Ghorepani - Ghandruk Trek
Ghorepani - Ghandruk Trek is a short trekking in the famous Annapurna region. The main attraction of this trek is to explore the beautiful villages in the Pokhara valley and hiking to the Poon Hill station. The hill station is popular for majestic Himalayan views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
Ghandruk village is a famous settlement of ethnic Gurung people, rich in cultural and hospitality. This trekking package is much popular like Annapurna Base Camp trek in Annapurna. The trekking route lies to the nearby northern part of the Pokhara valley and the initial route of the famous Annapurna Circuit trekking.
From Pokhara, you will be driving to the trekking start point at Nayapul in about half an hour. After reaching the Ghorepani village, you will have to hike up to the famous Poon Hill to enjoy the sunset or sunrise Himalayan view. Descend down the Ghorepani village and continue to the Ghandruk village. You will end the trekking at Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara and rest. Enjoy sightseeing of the Pokhara city as well as Kathmandu city during the trek trip.
Trekking Group Size
Trekking Group is termed for the group of people with every individuals who go for a trip. A minimum of 2 people and maximum number of 12 is highly recommended as the size of the group. This planning ensures complete safety of the trekkers and convenience as well. However, with conditions applied, the group size can be customized as per the request of our clients.
[Note: Crew members are not counted within the trekking group size. This exclusive group of crews include one leader, assistant leaders and porters. One assistant leader for every 4 trekkers and one porter for every 2 trekkers]
Meals and Accommodation
During your stay in Kathmandu city, at the initial and the final stages of the trip, you will be residing at a 4 star hotel. The meal facilities in our Cost Includessection takes account of only breakfast facilities at this particular hotel. During the trek, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served including varieties of snacks, cold drinks, and hot chocolate especially during the mountain part.
As mentioned above, accommodation will be facilitated at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu. Whereas, during the trek, you will be staying at standard teahouses, lodges and camps, on twin sharing basis, that is determined by the viability of accommodation facilities at overnight stops.
As a general idea, health condition in a good state is highly recommended for any kind of tour. As, Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek is categorized under Moderate Level, one should have the ability to walk for at least 5 – 6 hours a day, and 8 – 9 hours in some of the days. The highest altitude that we climb in this particular trek is 3,210m/10,531ft. Trekking in higher altitudes requires more physical effort. If you have any kind of medical condition, we urge you to receive a counsel from medical experts and formally inform us before applying for this trip.
Previous trekking experience is further admired. Even if you do not possess any, our crew members will always be there to guide for your safety concerns. We believe that you are strengthened with a positive attitude and a strong determination towards this trip.
Taking every aspects in consideration, we have come up with a squad of perfectly skilled crew members who have been recruited especially for their respective fields. You will be guided by fluently English speaking professional experts and team leaders who have gone through all possible circumstances that might occur ruining your trekking experience. Boosted with knowledge of ecology, geography, wild lives, flora and fauna, culture and history, you will be directed with maximum possible efficiency.
We wish you a happy, convenient and safe journey!
The Best Season to go for Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek is between October and May. This particular timespan provides you an efficient trekking experience with provisions of remarkable views of the environment around.
This part is analytically the most important of all. It is a must to gain knowledge about equipment required for a well-planned trekking tour. These gears not only adds convenience to your trip but, also, is totally responsible for its completion. We have formulated a clean list of equipment required for trekking in Nepal.
We, personally, do not sell any kind of insurances to our clients. We are, however, concerned about your safety as much as you do. Therefore, we advise you to plan a travel insurance policy before going for any of our trips. Unfortunate events such as sickness, medical issues, injuries or any kinds of accidents are possible measures that can ruin your trip or can even add threats to your life.
We can suggest some of the reputed insurance companies that can come in handy to you. You better be careful while you choose a company and select insurance plans that includes emergency air ambulance rescue service, medical expenses and compensation for trip cancellation, as we do not provide any kind of refunds. Please, formally, provide us a copy of your insurance plans before going for the trip.
[Note: We won’t be liable for any kind of the mentioned life-threatening accidents under any circumstances]
Permits and Fees
No special fees or permits is required for trekking in this region as trekkers do not need to climb any of the peaks. Only an entrance fee is charged to gain access to Annapurna Conservational Area [US $ 28 per person]. These fees can be paid at the National Park desk in Thamel or directly at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu [Tel: 00977-1-4222453, 00977-1-4223590] or Pokhara [Tel: 00977-1-521167]
Day 01: Arrival day at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. Our office representative will be waiting for you. Transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu and short tour briefing. Rest and overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara about 6 hour and transfer to hotel.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1010 meter) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1570 meter), 3 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2840 meter), 5 hours.
Day 06: Enjoy short hike up to Poon Hill (3210 meter) and trek to Tadapani (2610 meter).
Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk (1940 meter), 4 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Nayapul (1010 meter) and drive to Pokhara by private vehicle. Hotel overnight.
Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu (1345 meter).
Day 10: Our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) to assist you for your final departure to your destination or alternatively the next destination.
Note: The suggested itinerary is just a guideline and standard pattern. If the itinerary couldn’t meet your needs and not suitable for your time; you can customize it. Please let us know about your requirements, we will provide you detail information and plan according to your interest. The trip cost depends on the services you choose - Deluxe, Standard, Budget and Group size.
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 3 night hotel in Kathmandu and 3 night in Pokhara
- All tea house accommodation and meals during the trek
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
- All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu or Pokhara (Main city)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
- Tips for guides and porters