Gorepani Ghandruk Trekking is perfect short and easy trekking in Nepal. Reach at Ghorepani village through several typical villages on the way. Climb Poonhill (3,210m) for best sunrise view and stunning mountain views of Mt Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak, Nilgiri, Fishtail, Annapurna Range Mountain. Scenic Rhododendron forest, terrace field, typical settlement of Gurung peoples and their culture making Gorepani Ghadruk as variant trekking destination of Nepal. Ghandruk village is big Gurung village having Gurung museum, typical houses. Panoramic mountain views starts from Ulleri village and it stand till Pokhara. Local tea houses from the area provide warm hospitality with tourist standard accommodation and foods.
Our 9 days Ghorepani Ghandruk Trekking have days to explore Kathmandu and Pokhara valley. Total 5 days trekking reach for overnight at local tea houses. We spend nights at Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani and Ghandruk village. Trekking region is low region of Annapurna Base Camp. If you love to make this trekking shorter rite from Kathmandu, taking early flight to Pokhara and start trek strait, and at the end finish trek and take late afternoon flight to Kathmandu can be the good option. Which makes 4 nights 5 days Ghorepani Ghandruk trekking from Kathmandu. Adding few more days in this itinerary can reach, Chhomrong, Jhinu natural hot spring, Landruk village, Dhampus and Australian camp. In another option, fast walker trekkers can make Annapurna Base Camp Trek within 8 to 9 days time.
Nepal Highland Treks operates this trek with our professional trekking guide and porter. This trek can operate throughout the year although January to May and September to November months are more suitable. Days are sunny and mountains are clear viewed during that period. We provide you your cost values in our each trip. You can choose any other trekking destination in Annapurna region. Annapurna Base Camp or Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking, Round Annapurna or Annapurna Circuit Trekking, Short 3 days trekking to Ghorepani Poonhill, Mardi Himal Trekking and many other less touristic trekking inside Annapurna conservation area. We provide different services as per your budget and provide you tailored made itineraries as per your interest.
Day 01:Arrival at Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel
Day 02:Drive to Pokhara (6/7 Hours) 827m. Overnight at Hotel
Day 03:Drive to Nayapool and Trek to Ulleri (7 Hours - 1960m) Overnight at tea house
Day 04:Trek to Ghodepani (4 hours - 2860m). Overnight at tea house
Day 05:Morning hike to Poonhill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (6 Hours - 2500m) overnight at tea house
Day 06:Trek to Ghandruk (5/6 Hours - 1950) overnight at tea house
Day 07:Trek back to Nayapool and drive to Pokhara (6 Hours). Overnight at Hotel
Day 08:Fly to Kathmandu at morning and Sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel
The trip is including 3 star category accommodations in main cities ie Kathmandu and Pokhara. During the trekking days, accommodation is in local tea houses. It has also option to upgrade accommodation to 4 or 5 star hotel in Pokhara and in Kathmandu. Or choose simple guest houses or hotel in those cities to make your cost down.
A professional trekking guide and porter from Nepal Highland Treks assist you in this entire trekking. Trekking guide and porter are not only guiding and carrying your loads but also helpful and your lifeguard in the Himalaya.
Any foreigners other than Indian and Nepali need visa for Nepal. It cost you USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for a month multiple visa. Visa can be issued on your arrival. For more details, you can visit this LINK.
Day 1Arrival at Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Representative from Nepal Highland Treks pickup you from international airport and transfer to Hotel at Thamel, Touristic hub of Kathmandu. Talk about trip, introduction with your guide and final preparation.
Day 2Drive to Pokhara (6/7 Hours) 827m. Overnight at Hotel We drive with private car to Pokhara after your breakfast in hotel. Reach Pokhara at mid day and get some sightseeing after checking your Hotel. Boating at Fewa lake and visit Talbarahi temple at middle of Lake, International mountain museum, David falls and Gupteswor cave.
