About Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek

Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek is in Annapurna Region which is north-central part of Nepal.Ghandruk Ghorepani Trekking is one of the most popular trekking in Nepal within Annapurna Region Trekking, which is suitable for those who have short span of time and want to end up with Himalayan Asia Treks . One of the important highlight of this Ghandruk village, Ghorepani village is to make a climb on Poon Hill (3210m), possibly the most spectacular mountain on Earth. When sun rises, it touches the snow-capped summits with the spectacular panoramic view the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Fishtail (6997m),Annapurna (8,091m), Annapurna II, South II, Nilgiri, Tukche, Dhampus peak, Butterfly mountain and Himachuli and all mountain range of Annapurna region along with a maze of other peaks, there gradually appear, just like something magical .

The best reward after Annapurna circuit in either way. The area consists of various landscapes and flora and fauna. Diversity in ethnicity is another major aspect of this regional trek, cultural activities enrich this area along with natural serenity. Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek is full of watershed areas, dense rhododendron forest, massive clefs and lots of up and downs. Spectacular sunrise, visit at Poon hill is the major attraction. Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek covers some parts of Annapurna Base Camp Trek also.

Ghorepani and Ghandruk are the two separate villages Development Committee. Ghorepani is famous for rhododendron forest as well as the fantastic panoramic sunrise, sunset view from Poon Hill 3210 meter which is one hour climb from Ghorepani. Ghandruk is a popular tourist place for treks in Annapurna area of Nepal, with easy trails and various accommodation possibilities, Gurung culture, Monastery, best views to Annapurna Mountains including beautiful massif view of Machhapuchhre, call "Fishtail".

Starting the trip from Nayapul, Pokhara and ending at Phedi, Kaski these 10 days of trek will be something that you will cherish lifelong. If traveling is your cup of tea than Ghandruk Ghorepani Treks should be in your bucket list. Join Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek or Easy Trek in Nepal 2019/20 with Himalayan Asia Treks. Choose Ghandruk Ghorepani Treks for experienced mix of Nepal Tour and Nepal Trekking.

Note: If you are not satisfied with this itinerary and other detail, please Contact Us to make itinerary and other detail as per your need.

Highlights

  • Explore Historical and Cultural Kathmandu City.
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu- Pokhara.
  • Explore beautiful city Pokhara.
  • Sunrise view from Poonhill.
  • Sunset tour at Sarangkot.
  • Ghandruk and Ghorepani village.
  • Culture and life style of Gurung in Ghandruk and Ghorepani.

Day to Day Itinerary

Meet by our Himalayan Asia Treks representative in airport and transfer to the hotel. Our representative assists to check in hotel process and give short brief about program. You can take rest and fresh. You can walk in evening in Thamel (tourist hub of Kathmandu). Overnight in Kathmandu.  

  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1400m

After taking breakfast, transfer to airport/bus station. We take early drive/flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.). One can view green hills, beautiful valleys and some mountain views on the way. Pokhara is regarded as tourists’ paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples, etc. One can have pleasure to observe views of Phewa Taal (lake), Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
Overnight in Pokhara.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Location: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 914m

After taking breakfast, we start our trek from Nayapul (1050m.). We would drive up to Nayapul from Pokhara. From Nayapul, we would trek to Tirkhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and half hours.
Overnight in a Tirkhedhunga.


  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge
  • Location: Tirkhedhunga
  • Altitude: 1577m

We trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.). Today we could ascend down gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, Magar villages. On the way, one could see majestic view of Machhapuchhre (6997m.), Himachuli (6441m.), and Annapurna South (7219m.).
Overnight at Ghorepani.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge
  • Location: Ghorepani
  • Altitude: 2855m

At early morning, we hike from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m.) for seeing sunrise.. We cover the distance within five and half hours of normal trek. Early morning, we start our trip to Poonhiil (3180m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and numerous other snowcapped mountain peaks. Having breakfast at Ghorepani, trek to Tadapani (2650 m.) through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos and oaks. En route, one can observe waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, birds and green valleys. Overnight at Ghandruk.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge
  • Location: Ghandruk
  • Altitude: 1900m

After taking breakfast, trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi (1113m.) which takes about four hours. The trail descends gradually for at least an hour and follows gravel road for two hours and then descend to Phedi passing through Dhampus village. Upon arrival at Dhampus Phedi, we take a vehicle to reach Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Location: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 914m

 Breakfast in hotel, drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. After a normal drive of seven hours, we reach Kathmandu. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we head up to Damauli, Dumre, Mugling and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable Car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. One can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Overnight in Kathmandu. 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1400m

Himalayan Asia Treks representative come in hotel and transfer to airport according to your flight schedule. 


  • Meals: Breakfast.

What's Included

  • Accommodation on BB basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara in best three star hotel on twin/double sharing.
  • Ground transportation (Airport pick up and drop, sightseeing by private and Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus).
  • Entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara sightseeing place.
  • Three times meals at trekking route.
  • Accommodation in Tea house/ lodge in trekking route.
  • Government licensed English speaking guide.
  • Porter (one porter for two person and carry 20 kg).
  • All necessary paper work like Permit and TIMS card (Trekkers information management system).
  • Travel and rescue arrangement.
  • Twenty four call assistance by our office representative.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant.
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Any type of insurance.
  • Visa.
  • Any type of international flight fare.
  • Personal nature expenses like bar bills, water, tea coffee, shower, laundry, wi fi in trekking route.
  • Tips.
  • Any extra cost which is not mentioned in Cost includes column.
  • Extra day for natural calamities like flood, landslide, flight cancellation.

