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9 Days




3210 m.




Min. 2-14 Pax.


Tea House


Tourist Bus




The Ghorepani Poonhill trekking is the best trek you can do within 9 days. Starting the trek from Kathmandu, you will go through Pokhara, Nayapul, Ghorepani, Poonhill, Tadapani, and Ghandruk. We will cover a part of the Annapurna base camp trek and the Annapurna circuit trek during the trek to Poonhill. In a single trek, you will explore an amazing view of the Annapurna range, diverse landscape, ethnic Gurung community, and homestay. Trek with us for a customized itinerary, reasonable cost, and the best service.

The Ghorepani Poonhill trekking stands out amongst the other Himalayan hiking trails. You will appreciate the stunning beauty of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhare, Himchuli, Nilgiri, 12 peak, Tukuche peak, Annapurna south and many more.  Plus, you will experience inviting towns and villages full of culture and celebration. Furthermore, you will see a wide biodiversity 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 Area Project (ACAP) which is a beautiful, old and preserved region. Next, we will hike through thick forests decorated with the national flower of Nepal - 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 to the summit before 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.

The Poonhill trek 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 Ghorepani, Tadapani, and then the next day, driving back to Pokhara from Ghandruk. There are also a few different paths to trek 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 have average physical wellness and to be in shape. We will be hiking for around five or six 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.

Mission Summit's role

Mission Summit treks and expeditions plays a significant role in making your trek a lifetime experience. A friendly environment with the best management from our team is great for making your trek successful. We provide an experienced guide, best food, comfortable accommodation and best transportation facility at reasonable rate. We ensure that you will enjoy every moment of the Poonhill Treking route with our team. 

We have some other trekking packages in the Annapurna Region, they are  Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho LakeMardi Himal Trek, etc.

If you are looking for a 3-day Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking Package from Pokhara, contact us. We are offering an all-inclusive package for 300 USD per person, but we require a minimum of 2 people. 

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu1350m 
Day 2Drive to Pokhara860m6 hrs.
Day 3Drive to Nayapul and trek to Hille village1496m4 hrs.
Day 4Trek to Ghorepani2,840 m7 hrs.
Day 5Morning hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani2,520m5 hrs.
Day 6Trek to Ghanduruk2012 m3 hrs.
Day 7Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara 6 hrs.
Day 8Drive back to Kathmandu 7 hrs.
Day 9Final departure from Nepal  

Note: The nine-day itinerary can be customized to seven days. We will customize the trek based on your interest in staying overnight in Ghandruk or returning to Pokhara. 

Trip Highlight

  • Poonhill Trekking is a short and easy trek from Pokhara
  • Beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountains
  • A better understanding of nature and Nepali culture, including the Gurung and Magar cultures
  • It is a 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


As you arrive on Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu (1400m), one of us from our company will be in TIA to welcome you. He/she will pick you from there towards Hotel. Depending on time of arrival, you can rest on the 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.


  • Briefing Section
  • Evening Diner at Culture restaurant.

Pokhara is a beautiful city and it is on 827 meter from Sea level. 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 by 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.



  • 7 Hours Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • The Elevation of Pokhara is 827m.
  • Evening walk around Phewa lake
  • Last minute Shopping

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.


  • Early Morning Drive to Nayapul
  • Easy trail
  • Beautiful trrace farm and village
  • Pokhara to Nayapul 1 and half hour
  • Nayapul to Hille 3 hours
  • 1430 meter is the elevation of Hille.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.



  • 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)


  • Nepal entry Visa fees
  • Your travel insurance
  • 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 internet

Cost and Date

Book this trip with us. Here are the upcoming dates. Feel free to share this trip with your friends and family. For custom trips or general inquiries contact us.

9 Days

2024-03-15 - 2024-03-23

9 Days

2024-03-30 - 2024-04-07

9 Days

2024-04-13 - 2024-04-21

9 Days

2024-04-28 - 2024-05-06




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.

On 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Yes, a 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.

No, we will not use a 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.

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.

No, an ATM or exchange 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 the Poonhill trek. Physical fitness and mental preparedness is important rather than experience for Poonhill trek.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Poonhill trekking is an easiest trek. You will reach up to 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 the easiest path doesn’t let you to feel hardness

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

Yes we also accept on arrival payment and late bookings But priority is for early booking.

More Info

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is a 8-day trip in Nepal.   on which you will be in Kathmandu for 2 nights (the first night after coming to Nepal and the last night before leaving Nepal).  We will spend 2 nights (the first night after reaching Pokhara and the night after returning from Nayapul, and 4 days in the Annapurna region around Poonhill. You will remain in the Hotel of Kathmandu on arrival day. Our company member will greet you and take you from the airport to the hotel. The next day, you will travel to Pokhara. After one night’s stay in Pokhara, you will travel to Nayapul and start walking for Trek. After completing the trip, you will come to Pokhara and, next day to Kathmandu. You will also have a Kathmandu day tour depending on your choice. If you show interest in having the Kahmandu day tour, then your trip day will be one day longer, and you will spend three nights in Kathmandu. On the last day, you can do shopping on Thamel, the best place of Kathmandu, as well.


