|Accomodation||Hotel in Pokhara and Hotel/Lodge/ Tea House during the trek|
|Start / End point||Pokhara/ Pokhara|
|Max. Altitude||3,210m at Poon Hill|
|Meals Included||Breakfast in Pokhara Hotel and all Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek|
|Group size||2 - 12|
|Nature of Trek||Lodge to Lodge Trekking|
|Best Season||Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec.|
|Activity Per Day||Approx. 4-6 hrs walking|
|Transportation||Kathmandu- Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus, Pokhara - Birethanti, syauli bazaar - Pokhara by Private Transportation|
Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Hike Overview
Just 4 days getaway to Annapurna regions Ghorepani, Ghandruk. Where you can witness unobstructed sunset views over the dramatic mountain scenery. Perfect location for a family trek or a solo trip for those with limited time.
Highlights of Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trek
- Beautiful panorama views of famous mountain range from Poonhill view tower
- Reach Ghorepani poonhill(3210m)
- Pretty villages and farmland at Ghandruk,
- Short and suit for any aged group
- No fear of Altitude Sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness
- Views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri Nilgiri, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre
- Airport arrival and departure transfer to/from Hotel by private transportation.
- Medical Kit.
Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trek Route
Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trek is a short 4 day-long trek in the foothills of the Annapurna to Ghorepani/Poon Hill and Ghandruk. Enjoy trekking through stunning mountain scenery and charming Gurung villages through dense rhododendron forests full of wildlife and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque fluted peak of Machapuchare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline.
The highlight of the trek is the sunrise views over the massive Annapurna, Dhaulagiri Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre (6,993m) from the top of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,531ft) located above the Ghorepani village. Immerses yourself in nature, beauty, and fascinating culture through one of the most scenic routes in Nepal.
This journey begins with a drive from Pokhara to Berithanti/Uleri. We kick-start our trek in Berithanti. We travel through the rice terraces along Modi Khola to Tikhedhunga .as we walk on the stone-paved hiking trails we will pass snow-capped mountains, charming villages, varieties of flora, and fauna. The next day we trek by the banks Modi Khola to Birethanti and climb up Uleri to Ghorepani, we can explore the villages and interact with the people and learn about their life and culture also you'll be rewarded with fantastic views of the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare, and Hiunchuli as well as the first view of Dhaulagiri. The next morning we make our way to Poon Hill to view sunrise over the snowcapped Himalaya. From Poon Hill, we see a fantastic sight of glaciers, and mountain ranges from Hiunchuli, past Annapurna South to Annapurna I (8,097m/26,566ft) Gangapurna, Khangsar Kang, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhare. Then we return through the large Gurung village of Ghandruk with a visit to the museum, trek to kimchi -syauli bazaar, here our trek finishes and we drive back to Pokhara.
This is an introductory trek into the Annapurna region, very family-friendly and time-friendly perfect for those who want a quick escape from their daily routine and for beginner trekkers who want to gain some trekking experience before going on bigger adventures. Those who have more time and want to go on more exciting trips in the Annapurna region can check out our other packages.
Its Notice to all our valuable clients who are joining Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trekking with us that our journey begins with a 6-7 hour bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara (approx 200 km)which is included in the package, however, if you want to take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (20 mins approx) and also from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we can provide that with an additional flight cost which is not included in the package. Discovery World Trekking would like to recommend all our Valuable clients that they should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier in the afternoon before the day we departed and start our Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trekking the next day, To make sure that you’ll attend our Official Briefing as an important Pre-meeting. The reason we do so is we want to make sure that you get proper mental guidance and necessary information just to have a recheck of equipment and goods for the journey so that if you have forgotten something then we'll provide you with that ASAP.
Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Landscape Visuals
Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek Itinerary
- day 1
Drive From Pokhara to Nayapul /Birethanti (1039m/3,250 ft) trek to Tikhedunga - uleri (1,540 m/5,050 ft)
Itinerary Facts Driving hours (43km / 26 miles) -2hrs Highest Altitude (1,540 m/5,050 ft) Trek Distance 7 km/ 4.34miles Trek Duration 3-4 hrs
We start our journey at Pokhara from we enjoy a short drive through the beautiful landscape on the way to Nayapul/Birethanti. we start our trek here. The route follows a pleasantly through the fertile jungle and terraced fields along a rushing river. We walk through Birethanti village (1,015m), then follow the trail through the north bank of the Bhurung Khola, steadily up the side of the valley to Hille(1,495m) and after a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga(1570mm). We’ll walk along, steep series of stone steps towards Ulleri (2070m), a large Magar village.
