Easy Ghandruk Ghorepani trek

Trip Facts

  • Cost $ (USD):

    850

  • Duration:

    12 Days

  • Elevation:

    3,210m

  • Per Day Hiking:

    5-6 hours

  • Accomodation:

    Hotel & Guest house

  • Trip Grade:

    Easy

  • Group Size:

    2-20 max

Overview

Ghandruk Ghorepani trek is a popular tea house trek in the Annapurna region. It is a convenient trek for the beginners to traverse down to rhododendron flowers bloom and local Gurung and Magar settlements along the way.

Ghorepani and Ghandruk are two different places and between them comes the Pooh hill which is a shout out on the spectacular sunrise and sunset views on the snowy mountain peaks of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Dhampus.

You also pass by the huts and the riverbanks on this  Ghandruk Ghodepani trek. Dhampus and Phedi offer a clear view of Annapurna range. This  Ghorepani trek is a scenic experience walking down to ornate villages in Ghandruk and getting familiar to Gurung culture and lifestyle, visiting a museum and also passing by the Monastery.

In some areas travelers need to walk past forest areas and reach a flat spot till they reach Phedi and drive to Pokhara. Best seasons are Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September,October, November, December) . This trek is easy and a family trek in Nepal.

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Trip Highlight

  • An easy and comfortable trek for the spectacular  view of mountains
  • Mesmerizing sunrise view along with majestic mountains
  • Visit Gurung heritage site & explore typical Gurung culture and livelihood
  • Wonderful travel through the Himalayan trail decorated with crimson rhododendron

Itinerary

  • day: 01 Arrival in Kathmandu

    After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by guide or our office representative and transferred to the hotel. Then you will have brief orientation or presentation about your respective trek. After all you will go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with the neighborhood, have supper and go to bed. This is your first overnight in the valley of temples, varieties of ethics and their cultures, different test of delicious food and mystery of history ,within circle of green hill probably the most in the world.

    Accommodation: 3-star hotel
    Meals: No
    Duration: 1 day
    Overnight Altitude : 1,345m
  • day: 02 Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley

    Kathmandu,Bhaktapur and lalitpur are historical and cultural heart of Nepal, incircile by name of kathmandu valley. which are popular destination for tourists, trekkers and other types of adventure seekers. The city is a marvelous amalgamation of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Western cultures and influences. These cities have a rich historical, cultural and religious legacy which is reflected in the many temples, monuments, and artifacts that they contain. We will provide you a half-day guided tour of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur cities. In Kathmandu, you will be visiting Pashupatinath, the most famous and revered Hindu shrine in the country; Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Soyambhunath, which contains both Buddhist and Hindu shrines and stands as testimony to the religious harmony that exists in the country; and the 15th-century 55-window palace in Bhaktapur. stay overnight at Hotel.

    Accommodation: 3 -star hotel
    Meals: no
    Duration: 1 day
    Overnight Altitude : 1,345m
  • day: 03 Drive to Pokhara

    After breakfast, we leave our hotel early morning for a drive with scenic views of high hiils and mountains along the road to Pokhara via Prithivi national highway. The drive could take roughly 7-8 hrs to reach Pokhara. We also have the option for a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara for 35 minutes. We then do an overnight at our hotel by the lake in the beautiful ‘city of lakes’.

    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals: B/L/D
    Duration: 6-7 hours
    Overnight Altitude : 1,300m
  • Day: 04 Drive to Nayapul & Trek to Tikhedhunga

    Today we drive for forty-five minutes to reach Nayapul. Then meet trekking staff and trek to Birethanti alongside Burgundy khola and arrive at a village in Tikhedhunga. Overnight in Tikhedhunga.

    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B/L/D
    Duration: 4-5 hours
    Overnight Altitude : 1,540m
  • Day: 05 Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

    Today we continue our trek by crossing suspension bridge and passing by waterfalls and walking steeply upward to Ulleri village. It is inhabited by Magars and then you go down to Banthanti and then Nagethanti and climb up to Ghorepani. After a few minutes we reach Upper Ghorepani. Overnight in Ghorepani.

    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B/L/D
    Duration: 5-6 hours
    Overnight Altitude : 2,870m
  • Day: 06 hike to poonhill (3210m) & Trek to Tadapani

    Today we hike to Poon Hill at a hillside and from the top get jaw dropping views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and other peaks of Himalayan region. Then returning back from the amazing sight we head up to climb ridges and up to pine and rhododendron forest and come down to Deurali and pass by Banthanti and cross a bridge to arrive Tadapani. Overnight in Tadapani.

    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B/L/D
    Duration: 5-6 hours
    Overnight Altitude : 2,590m
  • Day: 07 Tadapani to Ghandruk village

    Walking the terraced rice fields with backdrops of mountain peaks you come through flat lands and forest trail to bridge over Khumnu khola and arrive Ghandruk. It provides views of Annapurna South, Annapurna 3, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli. Overnight in Ghandruk.

    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B/L/D
    Duration: 4-5 hours
    Overnight Altitude : 1,900m
  • Day: 08 Ghandruk to Landruk (1,565m)

    Today from Ghandruk you hike down to Modi khola river and Bee hive lodge then cross the bridge to terraced field and climb up to a village in Landruk. Overnight in Landruk.

    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B/L/D
    Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Day: 09 Landruk to Dhampus

    Today the trek continues on the settlement upto Tolka and climbs up to Deurali and arrives at Pothana and from the jungle path alongside the ridges you bring to Dhampus village. Overnight in Dhampus.

    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B/L/D
    Duration: 4-5 hours
    Overnight Altitude : 1,650m
  • Day: 10 Dhampus to Phedi (950),- 3 hr & drive to Pokhara

    Today passing through hamlets and terraced farmlands you arrive at Phedi then bid farewell to guides and porters and drive to Hotel in Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals: B/L/D
    Duration: 4-5 hours
    Overnight Altitude : 1300m
  • Day: 11 Drive to Kathmandu

    In the way to drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we head up to Damauli, Dumre, Mugling and Kurintar where Nepal’s first Cable car is operated to reach Manakamana Temple, in this temple most of Nepalese come to have their wishes granted before leaving home or getting married. From Naubise we climb up to Thankot, the gateway to Kathmandu and finally reach our hotel & a lovely soft warm bed.

    Accommodation: 3-star hotel
    Meals: B/L/D
    Duration: 7-8 hours
    Overnight Altitude : 1,345m
  • Day: 12 Departure day

    After breakfast and our last day in Kathmandu, our vehicle and escorts will be on standby to drop you to the international airport three hours before our scheduled flight back home. We pray for your Safe journey and will reflect on the wonderful times we spent together. We hope to see you again someday. Namaste!

What are included?

  • All ground transportation’s
  • All accommodations during the trek at hotels, lodges including breakfast.
  • All meals (B/L/D) during the trek
  • Government license holder English speaking guides
  • Annapurna Sanctuary entry permits fees, trekking permits
  • Souvenir of the trek
  • Guides expenses including meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation
  • porters service
  • Snack and seasonal fruits
  • Emergency rescue operations
  • Farewell dinner
  • Certificate of Completion
    Government taxes , VAT, service charges

What are Not included?

  • International airfares
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • All accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  • All personal expenses like shopping, snacks, hot shower, hot and cold drinks, alcohol,  telephone call, batteries
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Additional cost on delays out of Management control
  • All costs not included in “COST INCLUDES” section