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Trip to Pun Hill – Annapurna Region

The Ghorepani-Pun hill trek in the Annapurna region offers some of the most dramatic close-up views of the highest and most beautiful mountains in the world. The trek from Ghorepani to Poon hill,one of the most popular trekking trails, is also known as the Annapurna Balcony Trek.It is appropriate for all ages and adventure seekers. The trekking in the area offers spectacular mountain scenery,alongside visits to charming villages inhabited by the Gurung and Magar communities, thick rhododendron forests full of birds, and deep sub-tropical valleys. The trek is set below the Annapurna ranges,against the scenic backdrop of the peak of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail)

The Ghorepani-Poon trek is ideal to take advantage ofthe panoramic views of the Himalaya.Along the way, you will see Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Nilgiri (7040m), Annapurna south (7219m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Hunchuli (6441m), fishtail/Machhapuchhare (6998m), LamjungHimal (6986m), Tukuche peak (6920m), Dhampus peak (6012m), among others. You will also experience the rich blend of diverse culturesfrom the ethnic groups that comprise the region,such as the Bramin, Chhetri, Magar, Thakali and Gurung peoples.


This trekking route is easy, renowned forits stunning snowcapped mountains, including those above 8000 meters. The panoramic landscapes and varied cultures of different ethnic groups along the route go hand-in-hand with its safety to make it popular for international school trips. Moonlight Nepal Company has comprehensive experience in guiding school students, with a 100% safety record. Our staff’s first priority is to ensure the safety of every individual, so that international school students can trek the famous route without any problems or difficulties.


While the trek route is easy to complete and without danger, Moonlight Nepalis well-trainedin emergency rescue, emergency medical, mediation and evacuation in case of emergency.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Fly Pokhara and trek to TikheDhunga (1540m)
Day 03: TikheDhunga - Ghorepani. (2860m)
Day 04: Ghorepani - Pun Hill (3210m) to back to Hile
Day 05: Trek back to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
Day 06: fly back to Kathmandu
Day 07: Visit Moonlight School
Day 08: Fly back to home

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 
Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be welcomed at the airport by our representative and transferred to your hotel by private car. After you settle into the hotel, you will have a welcome drink, followed by a briefing with your tour leader. He will discuss the trip details and co-ordinate any last minute arrangements. Enjoy your overnight stay at a deluxe hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly Pokhara and trek to TikheDhunga (1540m)
Fly to Pokhara in the morning. You will be taken to Lakeside first to take in the panoramic views. Drive to Nayapul (48 km), 1.5 hours by vehicle over the hilly ridges of Lumle/Kande. The trail starts at the bottom of a river valley and passes through a lovely birch forest. Trek alongside the river and rice terraces up to Thikedhunga (about 3/4 hours). Relax during your overnight stay at Tea House in Thikedhunga.

Day 03: TikheDhunga - Ghorepani. (2860m)
Breakfast is served in the morning around 7am. From Tikhedhunga, the trail crosses a stream (BhurungdiKhola) on a suspension bridge. Begin the long, steep climb to the large Magar village Uleri, perched at 2070m. Above the village, the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields, with magnificent rhododendrons and oak forests. Recharge over lunch in Nangethanti(‘thanti’ is a Nepalese word meaning ‘rest house’. In the winter, the trail may be covered with snow. From Nangethanti, trek about an hour to Ghorepani at 2848m. (Walking about 6/7 hours). Stay overnight at Tea House in Ghorepani.

Day 04: Ghorepani - Pun Hill (3210m) to back to Hile 
You will visit Poon Hill to experience the glorious sunrise at one of the world’s most scenic mountains ranges, with glimpses of mountains above 8000 meters. You will wake up at about 5am prepare to trek. It takes about 50 minutes to reach the small, flat top. You will see the sun gradually rise on the mountains— a breathtaking experience. You will see several mountain peaks, including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri, Fish tail and Lamjung. After having breakfast at Ghorepani, you will hike down to Hile through deep pine and rhododendron forests. (Walking about 5/6 hours). Spend the night at Tea House in Hile

Day 05: Trek back to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara 
After breakfast, hike to Nayapul through small waterfalls. The trail will continue through beautiful villages and along riverbanks to Nayapul. From Nayapul,take an hour drive to Pokhara. Explore the surroundings and simply relax at the heart of Lakeside, the main city of Pokhara. Enjoy your overnight stay at a deluxe hotel in Pokhara

Day 06: fly back to Kathmandu.
Take in the panoramic views of the Himalaya from your hotel windows and balcony,including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Nilgiri (7040m), Annapurna south (7219m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Hunchuli (6441m), fishtail/Machhapuchhare (6998m), Lamjung Himal (6986m), Tukuche peak (6920m) and Dhampus peak (6012m). Enjoy a breakfast and explore the lakeside.   Around 11:30, you will fly back to Kathmandu—a thrilling flight over forests, fields and villages, with the Himalaya in the background. Spend much of the afternoon relaxing and enjoying Thamel, Kathmandu.Stay overnight at your deluxe Kathmandu hotel.

Day 07: Visit Moonlight School:
After eating breakfast, we will drive to Moonlight School and spend time with the Moonlight Kids, where you can teach and play games with the children. You will enjoy a lunch with the Moonlight children and teachers. Stay overnight at a deluxe hotel in Kathmandu

Day 08: Fly back to home 
The Moonlight Nepal Trekking and Adventure team will take you to the airport for your flight home.

Note: If this program does not meet your needs, it can be customized to specific personal, academic and cultural requirements and amended throughout the duration of your stay.

Trip Highlights

• Explore Annapurna’s most visited trail and encounter the varied cultural regions of the Himalayas.
• Visit picturesque villages against the backdrop of epic Himalayan views.
• Experience the traditional local culture of varied ethnic groups and their hill-terraced farmland
• Visit the Moonlight school to teach and play games with the students.

Trip Facts
• Group Size: 2 to 45 people
• Best Season: Aug – Dec, Feb – June
• Duration: 8 days
• Region: Annapurna Region

The trip cost will vary depending on the season you travel, group size and duration of your journey. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

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