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16 Days
Annapurna Region
Nepal
Min Age : 16+

Ghorepani Ghandruk  Trek Information:

Poon Hill – Ghorepani – Ghandruk located in the Annapurna region, Western Nepal is one of the best trekking in Nepal. The trekking offers the spectacular mountain scenery along with charming villages. The dense Rhododendron forests where 09 species are found and March April May are the months to enjoy beautiful flowers with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Peak) and Annapurna dominating the skyline.

Poonhill approximately 3200 m., and the view of sunrise over the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks possibly the most spectacular mountain ranges on Earth. Besides these natural landscapes on the trail is amazing to experience.

Major Attractions: The majestic Himalayan Range including Annapurna South 7219 m., Fishtail 6993m., Dhaulagiri 8168m., The jungle of Rhododendron on March April would be great. You can experience snow and play within December in January. The farming field and terraces are great and the life of farmers to experience.

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek Highlights
  • The beautiful view of majestic mountains & mesmerising view of sunrise over Himalayan Range including Fishtail 6993m., Annapurna South 7219 m.,Dhaulagiri 8168 Poonhill and its ranges.
  • Trekking through the extravagant Jungle of Rhododendron which blooms in the month of March – April and the Bamboo forests.
  • The village life and terraced landscapes especially the Gurung village.
  • Annapurna Sanctuary and the Glacier are just astonishing. Adventure Lovers will definitely enjoy this astonishing and daring Annapurna base camp trek.

Price Includes

  • Airport/hotel pick up and Drop in private vehicle
  • Full day Sightseeing with transportation and tour guide in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in 3-star standard Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara as per BB plan
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara & Pokhara to Kathmandu Tourist bus ticket
  • Flight Ticket Pokhara to Jomsom
  • Guide and porter with their salaries, accidental insurance, equipment, transport, food, lodging as well as clothing and medicine.
  • Full accommodation twin sharing, comfortable and clean private room during the trek. Trip Map.
  • Daily chosen meals from menu (breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek as well seasonal fresh fruits as deserts every day
  • Trekking equipment: down sleeping bag, and duffel bag (If you need, please let us know before you book for the trip and remind us in our pre-meeting at our office)
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English-speaking trekking guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers 1 porter).
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Farewell dinner with Nepali cultural show

Price Excludes

  • Any kind of visa arrangement entering Nepal like entry visa fee, or Airport visa arrangement.
  • International Airfares/Airport taxes
  • Travel and rescue insurance is important but you must manage this.
  • Any added night/s accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival, suspension of departure, initial return from trek (due to any reason) than scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara (This condition applies in the case of early arrival from mountain than the planned itinerary)
  • Alcoholic beverages as well as hot and cold drinks
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, bar bills, battery recharge, sweets, snacks, bottled water, boiled water, shower either hot/cold, extra porters, laundry, etc.
  • Personal equipment and clothing/wardrobe
  • Tip (As tip is expected but it isn’t a mandatory)
  • Any others expenses which are not stated in Included section

Ghorepani Ghandruk TrekFAQs

01How my Character needs to be, is this trek for me?

• Annapurna base camp trek suits for people who are fit, no need to be experienced. It will be good if you are concerned on your physical fitness like running, swimming, hiking. We in fact recommend to embark these exercises for your journey.
• If you are suffering from kind of any medical condition, we suggest you to seek medical advice from your doctors before coming to trek.
• Trekking is not an easy task, so you need to be aware regarding the discomfort before being adapted in the regions.
• It is better you prepare for trekking for at least 2/3 months before you depart, an aerobic exercise would be pretty much good and needs to follow 3/4 times per week as a minimum requirement.

02What is the procedure of airport pickup, will someone come there for me on my arrival?

• The procedure of airport pickup is that we will send one of our representative to pick you up. He will stand there holding the sign of Trailblazer Tours and Treks outside the terminal, he will greet you and transfer you to your respected hotel in our private vehicle.

03How can I get visa for Nepal? Is it upon on arrival at the airport?

Yes, the visa is on arrival and it is easy to get at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. And the visa differs accordingly on the basis of your stay in Nepal. The more you stay you need to pay more, but you will get Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries. As US $ 25 for 15 days, and for 30 days you need to pay

04Do I need any extra documents?

• It’s hassle free, as you just need to bring a copy of your travel insurance, your passport with 3 (passport sizes) photos while coming for trip to Nepal. The photos are needed for permits.

05What kind of facilities will be there in Kathmandu, Pokhara and within Trekking?

• Our motto is to give perfect service to our customers, for that reason we do not compromise with the standard. We will transfer you to standard rooms at three-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per our commitment.
• We are much concerned with the health of our customers, so during the trek along teahouses, guesthouses we provide clean rooms, with basic facilities.
• We can also provide our own sleeping bags but it is the best idea to have your own during trekking.
• The lodges within the treks normally provides single and double room. If possible, there will be dining around a bon fire. The toilet in teahouses are full with crucial and basic facilities.

06As the weather is cold, do guesthouses heated or have air-conditioning facilities?

• As the weather is cold but the guest houses do not facilitate with air-conditioners or heaters. However, when it gets colder above 3500m, they have the minimal facility to hit the dining room by using kerosene or metal heater. To use this facility, you have to spend some dollars.

