Provided hotel is 2-3 Star Category , which can be customized as per the requirement of visitor. Moreover, Itinerary is basic outline of the trekking which can be adjusted and modified on request.
Ghorepani Ghandruk Trekking
The Annapurna Himalayan (Ghorepani and Poon Hill) Trek starts and ends in Pokhara; a colorful foray into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face.
Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek is a classic short tea house trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek offers beautiful panoramic views of snow mountains Mt. Dhaulagiri, amazing sunrise from the top of Poonhill (3,120 m) and Annapurna I as well as Annapurna range; Annapurna South, Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Barasikhar, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli, and Manaslu ranges
Ghorepani Ghandruk Trekking Overview
The Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek, popularly known as Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek starts and ends in Pokhara; a colorful foray into the Annapurna region. The Ghorepani Ghandruk Trekking trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests, and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face.
Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your Ghorepani Poonhill trek. Trekking to the viewpoint at Poon Hill offers you unobstructed mountain views.
An easy Ghorepani Ghandruk trek in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by Gurungs, Magars, and other ethnic groups, dense rhododendron forests full of birds, and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurna’s with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline.
Discover and Explore the Himalayan land with local experts at Mount Trails. The itinerary is possible to create short and long as per your wish but our 10-day itinerary is more common for the Ghorepani Ghandruk trek. Contact us if you have any further questions or queries about this trek.
- Trip Starts: Kathmandu-Kathmandu
- Trip Grade: Easy
- Transportation: Road
- Trip Duration: 10 Days
- Trip Activity: Trekking
- Trekking Guide: Available (Male)
- Group Size:2 - 20 pax
- Fixed Departures: Yes
- Min Age: 12 years or above
- Security: 100% Guaranteed!
- Customized Trip Route: Available
- Best Season: Sharad Ritu (Autumn)
Ghorepani Ghandruk Trekking ItineraryExpand All
When you land, our representative will be at the Kathmandu Airport to welcome you. Look for the Adventure White Himalaya Treks signboard. They’ll take you to your hotel in our private vehicle.
- Meals: Breakfast
Journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara, where you’ll traverse through stunning landscapes and immerse yourself in the beauty of Nepal’s countryside. Starting from Kathmandu, you’ll depart early in the morning to make the most of the day. The drive takes approximately 6-7 hours, depending on road conditions and traffic as you approach Pokhara, the landscape changes dramatically, with the majestic Annapurna range. Once you arrive in Pokhara, take some time to unwind and explore. Whether you want to relax by the lakeside.
- Meals: Breakfast
Today, we start on our trek starting at Nayapul, following a one-hour scenic drive from Pokhara in a private vehicle. The adventure kicks off with a brief 15-minute stroll along the Modi Khola’s banks, leading us to Birethanti (1,015 m), a bustling village filled with shops and teahouses. Continuing through the village, our path traces the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola.
As we steadily ascend the valley’s side, we’ll reach Hille at an elevation of 1,495 m. A short climb from there brings us to Tikhedhunga at 1,570 m. Despite being a bit of a warm-up, today’s 4-hour walk gives us a taste of the Annapurna region’s trekking experience. The journey unfolds with scenic landscapes and a glimpse into the natural beauty that lies ahead of our adventure.
- Accommodation:Guest House
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Our journey continues as we venture from Tikhedhunga to the elevated destination of Ghorepani (2,840 m), a trek that spans about 5 hours.
The trail takes us through a challenging uphill climb to Ulleri, a sizable Magar village resting at an altitude of 2,070 m. As we ascend from Ulleri, the path becomes more gradual, guiding us through enchanting forests adorned with oak and rhododendron trees. Banthanti (2,250 m) is our next landmark, followed by the trek to Nangethanti (2,460 m). After about an hour’s walk, we finally reach Ghorepani at 2,840 m.
Ghorepani not only offers a well-deserved resting spot but also provides a picturesque setting for us to immerse ourselves in the natural beauty of the Annapurna region.
Stay overnight in Ghorepani, preparing for the adventures that await in the days to come.
- Accommodation:Guest House
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Today’s adventure begins with an early-morning hike to the majestic Poon Hill, standing tall at 3,210 meters. This one-hour ascent offers a breathtaking panorama of the high Himalayas, treating us to an unparalleled view of the sunrise painting the mountain peaks with vibrant hues. Poon Hill serves as a splendid vantage point, capturing the essence of the Himalayan beauty.