Day 3Drive to Nayapool and Trek to Ulleri (7 Hours - 1960m) Overnight at tea house Drive 1 and half hour to Nayapool, start trekking for 5 hours through river, local villages and forest. It is flat and easy walking till Tikkhedhunga (1540m). Than our walking reach to one of the tough uphill towards Ulleri (1960m). Annapurna South and Himchuli view just spectacular from here. Check in local tea house
Day 4Trek to Ghodepani (4 hours - 2860m). Overnight at tea house Ulleri its self is magnificent view of Annapurna South and Himchuli. Our walking about one hour through Ulleri and Banthanti village. We than enter very dick forest where we can see some beautiful waterfall. We reach Ghorepani (2860m) by our lunch time. Take your lunch at local tea house. It is depending on us, we might walk to Poonhill (3210m) to view sunset with and panoramic Himalayas.
Day 5Morning hike to Poonhill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (6 Hours - 2500m) overnight at tea houseWe again can hike to Poonhill early in the morning. From here you will see a superb view of the sunrise and a panoramic view of the Himalaya, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and others. After visiting Poonhill, we will come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Tadapani
Day 6Trek to Ghandruk (5/6 Hours - 1950) overnight at tea house Comparatively, today is the easiest trek of all days. Trek through the forests of Rhododendron and oak. This section is rich in Bird. Reach Ghandruk which is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft center and Gurung museum. From this village you could observe good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail. In the evening, typical Gurung Cultural program may organized on demand
Day 7Trek back to Nayapool and drive to Pokhara (6 Hours). Overnight at Hotel Trekking downhill to Birethanti and continue to Nayapool. Our trek end here. drive to Pokhara with our car and check in Hotel. Walking around Lake side of Pokhara. We also can include some sightseeing if we have not finish it before.
Day 8Fly to Kathmandu at morning and Sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel After your breakfast in Hotel, drive to Pokhara airport and fly to Kathmandu. it is 25 minutes flight with magnificent view of Himalayas, forest, villages, hills and Terrance field. Start your sightseeing. Bauddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath (Monkey temple) and Kathmandu durbar squire. Evening farewell dinner with team of Nepal Highland Treks in cultural Nepali restaurant
Day 9Departure Till departure time free for shopping. You should reach 3 hours before to airport from your flight time. we arrange car to drop you international airport.
Ghorepani Ghnadruk Trekking is not require to join a group. You can choose your own departure date and can also customize your itinerary if it is necessary for your, Nepal Highland Treks always be flexible.
Accommodation in the trip
Our package is including 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara. It is 3 star category hotels with breakfast and twin sharing. Accommodation in entire trekking is in local tea houses (Local guest house) on twin sharing. You will get simple rooms with inside toilet. Ghorepani Ghandruk region may have over flow of trekkers in peak season.
Foods in the trip
Kathmandu and Pokhara has lots of restaurants to choose for your Lunch and Dinner. Breakfast is including in the package that is provided by same hotel you are staying. During your trekking, same tea houses you are going to stay provide you breakfast and Dinner. Lunch is on the way at suitable place. All the foods during trekking is including in the packages. Hotel and restaurants provide you international standard foods in entire Trekking. You can choose food items from menu.
Guide and Porter
Your guide to the Trekking is from Kathmandu. They are the one who will be our regular guide more responsible, friendly, and helpful English speaking. You will meet them in Kathmandu before starting your trek. Usually there will be 1 porter for every two trekkers. He is able to carry total 25 kilogram. Both guide and porters are fully equipped, insured and package including their foods, accommodation on the way. Trekking guides are those who can communicate with you and local peoples and having enough knowledge of local places, peoples, their cultures and having knowledge of high altitude sickness.
Drinking Water during Trekking
Drinking water is extra cost from package. During the trek it is available bottled mineral water, boiled water fill in your own bottle from every tea houses or can use even normal water from Tap. Bottled mineral water is available in every guest houses, shops in entire Trekking. As you hike high altitude, cost of bottled mineral water and boil filtered water increase. Water from local taps can be also used as drinking water by purification with purification tablet and filter it yourself. Most of the trekkers are drinking bottled mineral water and boiled filtered water. Trekkers are using local tap water rarely.
