The 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
The 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
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m
Day 02 Drive to Pokhara 860m (220 km) – 06 hrs.
Day 03 Drive to Nayapul and trek to Hille village(1496m)-04 hrs
Day 04 Trek to Ghorepani 2,840 m – 07 hours.
Day 05 Morning hike to Poon-Hill and trek to Tadapani 2,520m – 05 hrs. .
Day 06 Trek to Ghanduruk 2012 m- 3 hrs.
Day 07 Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara-6 hrs
Day 08 Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 09 Final departure day
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.
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.
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.
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)
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 QuestionsExpand/Close
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Here is a map of Ghorepani Poonhill trekking routes!
The details about Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking
You will have 8 days for Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking on which you will be in Kathmandu for 2 nights (first night after coming in Nepal and last night before leaving Nepal), Pokhara 2 nights (first night after reaching Pokhara and night after returning back from Nayapul) and 4 days in Annapurna region around Poonhill. You will remain in Hotel of Kathmandu in arrival day. Our company member will greet and peak you from Airport to Hotel. 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 trip you will come to Pokhara, next day to Kathmandu. You will also have Kathmandu day tour depending on your choice. If you show interest of having 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 – best place of Kathmandu as well.
Nepal is the one of the easiest countries For Getting a tourist Visa. Only limited 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 on Tribhuwan International Airport. You can get a visa of 15days, 30 days, and 90 Days in 30, 50, and 125 USD respectively. For having a Poonhill trek also you can first come to Nepal and take 15 days visa on Tribhuvan International Airport. You can add a visa as well depending on your desire of visiting Nepal.
Poonhill Trekking is popular trek as tea house trek where we will provide the simple share basis room with net and clean Bed. Even though you will get room with attached bathroom but it’s very hardly to found such room. Because building luxury hotel is beyond permission in the Annapurna conservation area. In the conservation area, tea houses with limited numbers of room is allowed. So that in peak season we have to share a room with other Hiker. In case if you book in last minute or you are in solo trip you will be sleeping in the dining hall. Tea houses will only serve meals in such cases.
We will provide Breakfast, lunch and dinner in our Trekking package
Breakfast: – We will give breakfast every morning around 7am- 8 am and will start walk only after breakfast. In breakfast you will have options of tea or coffee or Hot chocolates, bread or toast with jam, butter, cheese and honey, hot potato, corn flex, chapatti, Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs in omelets form or Pancakes, Fruits and Vegetables etc. You can order items according to your choice.
Lunch: – We will have lunch in mid-day around 12am – 1 pm 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, Apple pie according to your order.
If the group is small then you can choose food items yourself but if he group is large then company will give choice of 2-3 items and you can select according to your choice.
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 you to take hard drinks and it is better to take dal bhat and tarkari in dinner so that you can have good sleep and digestion which is key of healthy body.
Peak up and Drop
In trip, you will have full facility of Peak up and drop until you are with us. One of our company members will be there in the airport to welcome you, then he will take pick up you towards hotel. Your guide will come for checking out for trip, 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-member 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 safe place for night stay, hygienic food, and best hospitality. You will be free for asking your quires and we are always there to make you in comfort zone. You don’t need to be worry regarding to safety on Ghorepani poonhill Trekking.
It is strictly prohibited to have drinks during Trek. After you come complete your trek and come back to Pokhara or Kathmandu, Then you can have drink of your choice in limited amount. You should pay yourself for your drink. We does not suggest you to drink because it may bring health issue and may be problematic in some situation.
During Poonhill trekking we have options of three means of Transportation. Aeroplane, bus or private taxi and helicopter. For reaching pokhara we can use either tourist bus or morning flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (six hours). Traveling Pokhara via tourist bus is included in package but if you want to have flight then your plane tickets will be of your own. While returning back also the bus expenses will be of Package but plane ticket will be your own. We will use private taxi for reaching Nayapul from pokhara (1.5 hours).
If you become unable to return back from Annapurna base camo or middle of the way due to bad physical condition then we will arrange a Helicopter for returning back to Kathmandu.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is an adventurous trek with less difficulties. Due to less altitude, you will rarely suffer from altitude sickness. Most of the path is less vertical and more horizontal. Good food with varieties of items is available.
Permit, tea house arrangement and day to day schedule will be arranged by your guide. Thus, in an average, there are no difficulties in trek.
We suggest you choose the Ghorepani Poonhill trip if you are attempting base camp trek for the first time.