Useful Information

Nepal Information:

Nepal is landlocked country located between India and Tibet autonomous region of China. It have highest peak of the world name Mt Everest (Sagarmatha) and eight peaks of the world’s ten highest peaks. It is birthplace of Gautam Buddha place name is Lumbini.
Nepal is small country but tremendous geographic diversity. It rises from Fifty nine meters to eight thousand eight hundred forty eight meters. Nepal is divided into three part Terai, Hill and mountain regions.
In here, the first language is Nepal (Devanagari script) and one hundred twenty three languages. The official language of Nepal is called Nepali.

Passport and Visa:

First thing for travelling anywhere, you need valid passport with at least six months. You can obtain visa for Nepal from Nepalese consulates or on arrival in Kathmandu or other boarders or most reliable source of information is currently the Department of Immigration Nepal If you fill online form and bring with you, then it would be easier to get visa in any Nepal boarder.

Weather:

Nepal’s climate varies with its topography and altitude. The low land Terai area has hot and humid climate that can rise above 40 degree Celsius during summer, middle region weather is pleasant almost all the year and northern region temperature is always cold.

Nepal has four Seasons:

  • Spring: Mar-May: The temperature is good in this season and many flower blossom and best season for trekking in Nepal and Tour in Nepal.
  • Summer: (Jun-Aug): Monsoon season in Nepal, weather is hot and wet at times. If you love to rain and want to easy trek in Nepal and Tour in Nepal. 
  • Autumn: (Sep-Nov): This is the best season for tour and trek in Nepal. In that time, weather is highly pleasant so are the mountains and Himalaya. This is also season of festivals as Nepal celebrates the biggest festival Nepali name Dashain and Tihar. Himalayan Asia Treks suggest book Trekking in Nepal and Nepal Tour .
  • Winter: (Dec-Feb) : This is cold season and can seen beautiful himalayan view in lower part in mountain trekking in Nepal and Tour in Nepal. 

Best Time to Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek

The best to do trekking in Nepal is September to November and March to May. December and January is also possible to do trekking but winter season so it would be cold and snowfall, we can suggest lower part of mountain trekking. June, July and August is raining season so we suggest contacting us for best trek.

Is it suitable trekking for me?

If you are physically fit and love to walk then you can choose any trekking itinerary from our website to suit you. If you choose long day’s program, then you have t walk more days in mountain. All trekking program can see in our website. We suggest while going trek, please took one professional guide and if you cannot carry your luggage then took one porter also. If you need more question about suitable trekking package in Nepal for you, please drop email or contact us in social sites also.

Currency:

The Nepalese currency called Rupees. For exchanging your currency into local currency, can visit Bank, govt. licensed holder Money Exchange.

Insurance:

We told all our clients to do travel insurance before leaving your home country with showing your travel itinerary. Their insurance must covered medical, personal accident, loss of gears, emergency evacuation, and damage or lost their luggage and etc.

Hotel/ Accommodation on Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek:

We provide to our client in City area best three star (above three star is on client requested) and lodge/teahouse during the trek. A Teahouse/lodge is the combination of guest house and restaurant where rooms are normally decorated and available bed, pillow and blankets. In every trekking route, we provide only teahouse/lodge because there is no availability of deluxe hotel.

Meals Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek:

The meal which is provided in trekking area is included breakfast, lunch and dinner. We provide breakfast and dinner where you stay overnights and our guide will choose restaurant for lunch on the way. Our guide and other staff always give priority t served delicious, hygienic and each place special food. We recommended you to bring water purification tablets.

Guide and porter Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek:

We provide you best staff to you who have good experience and government license. In a group, we provide one guide till 16 pax and one porter for each two person. One porter carries 14 kg .

Personal Expenses Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek:

Personal expenses means which is not covered your package column cost include. Normally, you have to pay for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks (on the trek), tips, souvenirs, hot showers and extra day if flight cancelled or any other natural disasters.

Some do’s and do not’s Trekking in Nepal:

  • Respect local culture and people.
  • The Nepalese people are friendly and hospitalize by nature so you do not have difficulty to adjust in here.
  • While you are entering in Temple and monasteries, just check in some temple not allowed entering for non-Hindus. If there is permitted to enter, please do not wear leather things and walk in Temple and Stupas clockwise. Before taking photograph, please ask authorized person for permission.

What do I need for trekking/ Packing list Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek:

  • Day pack (rucksack)
  • Light weight and warm trousers.
  • Socks.
  • Sun hats and gloves.
  • Full- sleeves t shirt.
  • Warm jackets.
  • Waterproof jacket, trousers and bag cover.
  • Light weight cotton clothing.
  • Waterproof or windcheater jacket.
  • Knee supports.
  • Sun glasses.
  • Sun cream and lip protector.
  • A one liter hard Water bottle.
  • Batteries
  • Flash light
  • Down jacket
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag will provide by our company have to return.
  • Trekking shoes or boots.
  • A pair of sandals.