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Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trekking - 4 Days

Destination Nepal
Activity Annapurna Treks
Accomodation Selected hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara and tea house during the trek
Duration 4 Days
Region Annapurna Region
Start / End point Kathmandu/ Kathmandu
Group size 2 - 40
MAX. ALTITUDE 3,210m at Poon Hill
MEALS INCLUDED Breakfast in pokhara and all meals kathamandu and during the trek
TRIP CODE 0005
NATURE OF TREK Tea House Trekking
BEST SEASON Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec.
GRADE Easy
ACTIVITY PER DAY Approx. 4-6 hrs walking
TRANSPORTATION Domestic flight and private vehicle (Transportation)

About the Trip

Just 4 days getaway to Annapurna regions Ghorepani, Ghandruk. Where you can witness unobstructed sunset views over the dramatic mountain scene. Perfect location for family trek or a solo trip for those with limited time.

Highlights

  • 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
Benefits
  • Airport  arrival and departure transfer to/from Hotel by private transportation.
  • Medical Kit.

Overview

Ghorepani Poon hill trekking is a short 4 day long trek in the foothills of the Annapurna to Ghorepani 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) located above the Ghorepani village. Immerses yourself in nature, beauty and a fascinating culture through one of the most scenic routes in Nepal.

This journey begins with a drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. We kick start our trek in Nayapul. 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 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 visit to museum,trek back to Nayapul ,here our trek finishes and we drive back to Pokhara

This is a 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 6-7 hour bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara (approx 200 km)which is included in 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 package. Discovery world Trekking would like to recommend all our Valuable clients that they should arrive Kathmandu a day earlier at afternoon before the day we departed and start our Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trekking 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 than we'll provide you with that ASAP.

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Day to Day Itinerary

day 1
Drive to Nayapul (1,050 m/3,445 ft) and trek to Tikhedunga(1,540 m/5,050 ft)- 3-4 hrs

We start our journey at Pokhara from we we enjoy a short drive through beautiful landscape on the way to Nayapul,we start our trek here.The route follows a pleasantly through 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).

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 2
Trek to Ghorepani (2,860 m/9,385 ft) – 6-7hrs

This day involves a steep ascent. we cross the Tikhedhunga Khola via a suspension bridge, then go downhill and cross the Bhurung Khola.We climb a long, steep series of stone steps to Ulleri(2070m), a large magar village.Although a difficult climb, along the way, we can take in astonishing views of the snowy peaks of the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare, and Hiunchuli. Then we ascend more gently through 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 are swathed in eight different species of Rhododendron, Nepal's national flower.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 3
Early morning hike to Poon Hill viewpoint (3,210 m/ 10,525 ft) ¾ hr, then trek to Ghandrunk (1950m/6398ft).4-5hrs

Today we have an early start on the day. We ascend to Poon Hill just in time to view the breathtaking sunrise over the Himalaya. We can view a brilliant panorama of mountain ranges from Poon Hill (3210m )of mountainsDhaulagiri 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

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 4
Trek to Nayapul (1,050 m/3,445 ft) – 6-7 hrs, and drive to Pokhara (820 m/ 2,690 ft) - 1½ Hrs

We have reached our final day on the trekking trails.After leaving Ghandruk We follow the plain dust road along the right of Modi Khola walking for 4 to 5 hrs to reach Birethanti which is regarded as one of the best and most relaxing walks of the entire trek. When we reach Nayapul we say goodbye to the trails and make a return drive through picturesque countryside to Pokhara.

  • Accommodation at hotel near the lake.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch )

What is Included?

  • Both way transportation service between Kathmandu and Pokhara by Tourist bus.
  • Private transport from Pokhara bus station to your hotel in Lakeside, Pokhara.
  • Two night’s accommodation in selected hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • Both way Private transportation service between Pokhara and Nayapul (trek start and end point)
  • Tea House/ Lodge accommodation including meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trek.
  • Coverage of guides and porters meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • Catering extra dietary requirements
  • All Government and Local Taxes.
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance).
  • Discovery World Trekking appreciation of certificate after over the successfully trek.
  • Farewell dinner.

What is Excluded?

  • International Flight.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Accommodation, all meals at Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Pokhara due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (because of any reason) prior to the plan scheduled itinerary.
  • 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.

Route Map

Route Map

Equipment Checklist

Equipment list for Ghorepani Ghandruk trekking

Depending on the season you wish to go trekking you may have to make adjustments to clothing and equipments however these are the necessities list we prepared keeping keeping your comfort and utility in mind. We never recommend our clients to bring over equipments which are not necessary for the trek.

