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Ghorepani to Ghandruk

Start of the Trip: Kathmandu
End of the Trip: Kathmandu
Duration: 7 Days
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Hotels: Good
Seasons: October – May
Maximum Elevation: 3210m

Use this route to combine a visit to the Annapurna Sanctuary, or a visit to the Gurung village of Ghandruk, with the Annapurna Circuit Part II trek. It is a long day from Ghorepani to Ghandruk, especially if you have climbed to Poon Hill in the morning or the trail is snow- covered. In the opposite direction, from Ghandruk to Ghorepani, it’s even tougher. In either direction, it’s best to break the trek in Tadapani, not only to make the trekking easier, but also for the excellent views of Machhapuchhare. 

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Tour Itinerary

Day Section and Altitude Hours

Kathmandu Arrival

Kathmandu to Pokhara

Pokhara to nayapul



2 Naya Pul to Tikhedhunga
540m ascent
3 - 4.00
3 Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
1360m ascent
4 Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
Ghorepani to Deorali (3090m)
Deorali (3090m) to Banthanti (2606m)
Banthanti (2606m) – Tadapani (2710m)
550m ascent, 710m descent
3.30 – 4.30
5 Tadapani to Ghandruk
720m descent
2.00 – 3.00
6 Ghandruk to Nayapul-Pokhara 4.30-6.00

Pokhara to Kathmandu

Departure from Kathmandu


*** If you are returning from Ghandruk, then it would require 3 ½ - 4 ½ hours to reach Naya Pul, from where you can catch bus to go to Pokhara (1 hour drive). Or by taking the alternate route you could complete the Annapurna Sanctuary trail.

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