Highlights

  • Best Sunrise and Himalayas View from the Poonhill 
  • Breathtaking views of mountains like Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu
  • Experience the unique flora and fauna, Nepal’s national flower Rhododendron on the trail 
  • UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites tour in Kathmandu
  • Visit the local villages of Ghandruk & Ghorepani
  • A glimpse of local & traditional Nepalese lifestyle 
  • Explore the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Ethnic Gurung culture in Ghandruk
  • Visit Gurung museum
  • Pokhara City Tour

About Ghorepani Poon Hill Tour 8 Days

This 8 day Ghorepani Poon Hill trek tour is a short trip to Poon Hill. Poon hill is the key viewpoint in the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek which is on the way to Annapurna sanctuary. Mountains like  Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Machapuchare, Hinchuli, Annapurna III, Dhampus peak, Dhaulagiri II, and many other tall peaks can be seen from the Poon Hill. The Ghorepani poon hill trek gives you the best sunrise view with the panoramic views of the popular Himalayas from the top of Poon Hill at the height of 3210 m from the sea level. 

This trek is also known as a Nepal short trek as it covers only 45 km around & ​​can be done at any time during the trekking seasons in Nepal from April to June and September to November. But if you want to experience something extra during the Poon Hill trek we recommend you to join this tour in Ghorepani Poon Hill from Kathmandu in the month of May. This is because in the month of May Nepal's national flower named  Rhododendron blossoms gives you the best impression during trekking through the Rhododendron forest trail. This short Nepal trek is one of the most preferred treks in the Annapurna region. Walking through the lush green dense forest, beautiful rhododendron throughout the trekking trail, the smiling faces of local people, ethnic Magar & Gurung villages, and scenic mountain views in the Annapurna Conservation area fascinates you with a charm during your trek to reach Poon Hill.

Our 8 days Ghorepani Poon Hill trek tour itinerary includes a day tour in Kathmandu valley & Pokhara city, and  4 days round trek on one of Nepal’s most preferred trekking trails Annapurna region. The 4 day Ghorepani Poon Hill trek from Pokhara starts with an early morning drive to Hile our first destination of the Poon Hill trek via Nayapul. The drive to Hile is about 3 to 4 hrs from Pokhara.  Taking a night stay at Hile, the next day our trek to Ghorepani begins. Today our day is going to be a hectic day with an approx 7 hours of walking through the rhododendron & oak forest, passing through Ulleri village, ascending the stone staircases we will reach Ghorepani. Reaching to PoonHill next morning to experience the spectacular sunrise view over the Annapurna & Dhaulagiri massifs will complete our target of the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. The final day of the Poon Hill trek will descend us to a beautiful Gurung village named Ghandruk. Spending a night in Ghandruk village the next morning we will return back to Pokhara by a drive.

Regulus-designed 8 days tour in Ghorepani Poon Hill from Kathmandu is a perfect trekking tour package for families & individuals willing to enjoy both sightseeing tour & trek at a time. This Ghorepani Poon Hill trek combines both sightseeing tours to the UNESECO-listed world heritage sites in Kathmandu & Pokhara city and a short trek of 4 days way to Poon Hill from Pokhara. We have multiple choices of trekking packages to Poon Hill. Ghandruk tour package from Pokhara, Ghandruk to Poon Hill trek, and Ghandruk tour package from Kathmandu are the Ghorepani Poon hill trek packages one can do as per the convenience. 

Itinerary

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Regulus Nepal recommends the below itinerary for 8 days tour to Ghorepani Poon Hill.

Our 8 days Ghorepani Poon Hill trek itinerary starts from the Kathmandu sightseeing tour. Hile is the first way to Poon Hill from Pokhara in our itinerary of the Ghorepani Poonhill trek. Takes you to Pokhara, drive towards Hile through Nayapul & an 8 hours trekking to Ghorepani Poon Hill passing through beautiful small villages, dense rhododendron forests, naturally beautiful waterfalls & rivers.  The main highlight of this Ghorepani Poon hill trek tour is the astounding sunrise view with the panoramic views of the Annapurna Range from Poon hill. Descending to Ghandruk from Ghorepani Poon hill we will drive back to Pokhara where our trek to Ghorepani poon hill ends.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu & Sightseeing Tour

Upon our arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, a representative from Regulus Nepal will greet you & will drop you off at our hotel. After checking in, we take a rest & later in the afternoon we will start our Kathmandu sightseeing tour to Swaymbhunath (The Monkey Temple) & Kathmandu Durbar Square.

In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by us in a typical authentic Nepali restaurant with a Nepalese cultural show.

