Ghorepani-Ghandruk Trek

  • 10 Days
  • 2000 USD
  • 1-20

Trip Overview

  • Country:Nepal
  • Duration : 10 Days
  • Trip Route: Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul-Tikhedhunga-Ghorepani-Poon Hill- Tadapani- Ghandruk-Nayapul- Pokhara- Kathmanndu
  • Max Altitude:(3,210 metres or 10,532 feet)
  • Trip Level: Easy

Trip Highlights

  • The great sunrise viewpoint and fantastic glancing angle for the vistas of the mountains offered by the summit of Poonhill are the fundamentals of the trip.

Trip Information

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trekking has been designed for the nature lovers who compel to explore but has a short holiday, fit for all genarian. As the Poon Hill is the heart of this trip, it is one of the easiest and the most fascinating treks in Nepal.The Annapurna Mountain range from Dhaulagiri to Manaslu including Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre  (Mount Fishtail), Annapurna I, Nilgiri, Tukuche, Dhampus peak, Gangapurna among others are the main attractions of this trek.The antique villages amid the magnificent mountain scenery are inhabited by the Gurungs. The trek provides an opportunity to study Gurung’s tradition and culture as Traditional Gurung Museum displays traditional costumes and equipment.For nature lovers, travelling in diverse natural vegetation and climate is a lifetime experience. The dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri with the picturesque fluted peak of Machhapuchhre (Mount Fishtail) dominating the skyline are the key features of this trek.This 10-day tour also covers the visit to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and sightseeings of beautiful places in and around Kathmandu and Pokhara.The great sunrise viewpoint and fantastic glancing angle for the vistas of the mountains offered by the summit of Poonhill are the fundamentals of the trip.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Your arrival
  • Day 2 - Full day sight-seeing around Kathmandu
  • Day 3 – Luxury drive to Pokhara
  • Day 4-One hour drive to Nayapul, 3-4 hours trekking to Tikhedhunga (1,540 metres or 5,053 feet)
  • Day 5: 6-7 hours trekking to Ghorepani (2,860 metres or 9,384 feet)
  • Day 6 – Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3,210 metres or 10,532 feet), the destination, descend to Tadapani (2,630 metres or 8,628 feet) (7 hours)
  • Day-7: Tadapani to Ghandruk(1940 metres or 6,365 feet)
  • Day 8: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara (6 hours)
  • Day 9: Half-day Pokhara sightseeing and flight to Kathmandu
  • Day 10: International departure

Detailed Itinerary

Receives you on your arrival, from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. After 20 minutes drive (5.9 km), we arrive at the hotel in Thamel, a hub for visitors in Nepal. Thamel provides accommodation and shopping centres, keeping in mind, the needs of visitors and guests. After taking rest for a while, we have welcome dinner (Traditional Nepali cuisine) and briefing of tour programmes.

Included Meals:welcome dinner (Traditional Nepali cuisine)

After breakfast, we go to Pashupatinath temple, the holiest Hindu temple where the devotees worship the penis of Lord Shiva. Next, we visit Swoyambhunath Stupa that locates on western outskirts of Kathmandu valley. It is said that Shakyamuni Buddha preached a sermon to the local people amid the monkeys at the hill. That is how the place got the name “Monkey Temple.” Following the homage, we visit Boudhanath Stupa, the largest spherical stupas in Nepal. We go to Kathmandu Durbar square (UNESCO World Heritage Sites), once one of the principalities among three kingdoms in the valley during the period of Malla dynasty. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

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After breakfast, early in the morning, we travel to Pokhara by luxurious vehicle. It takes about 6-7 hours from Kathmandu. The way to Pokhara is equally enjoyable as the road leads corresponding to Trishuli River and the green vegetations all around the hills. We check in the hotel, take rest for an hour. We take a walk to Phewa Lake and do boating for an hour. We enjoy the panorama of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Overnight stay in the hotel.

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The trip starts at about 8 am after breakfast. Travelling for an hour, we alight from the vehicle at Nayapul, the base for the trekking routes and also the local market. The trail begins with a suspension bridge. The green forests and villages scattering among the hills come into view. On the way, we take lunch at one of the local restaurants. Crossing a bridge at Birethanti, we continue ascending along with the route passing by the waterfalls and meandering together with Bhurungdi River, we arrive at Tikhedhunga, the place to take rest for the night.

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After breakfast, we ascend along the thousands of steps carved on Ulleri cliff to reach Ghorepani. The trail takes a trial of our stamina. The trail also passes through woods of rhododendron with the pleasant view of the brooks. The term Ghorepani means horse to water. The place has settlements of traders who transport the goods on horseback. The morning light illuminates the mountains. The snowy peaks can be viewed from the hotel. The place gives an amazing viewpoint for Annapurna south, Nilgiri Mountains and Dhaulagiri range including other peaks. The night at Ghorepani.

