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Ghorepani Poon hill Trek

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Ghorepani Poonhill is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. Ghorepani Poonhill trek is considered as relatively easier trek for beginner trekkers. The original trekking to Ghorepani Poonhill starts from Birethati. Almost 45 minutes drive from Pokharawill takes you to Nayapul and from there about 1 hour and 50 minutes drive will take you to Birethati which is the main starting point of the trek. There is a checkpoint they check the permits before starting the trek to Ghorepani Poonhill.This trek leads you to lush valleys, cascading waterfalls, dense forest and colorful villages. The views during the trek are awe-inspiring. During the trek to Poonhill you will encounter the warm hospitality of the Gurung people. Also you can encounter their cultures and traditions as you will visit the largest gurung settlements of Annapurna Region, Ghorepani and Ghandruk.

One thing that makes Poonhill the most popular trekking destination is the sunrise and sunset views over the mountains. During the sunrise and sunset you will see different amazing colors in the mountains which keep on changing until it becomes sparkling white. Other than the sunrise and sunset over the Annapurna Range you will also cherish the incredible the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) Fishtail (6997m) Annapurna South, Himchuli, and many more. Because of the fascinating and incredible views, Ghorepani Poonhill is also known as a ‘Photographer’s Paradise’.

Poonhill Trek Difficulty

The elevation of Poonhill is only 3210 meters so there is very less chance of getting altitude sickness even if you are a beginner trekker. Poonhill is considered relatively one of the easiest trekking destinations of Annapurna Region. You will have to climb 3000 steps after crossing a suspension bridge from Hile to Ulleri. The climb up to Ulleri is only the difficulty of this trek. After you complete the steps, the trek starts getting easier and much better. You will then walk through the forests blanketed with Rhododendron trees where enchanting sounds of birds and species will be entertaining you throughout the way.

Best Season for Poonhill Trek

The weather in Poonhill is unpredictable. Although it can change speedily the temperature remains normally mild. The best seasons for Poonhill trek are October to November and March to April. These seasons offers the best views and remarkable weather. However, Ghorepani Poonhill can be done during any time of the year.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 03: Pokhara-Nayapul- Birethati-Thikhedunga- Ulleri. (1500m)

Day 04: Ulleri- Ghorepani(2853m)

Day 05: Ghorepani- Banthanti-Tadapani (2610m)

Day 06: Tadapani-ghandruk village (1960m)

Day 07: Ghandrunk-Pokhara

Day 09: Departure from Kathmandu

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

You will meet Actual Adventure representative at the arrival gate of International Airport who takes you to your hotel.  Today you will meet your trekking guide and be concise about your daily activities. At evening you will enjoy a welcome dinner organized by our company and stay at the hotel at night.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara:

Today you will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara which will take about 5-6 hours. Overnight at hotel at Pokhara

Day 03: pokhara-nayapul- thikhedunga (1540m)

Today you will drive one hours to nayapul then Trek to thikhedhunga for 3/4 hours then stay overnight at lodge

Day 04:Thikhedhunga- Ghorepani(2853m)

Then today you will trek to Ghorepani for 6 hours ascending walking through beautiful  forest and nice villages and villagers. Overnight at lodge

Day 05: Ghorepani- Banthanti-Tadapani (2610m)

Then in this day early in the morning you hike up 45m to poon hill for sunrise from there you can see sensational view of Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri ranges, Nilgiri ,Fishtail  after that you will came back to the ghorepani then trek to Tadapani for 4/5 hours. Overnight at lodge

Day 06: Tadapani-ghandruk village(1960m)

Then you will trek to ghandruk 3 hours walking through jungle and downhill. Ghandruk is one of bigest gurung village in Nepal,  they have own language, dress, typical foods and houses Overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Ghandrung-Pokhara

Today you will trek back to Naya pul from Ghandrung which will take about 4 hours and then drive to Pokhara. Evening boating at Phawa Lake. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara

Day 08: Pokhara - Kathmandu

Morning fly back to Kathmandu and all day free in Kathmandu. You can utilize your free day by roaming or shopping around the city. Overnight at Hotel

Day 09: Departure from Kathmandu

After Breakfast, you will be free until Departure. Then you will be dropped to Kathmandu Airport by our representative. We hope that we provide you our best service and want to see you again with your family, relative, co-workers and friends.

