Ghorepani Poonhill Trek – Himalayan Friendship Trek

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek


The GhorepaniPoonhill Trekking is one of the short trekking adventure to Annapurna region of Nepal. The GhorepaniPoonhill Trekking falls under the easy trekking adventure that is packed with easy trekking trails, beautiful nature, traditional farming lands, rhododendron forests, enchanting Himalayas views, and a dive in to the wild nature as well as living in the traditional villages of Annapurna region. The ghorepani is one of the big traditional settlement of Annapurna region with full of lodging and catering facilities residing at the height of 2765 meters above sea level. The Poon Hill is an viewpoint tower located at one hour walk from Ghorepani at the height of 3200 meters where tourists can see all the Himalayas of Annapurna region from one single viewpoint. Ghorepani is the resting village for travelers and the poon hill is the viewpoint hill which is high, wide and clear enough to witness all the Himalayas of annapurna region like Annapurna, Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, LamjungHimal, Mount Fishtail, Mount Himchuli and others. The Poon hill viewpoint is the major attraction of this trip to watch Himalayas on the background setting of sunrise and sunset. Ghorepani is the stopover village for travelers of ancient Himalaya salt trading route where the traders of Nepal, Tibet and china use this route to travel over cities while trading on their way. The Ghorepani is the stopover places for lodging and catering along with watering the horses of the travelers. So the name Ghorepani as Horse water is given to this villages as stopover resting place for Himalayan traders.

The GhorepaniPoonhill Trekking starts from Nayapul of Pokhara city where tourists can either walk from Nayapul or take the vehicle till Birethanti and start walking from there. It takes generally 10 hours walking to reach Ghorepani for a regular trekker but travelers can take one night rest on lower villages on the way to Ghorepani and take their own time to reach Ghorepani without taking stress as the trekking region is full of lodges and catering places to rest and enjoy the nature. The GhorepaniPoonhill Trekking is an easy going trekking adventure passing through beautiful valleys, waterfalls, lush mountains, rhododendron forests, farming lands, traditional mountain villages, walking ways, and stone paved passageways through traditional Gurung village making the trip as memorable dive in to the nature. Starting from Nayapul the travelers came across the villages of Birenthati, Tikhedhunga, Ulleri, Ghorepani, and Poon Hill viewpoint during their trip.

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and a representative of Himalayan friendship Trek & Expedition  will welcome and transfer you to your selected hotel by private vehicle.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus (6-7 hrs) (202 km) or by flight (45 mins). Transfer to hotel in Pokhara.

Day 03: Pokhara to Nayapul by private vehicle an hour and 20 minutes drive (45kms). Then Trek to Tikhedhunga (1510m) (5 hrs). Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2750m) walking (7 hrs). Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Early morning start to ascend Poon Hill (3210m) and it will take an hour to ascend and you will take in the amazing views of Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Annapurna I (8091), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machhapuchhre (fish tail) (6993m), Hiunchuli (6441 m) Nilgiri (6670m) along with many more mountains and green dense forests. Walk back to the lodge to have breakfast and prepare our rucksacks to trek to Tadapani (2720m) (6 hrs). Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1740m) walking (6 hrs). There are natural hot springs about 20 minutes away to relax in. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Pothana (1970m) walking (7 hrs). Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Wake early morning and view the last mountain and panoramic views and then trek to Dhampus Phedi (920m) walking (4 hrs) drive back to Pokhara by private vehicle and stay in a Pokhara hotel.

Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus (6-7 hrs) (202 km) by flight (45 minutes).

Day 10: A representative of Unique Nepal Adventure Trek will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport by private vehicle.

What is included?

  • Airport pick up and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Hotel in kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Hotel in pokhara with breakfast.
  • All ground transportation with comfortable private vehicle.
  • All trekking permits,natioal park fee.
  • An english speaking and government licensed experience guide.
  • Necessary porters.
  • Porters and guide insurance.
  • Foods: breakfast, lunch and dinner..

What is not included?

  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue)
  • Down jacket and sleeping bags.
  • personal expenses: telephone,battery charge,extra porters,miniral water or boiled water,showers,bar bills.
  • extra nights accomodation in kathmandu because of early arrivals,late departure,early return from mountain,due to any reason.
  • Tips for guides and porters.