After soaking in the awe-inspiring scenery for about an hour, we descend to Ghorepani for a hearty breakfast. Energized and ready for the day, our journey continues with a climb along ridges, weaving through the enchanting pine and rhododendron forests. Our path leads us to Deurali at 2,960 meters, and from there, we descend to Banthanti before heading to Tadapani.
Tadapani, situated at 2,610 meters, welcomes us with its tranquility and stunning surroundings. The local teahouse provides a cozy overnight stay, allowing us to reflect on the day’s adventures and prepare for the upcoming trekking experiences in this beautiful region.
- Accommodation:Guest House
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Our journey from Tadapani to Ghandruk unfolds over approximately 4 hours, offering a delightful trekking experience.
As we leave Tadapani, the trail takes us on a descent through lush forests, guiding us to Ghandruk, a village inhabited by the Gurung people—one of Nepal’s diverse ethnic groups. The Gurung community has its own distinct language, culture, attire, and way of life. Ghandruk is particularly renowned for being the home of many Gurkha soldiers. Trekkers are drawn to this village not only for its stunning mountain views but also for its convenient accessibility from Pokhara and Kathmandu.
Ghandruk invites exploration in the afternoon, providing an opportunity to visit the Annapurna Conservation Office and museums. Wander through the village, absorbing the cultural richness and natural beauty that define this Gurung settlement.
Enjoy an overnight stay in Ghandruk, savoring the unique atmosphere of this culturally rich and strategically located village.
- Accommodation:Guest House
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Our trek reaches its conclusion today as we make our way from Ghandruk to Nayapul, a journey lasting about 5 hours. From Nayapul, a short drive will bring us back to Pokhara.
Upon arriving in Pokhara, you’ll have the chance to unwind and enjoy a leisurely afternoon. Take a stroll around the picturesque lakeside, absorbing the tranquil ambiance of this charming city nestled in the lap of the Himalayas.
As the day winds down, find comfort in the overnight stay in Pokhara, reflecting on the memorable experiences and beautiful landscapes encountered during the trek.
- Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Today begins with a 7-hour drive back to Kathmandu in the morning.
If you’re keen on extending your adventure, there are various options available. You could opt for a Chitwan jungle safari, experience the thrill of river rafting, explore Kathmandu through a shopping tour, venture into mountain biking, or partake in other exciting activities.
In the evening, a special farewell awaits you at a traditional Nepalese restaurant, featuring cultural performances. It’s a delightful way to cap off the journey, surrounded by the warmth of Nepalese hospitality.
Enjoy your overnight stay in Kathmandu, reminiscing about the incredible journey and contemplating the various possibilities for further exploration in this diverse and vibrant country.
- Meals: Breakfast
Today marks the end of our journey. To ensure a smooth departure, our airport representative will accompany you to the international airport in Kathmandu. This drop-off will be arranged three hours prior to your scheduled flight, ensuring you have ample time for check-in and other departure procedures.
As you bid farewell to Nepal, we hope the memories of your adventure linger, and the experiences gained during your stay become cherished moments. Safe travels on your journey back home!
Ghorepani Ghandruk Trekking Includes/Exclude
- Airport pick up(Company Name Plate) & drop off service by private tourist vehicle.
- All ground transportation on a comfortable vehicle as per the itinerary.
- Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- All your standard Meals during the lodge to lodge during the trek(Breakfasts,Lunches and Dinners).
- All trekking and climbing related permit & fees, (Entry Permit Annapurna conservation fees).
- TIMS (Trekking Information Management System).
- Adventure White Himalaya duffel bag/kit bag and T-shirt.
- Nepal Government license on holder English speaking trekking guide.
- The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests below 25 kg.).
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses Insurance for guide and porters.
- Salary for guide and porters.
- All information about trekking, tour and expeditions.
- Certificate of achievement.
- International air fare your home Country to Nepal.
- Nepal Entry Visa fees.
- Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
- Emergency mountain medical rescue (provided by your insurance company please buy it in your country you can’t buy it in Nepal).
- Meals while not on the trek.
- Personal Porter Personal expenses such as snacks, all drink, Wi-Fi, hot shower, gear, laundry, phone calls, etc.
- Personal gear and expenses.
- Tips for the guide and porter.
- Travel insurance: Travel Insurance covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. (you can buy it in your country you can’t buy it in Nepal)
- Nepal entry visa: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
- Tourist Visa with Multiple entries for 30 days: This VISA can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency.
- Tourist Visa with Multiple entries for 90 days: This VISA can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
Hint: Tips for the guide and porter (tips are not compulsory but this is your satisfaction with them if you are really happy with them service of them you can give as respect as tips). This itinerary is just a guideline. If you are not able you can customize your own.
