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Ghorepani Poon Hill Sunrise Trek

From US$ 350 per person
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highlights
  • Best Sunrise and Mountain View Point of Nepal.
  • Natural Hot Water Bath.
  • Beautiful villages inhabited by Gurung and Magar Indigenous groups.
  • Gateway to the classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
The Poonhill Trek is a great trek for the ones who only have 7 days available for trekking; who do not want a very hard trek, but yet is looking for a great and real trekking experience.

The Poonhill trek takes you through the beautiful Modi khola valley to finally reach atop Poonhill, a peak which gives paranomic views of the entire Annapurna range. At an altitude of 3210 meters the Poonhill peak lies at the centre of all the Annapurna peaks, Mt. Dhaulagiri in the North, Machhapuchhr and a valley to the South. The valley is inhabited by the ethnic groups of the Magars and Gurungs.

While heading down to Pokhara, we pass through the old village of the Gurungs - Ghandruk, a village which will give a lot of cultural inputs.

All in all, the Poonhill trek is a great little trek and has remained popular because of its relative ease, great trails and cultural inputs!

Please see the Itinerary for a detailed day-by-day itinerary.
Day 1 Drive to Pokhara 7 hours 2 Star Hotel at Hotel Green Tara or Pokhara Eco Resort or similar

Day 01: Scenic drive to Pokhara through the bank of Trisuli and Marshyandi Rivers. (Flight option also available in additional cost).

Day 2 Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri 7 hours Guest house

Today, a 42 km drive for nearly 1.5 hours will take you to a place called Naya Pul. Then, the trek begins by ascending through the beautiful rice, millet and maze farms of local people. Walking all along the major trail of Birethanti allows us to pass through beautiful petite waterfalls. The path takes us to Sudami and then we gradually walk by the side of valley and reach at Hile (1495 meter). Eventually, after half an hour walk we will reach at Tikhedhunga (1525 meter) for overnight stay or we can further climb 3500 stone steps to reach Ulleri (2073 meter) from Tikhedhunga.

Day 3 Trek to Ghorepani 4.30 hours Guest house

Today, we will walk from Ulleri to reach Ghorepani, one of the renowned spot of Annapurna region situated at an altitude of 2856 meter. Our hike simply moves up to Banthanti (which is 2250 meter above the sea level) going across oak and rhododendron forest. We keep on trekking until we reach to our ultimate destination Ghorepani through Nangethanti (2460 meter). Later we will be staying overnight in a hotel after trekking for almost 5 hours.

Day 4 Poon Hill sunrise view and trek to Ghandruk 8 hours Guest house

Early morning we march to Poonhill (3210 meter) where nature allows us to view the striking mountains and beautiful sunrise. After an hour, we descend from Poonhill and continuously walk to Tadapani taking around 5 hours. Tadapani exactly refers to 'Far water' which means water is provided in this village from far away. The track rise all along ridges and through rhododendron, pine woods to Deurali. We descend arrive at Banthanti, walk further on the twisting way to Tadapani. Our journey continues to Ghandruk which takes almost 2.5 hours. It is considered as one of the most inspiring village, the home of Gurung people. The track primarily passes through forest. And we stay overnight at Ghandruk.

Day 5 Trek to Jhinu Hill: Hot Water Spring Point 4 hours Guest house

Today we move ahead from Ghandruk to Jhinu (1800 meter) with the view of Annapurna south and the gigantic Himalayan peaks. At the same time, you can enjoy swimming in hot natural water spring.

Day 6 Trek to Siwai and drive back to Pokhara 5 hours 2 Star Hotel at Hotel Green Tara or Pokhara Eco Resort or similar

We move ahead from Jhinu. Our day begins descending through until New bridge crossing Kimrong Khola River once again. Then the trail continue descends until Siwai where jeep/bus are available. You can yet able to see breathtaking Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre during the walk. We then return driving back to Pokhara.

Day 7 Drive to Kathmandu 7 hours

Scenic drive back to Kathmandu.

