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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

8 Days
Starting Point Nayapool Ending Point Pokhara
Trip Difficulty Easy Max Altitude 3,210 m
Duration 8 Days Best Season All Season
Trip Cost US$ 325 per person Group Size Min 2 Pax
Country Nepal Meals Excluded
Trip Style Tea House/Lodge

Trip Highlights

  • Sunrise view from Poonhill
  • Landscape views and greenery rhododendron forests
  • Gurung and Magar indigenous
  • Panoramic views of Mount. Annapurna and other (Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre etc) mountains

Trip Introduction

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a beautiful short introduction into both Annapurna and Dhaulagiri trekking region. The trails during the Ghorepani-Poonhill trek goes through icy waterfalls, historical old patchwork valleys full of dense mossy forest. Around every bend you will be tease by the glimpse of different high snow covered mountains but the whole beauty of it will be revealed as you reach the highest point of the trek at Poonhill View point. This amazing short trek through the foothills of Annapurna mountain range to the view point of Poonhill offers the best trek in Nepal. Walk through this trek in base of Annapurna mountain range tease every moment by the glimpse of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Mountain), Annapurna Mountain Range and the great Dhaulagiri in the spectacular villages inhabited by the Gurkha tribes of Gurungs, Magars enjoying the ancient dense rhododendron forest full flora &fauna in the deep sub-tropical valleys of mountainous Nepal.

Ghorepani (2874 meter/9429 Feet) is a village in Annapurna region famous for his amazing view point the Poonhill (3210 meters/10531 Feet) and its very famous culture and heritage. The village is within the boundary of Annapurna Conservation area and Myagdi District of Dhaulagiri zone of central Nepal. This place was named Ghorepani as in ancient time it was a place where the spice and other traders in the zone found water for their horse so the name was derivation of Ghore meaning horse in Nepalese language and Pani meaning water in Nepalese language. It’s also a major midpoint linking major trekking and travel routs of both Annapurna Regions treks and Dhaulagiri region treks.

In the pinnacle of trek you climb of Ghorepani Village at dawn to reach Poonhill View point to enjoy the most spectacular view of more than 2 dozen snowcapped mountain including the Himalayan Giants and Mount Dhaulagiri (8167meter and the 7th highest mountain in the world) and Annapurna first (8091meter and the 10th highest mountain in the world). Dhaulagiri (Meaning dazzling white specular mountain in Nepalese language) along with Annapurna (Meaning full of food in Nepalese language) range along with the many mountains and peaks , slowly appear like magic before our eyes bursting with the early golden light of the morning makes this trek worth its weight in gold.

It’s a trek we would gladly recommend to anyone novice or expert trekker as the best trek in Nepal.

Please Note:

Please e-mail us if you want to:

  1. Do individual Trek with guide and porter.
  2. Do trekking with Guide only.
  3. Do trekking with Porter only.
  4. Do trekking with Guide cum Porter.
  5. Do large group Trekking.
  6. Do small group trekking.

We will quote prices according to your requirement. Larger the group size lesser the price will be.

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Swayambhunath
  • Boudhnath
  • Pashupatinath

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (915 m) about 7 hours

Day 04: Pokhara Sightseeing Tour

  • Phewa Lake
  • David Falls
  • International Mountain Museum
  • Peace Pagoda
  • Gupteshwor Cave

Day 05: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m). It takes around 2 hours drive and 4 and half hour trekking.

Day 06: Trek From Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2874 m). It takes around 5 hours.

Day 07: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon hill (3210 m) than trek to Birethati, it takes 6 hours and drive to pokhara. It takes around 2 hours.

Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu. It takes around 7 hours by tourist bus.

Price Includes

  • A guide
  • Necessary Porters (A porter is provided to two persons, and can carry upto 20 Kilos)
  • Entry permits for Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Necessary transport by Tourist bus or Flight.
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) our staff during the trek
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) for you and our staff during the trek
  • Necessary equipment such as sleeping bag, down jacket etc.
  • Mountain Medical Rescue help (It is provided by your insurance company)
  • Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staffs
  • Airport picks up and drop services.
  • Government Tax.

Price Excludes

  • Expenses of Personal Nature such as drinks and beverages, etc.
  • Tips
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for you during the trek
  • Hotel accommodation in Pokhara at lake side.
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Entry fee while sight seeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (We can arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget)

Trekking Equipment list:

The following equipment lists are suggested and essential for both camp & teahouse treks in the Himalayas. Make use of this list as a guideline; some of the equipment can be hired in Katmandu as well. Besides, keep in mind trekking gear can be bought in the many adventure shops in Katmandu Thamel.


  • 1 large duffel bag: This will carry all your personal gear on the trek. It should be strong and durable.  The best size would be around 30″ x 14″, with a full-length zipper and handles.
  • 1 small padlock: Your duffel bag should be locked.
  • 1 rucksack or day pack:  This should accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you want to have during the day.  We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.
  • 1 small duffel bag or suitcase: Items not needed on the trek can be left at the hotel in Kathmandu. This bag should also have a lock.  Be sure to leave room for purchases, or buy one in Kathmandu they have many good quality ones available.

Head and Face Gear:

  • Sunhat
  • A Bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm hat
  • Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor
  • Lip balm with a high SPF factor


  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Inner Clothing:

  • T-shirts
  • Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best
  • Underwear
  • 2 Long shorts
  • 2 Trousers- (loose and comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)
  • Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)
  • Waterproof pants
  • Baggy pants
  • 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)
  • 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket


  • Light weight walking boots- Quality boots (leather is recommended)
  • Spare laces
  • 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
  • 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks
  • One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

  • 1 thermos- Water tends to freeze in ‘normal’ water bottles at high altitude temperatures.
  • 2 one-liter water bottles
  • Purification equipment- Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

  • 30-40 liter daypack
  • Rucksack- Without aluminum support
  • Water Proof Bag- A water proof bag to cover the rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius.

Optional Extras/Luxuries

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • Walkman
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

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