Short Ghorepani Poonhill Trek - 7 Days

Tour Overview

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7 Days

Trip Grade


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Best Time

Spring and Autumn

Tour Description

Looking for a trekking adventure that offers stunning views of the Annapurna Mountain massif and natural beauty like no other? Look no further than the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, an unforgettable journey through the Himalayan wonderland . Nestled in the heart of Nepal, the Poon Hill trek offers a unique blend of cultural immersion and natural beauty. This trek is perfect for adventurers of all skill levels, from beginners to experienced hikers.

Starting off in the beautiful lake-side city of Pokhara, this trek takes you through dense forests of fir and maple trees and pastures blooming with flowers and mountain goats grazing. Along the way, you will come across settlements and villages where you can observe the traditions and cultures of the local people.

Ghorepani, a conserved area holding the most extensive rhododendron woods within its acreage, offers spectacular vistas of the Annapurna massif and surrounding peaks from its location. From here, hiking to Poon Hill highlights the 180° view of the Annapurna Mountain massif and its surrounding peaks from its vantage point. Sights of mountains like Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,040m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Lamjung Himal (6,986m) and many more are majestic to look at.

The trekking trail continues to the large and prosperous town of Birethanti, passing by beautiful vegetation and verdant woodlands and forests. Trekking through the Annapurna region, you'll witness unparalleled natural beauty and the unique culture and traditions of the secluded villages and settlements.

The Annapurna Poon Hill Trek offers a neat package that incorporates all of the best trekking trails that are ornamented with lovely views of the mountains and natural beauties like no other. As one of the most popular vantage points in the Annapurna region, Poon Hill presents an unforgettable panoramic view of the Annapurna Mountain massif.

When the sun’s rays hit the mountains and change their color from ivory to burning saffron, the whole sight is breathtaking! The trek offers round-trip flights to/from Pokhara with the best of services. You can also choose an alternate package to go in the Annapurna region, like our Annapurna Panorama Trek package.

Why Choose the Annapurna Poon Hill Trek?

The Annapurna Poon Hill trek offers a unique experience of the Himalayan region. Here are some of the reasons why you should choose this trek:

  • Cultural immersion: The trek takes you through traditional Nepali villages where you can experience the local lifestyle, food, and customs.
  • Breathtaking natural beauty: You will be walking through lush forests, beautiful waterfalls, and panoramic mountain views.
  • Suitable for all skill levels: This trek is perfect for beginners and experienced hikers alike.
  • Affordable: The Annapurna Poon Hill trek is a budget-friendly option for those who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayan region without breaking the bank.

Essential Gear for the Trek

Here is a list of essential gear that you should pack for the Annapurna Poon Hill trek:

  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothes
  • Windproof
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Hat and gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • First aid kit

Best Time for Annapurna Poon Hill Trek

The best time to do the Annapurna Poon Hill trek is from September to November and from March to May. During these months, the weather is mild and stable, and the views are stunning.

Tips for a Successful Trek

  • Start training early: It is essential to train and prepare your body for the trek. You should start training at least two months before the trek.
  • Stay hydrated: It is essential to drink plenty of water and fluids during the trek to prevent altitude sickness.
  • Acclimatize properly: It is crucial to acclimatize properly to prevent altitude sickness. You should take regular breaks and walk at a slow and steady pace.
  • Hire a guide: Hiring a guide is highly recommended, as they are familiar with the trek and can provide valuable insights and assistance.
  • Respect the culture: It is essential to respect the local culture and customs. You should dress modestly and ask for permission before taking photos of the locals.

Tour Highlights

  • One of the most popular and beginner-friendly treks in the Annapurna region.
  • Stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges and the Poon hill during sunrise.
  • Beautiful landscapes of lush rhododendron forests, picturesque villages, terraced fields, and streams, providing an opportunity to experience the beauty of the Annapurna region.
  • Cultural experience of traditional Gurung and Magar villages, providing an opportunity to interact with locals and experience their unique culture and way of life.
  • Natural hot springs on the way back, you can stop by the natural hot springs in Jhinu Danda to relax and soothe your muscles.
  • Easy accessibility: The trek starts and ends in Nayapul, which is easily accessible from Pokhara, making it an ideal destination for trekkers with limited time.

Tour Includes

  • All kinds of transportation services, notably private vehicles and airport shuttles.
  • 2 days' lodging plus breakfast at a 3-starred Kathmandu hotel.
  • Finest possible double-split lodge-to-lodge accommodation throughout the hike.
  • Breakfast, day meal, and supper are all included in the full board hike package.
  • One incredibly skilled, accommodating, and kind guide 
  • Administrative fees and governmental taxes.
  • Emergency Rescue Arrangement service which will be funded by your travel insurance.
  • All the necessary equipment (Down Jacket, Duffle Bag, Sleeping Bag, Walking pole).
  • Hot bag for a goodnight's sleep.
  • Trek guide and Porter insurance.
  • Energy Supplements (Cookies, Chocolatebar, etc.) once in a day.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali kitchen.
  • First-aid supplies including an oxygen meter to check pulse rate.
  • Seasonal fruits as a dessert after dinner.

