About Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek - Poonhill Trek 2022-2023

Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek is one of the most popular Annapurna Region Treks in the north-central neighborhood of Nepal. Being one of Nepal's most loved trekking areas, Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek is perfect for people having a short vacation time.One of the easiest treks to do in Nepal, Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek has a lot of wonders to wow you. Ghandruk and Ghorepani villages are the highlights of the trek and part of Annapurna Base Camp Trek. They show the local lifestyle and the perfect blend of local culture with a brisk modernization. Poon Hill (3210m) is indeed the foremost spectacle of the trip. The breathtaking sunrise of PoonHill makes your jaw drop in awe of natural beauty. Nothing beats the feeling of being at the top embracing nature’s supremacy like never before when the rays of sunlight fall on the snow-capped mountain peaks, the Himalayas smile with a different glow.
Furthermore, you get to see the magnificent panoramic view of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Fishtail (6997m), Annapurna (8,091m), Annapurna II, South II, Nilgiri, Tukche, and Dhampus peak. The epitome of nature’s supremacy comes alive in conjunction with a maze of other mountain peaks that give a sense of something magical. The memories you make here will be active in your heart and soul forever.

PoonHill Ghandruk Trek - Famous Name for Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek

PoonHill, as already mentioned, is the best viewpoint you get to be during the Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek(via Poonhill). Also famously known as PoonHill Ghandruk Trek, the(via Poonhill) Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek is a perfect instance of what-if nature gifts its true essence of beauty and serenity in a package. Crammed with watershed areas through the lush rhododendron forests, it gives you a different exposure to the wildlife. Massive cliffs full of ups and downs provide a remote exploration of the trekking trail. You will get a magical exposure to various landscapes, flora, fauna, and diversified ethnicity. Out of all, the magical sunrise view from PoonHill is the winner and makes you feel like you have achieved nature’s ultimate level.

Ghorepani and Ghandruk | Two Beautiful Villages in the Trek

Many travelers get confused over the fact that is Ghorepani and Ghanrduk same village? Well, let’s dive into it. Ghorepani and Ghandruk are the two separate villages Development Committee. Each village is famous for its specialty. Ghorepani is renowned for the lush rhododendron forest and the magnificent panoramic sunrise view from PoonHill. The distance of Ghorpepani and PoonHill is a one-hour climb far.
Meanwhile, Ghandruk is a trek tourist place in Nepal’s Annapurna Region. It provides various accommodation facilities and a diverse range of dishes. Having easy trails and the supreme views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna is a perfect chilling place to prepare for the journey ahead.
Ghandruk and Ghorepani are different villages lying in the lower reaches of the Annapurna Mountains. Ghandruk to Ghorepani distance is around 8.5 miles (14km) in total. You can only get back and forth from each village on foot. Both villages are the main highlight points of the Ghorepani PoonHill Trek Map.
Note: Ghandruk to PoonHill distance is about 15.1 km. It takes one hour to climb from Ghorepani to reach PoonHill. It is the point from where you can enjoy the magnificent sunrise view with complete surprise and awe.
The Ghandruk-Ghorepani Trek(via Poonhill) starts from Nayapul, Pokhara and ends at Phedi, Kaski. Starting the trip with a drive to Nayapul, the trek towards Tikhedhunga commences. A 6 hours trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani follows up gently, passing through Ulleri and Magar villages. The distance from Pokhara to Ghorepani is 30 km. You are going forward, trekking towards PoonHill, enjoying the fantastic sunrise and mountain views, and finally ending the day at Ghandruk. During the trek, you get to explore deep lush rhododendron forests, bamboos, and oaks. The distance from Pokhara to Ghandruk is 32.2 km. During your time from Tadapani to Ghorepani and Ulleri to Ghorepani, you will get to explore the true wonders of nature and what it’s like living in the Annapurna Area.

What to expect in Ghandruk- Ghorepani Trek? | Highlights of PoonHill Ghandruk Trek

● Sightseeing around the historical capital of Nepal- Kathmandu
● Explore the city of lakes- Pokhara
● Scenic drive from the capital to Pokhara
● Magnificent sunrise view from PoonHill
● Sarangkot sunset tour
● Visit two magnificent villages- Ghandruk and Ghorepani
● Interact with the local people in Ghandruk and Ghorepani

Starting the trip from Nayapul, Pokhara, and ending at Phedi, Kaski, these ten days of trek in Lower Annapurna are getting to be something that you will cherish lifelong. If traveling is your cup of tea, then Ghandruk Ghorepani Treks (via Poonhill) should be on your bucket list. Join Poonhill Trek via Ghandruk Ghorepani Villages or Easy Trek in Nepal 2022/23 with Himalayan Asia Treks and Expedition P Ltd. Choose Ghandruk Ghorepani Treks for a knowledgeable mixture of Nepal Tour and Nepal Trekking.

