Discover breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges and immerse yourself in Nepal's diverse cultures with the Ghorepani-Poonhill and Ghandruk trek!
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Explore majestic views of the Himalayas with Ghorepani-Poonhill and Ghandruk trek!
Ghorepani, located in the heart of the Himalayas of Nepal is renowned for its exceptional viewpoint known as Poonhill, which is considered to offer one the world’s most breathtaking views. Poonhill stands tall at an elevation of 3210 meters and offers majestic panoramas of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Fishtail, and other mountain ranges.
The trek to Ghorepani starts with a scenic drive to Nayapul, the starting point of the Annapurna Sanctuary, Ghorepani, and Ghandruk trek. The trek features a hike through the Modi and Bhurungdi river valleys to the dense Rhododendron forests that lead to Ghorepani. Along the way, you will encounter several Gurung and Magar villages, providing a true sense of being in Nepal.
The Ghorepani and Ghandruk trek not only promises spectacular landscapes, diverse cultures, and scenic nature but also provides an opportunity to immerse oneself in them. So why look any further for other treks? Book your trek with us for a lifetime memory with our team of expert guides and porters.
Start planning your trip!
Welcome to land of the Himalayas! Our trusty representative will greet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to the hotel in Thamel. Once you check in the hotel, decide whether to stroll around the bustling streets of Thamel and Durbar Squares or rest at the hotel. Later in the evening our representative will brief you about the programs for the next days to come.
Enjoy the best of both worlds as you drive in a private Jeep from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Take in the breathtaking sights and sounds of Prithivi highway on our way, pausing at captivating locations for photos or appreciating local delicacies. Soak in the spectacular views, take a break and have lunch by a riverside before continuing your journey to the City of lakes & temples in comfort and safety.
Or take a flight
Take an incredible flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and get ready for an outdoor adventure! Soar through the skies above and witness breathtaking views of the Himalayan range. The flight will only take 25 minutes and upon arrival you'll drive to Lakeside and check into a hotel. Revel in the beauty of the city full of lakes and mountains, like something out of storybook! Get ready for some mountain biking fun or any outdoor adventure that takes your fancy! We will check out our bikes, meeting guides and trip briefing about.
Start your trek from Pokhara on a private vehicle (1 to 1&1/2 hour drive) and make your way to Nayapul, which is hiking start point. From there you will follow the Modi River to Birethanti and River Bhurungdi to Tikhedhunga for the lunch. After the lunch you will have to go about 2 hour of demanding climb to ulleri with 3280 stone stairs. The 5 to 6 hours of walk will lead you through beautiful villages and awesome sceneries to Ulleri.
Distance: 15 Km
Today you will be going through an incredible landscape to Ghorepani. The 6 hours trail leads you through the Rhododendron forest to Nangethanti for the lunch and then to the final destination of the day. Along the way you will get the opportunity to see the local culture and wildlife. Once you reach Ghorepani you can decide whatever you want to do later in the afternoon.
Distance: 13 Km
Today you will be waking up early morning to take a walk to Poonhill for an amazing sunrise view over the top of Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Annapurna (8091m) mountain ranges accompanied by other ranges. After having spent enough time to cherish those amazing views, you will walk down to the guest house, have breakfast and start walking to Tadapani. You will walk along the ridge through rhododendron forest with a stunning views of the landscape and the mountains. Today’s walk will take approximately 5 hours to the overnight staying guest house in Tadapani.
Distance: 12 Km approx.
After having breakfast with an amazing view of the Fishtail and Annapurna south, get ready to descend down to the next town known as Ghandruk. The 4 hour of the hike takes you through the dense forest that features some scattered villages along the way. At Ghandruk you will get the opportunity to experience a true Gurung culture and witness a joy of having a splendid view of the loftiest mountains. Later in the afternoon you can take some time to visit the Gurung museum and the beautiful village.
Distance: 10 Km
After you are done enjoying those lovely mountains and an amazing culture, we are ready to head back to Nayapul from where we will be picked up by our private vehice. The 4-5 hour of walk will lead us through amazing villages, wonderful landscapes with jaw-dropping waterfalls along the way. We will be having lunch on the way to Nayapul depending upon your hunger. From Nayapul we will enjoy driving back to Pokhara, leaving behind all those amazing places and counting the memories in our head.
Distance: 19 Km
Today marks the end of an unforgettable journey with us in Pokhara! As you prepare to return to your hometown, we hope that your time with us has been full of memories to cherish for a lifetime. Whether you choose to embark on the scenic drive back to Kathmandu or take to the skies, we have got you covered with our package that you have chosen.
Ghorepani, Poonhill trek can be done in 3 days, if you choose to complete the trek the same route to and fro. However, making a loop from Ghorepani, poonhill including Tadapani and Ghandruk it takes 5 days.
Ghorepani, Poonhill trek can be done all year round. However, the best time to trek Ghorepani, Poonhill is from March to June and September to November. During these months the weather remains dry with clear skies and mild temperature.
The Ghorepani, Poonhill trek is moderate in terms of physical and technical difficulty. However, you should be in decent fitness level to complete this trek.
The highest elevation of the Ghorepani, Poonhill trek is 3210 meters which is Poonhill itself. However, the maximum elevation that you will be staying is 2870 meters.
The weather condition of Ghorepani, Poonhill and Ghandruk trek depends on the time of year that you are planning to trek this area. The months of July to August is rainy season, means the route is wet and offers very few sight of the mountains and December to February is winter and offers clear mornings and cloudy afternoons. However, the months of March to June and September to November the weather is dry with clear skies and great views of the Himalayan ranges.
Trekking to Ghorepani, Poonhill of the Annapurna region is a lifetime experience, however, it can involve some certain risks like Altitude Sickness, Weather Conditions and Potential Accidents.
The cost for trekking to Ghorepani, Poonhill and Ghandruk is determined by several factors like use of guide and porter, season of trekking, use of private or public transportation, trekking individually, number of days, and many more. However, the trekking package starts from 400 USD to 1500 USD depending on the luxury, number of days and services provided.
Yes, trekking to Ghorepani, Poonhill is fully customizable as per your need and available time. However, you should at least spare 2 to 3 days to complete this amazing trek.
Ghorepani,Poonhill is mostly popular for its incredible viewpoint from where you get to see a very close up views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Fishtail and other towering mountain ranges. Besides, the viewpoint and mountain scenery it is also popular for its amazing Magar culture and mesmerizing landscapes.
Ghorepani, Poonhill trek offers a wide range of accommodations from basic tea houses to luxurious lodges. Basic tea houses offer rooms with shared toilets and shower, however, lodges offer rooms with attached bathroom and hot shower.
There are variety of foods and drinks available in Ghorepani, Poonhill trek. In every tea houses or lodges you can find a wide choice of foods from simple Dal-Bhat, Indian dishes to Continental delicacy. And regarding the drinks, you can find all kind of soft beverages to imported wines and beers. However, trying some local foods and drinks might help you immerse into the depth of the culture of the region.
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