Ghorepani Poonhill Trek (10 Days)

Basic Info ( Ghorepani Poonhill Trek 10 Days ) $ 705 per person

Duration 10
Group Size 2 or more
TransportaionPrivate car & Tourist bus
Altitude 2,850m/9,350ft
Accomodations Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara, Tea House/Lodge during trek
Best Seasons Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
Activities Trekking, Hiking
Meals Welcome and Farewell dinner at Katmandu, All meals during treks

Basic Intro

Ghorepani – Poonhill trek is one of the most popular modest short treks in Nepal. Every year thousands of foreign people come to Nepal to do this short trek. This trek is also popularly known as the Annapurna sunrise trek. Poonhill trek is in the Annapurna region where our trek starts from Nayapul which is about an hour's drive from Pokhara. The Eight-day trek provides a magnificent view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Annapurna South, and Mt. Fishtail along with sunrise from Viewpoint. On the other hand, we also get the opportunity to see the rhododendron forest where we have to pass through. We also have to pass through different Gurung and Magar villages and some of the best waterfalls. Walking in the more than 4000 stone steps and crossing some of the longest suspension bridges really help you to find your actual strength. While walking to the trial we have to cross more than 8 hills where we can see the paranormal view of the Himalayan and green forest from different angles. It provides us with more energy and excitement to hike. Staying in the tea house, having conversations with the villagers, visiting village health posts, and schools, and eating delicious organic food grown in the local village which makes our body healthy are some extra activities that make our trek amazing and memorable.

This 10-day Ghorpani – Poonhill trek is for those guests who are interested in seeing the mountain and don’t have much time in Nepal.  This trek is also suitable for those who are interested in seeing the nature with the family. However, we also organize Annapurna Base Camp for -16 Days where you can find a closer view of Mt. Annapurna via Mt.Machhapuchher base camp. We also organize the Annapurna circuit trek – 17 Days. this trek is perfect for those who are interested in seeing the panorama view of Mt. Annapurna and other mountains from different angle, this trek is also the second most popular trek in Nepal.


After arrival in Kathmandu, we transferred to your hotel which is in the peaceful street on the edge of Thamel. We provide you with a deluxe room with a private bathroom and balcony, a Tea/Coffee maker, and toilet trees. However, we have a hotel in Pokhara, near Phewa Lake.  These hotels are 3-star categories by the government of Nepal. The above package price includes 3-star category hotels however we also provide 4-star and 5-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. But during the trek, there is only Tea House/Lodge which doesn’t have any facility except the twin bed. All the rooms are in “twin share”. Single supplementary will charge $200 extra.  In Kathmandu and Pokhara, the hotel has 24/7 receptions while the trekking recitation is closed after 9-10 pm. In some places during trekking, we have private bathrooms but in some areas, there is only a shared bathroom. The entire place has a 24/7 hot water facility but during tea house in the trek, it is chargeable.


For meals we provide Buffet Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara which is included in the cost. We also serve lunch and dinner from our hotel restaurant where you have to pay by yourself. However, during the trekking, we provide three meals per day (i.e. Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner per day) from the selected menu as available in the lodge and tea house. Food during the trek is not so well decorated as in Kathmandu and Pokhara however; most of the food is prepared by the local people in their field. The food is organic, delicious, and quite healthy. We also offer a Welcome and Farewell dinner with our agency team leader with a traditional cultural dance program in Kathmandu.

Day 01:- Arrival, Transfer to Hotel.

Day 02:- Kathmandu heritage sightseeing, Trekking preparation.

Day 03:- Drive to Pokhara (823m/2700ft) 6 -7 hours.

Day 04:- Drive to Nayapul, trek to Ulleri (2020m/6627ft) 1 hours drive, 5-6 hours walk.

Day 05:- Ulleri to Ghorepani (2860m/9385ft) 5-6 hours walk.

Day 06:- Poonhill hike (3210m/10530ft), walk to Tadapani (2630m/8628ft) 6-7 hours walk.

Day 07:- Trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6365ft) 4-5 hours walk.

Day 08:- Ghandruk to Pokhara 4 – 5 hours walk, 3 hours drive.

Day 09:- Drive back to Kathmandu 6-7 hours drive.

Day 10:- Departure.


  • All airport pickup/drop.
  • Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Private Vehicle with air-conditioning.
  • Kathmandu Heritage Sightseeing with a tour guide.
  • Pokhara - Nayapul-Pokhara by private car/jeep.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu tourist bus tickets.
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging.
  • Four seasonal sleeping bags and trekking maps (sleeping bags are to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National Park permit, TIMS).
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.


Not Includes

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring small denomination cash USD and two passport photographs).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Private vehicle (Kathmandu-Pokhara or Pokhara-Kathmandu one way $115 extra up to 3 Person)
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara(and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc).
  • Tips for guides and porters.


Arrival, Transfer to Hotel.

Day 1 : Arrival, Transfer to Hotel.

According to your flight details, you will be greeted by our representative at the international airport with your name and Himalayan Club Tours and Travel written on it. Then, we will assist you in transferring to the Hotel where you will be welcomed by tea/coffee. In the evening we will have a welcome dinner organized by our team to get to know each other. Finally, we will spend overnight at Kathmandu.
Kathmandu heritage sightseeing, Trekking preparation.

Day 2 : Kathmandu heritage sightseeing, Trekking preparation.

