Ghorepani Ghandruk trekking route is one of the most visited areas of Annapurna trail because of easy climb up and most varied landscape features of the entire region. Probably Ghandruk trek is suitable for every level of trekkers-beginners, children with family holiday, old age groups and due to its well managed local eco teahouse loges facilities for food and accommodation along the way. This trekking is also suitable for those who have limited time but dreaming for glimpse of snow caped mountain peaks and still wants a real Himalayan cultural experience in life time. In the spring season there are 9 different species of wild rhododendron flowers bloom which adds this trekking trail to turn into one of the real Shangri La on Earth.
Ghandruk trekking can be done throughout the year except monsoon season mid June to mid September and its easy trail begins further of Nayapul (1070m) trailhead up to Ghorepani (2750m). Along with this trek you will be enjoying fascinating tradition of local Gurung villages and their typical cultural reflection passing through rhododendron, magnolia, oak forest together breathe taking views of Mt. fishtail (6993m), Annapurna South (7219m), Himchuli (6441m) and amazing mountain panorama views from Poon Hill (3210m) including entire Dhulagiri (8167m) massif and Annapurna range series dominating the skyline beyond with Annapurna I (8091m) peak.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport Nepal (meals-D)
Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing around Kathmandu (meals-B)
Day 03: Fly or Drive from Katmandu to Pokhara (meals-B)
Day 04: Trek trailhead Nayapul (1070m) to Tikhedhunga (1540m, 4-5 hrs) (meals-B, L, D)
Day 05: Trek Tikhedhunga (1540m) to Ghorepani (2850m, 6-7 hrs) (meals-B, L, D)
Day 06: Visit Poon Hill (3210m, 1:00 hrs)-trek to Tadapani (2600m, 5-6 hrs) (meals-B, L, D)
Day 07: Trek Tadapani (2600m) to Ghandruk (1940m, 4-5 hrs) (meals-B, L, D)
Day 08: Trek Ghandruk (1940m) to Landruk/Tolka (1565m, 4-5hrs) (meals-B, L, D)
Day 09: Trek Landruk/Tolka (1565m) to Dhampus (1650m, 4-5hrs) (meals-B, L, D)
Day 10: Trek Dhampus (1650m) to Phedi (950m, 2-3 hrs) and drive to Pokhara (meals-B, L,)
Day 11: Fly or Drive from Pokhara to Katmandu (meals-B)
Day 12: Transfer to airport for International departure or join onward journey (meals-B)
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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m.)
Our (Rising Himalaya) representatives will be coming to receive you at theTribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and you will be transferred to the hotel for staying overnight. You will be warmly greeted at the hotel. Then you will be provided additional information about the further trip and we will collect your needed documents for our official purposes. After short preliminary meeting, either stay and take rest at the hotel or hang around in the city at the evening to explore the local areas. It depends upon your interests and conditions. Enjoy the delicious Nepali dinner before nap.
Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing around Kathmandu city-
Historical Durbar Square area, Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Swyambhunath Stupa which will take you to visit Nepal’s most popular attractions and lunch break will be during the tour at best restaurants available/overnight at hotel in BB Basis.
Day 03: Fly or Drive from Katmandu to Pokhara
Approximately (7-8 hrs.) by bus or fly to Pokhara 30 min by STOL flight and transfer to hotel overnight in (BB Basis). In Pokhara you will have free for personal activities- you may simply rest or go for visiting Lake Side down town market etc. Pokhara is main gateway city for Annapurna region trek and other mid west areas.
Day 04: After breakfast early morning transfer to trailhead
Nayapul (1070m) and trek up to Tikhedhunga (1540m, 4-5 hrs) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant). Further of Nayapul the trail smoothly goes climb up following river bank and after finally reach at the Tikhedhunga village for overnight halt.
Day 05: Trek Tikhedhunga (1540m) to Ghorepani (2850m, 6-7 hrs)
We will stay overnight at teahouse(All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant). Today first the trail ascends many steps of Ulleri hill top village and it follows up to Banthanti lunch stop. After lunch break you will be walking through the mossy jungle up and down trail up to Ghorepani fanal stop. Along the route you will be stopped for sort drinking break at Nangthanti tea shop.
Day 06: Early morning climb up Poon Hill (3210m, 1-1:30 hrs)
Poon Hill is best point for sunrise with magnificent snow capped mountain views and trek to Tadapani (2600m, 5-6 hrs) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant). From Poon Hill top you will enjoy views of majestic mountains (Fish Tail) (6993m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7219m), Giant Dhaulagiri (8167 m) and many more. After superb visit of Poon Hill back to lodge have breakfast and join for the day hike.
Day 07: Trek Tadapani (2600m) to Ghandruk (1940m, 4-5 hrs)
We will stay overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant). Today’s hiking journey will be easy walk following gentle descent through the deep forest up to Ghanduk village. Ghandruk is nice village to hang around, main habitants of Gurung ethnical groups and they are popular Gurkha soldier family.
Day 08: Trek Ghandruk (1940m) to Landruk/Tolka (1565m, 4-5hrs)
We will stay overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. After breakfast regular day hike will commence again- first you will be drop down to the Modi Khola River bank nearby Bee Hive Teahouse lodge and cross the bridge then the trail goes through hill terraced field climb up to Landruk village. At Landruk we will stop for the lunch and continue up to the final stop place for overnight stay.
Day 09: Trek Landruk/Tolka (1565m) to Dhampus (1650m, 4-5hrs)
We will stay overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. Today further of Tolka about 1:30 hours climb up to the Pothana Deurali and further up to beautiful Dampus village trail follows through dense mossy jungle along the ridge of hills. Dhampus village offers you spectacular views of entire Annapurna Himalayan range.
Day 10: Trek Dhampus (1650m) to Phedi (950m, 2-3 hrs)
Then catch the transportation then drive to Pokhara and transfer to hotel. (Breakfast will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant). All the way follows gradual descent to final point Phedi. You will pass many cultural hamlets and their hill terraced traditional farmland. At ending place you will be picked up by transport and driven to Pokhara for the lunch and rest for overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Next day drive from Pokhara to Katmandu
It is approximately (7-8 hrs.) by bus or fly to Kathmandu 30 min by STOL flight as you wish to have in your package, transfer to hotel, late noon shopping souvenirs around market and typical Nepali dinner party with culture show.
Day 12: Final departure
Transfer to airport for International departure or if you wish to have onward programs- wildlife safari tour, whitewater rafting/ kayaking, paragliding, sightseeing or visiting main tourist attraction of around please let us know we are happy to organize as you wish.
We wish you a wonderful Himalayan experience with us!!
- 2 night's twin sharing accommodation in city as per your requested categories in Kathmandu
- 2 night’s twin sharing accommodation in city as per your requested categories in Pokhara
- All local transportation by suitable vehicle (car, van, bus) in Kathmandu & Pokhara
- Complementary welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
- A day Kathmandu valley sightseeing with local tour guide, entry fees
- Kathmandu to Pokhara & return both way by tourist bus
- Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek as per itinerary
- Accommodation on teahouse/lodge during the trek
- Trek leader (English speaking, First Aid and eco trained), one Sherpa porter (for each two member) and one assistant guide (for each 4 member) all payments with insurance
- Annapurna conservation areas and TIMS permit.
- Safe drinking water
- Exclusive medical kit bag
- All government and local taxes
- Intl. flight ticket re-confirmation
- Visa fees, intl. airfare & departure taxes
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and dinner in city beside mentioned
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills, hot shower, battery recharge & extra porters
- Tips for driver, guides and porters
- Any extending trips
- Services doesn't include in service inclusive column