Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
The Poonhill vantage point is one of the best spots to view the mountains. Panoramic scenes of Annapurna range, Nilgiri (7061m), Tukuche (6920m), and Lamjung Himal (6983m) fill the backdrop.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Small Group
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is the most popular short trek to the Himalayas. The trek is in total 8 days long trek havning 51 kilometers trekking travel distance, offers the best of the Annapurna range and other mountains. The shortest duration for comleting the trek for experienced hikers and physically strong peiple is 5 days. In contrast to other short treks, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is truly unmatchable for the epic scenes it beholds.
Similarly, the mix of Gurung culture also offers refreshing moments. The sceneries on this trek are simply breath-taking!
Poonhill is the highest viewpoint of the trek at an altitude of 3193 meters. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is ideal for family trips even including the kids. The trek is less difficult than other treks in the Annapurna Region. Due to clear weather, the spring and autumn seasons are right for this trek.
Without much effort and physical strength, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek can be a lifetime experience. So, it is perfect for all nature lovers.
Eternal Himalaya is one of the biggest travel operators in Nepal. So, we only provide the best services to the travelers. Our guides, porter, and all staffs are helpful and skilled. Likewise, they will help you with any of our trips across Nepal.
- Airport picks up and drop by private vehicle.
- 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
- 2 nights’ accommodation in Pokhara with a bed and breakfast basis.
- Kathmandu sightseeing by Private guide and private transportation
- Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by private transportation.
- All ground transportation by private vehicle.
- Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
- All necessary paper works, conservation area, and restricted area entry permits.
- All accommodations in hotels, lodges/tea houses during the trek.
- An experienced Government licensed guide and porters.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Farewell dinner with typical Nepali restaurant
- All government taxes.
Arrival in Kathmandu
The journey begins with your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Here, our company representative will receive you and take you to the hotel. After you freshen up, you can explore some of the Newari heritage.
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) by tourist bus
An early start to the day, we make our way away from the Kathmandu Valley enjoying the pleasant natural landscapes all around. Along the Prithvi Highway, the journey finds the banks of the Trishuli River heading towards the valley of Pokhara. The drive is a pleasant one as it heads past several picturesque cities and hamlets made even more stunning by the Himalayan views as we reach Pokhara.
Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri (2210m)
Exiting Pokhara, we make our way towards Nayapul. The journey takes about 2 hours and takes us through pleasant hilly landscapes past the Modi Khola and to the trailhead located at Nayapul. A brief stop at Nayapul and we begin our trek heading through the lush green forests adorning the region. Reaching the hamlet of Birethanti we continue our journey to Ulleri.
Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2880m)
The day begins early as we begin our journey heading past the hamlet of Ulleri and gradually ascending towards Ghorepani which takes us about 4 to 5 hours. The journey once again climbs through the lush rhododendron forests leading towards Banthanti. Well known for its stunning views of Annapurna South (7,219m), the final stretch of the journey is an enjoyable one with the majestic Himalayas all the way to Ghorepani.
Hike to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2630m)
An early start to the day we make our way towards the hill station of Poon Hill. A short climb from Ghorepani, the journey is a relaxed one and id quite enjoyable. Well known for its stunning views of the Annapurna Himalayan range, Poon Hill boasts an unforgettable Himalayan panorama at sunrise with Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Lamjung Himal (6,983m), and Machhapuchhre (6,997m) amongst others. Enjoying the sunrise from Poonhill, we make our way down to Ghorepani for breakfast before setting off to Tadapani for the night.
Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk, Drive to Pokhara
Once again descending through the forested lands the trail heads away from Tadapani and towards the stunning hamlet of Ghandruk. Crossing Khumnu Khola en route, we journey in the company of the Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,997m) all the way to Ghandruk. Taking some time off to enjoy the vibrant Gurung culture and way of life, we descend once again to Nayapul before driving back to Pokhara for the night.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus |Farewell Dinner
The final day of the journey we make our back towards the capital city of Kathmandu. Exiting the valley of Pokhara with one final glance at the Himalayas the trail once again heads through the bends of the Prithvi Highway guided by the Trishuli River. Reaching the capital city, we head back to the hotel where a lovely farewell dinner awaits us.
Departure from Kathmandu
Our representatives will drop you back to Tribhuvan International Airport just in time for your flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.
Highlights of the Trek
The Poonhill vantage point is one of the best spots to view the mountains. Panoramic scenes of Annapurna range, Nilgiri (7061m), Tukuche (6920m), and Lamjung Himal (6983m) fill the backdrop. The sunrise from Poonhill is another highlight of the trek. Similarly, Gurung locals offer great hospitality. Their food, culture, and dances are also equally memorable.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek at a glance
Firstly, the trip begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Further, a short drive from Pokhara leads to Nayapul. From Nayapul, the trekkers begin to ascend towards Ulleri. From Ulleri, the trek leads to Ghorepani, a Gurung village. A short hike from Ghorepani settles at Poonhill. The view from Poonhill is absolutely sublime. Likewise, the 360-degree view of the mountain ranges is worth the toil to reach Poonhill. The descent leads to another village called Ghandruk. A village filled with Gurung locals, Ghandruk is also a great viewpoint to observe the mountains. It is also known for homestay practices and Gurung culture.
- Enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the Annapurna Conservation Area
- Front row seats to the spectacular views of Himalayas at sunrise from Poonhill viewpoint
- Journey through quaint Gurung villages like Ghandruk and Ghorepani
- Unique Gurung culture and vibrant way of life of the locals
Geography : Mountain/Forest/Village
Location : Kaski
Level of Difficulty : Easy
Duration of Trek : 8 days
Max Altitude : 3210m
Religions : Hindu/Buddhist
Ethnic People : Gurung/Magar
Accommodation : Hotel/Teahouse/Camp
Transportation : Tourist Bus/Private Vehicle
Minimum Pax : 02
The Poonhill vantage point is one of the best spots to view the mountains. Panoramic scenes of Annapurna range, Nilgiri (7061m), Tukuche (6920m), and Lamjung Himal (6983m) fill the backdrop. The sunrise from Poonhill is another highlight of the trek.