The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a famed trek in Nepal which combines magnificent mountain scenery with the chance to experience local ethnic villages. It is possible to view such Himalayan peaks as Mount Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Annapurna (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6998m), Nilgiri (7041m), Lamjung Himal (6988m), and others. Another main attraction of Ghorepani trekking is Poon Hill, a hill situated atan altitude of 3210meters. Trekkers hike to the top of this hill at dawn to witness the sunrise over the massive Himalayan range of mountains.


The trek also passes through rhododendron and bamboo forests with an abundance of wildlife, and passes majestic waterfalls. Several different ethnic cultures are found along this trek including the Magar and Gurung peoples. Each different group has varying languages, lifestyles, and traditions. For example, the village of Ghandruk, one of the villages on the trek, is a large Gurung communitynoted for its neat and orderly appearance and cultural museum.



  1. Day: Kathmandu

Arrival in the capital of Nepal Overnight at hotel dinner at Nepalese restaurant.


  1. Day: Kathmandu Full day city sight seen

A local guide shows us his hometown as an intimate connoisseur: Kathmandu, with the temple complex Patan. He also gives us a first insight into the life of the Nepali.

Overnight at hotel.


  1. Day Trekking Pokhara – Pothana, 1890 m

In the early morning we fly along the intoxicating Himalaya chain to Pokhara. We meet our guides and porters and then drive in about 1 hour to the starting point Kande. Now our trekking begins. The path leads through rhododendron forests, which bloom in all reds in spring. It’s the same route that leads to Annapurna Base Camp. After about 2 hours we reach the village of Pothana.

Overnight in a lodge.


  1. Day Trekking Pothana, 1890 m – Landruk, 1565 m

On the trail to Annapurna we meet the Gurung people, it lives on the fertile south side of the Annapurna massif. Here it cultivates the terraced fields. On the varied Panoramic view  we reach after about 4 – 5 hours the pretty village Landruk with a beautiful view of the valley.

Overnight in a lodge.


  1. Day Trekking Landruk, 1565 m – Jhinu Danda, 1780 m

Through the rural Himalayan landscape we follow the mountain trail before descending into the gorge. We cross the Himalayan River Modi Khola at the “New Bridge”. Through light forest we overcome the slope up to Jhinu Danda at 1780 m. In the afternoon we can make a 30 minute detour to the 150 vertical meters lower lying hot springs. A hot bath in the midst of a magnificent nature, wonderful.

Overnight in a lodge.



  1. Day Trekking Jhinu Danda, 1780 m – Chomrong, 2170 m

The trekking route continues through subtropical vegetation up the Modi Khola valley. On the steep ascent to the Himalayan village Chomrong we are rewarded again and again with wonderful views to the Annapurna south face (7219 m). The imposing glacier wall shines in a unique contrast to the green surroundings.

Overnight in a lodge.


  1. Day Trekking Chomrong, 2170 m – Tadapani, 2630 m

Today we walk through a rhododendrons forest and over small streams to Tadapani. Between the five and six thousand years, the Annapurna south face now and then appears from time to time.

Overnight in a lodge in the small, sleepy hamlet of Tadapani.


  1. Day Trekking Tadapani, 2631 m – Ghorepani, 2860 m

Although our daily goal is only about 10 km away and only 240 m higher, you should not underestimate such stages, because in Nepal it is constantly up and down. Through magnificent rhododendrons, past waterfalls, it goes at the end of a unique trail. The view is clear on the two 8000s Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Deep below us is the deepest gorge in the world, the Kali Gandaki Gorge. Ghorepani is the largest village on our trekking route.

Overnight in a lodge.


  1. Day Trekking Ghorepani, 2860 m – Poonhill, 3210 m – Hile, 1430 m

Even before dawn, we climb the Poonhill and experience a magical natural spectacle: The bizarre ice walls of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri shine in the red of the rising sun. Gorgeous interplay of colors! After breakfast in Ghorepani we walk for about 4 -5 hours through forests and rhododendrons, passing through hamlets, cross rivers. It is a steep descent: 1800 meters down! We spend the night in the terrace village Hile.

Overnight in a lodge.


  1. Day Trekking Hile, 1430 m – Nayapul, 1050 m Pokhara

The last trekking stage takes us down into the open valley to Nayapul. Now it’s time to say goodbye to our trekking team. We conclude the Annapurna trekking with a warm carrier party with happy songs and dances. We drive about 1½ hours back to Pokhara and spend the night in the beautifully situated Fish Tail Lodge at Lake Phewa.


  1. Day Pokhara

Today, only one thing is on the program: rest. We watch the hustle and bustle in the streets of Pokhara and enjoy the wonderful panorama from our lodge.

Overnight in a lodge.


  1. Day Pokhara – Royal Chitwan National Park

We drive towards Terai Plain to the Royal Chitwan National Park. The Terai Plain is already under Indian influence, you will notice landscape and cultural differences. In the evening we do a first game drive.

Overnight in a lodge.


  1. Day Royal Chitwan National Park

The Royal Chitwan National Park is the oldest national park in Nepal. On the back of an elephant we explore the large salvia forests and elephant grass jungle. We discover a subtropical wildlife with rhinoceros, tigers, Gangesgavial and many interesting bird species.

Overnight in a lodge.


  1. Day Royal Chitwan National Park – Kathmandu

We leave the Royal Chitwan National Park and drive to Bharatpur, also called Ritschka City. There is so much to see. Flight from Bharatpur back to Kathmandu.

Overnight at hotel.


  1. Day Kathmandu

The journey is coming to an end. We stroll through the temple city Kathmandu again. The lively streets, the shopping spree in Thamel or monasteries and temples in Durbar Square: everyone spends the day according to his preferences. Evening transfer to the airport and return flight to Europe.

Overnight at hotel.


  1. Day Fly Home