Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

5
Region
Annapurna Region
Best time to visit
All Season
Enquire Now
  • Transportation
    Flight or Drive
  • Difficulty
    Moderate
  • Accomodation
    Tea House
  • Altitude
    3,210m
  • Duration
    6 Days
  • Activities
    Trekking

Overview

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the famous treks of the Annapurna region which can be done within 5 to 6 days. During this trek, we get the opportunity to explore the forest side full of Rhododendron, Oak trees beautiful birds, and other animal.

The main attraction of trekking is Poon Hill (3,210m) from where we can view breathtaking view of Mt. Fishtail 6,993m, Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167m, Annapurna South, Annapurna I 8,091m, Tukuche Himal 6,920m, Nilgiri 6,940m and Himchuli 6,441m. It is one of the shortest and easiest treks including major points of attraction like Ghandruk and Poon Hill.

Ghandruk is also famous for internal tourists of Nepal. In Ghandruk one can take the Gurung cultural dress for rent and takes some antique picture with it.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Highlight:

  • Trek to the beautiful area of the Annapurna region.
  • Different Vegetation different Colorful rhododendron.
  • Breathtaking view of Sunrise from Poon Hill (3,210 m).
  • Gorgeous views of the Annapurna mountain ranges such as; Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Baraha Shikhar, Mt. Fishtail, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, etc.
  • Exploration of the Himalayan Gurung and Magar Community.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Difficulty:

The difficulty increases if you trek during the monsoon Season. During the monsoon, there are heavy rainfalls which makes the trail muddy and Slippery and you also encounter the leech. You need to be careful with your Steps. So, it is best to avoid trekking there in the Monsoon. If you are a well-experienced trekker, then you are sure to enjoy any Seasons.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive to toNayapul at 8.30 am and trek to Tikhedhunga (Tea house) (1,495m/4,905 ft), 3-4 hrs
Day 02: Trek to Ghorepani (Tea House) (2,850m/9,350ft). 6-7hrs
Day 03: Hike Poon Hill (3,210m/10,528ft), and trek to Tadapani (2,520m/8,268ft),(Tea House)
6-7 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Ghandruk (1,950m/6,398ft), (Tea House) 3-4 hrs
Day 05: Trek Ghandruk to Pothana(1,910m/6,266ft),(Tea House) 5-6 hrs
Day 06: Short trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara (910m/ 2,986ft), 3-4 hrs

Itinerary

Day 01Drive to toNayapul at 8.30 am and trek to Tikhedhunga (Tea house) (1,495m/4,905 ft), 3-4 hrs

After breakfast in Lakeside (Pokhara) and 1 ½ hour car / van / hiace and bus drive according to group size to NayaPul and commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous riverside village beside the Modi River &BroomdiKhola.( stream). We head up the main trail and follow upstream of BroomdiKhola (stream) to Sudamefrom where the trail climbs gradually up to Hile (1495m). After 20 minutes of walking from Hile we will arrive at Tikhedhung and overnight at a lodge.

Day 02Trek to Ghorepani (Tea House) (2,850m/9,350ft). 6-7hrs

From here the trail climbs steeply up toUlleri village with the amazing landscape and marvelous view of Annapurna South and Hiuchuli. We spend a pleasant day’s trekking through rhododendron and oak forests. The scenery gives you inner power to climb up these steps and immerse you to walk more. After 7 hours of walking we finally reach at Ghorepani and spend a night there.

Day 03Hike Poon hill (3210m/10528ft), and trek to Tadapani (2,520m/8268ft),(Tea House) 6-7 hrs

An early morning start for 45 minutes hike up to Poon hill (3210m/10530ft), the route offers the glimpse of the pleasant rhododendron forest. This brilliant viewpoint provides us an unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas and the wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya.After a great time in Poon Hill, trek back to Ghorepani, breakfast and continue trek to Tadapani through thick pine and rhododendron forest with occasionally flat, more ascends and descends along the ridge

Day 04 Trek to Ghandruk (1,950m/6,398ft), (Tea House) 3-4 hrs

Today, we have short and pleasant walking day through the forested and downhill path with the view of the green forest and mountains and finally arrive at Ghandruk. It is the popular Gurung village where you can visit Gurung museum. We spend a night there.

Day 05Trek Ghandruk to Pothana(1910m/6266ft),(Tea House) 5-6 hrs

The trail descends following the stone staircases to ModiKhola and crosses a suspension bridge. From here way ascends immortally to Landrung village and continues through scattered trees, bushes and village to Tolkha. We will stop here for lunch and continue our journey to Pothana through Deurali and green forest. Pothana is a small village from where you can see breathtaking view of Pokhara valley includingFewa Lake and Annapurna south. We spend a night there.

