Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek - 9 Days

Trip Facts

  • Tourist Bus-Car
  • 1 to 8
  • 3210 meter/10529 feet
  • Hotel-Lodge
  • Less Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Pokhara
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • Versatile HIking
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English/Chinese/Hindi
  • 5
  • 80
The Ghorepani Ghandruk trek is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna Himalayas of Nepal.The trail offers picturesque landscapes of spectacular mountain ranges of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, at single sight.

The Ghorepani Ghandruk trek is famous for splendid rhododendron forests with thirteen different spices of Orchids which blossom in the spring season, as well as for the unobstructed view of Sunset and Sunrise from the POONHILL (3210) m. Rhododendron in Poonhill trek blooms in the spring. Spring season in Nepal are the month of March, April & May.

The trail passes through jungle, mountains, green hill landscapes of spectacular mountain ranges, from the low land rice fields at Hile to thrilling thick jungles after Ulleri.

This is a small circuit trekking with poonhill station as side trip for the best view excursion.

After Deurali, while trekking towards Tadapani, the Disney world of fairy tale forests makes Ghorepani Poonhill Ghandruk Trek quite nice and beautiful. If you come in spring time you will get to enjoy the variety of flowers along the trail, including blooming Rhododendron forests.

What is good time for Ghorepani Ghandruk trek?

Trekking in Nepal, as a whole is famous in the months of Spring and Autumn. Spring in ponnhill is beautiful with blossom of Rhododendron flowers. Whereas in the autumn – clear sky with fantastic blue sky makes twinkling stars as a appealing factor.

As this is a low land trekking trail with availability of proper accommodation and maintained trekking trail – people do trek in the monsoon and winter as well.

But, monsoon trek might be with mist of clouds and winter might challenge you with snowfall or colder temperature. There is no heating facility in the rooms of the local teahouses. But the common space will have fire place to warm up while making new friends during the trek.

Beauty of The Trek

view of Annapurna range captured before sunrise in Ghorepani Ghandruk trek at the top of Poonhill
While waiting for the sun to come from behind this range of the Mountains (from Annapurna range) – yes it is cold but the beauty of sparkling snow on top of the towering mountains looks fantastic. However, Poonhill top has a small tea shop – where you can buy a steel cup of hot chocolate to warm your hand and drink.

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek is a beautiful combination of nature, culture and tradition: village tours in Ghandruk, spectacular view of wider Himalayan range from the summit of Poonhill, walking through the jungle of Tadapani.

Massive Annapurna I (8091m), iconic Fishtail and giant Dhaulagiri (8164m) are the major mountains you will get to admire on the Ghorepani Ghandruk route. Climbing the uphill tracks with more than 4100 rocky steps on the way to Ghorepani from Ulleri village is a small adventure experience in your travel.

The trail also provides a diversity of flora and fauna while trekking. Ghandruk trek through Poonhill offers a chance to witness the local tradition, culture and life style of the Gurung and Magar people. The diversity of the Nepali landscape makes trekking challenging at times, but the magnificent views and the warm hospitality in the harmonious villages make up the effort.

Ghorepani Ghandruk trek in the Annapurna Region takes you through the villages, jungles, and the last destination, the Ghandruk village, is a famous village of Gurung People. These people are mostly ex-Gurkha’s (who served as military in the UK and other part of the world) and there are many youth from this village still serving as Gurkha’s with different Battalion.

What is the maximum altitude of Poonhill trek?

Poonhill stands at 3210meters above the sea level. In Nepal, this altitude is regarded low – as Nepalis home to the tallest peak – Mt Everest 8848m.

Checking on maximum height – your primary concern is altitude sickness! In Ghorepani Gandruk trek – AMS is not a problem at all. Kathmandu is already 1450m, so height is not an issue on this Annapurna trek.

Highest altitude where we sleep is on the foot of Poonhill; at Ghorepani village. 2880m Ghorepani village is not high at all. Anyone of any age group can easily accomplish this trek for the best experience in Nepal for their short trekking holiday.


Poonhill is famous hill station of Nepal, to see entire Himalaya range of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Village walk,jungle hike and mountain view is identity of this versatile trekking.

If you are looking for low altitude trek with experience of fa and wide white Himalaya – sign up for this trek; you will get what you are looking for.


  • Mountain View from Poonhill
  • Sunrise/Sunset from Poonhill
  • Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range
  • Jungle walking (walking through Rhododendron Forest)
  • Ghorepani village
  • Ghandruk village walk, Museum Visit
  • Pokhara (lake city)
  • Kathmandu UNESCO world heritage site sightseeing tour
  • Sacred mountain Fishtail (from Pokhara & from Poonhill)

Ghorepani Poonhil Ghandruk Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel by our representative.

• Altitude – 1350 meters
• Time – 30 minutes hotel transfer time
• Activity – Relax at the hotel

Welcome to Nepal! Our tour operator will greet you at the international airport on your arrival. Operator will help you to check in to the hotel and fixes the meeting time for sightseeing tour for the following day. We will have a meeting to talk about your Ghorepani Ghandruk trek, day tours and Pokhara Sightseeing tour.

Day 2
Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation for Ghorepani Ghandruk trekking.

• Altitude – 1350 meters
• Special – Kathmandu City Tour
• Time – Full day
• Activity – Sightseeing UNESCO world heritage sites

Tour of Kathmandu Valley includes major places in the city, such as Kathmandu Durbar Square ( also famous as Kumari (the living godess) ghar), Swyambhunath Temple ( also Known as Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple (also known as the cremation place in Kathmandu). You will be guided by government licenced guide with abundant information about the historical places. For your information, these places are UNESCO world heritage sites. Tour of these 4 places will last the whole day (depends on how interested you are as well).

