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Ghandruk Ghorepani circuit Trek

ESSENTIAL INFO

Trip Facts

Duration

Duration 3 Days

Difficulty

Difficulty Easy

The trek starts from Pokhara, you drive further to Ghandruk, one of the main settlement areas of the Gurung community. In Ghandruk, you get the chance to explore the Gurung culture as you visit the Gurung museum and interact with the friendly local people. Their warm hospitality makes your stay more pleasant.

From Ghandruk, you trek into the rhododendron forest and stay overnight at Tadapani. Then, your next destination is Ghorepani, another Gurung village. From Ghorepani, the trail takes you to the famous Poon Hill (3210m). This view station is the best place to see the panorama of the Annapurna range. With the first sun rays striking the mountains, the view is an unforgettable moment.

After basking in the beauty of the mountains, you descend to Ulleri and then drive back to Pokhara. This trek is best to do with your family as it is easy and fun. Also, comparatively shorter than other trekking routes in the region, this trek will offer a chance to spend some good quality time with your loved ones.

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Highlights

  • Trek to Poon Hill, one of the best viewpoints in the Annapurna region.
  • Discover the heartwarming culture of the Gurung community.
  • Traverse through lush green forests, terraced fields, and meandering rivers to get the taste of the Annapurna region in less than seven days.
  • Enjoy the majestic views of mountains like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, Mardi Himal

Day-to-day-Itinerary

Day 1

Drive to Ghandruk – Trek to Tadapani

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

2hrs Drive
8km Hike (Avg 3hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Tadapani

Altitude

(1,940 m./6402ft)
(2,680 m./8844ft.)

After an early breakfast, you drive to Nayapul. En route, you get to see the stunning views of Pokhara Valley. At Nayapul, you rest for a while and have some snacks and tea. Then, the drive continues, and you arrive at Ghandruk. You explore the serene Gurung village and have lunch there. After lunch, you start your trek and hit the trail. You walk through the rhododendron forest, enjoying the magnificent views of Machhapuchhre. After trekking for about 4 hours from Ghandruk, you arrive at Tadapani. Overnight in Tadapani.

Day 2

Trek to Ghorepani

Day 2 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Hike
(Avg 6hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Ghorepani

Altitude

2,850 m./9405ft

After breakfast, you resume the trek. You begin the walk going downhill to the stream with a a wooden brdige. Then you will climb up through the rhododendron forest to Banthanti. YOu will ascend through small water fountation, waterfall and beautiful jungle walk until you reach Deurali. At Deurali, you have lunch and continue the trek, climbing up to the oak forest. You will walk downhill following the forest, you arrive at Ghorepani. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 3

Trek to Ulleri - Drive to Pokhara

Day 3 Facts

Trekking Time Average

3hrs Hike
2:30hrs Drive

Accommodation

Luxury Hotel in Pokhara

Altitude

(2,070m./6831ft.)
(820m./2706ft.)

Today, you wake up around 5  a.m. and get ready to hike up to Poon Hill. The route is short. Once you reach the view station, the breathtaking panorama of the mountains including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, and many more will amaze you. The sunrise over the snow-clad mountains is a view that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. After enjoying the view, you head back to Ghorepani, have breakfast, and descend to Ulleri via the stone steps. From Ulleri, you then drive back to Pokhara by jeep.

What do you get in the Trip?

Included

  • Lodge ( Twin share basis ) accommodation during the trekking.
  • All meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek.
  • One experienced, fluent English-speaking, friendly, and government-authorized trekking guide and required porters (one porter for two persons ).
  • Guide/ Porter’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance, and transportation etc.
  • Overland transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Annapurna conservation area project ( ACAP) and necessary permits ( TIMS)  .
  • A trekking map, duffle bag, Oxygen saturation checkup every day, company T-shirt and trekking completion certificate, etc.
  • Assistance for emergency rescue evacuation.
  • Government tax and service charge.
  • Public Liability Insurance.

