Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

7 Days

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a beautiful short introduction to both Annapurna and Dhaulagiri trekking regions. The trails in the Ghorepani-Poonhill trek go through icy waterfalls and historical old patchwork valleys full of dense mossy forests. Around every bend, you will be teased by glimpses of different high snow-covered mountains, but the whole beauty of them will be revealed as you reach the highest point of the trek at Poonhill viewpoint.

This the short trek through the foothills of Annapurna mountain range to the viewpoint of Poonhill offers the best trek in Nepal.  You will get to behold glimpses of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Mountain), Annapurna Mountain Range, the great Dhaulagiri, and the spectacular villages inhabited by the Gurkha tribes of Gurungs and Magars. You will also get to enjoy ancient dense rhododendron forests full of flora and fauna in the deep sub-tropical valleys of this region. Ghorepani (2874 meter/9429 Feet) is a village in Annapurna region famous for its athe viewpoint: the Poonhill (3210 meters/10531 Feet), and for 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 the place where the traders in this zone found water for their horse (“Ghore” meaning horse and “Pani” meaning, water in Nepalese language.) It’s also a major midpoint linking major trekking and travel routes of both Annapurna and Dhaulagiri region treks.



Arrival in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) by tourist bus. It takes around 7 hours.

7 hours

Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) by car.
It takes around 1 and 1/2 hours
Same day trek Birethanti to Tikhedhunga (1570 m). It takes around 5 hours

1.5 hours

Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2880m).

6 hours

Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210 m.) via Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.).

7 hours

Trek from Ghandruk (1950m) to Nayapul (1070m) via Birethanti. It takes around 5 hours.
Same day drive from Nayapul to Pokhara. It takes around 1 and 1/2 hours

1.5 hours

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.

7 hours

Cost Includes

  • A guide
  • Entry permits for Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Necessary transport by tourist bus.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to Pokhara by Taxi .
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) only for our guides during the trek
  • Accommodation in tea houses (lodges) only for our guides and porters during the trek
  • Necessary equipment such as sleeping bag, down jacket etc. for our staff.
  • Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staffs
  • Airport picks up and drop services

Cost Excludes

  • Emergency Mountain Medical Rescue Insurance (It is provided by your insurance company. Please buy it in your country. You cannot buy it in Nepal.)
  • 2 Night hotel accommodation at Pokhara with BB basis.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Personal nature expenses such as drinks, beverages, hot shower etc.
  • Tips
  • Lunch & dinner cost in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for you during the trek
  • Accommodation sleeping in typical Nepali lodge (teahouse) for you during the trek.

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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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
From $395
/ Adult
  • 7 Days
  • Nayapul
  • Pokhara
  • Easy
  • 3,210 m
  • Trekking
  • Tea House
  • Nepal
  • Western Region
  • Sep - Nov and Mar - May

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