- Overnight at “Hotel Purinima” with attached bathroom.
- Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
- day 2
Trek from Uleri (1,540 m/5,050 ft) to Ghorepani ( 2,860 m/ 9,385 ft)
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 11 km / 6 miles Highest Altitude 2,860 m/ 9,385 ft Trek Duration 3-4 hrs
After a nourishing breakfast meal, we walk starts from the large village of Ulleri towards Ghorepani Poon Hill. We can take in astonishing views of the snowy peaks of the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare, and Hiunchuli. Then we ascend more gently through the rhododendron forest to Nanghethani(2460m). After an hour more walking we reach our destination Ghorepani, a spectacular settlement located on a ridgeline. The hillside below the Ghorepani is swathed in eight different species of Rhododendron, Nepal's national flower.
- Overnight at “Hotel Snow Land” with attached bathroom.
- Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
- day 3
Early morning hike to Poon Hill viewpoint (3,210 m/ 10,525 ft) then trek to Ghandrunk (1950m/6398ft)
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 13 km / 8 miles Highest Altitude 3,210 m/ 10,525 ft Trek Duration 5-6 hrs
Today we have an early start on the day. We ascend to Poon Hill just in time to view the breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayas. We can view a brilliant panorama of mountain ranges from Poon Hill (3210m )of mountains Dhaulagiri I 8167m, tukuche 6920m, Nilgiri 6940m, Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091 m), Hiunchuli( 6441 m) and much more. After enjoying the views, we return to our lodge for a hearty breakfast, and then follow a pleasant forest trail through rhododendron and oak groves to Deurali(2960 m) on a trail that connects the Ghorepani-Tatopani trial at Chitre. The trail descends through rhododendron forests to Banthanti (2606m). after crossing to the north side of the stream the trail goes uphill, and enters a cane field to Bhurung Khola before climbing again through the steep forests for 20 minutes to finally reach Tadapani Then we continue walking through the forest path downhill to Ghandrunk, a Gurung village that we can explore and also visit a museum
- Breeze Guest House with attached bathroom
- Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
- day 4
Trek from Ghandruk (1,950m/6,398ft) to kimche -syauli bazaar ( 1,220 m /4,002 ft ) Drive to Nayapul (1,050 m/3,445 ft) –Pokhara (820 m/ 2,690ft)
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 8 km/ 4.9 miles Highest Altitude 1950m/6398ft Trek Duration 2 hrs Driving hours 2 hrs
We have reached our final day on the trekking trails. After leaving Ghandruk We follow the picturesque rice fields and past small villages walking around 2 hrs to reach kimche-Syauli bazaar. we say goodbye to the trails and make a return drive through picturesque countryside to Pokhara.
- Overnight at "Hotel Crown Himalayas" with attached bathroom.
- Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch )
What is Included in Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Tour Package?
- Both way transportation service between Kathmandu and Pokhara by Tourist bus.
- Private transport from Pokhara bus station to your hotel in Lakeside, Pokhara.
- Two nights accommodation with Breakfast (room with attached bathroom) at "Hotel Crown Himalayas" in Pokhara.
- Both way Private transportation service from Pokhara to Birethanti (trek start) and Syauli bazaar(trek end) to Pokhara.
- Accommodation: Three nights room with attached bathroom uleri, Ghorepani and Ghandrunk during the trek (Generally Twin Sharing Rom)-3 Nights
- All Standard Meals (4 Lunches, 3 Dinners and 4 Breakfasts) during the trek.
- Government License holder English Speaking Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader guide and porter to help trekkers luggage. (2 trekkers:1 porter "9 kg per trekker max limit")
- Coverage of guides and porters meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.
- Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Fee.
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
- All government, Local taxes and official Expenses
- Snacks (cookies) and Seasonal fresh fruits every day
- Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance).