07Can I please know about the toilet facilities along the trail?

There are toilet facilities in teahouse/guesthouse but apart from that while on trek and in emergency case you find some secluded place and go for toilet.

08I have heard about foods not being that hygienic, can you please clarify this? What kind of food can we expect during our journey?

• Yes, there is rumor but it is better to visit and experience on your own. We are much concerned with the hygiene and the cook in most teahouses/lodges in Annapurna Base Camp trail are experienced in cooking a delicious range of food items.
• You can enjoy the varieties of food ranging from pasta, potatoes, lentils, soups, fresh vegetables, eggs and many more. They will even serve you tasty dessert. There will the non-vegetarian items too, you even enjoy with chocolates, hot drinks, soft drinks, and chips.

09How is the drinking water facility in the trekking zones?

• There isn’t any problem for bottled water as it is easily available at guesthouse and lodges. But Yesh above Chhomorng you need to take purified water as plastic bottles are banned by Annapurna conservation area.
• If you have plan to drink normal water you must bring some kind of purifying drops or any kind of purifier with you.

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu via international flights

Welcome by our staff member and Trailblazer Tours and Trek will allocate to your corresponding hotel. In the afternoon you can travel around the streets of Kathmandu valley and around the Thamel area or have a short visit to Trailblazer Tours and Trek office. Brief information regarding Trek with welcome dinner in Authentic Nepalese restaurants with cultural programs. Night stay in Kathmandu.

Day 2Fly or Drive to Pokhara

We will take an early morning flight to Pokhara, the city of beautiful lakes and enjoy the astonishing views of snow-capped Himalayas. During this short flight, you will have breath-taking views of splendid Manaslu Peaks as well as the snow-capped Annapurna and Langtang Himalaya range. There is another option that you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara which is about 6-7-hour drive via picturesque Prithivi Highway where you can enjoy sweet and short stops for lunch and breakfast and throughout the journey you will delight in beautiful views. After reaching you will be transferred to the hotel, after short refreshment, you can walk around the lakeside city on your own, enjoy the city of lakes visiting stunning Phewa lake where you can even get pleasure by the reflection of breath-taking views of Annapurna Himalaya Range in the tranquil green lake. There you even can visit Bindavasini Temple which is at the centre of the lake and the only accessible is by boat.

Day 3Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,570m) 4 hours

Our journey starts after having breakfast, we ride approx. for 1 hour in private vehicle to Nayapul, after reaching we initiate our first part of trekking to Tikhedunga (1577M) Passing through Birethanti (1065m.) This trek is much easier and also livelier as we pass through beautiful tiny villages and settlements. Spending some time walking we will ascend to our final destination gently, and night stays at Guesthouse.

Day 4Trek to Ghorepani 2,850 m - 06 hrs.

After breakfast at the guesthouse, we begin our trek and ascend hard for 2 hours smoothly passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, villages. Walking through this way offers us some magnificent views of snow-capped Machhapuchhare (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and also the majestic Annapurna (7219m) south. The trail goes much easier now as we enter through the blooming rhododendron with ethereal forests surrounded by the squealing of birds that energizes and soothes us with good feeling till we ascend softly towards our destination camp to the Ghorepani. Night stay at Lodge here.

Day 5Trek to Poonhill & Tadapani 2,630 m - 06 hrs.

Today we Trek up to Poon Hill (3232m) for an hour to relish the early morning view of the sunrise and breath-taking views of the Mountains including the Annapurna South (7219 m), Fishtail (6993 m.), Himchuli (6441 m), Tukuche Peak (6920 m), Nilgiri (6940 m), Dhaulagiri (8168 m.) and other bright snow-capped mountains. After breakfast again in the Hotel in Ghorepani trek to Tadapani (2650m.) Poonhill undisputedly stands as an emblem of beauty for the Annapurna region, after then our journey ascends to Ghorepani and enjoy the hot breakfast at our lodge and again starts our trek to Tadapani (2650m.) where we will stay our night.

Day 6Trek Tadapani to Ghandruk

Trek to Ghandruk which is a nice village to hang around. In the clear morning, you can enjoy the view of Annapurna South.

Day 07Trek Ghandruk to Landruk

Trek to Landruk and overnight stay in the lodge.

Day 08Trek to Dhampus

Trek to Dhampus. This day you will walk mostly in the jungle and the view of a mountain range from Dhampus is majestic.

Day 09Trek to Phedi which will take some couple of hours and then drive back to Pokhara.

Trek to Phedi which will take some couple of hours and then drive back to Pokhara.

Day 9Drive / Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Early Morning drive on the hectic but stimulating highway to Kathmandu. You will have lunch after 2-3 hrs journey on route, then touchback the Kathmandu valley. Today you have much leisure time to accomplish your personal activities and shopping is always there for memento back to home. (Note: Flight will take you to Kathmandu in 30 minutes)

Day 10Transfer to airport for your International Departure

Our trip comes to an end today. Trailblazer Tours and Treks has enjoyed much in serving all these weeks. You had trust in us and we did our best not to let you down. We know that you have driven yourself hard to achieve this throughout. Trailblazer Tours and Treks representative will transfer you to the international airport for your departure back to your homeland. We wish your a safe flight and amazing experiences ahead.

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