Poonhill Trekking Nepal


The Poon Hill Trek is a popular trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is a relatively easy and short trek, taking you through beautiful landscapes of rhododendron forests, terraced fields, and traditional villages. The trek offers stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, including some of the world's highest peaks such as Annapurna I, Manaslu, and Dhaulagiri. The average duration of the trek is 3-5 days, depending on your pace and itinerary.

The starting point of the trek is Nayapul, which is about a 1-hour drive from Pokhara. From Nayapul, you follow the Modi River, and enter the beautiful rhododendron forests that are home to a variety of bird species and other wildlife. The trail gradually ascends through the forests, and you get your first glimpses of the surrounding peaks as you emerge from the trees.

As you reach the higher elevations, you enter the traditional villages of the Ghorepani and Ghandruk regions, where you can see the local way of life, interact with the friendly local people, and learn about their culture and traditions. The villages are known for their hospitality, and you can experience the warmth and generosity of the local communities.

The highlight of the trek is the sunrise view from Poon Hill (3,210 meters), which offers panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, with the peaks lit up by the morning sun. From Poon Hill, you can see some of the world's most spectacular mountain scenery, including Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and several other peaks.

After enjoying the sunrise view, you continue your trek to Tadapani, where you can enjoy lunch and take a rest before continuing your journey. From Tadapani, you follow the trail to Ghandruk, which is a traditional Gurung village, known for its rich cultural heritage and traditional architecture. Ghandruk is also home to several trekkers' lodges, and is a great place to rest and relax after the trek.

The final stretch of the trek takes you back to Nayapul, where you can catch a bus or taxi back to Pokhara.

The Poon Hill Trek is an excellent trek for those who are looking for a relatively easy and short trek that offers stunning mountain views and cultural experiences. It is also a great trek for families, as the trail is well-maintained and suitable for children. However, it is important to be prepared for the trail, as the trek is physically demanding, and requires a good level of fitness.

In conclusion, the Poon Hill Trek is a popular trekking route in the Annapurna region of  Nepal, and offers a unique opportunity to experience the natural beauty and cultural richness of the Himalayan region. With its stunning mountain views, beautiful landscapes, and friendly local people, it is an unforgettable journey that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.


Facts of the Ghorepani Poonhill Ghandruk Trek

Accommodation  for Poonhill Trek Nepal   

Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara / Lodge in Trek

Poonhill Trek Category (grade)                                       

Easy ( best for everybody) 

Best time to do Poonhill Trek                              

Mid Aug to early January & Mid Feb to early July 

Local community on ponhill trekking trail         

Gurung/ Poon Magar

Maximum ascent ( Poonhill hight)                       

Poronaramic view point Poonhill 3210 m  above sea level

Trip beginning and ending                                  

TIA (Kathmandu airport) 

Trek starting and ending  of Poonhill Trek         

Poonhill Trek start from Ulleri and end at Ghandruk 

Group size for the Annapurna/ Poonhill Trek     

Minimum 1 & maximum 100 Trekkers


Big group & Students group for Poonhill Trek also acceptable in best and discounted Trip cost.


Poonhill Trek  Itinerary 

Day 01: landing at Kathmandu airport (TIA).
Day 02: Moving to Pokhara.
Day 03: Drive to Ulleri village and hike to Banthanti Village.
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani.
Day 05: Hike Poon hill (3210mt) & trek to Tadapani
Day 06: Trek down to Ghandruk Village & drive back to Pokhara.
Day 07: Moving back to Kathmandu.
Day 08: Departure.

(Note: You are able to customize the Poonhill - Ghorepani- Ghandruk Trek in your own schedule, albe to complate it in minimum 5 to maximum 10 days)  

Details Itinerary


Details Itinerary for Ghorepani Poon hill Ghandruk Trekking 8 Days 

Day 01: Advent in Kathmandu
On the first day of your visit, you will be received at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu by our representatives and then be shifted to the hotel. You will have a handshake dinner at a Nepalese restaurant with a classic Nepali cuisine and folk artistic dance show.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, 6/7 hours
You will drive to Pokhara (around 200km) by means of the Prithvi Highway. The bus will leave at 7 AM in the morning. It will take about 6 hours to drive in the midst of surprising scenery all along the way. You can also take a 30 min flight or Private Car to Pokhara. In the remaining time you can have a look at Pokhara city and Fewa Lakeside.
Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 03: Drive to Ulleri village and trek to Banthanti
After morning meal, you will then be driven to Ulleri village by Jeep which takes approx. 3 hours. Trek to Bantanti village and explore your day with locals and nature.
Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani walking 4 hrs.
after morning meal starts to walk through the jungle. You will reach Nangethanti in 2.5 hours, should have a cup of tea there and walk 1.5 hours from Nangethanti there to Ghorepani, where you will stay. From Ghorepani, you can enjoy incredible views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Annapurna and an extra adjoining Himalayas. You can still enjoy the sunset view from Ghorepani.
Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 05: Hike Poon hill (3210mt), and trek to Tadapani walking 6/7 hrs.
You will wake up a bit earlier in the morning to start to reach your dream destination which presents the best clear views and sun rising over the Himalayas. You can enjoy lots of snowcapped peaks from Poon Hill. After the sun rises, you will return back to Ghorepani, where you will take your Morning meal. Ghorepani means “horse water” and is certainly a welcome water to stop for the groups of equines, high heel mules and equine that carry abundance between Ulleri and sikha. From Ghorepani, the up wards lead us to Durali for another breathtaking view of Annapurna Himalayas Rang & your trek starts to get down to down. After crossing a small river again, we will climb another 30 minutes where the beautiful Tadapani village will welcome you.
Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 06: Tadapani to Ghandruk Village and back to Pokhara walking 4 hours walk and 7 hours’ drive.
After the morning meal, Hiking to Ghandruk Takes 4 hours from Tadapani, the trail abruptly today passing through the forests where you can find monkeys and different birds. Ghandruk is the second largest Gurung village in Nepal where you can explore the maze-like streets of this thriving Gurung settlement. In addition, you can have a good view of the mountains like Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre. you will have a lunch in Ghandruk and take a jeep to Pokhara in the afternoon
Overnight stay at a hotel

