Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking - 9 Days

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking Nepal

Ghorepani PoonHill Trekking stands out amongst the other Himalayan hiking trails. This trek gives the most bang for your buck as well as the most adventure in just a few short days. You will appreciate the stunning, all-encompassing views of the Himalayan Mountains. Plus, you will experience inviting towns and villages full of culture and celebration. Furthermore, you will see a wide variety of wildlife, trees, plants, and animals. This is the perfect trek for experienced hikers and travelers, as well as beginners to it all.

What to expect

Trekkers will start in the Annapurna Conservation Zone Project (ACAP) which is a beautiful old and preserved district. Next, we will hike through thick forests decorated with the Nepal national flower, rhododendrons, as well as orchids and magnolias. We will also trek through quaint, remote villages rich with culture and passion. Once we arrive at Ghorepani, we will start trekking very early in order to summit during sunrise to experience stunning views. The sun gradually ascends over the horizon as the outline of the mountains comes into view. As the sun rises higher, it illuminates the slopes and trails of these peaks. Finally, you see the beautifully magnificent Himalayan Mountains with the trekking trails running through the tiny, bright-colored villages below. You will have amazing views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchre (Fishtail), and Dhaulagiri.

Mission Summit’s role

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking can be very accommodating to your group’s capabilities, goals, and time frame. After seeing the sunrise over Poon Hill, we have the opportunity to trek right back to Nayapul then the next day, driving back to Pokhara. There are also a few different paths to take back if you have an extra day or two in order to see more of the amazing Annapurna Range. In general, this trek requires you to be of average physical wellness and to be in shape. We will be hiking around three or four hours every day, up and down steep grades. This trek is typically open year-round, however, March-May and September-October are the best seasons to go.

Highlights Of Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

  • Beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountains
  • Better understanding of nature and Nepali culture, including the Gurung and Magar cultures
  • Relatively easy trek and can be accommodated to your needs/desires
  • Remarkable sunrise or sunset views from Poonhill
  • Best accommodation and food throughout the trek

We have  some other trekking package in Annapurna Region, they are Annapurna Base Camp Trek Annapurna Circuit Trek,  Jomsom Muktinath Trek,  Mardi Himal and Annapurna Base Camp combine Trek,  Mardi Himal Trek  Dhampus Trek,  Nar Phu Trek,  Khopra Danda Trek, and  Upper Mustang Trek. etc.

Day 01 : Arrival At Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara by Tourist Bus

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Hile

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani

Day 05: Hike to Poonhill and trek to Tadapani

Day 06: Trek to Ghanduruk

Day 07: Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara by private Car

Day 08:  Back to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus

Day 09: Final Departure to Tribhuwan International Airport

Day 1
Arrival at Kathmandu and Check into Hotel

As you arrive on Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu (1400m), one of us from our company will be in TIA to welcome you and pick you from there towards Hotel. Depending on time of arrival, you can rest on Hotel or visit some places of Kathmandu. You can meet your guide and discuss about trip to Ghorepani Poonhill. You will rest in Hotel overnight. You will get best hotel to reach your comfort zone.

Day 2
Travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Pokhara is 827 meter far from Kathmandu. It takes six hours to reach Pokhara via bus. You will have your breakfast on the hotel and pack your bag, then we will begin our journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara. We will travel in Tourist bus. Morning Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara is also there as an Option. It takes 30 minute to land Pokhara from TIA. Depending on your travel choice we can reach Pokhara on second day. We will Check – in to the hotel of Pokhara, take rest, have dinner and sleep over night.

Day 3
Travel from Pokhara to Nayapul (1070m) and trek to Hile (1430m)

Poonhill trekking actually starts from this day because your walk from Nayapul. You will travel from Pokhara to Nayapul after having breakfast. For your comfortness we will arrange private taxi, travelling on local bus is bit uncomfort and crowd may not let you enjoy as much as you expect. You will reach Nayapul with-in an hour.
Nayapul (1070m) is the beginning point of trek. We will start walking along Modi Khola after reaching Nayapul. We will follow the path through Birethanti (1015m), Five hours of walk will take us upto Hille 1430m. We will enter our booked tea house in Hille, enjoy the hospitality of Gurung culture, traditional food and take rest overnight there.

Day 4
Trek from Hille to Ghorepani (2870m)

Hille’s night stay ends with morning breakfast, we will carry our bag and start our trek. First we will reach Tikhedhunga (1960m) then towards Ulleri 1960m and have lunch in Banthatii and start walking. Around 3 hours of walk from Banthati we will reach Ghorepani (2870m).
It takes around six hour to reach Ghorepani from Hile. We will have nightstay in teahouse of Ghorepani.

