The Ghorepani trek is a colorful short foray into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek. This trek in the Annapurna foothills to the view point on Pun Hill offers all the best of trekking in Nepal.
Enjoy trekking in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurna with the picturesque fluted peak of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline. At the climax of this trek you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountain escape on Earth. As the sun touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks, slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes. A rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape.
If you want to get the most mountain views in the least amount of time, the trek up from Naya Pul to Ghorapani and then over to Ghandruk should satiate your desire for Himalayan vistas. From the sunrise above Ghorepani to the in-your-face view of Machhapuchhare and Annapurna South from Chomrong, this trek does not disappoint.
Day 1: Arrival kathmandu, trasfer to hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Pokhara 6-7 hrs, by tourist bus.
Day 3: Pokhara to Nayapul drive by car 1hr. Trek to Tikhedhunga 1780m.(3-4 hrs).
Day 4: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani 2850m. Steep yp (3450 steps) 5-6 hrs.
Day 5: Earlymorning hike to Poonhill 1 hr.(3210m.). See sunrise and panorama view, trek to Tatopani (6hrs).
Day 6: Tatopani to Ghandruk 1950m.(4-5 hrs). See 2nd biggest Gurung Village, and gurung cultures.
Day 7: Ghandruk to Pokhara Nayapul (4-5 hrs). 1 hr drive.
Day 8: Pokhara to Kathmandu back by tourist bus.
Trip name:Ghorepani Trek
Trek Grade: Excellent + Fairly Strenuous
Trek type: Teahouse/lodge
Trip Duration: 8 Days
Activity: Trekking, City Tour
Per day Walking: 5 to 7 hours
Transportation: Car / Van / Plane
Group Size: Min. 2 Pax
Starting from: Kathmandu
Ending from: Kathmandu
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu (depends on itinerary), Guest Houses / lodges in the mountain
Best Time to Travel: Sep to Dec, Feb to May