Ghorepani Sunrise Trek

Trip Overview
  • Duration 3 Day
  • Difficulty Level Easy or Grade A (*)
  • DestinationNepal
  • Meals & AccommodationBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Trip Start & EndPokhara to Pokhara
  • Trip TypeTrekking
  • Major AttractionGhorepani & Poonhill
  • Maximum Altitude3210 Meters
  • Best TimeMarch, April, May & Sept, Oct, Nov


  • Gurung Village Ghanruk
  • Ghorepani 
  • Poonhill Sunrise

Ghorepani Poon Hill Sunrise Trek is one of the most popular short treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. If you dream of seeing a glimpse of snowcapped mountains and indulging in the culture and tradition of the Himalayas in a short time, then there is no other option than to do this trek. Three days of Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking in Nepal lets you experience scenic natural beauty while providing you with the opportunity to have an immediate insight into the culture and lifestyle of ethnic people like Gurungs and Magars. The refreshing walk through the blooming rhododendron forest and beautiful ethnic villages make the trek to Ghorepani reminiscing and exciting. 

Ghorepani Sunrise Trek serves all kinds of trekking enthusiasts, from beginners to experienced ones. Further, the trek to Ghorepani is considered a relatively easy trek in Nepal compared to other high-altitude treks in Nepal. Hence, people of all ages with normal physical conditions can complete this trek. Reaching the Ghorepani(2860m) itself, you will be bewildered by the beauty of the village, surrounded by snow peaks of Annapurna, Dhauligiri, and Fishtail. Additionally, a short trek to Poonhill(3210m) from Ghorepani gives you a lifetime experience. Witnessing the astounding views of the mountains and the stunning sunrise from the Poonhill viewpoint is the major attraction of this trek.

Note:- If you think of an alternate option for this trek, you might consider our 11-day annapurna base camp Trek or  In the Everest region, you can do Everest base camp trek return by helicopter. If you are short of holiday for ten days, you can get 5 hours Everest base camp helicopter tour. If you are here for an anniversary trip, honeymoon trip, or Engagement trip, you can choose the Luxury Lodge Everest base camp trek Probably, this will be a tweetable alternative trip for you.

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From Pokhara, it is around one hour drive to Naya pul. After that, you will pass through the bank of Modi Khola till Brethanti. after that, we will check Permit and Tims there. we will drive continuously to Ghandruk by the same Local Bus. We will hike to tada Pani.

  • Lodge
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • 6 Hours
  • 2630 Meters

Today is a special day for our trekking. we can have breakfast with morning views of Manaslu, Machapuchre, and Himchuli. After having breakfast we will be heading to Ghorepani. We will stay overnight at Ghorepani.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 6 Hours
  • 2860 Meters

Today is a special day for our trekking. Early morning hike to Poonhill for about an hour. Poonhill is a place that offers a wide range of Himalayan Panorama of Manaslu, Annapurna & Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The sunrise over the Himalayas is unbelievable. After having a great time at Poonhill, we returned to Ghorepani for breakfast and continued our trek to Naya pul. Drive Back to Pokhara.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • 7 Hours
  • 1010Meters

We are pleased to offer the flexibility of tailoring your journey to your desired duration and places, whether extended or shortened, as our proficient team of locals-cum-guides, porters, and accompanying staff have an in-depth understanding of every location traveled.

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Trip Map

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Cost Details


  • 2-night accommodation with breakfast at the deluxe Hotel in Pokhara.
  • Private transportation to trekking starting point Ghandruk.
  • There is three-time food in a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) while trekking.
  • Tea House accommodation during the trek.
  • We provide a Professional English-speaking trekking guide (trained by the Ministry of tourism) with his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc.
  • Nayapul to pokhara by Private car/ taxi.
  • Annapurna conservation permits & TIMS Permits.
  • Tourist service charge, Vat.
  • One map of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking for the group.


