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Ghorepani-ghandruk trek sweet trip


  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Trip Grade: Easy


The Ghorepani-Ghandruk trek, also known as the Poon Hill trek, is a popular and relatively short trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It's renowned for its stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, charming villages, and rich cultural experiences. Here are some sweet trip highlights of the Ghorepani-Ghandruk trek:

  1. Breathtaking Sunrise at Poon Hill: One of the highlights of the trek is the early morning hike to Poon Hill (3,210m), where trekkers are treated to a breathtaking sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The panoramic view of the golden peaks bathed in sunlight is simply awe-inspiring and is sure to be a highlight of the trip.

  2. Picturesque Villages: The trek passes through several picturesque villages, including Ghorepani and Ghandruk, where trekkers can experience the warmth and hospitality of the local Gurung and Magar communities. Exploring these traditional mountain villages offers insight into the rural lifestyle and cultural traditions of the Himalayan people.

  3. Rhododendron Forests: During the trek, trekkers traverse through enchanting rhododendron forests, especially vibrant during the spring season (March to April) when the flowers are in full bloom. The colorful blossoms create a magical atmosphere, adding to the beauty of the trekking trail.

  4. Spectacular Mountain Views: Throughout the trek, trekkers are treated to spectacular views of snow-capped peaks such as Annapurna South, Machapuchare (Fishtail), Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri. The ever-changing vistas of the towering Himalayan giants provide constant inspiration and awe.

  5. Warm and Cozy Tea Houses: Along the trail, there are numerous tea houses and lodges offering comfortable accommodation and hearty meals. After a day of trekking, there's nothing quite like cozying up by the fireplace, enjoying a hot cup of tea, and sharing stories with fellow trekkers.

  6. Cultural Experiences: Interacting with the locals and learning about their traditional way of life is a highlight of the trek. Whether it's participating in cultural ceremonies, tasting local delicacies, or visiting ancient monasteries and temples, there are plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region.

  7. Easy Accessibility: The Ghorepani-Ghandruk trek is relatively short and accessible, making it suitable for trekkers of all ages and fitness levels. With well-marked trails and gradual ascents, it's a great introduction to trekking in the Himalayas for beginners and families.

  8. Sense of Achievement: Reaching the highest point of the trek at Poon Hill and soaking in the panoramic mountain views fills trekkers with a sense of accomplishment and wonder. It's a rewarding experience that leaves lasting memories and a desire to explore more of Nepal's natural beauty.

Overall, the Ghorepani-Ghandruk trek offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and adventure, making it a sweet trip highlight for anyone seeking a memorable Himalayan trekking experience.

One of the best treks of Nepal is The Ghorepani-Ghandruk Trek. The trek begins with a short drive to Nayapul from Pokhara a famous city famed for its natural beauty. Nayapul is the place from where you will start your trek. From here you will trek to reach Tikhedhunga following villages like Birethanti. This is the place you stop for the night. Next day you start your trek for Ghorepani reaching a village called Ulleri. Then you move on to Banthanti and Nangethanti reaching Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a beautiful village from where you can see stunning views of the mountains. The next morning you will have to wake up at 5 o’clock to go for a hike to Poonhill. From Poonhill you can see sunrise and the magnificent views of the Machhapuchre, Gangapurna, Annapurna south, Annapurna 1st, Nilgiri, Dhampus Peak, Dhampus Pass, Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri and many other peaks. After enjoying there you will return to Ghorepani for breakfast and head towards Tadapani passing small villages like                                                                                      Deurali and Banthanti. Tadapani is a small village and it is the center for many routes of trekking.  Next day you will trek to Ghandruk to stay for overnight. It is a short trek to Ghandruk from Tadapani. Here you can enjoy the views of the snowcapped peaks. Leaving the beautiful village you will hike to Nayapul and then you will take a bus to Pokhara.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: drive to nayapul from Pokhara and hike to tikhedhunga

This day you drive from Pokhara to Nayapul across the beautiful hill from where you can spot some mountains. After you reach Nayapul you will head towards Tikhedhunga for about 4 hours. You will follow the Modi Khola passing many bridges.
This day you will gain a lot of altitude. You will be walking steep uphill on this day. Slowly you will start seeing the views of the mountains. You will pass many villages like Ulleri, Banthanti and Nangethanti to reach Ghorepani. You will get to see a lot of Mules and Donkeys on the way. It will take about 6-7 hours to reach Ghorepani from Tikhedhunga. Ghorepani is one of the most important villages in the Annapurna Region. From here you can also see the views of the Annapurna South and Himchuli.
This early morning you will hike up to Poonhill to see sunrise and the magnificent view of the Machhapuchre, Gangapurna, Annapurna south, Annapurna 1st, Nilgiri, Dhampus Peak, Dhampus Pass, Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri and many other peaks. After enjoying there you will return to Ghorepani for breakfast and head towards Tadapani passing small villages like Deurali and Banthanti. On the way you might spot some pheasants and animals like Baboon and many more. After hiking for about 5 hours you will reach Tadapani. You will be walking through the dense forests of bamboo, oak and Rhododendrons.
Tadapani to Ghadruk is a short trek which you can start a bit late. This day you lose a lot of altitude going steep downhill. The walk is quite short taking only about 2-3 hours. Ghandruk is really a beautiful village with beautiful view of the snow-capped mountain. You can visit the museum located here which is full of traditional things.
This day you will finish your trek and go back to the place you were before. Pokhara is the destination for the day. You will go downhill passing many houses and green fields like stairs on the hills. You will also get a chance to see many waterfalls until you reach Nayapul. From Nayapul you will ride to Pokhara and the beautiful trek ends


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Michelle Long
Wonderful Trek

Laughter, this trek has been full of laughter and good memories. We have throughly enjoyed the experience of hiking in such a beautiful place with our awesome Guide – Ajaya dahal and friend – Shree Ram. Thank you for wonderful trip.

By , Australia

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