About Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek in Nepal

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trekking is definitely a quick escapade for a couple of days around picturesque village to capture a glimpse of rich culture and beautiful subtropical alpine Rhododendron forest track aimed at one of the world's finest viewpoints – Poon Hill – to observe amazing sunrise & sunset and panorama of the seventh, eighth and tenth highest peaks in the world – Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Mt. Manaslu (8163 m) and Mt. Annapurna.

Ghorepani Trekking in less than a week's holiday window is an excellent opportunity to encounter local people and beautiful nature. It is pleasant to walk on trails with a mountain backdrop through the beautiful village and the tempting landscapes–so elegant, that will knock to the photographer's side of you. Just couldn't resist immersing yourself in it.

This short trek to Ghorepani Ghandruk begins with an hour's drive from Lake City – to Pokhara following the Beni-Baglung highway to Nayapul from where we launch our walk to Birethanti and carry on to Hille through picturesque green farmlands, ever-flowing waterfalls and the fresh fragrance of Rhododendron forest (if it's March-May Spring season).

Trip Highlights

  • You will stay at Pokhara on the bank of the lake.
  • Ghorepani Ghandruk trek is also known as the panorama Annapurna trek.
  • You will need good energy to climb Ulleri steps, it takes around 2 hours to climb it.
  • Poonhill is also known as the Balcony of Annapurna Himalayan range.
  • You need to wake up at 4:30 am for a sunrise view from Poonhill.
  • Rhododendron and Oak forest along the way make your mind colourful.
  • Mostly you will eat Nepali Thali sets as your meal which is delicious and hygienic.
  • Our guide will explain to you about history, culture, geography, flora and fauna.


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Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu.

Our airport representative will be in Kathmandu international airport with your name card or our agency's name card. When confirmation of your arrival is done, you will drive from airport to Kathmandu Hotel. After check in, you will be freshen up and go to visit agency office to collect flights tickets and other information. If you have missed to bring any trekking equipment then you can buy just next to hotel. You will have welcome dinner in the night and drop back to the hotel and overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu Hotel
  • Place: kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Today you will wake up early in the morning to go to Pokhara by tourist bus. The bus will depart at 6:30am from Nayabazaar, Kathmandu. You will go to Pokhara by Prithivi Highway which is like a snakey road and travel along the bank of Trishuli river. After 6/7 hrs of drive you will reach to Pokhara. In the night you can explore the lakeside city of Pokhara and enjoy. Overnight stay at Pokhara Hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Pokhara Hotel
  • Place: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 820

Early in the morning, after having breakfast you will drive to Nayapul from Pokhara by taxi. You will have your lunch at Nayapul and start your trekking to Ulleri. Throughout your journey you will get to interact with local people and children along with the majestic view of natural Nepali village and culture. Overnight stay at Teahouse Lodge in Ulleri.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Ulleri
  • Altitude: 1960

After early morning breakfast, your trekking journey on foot starts. After that, you will move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070m. The trails ascends more gently from this point, through the fine forests of Oak and Rhododendron, towards Banthanti at 2,250 m. Then you will trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460 m. After an hour walk you will arrive at Ghorepani (2,840 m). Ghorepani is inhabited by Magars. They have unique culture, tradition and lifestyle. Even at this altitude, you will find the place spotless. The trekking trail up to Ghorepani is a laborious one. It is also full of natural sceneries like the green lush forest of beautiful Oak and Rhododendron. Here you're going to have the night stay.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Ghorepani
  • Altitude: 2860

You will get up early in the morning with warm clothes and climb up Poonhill(3210m.). It is not necessary to take much as you will return later to collect your main rucksacks. It is about one hour walking to get to Poonhill (3210 m). You will see the best sunrise and magnificent view point for sunrise and Himalayas like Annapurna South, Bahari Shikhar, Hiuchuli, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri ranges, Tukuche peak, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Lamjung Himal, Mt.Manaslu ranges, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and others mountains. After this unforgettable view, you will come back to Ghorepani for breakfast. Trek to Ghandruk. The hike starts with quite a steep uphill section to Deurali pass. It is a similar elevation to Poonhill. You will see all the mountains from here as well. After that, you will hike down to Tadapani. You will continue to hike to Ghandruk through the Baisi Kharka (Buffalo pasture). Ghandruk is one of the biggest villages of Gurung people. There is the Gurung Culture Museum. You can go and see the way of life of the Gurung people. From this village, you can still see views of snow peaks. Ghorepani to Ghandruk (1939 m, 6-7 hours walking) and then overnight at Lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Ghandruk

If it is a clear morning you may see Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre (fishtail) and Annapurna III very close. We have our breakfast with views. This day, you will walk to Kimche from Ghandruk. It takes slowly 1 hours trek. From Kimche, there is 3 hours drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at your hotel in Pokhara.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Pokhara Hotel
  • Place: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 820

Today you will wake up early in the morning and go to Pokhara tourist bus station to catch bus. You will return via tourist bus from Pokhara. It will take around 5/6 hours to arrive in Kathmandu. You will have lunch and can do last minutes shopping at Thamel. You will have your farewell dinner in evening. Overnight stay at Kathmandu Hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

And here you are done with our 7 days of journey in Nepal. And then as per your flight timings our staff will transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your international departure.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara hotel with Breakfast
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist bus
  • Pokhara-Nayapul by private car
  • TIMS
  • Annapurna Conservation permit
  • Trekking guide (Food, accommodation, salary, insurance)
  • Teahouse Accomodation in Mountain
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking
  • First aid tool box

Cost Excludes:

  • Bar bills
  • Visa fee
  • International flight fare
  • Travels insurance
  • Trekking equipment 
  • Tips
  • Lunch and Dinner except trekking time

Client Reviews

  • Javier F

    Responsible and communicative agency - Recomended!

      |   Javier F, Spain

    We spent 3 weeks in Nepal. No activity was arranged before we landed because we wanted to keep it loose and check options and prices around. Janardan (the owner) offered us the multiple options and flexibility that we love, letting us choose what to include and what not to include. We did Gorepani-Poonhill in 5 days and everything was as arranged. The guide was always looking after us and paying attention to details which was most appreciated as my wife was pregnant and needed extra care :) During the 3 weeks, of course, there were things to adjust and change. Janardan was always reachable via WhatsApp and sorted things out for us quickly and diligently.

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