the annapurna region offers a mesmorising view of the fishtail mountain.

Ghorepani-Poonhill-Ghandruk Trek - 9 Days

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What You'll Do
  • Trekking
  • Beautiful Kathmandu
One of the famous short treks (9 days) around the foothills of the Annapurna mountains that rewards with tantalizing views of the snow clad peaks extending from Dhaulagiri to Annapurna to Machhapuchhre
What to Expect
Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu (1300m/4265ft)

Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport where you will be warmly welcomed by our representative and check in to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore this historic and vibrant city. Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 2: Fly to Pokhara (884m/2900ft)

After morning breakfast in the hotel, the tour starts through 25 minutes flight from Kathmandu Airport to Pokhara. You have a leisure day in Pokhara. Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Drive to Nayapul (1070m/3510ft); Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m/5053ft)

After breakfast we drive 41km/25 miles to Nayapul for the start of our trek. A steep trail from Nayapul directs us down to a bridge over a small stream to get to Birethanti, a large and prosperous village. From Birethanti we take the left branch of the trail on the west side of the bridge at the ACAP Check post where we need to show ACAP permit and TIMS Card. Following the trail through main streets of Birethanti, winding through bamboo forests and past a large waterfall and swimming hole we reach Sudami beyond a pasture used by caravans. We climb steadily up the side of the valley to reach Hille and about 15 minutes above Hille is the Tikhedhunga. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani (2750m/9023ft)

This is a 4-6 hours trek which starts crossing the Tikhedhunga Khola on a suspension bridge, then drops and crosses the Bhurungdi Khola on a large bridge at 1520m. The trail climbs very steeply on a stone staircase that is said to have more than 3300 steps which continue to the large Magar village of Ulleri (2080m) and climbing gently through the pastures and cultivated fields the trail makes its way to deep forests to reach a hamlet of Banthanti. Crossing the magnificent oak and rhododendron forests the trail passes through two sparkling clear streams, a small ridge and another stream before making final climb to another Magar village of Nangathanti (2460m). About an hour past this village we reach Ghorepani where we can see eight different species of Nepal’s national flower rhododendron in the hillsides below Ghorepani. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Trek to Poon Hill (3210m/10532ft); Trek to Tadapani (2710m/8892ft)

After about an hour’s climb in the morning we reach Poon Hill which is a viewpoint for the spectacular Himalayan panorama extending from Dhaulagiri to Annapurna to Machhapuchhre; that stretches from Dhaulagiri I ( 8167m) and Tukuche (6920m) to Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m). Climbing just a little further beyond the viewpoint, the trail descends a bit and then goes through series of ups and downs through the forest of bamboo, rhododendron and birch to reach a hamlet of Deurali which also has a viewpoint tower some 200m/660ft above the hamlet. Beyond Deurali, crossing through the slippery stretches we reach a stream and taking the path above the stream. Crossing the bridge over the stream we climb steep stone steps with iron railings and reach the hamlet of Banthanti. The path drops steeply down now through the dense forests and crossing the bridge in the stream climb steep stone steps to reach Tadapani which offers an excellent ringside view of the entire region with a ring of mountains. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Trek to Ghandruk (1970m/6464ft); 2-3 hours, 720m descent

The Ghandruk trail descends steeply through forests to Bhaisi Kharka from where we take the right hand trail that makes a short steep descent among rocks to a stream crossing, and then leads out on a ridge towards Ghandruk. The trail reaches the top of top of Ghandruk and descends on stone steps into the maze of the village itself. Ghandruk is the second largest Gurung settlement in Nepal framed by outstanding views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Trek to Nayapul 3-4 hours; 1000m descent; Drive to Pokhara

We take the main trail that leads to south dropping at first on a staircase, and then traversing high above the river on a stone paved trail. We cross a stream at Chane (1690m) and continue to Kimche (1640m) and follow the ridge downhill to join the Modi Khola at Syauli bazaar (1140m). From here on the walking is flat and following the river valley through a lovely birch forest and rice terraces we reach Birethanti. Now walking 30 minutes on a rough and rocky road takes us to Nayapul from where we drive back to Pokhara. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Fly back to Kathmandu

We take a last memorable look of the Annapurna ranges and take a flight back to Kathmandu and are dropped to the hotel. This is a leisure day which can be utilized buying gifts and souvenirs for your friends and family. In the evening you will be invited to join farewell reviewing great photos and share experiences of the trip. Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 9: Fly back Home or extend your holidays

What's Included
  • Trekking guide, transportation, all meals during trekking, accommodation, airport pickup and drop, ACH Kitbag and T- shirt for you, Annapurna Conservation Park Permit and TIMS for Annapurna region trek.
What's Not Included
  • expenses of personal nature,
Meeting Point

Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport where you will be warmly welcomed by our representative and check in to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore this historic and vibrant city.

What to Remember
This is one of the best trekking especially for the Old people, its not hard trekking like others trekking like Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp.

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