  • International airfare and Nepal Visa Fees.
  • Nepal Travel insurance.
  • Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel/Medical insurance and Emergency evacuation cost if needed.
  • Personal expenses include phone calls, drinks, donations, souvenirs, etc.
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events, i.e., road wrecks, flight delays, etc.
  • Tips for guide, porter (expected).

Dates & Price

Upcoming Departure

Few Seats AvailableStarts: MondayApr 29, 2024
Ends: WednesdayMay 01, 2024
Status: AvailableUS$350

Essential Info


Our main priority is the safety of our visitors. So we suggest. If you consider an Annapurna Trek, you should consider purchasing travel insurance to cover any unexpected costs due to health difficulties, injuries, or accidents (including air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and other treatment costs). It will help if you take travel insurance and medical and accidental insurance. 

Your insurance coverage should also cover any additional activities you plan to participate in while in Nepal. There's a thin line between adventure and outright danger. What distinguishes them is their level of preparedness for a specific task. Leaving the comforts of home and entering the embrace of nature is an adventure; failing to ensure that you are adequately covered is a danger.


2. Food and Accommodation


As for food, the Annapurna region has many hotels and tea houses that facilitate you with the best food items. 

Our package will offer you full-time food with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea and coffee. We will give the food as per the menu of the hotel or tea house. We prioritize Nepali food mainly. Therefore, they will serve Nepali food items, but if you wish to have a western food item, they will also prepare it upon your request.


For accommodation in the Annapurna region, you can find hotels, lodges, and restaurants. From mid-range to expensive resorts can be seen. While trekking, you may need to stop at local villages where you cannot find such facilities. The lodge costs a bit high than other options like the hotel. However, We will arrange your accommodation in tourist comfort hotels, motels, or resorts. The hotel will provide the room with a twin bed which demands you to share your room. In your demand, we can also arrange a triple bed or a single bed which cost a bit expensive compared to others.  


3. Heath /Fitness And Experience Requirments 

Because some portions of the climb are very strenuous and some days need 8-9 hours of constant walking, trekking throughout Annapurna Region requires exceptional stamina, tenacity, and good health. As a result, we recommend that you get medical counsel, medicine, and authorization before embarking on this adventure. Also, consult your local General Practitioner for professional advice on the essential Guide walks before embarking on the Annapurna Trek in Nepal. However, if you don't have access to a doctor, travel clinics can provide you with the most excellent guidance.



As mentioned earlier, we can find all types of hotels and lodges starting from mid-range to very standard. But if we are moving to the local community, we might not find clubs and hotels with all kinds of facilities. 

As for the facilities, there is no electricity in all of those locations. Therefore, it is preferable to have a backup plan. We may still use batteries and chargers for backup, but additional expenses will be. There are charging stations in the lodges where you may set your devices. You may have to pay a minimal cost for the service. Bring along additional chargers or a solar charger.

There may not be internet access in all locations, limiting your ability to use data. You may have to pay extra to utilize the internet. The internet connection throughout the walking trail is sporadic at best, and it only worsens as you climb higher.

Having cash on hand for your payments is recommended due to the lack of ATMs. It would help if you had to pay for things like power, internet, and other extras like bakeries and pastries and cash for tipping. Please bring extra cash to spend while trekking because there are no ATMs as we move to higher altitudes. You may need money on the road to buy additional beverages, food, or luxuries like a hot shower, internet, etc. 

In the hotel's locker room, provide free spaces for extra luggage. Each hiker can bring up to ten pounds of trekking tools (carried by porters). There aren't any ATMs, so have plenty of cash! Even in a "main" community like Jomsom, you might not find an ATM in the Annapurna region. Almost no tea houses or commercial enterprise accepts credit cards. 


5. Altitude Sickness And Prevention 

While trekking to the Annapurna region, moving to higher elevations will cause altitude sickness. In addition, you will be more likely to face AMS, which might worsen HACE( High Altitude Cerebral Edema) and HAPE(High Altitude Pulmonary Edema).

