Looking for a short and easy trek in Nepal? The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is perfect for beginners, students, and families. It’s also a budget-friendly option. Learn more about the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Package on this page.

Among the dozen popular treks in the Annapurna Region, the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek stands out as the #1 choice. There are many reasons behind its popularity: it is easily accessible, suitable for beginners and family trips too, and is a low-budget trek, which is the main reason why many tourists come to Ghorepani Poon Hill. The Poon Hill Trek is a great trek for beginner trekkers in Nepal. It is a short and easy trek with stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

View from Poon Hill Station

Trekking FACTS 

Trip Name : POON HILL TREK 
Maximum Altitude 3,210meter (10,532 feet)
Trip Duration 4 Days
Group Size 1 to 10 person
Best Time Jan to May & Sept to Dec
Difficulty Level Easy
Trek Starts from Pokhara
Ends In Pokhara
Activity 5 to 6 Hours walking
Nature of Trek Teahouses, Lodge

COST for POON HILL TREK

According to Base Cam Hike’s plan for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, the cost is 265 USD per person (based on 2 participants, double occupancy basis). At this price, you will get a Guide, Meals, Best available Accommodation during the trekking, transportation, permits, and other trekking-related items. Moreover, as our package includes most of the things ( except for porter ), we can say that our package is the cheapest package for the Poon Hill Trek.

Price for Poon Hill Trek Package

No. of Tourist Price Per Person
1 person ( Solo Trekker )  USD 385
2 person USD 265
3 person USD 255
4 person USD 240
5 person USD 235
6 person USD 220
7 person USD 215
8 person USD 210
9 person USD 205
10 person USD 198
10 to 14 person USD 195
14 to 19 person USD 190
20 to 24 person USD 185
25 to 29 person USD 180
30 to 40 person USD 175
Poon Hill view at morning

Review of Trail – Why you Love Poon Hill Trip

Trekking to Ghorepani Poon Hill can be done by people with a moderate level of fitness. As the highest altitude of this journey is Poon Hill, at 3,210 meters above sea level, the risk of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) is rare. Hence this trip is suitable for aged people, children, new hikers, family trips, student tours, and so on.

During the trip, you will see different ethnic groups, including Brahmin, Chhetri, Gurung, Magar, and Dalit. You will also have the chance to experience cultural activities, traditions, and ways of living.

The main attraction of this journey is Poon Hill, one of the best viewpoints in Nepal. This place offers breathtaking views of more than 10 mountains, as well as the chance to experience sunrise and sunset over the Himalayas.

Although this trek is considered short, easy, and family-friendly, it can be problematic because of the steps on the way. However, this ultimately adds to the adventure. If you want to complete the adjoining Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Ghorepani Trekking, it will take at least 8 days from and to Pokhara.

Highlights

  • Sunrise and Sunset at Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range.
  • More than 10 Eye-catching mountain views from Poon Hill
  • Ghandruk Village to observe Gurung Culture.
  • Ulleri Village to observe Magar culture.
  • Sunrise and Sunset from Tadapani.
  • Beautiful farmlands and amazing landscapes.
  • Waterfalls.

What are the mountains that we can see from Poon Hill?

You can see a panoramic view of more than 10 peak which of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges at a 180-degree angle. They are:

  1. Fishtail ( Machhapuchhare) 6997m
  2. Gangapurna 7454m
  3. Hiunchuli 6441m
  4. Annapurna South 7219m
  5. Annapurna Fang 7647m
  6. Nilgiri 7061
  7. Dhampus Peak 6012m, Dhampus Pass 5258m
  8. Tukuche Peak 6920m
  9. Dhaulagiri I 8167m, Dhaulagiri II 7751m, Dhaulagiri III 7715m, Dhaulagiri V 7618m, and Dhaulagiri IV 7661m
  10. Gurja Peak 7193m

Sunrise of Poon Hill

Sunrise and Sunset from Poon Hill is one of the highlights of the Ghorepani Trek. It happens between 6:15 am and 6:55 am, depending on the trekking season. During the main season, more than 300 people hike to Poon Hill for sunrise every day. Seeing the sunrise over the Himalayas is a breathtaking experience.

The downside to sunrise at Poon Hill is that you have to wake up early (around 4:50 am), hike for an hour in the cold weather, and use a headlight. It is also not suitable for people who prefer a calm environment, as there will be a lot of tourists at sunrise.

Sunset of Poon Hill

Sunset time at Poon Hill is between 5:45 pm and 6:15 pm. Many people love to see the sunrise at Poon Hill, but they don’t know how beautiful the sunset can be. If the weather is clear, you will see a great sunset over the Himalayas. For people who want to avoid the crowds, sunset is the best time to visit Poon Hill.

Weather

Poon Hill weather is usually unpredictable. It can be clear one hour and foggy the next. So, it is wise to know the weather forecast for Ghorepani Poon Hill before hiking. To get a daily weather report for Poon Hill, visit Weather of Poon Hill.

If the weather is not in your favor, you may need to stay an extra day to see the view from Poon Hill. I suggest that if you reach Ghorepani early in the afternoon and the weather is clear, you visit the viewpoint as soon as possible.

