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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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highlights
  • Magical Sunrise and sunset views over snow capped mountains from Poon Hill
  • Explore rich culture, traditions and lifestyle of Gurung settlements
  • Short and easy trekking trip, suitable for most of the travelers
  • Trekking along beautiful rhododendron forests
This Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a popular, short and easy adventure at Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek can be experienced without much effort. The main destination, as well as the major highlight of this trek, is the Poon Hill Viewpoint located at 3210m above sea level that offers stunning views of Annapurna Himalayan range along with Machhapuchre and Dhaulagiri Himalayas.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek begins as we take a drive from the scenic lake city of Pokhara to the starting point of the trek at Nayapul. We will then hike towards Tikhedhunga, Ulleri and Ghorepani as we climb 3300 stone steps and cross the beautiful bamboo and rhododendron forests that blossom in spring. (March, April)

In this way, we finally hike up to Poonhill before sunrise to experience a magical sunrise view. Views of snow capped mountains from Poon Hill can’t be described in words when the warm rays of early sun gradually strike the Himalayan giants including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,040m), Annapurna south (7219m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Fishtail or Machhapuchhre (6,997m), Lamjung Himal (6,986m), Tukuche peak (6,920m), Dhampus peak (6,012m) among others.

After experiencing the best of sunrise views, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek now gives us an insight into the local Gurung and Magar culture, tradition and lifestyle as we descend through culturally affluent and naturally blessed villages of Ghandruk and Birethanti.

Anyone with moderate level of fitness can join this trip without any risk of altitude sickness.

Planning for this trip for your next Nepal holiday? See the itinerary and plan better.
Day 1 Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga 5 hours Guest house

Our Ghorepani Poon hill Trek initiates from scenic lake city of Pokhara. We take a short one and half hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. From this point, we begin our trekking activity. In this initial day of our trek, we head towards Tikehdhunga walking through beautiful river streams and distant views of Himalayas at the back drop with plenty of cultural influences around local villages. We stay overnight at tea house in Tikhedhunga. We will cross approximately cover 14km distance in 5 hours.

Day 2 Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani 8 hours Guest house

We start our second day after having our early meal at tea house. It will be quite a challenging day as there will be altitude gain with steep and gradual inclines. Walking through stone paved staircase enjoying natural views through Gurung community villages simply takes our breath away. We stay overnight at guesthouse in Ghorepani. We will cover approx 18km distance in about 7 to 8 hours.

Day 3 Hiking to Poonhill and trek to Tadapani 7 hours Guest house

Today is the best day of our trek. It’s called the main day because, we will be pushing ourselves towards Poonhill during very early in the morning before sunrise. With help of artificial lights, we arrive at Poonhill after about 90 mins hike to top. Then the magic happens as we witness the magical sunrise views over the Himalayan peaks(Dhaulagiri, Machhpuchre, Nilgiri, Annapurna and other peaks), the perfect panorama that we simply cherish in our memories in years to come.
Thenafter we trek towards Tadapani walking through beautiful rhododendron forests. We stay overnight at tea house in Tadapani. We will be covering approximately 14km of distance in 6 to 7 hours of trek.

Day 4 Tadapani to Ghandruk 4 hours Guest house

Leaving back Tadapani, we enjoy forest walk, great Himalayan views and local Gurung ethnic hospitality. Today it will be more of cultural insights while interacting with locals, getting to know their traditions, lifestyles and way of life. We stay overnight at local guest house in Ghandruk.

Day 5 Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara 3 hours

In the final day of our Ghorepani Poonhill trek, we walk for couple of hours towards Nayapul, from where our journey had started, and take a drive towards Pokhara that concludes our short and easy Poonhill trek.

what’s included
  • TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • Kathhmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu transfer in toursit bus
  • Pokhara to Nayapul (trek starts here) and Nayapul (trek ends here) drive (one hour each way) in private vehicle
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
  • Teahouse/lodge accommodation (twin sharing) during the trek
  • One licensed professional, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking trekking guide including his salary, food, equipment, insurance, transportation, etc
  • Porter Porter (1 porter for two trekkers) including his salary, food, equipment, insurance, transportation, etc
  • Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for use during the trek
  • Icicles Adventure T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • All government taxes & agency service charge
  • Airport pick up drop upon arrival and departure and bus station transfers (if needed, complimentary service)
what’s excluded
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Accommodation, food and activities in Kathmandu or Pokhara
  • All kind of beverages(alcoholic drinks, tea/coffee, water)
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, etc)
  • Personal equipments and clothing
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 5 days
Tour Type Group Tour  
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English & Nepalese
Maximum altitude 3210 meters
Trek difficulty Moderate
Starts/Ends Kathmandu or Pokhara, Nepal/Kathmandu or Pokhara, Nepal
customer reviews
5.0 - Excellent Based on 4 reviews
Our guide Shiva Shrestha was fantastic!
Anne Adele Zakrewski From United States of America USA At
5 - Excellent
“The trek was much harder than expected. We really enjoyed it but I needed to hire a horse to help climb the thousands of step.”
Best Trekking Experience of Ghorepani
Kien Ng From Malaysia At
5 - Excellent
“The trekking through Tikedungha, Ghorepani to Poon Hill, then to Tadapani and Ghandruk was absolutely an amazing experience especially with the people we met and the magical scenery throughout the journey.”
Excellent
Kien Teck Ng From Malaysia At
5 - Excellent
“Excellent”
Amazing trip Ghorepani
Jesica Smith From Australia At
5 - Excellent
“It was an amazing experience trekking in Ghorepani Poonhill. Everything was timed perfectly so we managed to get amazing views of the magnificent Mt. Annapurna and other surrounding peaks.”
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