When people are traveling and rising or being moved to a higher level fast, altitude sickness is prevalent. Because lower the air pressure and oxygen levels are, the higher you climb. Our bodies can handle the change, but it will take time to acclimate. 

 So to prevent AMS, we will take two acclimatization breaks every thousand meters. We will trek at a higher altitude but sleep lower to cure this altitude sickness. If we suffer from acute mountain sickness, we will take rest immediately at the same place. To energize, we will drink more liquid to stay hydrated, like soup and water. If the case starts to get worse, we will have to take rescue by helicopter.



The following is the list of the things and equipment that we will need to carry with us when you are heading on the journey. 

1. For the upper part of the body

HAT: You'll need a nice, wide-brimmed trekking hat to keep the sun off your face. Lightweight, simple to carry, and neck-covering styles are the best.  While trekking, wearing a hat can protect yourself from the sun on the trail.

HEADLAMP: Along with the hat, it is better to carry a headlamp with you during the trek. Headlamps are lights we can wear on a person's head. Due to their hands-free operation, these gadgets are great for trekking and hiking. It's ideal to have your hands free when hiking so you can deal with anything Mother Nature throws at you or pull your stuff.

 At night, trails can be hard to navigate. These footprints generally incorporate pebbles, tree roots, twigs, and even animals and resemble an uncharted maze. These hazards can be dangerous, and having your hands free allows you to catch yourself, move obstacles, sprint, or fend off an enraged rabbit on the track.

WOOLEN HAT: When you move to higher elevations, you get a high chance of being caught by cold. So, it is essential to carry a woolen hat with you for your protection. Not every hat is equally suitable for trekking, so it is safer to have a woolen hat; it will be available to you if you need it. 

SUN PROTECTING HAT(WITH WIDE BRIM): Day during your trial can be sunny, and the rays directly showered upon you. It will protect UV rays from entering your skin. We must be more careful regarding our heads and protect the scalp from sunburn and skin cancer. 

SUNGLASSES(WITH UV PROTECTION): As we move towards high altitude, the atmospheric layer becomes thinner, which increases exposure to harmful rays because the capacity to filter these rays becomes less. Therefore, we need to carry sunglasses to protect our eyes from harmful rays.



Waterproof jackets and trousers: Rain on the path is always possible, especially if you intend to hike between June and September (we strongly advise against walking in the region). We recommend bringing rain gear with you as a precaution, preferably a gore-tex membrane hardshell jacket. An inexpensive pair of waterproof pullovers will typically be enough for pants.

T-SHIRT: It is better to wear light clothes to avoid extreme sweating and discomfort during trekking. A t-shirt is best to wear during such trips. 

Clothing: Layering is a significant walk component due to the considerable fluctuation in altitude and temperature. You'll be able to quickly adapt to the climate and be comfortable and safe if you can add and remove layers of clothes while trekking. For example, if you intend on hiking during the cooler winter months of December through February, you'll want to bring some extra layers.

GLOVES: You will need to carry your gloves with you because gloves will help protect your hands from sweat, extreme weather conditions, and other inconvenient situations that may cause discomfort and injury.



THERMAL INNERS: Thermal inners are insulators between your body and the surrounding cold air. They trap body heat and prevent heat loss. Use the ones generally made with polyester or give extra comfort and flexibility.

TROUSERS: A full-length pair of trekking trousers provides solid path protection, preventing cuts and scratches from prickly plants, twigs, rocks, and other hazards. Trekking trousers allow you to travel much easier without the sound of rustling plants and enable you to get near to animals without making a nuisance.

DOWN JACKET: One of the most significant purchases you'll make is a down jacket. On a hiking or climbing journey throughout the journey, having the correct warm, insulating layer may make or break your pleasure level. So when you are heading for a trek in the Everest region, we must include a down jacket in your packing list. 



