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Ghorepani - Poon Hill Trekking (commonly known as the small Annapurna Circuit Trek) is one of the most famous trekking destinations located at Myagdi district of western Nepal.  Popular for its easy trekking trail,this route offers magnificent views of Himalayan ranges such as Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna I(8,091m), Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Barasikhar, Nilgiri South, Tukuche, Dhampus and Hiuchuli. Trekkers can enjoy from scenic riverbanks; picturesque forest valleys; diverse flora and fauna; Hindu and Buddhist temples; to attractive traditional villages of ethnic communities of the Magar, Gurung, Ghale, and Thakali. In addition, the trail boasts of hot spring which is located in the bank of Kaligandaki River. 
The total duration of the trek is 11 days.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu 
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
Day 03: Fly/drive to Pokhara
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedunga 
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 
Day 06: Trek to Tadapani via Poon Hill
Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk 
Day 08: Trek to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara 
Day 09: Pokhara City tour
Day 10: Fly/Drive back to Kathmandu 
Day 11: Depart Kathmandu
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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek








  • Special traditional welcome on arrival at International airport
  • Lodge trek with breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation during trek (local lodges)
  • Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu surface transfers on A/C private vehicle
  • Pokhara/Phedi and Nayapul/ Pokhara private transfer
  • English speaking local expert guide, porters etc.
  • National park fees
  • Trekkers' Information Management System fees
  • 3 nights' accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and 3 night in Pokhara with all meals ( breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara with entry fees.
  • Airport transfers and escort


  • All the personal expenses as tips, bar bills, laundry and beverage
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • International flight
  • Any other expenses due to political,act of nature or any other reason which are beyond control of Fishtail Travel or its associated agents
  • Your insurance.
Name: Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
Duration: 11 days
Grade: ModerateTrek
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Activity: Sightseeing and trekking
Accomodation: Hotel, Lodge, Teahouse
Transportation: Private car and flight
Maximum altitude: 3,210m
Per day walking: 3 hours
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,345m) 
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our Fishtail representative and driver will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. The representative will help you to check into your hotel. In the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities during the trek.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
Kathmandu valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The valley offers you a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. In the morning, after breakfast, you will be guided to visit renowned and one of the largest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, Bouddha Stupa, Swoyambhunath. After lunch, you will be visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square.
Day 03: Fly/drive to Pokhara
This day will mark the beginning of your trek. For this, in the early morning, after having breakfast you will be driven to Pokhara city, 200 km west from Kathmandu. It takes 5-6 hours on a tourist vehicle or you can take a flight as well. We will be passing through beautiful forests, deep gorges and Nepali villages on our way to the destination.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1,010m) and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,570m) 
This day will mark the beginning of your trek. The trek will start from Nayapul, which is about 1 hour drive away from Pokhara. Upon reaching Nayapul, you will be walking for tentatively 20 minutes along the banks of the Modi Khola and reach Birethanti (1,015m), a large village housing many shops and teahouses. The trail then continues through the valley of Hille crossing the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola and ultimately we will end the journey for the day in Tikhedhunga.  
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2,840m) 
Today you will ascend the path that leads to Ghorepani. The name Ghorepani in Nepali means "horse-water" owing to its role as an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker's stop. Ghorepani has been fascinating tourists and trekkers with its small shops and stalls selling local products and crafts. 
Day 06: Trek to Tadapani (2,610m) via Poon Hill (3,210m)
Poon Hill is famous for its ideal location to view sunrise. Once you witness the mesmerizing view of sunrise at Poon Hill, you will have breakfast and then descend to Tatopani crossing the rhododendron forests amidst the awe-inspiring view of Dhaulagiri range. This path then leads through terraced fields to Tadapani.
Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m) 
Leaving Tadapani, you will trail along terraced fields beneath the splendid panorama of glaciated Himalayan mountain ranges i.e. Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna-III, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli with warmth and sincere hospitality of locals at Ghandruk Village. Ghandruk is famous for catering to the requirements of all trekkers’ who hit the trail through this route. 
Day 08: Trek to Nayapul (1,010m) and Drive to Pokhara 
The day marks the end of the trek. This day you will trek towards Nayapul to catch the vehicle to go back to Pokhara. While moving forward to Nayapul from Ghandruk, you can see beautiful forests, hills, Himalayas, rivers etc.
Day 09: Pokhara City tour
Pokhara is a globally renowned tourist destination for its natural beauty. After breakfast, you will be guided for half day city sightseeing. Firstly, you will visit Fewa Lake where you can see the reflection of Mount Machhapuchhre if the weather is clear. The lake also houses Barahi Temple located in the middle of the lake. Other interesting destinations would be Devi’s Waterfall, Tibetan Refugee Settlement, Gupteshwor Cave, International Mountain Museum and Bindabasini Temple. 
Day 10: Fly/Drive back to Kathmandu 
After breakfast, you will be either driven to the Pokhara airport to take a flight to Kathmandu or will be driven to Kathmandu via tourist vehicle. The entire day in the capital is free for some shopping and relaxation.
Day 11: Depart Kathmandu
After checking out of the hotel, our representative will take you to the international airport for your flight towards onward destination. If you want to continue your stay in Nepal for short tours i.e. National parks, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, etc., please do let us know. We will be proudly serving your needs.
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