Annapurna Poon Hill Trek - 9 Days

Ghorepani Poon Hill

The Annapurna Poon Hill Trek is a short trekking option in the Annapurna Region which allows you explore the north-western acreages of Pokhara. It is a stunning trekking trail and the beauty of its views are utterly mesmerizing. You will be able to observe the settlements of the Gurung and Magar people with their many temples and monasteries. The pious atmosphere of the religious sites will add a unique tranquility to the serene trekking trails.

The intricate sub-tropical valleys at the base of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre mountain ranges are fascinating and very picturesque. The Annapurna Poon Hill Trek will take you through verdant hills and terrains and you will experience the delight of  blooming rhododendrons and foxgloves, and the spectacular vegetation of pine, oak, birch and juniper trees. The Trek is sometimes called the Annapurna Panorama Trek because of the  panoramic vistas of the Annapurna ranges and its many surrounding peaks. The most famous and unrivalled section of the route is the absolutely breath-taking view of the rising sun from the vantage point at Poon Hill. Here, as the sun ascends the cyan sky, the change in the atmosphere and the breathing of life into all around is simply indescribable. The slow ascent of the sun from behind the Annapurna ranges transforms the ivory snow into molten gold and burning saffron – it is truly heavenly and divine.

Driving to the lake-side city of Pokhara from Kathmandu, the Annapurna Poon Hill Trek begins by passing through terraced farms brimming with rice and mustard, rural settlements in isolated areas and amazing views of the Mountain peaks including Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Lamjung Himal. You will then journey through the opulent forests of blooming rhododendrons until you reach Ghorepani.

Our Annapurna Poon Hill trek provides beautiful panoramic views of the mountains of Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, Annapurna massif, Machhapuchhre and many more. The hike  to the village of Ghandruk, however, is one of the most exciting aspects of the trek. Ghandruk is a delightful village occupied by the settlements of the Gurung people. The village offers stunning views of the vistas of the Annapurna Mountain Massif and its many surrounding peaks. You can also visit the traditional Gurung Museum and examine the local traditional outfits and cultural trinkets that the museum holds.

Rock Everest Trek provides an excellent array of services to its clients and we ensure that they get the optimum satisfaction on their trekking journeys. The Annapurna Poon Hill Trek package is designed carefully, keeping the satisfaction of our customers in mind. The package incorporates all of the beautiful natural and cultural quintessence of the Annapurna Region in a relatively short amount of time. Come and join us in this outstanding adventure where you can experience the aesthetically pleasing magnificence of the mountains and their alluring natural winsomeness. You can take a close look at the culture, lifestyle and traditions of the people of the Annapurna Poon Hill.

We also have alternate packages for trekking in the Annapurna Region including our Annapurna Base Camp Trek which allows you trek to the foot of the summit of Mount Annapurna. Our Annapurna Circuit Trek gives you an excursion through the verdant Annapurna region in the most appealing of ways. Our ABC Express Trek is another option where you can have the itinerary customized to suit your individual needs. The Jomsom Muktinath Trek is an alternative where you will have the opportunity to trek to the holy temple. So come and join us on one of these wonderful adventures of exploration in the Annapurna Region!

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/2,984ft), Duration: 6 hrs

Day 03: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1,570m/5,150ft), Duration: 4 hrs

Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,348ft), Duration: 7 hrs

Day 05: Hike up to Poon Hill and onto Tadapani (2,610m/8,560ft), Duration: 7-8 hrs

Day 06: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,950m/6,396ft), Duration: 3 hrs

Day 07: Ghandruk to Pokhara (910m/2,984ft), Duration: 5 hrs

Day 08: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 09: Farewell

Day 1
Arrive At Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

After you arrive at Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, our airport representative will help you transfer to your hotel. S/he will also give you a short description about your trip. Overnight in hotel.

Day 2
Kathmandu To Pokhara (910m/2,984ft), Duration: 6 Hrs

This is your second day in Kathmandu, and you will drive to the beautiful ‘Lake City’- Pokhara – taking around 6 hours. While driving, we will pass stunning views of terraced fields, rural settlements, and amazing panoramas of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Lamjung Himal and many other peaks. At Pokhara, you can opt for sightseeing or just relax in the hotel. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

Day 3
Pokhara To Tikhedhunga (1,570m/5,150ft), Duration: 4 Hrs

We will start trekking from Pokhara to Tikhedhunga – approximately 4 hours. We will also walk through Birethanti village which is located at the linking point of the Bhurungdi River and the Modi River. We will continue our hike, passing through magnificent rhododendron and oak woods. We will also traverse Bhurungdi River to reach Tikhe Dhunga. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 4
Tikhedhunga To Ghorepani (2,850m/9,348ft), Duration: 7 Hrs

We will depart from Tikhe Dhunga to reach Ghorepani which will take around 7 hours. We will navigate a moderately demanding path before reaching Ulleri and ascending a rocky staircase. We will also walk past Banthanti. The track then goes through breathtaking rhododendron and oak jungles and finally reaches Ghorepani. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 5
Hike Up To Poon Hill And Onto Tadapani (2,610m/8,560ft), Duration: 7-8 Hrs

This will be an especially memorable day on Annapurna Panorama Trek for we will trek to Poon Hill which soars to the height of 3210m. We will be rewarded by the enchanting vista of sunrise over stunning peaks like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri and more. We will start early in the morning and spend the most memorable time at Poon Hill. We will walk to Tadapani taking about five hours. Tadapani is a beautiful village set at the height of 2610m. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 6
Tadapani To Ghandruk (1,950m/6,396ft), Duration: 3 Hrs

On this day, we will hike from Tadapani towards Ghandruk. On the way to Ghandruk, we will walk down to Bhaise Kharka (around 2 hours). We will then trek to Ghandruk which is a charming village with a Gurung settlement. The village truly offers great vistas of Annapurna south, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli Machhapuchhre and more. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 7
Ghandruk To Pokhara (910m/2,984ft), Duration: 5 Hrs

From Ghandruk, we will head downhill for approximately 3 hours and rest at some tea houses. We will also pass by the settlements of Birethanti. From Birethanti, we will hike on to Nayapul from where we will drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara. Breakfast included.

Day 8
Pokhara To Kathmandu

You will drive back to Kathmandu today. Overnight stay at the hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 9
Farewell

At the conclusion of one of the best trekking experiences in the Annapurna Region, you will leave Nepal. Rock Everest’s representative will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight with the hope that we will see you again in our unique and wonderful country.

Cost Include

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3 star category in Kathmandu.
  • Round trip airfare Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals and accommodation.
  • Nepal Hiking Team duffle bag, trekking map, and T-shirt.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag for the trek during the trek.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP and TIMS, please bring 3 passport size photographs)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Exclude

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Soft drinks including water
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

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Annapurna Poon Hill Trek
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Trip Facts

  • Private vehicle
  • 2 +
  • 3210 m
  • Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Moderate
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek.