The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is famously known for being one of the shortest treks where you can enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains while avoiding the strenuous long hour’s walks. The Annapurna Circuit is well known for its diversity in culture and abundance in natural beauty. Ghorepani PoonhillTrek lies in the Annapurna Circuit but only covers the lower trail reaching upto 3193m.  The trek is comparatively easy and does not have the risk of Altitude Sickness; a major issue for travelers trekking in the Himalayas. Nevertheless, if you want to explore more of the Annapurna Region in limited amount of time, you can check our “Short Annapurna Circuit Trek” or “Annapurna Base Camp Trek”.

The cost depends upon the number of days, transportation used and number of people in the group. Since we value your time, the package can also be customized according to your time and convenience. Nevertheless, trekking in Nepal can be unpredictable due to the geography and weather conditions so we request you to communicate constantly with your team representative in any case. Our customized package guarantee 100% departure date.

What's included

  • Pick-up and Drop-off at the airport in a private vehicle
  • 2 nights twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Tourist (Deluxe A/C) bus from kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu (Flight or Private Car an option with extra charge)
  • Annapurna Trekking permit (ACAP) and TIMS (Trekkers security Card) permit
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Seasonal fruit after every dinner, during the trek
  • All accommodations on a trek (Lodge/guest house)
  • 4 hot shower during the trek
  • 3 nights attached rooms during the trek
  • Government licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All required local and government taxes
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (Rental basis)
  • Desire Adventures duffel bag
  • Basic First-Aid Kit with Oximeter
  • Adventure certificate upon completion of the trek
  • Farewell dinner
What's Excluded
  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Meals in the city except breakfast and other mentioned above
  • Personal expenses like all kinds of drinks, mineral water, tea/coffee, alcoholic and soft beverages
  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation
  • Tipping (as an appreciation) and any additional tours

From the airport, our team representative will pick you up and drop you to your hotels. After the check in formalities you can freshen up and stroll around the city. 


We will start our trek today leaving Kathmandu. We will take the tourist bus to Pokhara from Kathmandu. The bus leaves from Kantipath every morning at 7:00am. After the 7-8 hours long drive with scenic view of the landscapes and rural settlements, we reach the beautiful city of Pokhara. We will be staying in a tourist standard hotel in Pokhara. The city is famous for its beautiful Lake and is considered as a “Trekkers Hub” since many trekking route start from Pokhara. We can stroll around the lakeside or rest for our trek ahead today. Overnight at Pokhara.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights:  View from the tourist bus along the windy highway with Trisuli River below the road, breathtaking view of waterfalls, rivers, jungles, hills, hamlets higher up on the hills, terraced fields with seasonal crop, different vegetations, curious faces of people running motels, restaurants and lodges. Pokhara: Trekkers hub, Lakeside area in Pokhara with various cafes and attractions.

After breakfast we will head towards Tikadhunga today. From Pokhara we take the bus to Nayapul on the North West. The bus passes through various small settlements and takes about 1.5 hours to reach Nayapul. From Nayapul we will walk up to Birethani which is about 20 minutes away from Nayapul. Here, your guide will fill out the legal formalities as the ACAP documents for your trek. From Birethani we eanter the Annapurna Region and walk towards Tikadhunga following the main trail. Along the way we pass villages like Lamdawali, Sudame and Hile walking on the east of the Bhurungdi Khola. Overnight at Tikadhunga.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights:  View of alluring mountains, waterfalls, local settlements, introduction to the Annapurna Range

After breakfast today, we set off to reach our destination for today; Ghorepani. Ghorepani got its name from its ancient traders who used to rest at this point to collect water (pani) for their horses (ghoda). From Tikadhunga we cross a bridge climbing about 3280 steps to reach Ulleri. Ulleri is a small Magar village offering a good view of the Annapurna South and the Hiunchuli. From Ulleri we ascend further and reach Ghorepani, the gateway to Poonhill. We will rest at Ghorepani today and hike up to Poonhill for the majestic view of the mountains tomorrow. Overnight at Ghorepani.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights:  Climbing the stone steps. Ulleri:  a large Magar village offering  magnificent view of Annapurna South and Himchuli, seasonal forest of the conservation area, spectacular view of Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri from Ghorepani, temple and internet cafes at Ghorepani along with chilly weather.

Today will be the day we will get the best view of the mountains from Poonhill. Poonhill is famous for its sunrise amidst the mountains bringing out the glorious beauty of nature. To enjoy this sunrise in the Annapurna range, we will start walking early in the morning and witness the glory of nature at its finest. After enjoying the panoramic beauty, we head down to Ghorepani and have our lunch after which we will start walking downhill towards Tadapani. We will come across slate quarry and steep trails until we reach Tadapani. Tadapani has a water tower in its village from where it gets its name (Tadapani literally translates to Far Water in Nepali). The trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to reach Banthanti and eventually to Tadapani. Overnight at a hotel in Tadapani.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights:  Magnificent view of sunrise from Poonhill along with close up view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range with 20 other highest peaks of the world, Deurali Pass, several waterfalls on the way to Tadapani.

From Tadapani we start our trek today towards Ghandruk. Along the way we come across Gurung Villages with traditional settlements and walk along the forest trails along the ridges of rhododendron and pine trees. Ghandruk is a small Gurung village with a stunning view of South Annapurna and Huinchuli range. The houses are beautiful and traditional with slope roofs and the village is built on a inclined slope and each houses and paths are connected by stone stairs. Overnight at Ghandruk. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights:  Easy Trail leading with Rhododendron and Oak forest, different type of  birds. Ghandruk village: Introduction to a large Gurung village featuring hotels and lodges, Gurung museum, handicraft center, health post, temples, Gurung cultural program and a majestic view of Annapurna South, Hiun Chuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna.

