Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Mesmerizing Himalayan panorama of the Annapurna vista as seen from Poonhill
  • The unique culture and heart-warming hospitality of the Gurung communities
  • Stunning Hilly landscapes adorned with lush green forests
  • Explore the biodiversity in Annapurna Conservation Area

Trip Overview

How Long Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in Nepal?

Every year thousands of trekkers and adventurers alike make the journey to the foothills of the majestic Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in the Himalayan Range to witness the mesmerizing views of the sunrise as seen from Poonhill. The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a perfect introduction to trekkers wishing to journey to the Himalayas. And also one of the best locations for those wishing to trek a break from the strenuous Himalayan trail. The pleasant atmosphere and landscape surrounding the trek make this ultimate experience accessible to people of all ages and experiences.

The journey of Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek begins with a memorable journey around the UNESCO world heritage sites spread across the valley. The Kathmandu Day Tour of the city to culturally ornamented sites like Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar Square means the trekkers head to Pokhara. After a pleasant ride alongside the Trishuli River, the journey takes us to the stunning City of Lakes, Pokhara. Heading out of Pokhara, we drive till Nayapul beyond which the trek begins.

Taking on the strenuous ascent heading towards Ulleri.  The journey continues its forested run towards Ghorepani blessed with stunning views of the Himalayas. The next day begins early as we head towards Poonhill to enjoy the stunning Himalayan sunrise. As the snowy summits of the Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Lamjung Himal (6,983m), Gangapurna (7,454m), Manaslu (8,156m), and Machhapuchhre (6,993m) turn golden, it feels as if the entire world has come to a standstill to witness the sight unfolding in front. Heading down, we enter lush green forests hosting varieties of floras and faunas making our way down towards Tadapani. The mesmerizing Gurung hamlet of Ghandruk.  The next on our list as we continue our journey guided by the stunning Machhapuchhre (6,997m) on the horizon. The final stretch of the journey takes us towards Nayapul and then onto Pokhara.  Where our Himalayan journey comes to a close.

We here at Ace Vision Treks have accompanied many travelers to the foothills of the majestic Annapurna Range in Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. As such, we assure you that choosing us as your travel companion will result in a memorable experience. While an experienced guide will be at your service at all times. Tour Trekking Company in Nepal provides excellent transportation and accommodation as well.

Outline Itinerary

01: Arrive in Kathmandu |1300m
02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara |820m
04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul | 2 Hrs and trek to Ulleri |2210m| 4-5 Hrs
05: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani |2920m | 4-5 Hrs
06: Hike to Poon Hill |3210m for sunrise |1 Hr. and trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani |2630m | 5-6 Hrs
07: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk 3-4 Hrs
08: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara |820m | 2 Hrs
09: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
10: Departure from Kathmandu

