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Ghorepani Trek

Start of the Trip: Kathmandu
End of the Trip: Kathmandu
Duration: 9 Days
Difficulty: Easy - Medium
Hotels: Excellent
Seasons: January - December
Maximum Elevation: 3210m

Enjoy a short adventurous trek to the Annapurna region. The villages along the trail are well – maintained and accommodations are the best. The trek is fairly easy. Along the trail, take the opportunity to view some of the most picturesque landscape on earth. Visit the beautiful village of Ghandrung, often referred to as “Paradise on Earth” by many travelers. One of the main attractions of this trip is the Poon Hill, where one can enjoy breath taking views of Machhapuchhre and surrounding mountain ranges.

Highlights

Traditional Gurung village of Ghandrung, Ghorepani, Stupendous views of some of the highest peaks, Pokhara and Kathmandu sightseeing.

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1:  Kathmandu Arrival (1,400m.)

Upon arrival representative of Gandaki Tours will greet you at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, Transfer to hotel, and spend the rest of the day exploring Kathmandu, capital of Nepal.

Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara (1,740m.)

After breakfast, depart for Pokhara. Our staffs will accompany you to the airport, where you can board a flight to Pokhara. The flight duration is about 30 minutes. Or alternatively, you may also choose to take a pleasant bus ride of about 5 - 6 hours. For the rest of the day, feel free to explore the valley and to enjoy the beautiful scenery of snowcapped mountains and clear lake. There are plenty of places in Pokhara to enjoy, good food and fancy shops too can be found here.

Day 3: Pokhara to Ghandrung (1,951m.)

Trek Duration: 5 hours, ascent: 211m

After breakfast, drive to Nayapul. It takes about an hour to drive there and upon arrival start trekking towards Birethani, it takes an hour to reach Birethani. Continue to trek towards the village of Ghandrung (1951m), here you can view some of the highest peaks in the world such as the Fishtail or Machapuchare (6997m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna South (7273m), Gangapurna (7454m) and more. Ghandruk is the second largest Gurung village in Nepal. The village is a charming clusters of closely spaced, slate roofed house, surrounded by neatly terraced fields, and framed by outstanding views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare. Ghandruk is also one of the most prosperous villages of the region, and offers the best accommodation facilities around. To learn more about the traditional lives of the villagers you may visit the Gurung Traditional Museum and interact with ever friendly locals.

Day 4: Ghandrung to Tadapani (1,192m.)

Trek Duration: 5 hours

After breakfast, start ascending to Tadapani (1192m). The trail follows the main street of Gorephani going through bamboo forest and past large waterfall and swimming hole. Climb past the tea houses; meander along the ridge and cross a couple of forests. Then the trail descends along a muddy trail. Trail past the treacherous descent, and then gently trek down to the Banthanti village. Then climb through steep forests for another 20 minutes to reach Tadapani (1192m). 

Day 5: Tadapani to Ghorepani (2,750m.) 

Trek Duration: 4 hours, descent: 1558m

After breakfast, continue to trek through the rhododendron forest towards west of Tadapani before arriving Gorephani (2750m). The trail is fairly easy and along the way you may pass a couple of small and charming settlement Gurung villages.

Day 6: Ghorepani to Tikhedhunga (1,525m.)

Trek Duration: 5 hours, descent: 1,225

Wake up early in the morning and trek to Poon Hill (3210m). It takes about an hour to climb to the top. The sunrise view is literally breathtaking as you will witness the wide Himalayan range stretching from Daulagiri (8167m, the world 7th highest peak) to Manaslu (8156m, the world’s 8th highest) in the east, with the Annapurna range between them. After breakfast, begin retracing your trail back to Gorepani, descending down to Tikhedungha (1525m). Along the trail you will pass a small settlement village of Hille (1495 m). From Hille, continue to trek till you reach Tikhedungha where you stop for overnight.

Day 7: Tikhedungha – Birethani - Pokhara (1,740m.)

Trek Duration: 4 hours, 215m ascent

After breakfast proceed to descend toward Birethane (1065m). The trail descends gently and is easy to follow.  Cross two suspension bridges, one across the Bhurungdi khola while passing through the settlement of Ramgai and Sudami. And the other towards the end of the trek, located by the confluence of Bhurungdi Khola and Modi Khola before reaching Birethani. Take a short rest before continuing to Nayapul, from here you can catch a bus back to Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara you may visit the Phewa Lake, which is the largest lake in Pokhara and the second largest Lake in Nepal. It covers an area of 4.43 sq. km. Visitors here spend time paddling and boating. The lake encircles Barahi Bahagwati Temple, a two-storied pagoda style temple. The temple was built for Hindu devotees to worship Varahi, Vishnu’s third incarnation in the form of wild boar, and elaborated rituals are conducted every Saturdays. . Inside visitors will see the boar manifestation of Ajima, one of the many reincarnations of Lord Vishnu. There are plenty in store for shopping savvy, the lake side it filled with shops, restaurants, internet hubs and lodges.

Day 8: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1400m.)

After breakfast, you will have free time for your selves. And after lunch, you will be driven to the airport where you will be taking the flight to Kathmandu. Depending upon the time left you may choose either to freely explore the city by yourselves or choose to hire a tour guide to explore more fascinating areas of this bustling city. 

Day 9: Kathmandu Departure 

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport by our representative to catch your flight back home.

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Price: $ 980 USD Incl. VAT (Excludes International Airfare)

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