• Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Sight Seeing & Trekking
  • Transport: Private Tourist vehicle & Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner on Trek & Breakfast in Cities
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel and Mountain Guest House
  • Group Size: 1-12
  • Max Elevation: 3210

Highlights:

  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu
  • Explore the beautiful city of the lakes, Pokhara
  • Trek through lovely rhododendron, birch, juniper forests
  • Witness gorgeous sunrise view from Poon Hill along with stunning views of Himalayan mountains
  • Spend the night in typical Magar village, Ghorepani
  • Explore the authentic Gurung culture and tradition at Ghandruk
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu

About Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a blissful journey amidst one of the most amazing eco-trails in the world. Enjoying the spectacular beauty of the Annapurna region surrounded by the ancient culture, fine valleys, and Himalayan panoramas, you complete the trek. The Poon Hill trek via Ghorepani is possibly the best short Himalayan trek! This short and delightful walk is suitable for individuals of all ages and takes you right into the heart of Annapurna!

It is a short trek in the Annapurna region that takes you to one of the most famous viewpoints of the region, Poon Hill. From here, you see gorgeous sunrise along with the western Himalayan Mountains. Compared to trekking to Everest Base Camp or the Annapurna Circuit, the Ghorepani trek is the best choice for those who don't have the time or physical strength for a longer trek.

The Ghorepani trek encompassing Poon Hill and Ghandruk Region is also among the most famous treks in the Annapurna region. The rays of morning lights on glistening snow-capped peaks create a heavenly view that will melt your heart. This is a perfect trek for couples, families, club members, students, and a group of friends. Trekking to Ghorepani is full of excitement and surprises with an astonishing array of vegetation with dense forests of rhododendron, juniper, oak, birch, etc.

If you are new to trekking then the Ghorepani trek is a thrilling introduction to the wonders of trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal. It is a more laidback and easy package designed to let you explore the scenery of traditional villages, lush forests, fertile fields, and up-close views of some of the highest peaks on the planet. It is also a perfect trekking package for the novice or someone with less time to go on long trekking journeys.

From Pokhara, you follow a trekking route that leads to Ghorepani, a Gurung village on the Annapurna slopes, via verdant hills, forests, and ethnic communities. As you approach the village, you'll be treated to some spectacular views of the Annapurna panorama. A longer hike to Poon Hill will reward you with spectacular views of the sunrise amidst the Annapurna range's towering pinnacles.

We, Outfitter Nepal, are glad to present to you our special Ghorepani Trek itinerary. We have both fixed departure and private departure available. Look at our departure schedule and choose one of the dates that are the most suitable for you or contact us directly so that we can arrange a trek for any date that suits you the best.

Join Outfitter Nepal's Ghorepani Trekking adventure to experience the refreshing pure mountain air and genuine Himalayan hospitality. Prepare to be mesmerized by the magnificent Annapurna range.

Find the things that you can look forward to during your epic trekking experience:

Trek experience with your Family and Kids

The Ghorepani trek is a great way to spend quality time with your family while also getting a taste of the great outdoors. Your children would be able to enjoy the trek without difficulty because it is reasonably easy compared to other risky treks in Nepal. And, on top of that, you'll get to see and do practically everything else that other, more adventurous treks have to offer! The Himalayas' stunning panoramic views are enhanced by the rich cultural diversity. This is Nepal at its finest: having your family by your side while watching a magnificent experience! Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity for family bonding and creating lifelong memories!

Stunning Views of Himalayan Mountains

The Ghorepani trekking region graces Nepal's best picturesque short trek and offers breathtaking alpine views that will leave you spellbound. Poon Hill Trekking extends you the incredible views of several Himalayan mountains like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Tukuche Peak (6,920 m), etc.

Experience the Gurkha Culture

Ghorepani trekking will take you to culturally rich villages in the lower part of the Annapurna region. Mostly dominated by Gurung and Magars, this journey will let you experience the norms, values, and ancient practices of locals. You will see several gumbas, stupas, and chortens on the trail.

The trek is culturally enriching as we visit the Gurung and Magar villages. The Gurkhas, the world's most valiant warriors, call these villages home. Overall, the trek is the best option to quickly learn about the natural and cultural heritage of the Annapurna region.

