Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 4 Days

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 4 Days
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 4 Days
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 4 Days
At a Glance
Duration4 Days
Trip GradeEasy
Maximum Altitude3210m
Group Size1+ Pax
Travel StyleTrekking
AccomodationTea House accommodation in Mountain and 3 Star hotel in Pokhara
Best TimeAll Season

Join the short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek 4 days from Pokhara and explore the beautiful Annapurna region. Trek with a native guide and a porter. Embark on a journey packed with adventures, rhododendrons, and traditional Nepali villages. And the best part is it only costs USD 400 per person to do this trek.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek 4 days is a perfect short and adventurous trek in Nepal. The scenic trail, warm hospitality of the locals, and breathtaking mountain vistas during this trek make it a very satisfying trip in the Himalayas. You will get to experience a lot during the short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, which makes it very appealing and not to mention the price. It is a very affordable trek.

All age groups can do the short Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking. If you are planning a holiday in Nepal, then we highly recommend combining the short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek with your trip. The walk is less strenuous yet offers magnificent landscapes. You will meet with many Nepali communities and see their unique mountain lifestyle. The trek route is serene and soothing.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek also goes by the name Poon Hill trek. This trek has everything. Even though the itinerary is short, you can extend the trek to Annapurna Base Camp. The maximum altitude of the short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek 4 days is 3,210 meters (10,531 ft). So, you have a high chance of avoiding altitude sickness on this trek.


  • A short and manageable trek in the Annapurna region
  • Start the trek from Pokhara
  • Follow adventurous, well-maintained trails through rhododendron forests and beautiful traditional Nepali villages
  • Spend nights in the famous Ghorepani and Ghandruk villages
  • Get to see the lifestyle and culture of the Gurung and Magar community
  • Witness stunning landscapes and magical mountain vistas throughout the trek
  • Enjoy the warm hospitality of the mountain people
  • A perfect trek for a family holiday or for anyone looking to explore the Himalayas without doing a strenuous trek
  • Gorgeous sunrise from Poon Hill with stretching mountain panorama

What to expect during the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek 4 days?

The trek begins from Nayapul, which is located a 1/2 hour drive away from Pokhara. The trail ascends via a lush forest of pine, rhododendron, oak, and bamboo, crossing rivers and streams on the way. Following our short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek itinerary, you will spend nights in Ulleri, Ghorepani, and Ghandruk villages.

All these villages are famous for their beauty and mountain views. Mainly, Gurung and Magar communities reside in these villages. Get to know them and their lifestyle and beliefs closely. Mountains like Annapurna (8,091 m/26,545 ft), Nilgiri (7,061 m/23,166 ft), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m/26,795 ft), Fishtail (6,993 m/22,943 ft), Hiunchuli (6,441 m/21,132 ft), Gangapurna (7,455 m/24,459 ft), and many more are seen on this trek.

Poon Hill is the ultimate destination of the short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. The gorgeous sunrise, along with the stunning mountain panorama from Poon Hill, is the main highlight of this trek. Overall, you will love the short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek for its comfort in the adventure. This four-day journey will not disappoint you.

Who can do the short Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking?

The short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is available for everyone. It is an entry-level trek in the Himalayas, so anyone with basic fitness can join this trek. Our standard Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is 11 days long and starts from Kathmandu. However, we have designed this 4 days Poon Hill trek from Pokhara for travelers who are looking for a quick trip.

How to prepare for a short Poon Hill trek in Nepal?

A basic level of fitness is required if you want to do the Poon Hill trek. To prepare for the short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek exercise. You have to improve your stamina, strength, and endurance. You can do any activity that will build your stamina, like day hikes, swimming, cycling, running, etc.

Because this trek involves long daily hikes, we recommend you start walking for 1 to 2 hours regularly and gradually increase the time to 3 to 4 hours. Likewise, you can also train in the gym and incorporate cardio at the end of your routine.

Short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek packing

You will need the following things for the short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek:

  • Clothes- underwear, normal t-shirts/pants, thermal layer, windbreaker jacket/pant, raincoat, fleece top/bottom, down jacket, dry towel, gloves, scarf, sunhat, beanie, socks, trekking boots, normal slipper/crocs, etc
  • Gear and miscellaneous items- trekking poles, sleeping bag, reusable water bottle, water purification tablets, torch, travelers knife, adapter, power bank, spare batteries, journal, snacks, Nepali cash, travel visa, passport, passport sized photos, trek permits, etc
  • Toiletries and first aid- wet tissues, toilet paper, SPF, lip balm, moisturizer, toothbrush/toothpaste, soap, comb, small mirror, deodorant, band-aid, general medicines, Diamox, pain reliever, etc

Are you ready for the trek?