Day 06Short trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara (810m/ 2986ft), 3-4 hrs

From here, the trail descends down through jungle and reaches at Dhampus. It is nice village from where we will constantly descend through Dhanpus village to Phedi and catch a cab or car and drive to Pokhara. We spend a night there.

Not satisfied with this itinerary?

Are you interested in planning a customized trip that suits you?

Route Map

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Includes/Excludes

What's included?

  • Arrival and departure transportation
  • All necessary paper work and permits (Annapurna Conservation permit and TIMS )
  • Trekking poles with company T-shirt
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and accommodations
  • Pokhara to Nayapul by private transport
  • Phedi to Pokhara by private transport
  • Foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea or coffee during the trek
  • All accommodation during the trek

What's excluded?

 

  • Deserts (cakes, bakes and pies)
  • Mineral Water
  • Boiled Water
  • Electronic device re- charge
  • Hot shower
  • Personal Expenses
  • Wi-fi
  • Travel Insurance and evacuations insurance
  • Tips for guide and porters

Gallery

Useful Info

Required equipments and useful tips for your Trekking/ Hiking Tours:

The Hiking /Trekking generally goes through the high Himalayan passes, it may covers with full of snow so, we advise you to accompany a porter to carry your necessary stuffs. The porter usually carries 18 kgs of your luggage.We also expect you to carry a regular backpack for your valuables and required goods.

We as a travel operator suggest you to bring the basic clothing and accessories to the trek and the remaining  you can just leave/store at Himalayan Abode Trekking or at your Hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara for free. Here are the basic list of usual equipments regarding your Trekking/ Hiking duration.


Sun hat or Scarf

  • Winter hat/ Insulating hat/ Wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with an extra supplement batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight winter gloves


Hiking shirts /Long-sleeved shirt

Rain jacket or Rain Coat

  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-Shirt ( Lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available on hire in Kathmandu/ Pokhara)
  • Sweater
  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks (bring an extra pair of thick light socks)


Thermal bottle

  • Water sterilization tablets or liquids
  • Trekking/Hiking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 is recommended in high altitude trekking)
  • Towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • First aid kit etc.

 

 

FAQs

Where is located Ghorepani Poonhill ?

It is located in Annapurna Conservation area.

What sort of trek is it?

What is the main attraction of this Trek?

What are the main Ethnic groupes of the Area?

What are the Mountain that we can see?

What sort of vegetations are there?

Which is the best time to do this trek?

What sort of Equipments do we need to bring?

Do we see any Wild Animals?

How long we trek in a day?

Reviews

Oct 2014 • Friends
It was my first time going to Nepal and I and my friend booked a trekking tour for 5 days with Himalayan Abode Travels and Tours Treks and Expeditions in advance. The first day we arrived in Kathmandu, Nabin arranged a staff to pick us up at the hotel to his office. In addition to the detailed explanation of the trekking tour, Nabin also recommended us tourist spots in Kathmandu and showed us how to get those places with a free map provided. The trekking guide and porter they arranged for us were so friendly and helpful. We learnt a lot about Nepali culture after chatting with them on the way. And on the last day of our trip, we stayed in his office for hours writing postcards and he welcomed us and provided us with tea and pens. He also helped us arranged a taxi to airport for a cheap price and his brother also accompanied us to the airport. Their services were so excellent which made my trip in Nepal so convenient and wonderful. They were so nice for arranging everything for us, even some we didn’t expect before. Therefore I highly recommended Nabin and Himalayan Abode Travels and Tours Treks and Expeditions, which will offer you a memorable trip in Nepal.
Review fromkaryw karywHongkong

My 2nd visit to Nepal in March 17. Due to one of my friend dun feel comfortable with free n easy, we desided to have Himalayan Abode provide us the servce for our 23 days visit. Nabin the boss from Himalayan Abode, from 1st day pick us from Airport till the end of 23 days, he keep in touch with us and also help us to do last minute changes and re-schedule of itinerary due to bad weather that cause us unable to continue trekking to ABC and decided to shorten days of trekking.
Our trekking guide – Devi and Porters Sabin and Mahendra also give us very good trekking experience, they take good care of us during our trekking.
In overall, Himalayan Abode is reliable.

