4 Days Poonhill Trek From Kathmandu or PokharaGhorepani Poonhill Trek


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Starts From

US$ 299

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 4 Days
Trip Grade: Easy
Best Season: Mar-May & Sep-Nov
Per Day Hiking: 4-8 Hours
Elevation: 3210m (Poonhill)
Accomodation: Hotel, Lodge (Tea House)
Transportation: Flight/Tourist Bus/Car/Van
Trek Type Tea House ( Lodge to Lodge)
Trip Start/End Kathmandu
Trip Start/End Nayapul/Phedi



Poonhill trek is a short and relatively easy trek into the Annapurna region. This trek is suitable for those who do not have much time to spend with a burning desire to observe the beauty of snow-capped mountains. Nepal Hidden Treks and Expedition organize this trek in 4 days from Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Poonhill trek starts from Nayapul after one and half hour drive from Pokhara. This trek passes beautiful villages of Ulleri, Ghorepani, and Ghandruk. You will enjoy the trek in the spectacular mountain scenery through delightful villages inhabited by Gurungs and Magars. Around every corner is an exciting glance of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be open to you as you reach the high points of your trek. The viewpoint on Poonhill (3210m.) offers the best view of mountains and sunrise. Dense rhododendron forests full of birds and imaging valleys make your trip more enjoyable. Mt. Dhaulagiri ranges,  Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Barasikhar, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli, and Manaslu ranges will view from this trek. As the sun touches the snow-capped summits, the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks, slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes. Anyone who loves nature and beautiful landscape will never forget this astounding experience. The trek can be lengthened and shortened according to the time you have.

Poon Hill Trek Highlights

  • Best Sunrise and Himalayas View, Poonhill 3210m
  • One of the Biggest Ghandruk Gurung village and Ulleri Magar Village
  • View of Dhaulagiri (8167M,) Manaslu (8163m,) and Annapurna I (8091m) and others Himalayas.
  • Small villages Birethati, Hile, Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani
  • Waterfall, Rice Terrace
  • Easy and Short trek in Annapurna region

Trek Starting Point: Kathmandu or Pokhara

Option I: If you start Poonhill trek from Pokhara, you will drive from your Hotel in Pokhara to Nayapul and start the trek.

Option II: If you start Poonhill trek from Kathmandu, you will take an early (first) flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive to Nayapul then start the trek in the same day.

Duration of Trek: 3 Days or 4 Days or 5 days

Option I: If you desire to do this trek in 3 days trek in Poonhill, your trek start from Kimche via Nayapul, trek to Tadapani, Ghorepani, Poonhill and then same way back to Hile. From Hile, drive to back to Pokhara.

Option II: Poonhill trek in 4 days, you start trek from Nayapul, trek to Ulleri, Ghorepani, Poonhill and then another route to Nayapul via Tadapani and Ghandruk village.

Option III: Poonhill trek in 5 days, you start trek from Nayapul, trek to Ulleri, Ghorepani, Poonhill, Tadapani, Jhinu Natural Hot Spring and back to Pokhara.

Short itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu or Pokhara - Nayapul- Ulleri (1960m, 6-7 hours), overnight at Lodge.

Day 02: Ulleri-Ghorepani (2874m, 5-6 hours), overnight at Lodge

Day 03: Ghorepani-Poonhill-Tadapani-Ghandruk (1939m, 7-8 hours), overnight at Lodge.

Day 04: Ghandruk-Kimche-Nayapul-Pokhara or Kathmandu (4-5 hours), overnight at your Hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

What is Included?
  1. Annapurna Conservation area project (ACAP) Permit and TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card.
  2. Pokhara - Nayapul and Kimche - Pokhara by public bus or private Car/ Jeep/Van.
  3. All the meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  4. One  English speaking trekking guide.
  5. Guide: foods, accommodation, insurance, salary,transportation and equipment etc.
  6. Seasonal fresh fruit such as Pomegranate, Banana, Apple etc.
  7. First Aids Kid.
  8. Duffel Bag if require.
  9. Nepal Hidden Treks and Expedition T-short.
  10. 13% Government VAT and official expense.
What is Excluded?
  • International airfare and visa fees ((15 Days US$25 and 30 Days US$40).
  • Hotels and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (We arrange Hotel if you ask).
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara- Kathmandu by flight/ Tourist bus/ Private Car ( We arrange if you ask )
  • Your Trekking gears.
  • All the drinks like Coke, Fanta, mineral water, juice, beer etc.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters.