After a short introduction with our tour guide, today we are having a tour of Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage site with our tour guide which includes Pashupatinath Temple “Nepal's biggest Hindu temple” It is also a place for the body crimination of the Hindu religion. Then we will drive to Bouddhanath Stupa which is nearby Pashupatinath temple. Bouddhanath is the Asian biggest stupa. It was damaged by an earthquake in 2015 AD however, it has been completely repaired recently. Then we will drive to Swayambhunath Stupa, popularly known as “Monkey Temple”. This stupa is on a small hill from where we can see the whole Kathmandu valley. At last, we will drive to Patan Durbar Square, “Ancient Royal Palace”. Inside the square, you will get a chance to view different Hindu temples which are Bhimsen Temple, Vishwanath Temple, Taleju Bhawani Temple, and Krishna Temple which are the most popular temples among them. Besides it, you can study Newar architecture, arts and their culture where our tour guide will help you to describe the history of every place. In the evening we will have a meeting with our trekking guide who will help us do the trekking preparation. Finally, we will spend overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 03:- Drive to Pokhara (823m/2700ft) 6 -7 hour.

Day 3 : Day 03:- Drive to Pokhara (823m/2700ft) 6 -7 hour.

After having a packed breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to the second tourist area of Nepal “Pokhara” which is famed as a lakeside city. We will depart at around 7 am from the tourist bus park of Kathmandu following the Prithvi Highway to Pokhara. After that, we will drive for around 6–7 hours with two times lunch and tea breaks on the way. While driving to Pokhara we will drive by the bank of the Trishuli River where we will also get an opportunity to see the amazing panorama of the river with green hills. At last, we will spend overnight at Pokhara.
Drive to Nayapul, trek to Ulleri (2020m/6627ft) 1 hrs drive, 5-6 hrs walk.

Day 4 : Drive to Nayapul, trek to Ulleri (2020m/6627ft) 1 hrs drive, 5-6 hrs walk.

We will drive to Nayapul after having breakfast at our hotel. From where we will start our trek, after having tea and preparing trek we will walk through the small Gurung village toward Birathanti “first check-in point”. After showing the trekking document we will walk forward to the hills by following the muddy and little dusty road where we will stop for our lunch. From the hills, we will walk through more than 4000 stone steps trial not only that we have to walk by the village and birch forest also. After walking more than 3 hours hill steps we will be at Ulleri (2020m) where we will spend our overnight.
Ullari to Ghorepani (2860m/9385ft) 5-6 hrs walk.

Day 5 : Ullari to Ghorepani (2860m/9385ft) 5-6 hrs walk.

The day starts with hot tea with breakfast at the tea house, then we walk forward to Ghorepani. You will have to walk through stone step uphill and we pass through rhododendron and oak forest. We can also see small Mt. Annapurna while walking to Ghorepani. After walking through the forest and crossing some amazing bridge and waterfalls we stopped somewhere for a tea break we finally reached Ghorepani. Ghorepani is one of the most popular and busy villages in the Annapurna region. You can find some local food and product which was made by local people. If you are trekking in the best season you will observe the area is enclosed with snow. Overnight at Ghorepani.
Poonhill hike (3210m/10530ft), walk to Tadapani (2630m/8628ft) 6-7 hrs walk.

Day 6 : Poonhill hike (3210m/10530ft), walk to Tadapani (2630m/8628ft) 6-7 hrs walk.

Early in the morning we walk to Poonhill view point (3210m), takes around 45 minute uphill walk from Ghorepani. And be ready to watch sunrise over Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Dhaulagiri, Fistail and other peaks with its range. We spend some hours at unforgettable moment of life and take some photo video and some hot tea/coffee. Then we walk back to Ghorepani where we have hour breakfast. From here we walk to Tadapani, passing through the Rhododendron forest. We walk downhill Tadapani with the stunning view of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Fishtail and green forest. Stay overnight at Tadapani.
Trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6365ft) 4-5 hrs walk.

Day 7 : Trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6365ft) 4-5 hrs walk.

Our trek to Ghandruk start form walking downhill from Tadapani through the middle of decent rhododendron forest. We will reach Ghandruk at lunch. After having lunch at the hotel we go for explore at Ghandruk village “Gurung community people”. We also see the traditional muddy and stony house. We can also observe stunning view of Mt. Fishtail. In the evening we can also visit Ghandruk museum. Overnight at Ghandruk.
Ghandruk to Pokhara 4 – 5 hrs walk, 3 hrs drive.

Day 8 : Ghandruk to Pokhara 4 – 5 hrs walk, 3 hrs drive.

Last day of trekking, we move ahead form Ghandruk to Nayapul after breakfast at hotel. We walk down to Kimcha. Form Kimcha we drive to Nayapul by a local jeep. We drive around 1 hour by following Modi river. Then we drive to Pokhara from Nayapul by a private vehicle form same route. Overnight at Pokhara.
Drive back to Kathmandu 6-7 hrs drive.

Day 9 : Drive back to Kathmandu 6-7 hrs drive.

We drive to Kathmandu early in morning in cozy tourist bus by following the same Prithivi highway. While driving we can see river on the left while high hills on the right side. In evening we have a farewell dinner with our office team leader where you can share your experience about the Poonhill Trek. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 10 : Departure.

Last day in Nepal our office staff will drop you at airport before 2 hours of your actual flight, with some good memory about us and unforgettable memories about trekking.

Equipment List

Sun hat or scarf

  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body:

  • Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts 
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet :

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Upper Body:

  • T-shirts 
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket


  • Lightweight gloves


  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
  • Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags
  • for keeping items dry inside the trek bag
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet paper, etc)

Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort label): 

  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel 
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  •  Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  •  Deodorants
  •  Nail clippers
  •  Face and body moisturizer
  •  Feminine hygiene products
  •  Small mirror

Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your comfort label):

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash
  • Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness in case)
  • Water purified pills

Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort label)

  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Reading book
  • Journal & Pen
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel games i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Useful Information

Trekking Season

Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan., and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.