• Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

    Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

    Duration: 5-12 Days

    Ghorepani Poonhill Trek


Poon Hill offers the unique experience to observe one of the most dramatic panoramas offered by the Himalayas. A truly unforgettable experience trekking under the stars on a moon light path in the Annapurna region awaits.Annapurna, the forgotten giant of Nepal doesn’t receive the hype or coverage of its neighbor Mount Everest but is every bit as intimidating and more picturesque than its rival. Standing at 8091 meters, Annapurna is the 10th tallest mountain in the world and is the gem of the Annapurna range. The trek to poon features crystal clear natural waterfalls, terraced mountainside farms, intimidating forests of local trees and rhododendron with plenty of mountain scenery along the way. we have brogght few interesting offers that you might like like combining Punhill with natural hot spring , combining punhill with Khora ridge where you will see the best view of famous Dhaulagiri and another just focused punhill where you can see this beautiful hill in total 4 days length of you total stay in Nepal . this is specially for peoepls who have less time .

The journey beings in Kathmandu, the heart of Nepalese culture and the countries’ largest and most interesting city. Here you will spend a day absorbing the bustling city streets taking in the environment where you pass by timeless shrines on one side of the road while a local peddles authentic handicrafts nearby. With a certain mystique, Kathmandu is a wonderful blend of Buddhist roots coupled with a strong Hindu influence that needs to be experienced to appreciate. You will see everything from the bustling backpacker hub of Thamel to the worlds ‘largest stupa to Hindu cremation sites and maybe spot a living Hindu Goddess in between. After a day exploring Kathmandu you travel to the peaceful lakeside city of Pokhora to prepare for the trek. Starting the trek at the relatively low altitude of 800 meters the climate acclimation will be gradual as your work up the scenic pass. A highlight of this low altitude is the chance to see the regional transformations that take place at different altitudes witnessing how elevation can change the landscape from a dry balmy farm to a frozen tundra in a matter of days. The trek begins in the town of Nayapool which is a short drive from the peaceful lake town of Pokhara. From here you will work your way up over 2 kilometers spending your days your days hiking and getting accustomed to the hospitality and warmth offered by the indigenous people inhabiting the small mountain towns. Each stop has its own charms ranging from the bustling markets to the quiet tranquil villages where you feel like living in a tiny bubble surrounded by the tranquility of the Annapurna range. Here you will have a chance to speak with sherpas whose families have guided the trails for generations and experience first hand their wisdom about one of the worlds most popular trekking destinations. Couple this with home cooked meals of Daal Bhat and other authentic Nepali cuisines to truly give you a taste of Nepal,

The trip is highlighted with the early morning poon hill hike under only the light of the moon and stars as you journey up the peaceful path to poon hill. In the early hours, the hike is peacefully quiet and you feel a world away from modern life with only the scenery while you follow the path with the stars as your guide. When you reach poon hill you await a spectacular panoramic view of the Annapurna giants featuring views of several of the tallest mountains in the world illuminated by the early sun as it rises and reflects its light displaying an awe inspiring mountain view.following the poon hill trip, you will begin your descent The beauty of the descent allows you to take a trip through different towns and trails rather than returning to villages you have always visited allowing the descent to be just as interesting on the way down as the climb up as it offers new views and landscapes where you can appreciate the local flora and fauna of the region as you return to Nayapool. The Annapurna truly offers a unique combination of views and villages that will relax the mind, strengthen the body and allow you to connect yourself to the simple outdoor pleasures and lifestyle offered by the region.

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Activities: Trekking
  • Duration: 7 - 14 Days
  • Region: Annapurna
  • Max. Altitude: 2775 m
  • Best Season: Spring / Summer / Autumn
  • Group Size: 1+ Pax


Option1 Classical Ghorepani Punhill

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Trek Preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 km), Drive by bus/car or fly
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tirkhedhunga(1450m), 5 hrs
Day 05: Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2874m), Trek 7 hrs
Day 06: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2721m) via after sunrise to Poon Hill, Trek 6 hrs
Day 07: Tadapani to Nayapull and Drive back to Pokhara, transfer to Hotel. Trek 5 hrs and Drive 1.30hrs
Day 08: Full day sight seen around Pokhara city
Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu (200 km), Drive by bus/car or fly
Day 10: Leisure Day or departure