Review fromNg A Ng AMalaysia

Our friend recommended this travel company and the poon hill route to us. It turned out to be the best hiking trip we have ever had. We have been to Asia and North American hiking trails. This one was rich in culture, views, animals and so close to the giant snow capped mountains!!!

When this travel company asked us to pay at Kathmandu airport, I was a bit worried. I had to check with my friend to see whether I should hand in the payment at Kathmandu. I was reassured by my friend that this was a reliable travel agent. Nabin came to pick us up at the airport then escorted us to the domestic flight to Pokhara. He doubled checked our returning flights to make sure we would have enough transit time for the next connection flight. He told us every details before leaving us. We have never been to Nepal and Nabin made us so welcome by this country!

Poon Hill is an excellent route for people who do not have lots experiences of hiking or who do not want to worry about altitude problem. Even our friend who never exercise can complete the hiking successfully and enjoy the best view of mountains and valleys along the way.

Prabin, Prajwol, and Sabin made our trip unforgettable. They all had friendly and genuine smiles on their faces. Whenever we had a question and wanted to stop/detour a little bit, they would tried their best to accommodate our needs. Sabin was there every morning and night. He was not a talkative person, but he used his heart to take care of us. He would be there whenever you looked around to find an answer.

UVtravelersChina
Mar 2023
escursione spettacolare, organizzata in maniera perfetta, con Shaduram Ghorsaine come guida, e Kali e il figlio Rames come portatori, Un team di amici, professionali e attenti, un valore aggiunto al nostro viaggio, non solo bellezza ma umanità.Ci hanno fatto assaporare i vari momenti. Consiglio a chiunque pensi questa escursione di valutare queste persone….che vivono il territorio…
Gigi A Gigi Aitaly
Jun 2014 • Friends
Thank Himalayan Adobe so much in helping us with the 12 days trekking. The trekking plan was made very nice, and we are happy after the trekking. Nabin, the agency manager, is very kind in helping us modifying the plan and lend us a Ncell card during the time when we are in Nepal. The trekking guide babu is professional and the porter prabin is strong. Looking forward to have a next trekking in Nepal.
Review fromkaneci kaneciChina

My friend and me stayed 11 days at Nepal for Poonhill trekking, paragliding and city sightseeing at late April. Nabin and Prabin help us to arrange all ground transportation, accommodations, trekking guide, domestic flight and paragliding. All the arrangements were smooth and nice. Our trekking guide, Dev, and porter are very nice and detail minded. They take care of us very much at the five days trekking. Overall, Himalayan Abode is a reliable company for you to have an enjoyable time in Nepal.

Review fromwlyanw wlyanwHongkong

We did a 10 days traveling including 5 days trekking with the arrangement by this agency. The arrangement is professional and very useful, all the hotel, guide, car, bus are arranged by them without any worry, the whole trip is well arranged with professional. They take care everything, even can wait for us in very later night since the bus is delayed, we do recommand if you want a easy trip in Nepal, they are the one can trust.

燕兴 杨China
Dec 2017 • Family
我们来自新加坡,通过网络找到了Himalayan Abode. Nabin从头到尾都与我们有紧密的沟通。我们这10天去了好多不同的景点。

我们爬了5天的山,上了 poon hill (3210m) 看日出。我们的导游 Balram 和背夫 Jivan 都非常体贴与体谅。每当我们走累了,他们都会放慢速度,让我们多喝水,甚至让我们多休息休息。我们的导游有着15年的经验,走到哪里都会与我们分享故事,走了5天,我们也都学会了好多雪山的名字!

虽然这五天蛮考验我们的体力,但是有了导游的关照,我们都很享受这个体验。

回到了Pokhara, 导游也带这我们一日游,看了Fewa Lake, Devis Falls, Seti River, etc. 风景几美!

飞回 Kathmandu 城市, nabin 也安排了司机载我们参观不同的庙与景点,非常方便哦!

总而言之,这10天的配套安排得非常妥善与周到, 我们非常的满意! 下一次还会回来, 挑战更高的极限!

