Poonhill Ghorepani Trek 9 Days trip code: EH084

Best Months

  • March-May
  • Sept-Nov


  • 9 Days

Grade / Difficulty

  • Easy


  • Hotel/Tea-house


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An amazing short and easy trek in Nepal that showcases best of Annapurna region without getting to higher elevation - Poonhill Ghorepani Trek

Poonhill Ghorepani Trek is an easy trek in Nepal that runs along the trails at the foothills of Annapurna Himalayan Range. Though it is an easy trek in Nepal, the rewards of the trek are so magnificent that the trek beats many longer and harder treks across the world. The trek is purely designed to entertain trekkers of every age and without previous trekking experiences. No issues of altitude sickness and no issue of consuming long time, the trek is ideal for beginners and veterans both.

Poonhill Ghorepani Trek primarily highlights the majestic views of Annapurna massif and its closest neighbors including Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Himalayan Ranges with Mt. Fishtail always adorned in between. The trek also highlights amazing Gurung culture. Gurung is a tribal clan of Nepal known to the world as brave Gurkha warriors. They belong to the isolated mountains villages like Ghandruk and Ulleri, which are the prime highlights of the trek.

This easy trek in Nepal also highlights the pleasure of walking the woods of Annapurna Conservation Area Project where rare species of birds are frequently sighted. Moreover, the landscapes dominated by cascading falls, deep valleys and pure streams are worthwhile observing during the trek.

Our Poonhill Ghorepani Trek with us assures fun, adventure and safety as we have local guides of the region, who can guarantee you the best accommodation and food facilities during the trek.

Bullet point Highlights:

  • Heritage Sites of Kathmandu
  • Tourist Town Pokhara
  • Traditional Gurung Village, Ghandruk
  • Poonhill Sunrise View
  • Himalayan Panorama dominated by Annapurna, Dhaulagiri & Fishtail
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  • Accommodation during trek available everyday en-route (local lodge)
  • All meals during trek if undertaken teahouse trek
  • Expert tour guide who can speak English or language as per the requirement
  • Entry fees to all heritage sites during sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Licensed trek guide & local porters during trek
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project fees
  • Trekkers' Information Management System fees
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara-Kathmandu road transfer
  • 3 nights' accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 2 nights' accommodation at 3 star hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs
  • Insurance for all staff & porters
  • All applicable government tax
Day to Day Itinerary
  • Day 01: : Arrive to Kathmandu; transfer to your hotel
  • Day 02 : Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • Day 03: : Drive to Pokhara 200km 7-8 hrs drive
  • Day 04: : Drive to Nayapul 1hr drive and trek to Ghandruk 2710m
  • Day 05: : Trek to Ghorepani 3194m
  • Day 06: : Early morning hike to Poonhill 3210m and trek back to Ulleri via Ghorepani
  • Day 07: : Trek to Hille and drive back to Pokhara
  • Day 08 : Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 09 : Depart Kathmandu
Service Excludes
  • Nepal visa
  • International flight fare
  • Food in Kathmandu & Pokhara except breakfast
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire in Kathmandu)
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason
  • Drinks, snacks while walking
  • Any other tours, transfers and services other than mentioned above
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and Driver
  • Your insurance & Medical Expenses

Day 01:: Arrive to Kathmandu; transfer to your hotel

Flying in to the Himalayan nation Nepal is different in itself. Witness the towering Himalayan giant’s minutes before landing Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu if the weather permits. Enjoy the cordial Nepalese welcome in arrival terminals of the airport and drive to your designated hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Actually this day is a trek preparation day. As our team is preparing the required permits for Poonhill Ghorepani Trek; you will be taken to Kathmandu most beautiful locales where culture history and the heritage of the ancient town spills in every corner. Explore the biggest hub of Hinduism in Nepal Pashupatinath where travelers get to experience the important aspects of the religion. Stroll around Boudhanath, a large dome shaped stupa where Tibetan culture and Buddhism are seen at its best. Exploration of Kathmandu Durbar Square is an awesome experience as it takes you to Nepal’s one of the oldest architectural landmarks where local Newari culture also has been prospering for ages.

Day 03:: Drive to Pokhara 200km 7-8 hrs drive

Today, we drive 200 km along the snaky Prithwi Highway to Pokhara. The highway that most of the times runs above Himalayan Rivers offers an adventurous drive. Moreover, the local lifestyles in frequent highway towns and lush vegetation are interesting aspects to observe during the drive. Once, we reach Pokhara we check into our Hotel in Lakeside and set out to explore the tourist hub in town. Pokhara is the city decorated with lakes and panoramic Himalayan views. It is also the biggest adventurous hub of the country. The city is famous amongst trekkers because it is the starting point for Annapurna Region Treks. 

Day 04:: Drive to Nayapul 1hr drive and trek to Ghandruk 2710m

Early morning we begin the journey. An hour long drive along narrow and twisted Baglung Highway brings us to Nayapul. We begin our trek from Nayapul. Gradually walking along gentle ups and downs and sometimes on the flat trail, we arrive to Kimche. It is a couple of hours trek to Kimche. Then the steep uphill trail along the stony steps for two hours brings us to Ghandruk. The walk towards Ghandruk offers various angle views of Mt. Fishtail. On reaching Ghandruk check into your teahouse. Ghandruk is the home to Gurung tribe; families of Gurkha warriors. In the evening explore to experience typical Gurung culture, their lifestyle and amazing hospitality

Day 05:: Trek to Ghorepani 3194m

Today we start early. Our trek most of the times goes through dense rhododendron woodlands of Annapurna Conservation Area Project. The trek continues uphill for a while and then stretches along the flat trail for an hour until we reach Tadapani. From Tadapani we continue to trek up and down along the dense woodlands towards Ghorepani. As we head closer to Ghorepani the dazzling views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Nilgiri Ranges become more wonderful. The view is even more widespread and fascinating from Deurali. Beyond Deurali, the last push on the ridgeline followed by pleasant downhill walk and very short uphill walk brings us to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is small village at the foothill of towering 8000m plus peaks. Ghorepani refers to horse water and hence we see plenty of horses in Ghorepani. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 06:: Early morning hike to Poonhill 3210m and trek back to Ulleri via Ghorepani

Today, we wake up before dawn and begin the trek towards Poonhill. An uphill walk before the dawn for 45 minutes brings us to Poonhill right before the sunrise. From Poonhill we shall witness the most beautiful sunrise of our life. The mountains glitter like gold in the beginning and slowly their color changes as the sun goes higher. As the sun sets high enough, the white walls almost 270 degrees sprawl right before our eyes. The view is amazing. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Fishtail, Dhampus and many other Himalayan peaks loom high up in the sky rising from the base at green hills. Enjoy the morning here and trek down back to Ghorepani. Enjoy the breakfast in your teahouse and resume the trek. We trek downhill throughout the day and arrive to Ulleri for the overnight stay.

Day 07:: Trek to Hille and drive back to Pokhara

The last day of the trek is along the steep downhill stony steps all the way to Thirkhedunga. A short walk on the leveled trail brings us to Hille. We board the vehicle from Hille, which will drive us back to Pokhara. Explore around Pokhara and enjoy the evening strolling and partying in Lakeside

Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu

Today we drive back to Kathmandu along Prithiwi Highway. Enjoy the drive. As we arrive to Kathmandu we will check into our hotel in the city. Evening on your own.

Day 09: Depart Kathmandu

Our representative will escort to the airport for the final see off to your onward destination. Have a safe flight and visit Nepal time and again we have much more to show.

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