Ghorepani Ghandruk Trekking is definitely a swift escapade for few days around picturesque village to capture glimpse of rich culture and beautiful sub-tropical alpine Rhododendron forest track aiming for one of earth finest vantage – Poon Hill – to observe stunning sunrise & sunset and panorama of world seventh, eighth & tenth highest – Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Manaslu (8163m) and Mt. Annapurna (8091m) respectively.
Ghorepani Trekking is excellent chance to encounter local people and splendid nature in less than a week holiday window. And it is pleasant to walk on trails with mountain backdrop through the beautiful village and the tempting landscapes – so elegant, that it will knock to the photographer side of you. You just could not resist yourself immersing into it.
This short trek to Ghorepani Ghandruk starts with an hour drive from the City of Lake – Pokhara following Beni-Baglung highway until Nayapul from where we begin our walk to Birethanti and continue to Hille passing through picturesque green farmlands, ever flowing waterfalls and the fresh scent of rhododendron forest (if it’s March-May Spring season).
Next morning it’s little challenge to walk approx. three thousand stone stairs to reach Ulleri village but the effort is rewarding with a view of peak shaped like tail of fish – Mt. Machhapuchere (6997m) on every footstep and we continue our walk through the green lush forest towards Ghorepani which itself is a local Pun village serving great hospitality and mountain views.
The major attraction of Ghorepani Trek is a forty-five-minute sunrise hike to Poon Hill (3210m) from Ghorepani to witness the breathtaking panorama of more than twenty different peaks (of course if weather permits) and the sight of rising sun atop of this Himalayan range will leave you speechless.
We will hang around for a while capture all these memories in camera before we approach towards beautiful Ghandruk village where we will visit Traditional Gurung Museum and spend our last night watching Mt. Fishtail and Annapurna South from room window and complete our short journey of Himalayas.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Drive: 30-45 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Dinner
Day 2Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Preparation Day for Trekking Drive: 3-4 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and transfer to Hotel Drive: 7-7.5 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 4Morning drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Hille (1480m/4856 ft) Drive: 7-7.5 hrs | Walk: 3 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Trek from Hille to Ghorepani (2850m/9350 ft) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Sunrise Poon Hill (3210m/10531 ft) hike then trek to Ghandruk (2170m/7120 ft) Walk: 6.5 - 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Trek from Ghandruk to Sewei and drive to Pokhara Walk: 1 – 1.5 hrs | Drive: 4 – 4.5 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 8Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Drive: 7-7.5 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 9Final Departure | Rest Day at Kathmandu Valley | Other Travel Plan
Milan was a pleasure to speak with an organize our trip. We spent 10 days hiking up to Poon Hill then partly up to Annapurna Base Camp and back. The process was simple, the price was great and our guide Amrit - was such a character! My friend and I had an unforgettable trip with Amrit and the next time I come back to Nepal for a trek I'll be sure to contact Milan. Thanks for the experience! Namaste Dai
Matt Jongblet, Australia
We found about Milan through reading Trip Advisor reviews. He set us up for a 5 day trekking trip at Poon Hill. As well as down jacket and sleeping bag rentals. The price he gave us is fair and to the point. Our guide was Arjun. He is very experienced, fast, knows the people, the tea houses, and the various routes very well. He helped out a few travelers who didn't know where they were going. The places he choose for us to stay usually have hot water and extra blankets. Have a drink with this guy if he's your guide!
Wanda Seto, United States
Your safety is our top concern while organizing outdoor and adventure plans. Our leaders and crew members are experienced professionals who will make sure that trip is safely coursed. We truly understand the essentiality of information flow and risk management to provide the best experience. Our trekking arrangement includes the proper clothing, supplies of equipment and gears, high altitude prevention measures and remedies to provide the carefree adventure in the Himalayas.
Room to Customize
Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the average level of fitness of travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time and budget plan of travelers. There is always a room for customization of the given standard itinerary if it does not meet your way of interest and then please pass your opinion. You may want to stay in Kathmandu by yourself or maybe do sightseeing around by yourself; we will give you more information to do it by yourself if you ask us.
We always like to hear what you have to say. We are always happy to assist your valuable travel holidays in your manner with the best information that suits your way of traveling. It is your travel plan; you can choose what you want to do, of course with a lot of information first. Feel free to submit and share your travel ideas and we shall get back to you with more thoughts in no time.
We, ourselves feel that the group size of maximum 12 pax is an ideal size to run the trip. However, we have also arranged the plan for large students groups, employee groups and able to organize such trip for groups upon request. All of our trekking plans are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey.