3 Annapurna Viewpoints Trek

Nepal Pyramids Trekking & Climbing
3 Annapurna Viewpoints Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration10 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Places to Visit Annapurna Viewpoints
  • Max Altitude 3,637m/11,932ft.
  • Group Size 2-15
  • Starts Ghandruk
  • Ends ulleri
  • Activity Teahouse Lodge Trekking
  • Best Season Spring/Autumn/Winter

3 Annapurna Viewpoints Trek Highlights

  • The drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara unveils the breathtaking beauty of Nepal's landscapes, with picturesque views of lush valleys, majestic mountains, and winding rivers.
  • Nestled at an elevation of 820 meters, Pokhara, the enchanting second-largest city beckons with its unparalleled beauty that effortlessly ignites a sense of exhilaration, even amidst the long-hour drive.
  • The tranquil and ethereal Phewa Lake, adorned with its shimmering waters, harmoniously coexists with the majestic Himalayas that proudly stand tall in the background.
  • On our next day's journey from Kimche to Ghandruk, you'll be greeted with an adventure that promises both excitement and awe.
  • Trek to the largest culturally rich Gurung village, where the grandeur of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Fishtail mountains unfolds before your eyes. As you stand amidst the vibrant green hills, the panoramic vista leaves you spellbound, a testament to the beauty that lies within the heart of Nepal's majestic landscapes.
  • Walking into the pristine valley of Rhododendron, wild flora, and fauna to Dobato is indeed an incredible experience.
  • You would surely enjoy the serenity of the wilderness which is indeed very different and soothing from the commercial trekking destination of Nepal. The incredible view from the Muldai Viewpoint is something not to be missed.
  • Walk to Ghorepani, the world's largest Rhododendron growing forest area, and a morning excursion to Poonhill for the exceptional sunrise view is one cherishing moment endowed with spectacular panoramic mountains view along with the Kali Gandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world.
  • With the abrupt change in the valleys and landscape eventually takes you to the jagged high mountain landscape, with miraculous views of Mardi Himal, Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli.
  • An adventurous walk over the extended ridge towards the Mohare Danda is a world-class experience - Mohare Danda delivers you a far more beautiful and closer view of the majestic mountain than any hill has to offer.
  • A beautiful mountain Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara is yet another highlight of this trip that presents you with the most picturesque view of the valleys and mountains.

3 Annapurna Viewpoints Trek Overview

3 Annapurna Viewpoints Trek includes

  • Muldai View Point (3637 m / 11,932 feet),
  • Poon-Hill (3200 m / 10,498 feet), and
  • Mohare Danda (3,200 m/ 10, 498 feet).

3 Annapurna Viewpoints Trek takes you to the outstanding vantage points of Annapurna namely - Muldai View Point, Poon Hill, and Mohare Danda. This amazing Annapurna Foothills Trek supplies you with one of the most beautiful experiences and the view is beyond comparison from all these 3 different viewpoints. This short easy 6 days 3 Annapurna Viewpoints Trek is painted with its natural beauty and the overall setting is very dramatic and mesmerizing.

Give yourself a break to explore this tranquil vicinity which is certainly very untouched and away from the regular-commercial trekking destination. Escape from the maddening city and the regular bustling trekking trail and chose to be somewhere that gives you peace of mind and time for yourself to release your creative energy. These 3 different vantage points undoubtedly have so much to offer for travelers that anyone would be left spellbound by their splendor and elegance.

3 Annapurna Viewpoints Trek Summary:

3 Annapurna Viewpoints Trek basically starts from the Capital City of Kathmandu, the city of temples. Next, we drive to Pokhara situated at an elevation of 820 m/ 2,690 ft. Pokhra is the second biggest and the most gorgeous Lake City in Nepal located to the west of Kathmandu.

Pokhara was once the home of the Hippies where they enjoyed their distinctive lifestyle with fun and bliss. Now Pokhara is the second home to tourists from around the world which is very captivating with great beauty, a clean environment, and stunning mountain views.

Soon we will be walking the scenic native trail that will lead us to the cultural village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk happens to be one of the biggest villages inhabited by the tribe called GURUNG also popularly known as the “TAMU”. Gurungs are the ethnic group living in the high hills of Western Nepal with their own distinct culture and language.

Furthermore, their belief system has a beautiful blend of Buddhism, Hinduism, Shamanism, and their own individual Cult – this individual cult is basically worshipping their ancestors and is kept very secret and sacred.

Progressively, we walk the densely forested trail towards Tadapani which gives us a mystical presence. Tadapani is a very small town with limited lodges and is basic but the view of the mountains is incredible. The sunrise view in the morning right from your room window is something very mind-boggling.

We walk further into the very untouched valley of Annapurna through the mystic woodland Rhododendron trail. The mountain trail onwards is so magical that trekkers have actually given different fictional nicknames like the “Lord of the Rings trail” etc.

1. Muldai Viewpoint (3637 m / 11,932 feet):

From Tadapani we take a different forested trail which is another beautiful adventure. After 5 hour's walk, we get to a very small teahouse settlement of Dobato. The next morning with an early wake-up call a short walk leads us to our first viewpoint, Muldai viewpoint.

In clear morning weather, Muldai is certainly very worth it. The mountain view with the morning sunrise is absolutely amazing. We recommend not to skip your early morning wake-up for the sake of your few minutes' snooze or you will be missing a heavenly experience.

2. Poon Hill (3200 m / 10,498 feet):

After the exciting morning, we leave Dobato and trek further to Ghorepani. We descend the newly established trail through the dramatic forest setting towards Deurali. As we walk the ridge line of the high hills we see Mt. Dhaulagiri, the 7th highest mountain in the world-dominating the skyline.

Finally, we reach the blue-roofed beautiful town of Ghorepani. Ghorepani has indeed a very beautiful history of being a popular junction during the time of the "Salt Trade Era" between Tibet and Nepal. In fact, this beautiful town was a perfect place for the traders to feed water to their horses and also to finish the barter trading. This is the reason why it assumes the name "Ghore as Horse" and "Pani as Water".

The next morning we will head out to our second viewpoint, Poon Hill which gives you another grandiose view of the mountains and landscape which is nowhere to be found. Poon Hill is a 45-minute steep hill walk from Ghorepani.

Trekkers start earliest in the morning to witness the most spectacular sunrise view. Trekkers require a small entrance fee and once you get to the top you can always buy yourself a hot beverage to enjoy the chill and the view.

3. Mohare Danda (3,200 m/ 10, 498 feet):

Subsequently, we will be on our quest to our last viewpoint, the Mohare Danda. Mohare Danda is a 3 to 4 hours walk from Poon Hill. Since this Viewpoint is pretty new in comparison to Poon Hill and Muldai Mohare Danda doesn't necessarily have an established trail.

So if you are all by yourself or trekking as a FIT, it's highly recommended that you take someone who knows the trail to Mohare Danda. Once again the trail to this Viewpoint cruises through the forested trail which is genuinely off the beaten track.  Mohare Danda, besides the mountains, gives you a really dramatic picture of the landscapes and hills. This viewpoint is furnished with too many images for professional photographers to showcase.

The most significant highlight of this 3 Annapurna Viewpoints Trek is the spectacular sunrise and sunset view.

Besides, it furnishes a grandiose view of:

  • Kali Gandaki (The World Deepest Gorge),
  • Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m),
  • Mt. Annapurna I (8091m),
  • Mt. Tukuche (6920m),
  • Mt. Dhampus (6012m),
  • Mt. Nilgiri (6940m),
  • Mt. Annapurna Fang (7647m),
  • Mt. Annapurna South (7219m),
  • Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m),
  • Mt. Gangapurna (7454m), and
  • Mt. Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) (6993m).

Eventually, we get back to the beautiful city of Pokhara to chill out. Pokhara offers ample outdoor activities that include lake boating, short walk, paragliding, zip line, bungee jumping, etc.

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Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival to Kathmandu (1400m/4593 feet) and transfer to the Hotel
  • Day 02:Fly to Pokhara (820 m / 2,690 feet)
  • Day 03:Drive to Kimche and Trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6,364 feet)
  • Day 04:Trek to Tadapani (2,630m/8,628 feet)
  • Day 05:Trek to Dobato (3,426m/11,240 feet)
  • Day 06:Morning excursion to Muldai view point (3,637m/11,932 feet) and Trek to Ghorepani (2,860m/9,383 feet)
  • Day 07:Hike to Poon Hill (3200 m / 10,498 feet) and trek to Mohare danda (3,300 m/ 10, 826 feet)
  • Day 08:Trek to Ulleri (1960 m / 6430 feet) and Drive Back to Pokhara
  • Day 09:Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 10:Departure - Drive to Kathmandu international airport.

