Pun Hill Trekking

Trip Highlights

Throughout this trip villages, green hills, forest, landscapes and mountains are the main attraction and highlights of this trip, trekking around Annapurna massive mountain ranges, dramatic variation from sub-tropic – mediterranean to alpine climate temperature and landscapes, daily amazing panorama views with views of world’s 3highest mountains Annapurna-Dhaulagiri & Manaslu, fascinating traditional mid hills Gurung & Pun Magar tribe villages.
super panorama with breathtaking sunrise from Pun Hill


Pun Hill Trekking is short and suit for people who have limited time but wanted to experience trekking in the Himalaya & mountain life. Annapurna region has plethora of beautiful diversified walking trails for trekking in Nepal. This fabulous trekking has great varieties of different experience with green mid hills in the shade of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains range. This is very famous trekking destination for all types of people from families, school, and collage to corporate groups. Poon hill trekking

Pun Hill Trekking is in the shade of tall giant snow capped peaks with 360 degree view of panoramic Himalaya and hilly region. The stunning sunrise and sunset view over the Massif Mountains are highlight of the journey.  You will be walking through friendly traditional villages in the land of legendary Gurung and Pun Magar tribe’s renowned as Gorkha soldiers.

Pun Hill Trekking is very popular for magnificent grandeur views of Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,684ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,459ft), Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft), Mt. Machhapuchhre ‘Fish-Tail’ 6,997 m-22,956 ft and beyond east worlds 8th highest  Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m-26,781 ft and the wide range of world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 meters with adjoining Nilgiris and Tukuche peaks.

Pun Hill trekking starts from picturesque Pokhara valley which is one of the cool touristic spot in Nepal, where the mountains reflects on its tranquil fewa lakes. You begin the trekking through enchanting forest of rhododendron, oaks, pines and fir tree lines with great contrast over the high snow capped peaks, superb views during the trek and from the top of Pun Hill.  There are beautiful villages en route with charming Ghandruk village where you will have time to interact with friendly villagers. This trek follows the ancient Trans Himalayan Salt Trade route to Upper Mustang and beyond to Tibet. We will trek as circuit to explore the different places via Tadapani and biggest village Ghandruk. We will head back to Pokhara with few ups and more downhill’s through farms lands and terraces, rural villages with ever present snow capped mountain views all the way to scenic Pokhara.  

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (Airport):

  • Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (950 m-3,116 ft) – 06 hrs journey distance 220 k.m.

  • Day 03: Drive to Nayapul (1,100 m-3,608 ft) and trek to Ulleri (1,945m).

  • Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2,874 m-9,429 ft) – 05 hrs.

  • Day 05: Morning hike to Pun-Hill and to Tadapani (2,721m-8,927 ft) – 05 hrs.

  • Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk (1,730m-5,675 ft) – 04 hrs.

  • Day 07: Trek to Pothana (1, 900 m-6,233 ft) – 05 hrs.

  • Day 08: Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara.

  • Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu.

  • Day 10: Departure

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Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (Airport):

    Our Representative will be holding a board with your name and our company’s name “Trexmount Ventures”. He will transfer you to the Hotel. Our tour manager will take a Pre-Departure meeting in the hotel or in our office. This briefing will cover the whole tour program and other related information. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (950 m-3,116 ft) – 06 hrs journey distance 220 k.m.

    Our guide will cometo the Hotel and start drive on the busy road towards scenic Pokhara through Himalayan foothills and green valley’s to reach Pokhara and some refreshment by the lake side and Phewa lake. (Meals: B)

    (For people with flying option with extra cost, 30 minutes of scenic flight to Pokhara). 

  • Day 03: Drive to Nayapul (1,100 m-3,608 ft) and trek to Ulleri (1,945m).

    After morning breakfast depart for marvelous trekking. We drive for one hour to reach Nayapul through Pokhara Beni highway from where we begin our hiking. We walk through villages and farm fields following the River valley, we will be following the old Trans Himalayan Salt Trade Route on the gradual climb on steps passing several farm villages on reaching at Hille, walk gets better on the gradual winding path and with the last climb to Tirkhedhunga village. We will continue steep ascend on stone steps all the way to a Ulleri village for overnight stop in the comfort of nice lodge with views of striking waterfalls, a small village mainly inhabited by Magar and Gurung tribe, famous as Gorkha soldiers overseas, besides being in the army they are farmers and Sheppard’s. (Meals: B,L,D)

  • Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2,874 m-9,429 ft) – 05 hrs.

    After the first day trek, In a clear morning we can see good views of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and Machhapuchhre from here and we begin our hike with ascending to Bhanthati, it will be pleasure walking trail with gentle climbing through enchanting cool forest lined with rhododendron, oaks, magnolia and pine trees, however the uphill climb continues to reach at Ghorepani village, from here a short climb to the top of Ghorepani at Deurali for overnight stop in the comfort of nice lodge with marvelous views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiris, Annapurna Himal range of mountains with Annapurna Fang, this nice village perched on the high spot in the middle of old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route which leads all the way to Upper Mustang and beyond to Tibet the people of this village are Pun of Magar tribe.

    This place is widely popular for an hour hike to Pun Hill a spectacular view point offering superb wide angle panorama of world’s three highest mountains over 8000 meter with stunning sunrise and sunset views. (Meals: B,L,D)

  • Day 05: Morning hike to Pun-Hill and to Tadapani (2,721m-8,927 ft) – 05 hrs.

