Ghorepani Poonhill Trek





City sight seeing/ Trekking


Annapurna Circuit




3210 m


3-star hotels in the cities and tea-houses during the trek


Full board on trek


Land transportation: Private Car / Van / Hiace Flight: Pokhara - Kathmandu (on request)

Best Seasons

Sep-Dec and Mar-May

Group Size




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Trip Highlights of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

  • Early morning flight or drive to Pokhara valley
  • One of the most common/popular short hikes in the Annapurna region
  • Magar  and Gurung villages at Ulleri (1980m), and Ghandruk
  • Best Himalayas Sunrise Views from Ghandruk (2874m), Phoon Hill (3210m), Ghorepani (2800m)
  • Enjoyable tea houses along the trekking paths
  • Vistas of the mountains (Annapurna I II III IV, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Mardi Nilgiri), terrace farms, alpine lakes, and forest. 
  • Hike through lush forest, waterfalls, and stone stairs
  • Hospitable and tourist-friendly local people
  • Safe and moderate-level trek, ideal for all age groups

About Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

The  Ghorepani Poonhill Trek may be your best option if you're short on time and want to explore a top-notch hiking path. One of the most well-known trekking routes in the Annapurna area is the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, which leads to the Ghorepani Poon hill, which offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas in the Annapurna region as well as charming villages belonging to the Gurung and Magar ethnic groups, rhododendron forests, and unreal views of snow-capped mountains. One of the easiest trekking routes is the Ghorepani trek. The walk to this region leads you west of Pokhara and offers stunning views of the Himalayas, which are located near the Annapurna region.

One of the highlights of this journey is the opportunity to visit Poon Hill, where you can enjoy a breathtaking sunrise panorama and a breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding area. From here, you may enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of mountains such as Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Manaslu (8163m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937m), Mt. Annapurna III(7555m), Mt. Annapurna IV(7525m), Mt. Annapurna south(7219m),  Mt. Nilgiri (7041 m), Mt. Fishtail, commonly known as Machhapuchhare (6998 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441 m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986 m), Tukuche peak (6920 m), and Tilicho peak (7134 m).

For individuals who want to see the Annapurna Himalaya range in a short amount of time but have limited vacation time, the Ghorepani Poon hill trek is a good option. One of the best trekking locations in the Annapurna region is the Ghorepani Poon hill trip, where one can spend a week seeing all of the mountains in the area. Starting at Pokhara Nayapul, the Poon Hill Trek leads down the Modi Khola to Birethati and then ascends by Tikhedunga Ulleri to Ghorepani. From here, you may not only enjoy the dawn but also take in the expansive Himalayan views. Additionally, you can observe numerous species of butterflies and take in the fusion of the customs and cultures of several ethnic groups, including the Bramin, Chhetri, Magar, Thakali, and Gurung. Finally, you will return along the same route to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu.

Poon Hill Trek mileage varies depending on the route you select; if you begin in Kathmandu, you will travel a total of 235 kilometers (about 146.02 mi); but, if you begin in Pokhara, the trip is only 35.9 km (about 22.31 mi). The Poon Hill trek is typically entered as a 6–7-day trek, but this depends entirely on how much time you want to spend in the mountains and the route you want to take. Because you'll be hiking at an average elevation, you'll be less likely to experience altitude sickness. Ghorepani is not accessible by car and can only be reached on foot from the trailhead at Nayapul. Even on a short trip like the Poon Hill Trek, it typically takes people two days to travel from Pokhara to Ghorepani. However, hiking schedules can follow different paths.

Information about the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek route includes the following:

Kathmandu – Pokhara -  Nayapool -  Tikhedhunga -  Ulleri -  Nangethati -  Ghorepani -  Poon Hill -  Banthati -  Tadapani -  Ghandruk - and Pokhara.

If you have unlimited time to explore the Annapurna region in greater detail, such as the Annapurna circuit, the Annapurna Base Camp, or the Upper Mustang Trek would be a suitable alternative for your trip. We can tailor the days for travelers to the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek to their preferences and interests. For more information or specific requests, get in touch with us.



Day 1: Touch down at Kathmandu's Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) (1300m)

Welcome to Mountain Guide Trek of Nepal and a hearty Namaste. A Mountain guide Treks representative will welcome you when you arrive (MGT). Pick up your bags and look for our representative at the arrival gate with a Mountain Guide Treks and Expedition display board with the name of the Group leader after finishing your customs formalities (Visa, etc.). After that, you will be taken to the hotel. If there is time after check-in, you will go to the MGT office to meet the other travelers and your hiking guide as well as to make any last-minute preparations for the trip. Your arrival time will determine everything. (BB base, one night in a luxury hotel).

Day 02: Fly or drive to Pokhara (850 m).

