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Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek
  • Max Altitute:3210 mtr
  • Price:****
  • Difficulty:Normal
  • Duration:08 Days

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek

Trip Overview

Ghorepani- Ghandruk Trek ( Poon Hill )trek is the most amazing trekking trail offering an incredible sunrise view in Annapurna Region. This Sunrise trek is suitable for those people who have limited time to visit. The trip is full of glimpses of snow-capped mountains. Also, you will explore the traditional lifestyle and unique culture of local people. Thus, this trek is easy and recommended for first-time trekkers. It is the short mini Annapurna circuit trek according to the trekkers. This trek lies in the Annapurna foothills to the viewpoint of the Ghorepani.

During the trekking, you will walk up to an altitude of 3210 m. Ghorepani-Ghandruk lies in the north-central part of Nepal. Ghorepani is famous for its magnificent view of the surroundings of the Annapurna Region. Likewise, Ghandruk is popular for the culture and hospitality served by the Gurung communities residing there. This trek is also known as the PoonHill Trek. This trek is also popular among national tourists. Every year many people visit this place and explore the area.

Related: Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Contact  us at:

Kathmandu Office014514568,9851237317 (Whatsapp)
Pokhara Office014514568,9801177317 (Whatsapp)
Mail us athikeontrek@gmail.com
Location of Kathmandu officeBhagawanbahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Location of Pokhara OfficeStreet No. Four Pokhara Lakeside

Highlights of Ghorepani-Ghandruk Trek:

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek
Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek

Ghorepani-Ghandruk trek is prepared to be enchanted by panoramic scenery from the renowned Poon Hill viewpoint. Being in the lower reaches of the Annapurna region, this trek offers an unparalleled perspective of the majestic Himalayan peaks, casting a spellbinding allure over all who witness it. As the shortest circuit in the region, it’s perfect for those seeking a condensed yet unforgettable trekking experience. Along the way, the rich tapestry of Nepalese culture, indulging in diverse cuisines, observing local lifestyles, and forging connections with warm-hearted people make it more memorable. Walking through the picturesque Gurung village of Ghandruk, you will meet traditional architecture with breathtaking natural beauty. This includes cascading waterfalls, meandering rivers, and pristine landscapes that evoke a sense of awe and wonder at every turn. This trek is not just a journey through terrain; it’s a voyage into the heart of Nepal’s soul-stirring wilderness.

Ghorepani-Ghandruk is in the lower reaches of the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is renowned for its stunning mountain scene, rich cultural heritage, and diverse natural beauty. This picturesque location is characterized by lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and meandering rivers. This provides a breathtaking backdrop for trekkers and adventurers. Ghorepani-Ghandruk serves as the gateway to the Annapurna Conservation Area, offering a perfect blend of wilderness exploration and cultural immersion. Visitors are treated to unparalleled views of the Himalayan peaks from iconic vantage points like Poon Hill. Also, the Ghorepani-Ghandruk Trek is an opportunity to experience the unique lifestyle and hospitality of the local Gurung community in the charming village of Ghandruk.

Ghorepani-Ghandruk Trek Itinerary:

01Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
02Arrive in Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus (1400m)
03Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul 55km and Trek to Tikedhunga (1540m)
04Trek from Tikedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m)
05Trek from Ghorepani to Ghandruk (2090m) via Poon Hill 3210m &Tadapani
06Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara (900m) and flight to Kathmandu
07A full free day at our Kathmandu
08Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your final flight departure

You can also ask our team for a customized Itinerary if you have a big team of trekkers.

Ghorepani-Ghandruk Trek Cost:

Ghorepani-Ghandruk Trek Cost

There is various festival offer like Dashain-Tihar offer, Eid offer, Christmas offer, etc so you will get this amazing trekking package at the most reasonable price.

 Cost for Ghorepani-Ghandruk Trek

No of PeopleCost for Person(USD)
1 paxNegotiable
above 2 personNegotiable
If you are looking for only a service then we provide it for only ***. Services include a potter guide, all local transport by bus, all government permits, and insurance for Nepali.