Stay Safe

  • Altitude Sickness: The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.
  • Water: Have some means to purify water, iodine or a fine ceramic filter are the best options. The streams should be considered polluted and whilst bottled water is often available, the disposal of plastic bottles is a problem.

Electricity in Nepal

Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.

Nepal Climate information

Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.

Nepal Visas information

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee
Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Respect to Local Peoples

In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)” 

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Joyful Poon Hill Trekking 2018


Many thanks to the support from an excellent mountain guides and porters team, and also thanks to the great trekking organized by Actual-Adventure. We enjoyed very much a wonderful Christmas at altitude 3000m on Poon Hill. It was the first experience trekking in Nepal of most of us, surely we like to come back again to explore more of Nepal.

Hike to Poon Hill at Chrismas time 2018 !


It’s impossible to visit Nepal without undertaking a trek to one of its peaks or mountain towns. A popular one is the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, which takes the dauntless from small villages and campsites and through stunning lands, and this four-day hike will reward you with beautiful sunrise views of the Himalayas. A very enjoyable trek. Poon hill was my first ever trek and at times I found the steps challenging but that's what makes this trip that more rewarding. "Actual Adventure" made my time in Nepal very memorable and their hospitality was so great I will not forget it.

Ghorapani Poon@Dec,2017


It was a great experience ghorapani poon hill trekking with this company actual adventure. I went Dec 22 , 2017. We had the greatest weather. I am not at all fit, but my guide ensured that I still made it the full way! My guide's name was sujan . He is such a humble, kind, respectful, traditional person but at the same time he knows how to have fun and get along with and captivate the hearts of the trekkers, other guides, and the villagers. Just about everyone I have met has guide envy after meeting him. We spent every night at a new place and by morning everyone knows him and wants to be around him. He has a unique way of going out of his way to make sure everyone is safe, in good health, comfortable, and having fun. If you go to Nepal you can trust this company. 

Ghorapani poon hill Trek 31 pax

ghorapani poon hill trek big group

Kedar answered all emails and questions in the leadup to travelling and gave good advice that was all proven to be correct during the trip.

Sujan met us at the airport from our international flight and when we flew back to Kathmandu from Pohara. We going trekking big group 31 people which was great trekking.

I walked ghorapani poon hill the giide Sujan is very helpful carried his load as well as his own.
If I return to Nepal there will be no question that I will use Sujan for all elements of the trip one again thank you Sujan see you in Hong Kong.

Great Annapurna base camp trek

Annapurna base camp 2017

actual adventure  was a wonderful trekking company and Sujan is a great guy. They helped us set up our treks and were extremely helpful!

honest and knowledgeable on working, I highly recommended him and his hard working team to anyone who wants to visit Nepal,


Denver, Colorado

“Amazing 5Days 4Nights Poon Hill trekking with Actual Adventure”

ghorepani poon hill trek

Actual Adventure is highly recommended for travellers who are going to Nepal!! During the 5Days 4Nights trekking on Poon Hill, they do not only offer a well organised trek but also a safe, fun and nourishing journey for my friend and I to see the beauty of Nepal.

Kedar, owner of Actual Adventure, truly understands our requirements and customized itinerary that fully meets our needs. With his flexible arrangement, we can enjoy trekking, paragliding, and rafting within our limited time during the stay.

Sujan, our best mate, is a fun, attentive, and professional manger and guide. With his extensive knowledge and local network in the area, we are able to see the best scenery and enjoy the best accommodation and services on the hill after a long day trek. Most importantly, mindful Sujan keeps us safe from dangers like AMS as well as blood sucking worms. Having Sujan for your trek, you can definitely find happiness and never feel bored.

Kumar, the nice porter, who helps to carry our baggages. Without his help, we can hardly complete our trek. From the stories of Kumar, you can surely know more about the habits, languages and culture of Nepalis.

After all, Actual Adventure is not only a professional traveling agency but also a good companion that brings you unforgettable memory in Nepal!

kayla wong 

Ghorapani Poonhill Trek

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

My adventure began in Kathmandu staying at the Alpine Hotel in the Thamel District. There I met Sujan Neupane owner of Actual Adventure. Sujan gave me great information about this trek and set me up with lodging in Pokhara at the beginning and end of my stay in the Annapurna Conservation Area. I met Sujan the next day at his office to go over the many other adventures his company offers including treks to Everest Base Camp and rafting adventures down some of the wildest rivers in the world.


