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Ghorepani - Poonhill - Ghandruk Trek Details

Day One - Arrival and Transfer to Hotel

On the day of your arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you will be picked up by our airport representative at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The drive from the Airport to the hotel will be of less than an hour. In case you will arrive early in the morning we can arrange a day programme. This however is optional.

Day Two - Trek Briefing and Sightseeing around Kathmandu

Your trekking guide will visit you in the hotel to brief you about the trek after your breakfast. After a short briefing you will be accompanied by our city guide for a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley. We will visit places such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pusipatinath Temple and Bauddhanath Stupa.

Day Three - Drive/Fly to Pokhara(850m)

After breakfast, there will be some free time to look around in Thamel, the heart of tourism in Kathmandu. Later in the morning we will commence our trip to Pokhara. You will have a scenic mountainside drive of approximately 5 till 6 hours. On the way there will be plenty of time to stop in local villages and to take a look around. It is always possible to request a stop as a sight which may seem interesting to you. In the evening we have arranged a traditional Nepalese dinner with a cocktail night after. This night we will stay in Pokhara.

Day Four - Drive to Nayapul(1010m) and Trek to Tikhedhunga(1570m)

Nayapul is the starting point of our trek. From here we walk down to the Modi Khola(river) from the road. It is then a pleasant 20 minutes walk to Birethanti Village(1025m). After lunch we move on along the Bhurungdi Khola passing a small waterfall and crossing suspension bridges which will bring us to Natathati. The trail to Hille(1500m) climbs gently . Another 15 minutes walk we will arrive in Tikhedhunga village (1515m).

Day Five - Trek to Ghorepani(2840m)

After crossing a suspension bridge over Bhrugundi Khola we start a steep ascend to Ulleri(2070m) using stone steps. This is on of the most difficult parts of the trek with more than 3000 steps to climb. The reward for scaling the 3000 steps to reach Ulleri is the splendid view of the Annapurna South and Hiuchuli(6441m) peaks as well as Bhrugundi valley below. Ulleri is a pretty village largely comprised of Magar people. After Ulleri the trail climbs less steeply and we soon reach the settlement of Banthati(2300m). Then passing through the Rhododendron forest, which is spectacular between March and April, we reach Ghorepani(2750m).

Day Six - Optional Hike to Poonhill and Trek to Tadapani(2610m)

Early in the morning, if the weather is fine, we hike up to the sunrise point Poonhill. It is around one hour hike up there. From Poonhill the view is literally breathtaking, a wide range of Himalayan Panorama from Dhaulagiri(8167m) to Manasalu(8156m) and the Annapurna range in between.After the sunrise view we walk back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue the trek to Tadapani. From Ghorepani the trail climbs steeply through the Rhododendron forests, climbing above 3000m before descending down to Deurali(2987m). From Deurali the trail descends down into the impressive river gorge and to a small village called Banthati, our lunch point. Langur monkeys are often visible on the trees in this area. After lunch the trail descends down to a second bridge and from here we climb up to TadapaniI(2595m). There is quite a superb view of Annapurna(8091m) from here. It is around 5 hours walk.

Day Seven - Trek to Ghandruk(1940m)

We walk along the forest trail, terraced farms of maize, barley, potatoes to Ghandruk(2170m). Ghandruk is a Gurung village with an excellent view of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare. Gurungs are a ethnic tribe of Nepal famous for their service as Gurkha regiment in British force. We can spend the afternoon exploring the Gurung Village.

Day Eight - Trek to Nayapul(1010m) and Drive back to Pokhara

Today we walk to Nayapul, the starting point of our trek. After a five hours walk to Nayapul we drive around 1 hour/40Km to Pokhara.

Day Nine - Rest Day in Pokhara(850m)

Today we will have a rest day in Pokhara. This day gives you a chance to relax at the lakeside. If wished, a sightseeing tour can be arranged, which is optional and not included in this package.

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Day Ten - Drive/Fly back to Kathmandu

Today we will drive back to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu we'll organise a farwell dinner. If wished we can also book your hotel for the night.

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