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Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking;An Easy Trek

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is a popular trekking route among Nepalese and foreigners too. It is a short and easy adventure around Annapurna region where any individual can have once in a lifetime memories. Stunning Sunrise view , the  panorama of Himalayas, natural and cultural importance of  place makes this trek extra beautiful. Poonhill view point offers rich view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Himchuli, Machhapuchre and other Himalaya peaks. Gurungs and Magars are local inhabitants of Ghorepani and this place also offers cultural insight of these communities.


Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking begins from magnificient view of Pokhara. Ghorepani Poonhill or Ghandruk Trekking usually starts from Nayapul and crosses the Modi Khola following a trek to Hile, leasing you to Tikhedhunga which means Sharp Stones in Nepali. The trail gradually leads you through crimson Rhododendron forest as we advance forward to Nanga Thaanti, meaning naked patch because of its open field. You can relax your eyes through spectacular views of mighty Mountains when you reach to the top of the Ghorepani Village.

The Trip Continues

Next day in the morning, the day kicks off with the hike to Poonhill and after an hour one can reach to a place from where one can have closer view of the Annapurna Range and snowed Mountains.  One shouldn’t miss Gurung Museum on the top. . It serves right to say that every next house there is a museum, with unique pieces of culture.  Similarly, we slowly descend from Ghandruk for a couple of hours and finally we ascend towards Nayapul and get back to Pokhara on a four-wheeler. Spring Season between March to April and autumn between Septembers to December is best time to go for this trek.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking can be joined by any enthusiast looking for trekking in Nepal regardless their age and fitness level. It is also the prime choice for first time trekkers. Join this trek with Duke Nepal Adventure for best of trekking memories with your friends and family.


Nepal is famous as mountainous country throughout the globe. Tourist coming  from across the world is easily lured by the immense beauty of almighty mountains. These snow-capped mountains gives the feeling of heaven on earth. Poonhill is one of the best and short trekking routes of Nepal. One can experience  Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range from Poonhill. Poonhill is easy trek that makes it more accessible from Pokhara.  Poonhill not only offers the magnificent view of snow-capped mountains but it also takes you to the journey of Gurung culture of Nepal.

Beautiful ladies wearing traditional Gurung hdress and ornaments is one of the thing in Poonhill that gives a short glimpse of Nepalese diversified culture. Poonhill is also famous for early morning sunrise. White Snow- capped mountains turning golden is one of the breathtaking view for both domestic & non-domestic travelers. Poonhill is more about natural attractions than that of man-made attractions. Still local houses, Gurung dance, ritual can be equally attractive.


Ghandruk Poonhill is one of the easy and short trek that Nepal has been offering. One can reach Poonhill via Ulleri or can reach Poonhill via Ghandruk. Ghandruk is comparatively easier route to Poonhill. The trip starts from Birethanti which is 2 hours drive from Pokhara. After reaching Birethanti one can reach Ulleri by short hiking of 3 hours. One next day one can reach Ghorepani from Ulleri with continous walk of 7-8 hours. Poonhill can be easily reached within  2 days from Pokhara. After reaching Ghorpeani one can trek to Ghandruk and can trek to Birethanti from Ghandruk. After reaching Birethanti, one can board the vehicle to Pokhara. The Poonhill is more accessible and easy route of trekking. One can  also use Ghandruk route to reach Poonhiil. Helicopter service is also available if require by the guests.


Ghandruk, Ulleri & Poonhill offers tourist standard hotel to the customers. Cozy beds, tasty foods and world class service comes together in Ghandruk & Poonhill. Poonhill not only offers our authentic cuisine i.e, Dal, Bhat & Tarkari but also offers popular international fast foods such as Pizza, Burger & Sandwiches with the availability of professional chefs. $5-$10 per day can be enough for one day accommodation in Poonhill & Ghandruk. Nepali cuisine Dal, Bhat & Tarkari is readily available everywhere. Client also can have the taste of Gurung food in Ghandruk.


Poonhill offers Horse-riding for both adventure seekers and nature lovers. Similarly one can experience serene sunrise from Poonhill each morning with short hiking of 2 hours from Ghandruk. The overall trekking experience can be amazing experience and activities. Similarly, Poonhill & Ghandruk also offers Gurung village walk which helps to be familiar with Gurung culture of Nepal.

Duke Nepal Adventure has been organizing Poonhill Package in economic & comfortable way.

