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Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Trek: A Himalayan Adventure of a Lifetime

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Trip Overview

Ultimate Guide to Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

The Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, also known as the Annapurna Panorama Trek or Small Annapurna Circuit Trek, offers a captivating journey through the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre mountain ranges. Renowned for its panoramic views, this trek is a short and easy yet dramatically scenic adventure.

Duration of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Choosing the right duration for the Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Trek depends on your preferences and schedule. While it can be completed in as little as 3 or 4 days, a 5-day itinerary is recommended for a more immersive experience. This extended duration allows you to savor the cultural richness of western Nepal, making the trek a perfect blend of natural beauty and local hospitality.

Highlights of Annapurna to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

  1. Family-Friendly Trek: Ideal for families and toddlers, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek provides a unique opportunity to bond amidst breathtaking landscapes.

  2. Panoramic Mountain Views: Witness the awe-inspiring panoramas of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre, offering some of the world’s best mountain views.

  3. Altitude Experience: Reach altitudes exceeding 3210 meters and savor the stunning vistas of the western Nepal mountain range.

  4. Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in Nepali culture with comfortable overnight stays in tea houses, providing a taste of local life.

  5. Lush Forests and Gurung Hospitality: Traverse through lush forests and experience the warm hospitality of the local Gurung people, adding cultural richness to your journey.

Itinerary: Pokhara to Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek begins at Nayapul, a 40-minute drive from Pokhara. The trail takes you through Birethanti, Ullery, and Ghorepani, ultimately leading to the pinnacle of Poon Hill. The descent follows the path through Tadapani, Ghandruk, and concludes at Nayapul, completing a fulfilling circuit.

Mountain Views and Landscapes

The Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Trek provides breathtaking views of Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Barasikhar, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli, and glimpses of Manaslu ranges. The trek unfolds like magic, offering spectacular Himalayan horizons.

Trek Experience

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a captivating journey into the heart of the mountains, allowing trekkers to sleep in cozy tea house accommodations and relish Himalayan cuisine. The option to extend the adventure to Annapurna Base Camp is also available for those seeking further exploration.

Trek Cost Considerations

The cost of the Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Trek with Parikrama Treks is designed to cater to trekkers’ satisfaction. As a short and easy trek, the cost varies based on the number of trekking days. Private tours can be organized to accommodate individual preferences, ensuring a tailored experience for you and your family.

The Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Trek promises an unforgettable blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and mountainous landscapes, making it a must-try for trekking enthusiasts and families alike.


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our dedicated representative from Parikrama Treks will warmly welcome you and provide assistance as you navigate through the airport. A comfortable transfer to your hotel will be arranged, where you’ll have the opportunity to relax before joining us in the hotel lobby for a concise yet informative briefing on the upcoming Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Trek.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Tikhedhunga via Pokhara and Nayapul (1577 m / 4 hrs trek)

Start your day with an early morning scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, embark on a picturesque drive to Nayapul, marking the beginning of your trek. The trail leads you through charming villages, scattered forests, and farmlands, offering a delightful journey.

Day 03: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani Trek (2,855 m / 6 hrs)

Ascend to Ulleri Village through a delightful rhododendron forest, culminating in reaching the heights of Ghorepani. The panoramic views from this vantage point will set the stage for the breathtaking mountain vistas you’ll encounter the following day.

Day 04: Poon Hill Hike (3232m) and Trek to Ghandruk (1950 m / 7 hrs)

Embark on a morning excursion to Poon Hill, the highest point on your trek, offering unparalleled views of 30 snow-capped peaks. After breakfast, trek back to Ghandruk, traversing through a dense forest to Banthanti before reaching the enchanting village of Ghandruk.

Day 05: Ghandruk to Potana Trek (1872 m / 6 hrs)

Today’s trail involves a mix of ascents and descents, passing through Landrung, Tolka, and Deurali. The gentle descent to Potana takes approximately 45 minutes from Deurali.

Day 06: Potana to Suikhet Trek (3 hrs) and Drive to Pokhara (920m / 2 hrs)

Experience a gentle descent from Potana to Suikhet, offering stunning mountain views from Dhampus. After a three-hour trek, a one-hour scenic drive takes you from Suikhet to the charming city of Pokhara.

Day 07: Flight back to Kathmandu

Take a short 25-minute flight from Pokhara back to the vibrant Kathmandu Valley, soaking in the scenic beauty before concluding your trek.

Day 08: Departure

As your Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Trek comes to an end, we bid you farewell and wish you safe travels on your departure from Kathmandu.

Cost Details

TREK COST: USD 1,025.00 per person on Twin sharing room accommodation
Single Supplement: USD 150 Per Person
Extra: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu Airfare US$ 330 Per Person

Special Service Highlight:

  1. Guarantee first flight (As per the detail in Itinerary)
  2. One day of free sightseeing from the Parikrama Treks Team (As per the details in the Itinerary)
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Price Includes

  • All land transfer, arrival and departure as per the itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation with bed and breakfast on Twin sharing basis as per the itinerary.
  • Food during the trek 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in specified local lodges.
  • Tea and coffee (cup) three times daily on trek
  • A English speaking experienced & professional trekking guide license holder.
  • Porters (1 porter carries the luggage up to 25 kgs of 2 participants during the trek).
  • City tours as mentioned in the itinerary with English speaking guide and all land transportation with private car/jeep/van.
  • All necessary trekking and climbing related permit including TIMS, National Park Entrance fee and ACAP Fee.
  • Insurance, proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass and daily wages for guide and porter.

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu or in Pokhara stay
  • Personal gears and expenses of personal nature and Personal medical and travel insurance emergency evacuation.
  • Hard and any form of soft drinks, tea/coffee(pot size).
  • All confectionary and snacks, Charges for desserts including shower and boiled drinking water, Phone calls, Laundry and Alcoholic beverages etc.
  • Any airfare: Domestic International departure taxes and any excess baggage charges.
  • Tips and Gratitude for Guides and Porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal.
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