Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

7 Days
  • Nayapul
  • Nayapul
  • 3210m
  • Teahouse
  • Tourist Bus


Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a breathtaking adventure that takes you through the pristine landscapes of the Annapurna region in the heart of Nepal. This trek is renowned for its panoramic views of the majestic Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, offering a spectacular sunrise over the snow-capped peaks from the vantage point of Poon Hill. Nestled within the Annapurna Conservation Area, the trek provides a rich tapestry of diverse flora and fauna, charming traditional villages, and terraced fields.

The trek typically begins in Nayapul, meandering through rhododendron forests, charming Gurung and Magar villages, and terraced fields adorned with vibrant crops. Along the way, trekkers are treated to an authentic cultural experience, encountering warm-hearted locals and traditional teahouses that dot the route. The highlight of the trek is undoubtedly the ascent to Poon Hill, where the mesmerizing sunrise unveils a panorama of towering peaks, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machapuchare, and others.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is well-suited for trekkers of varying experience levels, making it a popular choice for those seeking a relatively short yet rewarding trek in the Himalayas. The journey not only offers unparalleled mountain vistas but also provides a glimpse into the unique blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and warm hospitality that defines the Annapurna region. Whether you are an avid trekker or a nature enthusiast, this trek promises an unforgettable adventure through some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes Nepal has to offer.

Trip Highlights

  • Poon Hill Sunrise: Witness the breathtaking sunrise from Poon Hill, offering panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
  • Diverse Landscapes: Traverse through diverse landscapes, including lush rhododendron forests, terraced fields, and charming villages, providing a rich tapestry of natural beauty.
  • Gurung and Magar Villages: Immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting Gurung and Magar villages, experiencing the warmth and hospitality of the locals.
  • Cultural Insights: Gain cultural insights into the local way of life, as you pass through traditional villages and participate in the daily activities of the mountain communities.
  • Accessibility: The trek is relatively short and accessible, making it suitable for trekkers of various experience levels. It's an excellent introduction to trekking in the Himalayas without the need for extensive preparation.


Duration: 6-7 hours (drive)
Altitude: Pokhara (820m) to Kathmandu (1,400m)
Attractions: Depart from Kathmandu and drive to Pokhara.

Duration: 1.5-2 hours (drive) + 4-5 hours (trek)
Altitude: Pokhara (820m) to Nayapul (1,070m) to Tikhedhunga (1,540m)
Attractions: Start the day with a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. Begin the trek to Tikhedhunga through picturesque landscapes, passing through local villages and enjoying the gradual ascent.

Duration: 6-7 hours
Altitude: Tikhedhunga (1,540m) to Ghorepani (2,874m)
Attractions: Ascend the stone staircase to Ulleri, traverse through rhododendron forests, and reach Ghorepani. The village is surrounded by stunning mountain vistas.

Duration: 7-8 hours
Altitude: Ghorepani (2,874m) to Poon Hill (3,210m) and Tadapani (2,630m)
Attractions: Early morning hike to Poon Hill for sunrise. Witness panoramic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Descend to Ghorepani and trek to Tadapani through beautiful forests.

Duration: 4-5 hours
Altitude: Tadapani (2,630m) to Ghandruk (1,940m)
Attractions: Descend through rhododendron and oak forests to Ghandruk, a picturesque Gurung village. Enjoy cultural experiences and stunning mountain views.

Duration: 4-5 hours (Trek), 1.5-2 hours (drive)
Altitude: Ghandruk (1,940m) to Nayapul (1,070m)
Attractions: Descend to Nayapul, passing through terraced fields and charming villages. Explore Pokhara in the evening.

Duration: 6-7 hours (drive)
Altitude: Pokhara (820m) to Kathmandu (1,400m)
Attractions: Depart from Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu. Reflect on the trekking adventure and enjoy the changing landscapes during the journey.

Additional Tips:

  • Best Time to Trek: Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) offer the best weather and clear mountain views.
  • Permits: Obtain necessary permits, including the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card.
  • Physical Fitness: While the trek is moderate, good physical fitness is recommended for an enjoyable experience.
  • Accommodation: Teahouses provide basic but comfortable lodging. It’s advisable to carry a sleeping bag.

This itinerary incorporates individual days for driving from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back, providing a seamless and comprehensive experience of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. Adjustments can be made based on individual preferences and trekking pace.

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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek