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  • Panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range
  • Natural Hot Spring
  • Excellent mountain views, from atop Poon Hill
The Ghorepani Poonhill trek sets you in one of the most awe-inspiring panoramas in the Himalayas. Walking through impressive forested areas, you reach a maximum altitude of 3210 m. Anyone of reasonable physical fitness should be able to comfortably complete this trek.

The Ghorepani Poonhill trek begins in the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara, from where you take a short car ride to Nayapul (1100 m) village. Climbing along the trail through a number of beautiful villages and forest areas you follow the river bank to Tirkhadunga (1557 m) where you will spend the first night. Next day, further ascending along the trail to Ghorepani-2850 m (all the way up the hill, crossing 3000 steps), you will be left in sheer awe at the clear views of the towering expanse of Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8167 m) and Annapurna I (8091 m). The highlight of the Ghorepani trek is a visit to Poonhill (3210 m) early next day, from where we will be able to see a spectacular sunrise over the whole Himalayan range and surrounding rice terraces (a photographer’s paradise!).

After breakfast, you trek east to Tadapani (2590 m), crossing some of the most spectacular rhododendron forests. This is where you’ll be left open-mouthed at the breathtaking views of the fishtail-shaped Mt. Macchapucchre (6900 m), Annapurna south (7219 m) and Gangapurna (7454 m). Our trek continues to Chomrong (2050 m), and after a short hike you descend to some nice hot springs. Having explored the area a bit more, you will fly to Pokhara from Nayapul the next day.

We kindly refer to the Day-by-Day itinerary available under the Itinerary tab.
customer reviews
4.8 - Excellent Based on 38 reviews
lovely introduction to hiking, some hard parts but doable for a beginner.
Dries Sels From Belgium At
5 - Excellent
“We never hiked before, so we selected this one and it's a good introduction. A few hard parts (going up to Ulleri 400m on day one, all steps; combining poon hill with hike from Gorepani to Tadapani) but doable. Gorgeous nature and never too busy or congested.

three remarks
- on the hot springs on day four: these are two stone basins of about 3-4m by 9-10m and pretty crowded. It's more of a party atmosphere than a relaxing soak after a day's hike. Two of our group skipped it, me and another person went and thought it average.
- The sunrise on poon hill is beautiful, but crowded, you're there with about 100+ trekkers. However, this was not bothersome. Other people decided to sleep in and went for the sunset and were equally happy.
- as a novice, consider trekking poles or a bamboo stick for balance on the downhill parts, and a slight aid on the steeper uphill parts. I was very happy I brought them along.”
Excellent
Anthony Murray McClymont From Australia At
5 - Excellent
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Rachel Coneys From UK At
5 - Excellent
“Excellent”
Just hard enough, and varied, to get a taste of the Annapurnas
Anonymous From USA At
5 - Excellent
“This five-day trek, along with a few days of Kathmandu and Pokhara, provided a great sampling of Nepal and the Annapurnas. The trek was just hard enough to make me feel I’d earned the fantastic views of sunrise and those looming mountains. I hiked this route six years ago and enjoyed it so much I came back this year to do it again.”
6-7 hours Guest house
200 km: Early Morning (7.00 AM) departure to Pokhara by Tourist Bus transfer to Hotel. Arrive in the Pokhara afternoon at 2 Pm. Relax then short site seeing around Pokhara. O/N Hotel ( There is KTM- Pokhara- KTM flight as well so you can add that on additional cost )
5-6 hours Guest house
46 Kilometer by drive then 9.4 KM trek: One hour drive by car or Jeep to Nayapul, from where the trail descends sharply to Birethanti and follows the East bank of Burundi Khola and arrive at Tirkhadunga. This is a small village on the bank of the small river where you have a night. Particularly this village offers to anyone its native Magar Cultures.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6-7 hours Guest house
The trail rise to Ulleri village, through uncountable steps and you attain the Ulleri Village from where you can see the incredible views of more enjoyably terraces and river down to the valley. The trails, then follow through Rhododendron forest ariving at the top of the Ghorepani Deurali at 2810m and overnight on there.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5-6 hours Guest house
Early in the morning trek to Poon hill where one may observe the sunrise for lifetime reminiscence. From Poon hill ( 3210 m) one can view over 30 white-capped peaks, the whole Annapurna range. Many people talk about having a life changing awareness after watching the sunrise over the view of the Himalayas. Then, walk through the forest filled with flowers (in the spring).
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5-6 hours Guest house
Tadapani is the great location of Rhododendron forest and see the impressive mountain scenery. After your breakfast trek down to River side and trek ascending to Hot Spring and enjoying the rest of day for Hot Spring. From Tadapani there is option to go via Ghandruk (Ghandruk is nice village too but you will miss Hot Spring ). If you do Group Joining trip you may have to follow the majority group decision about trek route.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5-6 hours Hostel
13 KM trek then 46 KM Drive : You are walking through the shadow of the Fish Tail and Annapurna range is heading to the South West ridge of the hills, furthermore down to the Modi Khola. The trails continue through the bank of the Modi Khola and reach the point (Birethanti) where your trek started 5 days ago, possibly lunch here. Half hour walks lead you to catch the van, and then drive to Pokhara.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
6-7 hours Hostel
Drive Back to Kathmandu Or if you have time its recommended to stay one extra day in Pokhara.
what’s included
  • Airport transfers, pick up and drop
  • Entry permits for Annapurna Conservation Area
  • TIMS permits
  • One Professional trekking guide as well as his necessary insurance, meals and allowances.
  • 3 meals per day ( with seasonal fresh fruits ) and overnight accommodation in Hotel/lodge along the trekking trail.
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu Tourist Bus and From Pokhara - Nayapul- Pokhara Private Car/Van
  • Private transport from Pokhara to Trek starting / ending point ( Nayapul to Nayapul )
  • Two nights standard Hotel in Pokhara
  • One map of Annapurna Trekking ( One in a Group )
  • One Nepali mobile SIM Card for local communication.( One in a group )
  • Pre Trip Meeting
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket
  • Purified Drinking Water
  • One Trek T-Shirt
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Luggage storage
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Kathmandu Hotel per night BB
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara flight
what's excluded
  • International airfare
  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( Can add on at the time of booking )
  • Meal while you are in KTM and Pokhara
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, donation, tips etc...
  • Tips for guides and porters
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 7 days
Tour Type Private and Group Tour
Age Requirement 10 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Maximum altitude 3210 meters
Trek difficulty Moderate
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in kathmandu, Nepal
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Equipment list CLOTHING 1. Winter jacket 2. Fleece jacket or pullover 3. Warm cotton tracksuit-pants 4. Shirts and T-shirts 5. Lightweight cotton long pants 6. Long under wear 7. under wear 8. Lightweight gloves 9. Rain coat FOOT WEAR 1. Trekking boot: (Sturdy, ankle –support, water-resistant, well broken in) 2. Thick socks (X pairs) 3. Light socks (X pairs) 4. Camp shoes/ Crocs (1 pair) HEAD 1. Sun hat or scarf 2. Warm fleece hat 3. Sunglasses with UV protection 4. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor 5. Lip balm OTHER EQUIPMENT 1. Sleeping bag (4seasons) 1 2. Down jacket -1 3. Day pack – 1 , Duffel Bag- for non trek items left in Kathmandu. 4. Flashlight with spare bulbs, batteries, lip balm, gaiters 5: Drinking Water: Water Bottle, purification tablets, 6: Extras/Luxuries: Cameras, Torch Light, Binoculars, Reading book, Travel game i.e. chess and scrabble (for your free time).
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