Ghorepani Poonhill TrekkingGhorepani Poonhill Trekking

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

  • Duration10 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Maximum Altitude 3210m
  • Best Time September to late December and February to late June.
Trip Highlights
  • Panoramic view from Poon Hill
  • Explore Ghandruk.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is a short and easy adventure around Annapurna region that any individual can join in to make his trekking in Nepal journey a lifetime of memory. The picturesque sunrise views over the Annapurna Himalayas, the magical Himalayan panorama and overall natural and cultural experience makes this Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking extra special. Poonhill view point exhibits the best views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Himchuli, Machhapuchre and other neighboring peaks. Basically Gurungs and Magars are local inhabitants and we will be getting lots of their cultural insights during our Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking starts from scenic lake city of Pokhara. Basically a loop around Ghorepani and Ghandruk, the Ghorepani Poonhill or Ghandruk Trekking which usually starts from Nayapul and crosses the Modi Khola following a trek to Hile, leading you to Tikhedhunga, meaning sharp stone in Nepali. The trail leads you through crimson Rhododendron forest as we head towards Nanga Thanti, meaning naked patch because of its open field. As we advance forward, you reach the top of the Ghorepani Village where you can feast your eyes on amazing mountain views. Next day in the morning, the day starts with a hike up to PoonHill and after an hour you can reach a place from which you can see a magnificent view of the Annapurna range and other snow capped mountains. There the Gurung museum is something not to miss and not to forget the hospitality of the people. It serves right to say that every next house there is a museum, with unique pieces of culture. Then, we descend from Ghandruk for a couple of hours and last but not the least we ascend towards Nayapul and get back to Pokhara on a four-wheel drive. Spring season between the months of March to April and autumn months between the months of September to December are regarded as the best time to go for Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking can be joined by any travel enthusiast looking for trekking in Nepal regardless their age and fitness level. It is also the prime choice for first time trekkers. Join this amazing trek in Annapurna region of Nepal with Outshine Adventures for best of trekking memories with your friends and family.   

Trip Itinerary

    You will be met by our airport representative and transferred to the hotel by our private tourist vehicle. You have the free evening and overnight at hotel.


       After breakfast we will organize a pre-departure meeting for providing the detail information about your tour and treks by our leaders. During our meeting clear all the remaining dues if any, bring 3 copies of passport size photos, copy of your passport and travel insurance policy. Please feel free to ask any queries with our leaders related to your trekking regions. After meeting, our excellent tour guide will take you for Kathmandu valley sightseeing in private tourist vehicle. During the tour, you will visit major historical, cultural and religious centre of Kathmandu valley including Swyambhunath Stupa(The Monkey Temple), Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple. Our tour guide will explain you about the cultural, historical and religious importance of these places in brief during the tour. You will be transferred to hotel after your tour. Overnight at hotel.


         At 6:30am, our trekking staffs will pick up you at hotel and escort to the bus station. The bus to Pokhara leaves at around 7:30am. You will drive by the beautiful rivers Trisuli and marsyangdi which is very popular for rafting as well. Pokhara is very popular for the panoramic view of majestic Himalayas such as Annapurna, Machhapuchhre in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. After 7 hours of drive, you will arrive at Pokahara, beautiful city of lakes, caves,Buddhist and Hindus temples. You can enjoy your evening wandering on lake sides. Overnight at a hotel.


           Our trek starts at Birethanti a large village with many shops and teahouses after an hour drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. We start walking from Birethanti and after ascending steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently to reach at Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070m. Overnight at guest house.


             This path gives us breathtaking views of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and the grand Annapurna (7219m) south on the way. The trail is quite easy and we pass forest and rhododendron trees on the way to Ghorepani. Overnight at guest house.


               An hour early morning hike to Poon Hill (3232m.) offers you the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountains. We hike down to Ghorepani and after a hot breakfast at Lodge and trek to Tadapani (2650 m.). Most part of the trail we trek through the colorful jungle of pine and rhododendron trees. Overnight at a guesthouse.


                 Today, the trail descends through forests to Ghandruk, it is easy trekking by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests with the chirping sounds of birds .This is one of the popular destinations for the birds' lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village and the home to many Gorkha soldiers. Because of its beautiful mountain views its one of popular destinations for trekkers. We will explore the Gurung village in this day. Overnight at a guesthouse.


                   Today, it is easy trek to descend from Ghandruk all the way to Kimchi and crossing Seulibazzar via Birethanti and drive back to Pokhara.


                     You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto Chitwan jungle safari, rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, and scenic Everest flight, mountain biking and other activities. Drive back to Kathmandu and overnight at a hotel.


                       You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure by our airport representative. Its our great pleasure to organize your tour and thanks for joining the team of Outshine Adventure Pvt. Ltd.

                      Cost Details
                      Price Includes

                      To quote you with an exact or approximate price, we need the number of persons in your group, the category of hotel, the mode of transportation (by plane or by bus or by jeep etc) & any alternation in your itinerary. Please contact us with these important details first so that we can get back to you on the cost.

                      • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
                      • Standard accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included.
                      • Standard accommodation at hotel in Pokhara.
                      • Guided city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private car / van / bus.
                      • All your standard Meals during the trek.
                      • Best available Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek.
                      • Local licensed English and other native language speaking Guide.
                      • The required number of local staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
                      • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine for all trekking staffs.
                      • Annapurna conservation Park permits.
                      • Down Jacket, duffel/kit bag and sleeping bag by Outshine Adventure Trekking.
                      • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
                      • All our government taxes.
                      Price Excludes
                      • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
                      • Your travel insurance.
                      • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
                      • Personal trekking Equipments.
                      • Tips for trekking staff--Tipping is expected.
                      • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
                      Travelers Review
                      • C
                        Cesar PPeru,January 19, 2023
                        rating star

                        3-day trek from Ghorepani to Ghandruk

                        I contacted Gokul through GetYourGuide website. After arranging a successful scenic mountain flight for me, we arranged a trek to Ghorepani- Poonhill- Tadapani- Ghandruk. Three days in total. I was very lucky to be assigned Shiva as my guide. He has plenty of experience on these routes. I really enjoyed our conversations, specially when he explained me about Hinduism and Buddhism elements that we found in our way. Also I appreciate that he had enough patience to wait for me every time that I needed a rest and was constantly asking if everything was ok. He introduced me to some local dishes in our way, kindly took some pictures and dealt with all transport issues successfully. The advantage of this trek is that relatively short and very scenic. The first day we hike 4 hours, the second day 8 hours and the last day 3 hours. It is highly advisable to carry hiking poles, because there are a lot of ups and downs and when starting very early in the morning, it was common to find ice, therefore you should be ready for slippery surfaces. I did the trek in January, luckily we didn't find harsh weather conditions, as blizzards. However the temperature could be as low as -5 specially when climbing up to poonHill at 6 am in the morning. I highly recommend Gokul to organise your trip, and he has the plus that he speaks very good Spanish.


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