Sherpa Journeys
SHERPA JOURNEYS

Your Adventure Travel Partner in Himalaya

Home    |    About Us    |    Testimonials    |    Site Map    |    Contact Us

 
blank
blank
 
 

Journeys in Nepal

Hotels & Flights

About Nepal

Helpful Resources

 

Ghorepani Trek 11 Days

Ghorepani Trek  
Trip Duration : 11 Days
Trek Length : 7 Days
Trip Rating : Easy to Moderate
Maximum Altitude : 10,529ft
Activity : Cultural tour and trekking
Lodging : Hotels and Lodges
Transportation : by Vehicle and Flight
Begins & Ends : Kathmandu
Best Season : September to May
Trip Date :
Land Cost :
Single Supp :
Group Size : 2-16 Persons

Highlights:

Ghorepani Trek follows the Annapurna Sanctuary trail which offers you excellent opportunity to see the Annapurna Himalayan range as you set your foot on the ground at the start of the trek to until you leave Pokhara; the trek passes through beautifully terraced fields and villages offering you many chances to see how the Nepalese people live and their way of life. The main inhabitants of the region are mostly Magar and Gurung people. Gurung and Magar people are famed for their service in the British Army as brave Gorkha soldiers. However, in the lower foothills and along the Pokhara to Mustang trade route, we will meet diverse ethnic groups including Chhetri, Brahmin, Thakali and others; people in this region are followers of both Hinduism and Buddhism faiths.

Poon Hill viewpoint at 10,529ft above sea level in the foothills of the Annapurnas is the highest elevation we go on this trek. Also, it is the highlight of this trek as we catch the magical moments of sunrise over the majestic peaks such as Annapurna I (8,167m), Annapurna-II-IV, Annapurna Fang, Machhapupuchhare, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki River gorge, Mount Dhaulagiri (8,091m), Tukuche Peak, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu Himalayan range.

Moreover, this trek goes through rhododendron forests interspersed with various other species, and contain some of the best preserved forests in Nepal. There are over 30 species of rhododendrons found in Nepal. The Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal and found in several colors, red, white, purple, and pink, when in blossom in the spring. If you love to see the spectacular rhododendron flower covered forest scenery with snowcapped peaks in the background, you should consider trekking in the spring season from March to April. Other species of floras found along the trail are conifers, Silver Fir, Acacia, Chestnut, Walnut, Birch, Rosewood, Silky Cotton trees, Oak, Hemlock, Alder, Maples and Blue Pines to mention a few. In addition to the spectacular views of the snowcapped mountains towering above the lush green hills and deep valleys, you will likely see Langur monkeys, and various birds as you trek through the forest trail. October to December and February to May are the best times to trek this region for spectacular views.

Itinerary:

Day 1 Arrive Kathmadnu.
Upon arrival, meet and transfer to hotel.

Day 2 Kathmandu tour
Breakfast at hotel and visit Swayambu stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Day 3 Kathmandu to Pokhara (3,149ft) flight and trek to Tikhedunga (5,051ft)
Early morning flight to Pokhara. On arrival, meet our trekking crew, drive to Nayapool, and start trekking. Lunch is served en-route at a local inn. After lunch, continue trek. Overnight at lodge.

Day 4 Trek to Ghorepani (9,184ft)
Early breakfast and trek to Gorepani.
Lunch en-route at a local inn.
The views from Gorepani and viewpoint Poon hill are stunning.
Overnight at lodge.

Day 5 Trek Poon Hill Viewpoint (10,529ft) and to Tadapani (3,903ft)
At 4.30AM trek uphill to Poon Hill Viewpoint (3200m) to enjoy spectacular Himalayan views at sunrise. You can see The Annapurna Himalayan range, and Dhaulagiri range. This is the best Himalayan views one can enjoy on a Nepal trek. Then return trek, breakfast, check out and trek to Tadapani, surrounded by dense rhododendron forest. A very beautiful trail with forest, Himalayan scenery and possible sighting of wildlife such as langur monkeys, various birds, barking deer and goral deer.
Overnight at lodge.

Day 6 Trek to Chhomrung (7,249ft)
Breakfast and trek to Chhomrong through Rhododendron and mixed subtropical forest, meadows and farmlands with sparsely settled area. Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhare and Mardhi peaks in sight throughout the hike.
Overnight at lodge.

Day 7 Trek to Tolka (5,937ft)
Breakfast, enjoy the majestic peaks towering above you and trek through scenic trail to Tolka via Landruk village.
Overnight at lodge.

Day 8 Trek to Dhampus (5,248ft)
Breakfast and trek through scenic slope with villages, terraced fields and semi-thin forest until you reach Dhampus, from where you will have awe inspiring views of the Himalayas above the beautiful Pokhara Valley in the courtyards of the Annapurnas.
Overnight at lodge

Day 9 Trek and drive to Phewa Lakeside
Breakfast and trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara at Phewa Lakeside and check in. Remaining time at leisure to explore Phewa Lakeside scenery, local merchants with every commodities, modern to antiques souvenirs and various eateries.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 Flight Pokhara to Kathmandu
Breakfast at hotel, check out and flight to Kathmandu.
On arrival, transfer to hotel and day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 Departure from Kathmandu
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Kathmandu Airport for departure for your next destination.

 

Service Includes:

  • Four nights in 3-4 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast,
  • Trip activities as mentioned in the itinerary,
  • 7 days camping trek with overnights in tents,
  • Trekking equipment (two person tents, foam pads, dining tent, tables, chairs, kitchen utensils and toilet tent),
  • Meals (3 meals a day) freshly cooked and served while on camping trek,
  • Trekking crew (guide, cook, and porters),
  • Porters carry luggage on the trek,
  • Entrance fees to monuments and parks as per itinerary,
  • Domestic airfare Pokhara to Kathmandu including departure tax,
  • Ground transfers on arrivals, sightseeing, to and from trailheads and departures,
  • Trekking with overnights in lodge accommodation includes:
  • Twin bedroom sharing with breakfast at the lodge you are staying,
  • Lunch served en-route, and staff provided are a guide and porters,
  • Kathmandu lodging and sightseeing, transportation including domestic flight, and entrance fees,
  • Nepalese staff insurance.

Service Excludes:

  • Visa fees, international airfares and airport departure tax,
  • Dinners on lodge trek and lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
  • Beverages such as alcohol and soft drinks,
  • All personal items such as travel gear, laundry, telephone, tips,
  • Personal medical and travel insurance,
  • Charges for delays caused by situations beyond our control such as bad weather, natural disasters, civil unrest and emergencies.

Top

 
 

|   EVEREST   |   ANNAPURNA   |   LANGTANG & HELAMBU   |   MANASLU   |   DHAULAGIRI   |
|   MUSTANG   |   PIKE   |   MAKALU   |   KANCHENJUNGA   |

 
blank
blank

SHERPA JOURNEYS PVT. LTD.
P.O. Box 24947
Nil Saraswati Marg,
Lazimpat-2,

Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone: (977-1) 444-2879

Email: info@sherpajourneys.net and nepal@sherpajourneys.net

blank
Copyright © 2009 - 2014 Sherpa Journeys Pvt. Ltd.. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy / Terms of Use