Overview

Annapurna Poonhill Trek is one of the best-selling trekking packages in Nepal. Ghorepani and Poonhill are amongst the most visited sites in the Annapurna region of Nepal. If you are that kind of the person who loves sky dominating mountains with lovely natural views as toppings, warm-hearted crew as the side-dish and a whelming heart adventure a thrill in a peaceful environment, then this trek are the ones for you. Also, accessible as Ghorepani PoonHill Trek, this trek offers some magnificent views of sky dominating mountains that includes Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Annapurna II, Mt. Annapurna III, Mt. Annapurna IV, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Dhaulagiri (seventh highest mountain of the world), Mt. Macchapuchre, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Nilgiri and many more.

Ghorepani is a beautiful Gurung village placed in the backdrop of impressive Annapurna massif. As you open up into the village, you will be blessed with the close-up views of mountains in the Annapurna range. Annapurna Poonhill Trek is a widespread standpoint from where you can rejoice the glories of snow-capped mountains at its best. This site is more thrilling in the early morning and the evening when the sun rays fall directly on the top of the mountains, creating a golden texture at the top. You cannot stop yourself from getting pictures of the mountains with the glory of morning sunshine.

The best time to visit Annapurna Poonhill trek is spring, where you can get an excellent view of rhododendron blossom in the dense forests of the route. The elegant orchid and many other flowers that blossom during the season showcases the entire environment. In this season, even the weather is clear, and the sky is blue. You can get some impressive and unobstructed views of Macchapucchre massif as you walk down the deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki.

The Annapurna Poonhill trek start from Nayapul, a place which is just an hour's drive far from the Pokhara city. From Nayapul, you start walking up along a lush landscape with beautiful villages and farmlands on the route. The communities portray a traditional but rich culture and lifestyle of ethnic people residing in those areas. The walk can be enriching in terms of floras and faunas as you will be walking in between the Annapurna conservation area.

The journey becomes more fruitful when you stand in front of beautiful Himalayas in Ghorepani and Poonhill. In the lap of the Himalayas, near Jhinu Danda, there is a natural hot spring that will wear off all the sweats and tiredness you had during the trek. Annapurna Poonhill trek will be an excellent stop to take off your load and refill your energy for the rest of your trip.

So, don't stop yourself from being a part of this fascinating journey! Join World Alpine Treks from this rejuvenating experience.

Annapurna Poonhill Trek Map

Annapurna Poonhill Trek

The first day marks your arrival day in Kathmandu. Clear all the visa requirements and customs clearance, if any, at the arrival section of the airport. As you come out, you will find a representative from World Alpine Treks waiting for you holding a board with your name. Then you will be transferred to your hotel at Kathmandu. The representative will shortly inform you about the plans ahead.

The second day is a day tour to warm-up before your trekking journey. Kathmandu is a city enriched with artistic palaces, beautiful monuments, ancient temples, and other constructions of historical and cultural importance. No wonder the city has seven out of ten UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Today, you will be guided to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. These heritages are perfect examples of rich history, beautiful culture, and architectural treasures of Nepal. At first, you will be taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The art, crafts, and carvings in the palaces, temples, and other monuments of the durbar square are excellent. After that, you will be escorted to Swayambhunath stupa (Monkey temple), Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa respectively. (Inclusive of breakfast)

In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel for a drive to the lakeside city of Pokhara. Today, we take a scenic drive along the Prithvi highway for around six to seven hours to Pokhara. We pass through some fantastic landscapes throughout the journey. In the first half portion, we will be able to get some stunning views of the Trishuli river along with hills and villages. In the second half, the countryside landscape and the greenery will keep you engaged. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to a hotel in Pokhara. Check in to the hotel and rest for a while. In the evening, we can walk down the lakeside and enjoy some fascinating views of lakes and mountains. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Pokhara (inclusive of breakfast and lunch)

Early in the morning, after breakfast, we take a short drive for around an hour to Nayapul. It is the actual start point of our trekking journey. From Nayapul, we start walking along a lush landscape to Birethanti. It is a prosperous town inhabited by people of the ethnic communities. We follow the streets of Birenthanti and pass the forests of bamboo and waterfall on the way. We further walk towards Ranghai and ascend the valley until we reach the village of Tikhedhunga. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodges in Tikhedhunga. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Today, we cross a suspension bridge over a stream and ascend through the stone-paved step stairs to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large village at an elevation of 2800 meters inhabited by the people of the Magar community. We climb up the town and cross the meadows to the campsite where we stop for lunch. We further continue through the trail, pass two streams, and climb up to Nagenthanti. From here, we hike up until we open up to the beautiful village of Ghorepani. As we reach the village, we will be able to witness some astonishing views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Tukuche, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, and many more. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodges in Ghorepani. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

We wake up early to catch the sunrise view from Poonhill, a popular viewpoint in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is known for sunrise/ sunset views and panoramic views of mountains in the Annapurna range. The shimmering glory of golden sun rays over the Annapurna massif from Poonhill merely looks impressive. The panoramic views of mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Tukuche peak, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Varaha Shikhar, Mt. Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, etc. add to the glory of this place. After enjoying the views, we return to Ghorepani and follow a trail that takes us to Tadapani. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodges in Tadapani. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

We are almost at the end of our trekking journey. Today, we descend the forested area with beautiful sights of hills and mountains to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a famous Gurung village in the Annapurna region. From Ghandruk, we further descend to the village of Kimche from where we catch a vehicle that will leave us at our hotel in Pokhara. In the evening, you can explore the streets of Pokhara. The pristine air beside the Phewa lake with beautiful views of mountains and colorful boats is a fantastic experience. If you have time, you can opt for a sightseeing tour around the Pokhara city on an additional cost. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Pokhara. (Inclusive of breakfast and lunch)

Concluding our trip, we drive back via the same route along the Prithvi Highway to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Kathmandu. (Inclusive of breakfast and lunch)

Concluding our trip, we drive back via the same route along the Prithvi Highway to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Kathmandu. (Inclusive of breakfast and lunch)

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up/ drop facility.
  • All ground transportation during the trip.
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary.
  • Accommodation in a three-star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Accommodation in guesthouses during the trekking journey.
  • Trekking permit & TIMS.
  • Entry fee to national parks, heritage sites and other places.
  • A professional English speaking guide and a porter (one porter for two clients).
  • Insurance of support crew members and their other costs.
  • First aid kit.

Cost Excludes

  • Travel insurance.
  • Nepal entry visa fee: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 125). Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos
  • International airfare.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal refreshment expenses - soft drinks, hard drinks, mineral bottled water, cigarettes, chocolates, etc.
  • Utility expenses like telephone, electricity for charging, internet, laundry services, etc.
  • Tips for support crew members of your trekking team.

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Duration 9 Days
Best Season Jan - Dec
Grade Easy to Moderate
Max Elevation3210 Meters
Group Size 1-25 Pax

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