trip duration TRIP DURATION
11 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Himalaya
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
-
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Easy
best period BEST PERIOD
Sep, Oct, Nov
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified

Description

Ghorepani, at the foot of the stunning Annapurna mountains,  is one of the most famous trekking destinations in the world. Annapurna is a goddess of abundance and this 11-day magical Ghorepani trek is the perfect way to see her jewels.

We begin our trip in Kathmandu. There, you will have plenty of time to visit some of its beautiful temples. Then, we will take a plane to Pokhara where you can go on a short boat ride. On the following day, we will begin our trekking to Ghorepani. Along the way, we will see magical waterfalls and go through deep forests. We will also be surrounded by red and purple Rhododendrons, Nepal’s national flower. Additionally, we will have some stunning views of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre. We will also get a chance to watch a beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas!

Because this is a short trip, prior trekking experience is not necessary. Although there are some challenging spots along the route, all in all, it is an easy trek that you will enjoy. Also, we are well known for the efficiency of our logistics which should make things all the easier for you. This does not mean, however, that you won’t require a good level of fitness to tackle the ascents and descents.

Are you ready for a breathtaking experience that will show you the heart of Nepal? Would you like to see some of its most stunning jewels? Then book your place with us now and join us on this Magical Ghorepani Trek in the Annapurna region. We will be happy to reveal its mysteries to you!

Would you like a more challenging tour that will take you to some of Nepal’s more unexplored regions? Then join us on a 20-day Lower Dolpa trekking experience!

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival to Kathmandu

After being picked up at the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by one of our representatives, they will transfer you to the hotel. Once there, you will get a short briefing of your trip and have the rest of the day off. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2

Sightseeing in Kathmandu

On the second day of the tour, we will visit some of the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. These include Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous Swayambhu Nath ‘Monkey Temple’ , and the Bouddha Nath Buddhist shrine. You can also make last minute purchases of personal items and prepare for the next day. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3

Flight to Pokhara

After breakfast, we will take a plane to Pokhara. Once there, you can walk along the Phewa Lake or go boating in the evening.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 4

Pokhara - Tirkhe Dhunga (1491 m)

We will begin the day by driving to  Nayapul through the large village of Lumle. Then, we will walk about 20 minutes to Birethanti town. After, we will take the trail that follows the main street of Birethanti, going through bamboo forests and past a large waterfall and swimming hole. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches Sudami where we will have Lunch. After lunch, we will climb steadily up the side of the valley , reaching Hile at 1495 m near by Tirekhedhunga. Along the way, various hamlets offer ample camping possibilities but if Ghorepani is the objective for the next day it is better to push on to Tikhe Dhunga.
Overnight at Lodge- full board.

Day 5

Tirkhe Dhunga - Ghorepani (2855 m)

On day 5, we will start from Tirkhe Dunga on a trail that crosses a stream on a suspension bridge near the camp site. The trail ascends a steep stone staircase to the large Magar village Ulleri at 2070 m. Above the village,  the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields. There, we will walk through a rhododendron and oak forest. There is a hut with water and a small camp site about 1 hr above Ulleri. The trail crosses two sparkling streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti. At Nangethanti we will stop for lunch. From Nangethanti we will then climb to Ghorepani at 2850 m.
Overnight at Lodge on full board.

Day 6

Ghorepani - Poon hill - Tadapani

After an early 5 AM wake up call, we will start the climb to Poon Hill (3195 m) where we will watch a beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas. After sunrise, we will return to our camp or Lodge for breakfast.

After, from Ghorepani we will go south on a muddy path through the deep forests. We will emerge to a grassy opening which offers good mountain views, including views of Machhapuchhre  and all the way south to the plains of India. Then, we will climb along a ridge through pine and rhododendron forests to a top of 3030 meters and then descend to a second pass also called Deurali, at 2960 meters.
The ridge will hide the mountains as we make a steep descent on a narrow path alongside a stream which will  finally turn into a series of waterfalls over a jumble of boulders. The steep descent will then become more gentle as we reach Banthanti where we will stop for Lunch.

From Banthanti, we will follow the stream down to a bridge where the trail ascends. We will leave the moist high mountain forests and enter a field of cane, until we reach a vantage point “Tadapani” (2540 meters) that offers a view of the mountains.
Overnight at Lodge on full board.

Day 7

Tadapani - Ghandrung

From Tadapani we will start off on our way to Ghandrung. First, the trail will descend through forests and then through terraced fields until we reach Khummu Khola. The Ghandrung trail will then lead us through a short steep descent among rocks until we get to a stream crossing. The descent will then continue gently past over streams, finally leading out on the ridge to Ghandrung. Ghandrung is a big Gurung village at 1940 meters, and is full of closely-spaced, slate-roofed houses. The town offers stunning views of Annapurna South as well as of Machhapuchhare. ACAP has a visitor center and an office in Ghandrung the offers information about its activities.
Overnight at Lodge on full board.

Day 8

Ghandrung - Pokhara

On day 8 we will trek all the way downhill through a village and terraced fields until we get to Syauli Bazaar. It takes approximately 2 hours. Along the way, we will get some good views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre too. From Syauli Bazaar, the trails follow the Modi River till Nayapul. We will stop for lunch at Birethati. Then, we will have a short 25-minute trek to Nayapul, where a vehicle will drive us to Pokhara.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 9

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300 m)

After an early wake up call, we will take the regular tourist bus through the scenic countryside and stop for breakfast & lunch on the way. The drive back to Kathmandu takes 7 hours. On arrival, we will be transferred to the hotel and relax or explore the surrounding areas the rest of the day.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 10

Kathmandu

After a fun packed journey you will have a full day of leisure on your own. Otherwise,  if you wish to extend your trip with us for an additional fee, we can organize to explore the Thamel for one last day of shopping and evening farewell dinner at a Nepali restaurant.
Overnight at Hotel /B.

Day 11

Departure from Kathmandu

GuideSource will transfer you to the International Airport for your departure flight.

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Skill level required

Beginner
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Fitness level required

Fit

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Kathmandu

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