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Trip Type:
Tea house / Camping

Grade:
Moderate

Altitude:
3,232 m

Transportation:
Land

Group Size:
1+

Best Season:
Spring and Autumn
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The 8 days GhandrukGhorepaniTatopani trek is a short trek in Annapurna Region. Along the Ghandruk Tatopani trek, you will pass through the villages, forest, waterfall and enjoy the stunning views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri and many other unnamed peaks.

Tatopani is a natural hot spring where people enjoy taking bath in the hot spring. It is believed that the hot spring has the magic to cure skin disease and helps to relieve the stress due to it minerals found inside.

This trek will lead you further up to Poonhill, a hilltop that presents you with a breathtaking panorama of the Himalayan ranges, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri.

The 8 days Ghandruk Ghorepani Tatopani trek is suitable to the beginner trekkers and all different ages of people. The best time for doing the trek will be in spring and autumn time. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 02: Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Phedi (1130 m.) and trek from Phedi to Pothana (1990m.) takes about five hours.

Day 03: Trek from Pothana to Ghandruk (1950m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 04: Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani (2650m.) and it takes about four hours.

Day 05: Trek from Tadapani to Ghorepani (2853m.) which takes about five hours.

Day 06: Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani (1189m.) takes about seven and half hours.

Day 07: Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara by bus/ jeep, takes about 6 hours.

Day 08: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours.

After early morning breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel and taken to the tourist bus station. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours. The drive will take most of our morning time, leaving much of the afternoon to get a warm glimpse of Pokhara Valley and its beauty. If you choose to fly, you can reach Pokhara in 25 minutes. There are several flights from morning to afternoon available from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Pokhara is the tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples along with the magnificent views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and many other mountain peaks. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 02: After breakfast, you will drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Phedi (1130 m.) takes about 30 minutes and trek from Phedi to Pothana (1990m.) takes about four  hours. 

From Phedi you begin your trek to Pothana (1900m), which is a small Gurung village surrounded by pine and rhododendron forests. You can see close up views of Lamjung and Annapurna Hima. The trail ascends all the way to Pothana through forests till you reach the village called Dhampus. It is a Gurung village which  magnificent views of Annapurna ranges, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu. Stay overnight at lodge. 

Day 03: Trek from Pothana to Ghandruk (1950m.) takes about six hours. First part of your trek from Pothana to Deurali gradually ascends. 

From Deurali the trail descends to Bheri Kharka. From then on, the path is flat till Landruk. The trail from Landruk is a steep descend till Modi Khola. Now the trail ascends all the way up to Ghandruk village. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village from where you can enjoy the mountain view of Annapurna ranges and Fishtail (Machapuchhre). Stay overnight at lodge. 

Day 04: Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani (2650m.) takes about four hours. 

The trek begins through beautiful rhododendron forest enjoying chirping birds. The stream runs down its clear and pure water as you climb up. You will come across the place named Bherikharka with some tea shops and lodges for a rest. It takes another 2 and half hours to reach Tadapani mainly passing through dense forest. Stay overnight at lodge. 

Day 05: Trek from Tadapani to Ghorepani (2853m.) takes about five hours. 

Today’s trek starts with a short descent till a small stream and then uphill through the Rhododendron forest. You come across a place name Banthahiti with the facility of tea houses and lodges. From here, the trail ascends through the forests up to Gurung Hill. Now the trail descends till Ghorepani. Stay overnight at lodge. 

Day 06: Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani (1189m.) takes about seven and half hours.

Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani (1189m.) takes about seven and half hours. This day offers you an early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast you trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani. You descend, gradually at first and then more steeply to cross the Ghar Khola. At Tatopani you can enjoy the Natural Hot Spring Bath. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara by bus/ jeep, takes about 6 hours.

Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara by bus/ jeep, takes about 6 hours. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 08: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours.

After breakfast early morning, drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu that takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you pass through Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and finally Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you will enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. Leaving Kurintar you head towards Thankot via Naubise. Thankot is the entry point to Kathmandu. If you choose to fly back to Kathmandu, it takes about 25 minutes. There are several flights from Kathmand to Pokhara from morning to afternoon.

The price includes the following services:

  • Airport pick-up and drop off services by private A/C car or van
  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (one porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in Lodge (Tea house) during trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks if required
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation: from Kathmandu to Pokhara & Pokhara to Kathmandu by A/C deluxe tourist bus & from Pokhara to Phedi and Tatopani to Pokhara by private vehicle
  • 2 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Insurance and equipment's for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.)
  • One farewell dinner with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

The price does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

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