Ghorepani poonhill ghandruk hiking 9 daysBook
Ghorepani Ghandruk hiking is the finest to those who wish to have easy walks enjoying the close mountain sceneries.Forest with wild flora and fauna, ethnic mountain communities, snow capped mountains, himalayan rivers and white water falls , there is every thing a hikers would like to experience in Ghorepani Ghandruk Hike. Trekking in Ghorepani offers the wonderful sunrise at Poon Hill along with the mesmerizing views of mighty Annapuran and Dhaulagiri with other several snow-capped peaks. This wonderful hike features with the wide range of spectacular scenery mixed up with unique cultural and tradition.
The Ghorepani Ghandruk hiking begins from the Nayapul which is an hour drive from the beautiful city of Pokhara. While walking through the jungle of rhodendrone and oak one can view picturesue waterfall and enjoying the machhapuchhare peeking in between the hills.Reaching the ultimate destination of Poon Hill is reward in itself making it photographer's paradise. Then trek to small Gurung village of Ghandruk and enjoy the rich hospitality and traditional Gurung museum.
Our Ghorapani Ghandruk hiking itinenary is designed for the trekkers who want have soft and easy adventure with close mountain views. This trek is ideal for the beginner and family with kids and can be easily extended to enjoy the Jungle Safari of World famous Chitwan Notional Park or camping at the royal beach camp in Trisuli.
Day 1 : Pick up in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Welcome greeting at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu by the representative from Wild Stone Adventure. You will then transfer to the Hotel for refreshment where you will be served with welcome drinks. Depending on your interest and condition you can either rest, hang around the street or visit our office for rest of the day. Included: Welcome Drinks
Day 2 : Drive Kathmandu- Pokhara
Early morning breakfast at Hotel and we will leave Kathmandu at around 7 am .The drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara follows the upstream of Trishuli River offering greeneries, farms and beautiful mountain sceneries taking about six hours.Afternoon we will explore the various sites of Pokhara. Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
Drive Time : 6 hours Included:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3 : Drive Pokhara- Nayapul (1010m)and Trek to Tikhedunga (1570m)
Drive from Pokhara to trek start point Naya Pul.From Naya Pul we follow the south bank of the river passing through forests to Tikhadunga via Birethanti. Enroute we will see more of countryside of Nepal that offers greeneries, rivers, villages, farms and beautiful mountain sceneries.
Drive Time : 1 hours Trek Time : 4 hours Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4 : Trek Tikhedunga – Ghorepani (2840m)
We make steep ascend to Ulleri and ascent gently to Ghorepani passing through Magar Villages. Ghorapani is famous trekker's stop with small shops for selling local crafts and products.
Trek Time : 6 hours Included:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 5 : Morning hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2660m)
Early morning we climb the steep trail to the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill to enjoy the sunrise over Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna I , Annapurna South , Annapurna III , Machhapuchhare (Fishtail.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. After a breakfast at Ghorepani we descend throughpasses through the blazing rhododendron and oak forest, picturesque waterfalls making our way to Tadapani for overnight.
Trek Time : 5 Hours Included:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 6 : Trek Tadapani – Ghandruk (1940m)
It is an easy descent all the way passing through dense forests of oak, rhododendrons and fir. Ghandruk is the culturally rich village inhabited by Gurung People provide stunningly views of Fishtail, Annaurna South, and Hiuchuli mountain.
Trek Time : 3 Hours Included:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 7 : Trek Ghandruk - Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara (1940m)
The trail descends for 2 hours and then you trek through flat land for the next 3 hours. You can enjoy the scenic beauty of waterfall and fields of rice.From Nayapul we board a local vehicle to drive back to Pokhara. Enjoy evening walk along the Lake Side.
Trek Time : 5 hours Drive Time : 1 Hours Included:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 8 : Drive Pokhara - Kathmandu
After breakfast, we start our drive back to Kathmandu.While on the drive you can enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will get transferred to our hotel for the refreshment and in evening you will pick up for the cultural dinner together with the Wild Stone Adventure staffs.
Drive Time : 6 hours Included:Breakfast & Dinner
Optional Activities: Explore Ason (Old Market) , Ride on Rickshaw
Day 9 : Farewell
Your Ghorepani poonhill ghandruk days Trek has come end. Wild Stone Adventure representative will transfer you to International airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. Included:Breakfast
Money Matters so we would like to explain what you are paying for. We are local operator providing world class services to the travelers yearning to be foot on Himalayan trail. We provide you with the minimum price possible for fully inclusive trips .We are proud to guarantee NO HIDDEN COST.
- Airport Pick up and drop.
- Delux accomodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- All surface transfer as per the itinerary.
- Kathmandu and Pokhara city tour by English Speaking Guide on Private Vehicle.
- All the standerd meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during trekking.
- Safe and ozonated water throughout the trek.
- Tea House Acomodation during trekking.
- Registered and trained Guide.
- Required number of insured Porter.
- Annapurna Conservation Area fees.
- All Surface transfer for your guide, porter and necessary cargo.
- Staff insurances.
- Government taxes and official charges. Visa charge not included here.
- Attractive First Aid Kits.
- Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu.
This package doesnot cover following cost and should be personally paid by the traveller.
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Beverages and other hard drinks cost
- Nepal Entry visa fee and airport taxes.
- Expences of personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks etc
- Rescue and emergency cost/ Insurance cost but we will help to carry of the procedure.
- Personal trekking equipments
Your safety is our paramount concern while trekking, hiking and climbing with Wild Stone Adventure. Your Leader has full authority to amend any part of the itinenary due to safety reason. Every effort will be made to keep up with the above itinerary however it is the adventure in remote himalayan zone we cannot guarantee it! Wether condition, physical condition of trekkers and unexpected natural disasters can force to alter the itinerary.Your Leader will forward you with the alternatives so please be prepared to be flexible.
We suggest you to read one of the book which provide vital information
- Annapurna – Maurice Herzog
- Annapurna, A women's place- Arlene Blum
- Nepal Travel Guide – Lonely Planet
- Trekking in Annapurna Region -Bryn Thomas
- Trekking in Nepal –Antoine d’ Abbundo
- Rough guide to Nepal – David Reed
- Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya – Stan Armington
- Mountain sickness -Peter Hackett
- Pocket first Aid and Wilderness Medicine -Dr. Jim Duff & Dr. Peter Gormly