If you have made up your mind to do the short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek in Nepal, then do not delay and book your seat now. The bookings are open for short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek 2024 to 2025 departure. As the next trekking season is right around the corner, this is the best time to book the trek and start preparing.

If you have any questions regarding our short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek package or wish to customize the itinerary, feel free to contact us at [email protected] or What's App us +977-9851229400.

Good to know

  • The short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is known as one of the easiest treks in Nepal, but it does not mean the terrain is flat. Compared to other famous trek routes, the Ghorepani Poon Hill trail sees less elevation gain and has fewer steep sections. It is an adventurous trek that requires 5 to 6 hours of walking each day. You will get tired but can complete the trek.
  • If you come across yak or mules during trekking, always stay on the hillside. Do not disturb them, and let them pass before you continue trekking.
  • Do not wear a brand-new pair of trekking shoes because they will cause blisters and make walking difficult. Buy the boots early and wear them before the trek starts.
  • You may not get to network throughout the trail, so enjoy the journey and focus on living in the moment.
  • You can rent expensive trekking clothes and gear in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Why do the short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek with Trekking Guide Team Adventure?

Trekking with us allows you to travel freely and safely. Our expert and reliable team will make all the arrangements for your trip to Nepal. You will get the best Ghorepani Poon Hill trek cost with us. Our service and hospitality surpass the value of the money you pay.

With more than 17 years of expertise in organizing treks and tours in Nepal, we know how to organize trips well. You can check out clients' reviews. Not only that, we also make sure our treks are eco-friendly and sustainable. We actively give back to the community and make sure our team gets well-paid for their work.

By doing the short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek 4 days with Trekking Guide Team Adventure, you can travel confidently!

Tour PlanExpand All

Our guide will pick you up from the hotel, you are staying in Pokhara around 7:30. Have breakfast and get ready to leave your hotel on time. A short, lovely drive from Pokhara will take us to Naypaul. From here, we will begin trekking to Ulleri. The trail follows the Modi River and takes us to Birethanti.

From here, we will trek via lush rhododendron forest and small villages, crossing suspension bridges to Tikhedhunga. We will then climb a long stone staircase to Ulleri village. This part of the trail is a bit tiring because of the more than 3,000 staircases, but you can climb it.

Max Altitude: 2,055 m/6,742 ftMeals: Lunch and dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

From Ulleri, we will trek to the famous Ghorepani village. The trail traverses through the dense forests of rhododendron, oak, pine, etc. We will trek past Nangethanti on the way. Likewise, the mountain views are phenomenal along the way. Ghorepani is a Gurung and Magar village. From here, we can see stunning views of mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, etc.

Max Altitude: 2,874 m/9,429 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Today, early in the morning, we will hike to Poon Hill. The route is covered with rhododendron trees. Upon reaching Poon Hill, we will get to see a gorgeous sunrise with the backdrop of stretching snow-capped mountains. Poon Hill is one of the best and close places to enjoy surreal mountain views from Pokhara.

After enjoying the views, we will trek back to Ghorepani village and have breakfast. We will then start trekking to Ghandruk village. The trail descends through dense forests and some settlements. It will be a scenic and tranquil walk. Ghandruk is another beautiful and popular Gurung village.

Max Altitude: 3,210 m/10,531 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

We will begin the morning with a delicious breakfast. Leaving Ghandruk, we will descend to Syaulibazar. The trek ends here. From here, we will use a local jeep and drive back to Pokhara. The remaining day is free in Pokhara. The guide will drop you at your hotel. 

Max Altitude: 822 m/2,697 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunchAccommodation: Hotel
Cost Details


