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About the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is also known as Annapurna Region Sunrise View Trekking or Annapurna Region Panoramic Mountain View Trekking. It is also known as Photographers’ paradise because during the trek you will get the best snap of Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, III and IV, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna and Manaslu ranges among others.

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This trekking is one of the most popular, short and easy treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Category of this trek lies in short and easy trek of Nepal. This trek suits those who have a shorter time and want easy trek than trekking in the Annapurna Region or Everest Region.  It lies at an altitude of  3200m just beneath the greatest Himalayan Range. The trek mostly meanders through fascinating traditional villages, ethnic communities of Gurung and Magar, rhododendron forest and 360-degree views of more than 10 great mountains. As it is the easiest and shortest trek that doesn’t require any experience in trekking. During the season, the route can be congested but it is possible to trek Poon Hill at any time of the year. The Ghorepani Poonhill trek starts from Nayapul, near Pokhara, and takes 3-5 days walking at a moderate pace.

4-5 days hike in the Annapurna Region is another name of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. It needs moderate level of fitness to complete the trek. As its highest level of elevation is 3200m so, there is no risk of altitude sickness.

The starting point of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

From Kathmandu, you will arrive in Pokhara since Pokhara is the closest main city to begin treks into the Annapurna range. In the morning after breakfast in the hotel in Pokhara, our private vehicle will bring you to the Nayapul. Nayapul is the starting point of the trek.

This trek is one of the best trekking among other easy and short trek of Nepal.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan
Day 03: Drive or flight to Pokhara (850m)
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul then trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m)
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2855m)
Day 06: Trek to Poon hill (3210m) to Tadapani (2610m)
Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m)
Day 08: Trek to Pothana (1900m)
Day 09: Trek to Dhampus phedi then drive to Pokhara (850m)
Day 10: Drive or flight to Kathmandu
Day 11: Depart Kathmandu

Itineraries

Day 01

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft). O/N in hotel (BB)

After arrival in Tribhuvan Int'l Airport (TIA), our representative will receive you and take you to your hotel. Throughout the day, you will have free time. The free time, you can utilize by exploring Thamel or you can have rest in the Hotel. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Elephant Tours. The dinner will be a typical Nepal dinner. Overnight in the Hotel (BB)

Day 02

Kathmandu Valley sightseeing. O/N in a Hotel (BB)

Our guide will receive you in your hotel with vehicle, after breakfast. Today, you will explore Kathmandu's four world heritage sights and famous temples. After the full day sightseeing tour, you will back to your hotel and prepare and check for gears and medicine. Our staff will also suggest you to make your upcoming trek safe. Overnight in the Hotel in Kathmandu. (BB)

Day 03

Pokhara Half day sightseeing tour of Pokhara (850m/2789ft) (BB)

After breakfast in the Hotel, you will take a 30 minutes flight to Pokhara. You will be transferred to the Hotel. Check in the Hotel. Today, you will visit the main tourist destination points in Pokhara. Rest of the time is for your personal activities. Overnight in the Hotel. (BB) Option: You can also take a private vehicle or tourist bus to arrive in Pokhara. You can enjoy scenic beauty along the road to Pokhara. And stay the night in Pokhara. Next morning after breakfast, you will be dropped by private vehicle to Naya Pul and start trek to Tikhedhunga.

Day 04

Transferred to Naya Pul and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1480m/4855ft) (B/L/D)

After breakfast in the Hotel, you will be transferred to Naya Pul after one and half hour driving . The Nayapul is the beginning point of your trek. After 3 to 4 hours trek through dense forest of rhododendron (National flower of Nepal), oak and other different kinds of flora and fauna with chirping sounds of various types of birds and other creature to arrive to Tikhedhunga. Overnight in a guest house at Tikhedunga.

Day 05

Trek to Ghorepani (2850m/9348ft) from Tikhedhunga (B/L/D)

After breakfast, you can continue the trek towards Ghorepani, upwards through piece and beautiful jungle trail. Overnight in a guest house at Ghorepani. Overnight in a Guesthouse at Ghorepani.

Day 06

Early morning hike to Poon Hill and continue trek to Tadapani (2630m/8629ft) (B/L/D)

Early in the morning (around 4 am), you will hike to Poon Hill for the great Himalayan views as well as surnrise view. After the sunrise view, trek down to guesthouse for the breakfast and continue the trek towards Tadapani. Overnight in a Guesthouse at Tadapani

Day 07

3-4 hours of trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6365ft) from Tadapani (B/L/D)

The trek starts with quite a steep uphill section to Deurali Pass. It has a similar elevation like Poon Hill. You can have a look of beautiful Himalayas from here too. The major attractions of Ghandruk are the life style and unique culture of Gurung community. They are very popular as Gurkha Soldier family. It also attracts beautiful mountain views as well as sunrise and sunset view. You can visit Old Gurung Museum too here in Ghandruk. Overnight in a guest house at Ghandruk.

Day 08

5-6 hours of trekking to Pothana (1990m/9529ft) from Ghandruk

At first, you need to walk quite steep up to Kimbu. Then after, the trail ascends gently around two hours. After that, the trail again ascends quite steeply for an hour to Deurali (2150m/7054ft). This is the place, from where you can see the panoramic view of Dhaulagiri I (8167m/26795ft), Annapurna South (7219m/23684ft), Hiunchuli (6441m/21132ft), Fishtail (6997m/22956ft), Lamjung Himal (6930m/22736ft) & Annapurna II (7937m/26040ft). After the Tolkha village, the trail descends gently to Pothana village. Overnight in a Guesthouse at Pothana village. (B/L/D)

Day 09

Pokhara Trek to Dhampus Phedi (1113m/3651ft) then drive to Pokhara.

After breakfast in the guest house, you will head towards Dhampus phedi. After one hour of gentle descend, you need to walk at least two hour on the driving road and another one hour, the trail descends gradually passing Dhampus village to Phedi. From the Phedi you will be transferred to the hotel in Pokhara. Check in the hotel. Be freshen up and rest of the time is for your personal activities. Overnight in the Hotel in Pokhara. (BB) Option: If you have short time then you can fly back to Kathmandu on same day.

Day 10

Fly back to Kathmandu

After flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you will check in the hotel. Rest of the time is for your personal activities like: shopping or explore any new destinations in Kathmandu valley. In the evening, you will gather in an authentic Nepali cuisine restaurant to celebrate successful completion of the trekking. Overnight in a Hotel in Kathmandu. (BB)

Day 11

Final Departure

At least this time, your journey to Nepal comes to an end. Our representative will drop you off at the Trivhuvan International Airport (TIA) approximately three hour before your scheduled flight. We hope that you will arrive to your destination with truly memorable experience with complete satisfaction.

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