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what’s included
  • Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu.
  • Pre-trek meeting.
  • All transportation: Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu, Pokhara - Nayapul and Siwai - Pokhara.
  • 2 night's hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • 1 professional, licensed and English speaking mountain guide.
  • Well experienced English speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 3+ persons.
  • Food during the trek (full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner and with tea/coffee and seasonal fresh fruits).
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • All necessary trekking permits: Annapurna Conservation Area and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fee.
  • First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Unique Adventure sleeping bag and down jacket, duffel bag, area trekking map.
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
  • All organisational requirements.
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Hotel in KTM/Night
what’s excluded
  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst trekking).
  • Hotels in Kathmandu.
  • Porters to carry luggage (you can add a porter when booking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Tips for guide, porter, driver.
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 7 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English & Nepali
Maximum altitude 3210 meters
Trek difficulty Easy
meeting/Start point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
customer reviews
4.7 - Excellent Based on 11 reviews
Spectacular views from Poon Hill!
Sam Erlenbach From United States of America USA At
5 - Excellent
“Spectacular views from on top of Poon Hill! They say that this circuit is less challenging - that's not entirely true. The trail climbs up and down significant heights by stair steps, going over hills and dropping to the creeks below. It can be done, but just don't expect the smooth winding paths up and around mountains as in North America. The many Tea Houses are a colorful treat to visit and eat at! It is a good trek to get exposure to the land and seeing the mountain life style. The topography changes as well through the heights always making the trip interesting. There are many places along the trail that have panoramic views to the mountain ranges or of individual peaks. Poon Hill at sunrise on a clear morning is not to be missed. Very sound Trek to explore Nepal!”
Unforgettable experience in Nepal
Arjun From Singapore At
5 - Excellent
“It was beyond my expectations. Our guide Mr Ram was very accommodating and he was very informative. The rest houses that we stayed at were indeed comfortable. We enjoyed the food, the local delicacies was treat indeed. Upon reaching the summit of Ghorepani Hill, i must say the view was spectacular. Need less to say, this surely won't be my last trip .”
Excellent Trek
Mike From United Kingdom UK At
5 - Excellent
“Hello friends .I travel regularly in Nepal since 1992. Having traveled to many places time of mountaineering expeditions: On the Shisha-pangma, Twice on the Dhaulagiri, Cho-Oyu, Manaslu, Everest, Makalu regions, Solokhumbu on the Parchamo peak & more. Among the most impressive is the Ghorepani Poon Hill Sunrise Trek Its magical views to Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Machapuchare and many Himalayan peaks. This trek leads the trekkers into the Annapurna conservation area, the villages with ancient and cultural significance and some of the most breathtaking sceneries in the entire region. Being a low altitude trekking, trekkers need to have normal physical fitness and endurance to trek for 3-4 hours a day in average in the hilly terrain. Join the team of Unique Adventure International Pvt Ltd to experience the professional and quality service, experienced and qualified guide carefully designed itinerary and customized service as per the need of the trekkers. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking can be done any time of the year but March to May and September to December remains the best times to go.
Regards, Mike Nemsi”
Poon Hill Trek
Emma Bronswijk From Netherlands At
2 - Poor
“If you're a girl traveling alone, choose for a female guide. The male guide asked me inappropriate questions and made me feel uncomfortable. The trek is beautiful though.”
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Good to know Recommended Gear Lists:
01.) Good wind/rain jacket
02.) Warm fleece jacket or jersey
03.) Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots
04.) Good -20 Sleeping bag (which can be rented or buy in Kathmandu)
05.) A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband.
06.) Fleece jacket or pullover
07.) Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
08.) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
09) Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
10.) Lightweight gloves
11.) Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
12.) Sun hat or scarf
13) Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
14.) Sunglasses with UV protection
15.) T-shirts
16.) Underwear
17.) Hiking shorts
18.) Lightweight cotton long pants
19.) Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
20.) Fleece or wool pants
21.) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
22.) Thin, lightweight inner socks
23.) Thick, warm wool hiking socks
24.) Hiking boots with spare laces
25.) Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Other necessary equipment:
1.) Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
2.) Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
3.) Basic First Aid Kit (We also provide comprehensive first aid medical kit and Oxymeter)
4.) Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
5.) Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
6.) Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
7.) Toiletries
8.) Small wash towel
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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