Ghorepani Poon hill Trek - 9 days


Highlights of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Duration: 09 Days Arrival to Departure

Max. Altitude: Poon Hill (3210m/10531ft)

Trek Grade: Easy

Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September – November is the best seasons. December and January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, July and  August are rainy time, trekking can be done but visibility can be poor due to rain.

Trip Snippets: 09 days, 5 night’s hotels, 3 nights Lodges, Breakfast welcome Cultural Dinner  in Kathmandu and Pokahra, 3 meals a day ( breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek) are included

Equipment rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment.

Your trek Backpack/our company duffel bag: Your baggage on the trek will be carried by our porters, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg including your sleeping bag and down jacket, Other items not required on trek can be stored in our office in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Departure Dates: We are able to offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November and December for a group of 1 to 30 people.

Transportation: Tourist Bus, Private Car/Van, Flight.

Activity: City Kathmandu Sightseeing, Trekking

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 Pokhara will take 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 views of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) Fishtail (6997m) Annapurna South, Himchuli, and many more. The fascinating views of the mountains, hills and picturesque villages makes Poonhill  a ‘Photographer’s Paradise’. Ghorepani Poonhill trek is suitable for the people of every age group and can be a best destination for family trek, friends trek, couple trek and solo trek as well. 

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.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Permit

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. Two separate permits needs to be obtained for this trek i.e. Annapurna Conservation Area permit (ACAP) and Trekkers Information Management System permit (TIMS).  The permits will be provided by the company before your departure from Kathmandu.. 

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:

On the second day of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek you will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara which will take about 5-6 hours. The drive goes through the middle hills road of Prithivi Highway which is one of the finest long drives you can ever have. The drive to Pokhara is more than just a simple bus ride. You can explore the country side villages, famous religious sites and amazing views along the way. You can have a glimpse of picturesque villages and lifestyles of people outside the city on your ride to Pokhara. The beautiful city of lakes will be welcoming you with its overwhelming beauty. Overnight at hotel at Pokhara

Day 03: Pokhara-Nayapul- Tikhedunga (1540m)

The third day of Ghorepani Poonhill trek is the initial beginning of the original Trek. Today you will drive one hour to Nayapul then Trek to Tikhedhunga. On your trek you will pass by a stream and then reach to Birenthanti where you will take some rest for a while. There are numbers of Tea houses in Birenthnti. You can also have amazing views of mountains framed with rhododendron trees. A steep ascent from here will take you to Tikhedhunga. Overnight at Tikhedhunga.

Day 04: Thikhedhunga- Ghorepani (2853m)

Today is one of the hardest days of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. You will have your breakfast at Tikhedhunga and start the trek with a steep ascent to Ulleri. You can have wonderful views of the snow capped peaks, lush green hills, villages and some donkeys on your way. The spectacular views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Ranges are the major highlights of today’s trek .The trek to Ghorepani is around 6 hours ascending walking through beautiful forest and nice villages and villagers. Overnight at lodge

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

You will finally reach the destination on the fifth day of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. You will have your breakfast at Ghorepani then you hike up 45m to Poon hill for sunrise view. 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 Banthanti via Tadapani for 4/5 hours. Overnight at lodge

Day 06: Tadapani-ghandruk village (1960m)

Today is the sixth day of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. You will have your breakfast at Tadapani and then you will trek to ghandruk 3 hours walking through jungle and downhill. Ghandruk is one of biggest Gurung village in Nepal, they have own language, dress, typical foods and houses. Gurung cultures are highly preserved in this region. You can visit the village and explore the cultures and lifestyles of Gurung people.  Overnight at Ghandruk village.

Day 07: Ghandruk-Pokhara

On the seventh day of Ghorepani Poonhill trek you will trek back to Nayapul from Ghandruk after having your breakfast at Ghandruk. The trek today is about four hours from Ghandruk to Nayapul. From Nayapul you will drive to Pokhara which takes about 1 hour. Upon reaching Pokhara you can enjoy evening boating at Phewa 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. The guides will help you if you need help for shopping or sightseeing. 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.

Cost Includes

  • Pick up and drop facilities from Airport-Hotel-Airport (by private car)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with live cultural program.
  • Stays in 3 star standard hotels or clean lodge/guest houses during the trek. (as per availability)
  • Every meals during the trek.( breakfast, lunch, dinner, including tea and coffees)
  • Seasonable fresh fruit.
  • Experienced, well trained, English speaking guide with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period.(4:1)
  • One porter for each two member in a group (with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per itinerary.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (national Park Permit, TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • Tips for guides porters and drivers
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Extra night accommodation due to any reason in Kathmandu.
  • Extra luggage charge.
  • Person expenses not included in the itinerary.

Trekking Info

Stay Safe

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)” 


Duration: 07 Days 

Max. Altitude: Poon Hill (3210m/10531ft)

Trek Grade: Easy

Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September – November is the best seasons. 

Accommodation: Hotels and lodges

Group Size: 1-16

Transportation: Tourist Bus, Private Car/Van, Flight.

Activity: Trekking


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