During the trek, a small detour leads you to the picturesque Ghandruk Village. If you want to explore more of the Annapurna region, you can also do Annapurna Base Camp Trekking or Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

Ghandruk Village: The name in itself is enough

The Ghorepani trek experience will take you through Ghandruk's picturesque villages. Photographers also refer to the region as "Photographer's Heaven". The distinctive culture of the Gurungs who live in the area is Ghandruk's biggest attraction. It entertains tourists with Gurung dances and offers them the option to dress up in traditional Gurung attire and jewellery.

Tourists are ecstatic to try on the new Gurung outfits and take photos in the traditional style. The native cuisine is also a big draw, especially for visitors from other nations. Ghandruk also provides tourists with horseback riding opportunities. Tourists can also have fun playing in the snow at Ghandruk's upper slope.

Ghorepani: Experience culture like no other!

Surrounded by beautiful rhododendron forests and snow-covered mountains, Ghorepani is a beautiful village. Here, you will get to spend one of the best times of your life amidst Gurung and Magar people. You will get to interact with them and see their daily lifestyle.

Ghorepani village is also a one-of-a-kind Gurung settlement that is rich in culture and hospitality. Ghorepani is split into two parts: Lower Ghorepani and Upper Ghorepani. We can see mountain views from Lower Ghorepani, but we can see mountains up close to Upper Ghorepani. The temperature drops in the evening, and clouds cover the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges in the afternoon. The main appeal of this trek is the sunrise and sunset from Poon Hill.

Stunning Sunrise from Poon Hill View Point

Located above Ghorepani village, Poon Hill is a very famous viewpoint of the Annapurna region. Experience stunning sunrise and sunset and rise and sunset along with a distant view of the western Himalayas. Trekkers usually walk up to Poon Hill for a short hike.

The best part of the trek is waking up at Ghorepani early in the morning to see the beautiful sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri region peaks. If getting up early isn't your thing, stay for the sunset and you'll be just as amazed. Views of Annapurna (8091m), Hiuchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhare (6993m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8156m), and more can be seen from the Poon Hill viewpoint. The peaks appear to be on fire due to the sun's fiery orange hue — what a magnificent sight.

Ghorepani Trek Itinerary via Poon Hill

You start your travel with a 5/6 hour drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara! The drive is scenic and unique. The next day, you take a 3-hour drive to Nayapul and start your trek journey via Tikhedhunga. You finally ascend to Ghorepani the next day, followed by Poon Hill to Tadapani. The trek journey is uniquely beautiful, with traditional villages surrounded by the luscious Annapurna forest. To add more, the trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk the next day is quite a breathtaking one. You spend the night in Ghandruk and hike to Nayapul the next day and finally head back to Pokhara via a vehicle.

Poon Hill and Ghorepani Trek Cost

For a group of 12 people, the 10-day Poon Hill and Ghorepani trek starts at US$ 550. It is the cost of a standard Outfitter Nepal package. We can modify the package budget to match your demands if you have a party of more than 12 people. Similarly, depending on your budget, the Poon Hill and Ghorepani trek might cost anywhere from US$ 700 and US$ 850 for a solo trekker or a small group of trekkers. Please note that if you change the lodging or food services included in the overall standard cost package, the trek cost will change.

We can enhance your overnight options for better tourist class lodgings with attached restrooms whenever possible during the journey. With an upgrade to a luxury hotel, we can certainly enrich your stay in Kathmandu or adjacent places. Similarly, depending on your budget, we can enhance your lodging in the Annapurna region wherever available. Nonetheless, we make every effort to make your travel as enjoyable as possible.

Thus, the price of a trekking package in the Annapurna/Ghorepani region varies depending on whether you want to customize your accommodations or change the itinerary! Read the cost including and excluding sections to learn more about the services offered with the typical Ghorepani trek cost!

Things you should know before you plan your Ghorepani Trek

We've got you covered on everything from picking which season to trek to how to fit you need to be, everything you need to know about trekking permits, what to bring and leave at home, and what to expect at the teahouses!

What is the best time to go on trekking in the Ghorepani Poon Hill region?

Spring and autumn is the best time to go on Poon Hill Trekking. Months from March to May and September to November fall under these two seasons. The weather is usually stable, and the clear sky makes the views magnificent. On top of that, the moderate climate makes the journey more joyful.

Likewise, Monsoon (June to July) is not recommended to go on Ghorepani Trek because of rainfall and slippery trails. The views are also not clear. While in winter (December to February), the unbearable cold takes away the thrill of trekking, however, it is the best time to capture the irresistible beauty of the Annapurna Himalayas.

What kind of food and accommodation should I expect during my trek in the Ghorepani region?