Day 5
Hike up to Poonhill and Trek to Tadapani (2630m)

To reach Poonhill before sunrise, we will wake up before 5 am and hike towards Poonhill -The best view point of Annapurna region also as Photographer’s paradise. View of Sun rise and rays falling on Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range is awesome. Capturing the moments in photographs and videos we will come back to teahouse in Ghorepani. We will start our trek towards Tadapani after having breakfast in Ghorepani.
Walking uphills towards Deurali, downhill from Durali and having lunch in Banthati, we will reach Tadapani after six hour. Stay there in a tea house at night.

Day 6
Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1939m)

After taking breakfast we will walk downhills, passing forest and reach Ghandruk after Three hours of walk. Ghandruk is traditional Gurung village. You will observe typical Gurung culture, ethnic lifestyle and interact with local people. Magnificent views of mountains from Ghandruk also give pleasure. We will stay in local guest house overnight.

Day 7
Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

Day seven is the last day of trek. After having breakfast we will walk towards Nayapul. It takes Four hours to reach Nayapul. We will move back to Pokhara from Nayapul via private taxi. Stay in Hotel of Pokhara that night.

Day 8
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

We will say goodbye to Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu after having breakfast. After six hours we will arrive Kathmandu, Stay in hotel. Depending on your choice you can vistit Thamel Bazar, do shopping and enjoy farewell dinner.

Day 9
Final departure from Kathmandu

This is the last day in Kathmandu! You can join to new destination or take the returning flight towards your country. It’s all up to you either you will join new trek or not. We will be with you in airport to see off.

Price Includes:

  • Pick And Drop From international airport and transfer to hotel by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara on twin share On B/B Plan
  • Full Board Meal During Trekking (lunch, Dinner, Breakfast)
  • Accommodation in tea house( mountain lodge) during the trek,
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu, with us.
  • Transportation from starting to ending points of the trek,
  • Comprehensive First Aid Kit,
  • Respective region ( Annapurna) trekking map. TIMS Card & Trekking Permit.
  • Well-experienced guide with all his allowance and expenses,
  • Necessary Porters to carry all personal baggers
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters,
  • Filling a water bottle and purification tablet. (Eco-Friendly)

Price doesn't Include:

  • Nepal entry Visa fees,
  • Your travel insurance of any kind,
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax,
  • Lunch and Dinner except mentioned on Itinerary,
  • Extra expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc.
  • All Drinks and main meals in cities, also on trail
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Items of personal expenses such as beverages, extra tea and coffee on the way while trekking, battery charging at tea houses, hot shower, mineral water and interne

Frequently asked Questions

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How fit do I need to be, to do Ghorepani Poonhill trekking?

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is a Grade or an easiest trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day while doing Ghorepani Poonhill trekking?

On an average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in Ghorepani Poonhill trek?

The highest altitude reached is 3200 m. This is the elevation of Poonhill. Poonhill is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries in route. The charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay a certain amount for both (1-2 USD). No, Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be available.

How much Nepali money should I bring for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek?

You can bring 10000-15000 Nepali currency during trekking because there is no any Atm to withdraw the money.

How hard is Poonhill trekking?

Poonhill trekking is an easiest trek. You will reach upto an elevation of 3200m. Very less chance of Altitude sickness occur. You will only walk 5-6 hours a day in an average. Quality food, mineral water and easiest path doesn’t let you to feel hardness

What kind of food do I get in Poonhill trek?

Good qualities normal Nepali food (Dal, Bhat Tarkari achar) is available in Poonhill trekking. In some guest houses of Ghandruk and Ghorepani, you will get local cultural food as well. You can also get mo:mo, chowmin and spaghetti according to your order.

Is WI-FI available in Poonhill trekking?

Yes, wifi is available in all tea houses of Poonhill trekking. You can easily connect with world from any point of the trekking route.

What kinds of accomodations are available in Poonhill trekking?

Normal rooms, basically with attached bathroom are available in Poonhill trekking. During peak season you may get tea houses with attached bathroom. You may have to use share bathrooms depending on the condition of tea house.

Can I get phone signal in Poonhill trek?

Yes, you can get phone signal through the trek. You can easily contact your friends and family members from any point during your in Poonhill.

Can I get mineral water in Poonhill trek?

Yes, you can get mineral water up to Hille and well purified filtered water upwards from Hile. There won’t be problem on quality of drinking water. You will get hot drinking as your demand.

