Ghorepani Ghandrung Trek - 11 Days

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  • Duration 11 Days
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Style Trekking
  • Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Destination Nepal
  • Food Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Max Altitude: 3350 meters
  • Best season: September to November & February to May (however we arrange this trek throughout the year )
  • Attraction: The 'fishtail' spire of Machapuchare(6997m), Gangapurna(7454m) Annapurna 1 (8091m), unclimbed Fang (7647m) and Annapurna South (7273m)
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About Trip

This excellent short trek (Ghorepani Ghandrung) in the foothills of Annapurna offering excellent panoramic views of the Annapurna (8091m), Machhapuchare and Dhaulagiri and lively village cultural experiences as well as a beautiful chance to have a close look at the culture and day to day life of the Gurungs and Magar people. Many families have taken this trip and rank it as one of their best experiences ever.

A unique cross-cultural experience that is both an educational adventure and a moderate physical challenge. It's objective is to make a very exotic and adventurous trip accessible and enjoyable for people of all ages. Then, during your trekking experiences Sherpas will guide you through the Annapurna region of central Nepal. Your trek includes moderate trekking with frequent stops to visit and interact in local communities and schools. Trekking distances are based on slow-paced travel, and all travel is along well-used trails. Your guides make sure you get the best campsites for camping trek and local Lodges/Inns for teahouse trek, and enjoy the great scenery without having to be unduly concerned about safety, food, logistics, permits, or transportation.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in kathmandu
  • Day 02:Sightseeing / Cultural Day in Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03:Drive to- Pokhara stay overnight,hotel
  • Day 04:Pokhara to Tikhedhunga
  • Day 05:Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani:
  • Day 06:Ghorepani to Tadapani:
  • Day 07:Tadapani to Ghandruk:
  • Day 08:Ghandruk to Pokhara,
  • Day 09:Drive back to Kathmandu .
  • Day 10:Kathmandu
  • Day 11:Final departure, transfer to airport

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in kathmandu Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu .Short briefing will follow concerning the necessary formalities and your trekking itinerary. Depending upon your arrival time you may spend free time visiting nearby sanctuaries or resting.
  • Day 02Sightseeing / Cultural Day in Kathmandu Valley Half day sightseeing around UNESCO Bhaktapur / Kathmandu where your guide will escort you on a tour of Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions. There is time to explore the citys many places of interest on your own or take a rest while trekking permits are finalised. Overnight in Kathmandu.
  • Day 03Drive to- Pokhara stay overnight,hotelDrive to- Pokhara stay overnight,hotel
  • Day 04Pokhara to Tikhedhunga One hour drive to Nayapul walk through the lust, green Modiriver valley. Past waterfalls with plunge pools that invite you to swim.
  • Day 05Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani: A gentle climb through pasture and cultivated fields as you climb up you walk up besides the cascading river through refreshingly cool oak and rhododendron forest.
  • Day 06Ghorepani to Tadapani: Early morning wake up to Poonhil, One of the best Himalayan view points in Nepal Early morning working to the Poonhil, which provides a unobstructed view of the high Himalaya and start our trek to Tadapani, A short early morning climb to the Deurali pass for a spectacular panorama over Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna, Trail descends steeply through dense moss-covered forest rich with bird life to Tadapani which provides you a close up sunset view.
  • Day 07Tadapani to Ghandruk: walking through the forest and arrive A huge Gurung village at 1940m is the second largest Gurung village in Nepal and explores the maze like streets of this thriving Gurung settlement, You can have a good view of Annapurna south and Fisthail. Over night in hotel.
  • Day 08Ghandruk to Pokhara, Treks down to Nayapul through the cultivated fields in Modi khola valley. (4 hrs) and drive to Pokhara (1 hrs). End of the trek
  • Day 09Drive back to Kathmandu .Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 10Kathmandu Free day. Evening culture show with Nepali dinner. Overnight hotel
  • Day 11Final departure, transfer to airportFinal departure, transfer to airport

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What's Includes:

  • Airport pick & drop off service 
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu 
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara 
  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with tour guide 
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek 
  • Accommodation in lodges, guesthouses on twin sharing basis during the trek 
  • Trekking guides and porters 
  • Guide airfare Jomsom to Pokhara (if applicable) 
  • Ground transportation 
  • Arrangements for food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff. 
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available) 
  • Area Permit for National park & Conservation 
  • TIMS card permit 
  • All ground transportation

What's Excludes:

  • Meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara 
  • Airfare domestic / international flights 
  • Nepal entry visa fee ( Visa can be easily issued upon the arrival of Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu which will require 2 passport size photos) 
  • Airport tax required for the Domestic / International flights 
  • All alcoholic drinks, mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internet 
  • Personal trekking equipment, medical and travel insurance 
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/Monument 
  • Any kind of personal expenses / Helicopter rescue 
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the inclusive price

Trip Note

  • Annapurna Trek
    Paul Yearley
    United Kingdom Published: Monday, March 12, 2018

    Annapurna Trek


    MB was very helpful and attentive to our individual needs, particularly when people felt under the weather/ or tired.  It was a shame the 2nd guide's English was limited, however he was very helpful.  The porters were efficient!! Considering the limitations in the mountains, we had a good choice + good quality foods. Durtation was perfect.  Appreciated our guide being flexible with our itinerary, which met our walking abilities.  Tadapani Hotel Panoramic View, there was only 1 shower for a full lodge, & other was outside!   Ghorepani hotel Mountain View, the ensuite bathroom facilities didnot work.  Sauli Bazar was the best.

  • Fantastic Ghorepani Trek
    Paolo Monga Group
    Italy Published: Saturday, December 02, 2017

    Fantastic Ghorepani Trek


    Kaji with us was fantastic and has been patient - He accompanied us very well. Laxiamn & porters were always smiling,  It was a pleasure to meet them. For us food was always very good. We always could chose what to eat. For us Ghorepani trek is perfect for us. Thanks to all.

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