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Known as one of the best panoramic view spots in Nepal, Poon Hill is every nature photographer’s dream destination. To head to this amazing place the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is required. A short trek through the Annapurna region will bring you up to Ghorepani village just 45 minutes below Poon Hill. Amazing mountain views, jungle trails, and traditional villages await you on this Sunrise Trek in Nepal!

Trip Highlights:

  • Pashupatinath Temple, Soyambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Cultural Villages
  • One of the Biggest Ghandruk Gurung village and Ulleri Magar Village
  • Best Sunrise and Himalayas View, from Poonhill, at the altitude of 3210m
  • View of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Machhapuchhre, Manaslu (8163m,) and Annapurna I (8091m) and others Himalayas.
  • Small villages Birethati, Hile, Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani
  • Various Waterfalls, Rice Terraces
  • Easy and Short trek in Annapurna region

Many trekkers and nature lovers participate in the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking. Here they witness an epic sunrise or even sunset views across the Annapurna Himalayas and the Dhaulagiri ranges. No wonder Poon Hill is also known as Photographers paradise! The memories we capture with our cameras during the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is nothing compared to what we experience in terms of beauty, tradition, and nature. Encountering traditional villages such as Ghandruk and Ghorepani shows us how the Nepalese mountain people thrive and survive in rough conditions compared to ours. Traversing Jungle trails up and down through beautiful forests filled with special flowers and unseen wildlife and crossing wild streams and green valley’s makes this trek even more special. Young and old, groups or solo the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is designed so that everybody can enjoy this heaven on earth!

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking route

This amazing journey to Poon Hill starts at the magical lakeside city of Pokhara. Surrounded by The Annapurna Himalayas, Mighty Mt. Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) and the serene Lake of Phewa aka Fewa Tall. It gets only better and better! We drive along the Modi Khola (River) for about an hour towards our first trekking point Suikhet Phedi. From here we start the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking officially and head towards Dhampus, a village built upon the path to the Annapurna Himalayas. After Dhampus we head through lush jungle trails filled with streams, fauna, and flora all the way up to Ghorepani. Exactly translated Horse Water this mountain village got its name due to the access of water for horse travelers.

The following morning we wake up early in the morning for a 45 minutes hike up to Poon Hill. Seeing the sunrise over the famous Annapurna Mountains is absolutely breathtaking. The Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Himchuli and many others await the first rays of morning sun. The difference between night and day becomes clear with a warm glow of life. Our Peregrine Treks & Expedition staff will be there to capture those moments for you while you relax and enjoy this natural miracle.

If witnessing natural beauty is not enough on the way back to Pokhara we stop at Ghandruk village. It is the largest Gurung village in the area. It is a place where every culture fanatic can enjoy the lifestyle, tradition, handicrafts and even the Gurung Museum. This amazing Sunrise trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal also known as the Poon Hill Trek. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a journey that every nature and culture lover should participate in. Enjoy the beauty of Nepal and discover yourself on an amazing journey in the Annapurna mountains.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight/drive and trek to Tikhedhunga
Day 03: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani 6-7 hrs. Trek
Day 04: Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210 m/10629 ft.) to Tandapani (2700 m/ 8860 ft.)
Day 05: Tandapani to Ghandruk (1940 m/6360 ft.)
Day 06: Ghandruk to Nayapul to Pokhara
Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
Day 08: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and free time for shopping
Day 09: Departure day


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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Itinerary & Other Details

Day 01

Arrival in Tribhuban International Airport Kathmandu

  • Arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel by our representative
  • Hotel rest / explore the streets of Thamel
  • Trek briefing during a special welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant
  • Overnight stay at your hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02

Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight and trek to Tikhedhunga

  • Early breakfast and hotel checkout
  • Transfer to the domestic airport for our flight to Pokhara ( 30m flight time)
  • After reaching Pokhara airport we drive to Nayapul (New Bridge)
  • From here we start the trek for about 4 hour to Tikhedunga
  • Overnight stay at Tikhedunga village