Is solo trek possible in Poonhill trekking?

Yes, solo trek is possible but there will be risk to know path, finding good tea house and arrangement of trip. We don’t suggest you to have solo trek. Trek with group and guide makes your trip fabulous without any risk.

Will we be using tent or mat on Poonhill trek?

No, we will not use tent and mat on Poonhill trek. Since there is good facility of tea house in each stops, we don’t need to carry tents and mat.

What are the documents requires for making Poonhill trek permit?

You should have two passport size photos, two copies of your passport for making Poonhill permit. One passport size photo is for TIMs and one for ACAP permits. Remaining procedures are done by company. You need not to be worried about making permits.

Is ATM or exchange counter available in Poonhill trek?

No, ATM or exchabge counter is not available in Poonhill trek. Since Poonhill trekking route is far from city and complex landscape does not let bankers to reach the place easily as in city. This facility is not available here. You should carry extra $$$ and use ATM or exchange counter of Pokhara and Kathmandu.

If I took flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and return in Flight, then should I have to pay separately or can this be organized by you?

Depending on your choice we can organize your trek both via Flight and Tourist bus. Your choice is our priority. If you want to book ticket yourself, you can do it. In case you want us to organize ticket we will of course organize it happily. You should pay Ticket price separately.

How to book Poonhill trek?

You can book Poonhill trek by inquirying on respective sites of trek or by direct contact to the travel company. It is very good if you book earlier. Even late booking is also accepted but you may not choose the appropriate date in some condition.

What is the distance of Poonhill trekking?

The total distance of Poonhill trekking is 51km or 32 miles on which you will walk on foot throught the trek. Plus you will travel 62 km from Pokhara to the starting point Nayapul via taxi.

How much is the distance from Ghorepani to Poonhill?

The distance from Ghorepani to poonhill is 1.5 km. You should walk around 45 minutes to reach Poonhill from Ghorepani.

Do I need to bring my own sleeping bag for Poonhill trekking?

If you are having trek in spring season then the quilt given in tea houses will be enough. But in case if you are trekking in winter or autumn season you should carry sleeping bag of your own. Instead of bringing sleeping bag from your own country, you can hire it from Pokhara or even the company will arrange it. It’s up to you which you prefer more.

Do I need previous trekking experience?

It’s not necessary to have previous trekking experience for Poonhill trekking. Since the trekking route is easy and short, first comers can also easily follow the path of Poonhill trek. Physical fitness and mental preparedness is important rather than experience for Poonhill trek.

Is it Possible to continue Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Ghorepani?

Yes, it is Possible to continue Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Ghorepani. Your Poonhill trek will complete in Ghorepani and you can start ABC trek from there. There will be additional days and charge which you can pay after arrival in Pokhara.

Do I need Porter for Poonhill trek?

If you are young enough and can carry you backpack yourself then you don’t need porter. But if you don’t want or couldnot carry your backpack then you need Porter. Your Porter will be managed by company.

What are the major places of Poonhill trek?

The Poonhill park – Photographer’s paradise, Ghandruk – Gurung village, Ghorepani, Hille and Tadapani are the major places which you shouldnot miss in Poonhill trekking. You can stay and enjoy in these places to make your life time memory.

What are required permits for Poonhill trek?

ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area project) permit and TIMs (Trekers information management system) permit are the required permit for Poonhill trekking. ACAP permit cost per person is 20$ for foreigners and Nrs 200 for SAARC nations. Similarly, TIMS permit cost is 20$ per person. Permit is valid for one trek only. If you continue ABC trek after Poonhill trek then same permit is valid.

Can I pay after arrival in Ktm?

Yes we also accept on arival payment and late bookings But proity is for early booking.

Here is a map of Ghorepani Poonhill trekking routes!

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  1. Unforgettable trekking experience among poonhill
    joshAugust 1, 2020

    We had a ten-day trip in Nepal visiting to Porhara and Kathmandu. We had a great and incredible trekking trip heading to the Poon hill. We enjoyed the stunning sunrise view on the mountain. Specially we want to thanks for the leading by the local trekking guide Damu,and the porter helping us during the trip. With their nice advice and helpful information,we had a safe and enjoyable trip within these ten days. We hope to come Nepal again and feel the beautiful nature environment by joining other trekking trip from them.

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Trip Facts

  • Local bus/private car
  • Hiking
  • 3210 meter
  • Tea house/hostel

  • Easy
  • 2-20
  • 6-7 Hours
  • Sep-Feb & Mar-June
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner during trek

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