5 days Annapurna Short Trekking

"Short and sweet, Annapurna Sunrise Trekking"
Good to Know
  • Duration 5 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude 3210.00m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Pokhara
  • Trip Ends Pokhara
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Trekking and Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-Dec


  • Suitable for every age people having limited time.
  • Known as the easiest but adventurous trek among the Annapurna region.
  • Trek route capturing a good combination of nature, culture and different ethnic groups of people .
  • Engrossing views of mountains .
  • Glorious sunrise view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range to the north and lowland hills to the south.


An advantage  of booking trip with Nepal Trekking Planner

  • All airports pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights).
  • First aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags for porter, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.

Trip Introduction: 5 Days Annapurna Short Trekking 2023, 2024

5 days Annapurna Short Trekking is suitable for everyone in limited time. This also known as the easiest but adventurous trek among the Annapurna region. The circular Annapurna Short Trek begins and end in Pokhara. Pokhara is a city of the lake, it will take about 6-7 hours by land and about 30 min by air to reach to Pokhara from Kathmandu. This trek starts from 820m/2690ft elevation (Pokhara) and it goes to 3210m/10530ft high (Poonhill).

This trek is a good combination of nature, culture and different ethnic groups of people such as Gurungs and Magars, agriculturists of Tibetan origin. The Magars are skilled craftsmen in stone and wood. Annapurna Short Trekking offers you breathtaking scenery of snowy peaks, flora and fauna and so on. The adventure starts from Nayapool and after 1 and half hour drive from Pokhara through forested hill and farmland to Tikhedhunga.

In the second day of your trek, is stepper but it takes you through a dense forest of oak and Rhododendron (National Flower of Nepal) and birds chirping to the flourishing and well-situated village of Ghorepani. An early morning of 45 min walks up to Poon Hill, rewarded with the magnificent view of sunrise of the panoramic views of several snow-clad mountains and peaks like Gangapurna, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Hiunchuli Mountain and so on.

After getting the engrossing views of mountains, is rewarded with a glorious sunrise view of the spectacular view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range to the north and lowland hills to the south. After breakfast, the trail follows the ridgeline to Tadapani with plenty of snow-peak views including the iconic Fishtail Mountain. On the day of your trekking, you can see a beautiful traditional village inhabited by Gurung tribe. In the fifth day drops along a river to Nayapool.

5 Days Annapurna Short Trekking leads the trekkers into the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). This area boasts villages with ancient and cultural significance and some of the most breathtaking scenery in the entire region. Being a low altitude trek, trekkers need to have normal physical fitness and endurance to trek for 3-4 hours a day on average in the hilly terrain. Each night you will be staying at lodge own by locals. Join us to experience the professional, quality service; experienced and qualified guides; carefully designed itineraries and customized service as per your needs. Annapurna short trekking can be done at any time of the year but March to May and September to December remains the best season of the year to do Annapurna Short trek.

Important Note

  • This trip departure every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.
  • This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re travelling solo or private or with family.
  • Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
  • We can help you make it fit your budget.
  • We accept online payment.
  • we accept instant booking and online payment.
Ghorepani Poon hill Trekking-2022, December
Expand All Collapse All

The 5 Days Annapurna Short Trekking provides with standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Trekking Planner Nepal.es providing you with enjoyable holidays.

  • AccommodationStandard Lodge
  • MealsLunch and Diner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1570m/5150ft

Today around 08:00 AM we will receive you from your hotel after Breakfast so be ready to go. You will be driving together with guide and porter. The 45 km drive goes through several villages such as Naudanda, Kanre, and Lumle, from your drive you will be able to excellent view of Pokhara valley including Phewa lake and high Himalayan range including Mt Annapurna, Mt Fishtail, Mt Dhaulagiri and Mt Manaslu. The short and scenic adventure start from Nayapul. The walk follows the Modi River upstream to Birethanti & the trek follows the east bank of Bhurungdi Khola with scenery of waterfall, high green forest. Lunch will be served somewhere on the way at the tea houses and finally reaches to Tikhedhunga. Stay overnight at the tea houses.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationStandard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2780m/9121ft

The breakfast will serve between 07:00 to 08:00 in the morning at the same tea house you stay. The adventure start with slowly down to the suspension bridge from where the trail start steeply up with stones peeped step to Ulleri offers you excellent view of Mt Annapurna and beautiful greenery terraces, about 2 hrs walk. After few hours of long hard climb with several breaks in between reaching at Ulleri village, the trail start with gradual up and down through the cool shade of pine and rhododendron forest, the walk continues with few short ups and downs to the Ghorepani, from where you will be able to see magnificent view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain range. The lunch break will be in Nagethanti. Overnight Stay at Tea houses.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationStandard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3210m/ 10531ft

