Ghandrung trek is short trek in Annapurna Region
which is really consider for gurung culture and Mountain views. Few places in
the world have such a splendid variety of natural beauty as the Annapurna region. It is a rare combination of long arrays
of snow-capped peaks, crystal clear lakes, turbulent rivers with deep gorges,
Tibetan monasteries, hot-springs, and picturesque villages inhabited by simple
and friendly ethnic people.
A unique attribute of this mid-hill region is that you will see is a vast ethnic diversity, your trip highlight will include and the majestic panorama of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu (all over 8000m). Overnight stops are in the best nice and cosy Mountain Lodge & Resorts which is reachable at your own moderate walking pace. Finally arriving to the largest village of this mid-hills region at Ghandrung. This area is home to Gurung peoples, traditional members of British Gurkha Army, who as descendants of Tibet practice their own form of Buddhism. This wonderful walk ends at Pokhara for the next soft adventure which includes a day of scenic float, rafting at Trisuli River and concluding this excellent journey with two days of Wild-Life Safari at Royal Chitwan National Park, one of the best Park in the whole of Asia and a world heritage. Unquestionably, a great trip to e experience the people and culture of Nepal with a difference.
Trekking Best Season: March, April, May, September, October and November
Trekking Days: 10 days.
Trekking Style: Tea House or Camping or Guide/Porter Services
Trekking Altitude: 3300 meters
Trekking Grade: Moderate
Group Size: Minimum 2 pax
Trip Attractions: Kathmandu city, Patan Durbar Square, Monastery, Stupa and Temple, Ghandrung, Gurung Village, Poonhill, Himalayan View - Annapurna, Gangapurna, Fishtail, Nilgiri Himal, Muktinath Temple
Activities: Tour and Trekking
Trekking Destination: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Fewa Lake, Tikhedhunga, Poon Hill, Ghandrung, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Landrung,
Trip Starts: Kathmandu
Trip Ends: Kathmandu or Pokhara
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Our representative will pick you up at airport and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: City Tour and Trekking preparation
Kathmandu City in Valley are Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath Monastery etc……
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Morning 7 am by tourist coach or Private Vehicle. 6/7 hours
04: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga. (1494m) - 5 hours
Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga. (1494m)
It is one-hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and a short walk to Birenthati (1037m) situated on the Modi River. The trail ascends and reaches Tirkhedhunga in about 4 hours walk. Overnight at lodge.
Day 05: Trekking from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2530m) -5/6 hours
After breakfast ascend the steep steps for about 2 hours to Ulleri (2012m). Continue climbing from Ulleri another 2 hours walk to lunch stop at Nyathanti. The climb continues on through wet temperate forests of oak and rhododendron until Ghorepani. Camp side is about 10 minutes walk form Ghorepani. Depending upon weather and physical condition it is recommended to make an hour climb to Poonhill (3100m) for a panoramic view of Annapurna range. From Ghorepani there is a spectacular view of Dhaulagiri, Machhapurche and Annapurna.
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 this village are magars and Gurungs. Visit Poon Hill (3210m) early next morning about one hour 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.
Day 06: Trekking from from Ghorepani to Ghandrung (1920m) - 7 hours
Leave Ghorepani after having magnificent views from Poon Hill. From Ghorepani you leave the main trail that leads you to Jomsom/Muktinath, and instead walk to Tadapani, which is fairy easy. Some parts of the trail are slippery during December and January. Decend to Ghandrung.
Day 07: Trekking from Ghorepani to Birenthanti (1080m) - Pokhara. - 4/5 hours
From Ghandrung it is a steep descent on a stone staircase down to the Modi Khola. Walk further to Syauli Bazaar , a beutiful Gurung settlement where you stop for Lunch and refreshment. Explore this beautiful village for a while before heading further to Birenthnti. About half an hour walk you will be able to reach to the road head at Nayapul that leads to Pokhara. A scenery drive to Pokhara gives you excellent views. It is about an hour drive. Transfer to your hotel at Pokhara. End of service.
Day 08: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Morning 7 am by tourist coach to Kathmandu Journey.
Day 09: Rest in Kathmandu
Rest or gift Shopping for family and friend
Day 10: Departure to Kathmandu
We see you off at airport for your international airport or Nepal border.
- Airport Transfers - Car/Van/Bus/Jeep
- Accommodation on B/B basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- All entrance Fees of Temple, Monastery, Museum, Durbar Square, Monuments and cultural program at evening.
- Arrangements and transportation expenses during the tour/trek-/climbing/safari/rafting/expedition/hiking
- Arrangements and fees for trekking/hiking permits and national parks
- Arrangements and expenses for Tour Guide/Trekking Guide/Trekking Porter
- Insurance, Lodging and Fooding for all trekking staffs.
- Arrangements of TIMS(Trekking information management system)Card.
- Any unexpected costs that occur due to:
* Weather, Trail, Road Blockage, River conditions,
- Due to circumstances such as:
* Sickness, Government action, flight delays,
- Insurance and Emergency Rescue.
* Major changes in the itinerary
* Personal and free-time expenses
* Cold drinks or alcohol
* Extra hotel expenses
* Excess baggage charges
* Airport taxes
* Entry visas to Nepal
1. Airfare is not included in Package price
2. Group above 15 pax, Single complimentary.
3. The departure schedule can be change on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, natural changes of walking track, road slides, and avalanches, public strikes.