  • 3 Star Hotel
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Kathmandu- Swaymbhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • 1350
After having breakfast we leave Kathmandu for Pokhara- a City of lakes. We either go in a private vehicle or a tourist bus. It takes around six to seven hours to reach Pokhara. The journey in between is so marvelous. You can view the Trishuli River, have a cable car ride to Manakamana temple, and enjoy the views of beautiful natural waterfalls on the way. Right before entering Pokhara the breathtaking view of Machhpuchhre (Fishtail) mountain will leave you speechless. You will be at Pokhara by noon. You can roam around Pokhara. If interested, in the evening you can enjoy boating at Phewa Lake. You can explore the nightlife of lakeside, Pokhara. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.
  • 3 Star Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Pokhara Lakeside
  • 827 m

After breakfast, we leave for Nayapul from Pokhara. It is a starting point for the Jomsom trail. Hile is our instant destination where we will spend our night. If you want to trek to Hile it's around 3 hrs walk to Hile from Nayapul. We arrive at Hille after a steady climb. Explore Hile, overnight stay in a lodge or a tea house.

  • Lodge | Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Hile
  • 1430 m

Taking our breakfast at Hile we will start our trek today for Ghorepani. Our first and foremost destination for today is Tikhedhunga. A short climb will take us there & then we head towards Ulleri. Ulleri is a place where many Magar people exist. It is situated at an altitude of 2,070m. We again go upwards and reach Banthanti (2250 m) which is mostly inhabited by the Magar communities. We move through rhododendron and oak forest to reach Nangethanti. 

After walking furthermore for a couple of hours we come to Ghorepani which will be our ending day for today. Ghorepani was popular as a trading destination for local people in past. Ghorepani village offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. Overnight in Ghorepani.

  • Lodge | Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Ghorepani
  • 2800 m

Today we will wake up early in the morning and move to Poon Hill by climbing along the steep trail (1 hr) to the viewpoint & experience the amazingly beautiful view of sunrise. Usually, the sun rises around 5.15 to 6.15 am depending on the time of year. The rays of the sun strike the surface of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, the awesome scene will lighten your day and somehow your life too! Views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri are the main highlights of this short trek to Poon hill. Being there for an hour we will come back to Ghorepani for breakfast. 

After breakfast, we will move further ahead to reach  Ghandruk. Walking through the dense bamboo forest now we reach Ghandruk. It is a beautiful village where the majority of Gurung people are seen. We will explore the Ghandruk village where all the houses are made of stones, and the rich cultural traditions of the Gurung people & have a visit to Gurung Museum in Ghandruk. Overnight in Ghandruk.

  • Lodge | Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Ghandruk
  • 3210 m, 1939m

After enjoying the beauty of Ghandruk, now it is time to get back to Pokhara through Nayapul. Taking a short walk from Ghandruk we will reach our vehicle from where we will start our drive to Pokhara. 

After taking lunch we will proceed to the Pokhara city tour. We will visit Seti Gorge, Davids Fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave & the Mountain museum. Enjoy boating in Phewa Lake to visit the Tal Barahi Temple which lies in the middle of the lake at an altitude of 800m above sea level back to the lakeside, here ends your Pokhara city tour. For the rest of your free time, you can explore lake areas, do your shopping, hangouts & return back to the hotel(very near to the lakeside) by self walk. Overnight at the hotel.

Overnight in Pokhara.

  • 3 star hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Pokhara - Davids Fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, International Mountain museum, Seti Gorge, Fewa lake
  • 827 m

Early morning, 30 mins drive to Sarangkot (1600m.) a popular & world's best viewpoint to enjoy incredible sunrise over the Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna range & Dhaulagiri massif. Back to the hotel for breakfast & pack your bags for returning back to Kathmandu. 

After having your breakfast we will prepare ourselves for leaving Pokhara, and drive (6/7hrs) to Kathmandu. Lunch on the highway restaurant. After arriving back in Kathmandu, transfer to Kathmandu hotel. Check into hotel, tea|coffee & refreshment. The rest of the day is yours, enjoy your leisure time exploring the local street markets or departmental stores for personal activities like shopping. 

Overnight at the hotel.

  • 3 star hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Sarangkot
  • 1600 m

Our 8 days Ghorepani Ghandruk poon hill tour package in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative of Regulus Treks will take us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight for final departure.

  • Breakfast
  • TIA Airport
  • 1400 m

What to Expect

  • Accommodations in Kathmandu & Pokhara on twin sharing basis with breakfast
  • Local tea houses accommodation during the trek including 3 meals a day ( B L D )
  • Hot drinks (Tea / Coffee) while trekking
  • All transfer & sightseeing by a|c vehicle
  • An experienced, licensed, English-speaking guide for sightseeing & trekking
  • Fooding, lodging, salaries & insurance of the staff.
  • Government taxes, and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) 
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit)
  • Farewell dinner with Nepalese cultural show
  • Trip Completion Certificate.
  • First Aid Kit. 
  • Domestic and International Flight
  • All park permits & entrance fees during sightseeing  in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone, and laundry
  • Travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, and personal effects.
  • Nepal entry visa fee is US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue) - you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Lunch & Dinner 

Useful Information

Destinations & Sightseeing Places in 8 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Tour

  1. Kathmandu: Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Chandragiri Hills 
  2. Pokhara: Sarangkot, David’s Fall, Seti Gorge, Fewa lake Boating, International Mountain Museum
  3. Ghorepani Poon Hill