Option2 Ghorepani Poonhill with Natural Hot Spring

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02 : Kathmandu Day Tour and overnight in Kathmandu
Day 03 : fly to POkhara and drive to Nayapul 1 hour to start trek . walk to Tikhedhunga (1540m) [5-6 Hours]
Day 04 : Tikhedhung to Ghorepani (2800m) [5-6 Hours]
Day 05 : Ghorepani to Tadapani (2590m) [5 Hours]
Day 06 : Tadapani to Jhinu (1750m)
Day 07 : Jhinu to Pothana (2870m)
Day 08 : Pothana to Pokhara
Day 09 : Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus , Car or flight
Day 10 : Final Departure

Option3 Ghandruk KOPRA viewpoint and Ghorepani Punhill

Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer hotel in Kathmandu and overnight at the Hotel.

Transfer to Pokhara in the morning. Arrival in Pokhara and transfer to Nayapul. Beginning of the hike crossing a suspension bridge, then overnight in Birethanti
Walking time: 30 minutes
Difference in altitude: + 50m

At Birethanti,Walk to Modi Khola, passing through the colonies inhabited by Chettris and Brahmins. In clear weather, you can admire the Machhapucharre (6993m). Arrival at Shyauli Bazar and lunch break. Beginning of the ascent to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is one of the largest villages in the Gurung region. It is known to be inhabited by men who served in the Gurkhas . Spectacular views of the South Annapurna (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Machapuchhare (6993m), and Hiunchuli (6434m). Overnight at the Lodge.
Walk: 4 -5h
altitude: +955 m / -10 m
Distance: 5 km

Entry into the forest of rhododendrons. This one is particularly sound of birds and small waterfalls. In spring (late March to April), the rhododendron is in full bloom. There are no villages on the road but some tea parlors in Baisi Kharkha, offering welcome drinks and a place to rest. Beautiful views of Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna South (7237m), Machhapuchhare (6993m) and Lamjung Himal (6931m) along the way. Your lodge at Tadapani is the perfect place to sleep and wake up on a magnificent panorama.
Walk: 4 -5h
altitude: + 639 m
Distance: 4 km

Leave the main trek route that leads to Ghorepani to follow other trail. The climb is gradually and emerges above the tree line. Superb view of the Annapurnas. Lunch at the edge of a small stream, then climb gradually to reach a small pass. Arrival at Bayli Kharka. From the lodge, great views of the Dhaulagiri Himal.
Walk: 4 -5h
altitude: + 1019 m / - 199m
Distance: 9 km

In the morning, descend by the forest to reach the pasture of Chistibung. Lunch then walking through the forest, climbing up gradually and passing through several pasture . Arrive on a clearing, where you can stay in the small community. We are off the beaten track, Overnight at Dhan Kharka Lodge.
Walking time: 4 h
altitude: - 424m
Distance: 4.5 km

To reach the ridge at Kopra, regular climb that towards the tree line. This area is known for its wildlife. The best is to ride regularly, take your time and rest as often as you want. Guests can reach the lodge at Kopra Ridge for lunch and enjoy a grand view. The lodge of Kopra is the highlight of the trek.
trek: 3 h
altitude: + 634m
Distance: 0 km

Two days in Khopra are advised. Possibility to visit the surroundings, such as Khayar Lake. However, this is not recommended for every hiker, as it is a very long way to reach the lake and back. It takes a minimum of 7 to 8 hours, round trip.
trek: 5-6h
altitude: + 540 m / - 540m
Distance: 7 km

From Kopra Ridge, head down the village of Swanta, where we spend the night in the lodge
trek: 5 h
altitude: - 1390m
Distance: 5 km

From Swanta, descent through the fields to a small river. From there, we will cross the suspension bridge, in the direction of the village of Chittre, where we will join the main trekking track. Ascension to the village of Ghorepani where we will be welcomed by a magnificent view on the Dhaulagiri massif and rest.
trek: 5 - 5.30 h
altitude: + 590m
Distance: 5 km

