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GHOREPANI-GHANDRUK TREK

10 Nights/11 Days

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions / Exclusions
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Overview

It is one of the major trekking routes of Annapurna region. The trail takes you through beautiful valleys, dense mossy forests and icy waterfalls. One can view majestic Himalayas around every corner in the trek. No doubt, the trek also offers a unique experience to every visitor which would cherish in the rest of their live.

While in this trek, one can also view Punhill which offers best view point among other trekking routes of Annapurna region. From this point, one can view the mountain peaks such as Dhaulagiri (8,167m.), Annapurna I (8,091m.), Machapurhre (Fish Tail) (6993m), Tukuche (6920m), Nilgiri ( 6940m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7219m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and some other smaller peaks. The region is dominated by the Gurungs and Magars. Dense rhododendron forests, varieties of bird species, deep sub-tropical valleys, traditional villages, age-old tradition and culture, hospitable people, ever-smiling faces of the people, majestic mountain views are some of the major attractions of this trek.

Fact File
Country Nepal
Activities Sightseeing, Trekking
Trip Length 11 Days
Trip areas Annapurna Region
Trip Starting Kathmandu Trekking Pokhara
Trip Ending Kathmandu Trekking Pokhara
Meal Plan Full board on trekking
Places to see Kathmandu valley, Pokhara, Annapurna region
Main attractions Mountain, animals, Culture, Local peoples, alpine areas, green forest, monasteries, Gurung culture, above 5000 m highest mountain in annapurna ranges
Trekking Type Easy
Highest Point 3220 meters
Accommodation Hotel/Tea House
Mode of Transportation Tourist bus or Private transportation/Trek
Group Size Minimum: 2, Maximum: above 2
Season March -Middle of Jun & Sep-Dec

Itinerary

Day 01: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
You will meet our representative at the airport and be taken to the hotel.

Day 02: HALF DAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR IN KATHMANDU
Half day visit of Kathmandu city and Swayambhunath after breakfast at the hotel. In the afternoon you get time at your leisure and you stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: KATHMANDU TO POKHARA
Six hours scenic drive through Prithvi highway by tourist bus or car or 20 Minute Flight.

Day 04: DRIVE TO NAYAPUL AND TERK TO TIKHEDHUNGA
After breakfast half an hour drive to Naya Pul .Commence trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town beside the Modi River. We cross the main trail to Sudami where we climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hile (1495m) before pushing on to Tirkhe Dhunga. From here the trail crosses a stream and then ascends a steep stone staircase to the large Magar village at Ulleri (2070m).

Day 05: TIKHE DHUNGA TREK TO GHOREPANI
This is a pleasant walking day. We trek through rhododendron and oak forests and across streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti. From Nangethanti we go up to Ghorepani (2850m).

Day 06: HIKE FROM GHOREPANI TO POON HILL AND TREK TO TADAPANI
Early morning hiking to Poon Hill to see the panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himalayan ranges as well as sunrise over the tolerable Himalayas. After having had great views of Himalayan panorama from Poon Hill, descend to Ghorepani and continue the trek to Tadapani (2625meter) after having breakfast. We will trek towards to Tadapani along the ridges of rhododendron and pine forest.

Day 07: TREK FROM TADAPANI TO LANDRUK
This trail descends down to Ghandrung through the forest of rhododendron. We then walk towards Landrung crossing through the village of Gurungs. From there you get close views of Mt. Annapurna south and Hiun Chuli and Mt. Fishtail.

Day 08: TREK FROM LANDRUK TO DHAMPUS
The trail enters the narrow wooded valley of the Modi Khola and takes us through the village of Dhampus.

Day 09: TREK FROM DHAMPUS TO PHEDI AND A DRIVE BACK TO POKHARA
Trek down to Phedi, and then enjoy a half an hour car drive to Pokhara. Stay overnight at Hotel

Day 10: POKHARA TO KATHMANDU
Drive back to Kathmandu by Car / Van / Tourist Bus (6hrs) or take a flight (20 minutes)

Day 11: FINAL DEPARTURE FOR OWNWARD JOURNEY

Inclusions / Exclusions

PRICE INCLUSIONS:
ACCOMMODATION:
3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu
2 Nights hotel in Pokhara
5 Nights hotel in Tea house(normal tea house)

TRANSPORTATION:
Airports pick up and drop
1 half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu(with private vehicle)
Kathmandu to Pokhara
Pokhara to trekking starting point
Trekking ending point to Pokhara
Pokhara to Kathmandu

SIGHTSEEING TOUR:
1 half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

TREKKING:
All meals (Breakfast/ lunch/dinner with teacoffee),
Accommodation in teahouses,
Sleeping bag,
Down jackets,
Acap entry permits,
TIMS ( Travelers Information manual system)
English speaking guide,
Porter
All necessaries for guide (all meals, accommodation in tea houses, equipments, salary, insurance etc)

MEAL:
10 BREAKFAST, 6 LUNCH, 6 DINNER

PRICE EXCLUSION:
Any bar bills (Mineral water, coke, beer etc),
Personal clothing's,
Personal expenses,
Emergency rescue charge,
Any unforeseen expenses
Tips

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