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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Trip Facts


Total Duration:11 Days

Trip Grade:Easy

Meals:Breakfast Only

Transportation:Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Recommended Month:Throughout the Year

Accommodation:Hotel/Guest House

Group Size:Any

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Ghorepani Poonhill trekking is the shortest trekking destination in Annapurna region, is also known as Ghorepani Ghandruk trek. Poonhill is the best sunrise view point to have a massive view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Fishtail. Early in the morning, you hike up to Poonhill to enjoy the incredible view, path follows through giant primary rhododendron dense forest, troops of monkeys and exotic birds set a vibrant and colorful scene. Ghandruk (1940m) is one of the largest Gurung villages with its traditional buildings and picture-perfect setting below Machapuchare (6,993m). This village is known as origin place for Gurung ethnic. The trail descends from Ghandruk to the road head for the journey back to Pokhara. As a conclusion, Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is full taste of Nepal Himalayas Without difficulties and without reaching highest altitude within short period.


  • Sightseeing in world’s heritage sites in Kathmandu valley
  • City of Natural beauty, Pokhara
  • Reaching up to 3100 miter altitude Poonhill
  • Panoramic mountain range and ethnic village of Nepal
  • Involve in cultural show perform by locals 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu. (1350m)

Day 02:Drive to Pokhara (6 Hours – 910m)

Day 03:Drive to Nayapool and Trek to Ulleri (5/6 Hours – 1960m)

Day 04:Trek to Ghorepani (4 Hours – 2860m)

Day 05:Morning hike to Poonhill (3193m) and trek to Tadapani (6/7 Hours – 2630m)

Day 06:Trek to Ghandruk village (5/6 Hours – 1940m)

Day 07:Trek down to Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara. (7 Hours)

Day 08:Day in Pokhara. Exploration

Day 09:Drive back to Kathmandu and rest (6 Hours – 1350m)

Day 10:Day in Kathmandu exploration.

Day 11:Final Departure

Cost Include

  • Arrival and Departure arrangement
  • 3 nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing room, 3 star hotel
  • 3 Nights’ accommodation in Pokhara in twin sharing, 3 star hotel
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in trekking days twin sharing in local tea houses
  • Breakfast every morning
  • Normal tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and in Pokhara valley with private car and guide
  • Trekking permit and TIMS card for trekking
  • Private transportation from Pokhara to trekking starting point and back to Pokhara
  • An English speaking trekking guide and Porter with their salary, foods, Accommodation, insurance and equipment
  • One farewell Nepali dinner in Kathmandu with cultural dance
  • Medical/ first Aid kit box
  • Emergency evacuation management

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner in entire trip
  • Personal equipment, insurance, emergency evacuation expenses, shopping, tipping
  • Extra activities, Other than mentioned than cost including

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu. (1350m)Upon arrival, our representative will pick up you from International airport. Evening walking at market area. Briefing about your trekking and final packing. You also can buy or hire trekking equipment, if there are something left. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02Drive to Pokhara (6 Hours – 910m)Drive with normal tourist bus in highway along at bank of Trisuli River with scenic hills and far seen mountain. Reach at Pokhara and transfer to Hotel. Evening walking at Pokhara lake side.

Day 03Drive to Nayapool and Trek to Ulleri (5/6 Hours – 1960m)After your breakfast at Hotel, one and half hours driving to Nayapool. Start trekking to at flat land. We will cross Birethanti, Hille, Tikhedhunga village. After lunch, trekking route goes steep up to Ulleri. Ulleri is the first point starting to view Mountains. Annapurna south and Himchuli at your near. Overnight at Local tea house.

Day 04Trek to Ghorepani (4 Hours – 2860m)Trekking to Ghorepani today. Trekking path ascend steeply in starting from Ulleri village with scenic terrace landscape and Annapurna mountain range. Dense forest gives you cool shade and Rhododendron flower are blooming if you trek in spring season. Finally reach at Ghorepani which is a busy spot offering grand view of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range and Fishtail. Overnight at Tea house.

Day 05Morning hike to Poonhill (3193m) and trek to Tadapani (6/7 Hours – 2630m)Early wakeup for hiking to Poonhill with the help of torch light. Poonhill is the top of hill in this trekking, from where best sunrise view and panoramic scenery of Mount Dhaulagiri, Mount Annapurna, Tukuche peak, Dhampus peak, Nilgiri mountain, Fishtail, Hiuchuli and Lamjung himal can be seen. Come back to lodge for breakfast. Start trekking again to Tadapani. Overnight at local tea house.

Day 06Trek to Ghandruk village (5/6 Hours – 1940m)Trekking path leads with peaceful forest. Mostly trail decent gradually with occasional view of Annapurna range, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre and Lamjung himal. Finally reach at semi modern Ghandruk village. Lunch and exploration of village. Typical houses, Gurung cultural museum are attraction in Ghandruk village. Overnight at local tea house.

Day 07Trek down to Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara. (7 Hours)All the way trekking down from Ghandruk village to Nayapool. Trekking route is with scenic mountain views and forest of Rhododendron. Meet our car and drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 08Day in Pokhara. Exploration Sightseeing in main touristic monuments. International mountain museum, David falls, Gupteswor cave, and boating at Fewa lake. Your guide in entire sightseeing will assist you. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 09Drive back to Kathmandu and rest (6 Hours – 1350m) Drive with normal tourist bus to Kathmandu. You also have option to drive with private car (6 Hours) or flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu (25 Minutes). Overnight at Hotel

Day 10Day in Kathmandu exploration.Visit major places in Kathmandu valley. Visit UNESCO heritage sites, Pashupatinath Temple, Bauddhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar squire and Swoyambhunath Stupa. Evening farewell with Nepali dinner with cultural dance. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 11Final Departuretakes you to International Airport for your final departure.

Useful Info

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is short Trekking trail in Nepal. within short days, you can explore panaromic view of Mountain including two over 8000 miter high. this trekking is taste of Mountain and ethnic village of Nepal witout going high altutude.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking including most popular typical village Ghandruk.

Trip Note

In this trip, normal tourist bus to and from Pokhara is including in the cost, if you want to take private car or flight to Pokhara, we will arrange it as per your require. 

You can also include other activities along with Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking. Like; White water rafting, Bungee Jumping, Paragliding, Zip Flyer, Himalayan flight. 

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