The walk from Ghandruk to Nayapul is comparatively easy and takes about 3-4 hours. Along the way we will walk past settlements including Chane, Kimche and Syauli Bazar. The trail along the Modi Khola (River) will take us to Birethani where we will check out from the ACAP region. Finally saying our goodbyes to the Annapurna Circuit Trail, we will reach Nayapul from where an hour and a half long bus drive will take us to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, we will check-in to our hotel. The evening can be spent strolling around the city.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights: Coming across settlements like Imle, Chane and Kimche, Modi River, Pokhara:  lake side, nightlife, beautiful environment and other tourist attractions.

We will be returning to Kathmandu from Pokhara today. The tourist bus takes about 7-8 hours to reach Kathmandu and along the way we will witness amazing landscapes, forests, hills, rivers, local settlements and glorious mountains (depending on the season). We will bid our farewell to the Himalayas and arrive at Kathmandu. Upon reaching your hotel you can freshen up and later we will invite you to a farewell dinner. We can discuss on your experience and get feedback from you.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

On your last day at Nepal, we will drop you off at the airport. You can also go for a souvenir shopping or explore the city if your flight is scheduled at night. Thankyou and have a safe journey!

What should I bring?

Along with warm clothes you will also need other equipment for the sufficient protection of your body. Below is the list of necessary items that you need to pack before commencing your trek.

Head- Hat (with a wide brim), Sunglasses (with UV protection), Sunscreen lotion and Lip balm

Upper body- T-shirts (2), light and expedition weight thermal tops, Fleece jacket and pullover, Fleece wind-stopper jacket (Optional), waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket, down vest/jacket (included)

Hands - Lightweight gloves, heavy-weight gloves/mittens with a waterproof outer shell

Lower body - Underwear (4), hiking shorts (2), lightweight cotton long pants, light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, Fleece or wool pants, waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet - Thin, light-wear inner socks (4), thick, warm wool hiking socks (4), hiking boots with spare laces, camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals), gaiters.

Accessories - Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries, small padlock or combination lock, basic first aid kit, large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag), day pack, water bottles (2), hiking pole/walking sticks, small ear plugs, fanny bags for your valuables.

Toiletries – Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, small wash towel

Extras - Cameras with extra batteries and cards, binoculars, light balaclava or warm fleece hat, reading books, trip map/guide book, journal & pen, iPod, water purification tools or tablets.

 Please leave your extra luggage in the hotel in Kathmandu (free storage is available) and pack as lightly as possible.

Our Guides:

With growing tourism in Nepal, the growth of travel and expedition companies have mounted to its peak. The companies seek the best leaders and guides to compete in the market while giving the best service to the clients. Although there are a numbers of companies promising you the best trip of your life, many neglect giving the knowledge on safety measurements and sustainable tourism to their team. From luxury travels to pocket friendly trips, our team guides deliver you the best of Nepal keeping your schedule, preference and welfare in mind.

Extensive insights on history and culture of the country:

Nepal has abundance of cultural and natural beauty. The charming architecture and rich history of the temples and Stupas are listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our guides are well learned and experienced to give you insights on the country's hidden history and natural beauty. From world renowned sites to less traveled local areas, we make sure to provide you information on the benevolent locals, culture and lands that stretch out from the mighty Himalayas to the Terai Plains.

Round the clock service:

Our guides provide you exceptional service 24*7 throughout the trek. Weather it requires giving information, helping with communication or any other skills, our team makes sure you get the facilities regardless of timing. We have well trained English speaking guides working in the fields and value your timing and schedule and try to work as compatible as they can. In addition both our office staff and our field staff have exceptional knowledge on the products we offer. With any queries, you can email/ call/ message us as we try to respond as soon as possible. With extensive field study, our office staff constantly communicates with our trekking guides, tour guides and climbing Sherpa’s to update the information in the trekking region.

Licensed with minimum 5 years of experience:

Trekking has been commercialized in the last few years since Nepal was recognized as the most efficient country to trek. With growing commercialization comes competitive market. Nevertheless, our climbing Sherpas and team representatives along with the guides are required to have minimum of 5 years of experience with a certified license.

Importance to Sustainable Tourism:

We value the importance of sustainable economy and development. Thus, we hire local porters, guides and climbers to train them and give them a platform to work for themselves and their family. All our team members belong to local native groups and have been trained for trekking in the Himalayas and other regions of Nepal.

No exceptions with quality and equipments:

Our teams of guides are well trained with proper English speaking and communication skills via education and experience. We are also equipped with first-aid kits and trekking apparatus like oximeters, maps, first-aid kits and mobile phone for emergency.  Perhaps what separates us from others is the relationship our company has with the climbing Sherpa’s and trekking guides.

5:1 Client Guide Ratio

We maintain a 5:1 client guide ratio i.e. with every 5 clients we provide 1 guide. A team leader/guide with be appointed for a team of 5 trekkers in the group. Nevertheless, an assistant leader will also be provided with every addition of 5 pax. You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers who will be carrying 25-30 kilograms of weight. We wish for your travels to be worthy and adventurous with no difficulties or hurdles. 

We are able to depart Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek every day at no extra cost. So kindly choose your own date as per your convenient. Contact us to schedule your own departure Date

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