Ghorepani Annapurna View Trekking - 10 days

Ghorepani Annapurna View Trekking

This is also a panoramic trek combines the beauty of mountain scenery with the pleasure of meeting the Gurung and Magar people, whose well-renowned kindness and hospitality make your travel an unforgettable experience.This trekking start with an hour drive to Nayapul and lead us through, Hile, Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapanu, Jhinu danda, Tolka, Pothana and Dhampus.The major attraction of this trek is Poon Hill (the world famous view point from where you can see a 220 degree panoramic view of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna ranges along with hotspring of Jhinudanda and close panoramic view from Pothana Village.

Highlights

  • Trek to Poon Hill (3,200 metres), a vantage point for Sunset and Sunrise views
    Sunset: the tops of the entire Annapurna Range glistening in shades of orange, the Dhaulagiri range opposite more in the shadow appearing how it should in any normal dusk light
    Sunrise: Reverse sunset
  • The only trek where we see an airplane flying at a lower altitude from an exciting distance
  • In spring: the whole forest in bloom with rhododendron flowers, mostly in red, some in pink and white sporadic
  • Passes through numerous villages the ones that are found in the Hilly areas of Nepal

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Group meeting programme for detailed information about trekking. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Driving approx. 6 hours by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 One hour drive to Nayapul by car/van, trek to Tikhedhunga (1577 mt.). Walking 4 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 04 Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2835mt.). Walking 6 ½ hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 05 Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210 mt.) to see 220 degree panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range and sunrise, trek to Tadapani (2520 mt.).Walking 4 ½ hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 06 Tada Pani toJhinudanda (1850 mt.). Walking 5 ½ hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 07 Jhinudanda to Pothana(1800m). Walking 6  hours.Overnight at guest house.

Day 08: Pothana to Phedi and  drive to Pokhara  by car. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09 Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 Transfer to airport for departure from Nepal.

Useful Info

About Accommodation.
In Kathmandu, we will accommodate you at Hotel Himalayan Traveller's Inn, and In Pokhara at Hotel Green Tara. Local lodges accommodation provided during the trek on twin sharing basis. Hotel in Kathmandu and in Pokhara comes with private bathroom , however in mountain, toilet and shower will be on sharing basis. In the busy months, (October/November & April/ May) you may have to share the room with other traveler as some villages have limited number of local lodges .

About Meal
You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental , Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Dinner and breakfast serve at the teahouse where we stay and lunch will be served on the way to next destination. In Kathmandu and in Pokhara, only breakfast is provided. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, no worries, Nepal is such a easy place to get several vegetarian options.

About Staff:
A Guide and a porter assist you from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guide will be provided. A porter provided for 2 trekkers, and carries between 15 to 20 K.G.

About Equipments

Following Equipment list is recommended to bring for the trek.
Down Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, Long sleeved shirt, Jumper or fleecy jacket, T – shirts, Trekking shoes or boots, Comfy shoes for around the camp, thick and warm woolen socks, Light cotton socks , A day bag to carry your valuable, Sun hat, Woolen hat, Gloves, rain coat, Sun block, lip balm , Goggles or sunglasses, Long underwear, Thermal wear, Nylon windbreaker, Nylon wind pants, Water bottle, Sewing kit, Medical & first aid kit, Flash light, Batteries and bulbs, Swiss army knife, Towel and toiletries etc.

Physical Fitness and experience
Ghorepani Annapurna View Trek is a moderate which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours ups and down in a day carrying own day bag. Some days are even longer with 7- 8 hours of walking. Ghorepani Annapurna view is high altitude trek which demands more physical fitness,however if you are strongly determined and have excellent health and average physical fitness can complete this trek. Few weeks prior to the trip, doing some physical exercise is better . No technical skill is needed however past experience also helps . If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or for blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to Vista Trek P. Ltd.

About Insurance,
You have to obtain the travel insurance which should cover emergency evacuation and medical expenses. Some Insurance policy's cover only up to 4000 meter, so please kindly confirm with the insurance company before you purchase it.

About Seasons
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Ghorepani Annapurna View Trek. You can do it in winter (December to February )if you are used to with extreme cold temperature.

About Bus Drive
Highway in Nepal are safe, however sometime transport can be halted due to landslide , strike or by political issues. In such case trip itinerary will be affected. Thus, we would like to request you to add few days extra in Kathmandu. If you complete your trip smoothly, then you can enjoy your time with other activities like sightseeing, White water rafting. Jungle activities or more.

See the FAQ for other related topic.

Detail Itinerary

DAY 1     Arrival in Kathmandu (1,370 metres)

  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan Intl Airport in Kathmandu, a representative from Vista Trek waiting, well in time, to receive you, shall welcome you to this land of the towering Himalayas. Once reaching your hotel in a car from the airport, all you need to do is check in and enjoy the refreshment served.
  • We then visit the Vista Trek office for discussion on trekking, introduction to the guide and porter and settlement of dues if any. Since you often still have some time left for a walk around Thamel, you can do so if you please.

