Ghandruk–Ghorepani–Tatopani Trek

Ghandruk–Ghorepani–Tatopani Trek

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Tea house / Camping

Grade

Moderate

Altitude

3,232 m

Transportation

Land

Group Size

1+

Best Season

Spring and Autumn

The 8 days Ghandruk – Ghorepani – Tatopani 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. 

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Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
LODGE
Elevation
914

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.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
LODGE
Elevation
1900

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. 

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. 

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
LODGE
Elevation
2650

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. 

Elevation
2853

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. 

Elevation
1189

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.

Elevation
914

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

Elevation
1400

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.

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 2 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Pokhara
  • Trekking guide/s
  • One porter for every 2 trekking participants (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
  • Trekking equipments: Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, trekking poles, etc.
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna conservation Area (ACAP)
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by deluxe A/C tourist bus and Pokhara – Phedi and Tatopani– Pokhara by private vehicle
  • Insurance and equipments for all guides and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Tax, VAT and our service charge
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenirs (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

What Is Excluded?

  • Personal nature expenses (Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for involved staffs
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking due to any personal reason than the scheduled itinerary)

Ghandruk–Ghorepani–Tatopani Trek Altitude Profile

Route Map

Route map

Additional Information

Below is a list of equipment and clothing required for trekking. The necessity of these items depends on the type, altitude, timing and destination of trekking. Appropriate trekking gears are not only required for the comfort/pleasure of your trek but also to improve safety factor.  Please have a look over these items in order to fully prepare and thoroughly enjoy the trekking. 

General Items:

Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, tooth brush, etc.)

Clothing Items:

Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/water proof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff   

Sun-worn Items:

Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm

Gadgets:

Headlamp, Flash light, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries),  

Liquid/Snacks:

Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks

Medical Essentials:

First Aid Kit 

Optional:

Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc 

Additional items for camping trek:

Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresses

Note: We can also provide sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case if you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of total package price. 

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