Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek is a 6 days short hiking in famous Annapurna region. The main attraction of Ghorepani Ghandruk trek is to explore the beautiful villages of Ghandruk and Ghorepani with hiking to the Poon Hill for sunrise view. The Poon hill station is popular for majestic Himalayan views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
Ghandruk is a famous village of ethnic Gurung people, rich in cultural and hospitality. This trekking package is much popular like Annapurna Base Camp trek in Annapurna region. The Ghorepani-Ghandruk 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.
The cost of the Ghorepani Ghandruk trek varies on factors such as trekking duration, and season. The cost for the trek goes to permits (TIMS and ACAP), guide/porter fees, accommodation, food/drink, transportation to/from Kathmandu or Pokhara, trekking gears, and miscellaneous costs.
The Ghorepani – Ghandruk trek cost stats from USD 500 to USD 800+ for 6-10 days. You have your own trekking gears may spend less, while guided treks with added services can cost more.
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|Group Size||Cost Per Person|
|10 and more||US$380|
After Breakfast your guide will greet you and accompany you on a scenic 6-hour tourist bus drive to Pokhara. Once you arrive, take a leisurely stroll around the beautiful lakeside of Pokhara before retiring for the night at the Hotel in Lake side Pokhara.
After breakfast, you will embark on a 35km drive to Nayapul, which takes approximately 2 hours by car or cab. From there, you will begin a moderate trek to Tikhedhunga, covering a distance of 5.8 miles/9.5km, which can be completed in 4 to 5 hours. You will spend the night at a guest house in Tikhedhunga, where you can rest and rejuvenate for the next day's journey. Alternatively, you can choose to stay at Ulleri, but be warned that it requires climbing a very steep stone staircase for just 2km, leading up to an elevation of 1960m.
The trek to Ghorepani is challenging and covers a distance of 6.5 miles/10.5km, taking approximately 5 to 6 hours. This tough day trek involves a climb from 1550m to 2880m, ascending over 1400m. The climb begins with steep stairs, followed by a more gradual ascent as you move beyond Ulleri. As you approach Ghorepani, the terrain evens out somewhat, and you will find yourself surrounded by beautiful Rhododendron forests.
The moderate trek of nearly 11km takes around 6 to 7 hours to complete. Today's destination includes a visit to Poon Hill to witness the breathtaking sunrise and Himalayan panorama. After breakfast, you will proceed towards Tadapani. To reach Poon Hill, you will need to climb a few hundred meters in the dark, typically around 5 to 5:30 am, so remember to bring a flashlight or headlamp. Upon arrival, you will have the opportunity to witness the sunrise, which lights up the stunning Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, provided you have clear weather. Tadapani is also a great viewpoint, offering a close-up view of Mt Annapurna and Mt Fishtail.
After savoring a delightful breakfast, you can revel in the mesmerizing views before beginning the downhill trek of 8km. The trek takes approximately 4 to 5 hours, following a scenic forest trail that leads to Ghandruk, a charming Gurung village famously developed on the side of a hill, and renowned for the British Gurkhas. Once you arrive, you can enjoy a delectable lunch and explore the village, which boasts stunning views of Annapurna South, Mt Fishtail, and Hiunchuli. The afternoon is the perfect time to soak in the unique charm of this village.
After relishing a hearty breakfast, you will resume the downhill trek of 14 km to Nayapul. This stretch of the trek involves navigating steep and narrow trails, meandering through rice paddies fields, and enduring hotter weather conditions, taking around 5 to 6 hours to complete. You can halt for lunch at Birethanati before heading back to Pokhara. Once you reach there, you can retire for the night at the Hotel in Pokhara.