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Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek - 12 Days

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek

Ghorepani Ghandruk trekking route is one of the most visited areas of Annapurna trail because of easy climb up and most varied landscape features of the entire region. Probably Ghandruk trek is suitable for every level of trekkers-beginners, children with family holiday, old age groups and due to its well managed local eco teahouse loges facilities for food and accommodation along the way. This trekking is also suitable for those who have limited time but dreaming for glimpse of snow caped mountain peaks and still wants a real Himalayan cultural experience in life time. In the spring season there are 9 different species of wild rhododendron flowers bloom which adds this trekking trail to turn into one of the real Shangri La on Earth.

Ghandruk trekking can be done throughout the year except monsoon season mid June to mid September and its easy trail begins further of Nayapul (1070m) trailhead up to Ghorepani (2750m). Along with this trek you will be enjoying fascinating tradition of local Gurung villages and their typical cultural reflection passing through rhododendron, magnolia, oak forest together breathtaking views of Mt. fishtail (6993m), Annapurna South (7219m), Himchuli (6441m) and amazing mountain panorama views from Poon Hill (3210m) including entire Dhulagiri (8167m) massif and Annapurna range series dominating the skyline beyond with Annapurna I (8091m) peak. Throughout the trek you will pass the various villages like; Ghandruk, Landruk, Dhampus etc. which offers magnificent views for Annapurnas from low altitude & it is best for family, elder people and children.

Ghorepani Ghandruk trekking route is one of the most visited areas of Annapurna trail because of easy climb up and most varied landscape features of the entire region. Probably Ghandruk trek is suitable for every level of trekkers-beginners, children with family holiday, old age groups and due to its well managed local eco teahouse loges facilities for food and accommodation along the way. This trekking is also suitable for those who have limited time but dreaming for glimpse of snow caped mountain peaks and still wants a real Himalayan cultural experience in life time. In the spring season there are 9 different species of wild rhododendron flowers bloom which adds this trekking trail to turn into one of the real Shangri La on Earth.

Ghandruk trekking can be done throughout the year except monsoon season mid June to mid September and its easy trail begins further of Nayapul (1070m) trailhead up to Ghorepani (2750m). Along with this trek you will be enjoying fascinating tradition of local Gurung villages and their typical cultural reflection passing through rhododendron, magnolia, oak forest together breathtaking views of Mt. fishtail (6993m), Annapurna South (7219m), Himchuli (6441m) and amazing mountain panorama views from Poon Hill (3210m) including entire Dhulagiri (8167m) massif and Annapurna range series dominating the skyline beyond with Annapurna I (8091m) peak. Throughout the trek you will pass the various villages like; Ghandruk, Landruk, Dhampus etc. which offers magnificent views for Annapurnas from low altitude & it is best for family, elder people and children.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu airport Nepal.

Upon arrival meet our office representative at airport and transfer to hotel/ after refreshing complete the official formalities/ briefing about the preparation and rest of the day free for your own leisure/overnight at hotel in BB Basis.

Day 2
Full day guided sightseeing around Kathmandu city-

Historical Durbar Square area, Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Swyambhunath Stupa which will take you to visit Nepal’s most popular attractions and lunch break will be during the tour at best restaurants available/overnight at hotel in BB Basis

Day 3
Fly or Drive from Katmandu to Pokhara

Approximately (7-8 hrs.) by bus or fly to Pokhara 30 min by STOL flight and transfer to hotel overnight in (BB Basis). In Pokhara you will have free for personal activities- you may simply rest or go for visiting Lake Side down town market etc. Pokhara is main gateway city for Annapurna region trek and other mid west areas.

Day 4
After breakfast early morning transfer to trailhead

Nayapul (1070m) and trek up to Tikhedhunga (1540m, 4-5 hrs) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant). Further of Nayapul the trail smoothly goes climb up following river bank and after finally reach at the Tikhedhunga village for overnight halt.

Day 5
Trek Tikhedhunga (1540m) to Ghorepani (2850m, 6-7 hrs)

We will stay overnight at teahouse(All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant). Today first the trail ascends many steps of Ulleri hill top village and it follows up to Banthanti lunch stop. After lunch break you will be walking through the mossy jungle up and down trail up to Ghorepani fanal stop. Along the route you will be stopped for sort drinking break at Nangthanti tea shop.

Day 6
Early morning climb up Poon Hill (3210m, 1-1:30 hrs)

Poon Hill is best point for sunrise with magnificent snow capped mountain views and trek to Tadapani (2600m, 5-6 hrs) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant). From Poon Hill top you will enjoy views of majestic mountains (Fish Tail) (6993m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7219m), Giant Dhaulagiri (8167 m) and many more. After superb visit of Poon Hill back to lodge have breakfast and join for the day hike.

Day 7
Trek Tadapani (2600m) to Ghandruk (1940m, 4-5 hrs)

We will stay overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant). Today’s hiking journey will be easy walk following gentle descent through the deep forest up to Ghanduk village. Ghandruk is nice village to hang around, main habitants of Gurung ethnical groups and they are popular Gurkha soldier family.

Day 8
Trek Ghandruk (1940m) to Landruk/Tolka (1565m, 4-5hrs)

We will stay overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. After breakfast regular day hike will commence again- first you will be drop down to the Modi Khola River bank nearby Bee Hive Teahouse lodge and cross the bridge then the trail goes through hill terraced field climb up to Landruk village. At Landruk we will stop for the lunch and continue up to the final stop place for overnight stay.

Day 9
Trek Landruk/Tolka (1565m) to Dhampus (1650m, 4-5hrs)

We will stay overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. Today further of Tolka about 1:30 hours climb up to the Pothana Deurali and further up to beautiful Dampus village trail follows through dense mossy jungle along the ridge of hills. Dhampus village offers you spectacular views of entire Annapurna Himalayan range.

Day 10
Trek Dhampus (1650m) to Phedi (950m, 2-3 hrs)

Then catch the transportation then drive to Pokhara and transfer to hotel. (Breakfast will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant). All the way follows gradual descent to final point Phedi. You will pass many cultural hamlets and their hill terraced traditional farmland. At ending place you will be picked up by transport and driven to Pokhara for the lunch and rest for overnight at hotel.

Day 11
Next day drive from Pokhara to Katmandu

It is approximately (7-8 hrs.) by bus or fly to Kathmandu 30 min by STOL flight as you wish to have in your package, transfer to hotel, late noon shopping souvenirs around market and typical Nepali dinner party with culture show.

Day 12
Final departure

Transfer to airport for International departure or if you wish to have onward programs- wildlife safari tour, whitewater rafting/ kayaking, paragliding, sightseeing or visiting main tourist attraction of around please let us know we are happy to organize as you wish.

Price Includes

  • Transportation for TIA -Hotel -TIA,
  • Two night stay at the hotel in Kathmandu and Two night stay in Pokhara, including breakfast with twin sharing basic.
  • All government taxes, Annapurna National Park entry fees TIMS (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Experience English speaking guide and support staff to carry your luggage (two guest = one porter (including their daily wages, life insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu tourist Bus,
  • Pokhara-nayapul-Pokhara by private car,
  • Accommodation & Meals (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trekking days,
  • Medical support:emergency first aid kit carried.

Price Exclude

  • Lunch, Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Water, any kind of Drinks and Tips for guide/porters
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies),
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses.
  • Services not mentioned herein

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