From Ghorepani, we will follow the trail of Poon Hill. Climb more arduous and descent on the other side. We will cross a forest by a steep path along the ridge and finally we will see the house of Moharedanda. The hike continues along the ridge and with a view of the surrounding forest and the mysterious southern landscapes. Moharedanda is a good place to rest a day. 360 ° view of the mountain, magical panoramas and magnificent sunrises and sunsets.
trek: 4-5 h
altitude: + 460m
Distance: 6 km

Beautiful view of the mountains at sunrise. After breakfast, departure for a walk that crosses the beautiful forest of rhododendrons and then lunch in the village of Nangethanti. In the afternoon, trek through the forest. We arrive in Ulleri with plenty of time to explore this picturesque village. Very steep descent of 500 meters towards the river Bhurungdi Khola where we will cross a small suspended bridge to reach the village of Tirkedunga.
trek: 5 h
altitude: - 1800m
Distance: 8 km

End of the trek to Nayapul and transfer to the Hotel in Pokhara.
trek: 4 h
altitude: - 533m
Distance: 5 km

DAY 14
Morning Pokhara / Kathmandu by bus,

Option4 Kathmandu Pokhara & Punhill in 4 Night

Day 1 Arrive in Nepal capital city Kathmandu
Day 2 Kathmandu day tour and fly to Pokhara afternoon same day
Day 3 Drive to Hile directly by jeep from Pokhara and Trek to Ghorepani 2775 M 2 hour drive and 7 -8 hour walk
Day 4 Sunrise tour to Poon Hill and trek to Tikhedunga (1575m) 4 hours. and drive to Pokhara from Hile
Day 5 fly back to Kathmandu & join the international airport for final departure flight


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  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis (Tourist Standard Hotel to Five Star deluxe Hotel in Kathmandu as you prefer )
  • Government license holder Trekking Guide.
  • Trekking porter /Sherpa who will carry your bag pack during the trekking.
  • Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Trekker’s Information Management system (TIMS)
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee
  • Overland Transportations Bus ,car, & flights as you prefer
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Good Karma Trekking duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)&( optionally if you have your own bags, down jackets and wants to use your own you are free to bring them)
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour with private vehicle as mentioned in itinerary
  • Trekking guide and porters accommodation, fare, meal, equipments and salary & Insurance
  • All program as mentioned in itinerary.
  • Government Tax and office service charge.
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Airport drop



  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
  • Nepal Visa fee & sightseeing fee in kathmandu day tour
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, Soft drinks such as cola, , shower & any Purely personal nature expenses etc)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • City Tour entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara while entering Temple and Monastery.

Trip Note

Dear Trekkers Our Fix departures are for the average standard package but plz let us know if you want to upgrade it to Deluxe type .
We have brought the several options from average standard to extreme Luxurious options and we trust it will help you to address your requirement.
Accomodations in Trekking area are same in all average standard, Deluxe or extreme Luxury package  where as in city are they are different , in Trekking areas there are no difefrent ranks . If you would like to extend few days in Pokhara , kathmandu or back to chitwan for jungle safari plz let us know we can help you to make your other plans . If you have any inquiry after viewing our page plz let us know  at npvillage@gmail.com
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Travellers Reviews

Richard Corbett
3 weeks ago -

From the moment we stepped outside Kathmandu airport we knew we were in good hands. Raj and his professional team had taken care of everything. Our trek to Everest Base Camp is one we will remember for a long time. From accomodation, to meals, guide and porters. Everything went smoothly. Even the tricky weather in Lukla didn't hold us up too much. The tour of Kathmandu was great and we especially enjoyed the opening dinner that Raj planned for us.

I highly recommend Good Karma Trekking.

We are planing to return to Nepal and trek the Annapurna Circuit. We will definitely book with Raj and Good Karma Trekking again.

Agata Wilk
3 weeks ago -

Best travel agency, very helpful and friendly staff. They offer great possibilities for trekking, excursions, help take care of all permits. Great company, wonderful trip, friendship for life. I would recommend!