  • All accommodations during the trek which is run by Nepali Family with outside toilet.
  • Main course Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek (vegetarian food)
  • One experienced English-speaking trekking guide and 1 porter for two trekkers (porter carries up to 20-22 kg in total). If you are a solo traveller porter is not included. If you want the porter you have to pay an additonal cost of USD 100
  • All ground transportations as per the itinerary
  • All the necessary permits for the trek (TIMS Card and Annapurna Conservation Area entry permit)
  • All government taxes included for the trek
  • Insurance for the guide
  • Expenses for guide and porter
  • Our service charge
  • Farewell dinner
  • Duffel bag (to be returned after the trek ends)
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara accommodation.
  • Personal equipment for trekking. (sleeping Bag, down jacket, sun glass, sunscreen, trekking shoes, trekking stick, gloves, some pair t-shit and socks)
  • Personal insurance for travel to Nepal.
  • Your breakfast, lunch and dinner in Pokhara and Pokhara accommodation
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu transportation.
  • Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter according to your interest.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. (Note: It will be suitable for you if you get your water yourself, you can either buy the bottled water on the way easily or fill the tap water in your water bottle and use the water purifying tablet)
  • Sweet things like chocolate and desert. (Tea, Coffee, Mineral Water, hot water, soup)
  • Hot shower and laundry during the trekking.
  • Internet call and laundry service.
  • Wi-Fi, internet, phone calls, battery charging.
  • International airfare.
Add-ons & Options
  • Extra night accomodation: If you plan to arrive early or depart late please make sure you make extra hotel arrangement.You can mail us at [email protected] It is available by adding extra cost.
  • Extra Programs: If you want extra programs like taking a flight Kathmandu to Pokhara  to Kathmandu and want travel  by private a car from Kathmandu to Pokhara or 2 night/ 3 days Chitwan  Jungle safari package or 1 Day River Rafting or 1 Day hiking in Kathmandu valley Please contact us on What's App 977-9851229400. It is available by adding extra cost. We will organize it as per your wish and requirement. 

  • Porter: For solo travellers porter is not included in the package. You have to pay an additonal cost of USD 100 if you want a porter in your trek. 
Additional Info

Short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek permit

To do the short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, you will need a TIMS Card and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit. The TIMS Card costs Nrs 2,000 per person and the ACAP permit costs Nrs 3,000 per person. Both permit costs are covered in our package cost.

Short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek difficulty & altitude sickness

The short Ghorepani Poon Hill explores the mid-hills of the Annapurna region. The trekking route majorly goes through lush forests. The trail constantly ascends and descends, following rugged and occasionally steep tracks. You have to walk 5 hours a day at minimum. Overall, the Ghorepani Poon Hill short trek is considered a moderate trek in Nepal.

Because of this trek's low altitude and relatively easy pace, beginner trekkers love it. Likewise, this trek is also a fantastic option for kids and old-age travelers. You will get to enjoy stunning mountain views, traditional Nepalese villages, and Himalayan tranquility without doing any long, challenging trek.

With the highest altitude at 3,210 meters (10,525 ft), the short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek has a very low risk of altitude sickness. We still recommend you be aware of symptoms like vomiting, nausea, headache, difficulty in breathing, insomnia, etc. If you see these symptoms, inform your team leader and take first aid.

One of the toughest parts of short Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking is you will come across many stone staircases along the way. It may seem daunting to walk up and down hundreds of steps, but if you maintain your pace and take frequent quick breaks, there is nothing to worry about.

Is travel insurance needed for a short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek?

For the short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, you have to get travel insurance that covers emergency helicopter evacuation and medical bills. These two coverage are a must in travel insurance. Additionally, you can include loss/theft of luggage, flight cancelation, etc, as well. You cannot take out travel insurance in Nepal, so buy in your country.

Accommodation and meals during the trek

Accommodation during the short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is lodge. It is a well-established, comfortable accommodation service available along the trekking route. The package includes twin sharing rooms, so if you are expecting single rooms, let us know in advance. The rooms are decent in size for mountain standard and offer clean and cozy space to spend the night.

You will get fresh bedding and a blanket. A sleeping bag is recommended to carry because there is no heating system in the rooms. In the mornings and nights, you may feel more cold. The services in the tea house will be basic. WiFi, charging, and hot showers can cost you a few extra bucks, so keep some Nepali cash with you during the trek.

The washrooms can be shared or private. Both squat-style and Western-style toilets are available. Dining is the common area in the tea houses where you will have all of your meals during trekking. The meals are served as per the menu of the tea houses, which ranges from dal bhat, thukpa, noodles, and momos to pasta, sandwiches, pizza, and steak.

What is the best time to do the short Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking?

The best time to do the short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is spring and autumn, but you can also do this trek in winter and summer/monsoon. This trek can be done throughout the year. Every season has its specialty and offers a unique trekking experience.

For instance, if you are into bio-diversity and cascading waterfalls, trek to Poon Hill from June to August (summer/monsoon). Likewise, travelers who are looking for tranquil trails and snow-covered panorama can trek from December to February (winter).

March to May is the spring season. This is one of the peak trekking times for the Ghorepani Poon Hill short trek. Hundreds of travelers do this trek in spring, making the trail bustling and lively. Rhododendrons bloom all over the trek route, creating a jaw-dropping landscape.