Note:If you are not satisfied with this itinerary and other details, please Contact Us to make the itinerary and further detail as per your need.

Highlights

Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek is the most highlighted for Poonhill.

  • Explore Historical and Cultural Kathmandu City.
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu- Pokhara.
  • Explore beautiful city Pokhara.
  • Sunrise view from Poonhill.
  • Sunset tour at Sarangkot.
  • Ghandruk and Ghorepani village.
  • Culture and life style of Gurung in Ghandruk and Ghorepani.

Day to Day Itinerary

Meet by our Himalayan Asia Treks representative in airport and transfer to the hotel. Our representative assists to check in hotel process and give short brief about program. You can take rest and fresh. You can walk in evening in Thamel (tourist hub of Kathmandu).
Overnight in Kathmandu.  

  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1400m

After taking breakfast, transfer to airport/bus station. We take early drive/flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.). One can view green hills, beautiful valleys and some mountain views on the way. Pokhara is regarded as tourists’ paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples, etc. One can have pleasure to observe views of Phewa Taal (lake), Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
Overnight in Pokhara.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Location: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 914m

After taking breakfast, we start our trek from Nayapul (1050m.). We would drive up to Nayapul from Pokhara. From Nayapul, we would trek to Tirkhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and half hours.
Overnight in a Tirkhedhunga.


  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge
  • Location: Tirkhedhunga
  • Altitude: 1577m

We trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.). Today we could ascend down gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, Magar villages. On the way, one could see majestic view of Machhapuchhre (6997m.), Himachuli (6441m.), and Annapurna South (7219m.).
Overnight at Ghorepani.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge
  • Location: Ghorepani
  • Altitude: 2855m

At early morning, we hike from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m.) for seeing sunrise.. We cover the distance within five and half hours of normal trek. Early morning, we start our trip to Poonhiil (3180m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and numerous other snowcapped mountain peaks. Having breakfast at Ghorepani, trek to Tadapani (2650 m.) through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos and oaks. En route, one can observe waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, birds and green valleys. Overnight at Ghandruk.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge
  • Location: Ghandruk
  • Altitude: 1900m

After taking breakfast, trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi (1113m.) which takes about four hours. The trail descends gradually for at least an hour and follows gravel road for two hours and then descend to Phedi passing through Dhampus village. Upon arrival at Dhampus Phedi, we take a vehicle to reach Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Location: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 914m

 Breakfast in hotel, drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. After a normal drive of seven hours, we reach Kathmandu. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we head up to Damauli, Dumre, Mugling and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable Car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. One can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Overnight in Kathmandu. 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1400m

Himalayan Asia Treks representative come in hotel and transfer to airport according to your flight schedule. 


  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Location: Kathmandu

What's Included

  • Accommodation on Kathmandu and Pokhara in best three star hotel on twin/double sharing.
  • Daily Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Ground transportation (Airport pick up and drop, sightseeing by private and Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus).
  • Three times meals at trekking route ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • Accommodation in Tea house/ lodge in trekking route.
  • Government licensed English speaking guide.
  • Porter (one porter for two person and carry 20 kg).
  • All necessary paper work like Permit and TIMS card (Trekkers information management system).
  • Travel and rescue arrangement.
  • Twenty four call assistance by our office representative.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant.
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Any type of insurance.
  • Visa.
  • Any type of international flight fare.
  • Personal nature expenses like bar bills, water, tea coffee, shower, laundry, wi fi in trekking route.
  • Tips.
  • Any extra cost which is not mentioned in Cost includes column.
  • Extra day for natural calamities like flood, landslide, flight cancellation.

Price & Dates

Useful Information

Nepal Information:

Nepal is a landlocked country located between India and Tibet autonomous region of China. It has the highest peak in the world name Mt Everest (Sagarmatha), and eight of its ten highest peaks. Lumbini is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha's place name.

Nepal is a small country but tremendous geographic diversity. It rises from Fifty-nine meters to eight thousand eight hundred forty-eight meters. Nepal is divided into three parts Terai, Hill, and mountain regions.

Here, the first language is Nepal (Devanagari script) and one hundred twenty-three languages. The official language of Nepal is called Nepali.

