Ghandruk Ghorepani trekking 2024

Ghandruk Ghorepani trekking 2024

Ghandruk Ghorepani trekking is in the Annapurna region, which is the north-central part of Nepal. Ghandruk and Ghorepani are two separate villages. Ghandruk is a popular tourist place for trekkers in Annapurna area with easy trails and various accommodation possibilities, Gurung culture, a monastery, and excellent views of the Annapurna Mountains including a beautiful view of Machhapuchhare, called "Fishtail".

Ghorepani is famous for its large rhododendron forest as well as the fantastic panoramic sunrise and sunset views from Poon Hill, 3210 m, which is a one-hour walk-up from Ghorepani.

The Ghandruk Ghorepani circuit trek offers spectacular mountain scenery along with charming villages inhabited mostly by the Gurungs, Poon & Magars, a dense rhododendron forest full of birds and deep subtropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) dominating the skyline. One of the important highlights of this trip is the outstanding view from Poon Hill, possibly the most spectacular mountain vista in Nepal. When the sun rises, it touches the snow-capped summits of the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) among the many other Annapurna area peaks.

The beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk, home of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, the Gurung Museum, and monastery are interesting to visit. Every day at 3PM you have a chance to visit the ACAP for a slide show to discover first hand the conservation work being carried out in the Ghandruk area.

Asian Hiking Team recommends 5 days round trip trekking from Pokhara to Pokhara allowing you to see the Ghandruk Ghorepani area and Poon Hill. Starting in the beautiful tourist center of Pokhara after a one-day drive or 25 minutes flight from Kathmandu. Nayapul means the new bridge and is the original starting and ending point of Ghandruk Ghorepani trekking. However, nowadays, a seasonal road goes to Ghandruk or Ulleri as well. The first day of trekking to Ghandruk village is to walk through the construction road and climb steps. The second day trek goes through the huge rhododendron forest to Tadapani. Three days trekking brings you the panoramic sunrise view from Poon Hill and continues two days walk to Nayapul then one and half an hour drive to Pokhara. In our itinerary we have not mentioned sightseeing in Pokhara, but if you have an extra day or two, sightseeing in Pokhara is very worthwhile.

Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel, meet staff (BB).

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and final preparation for trekking, overnight at hotel (BB). 

Day 03: Travel to Pokhara by tourist bus, 200KM, 6 hours or 25 minutes flight, transfer to Hotel (BB).

Trekking Start 5 days

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1950 m), 5 hours, overnight at hotel Annapurna Guest house or Gurung Cottage or similar (B/L/D).

Option: There are seasonal road to Ghandruk, so it is possible by bus/Jeep drive to Ghandruk 3–5 hours. 

Day 05: Trek to Tadapani (2680m), 3.30 hours, overnight at Himalayan Tourist Guest house or similar (B/L/D).

Day 06: Trek to Ghorepani (2850m) 5 hours, overnight at Hungry Eye or similar (B/L/D).

Day 07: Poon Hill 1 hour and trek to Tikhedhunga (1575m), 4 hours, overnight at Chandra Guest house or similar (B/L/D).

Day 08: Trek to Naya Pool 3 hours and drive to Pokhara, 1.30 hours, overnight at Himalayan Inn or Similar (B/L/D).

Option: There are seasonal road from Ulleri to Nayapul to Pokhara, so it is possible to drive by jeep/Bus as well. 

Trekking Ending

Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist coach 200 km, 6–7 hours or option 25 minutes flight, transfer to Hotel (BB).

Day 10: Drop to Airport for your own way journey or next trip (BB). 

Note: Either you can visit Ghorepani first (clock side) and then Ghandruk as well. You can end your trek in Pokhara as well.

Customizes your Trip:

If you only have a few days or perhaps a few weeks, then will do our utmost to make your Nepal trip as readable as possible. Together we can create a unique experience that is tailored to your available time, interests, ability. The best season for Ghandruk Ghorepani trek is March to May and October to December (fair weather in Nepal) but this trek can be operated whole year. The trek can be operated in both teahouses and under the canvas on request, as well as being able to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting 1–2 days and Chitwan wildlife safari 2/3 days. All the itineraries are subject to change to suit your holiday.