Head
  • Sun hat or scarf

  • Winter hat or insulating hat or a wide-brimmed hat

  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face
  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses with UV protection

  • Face/body wipes

Hands
  • Lightweight gloves

  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body
  • Hiking shirts

  • Long sleeved shirt made of synthetic fibre

  • Hooded rain jacket

  • Fleece jacket

  • Lightweight cotton pants

  • T-Shirt (bring lightweight wool)

  • Polypropylene underwear

  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)

  • Sweater

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear
  • Hiking Boots that been worn in

  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear
  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not)

  • Thermal bottle

  • Water purification

  • Trekking pole

  • Sleeping bag (-15 degree bag is best in the high altitude trekking)

  • Toiletries (toilet papers, toothpaste, toothbrush)
Toiletries
  •  Medium size drying towel
  •  Tooth brush
  •  Toothpaste
  •  Deodorant/ floss
  •  Bio degradable bar soap
  •  Nail clippers
  • Small mirror
Personal accessories
  • Money

  • Watch

  • Cell phone

  • Camera

Extra items
  • First aid kit

  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport

  • Notebook and pen

  • Binoculars

Trip Information

Getting There

You will arrive to Nepal, Kathmandu in Tribhuwan International Airport as that is the only international airport. An overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu is required upon the arrival.From Kathmandu we head to on a Pokhara where we get a bus to Nayapul,the starting point of our trek.You can choose to go to Pokhara either via 25 minute domestic flight (cost not included in package) or a 6 hours drive via tourist bus that departs early in the morning everyday. Pokhara is the gateway to Ghorepani Ghandruk trek Taking the bus will require you to stay overnight at a hotel in pokhara to start trekking next morning

Free transfer

Discovery World Trekking offers free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for Ghorepani Ghandruk trekking.. Upon arrival you'll be warmly welcomes by our Discovery world trekking crew with a traditional offering of Khata or marigolds garland (symbolizing purity, goodwill, auspiciousness and compassion), then directly transfer you to your hotel. To make use of this service please submit full flight details of arrival and departure in advance by mail.

Accommodation

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek package starts and ends at Nayapul, it requires two nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (Upon arriving night and after completion of the trek) the cost of which is not included in the package. Accommodation during the trek are at teahouses which are essentially hotels but with a more homely feel.They are run by the locals and provide all the basic facilities including hot shower at a small extra charge.The rooms are simple but comfortable usually with two beds with mattress blanket and pillows.some will have en suit bathroom but most have shared bathroom with squat toilet .you will get a chance to experience the renowned nepalese hospitality as well as interact with them Discovery World Trekking have good public relation with local service providers; the company makes sure prior arrangement for the accommodation. At pokhara the accommodation is more luxurious. we stay at hotels with single room and attached bathrooms, TV, 24 hours hot water, power and laundry facility 4 days Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek Package starts and ends at Nayapul, although, two nights accommodation in Kathmandu is required once before and after the trek ,not included in the the package as there are plenty of hotels in kathmandu that you can select according to your requirements

Meals

All meals during the trip are included in the package . the menu is a blend of traditional local , Asian and continental cuisines the foods will be all home cooked,fresh, hygienic, tasty and nutritious . We select only the best dishes available at the teahouse or lodge.We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must) etc for health benefits at high altitudes. we provide breakfast during the 2 overnight stays at pokhara to make it convenient for getting ready for departure .for other meals you are free to choose from the various diners available all over Pokhara Meals in Kathmandu are not included in the packages as there are variety of Nepalese and international cuisine readily available for you to choose according to your taste.

Best season

Although trekking is possible throughout the year each season has different advantages and attractions and advantages offer for trekking in Ghorepani Ghandruk. The temperature in the mountains also depends according to the altitude range – higher the altitude, lower the temperature.

March-May

Trekking season begins after March. By April, the trek route throughout the Himalayas will be rewarding with different full blossom rhododendron of red, pink and white even at an elevations of over 3,000 metres. Temperature starts rising from mid March up to mid May. Weather is cool at this time. Sky is very clear and you can enjoy the clearest views of mountains.

June-August

It usually rains during this season. Monsoon generally begins around the end June and continues up to the second week of August. The temperature during the days usually ranges from 10°C to 23? and gets relatively colder at night ( 5°C to 10?) 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 green and totally different view than during other seasons.

September-October

This is a favourite among tourists with the most favorable weather and perfect climate condition. The sun shines bright the skies are clear you get a superb view of mountains and the temperature is perfect for 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 upto 20c in high altitudes,the nights are colder with temperatures 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 ripen in the enclave. The environment is clean and lowlands are lush. The biggest festivals of Nepal like Dashain, Tihar also fall during this season's.