Traveler’s note: Pokhara is also reachable by AC tourist bus, this takes a longer time and an extra day needs to be booked in Pokhara, please inquire to us during your booking

Day 03

Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani 6-7 hrs trek

  • Early breakfast and departure
  • Head up the 3200 stone stairs until reaching Banthanti
  • Uphill trails leads us through lush green rhododendron forests and passed rural villages
  • Continuing through the forest we reach our destination for today Ghorepani
  • Enjoy the amazing views of the Annapurna South (7219m) and the Dhaulagiri (8172m)
  • Overnight stay at Ghorepani

Traveler’s note: the next morning we head out early for the sunrise view at Poon Hill so make sure to prepare your cameras!

Day 04

Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210 m.) to Ghorepani to Tandapani

  • Early wake up (4 to 4.30am)
  • Hike up for about an hour until reaching the Poon Hill viewpoint
  • Enjoy the amazing sunrise views from Poon Hill of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, South, Machhapuchhre and many more
  • Head back down to Ghorepani for breakfast and departure
  • Pleasant walk through rhododendron forest brings us to Deurali
  • Descend down to Banthanti
  • Heading down towards the stream crossing and head back up towards Tandapani
  • Overnight stay at Tandapani

Day 05

Tandapani to Ghandruk

  • Early breakfast and departure
  • A jungle trail leads is us all the way to the Gurung village of Ghandruk
  • Ghandruk village is full of cultural buildings like the Sherpa Museum worthy of visiting
  • Overnight stay at Ghandruk village

Day 06

Ghandruk to Nayapul to Pokhara

  • Breakfast and departure
  • We start to descend on our last day of trekking back towards Nayapul
  • After passing Birethanti we stop at the ACAP checkpost and head on to Nayapul
  • A local bus will take us back to Pokhara
  • Overnight stay at Pokhara city

Day 07

Sight seeing in Pokhara and flight back to Kathmandu

  • Hotel breakfast and checkout
  • Transfer to the tourist bus park for our departure back to Kathmandu
  • The bus will stop on the way for lunch at the highroad restaurant next to the Trishuli river
  • After arriving in Kathmandu our team will transfer you to your hotel
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu

Traveler’s note: it is common to tip staff for providing a good service during your trek, a domestic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu can also be arranged at additional cost, please inform us during your booking.

Day 08

Kathmandu valley sightseeing

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu:
    • Swayambunath Monkey Temple
    • Bouddhanath Buddhist Stupa
    • The Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath
    • The Royal Durbar Square of Kathmandu
  • The rest of the day is free for souvenir shopping or leisure
  • A special thank you and farewell dinner will be organized for you by the Peregrine Treks and Expedition team
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu city

Day 09

Departure to your country

  • Hotel breakfast and checkout
  • Our team will transfer you to the international airport about 3 hours before your departure

Traveler’s note: for an extend of your stay and making an additional trip to other sightseeing places in Nepal such as Chitwan National Safari Park, Lumbini the birthplace of Buddha or even neighboring countries such as Bhutan or Tibet please inquire to us during your booking.

Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Accommodation in tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Room in best available lodge and all meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)during trekking
  • All ground transportation in local vehicle as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara Flight ticket
  • An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistance guide for more than 5 trekkers
  • One porter for two trekkers
  • Trekking crew member salary, insurance, accommodation and food, and airfares if necessary
  • All necessary Permit and TIMS
  • First Aid MedKitl kit or necessary normal medicine
  • Seasonal fruits during trek and farewell dinner in typical Nepalese cuisine restaurant
  • All applicable government and local taxes

Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee and international flight fare
  • Hotel accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal, early return from the mountain because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance for trekkers only
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, recharge the battery, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, pot of tea etc.) during trekking
  • Kathmandu Pokhara sightseeing
  • Kathmandu Pokhara food
  • Tips and gratuities for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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Trip Facts

Destination:Nepal
Duration:9 Days
Group Size:Any
Arrival on:Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Departure:Kathmandu
Max Altitude:3210 m.
Difficulty:Easy
Accomodation:3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Meals:Three times meals during trekking and overnight at lodge