Ghorepani Poon Hill Family Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Family Trek
  • Trip Grade
  • Max Altitude
    3210 m
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax 
  • Best Time
    March - May and Sept - Dec 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $950USD

Trip Overview

Ghorepani Poon Hill Family Trek is a beautiful trekking journey that is attainable for people of any age group. It is a perfect family getaway in the Himalayan region of Nepal to explore the exquisite Himalayan culture as well as a grand view of the mountains. Similarly, Ghorepani has been a celebrated destination in Nepal for various types of travel activities.

The essence of navigating through densely forested paths gives everybody a chance to reacquaint with Mother Nature. And the people along this trail are another factor that makes the journey even more interesting and fascinating. Any trip to Ghorepani poon hill is a perfect opportunity to do the Annapurna family trek.

The journey not only allows a chance of exploring mountains but opens a chance of experiencing trekking in Nepal as well. All in all, it is a brilliant gateway in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

Highlights of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Family Trek

  • Trekking around the Annapurna massif, savoring the perfect views and stunning landscapes
  • wake up early in the morning to capture the sunrise view over the massive Annapurna range
  • Capture the serene view of smoky clouds covering the Pokhara valley and high cliffs first thing in the morning
  • Have a warm breakfast with the views of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre from the traditional Gurung village of Ghandruk
  • Enjoy the tranquil essence of Phewa Lake of Pokhara city
  • Enjoy a relaxing time amidst the quaint nature and rural villages

About the trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Family Trek takes an individual to a place surrounded by the green lush hills and roofed by the massive snow-capped peaks. Annapurna Poon hill Family Trek is the perfect getaway that one can choose as an Annapurna family hike to do with an extended or small family.

The hills explored in this trek are not high-altitude hills hence, kids, as well as seniors, can ideally do this trek without experiencing many troubles. Hence, it explains why Ghorepani Poon Hill is among the praised viewpoints in Nepal for awesome mountain sights. On the same note, the village is set with the mountain backdrop and offers grandiose vistas of the white Himalayas for wonderment.

The journey to Ghorepani is ideal for short Hiking tours and has been viewed as it is for many years too. An experienced, as well as beginner mountain explorers, adore this place for its exceptional and breathtaking views.

The Annapurna Poon Hill Family Trek gives a chance to appreciate the lush nature and culture of Nepal with your entire family! This Family trek is tied in with being all together in the characteristic heaven of Nepal. Appreciate the real history of Nepal in the archaic castles and get inundated in the Hindu and Buddhist culture at the stupas and monasteries in Nepal.

The wonderfully shown workmanship, culture, and craftworks will leave you in amazement. This family tour starts with a visit to the culturally and artistically affluent places in Kathmandu that are recorded as world heritage sites by UNESCO. Also, you will witness many families getting ready for family photos with these brilliant structures as a background. Moving ahead, past the tour of the cultural sites of Kathmandu, the journey further allows you to relish the beautiful elements of Mother Nature.

You may relish a wonderful drive along with a wide-open scene to Nagarkot, a lovely station closes to Kathmandu. Nagarkot is a pretty popular hiking spot as well as a vantage point for spellbinding panoramic views of mountains. After attempting the rich in condition and investing some quality energy with your family, push ahead to Pokhara.

A beautiful drive along the Trishuli waterway will take you to Pokhara, the pleasant lakeside city. When you reach Pokhara, drive to Nayapul and begin a family climb together. Stroll along with the energetic towns and pass the lavish farmlands and backwoods. As your way undulates through good and bad times, you will locate the genuine importance of being together; assistance available, and being together.

Furthermore, Annapurna Family Hike also lets you have celestial excellence of dawn over the Himalayas. The views from Pooh Hill are all the more tempting. Envision your entire family together in one clear calm morning, gazing at the sky with the bygone sun simply over the snow-clad Himalayas! A moment here makes more sense why this particular destination is much popular or suitable for Family Hike.

So, if you are thinking about a family excursion, join Nepal Hiking Team for Ghorepani Poon Hill Family Trek. Also, if you want something less crowded on the trail to explore with your family, you may choose Langtang Valley Trek as well. And also, if you think your family is capable of attempting high altitude, then you can opt for Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Why Annapurna Poon Hill trek with family?

Annapurna Poon Hill Trek is a 12-day journey and the greatest height you will reach in this whole journey is at Poon Hill (3210m). Unlike other hikes in Nepal, it is an average height trek so there are fewer chances of getting altitude sickness. Besides, the trek gradually approaches the highest part of the trek hence it, even more, diminishes the chances of getting sick. Besides, the trail is not very rough on the leg so people of all ages can approach the trail steadily. Nonetheless, if kids find it difficult to walk, there are pony rides also available which one can take service of.