- Souvenir - A company's T-shirt & Cap
- Discovery World Trekking appreciation of certificate after over the successfully trek.
- Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek
What is Excluded?
- International Flight.
- Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person)
- Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
- Accommodation, all meals at Kathmandu.
- Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara.
- Extra night accommodation, Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
- Personal expense such as shopping, snacks, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, bettery re-charge fee extra porters etc.
- Personal clothing and gear.
- Travel insurance.
- Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)
- Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.
- All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as excludes
Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trek Map
Equipment list for Ghorepani Ghandruk trekking
Depending on the season you wish to go trekking you may have to make adjustments to clothing and types of equipment however these are the necessities list we prepared to keep your comfort and utility in mind. We never recommend our clients to bring over equipment that is not necessary for the trek.
Sun hat or scarf
Winter hat or insulating hat or a wide-brimmed hat
Headlight with extra batteries
Sunglasses with UV protection
Heavyweight winter gloves
Long sleeved shirt made of synthetic fibre
Hooded rain jacket
Lightweight cotton pants
T-Shirt (bring lightweight wool)
Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)
Waterproof jacket and pants
Hiking Boots that been worn in
Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)
Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not)
Sleeping bag (-15 degree bag is best in the high altitude trekking)
- Toiletries (toilet papers, toothpaste, toothbrush)
- Medium size drying towel
- Tooth brush
- Deodorant/ floss
- Bio degradable bar soap
- Nail clippers
- Small mirror
First aid kit
Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
Notebook and pen
Ghorepani Ghandruk Trekking Package Information
The beginning of the journey towards Ghorepani Ghandruk circuit Trekking
First day is your arrival day in Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport-TIA), Nepal. Second day, we drive to Pokhara. Tourist bus deprartures around 7 a.m. everyday from Kathmandu. Pokhara is a gateway to start the Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit trekking.
Both way Tourist bus for Kathmandu- Pokhara is included in the package. The flight/private transportation is provided at an extra cost.
Don't Worry, We'll Pick You!
Discovery World Trekking provides free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for the Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trek package. You will be received from our representative crew from Discovery World Trekking regardless of the flight you take holding a pamphlet of your name and our company name with a warm-hearted welcome with either a khada or a marigold garland and you’ll be escorted to your hotel with all comfort possible.
Accommodation Details During Ghorepani Ghandruk trekking
4 Days Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit trek includes three nights lodge to lodge stay at a mountain and two nights in Pokhara hotel where we use the best available lodge and select the best accommodation in trekking. We provide three nights twin sharing room with a private attached bathroom at uleri, and Ghorepani and Ghandruk. |
We spend two nights hotel in Pokhara, accommodation with attached bathroom, TV, 24 hours hot water, power, and laundry facility.
For solo trekker -a single private room with attached bathroom in the available lodge, single private accommodation in other places of the itinerary.
Two nights of Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels for all budgets and your interest. We prefer your choice.
Hot showers, Wi-Fi will be available at an extra cost in possible places.
The Meals on Ghorepani Ghandruk Hike
Ghorepani Ghandruk trekking is all over high elevations near the world’s highest peak which means your body needs enough carbohydrate, protein, nutrition as food is fuel for the body to hike on such humongous Himalayan trails. |The meal on this trek is very convenient but not as in cities.
There will be 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunch, and 3 Dinners will be provided in the trek.
Some of the popular menu items are -
Four breakfasts - ( Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets) Pancakes Muesli Breads Fruits and Vegetables Hot drinks like varieties of teas and coffees Hot chocolates, etc)
Four lunch - (Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari (Dal Bhat power 24 hours) Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snakes (Papad, Prawn) Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc)
Three dinners - ( Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (, Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snacks (Papad, Prawn) Korean Raman Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.) are available on the menu during the trek.
The best selected from the menu of the lodge which will be fresh, hygienic, tasty, and nutritious. The menu is a combination of traditional local, Asian, and western cuisine almost everywhere but as we go up close, the menu list will be shorted. We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must), etc. at high altitude and also the fresh vegetable items for health benefit. Tho plenty of non-veg items will be available we won’t recommend any of them because the meat in such places is not hygienic and healthy during the trek.
We highly encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume Alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, hot chocolates as experts suggest to avoid such items during such high elevation treks.