Ghorepani Ghandruk Trekking Information
Physical Level and Preparation
It takes a lot of physical training to tackle the difficult walk to Ghorepani Ghandruk. Because the walk involves walking for extended periods and climbing to high altitudes, it needs a moderate to high level of fitness.
- Cardiovascular Fitness: Trekking, jogging, and cycling are regular aerobic exercises that improve endurance.
- Strength Training: For difficult terrain, strengthen your legs, core, and upper body.
- Altitude Acclimatization: To prevent altitude sickness, consider rest days in your plan for acclimatization.
- Pack Light: Make sure your backpack is as light as it gets. Bring only what you need.
- Mental Preparedness: It’s a mental as well as a physical trip, so mentally prepare yourself for the hardships.
Typically, parties of two to twenty persons, guided by a qualified guide and helped by local workers, participate in the Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek. The small group size promotes camaraderie and personalized encounters.
- Depending on your tastes and what’s available along the way, you can stay anywhere from budget-friendly teahouses to opulent hotels while trekking the trail. Here is a list of well-liked lodging options:
- Teahouses: These are basic, family-run lodges that provide a bed, basic meals, and a comfortable environment.
- Lodges: Along the hike, there are settlements with lodges that offer extra facilities like attached restrooms and hot showers.
- Tented Camps: Another choice for staying in far-off places is a tent camp; these offer a more adventurous experience.
Packing light is crucial when trekking. Bring only a modest daypack with the necessities (water, snacks, layers, camera), as a porter or yak will transport your major equipment between lodges.
Spirit of Travel
Reaching the summit of the Ghorepani Ghandruk trek is not as crucial as enjoying the experience and the journey. Along the way, you will experience Sherpa culture, be in awe of the stunning scenery, and make lifelong friendships with fellow hikers. The beauty and persistence of the natural environment never cease to astound and inspire you on this experience that pushes your physical boundaries and uplifts your spirit.
Season of trekking, distance traveled, services selected, and guide availability all affect the price.
Guided Trek: Usually comprises a guide, accommodation, meals, and permits. The price range is $700 to $1,000.
Independent Trek: Without permits and equipment, budget-conscious hikers can finish the trek for roughly $500 to $800.
Peak vs. Off Season: Trekking gives better weather during peak seasons (spring, autumn), but it is more expensive during off-peak seasons (winter, monsoon).
Before beginning the Ghorepani Ghandruk Trekking, it’s crucial to be aware of any potential cancellation fees in case your plans change. Before booking a reservation, it’s critical to read and understand the tour operator’s cancellation policy because different operators may have different fees. In general, the closer your departure date is, the higher the cancellation fees may be. Consider purchasing cancellation coverage when purchasing travel insurance to reduce potential losses.
- Pack Light: You can avoid paying porter costs by packing lightly. Bring only clothing and necessities.
- Local Currency: For modest purchases along the trail, bringing small quantities of Nepalese Rupees is advised. There are ATMs in larger towns like Pokhara.
- Split Costs: To cut down on individual spending, if you’re traveling in a group, think about splitting the cost of lodging, food, and guides.
What Justifies Getting Insurance?
Insurance is a requirement while embarking on an adventure trip, such as a climb to Ghorepani Ghandruk. Even while it could appear like an extra cost, the comfort and security it provides are priceless. The following are strong arguments for thinking about getting insurance for your hike:
- Emergency Medical Coverage: Hiking to high altitudes carries some risks, like the possibility of altitude sickness and injury, as experienced during the Ghorepani Ghandruk expedition. Travel insurance covers emergency medical expenses, including helicopter evacuation if necessary.
- Lost or Stolen Property: Personal belongings can be lost or stolen anywhere, even on a hiking trip. Insurance may pay for the cost of replacing lost or stolen property, including electronics, equipment, and passports.
- Emergency Evacuation: You might need to be flown by helicopter to a medical center in the event of a serious illness or injury. Although these evacuations can be expensive, travel insurance frequently pays for them.
- Search and Rescue: Insurance may be able to assist with the costs associated with conducting a search and rescue operation in certain, uncommon circumstances.
The thrilling journey of trekking to Ghorepani Ghandruk takes you through a variety of landscapes with erratic weather. It is essential to have the right gear if you want to enjoy, stay safe, and feel comfortable on the journey. The whole list of instruments you’ll need is as follows:
Small Personal Equipment
- Backpack: A cozy, well-fitting backpack (30–40 liters) to hold water, snacks, additional clothing, and personal goods, among other everyday necessities.