Nepal is one of the easiest countries to get a tourist visa. Only limited number of countries have the Nepal embassy so that we have on arrival visa system. If travelers want to visit Nepal then they can easily get a visa at Tribhuwan International Airport. You can get a visa for 15days, 30 days, and 90 days in 30, 50, and 125 USD, respectively. For a Poonhill trek, you can also first come to Nepal and take 15-day visa on Tribhuvan International Airport. You can add a visa as well, depending on your desire to visit Nepal.


Poonhill Trekking is a popular tea house trek where we will provide an attached room, except in Tadapani. Most of the tea houses provides limited luxury rooms in the Annapuna region, therefore, it is essential to book the rooms earlier in peak season. In cases of crowds and no booking, we have to share a room with other hikers. If you book the room at the last minute or if you are on a solo trip, then you may have to sleep in the dining hall as well. Tea houses will only serve meals in such cases.


We will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner in our  trek package

Breakfast: We will give breakfast at  around 7 a.m.–8 a.m. It includes tea or coffee, hot chocolates, bread or toast with jam, butter, cheese and honey, hot potato, corn flex, chapatti,  Local tsampa porridge, hash brown eggs in omelets or Pancakes, Fruits and vegetables, etc. You can order items according to your preferences.

Lunch: We will have lunch in mid-day around 12 a.m.–1 p.m. every day. Generally, we will have Dal, Bhat, and tarkari in our lunch. You can also have Tibetan Bread various soups, sandwiches, momo, macaroni dishes, noodles, thukpa, curry of potato, salad pizza, papad, prawn, rice pudding, and apple pie according to your order.

Dinner: Generally, dinner time will be quite earlier, around 6:30, because we should have proper sleep to remain healthy and cure tiredness. You will get menu including Nepali food Dal, Bhat Tarkari, soup, spaghetti noodles, thukpa, curry of potato or other vegetables, salad pizza having tomato and mushroom, papad and prawn, rice pudding, apple pie and  hard drinks. You can choose the dish you like most. We don’t suggest taking hard drinks, and it is better to take dal bhat and curry for dinner so that you can have good sleep and digestion, which is key to a healthy body.

Note: If the group is small, then you can choose food items yourself, but if the group is large, then the company will give you a choice of 2-3 items, which you can select according to your choice.

Peak up and drop

In Ghorepani Poonhill trekking, you will have the full facility of peak-up and drop-down until you are with us. One of our company members will be there at the airport to welcome you, and then he will pick up at the hotel. Your guide will come to check out for a trip, and you will be with your guide until you come back to the hotel after completing the trip. On the day of Departure, one of the company members will take you to the Airport and remain with you until the time of the flight.


You will be 100% safe with us. We will take full responsibility for your safety. You should take care of your goods yourself. Misplacing and leaving material is beyond our control. We will provide you with a safe place to stay for a night, hygienic food, and the best hospitality. You will be free to ask your questions, and we are always there to put you in your comfort zone. You don’t need to worry regarding safety on Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking.


It is strictly prohibited to have drinks during Trek. After you complete your trek and come back to Pokhara or Kathmandu, you can have a drink of your choice in a limited amount. You should pay yourself for your drink. We do not suggest you drink because it may cause health issues and may be problematic in some situations.


We will have three means of transportation (airplane, bus, and private taxi) to reach Poonhill. We can use either a tourist bus or a morning flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (six hours). Traveling to Pokhara via tourist bus is included in the package, but if you want to have a flight, then your plane tickets will be your own. We will use a private taxi to reach Nayapul from Pokhara in 1.5 hours. Returning bus expenses will be covered by the package, but the plane ticket will be your own. We can also plan the trek with a flight after customization and planning with the client. .


Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is an adventurous trek with fewer difficulties. Due to your lower altitude, you will rarely suffer from altitude sickness. Most of the path is less vertical and more horizontal. Good food with a variety of items is available. The permit, tea house arrangement, and day-to-day schedule will be managed by your guide. Thus, on average, there are no difficulties in the trek if you are well prepared for walking 5–6 hours a day. 

Poonhill trek in 3-day 

We can reach Poonhill within three days. it is possible in 3 days, if the trek begins and ends in Pokhara. We will drive to Ulleri, trek to Ghorepani, Hike to Poonhill, return to Tadapani, and drive back to Pokhara the next day.

3 Day Itinerary 

  • Day 1: Drive to Ulleri from Pokhara and hike to Ghorepani
  • Day 2: Morning trek to Poonhill and return Tadapani
  • Day 3: Trek to Ghandruk and drive to Pokhara


An Annapurna conservation area permit is required for trekking to Poonhill. The permit will be available at the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu or Pokhara. The permit cost is 3000 NPR for the conservation area. 