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Itinerary

01: Arrive in Kathmandu |1300m
After landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives will meet up with you and you will be driven directly to the hotel where much-needed refreshments await. Feel free to head into the local market to enjoy the stunning views of the sunset before a welcome dinner reflecting typical Nepali food culture. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
We begin our day with a lovely breakfast before heading towards the temple of Swayambhunath. Situated atop a hill, the Hindu and Buddhist temple offers stunning views of the valley from up above. Next up is the Hindu site of Pashupatinath well known amongst Hindus throughout the world. Moving towards the center of the city, we explore the cultural riches of Kathmandu Durbar Square and finally head to Boudhanath where we enjoy the tranquil atmosphere surrounding the region. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara |820m
Today, we head towards the stunning City of Lakes right on the lap of the Himalayas. Heading out of the rising hills surrounding the valley, we reach the windy bends of Prithvi Highway. Enjoying the stunning hilly landscapes in front of us the trail takes us to the banks of the tranquil Trishuli River which accompanies us all the way to Pokhara. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.
04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul | 2 Hrs and trek to Ulleri |2210m| 4-5 Hrs
The day begins early as we head towards Nayapul enjoying the stunning natural landscape surrounding us. Getting off, we begin our trek officially making our way towards Ulleri. Heading out of Nayapul we ascend the Hilly trail moving towards Birethanti. Through the lush green forests, the trail continues its journey reaching Hile beyond which the famed staircase leading up to Ulleri begins. Overnight stay at Ulleri.
05: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani |2920m | 4-5 Hrs
Heading out of the stunning hamlet of Ulleri, we make our way towards Ghorepani which takes about five hours. With the majestic Annapurna South (7,219m) guiding our journey, the trail stretches through pleasant hilly landscapes ascending gradually towards Banthanti. The final stretch of the journey continues its ascend to reach Ghorepani. Overnight stay at Ghorepani.
06: Hike to Poon Hill |3210m for sunrise |1 Hr. and trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani |2630m | 5-6 Hrs
The day begins early as we make our way towards Poon Hill to witness the stunning views of the sunrise. The cloudy summits of the majestic Annapurna Himalayan range turning golden with the rays of the morning sun accompanied by the lush green valleys shining below are stunning, to say the least. Enjoying the mesmerizing Himalayan panorama, the journey heads down towards Ghorepani for a lovely breakfast before making our way towards Tadapani. Overnight stay at Tadapani.
07: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk 3-4 Hrs
In the final stretch of our journey, we begin our lovely descent heading down towards the hamlet of Ghandruk. Heading out of Tadapani the stunning hill trail leaves the Himalayas behind entering the enchanting lush green forests adorned with a wide variety of floras and faunas. The trail reaches Khumnu Khola beyond which it continues in the company of the stunning Machhapuchhre (6,997m) all the way to the Gurung hamlet of Ghandruk. Overnight stay at Ghandruk.
08: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara |820m | 2 Hrs
Enjoying the stunning natural beauty and striking cultural history, we begin our descent heading out of Ghandruk and towards Nayapul. The trail continues its forested route continuing through jovial waterfalls and stunning landscapes. Boarding a bus from Nayapul, we make our way toward Pokhara. Here, you can entertain yourself by visiting the famous tourist attractions around the valley. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.
09: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
On the final day of our journey, we begin with a lovely Himalayan breakfast before heading back to the Kathmandu Valley. Heading out through the familiar bends of Prithvi Highway, we are once again accompanied by the Trishuli River. Back in Kathmandu, we head directly to the hotel. After resting for a while, we can head out to explore the city. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
10: Departure from Kathmandu
Once again Ace Vision Treks & Tours representatives will drop you back at Tribhuvan International Airport just in time for your next flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.

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What's Include

  • All ground transfers as per itinerary
  • 3 Night Accommodation in Kathmandu, 2-night accommodation in Pokhara with Breakfast at Three-star (3***) hotel
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with a professional English-speaking guide & Private vehicle
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
  • Lodge or teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entry permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) fee
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide
  • Porters to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff food, accommodation, salary & insurance
  • Welcome or farewell dinner
  • All governmental procedure

What's Exclude

  • Your travel insurance
  • Your Nepal visa.
  • You will require 2 passport size photos
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Personal trekking Equipment
  • Tips for trekking crews
  • Sightseeing and Monuments fees
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the price include sections

Equipment Lists

As per your destination to visit please kindly consult with Trekking Company for suitable equipment, once.

  • 1 pair of strong hiking/mountain boots
  • 1 pair of waterproof gaiters / over trousers
  • 1 sleeping bag (-IDC) / (-20)
  • 1 down jacket
  • 1 light water- and windproof jacket
  • 1 water bottle
  • 1 torch or flashlight and spare batteries
  • 2 long sleeve cotton shirts
  • 1 medium-size towel
  • 1 pair of sports shoes/sandals
  • 2 pairs of light-weight trousers
  • 1 fleece / warm sweater
  • 2 T-Shirts
  • 2 pairs of light socks
  • 3 pairs of heavy wool socks
  • 1 warm hat
  • 1 pair of sunglasses
  • 1 sun hat
  • Trekking poles (opt.)
  • Personal toiletries – soap/shampoo toilet paper, etc.
  • Pills or tools for water disinfection

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Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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  • USD 555
  • Medium
  • 10 Days
  • 3200 M.
  • B.L.D.
  • Hotel & Tea House
  • All Around the Year

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