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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek – 8 Days


Trip Facts

  • Destination: Annapurna Region
  • Duration: 8
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Best Time: Mar-May/Sep-Nov
  • Max Elevation: 3210m
  • Group Size: 2-12

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek – 8 Days

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek nestled in the Annapurna region of Nepal, presents a captivating journey through picturesque landscapes and traditional villages. The trek, renowned for its breathtaking views, begins in Nayapul, gradually ascending through lush rhododendron forests.

Ascending to an elevation of 3,210 meters, Poonhill offers a spectacular panoramic sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The trail winds through charming Gurung villages, providing an authentic cultural experience. Along the way, terraced fields and quaint settlements showcase the rich diversity of the region.

The trek is renowned for its well-maintained trails and comfortable teahouse accommodations, allowing trekkers to immerse themselves in the local hospitality. As the route meanders through rhododendron and oak forests, the air becomes crisp with the scent of blooming flowers.

Upon reaching Ghorepani, trekkers are greeted with stunning views of the surrounding peaks. The ascent to Poonhill, although challenging, rewards with an awe-inspiring sunrise, casting a warm glow on the snow-capped mountains. The ethereal beauty of the landscape leaves an indelible mark on the memories of those fortunate enough to witness it.

Descending through charming villages like Tadapani and Ghandruk, the trail showcases the harmonious coexistence of nature and culture. Traditional stone houses, adorned with vibrant prayer flags, dot the landscape, providing glimpses into the local way of life.

The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, a moderate trek suitable for all fitness levels, is a testament to the natural and cultural wonders that Nepal has to offer. The trek’s allure lies not only in its scenic beauty but also in the tranquility and simplicity of the Himalayan way of life. As trekkers navigate the undulating trails and immerse themselves in the breathtaking vistas, the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek stands as a testament to the beauty and serenity of the Annapurna region.

Best Time To Visit Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek??

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in Nepal is a popular trekking destination, known for its stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The best time to visit Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons.


Spring (March to May):

  • During spring, the weather is relatively mild and stable.
  • The rhododendron forests along the trail bloom with vibrant colors, creating a beautiful and picturesque landscape.
  • The temperatures are moderate, making it comfortable for trekking.

Autumn (September to November):

  • This is considered the best time for trekking in Nepal in general.
  • The weather is clear, and the skies are usually free from clouds, providing excellent visibility of the mountains.
  • The temperatures are pleasant during the day, although it can get quite cold at higher altitudes at night.

These seasons offer the best trekking conditions with stable weather, clear skies, and comfortable temperatures, allowing trekkers to enjoy the breathtaking views and landscapes. Keep in mind that the weather in mountainous regions can be unpredictable, so it’s always a good idea to check the current equipment before planning your trek. Additionally, during the monsoon season (June to August), heavy rainfall can make the trails muddy and slippery, and winter (December to February) brings colder temperatures and the possibility of snowfall, making trekking more challenging.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

– One of the best sunrise views from Poonhill
– Comfortable trail with picturesque views
– Amazing panoramic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail, and many more


Day 01 Kathmandu Arrival (1200m)

Namaste! Welcome to the Land of Himalayas. You will be able to get the visa on arrival after landing at Tribhuvan International Airport. Our representative will be waiting for you outside the arrival gate, holding signage of your name. Then in a private vehicle, we will drive through the busy street of Kathmandu to our hotel. Our Travel planner will meet and brief you regarding the trip and safety protocols before dining out in a Nepali restaurant in the evening.

Inclusion: Dinner and hotel

Day 02 Drive to Pokhara (827m) / Flight upgrade available

Early morning, we will leave for Pokhara in a Deluxe tourist bus. The serpentine Prithvi Highway is accompanied by many rivers on the side, beautiful green hills, and many dense settlements of people every now, which keeps the 8 hours ride entertaining. Pokhara is the most scenic valley in Nepal and is popular among both foreign and domestic tourists. Serene lakeside area, beautiful green hills with Himalayan viewpoints, and many cozy local businesses make the area a treat for fun and peace-loving individuals

Dinner and accommodation in the 3-star hotel included

Day 03 Drive to Nayapul (1070m) Trek to Tirkedhunga (1540m), WALK: 4 hours

Almost 2 hours ride to Nayapul starts our journey. The ride itself is a treat because of its beautiful views and settlements. From Nayapul, our hike will begin with an easy walk to Birethanti. Gradually the trail will ascend along Modi River on one side and forested area on another. As we cross the suspension bridge from Hile, the route gets tougher with the staircase that leads to Tirkhedhunga.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner accommodation in the mountain lodge included

Day 04 Trek to Ghorepani (2750m), WALK: 6 hours

After breakfast, we will enter a beautiful forested trail. Dazzling waterfalls and chirping birds will accompany us on our journey. Annapurna is famous for its extraordinary richness in wildlife and vegetation.  As we cross the forest, a big gate welcomes you to Ghorepani, a small but dense settlement of the Gurung (ethnic group) community that will be our camp for the night.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner accommodation in the mountain lodge included

Day 05 Poonhill (3210m) Excursion and Trek to Tadapani (2630m), WALK: 7 hours

The golden sunlight touching the beautiful mountains of Annapurna Range is undoubtedly a heart whelming scenery. An hour staircase climbed from Ghorepani will lead us to Poonhill, where the panoramic view of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Hiiunchuli, Dhampus, and Fishtail, among many more, will award us. Soaking the moment in our memory, we will climb down through a forested trail to reach Tadapani.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner accommodation in the mountain lodge included

Day 06 Trek to Nayapul (1070m), Drive to Pokhara, WALK: 7 hours

After breakfast, we will go again through the ups and downs for a few hours through a forested route to reach Ghanndruk, a small village of Gurungs, an ethnic group of that area. The charming town with a narrow paved rally, green fields, and stone houses is left behind as we further cross Birenthanti to reach Nayapul. Then we will drive to Pokhara to enjoy the beautiful lakeside, serene atmosphere, and cozy hotel room.

Breakfast and accommodation at a 3-Star hotel included

Day 07 Drive back to Kathmandu (1200m)

Eight hours of a drive back through the same winding highway will lead our journey back to Kathmandu. On our last day in Nepal, we can roam around the local shops, try local delicacies, and soak all the memories within.

Breakfast and accommodation at a 3-Star hotel included

Day 08 Final Departure

Our representative will escort you to Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before your departure. We hope you had a wonderful experience with us, and we will soon meet again on your next adventure.

Breakfast included

Trip Includes

  • All the arrival and departure transfers in a private AC vehicle.
  • Two nights stay in Kathmandu in a 3-star hotel with breakfast.
  • Two nights stay in Pokhara in a 3-star hotel with breakfast.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu bus tickets (Tourist bus).
  • Pokhara-Nayapul and Nayapul-Pokhara transfer in private AC vehicle.
  • Service of an English-speaking licensed adventure guide (Trained in first-aid and emergency rescues).
  • Three nights of twin-sharing stay in local tea houses (private bathroom wherever possible) with breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • One porter for every 2 clients.
  • All the required permits for the trek.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets for borrowing during the trek upon request.
  • Duffel bags and maps on a complimentary basis.
  • First-aid box (carried by the guide).
  • All the applicable government charges.

Trip Excludes

  • International flight tickets.
  • Nepal Visa.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses such as beverage bills, laundry, charging of electric devices, WI-Fi, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the above itinerary and inclusions.

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