Ghorepani-Poonhill-Ghandruk trek

9 Days
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Moderate
  • Poonhill, Myagdi
  • Adventure/Active
  • 12+
  • Private and Group
  • Fully Guided
  • Instant Booking
  • 3,210m / 10,532ft
  • March-May and Sep-Nov


Ghorepani-Poonhill-Ghandruk Trek is a popular short and easy trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trek offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including the Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri ranges. It is also an excellent opportunity to experience the culture and way of life of the local Gurung people.

The trek starts from the beautiful village of Ghorepani, located at an altitude of 2,750 meters. From here, you will hike up to Poonhill, a popular viewpoint at an altitude of 3,210 meters. Poonhill offers panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and is especially beautiful at sunrise.

After taking in the views at Poonhill, you will continue on to the village of Ghandruk, located at an altitude of 1,940 meters. Ghandruk is a charming Gurung village with traditional stone houses and a rich cultural history. Here, you can visit the Ghandruk Gurung Museum to learn about the history and culture of the Gurung people.

The Ghorepani-Poonhill-Ghandruk trek is a moderate trek that can be completed in just a few days. It is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.

One of the highlights of the trek is the opportunity to experience the stunning natural beauty of the Annapurna region. The trek passes through rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, and small villages, offering something for everyone.

Another highlight is the chance to interact with the local Gurung people and learn about their way of life. The Gurungs are a friendly and welcoming people who are proud of their cultural traditions. You will have the opportunity to stay in Gurung villages and learn about their customs, traditions, and daily life.

The Ghorepani-Poonhill-Ghandruk trek is a perfect choice for those looking for a short and easy trek in the Annapurna region. It offers stunning views of the Himalayas, a chance to experience the culture and way of life of the Gurung people, and a chance to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region. If you’re planning a trip to Nepal, be sure to include the Ghorepani-Poonhill-Ghandruk trek on your itinerary.

Highlights of Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek

  • Views of some of the highest mountains in the world like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, II, III, Annapurna South, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal, Hiuchuli and many more.
  • Breathtaking sunrise views over the majestic mountain peaks of the Annapurna Sanctuary.
  • Dense Rhododendron and Magnolia forest. deep gorges, small mountain streams and charming villages with the backdrop of the splendid mountains.
  • A wonderful opportunity to spot some rare mountain wildlife such as Brown dipper, White-breasted Kingfisher, butterflies, Barking Deer.
  • Beautiful and charming villages of Ulleri, Ghorepani, and Ghandruk that are home to the world famous soldiers “Gorkhas”.


Pokhara is approx. 200 km far from Kathmandu. It takes six hours to reach Pokhara via bus. You will have your breakfast on the hotel and pack your bag, then we will begin our journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara. We will travel in Tourist bus. We will Check – in to the hotel of Pokhara, take rest, have dinner and sleep over night.

Poonhill trekking actually starts from this day because your walk from Nayapul. You will travel from Pokhara to Nayapul after having breakfast. You will reach Nayapul with-in an hour.
Nayapul (1070m) is the beginning point of trek. We will start walking along Modi Khola after reaching Nayapul. We will follow the path through Birethanti (1015m), Five hours of walk will take us upto Hille 1430m. We will enter our booked tea house in Hille, enjoy the hospitality of Gurung culture, traditional food and take rest overnight there.

Hille’s night stay ends with morning breakfast, we will carry our bag and start our trek. First we will reach Tikhedhunga (1960m) then towards Ulleri 1960m and have lunch in Banthatii and start walking. Around 3 hours of walk from Banthati we will reach Ghorepani (2870m).
It takes around six hour to reach Ghorepani from Hile. We will have nightstay in teahouse of Ghorepani.

To reach Poonhill before sunrise, we will wake up before 5 am and hike towards Poonhill -The best view point of Annapurna region also as Photographer’s paradise. View of Sun rise and rays falling on Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range is awesome. Capturing the moments in photographs and videos we will come back to teahouse in Ghorepani. We will start our trek towards Tadapani after having breakfast in Ghorepani.
Walking uphills towards Deurali, downhill from Durali and having lunch in Banthati, we will reach Tadapani after six hour. Stay there in a tea house at night.

After taking breakfast we will walk downhills, passing forest and reach Ghandruk after Three hours of walk. Ghandruk is traditional Gurung village. You will observe typical Gurung culture, ethnic lifestyle and interact with local people. Magnificent views of mountains from Ghandruk also give pleasure. We will stay in local guest house overnight.

Day seven is the last day of trek. After having breakfast we will walk towards Nayapul. It takes Four hours to reach Nayapul. We will drive back to Pokhara from Nayapul. Stay in Hotel of Pokhara overnight.

We will say goodbye to Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu after having breakfast. After the extensive yet wonderful trekking to the Ghorepani – Poonhill - Ghandruk, you will return back to the capital, Kathmandu. You can explore the nightlife in Thamel in the evening.



  • Airport pickup and drop by car/van/bus
  • TIMS cards
  • Entry permit
  • Meals during trek (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
  • Experienced local guides and porters
  • All accommodation during the treks
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit) with regular check up of oxygen saturation


  • Any food, deserts and accommodation during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Travel medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Nepal entry visa fee and International air fare.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Tips for guide and Porter (Tipping is expected)
  • Personal expenses such as: Alcoholic beverages, hot shower, water bottle, cold drinks, hot water, battery charge and donation. etc.
  • Extra night food and accommodation due to any reason.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on ‘price included’ section

Recommended Gears for the Trek

Trek can be appropriate and pleasant if you are geared up with a proper packing list. Therefore, being prepared with the packing list prior to the trek comes in handy.

The necessary packing list for the trek are mentioned under the following points:


  • Jackets (Windproof or Down)
  • Waterproof outerwear
  • Thermal wears
  • Woolen hat or cap
  • Pair of gloves
  • Shoes
  • Tracksuits and trouser
  • Trekking boot
  • Towel


  • Bags
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Camera, binocular and mobile phones
  • Extra batteries or power bank
  • Water purifier tablets
  • Headlamp and torch
  • Trekking Sticks
  • Lighters
  • Whistle
  • Toilet papers and tissue papers

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