Note:  According to Trekking Terms and Conditions, if the client cancels the booking of the trek then the refund policy is as given:

• After booking The Trek if an Individual Gets un-well and Cancels his/her trip Before 1 Day of the Scheduled Date Company will Charge 60% of the Trip amount as a Cancellation fund.
• After booking The Trek if an Individual Cancels his/her trip Before Arriving here in Nepal Due to any reason Company will Charge 20% of the Trip amount as a Cancellation fund. (Note: if an individual Postpones the trip No Cancellation change will be taken)
• After the trip is started and if an individual cancels the trip in between Due to any region (Medical, Personal, etc.) no refund will be offered. The full Trip cost will be charged by the company.

For the trip of about 5 days, the cost of the trek is best during festival seasons. The above full board cost includes all transportation, accommodation, and food services. Our agency will provide all the facilities along with a tourist guide who will guide you throughout the journey. As we know the cost of the trip fully depends upon the individual. You will be responsible for all your personal expenses. Also if you want to plan to Ghorepani- Ghandruk trek then you can book the customized trek from HikeonTreks. We will provide the cost details according to your service demand.

Ghorepani-Ghandruk Trek Itinerary:

This short 5 days poon hill trek gives a unique chance to explore the Himalayan experience without trekking in the high altitudes. Poon hill sunrise trek offers magnificent views of giant peaks like Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Lamjung Himal, Hiunchuli, and many more. Though the Trip is considered a mini trip it will satisfy you by providing all aspects of the perfect trek. Thus, the trip provides the opportunity to explore the Himalayan- Village side of Nepal in a short period of time.

Ghorepani-Ghandruk Trek Route:

Ghorepani-Ghandruk Trek Route
Ghorepani-Ghandruk Trek Route

The route has the best lodging compared to any other trekking route in Nepal. It provides you with the most eye-catching Mountain View. The route has beautiful villages inhabited mostly by the Gurung tribe including dense rhododendron forests with a variety of birds. The trek starts from the Modi Khola River which is an hour’s drive from Pokhara. This trek is very famous for its sunrise Poon hill. Ghorepani Poon hill trekking is the Annapurna sunrise view trek. So, trekking to Ghorepani Poon hill is regarded as one of the best trekking routes in Asia.

Related: Manaslu Circuit Trek

It is also a very well-known trek for those who have never trekked before and even for the trekkers who have a short holiday or less time. But even though it’s a limited-day trek it still takes you to the best spot to see the mountains and watch the sunrise. If you are normally fit you will be able to complete this trek without any difficulties. The key attractions of Poon hill are green vegetation, beautiful rhododendron forests, gorgeous landscapes, rare flora and fauna, and magnificent mountain views which give a lifetime experience to everyone.

Journey of  Trek with Sherpa Guides:

This journey to poon hill begins from Nayapul, two hours scenic drive from Pokhara. From Nayapul the trail passes through patchwork valleys, forests, and waterfalls. Along the way, you can explore the traditional villages of Gurung & Magar people, beautiful rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, and the picturesque peak of the Annapurna Himalayan range dominating the skyline.

The most amazing part is you will have an experienced sherpa guide with more than 20 years of experience in trekking and mountaineering. These guides will make your journey somewhat easy. Furthermore, the trekking stories will be the best part of the journey. And if you are a trekker then you can get exciting recommendations from Sherpa Guide for your next destination.

Mr. Yakpu Sherpa is one of our experienced guides who is a registered guide by the Nepal Mountaineering Association.

We also provide special Trekking and Tour Guides. They are listed below:

  • Specific Language Guide for City Tour (70 $) Per Day.
    English Guide for city Tour (50$) Per Day.
  • Trekking Specific Language Guide (50$) Per Day.
    English Guide for Trekking (35$) Per Day.
  • Potter Guide for Trekking (25$) Per Day.
    Support/Potter Staff for trekking (20$) Per Day

Above above-mentioned rates For Guides include Daily wages and Gear and Equipment and do not include Insurance and Ground transportation Fees. Also, you can learn about the gear and equipment for the trek from our blog Trekking Essential. 

Best Season to Visit Ghorepani-Ghandruk Trek:

You can visit the place anytime in the year but the place is usually packed during the winter season from October to February. Though you can visit anytime the view will be more mesmerizing and clear during October. If you are able to choose the best time for the visit then you can enjoy the trip to the fullest. It is a short and comfortable trek but you will have to carry essential equipment for a more flourishing journey.

