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Also known as Poon Hill, the Ghorepani trek is typically a 5-day trek that climbs to 3210 meters to the Poon Hill viewpoint for a panoramic view over the Annapurna Mountain Range. The highlight is the sunrise from Poon Hill kissing the Annapurna Range in a golden glow in the early morning hours during a clear sky. This short trek is one of the best scenic treks in Nepal.
Kathmandu Pick and drop at Kathmandu
4 hours prior to the flight and 3 hours for Train Journey.
All Accommodation in 3-star Hotel/ Camping/Lodge/Tea House and Farm House stay.
1 to 2 Pax SUV Car | 2 to 8 Pax: Toyota Hiace Bus | 8 to 16 pax: Toyota Coaster Bus.
Local English Speaking Guide expert in Local tradition and Culture.
First-day L/D and last day only breakfast before Departure. All meals during Tour. Please reconfirm with us.
Kathmandu Tour takes you to the finest collection of rich cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. Many cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu are listed on the list of world heritage sites by UNESCO. The monuments, the artifacts, the architecture, crafts, temples, everything that surrounds the heritages sites are fascinating. Hence, these tours allow travelers to observe ancient and important religious figures.
This tour showcases the historic center of old Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur in an open-air architectural museum of magnificent medieval temples. This sacred heart of the city lets you explore the spectacular Newari culture and its historic background. Every place that you will visit on this tour is breathtaking simply because of its intricate designs and handiworks. Even the small corners and the alleyways filled with small to great temples will enthrall you. Over Night at Hotel.
Pokhara; the city of magnificence is truly a jewel that has made it the best tourist
destination in Nepal. Throughout 6/7 hours drive to Pokhara, you will find the scenario
to observe the beautiful landscapes, farm fields, and water bodies occasionally; sometimes
to the left and sometimes to the right of your vehicle seat.
Upon reaching Pokhara in the evening, the view of mountains like Dhaulagiri, Manaslu,
Annapurna ranges and the shadows of hills and Machhapuchre Mountain in the
sparkling water of peaceful Fewa Lake will mesmerize you. If you still have some time
remaining, the lakeside bestows you with plenty of restaurants where you can enjoy live
music performances and light snacks. Overnight in Pokhara. (B).
Starting at about 8 am from Pokhara (the main closest town to the Annapurna Himalaya range), our team will reach Nayapul to begin the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.
The first-day trekking is easy, and mostly made way gradually uphill walking along a gravel road. We stopped for lunch at Green Land Restaurant, a small house restaurant that was about the only option for food in the area.
Continue hiking for another few hours, the road finally turns into more of a trail.
After arriving in the village of Tikhedunga, checked into Tikhedunga Guest House, a beautiful lodge with a nice view and the sound of a waterfall in the distance.
Today the hike will be challenging, walk straight up the face of the mountain for about 4 hours, eventually catching glimpses of the white snow-capped Annapurna peaks. The views are amazing from the trek route!
After lunch and an hour of rest, continue hiking. After about 3 hours we reached the cold Ghorepani village. At Ghorepani check into Dhaulagiri Lodge, located right at the top of the village in the main square area.
During winter Ghorepani weather is freezing cold and you may expect some rainfall during the trek. There is also snow on the ground in Ghorepani and you may consider wearing better shoes and walking sticks for the trek. Upon reaching the place you will be welcomed by amazing views of the Annapurna Himalaya range.
Dinner and overnight at Lodge. Early to bed will prepare you for the next day’s climb up to Poon Hill summit.
Today we start early at 5 am as we need to climb the poonhill for 45 minutes to the top of Poon Hill for sunrise.
The clear morning view of the Annapurna range and the majestic view of the mountains were worth waking early. This was the view that the entire Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is based upon, and it’s worth every step to get there.
Hike back down to the lodge for breakfast before beginning the main trek for the day.
On Day 3, the views are incredible and best for photography and video shooting for professionals. The trail includes lots of downhill walks and slippery routes which is quite dangerous but one can be careful and our guide will help you to complete these trekking routes.
Continue to hike, until arriving in the incredible town of Gandruk. Gandruk is a large village, and the views of the Annapurnas are outstanding. The village is so beautiful that one can stay forever in this small town staring at the mountains – an amazing village.
On Day 4 of the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek after a leisurely morning, the trek begins.
The trail is mostly downhill, and mostly stone steps; it was great on the heart. Hike down and down and then back up again, passing through small villages and numerous small farms along the way.
After some time we arrive at the very sleepy town of Deurali, only a couple hours from a road (so if you were really pushing, you might be able to do the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek in 4 days). Overnight at Hotel Trekkers Inn owned by an extremely nice Nepali lady who really took care of us.
After breakfast begins hiking. It takes about an hour to reach the permit check town of Pothana, a village that has road access and our driver will be waiting for you to take you back to Pokhara.
Our team from Excursion to Himalaya will arrange a vehicle to transfer you to Hotel for relaxation and drive back to Pokhara.
Drive back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the nightlife and over night at Hotel
Today our guide and driver will see you off to the airport. Your Poonhill trek ends here today. Tashi Delek and Namastay.
The best time to trek Ghorepani Trek is in spring and autumn, which are from April to May and September to October. During these times there is little rain to interrupt your tour in Nepal.
The trek is only about 5 days and you can complete within that stipulated time.
Please check our cancellation policy for Tibet Travel Plan.
Ghorepani Trek is suitable for beginners who are hiking in the Himalayan zone for the first time. Every person with a normal fitness level who can walk 5 to 6 hours a day may join the Trek.
No need for oxygen.