Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Duration: 11 Days
Photo Gallery Annapurna South(7219 M), Hiunchuli (6441 M) and Machhapuchre (6997 M) View of Annapurna South(7219 M), Hiunchuli (6441 M) and Machhapuchre (6997 M) from Poon Hill View of Dhaulagiri (8167 M) from Poon Hill Fewa Lake, Pokhara      Map Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek map     

About Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, also known as Ghorepani Poon Hill Sunrise Trek or Poon Hill Trek is a classic short trek in Nepal. It is one of the most famous treks in Nepal because of the beautiful mountain sceneries, landscapes, and culture that it provides in a span of a week. This relatively easy trek is suitable for trekkers of all ages and especially for those who wish to have a glimpse of Nepal in a short duration.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek lies in the lower Annapurna region and the highest point of the trek, Poon Hill does not exceed more than 3210 meters of altitude from sea level. Despite being at a lower altitude, the experience one gets during this trek is no less than the other high-altitude treks of the Annapurna region. The views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, II, III, Annapurna South, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Tukuche, and Machhapuchhre (sacred/holy mountain) from Poon Hill during the sunrise is mesmerizing. Witnessing the rays of the morning sun slowly dance with the snowcapped peaks is truly an art of nature and a blessing to the eyes. The trek passes through the typical villages of the Gurungs & Magars who have a rich culture and tradition. Trekkers can observe the beautifully crafted homes accompanied by beautiful terraced farmlands.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is also well known for its beautiful rhododendron and pine forest along the trail. The smell of the trees and the chirping of the birds while passing through the forest-covered trails is alluring and enchanting. In the spring season, you can witness the hills covered by colorful rhododendron trees with the majestic snowcapped mountains in the background which is one of the best parts of this short beautiful trek.

Our 11-day Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Itinerary starts from Kande and ends at Nayapul. However, there are a couple of places from where you can start the trek. If you would like to customize the itinerary according to your desire, physical fitness level, time frame, etc. please feel free to message us. Our experts will help you craft a perfect itinerary that ensures a top-notch experience with safety.

Highlights

  • Stunning views of Annapurna I-IV, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu ranges from Poon Hill with a beautiful sunrise 
  • A short and easy trail suitable for everyone with mountain sceneries from the beginning of the trek 
  • Typical beautiful villages of Gurung and Magars with their warm hospitality
  • A cultural museum of the ethnic group, 'Gurung' in Ghandruk village
  • Colorful lush rhododendron forest along the trail

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350 M) and transfer to hotel

One of the members of our company will welcome you at the international airport terminal gate and take you to the hotel. You will have a few hours to rest. Later, in the evening, you will meet with the tour guide in your hotel lobby. He will brief you about tomorrow's day trip.

  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M

You will go on a guided sightseeing tour to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will visit one of the holiest temples of Hindus, the Pashupatinath temple. Nearby this temple is located the largest in Nepal, Boudhanath stupa. After visiting these places, you will head to Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, you will meet with your trek guide who will brief you about the trekking program. Later, you can stroll around the vibrant streets of Thamel. 

  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M

After having breakfast, you will drive to Pokhara, the beautiful lake city. From Pokhara, you will continue driving towards Kande. Upon reaching Kande, you will take a small break and begin towards Australian Camp. Trekking through the forested trail, you will reach camp for the night's stay.

Elevation: +250 m /-65m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Australian Camp
  • 1870 M
  • 8-9 hours

After having breakfast, you will begin trekking towards Landruk. The trail ascent to Pitam Deurali through the small villages. From Pitam Deurali you can see magnificent views of mountains including Pokhara valley too. Then the trail descends down through the dense forests and crossing several suspension bridges you will finally arrive at Landruk.

Elevation: + 420m /-560m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Landruk
  • 1565 M
  • 5-6 hours

After having breakfast, you will begin trekking towards Ghandruk. The trail will descend to Modi Khola and after crossing the bridge you will begin the ascent to beautiful Ghandruk village. Today's trek distance is short so after lunch, you will have time to explore the entire village of Ghandruk which is mostly inhabited by Gurung people. You will also explore Gurung Museum and can get dressed in traditional Gurung dress.  

Elevation: +710m /-210m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Ghandruk
  • 1940 M
  • 4:30 hours

Today, the trail will take you to Tadapani. Ascending on a forested trail and through small villages, you will reach Tadapani for an overnight stay. On the way, you will also get to see beautiful landscape views. 

Elevation: +720m /- 180m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Tadapani
  • 2630 M
  • 4 hours

After having breakfast, you will begin trekking toward one of the most famous and beautiful villages of the Annapurna region, Ghorepani. The trail to these villages is mostly passed by dense forests of oak, rhododendron, and birch. Upon reaching Ghorepani, you will be welcomed by kind locals and dominating views of the Himalayan mountains.

Elevation: + 690m / - 430m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Ghorepani
  • 2860 M
  • 6-7 hours

You will wake up early in the morning and hike to Poon Hill to see a gorgeous sunrise. Poon Hill is one of the famous vantage points of this region. After spending some time here, you will descend down to Ghorepani, have breakfast, and begin trekking towards Tikhedhunga. 

Elevation: +1890m / -520m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Tikhedhunga
  • 1540 M
  • 7-8 hours

From Tikhedhunga, you will trek through lush forests of oak and rhododendron. Further passing by small villages, you will descend to Nayapul. From here, you will drive to Pokhara. In the evening, you will explore the bustling Lakeside market. 

Elevation: +50m / -700m

  • B&L
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Pokhara
  • 825 M
  • 4 hours

Driving along the same route, you will reach Kathmandu. The drive will be long and scenic. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will move to your hotel and rest. In the evening, you can explore Thamel and end your day with a farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • B,L&D
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M
  • 7 hours

After having breakfast, one of the members of the company will escort you to the airport for your flight back to your home.

  • B&B

What’s Included

  • One porter for two people (maximum weight: 12 kg per client) and an assistant guide for a group size above 4 people.
  • 3 nights of shared accommodation in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu and 1 night in Pokhara on a BB basis.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, hot drinks) during the trek.
  • Lodge/Tea House accommodations with twin sharing basis during the trek.
  • Rescue and evacuation arrangements in case of emergency. 
  • All the staff’s salary, meals, accommodation, and insurance.
  • Kathmandu valley tour with a tour guide in a private vehicle.
  • Government taxes, service charges, and official expenses.
  • All the ground transportations by private vehicle. 
  • All the necessary permits and paperwork.
  • Professional English-speaking guide.
  • Tips for the guide, assistant guide, porter, and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Meals while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara. i.e. Lunch, and Dinner.
  • Medical evacuation cost (In case of emergency).
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
  • Your Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • International airfare.