You do not need much trekking equipment in this trekking. Entire trekking during the day is in hot temperature. Only 2 nights at Ghorepani and Tadapani get cold. Need to bring both types of clothes for cold and hot. Necessary equipment are not compulsory bring from your homeland. You can buy it in Kathmandu too. Our itinerary has enough time to be prepared with your proper equipment.
Round cap to protect from sun during sunny day
Warm head cover cap
Muff to cover mouth from heavy wind and cold
1 pairs warm inner thermal and inner trouser
1 pair warm outer trouser
One pair light and warm jacket or sweeter
One pair down jacket
2 pairs light shocks
1 pair warm shocks
1 pair light shoe or sandal
1 pair light trekking shoes
1 pairs light trouser or half paint for walking during day and hot temperature
2 pairs of light t-shirt
Rain coat (cover body and backpack)
small bag pack for trekking, carrying yourself (Trekking bag pack)
Duffel bag or big polar bag to hand over with your goods to our Porter *
Head lamp with enough battery
Camera and its battery
Phone and charger
Hand wash lotion
Thoth brush add paste
Washing shop and bath shampoo
Quick dry towel
First Aid Kit Medicines
In every trekking package, our guide will carry first aid kit box containing medicines of anti altitude, anti Diarrhea, pain relief, Antibiotic, anti cold, anti vomiting, anti headache, fever, bandages, handplast and anti septic lotion . If you are taking any regular medicine that is compulsory to bring yourself.
Some Dos and Dont’s during Ghorpani Ghandru Trekking
Trekking route of Annapurna Ghorepani Ghandruk is exotic land with different cultural settlement. Treat the land and local peoples with care and respect. Try your best to keep environment clean and show appreciation for culture and traditional religious beliefs.
Make Annapurna region litter free: Do not through any litter; put it in dustbin fixed by national park or in local tea houses. Sanitary napkins and tampons should be wrapped properly and through it right place. Take batteries back to your home country for safe disposal or reuse.
Respect local cultures, custom and peoples: Route of Ghorepani Ghandruk is combination of different cultural ethnic group of local peoples. Their culture, customs, living style and any function is typical and it is important for them. So respect all these while you are there. You can involve respectfully in those function.
Take your guide with you in every hiking and climbing: our guide will be always with your while trekking every days. You are trekking and hiking in remote areas with maximum altitude. Few days in the itinerary are as acclimatization day and hiking around for recovering stamina. Take your guide with you in all these activities. It is Himalaya and do not be more exited, take advice from guide to take any decision.
Do not through foods after order: Foods are all carried by helicopter or flight from Kathmandu. It takes a week time to reach all the foods in base camp site. It is not with any other transportation but carried by peoples or donkey. It is important that you order only sufficient food which you can finish. Do not waste any foods in the region. Meet items are not fresh in Everest Gokyo Region. The land is out of scarifies any animals, and meets are all carried from out of region. This is the reason meets are not fresh.
How to get Nepal Visa and its cost?
Visa for Nepal is available on your arrival. 15 days Nepali visa is enough for your as your trip is only for 9 days including arrival departure days. USD 25 is the visa cost of 15 days. If you want to spend more than 15 days time, it is better to take a month visa which cost USD 40 per person. You only need your original passport and cash (any currency).
We are 6 Vietnamese guys who had finished Ghorepani - Poonhill Trek on March 2017. This was the frist trip we visited Nepal and we got helped too much by Hemanta of Nepalhiglandtreks. Everything went well with his perfectly services (car, driver, porter)
And especially we really thanked Yedu who companied with us during the trek. He was very friendly and took very well care of us everyday that helped us had an amazing trip. We took a lot photos with him and had some unforgettable memories. We became friend now!
We had a plan to do the EBC trek next year and of course we will keep choice Nepalhighlandtreks of Hemanta the owner and Yedu the guide to help us. If anyone need a well organized trek in Nepal, we highly recommend Hemanta and Yedu to you! Hope you will have greart experiences like us!
- Doan Duy Dat, Viet Nam