Note- Lunch and dinner at Pokhara shall not be provided by the company.
All Personal Bills (Alcoholic Drinks, Hot and Cold Drinks) in tea house/ Lodges or in cafe except Standard Meals(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from Package
Best Time To Trek Ghorepani ghandruk circuit trek
People trek 12 months of the year up to Ghorepani Ghandruk circuit trek but certainly, there is ups and downs in every season, Best Time To Trek Ghorepani ghorepani ghandruk circuit trek during the spring and the autumn as the sky is crystal clear from dusk till dawn, the rainy weather stops and thick sun-blocking clouds also fades.
The Magic of clear azure skies provides the most spectacular vistas. With added those breathtaking views, Tho during the winters and monsoon, it becomes a bit challenging to trek due to heavy snowfall, cold temperature but that’s what excites many trekkers. Although trekking is possible throughout the year each season has different advantages and attractions and advantages offer for trekking in the Annapurna region. The temperature in the mountains also depends according to the altitude range – the higher the altitude, the lower the temperature. In brief, below are the detailed information about the climatic condition of every quarter of months.
March-May - Spring
Destination towards the Ghorepani Ghandruk circuit in Spring (March-May) is a season in which mountain lovers and travel enthusiasts come to the Ghorepani Ghandruk circuit in a very large number. In this season, the climate is mild, the rainfall is quite low and the trekking conditions are perfect. The mean daily temperature in the Ghorepani Poon hill is between 5 to 15 degrees C. Lower regions along the trek are even warmer making it pleasant for any nature lover. Trekking season begins after March in the spring. By April, the trek route throughout the Himalayas will be rewarded with different full blossom rhododendron of red, pink, and white even at an elevation of over 3,000 meters. The temperature starts rising from mid-March up to mid-May. The weather is cool at this time. The sky is very clear and you can enjoy the clearest views of the mountains.
June to August -Summer
If you are coming to trek the Ghorepani Ghandruk circuit in between July to August, you are signing up for summer. Summer season falls in the month of June, July, and August. Summer is the month of the hottest temperature and therefore has the most pleasant trekking conditions compare to other months. But the monsoon that coincides with the summer means that you have to be more careful with your preparation as the trekking trails might be wet and slippery.
It usually rains during this season. Monsoon generally begins around the end of June and continues up to the second week of August. The temperature during the days usually ranges from 15°C to 25! and gets relatively colder at night ( 5°C to 15?) mornings are usually clear with clouds building up during the afternoon and disappearing again at night. Though the rain may cause some problems. various plants bloom during this season, the valleys will be a green and totally different view than during other seasons.
September to November -Autumn
Autumn (September, October, November), like Spring, is a season that invites travelers around the world to trek in the Ghorepani Ghandruk circuit. Moderate temperatures, mild wind, and low precipitation make Autumn a season of wonderful trekking conditions. This is a favorite among tourists with the most favorable weather and perfect climate condition.
The sun shines brightly the skies are clear you get a superb view of mountains and the temperature is perfect for the daytime trek. you can enjoy spectacular starry skies since the sky is clear at night. The monsoons will be over by early September and the weather ranges from mild to warm days. Daytime temperatures can reach up to 20c in high altitudes, the nights are colder with temperatures that may go down around 5c. the greens that grew during monsoon fade to golden/amber proving a spectacular contrast against the crystal blue skies, grains are ripening in the enclave.
The environment is clean and the lowlands are lush. The biggest festivals of Nepal like Dashain, Tihar also fall during these seasons. It is also a busy season, the clearest month, with the crisp and sparkling sky. The daytime temperatures at this month are usually the most stable, from mild to cool conditions the humidity is also pretty dry with very cold nights
December to February- Winter
Winter (December - February) treks in the Annapurna region are as popular as the Spring or Autumn treks. The places along the Ghorepani Ghandruk circuit trek can be cold during the winter but that's what excites most trekkers. The temperature of the Ghorepani Ghandruk circuit trek itself can be as low as 5 degrees 10C which tempts trekkers to visit this region in pleasant climatic conditions. The coldest time is from December through early February, after late February, the climate gradually gets warmer Temperatures to get cold dropping to -5 degree C at high altitudes. daytime is pleasantly and relatively warm with sunshine. Despite being cold the skies are usually very clear, mountain views are at their best. with snowy caps, it might snow and the ground will be snow the trails are the least busy at this time.it may not be the best season for beginners but experienced trekkers will have no problem.