Grant Jasiunas
2 years ago -

Booked my first trip to Nepal with Good Karma after some recommendations on Tripadvisor. From my first email I was impressed with the level of attention I received and how flexible they were (something I couldn't get with several other other companies I and contacted). Had a great trip including sightseeing in Kathmandu and trekking to Everest base camp, and everything went extremely smoothly (except for the weather). Just returned from my second trip there and already planning my third. Its an amazing country, and Raj and the Good Karma team made it a great experience. Happy to answer any questions people have.

Jim Duff
2 years ago -

Kind, attentive, honest, dedicated attention is awaiting on your travels with Good Karma. I went to the Everest Base Camp(14 days), Bhutan (4 days) and the Chitwan game preserve (3 days) with them and was very well treated at a great price.

I recommend them for travel in Nepal under reliable conditions.

I will be glad to answer any inquiries on their subject.

Laxmi Prasad Kandel
a year ago -

A perfect travel partner on the foothills of Hiamalayas. I can proudly recommend my near and dear to Good Karma. Thanks a lot Good karma for excellent services on our trek.

Hexe Ella
2 years ago -

I have traveled in many countries, but my experience in Nepal was special, thanks to Raj and his team who organized the exceptional way to all desired goals in this expedition which I had in Nepal and Tibet this autumn. I hope with all my heart to revisit again because I really miss Nepal. I started learning Hindi language since a few days.

So, Raj, Biji, I feel like I will visit you again! There are a lot of places that I have not seen yet! GOOD KARMA TREKKING is the best Agency for me!

Lauren Hsu
2 years ago -

Raj was knowledgeable and more than accommodating during our travels. We used Good Karma Trekking to book a trek to Annapurna, do white water rafting, and visit the elephants. It was one of the best trips I've had in my life and I've been to over 50 countries now. I would strongly recommend them to anyone who is traveling to Nepal and seeking a professional and friendly travel agency

Samuel Quiroga
2 years ago -

BOOKING WITH KARMA: I booked a one-person tour to the Annapurna Circuit during the off season in August. During my inquiries with various trekking companies, Raj from Good Karma replied promptly and was always making sure that my needs were met before, during and after the trek. He was very flexible with whatever mode of transportation I desired to use even if it was just a couple of days in advance (including a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu with two days notice) . THE TOUR: The tour itself was amazing. True, the Annapurna Circuit can be done with no guide. But Raj provide me with none other than a Sherpa guide would allowed for easy communication with locals and got the best rooms and meals in all the lodges. He also knew where the shortcuts are and made sure my safety was a priority (specially with altitude sickness). TRANSPORTATION : Always keep in mind that Nepal is not the most developed nation in terms of infrastructure and road systems. I highly recommend getting a private vehicle. The drivers that Raj provides are some of the best I've seen even though they drive like maniacs. I felt relatively safe compared to a tourist bus/local bus. These are worse and the safety standards are very low OVERALL: I highly recommend this tour company. Make sure you communicate with Raj constantly so he knows what your needs are.

Paul Greco
2 years ago -

Had an unforgettable experience trekking the Annapurna Circuit with Good Karma in 2012. Nabraj and his team are knowledgable, passionate and great hosts, and are genuine in providing the best experience possible. They went above and beyond to cater to our interests and provided outstanding hospitality. Nabraj has become a good friend since, we are regularly in touch and I look forward to joining Good Karma on a trek again soon!

Razvan Marc
2 years ago -

I worked with Good Karma Trekking a few years ago when they organized a trip through Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan for me and a group of almost 30 people. They were the best choice for our trip. The hotels they booked, the accommodation, the vehicles used for our transportation were all top class. Raj and his team really know their country (and the neighboring countries) and are able to custom made programs that suit each and every individual on a group, no matter the size. We particularly enjoyed the trips around Kathmandu valley, up to Nagarkot, down in the jungle in Chitwan and resting at the foot of Anapurna in Pokhara. Raj even organized some trips that were not in the initial schedule and which were greatly appreciated - for instance the visit to Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu.

I was also on the group that took a tour of Tibet with Good Karma Trekking. Everything went smooth, from crossing the border into China to altering the program so we could stay at a lower altitude when some of our colleagues felt sick.