Tour Excludes

  • Your entrance visa and international travel costs.
  • Meals not listed in the "Daily food Inclusions".
  • Porter
  • Personalized hiking kit.
  • Traveling insurance.
  • Drinks, snacks, water as well as other individual needs and expenses.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Drive from to Kathmandu to Pokhara

Meals : B

After breakfast, we will drive to Pokhara From Kathmandu it will be a 6 - 7 Hrs drive.

Highest Altitude : 1,960m
Trek Duration : 1.5-2 hours drive
Meals : B,L,D

After an early morning breakfast, we drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1,070m) after reaching Nayapul we trek to Ulleri (1,960m) The trek is of about 5-6 hours. this day we start overnight at Ulleri in a guesthouse.

Highest Altitude : 2,850m
Trek Duration : 6-7 hours
Meals : B,L,D

We will start our trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,850m), We enjoy the beautiful views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli

We will start early in the morning and hike to Poon Hill to witness the stunning sunrise over the Annapurna range. After enjoying the view, we will trek down to Tadapani through beautiful forests. We will stay overnight in Tadapani.

Trek Duration : 5-6 hours
Meals : B,L,D

After breakfast, we trek from Tadapani to Jhinu Danda(1,700m), Visit the natural hot spring, and have a bath there. 

Meals : B,L,D

We start our drive from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul (1,070m) and upon reaching Nayapul we catch a bus from Nayapul to Pokhara. We stay overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

Meals : B

This is the final day of the trip, We start our drive back to Kathmandu after breakfast. The drive will take about 7-8 Hours, if arrived early at Kathmandu you can have a walk around the Kathmandu valley in the evening.

FAQs Section

September to November and from March to May

Reviews (6 reviews)

Poon Hill Four Day Hike
07 Aug 2023

Fantastic experience from start to finish. Hiking Bees were extremely efficient in sorting our 4 day hike at short notice. Price and itinerary were incomparable! There we met our guide Samrat, what a guy! Friendly, charismatic and a great sense of humor. Samrat has extensive experience in this field and did not disappoint in giving us the best experience. We felt extremely safe and assured throughout the trip and wouldn’t have enjoyed the experience as much if he hadn’t been there with us.
He chose great, friendly guest houses for us to stay at along the way which, after a long day hiking was vital.
Once the hike was completed Samrat didn’t give up there, he told us of additional places to visit in Nepal and even accompanied us to these places.

All in all a fantastic experience.

Highly recommend Hiking Bees and especially Samrat for the best experience.

- Lewis C.
Poon Hill Trek
07 Aug 2023

Firstly we arranged the Poon Hill Trek through Hiking Bees in Katmandu, together we organised the whole trip. All transportation, accommodation and lengths we’ll be hiking each day with a guide. We arrived at the organised time to meet our guide (Samrat) from that moment we felt extremely comfortable and saw him more as a friend than a guide. We had the best time hiking and laughing throughout the day, he was knowledgeable regarding all the mountains we encountered and you can easily see the experience he’s gained in his career as a guide. The view alone from Poon Hill is more than worth the journey, we have done the sunrise and it was simply breathtaking.

I highly recommend everything regarding this trip, especially the guide Samrat.

Feel free to contact Bishow for any trips at +977 9841203959 or ask for him personally via Hiking Bees.

- Miley Clarke
Prem the legend on Dal Bhat power: lol 24 hour ( Poon Hill Trek)
14 Aug 2023

Having arrived in Nepal with no plan we met Bishow of Hiking bees. He left us a card after chatting for some time and wasn’t pushy at all. He was open to discuss any tours we might be interested in. We discussed over WhatsApp and settled on Poon Hill for 5 days.

The price was agreeable and Bishow promised us the best experience. We weren’t disappointed. Our guide Prem arrived at our hotel after a night bus having sorted all our permits out on no sleep and proceeded to take us on the bus to complete day one. Prem was an absolute legend even on no sleep. He dealt with everything as part of the tour (food accommodation and permits). Drinks typically aren’t included but all food and sleeping is. Dal Bhat seems like it’s bottomless (power for 24 hours ask Prem) Absolute gentleman and very knowledgeable about the different trails.

Totally flexible and the trip evolved to suit our needs. We are finally back in Pokhara but feel like we are missing part of us now Prem isn’t here. Picking the right guide is important as you spend the whole time together. I couldn’t recommend these guys high enough would definitely use them again.

- Omar M
Best 5 days in the mountain’s
14 Aug 2023

I completed a 5 day trek with Hiking Bees to Poon Hill. After arriving in Nepal we had no idea about trekking however Hiking Bees helped us find the perfect trek. Our guide Prem was so so lovely, he picked us up from our hotel and showed us the way. Prem sorted everything out from tickets to food. He really looked after us and ensured we had the best experience. Prem knew all the best routes, cafè’s and accommodation so it was a very comfortable holiday.

- Faye K.
Highly recommend to hike with Hikingbee
14 Aug 2023

We have an amazing experience in Nepal with Hiking bees.
We didn’t have any plans at first and we meet Beeshow on the first day we arrived, He arranged a trip for us including a tour of Kathmandu and a hike in Poon Hill.
Beeshow is a very experienced and responsible guide. I'm so glad I met Hikingbee, it made my trip to Nepal better than I imagined.
Appreciate all your efforts to make our trip perfect:)

- Debby

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