- Trekking Boots: Well-made, waterproof, cozy boots that provide supportive ankles.
- Hiking Socks: Warm, moisture-wicking socks that keep your feet dry and blister-free.
- Headlamp: For usage at night and in lodges with low lighting, a headlamp with additional batteries.
- Prescription Drugs: Please include a copy of your prescription for any prescription drugs you may require.
- Painkillers: Over-the-counter analgesics such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
- Antibiotics: Wide-spectrum drugs to treat common ailments.
- Medication to prevent diarrhea: Imodium or a comparable drug.
- First Aid Kit: Contains tweezers, gauze pads, adhesive tape, and antiseptic wipes.
- Personal Prescriptions: Any other prescription drugs you may need.
Trekking Gear and Clothing
- Base Layers: Breathable, moisture-wicking base layers for insulation and control of moisture.
- Insulation: For lower temperatures, a cozy fleece or down jacket.
- Outer Layer: A windproof, waterproof jacket with a hood to ward off the weather.
- Trekking Pants: Versatile trekking pants with zip-off legs that are lightweight and quick to dry.
- Gloves: For cold weather, mittens or gloves with insulation.
- Hat: For protection from the heat, wear a sun hat or a thick beanie in chilly weather.
Validity of Passport: Verify that your passport is valid.
Nepal visa: Most visitors to Nepal must have a current visa in order to enter the nation. At other border crossings or the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you can obtain a visa. Since visa requirements and prices sometimes change, you can get the most recent information from the Nepalese Embassy or Consulate in your home nation.
- Altitude Sickness Medications: Consult a healthcare provider about taking drugs like acetazolamide, or Diamox, to prevent or cure altitude sickness. It’s critical to talk about the right dosage and any possible negative effects.
- Personal Prescriptions: Make sure you always have a sufficient amount of prescription medications on hand, as well as a copy of the prescription.
- First Aid Kit: Always have a basic first aid kit with you that contains bandages, sterile wipes, pain relievers, and any prescription medications you may need.
- Water Purification: To guarantee that you have safe drinking water while on the trek, pack tablets or portable water filtration equipment.
Trekking to Ghorepani Ghandruk offers you the opportunity to experience Nepal’s magnificent scenery. Nepal is well known for its gracious people, rich cultural legacy, and stunning Himalayan peaks. This country guide includes information about legislation, customs, ecology, animals, safety precautions, and other pertinent topics for your hike:
Usages & Customs
Honor Local Culture: Nepal is a multicultural nation that combines Buddhist and Hindu customs. Respecting regional traditions is crucial, and this includes dressing modestly and taking off your shoes before entering houses or temples.
Namaste: In Nepal, it’s usual to greet someone with a polite “Namaste” and a small bow. Acquire a few fundamental phrases in Nepali to improve your communication with people there.
Regarding Your Strolls:
Teahouse Lodging: Throughout the hike, some teahouses provide food and lodging. It is customary to place food orders at your lodging because these businesses depend on the business of hikers.
Fauna and Flora
Biodiversity: Snow leopards, Red pandas, Himalayan tahr, Musk deer, Himalayan monals, and several bird species are among the many species of animals that inhabit the Annapurna region. Traveling requires respect for the local wildlife and habitat.
Leave No Trace: Follow the Leave No Trace guidelines to lessen your impact on the environment. This entails getting rid of single-use plastics and disposing of trash correctly.
Local Initiatives: To improve the sustainability of the area, and support neighborhood environmental and conservation efforts.
Minimize Our Carbon Footprint
Hikers are advised to use reusable water bottles and to avoid single-use plastics.
We advocate for hiking with as little fuel as possible and staying at energy-efficient accommodations.
We recommend taking public transit whenever possible as an environmentally responsible mode of transportation.
We prohibit harming or endangering animals while on the walk and place a major emphasis on its conservation.
The biodiversity of the region is preserved thanks to our support of regional conservation initiatives.
The Commandments of Responsible Travel:
Before the trip
Respect and Research: Learn as much as you can about the customs, environment, and culture of the area. Respect local customs by being aware of and adhering to them.
Pick Ethical Operators: Make sure that the hotels, tour companies, and other services you choose are firmly committed to sustainable tourism and ethical travel.
Pack With Thought: Don’t overpack; only bring what you really need. To limit waste, stay away from single-use plastics and disposable items.
