Ghorepani Dhampus Trek

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$1000USD
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Trip Facts

  • Total Duration: 18 Days
  • Trekking Duration: 18 Days
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Max Elevation: 3210m
  • Best Season: October to December, February to May
  • Walking Hours: 5-6hrs everyday
  • Styles: Tea House
  • Starting point of trek: Naya Pul
  • Finishing point of trek: Phedi
  • Meals and Drinks: Guest houses managed by local people

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  • Destination:Nepal

Annapurna Ghorepani Dhampus trek is easiest and short trekking area. The trek courses the green forests, farming land, lands cape and snow caped mountains.

The highest elevation is at 3210m. This trekking route provides a chance to see whole ranges of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain. To experience Gurung culture, traditions and religion are good for this trek. Lamjung Himal(6983m), Annapurna South (7219m) Annapurna ii(7837m), Annapurna iv(7525m), Annapurna iii(7555m), Gangapurna(7454m), Hiun Chuli(6501m), Annapurna I (8091m) and Dhaulagiri (8172m) are clearly and closely views. Rhododendron flowers forest attracts you whole four days with different colors and seize.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03 Kathmandu to Pokhara by Car (max 6hrs)
  • Day 04 Naya Pul to Tikhedhunga (3-4hrs) (1540m)
  • Day 05 Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (6-7hrs) (2850m)
  • Day 06 Rest day in Ghorepani
  • Day 07 Day Ghorepani to Tadapani (4-5hrs) (2680m)
  • Day 08 Tadapani to Ghandruk (max. 3hrs) (1940m)
  • Day 09 Ghandruk to Tolka (1700m) (max 6hrs)
  • Day 10 Tolka to Dhampus (1600m) (max 6hrs)
  • Day 11 Dhampus to Pokhara (860m) (2hrs)
  • Day 12 Rest day in Pokhara Or sightseeing
  • Day 13 Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 14 Departure from Kathmandu

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu

When you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport then transfer to your hotel. A short briefing is given concerning 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 depend 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 centre and most beautiful city of Nepal. Mt Fishtail and some parts of Annapurna range is attractively seen from here. It is both trekking starting and ending point. There are trekking shops, banks, all kinds of standard hotel for tourists. Phewa Lake has joined to the Pokhara city. People enjoy boating, paragliding, golf and horse riding.

Day 04 Naya Pul to Tikhedhunga (3-4hrs) (1540m)

A car or van leaves you at Naya Pul where 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 left direction trail to Tikhedhunga means ‘sharp stone’. A gravel road through Sudame to Hile Gurung village along the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail reaches Sudame then climb up steadily to reach Hile (1430m). A paved stone path to Tikhedhunga where about half dozen lodges are alongside of the trail.

Day 05 Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (6-7hrs) (2850m)

Five minutes walking down to Tikhedhunga Khola and Bhurungdi Khola bridges to cross then the trail climbs very steeply on stone staircase to Ullery(2000m). Annapurna South is seen to the east north. The trail gently climbing starts from Ullery. After Banthanti you walk through magnificent oak, maple and rhododendron forests. Climbing gently up at 2480m a group of lodges appears is called Nangethanti mainly for lunch place. From here to Ghorepani is about 1hr. Lower Ghorepani and upper Ghorepani both together there are more than 2 dozen lodges and few shops. Most of people reach Poon Hill before sun rise. From Ghorepani it takes 1 hour climbing up Poon Hill. Poon Hill is a panorama view point to see Mt Dhaulagiri,(8172m) Tukuche,(6848 ) Nilgiris and to Annapurna 1, (8091m) Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7219m) and Machhapuchhare (6997m). On top of Poon Hill stands Poon hill Tower just near by a tea shop serves you hot drinks for local business.

Day 06 Rest day in Ghorepani

Day 07 Day Ghorepani to Tadapani (4-5hrs) (2680m)

From Ghorepani climbing up through rhododendron and grassy land the trail paved with stone reaches at 3200m Deaurali pass last view point. The trail heads through the ridge in pine, rhododendron and maple forests with small bamboo bushes. Walking about 2 hrs from Ghorepani you find nice tea shops at Deurali. The trail descends to Banthanti (2600m) a narrow path and slippery in rain alongside of a stream. After passing Banthanti the trail gently flat muddy and interlaced root with rhododendron forests. The muddy trail descends to a stream then climbing up stone staircase through forests to Tadapani means ‘far water’. Tadapani is surrounded by thick rhododendron forests where you can find more than a half dozen guesthouses. The views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare are spectacular from here.

Day 08 Tadapani to Ghandruk (max. 3hrs) (1940m)

The Ghandruk trail sets to right side then descends through thick forests of rhododendron possible to see Langur big white hairy faced monkey jumping and hanging on trees. After an hour you reach at Bhaisi Kharka where two lodges are situated along the rail. Nice walk in the forests and crossing many streams you reach at Ghandruk. It is popular second biggest village of Gurung. Guesthouses and traditional Grurung cottages are scattered throughout the village. Gurung museum, traditional houses with stone roof and village explore make your visit worth. Views of Machhapuchhare and Annapurna South outstanding views from Ghandruk. Income source of this village is tourism, farming, and domestic animals. Gurung people are well known in British army as well as in Indian Army.

Day 09 Ghandruk to Tolka (1700m) (max 6hrs)

Today’s attraction trekking is village trek. We walk down to Modi Khola on paved stone steps. Crossing over a bridge we climb up through row rice fields and villages. On the way, we encounter many local people and enjoy seeing the village views. Tolka which is big village where there is a special for a good trekking tea house and camping.

Day 10 Tolka to Dhampus (1600m) (max 6hrs)

Trekking starts walking straight and up through rice fields, walnut forest and then to Pittam Deaurali (2100m) is marked as a beautiful trekking tea house and spot. From here mountains, villages, Phewa Lake and Pokhara can be seen to the distance. Dhampus trail sets to right side down through beautiful forests and reaches at Dhampus village inhabited by Gurung.

Day 11 Dhampus to Pokhara (860m) (2hrs)

We walk down about an hour to Phedi where our vehicle comes to pick up us to Pokhara.

Day 12 Rest day in Pokhara Or sightseeing

Day 13 Fly to Kathmandu

Day 14 Departure from Kathmandu

You are assisted to reach at the airport by our staff. You have to reach at the airport 3 hour before of your plane leave.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop off
  • Three nights hotel accommodation and breakfast in Kathmandu
  • 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 (Durbar square, Swayambhu, Boudha stupa

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Travel trekking insurance
  • Major meals, lunch, dinner during stay in Kathmandu
  • 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, sun glasses, raincoat, headlamp, walking stick, water bottle, sleeping bag, trekking bag waterproof and changing clothes

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