Day 07: Back to Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. by tourist bus which leaves Pokhara at 7:30 am. you will still have the option to back Kathmandu by domestic flight or private car. in the evening you will have Namaste dinner

Day 08: Departure
we will drop you at TIA airport for departure. Please share your experiences of Poonhill Trek with your family and friends.

Let's Trek to Poonhill with Deepak Aryal who has already been to Poonhill more than 200 times. 

Please contact us if you want to customize the program. 

Price Cover

Cost Includes:

  • All Transportation: The package includes all transportation.
  • Hotel Accommodation with Breakfast: You'll have hotel stays in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast included.
  • Three Meals a Day During the Trek: Enjoy three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) along with a cup of tea during your trek.
  • Tea House Accommodation: Your lodging during the trek will be in tea houses.
  • Experienced Guide and Porters: You'll have the support of a government-licensed, experienced, helpful, and friendly guide and porters.
  • Trekking Map and Trip Achievement Certificate: A trekking map to assist your journey and a trip achievement certificate upon completion.
  • First Aid Medical Kit: Your guide will carry a first aid medical kit for any necessary medical attention.
  • Permits and TIMS Fee: The package covers the necessary permits and TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) fee.
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner: You'll be part of a warm welcome and farewell dinner with fellow travelers.
  • Government Taxes & Office Service Charge: All government taxes and service charges are included.

Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare: The cost of international flights to and from Kathmandu is not included.
  • Nepal Entry Visa: You are responsible for obtaining and paying for your Nepal entry visa separately.
  • Meals in Cities: Lunch and evening meals in cities are not included (except during the trek).
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance: We recommend securing travel and rescue insurance for added safety during your adventure.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, and other personal needs are not covered in the package.
  • Tips: Tips are not included, so you may provide them at your discretion.



For the Ghorepani Poonhill Ghandruk trek in Nepal, it's essential to have the right equipment and clothing to ensure your comfort, safety, and enjoyment during the journey. Here's a detailed list of essential items to consider:


  • Hiking Boots: Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots with good ankle support for the trail.
  • Hiking Shoes: Lightweight and comfortable shoes for lower altitudes and easier sections.
  • Sandals: For resting your feet and moving around the tea houses.


  • Warm Jacket: A warm jacket suitable for cooler temperatures at higher altitudes.


  • Hats: A sun hat for protection from UV rays and a warm hat for colder weather.
  • Gloves: Lightweight gloves for lower altitudes and warmer days.
  • Hiking Pants: Comfortable and quick-drying pants for trekking.
  • Long Underwear Tops and Bottoms: For added warmth in colder conditions.
  • Underwear: Moisture-wicking and comfortable underwear.
  • Tee and Tank Tops: Breathable tops for lower altitudes.


  • Day Backpack: A small backpack to carry essentials during the day.
  • Duffle Bag XL: To store your main trekking gear.
  • Small Lock: For securing your bags.
  • Sacks/Plastic Bags: For organizing and protecting items from moisture.
  • Trekking Poles: Provides stability and reduces strain on your knees.
  • Sleeping Bag: Suitable for the expected temperature range.


  • Cameras, Batteries, and Memory Cards: To capture the beautiful landscapes.
  • Sunglasses: To protect your eyes from UV rays and glare.
  • Headlamp: A reliable light source for evenings and early mornings.
  • Binoculars: For wildlife and scenic viewing.
  • Tablet Computer: Optional for entertainment or communication (consider the weight and charging options).

Personal & Medical:

  • Water Bottle/Water Purification Tablets: To stay hydrated along the trail.
  • Pain Relievers: For pain relief and altitude-related discomfort.
  • Sun Block and Lip Balm: To protect your skin and lips from the sun and wind.
  • Personal First Aid Kit: Basic medical supplies.
  • Band-Aids: For minor cuts and blisters.
  • Baby Wipes and Hand Wipes: For personal hygiene.
  • Snacks and Goodies: Energy-boosting snacks.
  • Plastic Ziplock Bags: For organizing and protecting items from moisture.

Keep in mind that specific equipment needs may vary based on the time of year and the weather conditions during your trek. Always consult with your tour operator or trekking guide to ensure you have the most suitable gear for your Ghorepani Poonhill Ghandruk trek.


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