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Ghorepani trek

Recommended excellence short trek in Annapurna Region.

Ghorepani trek is an ideal short trek that will allow us to link the countryside throughout the incredible wilderness of Nepal.

The Ghorepani trek in the Annapurna region belongs to one of the most appealing trips in Nepal. This hike files as an easy to moderate trek and won’t exceed a height of 3,210 m, which makes it the highest point of this trip to explore the magical Himalayas. Not just is this trek easy it is short and also designed for people traveling on a Budget.

The Ghorepani trekking leads you through the Annapurna region. And you will see the Rhododendron forest, stunning landscapes, a remote cultural village populated by many ethnicities. Besides that, you will be amazed by the Flora, Fauna, and beauty of the majestic Himalayas.

This trek is culturally as well as from the nature side an enrichment to every traveler. Here, in the green rolling hills you will also see the refined Terrace Hill and towering mountain. Among them is Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), the 7th highest peak in the world.

This trek begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara past the rivers, terraced fields, and rolling hills. In Pokhara, you will spend the night and continue on the next morning to Syauli-Bazar via Nayapul and from there to the Ghanruk village.

The Ghandruk is one of the most beautiful and largest Gurung settlements. From where you can see majestic Himalayan range including Machhapuchhre {Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m)} and Annapurna South (7,219 m).

After Ghandruk trek will lead through the forest of Rhododendron, then to Kyumy. From here you will continue walking up the hill to the beautiful village of Landruk.

The trekking route leads you through remote villages, forests, and farming land up to the Dhampus Village (popular day hiking). You finish the hike in the Phedi, from where we drive back to Pokhara.

A short, budget and moderate Ghorepani trek no doubt a fantastic trail, Furthermore a great distraction from the daily hustle and bustle of modern city life. This trek is so easy; you can make it even without proper exercise.

The Ghorepani trek and Poon hill are genuinely a heavenly-made best short trekking destination in the Annapurna region and can be done many months or seasons during the year. It is safe and not too far from the city, thus if you are scared for safety, distance, high altitude, lodges, etc. Then no worries you are 100 % safe and there is almost everything available in the lodge.

Ghorepani trek difficulty

Ghorepani trek is categorized as an easy trek due to the short walk, Easy trails, no risk of Altitude sickness, and safety. On the other hand, it is not easy, where you may face some difficulties too along the trails.

It is a four-night five-day trek in the central north of Nepal. The trails are easy on your days first, but the second day is very steep counting. There are 3,500 stone-made steeps until the Ulleri and further natural ascending. However, on our first day and 4 days is comparatively easy, and other days are moderate.

The route of the Ghorepani trek is easy to moderate therefore, the trails demand simply fitness.

Additionally, It is an easy trek when you google it, but be sure that it is not as easy as you are reading. You should be an active person, need some physical exercise, healthy foods, etc. Before you trek to Ghorepani Poon hill.

There are some difficulties that trekkers must face during the Ghorepani trek, which are as follows a list:

  • The trails from Thikhedunga to Banthati is steep up,
  • You should walk 5 to 7 hours during the day,
  • Weather is unpredictable, which means any, the time you may get rain and clouds,
  • The tea houses along the route provide Basic facilities, sometimes problems of a hot shower,
  • Most of the lodges do not have Good internet service,
  • It is the most crowded route of the trek in Nepal,
  • During the spring and autumn season, you may not get rooms at Tadapani. You should book your accommodation in advance,
  • The trails between Deurali to Tadapani are quite dangerous while there is snow,
  • The temperature drops minus during the winter season,
  • No ATM in this trekking so, you should be well prepared with local currency.

At last, it is not an easy route of the trek due to some issues. There are many blog post that says it is an easy trek, that is not true. Your physical and mental training is required.

When is the best time for the Ghorepani trek and why?

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is an easy walk throughout the foothills of the Annapurna massif. It is a 2 to 5 days short trek and can be done many months in a year. But the best time is in the Spring season (From March to May). This season you can have very stable weather, dry and clean trails, mild temperature, flowering rhododendron, no risk of wind, rain, and Snow.

The Next is in the autumn season (Sep to end of November), in this Period also you obtain nice weather, but relatively colder than spring and we can’t get the opportunity to observe rhododendron blooming, however, if you are not able to set your holiday during spring than the autumn season is the one for you.

It is a busy trek route that means during the spring & Autumn season will be many people. Thus, if you don’t like to walk through the mass of people, then begging of September, the end of November, likewise starting of march and the end of May would be the best time to skip the crowd.

