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Annapurna Poonhill Trek

Annapurna Poonhill Trek

Annapurna Poonhill Trek is one of the most beautiful and easiest trekking destination lies in the lap of Annapurna region of Nepal which can do 4-5 days. This trek enables you to enjoy the breath-taking scenery of some of the highest Himalayan peaks including Mt. Fishtail (6,993m,), Annapurna (8,091m), Dhaulagiri (8,167)..etc. Annapurna Poonhill Trek is one of the famous view point trekking route of Annapurna and can be done as a lodge style. Annapurna Poonhill Trek offers a wonderful opportunity to witness the beauty of the Annapurna, rich in hidden treasure of Nepalese culture and tradition. During the trek the trail passes through Gurung and Magar’s charming village, dense rhododendron (Nepalese national flower), Oak forest full of birds, green hills and green valleys. On an excursion to Poonhill, one can observe the entire mountain ranges; covering red and pink rays of the Sun in full bloom at the sunset and sunrise. This trek can be enjoyed by every lover of nature.
Annapurna Poonhill Trek is one of the most famous viewpoints in Nepal to explore sunrise and sunset in Annapurna. Annapurna Poonhill Trek is very popular and can be very crowded during the peak season. The trail passes through several interesting villages and different cultures, and the scenery is also very spectacular. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency intends to make your journey to Annapurna Poonhill Trek village trekking tour a memorable one for your life time. With a carefully designed package and a team of experienced manager, guide and porter, your journey with Gokyo Treks will be reliable and full of fun!.

Annapurna Poonhill Trek Highlights
  • Discover Pokhara – a paradise on Earth, A beautiful Fewa lake with a panorama of Annapurna Himalayas.
  • Walking through cultivated fields, Excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail & more.
  • Natural hot spring and nice waterfalls along the trek routes
  • Experience the Gurung and other ethnic groups and their life styles.

Annapurna Poonhill Trek Detail Itinerary

Day 1Arrival day Kathmandu

Receive you in Kathmandu international airport. Then transfer to hotel by private car. If you have time, just couple of hrs time sightseeing around downtown Thamel.

Day 2 Fly to Pokhara. Drive to Nayapul then trek to Hile (1,490m/4,872ft.), 4 hrs

Meeting at your hotel around 7 AM morning, drive to airport to fly to Pokhara, takes about 25 minute flight journey. We take a private transfer to drive about eighty five minutes to reach Nayapool. After Nayapool, we cross suspension bridge than we follow modi river bank to reach Birethanti. From there mountain trail leads through bamboo forest and passes a large waterfall-summing hole. The trail stays on the north bank of Bhurundi Khola, beyond a pasture used by Pony caravans, the trail reaches Sudame then climbs steadily up through the valley reaching Hile (1490m) village. Stay overnight at guest House.

Day 3 Trek from Hile to Ghorepani (2,860m/9,352ft.), 6 hrs

After a short walk the trail crosses a steam on suspension bridge and leads the climb very steeply on a stone staircase. It leads continuously steep to the large village of Ulleri at 2,070m. From there one can see first eye catching mountain views of Annapurna south (7,219m), Himchuli (6,440m) and Fishtail (6,996m). After that, the trail leads through deep magnificent oak and Rhododendron forest up to upper Ghorepani village (2860m). Stay overnight at guest House.

Day 4 Poonhill sunrise! Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,590m /8,469ft.) 6 hrs

Very early in the morning, walk about ninety minutes to get Poon hill (3210m) top, trail leads very steeply on a stone staircase. From Poon hill, you can see the best Sunrise view over the mt.Dhaulagiri, mt.Nilgiri, mt.Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna III, Fishtail, and Annapurna IV ..etc. Than ascends to deurali hill station and walking many times ups and down, passing some tiny villages through oak and Rhododendron forest, we reach at Tadapani (2670m) hill station. Stay overnight at guest House.

Day 5 Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,940m /6,344ft.), 3 hrs

Today is easiest day hiking comparing others. The trail leads all the way of descends and flat through the oak and Rhododendron Forest. Ghandruk Gurung village is famous for Gurung Culture and their handicraft. You might seen the close view of Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, Annapurna 3rd and as well as Fishtail. During the afternoon, you might visit the Gurung Museum. Stay overnight at guest House.

Day 6 Trek from Ghandrung to Nayapul (1070m.). Then drive to Pokhara

At the place of Ghandruk trail leads to Nayapul, the route almost descending and flat through the bank of Modi River and passes several but beautiful villages (Kimle, Shyauli Bazzar and Birethani) to reach Nayapul where our private transfer is waiting to return Fewa lake side of Pokhara city. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 7 Drive back to Kathmandu or extend your trip on request.

After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu city or request us to extend your holiday. If you do not have enough time, you might also take a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu paying an extra charge of airfare. Transfer to hotel for stay overnight.

Cost Include
  • Kathmandu international – domestic airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 3 nights twin sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu within BB Plan
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara within BB plan
  • Domestic flight : Kathmandu to Pokhara with airport taxes.
  • Meals on full board Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Fluent English speaking license holder mountain trekking guide
  • Professional / experienced porter which is 2 guest is = 1 porter basis.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Annapurna Poonhill Trek
  • All land transportation as per itinerary.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by Luxury Tourist Bus tickets.
  • All Government Tax, VAT and Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude
  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the Annapurna Poonhill Trek.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

Equipment checklist

The following listed equipment is suggested and essential for Tea house trekking and camping trekking in the Nepal Himalaya. Make sure that below list as a guideline proposal. Some of the Trekking equipment can be hired or bought in the many adventure shops in Kathmandu. The following basic equipment check lists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should weigh not more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.


  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:

  • T-shirts (2)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)


  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:

  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (2)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants


  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camping shoe or sandals
  • Gaiters


  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Thermo rest sleeping pad
  • Water bottles (2)
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel

Annapurna Poonhill Trek Note:

The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.

“ What makes Annapurna Poonhill Trek special ? ”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.

Trip Price : On request

    1. Trip Duration: 7 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Easy
    3. Max Altitude: 3,220m / 10,529 ft
    4. Best Time: Oct -May
    5. Trip Mode: Tea House
    6. Group-Size: 2-12 People
    7. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
    8. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Trek Hour: 6 Hrs
    10. Cancellation Fees: No Charge

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