Poonhill Trekking

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is one of the best trekking route where you can enjoy the glimpse of snow capped mountain peaks and a real Himalayan cultural experience. Ghorepani Poonhill trekking route is one of the most visited areas of Annapurna trail because of the easy climb-up and most varied landscape features and Travelling Nepal Tips Team would like to highly recommend for the beginners. You don’t need any kind of permission if you are from nepal to travel but if not you just need The two pieces of paper – TIMS and ACAP – can be obtained in KTM or Pokhara – the choice might depend on where you have more time but if you hire ‘staff in Pokhara they will obtain them for you. More info from TIMS Website “http://www.timsnepal.com/”.


Day 1 (Kathmandu-Nayapul- Birethanti -Tikhedhunga)

Travelling Nepal Tips suggest you to take the direct bus or van of Beni or Baglung early in the morning rather than taking of the pokhara. As your first destination is the Nayapul which is atleast 45km away from pokhara. This way you can save your lot’s of time.

On the way to Tikhedhunga

Nayapul to Birenthanti – 30 Mins

Nayapul is the place where your trek starts, you will require 30mins to reach the Birethanti.

Lodge at Birenthanti

  • Green View Lodge – 977-9741130764
  • Hotel Mountain – 977-9805203004

Birenthanti to Tikedhunga – 3 Hours

  • Tikhedhunga Guest House – 977-9827140189 or 977-9746019199

Day 2 (Tikhedhunga-Ulleri-Ghorepani)

Tikhedhunga-Ulleri-Ghorepani (5 hours)

Waterfall in Tikhedhunga
Waterfall in Tikhedhunga
Climbing the Ulleri Steps might be the headache to your journey. Longest steps you need to pass by. 3000 + + steps to climb. After that you will feel somehow easy and relief. We suggest you to stay at the Upper Ghorepani as it will be helpful for you to go to the Poonhill Early in the Morning.

Lodge at Ghorepani, Deurali

  • Kamala Lodge and Restaurant – 977-9846646349

Day 3 (Ghorepani-Poonhill-Tadapani-Ghandruk)

View of Machapuchhare Mountain from Poonhill
View of Machapuchhare Mountain from Poonhill
Wake at 4:30 AM, get ready and move by 5 AM from your lodge. you will need 40 mins to reach the Poonhill.

Poonhill to Tadapani (4 Hours), Tadapani to Ghandruk (3 Hours)

Ascend through ridges to Deurali. After Banthati it is a gradual descend to Tadapani which will take 2-3 hours in all. From Tadapani if time permits the best option is to descend to the village of Ghandruk which takes about 3-4 hours. Bhaisi Kharka is the last settlement before Ghandruk. As there are no lodges on the way make sure you have the time to descend before night falls.


Mountain View From Poonhill
Mountain View From Poonhill

Lodge at Ghandruk

  • Peaceful Lodge – 977-9807590545
  • Hotel Mountain View and Restaurant – 977-9804157973

Day 4 (Ghandruk-Pokhara-Kathmandu)

Early morning we suggest you to make time for the Ghandruk Village. You will surely enjoy the beautiful Ghandruk village which occupies the ethnic Gurung people. Museum, Purano Basti, People, Culture will definetly attracts you.

Ghandruk Village
Ghandruk Village

Ghandruk to Kimchi (40mins)

From kimchi you can take the jeep to the pokhara. You can stay in Pokhara or you can return to the Kathmandu.

Trekking Map

Poonhill Trekking Map
Poonhill Trekking Map

Other Useful Mobile App

  • You can download “MAPS.ME”, which is also a offline map for you.
  • If you are travelling in a group and need to manage the combine money of a group, Download “Money Lovers” App. You will definitely not regret using these 2 app.

Note: We just try to make your Travelling more easy and more accessible to the lodge so that even if you reach late while trekking and need some help from local while in emergency it might be helpful. We don’t know them individually nor they know us. We just collected some of the contact number while we travel this trekking route.

Happy Journey
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