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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 10 days

ghorepani poon hill trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is an ideal pick of those who are craving to catch sight of the Himalayas but lacks time and wants to skip audacity for making it to the high camps. Within a short duration of time of about a week or less, one can sight the mountain panoramas of various mountain ranges from this crow’s nest. Especially the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges are picture-perfect from Ghorepani Poon Hill, a vantage point at the elevation of 3,210m.

As we ensure that you are well-prepared with all the documents arrangement and guidance, we will head towards Pokhara. It is the entrance of every trekking trails in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Heading towards Nayapul with a scenic drive from Pokhara, our Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek kicks the start. From Nayapul, we will hike moderately via cascades, suspension bridges, traditional villages, and the lush bushes before we reach Ghorepani Village. Along the way, the scenery is beyond imagination and refreshing enough to make you forget the rest of the world.

We will climb up to Poon Hill the next day, making sure to hike up early in the morning so that we will not miss the bewildering sunrise view. It is because the sunrise view from the Poon Hill is really exceptional; the golden rays of the sun striking through the peaks surely hypnotize the eyes. And then onwards, we will make our way to culturally enriched Ghandruk Village where the natives are Gurung ethnics. Their lifestyle, culture and tradition, foods and uniforms and the festivals they celebrate are something worth acknowledging. Their warm welcoming and pleasant hospitality will leave you with no words. Afterward, we will return back to Pokhara via the same or alternative route, whichever you wish to choose and give an end to our trek.

During Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, passing via the rhododendron and pine forest where there are varieties of flora and fauna, sighting the mountain panorama, soaking up into the culture and tradition, paying a visit to several monuments, etc. are the major highlighted activities; but it is worth more than these. If you are physically sound and willing to explore the best of nature within a short time, contact us right now to get more information about the renowned Ghorepani Poon Hill trek and make your vacation remarkable for the rest of your life.

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu in the morning and transfer to hotel

  • You will be transferred to your respective hotel by our representative after you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and complete the required procedures at the immigration. 

Day 02: Full day sightseeing trekking preparation

  • After your breakfast, a private car and a tour guide will pick you up from the hotel you are staying at.
  • You will be exploring the beautiful and though-provoking ancient UNESCO World Heritage Sites sited in Kathmandu like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Kathamandu Durbar Square etc. 

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara, Overnight at hotel.

  • After your breakfast, you will be heading towards the beautiful city of Lakes, Pokhara on a scenic drive.
  • Along the way, you can enjoy astounding sceneries of the luxuriant valleys, green hills, terraced fields, and winding rivers from your window.
  • And once you reach Pokhara, the gateway to each and every trekking in the Annapurna Region of Nepal, you will be surprised with the existence of so many blissful places to discover within such a small town. 
  • You will be transferred to the respective hotel where you will be staying overnight. 

Day 04: Drive to Birethanti and trek to Tikhedhunga

  • After your breakfast, you will be driven towards Nayapul which takes about 1 and half hour along the Pokhara-Baglung Highway.
  • Upon reaching to Nayapul and after a short break there, the trekking begins. Our trekking guide will lead you along the trail.
  • Walking through the bank of Modi Khola, lush and dense Rhododendron forests, small settlements, and terraced fields while encountering a few crashing waterfalls, we reach to our final destination for today i.e. Tikhedhunga. Stay overnight in a lodge at Tikhedhunga.

Day 05: Tikhedunga to Ghorepani

  • The real bona-fide trekking experience could be experienced on this day as it is going to be a long and demanding hike this day.
  • Suspension bridge, small settlements inhabited by Magar community, rivers, lush bushes especially rhododendron forest, cascading waterfalls, flora and fauna and many more to discover on this particular day during your trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani. 

Day 06: Hike to Poonhill (for sunrise view) and Trek to Tadapani

  • This is going to be one of the most remarkable days in your Annapurna Base Camp Trekking as you will be hiking up to Poon Hill viewpoint for the thought-provoking sunrise view over the top of mountain ranges early in the morning. The ranges includes Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I-IV, Annapurna South, Mt. Machhapuchhre, and other surrounding peaks.
  • After enjoying the sunrise view and the eye-dazzling mountain sceneries from Poon Hill, we then trek down towards Tadapani where we stay overnight at. 

Day 07: Trek to Kimche via Ghandruk village and take a drive to Pokhara, overnight hotel

  • Have you heard of Ghandruk? If not, then you are probably missing one of the 13th most beautiful villages in the world enriched with local Gurung and Magar tribes. Yes, we are passing by Ghandruk today on our journey from Tadapani to Kimche from where we will drive to the lake city, Pokhara.
  • Stay Overnight at Pokhara. 

Day 08: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu, Overnight at hotel

  • Early in morning after breakfast, we will have a Scenic drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara. After some rest and refreshment, we can go for souvenir shopping and walk around nearby places to see. 
  • Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 09: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 10:  Final Departure

  • Having all the baggage, souvenir and memories of one of the best trekking in the world, it’s time to leave towards your corresponding destination. Hope you love the Annapurna Base Camp trek and will be visiting Nepal again in near future for some other treks. 

Price Includes

  • All required land transportation for the trip.
  • Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with a tour  guide and private vehicle
  • TIMS (Trekking permit) and conservation park permit
  • Foods and accommodation in trekking
  • Well equipped trekking guide, an assistant Sherpa and porters (every 2 participants) get 1 porter
  • All allowances for guide and supporting crews
  • Emergency evacuation service if in case

Price Excludes

  • Foods in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Your personal trekking gears and expenses
  • Entry permits during the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Emergency rescue cost if in case
  • Tip to Nepalese supporting team porters and guide All kind of drink during the trek,
  • Hiking boots
  • Raincoat
  • Day backpack
  • Sun cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm jackets etc.
  • Ghorepani Poonhill: One of the most exploring mountain viewpoints in Nepal
  • Walking through Rhododendron forest
  • Towering views of Mountains and picturesque farmland and terraces.
  • Romantic sunrise and sunset views
  • Gurung and Magar culture
  • Striking views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri Barashikhar and Himchuli.
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Trip facts

  • Start from: Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • Ends in: Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Difficulty: Leisurely Plus
  • Grade: 1
  • Best season: Spring & Autumn
  • Max altitude: 3,210m
  • Trip route: Kathmandu-Pokhara-Birethanti-Tikhedhunga-Ghorepani-Poon Hill-Tadapani-Ghandruk-Kimche-Pokhara-Kathmandu

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