Detail Itinerary

  1. Day01 Kathmandu or Pokhara - Nayapul -Tikhedunga – Ulleri (village)

    After Breakfast at your Hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara, take a private car to Nayapul. If you start trek from Kathmandu, you will take an early flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara then drive to Nayapul. It is about 1:30 hours to get there. We start our trekking from Nayapul. During the hike, we pass many local villages, teahouses, gentle green rolling hills, rivers and local people. After crossing the Tikhedunga Khola on the suspension bridge, the trail begins to climb up quite steeply on a stone staircase that is more than 3200 steps. After climbing the hill we can see Mt. Annapurna south (7219m.) and Hiunchuli (6441m.). Nayapul to Ulleri (1960m, 4-5 hours walking)and then overnight at Lodge

  2. Day02 Ulleri– Nangethanti - Ghorepani Deurali

    It is a very pleasant part of the trek. We walk in the jungle most of the day. If you come in the spring you will see a lot of Rhododendron flowers. You have the chance to see many wild birds and animals. You can see a great view of many snow-capped mountains. Ulleri to Ghorepani(2874m, 5hour walking) and then overnight at Lodge.

  3. Day03 Ghorepani - Poon Hill – Tadapani - Ghandruk

    We get up early in the morning with warm clothes and climb up Poonhill(3210m.). it is not necessary to take much with us as we return later to collect our main rucksacks. It is about one hour walking to get to Poonhill (3210m). You will see the best sunrise and magnificent view of the Himalayas like Annapurna South, Bahari Shikhar, Hiuchuli, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri ranges, Tukuche peak, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Lamjung Himal, Mt.Manaslu ranges, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and others mountains. After this unforgettable view, we come back to Ghorepani for breakfast. Trek to Ghandruk. The hike starts with quite a steep uphill section to Deurali pass. It is a similar elevation to Poonhill. We will see all the mountains from here as well. After that, we hike down to Tadapani. We continue to hike to Ghandruk through the Baisi Kharka (Buffalo pasture).  Ghandruk is one of the biggest villages of Gurung people. There is the Gurung Culture Museum. We can go and see the way of life of the Gurung people. From this village, we can still see views of snow peaks. Ghorepani to Ghandruk (1939m, 6-7 hours walking) and then overnight at Lodge.

  4. Day04 Ghandruk - Nayapul - Pokhara or Kathmandu

    If it is a clear morning we may see Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre (fishtail) and Annapurna III very close. We have our breakfast with views. This day, we walk to Kimche from Ghandruk. It takes slowly 1 hours trek. From Kimche, we 3 hours drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at your Hotel in Pokhara.

    Option: If you want to end this trek in Kathmandu same day, you will drive from Kimche to Pokhara airport and fly back to Kathmandu on the same day. And transfer to your Hotel in Kathmandu.


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Travel Info

Trekking gears

This is the short and easy trek in Annapurna Region. You do not need any special gears.

I recommend you, Hiking shoes, Trousers, Socks, warm jacket, T-shirts (two or three) and long-sleeved shirt, Sunscreen (SPF 20+), Backpack around 25 liters, Torch (flashlight), Camera, memory card and battery charger( spare batteries), Toilet Paper, Quick- drying towel.

Nepal Visa

US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days.

US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days.

US $ 100 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 100 days.

Regardless of the provision stated in 1(a) and 1(b), tourists with a passport from South Asian
Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations aren’t required to pay visa fee for 30 days. However, Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.

How do we get Pokhara from Kathmandu ?

There are 3 options to get Pokhara.

Tourist Bus: Tourist Bus leave every day from Kathmandu to Pokhara by 7:00 am in the morning from Kantipath. It takes around 7 hours. The Tourist Bus leaves at 7:30 am from Pokhara. It cost US$8 per person.

Private Car US$100/ Jeep US$150/ Van US$195: You can take private Car/ Jeep / Van depending on your group size. If you hire private vehicle, it will be more flexible.

By Flight: There are many flights to Pokhara from Kathmandu every day. You may choose to take a flight to get there. It takes 25 minutes from Kathmandu. It is the more convenient way to get to Pokhara. It cost US$121 per person one way.

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