Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek
Overview The Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek is a breathtaking journey through the picturesque landscapes of the Annapurna region in Nepal. This iconic trek is an ideal choice for both seasoned trekkers and novices seeking a memorable adventure amidst the majestic Himalayan peaks. Starting from the charming village of Ghandruk, the trail winds through lush rhododendron forests, terraced fields, and traditional settlements, offering an authentic glimpse into the rich culture and warm hospitality of the local Gurung and Magar communities. The trek gradually ascends, taking you to Ghorepani, a tranquil village perched at an elevation of about 2,860 meters. The highlight of…
The Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek is a breathtaking journey through the picturesque landscapes of the Annapurna region in Nepal. This iconic trek is an ideal choice for both seasoned trekkers and novices seeking a memorable adventure amidst the majestic Himalayan peaks.
Starting from the charming village of Ghandruk, the trail winds through lush rhododendron forests, terraced fields, and traditional settlements, offering an authentic glimpse into the rich culture and warm hospitality of the local Gurung and Magar communities.
The trek gradually ascends, taking you to Ghorepani, a tranquil village perched at an elevation of about 2,860 meters. The highlight of this trek is undoubtedly the sunrise excursion to Poon Hill (3,210 meters), which rewards trekkers with a panoramic spectacle of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, awash with golden hues. The view from Poon Hill is a photographer’s dream and a truly unforgettable moment for everyone who witnesses it.
As you continue the journey, the trail leads through rhododendron forests ablaze with colors during the spring season. Each step offers incredible vistas of the snow-capped peaks, making the trek an absolute delight for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.
The trail passes through charming villages like Tadapani and Chhomrong, offering ample opportunities to interact with the friendly locals and savor traditional Nepali cuisine. Moreover, the route offers chances to encounter diverse wildlife, including langurs, Himalayan pheasants, and maybe even the elusive red panda.
The trek culminates in a visit to Jhinu Danda, where you can relax in natural hot springs, soothing your muscles after days of trekking. From here, you will make your way back to Nayapul, and finally to Pokhara, where you can reflect on the incredible experiences and memories you’ve gathered along this journey.
Conclusion and Summary
In conclusion, the Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek is an awe-inspiring trek that showcases the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas, combined with the cultural richness of the region. With its moderate difficulty level and the chance to witness stunning sunrise views from Poon Hill, this trek is a must-do for those seeking an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Nepalese mountains.
- Pokhara – the tourist capital of Nepal
- Panoramic views of mountains from Poon Hill (3210m) View Tower
- Ghorepani village
- Hot springs at Jhinu Danda
- Short trek suitable for all age groups
- Easy trek without fear of altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness
- Pretty villages and farmland at Ghandrung
- A taste of Nepali rural life
- Dense rhododendron forests,
- varieties of bird species,
- deep sub-tropical valleys,
- age-old tradition and culture,
- hospitable people, ever-smiling faces of the people,
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.
We start our trek from Nayapul (1050m.). We would drive up to Nayapul from Pokhara. From Nayapul, we would trek to Tikhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and half hours. Overnight in a teahouse.
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.), Huinchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna South (7219m.). Overnight at Ghorepani.
Today we trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) and then to Tadapani (2675m.). We cover the distance within five and half hours of normal trek. Early morning, we start our trip to Punhill (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 Tadapani.
Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.). Comparatively, today is the easiest trek of all days. One has to trek through the forests of Rhododendron and oak One could hear soothing chirp of birds on the way. This trek is also offers best alternative for birds lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village you could observe good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455 m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail. Ghandruk village is listed in World Heritage Site. Overnight at Ghandruk. In the evening, typical Gurung Cultural program will be organized on demand.
Trek from Ghandruk (1950m.) to Pothana (1990m.). The first part of our trek is quite steep up to Kimbu (Bee hive in Gurung language). Kimbu is situated at the elevation of 1200 meters on the bank of Modi Khola. One has to ascend following the stone staircase to Landruk. The trail ascends gently for early two hours and again ascends steeply for an hour to Deurali (2150m.) passing through Tolkha village (1850m.). From here, one can see panoramic view of Dhaulagiri I (8167 m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), Fishtail (6997 m.), Annapurna III (7755 m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.) and Lamjung Himal (6930m.). Now the rest of the trail descends gently down to Dhampus passing through Pothana village (1900m.). Overnight at Pothana.
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.
After a normal drive of seven hours, we reach Kathmandu. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal’s first Cable Car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. One can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast) & Other Destination Based on Trekking Area.
6. All accommodation during the trek.
7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
8. Transportation to and from trail head.
9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
11. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
12. Trekking staffs wages etc.
13. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
14. Welcome and Fare well dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
15. Trekking Duffle Bag
16. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.
17. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
18. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
19. All Government and local Taxes
20. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
21. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
11. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
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