TREKKING BOOTS: Trekking boots are necessary as they help to protect the foot and ankles during long-distance trekking. They are one of the essential items of trekking as they can determine a trekker's ability to walk long distances without injury.

SOCKS: A trekking sock is essential for avoiding blisters. Unlike a weak, stinking cotton sock, a hiking hose will not continually brush against the back of your foot and will give substantial protection from friction caused by your shoe. The socks maintain a constant temperature for the feet. Socks are incredibly soft and comfortable on foot.



TREKKING POLES: Trekking poles intersperse your arms and shoulders into the trekking movement, allowing you to use better muscles to force yourself uphill and control your downhill. The result is an expansion in rate without an accumulation in leg soreness.

FIRST-AID KIT: First aid kits are a must-have for every trekker. They help you with necessary treatment during the trial. Thus to minimize the risk of infection or injury severity, we must take it with ourselves. A well-stocked kit contains items that treat burns, injuries, scrapes, and cuts.

SLEEPING BAGS: Though we will be staying in hotels and there will be services, still take no risk and carry a sleeping bag with you. If you want the best night's sleep on the trail, it is best to take your sleeping bags.

PERSONAL BAGS: When going on an outdoor trek, you want to be sure that you'll be comfortable the entire time. Personal bags are vital if you're hiking a long and challenging walk. The type of trekking backpack you use will significantly impact how pleasant your adventure will be. If you're carrying many goods, you'll need a bag that distributes the weight properly, so you don't get tired soon.



It is relatively simple to acquire a visa for Nepal. You can apply for a visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/Consulate or Mission office in your home country or buy one when you arrive at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. To apply for a visa, you'll need two passport-sized photos, US dollar visa costs, and a valid passport for at least six months before your travel. Nationals of the SAARC (India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, and Afghanistan) and China, on the other hand, do not need a visa to enter Nepal. However, a transit visa is only valid for three days for foreign nationals. As a result, for more extended visits, a permit is necessary.

A passport is very crucial to travel in Nepal. In addition, if you want to do mountain trekking, you will have to get a mountain license. 



Our packages usually include meals and lodging, but you may require cash for personal expenses. There is a lower likelihood of finding an ATM or no ATM on the ABC trail. . Before you go on the walk, make sure you have enough cash. As mentioned above, there is no ATM in the Annapurna region everywhere, so It is better not to depend on ATMs for the expenses. The hotels and lodges also mostly accept cash rather than online payments, so it's more convenient to take enough money with you.  



Solo trekking, group trekking, or a couple of trekking without a guide will be difficult, so it is necessary to take a guide with you whenever you plan to trek. In addition, the trail in the Annapurna region might not be familiar to you if you are traveling for the first time. 

Since you will have to carry many trekking equipments, it will be convenient and helpful if you take a porter. The porter will help you maintain the luggage, and the Guide will help you take the right trail. 

While traveling, you may face uncertainties. For example, you may suffer from altitude sickness and AMS (Acute mountain sickness), so to help you during such situations, we need to take a guide with us.  

As for the tips for guides and porters will set you back 10% of the total price. Ten percent of the cost is for the Guide and porter. Mountain Rock Treks provide sixty percent to the Guide's tips and 40 percent to the porter.



We are flexible with bookings. However, you must pay a 25% deposit when you confirm, with the remainder due upon arrival. There are no hidden fees with us.

If you want to join a group, we have different terms and conditions that you may learn about by contacting us.

Mountain Rock Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. handles all of our reservations. Fill out a Booking Form and send it to the firm together with your deposits and insurance payment to book a package (if applicable). You must pay a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the trip charge at booking for all trips. You can pay the remaining payment once you arrive in Kathmandu and before the tour.

 The Company or its Agent should receive the non-refundable deposit. When arranging a custom holiday with the firm,  Mountain Rock Treks will advise you of the needed cost for the Treks. 

You are booking with a bank transfer or a credit card deposit (Visa or MasterCard).


