Easier
Level of difficulty
3,210m/10,532ft
Highest altitude
4-6 days walking
Duration

Prices start from just USD $499 per person!

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Overview

If you’re short of time or concerned about the physical demands of trekking in Nepal, the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is a great option. It’s a short, low altitude trek that can be completed in as little as four days. It’s accessible to anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. Poon Hill is one of the most popular vantage points in the Himalaya. You’ll enjoy spectacular views of the seventh highest mountain Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,795ft) and the Annapurna mountains. It will take your breath away!

Travelling to Pokhara

We’ll be waiting to pick you up when you arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. You can choose to travel straight to Pokhara or spend some time relaxing and exploring Kathmandu first.

Pokhara, the gateway to the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek and the second largest city in Nepal, is often known as the adventure capital. Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) is the city’s key feature. On a still day, you can gaze at the beautiful mirror images of the Annapurna’s reflected in the water. Pokhara is the perfect place to relax and have fun! Ask us about including one of the many adventure activities including paragliding and white water rafting in your itinerary!

Trekking to Ghorepani Poon Hill (and Back)

The incredible mountain views are just one of the rewards on offer when you trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill. On the trek you’ll get a taste of the ‘real’ Nepal as we slowly ascend through rural countryside. We’ll see emerald green rice fields, lush forests rich with flora and fauna, and villages where the smiles of the Nepali people are infectious! If you’re trekking in March or early April, you’ll see bright, colourful forests of Rhododendrons native to Nepal. On our return from Poon Hill we’ll rest our weary legs in the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda situated on the river bank and surrounded by lush forest.

Soak up the View

We hike up to Poon Hill from Ghorepani just in time to see the sunrise. Our spectacular view boasts some of the highest mountains in the world! Including the seventh highest mountain Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,795ft) and the tenth highest mountain Annapurna I (8,091m/26,545ft).

Back to Kathmandu

You can choose to fly or return to Kathmandu by bus. Kathmandu is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, so you’ll be sure to want to see some! Ask us about including a sightseeing tour in your itinerary and make sure you allow time to pick up souvenirs and gifts in the quirky maze of streets in Thamel!

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu

We’ll be waiting to pick you up when you arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. You can either travel straight to Pokhara or check into your hotel in Thamel and spend some time in Kathmandu before your trek. If you need to pick up some equipment, you’ll find everything you need close to your hotel in Thamel or Pokhara.

If you decide to spend some time in Kathmandu, choose between taking an early flight (~25 minutes) to Pokhara the next morning, or a bus (~6-7 hours), which will add a day to your itinerary.

Day 2

Time to trek! Nayapul (1,070m/3,510ft) to Tikhedhunga (1,480m/4,856ft) ~3 hours walking

We’ll take private transport to Nayapul and begin our trek. A short one hour leg stretch and we reach one of our favorite lunch stops in Birethanti. If you haven’t tried it yet, dal bhat is a must! After lunch we trek for another two hours up to Tikhedhunga. Passing terraced farmlands, a stunning waterfall and of course you’ll see rural Nepali people going about their business. We stay overnight in Tikhedhunga.
Day 3

Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft) ~6 hours walking

We start our day with a steep 90 minute climb up more than 3,000 steps to Ulleri. From here, take the focus off your legs for a while and enjoy the amazing view of Annapurna South (7,219m/23,684ft) and Himchuli (6,441m/21,132ft). After another 90 minutes we reach our lunch stop in Banthati. Then we push on for about three hours to Ghorepani, taking a break half way at Nagathati. During the afternoon, we ascend through lush forests of Rhododendrons. Trek in March and early April to see them in full bloom! We stay overnight in Ghorepani. From here, enjoy incredible views of many high mountains including Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,795ft) and Annapurna I (8,091m/26,545ft).
Day 4

Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3,210m/10,532ft) for sunrise, then Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,700m/8,858ft) ~6 hours walking

The moment you’ve been waiting for! We have an early start to climb about 45 minutes to Poon Hill before sunrise. Then pick your spot, get your camera ready and watch possibly the most impressive sunrise you’ve ever seen! Tick off ten mountains over 7,000m/23,000ft – Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV and V, Gurja Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna South and Gangapurna. In awe, we return to Ghorepani for breakfast before continuing our trek. After an hour’s climb, we have a great vantage point on the other side. We then slowly descend to the other side of Banthati for lunch. Tadapani is our overnight stay and we arrive there after a steep descent, followed by a good climb through the forest.
Day 5

Tadapani to Jhinu Danda (1,760m/5,774ft) and a dip in the hot springs! ~7 hours walking

Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s all downhill from here! Ask any Nepali – the Himalaya is always ‘up down up down up’. On day five we hike down to Chule and Kimrong Khola and then back up to Gurjung for lunch. We continue climbing for an hour and then descend once again to Chomrong, and finally reach Jhinu Danda where we spend the night. After a huge day you’ll be glad to soak in the relaxing hot springs before dinner!
Day 6

Jhinu Danda to Subai (1,100m/3,609ft) ~4 hours walking, then jeep to Pokhara

We finish with an easy hike, stopping for lunch at Kyume after three hours. A final hour to walk off lunch and we arrive at Subai where jeeps take us back to Pokhara for mid to late afternoon. The evening is yours to explore Pokhara or just relax with a drink and stunning mountain view. Boating on Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) is a must and we think there’s no better time than at sunset. There are lots of other things to see and do in the adventure capital of Nepal, so consider staying a few extra days to soak up the vibe!
Day 7

Drive or fly to Kathmandu and celebrate!

