Ghorepani Poonhill Trek – 6 Days


USD 699

Trip Duration

6 days

Trip Grade


Highest Altitude



Tea Houses, Lodges


By Public Bus or Private Vehicle

Group Size


Best Season

Sep to Dec and March to May

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek – 6 Days Brief Insight

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek – 6 Days is perhaps the ultimate short trek in the Himalayas. Suitable for people of all ages, particularly good for families with children. This trek can 5 days in length and still gets into the heart of the Annapurna, which used to be the main pass for Tibetan traders to get to Pokhara from Mustang.

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is considered to be one of the best treks in Nepal. Poon Hill (3,210m) is the ultimate viewing point to observe stunning sunrise & sunset and the panorama of the world’s seventh, eighth & tenth highest Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Manaslu (8163m), and Mt. Annapurna (8091m) respectively, and Nilgiri, Tukuche, Varaha Shikhar, and Lamjung Himal. Hiking up to Poon Hill to watch the sunrise over these stunning snow-covered mountains is something to be treasured.

The Ghandruk village is a beautiful balance between nature and culture an ethnic Gurung village with rich traditions and Buddhist culture with a panoramic view of the Annapurna range embracing the entire skyline. There are enough accommodation and food services enroot for the ease of the trekkers. This trek also includes hiking through colorful villages and rhododendron forests, with the backdrop of the Annapurna always present.

Even for experienced trekkers, this is a great introduction to the Himalayas, especially if time is short. Accommodation along this established route is very comfortable and the menus are not disappointing. And of course, the mountains never disappoint either in their fully photogenic beauty.

Highlights of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek – 6 Days

  • Spectacular sunrise/sunset views backgrounder on the chain of the Himalayas in the Annapurna region from Poon Hill (3210 meters).
  • Marvelous views of the snow-capped views of Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri ranges, Machhapuchhre Himal, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, and Mardi Himal.
  • You will get to ascend/descend the popular stone stairs of Ulleri village.
  • You will forget all your lethargy and pain of walking because of the amazing hospitality locals offer.
  • You will have a cool time walking through the lush forests, scattered Magar settlements, and the amazing mountain views

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and transfer to Hotel (7-8 hrs)

Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel
After breakfast drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara through the bank of Trishuli and Marshyangdi river
Upon arrival to Pokhara transfer to the hotel and refreshment
After refreshment explore the lakeside of Pokhara
Overnight at hotel

Day 2 : Morning drive from Pokhara to Birethanti (1.5 hrs) and trek to Ulleri (2055 meters)

Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel
After breakfast drive from Pokhara to Birethanti and start the trekking up to Ulleri.
Upon arrival to Ulleri transfer to the hotel and refreshment
After refreshment explore the local area and local culture of Ulleri
Overnight at hotel

Day 3 : Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2850m/9350 ft) (5/6 hrs)

Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel
After breakfast start the trekking from Ulleri to Ghorepani
Upon arrival to Ghorepani transfer to the hotel and refreshment
After refreshment explore the local area and local culture of Ghorepani
Overnight at hotel

Day 4 : Sunrise Poon Hill (3210m/10531 ft) then trek to Ghandruk (2170m/7120 ft) (6/7 hrs)

Early in the morning climb up to Poon Hill for a sunrise view
Then back to the hotel and take breakfast
After breakfast starts the trek from Ghorepani to Ghandruk.
Upon arrival to Ghandruk transfer to the hotel and refreshments
After refreshments explore the local area and local culture.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 5 : Trek from Ghandruk to Birethanti (2/3 hrs) and drive to Pokhara (3/4 hrs)

Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel
After breakfast start the trekking from Ghandruk to Sewei and explore these area
Then drive back from Birethanti to Pokhara
Upon arrival to Pokhara transfer to the hotel and refreshment
Overnight at hotel

Day 6 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel (7-8 hrs)

Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel
After breakfast drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Upon arrival to Kathmandu transfer to the hotel and refreshment
Overnight at hotel


What is included in Ghorepani Poonhill Trek – 6 Days

  • Trekker’s information management system. (TIMS Card)
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • All Trekking Permit and Local Permit.
    Accommodation in Trekking: All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly, and English speaking Trekking Guide. His well- paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance, etc.
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 peoples). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation.
  • After the Success Trip, Provide Adventure Certificate.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.