According to given time by your guide you will be picked up from hotel and walk about 45 min uphill to Poon Hill, the famous view point place for sunrise from where you will be able to see an excellent view of High mountain range including Mt Dhaulagriri, Mt Annapurna including Mt Fish Tail and Mt Manaslu. Poon hill is derived as a hill from the ethnical group called as Poon, residents of Ghorepani and around area. As you have a great time here return to Ghorepani for breakfast. After breakfast you will continues walk to Tadapani. The walk pass through the rhododendron, Pine and bamboo frost with short up and down. Lunch will serve on the way at the teahouses. Stay overnight at the tea houses.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationStandard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1990m/6529ft

Today’s walk leads through deep forest an hours on the gradual path to Bhasi Kharka, from this spot the trail descends with occasional view of the Mt.Annapurna ranges and Fishtail, through the forest, creeks and small streams to the Ghandruk village, Ghandruk is a popular place for treks in the Annapurna range of Nepal, with easy trails and various accommodation possibilities. From Ghandruk there are views to the mountains of Annapurna including Machapuchare, Himchuli. On reaching Ghandruk at lunch time and as well for the night stop with enough time to explore the village and Gurung culture. This is one of the biggest towns of this trek. Stay overnight in Ghandruk.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch
  • Max. Altitude/Time820m/2690ft

After great time in the Ghandruck Village today you descending Pokhara via Birethanti one can see mules loaded with goods en-route. Walking distance is 04 hrs to Nayapool from where you are going to finish your trek and drive back to Pokhara.

Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch), Tea/Coffee

Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

What's Included
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • 02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment.
  • We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size
  • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara by private vehicle.
  • First aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags for porter, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
  • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • Your Nepal Visa fees.
  • All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu .
  • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu and in Pokhara.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu/Chitwan transportation (if you want we can organize for you with additional cost).
  • Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation.
  • In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights’ accommodation.
  • Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
  • The tips to the trekking crews and drive.
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.
Departure Dates

If the given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US (Call/email now for a private trip, [email protected], Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp and Viber)so that Trekking Planner can happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.

Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit you. We recommend you reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.

Choose month & year
Departure Date Trip StatusPrice 
Departure DateDeparture DateJan 29, 2023 Feb 02, 2023Trip StatusTrip StatusGuaranteedPriceStarting fromUS$399
Essential Info

Suggested Equipment List For Trekking 

  • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip).
  • Day pack.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Sports shoes or sandals.
  • Sun Hat/cap.
  • Warm woolen cap.
  • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket.
  • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer.
  • Pullover or warm sweeter.
  • Raincoat.
  • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks.
  • Hand gloves.
  • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers.
  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
  • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred).
  • Sun glasses.
  • Water bottle.
  • 4 season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip).
  •  Flash or Torch light.
  • Camera and batteries.
Client Reviews
  • rating star

    Extraordinary Trek in Nepal

    Wow! What a beautiful experience I had on the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, organized by Dipak, and guided by the incredible human, Nirmal. I arrived in Kathmandu without a plan and wrote to Dipak in the middle of the night, asking if he might be able to help me organize a trek in the next couple of days. He responded almost immediately and put together a trek that I will never forget: his precision, warmth, and attention to detail are impeccable.

    As a guide, I do not think you could really ever ask for a kinder, more patient, and gentle guide than Nirmal. He taught me a lot about the kind of person I strive to be. Watching the way Nirmal interacted with everyone we encountered on the trek inspired me on so many levels, not only because he seemed to have friends in every corner, but even those individuals he hadn't met, he treated with reverence and respect, from the myriad porters, to the juice vendors, to the elderly villagers attending to their daily work.

    Nepal's landscape is breathtaking and Nirmal knows every inch of the trails: the forests we walked through were beyond pristine, painted pink above and below as the flower petals of the rhododendrons create an otherworldly atmosphere with endless waterfalls, buffalo, sheep, and mossy neon trees. We wandered through villages high in the mountains where I often felt as though I was the only foreigner, and witness to a completely different way of life. Because I was with Nirmal, I was welcomed in a way I'm sure I wouldn't have been on my own.

    The Nepalese people's spirituality seems to be encapsulated in their kindness, which emanates from almost all the individuals I encountered. Nirmal embodied this as he carried my horribly shaped bag without a single complaint, and gave me permission to go "slowly slowly," and Dipak, each time he checked in with me, or offered to help me with each and every detail.

    I know I will return to Nepal and I cannot recommend enough that if you are thinking of coming to Nepal, DO IT. You will never regret it, and if/when you do, Dipak and Nirmal will do everything in their power to ensure that you have an unforgettable experience. I give them my highest recommendation.

    Megan MUnited States,Mar 01, 2022
  • rating star

    Excellent trip!

    This trekking was well organized, Amazing mountains. And Dibass was a great guide, always caring about my condition and satisfaction!
    Wonderful experience !!!

    ericpeglionUnited Arab Emirates,Sep 10, 2018
Add-ons Trips

Send Inquiry

New Year offer!

Save up to 10% above US$1000 trip booking, apply only cart payment.

Coupon code: newyear2023Valid till February 15, 2023