Ghorepani – Ghandruk Trek

8 days 7 nights
Trekking
1-15 Pax

Western Nepal is one of the best trekking routes in Nepal. This route invites you to view the second largest Gurung village of Ghandruk and its unique variety of delicacies and drinks. The trek will give you the opportunity to see the dominating skyline of Annapurna Range and different colors of Rhododendron flowers in the forests.

Ghorepani meaning “Horse water” is a spot where the horses, mules and ponies carrying loads stop to refresh themselves which in itself is a delightful sight you would certainly want to capture.
It is recommended to take a break in Tadapani between the long trail from Ghorepani that leads to Ghandruk not only to make the trek easier but also for the excellent mountain views of Annapurna South, Hiuchuli and Machhapuchhare

 

Days Program Altitude Accommodation
Day 1 In Kathmandu   Hotel
Day 2 Fly to Pokhara- Drive to Nayapul/ Trek to Trikhedhunga 1,570 m/5150 ft. Local Lodge
Day 3 Trek to Ghorepani 2,874 m/ 9,427 ft. Local Lodge
Day 4 Morning visit to Poonhill 2,610 m/ 6,363 ft. Local Lodge
Day 5 Trek to Ghandruk 1,940 m/ 6,363 ft. Local Lodge
Day 6 Trek to Nayapul, Drive to Pokhara 1,010 m/ 3,314 ft. Local Lodge
Day 7 Fly back to Kathmandu   Hotel
Day 8 Final Departure    

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • 1

    After departing the guests from the airport you are transferred back to the hotel.
    Overnight at Hotel

    Meals : Breakfast
  • 2

    Flight Duration (Domestic Flight): 20 minutes approx.
    Drive Time: 6 hours approx.
    Trek Time: 4-5 hours approx.
    Altitude: 1,570 m/ 5,150 ft

    Today you are transferred to Kathmandu airport for for you flight to Pokhara. Upon arrival, take on an hour’s pleasant drive through the mountainous highway to Nayapul. Then we walk about 20 minutes on a level trail to Birethanti (1056) on the banks of Modi River where we reach the Annapurna Conservation area check post. From Birethanti the trail follows Bhurungdi River up to Tirkhedhunga (1577m) where we pass through several small villages on the way. It takes around 5 hours to reach Tirkhedhunga. There are several lodges and campsites.
    Overnight at Simple lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3

    Trek Time: 6-7 hours approx.
    Altitude: 2,874 m/ 9,427 ft

    The next morning you need to climb through some stone steps for about 1.5 hours to Ulleri – a large Magar village. From Ulleri the trail moves gently through pastures and cultivated fields. The fields soon give way to deep forests as the trail climbs to Banthanti. Beyond Banthanti, there are magnificent oak and rhododendron forests. Then we pass through forests all the way to Ghorepani – a pleasant village on a ridge top with excellent views of several peaks such as Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, Machhapuchre, Hiunchuli, Tukche etc. Ghorepani means ‘horse water’ in Nepali.
    Overnight at Simple lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4

    Trek Time: 7-8 hours approx.
    Altitude: 2,610 m/ 8,561 ft.

    An early start and an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3210m) lead us to a brilliant scene. This vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending about 40 minutes on the hillside, we return to Ghorepani, have breakfast, and start walking to Tadapani. From Ghorepani the trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2840 m). We descend to reach Banthanti, before winding our way to Tadapani (2610 m).
    Overnight at Simple lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 5

    Trek Time: 4-5 hours approx.
    Altitude: 1,940 m/ 6,363 ft

    We walk through rhododendron forests all downhill which leads you to Ghandruk.
    It is one of the most popular and beautiful villages of the Annapurna region. It is the largest Gurung village of Nepal and supplies a considerable number of British Gorkha soldiers. There is a Headquarter of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) with two Gurung Museums.
    Overnight at Simple lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 6

    Trek Time: 5-6 hours approx.
    Altitude: 1,010 m

    Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul via Birethanti which takes 3-4 hours. You begin your trail following a gentle flat path passing through forests, rocks and terraces. After Kimche (1638m.) the trail descends through human settlements and terraces up to Seuli Bazaar. From here, the trail moves along the bank of Modi Khola to Birethanti. Walk for about twenty minutes up to Nayapul (New Bridge) where you board our private vehicle to drive back to your hotel in Pokhara which takes approximately a one and half hour and where you will be having a well-deserved day rest.
    Overnight Hotel

    Meals : Breakfast
  • 7

    Flight Duration (Domestic Flight): 20 minutes approx.

    After breakfast you are transferred to Pokhara airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival you are transferred to your hotel.
    Later visit; Patan Durbar Square
     Patan, also known as Lalitpur, the city of artisans is a paradise of fine arts and best known for its rich cultural heritage. It is home to the valley’s finest craftsmen who have preserved such ancient techniques as the repoussé and lost wax process used to produce exquisite sculptures. The city retains much of its old charm with its narrow streets, brick houses and multitude of well-preserved Hindu temples, Buddhist monasteries (vihars) and monuments.
    Overnight at Hotel

    Meals : Breakfast
  • 8

    Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.

    Meals : Breakfast

Cost Includes:

·         2 Night accommodation at Hotel  - Kathmandu sharing double room on Bed & Breakfast plan.

·         2 Night accommodation at Hotel  - Pokhara sharing double room on Bed & Breakfast plan.

·         4 nights / 5 days accommodation at the best available simple tea house/lodge based trek on full board basis.

·         Surface transfers from Pokhara/ Nayapaul / Pokhara  by private vehicle (4WD).

·         National Park fees and TIMS’s card.

 

Cost Excludes:

·         Nepal Visa

·         Domestic Airfare

·         Accommodation and sightseeing in Kathmandu

·         Refreshments, tips, bottled drinks and bar bills

·         Insurance and rescue of any form.

·         Cost arising out of flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides and reasons beyond our control.

·         Expenses of personal nature and any other expenses not mentioned in the above cost.

·         Gratuities, tipping to guides and drivers.

·         Sleeping bags [it can be hired in Kathmandu at the cost of US$ 3.5 per day]

·         Excess baggage, Extra mileage.

·   Personal insurance policy - suggested a comprehensive travel insurance covering tour and flight cancellations, loss of valuables, thefts, illness, accidents and hospitalization.