Tour Details

  • 10 Days(s)

  • Guided Trek

  • English

  • 3,210 meters

overview

If you're a traveller who loves to take a closer look at the amazing view of the Himalayas and know about a culture, Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek is your ideal choice for easy treks in Nepal. 10 Days Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek starts from Kathmandu to Ghandruk and back to Kathmandu. You get to do exotic sightseeing around the valley of Kathmandu and Pokhara throughout this tour. The mystical view of mountains such as Machhapuchhre, Hiuchuli and Annapurna South is the major attracting factor of this tour. Along with beautiful views, Ghandruk is also popular for stunning handicraft stuff. Here, you will get to know a lot about Gurung culture and lifestyle.

Tour Highlights

  • Majestic sunrise and sunset view from PoonHill
  • Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani of around five and a half hour
  • See waterfalls, rocks, birds, wild animals, and green valleys in the route
  • Experience the Gurung culture and lifestyle in Ghandruk

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Itinerary

  • 1 Hour
  • 3 Star Hotel

After getting picked up in an airport, check-in a hotel. Get refresh and relax for a while then, hang around at main tourist spot in Kathmandu, i.e. Thamel. On the first day, stay the night at 3-star rated hotel room (Thamel Eco Resort or Skyline Hotel to similar to that)

  • 6 Hour
  • 3 Star Hotel

On a second day, we take an early drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu (914 m). Along the way, you can see green hills, stunning valleys and mountain views.

In the same way, Pokhara is considered a paradise full of natural and cultural heritage places such as lakes, caves, temples, and so on. The breathtaking views of Phewa Taal (lake), Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges can be viewed with enjoyment. Stay the night in 3-star luxury lodging (City INN Luxury or Third Pole Hotel)

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

Next day we continue our trek from Nayapul (1050 m). We'd travel from Pokhara to Nayapul. Similarly, from Nayapul, we will go through Birethanti (1065 m.) to Tikhedhunga (1577 m), which takes about four and a half hours. Night at the lodge of the tea house.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

On the fourth day, we walk to Ghorepani from Tirkhedhunga (2675 m). Today we could climb gently down through the villages of Ulleri (2070 m.) and Banthanti, Magar. On the way to the destination, you can see Machhapuchhre's majestic view (6997 m.), Huinchuli (6441 m.), and Annapurna South (7219 m.). Overnight at Ghorepani tea house lodge.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

Similarly, on 5th day travel to Poon Hill (3180 m.) from Ghorepani and then to Tadapani (2675 m). In five and a half hours of regular trekking, we will complete the journey. Early in the morning, we start our trip to Punhill (3180m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and numerous other snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast at Ghorepani, walk through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos, and oaks to Tadapani (2650 m). On the path, waterfalls, hills, wild animals, birds and green valleys can be seen. Overnight at the tea house lodge in Tadapani.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

Walk to Ghandruk (1950 m) from Tadapani (2675 m) on the sixth day of the trek. Comparatively, this is all-day's quickest walk. One has to walk through the Rhododendron trees and oak. One could hear on the soothing chirp of bird in the way. To bird lovers, this walk is also the best alternative. Ghandruk is particularly Gurung village. There is a centre for handicrafts and a museum in this village. Good views of Annapurna West, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455 m.), Annapurna III (7755 m.), and Fishtail can be seen from this place. The village of Ghandruk also offers a traditional program as per the guest demand. Stay the night at one of the houses in Ghandruk.

  • 6 Hour
  • 3 Star Hotel

Next day start the trek to Nayapul from Ghandruk (1950 m.). Now the majority of the path goes down gradually to Dhampus through the village of Pothana (1900 m.). Then drive back from Naya pul to Pokhara Overnight at a 3-star hotel (INN Hotel or Third Pole Hotel)

  • 6 Hour
  • 3 Star Hotel

This is a rest day, and you can enjoy the activity that requires self-paying, such as paragliding, ziplining, ultra-light, etc. And live at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara (City INN Hotel and Third Pole Hotel)

  • 6 Hour
  • 3 Star Hotel

Taking a tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu on a ninth day of the tour. We reach Kathmandu after a normal seven-hour drive. When we drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin, and Kurintar, where the cable car is also operated to reach holy place such as Manakamana Temple. One can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Overnight at 3-star hotel (Thamel Eco Resort or Skyline Hotel)

  • 1 Hour
  • None

Shortly after the morning tea, go shopping or rest for the day later on the same day we will drop you to the airport.

What’s included/excluded

Our Tour Package Includes:

  • Airport picks up and Drops by private car/van/bus from our agency.
  • Premium lodging for two nights in Kathmandu (on the day of arrival and after the hike). Standard 3-night accommodation in Pokhara valley as well.
  • Standard meal during trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu (drive/flight as per the need)
  • By car from Pokhara to trek starting point and trek ending point to Pokhara.
  • Includes all the accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Will provide an experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for two peoples) throughout the trek.
  • Includes Insurance, salary, drinks, food, accommodation, transportation, and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel if you have insurance
  • Insurance company.
  • Permits to Annapurna Conversation Area Project (ACAP).
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Duffle bag as per your need.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with the cultural dance show
  • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges

Our Tour Package doesn’t include:

  • Nepal entry visa charge (on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport-Kathmandu you can conveniently request a visa). You will also need two passport size photos.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)

cancellation

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior departure, after that the cancellation will become non-refundable.

Good to know

Blew we have mentioned some of the important trekking equipment in the Himalayas of Nepal where our porter will help you to carry 20 kg to 25 kg of your bag. It's better to carry your daily needs on your own where you can quickly get access to the goods you need for the day such as camera, tea, napkin paper, warm t-shirt and jackets.

A checklist of shows things that you could bring on a trek. Do not bring all of them as it might be difficult for you to carry them. So, go through the checklist and pack as per your need.

Important Clothing Item 

  • Down- or fibre-filled jacket for cold seasons (winter treks)
  • Pile jacket or jumper (sweater)
  • Hiking shorts (for men) or skirt for women
  • Waterproof jacket, poncho or umbrella
  • Hiking pants
  • T-shirts
  • Underwear
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear (optional)

Footwear

  • Trekking or running shoes
  • Camp shoes or thongs
  • Socks (polypropylene)

Other equipment

  • Backpack or daypack
  • Sleeping bag (optional)
  • Maps, compass & guidebook (optional)
  • Water bottle
  • Torch (flashlight) and batteries

Miscellaneous items

  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Laundry soap
  • Toilet paper & cigarette lighter
  • Pre-moistened towelettes
  • Sunscreen (SPF 15+)
  • Small knife
  • Sewing kit
  • Iodine, water purification tablets or filter
  • Medical & first-aid kit

For treks with longer stay above 4000m.?

Clothing

  • Insulated pants
  • Nylon windbreaker
  • Nylon wind pants
  • Long underwear
  • Woollen hat (or balaclava)
  • Gloves
  • Gaiters

Footwear Item

  • Mountain trekking boots 
  • Socks (wool) to wear with boots
  • Socks (light cotton) to wear
  • Down booties (they are optional)

Miscellaneous items

  • Goggles or sunglasses
  • Sunscreen for lips

Optional equipment

  • Photographic Gear
  • Camera & lenses
  • Lens cleaning equipment
  • Film (about 20 rolls)
  • Navigation Aids
  • GPS unit
  • Altimeter
  • Thermometer
  • Miscellaneous Items
  • Binoculars
  • Books/magazines
  • Small duffel bag or suitcase (to leave behind in Kathmandu)
  • Padlock
  • Stuff sacks & plastic bags