The 7 days Ghandruk – Ghorepani trek is a short trek in Annapurna Region. Along the Ghandruk Ghorepani trek, you will pass through the villages, forest, waterfall, and enjoy the stunning views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri and many other unnamed peaks.
This trek will lead you up to Poonhill, a hilltop that opens up before you a breathtaking panorama of the Himalayan ranges, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri.
The 7 days Ghandrung (Ghandruk) – Ghorepani trek is suitable to the beginner and all different age groups of people. The best time for doing the trek will be in spring and autumn time.
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.)
Day 02: Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Phedi (1130 m.) and trek from Phedi to Pothana (1990m.)
Day 03: Trek from Pothana to Ghandruk (1950m.)
Day 04: Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani (2650m.)
Day 06: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill and trek to Nayapul (1050m.)
Day 07: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
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: Early morning hike up to Poon Hill (3232m) takes about one hour.
Poon Hill is a popular viewpoint to see sunrise/sunset and majestic views of 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.), and Lamjung Himal (6931m.).
After spending sometime in Poon Hill, hike back to Ghorepani for breakfast and then continue trekking towards Nayapul. From Nayapul you will drive back to Pokhara which takes approximately one and a half hours. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 07: 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.
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.
The trek from Pokhara then Ghorepani, Ghandruk, Pothana and back to Pokhara was splendidly planned………
This is Carly + Leah from Australia. We just completed 3 days trek in the Annapurna region which was beautiful.
I was on a trek in the Annapurna Region with Ramesh Dahal as the guide. He was very much on top of things right throughout the trek and showed excellent leadership both with the trekkers and the wounderful + each of porters that we had. On the last day I became quite unusual with only about half a day to go. Ramesh through his brother Nava,was able to arrange for my helicopter evacuation to Kathmandu
We went on the extended Ghorepani-Ghandruk trek and had an amazing time. The guide (Hari Krishna) and porter ( Krishna ) were really excellent and made sure we are very well looked after!!!We were lucky with the weather and saw some mountains which took our breath away. We are extremely pleased with the Nepal Environmental Treks and Expedition agency for organizing such an enjoyable trip.
We did the Ghorepani-Poon Hill-Ghandruk trek with Hari as our guide and Dil as our porter.It was Extra ordinarily beautiful, especially Poon Hill and Ghandruk. But what really made it a wonderful trek was Hari-a humblingly kind and gentle man, incredibly thoughtful, patient with us when we were slow or late attentive to every need;knowledgeabl lively and interesting and clearly kind and respected