The weather in the Himalayas is so unpredictable and the temperature may change quickly from day to night.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
4 days Ghorepani Ghandruk circuit trekking is an easy grade trek in the Annapurna region. The hiking is generally 4 to 5 hrs a day, taking regular breaks to capture the stunning mountain views. Trek routes on Ghorepani Ghandruk circuit trekking are fairly ascent, decent, and straightforward following well-established trials but this is a high mountain journey that has to walk along the remote trails in the Himalaya. Trekkers who are able to hike 4 to 5 hours a day at a reasonable pace with a light day pack can take part in this trek. Some days may require longer waking hours. So you must be reasonably fit and prepared for long days.
Trekking at higher altitudes is physically demanding than trekking in the lower altitudes. To join trekking, all participants should be in good health condition with normal physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination. It is very important to make sure you are as healthy as possible before starting the trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.
Trekking group /single
We organize a group as well as a private trek. The price of group discount is applied with having your own paxes at your group and price will be the same whether group joining or private touring. We are able to lead and handle any size of the participants in a group. There will be a group leader Guide, a porter for every two trekkers, and an assistant guide for a group of 12 or above trekking members.
A typical day in Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trek
Every day will be rewarded with a unique experience of trekking, enjoying the scenery, taking photos, and exploring the local villages. During the trekking, we are accompanied by experienced, friendly, and qualified expert Sherpa’s sharing of information and historical facts about the places as we trek. We will also be accompanied by the porters who carry our luggage. However, we will be carrying our small regular day bag pack of necessary items. The day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After packing our bags and gorging on a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. After trekking for three to four hours, lunch will be served around midday on the route to the next destination and we continue after about an hour of rest. The afternoon walk is generally shorter; about two to three hours. Once we reach our overnight lodge/tea house/tent, we snack on the extra dietary food. We will have free time to explore nearby places. Dinner is served around 6 PM to 7 PM. After dinner and before going to bed, we indulge in friendly conversations and discuss the experience of that day. The expedition leader/guide will brief us about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, we enjoy onboard games like monopoly, cards, and watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most of the foreigners indulge in light and fun learning of Nepalese language from our crew or read books before heading off to bed for a well-deserved sleep.
Communication on trek
On the Ghorepani Ghandruk circuit Trek, the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends via the lodges, but once we reach high altitudes communication will be through the phone for safety proposes. We'll communicate all our valuable clients through our leader at least once a day to make sure you're fine, safe, feel right, and have everything up there. You'll always be connected to Kathmandu's DWT office for any kind of help during the trek. Also, depending on the kind of network you use, there will be a signal but not very strong before the high altitude. At your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card (Most of the places have wifi service available with an extra cost) for good access to connect.
Normally Wi-Fi works every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with an extra cost.
Electricity and battery recharge, water on trekking
Throughout the lodges at the Ghorepani Ghandruk circuit, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available with an extra cost in all lodges. Most of the lodges have hydroelectricity and some of them have used solar panels. Water during the trek, you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or filling boiled water at an extra cost. A water purification pill is will be provided to make water drinkable.
You shouldn't drink water from the river, tap, well up there cause it might not be drinkable as it seems.
Extra personal expenses on trekking
Discovery World Trekking tries to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package. Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu are up to our clients themselves as all kinds of hotels/lodges (both luxury & budget) can be booked easily online or even we can do it on request. All our valuable clients will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover costs of meals and accommodations in Kathmandu, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot and cold drinks, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs, etc. We recommend bringing cash (dollars) which can be changed to rupees here cause during the trek only Nepalese currency is accepted.
Travel insurance for Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trek
Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trek trip grade is ranked easy with no risk of potential high altitude sickness. However, this mountain journey is not for usual visits, and other unforeseen or unexpected events may face such as injury, illness, flood, landslide, or sudden climate changes, etc. Travel insurance is a significant part of our booking condition for the Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trek. All the members of trekking must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking.
