Ghorepani Poonhill Trek ~ 5 Days


Ghorepani Poonhill Trek /Hiking 2022

Trek Highlights:

  • View of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri

  • Diverse range of wild animals, birds, weather, plants and mixed culture

  • Sunrise views from Ghorepani Poon hill

    Ghorepani Poon trekking details  

    The Ghorepani Poonhill trek holds the most captivating adventure trekking with the views of Annapurna region,which is also one of the nearest places to Himalayas.Far from city pollution the Ghorepani Poonhill region is located inside the Annapurna Conservation Area. The highly occupied village at the elevation of (2874) meters is home to Magars and Gurungs having many lodges where travelers can get rest and have a meal. The Ghorepani village is the journey to Poonhill viewpoint with 45 minutes of walk,which situated at the elevation of (3210) meters, consisting beautiful scenery, welcoming locales and traditional villages, mesmerizing surrounding of beautiful green mountains.The Ghorepani Poonhill region is undoubtedly a beautiful place with green nature along with captivating surrounding of green mountains like: Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri with white Himalayas of Annapurna.

    The closet big city of Ghorepani is pokhara, with stunning views of lakeside and surrounded by beautiful range of Himalayas which can be observed by travelers. The Ghorepani is an excellent green town which canoe reached in 10 hours in a row forward walking by experienced trekkers from the town of Birinthati. The general trekker takes moderate pace by beginning trekking from Nayapul at the point taking rest at Birinthati. At that point they begin trekking towards Ghorepani where they can take rest on the ways the trekking trail is loaded with lodge and hotels for pleasant trekking environment. From Ghorepani early morning move to the Poonhill (3210 m) to see sunrise and can appreciate the panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain extend including Churen Himal, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna south, Himchuli, Gangapurna, Machhapurchhre Himal and Kaligandaki Gorge. After amazing view of sunrise you will trek back same route to Nayapul.

    How many steps Poon Hill?
    Going Somewhere Slowly’s hikes for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek: Choose your starting point: This trek starts and ends from Nayapul, but you can start the circul route from any direction. For an easier, more gradual climb, start from Kimche. If you start from Hile you’ll go up the famous 3500 steps still end of trek
    How long is Poon Hill Trek?
    Ghorepani poon Hill trek Route information. The total distance of the trek or hike is 32 miles (51.5 km) which takes a total of 4/5 days to cover. With a maximum elevation of 3210 m, the trek is considered a moderate one that could even be a family, young kids and Old person in family hike with easy trails that require less equipment and expertise with 5-6 hours of trek every day.
    How do I get to Poon Hill?
    One the way of the journey to Poon Hill 3210m, when you reach to Pokhara from Kathmandu, you need to head towards Pokhara-NayaPul-Hile and stay ovenight at Tikhedhunga next day after proper rest. At first, you need to go towards Nayapal which is about 46 KM and takes about 1.5 hour to arrive,. You can get the public local bus from the Pokhara bus stop..You need to head towards Ghorepani next day after you reach and rest at Tikhedhunga. The distance from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani is 12 KM. It takes nearly about 5-6 hours to trek/hike then stay ovenight Ghorepani 2780m then next day from Ghorepani to Poonhill is 1.5 KM. After you reached the Ghorepani, you need to trek towards the Poon Hill. Poon is situated at the elevation of 3,210 m. Poon Hill is called a mountain among the tourists

      Poon Hill Trekking Altitude

    Poon Hill stands at the altitude of 3200m. It takes a moderate level of fitness to complete this trek. There is no risk of Altitude Mountain Sickness as there is in other high altitude treks.

    Best time to visit poon hill 2022

So, the best time to do the Poon Hill trek/ hike is from February to May, and September to November. In these months, the weather is clearer and the temperature moderate, when only the morning and evenings are a bit chilly, leaving the days perfectly clear for splendid views of the mountains.

   What mountains can you see from Poon Hill 3210m?
Several snow-clad mountains and peaks of Gangapurna Mountain, Annapurna South Mountain, Annapurna I mountain, Dhaulagiri Mountain, Hiunchuli Mountain, ,Machhapuchare Himal, GangaPurna south and more … which people can view from Poonhill 3210m are also the major attractions of Poon hill trek

Where to start and finish the Poon Hill trek / walking?

