GHOREPANI AND GHANDRUK TREK

GHOREPANI AND GHANDRUK TREK
Country: Nepal
Destination: GHOREPANI AND GHANDRUK TREK
Arrival At: kathmandu
Departure From: Kathmandu
Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days
Accommodation: 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara; and teahouses during the trek
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals during the trek
Activities: Trekking and Culture
Highest Altitude: 3210M/10532FT (Poonhill)
Best Months: Autumn (Sept to Nov) and spring (March to May)
Tour Grade: Moderate
Transfer By: Private Vehicle
Group Size: 1-12 people

DAY 01 KATHMANDU ARRIVAL
DAY 02: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING AND TREK PREPARATION
DAY 03: DRIVE TO POKHARA
DAY 04: POKHARA TO TIKHEDHUNGA VIA NAYAPUL
DAY 05: TIKHEDHUNGA TO GHOREPANI
DAY 06: GHOREPANI TO TADAPANI VIA POONHILL
DAY 07: TADAPANI TO GHANDRUK
DAY 08: GHANDRUK TO NAYAPUL TO POKHARA
DAY 09: POKHARA TO KATHMANDU
DAY 10: DEPARTURE

Ghorepani and Ghandruk Trek is a short trek around foothills of Annapurna Mountain. The trail goes through terraced rice fields, lush rhododendron forests and picturesque villages, offering great views of the Annapurna (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Machapuchhre/Fishtail (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m). The maximum altitude during this trek is at PoonHill (3200m). It is possible to do this trek in all seasons. In spring season fully bloomed rhododendron forests adds extra allure in this trek. The lodges during this trek are well equipped and comfortable.

DAY 01 KATHMANDU ARRIVAL
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will meet and assist at airport and transfers to hotel. Rest of the day will be free and in the evening, there will be tour briefing of trek, Overnight in Kathmandu.

DAY 02: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING AND TREK PREPERATION
After breakfast there will be a guided tour to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. The sites visited will be Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, Buddhist stupa of Swoyambhunath and Bouddhanath, and ancient royal palace complex of Kathmandu Durbar Square. After sightseeing drop back to hotel and overnight stay in Kathmandu.

DAY 03: DRIVE TO POKHARA
After breakfast drive to Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara Check in at hotel, rest of the day will be free to explore the lake side and surrounding area, overnight in a hotel at Pokhara.

DAY 04: POKHARA TO TIKHEDHUNGA VIA NAYAPUL
After having breakfast early in the morning drive to Nayapul which takes about an hour and then start trek to Tikedhunga. At a 30minutes walk from Nayapul reach to Birethati, here you have to show your trekking permit and TIMS in the National Park Office. Afterwards trail slightly goes uphill to Tikedhunga via Burundi Khola, village of Sudame, Mathathati Hille and finally crossing many beautifully hamlets. Overnight at Tikedhunga.

DAY 05: TIKHEDHUNGA TO GHOREPANI
After breakfast the trail slightly drops to Bank of the small river. From here 2 hour climbs uphill to Magar and Gurung settlement village of Ulleri, which is beautiful village placed in the middle of forest from where you can witness the magnificent Annapurna south and other snowy peaks and walking path dead you through Rhododendron forest to Ghorepani via Nanggethati overnight at lodge/teahouse in Ghorepani.

DAY 06: GHOREPANI TO TADAPANI VIA POONHILL
Early in the morning trek to Poon hill (3210m) to witness the magnificent sunrise with Mt Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Machhauchhare, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri and Annapurna South then hike back to Ghorepani have breakfast. The trail takes about five hours to reach the beautiful village of Tadapani 2680m. Overnight at lodge/teahouse in Tadapani.

DAY 07: TADAPANI TO GHANDRUK
After enjoying spectacular views from Tadapani the trails slightly descends downhill to Bhaise Kharka where you can find some tea house and quick break for tea, coffee and after hours of downhill walk from here you will reach Ghandruk 1900m. Here, trekkers are blessed with closest views of Annapurna and Machhauchhare. Celebrate your trekking with Gurung culture and traditions, Overnight at Ghandruk.

DAY 08: GHANDRUK TO NAYAPUL TO POKHARA
After morning breakfast we start our trek, the trail leads you downhill for about three hours; the trail has some small tea house. Prolong your walk to reach Birethati. With a half an hour walk arrive to Nayapul then with private car drive back to Pokhara.

DAY 09: POKHARA TO KATHMANDU
Early morning, drive to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel. Rest of the day can be spent at leisure or perhaps catching up with some last minute shopping or exploring nearby areas. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening, overnight in Kathmandu.

DAY 10: DEPARTURE
Morning will be comparatively free and closer to the time of your flight; you will be transferred to the airport in time to board your flight for onward journey.

INCLUSIONS
Pickups and drops from hotels and airport
Accommodations in 3 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Lodge/teahouses during the trek
Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals during the trek
All transfers by Private vehicle depending on number of pax
Farewell dinner
An experienced English-speaking trekking guide
assistant trekking guide (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP, TIMS)
A comprehensive medical kit
All government and local taxes

EXCLUSIONS
Nepalese visa fee
International airfare to and from Kathmandu
Excess baggage charges
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
Tips for guides and porters