Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek
Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek
Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek

Discovered the Wonders of Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek
Duration8 Days
Trip GradeEasy
CountryNepal
Maximum Altitude3210 M
Group Size1-12
StartsKathmandu/Pokhara
EndsPokhara/Kathmandu
ActivitiesTrekking/Hiking
Best TimeThrough out the Year

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek Highlights

  • Gurung ethnic villages are known as the Villages of the Brave Gurkhas
  • Splendid sunrise view of Annapurna (8,091 m), Dhaulagiri (8,01676 m) Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), and many more peaks
  • Easy and comfortable trekking trails
  • Lush oak and rhododendron forests covered by colorful flowers in spring
  • Gurung Museum of Ghandruk preserves traditional tools, lifestyle, culture, and tradition of the Gurung community

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek Overview

Ghorepani Ghandruk trek lies in Gandaki Province between the lake city Pokhara and the northern Himalayas. This trek is named after two Gurung ethnic villages dwelt by the Brave Gurkhas in the popular Annapurna region. Most of the male members of these villages are involved in the British and Indian Army, so-called the Gurkhas.

Walking along the easy Nepal trekking trail through the lush oak and rhododendron forests, you can have a mesmerizing view of the Himalayas. The snow-capped peaks of Annapurna (8,091 m) Massif and Dhaulagiri (8,0167 m) Massif are the incredible gift of this trek. Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Nilgiri, and Singa Chuli add something to the unforgettable trekking in Nepal in the Pokhara Valley.

To begin this trek, you can fly or drive to Pokhara along the Prithvi Highway built on the banks of two major rivers. The blacktopped road continuously runs through the Trishuli River and the Marsyangdi River banks. The roadway travel gives you an alluring view of the snow-clad peaks of the Manaslu (8,163 m) region and the Ganesh Himal Range.

While staying in Pokhara, you will visit the important landmarks which are must-visit places once in a lifetime. You can go boating on the Phewa Lake or try some adventurous sports activities in this surreal city. Paragliding, hot air ballooning, bungee jumping, zip liner and occasionally skydiving are world-famous things to do here.

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek Itinerary

Ghorepani Trek itinerary can be designed multiply. You can do this trek from the Lake City Pokhara and end in Pokhara. On the other hand, you can also do this trek from Kathmandu and end in Kathmandu.

To begin it from Kathmandu, you need to have 10 days while only 5 days is enough to begin it from Pokhara. You can book a Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek itinerary depending on your vacation in Nepal.

You can do the Ghorepani Ghandruk Trekking tour even in fewer days than 5 days. For this, you must use a private jeep up to Ghandruk or Ghorepani. However, we recommend you not to miss Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. Also known as Annapurna Sunrise View Trek, it rewards you with one of the best sunrise views in the world.

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Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek Map

The Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek Map covers the Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trek route. The route begins from Nayapul, Pokhara, and moves further through the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).

The Ghandruk Trek route moves the Gurung and Magar villages of the Annapurna Region and ends in Nayapul. Before reaching Ghandruk, you spend a night in each of the villages like Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, and Tadapani. On the final day, you trek down up to Nayapul across Syauli Bazar and take a roadway trip to reach Pokhara.

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek Map can also be designed to start from Ghandruk Village to move to the other villages. You can consult with the local tour operator to decide on the Nepal trekking route.

Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trek

This trek is also known as Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trek because it roams around Ghorepani and Ghandruk villages.

You walk through the safe and clean trails that lead you to a few remarkable ethnic villages of Magar and Gurung communities. Ulleri is one of the largest Magar villages recognized for its 3,000 stone staircases.

Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trek takes you along the Gurung villages such as Ghorepani, Tadapani, and Ghandruk.   These villages are famous for the Brave Gurkhas who fearlessly fought in the World Wars.

The Gurung Museum of Ghandruk shows you all about the lifestyle, culture, tradition, and traditional tools used by these friendly people for ages.

As the Nepal trekking trails are easy and comfortable, even the children and senior citizens can do it without difficulty. You can further extend this Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trek to the Annapurna Base Camp trek or the Mardi Himal trek.

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek Cost

To calculate Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek's cost, we need to discuss some economic factors associated with it. This is completely a tea house trekking in the Annapurna Region, which is famous for its varieties of cuisines. The tea houses of this region are well facilitated providing you with normal, deluxe, and attached bathroom services. However, the cost of food and accommodation is not as high as in Manaslu Circuit Trek or Everest Base Camp Trek.

Next, if traveling by plane to Pokhara from Kathmandu, the cost of the Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek might be higher than traveling by bus. If you like, you can do this trek as a solo traveler in Nepal. You don’t need to pay for a porter or Nepal trekking guide either.

You don’t have to worry about altitude sickness and emergency evacuation in this trek as well. Similarly, you needn’t spend much in affording trekking gear during this trek.

However, we recommend you book this trek via a local tour operator that provides you with a professional trekking guide. Ghorepani Trek Cost is less important than your safety after all.

Itinerary
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On the arrival day, the team member of Nepal Trekking Routes receives you at the Kathmandu Airport. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the hotel that is reserved for your accommodation.

Accommodation: Deluxe Hotel

After breakfast at the hotel, the roadway journey to Pokhara begins in a private jeep or tourist coach. Enjoying the stunning vistas of the snow capped peaks of Manaslu region and Ganesh Himal Ranges, you continue the trip. While moving further along the Prithvi Highway, you can also have the alluring vistas of forests and small trading centers as well. After reaching Pokhara, you can visit the most important places of natural and cultural attractions. Nightlife of the Lakeside is really worth experiencing.