Furthermore, it is one of the fun trails of the Annapurna region. It is filled with interaction with nature and the locals. Hence, this lets kids learn about diverse cultural groups as well as different types of life they never envisioned. It is a perfect opportunity for parents to teach about different ethnic groups to their children as well as reacquaint them with nature. This generation’s kids are engraved in technology that in some way they are losing the interest in nature and the real world. Therefore, we believe it will be a great way to learn about life away from the modernization and reacquaint with the fine essence of Mother Nature.

Best Time for Annapurna Poon Hill trek

Annapurna Poon Hill Trek is doable all through the year. Nonetheless, the best that the trail will ever become is during spring and autumn. Spring is lush and full of greenery whereas, the weather in the autumn is just right and the mountain views are clearer than ever. The trek is doable during monsoon or summer and winter as well, nevertheless, an extra amount of research, as well as packing, is required to trek during these times. Similarly, during monsoon, the trail is slippery, muddy, and full of leeches due to rain. Henceforth, among other seasons, monsoon may not be the best time for Annapurna Poon Hill Trek to do with the family. Other than that, all the other three seasons are pretty awesome and have beautiful weather for family treks.

Fitness Level/Difficulty Level

To do Annapurna Poon Hill Trek, nobody has to be an expert hiker or trekker. Having good physical strength and determination is one of the things that is required to do the trek. Besides, the trail is steep and narrow, nonetheless, it is not a very difficult trekking trail. Nevertheless, people can prepare for the trek by doing a minor exercise routine at least 2 months before the trek. While training for the trek, please remember to include cardiovascular exercises. Overall, the Annapurna Poon Hill Family trek is not difficult and the trail is trekkers friendly too. We built this trek thinking it would be a perfect getaway for family trips and also, thinking it is one of the feasible trekking routes for kids as well as seniors.

Why choose this trek with Nepal Hiking Team?

Nepal Hiking Team operated treks in various parts of Nepal. The company operated trekking holidays in easy as well as difficult trails of Nepal. Similarly, the company is a leading trekking company in Nepal who is famous for organizing a diverse range of trekking trips in Nepal. Similarly, with more than a decade of trekking experience in hand, the company knows what type of trekking journey one is looking for.

Hence, the company knows people’s type and preference and has been excelling in providing a wide range of services to clients. So, with the Nepal Hiking Team, one can stay assured knowing they are in the expert hands. Similarly, our marvelous team of trekking leaders makes our company stand out even more. Their years of trekking experience and intensive knowledge about mountains and its culture has fascinated our long list of clients.

Besides, the gem of the team, Nepal Hiking Team understands their clients and delivers exactly what they were looking for in their trip to Nepal and fully satisfies their valuable clients. So, when traveling with NHT, you are in the expert hands who know how to do their job. Rest assured, you will be fully rewarded with what you pay.


Day 01: Getting to Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu then drive to Nagarkot

Day 03: Nagarkot to Kathmandu

Day 04: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910 m): Approx. 200 km, 6-7 hours

Day 05: Pokhara to NayaPul drive then trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/4905ft) Distance: 9 km, Walking Duration: 4 Hours

Day 06: Trek to Banthanti (2300m/7544 ft) Distance: 4 km, Walking Duration: 3 Hours

Day 07: Trek to Ghorepani (2850m/9348 Ft) Distance: 9 km, Walking Duration: 4 Hours

Day 08: Morning Hike to Poonhill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2500m) Distance: 9 km, Walking Duration: 7-8 Hours

Day 09: Trek to Ghandruk (1950 m) Distance: 6 km, Walking Duration: 3 Hours

Day 10: Trek to Kimche then drive to Pokhara (910 m) Distance: 2km, Duration: 1 Hour walk and 2 hours drive

Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 12: Farewell/Tour Ends

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers.
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • One nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Nagarkot.
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek. You can choose meals from a menu.
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek. We provide 1 room between 2 people.
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (1 trekker: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals and accommodation.
  • Nepal Hiking Team down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP and TIMS, please bring 2 passport size photographs)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Lunches and dinner whilst in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance (Compulsory)
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any kind of drinks (hot and cold) during the trek
  • Domestic flight to/from Pokhara in case of requirement which costs USD 160.00 per person for a round trip fare.
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver


  • Is airport pick-up and drop-off service available?

  • How would we be able to acquire our visa?

  • What documents are required for VISA to travel to Nepal?

  • What sort of accommodation would we be able to expect in Kathmandu and Pokhara?

  • May we prolong our stay at Pokhara?

  • Could we upgrade our accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara?

  • Can we get family rooms for our stay in all places?

  • If kids find difficult walking, what are the alternatives?

  • How long would it take to get to Pokhara by vehicle?

  • Are we allowed to travel to Pokhara instead of driving? And how long is it going to take by plane? How much more?

  • What kind of food/suppers are accessible on the Annapurna Poon Hill Family Trek?