Start your journey to Pokhara early in the morning around 7:00 am. After arriving in Pokhara, we will go last-minute shopping, explore the town on foot, have a boat ride on the Fewa Lake, etc. (BB base, overnight stay at a luxury hotel)

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikadhunga / Ulleri (1980 m) 3-4 hrs.

We begin the fourth day of our Ghorepani Poonhill hike with breakfast. At 7:30 am, after eating breakfast in Pokhara, we leave for Nayapul, where the hard hiking begins. By private vehicle, it takes about 1.5 hours to go to Nayapul. Then, routes ascend past the stunning rice, millet, and labyrinth farms owned by residents. A tiny waterfall was passed as you continued down Birethanti's main trail. You have lunch at Sudami after hiking the trail. After lunch, continue climbing the valley's side until you reach Hile, where you will find Tikhedhunga, where you can spend the night, or continue walking to Ulleri, where you must climb 3000 stone steps from Tikadhunga. (Stay the night at a tea house with a full board)

Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2800m) 4-5 hrs.

Breakfast will be provided at the hotel at 7:00 am in order to be ready for the trek up Ulleri (2070m). For 1.5 hours, the trail ascends steeply on stone stairs and passes through cultivated fields. The remaining trails lead through an oak and blossoming rhododendron forest, where you'll stop for lunch before continuing your journey to Nangethanti. The Nepali term "thanti" means "rest house" or "Dharmasala." The trail may be covered in snow during the winter. Trek relaxes for approximately an hour following lunch. After that, the ascent to Ghorepani at 2850m. (Stay the night at a tea house with a full board)

Day 05: Ghorepani to Poon hill to Tadapani (2540 m) 6-7 hrs.

The most crucial day of your walk should begin with an early morning rise and ascend to Poon Hill (3210m), which offers the greatest breathtaking panorama and dawn over the high mountains, in about an hour. Many white mountains, including Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna South (7119m), Fishtail (6993m), Nilgiri South, Singa Chuli, and Annapurna I (8091m), may be seen from Poon Hill. You descend to Ghorepani for breakfast and then make the six-hour walk to Tadapani. The majority of the trek is uphill and through the forest. (Stay the night at a tea house with a full board)

Day 06: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940 m) 5-6 hours.

Your journey leads you to Ghandruk after breakfast. The Gurung people, that are very well in the settlement of Ghandruk, have the most distinct ethnic cultures. The majority of the walk is through a forest and gently descends. Explore the Gurung museum in the evening to learn about their customary attire and practical tools. (Stay the night at a tea house with a full board)

Day 07: Ghandruk to Pokhara, 5-6 hrs.

Treks down from Ghandruk to Nayapul through the cultivated terrace fields by Modi Khola valley and drive to Pokhara (1 hrs). Journey's end. (Overnight stay with full breakfast at a luxury hotel)

Day 08: Pokhara to Kathmandu fly 25 min.

You have a few hrs before your afternoon flight to Kathmandu to take an optional scenic tour of Pokhara or engage in adventurous activities like boating, paragliding, etc. Be careful to sit on the left side of the plane on the journey back from Pokhara to Kathmandu for the greatest Himalayan views. You will arrive in Kathmandu (near Thamel) at around 2:00 pm and be transferred to your accommodation. The day is free for you to relax, go shopping last minute, or visit any places you missed on your first day in Kathmandu! To celebrate the successful completion of the Ghorepani (Poon Hill) Trek, don't forget that we will be holding a magnificent celebration "Farewell supper" with Mountain Guide Trek staff at a typical Nepalese restaurant! (Overnight stay with full breakfast at a luxury hotel)

Day 9: Goodbye Friend (Last departure for your next location).

There is nothing to do but exchange emails with travel partners and organize the images as today is the last day in Nepal for this trip; you are bidding goodbye to the mountains as your tour in Nepal comes to an end today. You can go shopping or go sightseeing if you have more time. Mountain Guide Treks will send a representative to pick you up at the airport around three hours prior to the flight's planned departure time.

Cost Details

  • Airport shuttle service
  • Every land route followed the itinerary
  • 2 nights of bed and breakfast lodging in a luxury hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Two nights in a Pokhara hotel of a tourist level on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • Before you go to Nepal, have a "farewell meal."
  • Domestic flights
  • Guest house or tent lodging in accordance with the itinerary (sharing in a two-bedroom setting) and three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) throughout the trek (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu).
  • Tax on domestic air travel
  • A seasoned English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), an assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide), and Sherpa porters to help with luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Mountain Guide hikes and Expedition kit pack/duffel bag, down jacket, seasonal sleeping bag (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All required documentation and permissions (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A complete first aid kit.
  • Nepal entry visa: ( It is simple to obtain a visa upon arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuwan International Airport by paying US $ 40 or an equivalent amount in other currencies.)
  • The visa is valid for 30 days and allows for multiple entries. Similar to that, 90-day tourist permits with multiple entries cost $100 USD. Bring two duplicate passport-size pictures.)
  • Airfare for travel abroad to Kathmandu or Pokhara for lunch and dinner (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra nights' lodging in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to earlier arrival, departure, and return from the mountain than the planned itinerary (for whatever reason).
  • Rescue and travel insurance expenses for personal use (phone calls, laundry, bar tabs, battery replacements, water bottle, a warm shower when hiking, etc.)
  • Personal hiking gear and apparel
  • Tips for porters and guides Donations and entry fees to monuments.