What is Excluded

  • Meals and Extra Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Charge for Rusticated Area:
  • All Hot and Cold drinks
  • Single Trekker & Solo Trekker (Porters Extra Charge)
  • Special Table Menu/Bakery Cafe
  • The additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower
  • On the trekking Wi-Fi
  • Personal expenses any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter

Trip Map

Additional Information

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a short and sweet trek at the bottom Himalayan range. The village lies within the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA). Therefore we require a national park permit to visit (ACA). Early-time drinking water was not supplied in this place. Villagers used horses to collect the water in this place. The etymological meaning of Ghodepani means horse to water. That’s why this place was known as Ghodepani. The word Ghodepani converts to Ghorepani.

Furthermore, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek offers a remarkable mountain background along with charming villages. Inhabited particularly by the Gurungs, Poon & Magars. Similarly, a dense rhododendron forest full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys attracts tourists. All set below the Annapurna’s with the charming peak of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) dominating the horizon.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to Ghorepani?
There is no proper connection of roadways up to Ghorepani. Hence, one should follow the trekking trails from Nayapul/Birethathi, Pokhara. It normally takes two days to reach Ghorepani from Pokhara.Day 1. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara2. Morning drive from Pokhara to Nayapul/Birethathi and trek to Ulleri.3. Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani
How do I get to Ghandruk Village from Ghorepani?
Gurung Village Ghandruk Village is a unique village that lies on the Annapurna Trek Route. Also, Explore the beautiful sunrise view from Poon Hill (3210m). Thus, It is just a 6-7 hours trek to reach Ghandruk from Ghorepani.
Ghorepani to Poonhill Distance?
The distance between Ghorepani and Poon Hill is approximately 3.5 kilometers (around 2.2 miles). This trekking route is well-known and frequented by travelers in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trail is clearly marked, offering hikers spectacular vistas of the surrounding mountains, including the awe-inspiring Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.The hike typically takes about 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on individual fitness levels and walking speed. Reaching Poon Hill rewards trekkers with a truly unforgettable experience as they witness a mesmerizing sunrise casting its glow over the Himalayas, leaving an indelible memory for nature enthusiasts and adventurers alike.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Cost?
The cost of the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek can vary depending on factors such as the duration of the trek, included services, and the season chosen for the journey. Here are some general aspects to consider when estimating the costs:Trekking Permits: To enter the Annapurna Conservation Area, permits are required. The Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card must be obtained. The combined cost of these permits is approximately USD 30-40 per person. Guide and Porter: While hiring a licensed guide is not mandatory, it is advisable, especially for those unfamiliar with the area. Guides can provide assistance and enhance the trekking experience. The daily cost of hiring a guide ranges from USD 20-30, depending on their experience and the services they offer. If you require a porter to carry your belongings, their charges are typically around USD 15-20 per day. Accommodation and Meals: Along the trekking route, there are teahouses and lodges available for accommodation. The cost of a basic room in these establishments can vary from USD 5-20 per night, depending on location and amenities. Meals are generally provided at the teahouses and cost around USD 5-10 per meal. Transportation: The cost of transportation to and from the starting point of the trek, usually Nayapul or Pokhara, depends on the chosen mode of transportation. Buses or private taxis are commonly used, and their prices can vary accordingly. Miscellaneous Expenses: Additional expenses may include drinking water, snacks, hot showers, Wi-Fi access, and charging electronic devices. It is recommended to carry some cash to cover these expenses, as credit card facilities may be limited along the trekking route. Please note that the mentioned prices are approximate and can vary. It is advisable to conduct thorough research, plan ahead, or consult with local trekking agencies to obtain accurate and up-to-date information on the costs associated with the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.
Which is the best time to visit Ghorepani Poonhill Trek?
Throughout the year Ghorepani Ghandruk is favorable for trekking. But besides monsoon season other all season is best for this trek. During this time the climatic condition is best. Beautiful landscapes, clear skies, and soaring Himalayan ranges are seen during that time.Therefore, During Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek the unique lifestyle of the Gurung community is explored. The major population of this area is from a British Army background. So, the best accommodation and services can be experienced on this trek.In conclusion, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is one of the most remarkable trekking trails in Nepal. Where every age group people can easily complete the trek. The dense Rhododendron forest welcomes trekkers from the Lower Ghorepani. One can have a great and amazing view of the Massif Annapurna Ranges and the mountain peaks like Machhapuchre, Dhampus Peak, Gangapurna, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri I-IV, Himchuli, and many others.
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