Excluded

  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu/ Pokhara .
  • Hard and soft table drinks as tea/coffee, coke, fanta, mineral water, alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone bill, hot water, hot shower and bar bill etc.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters .( Highly suggested)

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Traveler Reviews

Overall, our experience was truly amazing. Swimming on the way to Birethanti in the waterfall was so beautiful. Our guide and porter continually checked of us to see up. Everything was ok- all the time. They were wonderful. Thank you!!!

5.0

Lee Woolor

UK
All of them are helpful and amuse with our shows. ;-D. They were let you join things around keep fun and cheer you up to reach the destination on time. We were a group of 2 man and 10 ladies who took around 7 days on trekking and plan to re-visit them soon in 2016.

5.0

Pond_TH

Bangkok, Thailand

Additional Trip Information

Best time to visit

This circuit trek is a trekking route made by using two trekking routes. Therefore, if you choose the right time to visit this trek then the time during the spring and autumn season are the best.  During this time of the year the climate, temperature, and weather are stable and suitable in Nepal. Besides, if you travel here during this time of the year you will fully enjoy the beauty of the surroundings. Likewise, at this time, you will also get a Panoramic view of the Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri ranges. Therefore, if you travel here during this time then it can double your fun and experience. However, this trek also can be done during the monsoon season. During the monsoon season, the trail is also uncrowded.

The difficulty of this trek

This trek is long. So, it can be a little hard for rookies or new trekkers. The trek is of moderate difficulty. Similarly, this is a circuit trek combined with Ghandruk and Ghorepani.  It gets hard to even for experienced trekkers. It is difficult because you have to travel at high altitudes where you might suffer from altitude sickness. Similarly, the trails are also difficult. So, make sure you are prepared for that.  So, make sure you are fully prepared for this trek. Also, have every piece of equipment with you.

Travel insurance

You must have your travel insurance with you. Without it, it is very difficult for us to cooperate with you and you might not be able to do this circuit trek. Because it is very important while trekking at the higher altitudes. Similarly, it has a lot of benefits. It helps you if you have any injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, rescue mission, loss of property, etc. so, make sure you check it properly.

Required Permits

ACAP : NPR 3000 for foreigners and NPR 1000 for SAARC

Note: Child below 10 years are free

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. A comprehensive list of gear for all activities is listed on our dedicated page of Trekking Gear List

Meals and Accommodation

At this circuit Trekking. We don’t provide any kind of soft or hard drink. Similarly, we also provide food in sufficient quantities. In addition, the lodges we provide are very secure and comfortable too. Likewise, we also make adjustments to these things according to our consumer’s wishes. So, you will be able to get the best facility there is. Likewise, the Meals and Accommodation we provide here to our consumers are of top quality. Similarly, we provide Lodge with twin share basis accommodation during the trekking. Here you can enjoy your stay and have quality Nepali and western food. But, Nepali food is cheaper than Western foods.

Fitness and experience requirements

This circuit trekking is done at a very high altitude. Likewise, we all know walking at a high altitude is physically challenging. However, if you have excellent health with average physical condition with a positive attitude you can easily complete this trek. Other than that, be careful that you don’t have any health problems. In addition, you should walk at your own pace enjoying the view.

Climate and weather

The climate and weather of Nepal are different from place to place. Similarly, it’s normally hot during the summer and cold during the winter.  But, you will find a moderate climate here throughout the year. Likewise, just avoid rainy seasons for the trek. However, you will find a suitable climate for the trek during the spring and autumn seasons. If you decide to do trekking here during this time of the year then you will be able to travel with clear visibility and you can enjoy your time here. However, it is open throughout the year. Annually, a lot of trekkers come to enjoy their free time here. But, it is safer if you do it during the on seasons.

Safety and security

The safety and security of your trekkers are very important for us. So, we try our best that our trekkers are safe and secure during the trek. Similarly, we take full care of our consumer and their property. Similarly, our trip constantly operates by watching every area of our travel. So, you can feel free and enjoy your time trekking with us at the Ghandruk Ghorepani circuit trek.

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