The Poon hill view tower

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300 m/4,264 ft)

A safe holiday adventure will get you when you land in the Kathmandu TIA airplane terminal and take you to the hotel we have given in the trip package. In the wake of achieving the lodging, we let you rest for quite a while, and after our guide and pioneer will meet you for short trek instructions and excursion readiness. On the off chance that you have time, we will be glad to take you to the Nepali local restaurant for a welcome dinner.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (823 m/2,700 ft),

We take early traveler standard transport from Sorakhutte Kathmandu, which is a 5-minute stroll from Thamel toward the west. The transport ride will be extremely picturesque in that you can see many green cultivating, slopes, streams, and run-of-the-mill houses.

The 7 hours transport drive will take you to Beautiful Pokhara. Upon your landing in Pokhara you register with your inn we at that point stroll around the city close to the Phewa lake from where we can see Annapurna mountain run, Mt. The Machhapuchhre, and Many green moving slopes. Medium-term remain in Pokhara inn.

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul in the first part of the day at that point trek to Ulleri by means of Nayapul and Birethanti.

Subsequent to eating in Pokhara lodging we drive to Nayapul in a private vehicle we at that point stroll towards Birethanti. It is the place we need to demonstrate our licenses and TIMS Card. After that checkpoint of Annapurna trek, we proceed with our stroll along Rivers, and valleys through some neighboring villages Ramgai, the Sudamevillage, and Hille.

We will eat at Ramgai most likely as it is a lunch place, however, in the event that you are not all that ravenous we can walk further up to get the next settlements. In the wake of having Local new lunch, we walk an additional 2 hours to Ulleri. The last 2:30-minute walk will be steep, however, you get ever more elevated from where you can see the scene of Mt. Annapurna and Fishtail. Medium-term remain at Ulleri.

Day 04: Hike to Poon slope for dawn at that point trek to Tadapani (2,700 m/8,860 ft).

Today is our major trekking day as we are going to dawn perspective Poon hill promptly in the first part of the day. We simply convey our day pack, water, little cash, and camera for this short climb to Poon hill from where we can see simply indescribable perspectives over the Himalayas. The Poon (Pun) hill is a standout among the most visited trekking courses in the Annapurna district. Once we reach the viewpoint at Poon hill, we have a brilliant view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain massif. It is a morning hike that takes about an hour. The Poon hill view tower provides stimulating sunrise views and countless rolling hills. Though, Poon hill sunrise is the best part of this trek that means you should not miss it.

We return to Ghorepani to have breakfast after that we climb to Gurung hill. It is the practically comparable altitude to Poon hill. Once we reach there you have the shocking perspective of the Himalayas is still there.

We at that point keep on strolling through the Rhododendron forest and pass some awesome scenes. We, then reach Banthati where we will stop for lunch.

After lunch, we will have a simple slow downhill stroll on the little stream at the base of the slope we walk about 40 minutes steeply up to Tatapani. We stay at Tadapani tonight. It is a beautiful village on the ridge of the Mountain.

Day 05: Trek from Tadapani to Tolka (1850 m).

After breakfast at Tadapani, we have an easy walk in the woodland forest for 30 to 40 minutes. Recently, we reached Bhaisikharka. From here we just have in steep descent strolling through the dim and thick timberland along the little stream.  If you start your day very early you may encounter some wild animals in this area.

The 2 hours serene strolling into the backwoods, we will achieve Beautiful Ghandruk town where we will stop for lunch at that point soak down to the Kyumi then climbing to Landruk which is only inverse of Ghadruk and its wonderful Gurung Village from that point forward, we will have simple level streets strolling to the Tolka village around 1 more hour. We stay at Tolka.

Day 06: Trek from the Tolka to Phedi & Pokhara via Deaurali, Pothana, and Dhampus.

Today is our last strolling day of this trek. We start our day after breakfast at Tolka. The trek today will be simple for an hour in an open huge rough terrain we at that point pursue the common soak trail to Pitam Deurali which is around a 35-minute stroll through the timberland.

The Pitam Deurali resembles an intersection from where trekkers go to the Mardi Himal trek, which is a recently opened trekking course in Annapurna. After Deurali, we good right down for Phedi however, in some towns and woods than from Phedi we will have returned to Pokhara via vehicle/taxi. It’s a solitary 30-minute drive to your inn in Pokhara. Medium-term remain in Pokhara.

Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu in the morning.

It is around 7 hours’ drive-by visitor standard transport from Pokhara to Kathmandu and the transport will give you a chance to have your lunch and breakfast in the middle. You will have a charming drive along the waterways and great scenes. Stay in Kathmandu.

Day 08: Departure

We will deal with your private vehicle for dropping you off at the airplane terminal on your flight time. Would like to see you some time or another in Nepal for another delightful outing thank you, have a sheltered adventure back to your home.

What is included
  • Pickups & drop services in private transportation as per the itinerary,
  • 2-star category Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per itinerary,
  • Tea  house accommodation & Breakfast during the trek,
  • Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) trek Permit,
  • Well, trained License holder Guide,
  • Guide Salary, food, accommodations, and all essential local transportation,
  • Tourist Standard Bus Ticket Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu,
  • All vats and Taxes.
What is not included
  • Lunch and Dinner,
  • Your travel insurance,
  • Domestic and international flight tickets,
  • Any expense of personal nature,
  • Any kinds of Bar bills,
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (drinking Water, Coke/Fanta, Tea Coffee)
  • Rescue while you are on the mountain,
  • Tip of guide and porter, it is expected after the success of your trip.
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How hard is Ghorepani Hill Trek?

The Ghorepani trek is classified as an easy to moderate trek. It is a 4-night 5-day hike in the foothills of the Annapurna region. But if you are short on time, you can be making it within 2 days 3 days too. However, if you are simply fit Ghorepani trek will be easy to complete.

The trails are steep sometimes on stone-made steeps, but that is not for a long time. Most of the trails are natural and throughout the Rhododendron forest, suspension bridges, local villages, and Poon hill (a beautiful sunrise spot).

How much does the Ghorepani trek cost?

The cost of the Ghorepani trek depends, How long you want to trek, need a guide/porters or not, and the standard of accommodation foods. Yet, it is a budget tea house trek in Nepal. If you trek through the travel agency, you will get almost all services including guides, porters, food, accommodation, permits, etc. And cost $490 US.

Next, you can only hire a guide or you can trek by yourself. Hiring a guide costs 25 US a day, 20 US for porter a day. Further, you don’t have to pay for their food, accommodation, etc. All they will manage with that price. There are many signs beyond the trails so, you can trek yourself too.

Can I get a private room?

Yes, the Ghorepani trek is near Pokhara and almost the excess of roads, which means there are quite some tea houses. You can get a private room, food, drinks, Wi-Fi, a place to charge your electric devices, and a hot shower. I think that will be more than enough in the mountain.

If you pre-book your accommodation, you may get rooms inside the bathroom too. Normal rooms without bathrooms inside costs 5 to 7 US and 10 to 15 US for the attached bathroom.

When is the best time to go for the Ghorepani trek?

Ghorepani trek is one of the easiest trails which means any time you can travel. It is a low-altitude trek in the Annapurna region. If you want to witness the spectacular Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, and adjoin peaks, then September to November and March to May is the best time. Due to clear Weather, Green lush views, dry trails, mild temperature, no risk of snowfall, or Rain the autumn season (Sept to Oct) and (March to May) are the best.

This trek can be done many months or at any time in a year. Especially, if you prefer to trek in a peaceful trail them, begin and end of Monsoon, similarly beginning and end of Winter.

What is Ghorepani trek distance day by day?

Ghorepani trek distance will depend on which route of trekking you take and total trekking days, but 4 to 5- days trek is the distance about 48 km. Day by day trek distance is as follows:

Pokhara to Nayapul:    42 km /26 miles 

Nayapul to Hille:      9 km /5.5 miles       

⇒ Hille, to Ghorepani:    13 km /8 miles

⇒ Ghorepani to Poon Hill:      1.5 km / 0.9 miles

⇒ Ghorepani to Tadapani:     6.5 km / 4 miles

⇒ Tadapani to Swyuli-Bazaar:     12 km / 7.4 miles

⇒ Sauli-Bazaar to Nayapul:      6 km / 3.7 miles

⇒NayaPul to Pokhara:       42 km / 26 miles

Do I need a mountain guide for the Ghorepani trek?

No, you don’t have to have a guide. There are many signs and people along the trails that you can follow. Having a guide is not compulsory but if you take him you don’t miss any essential information related to the region and country. He takes care of many things such as your accommodation, food, transport, safety, etc. Trekking by yourself is, of course, feel more freedom, but having a guide is advised.

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