Poon Hill Trek Itinerary ( SHORT BEST ITINERARY )

Days Highlights Altitude Hour
Day 1 Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara, Trek to Ulleri 2,070m (6,791ft) 6-7 hr
Day 2 Trekking from Ulleri to Ghorepani 2,850m (9,350ft) 4-5 hr
Day 3 Ghorepani to Tadapani via Poon Hill 2,600m (8,530ft) 6-7 hr
Day 4 Trekking to Siwai(Ghandruk) and drive to Pokhara 2,012m (6,601ft) 7-8 hr 
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Includes and Excludes in PACKAGE

Includes in package:
  • Your Hotel to Trekking Starting Point ( Nayapul ) and Siwai ( Trekking Ending Point ) to your Hotel in Pokhara by Private  a Cab or a Jeep ( depending on group size ) 
  • Meals during Trekking (4 X Breakfast, 4 X Lunch, 3 x Dinner ) 
  • Best available Twin Sharing Accommodation during the trekking
  • All required Trekking Permit
  • An Experienced Licensed Holder Trekking Guide
  • All expenses of Guide
  • Duffel bag and Sleeping Bag for the Trekking( should be returned after the trip )
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Trip Achievement Certificate ( If you want )
  • Government VAT, Taxes, and official charges
Excludes in package:
  • Nepal Visa
  • Any types of Drinks and Dessert Foods
  • Porter ( 2 Guest = 1 porter )
  • Meals and Accommodation during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city
  • All Personal Nature Expense
  • Tip for Guide ( Not compulsory but Expected )
  • Any other things which are not mentioned in INCLUDED

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Get There and Away ?

To start the Poon Hill trekking, we first need to reach Pokhara. We can get there by plane or by bus.
If we fly, it takes 25 to 30 minutes from Kathmandu Airport. This is the fastest way to get to Pokhara, and it saves us precious travel time. From Pokhara, we can take a taxi to the trip starting point, Nayapul.
If we take the bus, it takes approximately 8 hours from Kathmandu to Pokhara. We will need to stay overnight in Pokhara on the day of our arrival. The next day, we can drive to Nayapul.
We can also drive to Nayapul from Kathmandu by local bus or microbus. This takes approximately 9 hours. Once we reach Nayapul, we can drive to Birethanti in 20-25 minutes. We can stay overnight in Birethanti on the day of our arrival.
Our trek ends in Ghandruk. From Ghandruk, we will take a Taxi or Jeep to Pokhara.

How long is the Poon Hill trekking?

The trek takes 3 to 7 days, depending on the entry and exit points. Before road access was available, the trek took 7 days, but now it can be done in as few as 3 days.

Can I Hire a Guide instead of the full-board package?

Sure, you can hire a guide on a per-day basis. We have a team of guides who have already done the Ghorepani trek more than 10 times.

PACKAGE REVIEWS

Wonderful Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

June 24, 2022

Had a great experience with Base Camp Hike on my Ghorepani Poon Hill trek for 5 days! The team of Base Camp Hike made everything very easy and straightforward and helped put together a custom trek that suited my fitness level and needs.

Kamal was our guide for the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek and made an epic, beautiful trek all the more special!

Thanks so much to the entire team of Base Camp Hike for all the incredible memories.

Oliver

5* five day Ghorepani/Poon Hill hike

June 24, 2022

My husband and I are so lucky to have found Jayaram while looking for a guide for our 5 day Ghorepani/Poon Hill hike. Jayaram was super friendly and available from the moment we touched down in Kathmandu to the day we left Nepal. I was 4 months pregnant on this trip and Jayaram made sure that I was ok and comfortable the whole time. During our 5 day hike, everything was organized very well and we had a lot of flexibility to stop in a different village if we were too tired or to keep on hiking (to note though that it wasn’t a busy season). Navaraj, our porter who is training to become a guide, was also very friendly and helpful. It was a pleasure to spend 5 days with both of them.

After the trek, Jayaram also helped to organize our safari package in Chitwan, which was also an excellent experience.

We were sad to leave Nepal and when we come back to do base camp we’ll make sure to contact them again!

Giordana A

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

June 24, 2022

My experience with Base camp Hike was excellent. The agency is really helpful not only for the trekking part but literally for any concerns that you may have during your stay in Nepal. I’ve done 4 days trekking to the poon hill, during the trek we stayed in a very nice clean tea house, the food was really good and I really had enjoyed my time.

Misary

Poon Hill Trek

June 24, 2022

Went on the Poon Hill trek with guide Jay and porter Nabaraj. Although and easy trek it was very nice to have Nebaraj as a porter with us. He is also a guide and spoke good English which to allow us to split up and walk to two different paces since they were both there. Jay is very attentive and makes sure every detail of the trip is managed. I travelled with a very needy co-traveller who kept getting into messes and Jay patiently managed all of his chaos throughout the trip. If you’re looking for a very attentive guide service then I recommend using Base Camp Hike.

JessiReid

My first time delightful hiking in Nepal !

December 10, 2019

It’s been a delightful experience having Jayaram as our guide during our time in Nepal. He not only showed us the breath-taking sceneries around the country but also took his time to explain the cultural aspects of Nepal which we enjoyed a great deal. He’s a kind and patient person who’s willing to put up with our constant whining throughout the journey. We cherished the experience and, more importantly, appreciated the friendship we’ve built with him.

Specificstella

Response from Base Camp Hike

Dear Guest

Greetings from Base Camp Hike Pvt Ltd, Nepal. Thanks a lot for your excellent review of Hiking in Nepal. So, we are very much pleased that you are highly satisfied with our service.

We are looking forward to serve you again for your other adventure trek in Nepal.

With best regards,

Base Camp Hike

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