Ghorepani Trek - 6 days

Ghorepani Trek - 6 days

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

It is one-hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1100m) situated along the Modi River. You will have excellent views of waterfalls and meet friendly people along the trail. The trail ascends to Tirkhedhunga. 

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  

Visit Poon Hill (3100m) in the early morning which is about one hour uphill walk, you can have the excellent views of Machapuchre, Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Himal and in spring best views of Rhododendron flowers in its vicinity or in the trail in between Ghorepani-Ghandrung . The red one called Lali Gurans, which is the national flower of Nepal. From Ghorepani you leave the main trail that leads you to Jomsom/Muktinath, instead you now walk to Tadapani which fairy easy and leisure. Walk across the villages and tea house dotted on the trail gives enormous thrill feeling.After the magnificent view from Poon hill, you will walk through easy trail, a little steep up at the beginning, this day walking is pleasant as you cross through rhododendron forests, beautiful view of Annapurna South is visible constantly on the trail. Lunch stop would be at Banthanti. From Banthanti to Tadapani is about 1 hour walk relatively easy and pleasant.
 
Day 04: Ghandrung (1940m) - 3 hours
Trek to Ghandrung leisurely. Some parts of the trail are slippery during December and January due to snow condition. Decend to Ghandrung. Ghandrung is a large Gurung village located above Modi Khola (river). This place offers excellent views of Annapapurna South, Gangapurna (7455m). Annapurna III (7555m), and Machapuchre (Fishtail) at the far reaches of the valley. There are several hotels and tea houses here. 

Day 05: Dhampus (1770m) - 6 hours
From Ghandrung it is a steep descent on a stone staircase down to the Modi Khola and then climbabout 1000ft to Landrung. The trail then ascends very gradually through meadows to Tolka. From Tolka the trail climbs up to a pass and then descends very gradually to Pothana . From Pothana it is about 1-hour walk down to Dhampus.

Day 06: Phedi / Pokhara - 2 hours
From Dhampus there is a steep descent through farms to the flat valley. About 2 hours leisure walk you will able to reach the road head that leads to Pokhara. A scenery drive to Pokhara gives you is about an hour. Transfer to Hotel.   

Private Arrangement Trek cost:

1   pax:      US$ 500 p/pax

2   pax:      US$ 450 p/pax

3-5 pax      US$ 410 p/pax

6-9 pax      US$ 375 p/pax

10-15 pax  US$ 340 p/pax

Cost Includes:

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 340
  • 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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