The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes for trekking members. Trekking members are kindly requested to send their detailed insurance information once they book trekking. In case of emergency situations, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us. This will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help, etc. Please ensure that the insurance company includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue service at the highest elevation of the trekking.
Tourist Visa Nepal for Annapurna Circuit
All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal, and at Nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended to the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport-size photo. The current cost of visas for 30 days is US$50(to be paid in cash) for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. Other nationalities should check entry requirements. visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended to stay in Nepal.
We recommended you schedule at least 1-2 days extra at the end of the trip just in case there is a delay. If no delay occurs we can arrange additional activity for your time in Nepal To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website www.timeanddate.com to be very useful. The children under the age of 10 will get a free visa. Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice. Citizens of china as well as citizens of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) get a free visa. countries not entitled to get a visa upon arrival are Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.
Money exchange in Nepal
Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.
(1 USD = ~ Rs.120 NPR).
We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel.
The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export, and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined.
Despite having the security advantage of a traveler's cheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and a high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite a several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card. If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four percent or more depending upon the bank. Please note that most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes
Most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes
How Much Luggage can I take during ghorepani ghandruk circuit Trek?
The weight limit for your luggage, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. but a should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what the essentials, You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at the Discovery World Trekking store for free.
We'll recheck everything (Luggage, equipment, etc.) in our briefing before we start our journey from our Office.
Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trek Safety
Discovery World Trekking guarantees our valuable client’s safety, security, and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost important concern for us. For the trek, we will be carrying all the necessary gears, equipment, and first aid kits. Our leaders and guides have vast knowledge and have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick due to the altitude, it is entirely up to the trekker to decide if he/she will further continue as health is very important. In case of emergency, the rescue helicopter will always be ready to bring you back from the higher elevation. During the trek, every group will be together so that everyone is safe and won't wander off alone.
"Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time."
We have a very strong commitment to environmental sustainability for protecting our fragile ecosystems,.Without a doubt, tourism has brought many positive impacts in terms of wealth generation, employment opportunities, infrastructure, healthcare, and education, etc. but With an increase of tourists’ negative impact has also become noticeable on the community and the environment. Please make sure you think about the environment and not carelessly litter Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works together with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco-friendly trips about most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travelers and communities.
Discovery World Trekking Crews
During the Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trekking, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well-experienced guides/sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well trained licensed with a prior experience they have spent years in trekking. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. A proportion of one porter for two members and an assistant guide for a group of 12 or above members. If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalayas remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitudes without being affected. All our staff is very valuable to us, they are well paid and we take care of their insurance, clothing, food, and lodging throughout the expedition. All our Guides and Porters receive Medical care when ill or injured. We always make sure that they are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject.
- Intensive Wilderness First Aid
- Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
- Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
- Conservation and biodiversity
- Rock climbing
Tipping does not form any part of wages for your Guides, porters, and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, the tip is the accepted and a lovely way of saying thank you (“Dhanyabad”) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is an entirely personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget, and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who take care of and play an important role in your trekking Experience, who provide excellent service and offer an enriching trip that's a once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.
Booking and payment process
Discovery world trekking is a government authorized, registered, licensed, and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 87657/068/069. We are a member of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, the book the Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence as we are reliable. 10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival, and departure flight details can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from the booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union, and online payment directly from our website. The remaining trip costs can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when you arrive in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenience by mail.
Last minute booking
It is best to book in advance but for those who aren't able to for whatever reason Discovery World Trekking has a special provision for a last-minute booking. In the case of last-minute booking with 100% percent trip payment within 24 hours is accepted. We do our best to operate a trek at any time but in case of last minute booking, we can not be responsible for delay due to changes beyond our control such as the weather, availability of lodging. Contact us for more information at 977- 9840055491 (Paul) or email us.
After completion of Ghorepani Ghandruk trekking, If you have extra days in Nepal we can arrange tours of Kathmandu valley sightseeing, a trip to Nagarkot the perfect getaway Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, another trek, and much more!
