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Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek - 8 Days

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek
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Ghorepani, Poon Hill and Ghandruk are the most popular places in Annapurna region to visit. Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek package takes you through these all and offers the incredible views of sunrise, sunset and mountains. Besides this, warm cultural experience with charming hospitality gives the inner depth feeling into your life. Ghorepani – Ghandruk trekking route is easy for walking and can accomplish by all kinds of trekkers. It is one of the most celebrating route for trekking in Nepal.

Highlights of Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek:

  • Easy walking trail
  • Sunrise view from Poon Hill
  • Local cultural experience
  • Real taste of Nepalese lifestyle
  • Warm hospitality from Ghandruk village
  • Great mountain views just in-front of your room

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek is most popular trekking in Annapurna region of Nepal. It is famous for best sunrise views and amazing panoramic views of Himalayas. The Ghorepani – Ghandruk trek starts from Nayapul after an hour drive from Pokhara.

This Ghorepani village and Ghandruk village trek passes through Ghorepani, Poonhill, Tadapani, and Ghandruk then back to Nayapul. Ghorepani Poonhill Treks is short trekking trail in Annapurna region which is also known evergreen trekking trail of Nepal.

Most Trekkers Hike up to the Poon hill top early in the Morning before to sunrises for mesmerizing view of sunrise and golden color views on Mountain. In the short time, you will get chance to see a Great panorama of views Mountain in a close distance. Like: Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu then so more Mountain.

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek has been charming village, inhabited by the bravest ethnic group of Nepal named by Gurungs. Dense forest of rhododendron, hundred’s species of bird flora and faunas with deep sub-tropical valleys has brought the importance of Ghorepani -Poon Hill-Ghandruk  trek. Especially the trekking in spring season is most special for trekkers, because the flowers and the new leaf of Jungle is the most enchant and interesting for trekkers. The trekkers who wish to explore different experience of culture, Views of Himalaya, culture, Lifestyle of Nepalese flora and faunas. It is highly recommended the evergreen trail of Annapurna region.

Ghandruk Village

Ghandruk is the famous Gurung village at 2,010m (6,600ft), is located northwest of the Pokhara city. The village can be reached after 4/5 hours walk from Pokhara. Ghandruk offers the Gurung culture and warm hospitality for tourist. The mountain views from Ghandruk is awesome. The charming village lies on the route of famous Annapurna Base Camp trekking.

Pokhara

Pokhara is a metropolitan and the second largest city of Nepal. Pokhara is headquarter of Gandaki Zone and Kaski District. It is located 200 km. of west from Kathmandu. It has couple of tourist sport is very popular. Like: World peace Pagoda, Phewa Lake, Devi’s fall, International Museum and so more. This is a land of spectacular beauty city. It has won reputation of being the second home for the tourists worldwide.

Day 1
Arrival to TIA airport. Pick up from there then check in to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.

Our team member will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few meters from the exit door. Please check your name at Showcard. He will bring you to hotel in Kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes.After refreshment, we will brief your plan more visibly.

Day 2
By tourist bus to Pokhara. (850m)

The Bus journey will take 6 to 7 hours.Pokhara is set in a lovely valley at the foot of the Machapuchare so you get spectacular views of the mountains from all parts of the town. It is quite different then Kathmandu, it has plenty of scenic attractions and is close to the mountains. Here is some interesting short walks or bicycle rides inPokhara, you can swim and canoe on Lake Phewa or just watch the last rays of the sun stream across the dip in the mountains that hold the lake. Along the lakeside road there is a continuous stretch of small hotels, restaurants and shops; it’s an area which still has a bit of the old hippy scene felt about it.

Day 3
Pokhara to Tikhedhunga(1577m)

(Trekking: approximately 4 hours) After breakfast take a bus ride to Nyapul(trek starting point) for one hour than trek to Birethanti for 30minates where trekking permit and national park permit will be checked. The trail continues along the BhurungdiKholapasing through small villages and water fall you will reach a small village called Tikhedhunga. Where you will spend a nights.

Day 4
Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani(2870m)

(Trekking: approximately 4 hours) After crossing the suspension bridge over the BhurungdiKhola, you will have to start a steep ascent to Ulleri( 2073m)using a continues stone steps. This is the hardest ascent in this course. From Ulleri trail continues gradually uphill through small village and Rhododendron forest you will be in Ghorepani. Somewhere in middle place called Banthanti there can have lunch too.

Day 5
Ghorepani/ Poon hill to Tadapani(1190m)

(Trekking: approximately 6 hours) Weak up early to climb up Poon Hill, to watch a magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas, panoramic view of Snow Mountain, best valley view. We return to Ghorepani for breakfast. We then continue to Tatopani(hot spring), trekking through open grassland and farmland. The views are the same as the previous afternoon but the sunrise adds a further dimension and many travellers will consider this to be one of the main highlights of the trip. The ascend path clears every so often, providing absolutely beautiful views of the Dhaulgiri, Nillgiri& Annapurna’s.

