Ghorepani Poonhill Trek


  • Catch gorgeous sunrises and sunsets while spending time in Ghorepani and Poonhil
  • Follow an adventurous trail in the Annapurna Conservation Area to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna, located at 4,130 meters
  • Magnificient and panoramic mountain views from Pun Hill
  • Walk by lush rhododendron forests and terraces, crossing thrilling suspension bridges & pastures
  • Close interaction with the villagers and observe their daily way of life and tradation
  • Traverse in the heart of the Himalayas, enjoying incredible views of the snow-clustered mountain and diverse sceneries
  • Great opportunity to know divercity of culture specially Magar and Gurung community
  • Great opportunity to vist most beautiful city Pokhara and explore Fewa Lake

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is also known as the short Annapurna circuit trek. Ghorepani is the small yet beautiful village located at the base of Annapurna mountain in Myagdi district, Dhaulagiri Zone, Nepal. It is the resting place for the trekker who comes to see breathtaking sunrise from Poon Hill. Poon Hill is the hill, which is a short walk from Ghorepani. It is considered the second-best viewpoint of Nepal.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is not much challenging. It is preferred by most of the trekkers. The trek leads up to a maximum altitude of 2855 m. Ghorepani Poon hill trek is popular because of the spectacular view of mountain scenery. This route consists of the best viewpoint to observe the Annapurna Mountain range. Easy walking and breathtaking scenery are other properties of the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. There is no risk of altitude sickness. It doesn’t consist of high climbing. It is also accompanied by water streams, forest river, etc. People who don’t want longer trek and want a few days to bond with nature can select a Ghorepani Poonhill trek.

Beside monsoon season the Ghorepani Poon hill trek is suitable for all other seasons. The start point of trek Modi Khola is only one hour from the Pokhara city. Ghorepani lies inside the Annapurna Conservation Area. It is a gateway to the Annapurna Base camp. The trekker need not carry heavy bag packs. The route is facilitated by many hotels, lodges in between. Trekkers can enjoy lunch, dinner and a small snack on their way to local hotels. Local hotels are on the way. Ghorepani, as well as another small village, consists of the facility of the homestay. This Homestay has good accommodation and continental food.

Other facts that can add excitement are different ethnic groups settled in the Annapurna region. Trekker can observe Gurung people, Magar people’s unique culture, farmland and their way of living. Walking through the forest of rhododendron add excitement while walking. This trek will refresh with the breathtaking view of mountains. A view of the mountain range from Poon hill can make you fall in love with nature. Nepal Pioneer Treks & Expedition is glad to operate this trek for you to make it your lifetime experience. You will experience natural beauty to a great extent. This trek is safe, short and highly recommended. Remember us for this trek.

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Upon on your arrival at the Tribhuban International Airport, one of our staff will be there to warm greeting you with beautiful garland that is our respect and the culture to welcome to the new stranger. After welcoming you our staff will transfer to you to the hotel. After your long journey on a plane, you may get tired, so be fresh and take a bit rest,  then our manager will come to meet you to the hotel and talk about the plan of your trip details.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m

