Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek

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Trip Facts

  • Destinations: Nepal
  • Total Duration: 11 Days
  • Trekking Duration: 7 Days
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Max Elevation: 3210m
  • Best Season: October to December, February to May
  • Walking Hours: 5-6hrs
  • Styles: Tea House
  • Starting point of trek: Naya Pul
  • Finishing point of trek: Naya Pul
  • Meals and Drinks: Guest houses managed by local people
  • Group Size: 2 to 16

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  • Destination:Nepal

Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek is the easiest and shortest trek in the region of Annapurna in Nepal. It is designed for 11 days trekking in maximum paradise Himalayas in less altitude so it is called mini paradise trekking for any aged of trekkers. This trekking route is situated in the south face of Annapurna Himalaya ranges and east face of Mount Dhaulagiri range. The walking elevation starts from Naya pul (1070m) to Poon Hill (3210m).

To access Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek is fly or drives from Kathmandu to Pokhara then about one hour and a half drive by car to Naya pul which is a starting and ending point of the trek. Trekking permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and area permits (TIMS) are checked in Birethanti is 30 minutes walking from Naya Pul.

Birethanti is a trekking intersection for Ghorepani Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp. The left side trail along the Bhurungdi River leads to Poon Hill. The right path is the trail to Ghandruk Ghorepani begins on the dusty gravel along the left side of Modi Khola (river). Eleven days trek explores pleasant ethnic villages of Gurung and Magar are Syauli Bazaar, Kimche, Ghandruk, Tadapni, Ghorepani and Ulleri, Hile and Sudame. These villages offer traditional, culture and exotic houses of Gurung and Magar. These ethnic people are very popular in the British Gurkhas soldier.

The trails are easy and agreeable which run on farming terraces, paved stone steps, on suspension bridges, into the thick forest of rhododendron, ridges, Mountain Viewpoints, and mountain bamboo bushes. Luxurious and tidy lodges include a continental nice menu with tidy rooms serve you along the trail in every camp place.
The rattling of divergent insects, the soulful chirping of barbets and some grassbirds tweeting make the trek enjoyable. In the spring above 2000m forests are bloomy with various colors of rhododendron and with magnolia. The area of Syauli Bazaar and Sudame attract you with bloomy of the cotton forest at the beginning of the spring season.

Two magnificent viewpoints Deurali pass and Poon Hill offer panorama views of Mt Dhaulagiri (8172m), Mt Annapurna I (8071m), Mt Annapurna South (7219m), Himchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhare ( 6997m) and Nilgiris. Besides the south, from Poon Hill and Deurali to the triangle directions stand with Dhaulagiri Himalaya and Annapurna Himalaya range and to the horizontal Lamjung and Manaslu.

Annapurna Discovery Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd has experienced guides and porters to provide the best trekking service to make clients’ trekking amusement and pleasure.

 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03 Kathmandu to Pokhara by Car (max 6hrs)
  • Day 04 Pokhara to Shyauli Bazaar (3-4hrs) (1540m)
  • Day 05 Shyauli Bazaar to Ghandruk
  • Day 06 Ghandruk to Tadapani (2170m) (4-5hrs)
  • Day 07 Tadapni to Ghorepani (1565m) (3-4hrs)
  • Day 08 Ghorepani to Ulleri (1900m) (4-5hrs)
  • Day 09 Ulleri to Pokhara (3-4hrs)
  • Day 10 Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 11 Departure from Kathmandu

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu

When you arrive at Kathmandu International airport then transfers to your hotel. A short briefing is given concerning the trekking itinerary.

Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

This day you will be taken around Kathmandu on tour for Buddhist and Hindu temples and acknowledge of ancient local traditions, besides these, there are many places to explore so are depending on your interest.

Day 03 Kathmandu to Pokhara by Car (max 6hrs)

Kathmandu to Pokhara is by car. Rest at the hotel and visit the market. Pokhara is one of the busiest tourist center and the most beautiful city of Nepal. Mt Fishtail and some parts of the Annapurna range are attractively seen from here. It is both trekking starting and ending point. There are trekking shops, banks, all kinds of standard hotels for tourists. Phewa Lake has joined to the Pokhara city. People enjoy boating, paragliding, golf and horse riding.

Day 04 Pokhara to Shyauli Bazaar (3-4hrs) (1540m)

A car or van leaves you at Naya Pul where the trekking point starts. The road leading to Birethanti where a bridge over Modi Khola (river) just end of the bridge ACAP check post from the post right direction trail to Shyauli Bazaar. we follow along the west bank of the Modi Khola which comes from Annapurna Himalayas. A gravel road through Chimrung village passing rice fields and waterfalls. The flat path consists of shops and tea shops along the trail. The rattling of divergent insects, the soulful chirping of barbets and some grassbirds twitting make the trek enjoyable. In the spring huge trees of cotton trees bloom in red color. We leave the gravel road on the left side then pick up the right side of the trail to Shyauli Bazaar which is on the calm bank of the Modi Khola. Here the lodges and cafes seem quite cosmopolitan.