Likewise, September to November (autumn) is also a great time for this trek. Your trip may coincide with one of the biggest Nepalese festivals if you trek in these months. You can also plan the short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek accordingly.

The weather, climate, and mountain views all are perfect during the spring and autumn seasons. You will have a clear sky for wonderful landscapes and long day hours to enjoy trekking.

Guide and porter during the short Poon Hill trek

You will do the short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek with a native guide and porter. An experienced, friendly, and English-speaking guide will accompany you. you during the trek. Our guides have many years of expertise in leading groups, and they are very professional. They will make the journey safe, hassle-free, and quite immersive for you.

Likewise, porters will be there to help you with the duffel bags. Each trekker has a 10 kg weight limit for the duffel bag and a 5 kg weight limit for the daypack. Make sure to tip the guide and porter at the end of their service. Usually, trekkers tip 10-15% of the package cost. You are free to tip any amount you wish.

Some helpful tips

  • Nepali travel visa: Nepal travel visa is not included in our short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. You have to obtain it by yourself. Many travelers can obtain a travel visa upon landing at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Money exchange: There are many money exchange centers and banks in Thamel where you can exchange your currency for the Nepali rupee. Likewise, you can withdraw money from ATMs as well using your international card.
  • WiFi/network during the trek: The short Ghorepani Poon Hill trail has good availability of WiFi and mobile network. You should keep both options open for you. In some places, you may not get a good network.
  • Hot showers and charging in the lodge: Hot showers and charging may cost you a few bucks. So, keep some money on you for these personal uses. Power bank and wet wipes are highly advised.
  • Allergies: Trekkers with any allergies are recommended to meet the doctor and make sure it will not affect your journey. Carry some prescribed allergy medicine to relieve it if it gets triggered. Inform us about your allergies, too, and be careful during trekking.
  • Personal expenses: The package cost only covers major expenses during the short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. You will need extra money for personal expenses like shopping, tips, beverages, etc. Likewise, you also have to budget money for travel insurance, international flights, visas, etc. These are not covered in our short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek cost.

You can complete the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek in 4 to 12 days. Likewise, you also have the option to elongate the itinerary if you wish to spend more time in the mountains. This is our short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek package that starts and ends in Pokhara. To do the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek from Kathmandu, feel free to contact us.

Yes, the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is easy/moderate. It is like adventure hiking via diverse terrain. Basic fitness is required for this trek. Do note that the Poon Hill trek is easy but not leisure. You will come across many ascents and descents throughout the trek.

It depends on your needs. You can definitely do this trek without a sleeping bag. However, having a sleeping bag will provide you with extra comfort and warmth.

The Ghorepani village is situated at 2,874 meters (9,429 ft) from sea level. This village is famous because of its beauty and the mountain views it offers. Likewise, travelers also get to see the lifestyle of Gurung and Magar communities while visiting Ghorepani.

Well, you can hike to Poon Hill in 2 days, but it requires 8 to 9 hours of trekking each day. Attempting to reach Poon Hill and return to Pokhara in two days only recommend to individuals who are very fit and can adapt to the elevation.

No, you can go to Poon Hill by car. There are no roadways that connect to Poon Hill or Ghorepani village. The only way to reach this village is by hiking.

On the first day of the trek, you will climb more than 3,000 stone staircases right to reach Ulleri from Tikhedhunga. If you maintain your pace and take small breaks while climbing, you can climb all the stairs. The stairs are not demanding.

Yes, you need a guide for the short Poon Hill trek. Trekking without a guide was banned in the Annapurna region from 1st April 2023. Solo trekkers can do a private trek with us, or joining our group is available.

You will trek around 35 to 40 kilometers (18.6 to 25 miles) during the short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek 4 days.

The short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is much easier than the Annapurna Base Camp. Likewise, the short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek sees a low rise in elevation, less steep trails, and no glacier walking. To do the ABC trek, you need a longer time, budget, and better fitness.

To reach Ghorepani from Pokhara, you first have to drive to Nayapul. You can hire a private or shared jeep according to your budget. From Nayapul, you can trek to Ghorepani via villages like Tikhedhunga and Ulleri.

Yes, you can see Annapurna range from the Poon Hill. Along with that, this place also offers views of mountains like Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Hiucnhui, Tukuche Peak, Gnagapurna, etc.

No, Mt. Everest is not visible from Poon Hill. Mt. Everest is located in the eastern Himalayas of Nepal, however Poon Hill trek leads to the western Himalayas and offers views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

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