Ghorepani/Ghandruk Trek

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Ghorepani/ Ghandruk Trek

The trek takes you deep into the Annapurna and Mahhapuchare Himals where you will see 360 degrees of panoramic views of the Annapurna I south face and Machhapuchare North Face. You walk through popular Gurung villages characterized by their slated roofs.

Grading of Trekking Easy to Moderate
Type of Trek Lodge/ Tea House
Highest Elevation Ghorepani (2750 mt).
Highest camp (Lodge) Ghorepani (2750 mt).
Best Time March-April / Oct-November-December

Day 01

Tourist Bus to Pokhara, overnight at hotel.

Day 02

Transfer to Phedi (1130 m) and walk up to Australian Camp ( 2230m/ 4.30 hrs).
The first day of walk will be short climbing up to a ridge by a “Nepalese Staircase” Dhampus (1700 m.) is a large village strung out along that ridge, here you will be rewarded with great mountain views. We still continue our walk ascending and enter rhododendron forest and follow a trail paved with stones. And finally come to the top for the halt to Australian Camp for the night.

Day 03

Pothana-Landrung (1620 m).
After breakfast we take easy trail up to Pothana and then the trail begins climbing up to Deurali(2080 m), views seen from here are of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. We again walk steep descent through forests witnessing different kind of trees and birds.
The trail keeps going down and slightly up and later emerging into the main Modi valley and come up to small settlement at Tolkha (1790 m). Now the trail descends a long stone staircase to a suspension bridge and then climb up through forests to a ridge. The walk is now easier than previous one with streams, paddy fields and oval-shaped houses. We further walk through school cross the Ghora Khoal on a suspension bridge and finally come to the stop of the day “Landrung”, situated at 1620 m. this is a Gurung valley.5.30 hours walk.

Day 04

Landrung- Ghandrung (1951 m):
We straight go down up to Modi Khola by walking about an hour and crossing IronBridge. After crossing steep walk up to Ghandrung about 2.30 hours of we reach to Ghndrung village, a Gurung village. While climbing up from Modi khola the stunning views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli HImal and Machhapuchare (Fish Tail) are clearly seen.

Day 05

Ghandrung –Chomrung (2170 m)
The trail follows the stone paved road up to Chautara off the village. We follow the road with stone pavement steps along the stone walls which right side is the farm fields and you will reach Kumrong (about 2100 m). Now the trail is steep descent towards Kyumnung in the valley. The trail continues with gentler slope and again little upward climb till we reach Kyumnung (1829 m). Again, the trail becomes slightly up with zigzag path with some place with stone staircase and later the trail becomes level and easier up to Taglung (2180 m). Now, again climb up the stone steps and before long, you will see the houses and lodges little far ways which later appears to be Chomrung. Our night stop will be here for the day. 6.30 hours walk.


Day 06

Chomrong - Banthanti (2700m).
The trail descends gently then steeply to the Khumnu Khola we cross before climbing through rhododendron forests to Thadapani.
From here it descends to a river then climbs the same difference level to reach Banthanti, a village in the shadow of a huge rock face. 6.30 hours walk.

Day 07

Banthanti - Ghorepani (2800m).
The trail climbs through deep forests to a crest at 3030m then descends to a grassy knoll which offers good mountain views, similar to that from Poon Hill : the Daulaghiri range, the huge Annapurna range. From here you see the Ghorepani pass below. 4 hours walk.

Day 08

Ghorepani – Hile (1460m/6 hours walk) via Poon Hill (3193m):
Set your alarm for 4 am today. It is 45 minutes hike up to the vantage point of Poon Hill by the torch light.
Gaze westwards as the purple shadows recede and the awesome peaks catch the first dazzling rays of orange sun. Next you can walk up to Ulleri & Tirkhedhunga and to HIle.Today’s trail is all the way descending.

Day 09

Hile-Nayapul (1070 m/ 2.30 hrs)
It is all the descending down to Nayapul. After having some time there will be a transfer to Pokhara. (820m). Today we shall stay at the hotel booked in advance. Afternoon & evening is free and you can utilize it by witnessing small town of Pokhara.

Day 10

Bus to Kathmandu.
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