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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 2 Days To 5 Days Itinerary

Ghorepani Poon hill trek is recommended to those people who have a short holiday to Nepal.  This trek can be done in 2 days, 3 days, 4 days or 5 days. If you have a few days more, you can add to visit a hot spring and trek through Landruk and ends in Phedi.

Poon hill trek is short and easy trekking in the Annapurna region Nepal. It is an ideal trekking destination for the beginners, family, elderly and students. Visitors with one week holiday for Nepal or even less than a week can do this trek.

Ghorepani Poon hill trek is one of the busiest trekking routes in the Annapurna trekking region. According to your time limit, you can do 2 days poon hill trek, 3 days poon hill trek, 4 days poon hill trek, 5 days poon hill trek or a few days longer.

Ghorepani Poon hill trek begins with a drive to Nayapul from Pokhara. There are public and private transportation available in Pokhara. It takes around 2 hrs to drive to Nayapul then treks to Tikhedhunga or Ulleri on the first day passing Birethanti, Sudame, and Hile villages. 

2 Days Poon Hill Trek

For the 2 days poon hill trek, you will drive direct to Ulleri and walk about 4 hrs on the same day when you left Pokhara. You will spend a night in Ghorepani then visit Poon hill viewpoint the next morning and trek back to Ulleri or Nayapul and drive back to Pohara.

2 Days Poon Hill Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Ulleri and trek to Ghorepani (2850m)

You will drive with a private jeep from Pohara to Ulleri direct or by a car to Nayapul then take a sharing jeep to Ulleri this morning. You need to start early morning today around 7 am and reach Ulleri by lunchtime. After having lunch here in Ulleri, you will trek about 4 hrs more passing Banthanti village and trek through a dense forest to Ghorepani leaving Nangethanti behind. You will spend your night in Ghorepani today.

Day 02: Hike to Poon hill (3210m) 1 hrs and trek back to Ulleri (3hrs) or Nayapul (6 hrs) 

You will hike up to Poon Hill in the early morning with a flashlight to see the sunrise and the stunning Himalayan view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range. It is around an hour hike for slow trekkers and it is possible to do in a half an hour if you walk a little bit fast. You will enjoy unblocking sunrise with the view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif from Poon hill and hike back to the lodge. You will have breakfast here and trek back the same way to Ulleri. If you think the hike is enough, you can drive back from Ulleri to Pokhara or if you would like to hike a few more hours, you can trek to Nayapul and take a drive to Pokhara.

3 Days Poon Hill Trek 

Ghorepani Poon hill trek 3 days itinerary is a trek with less rush. You will drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri on the first day. After spending a night in Ulleri, you will trek to Ghorepani, enjoy the view from Poon hill and trek back to Hile on the second day. On the third day, you will trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara.

3 Days Poon Hill Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Trek to Ulleri

You will drive with private transport or public transport in the morning from Pokhara to Nayapul today. After getting off from the transport in Nayapul, you will start your trekking journey towards Ulleri crossing Modi river in Birethanti and follow Bhurungdi river. You will see some farmlands along the trail today. Passing Hile village and Tikhedhunga, you have steep part with lots of stone steps which takes you an hour and a half to 2 hrs to reach Ulleri. You will spend your first night here in Ulleri.

Day 02: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani

After your breakfast in the lodge in Ulleri, you start your trek towards Ghorepani this morning. With gradually ascending trail to Banthanti, you enter inside the forest and trek through to Nangethanti. Here, you will have lunch and trek another hour to Ghorepani and stay overnight. 

Day 03: Hike to Poon Hill and Trek to Hile

This is the main day that you will have a great view from Poon hill. You will hike to Poon Hill in the early morning with a flashlight. Hike to Poon Hill from Ghorepani takes maximum an hour for the slow hiker might take only a half an hour. You will enjoy with unblocking sunrise and the great view of the Himalayas from Poon hill station. After Poon Hill, you will hike back Ghorepani and have breakfast then trek back to Nayapul following the same trail and drive back to Pokhara.

4 Days Poon Hill Trek

4 Days Poon hill trek is really good for the first time trekkers, family and elderly. This itinerary is relaxed and flexible. 4 days Poon hill trek itinerary also starts with private or local transport to Nayapul from Pokhara.

After a drive to Nayapul, the trek starts from here to Birethanti where the Annapurna conservation area starts. And following Bhurungdi river passing some waterfall, farmlands and villages. You will spend the first night in Ulleri then trek to Ghorepani, visit Poon hill and trek back to Nayapul in 2 days and drive to Pokhara.