November

November is a busy season, the clearest month, with crisp and sparkling sky.The daytime temperatures at this month is usually the most stable,from mild to cool conditions ,the humidity is aso pretty dry with very cold nights

December-February

The coldest time is from December through early February, after late February,climate gradually gets warmer Temperatures get extremely 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 the 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. Please Note: Weather in the Himalaya can be unpredictable and change quickly temperature can vary vastly from day to night.

Acclimatization

Our 4 days Ghorepani Ghandruk trekking package reaches at an elevation of 3210m- there is no risk of being affected by altitude sickness also called acute mountain sickness. As the symptoms of altitude sickness generally to appear only on heights above 3500m. We have no record of altitude sickness till the date while leading trek in Ghorepani Ghandruk trekking. Furthermore, the trip allows ascending slowly, providing sufficient rest time for taking picture and observing surrounding attractions. All Our trekking leader and guide have extensive first aid training and well -experienced in the Himalaya.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

4 days Ghorepani Ghandruk trekking is an easy grade trek in 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 are fairly ascent, descent and straightforward following a well-established trials but this is high mountain journey have to walk along the remote trials 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 our 4 day Ghorepani Ghandruk trekking.some days require longer waking hours. So you must be reasonably fit and prepared for long days. Trekking in higher altitude is physically demanding than trekking in the lower altitudes. To join our 4 days Ghorepani Ghandruk trekking, all participants should be in good health condition with normal physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence, and strong determination. It is very important to make sure you are as healthy as possible before starting trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

Trekking group /single

The group will be minimum 2 to maximum up to any number on trek. The group of twelve and above will be accompanied by a leader, who will be supported by an assistant guide and porters. We also organize single private trek in Ghorepani with your own holiday timeframe and this will be led by one of our highly competent and well experienced guides.

A typical day in Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Every day will be rewarding with a unique experience of trekking, climbing enjoying scenery, taking photos and exploring the local villages. During the expedition, we are accompanied by experienced, friendly and qualified expert Sherpa’s sharing information and historical facts about the places as we trek. We will also be accompanied by the porters who carry our luggage’s. 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 7AM to 8AM, 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 6PM to 7PM. 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 on board 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

There is mobile phone coverage on the most of the routes, But this service may not be reliable, depending on which network you use. Upon your request, we can provide you with separate local SIM card with good access for talking to family and surrounding friends through your cell phone.although Some days at high altitude, there is no mobile network facility.

Electricity and battery recharge, water on trekking

Almost all tea houses on the trail route to Ghorepani Ghandruk have electricity. You can charge your devices for a small amount of extra charge.we recommend you also bring your own solar powered charger. For drinking water, it's best to take water purification pills and use it on filling local boiled water instead of packed mineral water. Boiling water on local lodges may take extra charge.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

Discovery World Trekking tries to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package. Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu will have to be arranged by self. All meals, transfer and accommodation required for Ghorepani Ghandruk trekking are included except lunch and dinner in Pokhara Trekkers will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover costs of accommodations in Kathmandu, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs etc. We recommend to bring cash (dollars) which can be changed to rupees here..r bringing a cash card you can use to withdraw from an ATM (bear in mind your bank may charge for this service).

Travel insurance

We do not cover insurance but it is required for this Ghorepani Ghandruk trek. make sure that you do get insured . Although we ensure the trails are safe and the facilities are of good standard. the mountains are a very unpredictable place and small sickness can easily turn fatal. Make sure your insurance company accepts the cost incurred for mountain rescue service even at the highest elevation of the trek. Travel insurance a part of booking requirement for an adventure trek in Nepal. All clients taking part in Ghorepani Ghandruk trekking must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking.The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation with inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses for trekkers at high altitude. In case of emergency circumstances of our valued client will send your travel documentation to the insurance company based information provided by you in order to arrange rescue and hospital treatment. You can contact us for recommendations but we personally do not sell any insurance policy

Passport and visa

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter into 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 at 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 visa for 30 days is US$40(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 stay in Nepal. we recommended you schedule at least 1-2 day extra at the end of the trip just incase 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 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 south Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) get 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

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.
(1 USD = ~ Rs.100 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 security advantage of traveller’scheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and 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 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

Luggage

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 Discovery World Trekking store for free.

Responsible Travel

"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 impact 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 prior experience they have spent years rekking / climbing the peak all over the world. 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 one assistant guide with 8 members. If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalaya remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitude without being affected. All our staff are 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. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with sleeping gear we also provided them food and warm drinks.

  • Intensive wilderness first Aid
  • Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  • Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
  • Conservation and biodiversity
  • Rock climbing
Tipping

Tipping does not form any part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, 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 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 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 member of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book 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 detailed can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer ,western union and online payment directly from our website.. Remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when your arrival in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward necessary modes of payment details as per your convenient 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 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.

