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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 4 days

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5 - Excellent
Based on 3 Reviews


Trip Grade
Moderate, 3210 m
Accommodation
Hotel/Tea House
Meals
B/L/D during trek
Transportation
Private Vehicle/Flight

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 4 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Stunning view of sunrise over Annapurna from the top of Poonhill viewpoint
  • Beautiful views of snow-capped mountains like Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri Annapurna South, and more
  • Unique, diverse, and rare flora and fauna
  • Visit local settlements along the way
  • Explore monasteries and Gurung Museum to learn about the local lifestyle
  • Start and end your journey in the lakeside town of Pokhara with its fascinating mix of culture, mountaineering history, restaurants, and many more

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Overview

Slightly diverting from the Annapurna base camp trek route, Poon Hill Trek is a short but very popular trek in Nepal for 4 days. On this 4-day Poon-hill trek, you will experience the lush vegetation of the Annapurna Conservation Area and panoramic views of the Annapurna range and other mountains.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a four-day trek that can be done throughout the year. You can hike in any season of the month. However, at the end of December and January, a lot of snow accumulates on the trail which makes the trek a little harder with the colder weather. This trek is suitable for all the people as you don't have to worry about altitude sickness. It is a great destination for a week's vacation and can be also adjusted as per your schedule.

This Poon Hill trek is suitable for anyone who is time-bound but still wants to experience trekking in the beautiful Annapurna region of Nepal. you will be accompanied by the stunning view of the Annapurna ranges and Dhaulagiri throughout your whole trek. You can enjoy spectacular views from day 2. With its diverse terrain, amazing beauty, and rich local culture, Poon Hill Trek offers a wonderful glimpse into the calm and hidden world of the Himalayas.

Trip facts of Ghorepani Poon Hill trek

  • Trekking destination: Annapurna region, Nepal
  • Trip starting point: Pokhara
  • Trip ending point: Pokhara
  • Trek starting point: Nayapul
  • Trek ending point: Nayapul
  • Total trekking time per day: 3 to 8 hours (as per itinerary)
  • Maximum altitude: 3,180 meters (Poon Hill)
  • Trip grade: Moderate
  • Group size: Minimum of 2 persons in a group
  • Mountain Viewed: Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, Annapurna South, and Dhaulagiri

Trip Outline

Day 01: Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri
Day 02: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani
Day 03: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Ghandruk
Day 04: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri

Our first day will start in Pokhara. After breakfast, we drive in a private vehicle to Nayapul which is the starting point of our trek. It takes about 1 hour to reach Nayapul. After reaching Nayapul, we will walk to Ulleri (2070m / 6,791 ft). It takes us about 3 hours to reach Ulleri. The roar of Modi River, the chirping of birds, and the beautiful rhododendron forest along the way will make our trek more interesting. Upon reaching Ulleri, we will stay in a lodge and rest for the day.

  • Trek Hours: 3 hours
  • Altitude:2,070m/6,791ft

Day 02: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani

After breakfast, we will start our trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani which will take us about 2 hours. After crossing Banthali village, you will see the stunning view of Annapurna South, Himchuli, and many more. After crossing many rivers and beautiful rhododendrons forest we reach Nangethanti. From there we will walk for around an hour and reach Ghorepani which will offer you a beautiful view of mountains like Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, and many more. After reaching Ghorepani we will have plenty of spare time so we will stroll around the village and stay overnight in a beautiful tea house.

  • Trek Hours: 2 hours
  • Altitude: 2,675m/ 8,776m

Day 03: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Ghandruk

We will start our trek before dawn and hike the Poon hill base to enjoy the stunning view of sunrise. From this base, it will take us about 1 hour to reach the top of Poonhill. When we reach the top, we will wait for the sun to rise and will enjoy the sunrise and enjoy the breathtaking sunkissed view of the mountains like Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri which will last for about 40 minutes. Then, we will return to Ghorepani. After breakfast, we will head down to Ghandruk, a beautiful Gurung village in the Kaski district famous for its hospitality. The trek from Ghorepani to Ghandruk is 6 hours and after reaching there we will spend the night at Ghandruk's tea house.

  • Trek Hours: 8 hours
  • Altitude: 3,180m/10,433ft

Day 4: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and Drive Back to Pokhara

Following the scenic route from Ghandruk, we will bid farewell to the picturesque mountains like Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Himchuli. After passing beautiful rhododendron forests, rivers, and many suspension bridges, we reach Birethanti. From Birethanti, you will walk downward and follow the Modi river to Nayapul. From Nayapul, we will drive and return back to the beautiful city of Pokhara in a private vehicle. We will stay at lakeside Hotel and enjoy musical night in Pokhara.

  • Trek Hours: 5 hours
  • Altitude: 827m/2713ft

What's included?

  • Three times meals during the trek (BLD)
  • Accommodation at hotels/ lodges during the trek
  • Pickup and drop off services to and from the airport
  • Experienced guide along with the porters
  • Permits and necessary paperworks or trekking (ACAP and TIMS Card)
  • Local government charges
  • Basic first aid kits
  • Road transportation from Pokhara to nayapul and Nayapul to Pokhara

What's not included?

  • International visa fee
  • Travel insurance (covering medical and emergency evacuation)
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Any kind of hard or soft drinks during the trek
  • Personal expenses like shopping, laundry, and so on
  • Gratitude and tips to guide, porters and drivers
  • Extra night accommodation in trekking trail and in Pokhara (other than mentioned in an itinerary)
  • Meals other than breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Essential Information

FAQ for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

What mountains can you see from Poon Hill?

From Ghorepani Poon Hill, you can see Annapurna South, Machhapuchhe, Hinchuli, Annapurna III, Dhampus peak, Dhulagiri II, and many more.

What is Poon Hill famous for?

Poon hill is famous for its epic Himalayan views and is also a popular destination for hikers in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Most people arrive early in the morning to enjoy the beautiful view of the sunrise.

What is the elevation of Poon Hill?

Poon hill is located at an elevation of 3,210 meters above sea level.

How hard is the Poon hill trek?

Poon Hill trek is an easy trek. Anyone can complete this hike but we suggest you be physically fit. Although this is a simple trek, sometimes it can be a bit challenging if you have any health conditions.

When is the best month to do this trek?

You can do this all year round but snowfall in late December and January can make the trek a little harder.


Clients Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 3 Review

Short trek to Ghorepani Poonhill

After completing our business in Nepal. We had some spare days so we decided to do a short trek and enjoy the view of the mountains. Then after surfing the internet, we found this short trek to Ghorepani Poonhill. We thought it was the perfect trek for us and booked it. The whole trek was stunning. The view of mountains and their changing shade during sunrise was so beautiful. That view in front of us made this trek worth every penny. Thanks for everything. Read More ...

Trek to Ghorepani Poohill

The trek to Ghorepani Poohill was a short yet thrilling trek. The trials through the forest were amusing. The sunrise from the Poonhill and the mountain changing its shade due to sunrise was the best moment of this trek. This was the perfect trek for us as we were time-bounded. Thank you everyone for your support and arrangements for us. Read More ...

Ghorepani Pohill trek for 4 days

We did a short trek to Ghorepani Pohill trek for 4 days which was amazing. The view of sunrise and mountains was mesmerizing. Eventhough it was a short trek but the memories that we made is life long. Everything was so beautiful. Thank you for everything and for suggesting us this trek. Read More ...
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