We travel back to Kathmandu and meet one last time for an end of trek celebration meal and culture show. Be sure to make some time for souvenir and gift shopping! In Thamel you’ll find amazing and beautiful things for an exceptional price.
Day 8

Goodbye Nepal

We’ll organise your transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight home. However you may wish to stay a little longer in Kathmandu and explore some UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the stunning ancient city of Bhaktapur. Ask us about including a sightseeing tour in your itinerary!

Prices for this trek are in USD and start from just $499 per person* including bus transfers, or $719 per person including domestic flight transfers.

We calculate the exact cost of your trip package based on your customised itinerary, travel preference and the number of people trekking. This way, you only pay for what you want and if you prefer, you can choose to make some of your own arrangements – like city hotels.

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As standard, our quotes include and exclude the following. However, when we provide a quote we’ll explain exactly what is and isn’t included in the cost, which will be based on your customised itinerary, travel preference and requirements.

INCLUDED
Transfers from and to Kathmandu International Airport
Domestic flights OR bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu (based on your travel preference)
Comfortable hotel shared accommodation (usually 2 people per room) in Pokhara and Kathmandu with breakfast (based on your travel preference)
Private ground transport to and from the trek
Shared accommodation in teahouses (usually 2 people per room) during the trek
All meals during the trek based on your travel preference (breakfast, lunch and dinner, each with a cup of tea or coffee)
Experienced and friendly English-speaking Guide; their salary, accommodation, meals and insurance
Porter (1 between 2 people, to carry a maximum of 13kg per person); their salary, accommodation, meals and insurance
Trekking permits
Celebration meal in a great local restaurant (with a cup of tea or coffee)
All government taxes and local service charges
Nepalorama T-shirt!
NOT INCLUDED
Meals not specified in the ‘INCLUDED’ costs above
Additional tea, coffee, all mineral water (we recommend water purification tablets), and bar bills (coke, juice, beer, etc.)
International airfare
Travel insurance
Nepal entry visa fees
Tips for guides, porters and Nepalorama representatives
Sightseeing costs (transport, attraction entry fees and cultural tour guide)
Credit card fees and bank charges (no charge if cash paid in a major currency)

*We’ve calculated this price based on six people trekking together, following the itinerary detailed in the ‘Example Itinerary’ tab on this page (total 9-days taking the bus to and from Pokhara).

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Poon Hill Trek - one of the best vamtage points in the Himalaya with magnificent views of Mount Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas
Stunning view of river, terraced green rice fields and hills in the distance, on our way to Poon Hill.
Banana trees and Marigolds on Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp treks
Rural Nepali elderly man taking a break in the hills as we passed on our way to Poon Hill.
Beautiful teahouse gardens along the Poon Hill Trek
Steps dotted with flowers on the Poon Hill trek
Morning panoramic view of Mount Dhaulagiri from Poon Hill.
Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I from Poon Hill
Guest house at Jhinu Danda on Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp treks

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 3 reviews
April 8, 2019

I went for Annapurna trekking last month and the best decision that I ever made in regards to the trek was choosing Nepalorama to organize the trek.
I got their reference from one of the posts in Trip Advisor.
All the communications were through email and Anna was responsive and prompt in her replies. They helped me in identifying the best options for me creating the best itinerary that is best suited to my schedule.
Once I landed in KTM, Krishna welcomed me at the airport and took me to the Hotel. He also explained the current weather condition and was informed about the changes we may have to make in the itinerary based on the weather condition.
Ramesh was my guide and he was great for me. The guy was very friendly and helpful.
The plan was to do ACT but when we reached NAWAL, it started snowing and the high pass was not accessible in that weather condition. So based on the situation, we decided to revert back to Pokhara and do a Ghorepani/poonhill trek which was accessible.
The package included B&B, lunch and dinner. All my accommodations were the best option in the given scenario.
The team coordinated all the changes so well that none of the changes caused any issues during the whole trip.
I am so happy that I went with Nepalorama and I have already day dreaming about doing EBC with team next year.
Thanks Ramesh Anna and Krishna. You guys were rocking.

April 1, 2019

This is our first time abroad trekking it’s better than I expected Anna gave me a lot of preparation information. The trek was very nice. Ramesh and his team are very friendly helpful and professional. I would recommend Nepalorama trekking to everyone.
Thank you so much and hope to see you again in next year.

May 1, 2018

We took the Poon Hill Circuit Trek with Krishna and it was amazing!
Krishna was an awesome guide, he took good care of me and our trekking group and catered our trek to our needs.
We changed our itinerary last minute and he was happy to assist us. Being the slightly less fit one in the group, Krishna made sure I didn’t get left behind!

The accommodations was great, the food was good and the company was perfect!
I would recommend anyone to take a trek with Krishna!

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