Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek

Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek of Nepal is one of the most popular and easiest treks in Annapurna region, well suited for those short for time or hoping for an shorter, easier treking holiday than trekking the Annapurna Circuit or Everest Base Camp Trek. Usually this trek start from Pokhara and end at Pokhara. The transit point of this trek is Nayapool which is about 41 k.m from Pokhara. From there we walk few steep ahead and reached at the place named Birethati. Then we go to the left side after passing the belly bridge over the Modi river came from mount Annapurna. Go along through the side of Burungdi river with green forest and the beautiful view of mountain, passed the many local villages, climb up to Ulleri, passed Banthati, Nagethati and so on. After we reached Ghorepani we spend a tonight there goes to see sunrise from Poonhill next day early in the morning. Then we moved forwad towards Ghandruk by passing Tadapani. Spend a night in gurung cultural heritage Ghandruk. From Ghandruk return back to the Nayapool spend night in our homestay Aaroma Homes at Lumle then came back to Pokhara.

Travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations, and can involve travel by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, airplane, or other means, with or without luggage, and can be one way or round trip. Travel can also include relatively short stays between successive movements.

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Trekking Gears or Trekking Equipment Required

What to pack for the trek is one of the important questions. Not having proper gears can prove troublesome, cause health issues or just simply ruin your mood. So, here is a general idea of what you should bring to Annapurna Base Camp trekking.

  1. A light weight trekking boots. It is not impossible to do this trek in sneakers or trainers. Many people have. Just that you will be walking in snow for some part of the trek and boots offer more safety. If you are a women trekker, check out these best hiking boots for women of 2017.

If you will be trekking this one time only, no need to spend on hiking boots. Just make sure that your shoes are well fitting, light and comfortable.

  1. A pair of crocs
  2. Four pair of liner socks. Two pair for warm climate and two pair for cold climate. Trekking/liner socks are better but it is okay if you only have the normal ones.
  3. Few pairs of underwear. There are trekking underwear that you could buy in home. They are good for other outdoor activities as well. Normal ones can be bought in Nepal.
  4. A high-quality best down jackets and a down pant. You can buy or rent a good down jacket and a down pant in Nepal for cheap for a $1 or less per day.
  5. T-shirts and trousers keeping in mind both cold and warm temperature you will be traversing.
  6. A set of thermals. Or, you could layer up.
  7. A light sleeping bag. This can be bought or rented in Nepal too.
  8. A trekking pole. Though relatively easy, there are many ups and downs in this trek and a trekking pole can assist you. Else, you could find a sturdy stick en route and use it to support yourself.
  9. Two pairs of Gloves. One for warm weather and one for cold.
  10. A woolen hat
  11. Sunglasses
  12. A torchlight or a head torchlight
  13. A First aid kit including Diamox and Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS)
  14. ToiletriesToilet paper, hand sanitizer, water purifiers, sunscreen, moisturizer, toothpaste and toothbrush.
  15. A waterproof map of Annapurna Base Camp
  16. Snacks you like and entertainment such as books, cards, an iPad etc.

If you are unsure of what equipment to buy in Nepal and what to bring from home, this article will help you decide whether to buy trekking equipments at home or in Nepal.

 

Day 1
Arrived at Kathmandu (1400 m)

We heartly warm welcome you at the country of himalaya with garland of beautiful flowers. Then our vechile drop you up to the hotel. Tonight stay on any hotel of thamel.

Day 2
Kathmandu (1400 m) to Pokhara (830 m)

Having breakfast at morning then ready to drive towards Pokhara (830 m) on Prithvi highway along through the side of Trishuli river via Tourist bus, having lunch at the way, it just take 5 to 6 hrs to reached Pokhara that depends on the road condition. Tonight stay at any hotel of Lake side.

Day 3
Pokhara (830 m) to Nayapool (1070 m) to Ulleri (1960 m)

Having breakfast at morning then ready to drive towards Nayapool (1070 m) on Prithvi highway along through the green view, beautiful mountain view, local residence and many more via bus, taxi or any others vechiles that depends on the size of group. It just take 1 hrs 30 min to reached Nayapool that depends on the road condition. Having lunch on the way. Tonight stay on any hotel at Ulleri (1960 m).

Day 4
Ulleri ( 1960 m) to Ghorepani (2860 m)

Having breakfast at morning then ready to move towards Gorepani (2860 m). We have to walk just 4 hrs to 5 hrs slowly that depend on our walk. how we walk slow or fast. Having lunch at the way. Tonight stay on any hotel at Ghorepani.

Day 5
Ghorepani (2860 m) to Tadapani (2630 m) to Ghandruk (1960 m)

Early in the morning climb up to Poon Hill (3193 m) to see beautiful view of sunrise over the Annapurna (7219 m) and Dhaulagiri (8167 m) range. We have to walk just 45 min to 1 hrs up from Ghorepani. Return back and having breakfast then ready to move towards Tadapani (2630 m) or Ghandruk (1940 m) that depends on the situation. We have to walk just 5 hrs to 6 hrs slowly that depend on our walk. how we walk slow or fast. Having lunch at the way. Tonight stay on any hotel at Tadapani or Ghandruk.

Day 6
Tadapani (2630 m) or Ghandruk (1940 m) to Aaroma Homes, Lumle (1610 m)

Having breakfast at morning then ready to move toward Nayapool (1070 m) then aaroma homes at Lumle (1610 m). If we are moving from Tadapani (2630 m) we have to walk just 1 hrs 30 min down upto Ghandruk (1940 m). From there we drive towards Aaroma Homes at Lumle via Ghandruk Pokhara local bus which takes 3 hrs to 4 hrs off- road drive then 30 min on Prithvi highway. Having lunch at Aaroma Homes. Tonight stay on Aaroma Homes.

Day 7
Aaroma Homes, Lumle (1610 m) to Pokhara (730 m)

Having breakfast at morning then ready to drive towards Pokhara (830 m). 30 min drive on vechile from Lumle to Naudada (1440 m). From there some kilometres short hike to Pokhara along through the place named Kaskikot (1788 m), Sarangkot (1600 m) with beautiful view of Annapurna (7219 m) range, Fishtail , Fewa lake, Paragliding, Local villages and more which takes 2 hrs to 3 hrs, or direct drive to Pokhara from Lumle. Tonight stay on any hotel at Lakeside.

Day 8
Pokhara Day Tour

Having breakfast at morning then move towards Peace pagoda (1100 m) located at high hill. Return back and see Gopteshwor cave, then having lunch after that we can do boating at Fewa lake or visit any other place, at evening you can roaming around the local market of Lakeside by yourself then having a dinner at nepali cultural resturant and return back to hotel.

Day 9
Pokhara (830 m) to Kathmandu (1400 m)

Having breakfast at morning then ready to drive towards Kathmandu ( 1400 m) along through the side of Trishuli river via Tourist bus, having lunch on the way or you can return back through flight, that is up to you. Tonight stay at any hotel of Thamel.

Day 10
Kathmandu Day Tour

Having breakfast at morning than vist monkey temple Syambhunath, then we can go either Royal palace museum or Basantapur durbar museum or any other place of Kathmandu, at evening roaming at the street of Thamel on your own way. Tonight farewell party at Nepali cultural restaurant.

Day 11
Departure

Hope so, we can meet again,

Wish you !!! a bright future

ahead.

The Trek Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport (in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment.
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trek.
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trek Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.
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Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Ghandruk Ghorepani trek is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 3193 m. This is the elevation of Poon Hill.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Ghorepani Ghandruk trek?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Ghandruk Ghorepani trek pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • Moderate
  • Up to 15

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