DAY 2     Kathmandu to Phokhara (820 metres; 5-6-hour drive)

  • We head off to Pokhara on a tourist bus early morning. On a highway carved along the foothills and along the banks of the famous Trishuli and Marshyndi river, this almost 6-hour journey, with guaranteed two stops for breakfast and lunch comes to its final stop in Phokhara, the city of lakes.
  • Spend the night in a hotel here.

DAY 3     Pokhara to Ulleri (1,9600 metres; about 6 ½ hour travel)

  • After breakfast, we go on an-hour-and-a-half drive to Nayapul, With Annapurna Range already in sight, the  ride takes us through forests and villages that are typical along the highways in the hilly regions of Nepal.
  • Once in Nayapul, we start trek and walk for about two and a half hours, stopping at Sudame Village for lunch. A gradual and comfortable uphill with quite a few waterfalls that, more often than not, make many a travelers’ day, the trail finally leads to Sudame – terraced fields, lovely people, wandering domestic animals, well-fed street dogs. The place happens to be a small village with a dozen or so households and this is where we stop for lunch.
  • After lunch, we walk again for another two and a half hours to Ulleri. Continuing the gradual comfortable uphill for half an hour or so to Tikhedhunga Village and after crossing suspension bridges twice, the route, immediately changes to a steep painful uphill for the nexttwo hours on stone-paved paths towards Ulleri. On a clear day, Ulleri generously showcases the Himalayas in its proximity: the gradual blending of the massive Mt Annapurna South and an almost a replica, but smaller in size, Mt Hiunchuli.
  • Spend the night here.

DAY 4     Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,860 metres; about 5-hour walk)

  • After breakfast, we walk all the way to Nangethanti. For about an hour and a half until Banthanti, this walk comes as an uphill, the one not so sharp. The landscape, with terraced farms on hills, highlighting the presence of human settlement in villages pretty close, keeps most traversing the land updated about different ways of life people choose. There is some more to this, however. For anyone in motion, first Mt Annapurna South and Mt Hiunchuli appear then disappear behind the hills and, after a short while, Mt Machhapuchré (Fishtail) appears then the elevation too disappears from view before long. All the way through a dense rhododendron forest, we stop at Nangethanti for lunch.
  • After lunch, we continue through the forest on similar routes to Ghorepani. As one of the better equipped settlements to serve the tourist, with restaurants, cafes, pool houses and gift shops, Ghorepani, nestled in the middle of this forest, also offers a beautiful surrounding. In spring, the whole forest is in bloom with rhododendron flowers, mostly in red, some in pink and white sporadic.
  • At around 4 in the afternoon, we head off for Poon Hill. This one and a quarter of an hour journey uphill comes as taxing for many. Once atop Poon Hill, however, the sunset view, on a clear day, leaves none wanting for more: while the tops of the entire Annapurna Range glistens in shades of orange, the Dhaulagiri range opposite is more in the shadow and appears how it should in any normal dusk light. The walk back downhill from this vantage point takes most people around half an hour.
  • Spend the night in here.

DAY 5     Hike to Poon Hill (3,210 metres; about 1 ½ hour walk) and Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,630 metres; around 4 ½ hour walk)

  • Early morning and we walk to Poon Hill once again, but for a sunrise view this time around. The average period of one hour fifteen minutes spent on this vantage point in the early mornings presents everyone with a view that includes the glistening Dhaulagiri Range, the Annapurna Range opposite in shadow along with some incoming or outgoing Jomsom/Phokhhara aeroplanes flying past from a lower altitude.
  • Once back in Ghorepani and it’s time for breakfast. After breakfast, we start walking to Tatapani. With a sharp uphill for two hours still through a rhododendron forest, the trail continues with the Annapurna South, Mt Dhaulagiri as well as the Fishtail still in view. After about 2 hours’ traversing, the route arrives at a ridge. With the fading of rhododendron forest, the walk, on the ridge lasts for roughly half an hour on gentle ups and downs. The next to follow is a two and a half hour downhill, through a forest once again, with a gorge sometimes to the left and at others to the right and sometimes along a stream that requires crossing wooden bridges at places. The next one and a half hour takes all travelers to Banthanti, a small settlement and our stopover for lunch. Lunch over and we walk the next half an hour further downhill until crossing a river. From here on, the climb is a sharp one all the way to Tadapani.
  • Spend the night in this settlement.

