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Annapurna Ghorepani Trekking


Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Trek


Trip Overview

Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal.  It offers superb Himalayan and Poon Hill (3210m) is perhaps the best viewpoint in the whole Annapurna region.

Ghorepani Poon Hill is also one of the easier trekking trails in the Annapurna region which can be completed in one week – allowing you time for other explorations of Nepal.

This Annapurna trekking in Nepal gives you access to one of Nepal’s classic landscapes and culture of Annapurna region. You’ll follow ancient trails that connect local communities, pass through blooming rhododendron forests and rice paddies, and enjoy views of snow-covered mountains right in front of your eyes. At night, sleep in comfortable tea houses located in small villages along the route. Anyone who loves nature and beautiful landscape will never forget this astounding experience that Ghorepani Poonhill trek offers. The trek can be lengthened and shortened according to the time you have.


Trip Highlights of Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

  • Explore typical Gurung and Magar villages with their warm hospitality.
  • Excursion hike to Poon Hill (3210 meters).
  • Magnificent sunrise view from Poon Hill of the Himalaya ranges of Annapurna, Macchapuchre and Dhaulagiri.
  • Short trek through the most dazzling lands of the Himalaya.


Day 01 : Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. Trek from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga.

Early in the morning drive from Pokhara to Nayaul. Following the trail from Nayapul, gradually climb uphill walking along a gravel road through cultivated fields. Continuing, you’ll pass through a scenic area of blooming rhododendron blossoms and old oak forests taking you to the tea house where you’ll stay the night in the village of Tikhedhunga.

  • Altitude: 1070 meters (Nayapul) 1540 meters (Tikhedhunga)
  • Duration: 45 minutes (Drive) 3-4 hours. approx (Trek)
  • Accommodation: Basic Tea House

Trek from Tirkhedhunga  to Ghorepani.

Today start out crossing a suspension bridge then beginning the ascent towards Ghorepani. 

As you ascend, you’ll catch glimpses of the white snow-capped Annapurna peaks. 

The trail passes through several beautiful villages including Ulleri and Bhanthatihi. You’ll mostly climb stone stairways through rhododendron forests full of exotic birds with great scenery. Upon arrival, you will be truly amazed by the breathtaking views of the mighty Annapurna South, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri that surround you at Ghorepani where you stay overnight.

  • Altitude: 2790 meters (Ghorepani)
  • Duration: 6 hours. approx.
  • Accommodation: Basic Tea House

Hike Climb Poon Hill, Trek to Tadapani.

Early morning excursion to Poon Hill. It takes about 40 minutes to hike from your tea house to where you will have fantastic panoramic mountain views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchare, Nilgiri, and many other, mountain ranges. The sunrise is breathtaking. You will return to Ghorepani for a hearty breakfast before setting out on a full days’ trek to the small village of Tadapani.

  • Altitude: 3190 meters (Poonhill) / 2540 meters (Tadapani)
  • Duration: 6-7 Hours. approx
  • Accommodation: Basic Tea House

Trek from Tadapani  to Landruk.

Start your day following the trail from Tadapani down through dense forest to Ghandruk village.  Then descend steeply via terraced fields toward Modi khola and climb again to Landruk. Again a day of amazing views; terraced fields, farm land and high mountains.

  • Altitude: 1645 meters (Landruk)
  • Duration: 6 hours. approx
  • Accommodation: Basic Tea House

Trek to Kande via Australian Camp. Drive to Pokhara.

Begin today’s trek from the village of Landruk by descending towards Kande via Australian Camp. The trail leads through the small village settlements with superb views of Annapurna South. Hiking along the forest the trail will take you to Pothana and eventually to Australian Camp. From there gradually descend through a landscape of terraced fields and forests to where your driver and vehicle will be waiting to take you back to Pokhara.

  • Duration: 5-6 hours. approx (Trek)/ 1 hour. approx (Drive)

Services Included

  • Private transport as per group size to and from the trekking region
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS Permit).
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
  • 01 Porter for 2 trekkers/ maximum 15 kgs luggage per porter
  • Accommodation in Basic Tea houses (room only / sharing)

Services Excluded

  • Meals throughout the trekking.
  • Travel and medical insurance including evacuation and cancellation (including helicopter evacuation for trek).
  • Expenses of personal nature including bar bills, laundry, telephone calls.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Any item not specified as included.
  • Expenses arising from unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Royal Mountain Travel

Impact Footprint

  • Accommodation is arranged in tea houses owned by the local people.
  • You provide income for people who will serve you as porters throughout the trek.