Best time

Poonhill trekking can be done throughout the year even though March, April and May are the best months in Spring for the trek. You can enjoy the mind-blowing view of blooming Rhododendron during April and May. Similarly, The months of September, October and November are the best months of Autumn season for amazing view of mountains and flowers. You can have pleasant weather and a moderate temperature during the spring and autumn.


Vivek Giridharan,
Chicago USA


Our 2-week Everest Base Camp trek in November 2023 was an epic journey, and a huge part of that success came down to our incredible guide, Damu (Damodar Mainali). From the moment he met us at the airport, his warmth, professionalism, and knowledge were evident. Damu had a knack for making everyone in our group of six feel instantly comfortable and included. He effortlessly navigated the diverse personalities and backgrounds, fostering a true sense of camaraderie that carried us through the challenging trek. His thorough pre-trek orientation provided us with the confidence and knowledge we needed to tackle the challenges ahead. And even after reaching our goal at Base Camp, Damu was always just a step ahead, anticipating our needs and ensuring our safety and comfort. When I struggled with altitude sickness, Damu was there with practical advice and unwavering encouragement. His presence was a calming constant, making even the most challenging parts of the trek feel manageable. He went extra mile, not only by expertly recommending food choices, supplies, and comfortable tea stall stops along the trek, but also by ensuring everyone's well-being throughout the journey. His explanations of the local culture, history, and landscape were clear, concise, and captivating. No matter how obscure our questions, Damu had an answer, transforming every step of the journey into a fascinating learning experience. Damu wasn't just our guide, he was our friend. His passion for the Himalayas and genuine care for our well-being made the experience truly unforgettable. If you're considering an Everest Base Camp trek, I wholeheartedly recommend booking with Mission Summit Treks & Expedition. Through the passion for mountains, genuine care for the group, I’m pretty sure your journey is not just challenging, but truly enriching.

Anuj Thomas Mathew,


The EBC Trek may be a wonderful experience, but the whole experience also depends on the guides who accompany you. I was lucky enough to come across Kamal Bhai, Damodar Bhai, DalBahadur Bhai and Kalu Bhai as guides for our trek. Such a wonderful bunch of people who are ready and willing to go out of the line to help you with anything. So professional and yet friendly that I address them as 'Bhai' which means brother. The trip was a grand success and a really fun and emotional one thanks to all the support and organising by these wonderful brothers. I would definitely recommend and opt for Mission Summit Trek and Expedition and if it's any of these guys you're in for a wonderful and unforgettable experience.

Michelle M,


Best trip ever with the most amazing views and great company! From start to finish, Mission Summit Treks truly made sure that my catered experience was one I’d never forget! My guide was with me every step of the way through the planning process, to the moment of my arrival, throughout the trek, and back on my plane home. It was my first solo trip and my guide (Damu) couldn’t have made me feel more comfortable and confident in his experience, work ethic, and overall expertise/professionalism. I wholeheartedly recommend choosing Mission Summit Treks for your next trekking adventure! I can’t wait to be back and book my next trip with this awesome crew!

Jane Lee,


It’s a spectacular trip, and hard to describe the experience unless you were there. I’m fortunate to have Damu as my trekking guide, which I didn’t know when I booked this trip online in advance. I’m very grateful that we eventually made it to the EBC(Everest Base Camp) after going through a strong sandstorm and drizzle snowing in late December. Damu is a well-trained local with rich trekking experiences in the Himalayas; he speaks English, communicates well, and is reliable. He will be the guy taking care of you in the Himalayas.

Ravi Verma,


No words or pictures could describe the experience of EBC trek and serenity of mighty Himalayas, Its truly a journey of a lifetime. And at such a remote and challenging place you really need someone like Damu and his team, so that you can enjoy each and every moments without worrying much about the logistics. I had a great experience with the team. Hope to see you again for another trek at another time !!! Till then all the best Damu and team !!!

Yasar Abdullah,


I thank mission summit treks and expedition for arranging such a great trek to Everest base camp. I enjoyed the trek with our guide Damu, who makes the trek wonderful with best management of accommodation, food and time schedule. His respect, care and friendliness was awesome that I will always recommend Damu for trekking in Nepal. His briefing about trekking energized me every day. We pass the trekking destinations as if I am walking with sibling. I completed Everest base camp trek April 18 2022. Damu was with our team until we arrived Tribhuvan International airport for final departure. He helped us in every difficult situation such as shopping, choosing hotel in Thamel, get best food of Nepal. I still remember those difficult path which we passed with full of joy, there was good coordination between our guide and team. Damu listened us, solve the problems we had and makes entire team happy with his creative talk. In my opinion, Mission Summit Treks and expedition is the best trekking company for Everest base camp trek. You will get reasonable price, best service and have wonderful trekking experience with Damu so always choose mission summit treks and expedition to trek in Nepal.

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