  • How might we train ourselves for the trip?

  • How might we dodge mountain sickness during the journey?

  • Will there be power to charge our electrical gadgets?

  • How about the toilets, how is the state of the restrooms on the trail?

  • How might we shower during the trip?

  • Is it necessary to make a down payment to the reserve a place on a trek?

  • What is Nepal Hiking Team’s cancellation policy?

  • Why Choose Nepal Hiking Team?

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.


Rebecca and Paul, UK

Birtday at Ghandruk

If you are wishing to visit Nepal and do some trekking, sightseeing or some other adventure, I’d say there is likely not many better companies to go with in Nepal. From the very first contact with them, Nepal Hiking Team and their Manager, Ganga, was prompt in his replies and provided all the necessary information. Ganga then advised on the best trip for us bearing in mind our time frames and what we wanted and then happily tailored a trip to suit us. On arrival, everything went absolutely smoothly from airport pick up to airport drop off and everything in between. The hotels and lodges we stayed in were very good and we always seemed to get preferential treatment from the owners maybe because we were from Nepal Hiking Team! The guide, Raj, was superb and made the trek even better than it was. Nothing was too much trouble for him. They even went to the efforts of organizing a surprise birthday cake when we were trekking for my wife when we finished one day in a Lodge. Also, when we stayed in Kathmandu after our trek, they very kindly offered to help us find some suitable accommodation at a discounted price they can get from the hotels. So in short, I’d have no hesitation in strongly recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone – you wont be disappointed. In terms of the trek we done, we tailored it slightly and omitted the Kathmandu sightseeing and in doing so, got a cheaper price. The trek was just about right for us and allowed time each day to relax in the lodge and small village we stayed in. On some days, we had the chance to get to know the local family. The trip is suitable for all ages who would likely go trekking with ample time to relax and spend some time in each location. Rebecca and Paul

Alexis and Staffan BJorlin, United States

Where can I begin? From the very first inquiry email which was replied by the owner, Ganga, to the first meeting of the team and the final days in Pokhara and Kathmandu, everything was professionally arranged with proper care for our family and well-being.

Poon Hill

We chose Nepal Hiking Team after checking a number of factors: recent TripAdvisor reviews, familiarity of trekking with children, responsiveness, and ownership as we were looking for a Nepalese owned company. We are a family of 4 with two small children, almost 4 and just over 5 years old who have been on an extended tour around the world and we did not have much time to prepare. Plus, we did not originally planned on coming to Nepal. We have explored many cities and beaches, and we thought of getting into the peaks for some time. Trekking with a family with small kids and with such a wide range of fitness level was quite daunting, but Ganga did not flinch and proficiently recommended the wonderful trek (Ghorepani-Poon Hill-Ghandruk). We enjoyed right accommodations, planned extra stops for rest and for the kids to play, and put together with a team so incredible that my husband and I could not have been more delighted.

feeling good

We were quite worried to start, as we were doubtful concerning whether the kids would take pleasure from the days hiking or being carried as the paths are quite steep. We met our guide, Arjun, the night before we head off to Pokhara who made us really comfortable. He was very experienced: calm, attentive, and professional. We also met with the rest of the team: 3 porters named Mithu, Arun, and Surendra (one for our luggage and one for each child, just in case). All were fantastic people especially Arun who immediately distinguished himself as almost a second guide. He was much helpful and responsive, proactive to meet to any of our needs or concerns, and our generally shy kids mixed-up with him immediately.

Arjun and Arun were ever patient, always thought of ahead, carefully outlined the course of the day, pre-arranged the best accommodations, thoughtful to get the kids biscuits and entertain with their playfulness. Each morning, we set out at 8AM and typically had approximately 5 hours of hiking, with well planned water and tea breaks. The trek itself was lovely which included walking through several villages, crossing a lot of rivers and waterfalls, and definitely the views of the Annapurna range were stunning. We were lucky to have clear visibility to witness the sun rise over the snow-topped peaks. The accommodations were perfect. The team seems to know all the finest places and we always got the opportunity to see great views from the rooms.

Without any doubt, this trekking experience will be amongst our top highlights of our family adventure whole year around the world. The trip turned out to be an unforgettable trip with the amazing services of the impeccable Nepal Hiking Team. I could not give a higher recommendation for the company than NHT. We met a number of others who were also hiking with NHT, and they also shared about the same satisfaction. There is no doubt that we will make a trip to Nepal (with kids a few years grown-up with longer legs to match the steps!) and we will certainly seek out NHT as well as recommend the outfit to our closest friends and family.

