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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

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Ghorepani poonhill trekking which is one of the most classic short period trekking site in Nepal. It lies at the altitude of 3210m high from sea level. This trip begins from Nayapul by crossing over Modi khola river. Ghorepani poonhill lies in the Annapurna region. During the trek one can enjoy deep sub tropical valley and beautiful range of Mount fishtail. Ghorepani poonhill trek starts from Nayapul where we can reach by driving one hour from the beautiful city Pokhara. Main focus of Ghorepani trek is to experience typical Gurung village their culture, tradition, lifestyle and magnificient sunrise view with adventerous tea house. Trekkers can visit Annapurna conservation area project(ACAP) with green nature, beautiful landscape along with beautiful himalayas such as Annapurna, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhere, Dhaulagiri and other himalayas also. This place is especially designed for those people who want to vist beautiful countryside with beautiful mountain views along with their friends in a short trek.


  • View of beautiful place with green nature, beautiful landscape, friendly locales and traditional villages.
  • Magnificent sunrise views from Poon hill.
  • Experience culture and life style of local people.
  • Panoramic views of the high Himalaya Dhaulagiri,Annapurna and Fishtail.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu airport (1,300m).
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu sightseeing & trek preparation.
  • Day 3 : Early morning drive or fly to Pokhara (820m).
  • Day 4 : Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tikhedhunga (1,980m) 4 hrs.
  • Day 5 : Trek to Ghorepani (2,800m) 6/7 hrs. Guesthouse with BLD basis.
  • Day 6 : Trek to Poonhill (3,210m)-Tadapani (2,540m) 6/7 hrs.
  • Day 7 : Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m) 4/5 hrs.
  • Day 8 : Trek to Nayapul-Pokhara 4 hrs trek & 1 hr drive.
  • Day 9 : Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 10 : Transfer to airport for final departure.

Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu airport (1,300m).

Our company representative will welcome you at airport,s/he will be displaying your name outside the airport terminal and transfer to respective hotel with private tourist vehicle.
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 2 : Kathmandu sightseeing & trek preparation.

After morning breakfast your sightseeing trip will start. you will have a private vehicle and professional english speaking tour guide. We will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square (world heritage site), Swyambhunath stupa-The monkey temple (world heritage site), pashupatinath temple (world heritage site) and Boudhanath.
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 : Early morning drive or fly to Pokhara (820m).

After early morning breakfast you will have 30 minute scenic flight to reach Pokhara or you will board a tourist bus depating for Pokhara before 7am. This is an interesting drive along the scenic Prithvi Highway. The bus makes two stops, once is for breakfast and once for lunch. After a 7 hours drive you will arrive in Pokhara. After a rest at hotel, you can walk around the Phewa lake,boating and explore the surrounding areas.
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Max. Altitude: 820m
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 : Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tikhedhunga (1,980m) 4 hrs.

Today, After early morning breakfast we will have couple of hours drive from Pokhara along the twisted narrow highway reached Nayapul. On arriving at Nayapul our trek kicks off instantly. After walking for half an hour we get to Birethanti (1,030m), ACAP check post where two rivers Modi & Bhurungdi confluence. Then head up the main trail to Thikhedhunga. On the way, we cross beautiful villages sudame, Ramghai, and Hile then reach to Tikhedhunaga for the overnight.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 4
  • Max. Altitude: 1980m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Trek to Ghorepani (2,800m) 6/7 hrs. Guesthouse with BLD basis.

After the breakfast, we start our trek with steep climb along the neverending series of stony staircases to Ulleri.The walk on the stone paved steps is a daring adventure early in the morning. The whole trail leads you through beautiful villages with the amazing landscape, rhodoendron and oak forest to Ghorepani where your efforts will be rewared with magnificent close up views of the Himalayas. Overnight at Ghorepani. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 6-7
  • Max. Altitude: 2800m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Trek to Poonhill (3,210m)-Tadapani (2,540m) 6/7 hrs.

Today is a special day of our trek, Early morning we will hike to Poonhill, which is an hour climb from village Ghorepani. Poonhill is one of the most popular hill station in the region that offers wide range of Panorama views himalayas including Manaslu, Annapurna & Dhaulagiri. After having great time at Poonhill, return to Ghorepani for breakfast and then continue our trek to Tadapani for Overnight.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 6-7
  • Max. Altitude: 3210m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m) 4/5 hrs.

After breakfast we begin our trek. Trek start along the trail through beautiful Rhododendron forest, enjoy early morning forest walk with fresh air & incredible sound of different birds. As you arrive to Bhaisi kharka the trail begins to slide down and then you arrive to Sitkyu. A final one hour descending climb would bring you to the beautiful Gurung village called Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a popular village which practices authentic Gurung culture & tradition. Overnight at Ghandruk.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 4-5
  • Max. Altitude: 1940m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 : Trek to Nayapul-Pokhara 4 hrs trek & 1 hr drive.

