The Ghorepani trek is a relatively short and exciting trek allowing you to experience the beauty of the Annapurna region and its rich cultural heritage. The trek culminates at Poon Hill, where we catch sunrise views of Mt Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Mt Fishtail (6,998m), Nilgiri (7,041m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Annapurna II (7,939m), Annapurna III (7,555m) and other surrounding peaks. The Ghorepani trek is one of the most popular in the region, particularly for those without the minimum 2 to 3 weeks needed to walk in the higher Himalayas. The trek, which starts close to Pokhara, can be combined with a trip to Chitwan National Park.
Driving to Nayapul, the trek begins from Birethanti after check-in at the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit counter. Over the next few days, we walk, sometimes steeply, through traditional villages and rhododendron forests, eventually making our way to Ghorepani, home of the Magar ethnic group. The next morning we wake up early and make the 40-minute walk up to Poon Hill, where we enjoy fabulous sunrise views of the Annapurna Range. Then we trek down via Tadapani to Ghandruk, which is populated by the Gurung people.
Nepal Hiking Trek recommends the Springtime for this trip so you can see the rhododendron forests in full bloom. However, all seasons are suitable for the Ghorepani trek. Please contact us for more details:
Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350m).
Day 02:City tour or free day to explore and shop on your own.
Day 03:Drive to Pokhara (900m).
Day 04:Drive to Nayapul, trek to Tikhedunga (1,570m).
Day 05:Trek to Ghorepani (2,840m).
Day 06:Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m), trek to Tadapani (2,610m).
Day 07:Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,940m).
Day 08:Ghandruk to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara.
Day 09:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, farewell dinner.
Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350m). Namaste and welcome to Nepal! A Nepal Hiking Trek representative will meet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel. Bed and Breakfast (BB).
Day 02City tour or free day to explore and shop on your own. The tour includes the Kathmandu valley, Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Boudhanath. We offer an expert tour guide for this day excursion. BB.
Day 03Drive to Pokhara (900m).In the morning, we drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which takes about 6 hours. There is also an option to fly, at an additional cost. At Pokhara, you can enjoy a boat ride or walk around the lake. Pokhara is a trekker’s mecca, with excellent shopping and restaurants. Overnight at Hotel. BB.
Day 04Drive to Nayapul, trek to Tikhedunga (1,570m). After a short drive to Nayapul, we begin a 3.5-hour walk, with the Bhurungdi Khola river to our left and terraced farm lands along the way. Breakfast, lunch and dinner (BLD) included.
Day 05Trek to Ghorepani (2,840m). After breakfast, we climb more than 3,000 stone steps for a couple of hours until we reach Ulleri. Then we walk gradually through a rhododendron forest to Ghorepani. The region area is populated by the Magar people. BLD.
Day 06Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m), trek to Tadapani (2,610m). Before breakfast, we walk up to Poon Hill, with spectacular views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Himchuli and other peaks. We return to our lodge for breakfast and then begin trekking up through the forest and meadows. Reaching Deurali, we trek down to Banthanti, have lunch and walk gradually up to Tadapani. BLD
Day 07Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,940m). We trek down steeply to Ghandruk for lunch and spend the rest of the day exploring the town, with its Gurung cultural heritage. BLD
Day 08Ghandruk to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara. We trek down to the road at Nayapul, where we meet our driver. Then we have lunch and drive to Pokhara. We are free to enjoy the shops and restaurants of Pokhara during the rest of the day. BLD.
Day 09Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, farewell dinner. From Pokhara, we take a bus for about 6 hours to Kathmandu. You have the option to fly for an added cost. Arriving at Kathmandu, we transfer you to your hotel. To celebrate your successful trek, we take you out for a farewell dinner. BB.
Day 10Departure. After a memorable experience, we take you to the airport for your departure. Thank you for your journey with us.
March 15, 2017
I was travelling alone to Nepal. My quide organised a trip very well with details, there were no problems. I enjoyed visiting Nepal for 6 days and would higly reccommend Nepal Hiking Trek for foreign visitors.
June 12, 2016
Finished four-day Poonhill trekking. Hari planned and arranged nearly everything a starter may get confused both in the mountain and in Kathmandu (e.g. accommodations, transportation, trekking passes etc.) We hired a porter from Nepal Hiking Trek who did an excellent job more than just grabbing our bags. His experience and detail-minded personality allowed us to finish trekking without worries.
I would definitely recommend Hari and his team to anyone who are planning a trip to Nepal. Recommendations could flexibly tailor-made for you!
May 23, 2016
I spent 1 month trekking Gorepani - Poon Hill and the Annapurna Circuit with Hari and couldn't have asked for a better experience or Guide!! Hari was the perfect host, always giving 200% to make our time an extra special and memerable one!! Hari is the kindess, most thoughtful and knowlegable guide,and his english and ability to joke and have fun in english is fantastic and really adds to the value of his guiding. A wealth of knowledge on Nepal and trekking made the trek runs ultra smooth and fun! Nepal is just fantastic, it's scenery, beautiful people and culture make it a MUST for anyone with a love for the outdoors, adventure and beautiful hearted people. Thanks Hari!! Anyone who gets the chance to trek with you should consider themselves very lucky!!