Day 05 Shyauli Bazaar to Ghandruk

The trail to Ghandruk is climbing up from Shyauli Bazaar. stone steps local path leads on a ridge through Kimche village. Entering zigzag path through beautiful yellow and green color of rice fields, surrounding villages, Mt. Machhapuchhare and flowing Modi Khola are the attraction of this trek. from Above the Kimche village the trail enters cliffs carved area to Ghandruk Village. Entering the area of Ghandruk there is a welcome gate. Ghanruk village inhabited of Gurung. One of the most beautiful villages in Nepal. The trails are well paved with stones and houses are traditional and thatched with a stone roof. There are health centers, schools, museums, and excellent lodges and houses.

Day 06 Ghandruk to Tadapani (2170m) (4-5hrs)

As we leave behind Ghandruk village, the trail follows up a gally paved with stone steps. Above the village, the route enters entirely thick forests. Encountering streams walking in peaceful jungle climbing up to Tadapani. It is a chance to see Mountain Monkeys which have a dark face covered with white hair. The trail is sounded by sweet tweeting of various birds. In the time of spring, the forest is full of the red flower of rhododendron. One hour below Tadapani there is a village is called Bhaisi Kharka (buffaloe pastureland) where two lodges are available whole through the year to serve food, hot drink, and accommodation. Continue walking zigzag trail enters in smooth pink trunks of rhododendron forests. Finally, Tadapani village appears which is surrounded by rhododendron forest. It is a spot of mountain views, sunrise, and sunset on mountains. There about a dozen guesthouses are scattered every side of the trail.

Day 07 Tadapni to Ghorepani (1565m) (3-4hrs)

The trail to Ghorepani is wide and smooth. Hiking 5-6 hours completely on the forest trail which explores forests of maple, cedar, rhododendron, and mountain bamboo bush. From Tadapani, we follow steps down the path to a stream and then climb up to Thulo Odar (big cave). The trail levels to Ban Thanti entering forests of rhododendron. The path is difficult to walk on slippery interlaced of the trees. After Ban Thanti, climbing up continue to Deurali Pass (3100m). Enjoyable walking on the ridge. Views of mountains are heartbreaking if the weather is clear. Now the stoned steps stairs descend inside the forest of rhododendron ends to Ghorepani is on a ridge is mini touristed meeting point from Tatopani, Ulleri, and Tadapni so the hotels and guesthouses are crowded with tourists. Bakery, souvenir shops, and book shops are available in Ghorepani. we present the permits at the police check-post.

Day 08 Ghorepani to Ulleri (1900m) (4-5hrs)

Early morning hiking to Poon Hill to see the sunrise and panorama views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya ranges. Most people reach Poon Hill before sunrise. From Ghorepani, it takes 1 hour climbing up Poon Hill. Poon Hill is a panorama viewpoint to see Mt Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak (6848m), Nilgiris and to Annapurna 1, Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7219m) and Machhapuchhare (6997m). On top of Poon Hill stands Poona hill Tower just nearby a tea shop serves you hot drinks for local business. Back down to the lodge after breakfast a long day of descent passing pleasant dense forest. The trail explores a sparkling stream, trees covered with busy moss and huge rocks on them hanging wild beehive. when the forest walking ends above the Ulleri Village (2000m) and the valley view opens to the south direction. Ulleri village is a charming settlement of Magar ethnic.

Day 09 Ulleri to Pokhara (3-4hrs)

Today is the last day of trekking. We follow a steep down stoned steps staircase to Bhurungdi Khola to cross it a suspension bridge and another a bridge on Tikhedhunga Khola. 10 minutes walking up Tikhedunga arrives further 15minutes to Hile village (1430m). The trekking trail follows down the dusty road past Sudame, Ramdwali and Birethanti village. The finally we finish a circle trek at Birethanti where we register the permits to exit. A short walking along the bank of Modi Khola reaches Nayapul. From Naypul a car or a van drive you to Pokhara.

Day 10 Fly to Kathmandu

Day 11 Departure from Kathmandu

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop off
  • Three nights of hotel accommodation B & B in Kathmandu
  • Two night B & B in Pokhara
  • Licensed trained trekking guide
  • Porters to carry goods
  • Accommodation (breakfast, lunch, dinner in trekking) included coffee & tea
  • Transportation by land and air
  • All necessary documents permit for trekking
  • National park/ conservation area entry permit
  • City tour in Kathmandu (Swayambhu & Boudha stupa)

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Travel trekking insurance
  • Major meals, lunch, dinner during stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Excess baggage charge more than airlines allowed both domestic and international
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, drinks, phone & laundry
  • Visa fee (easily get on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Tips gratuities for field staffs
  • Rescue travel insurance trips cancellation costs
  • Lost theft and damage to baggage and accident or health emergency

 

Equipments & Gears

Trekking shoes, down jacket, trekking pant, gloves, hat, woolen cap, sunglasses, raincoat, headlamp, walking stick, water bottle, sleeping bag, trekking bag waterproof and changing clothes

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