Passport and Visa:

The first thing for traveling anywhere, you need a valid passport with at least six months. Then, you can obtain a visa for Nepal from Nepalese consulates or on arrival in Kathmandu or other borders; or most reliable source of information is currently the Department of Immigration Nepal If you fill online form and bring it with you, then it would be easier to get visa in any Nepal boarder. You can go through the Department of Immigration of Nepal and click on Visa or Click here for an online visa application. 

Weather:

Nepal's climate varies with its topography and altitude. The low land Terai area has a hot and humid climate that can rise above 40 degrees Celsius during summer, middle region weather is pleasant almost all the year, and northern region temperature is always cold.

Nepal has four Seasons:

  • Spring: (Mar-May): The temperature is suitable in this season, and many flowers blossom and best season for trekking in Nepal and Tour in Nepal.
  • Summer: (Jun-Aug): Monsoon season in Nepal, weather is hot and wet at times. Suppose you love to rain and want to easy trek in Nepal and Tour in Nepal. 
  • Autumn: (Sep-Nov): This is the best season for tours and treks in Nepal. At that time, the weather is delightful so are the mountains and Himalayas. This season is also the season of festivals as Nepal celebrates the most significant festival Nepali name Dashain and Tihar. Himalayan Asia Treks suggest book Trekking in Nepal and Nepal Tour.
  • Winter: (Dec-Feb): This is the cold season, and you can see the beautiful Himalayan view in the lower part of mountain trekking in Nepal and a Tour in Nepal. 

Best Time to Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek

The best to do trekking in Nepal is in September to November and March to May. December and January are also possible to do trekking, but winter season, so that it would be cold and snowfall, we can suggest lower part of mountain trekking. June, July, and August is the raining season, so we recommend contacting us for the best trek.

Is it suitable trekking for me?

If you are physically fit and love to walk, then you can choose any trekking itinerary from our website to suit you. If you choose a long day's program, you have t walk more days in the mountain. All trekking programs can see on our website. We suggest that while going trek, please took one professional guide and if you cannot carry your luggage, then take one porter. If you need more questions about a suitable trekking package in Nepal, please drop an email or contact us on social sites.

Currency:

The Nepalese currency is called Rupees. For exchanging your currency into local currency, you can visit Bank, govt. You licensed holder Money Exchange. For exchange rates, you can see the Nepal Rastra Bank page or Click Here

Insurance:

We told all our clients to do travel insurance before leaving their home country by showing their travel itinerary. Their insurance must cover medical, personal accidents, loss of gears, emergency evacuation, damaged or lost luggage, etc.

Hotel/ Accommodation on Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek:

We provide our client in the City area best three stars (above three stars is on the client requested) and lodge/teahouse during the trek. A Teahouse/lodge is the combination of a guest house and restaurant where rooms are usually decorated and available bed, pillow, and blankets. In every trekking route, we provide only a teahouse/lodge because there is no availability of a deluxe hotel. 

If you want to upgrade your hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, please get in touch with us.

Meals Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek:

The meal which is provided in the trekking area is included breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We provide breakfast and dinner where you stay overnights, and our guide will choose a restaurant for lunch on the way. Our focus and other staff always give priority t served delicious, hygienic, and each place exceptional food. We recommend you bring water purification tablets.

Guide and porter Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek:

We provide you best staff to you who have good experience and government license. In a group, we provide one guide till 16 pax and one porter for each two-person. One porter carries 14 kg.

Personal Expenses Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek:

Personal expenses mean which is not covered your package column cost include. Usually, you have to pay for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks (on the trek), tips, souvenirs, hot showers, and an extra day if a flight is canceled or any other natural disasters.

Some do's and do not's Trekking in Nepal:

  • Respect local culture and people.
  • The Nepalese people are friendly and hospitalize by nature, so you do not have difficulty adjusting here.
  • While entering Temple and monasteries, check-in some temples not allowed entering for non-Hindus. If there is permitted to join, please do not wear leather things and walk in Temple and Stupas clockwise. Before taking a photograph, please ask the authorized person for permission.

What do I need for trekking/ Packing list Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek:

  • Day pack (rucksack)
  • Lightweight and warm trousers.
  • Socks.
  • Sun hats and gloves.
  • Full- sleeves t-shirt.
  • Warm jackets.
  • Waterproof jacket, trousers and bag cover.
  • Lightweight cotton clothing.
  • Waterproof or windcheater jacket.
  • Knee supports.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sun cream and lip protector.
  • A one-liter hard Water bottle.
  • Batteries
  • Flashlight
  • Down jacket
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag will provide by our company have to return.
  • Trekking shoes or boots.
  • A pair of sandals.