Note: The Cost Includes and Excludes part in the itinerary may help you better understand how the trip is planned. We will get back to you with the actual cost of the trip as soon as you let us know the number of interested travelers and the departure date.


Equipment Required

We suggest the following items of clothes and equipment for the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek in Nepal. This list of apparel and equipment is not meant to be exhaustive; rather, it serves as a reminder of the things we believe are important for your comfort and ease. However, we are aware that you might have your own style preferences for apparel that might be just as appropriate.




  • Light or warm fleece hat.
  • Watch with light & alarm
  • Sun hat and scrap
  • Sunglasses
High Body
  • T-shirts (4)
  • Light and expedition-weight thermal tops
  • a fleece sweater or jacket made of fleece (optional)
  • resistant to water (preferably breathable fabric) shell coat vest or jacket made with down (optional)
  • Body lotion and sunscreen
  • lightweight, wind- and water-resistant gloves
  • Trail map and guidebook 
  • Hefty mitts or gloves with a waterproof shell outside
Lower Body
  • wearing underwear (4)
  • shorts for hiking (4)
  • Long, breathable cotton pants
  • Lightweight thermal bottoms wool or fleece pants Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Feet inner socks that are thin and light (4-pairs)
  • Trekking socks made of thick, warm wool (4-pairs)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces Camp footwear (sandals or sneakers)
  • inner socks that are thin and light (4-pairs)
  • trekking socks made of thick, warm wool (4-pairs)
  • boots for hiking with extra laces
  • Camp footwear (sandals or sneakers)
  • sleeping bag
  • Money belt batteries and head touch
  • Initial Care Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  • Water bottle
  • Toiletries
  • little towel
Elective Items
  • Knife, Swiss
  • Backgammon, chess, and playing card sets
  • Books about hiking maps (Highly Recommended)
  • Binoculars
  • Extra batteries and a camera
  • Pen and journal
  • Home and family photos
  • Protein and energy bars (optional)

 If the above schedule does not meet your requirements, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.


Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Map


Ghorepani and Poonhill are connected with electricity and Wifi like other places in Nepal. The hotel or tea houses you stay in will provide you wifi facility and a room with electricity. You can charge your electronic devices and gadgets, and talk to your families and relatives easily.


Ghorepani Poon Hill is probably one of the easiest treks within the Annapurna Circuit trek.  It is a pleasurable easy walk from a low altitude to a maximum of 3210m height. There are several stops on the way for lunch and tea houses to accommodate. The walking distance between settlements varies daily (from one hill station to another). Moreover, travelers need to hike for 4 to 6 hours to reach a particular destination.  Remember, the trek to Ghorepani provides you with a different vibe about your health and knowledge. Moreover, the Himalayan ranges, alpine forest, and the community settlement you see during the trip are quite excellent.

Ghorepani Poon Hill short trek is possible for those who have limited time. The duration of the Ghorepani Poonhill trek is 4 days. This includes the places like (Pokhara-Nayapul-Ulleri-Ghorepani-Poon Hill-Tadqapani-Ghandruk_Syauli Bazar- Pokhara) and the daily trekking hours are 7-8 hours each day. For a short trek, you have to trek for a few more hours. 

A Trek permit for Ghorepani Poon Hill is mandatory for foreign travelers visiting Nepal. It is considered illegal to venture to a remote destination without a permit/pass and the travelers may have to face penalties according to the rules. It is easy to obtain a travel permit if the visitors have the necessary documents and have paid the tax to the government.  The following things are required to get a permit:

  • Submission of online form 
  • Passport size photo
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Tax clearance receipt/bill
  • Program schedule from the agency and so on.


Trekkers Information Management System Card (TIMS) is mandatory for all visitors traveling in Nepal. This card holds detailed information about the visitors and is very useful during tough situations.  TIMS card is provided by Nepal Tourism Board if you have travel insurance. The card can be obtained from Kathmandu or Pokhara paying 1000 NRs if you are traveling in a group (per person), individual 2000NRs,  SAARC 300 NRs (group) and 600 NRs if an individual hiker.  

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