Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek - 8 Days

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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.

When you arrive in Kathmandu airport, our agency representative will be waiting for you in the airport holding our company and your name play card. From airport our agency representative will escort you to the hotel. After you check in to the hotel, you will rest and fed your flight sickness till next day.

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

After the well rest moment at hotel of Kathmandu head towards pokhara which takes 6 to 7 hr of drive. Pokhara is located in a lovely valley at the foot of the Machapuchare. From pokhara you will get see spectacular views of the machapuchare and other highest mountain from all parts of the town. This city is quite different then Kathmandu as it has plenty of scenic attractions and is close to the mountains. This beautiful city provide the most intresting activities before heading to trekking like ,short walks around lake side or bicycle rides around city, you can swim or 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)

We begin our trek at Nayapul after an hour’s drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a short 15-minute walk along the banks of the ModiKhola, we reach Birethanti (1,015 m), a large village with many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the BhurungdiKhola. our route leads to farm areas and villages, waterfalls then reaching at Tirkehdhunga for overnight stop in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge after a good day walks of few hours. Here we will have the night stay at local tea house.

Day 4
Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani(2870m)

After early morning breakfast, your trekking journey on foot starts. You will pass by a small village named Tikhedhunga (1,577 m). After that , We move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070 m. The trail ascends more gently from this point, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons, towards Banthanti at 2,250 m. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460 m. After an hour walk we arrive at Ghorepani (2,840 m). Ghorepani is inhabited by Magars. They have a unique culture, tradition, and lifestyle. Even at this altitude, you will find the place super clean. The trekking trail up to Ghorepani is a laborious one. It is also full of natural sceneries like the green lush forest of beautiful oak and rhododendron forests. Here we will have the night stay at local tea house.

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

Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hike to Poon Hill at an elevation of 3,210 m, a brilliant mountain range spectacle; this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas, panoramic view of Snow Mountain, best valley view. We return to Ghorepani for breakfast before continuing, climbing steadily through rhododendron forest.We then continue to Tadapani, trekking through open grassland and deep forests. On the way there are excellent views of Annapurna South and the Manaslu range. Then we make a climb along ridges, and through pine and rhododendron forests, towards Deurali (2,960 m) ,follow the river as it leaps and jumps down waterfalls, and continue down for several hour we then arrive in Tadapani where we stay in a teahouse with stunning views of Annapurna South, Machapuchare and down the valley to the horizon.Here we will have the night stay at local tea house.

Day 6
Tadapani to Pokhara via Ghandruk

Today’s trek begins early. we will begin with an ascend to Poon Hill-he ultimate point of the trek. we will feel blessed with an opportunity to see the spectacular sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs. And the view of the surrounding farm terraces adds in to the beauty of the scenery.The sun-rise view from Poon hill is quite alluring. With the stunning beauty of the Himalayas in mind, we head back to Ghorepani for breakfast. now 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.

After the night stay we will head to Kathmandu on bus journey. Which will take 5 to 6 hours of drive.

Day 8
Farewell

The journey comes to an end today! A representative from Nepal Trekking in Himalayas will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight.

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
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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