Trip Extensions

After completion of Ghorepani Ghandruk trekking,If you have extra days in nepal we can arrange tours of Kathmandu valley ,sightseeing, trip to Nagarkot the perfect getaway Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, another trek and much more!

Feedback

After complete of Ghorepani Ghandruk trekking, there will be farewell dinner hosted by Discovery World Trekking,we will and provide company t-shirt, digital printed certificate of trek achievement along with 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 the popular social networking sites and on trip advisor.

USEFUL INFO

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 . 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 the everyone and will 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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Trip Reviews

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
Solon
5 - Excellent
01/25/2019

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
Princess
5 - Excellent
06/09/2019

I had the most amazing trekking through Ghorepani poon hill. My guide (Simbir) and porter (Manish) team were a young and yet experienced and energetic duo. They went all out to provide the most fun and safe trekking trip for me. I will really miss both of them! Back at Kathmandu, Paul was informative, meticulous, and service-oriented. He ensures everything in the trip runs smoothly, and really goes the extra mile in providing the best to you. One of my baggages got lost in transit upon arrival at Kathmandu, and Paul managed to get it back for me in a timely manner. Overall, I would strongly recommend doing your treks with Discovery World Trekking! Thanks to everyone for making my trip so fun and memorable! I'll be back for my 6th trekking trip in Nepal soon!

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
Korynile
5 - Excellent
03/09/2019

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.

DWT bring us out to a new experience. ..
Ventus
5 - Excellent
05/09/2019

We didn't plan for trekking before. After we decided, we changed all our holiday plan. On the second day of trekking, we arrived in Ghorepani. In the morning, we climb up to Poon Hill for Sunrise. It was a great and new experience for us. Exciting, and we feel comfort and safe and secure with trekking guide staff. Thank you Discovery World Trekking...!!!

Trekking in Annapourna Conservation Area to Poon Hill
Schmitz
5 - Excellent
09/09/2019

We did a short trekking trip to Poon Hill in the Annapourna Conservation Area through Discovery World Trekking. And everything was perfect. Personal assistance by the founder Paul in advance during and after the trek, pick up from the airport in Kathmandu, travel to Pokhara and the trek itself was excellently organised. We espacially liked our Nepali aides along the way, porter Manash and guide Milan took all measures necessary to ensure a safe and happy journey. From ordering food at the teahouses along the way to funny and insightful stories on Nepal and its people. We are thankful your the experience and wish the company all the best. We would and probably will book again.

experienced and competent guide and porter (ghorepani poon hill trek)
Jo
5 - Excellent
01/09/2019

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 Gandruk circuit Trekking
mike
5 - Excellent
01/09/2019

Just got back from Ghorepani Poon hill trek with Saroz (guide) and Gokul (porter). The trip was very well organized with careful attention to details and a lot of flexibility to adopt to our needs on the fly. Sunrise from poon hill is breathtaking, a well as the views throughout the trek. Every morning felt like another beautiful day in paradise and at the end we just didn't want it to be over. Paul was very attentive and communicative, had quick reply to every question, and took care of every aspect of the trip to create the perfect experience. Saroz was the perfect guide: energetic and considerate, adopting himself to our needs and pace, and making sure we have the time off our lives. Thank you Paul, Saroz and Gokul for a spectacular trek and amazing experience.

Ghorepani Gandruk circuit Trekking
Tome
5 - Excellent
01/17/2019

We did a 6 day trek visiting poon hill in the Annapurna region and we had an amazing experience! Our guide Saroz and porter Gokul were exceptional! They are true professionals took the best care of us. But beyond that, Saroz and Gokul really did their everything to make sure we enjoy and create good memories. Through Saroz and Gokul I got a glimpse of Nepali culture, language and its amazing Himalaya views. Dhanyavaad! I highly recommend discover to anyone looking to trek in Nepal. Show less

Ghorepani Gandruk circuit Trekking
Alice
5 - Excellent
04/10/2019

This is my first solo trekking in Nepal and Paul had been super helpful all along in answering all my questions as well as giving suggestions. The trekking experience itself was brilliant, I was lucky enough to get a very clear view on the day I arrived Poon Hill. My guide Manish was very caring and attentive. DWT has definitely made everything easier for me, I would look no further than DWT the second time I visit Nepal!

Ghorepani Gandruk circuit Trekking
Joseph & lato ,joseph
5 - Excellent
04/10/2013

We initially came to Nepal planning to find our own way around. But we are very glad that Paul from Discovery World Trekking organized the best trek, All staffs are very Knowable , helpful and extremely dedicated. 4 days Ghorepani Gandruk circuit trek out to be a fantastic experience. Wonderful Our guide simbir and porter Bijya , it was great time memorial moment in our life,

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