Like other trekking/ hiking routes in the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek / Annapurna Base camp Trek, you have different starting and finishing points for this trek. The most popular way is to start in Nayapul and to finish in Ghandruk (we walked this way as the most trekkers do), the total ascent for the route will be 3000 m and total descend 1996 m.

you can do it the other way around; to start in Ghandruk and to finish in Nayapul as you can see on the graph this way you’ll get less ascend and more descend compared to Nayapul – Ghandruk option; about 2000 m up and 3000 m down. There are jeeps and buses to Pokhara from both villages. Note! If it rains a lot the road from Ghandruk gets very muddy and there might be no buses to Pokhara from there. You can walk to Kimche from Ghandruk then (4/5 km extra and 300 m more down) or all the way to Kande through Australian Camp (plus 16 km and quite a lot of up and down extra).


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345m)

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara(910m) 5/6 hrs

Day 04: Drive to Birethanti 1 hrs, and trek to Ulleri(2073 m) 4 hrs

Day 05: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2850 m) 5 hrs

Day 06: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m).5 hrs

Day 07: Tadapani to Ghaundruk (1950m) 4 hrs

Day 08: Ghandruk to Pokhara via Birethanti 4 /5 hrs

Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu.(by tourist bus ) 4/5 hrs

Day 10: Transfer to international airport for your final departure.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345m)

As soon as you arrived in Kathmandu,there you will meet our Airport Representative ( Nepal Guide Info Team) and will transfer you to a hotel by private visitor vehicle. At night you will be welcomed by traditional Nepali meal by Nepal Nepal guide team

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley or Trekking prefer 

Next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a whole day sightseeing and visiting around Kathmandu valley. You can visit sacred Pashupatinath Temple and swyambhunath, especially old and fundamentally enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites and  Just perfer for trekking gear after 3 pm  and stay overnight at Kathmandu

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara(910m) 5/6 hrs

 Starting early in the morning your trekking guide will come pick you up at your hotel  .While travelling you will witness stunning views of Trishuli River along with some scenic foothills. You will able to view Annapurna and green Hills with many small villages. From Kathmandu to Pokhara is about 206 km. You will be served with breakfast and lunch on the way. We can provide private vehicle, if you want. It is considerably more comparable for your driving.

Day 04: Drive to Birethanti 1:30 hrs, and trek to Ulleri (2073 m) 5/6hrs

After finishing your breakfast, following a hour drive to Birethanti, a substantial and prosperous town next to the Modi River. You head up the primary trail to Ramgai and Sudame where you climb step by step up the side of the valley, achieving Hile (1495m) preceding pushing on to TikheDhunga(1575m), from here the trail crosses a stream (BhrungdiKhola) and afterward rises a precarious stone staircase to the extensive Magar town at Ulleri.

Day 05: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2850m) 4/5 hrs.

You will trek through a short dense Rhododendron and oak forests. And make a short final climb to Nangethant. From there you will head up to Ghorepani Hill. This day you will able to see some of the wild animals and birds.

Day 06: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m) 7 hrs

An encouraging start and 45 minutes climbing to Poon Hill (3210m) drives you to a splendid display, this vantage point gives an unhampered perspective of sunrise over the high Himalayas. From here you can see the sunrise as well as the all encompassing perspectives of Himalayas. One can likewise observe different sorts of butterflies and appreciate with the mix of culture and conventions of different ethnic gatherings, for example, Bramin ,Chhetri, Magar, and Gurung and making the outings to the regions, your trekking begins and finishes in Pokhara. After spending around 40 minutes on the hillside, you return in your lodge to have a hot and crisp breakfast, and begin walking to Tadapani. From Ghorepani the trail moves along edges and through pine,Oak,Juniper and rhododendron forest to Deurali (2960 m).You drop to reach next Banthanti, before winding your approach to Tadapani(2540m).

Day 07: Tadapani to Ghaundruk (1950m) 3/4 hrs

 The trail through rhododendron forests to Tadapani is mostly works as a alternative way to Ghorepani. You will appreciate here the perspectives of the mountains for the most part at early hour toward the beginning of the day, prior to the scene cloak into the foggy mists. In any case, the perspectives amid the sunrise, be that as it may, are in Ghnadruk and Tadapani eminent. Walking  is generally requesting – you can expect visit climbs and plunges over sloppy ways and unlimited staircases.

Day 08: Ghandruk to Pokhara via Birethanti 4/ 5 hrs 

 In this day, you will travel through Gurung village with views of green Mountains. Walking will be easy today, with 2/3 hours of down walking you will be at Syauli Bazar then walk to Birethanti. There will be your private vehicle drive you to Pokhara.

Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu (by Tourist bus) 5 to 6 hrs

After an early breakfast, you will drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus and lunch on the way at highroad restaurant, after arriving in Kathmandu we check in the hotel and meet at the trekking office for your trip review..

Day 10: Transfer to international airport for your final departure.

Our Airport Representative Nepal Guide Info Team ( Nepal planet Treks) will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight takeoff from Nepal.




Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.

2  nights accommodation in 2/3 star category hotel in Kathmandu B/B  located tourist center,

2 Night hotel in Pokhara  B/B located tourist center LAKESIDE

Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the in trekking.

Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
All accommodations during the trek.
Annapurna Trekking Map
Kathmandu / Pokhara/ Kathmandu a by tourist bus depend on the Group.
All Ground Transport During The Trip to starting point and Ending Point.
An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter  Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
All necessary Government paper works and Conservation entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
Travel & Rescue arrangement.
All government taxes and Vat.
Cost Excludes
Meals yourself Kathmandu / Pokhara  (L+D).
Your Travel insurance.
International airfare.
Nepal entry visa ( You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
Personal shopping and laundry etc.
Personal trekking Equipment’s.
Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

Equipment List

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Equipments List 2022/2023
Jeans or slacks
Towel and toilet kit
Gloves or mittens
Sleeping bag, warm to 20 degrees F, either down or fibrefill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
Parka, down or fibre fill; a ski jacket is ok
Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket
Duffel bag, canvas or nylon, without a frame (for porters to carry)
Daypack or rucksack, waterproof, for you to carry
Water bottle 1 liter or 1 quart; be sure that it does not leak
Walking Boot

Ghorepani Poon hill trekking Health Insurance recommended by Nepal Guide info
We INSIST that an appropriate insurance policy is taken out which covers travel in isolated and mountainous areas, and which also includes helicopter rescue.
We recommend that you consult a reputable travel agent or insurance specialist.
Health Issues
We recommend that all clients consult their doctor to discuss the health issues associated with their trek. We also recommend that clients bring their own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive first aid kit carried by the Trek Leader
Vaccinations Required
Please ensure that you allow at least 1 month to complete a course of vaccinations. Whilst your personal doctor will be the final authority,
We recommend the following
Immunoglobulin (for Hepatitis A)

What about Ghorepani Poon hill Trekking and Hiking 

Ghorepani is a village in Myagdi District in the Dhaulagiri Zone of northern-central Nepal. It lies 17 kilometers from the district capital of Beni at an elevation of approximately 2874 m (9429 ft). The village lies within the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) and contains a number of “guest houses” that provide lodging and meals to mountain trekkers, many of whom spend the night before a pre-dawn trek to the top of nearby Pun Hill (3210m/10531 ft) to watch the sunrise.
The place used to be a rest stop where ancient traders found water (pani in Nepali) for their horses (ghora in Nepali) thus leading to the nomenclature Ghorepani.
Ghorepani lies on a major trail linking several other villages as well as the Annapurna Base Camp. From the South-East direction, it can normally be reached by foot from the village of Birethanti in about 10 hours depending on the trekker. However, many trekkers prefer to overnight at one of the lower villages on their way to Ghorepani, covering the distance over two days owing to the steepness of the trail, the increase in altitude and the beauty of the natural surroundings. From the North-West direction, Ghorepani can be reached in about 8 – 10 hours starting from Tatopani. This trail passes through the villages of Shikha, Dana and Chitre.

22 Reviews on Ghorepani Poonhill Trek ~ 5 Days View All

2017-04-06 05:09:33

Naira Gyulnazaryan‎ says:

“Nepal Guide Info Team - Annapurna Trek” I had the best time doing the poon hill trek these last few days. My guide Sanjib did a great job showing us the various attractions and teaching us about the history of Nepal and the trekking routes! Definit...

2017-03-30 05:10:37

Joanna Jarocka says:

Great trekking in Ghorepani/Poon Hill Annapurna With Nepal Guide info team ” We had a wonderful trip all around the Nepal. From airport pickup to drop off, hotel and tea house stays, food, ease of transportation to and from bus stations, etc - it...

2017-03-27 00:45:50

‎Linda Burton Blevins says:

"Beautiful view of Annapurna from poonhill hiking ” This is my first trek to such a high elevation and my guide Mr. Ram Krishna Adhikari made it possible. He was not only my guide, he was my friend and life because he carried my bag sometimes and ...

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