Annapurna Poon Hill Trek

Annapurna Panorama 

Poon Hill trek

The Annapurna Panorama (Annapurna Poon Hill) trek is perfect for those wanting a short but spectacular trek in Nepal. Climb from pretty river scenery through beautiful rhododendron forests to Ghorepani where we climb to Poon Hill for sunrise. The panoramic view from here of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna range is superb. The trek continues through abundant rhododendron forests to Gurung villages and more spectacular mountain views from Tadapani before returning to Pokhara via Ghandruk. The Annapura Panorama/Poon Hill itinerary is a truly spectacular hike in the Annapurna Himalaya, and a great short trek in Nepal.


DEPARTS: pokhara

Maximum elevation: 3,210 m.
Level of difficulty: Medium
Availability: March to May & September to November

* Price based on twin share accommodation. Single room supplement available subject to availability
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Our guide was very patient and attentive towards our needs. We learned a lot through him and were also always laughing at each other. Our porter was very kind as well, going beyond his job scope to help us whenever we needed him to. Saying goodbye to them was very hard, I feel like I’ve left behind a family in Nepal.
— Noelyn, Singapore


  • Domestic and international airfares. (These can be arranged for us. Please contact us for details)

  • Nepal tourist visa

  • Comprehensive travel insurance. Click here for an insurance quote

  • Snacks on the trek

  • Meals in Pokhara

  • Alcoholic or soft drinks, including bottled water (we recommend using filters or supporting safe drinking water programme)

  • Tips for trekking porters

Trip Inclusions

  • Surface transfer to start of trek

  • All meals on the trek

  • 4 nights tea house lodge accommodation in twin/triple sharing and occasionally dormitory style

  • Trekking permits

  • English speaking guide

  • Porters on the trek





Pokhara to Birethanthi: Depart Pokhara and travel by road to the village of Nayapul (approx. 90 minutes from Pokhara) and on to the pretty riverside village of Birethanthi where you enter the Annapurna Conservation area. Stay in a lovely lodge here for the night.  
Altitude: 1,050 m.


Birethanthi to Banthanthi: After an early breakfast you commence your trek. The trail follows the river for some time, passing a few glorious rock pools before reaching pleasant rice terraces. Pass through the villages of Hille (1,475 m.) and Tirkedungaq (1,515 m.) and then commence the climb to Ulleri (1,960 m.). This part of the ascent is almost vertical, up a steep stone staircase! Continue to our lodge at Banthanthi for the night.
Walking time: 5 hours
Altitude: 2,210 m.


Banthanthi to Ghorepani: Depart from the lodge after breakfast and continue to climb through beautiful forests and rivers. Reach the lodge in Ghorepani for lunch. Wander around the pleasant village for the afternoon, browse the bookshop and look at the jewellery for sale. There is also an excellent little cake shop for afternoon tea! Leave space for a good evening meal though, as the lodge is renowned for its good food. Walk to Ghorepani.
Walking time: 5 hours
Altitude: 2,750 m.


Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani: Rise early for the climb up Poon Hill (3,210 m.) in time for the sunrise on the Annapurna range. The climb takes approximately 45 minutes and offers stunning views of the mountains. Return for breakfast at the lodge and continue your trek through rhododendron forests to Deurali. The path descends to Banthanthi and down to the river, and on to Tadapani for your overnight stay. Tadapani is also famous for its excellent views.  
Walking time: 5 hours
Altitude: 2,721 m.

DAY 5 

Tadapani to Ghandruk to Pokhara: Wake up to the magnificent views of Annapurna South and Fishtail. Follow the path through a lovely forest with great mountain views to the large Gurung village of Ghandruk. After lunch, return to Pokhara by car (approx. 3 hrs). 
Walking time: 3 hours
Altitude: 1,400 m.


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