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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Ghorepani Poonhill Ghandruk trek is one of the most renowned treks around the globe. It is one of those treks where you enjoy the natural and cultural aspects of Nepal.  Unlike other high altitudes where you get the adrenaline rush in the wild, this trek is more about the flora and fauna, rhododendron forest, incredible mountain views, Gurung inhabited villages and especially the panoramic sunrise and sunset from Poonhill 3193 m.

Ghorepani Poonhill Ghandruk trek starts with your arrival in Kathmandu. After a brief stay in Kathmandu, your trip begins. Next day, you will fly to Pokhara which is the most popular holiday destination in Nepal.  Relax and enjoy beautiful Phewa Lake and the wonderful view of the mountains including the massif view of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Peak). Trekking through the rhododendron forest during March – April gives you an opportunity to witness different colors of rhododendron blowing. The Gurung villages including Ghandruk are famous for their warm hospitality, Gurung museum and cultural programs on guest request. The trek package offers you amazing views of several mountain peaks like Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8163 m), Annapurna (8091 m), Machhapuchhre (6993 m) and many more.  One of the major highlights of this trek is the climb to Poonhill, which probably provides the most spectacular mountain views on Earth. From Poonhill, one can witness incredible views of the snowcapped mountains touched by the first drop of sunlight which is a magical experience itself. In just 10 days, you can enjoy the tourist capital “Pokhara”, the Gurung villages, oak and rhododendron forests and incredible mountain views from Poonhill.

Traveling with Himalayan Summit Treks and Expedition provides you an uncompromising experience. We make sure that your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. With experienced guides and great quality of service, we provide you with a trekking experience of a lifetime.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu |1,300m|A, D

The trip begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. One of our representatives will come to pick you at the airport and then you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 2
Free day in Kathmandu and Trek preparation | A, B & D

Sightseeing at Kathmandu and visiting the durbar squares of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan. The team leader will give a brief session regarding the trek and the necessary arrangements to be made for the trek.

Day 3
Drive to Pokhara |827m|6 hours | A, B, L& D

It will be a 6 hour drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Phewa Lake is the heart of Pokhara and there is an abundance of hotels, restaurants, activities, and nightlife to be enjoyed, providing food and entertainment from all over the world, every night you can be sure to find some fantastic live music being played.

Day 4
Drive to Nayapool|1070 m|2 Hours| and trek to Tikhedhunga |1540m|4-5 Hours| A, B, L& D

Next morning after having breakfast, you will drive to Nayapool via private vehicle. Then start your trek about 20 min to Birethanti and head towards Hill. Further take will take you to Tikhedhunga. Overnight at guest house.

Day 5
Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani|2880m|5-6 Hours| A, B, L & D

After an early morning breakfast, you will start your trek to Ghorepani. You will cross Bhurungdi Khola on a suspension bridge and trek to Magar village, Ulleri. Pass through the rhododendron and oak forests and reach Nangethanti. Lunch and some rest in Nangethanti. Then trek to Ghorepani through the forest. Overnight at guest house.

Day 6
Trek from Ghorepani to Poonhill |3193m|1.5 Hours| to Tadapani |2630m| 4-5 Hours|

Early morning climb to Poonhill (3193 m). It will take one hour to ascend to Poonhill where you can see the beautiful sunrise and spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Nilgiri. Trek back to Ghorepani and have breakfast. Then pass through the rhododendron jungle and reach Tadapani.

Day 7
Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk|1940|3-4 Hours| A, B, L & D

Trek to Ghandruk after breakfast. It will take 4 hours to descend to the Gurung settlement, Ghandruk. Visit the Gurung museum and enjoy the cultural program performed on guest request in the evening. Overnight at guest house in Ghandruk.

Day 8
Trek from Ghandruk to Naya Pool|1070 m|6 Hours| then drive to Pokhara|1.5 Hour| A, B, L & D

After breakfast in Ghandruk descend to Syauli Bazaar and follow a clean river to Nayapool. This trek will take around 6 hours. Then one and a half hour drive to Pokhara. Overnight at guest house in Pokhara.

Day 9
Drive/Fly to Kathmandu|6 Hours, 30 Minutes Flight| A, B, L & D

Enjoy a 30 min flight or a 6-hour drive back to Kathmandu. You can go shopping or just chill out at Thamel and enjoy the day.

Day 10
Final Departure | B

After breakfast, we will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours before your flight schedule. Then take your flight back home.

What's included in the Cost ?

  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • All required local and government taxes.
  • Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu travel in a deluxe bus and Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara travel in a private taxi
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • Stay in the city at finest hotel (3 nights twin sharing room at Kathmandu and 2 nights at Pokhara).
  • Trekking permits/TIMS.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

What's excluded in the Cost ?

  • Cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Extra porter charge.
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Extra hot showers, wifi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.

You can bring your personal clothing if you already have them with you,if not it’s worth buying all below mentioned clothing and equipments here in Kathmandu in good rates and your guide will help you with it.You will have plenty of time before the trek to buy stuffs in Kathmandu(thamel).


  • Fleece beanie
  • sun glasses
  • Chipstick / Sunscreen
  • Face mask or Scarf
  • Hand towel
  • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
  • Cold weather down jacket below waist
  • Fleece jacket and trouser
  • Trekking trouser
  • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
  • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
  • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
  • Socks and under wears
  • Trekking boot
  • Snow Gaiter (optional)
  • Runners / Snickers for camps
  • Head torch
  • Personal medical kit
  • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
  • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
  • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
  • Day pack Minimum 25L with side pocket for water bottle

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From USD$915 USD$815/person
Total $ 815 USD

Trip Facts

  • 1-20 pax
  • 3210 m
  • Mar- May , Sep - Dec
  • Moderate
  • Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
  • Double/Twin Sharing In Hotel/Lodge
  • Full Board During The Trek