Today you are heading to Pokhara. One of the most beautiful city of Nepal and very much touristy place. Our guide will come to pick up you at your hotel, then take you to the tourist bus station. The bus journey about six to seven hours, including breakfast and lunch break. While you are driving on the highway, you will enjoy to the country sites, rivers and the mountains, like as Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and the Annapurna. Once you arrived in Pokhara, our guide drops you to the hotel, then he will talk about the plan for the next day trip. Today you are free, you have dinner on your own wherever you like then stay overnight in Pokhara.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Drive to Nayapul then trek to Tikhedhunga. Today is your first day trek. We can drive to Nayapul, it takes one and half hour drive from Pokhara. Nayapul is our trekking starting point. It is a nice and getle walk from the side of Modi Khola which is flow from Annapurna Base Camp. When we cross the bridge of Modi Khola after half an hour walk we can reach at Birethanti. There is a ACAP office, we need to register our trekking permit. The trail to Tikhedhunga gratual up, we can see the greenary, passages several villages like Lata Manang, Ramghai, Sudame and Hile. Today is pretty short day trek just about three hours and can reach at the destination at Tikhedhunga and stay over night at lodged.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today is our second day trek to Ghorepani. We can start our walk after having breakfast. The day is a bit tough because of long way steep of Ulleri at 2200m. But this is very nice view of Annapurna South and Fishtail. We can walk through the jungle with Rhododendron and get to the Ningethanti. We may stop for lunch there. This place is in the middle of the Jungle, we can observe the beautiful scenery. It will take another one and half hour to get to the Ghorepani Deurali, we can see all the mountain view of Annapurna from our lodge then stay over night at Ghorepani.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today is our best day in this trip because of the Pun Hill. This place is situated at the top of the Hill of Ghorepani at 3210m. We should start early in the morning to sree the sun rise view from Pun Hill. This is the best place to capture all the mountain view of Annapurna range. We can see a mountain over eight thousand meter height that is called Dhaulagiri. After enjoying the morning view, we should back down at Ghorepani then have breakfast and start our trip to Tadapani. We have to climb up again at Gurung Hilla and reach at Deurali. We have to walk through Jungle again with big trees of Rhodendron and reach at Banthanti for lunch break. Another one and half hour walk then we get to our destination at Tadapani which is situated at the middle of the Jungle. This place ia amazing views of mountain and stay over night there.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today is our very short day trip to Ghandruk. It takes just about three hours walk through the jungle area. Ghantruk is the best place to explore your time with beautiful typical houses around there. You can see the Gurung Museium too. The mountain view, scenary and beautiful villages can observe from this place. We can stay over night at lodge.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today is our last day trek, you can enjoy your walk by observing beautiful mountain, villages, greenery and the river views which is flow from Annapurna Base Camp. It will take about five hours walk then one and half hour drive back from Nayapul to Pokhara. We can stay over night at Hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus with our guide. It takes six hour drive. Our manager will come to meet you at the hotel, then take you for the farewell dinner at a nice restaurant. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Departure for home. Our driver will depart you by car to the international airport. Wish you have a nice and safe journey back home.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Four nights accommodation including Kathmandu and Pokhara with twin sharing at tourist standard hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
  • All Ground and air transportation. Pick up and drop.
  • Full board meal 3 times a day (B+L+D) during the trek days including tea & coffee (served in a cup).
  • English speaking trekking guide who has been authorized by the government and necessary number of porters (According to the group size) with their insurance, salary, accommodation, and meals.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu with Cultural show. (Ethnic music and dance)
  • All the necessary official documents, TIMS Permit, Trekking Permit, etc.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets if necessary.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking Route map.
  • Insurance of Guide and Porters.
  • All required local and government tax


  • Nepal Visa fee and International flight.
  • Meal except for Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea/coffee, snacks, battery re-charge, laundry service, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Tips to guide and porters.
  • Cost raised by flight cancellation, emergency rescue charges, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control.
  • Monument entrance fees.
Price and Availability
Date AvailabilityPrice 
Start DateJul 31, 2024End DateAug 09, 2024StatusAvailablePriceUS$650
Additional Information

Ghorepani Poonhill trek best time

The best time Ghorepani Poonhill trek depends on your choice of weather and crowd. The trek can be done year-round, but the weather and conditions can vary significantly depending on the season.

Here is a general overview of the different seasons and what you can expect during each one:

Autumn (late September to November): This is the most popular time to trek to Ghorepani Poonhill trek, as the weather is typically clear and dry, and the views of the mountains are stunning. This is also the peak tourist season, so the trails and teahouses may be more crowded.

Spring (March to early May): This is another good time to visit, as the weather is generally clear and dry, and the rhododendrons are in bloom, adding some colorful flowers to the landscape. The crowds are generally smaller than in the autumn.

Monsoon (June to September): The monsoon season brings heavy rainfall to the region, which can make the trails muddy and slippery and make it more difficult to see the views. However, the monsoon season can also bring some beautiful greenery and waterfalls to the region. If you don't mind the rain and are looking for a more quiet and off-peak experience, this could be a good time to visit.

Winter (December to February): The winter can be cold and dry, and the trails may be covered in snow and ice.However, the winter season also offers some beautiful snowy landscapes and fewer crowds.

Ghorepani Poonhill trek accommodation

Accommodation during the Ghorepani Poonhill trek is generally in lodges, which offer basic amenities such as food and lodging.The lodges are run by local families and are a great way to experience the culture and hospitality of the Nepalese people.

Most lodges have simple rooms with twin beds and a shared bathroom. Some lodges also offer hot showers for an additional fee.The rooms may be basic, but they are clean and comfortable and provide a warm place to rest after a long day of hiking.

During the Ghorepani Poonhill trek, it is common to stay in a different teahouse each night. There are also some lodges and hotels available in the larger villages along the route. These options may offer more amenities and comfort, but they may also be more expensive.