Day 6
Tadapani to Pokhara via Ghandruk

Tadapani, the trail decently down through forests to Ghandruk. Here are Gurung people which are the ethnic groups of Nepal. From Ghandruk village easy walking all downhill to Nayapul then we take a short drive to Pokhara by private car.

Day 7
Return back to Kathmandu by tourist bus.

The bus journey will take 5 to 6 hours.

Day 8
Farewell

Cost Include

  • Transportation for TIA -Hotel -TIA,
  • Two night stay at the hotel in Kathmandu, B/B plan 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 treks.
  • Hotel in Pokhara, B/B plan with twin sharing basic,
  • Medical support: emergency first aid kit carried.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Water & any kind of Drinks, Tips for guide and 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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1. How difficult are the treks?

It depends on the individuals’ adaptation of walking in any situation and at any circumstances. It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available. Difficulty of the treks depends on the region of the trek and duration of it. Shorter treks tend to be easier while longer ones require some physical fitness.

2. How safe Women traveling alone with your company?

Completely, we assure the safety and security of the women travelling with us. We will provide the privacy that the women need. We will also give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking.

3. What is tea house trekking?

Tea House Trek – is a trek during which at the end of each trekking day you stay for overnight in Tea Houses. “Trekking Guide Team Adventure” also organizes Camping Treks during which you stay for overnight in tents which our guides will set up for you and food during such treks will be cooked by our experienced cook.

4. Can I get Nepal visa on arrival?

Yes, you can get it in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As you arrive to airport fill the form and proceed to the visa line. You have to pay 25US$ for 15 days of visa from the day of issue, 40US$ for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days of tourist visa. For this you have to bring two passport size photos.

5. What is the best air route to my destination?

There are enough airline companies operating daily flights from Middle East of Kathmandu. Kathmandu only has got only international airport in Nepal so, where ever you are coming from you must come through tribhuvan international airport.

6. What type of insurance should I have before come to Nepal? Can I get it there?

For coming to Nepal you should have both medical and Rescue evacuation insurance. Yes you can get it here too, but we recommend purchasing it in your own country to avoid any last minute hassle and basal.

7. When should I travel to Nepal?

In Nepal it rains a lot between Junes to August. You too can enjoy great treks during this period of year in rain shadow region. But if you planning for more popular trek autumn and spring is the best time. As during this period climate will be moderate and will favorable for the trekking.

8. What kinds of banking facilities in Nepal?

Nepal has modern banking facilities having branches of some international bank. Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as American Express, Visa and Master card are accepted. Nepal also has ATM facilities.

9. When should I book my trip?

We suggest you to book your trip in advance to avoid the disappointment and hassles. We too will make an effort to accommodate last minute bookings but some time due to the last minute planning we may unintentionally make few mistake which may offend you so it will be better to do advance booking.

10. Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

Yes, our agency representative will pick you from airport. We will be displaying our placard of your name with our agency name.

11. How much spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will be at and package, facilities you may choose . However our trip profile will give you information about how to budget form additional meals, optional excursions and extra expenses that might occur in any specific trip.

12. Does your company help to arrange domestic flight, international flight, hotel bookings and other services?

Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home town. But domestic flight ticket will be included in our package. Other help like river rafting, city guided tour, mountain flight, jungle safari will be provided according to your necessities.

13. What is the physical conditioning level needed for trekking?

If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should do long day hikes at your home.

14. Is a Trekking permit needed?

Permit is not required for trekking in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some other regions. However, conservation permits or National park permits are required. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal where trekking permits are required.

15. Are the food / water safe to eat / drink?

All the meals are prepared with high standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

16. What happens if there is an emergency?

All of our guides are trained with first aid and have basic idea about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

17. What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 30% of total price as advance deposit to conform reservation before arriving to Nepal. Rest of the payment can be paid after arrival.

18. Can we bring some food from home?

19. You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

20. Is there any communication when we are on the mountain?

In the way in many villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephones from where you can make international calls. And now a days we have the internet facilities most of the trekking destination.

21. What’s the difference between trekking, hiking and mountain climbing?

You can do all day walk, where you stay overnight (or several nights) at three activities in Nepal, but they are quite different things. Trekking is a multi-the place you’ve walked to. Hiking generally refers to a one-day walk. It might be two hours or eight, but if it takes place within a single day, it’ll probably be referred to as a hike. Mountain climbing is another thing entirely. It takes special equipment, training and comes with more risk. Neither trekking nor hiking require any special skill, other than the ability to walk.

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