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Ghorepani Poonhill and Ghandruk Trek - 8 Days

Overview and Highlights

Key Information

Best Seasons

Spring / Autumn

Group Size

Min 2 pax to more pax

Duration

8 Days Program

Trek Difficulty

Easy/ Moderate

Maximum Altitude

3210m

Accommodation

Local Tea house

Meal

Available Delicious good food

Region

Annapurna Region

Country

Nepal

Activity

Trekking / Sightseeing

Destination

Ghorepani poon hill and Ghandruk village till Pokhara

Trip Starts

Kathmandu

Trips Ends

Kathmandu

Ghorepani Poon Hill and Ghandruk Gurung village trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal and  the reasons for this its short and easy nature, Gurung and Magar cast habitates cab be see gurung and magar cultural program.

Ghandruk village is Gurung village of and enjoy the ethnic hospitality as well as the cultural magnificence of Gurung Museum. You can get thrilling experiences while trekking through the bloomed with red flowers of rhododendron forests in the springs. 

Highlights of Ghorepani Poonhill and Ghandruk Trek

  • Spectacular Mountain Views: Enjoy breathtaking panoramas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges from Poon Hill, with stunning sunrises and sunsets.
  • Ghorepani Village: Dive into Gurung culture in Ghorepani, experiencing warm hospitality and local cuisine.
  • Poon Hill Sunrise: Witness magical sunrises casting golden hues on Himalayan peaks.
  • Rhododendron Forests: Trek through vibrant rhododendron forests, alive with colors during spring.
  • Ghandruk Village: Explore Ghandruk's stone houses, terraced fields, and cultural heritage.
  • Cultural Immersion: Interact with Gurung and Magar communities, learning about their traditions.
  • Natural Hot Springs: Relax in Jhinu Danda's natural hot springs amidst lush greenery.
  • Scenic Landscapes: Capture picturesque views of terraced fields, waterfalls, and valleys.

Ghorepani Poonhill and Ghandruk Trek Overview

This marvelous trek usually ends at 9-days. Poon Hill trek is the best for those who wish to make their trek less demanding, short and beautiful, especially with their family and kids in the rural mountainside with up-close Himalayan views.

Ghorepani Poon Hill and Ghandruk Trek  is famous and popular short beautiful sunrise view trek. Perception to publicize be varied as per the observer sunrise view and  the scenic madness of  Mountains range like Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Dhampus Peak (5950m), Nilgiri (6940m), Baraha Shikhar (7647m), Annapurna South (7219m), Himchuli (6441m),Machhapuchre (6993m), Gandrva Chuli (6248m), AnnapurnaIII (7575m) Gangapurana (7455m)etc .

Mountain Layers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. is proud to organise this Ghorepani Poon Hill  and Ghandruk Trek.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival TIA and pick up by private transfer at hotel with B/B plan

Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy a comfortable ride to your accommodation in Kathmandu, where you can relax and unwind after your journey.

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1350

Day 2 : Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul by taxir 1hr. and trek to Ulleri (1960m) 6hrs over night at lodge.t at lodge

After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, followed by a local bus journey to Nayapul, lasting approximately 1 ½ hours. From Nayapul, trek through the charming Birethanti village before reaching Ulleri village (1960m), a trek of 6 hours. Spend the night at a cozy lodge, immersing yourself in the tranquil mountain atmosphere.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 1960

Day 3 : Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2860m) 5hrs. overnight at lodge

Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2860m) for approximately 5 hours, passing through enchanting Rhododendron forests. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors of the forest as you ascend to Ghorepani. Spend the night at a lodge, surrounded by the serene beauty of the Himalayan wilderness.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2860

Day 4 : Early in the morning Hiking up to Poonhill (3210m) 2hrs

Early in the morning, embark on a hike to Poon Hill (3210m), a trek of approximately 2 hours. Experience the thrill of witnessing the stunning sunrise over the Himalayan peaks, casting a golden glow on the majestic mountains. Capture breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape from the vantage point of Poon Hill.

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Lodge / Tea House
Elevation 3210

Day 5 : Trek From Ghorepani to Ghandruk (1940m)7hrs. overnight at lodge.

Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani via Gandruk (1940m) for approximately 3 hours. Enjoy a scenic route through the Himalayan terrain, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the surroundings. Spend the night at a cozy lodge in Tadapani, surrounded by tranquil mountain vistas.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 1940

Day 6 : Drive from Ghandruk to Pokhara by jeep 4hrs. overnight at hotel with B/B plan

Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk and then to Nayapul (1070m) for approximately 4 ½ hours. Enjoy the picturesque trek through the mountainous terrain, soaking in the stunning scenery along the way. From Nayapul, take a taxi ride to Pokhara, which takes around 1 ½ hours. Spend the night at a comfortable hotel in Pokhara, where you can relax and unwind after your trekking adventure.

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 840

Day 7 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 7hrs by tourist bus overnight at hotel with B/B plan

Travel from Pokhara to Kathmandu, covering a distance of 202km, either by tourist bus, which takes approximately 7 hours, or by a short 35-minute flight. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, check into your hotel and spend the night relaxing and reflecting on your memorable journey through the Himalayas.

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1350

Day 8 : Departure own your destination drove from hotel to TIA by private transfer.

Your unforgettable adventure through the Himalayas comes to an end. After breakfast, check out from your hotel and prepare for departure. Our representative will transfer you to Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu for your onward journey. Bid farewell to Nepal with cherished memories of breathtaking landscapes, cultural encounters, and unforgettable experiences. Safe travels!

Food Breakfast

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops ina private vehicle
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with Standers bed & breakfast.
  • Hotel in Pokhara with tourist standard bed & breakfast.
  • Your meal (breakfast-lunch-dinner) during the Trek ,
  • One experience trekking guide & one porter for each two tourist.
  • All land transportation from Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Annapurna Conservation Permit .
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS)
  • Insurance for Guide & Porters
  • All accommodation during the trek available lodge
  • Airport -hotel-airport transfer
  • Our service charge
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Pokhara -Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English and others Languages-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Medical kit
  • All government and local taxes
  • Our service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Personal equipment for trekking
  • Personal insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Tipping (Tips) For guide& porter
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
  • Hot shower during the trekking.

Altitude Graph

Route Map

FAQs

The trek typically lasts around 6 to 8 days, depending on the specific itinerary and pace of the trekking group.

The best time for the Ghorepani Poon Hill and Ghandruk Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally clear, and the skies are sunny, offering excellent visibility and comfortable trekking conditions.

No prior trekking experience is necessary for this trek. It is suitable for beginners and experienced trekkers alike. However, a reasonable level of fitness and stamina is recommended.

Permits required for the trek may include the TIMS card (Trekkers' Information Management System) and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). Your trekking agency or guide will assist you in obtaining these permits.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill and Ghandruk Trek is considered to be moderate in terms of difficulty. While there are some uphill climbs and steep sections, the trek is generally manageable for most people with a basic level of fitness.

Accommodation during the trek typically consists of teahouses or lodges along the trekking route. These lodges provide basic amenities such as beds, blankets, and shared toilet facilities.

While the maximum altitude reached on this trek is not very high, it's essential to acclimatize properly to prevent altitude sickness. Trekkers should ascend gradually, stay hydrated, and listen to their bodies' signals. Your trekking guides will monitor your health and provide assistance if needed.

Essential items to pack include sturdy trekking boots, clothing layers for varying temperatures, a waterproof jacket, a sleeping bag, trekking poles, a first aid kit, sunscreen, and personal toiletries.

Additional Information

01. Altitude Considerations: While the maximum altitude reached on this trek is not very high compared to some other treks in Nepal, it's essential to be mindful of altitude sickness. Trekkers should ascend gradually, stay hydrated, and listen to their bodies' signals to prevent altitude-related issues.

02. Weather Conditions: The weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, with temperatures varying greatly between day and night. It's advisable to pack clothing layers that can be easily added or removed according to temperature changes. Additionally, be prepared for possible rain showers, especially during the monsoon season.

-03. Health and Safety: Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities and medical emergencies. Take necessary precautions against common ailments such as traveler's diarrhea and altitude sickness. Follow the advice of your trekking guide for a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

04. Porter and Guide Services: Hiring a porter to carry your belongings or a guide to accompany you during the trek is highly recommended, especially for those with limited trekking experience. Porters and guides provide invaluable assistance, local knowledge, and ensure your safety and comfort throughout the journey.

05. Responsible Trekking Practices: Practice responsible trekking by respecting the local culture, environment, and wildlife. Dispose of trash properly, minimize plastic usage, and refrain from disturbing wildlife or damaging vegetation. Leave no trace behind and preserve the natural beauty of the Himalayas for future generations to enjoy.

06. Trekking Permits: Ensure you have obtained all necessary trekking permits before embarking on the trek. These may include the TIMS card (Trekkers' Information Management System) and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). Your trekking agency or guide will assist you in obtaining these permits.

07. Flexible Itinerary: The itinerary for the Ghorepani Poon Hill and Ghandruk Trek is flexible and can be customized according to your preferences, fitness level, and time constraints. Discuss your requirements with your trekking agency or guide to create a personalized trekking experience that suits your needs.

08. Enjoy the Experience: Finally, remember to enjoy the journey and immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes, rich culture, and warm hospitality of the Nepalese people. Take time to appreciate the beauty of the Himalayas and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

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Ghorepani Poonhill and Ghandruk Trek

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