DAY 6     Tadapani to Jhinu Danda (1,780 metres; around 5-hour walk)

  • After breakfast, we walk for three hours to Gurjung. The first two hours is a steep downhill the kind that makes most not-so-used-to-the-terrain legs go wobbling. The only relief for many seems to be the greenery around and the smiling porters carrying loads one would, perhaps, not believe if not for one’s first hand presence. The decline ceases only after crossing a suspension bridge placed over Kimrung Khola, but a sharp uphill for half an hour is what follows. Finally, a gradual uphill for another half an hour or so brings everyone to Gurjung for lunch.
  • After lunch, we walk again for about two hours to Jhinu Danda. A sharp uphill leads the way for the first 30 minutes, followed by an almost flat path for the next 30 minutes to Chhomrong Village, a typical village found in the area and also a popular stopover for many tourists. A stop for tea or coffee or the popular Chhomrong pizzas and we get to see a closer view of Mt Annapurna South and Mt Hiunchuli right in front with Fishtail to the right front.
  • We start again, a steep downhill of around an hour, to Jhinu Danda. After checking in and some rest, we walk downhill, for just about 15 minutes, to the hot springs on the bank of Modi River.
  • Spend the night in this village.

DAY 7     Jhinu Danda to Pothana (1,890 metres; 6-hour walk)

  • After breakfast, we walk for around three hours to Landruk. An hour downhill, more to the sharper side, bring everyone to a place called New Bridge, named after the bridge constructed over Modi Khola. After crossing the bridge, Landruck arrives in about two hours’ time up a gradual uphill, passing through a forest which includes waterfalls. Landruk is a big village that offers views of the Annapurna South and Mt Hiunchuli.
  • After lunch, a mostly uphill, balanced between the sharp and gradual for slightly more than 2 hours, walks us all up to a ridge. The 40 to 50 minutes of gradual downhill that follows eventually takes us to Pothana. A village with about a dozen or so houses. What Pothana, our stopover for this night, has on offer is a stunning view of the entire Annapurna Range, showcasing all the big five including the Manaslu Range to the far East.

DAY 8     Pothana to Pokhara (3 ½ hour travel; 3-hour walk)

  • After breakfast, we walk for almost 3 hours to Phedi. The first hour is a gradual downhill to Dhampus Village, an additional half an hour before crossing the village is almost flat. The route then turns a sharp downhill to Phedi, today’s stopover for lunch.
  • After lunch, the way back to Pokhara is a 30-minute drive in a taxi.

DAY 9     Phokhara to Kathmandu

  • We head off to Kathmandu on a tourist bus early morning. This almost six-hour journey passes through numerous important settlements with guaranteed two stops for breakfast and lunch. The bus ride finally comes to its stop in Kathmandu.
  • Back in Kathmandu, and only your WILL shall dictate your involvement or indulgence as you may please since our arrival is in the afternoon. In the evening, however, please allow us the pleasure of your company during the fare-well dinner organized by Vista Trek.
  • Spend the night in a hotel.

DAY 10  Departure from Nepal

  • If you have a morning flight, we leave for Tribhuwan Intl Airport early morning in a car arranged by the office.
  • If your flight is in the late afternoon or evening, only your WILL shall dictate your involvement or indulgence as you may please before leaving for Tribhuwan Intl Airport in the vehicle.

Cost Includes

  • Pick up and transfer by car from Airport-Hotel-Airport.
  • 2 nights standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 night in Pokhara.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee during the trek.
  • Local lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • Government licensed guide plus experience porters ( including his food, salary, accommodation, equipment, medicine & insurance).
  • All local transportation by bus.
  • All necessary permits and entry fees.
  • All government taxes.
  • Medical kit
  • Recue assistance
  • Necessary equipment (sleeping bags, down jackets if needed).
  • Our service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee ($40).
  • Your travel insurance (should include your medical and rescue)
  • Bar bills.
  • Staff & driver tipping.

Single Supplement Charge: $ 150

Fixed Departure Dates

Starting Date Trip Duration Single Suplementary Cost Per Person Availability
2017-02-22 10 days $ 150 Per Person $ 515 each Book Now
2017-02-27 10 days $ 150 Per Person $ 515 each Book Now
2017-03-07 10 days $ 150 Per Person $ 515 each Book Now
2017-03-15 10 days $ 150 Per Person $ 515 each Book Now
2017-03-21 10 days $ 150 Per Person $ 515 each Book Now
2017-03-28 10 days $ 150 Per Person $ 515 each Book Now
2017-03-31 10 days $ 150 Per Person $ 515 each Book Now
2017-04-03 10 days $ 150 Per Person $ 515 each Book Now
2017-04-11 10 days $ 150 Per Person $ 515 each Book Now
2017-04-16 10 days $ 150 Per Person $ 515 each Book Now
2017-04-23 10 days $ 150 Per Person $ 515 each Book Now
2017-04-29 10 days $ 150 Per Person $ 515 each Book Now
2017-05-03 10 days $ 150 Per Person $ 515 each Book Now
2017-05-09 10 days $ 150 Per Person $ 515 each Book Now

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