    It is going to be very early in the morning to hike up to Pun-Hill at 3,190m before the sun rise. We need to walk in the dark so be prepared with flash light. We have to ascend for 45 minute to reach into the top of poon hill view tower from where we can see panoramic mountains and 360 degree stunning views. The sunrise views over Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna and as far to Ganesh Himal in the far horizon including the majestic 
    Mt. Machhapuchhre “The Fish Tail” one of the most respected and unclimbed peak are blooming. The views of layer of green hills and snow capped peaks in same times making place of heaven. After this  marvelous journey to Poon Hill we panorama with, after a wonderful time at Poon hill descend back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue walk on the scenic trail to Tadapani through the cool forest, wide ridge and valley. This is also a great trail for enchanting woodland a paradise for naturalist and botanical people, after a downhill walk and with last short climb towards overnight stop at Tadapani a fabulous spot with great views of Annapurna South, Huinchuli, Fish Tail and Annapurna II and Annapurna IV. (Meals: B,L,D)

  • Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk (1,730m-5,675 ft) – 04 hrs.

    Morning after breakfast with great superb views, We start hiking through the magnificent forest reminds you of the film ‘The Lord of the Rings’ a pleasant walk past Bhaise Kharka and then on the downhill and gradual winding path and with the to Ghandruk village for overnight stay in the comfort of nice lodge with views of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and towering Mt. Machhapuchhre “The Fish Tail”. We have a short walking day today however we will explore Ghandruk village and local museum as it is a large village mainly inhabited by Gurung tribe, famous as Gorkha soldiers overseas, besides being in the army.  (Meals: B,L,D)

  • Day 07: Trek to Pothana (1, 900 m-6,233 ft) – 05 hrs.

    We will be descending to the modi river valley with passing several farm villages and hamlets reaching at Phedi, from here crossing a suspension bridge over Modi River and on the warm areas with paddy terraces, walk gets easier and with short uphill climb to reach another large village at Landruk, after a short rest here walk is more or less gradual on the winding path with few ups along the way passing several nice villages of Tolka and Bheda Kharka, and then 45 minutes climb in the shade of cool forest to Deurali at 2,150 meters high with great views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Huinchuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre and of Gandruk village towards west.  From Deurali an enjoyable walk through forest with superb views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu all the way to Pothana village for overnight stop with fantastic views of Mt. Machhapuchhre at close distance. (Meals: B,L,D)

  • Day 08: Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara.

    Today the last walk of this adventure, our morning walk leads to a short climb through cool forest to reach at Thulo Kharka also called Australian Camp a magnificent place located on a large meadows with parallel views of Annapurna and Manaslu range of mountains, from here an hour walk downhill leads to a road head at Pokhara / Beni highway for an hour drive back to Pokhara after a memorable and fascinating trek to Ghorepani & Pun Hill, afternoon in Pokhara with free time for individual activities around this beautiful place by the lake Phewa. (Meals: B)

  • Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu.

    With great time up in the hill villages and Pokhara morning drive back to Kathmandu, transfer to respective hotels.

  • Day 10: Departure

    Breakfast in the Hotel, Transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for  departure towards your next destination.


What Is Included?

  • Airport Pick up and drop transfer.
  • Private Ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • All accommodations (Twin Share)
  • Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners. with cup of Tea, coffee in each meals
  • Annapurna conservation entry permits.
  • TIMS Permit.
  • An experience Government Trained guide and required number of porters (one porter in between two pax), their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, and equipment.
  • Warm sleeping bag, warm down jacket and walking stick, if necessary.
  • Trek bag.
  • All Taxes are included.
  • Award Certificate of Trip Completion

What Is Not Included?

  • Meals as Mention in the inclusive list.
  • Single Supplement for single using rooms
  • Tips to staff or any donations.
  • Nepal Visa
  • International Flight.
  • Your travel insurance, Medical and emergency evacuation.
  • All types of drinks (such as Hot & cold, Mineral water and alcoholic drinks) during the trek.
  • All personal expenses which are not mention into the price inclusion.
  • If you want to take private Vehicle instead of Tourist Bus it will cost USD 30 extra per person for one way
  • Flight Kathmandu/Pokhara (if interested instead of driving) USD 85 extra for one way flight Per person.

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Ghorepani Trekking - Malaysia
Reviewed on 06/Sep/2009

We really enjoyed the Annapurna Mountain and its many surprises. The mountains are definitely one of the most beautiful sights and scenes that we have experienced! We have been to so many places and climbed many mountains,but the Annapurana Area is just beautiful!We could say,we got more than we asked for!we also admire the friendliness of the locals,their spicy cuisine,their colorful culture and their warm hospitality.The trails and the weather was also a sources of many great delights! Imagine to have bright sunshine in the morning,then rain and as the day progressed we experienced snow and even hail!we never had that experienced in one day – ever! Thanks to you Hari and Trexmount Team for arranging such a superb week for all of us.we really appreciate your professionalism and your personal dedication in making our trip a most enjoyable and memorable one!We will always remember you and your team.Thank you for sharing your beautiful mountains! sincerely yours,Mae Pilz on behalf of the team.

Annapurna Pun Hill - Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed on 22/Jan/2014

We were group of 24 for Nepal experience. We did habitats Building in Kavre District and went to do 5 days Annapurna panorama Trek and Spent some time in Pokhara and Spring Resort. I felt well informed, safe and secure to relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Himalayas. I had an awesome time trekking with Hari and his cheerful and willing team. The trek was beautifully organized, well catered, flexible and friendly to every different capability level of our team members. I felt well informed, safe and secure to relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Himalayas. Thank you Trexmount  Ventures – Ms Valerie Steel on behalf of the group

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