After completion of Ghorepani Ghandruk circuit trekking, there will be a farewell dinner hosted by Discovery World Trekking, we will and provide a company t-shirt, digitally printed certificate of trek achievement along with a key ring. We expect nothing in return but suggestions (positive or negative) about our services and team performance. As a service provider, we will make amendments based on your feedback on our overall performance. Your feedback helps us to execute future plans by improving weaknesses as well as continuing strength aspects. We encourage you to share your real feeling and experience through popular social networking sites and on trip advisor.
Please Note: The Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu and Pokhara and can be tailored to accommodate your specific requests and schedule. Please review our designated departure dates for this trek. If our designated departure dates do not suit your schedule please contact us and we will arrange it according to your timeframe. Please note that the Itinerary listed above may be modified in the events of changes beyond our control such as the weather, availability of lodging. A new itinerary will be made based on the best interest of the whole group. we will do our best to make sure the new itinerary suits everyone and will not affect the trip experience.
We look forward to guiding you to the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill and the Ghorepani Ghandruk, through some of the most dazzling landscape on the planet with unforgettable Himalayan panoramas along the way!
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|Departure Date||Price||Trip status|
|4 Days30 Sep, 2021 - 04 Oct, 2021|| ||Guaranteed When Booking||Enquire Now|
|4 Days01 Oct, 2021 - 05 Oct, 2021|| ||Guaranteed When Booking||Enquire Now|
|4 Days02 Oct, 2021 - 06 Oct, 2021|| ||Guaranteed When Booking||Enquire Now|
|4 Days04 Oct, 2021 - 08 Oct, 2021|| ||Guaranteed When Booking||Book Now|
|4 Days06 Oct, 2021 - 10 Oct, 2021|| ||Guaranteed When Booking||Book Now|
Group Discount Prices
|No. of Persons||Price per Person|
|1 Pax||US$ 580|
|2 Paxes||US$ 390|
|3 Paxes||US$ 370|
|4 - 6 Paxes||US$ 340|
|7 - 12 Paxes||US$ 310|
Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trek Trip Reviews
Discovery World Trekking
experienced and competent guide and porter (ghorepani poon hill trek)
weather has been rough since day one of hike. it has been drizzling and raining thus we faced fierce river flow, slippery roads, leeches attack, landslide. thank to the expertise of guide Siddanta and porter Hari, our 5-day trek went smooth. and it was an adventurous and exciting one. appreciate how our guide actually carry fruits and energy bar into the mountain for us, very grateful. and i guess we brought sunshine to Poon Hill as it was Sunny and the Peaks showed up on the day we hiked,lucky. :)
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
Awesome. Nepal was a dream for me and Mister Paul organize my arrive, this trek with all the professionally that I need. You have no things to worry about it. I did the Annapurna, Ghorepani - Poon Hill trek and was amazing. The guide Simbir after this days is like a friend, he makes this trek really awesome, he's young but with a lot of years of experience, he gave me all the informations. And the most beautiful thing is that happyness was in all of the trip. Thanks to him I know many things of Nepal and Nepal s culture. He knows all that I want for information, and more. He makes all with heart and I left my heart here, all was amazing. In all of the trip, thanks to him, you are part of Nepal s people, and you are not a simple tourist with them. I never did a trip advisor's comment but this team deserve it. Hope that you want chose Discovery's world for your Nepal's trip because if you need a guide you have to chose them, for sure. If you don't need a guide think that with them you could have more than what you could thought. I leave them with sadness, this days makes me so part of a beautiful thing.This team deserve, you will really love and appreciate them.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
This trip has been a lot of firsts for me--first solo trip in a unique country and first trekking trip. And one of the best decisions I've made is to hire the services of Discovery World Trekking.I had zero knowledge about trekking in the Nepalese mountains and Paul Gurung has been helpful from the start, making recommendations that fit me as a beginner. He was also very patient in answering all of my questions.The mountainside lodges he booked for me were very cozy and comfortable for a solo female traveler.The companions he assigned to me, Manish the trek guide and Amrit the porter, were very helpful. Manish made sure we trekked at a pace I was comfortable with. They were a pleasant company during the hike as well, always laughing and smiling.During meals and overnight stays at the lodges, Manish would always make sure to check that I had everything I needed--from food, to drinks to chargers-- before the day ended.Highly recommended if you want a hassle-free and memorable trekking experience in Nepal.