Ghorepani Trek

Duration
10 Days
Grade
Moderate (3)
Altitude
3,210m
Service Level
Standard
Rating

Overview

Ghorepani Trek located in northern-central Nepal which lies elevation of approximately 2874 m (9429 ft). Poon Hill 3210m highest elevation for this trip and which is popular for sunrise view of the snowy rugged Annapurna Himalaya range. Gorepani Trek is on of the famous Annapurna mountain range in Nepal.This trekking in Nepal offers the tantalizing and spectacular glimpse of mountains along with charming villages inhabited particularly by the Gurungs & Magars with dense of rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys It takes a moderate level of fitness to complete, and the max elevation is 3,210 meters (so there’s no real risk of altitude sickness). Pokhara is the closest main access city to begin treks into the Annapurna range. The place used to be a rest stop where ancient traders found water (pani in Nepali) for their horses (ghora in Nepali) thus leading to the nomenclature Ghorepani.

Trip Itinerary

01 Day Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4265ft) and transfer to Hotel.

After arrival at Kathmandu International Airport an ‘Region Treks’s representative will take you to your hotel in town. You will be briefed about your trek and there will be time to walk around in the vicinity of the hotel. Evening Meal in the hotel.

02 Day Rest and preparation or sightseeing in Kathmandu

After breakfast we offer a guide for a tour of the Kathmandu valley with visits to the Pashupatinath Temples, Durbar Square and the Boudhanath Stupa. If preferred you can have a free day. Evening meal in the hotel.

03 Day Drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

On this day, we move to Pokhara that takes 6-7 hours drive. The trekkers can do small shopping for the trek and walk around the lakeside and overnight stay in Pokhara. Alternate, you can fly to Pokhara and the flight time is about approx 25 Minutes (with additional cost)

04 Day Drive to Nayapul (1070m). Trek to Tikhedunga (1520m)

It takes around 2 hours drive to Nayapul from Pokhara. After reaching Nayapul, Our trek begins. To reach Tikhedunga, we have to go through the bridge over a small stream to get to Birethanti (1025m) and follow the east bank of Bhurungdi Khola. Then, we reach Sudame (1340m) beyond a pasture used by caravans. We climb steadily up the side of the valley to reach Hille (1460m) and about 15 minutes above Hille is the Tikhedhunga.

05 Day Trek to Ghorepani (2860m)

This is a trek of 6-7 hours which starts crossing the Tikhedhunga Khola on a suspension bridge, then drops and crosses the Bhurungdi Khola on a large bridge at 1520m. The trail climbs very steeply on a stone staircase that is said to have more than 3300 steps which descend to the large Magar village of Ulleri (2020m). The trail passes through two sparkling clear streams, a small ridge and another stream before making final climb to another Magar village of Nangathanti (2430m). About an hour past this village we reach Ghorepani through Oak and Rhododendron forest.

06 Day Trek to Poon Hill (3106m), back to Ghorepani. Trek to Tadapani (2630m)

Poon Hill is one of the best view points for the gorgeous Himalayan from Dhaulagiri to Annapurna to Machhapuchre i.e Dhaulagiri I-VI, Gurja Himal, Tukuche Peak, Annapurna South, Annarpurna I, Bhahra Sikhar (Annapurna Fang), Nilgiri and so on. We take an early morning walk from Ghorepani to Poon Hill with the view of beautiful mountains. Then, we meet series of ups and downs through the forest of bamboo, rhododendron and birch to reach Deurali. After Deurali, we reach Banthanti, crossing the bridge over the stream and finally to Tadapani which provides us an excellent views of Mountains

07 Day Trek to Ghandruk (1940m)

Ghandruk is the most finest and famous trekking area of Nepal from where we are able to get the view of Annapurna ranges. To reach Ghandruk we descend through huge boulders into the maze, through forests to Bhaisi Kharka. Ghandruk is a big Gurung Settlement, kind of modern town of this trek where we can see local museum and Buddhist Monasteries. There is an Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) office.

08 Day Trek to Nayapul. Drive to Pokhara

Today, we trek down to Nayapul where we started our trekking on the very first day and then we drive to Pokhara and stay for remaining days exploring Pokhara. Day 09: Drive, Pokhara – Kathmandu Day 10: Departure After a memorable experience, we take you approximately 3 hours before to the airport for final departure. Thank you for your journey with Region Treks. On the way back to home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the beautiful country of Nepal

09 Day Drive or flight back to Kathmandu

On the way back to Kathmandu you can enjoy the drive including beautiful landscape and people their activities between Pokhara to Kathmandu. Evening is free time.

10 Day Final Departure from Kathmandu.

After a memorable experience, we take you approximately 3 hours before to the airport for final departure. Thank you for your journey with Region Treks. On the way back to home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the beautiful country of Nepal.

Included in Our Price

  • Airport pickups and drop to the airport by private or tourist vehicle.
  • 2 or 4 Nights accommodation with breakfast at a 2 to 5 star hotel in Kathmandu as per your trip.
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Twin sharing lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 guest) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • National Park Permits fee for Acap.
  • TIMS Fee (Trekkers Information Management System).
  • Farewell dinner .
  • Government taxes & office service charge.

Excluded from Our Price

  • International flight airfare.
  • Nepal entry tourist visa: you can obtain a visa on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple entry tourist visa, good for 30 days cost US $ 40. Similarly, for 90 days cost the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos and cash for the Visa.).
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain other than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival or late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) other than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel Insurance required for rescue and evacuation.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).

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