For all of us on that trip Raj also became a good friend and we kept in touch ever since.

Whenever I hear someone thinking of visiting Nepal I always recommend Good Karma Trekking. I am also sure that next time myself and any other member of the group would want to go to the Himalayan region Good Karma Trekking would be our first choice.

Good job, Good Karma Trekking!

Dj Hewey
2 years ago -

I went on a one month trip to Nepal with Good Karma Trekking, and I must say it was really amazing! Well worth the time and the cost of traveling there! Part of what made my experience so wonderful was the guide that I had. His name is Raj Ghimire, and he is the sole proprietor of GOOD KARMA TREKKING LTD. He is a truly honest guy, with a very kind heart, and I believe that he would give you the BEST Nepal experience, no matter where in the country you want to travel. When my friends and I were over there, he treated us like family (no, I'm not exaggerating), and I still stay in touch with him. His rates are GREAT too! And if you need porters, tea house reservations, or a personal driver to show you Kathmandu or Chitwan Park, he did ALL of these arrangements for us.

Go with Raj, he will take care of you!

Marina Vasile
2 years ago -

This was literally the best experience I've had with a travel company anywhere in the world. They are efficient, culturally smart and very friendly. They even went out of their way to help with issues that were not necessarily part of our contract. I will definitely trust them to organize any trip for me in the future.

mike francey
3 years ago -

Good Karma organized everything for my trip including city tours, travel, hotels and trekking. They were very professional and helpful creating a trip that included what i wanted to see and not just the standard itinerary. The owner Raj even helped bargain for lower prices on souvenirs and trekking equipment while i was in Kathmandu. He also showed me some of his favorite restaurants and some of the local specialties and offered me some wild honey from his home town. The trek went great and the guide was very knowledgeable about the trails and flora and fauna of the himalayas. I have done a trip with abovethehimalays before and the service and price of Good Karma was much better. I would suggest this company to anyone looking for an authentic experience.

Szilágyi Palkó Pál
2 years ago -

We had a great experience with Good Karma Trekking in Kathmandu, Nepal. Raj, the owner of the company, was very helpful. He has an excellent knowledge about the Kathmandu area, and generally about Nepal. He is more than a usual travel agency, passionate about his work, and about promoting the Nepal sights. I am sure that we will use his services again when we return to Nepal, hopefully soon.

Bijaya Ghimire
2 years ago -
Your Good Karma always brings you upto Good Karma trekking. Leave everything on their hand and simply discover your Good Karma. They are perfect to plan your Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan program.
Michel Wasylyszyn
2 years ago -

I met Raj in Kathmandu through a mutual friend and I've been amazed by his hospitality and generosity. They gave me all the informations I needed about the transportation, treks and more! Thank you for your kindness and your support and I really hope to meet you again! Cheers

Melissa John
2 years ago -

Fantastic experience with Good Karma Trekking. Always keen to help and to make sure you are well taken care of in Nepal. Would not hesitate to recommend them to friends and family!

2 years ago -

I was In Nepal last year and I really enjoyed the time. I must say that the service offered by Good Karma Trekking is excellent. I would recommend it to all, if you went to Nepal.

Alvin Obed
2 years ago -

I used Good Karma Trekking for a first trip to Nepal in Nov 2011 and from the moment of contact the trip went very smoothly. I would highly recommend this company and would be happy to be contacted independently to provide a review.

Oleg D
2 years ago -

A good company, thoroughly recommended. Their 16 day tour is ideal for first time visitors. Reasonably priced tours.

Naoise Hart
5 years ago -

Went to the Everest Base Campo with them its was fantastic

Daniel San Martín
2 years ago -

En 2012 tuve el agrado de conocer a Nabraj Ghimire en Katmandú. Su ayuda en una país desconocido me sirvió de mucho. Es una persona honesta y desinteresada que realiza su trabajo con vocación.

Yongin Kwon
2 years ago -

믿을만한 친구가하는 일입니다. 네팔에서 가격차이 그리 심하지 않습니다. 가장 싼 곳을 찾기보다, 안전함과 신뢰도, 그리고 만족도를 높이세요. :) It's great to do the trekking nad!!! :)

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