Ghorepani Trek

Ghorepani Trek 11 days


Trip Type:
Tea house

Grade:
Moderate

Altitude:
2874 m

Trek Duration:
08 Days

Walk Per Day:
5-6 hours

Season:
Feb - May, Sep - Nov
  • Overview
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Cost Info

Though Ghorepani trek from Pokhara is short and easy, it offers impressive natural scenery, marvelous views of Himalayas such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchchhre and Himchuli. Besides this, pristine forests, diversity of flora and fauna and meeting with ever smiling warm hearted simple people whose rich and varied customs give you an insight into the typical life style of Gurung and Magar people. These people mostly serve in army in Nepal India and Great Britain. They are well known as Gorkha soldiers and famous for their bravery in the world wars. From Poon Hill, you will have the most spectacular view of Annapurna, Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri, Himalchuli mountains.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu. Meet assist and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu – Pokhara

Day 04: Drive to Nayapool and trek to Tikhedhunga (1577mt)

Day 05: Trek Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani (2835mt)

Day 06: Trek Ghorepani - Poon hill (3195 mt) - Tadapani (2540 mt)

Day 07: Trek Tadapani - Ghandrung (1940 mt.)

Day 08: Trek Ghandrung - Pokhara

Day 09: Half day sightseeing tour in Pokhara.

Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu. Evening Nepalese cultural program followed by farewell dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Transfer to airport for departure flight.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu. Meet assist and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: AM – Half day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath

PM – Half day sightseeing tour Kathmandu city and Soyambhunath.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara

Have early breakfast and drive to Pokhara (200km). have lunch on the way and arrive Pokhara in the late afternoon. Rest of the day you are at leisure for exploring the area or boating on Lake Fewa or getting prepared for Ghorepani trekking.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Pokhara - Tikhedhunga (1577mt) After breakfast drive to Nayapool (42km)

1.5 hr via large village of Lumle and walk about 20 minutes to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town. The trail follows the main street of Birethanti, going through bamboo forests. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches Sudami where you have Lunch. After lunch climb steadily up the side of the valley, reaching Hile at 1495m near Tirekhedhunga. Trek to Tirkhedhunga. Overnight in lodge at Tirkhedhunga.

Day 05: Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani (2835mt)

From Tirkhedhunga the trail crosses a stream on a suspension bridge near the camp site at Tirkhedhunga. The trail ascends a steep stone staircase to the large Magar village Ulleri at 2070m. Above the village where the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields. There is a hut with water and a small camp site about 1 hr. above Ulleri. Climb to Nangethanti and trek for another one hour to reach Ghorepani.

Day 06: Ghorepani - Poon hill

Tadapani Being of the early morning 5:30 AM wake up and start to you journey climb to Poon Hill (3195m) around 1 hr. to provides better unobstructed views and sunrise over the high Himalayas. You can see a lots of white mountain peaks from Poon Hill. After sunrise, you?ll return to our camp and time for breakfast. Ghorepani means "horse water" and it is no doubt a welcome watering stop for the teams of horses, mules and ponies that carry loads between Pokhara and Jomsom. From Ghorepani the trail climbs south on muddy path through the deep forests. It finally emerges on a grassy knoil which offers good mountain views, is including views of Machhapuchhare (not visible from Grohrepani pass), and a panorama all the way south to the plains of India. It is similar views from Poon Hill. Climbing along the ridge in pine and rhododendron forests to a top 3030 metres then descend to at a second pass also called Deurali, at 2960 metres.

The trails a ridge hides the mountains as makes a steep, sometimes treacherous, descent on a narrow path alongside the stream, as the descent continues. The stream has some clear pools alongside the trail and finally becomes a series waterfalls over a jumble of boulders. The steep descent becomes more gentle way to reaches Banthanti and stop for Lunch approx.: 1 hour. From Banthanti, the trail follow the stream down to a bridge where the trails start climbing, leaving the moist high mountain forests and entering a field of cane, making some ups and downs past to a vantage point "Tadapani (2540 metres) that offers a brief view of the mountains. Tadapani means "far water". The village water supply is a long distance, it takes porters more than half an hour to fetch a load of water.

O/N in Tadapani

Day 07: Tadapani - Ghandrung

Served the breakfast in the morning and start your journey, 8:00 AM to Landrung, it takes approx.: 6 hours. From Tadapani, the trails descends through the forests then terraced fields, to the Khummu Khola. The Ghandrung trails descends steeply from Tadapani, through forests, a short steep descend among rocks lead to a stream crossing, then the descent continues gently past over streams, finally leading out on the ridge to Ghandrung. Ghandrung a huge Gurung village at 1940 metres, is the second largest Gurung village in Nepal and is a confusing cluster of closely-spaced, slate-roofed houses. There are neatly terraced fields situated both above and below the town. It is wonderfully easy to get lost in the network of narrow alleyways while trying to trek through the village. There is a larger handicraft factory at the top of Ghandrung. The views of Annapurna South from here are out standing. Machhapuchhare, seen from here in its fish tail aspect, peeps over a forested ridge. ACAP has visitor centre and an office in Ghandrung and provides offers information about it activities.

O/N in Ghandrung.

Day 08: Ghandrung - Pokhara

From Ghandrung all the way down hill through village and terraced fields to Syauli Bazaar. It takes approx: 2 hours. Along the way you can see good views Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare too. From Syauli Bazaar, the trails follow the Modi River till Nayapul. Our lunch spot in Birethati. After lunch you have very short treks about 20 minutes to Nayapoo and then drive to Pokhara.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Pokhara

Half day sightseeing tour in Pokhara covering Devi's Fall, Seti Gorge, Bendebasini temple and local market.

Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu. Evening Nepalese cultural program followed by farewell dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Transfer to airport for departure flight.

Cost Include

  • Arrival, departure transfers and sightseeing tours as mentioned.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu at hotel as per your choice of category.
  • Transportation to and from Kathmandu by road or air as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in lodges/guesthouses during trekking.
  • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during trekking.
  • Highly experienced trekking guide
  • Required number of porters during the trekking.
  • Camping equipments (if required as per the itinerary)
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Insurance of our staff and their salary, allowance.
  • National park and conservation area fees wherever applicable.
  • First-Aid box
  • Trekking permit fee.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) fee,

Cost Exclude

  • International airfare
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Nepal entry visa fee (please see visa information)
  • Insurance to cover rescue & trip cancellation, accident or health emergency, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. (We strongly suggest you to purchase travel insurance policy as it is not available in Nepal).
  • Expenses of personal nature such as beverages, phone call, laundry etc.
  • Tips and gratuities.

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