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Annapurna Poonhill Trekking

From US$ 450 per person
Based on 9 Reviews
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Suitable for families with young children
  • Fantastic views of mountain ranges from the top of the hill
  • Don't forget to wake up early for the Poon Hill sunrise. I won't forget it.
  • Expectacular and refreshing landscapes, you might want to build a home here
Annapurna Poonhill Trek, otherwise called Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the finest short teahouse-treks in the Annapurna area.

We take one of the well-trodden courses through woodland and delightful Himalayan settlements of Ghandruk and Ghorepani. We trek further enjoying different ethnic cultures that inhabit the area. Because of the unbelievable altitudinal reach and the wonderful views of the Himalayas, Annapurna Poon Hill climbing is a naturalist's heaven.

The surrounding views of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Manaslu (8157m) and other mountains will stun you with their majestic presence.

As the sun touches the snow-topped summits of the Himalayan goliaths Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m), the mountains gradually start to show up right before our eyes. A spectacular tour that can delight everyone, this short and introductory trek is suitable for family with youngsters as well.

Please see the itinerary section for day-by-day activities.
Day 1 Kathmandu to Pokhara 30 hours 1 Star Hotel at Hotel Golden Holiday

You should let us know about your arrival to Kathmandu, we will be there to pick you up from Airport to your Hotel but our package only starts from the second day of your arrival.

Our representative will come at your door, at nearly about 6.30 am at your hotel in Kathmandu, to receive you before we start the trip.
The trip starts with a drive of around 6 to 7 hours through lush green forest, meandering road through the hills and gracefully flowing riverside.
You will also come across lively markets and clusters of villages on the way. Buffet lunch will be taken in one of the road side restaurants.
Today, after we drive to Pokhara (200km), we will see good scenery of the majestic city. You can go boating in Fewa Lake(if we have enough time, as boating facility gets closed early), which overlooks the Annapurna Himalayan Range. In the evening, we prepare for the trek.

Day 2 Pokhara to Tikhedhunga 7 hours Eco lodge

On the first day of the treck, second day of our trip, we will cover 42km distance from Prithvi Chowk and cross beautiful Lumle village to Nayapul (1050m). Poonhill sunrise trek starts from Nayapul.

Following Madi River, we will walk past forests of blooming rhododendron and cross a small stream. We will cross Birethanti after about half an hour of trek and arrive at Tirkhedhunga.

Day 3 Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani 5 hours Eco lodge

Steep trek for about 2 hours will take us to Ulleri (2070m). We will cross the Magar village of Banthanti from where we can get spectacular views of Machhapuchhre Mountain (6997m), Hiunchuli Mountain (6441m) and Annapurna South Mountain (7219m).

We will cross a small river and climb to Nangethanti. We will arrive at Ghorepani from where we can get soaring views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I and other mountains.

Day 4 Ghorepani to Poonhill to Tadapani 5 hours Eco lodge

Poonhill is popular for best sunrise view near Pokhara. We will rise very early and reach the base of Poonhill. About an hour of climb will take us to Poonhill viewpoint.

We can view the sunrise over Dhaulagiri Mountain (8167m), Annapurna I Mountain (8091m), Annapurna II Mountain (7937m), Annapurna III Mountain (7855m), Annapurna IV Mountain (7525m), Annapurna South Mountain (729m), Nilgiri Mountain (6940m), Tukuche Mountain (6920m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and other mountains. In a nutshell we will get to see a panoramic sunrise.

We will return to our lodge in Ghorepani for breakfast and then take descending trail to Tadapani village from where we can get views of Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Fishtail and other mountains.

Day 5 Tadapani to Ghandruk 6 hours Homestay

An easy walk through a forest of oak, rhododendron and other alpine flowers will take us to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a large Gurung village where we can get striking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli and other Mountains.

Homestay in Ghandruk is a pleasant experience. We will be welcomed by the locals with Khada and traditional dance will be performed in the evening in your honor.

Day 6 Ghandruk to Pokhara 4 hours 2 Star Hotel at Hotel Tulsi

From Ghandruk, we will lower down through the scenic route with views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail and Gangapurna Mountains. We will cross the forest of blooming rhododendron and reach Birethanti from where we will take the downhill walk and follow Madi Khola till we reach Nayapul from Pokhara.

Day 7 Pokhara to Kathmandu 4 hours Hotel

We drive back to Kathmandu, on the sixth and the last day of our trip, crossing over some mountain passes and rivers along the way. In the evening we enjoy a farewell dinner and reflect on a great adventure.

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what’s included
  • Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu in tourist bus (optional flight with extra costs)
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment(including two nights stay in Pokhara)
  • Licensed English or Chinese or Korean or Hindi along with Nepali speaking trekking guide
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide and/or Porter during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you dont have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Carried by the guide)
  • All the required permits and paperworks
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant(complimentary)
  • A nation-wide operated Mobile SIM Card and a map of the trekking region
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
what’s excluded
  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on charted helicoptor
  • Tips for guides and porters
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 7 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language Chinese, English, Hindi & South Korean
Maximum altitude 3210 meters
Trek difficulty Easy
meeting/Start point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
customer reviews
4.9 - Excellent Based on 9 reviews
Wonderful experience!
Adika And Wafiy From Brunei At
5 - Excellent
“It's our first time experience trekking in Nepal and it was an amazing experience as we see different people from many countries and experience the Nepalis hospitality at its best. We can honestly say that Prakash, our guide, did not disappoint and always very kind and helpful. Overall, we recommend people to join this trek.”
Beautiful trek with very friendly guide
Anonymous From Australia At
4 - Very Good
“Great trek and experience for my wife and I. The guide (Vinod) was very friendly and patience with us as we trekked slowly over the 6 days. For the budget the accommodation wasn't flash but acceptable. You should note that mineral water, hot showers and wifi are usually extra on top of the package (we found out afterwards). Also, it was quite a busy time for the company so some details went missing in communication between the manager back at the office and the guide. For example, we had a porter included but we had to remind the guide that it was included multiple times before he realised. Also, they provided a nice certificate at the end to celebrate our achievement but then mistakenly put the wrong altitude reached (i.e. Poon Hill was about 3200 metres and then put 4100 metres). A little more attention to detail would have been nice but overall a great experience.”
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Steven Daly From Britain At
5 - Excellent
“Annapurna Trekking is certainly one of the most rewarding treks in Nepal. The views are simply stunning and as this was our first time on a long overseas trek, we were very inexperienced and hopeful that our guide would be patient, supportive and have everything in order. We chose Nepal Lion Tours due to its cost and excellent reviews and we're were not dissapointed. We had an excellent guide, who should all the traits we were hopeful of and even had a lovely meal with the MD of the company on our last day. I would certainly recommend Nepal Lions Tour Company to anyone who wants a low cost high value experience.”
“One the best place of Nepal...”easy and simple Annapurna PoonHill”
Anonymous From Canada At
5 - Excellent
“The sunrise in Poon Hill is arguably one of the best viewpoints in the world. The whole Annapurna and Dhaulaghiri range in all its splendour .We had a great time atAnnapurna Poonhill Trekking. It was nice and easy booking. Very good service and a reasonable price. We will definitely use this company again Nepal Lion Tour s and Treks.””
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