Ghorepani Poonhill Trek - 11 Days

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is perhaps the ultimate short trek in the Himalayas! Suitable for people of all ages, particularly for families with children, this trek can be 4 or 5 days long and still gets into the heart of the Annapurna. Poon Hill (3,210m) is the ultimate viewing point for the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche, Baraha Shikhar, and Lamjung Himal.

Hiking up to Poon Hill to watch the sunrise over these stunning snow-covered mountains is something to be treasured.

This trek also includes hiking through colorful villages and Rhododendron forests, with the backdrop of the Annapurna always present.

Even for experienced trekkers, this is a great introduction to the Himalayas, especially if time is short. Accommodation along this established route is very comfortable, and the menus are not disappointing. And, of course, the mountains never disappoint either in their fully photogenic beauty.


On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will meet a Dream Adventure Treks representative and be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation:Three -Star Hotel
  • Meals:Dinner

We start off early but with time for breakfast first. The road out of the Kathmandu Valley twists its way down the valley wall until it joins the Trishuli River below. Here we see rafters braving the white water – perhaps this is your future trip in the planning – and can see snow-capped mountains in the distance.

Once we reach flatter land, we stop for lunch before heading on to the lake city of Pokhara. After checking into the hotel, there is time to explore the neighborhood: the walkway along the lake, the varied and interesting shops and restaurants, and of course, the mesmerizing Fishtail Mountain towering over the city.

  • Accommodation:Standard Hotel
  • Time:7 hours

After breakfast, it’s a relatively short drive to Naya Pool, the start of your trek. There is the choice of bus, local jeep, or private car/taxi to reach.

From Naya Pool, it’s time to go hiking! Passing the checkpoint at Birethati, the road gently climbs to Tikhe Dhunga. It takes approximately 4 to 5 hours to hike to the overnight lodge at Tikhe Dhunga. Thankfully it’s not a difficult trek today, but enough to hike your legs. Continue trek to Ulleri from Thikhedunga Crossing the suspension bridge near Tikhedhunga, we brace It's more of a climb than a hike, with (well) over 3,000 steps on the stone steep staircase leading up to Ulleri village which is a huge Magar village.

  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:6-7 hours

Today we have to climb above Ulleri and coming out of the forest, the trail becomes more gentle, crossing pastures and fields. Passing Banthanti village, we head on to Ghorepani, where we spend the night. Already we can see several mountains, including Annapurna I (8,091m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m).

  • Accommodation:Local Tea House
  • Time:5 hours

Waking before dawn, we hike for about an hour up Poon Hill (3,210m) to watch the sunrise over the Himalayas! Hot tea is usually available in the early morning chill we sip while taking in the amazing scene of a huge array of mountains. These mountains are Hiuchuli, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Lamjung Himal, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) – and many more, which your guide will point out to you.

Once the sun has risen spectacularly over the mountains and we have clicked enough photos, we drag ourselves away and head back down to the lodge in Ghorepani for a well-deserved breakfast before heading on to Tadapani.

The trail to Tadapani starts off quite steep until we cross the Deurali Pass when the path becomes more forgiving. From the Deurali Pass, we get a second chance to take the mountains we saw from Poon Hill. Overnight in Tadapani.

  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:6 hours

Today it’s a shorter trek, giving us plenty of time to explore Ghandruk, one of the largest Gurung villages. One of the Gurung Culture Museum highlights is an insight into people’s lives.

It is mainly Gurungs who are the fierce and loyal Gurkha soldiers in both the British and Indian armies. With snowy peaks, rest and relaxation are welcome breaks today.

  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:3 to 4 hours

Enjoy the final breakfast of the trek before hiking through villages to reach Naya Pool, where we can take a jeep back to Pokhara. Tonight enjoy the bright lights of the bars and restaurants in Pokhara and gaze once again at the lake and up at Fishtail Mountain.

  • Accommodation:Standard Hotel
  • Time:6 to 7 hours and 1:30 hours drive

Sightseeing in Pokhara (Peace Stupa, Davi's Fall, Mountain Museum)

  • Accommodation:Three-Star Hotel

After breakfast at 10.30 am take a flight to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

  • Accommodation:Standard Hotel
  • Time:25 minutes

After breakfast, we drive to Soyambhunath, Baudhanath, and Pasupatinath then back to the Hotel free in the Afternoon.

  • Accommodation:Standard Hotel

Today; our representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport in time for your onward flight. Should you stay longer in Nepal or have a late flight, please note that the hotel check-out time is 11 a.m.

    Cost Details
    • Three nights hotel in Kathmandu (Kathmandu Guest House or Similar)
    • Three nights hotels in Pokhara (three-star level)
    • Domestic flight tickets (Pokhara - Kathmandu).
    • Kathmandu - Pokhara by tourist Bus
    • Local transportation airport arrival and departure
    • Three times meals with hot drinks and Accommodation during the 5-day trek
    • Government-licensed English-speaking trek Guide. For more than 6 trekkers, 1 assistant guide
    • Porter to help with trekker's luggage. 2 trekkers will share 1 porter, The maximum weight limit for a porter- is 20 kg (10 kg per trekker, weight limit). You can store non-essential items in your hotel.
    • Covers guides' and porters' wages, their meals, insurance, lodging, transportation, flight, and other necessary equipment
    • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
    • Annapurna Conservation permit
    • TIMS
    • Seasonal fresh fruits every day
    • All government, local taxes, and official expenses
    • Assistance in arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
    • Souvenirs - company's T-shirt
    • Farewell dinner at the end of the trek
    • International flight costs
    • Nepal Entry Visa Fees
    • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 15 kg per Person) on the trek
    • All accommodations and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the journey
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, or early return from the trek.
    • Personal expenses ( snacks, boiled bottled water, cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery recharge fee, extra porters, during in treks, etc.
    • Personal clothing and gear
    • Travel insurance that covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (compulsory)
    • Tips for guides and porters (recommended)
    • Additional costs incurred due to causes beyond our control, for example, landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.