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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek - 7 Days

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a beautiful short introduction into both Annapurna and Dhaulagiri trekking region. The trails during the Ghorepani-Poonhill trek goes through icy waterfalls, historical old patchwork valleys full of dense mossy forest. Around every bend you will be tease by the glimpse of different high snow covered mountains but the whole beauty of it will be revealed as you reach the highest point of the trek at Poonhill View point. This amazing short trek through the foothills of Annapurna mountain range to the view point of Poonhill offers the best trek in Nepal. Walk through this trek in base of Annapurna mountain range tease every moment by the glimpse of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Mountain), Annapurna Mountain Range and the great Dhaulagiri in the spectacular villages inhabited by the Gurkha tribes of Gurungs, Magars enjoying the ancient dense rhododendron forest full flora &fauna in the deep sub-tropical valleys of mountainous Nepal.

Ghorepani (2874 meter/9429 Feet) is a village in Annapurna region famous for his amazing view point the Poonhill (3210 meters/10531 Feet) and its very famous culture and heritage. The village is within the boundary of Annapurna Conservation area and Myagdi District of Dhaulagiri zone of central Nepal. This place was named Ghorepani as in ancient time it was a place where the spice and other traders in the zone found water for their horse so the name was derivation of Ghore meaning horse in Nepalese language and Pani meaning water in Nepalese language. It’s also a major midpoint linking major trekking and travel routs of both Annapurna Regions treks and Dhaulagiri region treks.

Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village you could see good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail.

Day 1
Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu. Stay overnight hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2
Day 2

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) by tourist Bus. which takes about seven hours.

Day 3
Day 3

Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) by car which takes one and half hours drive.

Day 4
Day 4

Trek from Hile to Ghorepani (2675 m.) and it takes about six hours.

Day 5
Day 5

Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) via Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) which takes about Seven hours.

Day 6
Day 06

Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul via Birethanti which takes about 5 hours.

Day 7
Day 7

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus which takes around seven hours.

Cost Includes

  • A guide
  • Necessary Porter (one porter carries up to 20 Kilos for 2 Pax not included for 1 Pax)
  • Entry permits for Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Necessary transport by tourist bus.
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) only for our guides and porters during the trek
  • 2 Night hotel accommodation at Pokhara with BB basis.
  • Accommodation in tea houses (lodges) only for our guides and porters during the trek
  • Necessary equipment such as sleeping bag, down jacket etc. for our staff.
  • Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staffs
  • Airport picks up and drop services

Cost Excludes

  • Emergency Mountain Medical Rescue (Provided by your insurance company please buy in your country, you could not buy in Nepal)
  • Personal nature expenses such as drinks, beverages, hot shower etc.
  • Tips (not compulsory it depends upon your happiness)
  • Lunch & Dinner cost in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for you during trek
  • Accommodation sleeping in typical Nepali lodge (Tea house) for you during trek.

Trekking Equipment list:

The following equipment lists are suggested and essential for both camp & teahouse treks in the Himalayas. Make use of this list as a guideline; some of the equipment can be hired in Katmandu as well. Besides, keep in mind trekking gear can be bought in the many adventure shops in Katmandu Thamel.


  • 1 large duffel bag: This will carry all your personal gear on the trek. It should be strong and durable.  The best size would be around 30″ x 14″, with a full-length zipper and handles.
  • 1 small padlock: Your duffel bag should be locked.
  • 1 rucksack or day pack:  This should accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you want to have during the day.  We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.
  • 1 small duffel bag or suitcase: Items not needed on the trek can be left at the hotel in Kathmandu. This bag should also have a lock.  Be sure to leave room for purchases, or buy one in Kathmandu they have many good quality ones available.
Head and Face Gear:
  • Sunhat
  • A Bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm hat
  • Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor
  • Lip balm with a high SPF factor
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
Inner Clothing:
  • T-shirts
  • Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best
  • Underwear
  • 2 Long shorts
  • 2 Trousers- (loose and comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm
Outer Clothing:
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)
  • Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)
  • Waterproof pants
  • Baggy pants
  • 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)
  • 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket
  • Light weight walking boots- Quality boots (leather is recommended)
  • Spare laces
  • 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
  • 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks
  • One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp
Drinking Equipment:
  • 1 thermos- Water tends to freeze in ‘normal’ water bottles at high altitude temperatures.
  • 2 one-liter water bottles
  • Purification equipment- Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.
Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:
  • 30-40 liter daypack
  • Rucksack- Without aluminum support
  • Water Proof Bag- A water proof bag to cover the rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius.
Optional Extras/Luxuries
  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • Walkman
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Price From USD$395/person
Total $ 395 USD

Trip Facts

  • Nayapul
  • Pokhara

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  • 3,210 m

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    Tea House

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