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6-day Ghorepani trek in the Annapurna mountains, Nepal

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Join one of our certified guides to venture on a 6-day trek to Ghorepani in the Annapurna range in Nepal. Witness striking vistas of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machapuchre peaks on the way.

Private

Himalaya

6 Days

All year

Occasional

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Go on one of the most popular treks in Nepal.
  • Witness a spectacular sunrise over Dhaulagiri & Annapurna peaks from Poon hill.
  • See panoramic views of the Annapurna range on the way to Ghandrung village.

Description

The quaint village of Ghorepani (2530m) is undoubtedly one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. Join us on a 6-day tour where we will take you through an incredible landscape of soaring cliffs and lush forests in the Annapurna range to this destination.

Located in the Dhaulagiri Zone, on a popular trail linking numerous other villages, Ghorepani served as a rest stop for traders looking for water for their horses in ancient times. Therefore, it is a stunning historic town with unique cultural value.

Our trek will begin at Pokhara and continue towards Birenthati. From there, we will set off on our hike to Tirkhedhunga. Finally, after passing through a dense forest of oak and rhododendron, we'll reach Ghorepani.

Once you reach there, you'll have a chance to witness one of the most mesmerizing sunrises over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna from Poon Hill. After, we'll descend to Ghandrung village. Situated above the Modi Khola river, at an elevation of 1951 meters, Ghandrung offers spectacular vistas of the Annapurna range. From there, you will have unobstructed views of the peaks of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machapuchre standing tall in all their glory.

You'll cross a high pass at 2439 m before descending to the charming village of Dhumpus. A steep descent through terraced rice fields further leads to the base near the Yangri Khola river. By the sixth day, we'll return to Phedi, the base of the hill and drive to Pokhara to end this remarkable trip.

So, don't miss this fantastic opportunity to visit one of the most spectacular villages of the Annapurna range in Nepal. Request to book your place now to enjoy an unforgettable experience.

Looking for a more sustained trek? Then check out our 17-day mountaineering expedition in the Annapurna Sanctuary as we climb Singu Chuli(6, 501m).

Prices per person

Group of 3

USD 450 Each

Group of 4

USD 450 Each

Group of 5

USD 450 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Price per person. Includes accident insurance and ground transportaion. Not included: Hotel accommodation & Airfare.

Group size is from 3 to 5 persons.


Itinerary

Day 1: From Pokhara to Tirkhedhunga (2080m)

First, we will board a short flight to Pokhara. Then, we will drive for about one and a half hours on a winding road to Kade, Lumle and descend to Nayapul (1100m). There, the porters will join us. Next, we will walk to Birenthati (1025 m) and climb gradually to Ramdali for lunch. Finally, we will continue for one and half hours to reach Tirkhedunga (1540m).

Duration: 5 hrs

 

Day 2: Trek to Ghorepani (3194m)

After breakfast, we will ascend on a steep and long trail to Ulleri (1960m). Next, we’ll stop for lunch at Banthati. Then, we will continue on the trail through wet temperate forests of oak and rhododendron until we reach Ghorepani (2860m). Finally, we will head to the summit of the Poon hill to see a panoramic view of the Annapurna range. Alternatively, it can be done the next day.

Duration: 4 hrs.

 

Day 3: Hike to Tadapani (2595 m)

We will visit Poon Hill (3100m) early morning to have excellent views of Machapuchre, Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Himal. From Ghorepani, we will walk on an easy path to Tadapani. We will walk across numerous villages and tea houses dotted on the trail. We will stop at Banthanti for lunch. Finally, we will reach Tadapani.

 

Day 4: Trek to Ghandrung (1940m)

On day 4, we will descend to Ghandrung, a large Gurung village located above Modi Khola (river). This place offers excellent views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna (7455m), Annapurna III (7555m), and Machapuchre (Fishtail).

Duration: 3 hrs

Day 5: Descend to Dhumpus (1770m)

From Ghandrung it is a steep descent on a stone staircase down to the Modi Khola followed by a climb of about 1000ft to Landrung. The trail then ascends very gradually through the meadows to Tolka. From Tolka, we will reach Pothana and finally to Dhampus.

Duration: 6 hrs

 

Day 6: Return to Phedi / Pokhara

We will descend from Dhampus through several farms to reach the flat valley. In about 2 hours you will reach the road head that leads to Pokhara. A scenic drive will take you back to Pokhara.

 

 

Details

Accommodation

Standard Lodge

Equipment you will need to bring

Backpack

Sunglasses

Watter bottle


About the guide

My name is Rinzin Bhote. I am 45 years old. I live in Chepuwa village, in far Eastern Sankhuwasabha District, Nepal, a very lush and green place. I am married and have 2 children. I have been involved with the trekking world from early on in my life. I have worked through my way first as helper and as Sherpa assistance, until I reached a climbing guide position. In total I have 18 years of experience in climbing and for the last 18 years I have been leading treks and expeditions to several peaks in the Himalayas.

I have been almost everywhere in the Nepalese Himalayas and in some places of the Himalayan region of Tibet and India. I have been in Annapurna and in the Everest region many times. I have climbed Mount Everest two times. Other popular places I have been to are Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu. I have led many small and big groups and individual climbers to five of the 8-thousander peaks, like Everest (8848m) Makalu (8485m), ChoOyo , Shisapangma, and Lotshe.

I have spent many days in snow conditions at high altitude areas above 5000 meters, where some clients may experience sickness due to high altitude and I have always been able to handle such situations tactfully and in a safe way. Actually I am always prepared for any eventuality along the climbing.

My first ascents were Shisapanga (8013m) and, ChoOyo (8188m). I have also climbed almost all smaller trekking peaks and 6000m -7000m peaks like Gokyo Ri (5357 m), Yala Peak (5520m), Tharpu Chuli (5663m), Baruntse (7129m), Putha Hiunchuli (7246m), Saribung (6345m), Everest Thamserku (6623m), Mera Peak (6476m), Island Peak (6189m), Pisang Peak (6091), Lobuche (6145m), Kang Guru (6981m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Kanjiroba (6883m), Changla (6721m), Singu Chuli (6501m), among other mountains.

Just contact me and I will take you on a trek or on a great ascent expedition to some of the many Nepalese Himalayas amazing peaks.

Languages

Hindi | English

Residence

Nepal


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