During the Ghorepani Poonhill trek, meals are generally included in the cost of your trek and are provided at the lodges where you will be staying. The meals are typically simple and hearty, consisting of a variety of Nepalese dishes such as dal bhat (a dish made with rice, lentils, and vegetables), momos (Nepalese dumplings), and tarkari (curried vegetables).

Lodges typically offer both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, and you can usually choose from a set menu or individual dishes. The food is generally prepared using locally grown ingredients and is typically very flavorful and satisfying.

It is common to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the lodges while on the trek. Breakfast usually consists of a simple meal such as eggs, toast, and tea or coffee. Lunch is usually a more substantial meal, consisting of a main dish such as dal bhat or momos, and some snacks or dessert. Dinner is typically similar to lunch, with a variety of dishes to choose from.

Group/private joining

The Ghorepani Poonhill trek can be done either as a group trek or a private trek. Here are some things to consider when deciding between a group or private trek:

Group trek: A group trek means that you will be joining a group of other trekkers and will be accompanied by a guide and possibly a porter. Group treks can be a good option for those who are traveling solo and looking for a social experience, or for those who want to save money by sharing the costs of the trek. Group treks may have a set itinerary and may not be as flexible as a private trek.

Private trek: A private trek means that you will be trekking with your own group and will have a private guide and porter. Private treks offer more flexibility and allow you to customize your itinerary to meet your specific needs and interests. Private treks can also be more expensive than group treks, as you will be paying for the guide and porter for just your group.

Child Policy

Your children should be in good physical condition to participate in the Annapurna Panorama trek. The trek involves hiking for several hours each day and climbing to an altitude of over 4,000 meters, so children must be able to handle the physical demands of the trek.

Children's safety is of utmost importance to us at the Ghorepani Poonhill trek. So we make sure children are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times and that they are properly supervised while on the trek.

We make special arrangements for children, such as providing a separate guide or porter. It is best to discuss your needs and concerns with us. 

Travel Insurance

It is a good idea to purchase travel insurance for your Annapurna base camp trekking. Travel insurance can protect in case of unexpected events such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, lost or stolen luggage, and other unexpected expenses.

It is important to have medical coverage while on the Ghorepani Poonhill trek, as medical facilities may be limited in the remote areas of the trek. Look for a policy that offers comprehensive medical coverage, including emergency evacuation.

You can additionally combine overage for trip cancellations and interruptions in case you need to cancel or cut short your trip due to unforeseen circumstances. Make sure that your travel insurance policy covers lost or stolen luggage, as this can be a common problem while traveling.

  • Ghorepani Poonhill trek is easy and preety much safe.

  • This is our great pleasure to arrange your trip. We provide the best services to our customers with reasonable cost.

  • This trip does not cost much compare to Everest. The cost 600 to 1000 USD will enough.

  • There is no airport. But you can drive to Pokhara or get plane after that you have to walk.

  • The highest elevation in this Ghorepani Poonhill trip is 3210m at Poonhill.

Client Reviews
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    CSYO7AustraliaMar 16, 2019

    Poon Hill Trek - Safe and Comfortable

    Mar 2019 • Friends

    The key highlight of our 10 day trip with Eaklal (our guide) and Bishnu (our porter) was that I always felt safe and trusted their guidance and judgement. I didn't feel the need to question their decisions which made this trip enjoyable and comfortable (despite being an absolute newbie when it came to trekking). I struggled at certain points and Eaklal always made sure to check in with me and ask if I was ok. We had some good conversations however he was always conscious of not imposing at the end of every day and gave us the space and quiet time we needed.

    Going to a foreign country, with no prior trekking experience, I would say Eaklal and Bishnu made the difference. I would definitely recommend going with them for any trip in Nepal!

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    Michelle PCanadaNov 17, 2016

    Trekking in Nepal with Binod Pokarel

    Dec 2015 • Couples

    We went to Nepal and met up with Binod one of the owners of the Nepal Pioneer Treks & Expedition. At that moment he hadn't yet formed the company. We were in Nepal for a month. We didn't want a hard trek so to start he organised a 3 day easy trek and then he proposed to go to his family village near Gorka during the Diwali festivities. It was the highlight of our stay in Nepal because we wen't off the regular circuit trekking for many days living with his family. We were also previlidged to participate in the festivities.
    After we left for the Pokara region..So we travelled with him for a good 3 weeks..It seems that Binod knew exactly what we would like. He organised our traval to our measure. He became a friend. On the way to his family's village, he would find someone to cary my small back pack as we wen't along. I could never say enough about him and recommend him strongly. You can get in touch with us threw the company.

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