During the 10-day Poon Hill Trek via Ghorepani, you will stay in a modest lodge or teahouse on the trek and at 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. You will be lodged in tourist-friendly hotels and lodges in the trekking region. We can also select a luxury hotel and teahouse that is within your budget range. The tour includes premium and deluxe hotels and lodges in addition to affordable hotel and lodge accommodations. Comfortable beds with cushions, electric blankets, hot and cold showers, free Wi-Fi, and other amenities are available at the lodge.

Dal Bhat, a Nepalese dish, offers your body enough carbs and protein. The lentils, beans, and pulses soup will provide enough protein for your body. Seasonal veggies will also be served in the guest's home, supplying your body with additional nutrients. You can sample other menu items including Momo (dumplings), locally grown Barley, Buckwheat, Millet, and Corn Roti (Bread), noodles, sandwiches, bakery products, tea, coffee, and more if you give them a chance. Buckwheat, millet, and barley are high-fibre cereals that are also nutritionally dense. Noodles, spaghetti, macaroni, pizza, lasagna, various curry dishes, and fried rice are just a few examples of cuisines that can be prepared for you!

How fit do you need to be for trekking in the Annapurna Region?

This particular trekking experience does not involve much physical work because it follows the lower foothills of Nepal's Annapurna region. This trekking is open to everyone with a modest level of physical fitness. This trek is suitable for people of all ages, including children and the elderly. So, the Poon Hill and Ghandruk hike are suitable for the entire family.

Trek casually in and out of culturally diverse multi-ethnic communities while taking in amazing Himalayan vistas of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, Fish Tail, Hiunchuli, and other snow-capped mountains. This is also the best option for first-time hikers.

How safe is Ghorepani Poon Hill for trekking?

At Outfitter Nepal, we place the highest priority on safety. This is one area where we simply do not cut corners. Our trekking guides were chosen for their technical expertise, proven safety performance, impeccable judgment, kind demeanour, and ability to deliver practical and professional directions. They are also quite professional and have had extensive first aid and personal protective equipment training.

How difficult is trekking in the Poon Hill and Ghorepani Region?

In the Ghorepani region, trekking is relatively easy. The trail is rather easy in comparison to other treks in the region. The risk of high altitude sickness is low as you progressively gain elevation. Nonetheless, if you notice AMS symptoms, notify your guide right away. When it comes to the trail, it has a fair mix of difficult and moderate courses. As you are hiking for 6 to 7 hours per day, you must have good stamina and health.

What should you pack for Poon Hill Trek?

Your gear is your best buddy when you're out in the mountains. It doesn't matter where you're going; your gear is essential. Gear can make the difference between life and death in harsh situations. In any case, having the proper equipment can mean the difference between having a nice time and having a hard time.

Here's a rough idea of what you'll need for your trek

  • Trekking Boots
  • Sandals/Crocs
  • Few pairs of undergarments
  • High quality down jacket and pant
  • Thermal wears
  • T-shirts and trousers
  • Trekking pole
  • A pair of gloves
  • Woollen hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Energy bars

What is the best way to get in shape for the Ghorepani trek via Poon Hill?

It will be difficult to prepare your legs for greater elevations if you do not reside in the Himalayas. It doesn't get much higher than Nepal, after all. Fortunately, this trek is not one of Nepal's high-altitude treks, nor is it as long as some of the country's other treks. It is rather simple to prepare for the Poon Hill Trek.

If you're going on a longer trek, we recommend doing some physical training beforehand, such as running, swimming, or climbing. Similarly, you should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare yourself. Then go ahead and do it for as long as you dare!

Which is the best trekking company for all your trekking ventures?

The beauty of the internet is that it allows you to locate anything from any place. Trekking companies are also in the same boat. However, with so much to choose from, finding a trekking operator that suits you can be difficult. Here, at Outfitter Nepal, we make sure to fulfil all your trek wishes. Your trip can be completely customized, and we look forward to assisting you in creating lifelong memories. Your wishes are our number one priority! That is why Outfitter Nepal is the best option for you!

Do you need any permit to trek around Ghorepani and Poon Hill?

If you're going to the Poon Hill trekking region, you'll need two trekking permits in particular. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project Card is the first (ACAP card).

The Trekkers Information Management System Card is another permit required for the (TIMS card). If you are a solo Trekker, this card will cost you around US$ 20 (around NRs 2200) and if you are a Group Trekker, it will cost you around US$ 10 (roughly NRs 1200). Outfitter Nepal will take care of all your permit needs.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel

Arrive at Kathmandu airport and you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to hotel, you evening free and overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Altitude:1345

After having breakfast at hotel, we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley about 9:00 am in the morning and the tour includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa and return to hotel and you will have some free time to shop your trekking gear if you need.

Option: If you are interested to See Everest & Himalayas, we have 1 hour scenic Everest Mountain Flight tour early in the morning about 6-7 am before the tour starts for today. So, let us know if you want to book this tour.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Altitude:1345

After having early breakfast at hotel and we drive along the Trisuli and Mashyangdi River to reach Pokhara, we will see the beautiful river view and the view of Ganesh Himal and Mountain Manaslu as well during the driving, Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains, after 6 hours of drive; we will arrive in Pokhara.

Option: If you are interested for rafting then you have options to take 3 hour rafting in Trisuli river on the way to Pokhara – you do not need extra day to do this Raft as we can stop and do the Raring and continue on our journey.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Pokhara
  • Altitude:850

After having breakfast at hotel in Pokhara, we take short drive to Nayapul ,then start our trekking to Tikhedhunga (1577M) Via Birethanti (1065m.), it is easy trekking passing through several villages and settlements, Afterwards we will ascend gently to the final destination of the day.

  • Walking Hours:5
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Tikhedhunga
  • Altitude:1540

After having breakfast at lodge, we start the trek and ascend steeply for the first 2 hours then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, We will see good view of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna (7219m) south on the way. Now, our trail is quite easier passing through rhododendron and shadowy trees and ascends gently up to the final camp.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Ghorepani
  • Altitude:2860

Today, we hike to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy 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 in the morning then Hike down to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast at Lodge and trek to Tadapani (2650 m.).

Most part of the trail we trek through rhododendron forest, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Tadapani
  • Altitude:2630

Today, it is easy trekking by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests to Ghandruk, We will hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way, This is one of the popular destinations for the birds' lovers, Ghandruk is a big Gurung village.

There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum in Ghundruk if you are interested to visit them, from this village we will see the views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail.

  • Walking Hours:4
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Ghandruk
  • Altitude:1940

Today is our last day of our trek day and it is easy trek down by descending gently half of the way through the rice field and local villages to Syauli bazaar and trek flat part until Nayapul then drive to Pokhara.

  • Walking Hours:5
  • Food:B, L
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Pokhara
  • Altitude:850

We take tourist bus at 7 AM to drive to Kathmandu and the driving will be fantastic along with many towns and we are able to see the settlements, Rivers, terraces and landscapes, after 6 hours driving we will arrive Kathmandu.

If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara Day Tour or Lumbini tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tour as we also arrange those tours.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Altitude:1345

You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home. OUTFITTER NEPAL has taken pleasure in serving you all of these weeks; you counted on us & we didn’t let you down because we know how hard you’ve worked to enjoy this holiday.

Meeting you was an immense pleasure & we do hope you will remember us down the years with memories of the time you’ve spent in this amazing country that’s Nepal. A safe BON VOYAGE home…takes care!!!.

  • Food:B

Trip Map

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What's Included

  • International Airport transfers.
  • 3 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • 2 night hotel in Pokhara including breakfast.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek.
  • Accommodations in lodges on trek.
  • A guide & porters (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 KG from 2 of you).
  • Paper works, National park entry permits, & TIMS permit.
  • Ground transportation Kathmandu – Pokhara - Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Arrangement of emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffel bag – if Necessary (return after the trek).
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara).
  • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
  • Entrances Fees while visiting Kathmandu on second day.
  • Tips for the guide and porters.
  • Anything not mentioned in included section.

Price & Dates

Price Menu
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 850
2 - 5 US$ 700
6 - 12 US$ 550
Departure Note:
  • We have set date to departure the Ghorepani- Poon hill trek. So, select your date and book the trek.
  • If your preferred date is not listed then contact us for the further process to book on your own date as the trek is available on any date of the year.
  • We have listed the price for up to 12 people only so, if you are more than 12 people then please contact us for the group price and further process to book the trek.
  • Private trek is available on any date of the year, contact us for the booking.
  • Guaranteed dates are guaranteed to departure and we already have people booked for date.
  • Available dates are available to book and become guaranteed once you book for that date.
  • Closed dates are closed and not bookable on that date however if you are available only on that date then contact us as we may have some other alternatives.
  • The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.
DatesStatusPrice FromNote  
30 Jun, 2022 - 09 Jul, 2022AvailableUS$550

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