Ghorepani Poonhill trek 2017


I recently went solo on this trek and used Actual Adventure as my travel agent to handle the arrangements. They did excellent job, Kedar, Director, was very helpful. My guide, Bikram was excellent. I will recommend to any one they wish to engage him for their services getting into the lives of the Gurung people there and knowing about their culture becomes one of the most interesting parts of the trek.He also supplied me with a trekking pole for my trip and helped me pick out the gear I needed for the trek regards

david John 
morganton north carolina 

“Great Poonhill circuit trek ”

Ghorepani Poon hill Trek

Binod from Actual Adventure was a great companion and guide. He planned the itinerary according to my time limits and in such a way that not one day seemed too taxing. He was always conscious of what I wanted and shared his experience. I really enjoyed his insight into the culture and landscape along the way. Thanks Binod!

Angelique Tanya Meyer

Ghorepani poon hill trek


Had such a great time! I will definitely come back! Staff was very helpful and I can highly recommend it!This is just a taste of Nepal but I hope to come soon. Next time, I will being company and trek. Thanks again for everything, I love Nepal.

Florian L
Munich, Germany

Trekking in Monsoon in Nepal


Our trip to Ghorepani/ Poon hill was absolutely amazing. Kedar, keshab- our guide and Puru our porters were so helpful, kind and informative. Our plans had to change last minute due to weather and the transition was absolutely stressed free. We loved every minute and can’t wait to get back to Nepal.

June ,2013

Ghorepani Poonhill trek 2010


I recently went solo on this trek and used Actual Adventure as my travel agent to handle the arrangements. They did excellent job, Kedar, Director, was very helpful. My guide, Bikram was excellent. I will recommend to any one they wish to engage him for their services. Manohar Arora

Manohar Arora


Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking


“I arrived in Nepal as a lone traveler and with no experience of Nepal or the surrounding areas. Kedar and his team at Actual Adventure took complete care of me from the moment I arrived at the airport, through to the hotel transfers and trek. Overall I found the trip to be an amazing experience, the temples and markets in Thamel were fascinating, as were the scenic views and pretty tea houses in Annapurna. I would like to thank Kedar and Bikram in particular for providing an excellent guide service that was not only great value for money but informative and helpful too. I would highly recommend Actual Adventures as they provided an amazing service, both prior to and during the trip.”

Kelly King 

London UK 

Current :UAE

“Actual Adventure “support very proactive, full of energy and quick ( April 03 to 11 , April )


We found “Actual Adventure “support very proactive, full of energy and quick. It was pleasure to work with kedar. 

We found like to specially mention quick steps taken to reorganize our trip to pokhara and Ghorepani – Tadapani cuircuit. This was done at a short notice of one day, Very good and quick service! 

Best wishes to “ Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd “ 

Porter Tribhuwan and thakur provided good service. They were very punctual and soft spoken. 

We will defiantly recommended you at Pune trekking Club.


Bijay , Prem , Sushma , 

Sanjay and other all Team Member 

Pune , Indian.

6 Days Ghorepani Poonhill Trek


Namaste Dear Kedar and his wonderful team

I have never known Nepal has so much to offer spiritually, culturally, environmentally and visually. I have spent 6 wonderful days trekking alongside beautiful villages with amazing mountains views. It has been a pleasure doing the trek package with your company and your team as a solo female visitor.

 You helped me choosing my package online via Skype and gave me a good student price also. The promises are kept as described, hotels were good with internet and location, food was also good. To checked how I am going with the trip along the way via phone calls which was also nice.

I definitely recommend others  to do trekking tours with your company as it is professionally and friendly run, I will hopefully come back soon to cover the Everest region and send some friend to Nepal from Turkey & Australia . I wish you and your team all the best. I support with all my heart the locally run good business in Nepal. I also like to specially thank my porter-guide Binod for being a friend, talking with me about his culture, being patient and understanding along the way and always being Smiley and helpful. I hope to see his wedding invitation and photos soon…

Best Regards

Mer ve Hosgelen

Turkey now in Australia

March 24, 2013

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