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Early in the morning, we get ready to scale Poon Hill. The trail passes through the thick woods of rhododendron. In about an hour, we arrive at the Poon Hill viewpoint. The scenery from here appears like in imagination. The closer view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges including other 20 highest mountains is marvellous. Sunlight illuminates the snowy mountains. The spot at the Poon Hill gives an amazing view of Pokhara in the south-east and Mustang in the north. We come back to the hotel for breakfast and halt to take rest. We advance the trekking to Tadapani via the rhododendron forests, crossing several rivulets, brooks. The place is important as the trekking routes to Annapurna Base Camp and the trail to Poonhill meets here. We stay here overnight.

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After breakfast, we continue the journey. On this day, we descend along the path that passes via the forests and scattered Gurung villages. The enchanting mountains surround the green scenery as we hike up to Ghandruk, an oldest Gurung village in Annapurna Region. The Traditional Gurung Museum in the village is worth visiting as it displays traditional costumes and equipment used by the Gurungs. The village offers magnificent views of Annapurna South, Himchuli, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). Apart from the museum, there is a temple which is accessible after climbing 670 steps. Overnight stay in Ghandruk.

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After breakfast, we carry on our journey along the trail that leads us through the farms, fields, villages. As we descend the path, we feel the difference in the temperature due to the change in altitude. We meander along the bank of Modi River and cross it via the suspension bridge when we arrive at Birethanti. Here, we take lunch and head for Nayapul from where we take a private vehicle to Pokhara. Overnight stay in Pokhara.

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After breakfast, we visit Davis Fall, one of the most famous waterfalls, which is approximately 500 feet (150 m) long and runs 100 feet below ground level. Next, we visit the adjoining Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave which is below the ground level. We also make short visits to other attractions in lakeside. We check out the hotel and take a 30-minute flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara Airport. We take part in a farewell dinner organised by Mount Fishtail Adventure. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

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Backpackers Adventure Trek arranges your transportation from the hotel to the Tribhuvan International Airport departure, three hours before the scheduled flight.

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      Trekking in the Himalayas requires equipment and footwear according to the season and the location. A single trek can start in the warm and humid climate in the lowlands, and bring you to passes above 5,000m. Solid trainers (“sneakers”) are adequate on most trails but bring sturdy boots for crossing passes that may be covered with snow. Climbing expeditions requires special equipment. Sandals and flip-flops are practical for an evening in lodges or camp. You can buy any kind of footwear in Nepal.   No, it is not possible to live off the land in Nepal. You cannot just set off into the woods with a little money, a basket and a fishing rod and expect to manage on your own, Not only is the vegetation where there are fruit, wild herbs and other wild edibles limited, private community-owned, but fish is sparse and hunting is forbidden. It can also be difficult to buy food locally due to scarcity and poverty. 

      • Sleeping: Tent, Sleeping bag, Sleeping pad and Silk liner.
      • Hiking: Rucksack, Hiking boots, Camp shoes, Wool socks, Lightweight trekking pants, Trekking shorts, T-Shirts and Undergarments.
      • Cold Weather: Long underwear/Wool thermals, Sweater, Thermal Coat, Waterproof jacket and pants, Heavyweight pants for high elevations, Heavy down jacket, Winter hat, and Winter gloves.
      • Accessories: Water purification, Water bottles, Cap/Hat, Hiking poles, Sunglasses, Head Touch Light, Reading materials, Journal and pens, Camera with extra batteries, Daypack, Heavy-duty duffle bag and Gators.
      • Personal Supplies: Sun Lotion, Hand sanitiser, Toiletries, Bar soap, Face/body wipes, Washing liquid, Lip balm and Medications (If necessary).
      • Extras: Duct tape, First aid kit and Extra pp size photo and photocopies of passport.
      • P.S: You can rent the above gears in Kathmandu and Pokhara in Nepal.

      Included / Exlcuded

      Price Includes:

      • Pickup and Drop off from Airport by private vehicle.
      • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
      • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek(Depends on the trails).
      • City Tour guide and trekking guide(Licensed Himalaya Guide).
      • Porters and local staff during the trek.
      • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine to the guide and porter along with other staff.
      • All the formalities fee of national park and monuments, parks, temples and monasteries.
      • TIMS permit for trekking.
      • All domestic flights however you have to pay an extra amount for the helicopter.
      • Sun hat and Backpackers t-shirt.
      • Farewell dinner and souvenir.
      • Government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
      • Official expenses.

      Price excludes:

      • Emergency Rescue and Evacuation travel insurance.
      • Airfare and departure tax.
      • On arrival Nepal entry visa which can be easily obtained in International Airport in Kathmandu.
      • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
      • Personal trekking gears.
      • Tipping is expected for guide, porter and local staff.
      • Expenses that are not mentioned in the include section.



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