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1 : Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345m).
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and Pre-trip Meeting
  • Day 3 : Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara(800m).
  • Day 4 : An hour drives to Birethanti(1025m) and trek to Ulleri(2070m)
  • Day 5 : Trek to Ghorapani(2860m) from Ulleri(2070m)
  • Day 6 : Poon Hill(3210m) hiking in the morning, and trek to Tadapani(2630m)
  • Day 7 : Trek to Ghandruk(1940m), village tour in the evening
  • Day 8 : Trek to Birethanti(1025m), and drive to Pokhara
  • Day 9 : Drive back to Kathmandu and overnight at hotel
  • Day 10 : Transfer to international airport for your final departure

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345m).
    Upon your arrival at International Airport, Duke Nepal Representatives will receive you and drop you to the hotel by our private tourist vehicle. Overnight Stay at Hotel Meals: Dinner
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and Pre-trip Meeting
    This full day sightseeing trip will combine various monuments, cultural and Heritage site within the valley- Boudhanath an Buddhist stupa, Pashupatinath an Hindu Temple, Patan durbar square, Swoyambunath, an Buddhist and Hindu Shrine, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka Museum and Kumari (virgin) living goddess temple. After Sightseeing you will have briefing about further itinerary. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 3 : Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara(800m).
    At 6:30am, our trekking staffs will pick up you at hotel and escort to the bus station. The bus to Pokhara leaves at around 7:30am. You will drive by the beautiful rivers Trisuli and marsyangdi which is very popular for rafting as well. Pokhara is very popular for the panoramic view of majestic Himalayas such as Annapurna, Machhapuchhre in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. After 7 hours of drive, you will arrive at Pokahara, beautiful city of lakes, caves,Buddhist and Hindus temples. You can enjoy your evening wandering on lake sides. Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 4 : An hour drives to Birethanti(1025m) and trek to Ulleri(2070m)
    Our trek starts at Birethanti a large village with many shops and teahouses after an hour drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. We start walking from Birethanti and after ascending steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently to reach at Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070m. Overnight at guest house
  • Day 5 : Trek to Ghorapani(2860m) from Ulleri(2070m)
    This path gives us breathtaking views of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and the grand Annapurna (7219m) south on the way. The trail is quite easy and we pass forest and rhododendron trees on the way to Ghorepani. Overnight at guest house
  • Day 6 : Poon Hill(3210m) hiking in the morning, and trek to Tadapani(2630m)
    An hour early morning hike to Poon Hill (3232m.) offers you the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountains. We hike down to Ghorepani and after a hot breakfast at Lodge and trek to Tadapani (2650 m.). Most part of the trail we trek through the colorful jungle of pine and rhododendron trees. Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 7 : Trek to Ghandruk(1940m), village tour in the evening
    Today, the trail descends through forests to Ghandruk, it is easy trekking by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests with the chirping sounds of birds .This is one of the popular destinations for the birds' lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village and the home to many Gorkha soldiers. Because of its beautiful mountain views its one of popular destinations for trekkers. We will explore the Gurung village in this day. Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 8 : Trek to Birethanti(1025m), and drive to Pokhara
    Today, it is easy trek to descend from Ghandruk all the way to Kimchi and crossing Seulibazzar via Birethanti and drive back to Pokhara.
  • Day 9 : Drive back to Kathmandu and overnight at hotel
    You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto Chitwan jungle safari, rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, and scenic Everest flight, mountain biking and other activities. Drive back to Kathmandu and overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 10 : Transfer to international airport for your final departure
    You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure by our airport representative. It’s our great pleasure to organize your tour and thanks for joining the team of Duke Nepal Adventure Pvt. Ltd.


  • Includes
    • Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by our car, van and bus
    • Accommodation as required by you or as specified in the appropriate itinerary
    • City tour with our guides in private car, van or bus if appropriate
    • All typical Meals during the trek/tour (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners)
    • 3 Cup of teas during the trek/tour
    • English speaking Guide depending on the place
    • Local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek/tour
    • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
    • Airfares including taxes as appropriate for internal flight transfer which is a part of trek/tour itinerary
    • Land transportation as appropriate for trek/tour itinerary
    • All our government taxes
    • Official expense
    • First aid kits
    • Map
    • Availability of Duke Nepal Personnel in emergency
  • Excludes
    • Certain lunches and dinners as explained in the trek/tour itinerary
    • Your travel insurance which is compulsory
    • Your International Plane fare and airport taxes
    • Appropriate visa fees
    • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
    • Meals not listed in the itinerary.
    • Personal expenses such as room service, internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
    • Personal trek/tour equipment and gear
    • Certain sightseeing entrance fees
    • Gratuities, tips to guides, porters, drivers, (not compulsory)

Trip Facts

  • Region: Annapurna Region
  • Max. Altitude: 3210m
  • Grade :
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Duration: 10 Days Day(s)
  • Rating: Popular

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