CWeixiangSingapore
Jul 2018 • Couples
我和先生的尼泊尔13日初体验,由于假期的关系, 尽管选在7月初,尼泊尔的雨季出行, 但整个旅程却是如此的完美,包括徒步, 滑翔, 蓝比尼朝拜之旅, 以及各种城市观光。这要感谢感恩我们的朋友Nabin 先生和他的Himalayan Abode 团队的精心安排和一路细心的照顾和关怀。
我是在看网上的攻略时, 了解到的Nabin 先生和他的旅行社,给他发了一份邮件, Nabin 先生很快地给予回复, 通过邮件和微信的沟通, 我说了大致行程,Nabin先生很快地给我们制定了行程方案,入住酒店,和价格, 价格合理, 期间我对其中一些细节,如酒店和徒步的起始点等提了要求,Nabin 先生每次都很耐心地帮我修改, 调整方案。
Nanbin 先生和他的团队的精心准备和灵活安排, 更让你在旅途中, 安心无忧地游玩。 我们第一天航班的准点, 中午时分我们准时抵达加德满都, 他的兄弟Prabin已在出口举牌等待着, 尽管素不相识, 他却一眼认出我们。在接机到办公室的路上, 我顺便提出能不能今天直接飞博卡拉, Nanbin 先生马上电话了解下午的航班, 给我们的行程做出调整。 来到了办公室发现,Nabin先生已给我们准备好了登山证许可证, 我们才交付了旅费,我们兑换了钱币, 带我们办理了SIM卡, 解决了午餐, 办理好手续后, 送我们去机场, 飞往博卡特,而这一调整, 让我们有幸第二天能有了一个滑翔的体验。 (雨季的滑翔,几率不高)。接下来5天的poon hill 小环线徒步, 我们的向导Balaram先生,和背夫JEEPEN先生 , 对这里的一切都是那么的熟悉, 在路上, 细致地照顾着我们, 小到一个泥泞地带,脚步的安排, 都会指导你。Balaram,是一个优秀的,有着15年向导,经验丰富又热情细心的向导, 由于下雨道路问题, Balaram 提议我们调整徒步线路, 逆时针行走, 而正是这一决策, 让我们整个徒步,完美无比, 整个徒步过程,晚上下雨,白天的徒步,我们没有淋到一滴雨, 而雪山特别眷恋我们, 我们在布恩山顶, 看到了整个雪山全景。在Ghandruk.,Balaram 带我们去游览古镇, 介绍古镇历史,在Tadapani ,去探秘原始森林, 寻找动物足迹。在山上的酒店, Balaram 都帮我们挑选住宿条件好的风景优美的客栈,5天的徒步, 充满着惊喜,一路快乐愉悦。
在Nabin 先生和他的团队的精心安排,照顾下, 身在异乡的你,尽管只会一点点的英语, 却没有一点恐惧感,安心地游玩。雨季的尼泊尔, 天气多变, 由于下雨, 飞往蓝比尼的飞机,延误了三个多小时, 下了飞机, 来到出口, 你看到的是举着你名字牌子的接机朋友, 满面笑脸的迎接着你的到来, 感激之情油然而生。在尼泊尔, 无论是接送机的朋友, 一路陪伴的驾驶员, 酒店的服务人员,还是路上的陌生人, 都是那么友善淳朴。
Nabin先生时刻关注着我们的行程, 问我们旅途中的感受, 了解向导, 驾驶员的服务态度。最后一天自由活动, 我们想买些小礼品回去,Nabin 先生亲自带我们去逛街,去他朋友的店看看走走,我们买到了价廉物美的围巾, 茶叶,小饰品, Nabin 先生还几次邀请我们去他家做客, 吃一顿正宗的尼餐, 可惜由于时间的关系, 没有成行。
我是一个懒人, 很少写游记、评论, 但尼泊尔之行,给我和先生留下了很多美好的回忆难忘得经历, 而这一切,要感谢最多的是Nabin 和他的Himalayan above 的团队,一个靠谱, 值得信赖的团队。去尼泊尔, Himalayan above 是不二的选择 。
ilyfe0306 Review fromilyfe0306 ilyfe0306China
Oct 2015 • Friends
We were travelling to Nepal for 11 days. The owner Nabin is very helpful and he help us arrange everything before we landed Nepal. and his advise to us was very useful. as we are only 2 girls travelling to Nepal , He took extra care of us and his staff, the car driver, tour guide and porter. everyone are so kind and take care of us. we appreciated their arrangement and especial we were facing a critical time as the India block the fuel to Nepal and their car cannot pick up us to the airport. however, Nabin was trying his best to comfort us and he even paid extra money to find a car for us and take us to the airport. I was really impressed by these kind of people. honor to client on what they promised before. I think the services charge they cost is reasonable and worth it. If you are planning to go to Nepal, I will highly recommend you choose Himalayan adobe!
moemopochuChina
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Do you want to Go, Find & Explore?

Our Blog

Browse the latest articles