4 Days Poon Hill trek Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Trek to Ulleri

You will drive with private or public transport this morning from Pokhara to Nayapul. It is about 2 hrs drive then trek starts. You will reach Birethanti after a half an hour trek from Nayapul and check-in your trekking permit and follow Bhurungdi river to go to Ulleri. You will spend the first night here enjoying the view of green hills, valleys and the mountains.

Day 02: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani

After breakfast in your lodge, you will start the trek towards Ghorepani. Trekking on the gradually ascending trail, you will reach Banthanti then enter the forest. You will trek through the forest for about 3 hrs passing a small place Nangethanti before reaching Ghorepani. 

Day 03: Hike to Poon Hill and Trek to Hile

You will hike in the early morning with a flashlight to Poon hill for the beautiful sunrise. It takes about an hour for slower hikers and about a half an hour for the people who hike fast. You will enjoy the sunrise, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif from Poon hill then hike back to Ghorepani for breakfast. After breakfast, you will trek back the same way to hile and spend a night here.

Day 04: Trek from Hile to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara

This is your shortest day trek of Ghorepani Poon hill trek. You only trek around 3 to 4 hrs on a flat part to Nayapul where you can take a transport to Pokhara.

Alternatively, you can make a circuit with 4 days Poon hill trek itinerary going to Ghandruk from Ghorepani in one day which might be a long day. See here an outline itinerary of 4 days Ghorepani Ghandruk circuit trek.

  • Day 01: Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara and Trek to Ulleri
  • Day 02: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani
  • Day 03: Hike to Poon hill and trek to Ghandruk
  • Day 04: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara

5 Days Poon Hill Trek

5 Days Ghorepani Poon hill trek is one of the famous trekking itineraries. It is also known as Ghorepani Ghandruk circuit trek. This is a classic trekking itinerary which is following by most of the trekkers. This is a perfect trekking itinerary for the people who have one week to 10 days holiday in Nepal.

5 Days Poon hill trek itinerary also starts with a drive to Nayapul and ends at the same place after making a circle. The trek goes to Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Ghandruk or Syauli Bazaar and joins back in Nayapul in 5 days.

5 Days Poon Hill Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri

You will drive from Pokhara in the morning with private transport from your hotel or public transport from Baglungbuspark. A drive about two hrs takes to you to Nayapul from where your trek starts. You will reach Birethanti after walking a half an hour from Nayapul from here the Annapurna conservation area starts. After check-in your permit here in Birethanti, you trek towards Ulleri following Bhurungdi river, passing some nice villages and farmlands.

Day 02: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani

You will have your breakfast in your lodge in Ulleri and start the trek with a gradual ascend to Banthanti. After Banthanti, you will trek through a dense forest of rhododendron, pine, oak and other trees about 3 hrs to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is the main junction to go to Jomsom Muktinath trek, Annapurna base camp trek and Ghandruk circuit trek. So, you will see hundreds of trekkers in this place.

Day 03: Hike to Poon hill and trek to Tadapani

Today, you hike to Poon Hill in the early morning before daylight. You need to use your flashlight this morning. Hiking to Poon Hill is about an hour from where you will see unblocking sunrise and magnificent view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya. After enjoying the view from Poon Hill, you will hike back to Ghorepani and have breakfast. Then trek goes to Tadapani following the oppositive hill of Poon hill. You climb a hill from Ghorepani about an hour and descend 2 more hours to Banthanti and trek another hour to Tadapani.

Day 04: Trek from Tadapani to Syauli Bazaar

You will enjoy another sunrise from Tadaani in the morning with a beautiful view of the Himalaya and have breakfast. After your breakfast, you start your trek through the forest to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the biggest Gurung village. Here, you will stop for lunch or you may spend a night. If you only stop for lunch here, you will trek another 2 hrs downwards to Syauli Bazaar.

Day 05: Trek from Syauli Bazaar to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara

This is your last day trek of the Ghorepani Poon hill. You only trek about 2 hrs on a flat part to Nayapul. You will join the trail what you passed on the first day in Birethanti today. The trek ends in Nayapul and takes a drive back to Pokhara.

Ghorepani Poon hill trek is recommended to those people who have a short holiday to Nepal.  This trek can be done in 2 days, 3 days, 4 days or 5 days. If you have a few days moreFind Article, you can add to visit a hot spring and trek through Landruk and ends in Phedi.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


I am Rajesh Thapaliya working in the Nepalese tourism industry for more than a decade and a half as a tour leader and trekking/ tour operator. I have been to most of the Nepalese Himalayan base camps and historical heritage sites. I write my Nepal travel experience and love photography.



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