Accommodation: Deluxe HotelDuration: 6 HoursDistance: 200 KM

You begin the drive towards Nayapul from the hotel after having your breakfast. It takes nearly one and a half hours to cover 42 kilometers in a private jeep or tourist bus. You begin Ghorepani Ghandruk trek  from Nayapul. By walking past the terraced farmlands with various seasonal crops and vegetables, you reach Birethanti. Moving ahead, you can see a small natural spring before you reach Sudami Village and then Hile Village. Enjoying the wonderful landscapes and mountain ethnic villages of Annapurna region, you continue up to Tikhedhunga.

Some trekkers move further up to Ulleri Village for the night station. Ulleri is a large village inhabited by Magar ethnic communities in which most of the males work in the British and Indian Army. Sometimes, it is also called the Village of the Brave Gurkhas.

Max Altitude: 1,491 m/4,892ft Meals: B.L.DAccommodation: Tea HouseDuration: 6 Hours

After having breakfast, you move forward by following the 3,000 stone staircases up to Ulleri Village. Then, following the uphill trail, you reach Banthati where you can have your lunch at some hotels. After that, the trail runs through some cultivated lands and next through the lush oak and rhododendron forests. If you are doing this trek in spring, the forests look just like a bride on her wedding day as the rhododendron flowers cover them. To reach the final destination of the day, you go  across Nangethati by enjoying the rhododendron in spring and icy trail in winter.

Max Altitude: 3210 M Meals: B.L.D.Accommodation: Tea HouseDuration: 6 Hours

Today is the most thrilling day of the entire Ghandruk Ghorepani trek itinerary. Early in the morning, you start Ghorepani Poon Hill trek to have the best sunrise view of the snowy peaks of the Annapurna (8.091 m) and Dhaulagiri (8,0167 m) Massifs. This trek is also known as Annapurna Sunrise View Trek as you can have the breathtaking views of the High Himalayas.

Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Annapurna South (7119 m), Fishtail (6993 m), Nilgiri south, Singa chuli, Annapurna I (8091 m) and many more peaks unleash their incredible beauty in the early sunrise. After capturing the lifelong memory in the camera and the mind, you continue to walk towards Ghandruk for the night settlement. The trail to Tadapani from Poon Hill is uphill and downhill going through the dense oak and rhododendron forests.

It is comparatively easy and short trekking day of the whole Annapurna region trekking. By following the well-defined trail. After reaching there, you have a few interesting things to see. Ghandruk is one of the largest Gurung Villages of Gandaki region and most of the males are serving in the British and Indian Army. These warriors by birth are recognized and revered with the title ‘the Brave Gurkhas’ who prefer death to surrender!

You can visit the Gurung Museum that has protected all the traditional tools and commodities used  by this ethnic community. There you can have the firsthand knowledge about the Gurung costumes, customs and their history of long back. Similarly, there is the office of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). Enjoy the typical Gurung cuisines for your lifelong memory!

Max Altitude: 1940 M Meals: B.L.D.Accommodation: Tea HouseDuration: 8 Hours

Today is the last day of trekking in the popular Annapurna region. After having breakfast, the journey back to Nayapul moves along the cultivated farmlands. By enjoying the amazing landscapes, you walk past Syauli Bazaar to arrive Nayapul. From there, you drive in a private jeep or a local bus to reach the lake city Pokhara. In the leisure time, you can explore the remaining touristic places.

Max Altitude: 950 M Meals: B.L.D.Accommodation: Deluxe HotelDuration: 6 Hrs.

After having breakfast, you begin the retreat journey by driving along the Prithvi Highway. You drive along the banks of the Marsyangdi River and the Trishuli River witnessing the captivating landscapes. When you arrive at Kathmandu, the representative of the agency relocates you up to the hotel. In the leisure time, you can visit around the tourist hub, Thamel to purchase some tokens of love for your people back in the home country. In the evening, we organize a farewell dinner program at a cultural restaurant somewhere around the Thamel area.

Meals: BAccommodation: Deluxe HotelDuration: 6-7 HrsDistance: 200KM

In this way, you have come to the end of Ghorepani Ghandruk trek 10 days itinerary. The crew member of the agency escorts you up to the Kathmandu Airport as per your flight time.

Meals: Breakfast
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Included
  • Airport pick-up and drop off service ,
  • Three star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Trekking Guide and Trekking porter (Two participant=1 porter =Maximum 25 kg of luggage)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & accommodation during the trekking
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara round trip tourist bus service
  • Pokhara to Nayapul transfer by private vehicle,
  • Trekking permit of National park,
  • TIMS(Trekking Information Management System )
  • Insurance and equipment for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with cultural program in typical Traditional Nepali restaurant
Excluded
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower,
  • Travel insurance and International airfare,
  • Tips for Guide and porter (trekking staff),
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (with out itinerary )
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FAQs

Ghorepani Ghandruk trek is one of the most popular short treks in Nepal. It is a relatively easy trek that takes you through beautiful villages, lush rhododendron forests, and stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range, including the famous Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) peak. The trek is perfect for those who have limited time but still want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas. The trek also offers a great opportunity to explore the culture and lifestyle of the Gurung people, the dominant ethnic group in the area. The highlight of the trek is the sunrise view at the top of Poon Hill, which is the highest point of the trek. The view of the Annapurna peaks in the morning light is simply breathtaking.

Yes, solo travelers can join the Ghorepani Ghandruk trek. The trek is suitable for solo travelers, couples, groups, and families.

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