Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

Ghorepani Poonhill trekking is 5 days trekking at Annapurna Area. Experience best sunrise view over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri with typical Gurung village.

Ghorepani Poonhill trekking is also known as Annapurna Sunrise Trek. Your trek starts after driving to Nayapool from Pokhara with 1 hour scenic drive. Start you trek with your trekking guide passing through the typical settlements at Thikhedhunga.

First day you will reach to Ulleri. The next day you will climb 1000 steps with fairly uphill climb to reach to Ghorepani. Third day is the highlights of the trekking as you will reach to Poonhill for sunrise excursion. Poonhill is located at altitude of 3210 meters. The following days will be trekking through the typical Gurung villages such as Tadapani and Ghandrung.

Poonhill trekking offers 180 Degree view of Dhualagiri massif with Annapurna ranges and Fishtail Mountain. This trek is excellent mixture of Cultural experience with Mountain View with-in short time span. You will see close view of Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Annapurna South (7219m) Fishtail Mountain (6993m) and beautiful Rhododendron forest.

Annapurna Poonhill trek is suitable for any travelers who wish to spend few days at Mountains with easiest trek around Pokhara. With daily 5 hours walk for 5 days, this trek is best suited for all age groups.

This trek is all inclusive trek escorted by professional trekking guide and necessary local porters including the Nayapool transfers and necessary permits.

If you have longer time for trekking activities in Nepal then you can look for other options in Annapurna region undertaking Annapurna Base Camp Trek or Around Annapurna Trek.

Duration:  5 Days

Primary Activity: Trek to Poonhill

Group Size: 1 & above

Country: Nepal

Arrival on: Pokhara

Departure from: Pokhara

Trip Grade: Moderate

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Local Lodges/Tea House


Max Altitude: 3210 meters

Transportation: Surface Transfer

Day 01: Drive Pokhara to Nayapool (1 hour) and trek to Ulleri (2050m/5 hours trek)

Your guide will come at your hotel and pick-up for your transfer to Nayapool. You will drive through small and winding mountain roads offering excellent view of Pokhara valley floor with panoramic view of mountains. Start your trek from Nayapool through forests crossing the suspension bridge near to Tikhedhunga. Start your uphill climb through 1000 stone steps to reach to Ulleri village.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 02: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750m/5 hours trek)

After breakfast at local lodge, start climb to Ghorepani village. Ghorepani is typical mountain village dotted with Gurung community on the foothills of the Annapurna Mountain. You will see panoramic view of Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains from the village.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 03: Sunrise Excursion to Poonhill (3210m) and Trek to Tadapani (2,700m/6 hours trek)

You will enjoy excursion to Poonhill view point to catch magnificent view of sunrise view. After sun strikes the mountains the colour of mountains changes from white to orange. View includes 180 Degree view of Himalayan panorama stretching from Dhaulagiri massif till Fishtail mountain including Annapurna ranges between. Spend sometime at the top and return back to lodge for breakfast.

After breakfast, start your trek to Tadapani village. Descend through forest area with waterfalls and small settlements en-route.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 04: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk village (1940m/4 hours trek)

Descend through the trekking trail passing through Rhododendron forest. When the Rhododendron flower blossoms then entire forest turns to red. Arrive at Ghandrung in the afternoon. Enjoy excursion to Old Ghandrung village with visit to local museum. Ghandrung is Gurung village situated on the slop of the hill ridge overlooking Annapurna south and Hiunchuli mountain.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 05: Trek down to Nayapool and drive to Pokhara

Morning you will trek down to Nayapool. Board the vehicle to drive to Pokhara. You will get transferred to your hotel booked at lakeside area.


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Service Includes:-

  • Pokhara/Nayapool/Pokhara transfer using private vehicle
  • 4 nights/5 days Annapurna Poonhill Trek using Local Lodges/Tea Houses
  • All meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) at Lodges
  • An English speaking professional trekking escort guide for trek
  • Necessary porters for entire trek duration
  • Annapurna Conservation Area fee as applicable
  • Trekking permit fee (TIMS fee) as applicable
  • Insurance to support staff (trekking crew)
  • Equipments and necessary
  • first Aid Boxes
  • Trekking map
  • Government taxes as applicable

Service Excludes:-

  • Accommodation, Sightseeing & any arrangements in Kathmandu & Pokhara which can be done on request with extra cost
  • Beverages and other extra arrangements during trek
  • Tips and gratitude for trekking crew (Recommended)
  • Extra arrangements and services not mentioned in cost includes section
Name of the client Travel Date Nationality Service Rating*
Mark Hsu 13 Sep 2010 China Excellent
Shalu Lamba 8 Sep 2011 India Excellent
Jacqui Rehman 25 Oct 2011 Australia Excellent
Richard Wales 01 Mar 2013 UK Excellent
Kelly Clark 09 Apr 2014 USA Excellent
Holly Walker 12 Oct 2015 Belgium Excellent
Peter Richard 18 Mar 2016 UK Excellent
Shanti Valentino 20 Apr 2016 Italian Excellent