Today, Our trek start walk along the downhill steep stony staircases to Kimche. From Kimche the pleasant downhill jungle would bring us to Nayapul. From nayapul we drive for 1 hour and back to Pokhara. We can enjoy our rest day at lakeshore restaurant with live music in lakeside. Overnight at Pokhara.
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Hours: 4
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 : Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.

Today, After early morning breakfast you will transfer to airport or drive for Kathmandu. Witnessing the rural landscapes dominated by lush vegetation and rushing rivers is full of fun throughout the drive. The rural culture is also a fascinating reward fo the ride, around 200 kilometers of drive that takes around 6-7 hours will finally bring you to Kathmandu. On your arrival you will transferred to your related hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 : Transfer to airport for final departure.

Our company representative will transfer you to the airport for your final departure in our private tourist vehicle.
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized as your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Customize My Trip

What's included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • 3 Nights twin sharing hotel accomodation in Kathmandu.
  • 1 Night twin sharing hotel accomodation in Pokhara.
  • Full day Kathmandu sightseeing tour by private tourist vehicle.
  • Professional english speaking tour guide for Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) during the trek
  • Best available lodge/Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • License holder english speaking trekking guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 Porter)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, Equipment, Medicine & Insurance for all staff
  • Necessary entry permit fees & traveler TIMS card
  • Himalayan Excursion Nepal sleeping bag & duffel bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary pick up drop by toursit vehicle
  • All government & local taxes

What's not included

  • International airfare & necessary airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fees at present USD 25 for 15 days, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for three month. (bring accurate USD cash & two pp size photo).
  • Lunch & dinner in kathmandu & pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early from mountain or late departure.
  • Temple & monastries entry fees in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue & evacuation.
  • All personal & bar expenses in Kathmandu & during the trek.
  • Tips for trekking staff & driver (tipping is expected)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc) and Any other expenses which are not mentioned above.
Ghorepani Poonhill trek is suitable for any kind of person who is moderately fit, no previous experience is required. To  condition yourself for the trek, some physical fitness programs such as walking, running, swimming and hiking are recommended before you embark on your journey. Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering any trek.
Yes, our company representative will be there to greet you. He will be displaying Himalayan  Excursion Nepal sign board outside the airpot terminal. You will be transferred to your hotel by our private vehicle.
Best season for trekking is usally March-April and October-November but
Ghorepani Poonhill trek can be done in February,June, April, May and December as well.
Weather in the mountains is very difficult to predict.At night it is generally cold and the days are generally warm.The temperature could be as high as 30 degree celsius to minus 15 degree celsius low.
Depending on nature of travel we provide different vehicle service.we provide tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and airport pickups-drops. We provide tourist bus transfer service from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu. We book flight ticket through Simrik air, Buddha Air, Yeti air for the flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice versa.
There are landline telephone in some village along the trekking routes from which you can contact with your family and friends. some place there is also internet access which you can use by paying some charges.Also you can buy sim card for your cell phone by giving your xerox copy of your passport and PP size photo.
In the cities, off course yes but once you are outside of the cities, all you have to pay in cash. Also you have exchange the currency in Nepali rupees before you go outside the cities.
Yes, charging facilities will be available in every guesthouse & lodges but sometime there maybe load shedding problem so its better to bring power bank or spare batteries.
There are many restaurant available in Kathmandu and Pokhara city where you can find any delight of your choice. But in trekking route most teahouses.On the menu you may find noodles soup,steam mo:mo,daal bhat, green salad, finger chips,eggs,potatoes, fresh vegetables. You can get tea,coffee,hot lemon,hot chocolate. Every day breakfast, lunch , dinner will be at a lodge.
Lodges mostly serve the vegetarian meals so there is no problem at all for vegetarian. Also we always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid food poisoning. Non-veg meals at the high altitude is not safe for the stomach.
Hot water in bucket will be provided for shower and you have to pay for hot water.
Yes, they have received training from NATHM (Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management).They have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).
Actually tipping is not compulsory, but small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters.The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvment with your guide.
Yes, there are a plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip.Click here
10 days
Price Start From
USD 550

Trip Info

Trip Code: HEN/TAH-01
Grade: Easy grading info
Best Month of the Year : Mar-April & Oct-Dec
Hotel Accommodation : Hotel & Lodge
Maximum Elevation : 3,210M.
Average hours of walking per day : 4-5 hours
Destination: : Nepal

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