3 Annapurna Viewpoints Trek Detailed Itinerary

After you arrive at the Kathmandu International Airport your Trek leader or our office representative will be there to receive you at the arrival section. Shortly after your baggage is done you will be transferred to the hotel located at Thamel. 

We will check you in and provide you some time to relax and get a little time to get over the new time zone and your jet lag, your Team leader will organize a quick Trek Briefing and the distribution of the trek equipment like sleeping bags, down jackets, etc. After the Trek briefing a Wel Come dinner will be organized. It is a great moment to get together and know your trekking team including your Trek leaders. A few essential questionnaires can be dealt with during dinner time. 

  • Altitude: 1400m/4593 feet
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Wecome Dinner
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Transport: Airport Pickup

We will start casually today. After breakfast, your Trek Leader will guide you to the domestic airport - though a short 25-minute flight, it is one of the most scenic flights that will leave you mesmerized. As you take off you will leave behind the tightly clustered extended urban city of Kathmandu and soon you will be cruising through the deep valleys, vibrant green hills, and ample terraced farmlands. The majestic snowcapped mountains like Ganesh Himal, and Langtang start popping through the clouds where everyone will simply be taking millions of shots through the window. 

When you are enjoying this magical moment and not wanting it to end, your flight descends to the beautiful city of Pokhara Airport. As you descend the view of the Annapurna range with iconic Machapuchare (Mt. Fishtail) and blue Fewa Lake discloses before you with its magnificence. 

Soon we will be transferred to our hotel by the lakeside and a few activities will be organized by your trek leaders depending on weather and time. 

  • Altitude: 820 m / 2,690 feet
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Walking Hour: 25 min FLIGHT
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Distance: 200 km
  • Transport: MOUNTAIN FLIGHT

As we leave the blissful city of Pokhara, our vehicle ascends the winding mountain roads into the Annapurna foothills, where vibrant green terraced farms cling to the ridges. As we drive this winding road at every turn, jaw-dropping vistas will reveal themselves to us. The higher we climb, the more stunning views become even more dramatic as the mighty Himalayas move closer. These snow-capped peaks and towering giants stand tall as a protector over the valley. The Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, the majestic Fishtail, and Lamjung Himal envelop the horizon completely.

The blue sky contrasted exquisitely with the icy white summits in a truly magical vision. After passing through traditional villages, and terraced fields hugging the mountainsides, we eventually descend the snaking roads and will arrive in Birethanti, "The Land of The Braves". We will take a quick break to verify our permits before continuing our drive to the cultural village of Kimche. Though we could have driven directly to Ghandruk, we opted to hike the remainder of the first day, allowing our muscles to adjust to the mountainous terrain.

Ghandruk, the biggest GURUNG village is the beating heart of this vibrant Gurung community, where we will spend our first night in the mountains. After a hearty lunch, we set off to explore the surrounding villages and explore the ANCIENT TOWN, the root of now Ghandruk.

  • Altitude: 1940m/6,364 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Teahouse
  • Walking Hour: 2 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Transport: PRIVATE VEHICLE

As we leave the traditional Gurung village of Ghandruk, we gradually enter the trail furnished by a dramatic forest setting. Today's trek leads us through lush woodlands to reach the tiny settlement of Tadapani, aptly named "Far Water" for its sense of remoteness nestled deep in the Annapurna wilderness. The 7.5 km hike to Tadapani from Ghandruk is along gentle, rolling trails that wind through the shaded refuge of Maple, Oak, and Rhododendron forests. Under the beating sun, the walk provides pleasant relief from heat and fatigue.

We continue our enchanting hike through the sea of rhododendron flowers, glimpsing the mighty Himalayan peaks piercing the sky between the towering trees. By mid-afternoon, we arrive at the small basic settlement of Tadapani with its few small teahouses - our cozy abode for the night.

As the sun dips behind the mountains, the sky and snowy mountains ignite in a glorious sunset. As stars begin glittering across the darkening sky, we make our way to the teahouse porches for the brilliant sunset view. Spread before us is a breathtaking painting of the sacred Machapuchare (Mt. Fishtail) alongside the regal peaks of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. We retire to the cozy dining hall with its crackling fireplace, sip hot drinks, connect to WiFi, and lose ourselves to the majesty of the mountains.

