Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trekking - 4 Days

Trip Facts
Destination Nepal
Activity Annapurna Treks
Accomodation Hotel in Pokhara and Hotel/Lodge/ Tea House during the trek
Region Annapurna Region
Distance 51km/31miles
Start / End point Pokhara/ Pokhara
Duration 4 Days
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.
Trip Code 0005
Activity Per Day Approx. 4-6 hrs walking
Transportation Kathmandu- Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus, Pokhara - Birethanti, syauli bazaar - Pokhara by Private Transportation
Grade Easy

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 Ghandruk Circuit 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 Berithanti. 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 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 to siwa/Ghandruk Phedi ,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.

Day to Day Itinerary

  1. 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 beautiful landscape on the way to Nayapul/Birethanti.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).We’ll walk a long, 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 )
  2. 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 a large village of Ulleri towards to 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 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 “Hotel Snow Land” with attached bathroom.
    • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  3. 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 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

    • Breeze Guest House with attached bathroom
    • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  4. 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 samall 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?

  • 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

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

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 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 The Trek

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 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 available lodge, single private accommodation in other places of the itinerary.

Two nights Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotel 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

Our trek is all over high elevations near 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 in 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 (Dalh Bhat power 24 hour) 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 item will be available we won’t recommend any of them because 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 ghorepani ghandruk circuit trek

The weather is one of the most important factors to look at when deciding to trek to Ghorepani ghandruk circuit trek cause no one is beyond nature. People trek 12 months of the year up to Ghorepani ghandruk circuit trek but certainly, there is ups and downs in every season, It is best suited to 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 – higher the altitude, lower the temperature. In brief, below are the detailed information about the climatic condition of every quarter months.

March-May - Spring

Destination towards Ghorepani ghandruk circuit in Spring (March-May) is a season in which mountains lovers and travel enthusiasts come to 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 degree 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 metres. Temperature starts rising from mid-March up to mid-May. 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 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 travellers 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 favourite among tourists with the most favourable 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 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 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 Ghorepani ghandruk circuit trek itself can be as low as 5 degree 10C which tempts trekkers to visit this region in pleasant climatic conditions. The coldest time is from December through early February, after late February, 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 Himalaya 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 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, 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 this trek. Some days may 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 trekking, all participants should be in good healthcondition 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

We organize a group as well as a private trek. The price of group discount is applied with having your own paxes in 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 rewarding with a unique experience of trekking, enjoying scenery, taking photos and exploring the local villages. During the trekking, 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

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 to at least once in 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 the signal but not very strong before the high altitude. On 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 of connecting.

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 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 the 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 is up to our clients themselves as all kind of hotels/lodges (both luxury & budget) can be booked easily online or even we can do it for 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

This trip grade is ranked easy with no risk of potential high altitude sickness. However, this mountain journey is not for usual visit, 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 altitude for trekking members. Trekking members are kindly requested to send their detailed insurance information once they book for 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.

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

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 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.

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 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 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.

  • 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 circuit 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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Discovery World Trekking

“Amazing Journey of Many Steps”

Mary Rice
5 - Excellent
08/20/2014

Our trek to Everest Base Camp was truly an amazing journey one step at a time. Discovery World Trekking guides and porters took care of every detail so we could concentrate on the incredible beauty of the Himalayas and daily hikes. They seemed to know when you needed help before you did. By the first evening we felt like family telling stories, learning more about Nepal and having lots of laughs. Our guides were in contact with Paul Gurung in Kathmandu in anticipation of our return making sure every contingency was explored to get us back on time. This trek was more than a hike to Everest Base Camp. It was learning about the history, religion and culture of the Nepalese people and the stories about Everest which were so grateful to have experienced. It was the trip of a lifetime. Thank you

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 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.

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