Jayadatta Narasipura, USA Dear Ganga and the entire team, We, Narasipura family would like to thank you and your team for making once in a lifetime experience possible. All three of us loved every minute we spent in the Himalayas and Nepal. After my EBC trek, I wanted to experience Himalayas again with my family. Your team made it possible. Every day, we knew what to expect because Paban explained us on previous evening and in the morning. In seven days, we trekked in the lush green forest, saw numerous waterfalls, were inside the clouds, refreshed ourselves in the river and stream water, took multiple breaks with tea, coffee. Even though it was very hard, especially from 3rd to 5th day, we managed to get over the fatigue to continue because of Paban, Gokul and Ganesh’s help and encouragement. They used to tell us to take it easy (Aaramse jayenke) then we can do it, no need to rush. Paban modified the plan/itinerary based on the time of the day and our physical condition. We always ended the day before 5pm. Paban was flexible and booked the best teahouses, he made our trek very enjoyable. On fourth day, we were scheduled to trek to Upper Sinuwa. He changed it, we stayed at Lower Sinuwa. Because of 4th day’s change of plan, he modified fifth day trek too. Every day, as soon as we woke up, we started off with a hot cup of coffee or tea, they served to us without fail. Enjoying first few minutes of the day looking the sunrise in the mountains with a hot drink was so peaceful and relaxing. At the end of every day, we had fun, talking, playing cards, and having delicious dinner with fresh fruits as dessert. It was a beautiful experience. Paban, Gokul and Ganesh treated us royally and with respect, we are grateful to them. Spending last two days of our trek in the Machapuchare and Annapurna basecamps were a bliss, surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range was just amazing, and unbelievable. On the last day of the trip, we loved the cultural tour of the three cities, we were mesmerized by the artwork. Hope we can come back and enjoy Nepal again. We appreciate everything you did for us to accomplish our dream trek. Datta Trip done between 9th to 18th May 2022
Richard, UK "After extensive research regarding which trekking company to entrust with helping me with my dream holiday I chose The Nepal Hiking Team. This was for a number of reasons.
  1. Ganga and his team were super flexible, quick to respond, and allowed me to build a bespoke holiday that suited my schedule.
  2. When things went wrong at my end, they were quick to come up with solutions to help me out
  3. They understood this was a once in a lifetime experience for me, and answered my many and varied questions.
Once I arrived in Nepal it was immediately clear I had made the right decision. I was picked up from the airport, and driven to the hotel where I met Ganga and my guide Dinesh. Dinesh checked that the equipment I had brought with me was suitable, and NHT provided me a down jacket. The next day we flew out of Kathmandu, to EBC and Island Peak. Dinesh looked after me for the next 12 days in the mountains. He is an expert on the local area. Point at any mountain, and he can tell you how high it is and what its name is. He has travelled extensively over the area for more than 8 years, and he uses this knowledge to enrich your holiday experience. Every hotel you stay in, he knows the owners, and ensures you get a comfortable room. Need your washing done, or a hot shower? He will recommend where (and where not!) to get it done. When you are walking the trails he can tell you how much further you have to go, what bits will be difficult, and which easier. If you are looking to book with Nepal Hiking, and are lucky enough to have Dinesh as a guide then you are going to have a fabulous trip"
Walt Risley, USA When searching for a trekking company I wanted to go with a local group. All the reviews for Nepal Hiking Team were excellent so I choose them. From start to finish they had their act together. Initial correspondence and any email questions were answered by Ganga, the man in charge, by the next day. They kept me up to date with everything I needed as far as entry into Nepal. Picked me up from the airport and got me to my hotel without an issue. I joined a couple from Canada for the trek. Our guide Prakash never left our side from breakfast to dinner. He expedited the flight to and from Lukla which would have been a hectic process without him. Since all of us were in our 50s he established early that we would be in no rush. Whether we got to our next location at 2pm or 4pm didn’t matter. I would rather be outside enjoying the trek than in early playing cards. I felt safe and looked after with him. This trek is tough. It’s much steeper than I anticipated and the altitude change from place to place does not reflect the ascents and descents which on some days doubles the heights you actually do. They ascents into Tengbouche and at Dugla pass are particularly tough but at a slow steady pace they are doable by any who are reasonably fit. Once at the guest house the service didn’t end there. Prakash took care of all our needs. Making sure we had enough to eat and enough water. He wouldn’t leave our side until we turned in for the night which was often quite early. His personality was very soothing. We could not have accomplished what we did without him or our 2 porters. While English was not their strength, they would carry our gear ahead of us to the next location and often double back to see if we needed help and were more than happy to help with our day packs. They also accompanied us on some of the acclimation hikes in case some or one of us wanted to climb higher, splitting us up. After the trek everything was taken care of. I needed a PCR COVID test for a tour in Abu Dahbi the day after I left Kathmandu and Ganga arranged for a nurse to administer it to me in the hotel. Seamless. It’s a long review but I really can’t say enough about these guys, especially for the price. For all the service we got it was amazingly reasonable. Would definitely use this company on any return trip to Nepal and highly recommend!     You can also read this review on trip advisor.