Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek

Facts About Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek



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3210 m


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Major Activity

Trekking &Tour

Himalayan Sights

Annapurna Range


Kathmandu - Kathmandu


6 Days

Trip Overview

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 Village

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.

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trekking Route

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.

Ghorepani - Ghandruk Trek Price

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.

We offer our best Prices to make your trip reasonable and more fun and success.

Ghorepani - Ghandruk Trek Cost for 2023

Group Size Cost Per Person
1-2 US$550
3-5 US$450
6-10 US$400
10 and more US$380

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek Itinerary

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Day 1 : Drive to Pokhara (822m/2697ft) about 6 hour and transfer to hotel.

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.

Day 2 : Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1960m/6429ft) walk about 5hrs

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.

Day 3 : Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani ( 2874m/9426ft) walk about 6hrs
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Day 4 : Enjoy short hike up to Poon Hill(3210m/10531ft) and trek to Tadapani (2610m/8561ft) about 5hrs walk
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Day 5 : Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk ( 2012m/6001ft) walk about 5hrs
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Day 6 : Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pickup and Drop
  • 2 Nights hotel in Pokhara
  • Transportation for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu on tourist bus or private vehicle.
  • Private transportation from Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (trek start)and Ghandruk Phedi (trek end) to Pokhara
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast (room with attached bathroom).
  • Government licensed Life Dream Adventure experienced trek leader (guide), an assistant trekking guide for 1/2 or more trekkers. Porters to help trekkers luggage ( 1 porter for two trekkers, max luggage limit per trekker is 15 kg)
  • Guides and porters costs - including meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses
  • Arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Life Dream Adventure certificate of appreciation after successful trek
  • Farewell dinner at the end of the trek in Kathmandu
  • All taxes

Cost Excludes

  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 15kg per person)
  • All accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the journey
  • Extra night accommodation, meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, bottled water or boiled water, hot (tea, coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc

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