk around mid hills within Annapurna Himalaya

Trip Highlights


  • Superb wide angle of 360° views of snowcapped mountain range,
  • A moderate country walk visiting traditional Gurung / Poon-Magar villages,
  • Pristine lovely rhododendron forests in the shade of high snowcapped peaks,
  • Fascinating views on ancient Trans-Himalayan Caravan route of Nepal / Tibet
  • Stunning sunrise views from Poon hill over chain of world highest mountains

Trip Summary

Trip Cost :
Trip Duration :10 days
Trip Mode : On Lodge / Tea House basis.
Total Trip : 09 / 10 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu).
Trekking grade : Moderate with high uphill / downhill walks
Highest elevation : 3,210 m at Poon Hill.
Trekking duration : 05 / 06 days (Pokhara to Pokhara).
Seasons : March to June and September to early December.

Trip Introduction

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek leads to short circuit walk around southern ridges and rolling green hills of massive Annapurna Himalaya range of mountains. An amazing country walks full of fascination where you will be bewildered by a dramatic change of temperatures and landscapes, walking from low semi-tropical full of paddy farmlands and terraces towards cool alpine areas in the shade of tall and beautiful Rhododendron-pines-magnolia-oaks and fir tree lines.

One of a fascinating walk following old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade caravan route of Nepal and Tibet leads through our destination at Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek and beyond towards Mustang areas connecting the border of Tibet frontier. Starting this wonderful journey from picturesque Pokhara, a famous and popular tourist spot located on the laps of towering Annapurna Himalaya with serene lakes of Phewa and Begnas, truly a scenic valley blessed by the natural beautiful scenery.

The walk leads towards high hills through a number of interesting farm villages of Gurung people, and then into the cool shade of alpine forest reaching our destination at Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with fabulous views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya. Our wonderful journey leads to famous viewpoints on top Poon Hill for a fantastic panorama of mountains with stunning sunrise views our highest spot of the trek at 3,210 m high.

After Ghorepani  Poon Hill Trek walk leads around a deep forest and into Ghandruk and Landruk villages and ending this marvelous short adventure with a drive back to scenic Pokhara, after a glorious time in the high and scenic Ghorepani  Poon Hill trek.

This Ghorepani Poon Hill Panorama Trek suitable for all kinds of travelers including family-school / college groups and corporate people, as this trip leads to moderate and gradual walks with ups and downhill, without a problem of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) where you can enjoy tremendous views in the comfort of nice cozy lodges around high hills of Annapurna with warm and friendly hospitality of the natives of Annapurna Himalaya.


Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Itinerary (Outline)

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

Day 02: Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m (30 mins flight and 6 hrs drive)

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul 1,100m and trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,450m.

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m - 05 hrs.

Day 05: Morning hike to Poon-Hill and trek to Tadapani 2,721m - 05 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk 1,750m - 04 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Potana 1,900 m - 05 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Kande 1,460m and drive to Pokhara.

Day 09: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.

Day 10: International departure homeward bound.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by View Nepal Treks staff with warm welcome and transfer to respective hotels with briefing regarding trekking, hotels, lodge on route with do and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner. Accommodation

  • Hotel (1 night)
Meals  Welcome Dinner meal is included on this day.

Day 02: Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m - 06 hrs journey distance 220 k.m.

Morning travel by tourist coach or in private vehicle depending upon the group size towards amazing Pokhara valley transfer to respective hotels close to beautiful Phewa Lake with afternoon free for short walks. (For flying option a 30 minutes flight to Pokhara). Accommodation

  • Hotel (1 night)
Meals  Day meal (B_L_D) is included on this day.

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul 1,100m begin trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,450m.

Morning 2 hours drive from Pokhara to start the trek from Nayapul following the old Nepal / Tibet Trans Himalayan Caravan passing farm villages Bhirtethati and Hille to reach at Tirkhedhunga for overnight stop in the comfort of nice local lodge after 3-4 hours of good walks. Accommodation

  • Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Launch, and  Dinner meals are included on this day.

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m - 05 hrs walk.

Morning starts with a steep uphill climb to Ulleri village with grand views of Annapurna South and Mt. Machapuchare. From Ulleri walk gets better passing Bhanthati, Nagethati small villages, into enchanting rhododendron forested area to reach at Ghorepani Deurali for overnight stop. Accommodation

  • Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Launch, and  Dinner meals are included on this day.

Day 05: Morning hike to Poon-Hill trek to Tadapani 2,721m - 05 hrs.

Early morning hour hike up to Poon-Hill at 3,210m high for awesome panorama views of mountains with striking sunrise over array of peaks, from here walk to Tadapani through beautiful rhododendron forest with constant views of the mountains. This place in spring will be magic with wildflowers in the shade of high Annapurna Mountains. Accommodation

  • Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Launch, and  Dinner meals are included on this day.

Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk 1,750m - 04 hours.

With stunning sunrise view from Tadapani, morning walk descends into cool forested area leading Ghandruk village, a large Gurung village around Annapurna region. Afternoon explore the village and Gurung museum or just relax and enjoy the views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli with majestic Mt. Machapuchare “Fish Tail”. Accommodation

  • Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Launch, and  Dinner meals are included on this day.

Day 07: Trek to Pothana 1, 900 m - 05 hrs.

Morning walk on downhill path to the bottom of the hills of Ghandruk and Landruk by the Modi River, on crossing a bridge with short climb reaching at Landruk village, from here walk leads on the winding trail through terraced farm fields and villages into cool forested area to reach at Pothana for last overnight in the high hills of Annapurna Himalaya. Accommodation

  • Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Launch, and  Dinner meals are included on this day.

Day 08: Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara.

Morning with super walk through Thulo Kharka also called Australian Camp a wonderful spot in the midst of the forest, with short break last hour walk an easy descend to Kande village on the Baglung-Pokhara highway for the an hour drive back to Pokhara after a wonderful time up in the high mountains. Accommodation

  • Hotel (1 night)
Meals Breakfast, Launch, and  Dinner meals are included on this day.

Day 09: Drive of fly back to Kathmandu.

Morning a scenic drive to Kathmandu, after a wonderful memorable trip in the mid hills of Annapurna area, then on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure. (Options of flight back to Kathmandu). Accommodation

  • Hotel (1 night)
Meals Breakfast, Launch, and  Dinner meals are included on this day.

Day 10: International departure homeward bound.

Last day in amazing Nepal with great experience and fond memories of Annapurna & Pun Hill Panorama trekking, with time for international flight, View Nepal Treks staff transfers you to airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations. Accommodation

  • Hotel (1 night)
Meals Breakfast, Launch, and  Dinner meals are included on this day.

Cost Includes And Excludes

Cost Includes

  1. All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
  2. Accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel on bed / breakfast basis
  3. Accommodation in Pokhara at tourist standard hotels on bed / breakfast basis.
  4. An professional  English speaking government liscenced guide
  5. Porters (every 2 clients : 1 porter)
  6. Food in Trekking (B-L-D)
  7. Accommodation in tea house/lodge
  8. ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area project) permit.
  9. TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems).
  10. Service of trekking  guides his equipment,  daily wages-medical insurance, meals and transportation allowance.
  11. Service of trekking  staff -porters their daily wages-medical insurance, meals and transportation allowance.
  12. Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
  13. Down jackets-sleeping bags (with inner linear) and comprehensive medical kits.
  14. Transportation to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu with deluxe tourist bus before and after the trip and Pokhara - Nayapul -Pokhara by private car.
  15. Trips briefing with full information and reconfirmation of international air tickets

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu, gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks throughout the trip.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including heli services and personal medical kit.
  • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.