Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek

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Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek




11 Days


3,210 m


Hiking, Sight seeing, Trekking


Tea Houses, Hotel


Bus, Plane.

Best Season:

Anytime of the year

Ghorepani Ghandruk trekking is in the Annapurna region, which is the north-central part of Nepal. Ghorepani and Ghandruk are the two separate villages. Ghorepani is famous for rhododendron forest and after one hour of ascending reach to Poon Hill (3210m), one of the best sunrise viewpoints of the trek, is perfect for admiring the glorious Annapurna Range and Dhaulagiri Range in the shimmering sunlight during dawn and dusk.

Ghandruk is a popular place for trekkers in the Annapurna area of Nepal, best views of the Annapurna Mountains including a charming view of Machhapuchhare, call “Fishtail”.

Ghandruk Ghorepani treks offer a chance to learn about charming villages inhabited by the Gurung, Poon & Magar, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys. During the sunrise, it feels the snow-capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a labyrinth of other peaks. Beautiful and ornate village of the home of Ghandruk, Annapurna Conservation Area Project, Gurung Museum, culture, and customs are interesting to visit.

Ghandruk Ghorepani treks also known as Poon Hill Trek, start from Pokhara after one day drive or 25 minutes fly from Kathmandu. Naya Pul refers to the new bridge that is the starting or ending point of Ghandruk Ghorepani trekking.

The stay Eco-friendly Annapurna region, local people allows to stay at their guesthouses, helps to boost the small economies making it a satisfyingly good experience. The residents are of Hindu and Buddhist religion, warm welcome and hospitality allow them to explore their customs, cultures, traditions, foods, and lifestyle. Surprisingly, there are many diverse languages, dialects and cultural variations even in such small location, but religious, cultural and ethnic harmony has been an ideal strength in the society which is a very warm and enriching experience during the trek.

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrive in Tribhuvan international airport, Kathmandu. You will be warmly welcomed by the representatives at the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to the hotel. If you have leisure time, we can visit the tourist hot-spots in Kathmandu. You enjoy the meal and take rest in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2

Sightseeing in world heritage sites

A professional guide helps sightseeing in and around Kathmandu city. It's a great time to walk and explore the streets, local courtyards or durbar squares.
There are many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, some lies inside the city include Boudhanath Stupa (the largest Buddhist shrines in the world), Pashupatinath (the holiest Hindu temple in the world), Durbar Squares (Palaces and fortresses of medieval Kings), along with other popular cultural attractions and awe-inspiring architecture.
Spending the night at the hotel.

Day 3

Drive/Fly to Pokhara (820 meters)

After breakfast, can drive or fly to Pokhara. Driving through the highway takes around 6 hours and the flight is just half an hour. The scenic route along the bank of Trishuli River and views during the driving are breathtaking. Once you reach Pokhara, you will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4

Full Day sightseeing in Pokhara valley

Pokhara is the main gateway to the popular Annapurna region and home to multitudes of natural and cultural wonders of Nepal. Pokhara full day city tour is a great way to orientate yourself and explore the vigorous city. You can enjoy the day with a little walking around Pokhara city, Phewa Lake, Davis Fall, Museum, Seti Gorge, Begnas Lake, Guptshwor Cave and more.

Day 5

Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540 meters) 3-4 hrs.

After breakfast, a drive to Nayapul from Pokhara for about an hour. Walking about 60 minutes, reach the checkpoint of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1520m and after the short climb, reach Tikhedhunga at 1540meters. Then continue trekking requires 4 hours to Tikhedhunga past by river, terraces fields, villages, and waterfalls. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 6

Trekking from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860 meters). 5-6 hrs.

After breakfast, ascend the steep up trail through the steps, may take 1.5-2 hrs. to reach the Ulleri top. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2080m. The trail then continues to ascend more gently, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti at 2300m. From Banthanti, walk through the rhododendron forest to Ghorepani which is surrounded by the rhododendron forest. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 7

Trekking from Ghorepani to Tadapani via Poon Hill (3210m). 7 hrs.

Early in the morning, hike to Poon Hill for about 45 minutes. One of the best sunrise viewpoints, perfect for admiring the glorious Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri Range, Fishtail, Manaslu and other several mountains. Then descend to Ghorepani and have breakfast. The trek continues to ascend through the along ridges, and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali. The pain for body and joy for eyes and inner heart walk for about 5-6 hours to reach Tadapani. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 8

Trekking from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940 meters). 4 hrs.

After breakfast at Tadapani, descend steeply through forests. The path is covered by the rhododendron and oak forest. The trail eases as reach Ghandrunk (2000m), which is a large Gurung, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal. Overnight at lodge.

Day 9

Trekking Ghandruk to Kimchee about an hour and drive to Pokhara

From Ghandruk, Kimchee is a one-hour trek path and catch a ride to Pokhara which is about 2.5 hrs. drive. Then transfer to the hotel in Pokhara. Stroll around the Lakeside in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10

Drive back to Kathmandu

After breakfast in the morning, drive to Kathmandu. It is again around 6 hours’ drive on the highway, the scenic route along the bank of Trishuli River. Transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the evening dinner and take a rest. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 11

Final departure

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Super Trek

Rated 5 out of 5
February 24, 2020

Booked a trek with Lakpa who was very helpful! Our guide during the trek was Lakpa, he was great to travel with, very friendly and flexible when we decided to also do Annapurna base camp after seeing poon hill. He organized everything for us and was very knowledgeable about the mountains we were traveling through. Both treks were amazing. Would recommend! Thanks, Lakpa. 🙂

Masashi Kishimo
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