  • Altitude: 2,630m/8,628 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Teahouse
  • Walking Hour: 4 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 7.5 km

The sunrise over the mighty Himalayas from Tadapani is awe-inspiring. As the first rays of light spill over the mighty peaks of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and the iconic Machapuchare it dazzles with a golden glow. Today we will enjoy this dramatic panorama with our breakfast in alfresco style in the open, soaking in the majesty.

Progressively, we will set out on the enchanting "Lord of the Rings" forest trail for our next destination, Dobato which is 7.9 km from Tadapani. Towering rhododendrons, oaks, and maples construct a lush shelter over us, protecting us from the harsh mountain sun. As we gradually ascend through this most stunning enchanting forested trail, we arrive at the tiny villages of Meshar. We will continue on our ascend to Isharu for a refreshing Nepali lunch and of course a relaxing break. After lunch, we will resume our peaceful forest walk.

Shortly after a few minutes of the hike, we will trek through the most gorgeous trails alongside pure mountain faces. You will also encounter a unique style trail, nicknamed “Stream Trail” which in the monsoon literally floods. We eventually reach little Dobato, a remote mountain settlement with just two small teahouses nestled in the undulating foothills. After settling into our cozy lodge, we eagerly await yet another dazzling Himalayan sunset

  • Altitude: 3,426m/11,240 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Teahouse
  • Walking Hour: 5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 7.9 km

We rise at the earliest in the morning and hike up to the Muldai viewpoint, rewarded with unbelievable 360-degree vistas as the first light kisses the mighty Himalayas. Before us, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, and the iconic Machapuchare glow in the sunrise. We also gaze down at the Kali Gandaki Gorge - the world's deepest river valley.

After breakfast, we set out on the NEWEST TREKKING TRAIL to Ghorepani. This trail was built very recently so not many walk this new trail. For about 4 hours we walk stunning rhododendron, maple, and oak forests before entering the protected sanctuary of Ghorepani, home to the largest rhododendron forest in the world. Ghorepani has served as one of the crucial trading points for traders during the SALT TRADE ERA between Nepal and Tibet. This Nepali word Ghorapani or Ghodepani is truly translated as "Horse-Water," where the traders stopped over and fed their horses and cattle with water.

Why always opt for sunrise only Ghodepani or Ghorepani is very popular for SUNSET VIEW. The sunset views from Poon Hill are legendary, revealing sweeping vistas of Himalayan giants - the Annapurna range, Nilgiri peaks, Dhaulagiri, Machapuchare and the mighty Worlds Deepest Gorge, Kali Gandaki

  • Altitude: 3,637m/11,932 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Teahouse
  • Walking Hour: 4/5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Departing Ghorepani, we hike up to Poon Hill once more before trekking on a lesser-traveled trail westward. The route to Mohare Danda remains largely unexplored, less trodden, and untouched yet it delivers you the most enchanting forest trail. With its beauty and tranquility, it delivers you the most beautiful and peaceful trekking experience. As we ramble through this magical woodland, we will encounter a lone teashop dramatically situated with spellbinding views - a quick tea break proving utterly worthwhile.

Shortly after, our trail ascends a ridge, cruising through lush rhododendron forests along the ridgeline, a phenomenal path where you can walk for ages. Eventually, we arrive at Mohare Danda, home to one of the region's largest community lodges. The payoff for our remote trek is grand - Mohare Danda offers the best vistas compared to all previous vantage points. We relax with hot tea, soaking in the scenery, being sure not to miss yet another blazing sunset and the glittering dawn revealing the Himalayan peaks.

  • Altitude: 3,300 m/ 10, 826 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Teahouse
  • Walking Hour: 4/5 hrs.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 7.3 km


This newly opened section of trail holds pristine wonders. We rise early for unparalleled sunrise vistas. After breakfast, we begin descending the trail walking the virgin land.

As a newfound path, most of the trekking section is an untamed state that is void of any safety rails along lofty cliffsides. We ask all our travelers to remain fully alert and attentive on these edges, appreciating the raw beauty as well as being cautious as you walk the ridge line. By minding each step, we allow this young trail to unfold its splendors for generations to come.

Further along, as the trail matures, so do the steep pitches, revealing gentler landscapes to explore. We eventually come across a lone teahouse with the name Appa Lodge, a welcome break, before descending into lush pine, maple, and oak forests. Gradually, we arrive at the traditionally built village of Ulleri for a nourishing lunch.

Soon after lunch, saying goodbye to the charming Annapurna foothills, we walk a short distance further and drive the remaining 2.5 /3 hours back to Pokhara, The dream city.

