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Poonhill Trek

From US$ 405 per person
Excellent 4.8
Based on 8 Reviews
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range
  • Natural Hot Spring
  • Excellent mountain views, from atop Poon Hill
  • The Poonhill trek is without doubt Nepal's best short trek
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.
Day 1 Kathmandu to Pokhara ( 850m) 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

Day 2 Trek Pokhara to Tirkhadunga (1,577 m.) 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.

Day 3 Trek Tirkhadunga to Ghorepani (2,810 m.) 12 KM trek 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.

Day 4 Ghorepani to Tadapani ( 2630m) 10.7 KM Trek 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).

Day 5 Tadapani to Hot Spring/ Jhinu dada ( 1780m). 10.5 KM 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

Day 6 Hot Spring to Birethanti - Pokhara 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.

Day 7 Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist Bus. 6-7 hours Hostel

Drive Back to Kathmandu Or if you have time its recommended to stay one extra day in Pokhara.

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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 and overnight accommodation in Hotel/lodge along the trekking trail.
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu Tourist Bus
  • Hotel accommodation according to the above plan in Pokhara on Standard hotel.
  • One map of Annapurna Trekking.
  • One Nepali mobile SIM Card for local communication..
  • Pre Trip Meeting
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket
  • Purified Drinking Water
  • One Trek T-Shirt
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
what’s excluded
  • International airfare
  • Hotel, Meal while you are in Kathmandu
  • 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
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English & Nepali
meeting/Start point Pick-up at your hotel or location in kathmandu, Nepal
Maximum altitude 3210 meters
Trek difficulty Easy
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customer reviews
4.8 - Excellent Based on 8 reviews
Poonhill Trek
From Canada At
4 - Very Good
“I had a really good time doing the Poonhill Trek even though we did not get to see the sunrise from Poonhill. The weather was poor and we were not able to go up Poonhill in the morning, but there was still so much to see along the trek. Everyday had fantastic scenery and I got to meet a lot of great people along the way.”
Beautiful Poonhill trek
From Australia At
4 - Very Good
“A really beautiful trek. Fantastic rainforests, waterfalls and mountain views. The trek is rated as 'easy' but after completing the trek I would have considered it to be 'moderately challenging'. The trekking wasn't too long, only between 2-5 hours per day but there were a lot of steps, someone who is not very fit would struggle.”
Exceeded our expectations
From Australia At
5 - Excellent
“A beautiful experience of Nepal on this trek. Lots of steps but the days weren't long or hard. Lots of interesting little villages along the way. Gorgeous nature and stunning views! (weather permitting). We were always put up in the best available rooms, had ample food and a surprisingly wide selection. Our guide was a lot of fun and very helpful.”
Poonhill trek
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5 - Excellent
“Poonhill trek was incredible. Getting up early to see the 6:30am sunrise was well worth it. It also gave us a good idea of where we would be heading over the next few days. Highly recommend a trip to ABC via Poonhill with Green Valley.”
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