About Trip

The Ghorepani Poonhill soft adventure is one of those sublime treks in the gentle wild that would be a great deal for greenhorns looking for some wilderness in the lower levels of the Annapurna zone. Our trip starts with a scenic drive…or a wonder flight {travel options} to the lakeside town of Pokhara to begin our trek. The actual hiking takes something like five hours’ leisure hiking between the lodges as we plod through leafy & grassy rural landscape set against the backdrop of some of the Himalaya’s most gorgeous and towering mountains – Machhapuchare {fishtail peak} and Annapurna. Our exciting journey wades across a number of pretty lively villages where we can stopover for a chit-chat with the local people who are well into the routine chores in these parts of the mountains where agriculture is a vital survival option. Our trek in the Annapurna foothills takes us through some of the loveliest areas of this region…

Trekking up to Ghorepani Poonhill in the Annapurna foothills, is a lovely walk that brings us to the best vantage point for an awesome sunrise/sunset experience which gives us a 360 degree view of a lot of famous peaks that literally stops the breath for a moment; The scenery here is a mix of different woodlands, farmed terraces and open valleys scattered with small settlements. Hiking in this area where the elevations are gentle on the body is a walk that stirs the imaginations with the delightful surroundings that we hike through.

The Ghorepani Poonhill trails give us majestic sights upfront of the Annapurna range like no where else; & this also brings in the fantastic Dhaulagiri range which is an added attraction. Some great mountain views are found all along the trail & we are never bored for a moment. Most of the inhabitants in this area belong to the Gurung community whose major source of income is agriculture & tourism. The Thakali & Magar ethnic communities are also found around here & these people warmly welcome you for some delightful home stays. Although the Annapurna Area is the touristiest trekking area of Nepal & attracts hordes of trekkers from all over the globe, you are still likely to find yourself having the lovely green forests all to yourself at many points as you hike the trails hereabouts…& a go-wild jungle safari that offers you encounters with the flora, fauna - & yes, the rare birds of a different kind is your icing on the cake for a true STUDENT EXCURSION of substance…the kind of holidays you’d pass down to your kids.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
  • Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) this will take about seven hours.
  • Day 03: Drive from Pokhara (915m) to Nayapul (1050m.) which we reckon takes approximately one and half hours.
  • Day 04: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) & this takes about six hours.
  • Day 05: Trek from Ghorepani to Poonhill (3180m.) to Tadapani (2675m.) this takes about five and half hours.
  • Day 06: Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) approximately takes about three hours.
  • Day 07: Trek from Ghandruk (1950m.) to Pothana (1990m.) & we reckon this will take about six hours.
  • Day 08: Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi and takes approximately three hours and we drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara by car.
  • Day 09: Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan by tourist bus that takes about 5-6 hours.
  • Day 10: A whole day of jungle activities
  • Day 11: Return back to Kathmandu – 5-6 hours drive
  • Day 12: Departure for that special place called home
Detail Itinerary


Today is free to relax and do your own things; perhaps some last minute shopping or pen a few post cards to the loved ones at home, until your departure or to commence any additional trips or activities you may have booked. If you are departing, you’ll be transferred to the international airport in time for your return flight home. Meeting you has been a wonderful experience that Sublime Trails will cherish for a long, long time; & on your way home, you’ll be thinking of a trip that will linger in your memories for a whole lifetime which we are sure will become fireside stories to be told to your loved ones on a cold winter night for the generations to come. Sayonara friends, till we meet again one day.

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