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Ghorepani Trekking

Ghorepani Trekking

For those who have limited holidays, Ghorepani trekking is one of the most suitable one.  

Ghorepani is a small village lying within the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA). It got its name as travellers long ago, found water(pani in Nepali) for their horses( ghoda in Nepali) there.Trekking to Ghorepani is one of the most exciting and rewarding treks fit for trekkers of all ages. Immerse yourself in the spectacular views of the mountain ranges, rich cultures of Gurung and Magar community, terraced fields, and experience the beauty of wild vegetation on your way through the natural freshness of Ghorepani.



Trip Info:

Country: Nepal

Duration: 7 Days

Max. Altitude: 9429 ft./ 2874 m

Accommodation: Hotel and Lodge

Grade: Easy 

Best Season: Mar - May / Sept - Nov

Group Size : 1 person and above

 

Ghorepani Trekking - Day To Dai Itinerary

[ Day 01 ]  Meet our representative in Kathmandu airport, Transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

[ Day 02 ]  In the morning, fly or drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/2986ft.), Overnight at Hotel

[ Day 03 ]  Drive and trek from Pokhara to Tirkhe Dhunga (1495m), Overnight at Lodge

[ Day 04 ]  Trek to Ghorepani from Tirkhe Dhunga(1495m), Overnight at Lodge

[ Day 05  ]  Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3195m) to Tadapani(2520m) and to Ghandruk(1950m). O/n Lodge.

[ Day 06 ]  Trek and drive from Ghandruk to Pokhara – fly back to Kathmandu, Overnight at Hotel

[ Day 07 ]  Drive to airport for you departure or the next destination.

 

Trip Highlights: 

  1. Explore Pokhara and be pampered by its hospitality.
  2. Relax in the tranquil waters of the Phewa lake in Pokhara.
  3. Lose yourself in the dense forest filled with the fresh aroma of rhododendrons and rare species of birds.
  4. Get ready to be tongue-tied by the glorious view of the Annapurna Mountain Range.
  5. Ease in with the hospitable Gurungs of the Ghandruk village as they walk you through their cultural practices.  
  6. Hold on, as the majestic view of the sunrise sweeps you off your feet.

Ghorepani Trekking - Cost Included

Accommodation as per Different standard of your choice in City and simple lodge or Tented Camp at Trekking. English Speaking Trekking Guide & porter. All the ground transportation as per Group Size & standard of Tour/Trek starting to end of Tour or Trek. Every day 3Meals Trekking portion. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner), Camping Trek Our Cook prepare & Tea House Trek will provide on local Lodge. All fees on Trek.

 

Service Included:

  1. Accommodation as per the standard of your choice in the cities and basic lodges or tented camps at trekking sites.
  2.  English speaking trekking guide and porter. 
  3.  All expenses regarding the ground transport as per group Size & tour / trek pattern.
  4.  3 course meals everyday keeping the trek requirements in mind.

Service Not Included:

  1. All personal expenses, drinks, lunch and dinner portion apart from what the itinerary covers. 
  2. Tipping of our tour personnel.
  3. Nepal Visa, (USD30 for 15days) and Airport Tax etc.
  4.  All the weather delays, conditions beyond our control. 

Cost Excludes

All the expenses of personal nature, drinks, lunch and dinner city portion, tipping, all the Delay due to weather, situation beyond our control Nepal Visa, (USD30 for 15days) and Airport Tax etc.

Ghorepani Trekking - Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu(1400m)

Our representative upon your arrival in Kathmandu airport will pick you up and drop you off at the hotel. We will brief you about the trip here and the rest of the day is your to relax and freshen up.

Day 02 Kathmandu - Pokhara (910m/2986ft)

Driving Dynamics: 6hour drive in private vehicle

After Breakfast, we will either drive or take a flight to Pokhara. If we happen to drive then you will surely be rejoiced to see freshwater rivers gurgling below as we pass through the highway. After we reach Pokhara we will check in to the Hotel. You will have a free afternoon which you can utilize to check out the colourful Pokhara city.

Day 03 Pokhara - Tirkhe Dhunga (1495m)

Driving Dynamics: 1 hour drive in private vehicle

 When we are done with breakfast, we will drive you to Nayapul. Then we will start our trek to Birethati, a prosperous town beside the Modi River. After leaving Birethati we will reach Hille, then Trek to a large Magar Village called Ulleri. After Ulleri the trail crosses a stream and then ascends steeply up to the Tirkhe Dhunga. We will trek for about 3- 4 hours and call it day as we lounge in a guest house in Tirkhe Dhunga.

Day 04 TirkheDhunga - Ghorepani (2850m)

 This morning we will cross a stream called Bhurungdi Khola through a suspension bridge. Today’s trek will gently ascend through the pastures and cultivated fields, through rhododendron and oak forests and take you to Nangethanti. The trek is going to be a little longer than the day before and may take us 5-6 hours. In Nangethati we will have lunch and a short rest . After walking through the lush forest for a while we will reach today’s destination-Ghorepani and finally recline in the guest house after a long day.

Day 05 Ghorepani - Poon Hill (3195m) - Tadapani(2520m) – Ghandruk(1950m)

Today is an exciting day and also the day having the longest trek. The trek may last a total of 8 hours. We will wake you  early at dawn for our  hike to Poonhill. We leave before the sunrise so it is advisable to carry a stick and a flashlight for assistance. You can enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains and capture the beautiful sunrise either in your memory or your camera. Then we will return back to Ghorepani and have breakfast before we start another one of our treks to Tadapani. After resting a while in Tadapani we will descend for Ghandruk, a tribal village where mostly the Gurung people reside. Experience their culture and let the people there indulge you. You will be able to get a spectacular view of the south face of the Annapurna Range, Machhapuchhre Himal and Himalchuli from Ghandruk. Ghandruk will be our last destination today. We will call it a day and rest in a guest house for the night.

 Day 06 Ghandruk – Pokhara(910m) – Kathmandu(1400m)

 Today is the last day of this trek. After breakfast, we will trek for about 4-5hrs and then we will drive you back to Pokhara to the airport where you take a flight to Kathmandu. You will spend the night in a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 07 Departure

Today is the day we go our separate ways until we meet again. We will drive you to the airport for departure.

Note: This tour can be customized as your time and interest!

Country: Nepal

Trip Start from: Kathmandu

Trip Ends at: Kathmandu

Trip Grade: easy

Per day walking/Hiking: 4- 7 hrs

Minimum Group Size: From 1 People & above

Activities: Trekking, Hiking

Meals during Trip:  Breakfast in City & all meals during Trekking

Accommodation during Trip: Hotels in Cities, Lodges/Guest Houses or camping in trek

Mode of Transportation:  Private Comfortable Car/van/Hiace/tourist bus or domestic Flights

Clothing and equipments

Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.

Clothing

1. Boots

Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.

2. Track shoes

A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.

3. Jacket

Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.

4. Shirt and Sweaters

Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.

5. Trousers

A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.

6. Underwear

Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.

7. Tracksuit

A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.

8. Sleeping Bag

As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)

9. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve

Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.

10. Personal First Aid Kit

You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)

11. Hat/ Glove/ Sandle/ Shocks/ Underwear

a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.

Equipments and Accessories

a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph

Trip Photos

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