Book the Trek on HikeonTreks:

You can book the Ghorepani-Ghandruk Trek from HikeonTreks online. You can contact us on WhatsApp and Viber for further inquiries about booking. Also, we accept online payment for customer convenience.  We have our office at Bhagawanbahal, Kathmandu, Nepal(014514568) and Frontgate, Pokhara Airport, Pokhara(061458550). This trek mirrors the experience of the mini Annapurna Circuit Trek. Thus, the journey provides breathtaking views of the Himalayan, the lifestyle and hospitality of local people, and nature at the heart of the Himalayas. So, Book the Trek now and connect to nature and the people of the region exclusively.

Also, you can check Rolwaling Valley And Tshorolpa Glacier Lake Trek

Detailed Itinenary

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 02:Arrive in Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus (1400m)

From Tribhuban International Airport you will be transferred Domestic airport to fly to Pokhara and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon your trekking guide will brief about the each day program. Today you will receive your Annapurna Conservation Permits and TIMS.

Day 03:Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul 55km and Trek to Tikedhunga (1540m)

After having breakfast early in the morning with a one hour drive to Nayapul and you will start your trek to Tikedhunga. At a 20minutes walk from Nayapul you will reach to Birethati, here you have to show your trekking permit and TIMS in the National Park Office. After a short stops, and trail slightly goes Tikedhunga via Burundi Khola, village of Sudame, Mathathati Hille and finally  crossing many beautifully settled hamlets and  reach to Tikedhunga.

Day 04:Trek from Tikedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m)

After breakfast the trail slightly drops to Bank of the small river. From here 2 hour climbs uphill to Magar and Gurung settlement village of Ulleri, which is beautiful village placed in the middle of forest from where you can witness the magnificent Annapurna south and other snowy peaks and walking path dead you through Rhododendron  forest to Ghorepani via Nanggethati overnight at lodge

Day 05:Trek from Ghorepani to Ghandruk (2090m) via Poon Hill 3210m &Tadapani

Early in the morning you climb to Poon hill to witness the enthralling vista of sunrise with Mt Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Machhauchhare, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri and Annapurna South in the rear view and hike back to Ghorepani, breakfast. The trail leads about five hours to reach the beautiful village of Tadapani 2660m.The trails slightly go downhill from Tadapani to Bhaise Kharka where you can find some tea house and quick break for tea, coffee and With  2 hours of downhill walk from here you will reach Ghandruk2090m. Here, trekkers are blessed with the closest views of Annapurna and Machhauchhare. Celebrate your trekking with Gurung culture and traditions.

Day 06:Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara (900m) and by bus to Kathmandu

After morning breakfast the trail leads you downhill for about three hours; the trail has some small tea house. Prolong your walk to reach Birethati. With a half-hour walk arrive to Nayapul with a private transport drive back to Pokhara and same day transfer to the airport to fly to Kathmandu.

Day 07: A full free day at our Kathmandu

Day 08: Transfer to Tribhuvan international airport for your final flight departure

Trip Info

1. What's Includes

  • Pick up and transfer by car from Airport-Hotel-Airport.
  • 3 nights standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Pokhara as per the itinerary.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Local lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • Government licensed guide, plus experienced porters ( including their food, salary, accommodation, equipment, medicine & insurance).
  • All local transportation by car/bus as per the itinerary.
  • All necessary permits and entry fees.
  • Medical kit box
  • Rescue assistance.
  • All government taxes 
  • Our service charge.

2. Doesn't Includes

  • Necessary equipment (sleeping bags, down jackets etc)
  • Meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee ($40).
  • Your travel insurance (should include your medical and rescue).
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Extra nights’ accommodation Lunch dinner breakfast in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Bar bills
  • Staff & driver tipping.
  • Any kind of hot and cold drinks

Trip Highlights

  • Moderate and the most popular short trek of Nepal
  • Ghandruk village and the stunning views of Annapurna and Machapuchre
  • Ghandruk museum which showcases traditional Gurung equipments, tools and weapons

Important Info


Extra nights’ accommodation Lunch dinner breakfast in Kathmandu. In case of early

arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

Trip Map

trip map

Fixed Departures

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