About Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trek

Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit trek is one of the most popular trekking in Annapurna region. Poon Hill offers one of best Sunrise views in whole Annapurna region. It is short and easy trek to see the wonderful view of above 8000 Meters mountains including Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna (I) as well as other less than 8000 meters higher mountains including Annapurna south, Machhapuchhre (fishtail), Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Barasikhar, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli and with a maze of other peaks slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes. 

The trek starts from Nayapul, just about one hour drive from tourist hub Pokhara. The trek via Ulleri village is more common but also possible to trek via Ghandruk village. The trek offers spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep subtropical valleys. The itinerary is possible to create short and long as per client’s wish but our below given itinerary is more common for the Ghorepani Ghandruk circuit trek. 

Ghorepani Ghandruk circuit Trek let you to experience local culture, authentic villages that are set against the backdrop of majestic mountains. Along with sunrise view over himalayas. Poonhill also offers panoramic views of several mountains including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains. we passes through the settlement of guring ethnic group. Spring (March to May) and Autumn (October to November) are best months to take the easy Poonhill sunrise trekking. Poonhill sunrise trekking is the teahouse trekking. Plenty of lodges are available throughout the way. The lodge owners are helpful and will try their best to make your stay as pleasant as possible.


Highlights of Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trek

  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu- Pokhara.
  • Explore beautiful city Pokhara.
  • Sunrise and mountain views from Poonhill.
  • Explore Ghandruk and Ghorepani ethnic group villages 
  • Culture and life style of Gurung and Magar ethnic group in Ghandruk and Ghorepani. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m) 5hrs
  • Day 02: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1050m) about 1 hours and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m) walking about 4hrs
  • Day 03: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675m) 6hrs
  • Day 04: Hike to Poonhill (3180m) and trek to Tadapani (2675m) 6hrs
  • Day 05: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1950m) 3hrs
  • Day 06: Trek from Ghandruk to Pothana (1990m) walking about 6hrs
  • Day 07: Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi (1113m) 4hrs, Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu


  • Transport to and from trekking starting point.
  • 2 night in Pokhara standard hotel basis on twin sharing basis BB
  • Local lodges during the trekking on twin sharing basis
  • 3 meals a day during the trekking (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea or coffee ) 
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permits and TIMS Fees
  • 1 extensively experienced and licensed trekking guide and 1 porter between two trekkers
  • All daily wages, food allowance, accommodation, transfers and insurance for trekking guide and porter.
  • Duffle bags for porters are provided if needed. 
  • All the government tax and our (Mount Trails) service charges.
  • Farewell Dinner before departure.
  • Our service charges.


  • Hotel in kathmandu and all meals
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc.
  • Medical and travel insurances
  • Emergency helicopter rescue charges
  • Tipping to Guide and Porters
  • All extra services if required (except motioned in 'The Price Include' section)
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