Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek is a classic tea house trek in Annapurna region .You will be rewarded with the beautiful panaroma views of snow mountains Mt. Dhaulagiri, amazing sunrise from top of poonhill (3120 m) and Annapurna I as well as Annapurna ragne; Annapurna south, Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Barasikhar, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli, and Manaslu ranges
During your trekking, you will experience the pleasing villages inhabited by different ethnic groups like , Gurungs and Magars up in the hills, beautiful landscapes and flora and fauna The major fascination of this trek is the splendid view of sunrise from poonhill. When the first rays of sun falls in the snow-capped Mountain, it incrediable experience you ever experience in himalayas.
Ghorepani Ghandruk trek lead you through charming village to dense dense forest of rhododendron forest. This is the easiest trek for those who do not have much time to spend but experience the best of mountain with a burning desire to observe the beauty of snow capped mountains. The trek can be extended according your time and interest. The Hill point mesmerizes with amusing view of sunrise and golden color views of Annapurna ranges. Discover and Explore the himalayan land with local experts Mount Trails .
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu International airport, you will be picking up by Mount Trails resentative and transfer to Kathmandu Hotel. No activities are planned for the day so you will have time to refresh and free to explore picturesque local Ason market. Evening we will have dinner at typical nepali restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast you will regulate your day sightseeing around around Kathmandu Valley (Bauddhanath, Pashupatinath, Patan Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa) with professional tour guide with private vehicles. Evening you will have meeting regarding your following day trek.
After early breakfast at hotel, you will drive to Pokhara by regular tourist bus. Pokhara is situated about 200 km west from Kathmandu takes 7 hours to get there. you will have a smooth drive passes along Trishuli River side enjoying the beautiful landscapes along the way. Upon arrive in pokhara you will have free evening. You may take easy walk around lake side, ride boat on fewa lake. Stay overnight at hotel.
Today, after breakfast you will drive to Nayapul where we start our trek from. The drive takes 1:5 hours to Nayapul (42km) by private transport. we start walk from Nayapul along the trail ascends through beautiful rice, maze and millet farms of locals villages. Walking along the main trail of Birethanti passed small waterfall. The trail takes us to Sudami and then we steadily walk side of valley you reach at Hile village were we stop for our lunch. we walk for about 1 hours to reach at Tikhedhung or we can walk bit further to Ulleri village to make our following day big easy. Overnight at local mountain lodge.
we serve early breakfast at local lodge. After breakfast, we start our day following up the trail goes steep up for 1 and half hours through stone steps ( 3000 stone steps). we will stop for lunch at Banthanti. after lunch we follow the trail through cultivated fields with and remaining path goes inside blooming rhododendron and oak forest to Nangethanti. In the winter the trail can be covered with snow and spring rhododendron blooming. After a 2 hours walk , we reach Ghorepani at 2850m. Overnight in Ghorepani.
Today is the day of our trek. Early morning we hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) which offers best splendid scenery of sunrise over the high mountains. we will experience the best sunrise and panorama views of peaks can be seen from the top hill. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna South (7119m), Fishtail (6993m), Nilgiri south, Singa chuli , Annapurna I (8091m) and many more peaks. We then descend to Ghorepani and trek to Tadapani for 6 hours. Trek leads mainly up and down hill through the forest. Stay overnight at Tadapani at the altitude of 2540 M.
After breakfast, we start our easy day to Ghandruk which takes about 4 hours. Ghandruk is the most enriching Gurung village ( one ethnic group in Nepal ) , the home of Gurung culture and lifestyle. The trail mainly passes through forest and goes descend down to reach Gandruk village ( 1940M). We stay overnight at Ghandruk.
we end our trek today. After breakfast we start descend down to Nayapul through the cultivated beautiful fields, passing through the beautiful landscape on the way, we stop for lunch at sauli bazar and trek further to Nayapul which will takes about 4 hours and drive back to Pokhara in 1 hour.
Early in the morning our guide will wake you up and then drive you to the tourist bus station. The bus leaves in the morning to Kathmandu, about 7 hours drive by regular tourist bus. After arriving in Kathmandu, our guide will take you to your selected hotel. Free evening in thamel. Recommend you to explore around kathmandu durbar square. Overnight at hotel.
we met mr. KC at Peace Home, he changed our first impression to Nepal which is not good(Raining, Broken Road, Cheating Driver, ....), his pension and honest earned our trust, KC made a good plan with us and our Guide Yash take care everything good, a great journey!
What Makes This Trip Different?
Mount Trails believe in the quality services with great vlaue to our guests. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.
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Our Trekking Group
The trekking group is depends on the number of persons but we normally take in 02-10 persons in a group. However, if you are in a bigger group of more than 10 persons, we can manage trekking accordingly. The maximum number 10 is the outcome of generally organized group treks. But, we are good at organizing treks for any group size you require.
Besides the trekking group, we have our local staffs to assist you as well. Trekking does not just mean traveling around; it will be more rewarding if you can gain good bunch of information of the areas you travel. So, we provide you with guides for that and in order to assure easy travel experience, we have porters who would carry on your luggage. We will facilitate you with 1 porter between 2 trekkers. Our porter carry maximum of 20 kg weight.
Guides and Porters
For trekking group of 1 to 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide and Porter (1 porter between two trekkers).
For trekking group of more than 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide, 1 Assistant Guide and Porter (1 porter between two trekkers).
Our overnight stay would be on Tea Houses/lodges during Trekking. Twin sharing comfortable beds and common bathroom will be provided. The place is clean and hygienic. However, if you require a single supplement accommodation, it can also be made available on request at an additional cost of US$ 40. But still you need to be aware that single supplement accommodation may not be available at all the places during your trek in Himalayas.
We mostly serve fresh and hygienic food to let you experience typical Nepali food, special mountain foods and other cuisines including international cuisine like Indian, Tibetan, Italian, and Continental. You can always make your choices from the food menu available there. We will have breakfast and dinner at lodge/tea houses mostly whereas we will have the lunch on our way.
While in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at tourist standard hotels facilitated with Attached Bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot/cold shower, Internet service and others. The facilities provided here is of 2 to 3 star standard hotel and we serve you a breakfast at same hotel.
The means of transportation are private cars/vans and public bus. Pick up and drop off from airport to hotel, and hotel to airport will be done by private transportation. Also we can arrange domestic flight as per your request. Trek in Nepal will start with a drive from Kathmandu to trek starting point.
Safety and Precaution
It is necessary that you take in good precaution during your travel to avoid any difficulties in your Trekking in Himalayas. As the trekking leads to higher altitude range, you need some trustworthy, experienced, qualified and well-equipped people around you. Your safety is assured by the local trek guide and other staffs.
Since these hikes take you on the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with the very experienced, qualified and well-equipped leader such that your trek runs safe and successful one. All our guides at Mount Trails are trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certified from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association with experience over many years. So, this is a double assurance for your safety and to make sure that you are in the correct and professionals hand. Thus, you need not worry about anything; we are here only at your service.
Regarding health issues, we are well aware that you are likely to get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up high at faster pace is too harmful and can be fatal as well because of less oxygen. Some general symptoms of AMS are mentioned clearly on this link Mountain Sickness
If above program itinerary that don't suit to you and wish to modify above itinerary then please let us know, we would be so much happy to create a tailor made itinerary as per your time and interest.It is also possible to combines above trip with Jungle safari, rafting, Mountain flight or with any other travel plans in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Mount Trails expert trek tour operator will design and arrange your holiday as per your time frame and interest.