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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

$650 per person

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, one of the most popular trek destinations in Nepal. An adventurous journey into the Annapurna region in mid-west Nepal which is suited for all kinds of trekkers. Exploring the Annapurna Conservation Area; the trek takes you to Ghorepani and Ghandruk, scenic Gurung villages located on the foothills of Annapurna massif. Poonhill viewpoint is another highlight on the trek which offers a complete 360 degrees panorama of the surrounding hills, Kali Gandaki gorge, Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP), and the Himalayas in the Annapurna region.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek initiates upon your arrival at Kathmandu followed by a scenic sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City. Then,Guided by an experienced tour guide, you’ll visit numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and age-old historical palaces. Afterward, a short drive to west of Kathmandu along the Trishuli River will take you to the popular tourist getaway of Pokhara City followed by a 1.5hr drive northwest to Nayapul. Nayapul serves as the gateway to the Annapurna Conservation Area. Then, the trek begins with a decent uphill hike through the lush sub-tropical forests towards Ulleri. From Ulleri, you’ll continuously climb stone-steps leading directly to Ghorepani village. An early morning hike east of Ghorepani will bring you to the watchtower of Poon Hill (3193m) from where you can catch a beautiful sunrise along with the majestic panorama of Annapurna I (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), Nilgiri (6441m), and Hiunchuli (7061m).

Afterward, you’ll make a descent to the village of Tadapani. The trail continues to the traditional village of Ghandruk before dropping towards Nayapul. The ethnic village Ghandruk is mostly inhabited by Gurung tribe of people and also serves as the headquarters of Annapurna Conservation Area. A short hike down the stone-steps and the rugged trail will bring you back to Nayapul. You’ll catch a commute back to Pokhara, and drive back to Kathmandu. Ghorepani Poon Hill trail remains accessible throughout the year, however, spring (Mar-Jun) and autumn seasons (Sep-Nov) guarantee best weather and accessibility.

At Danphe Adventure Treks, we prioritize the needs and requirements of our clients. With adventurous trips to easy hikes, we offer various trips across Nepal. We also provide local experienced guides to ensure that any of your queries and curiosities can be promptly addressed.

Trip Highlights


  • An tour of four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu; Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath.
  • Views of the Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Nuptse (7861m), and other peaks
  • Climb one of the most technical small peaks in Nepal, the Lobuche Peak (6119m)
  • A trek to the Everest Base Camp and hike to KalapattharRejoice in the bio-diversity of the Sagarmatha National Park
Trip Map
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Map
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Route Map

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu | 1300m

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (6-7 hrs

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1070m) 2 hrs and trek to Ulleri (1960m) 5-6 hrs

Day 05: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2880m) 5 Hrs

Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill for sunrise (3210m) 1 hr. and trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani |2630m| 5-6 Hrs

Day 07: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1960m) 4-5 Hrs

Day 08: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1070m) 4-5 hrs and drive to Pokhara (1400m) 2 Hrs

Day 09: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner (6-7 hrs)

Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu

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Equipment List
Head
1 Warm winter hat/beanie
1 Sun hat
1 Headband/buff
1 Sunglasses with UV protection
1 Head lamp/ Torch with extra batteries
  Upper Body
2 pairs of Fleece sweaters- one light and one heavier
2 pairs of quick drying long sleeved base layer shirts
3 pairs of Short sleeve trekking shirts
1 pairs of Wind/rain proof Jacket v 1 Down Jacket
Lower Body
1 pair of trekking shorts
1 pair of trekking trousers
1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
2 pairs of trekking pants with ziff off bottoms
1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
1 pair of waterproof pants, breathable fabric
  Hands
1 pair of light weight warm gloves
1 pair of poly-liner glove
  Feet
1 pair of trekking boots
1 pair of sandals/ trainers (for wearing around the lodges)
1 pair of down booties (great for keeping feet warm)
2 pair of thin lightweight inner socks
2 pair of warm woolen or poly socks
Gaiters (only in winter)
  Other
1 Sleeping Bag
12 1 Sleeping bag liner (optional)
1 pair of trekking poles
Water purification tablets/Steripen/Drops
1 quick drying towel

What Included in the cost

  • Airport Pickups and drops in private vehicle.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and with breakfast as per the Itinerary.
  • Cultural tour at Kathmandu with Guide in private vehicle.
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • All Ground and Air Transportation during the Trek.
  • An experienced, English speaking, and friendly guide and Porter (1 Porter 2 trekkers).
  • Salary for the staff including their food, drinks, accommodation and transportation.
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits and TIMS card.
  • An arrangement for emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance.
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking map, if necessary,( to be returned after the trek)
  • All government taxes, Vat and local taxes.

What not included in the cost

  • Nepal entry visa fee. (You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan international airport (Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos & 25 USD.
  • International airfare.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Entry fees for cultural tour.
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks bar bills, battery charge, extra porter, boiled water shower etc.).
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver