Ghorepani (2530m) is the ultimate destination of Annapurna foothill trek. It used to be main pass through which traders with Mules from Mustang and Tibet used to pass through to reach Pokhara. Early morning sunrise over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna from Pun hill is very famous. The panoramic view of Annapurna range on the way to Ghandrung village is unforgettable. The other highlight of the trek is Ghandrung.
This is a large Gurung village from where Gorkhas are recruited in the British and Indian army. It is situated above Modi Khola (river) at the elevation of 1951 meter. It is one of the best-known villages in the foothill of Annapurna. The village has an office of Annapurna Conservation. The panoramic view of Annapurna dominates the entire skyline. Lodge and teahouse along the trail make this trip affordable and easily accessible.
The trail from Birenthati gradually climb to Tirkhedhunga. After an overnight at Tirkhedhunga you climb the steep trail to Ulleri. Continue to ascend the trail through thick oak and rhododendron forests till you reach Ghorepani. Camp is further on the ridge. Next day climb slightly up the ridge and then descend steeply on a narrow trail through rhododendron forest to Banthati and another up and down hill walk to Tadapani. Then descend gradually to Ghandrung. The trail from Ghandrung make steep descend to Modi Khola (river) and climb up to Landrung (1646m) and continue ascending gradually to Toljka (1892m) Continue the climb to the pass at 2439m and then descend to Pothana (1981m). On the lat day walk further to Dhumpus (1829m) situated at the end of the ridge and make steep descent through village of terraced rice field to the floor of Yangri khola (river). Drive from the Phedi (base of the hill) to Pokhara.
Day 01: Drive to Nayapul. Trek to Tirkhedhunga(2080m) - 5 hours
Day 02: Trek to Ghorepani (3194m) - 4 hours
The trail continues to climb up on a stone staircase through wet temperate forests of Oak and rhododendron forests until Ghorepani. Ghorepani is on of the most popular village along Annapurna circuit. Many trekkers who do not trek the whole circuit visit Ghorepani to view a magnificent panorama of the Himalaya peaks. Most of the habitants in th is village are magars.
Day 03: Trek to Tadapani (2595m)- 5 hours
Day 05: Dhampus (1770m) - 6 hours
Day 06: Phedi / Pokhara - 2 hours
Private Arrangement Trek cost:
1 pax: US$ 550 per person
2 pax: US$ 495 per person
3-5 pax US$ 450 per person
6-9 pax US$ 415 per person
10-15 pax US$ 375 per person
01: All meals and accommodation in lodge/tea house during the trek.
02: Service of trek guide. Assitant guides for group above 6 pax
03: Porters to carry personal baggage each 15 kg.)
04: Accident insurance for staffs and porters
05. Annapurna Conservation entry permit (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
06: Transfer to/from trek start/end point from Pokhara hotel
Cost does not include:
01: Personal clothing and sleeping bag
02: Airfare and transportation to / from Pokhara to Kathmandu
03: Personal accident and health insurance
04: Emergency evacuation and oxygen cost, and medical-box
05: Alcoholic and bottled beverage, laundry, and tips.
06: Hotel accommodation, sightseeing and meals in Katmandu and Pokhara
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- Price : USD 550
- Destinations : Nayapul, Tirkhedhunga, Ghorepani, Poonhill, Tadapani, Ghandrung, Dhampus
- Max Elevation : 3210
- Weather : Spring and Autumn are good time to visit this area
- Trip Duration : 6 days
- Trip Grade : Moderate
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