  • Altitude: 1960 m / 6430 feet
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Walking Hour: 4 hrs./3 hrs. DRIVE
  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Transport: 4WD

What an incredible finale to our mountain journey - returning to lively Kathmandu on a scenic flight offering breathtaking vistas. As our mountain flight soars up in the sky it cruises over the majestic Himalayan giants once again giving us ample time to say goodbye. We will further soak ourselves in their snow-capped magnificence and picturesque valleys one last time.

Suddenly, the vibrant expanse of Kathmandu appears below. The ancient temples and the urban buildings shine like gold as we descend, bidding our mountain sanctuaries a fond farewell.

If time allows, we will explore fascinating Kathmandu on an enlightening city tour.

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Walking Hour: 25 Minutes FLIGHT
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Distance: 200 km
  • Transport: MOUNTAIN FLIGHT

Depending on your flight schedule we will provide you with the Airport transfer where your Trek Leader will accompany you for assistance.

  • Accommodation: HOME
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transport: Ariport Transfer
What's Included
  • PERMITS: All Essential permits required to legally trek in the region are procured before arrival.
  • PICKUP AND DROPS: Roundtrip airport pickup and drop-off facilities for both domestic and international flights are included.
  • ACCOMMODATION: Twin-sharing hotel accommodation in both KATHMANDU and POKHARA at three-star hotels on a bed-and-breakfast basis.
  • WELCOME DINNER: A traditional Nepali-style welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Kathmandu.
  • SIGHTSEEING: A half-day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu’s two most sacred UNESCO World Heritage sites with entrance fees included.
  • TAXES: All applicable local and national government taxes are covered.
  • GROUND TRANSPORTATION: Roundtrip PRIVATE VEHICLE ground transportation between destinations as per the itinerary.
  • STAFF TRANSPORTATION: All ground transportation for assistant guide, porter, and other trek staff as required.
  • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS: Domestic flight from KATHMANDU to POKHARA and from POKHARA to KATHMANDU at the end of the trek.
  • EQUIPMENT: Fundamental trekking gear like a sleeping bag with fleece liners, Primaloft jacket, Rain Poncho, Yak-Track, Trekking Poles, etc. are provided.
  • LODGING: Local Tea-house accommodation on a twin-sharing basis – A single supplement is provided on request OVER MINIMAL COST, however, depends solely on the availability.
  • DRINKING WATER: Properly filtered and boiled water for drinking is provided each morning and evening. Trekkers are advised to carry reusable water bottles/bladder bags that can hold at least 3 liters.
  • GLORIOUS FOOD: All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with hot beverages are provided throughout the trek duration.
  • TREK LEADER AND ASSISTANT GUIDE: An experienced trek leader holding legitimate licensing leads the group, along with assistant guides based on group size. Groups of 3 or more are typically assigned at least 1 assistant guide.
  • PORTERS: The porter to trekker ratio is 1:2 - meaning 1 porter for every 2 trekkers. However, for groups larger than 4 trekkers, an additional porter is provided specifically to assist with hot water supply during the trek.
  • STAFF INSURANCE & ALLOWANCES: Insurance coverage, wages, and allowances for all trek staff are included.
  • SAFETY CONCERNS: Emergency equipment including oxygen cylinders and a comprehensive medical kit is available at all times during the trek.
  • COMPLIMENTARY TAKE AWAY: Trekkers receive a duffel bag, t-shirt, multi-functional headwear, baseball hat, trekking map, and completion certificate to take home.
What's Excluded
  • NEPAL VISA: A fee of $50 that is levied on a 30-day Nepali visa.
  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: The cost of all international flights.
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES: All personal expenses that may include Nepalese SIM card, internet, battery charging, hot shower, laundry, fizzy drinks, Alcohol, etc.
  • EMERGENCY: A medical examination of any kind, High Altitude Evacuation over any circumstances, Air Evacuation and Rescues.
  • DONATIONS: Donations of any kind.
  • STAFF TIPPING: Tipping is entirely a personal matter, however, it’s a trekking culture.
  • EXTRA NIGHTS: Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival or Late departure.
  • SANCTIONS: Permits or the letter of Authorization that is required for special Filming, big Drones, and Filming Cameras.
  • INSURANCE: All-inclusive Travel or medical insurance is a must.
  • EXTRA PORTER: Over request Extra Porter or Assistant is provided that may include the cost of $25 per day.
  • OPTIONAL TOURS: Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.
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