We are flexible with bookings. However, we are not refundable for last-minute cancellations. To ensure your seat on one of our Annapurna region trekking packages at the last minute, you must pay the entire package amount.

We'll try our best to get everything in order before the deadline. So arrive in Kathmandu at least a day ahead of time for the experience. Please get in touch with us directly for further details.

The cancellation of a Client's order must be made in writing and verified by the Company. The date the Company or its Agents receives the cancellation request will determine the cancellation charge. 

You will forfeit the 25% deposit if you decide to cancel at the last minute after you have confirmed it. If you choose to cancel your trip after it has begun for any reason, you will be responsible for the total cost of the trip. Once you've started your journey, we can't give you a refund. Therefore, the Client should obtain cancellation insurance at booking.





  • Q1. How to get to Ghorepani Poon Hill?

    After a long drive from Kathmandu, you can reach Pokhara. However, if you are not interested to take the long drive then you can take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Then one and half hours of drive from Pokhara you can reach Nayapul which is the gateway for most of the trekking in Annapurna Regions such as Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Mardi Himal trek and so on. The trekking journey begins from Nayapul. From here you start your trek through the beautiful village which is located at the foot of Modi Khola Valley, named Birenthati. From there crossing the Burundi Khola river and Ulleri you can reach Ghorepani where you can have amazing mountain views. A short climb from Ghorepani you can reach Poon Hill(3210m), which is the maximum point of Ghorepani Sunrise Trek.


    Witnessing the astonishing sunrise views over some of the majestic mountains such as Annapurna, Machhapuchhare, Dhauligiri and so on you can descend your journey to Ghorepani. After reaching Ghorepani you can leave Ghandruk through Tadapani. From there you can continue your journey to one of the popular and beautiful Gurung Village, Ghandruk(2000m). The amazing hospitality of the locals makes you forget all your lethargy and the pain of trekking. The Gurung museum is something not to miss in Gandruk. In Ghandruk you will get to experience the culture and lifestyle of Gurungs and Magar which is truly mesmerizing. The jovial and helpful nature of these locals makes you feel more special during your stay in Ghandruk. Apart from this, the serene and ravishing natural beauty of this village compels each and every trekker to fall in love with this place. 

    Spending a great time in Ghandruk you will cross the Modi Khola river once again to commence an uphill climb to Landruk. Gradually continuing your trek from Landruk you can reach Tolka. From Tolka crossing the Pritam Deurali and Pothana you can reach Dhampus. The trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill finally ends at Phedi from where you can drive to Pokhara, the city of Lake. 

    The spellbinding beauty of Pokhara offers various activities to the trekkers such as Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, shopping, and so on. Pokhara is the best destination where you can get the best souvenir for shopping in Nepal. If you wish then you can spend some of your time in this city.  From Pokhara, you can fly back to Kathmandu or any other destination as per your itinerary. Hence, trekking through the dense forest, typical villages, ethnic people, and terrace fields makes your overall trek to the Ghorepani Poon Hill wonderful and unforgettable.

  • As the trek to Ghorepani is short and easy so you do not have to carry any special gear during this trek. The recommended equipment for the Ghorepani Trek is given below:

    • Sunglass
    • Hiking Shoes
    • Trekking Poles
    • Warm Jackets, socks, and gloves
    • Warm Hat
    • Thermal Underwears
    • T-shirts, long-sleeved shirt
    • Sunscreen, Lip balm
    • Toilet paper
    • Quick Drying Towel
    • An excellent Camera
    • Flashlight
    • Water bottle and Snacks
    • Basic First-aid Kit
  • There are two different permits required for the Ghorepani Sunrise Trek. One is Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and another one is the TIMS trekkers permit.