Day 3
Drive to Pokhara over night Pokhara in Hotel.

• Altitude – 1400 meters
• Special – Scenic view during the drive
• Time – 8 hours
• Activity – Travelling in bus

Drive to Pokhara by bus will take about 8 hours. From the bus we can see villages and mountains. The bus will have 3 stops along the way for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Once we get to Pokhara you will be helped by our office representative to check in the hotel. We will stay at the lake side of Pokhara, so make sure you walk around the lake or experience the nightlife of chilled Pokhara city. Do not drink too much, however, as our trekking starts early on the following day.

Day 4
Morning drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga

• Altitude – 1570 meters
• Special – View of waterfall
• Time – 2 hours drive and 4 hours trek
• Activity – Trekking in the river valley

Drive to Nayapul takes about 2 hours and the trek is around 4 hours. Trek to Tikhedhunga follows the river and passes through a number of villages. Trekking in the river valley and the view of the waterfall higher in the hills will provide awesome sights during today’s trek.

Day 5
Trek to Ghorepani; 7 hours

• Altitude – 2874 meters
• Special – View of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range
• Time – 7 hours
• Activity – Trekking through the jungle

Trekking from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani passes through; peaceful green jungle and the pristine village walk. Ghorepani Ghandruk trekking provides a wide range of experiences; today we will experience jungle walking. Once you get to Ghorepani, view of the mountains is unreal. The entire Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Range can be observed from upper Ghorepani village.

Day 6
Trek up to Poon hill in the morning for sunrise view, and continue trek to Tadapani.

• Altitude – 3210/2610 meters
• Special – Sunrise view from poon hill along with the panoramic views of mountain
• Time – 7/8 hours
• Activity – Trekking

Trekkers staying at Ghorepani village go for the early morning sunrise hike to Poonhill. The hike up to Poonhill takes around 1 hour 30 minutes. Sun rising from behind the Annapurna Mountain range will surely take your breath away. The 180 degree mountain panorama is something unreal you will get to witness today. If you are trekking with Nepalgram in spring time, forests will be all covered with red flowers of Rhododendron. Trekking to Tadapani after breakfast at Ghorepani will take 6 hours, mostly through the forest.

Day 7
Trek to Ghandruk village

• Altitude – 1940 meters
• Special – Ghandruk village
• Time – 3 hours
• Activity – Trekking

3 hours from Tadapani will take us to Ghandruk village. Ghandruk is a cultural village with beautiful scenery of Annapurna South and Fishtail. We will have enough time to walk around the village and visit the Museum. Please feel free to ask your guide to take you around if you prefer so. Our team respects your freedom of choice, and is there to help you in any way possible.

Day 8
Trek down to Syauli Bazzar and drive to Pokhara.

• Altitude – 1400 meters
• Special – Indulging the culture and tradition of local village and view of mountains
• Time – 6 hours trek and 2 hours drive
• Activity – Trekking through jungle and travelling in jeep

Once we get back to Tikhedhunga, trekking back from Ghandruk village we make a complete loop of a small circuit trek. The entire trek route from Birethati – Ulleri – Ghorepani – Tadapani – Ghandruk – Birethati offers a good taste of Nepal trekking. We will experience the jungle walk, Mountain View and the villages full of tradition & culture. Trekking takes 6 hours and drive about 2 hours to get back to the Lake city.

Day 9
Pokhara Sightseeing Tour.

• Altitude – 1400 meters
• Special – Pokhara city tour
• Time – Full day
• Activity – Sightseeing Pokhara valley

Pokhara sightseeing tour includes 4 major destinations of the Pokhara valley. Geography of Pokhara city is unique in Nepal, as it has caves, waterfalls, temples and numerous viewpoints.
This is a sample itinerary for Ghorepani Ghandruk trek, we are happy to help you to design similar kind of itinerary fitting your preferences and length of vacation.

Cost Details of GHOREPANI GHANDRUK Trek-General Inclusions

  • Airport pickup and drop off by private car or micro bus (depending on group size).
  • Transportation to and from Kathmandu to trekking start & finish point
  • 4 nights in Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and 2 Nights in Pokhara (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • All your accommodation & meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • All necessary paperworks (ACAP), entry permits & Trekker`s information management system (Tims).
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government licensed guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • A helpful porter with proper gear (one porter for two people).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit) with regular oxygen saturation check up with oxymeter.
  • All government taxes and office expenses
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and pokhara in Private car.
  • Credit card fee for Online payable amount
  • Added Value - (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek
  • (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap - to take away
  • (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide
  • (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fees.

Cost Details of GHOREPANI GHANDRUK Trek-General Exclusions

  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • All alcoholic and non alcoholic hot and cold drinks during the trek, except tea/coffee with breakfast and all meals while in cities.
  • Gratitude for the guide, porter and driver (Expect the lead guide).

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Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek
From $ 530.00
per Person for Service Trip
From $ 900.00
per Person for All Inclusive Trip
From $ 1,010.00
per Person for All Comfortable Trip (Free Cancellation and Transferable)

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trekking Trip Info

  • Tourist Bus-Car
  • 1 to 8
  • 3210 meter/10529 feet
  • Hotel-Lodge
  • Less Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Pokhara
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • Versatile HIking
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English/Chinese/Hindi
  • 5
  • 80



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