During the trip
Respect local culture: At sites of worship or cultural significance, get permission before taking pictures, dress modestly, and engage in polite conversation with the locals.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: To cut down on waste, use reusable items and recycle as much as you can. Place trash in the proper container.
Energy and Resource Conservation: To save energy, turn off the air conditioner, heaters, and lights when not in use. Reduce water use and lengthen your showers.
After the trip
Exchange Knowledge: To encourage moral travel behavior, impart to others your understanding of and experiences with responsible travel.
Think and Learn: Consider how you can travel more responsibly in the future after your experience.
Positive and constructive criticism regarding tour operators’ and lodgings’ efforts at responsible tourism should be directed towards them.
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Ghorepani Ghandruk Trekking Reviews
Truly amazing trek I ever had
I have an amazing trip with adventure white himalaya trek, very responsible boss Mr Ganesh and super portal/guide Mr Keshab. I truly appreciate for all the good taken care of. They are very experienced and professional, not to worry even you come alone. Adventure white is always your choice
You made my dream come true: EBC and 3 Passes
After summiting Kilimanjaro, I was looking for my next adventure. Thank you Adventure White Himalaya Treks, owner Ganesh and Guide, Keshab for a dream and bucket list item come true. From the communication prior to the Trek back in South Africa, to fetching me at the airport and transporting me to a great hotel . Superb and persistent service……and then of to Lukla Airport for the start of a 2 week journey. I did the Everest Base Camp and the 3 Passes.
I am typing this review on my Hotelbed back in Kathmandu with a huge smile and great satisfaction. A dream come true.
The whole journey was well planned and executed to perfection. This team is super professional.
Ganesh for leading this company and Keshab, my guide, was absolutely finominal.
I could not have asked for a better Team than Adventure White Himalaya Treks.
I give them a 10 out of 10 and would recommend them to any one or group interested trekking in the Himalayas to make your dream come true.
Dherei Dherei Dhanya Bhat to the team of Adventure White Himalaya Treks in Katmandu.
Now I can fly back home with an unforgettable experience.
Very Good Trekking Experience with Adventure White Himalaya
Did Annapurna Base Camp Trek via PoonHill with Adventure White Himalaya. Overall good experiences with Aventure White Himalaya, Ganesh and Raj are accommodating our requests throughout the duration. Though there are some miscommunication along the ways, they are able to solve it professionally. Good job!!
Mardi Himal Trek
Excellent team, very good , always helping….never in real danger while on trek. Highly recommend for all hikers and first timers…for a first timer like me…it’s was very difficult to hike but thanks to the team I manage reach the view point. The guide provided so many advise during the hike which make it easier for me… everything from accommodation to food was taken care of.
Mardi Himal Hiking Trek
The best hiking agency ever. Very friendly guide, porter and manager. Thank you for everything!! Mardi Himal Trek was amazing toooo… The view from the view point was stunning.
Annapurna circuit trek with Adventure White Himalaya Treks: Greatest Experience
Adventure White Himalaya Trek in one word is superb ! Upfront communication with Ganesh was very efficient and the trek went very well. Mr Ganesh receive me at the airport took me safe at the hotel at midnight. The day next we started the trek, our guide Bhoj Raj was a star. He was trustworthy, reliable and always smiling with a great sense of humors.
They all were excellent and was perfect in organizing any sort of tour in a perfect way. I can wholeheartedly recommend them, the Adventure White Himalaya Treks. Thank you !
Amazing life experience!
Trekking for 4 days in a rhododendron forest, waking up to fresh snow and the sunrise at Poon Hill, amazing adventure!!!! I will go back, I will most definitely contact Ganesh to schedule another adventure in the Nepal. He is a hard worker with great knowledge of the area.
We dealt with Ganesh before the trip and are very happy with the service provided. Everything was as promised.
Our guide, Hari, did an excellent job in planning our whole journey and improvising wherever he saw fit. He also was very in tuned with our fitness level and we didn’t feel that we were pushed beyond our capabilities.
Our porter, Gopi, was also very helpful especially in keeping our spirits up during the whole journey.
All in all I would highly recommend Adventure White Himalaya Treks Pvt Ltd to anyone who is going trekking in Nepal.
Delicated Trip Guide
This trip – Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most remembered trip I had with amazing experience with both the mountain and good dedicated guide and porters.
We had a fabulous time trekking at ABC. Our guide Jiban and his team was knowledgeable, pleasant – not only did we all have fun, they also took great care of us and made sure we all had a good time! Our group was also blessed with good weather at the right time throughout the trip