Ghandruk Ghorepani trekking 2024

Ghandruk Ghorepani trekking 2024

Ghandruk Ghorepani trekking is in Annapurna region, which is north-central part of Nepal. Ghandruk and Ghorepani are the two separate villages. Ghandruk is a popular tourist place for trekkers in Annapurna area of Nepal, with easy trails and various accommodation possibilities, Gurung culture, Monastery, best views of the Annapurna Mountains including a beautiful massif view of Machhapuchhare, call "Fishtail" from Ghandruk. Ghorepani is famous for rhododendron forest as well as the fantastic panoramic sunrise, sunset view from Pun Hill 3210 meters which is one hour climbing from Ghorepani.

Ghandruk Ghorepani circuit trek offer the spectacular mountain scenery along with charming villages inhabited particularly by the Gurungs, Poon & Magars, dense rhododendron forest full of birds and deep subtropical valleys, all set below the Annapurna's with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) dominating the skyline. One of the important highlights of this trip is to make a claim on Pun Hill, possibly the Most Spectacular Mountain scrapes on Earth. When the sun rises, it touches the snow-capped summits of the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks, there gradually appear, just like magic that your eye could not believe. Beautiful and ornate village of Ghandruk, home of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, Gurung Museum, culture and custom, Monastery are interesting to visit. Every day at 3PM you have a chance to visit the ACAP for a slight show project to discover at first hand the conservation work being carried out in Ghandruk village.

Asian Hiking Team recommends a 5 days trek from Pokhara to Pokhara and two days travels from/to Pokhara. Ghandruk Ghorepani treks, or known as Poon Hill Trek, start from the beautiful tourist capital Pokhara after a one-day drive or 25 minutes fly from Kathmandu. Nayapul means the new bridge is the original starting or ending point of Ghandruk Ghorepani trekking. However, nowadays, a seasonal road goes to Ghandruk or Ulleri as well. The first day of trekking to Ghandruk village is to walk through the construction road and climb some steps. The second day trek through the huge forest to Tadapani. After three days trekking brings you the panoramic sunrise view from Poon Hill and continues two days walk to Nayapul then one and half an hour drive to Pokhara. In our itinerary we have not mentioned sightseeing in Pokhara but if you have one extra day sightseeing in Pokhara is the best.

Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel Thamel or similar, meet staff (BB).

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and final preparation for trekking, overnight at hotel Thamel or similar (BB). 

Day 03: Travel to Pokhara by tourist bus, 200KM, 6 hours or 25 minutes flight, transfer to Hotel Himalaya Inn or similar (BB).

Trekking Start 5 days

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1950 m), 5 hours, overnight at hotel Annapurna Guest house or Gurung Cottage or similar (B/L/D).

Option: There are seasonal road to Ghandruk, so it is possible by bus/Jeep drive to Ghandruk 3–5 hours. 

Day 05: Trek to Tadapani (2680m), 3.30 hours, overnight at Himalayan Tourist Guest house or similar (B/L/D).

Day 06: Trek to Ghorepani (2850m) 5 hours, overnight at Hungry Eye or similar (B/L/D).

Day 07: Poon Hill 1 hour and trek to Tikhedhunga (1575m), 4 hours, overnight at Chandra Guest house or similar (B/L/D).

Day 08: Trek to Naya Pool 3 hours and drive to Pokhara, 1.30 hours, overnight at Himalayan Inn or Similar (B/L/D).

Option: There are seasonal road from Ulleri to Nayapul to Pokhara, so it is possible to drive by jeep/Bus as well. 

Trekking Ending

Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist coach 200 km, 6- 7 hours or option 25 minutes flight, transfer to Hotel Thamel or similar (BB).

Day 10: Drop to Airport for your own way journey or next trip (BB). 

Note: Either you can visit Ghorepani first (clock side) and then Ghandruk as well. You can end your trek in Pokhara as well.

Customizes your Trip:

If you only have a few days or perhaps a few weeks, then will do our utmost to make your Nepal trip as readable as possible. Together we can create a unique experience that is tailored to your available time, interests, ability. The best season for Ghandruk Ghorepani trek is March to May and October to December (fair weather in Nepal) but this trek can be operated whole year. The trek can be operated in both teahouses and under the canvas on request, as well as being able to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting 1-2 days and Chitwan wildlife safari 2/3 days. All the itineraries are subject to change to suit your holiday.