If you want to do a short trek in Nepal, experiencing the indigenous culture, enjoying beautiful scenery, and visiting traditional villages, then the Ghorepani Poonhill trek is the best choice for you. It is a relatively easy and very popular trek in the Annapurna region.

This trek is highly recommended for the first-time trekkers and for those who have a very short holiday in Nepal. It takes only 7 days to complete. Poon hill, situated at the altitude 3210 meters, is the best viewpoint from where we can see the best sunrise in the morning with amazing views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna. Annapurna south, Machhapuchhapure (Fishtail), Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Barasikhar, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli and many other peaks before our eyes. Particularly the view of Machhapuchhapure (Fishtail) from the Poon hilltop is fantastic.

The trip starts just north of Pokhara driving up to Nayapul and then the trekking trail takes you to Ghorepani. Along the trail we pass through spectacular mountain scenery, dense rhododendron forest and deep sub-tropical valleys, visit charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs.

While walking downhill to Pokhara, we pass through the cultural village of Ghandruk, inhabited by Gurung indigenous people.

Anyone physically fit is able to comfortably complete this trek. The best season is autumn (September- November) and spring (March-May). In these months, the weather is pleasant, the sky is clear and the temperature is moderate. Only in the morning and evenings, one can feel a bit chilly and the entire day time remains perfectly clear to enjoy the splendid views of the mountains.

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy the best Sunrise from the viewpoint
  • Views of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and Kaligandaki from Poonhill
  • Beautiful villages inhabited by Gurung and Magar ethnic groups.
  • Gateway to the classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  • Trekking through the Annapurna Conservation Area

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & Transfer to hotel

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1070m) and Trek to Ulleri (1,900m)

Day 04: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2850m)

Day 05: Hike Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3,210 m) for sunrise view & Trek to Tadapani (2,590m)

Day 06: Trek from Poon Hill to Ghandruk (1,940 m)

Day 07: Trek to Nayapul & drive to Pokhara

Day 08: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, Farewell Dinner

Day 09: Transfer to the Airport for Final Departure

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