  • Suitable for beginners as well as people with limited time, the Ghorepani trek is one of the short and easy treks in Nepal. Trekking through the ethnic villages and colourful rhododendron forest with the backdrop of Annapurna you will be overwhelmed by the captivating beauty of nature. Even for the experienced trekkers, this trek provides a great opportunity to experience the Himalayan beauty, especially if the time is limited. Further, the photogenic beauty of the snow-peaked mountains such as Annapurna, Dhauligiri and so on never disappoint you in enjoying nature. The mesmerizing sunrise view from the top of Poon Hill is the highlight of the Ghorepani Sunrise Trek. Far from the hustle and bustle, the trek to the Ghorepani Poon Hill provides you with the opportunity to fully enjoy the serene and enthralling natural beauty of Nepal. 

    Besides enjoying the natural beauty, you will also get the wonderful opportunity to explore the local culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the ethnic villages. You can interact with the locals during this trek. The heartwarming hospitality of the locals during the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is really something that will never let you forget your wonderful stay in Nepal. The accommodation available on this established route is very comfortable. The trek to Ghorepani is perfect for both solo trekkers as well as families or groups. Regardless of age and fitness level, any travel enthusiast can join the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking.

  • The Ghorepani Sunrise trek offers fascinating views of majestic Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Dhauligiri, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, Fishtail, and many other surrounding snow-capped mountains. The breathtaking view of these mountains makes the trip to Ghorepani more adventurous and memorable.

  • It is possible to trek independently and it is interesting to find the way, arrange accommodation, and carry your bag packs. Further, the trek gets much cheaper without any guide or porter. The trail of the Ghorepani Sunrise trek is full of boards and signs, so solo travel is possible. However, trekking with a guide is fantastic as you should not have to worry about where to go and where to stay. After all the guide will do all of the planning to make your trek more exciting and wonderful. Instead of worrying about carrying backpacks and all you can focus on taking photos and videos if you do the trek with a guide or porter. And also trekking with the local guide or porter you will get to know more about the places where you go. There is no other better option to explore the place than to visit the place with locals. Visiting with locals you will know more about the lifestyle and culture of a particular place. Trekking with the local guide or porter allows you to make local friends, and visiting the place with the local friend makes your journey memorable and adventurous.

    It is easy to hire a porter, porter guide or guide in Nepal, however, you have to be careful while hiring them. Moreover, if you are booking the trek package from any of the registered local trekking companies in Nepal, then you may not have to worry about the porter or guide as they will provide the guide or porter. Booking the trek package with one of the registered local trekking companies in Nepal, Mountain Rock Treks, and Expedition Pvt. Ltd you shouldn’t have to worry about hiring a guide or porter. They will provide you with a licensed and experienced guide or porter.


  • The trek to the Ghorepani Poon Hill is possible throughout the year, however it is easier if there is no rain or snow on the trails. Therefore March to May and September to November are considered the best time to do the Ghorepani trek. During these months the weather is clearer and the temperature is moderate. The mornings and evenings are a bit chilly but the days are perfectly clear for the spectacular views of the mountains. The vegetation during these months is in full bloom. The trail gets full of vibrant and radiant rhododendrons and those who walk through this trail get astonished by the beauty of nature. Also, keep in mind that during these months the trails will be busier as there are more trekkers throughout the trail. Further accommodation is at a premium. If you want to avoid the crowd then you can join this trek during the monsoon and winter seasons also.

Client Reviews

  • Amazing Experience

    It was a great experience to see the breathtaking mountain vistas and the magnificent sunrise from the Poonhill viewpoint. For a beginner like me, it was a fantastic experience. I'm very enamored with Nepal's beauty. The greatest location to spend your holiday. I loved the local cuisine there. I greatly appreciate Mountain Rock Treks' assistance and the cozy accommodations.

    Aloisio SalItalyMay 10, 2022
  • Memorable Journey

    I had previously completed the Poon Hill Trek, but this was my second time. Very fortunate to see some astounding and breathtaking vistas, but much more fortunate to have a wonderful, humorous, knowledgeable, and upbeat guide. Gopal was incredible and a delight to spend the day with. Really memorable journey.

    Dawn T. ConnorsUnited KingdomApril 06, 2022
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