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If you are looking for a short Himalayan trekking tour, this Ghorepani Ghandruk trekking can be the most suitable one for you. This amazing trekking trip makes your Himalayan holiday a truly memorable one with lots of incredible moments in the mountains of Nepal.
This tour takes you to a panoramic adventure trekking in the Annapurna region of Himalayas. Not taking higher than 3210m above sea level in elevation, this trek is suitable for any age group and people with normal fitness level. Short yet gorgeous, this trekking trip gives a comprehensive experience of Nepali rural life and mountains in the Himalayas. It also lets you experience some cultural, historical and spiritual aspects of Nepal.
Today is your arrival day in Kathmandu. Once you finish the custom and visa process and come outside at the airport in Kathmandu, you will find a person waiting for you with our company sign board. Follow him to the car and you will be driven to your hotel. Check in, relax and spend some leisurely time.
Day 02: Kathmandu – Pokhara – 827 m – B
Take your breakfast early and check out the hotel to travel to Pokhara today. We will drive to 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu to reach Pokhara, a charmingly beautiful city. About seven hours of drive will let us absorb the beauty of the Nepali rural settings. There will be a break on the way for the lunch. On reaching Pokhara and checking into our hotel, we will have some time to explore around the town on the lake side.
Day 03: Pokhara – Tikhedhunga – B/L/D
We drive for one and half hours to Nayapul together with the trekking crew after the breakfast at hotel in Pokhara. On reaching Nayapul, the trekking crew will organize your luggage to carry on their back and we formally start our first day of trekking towards the Annapurna base camp. We will trek on the bank of Modi Khola, the river flowing down from the base of Mt. Fishtail, up to Birethanti and start walking towards Tikhedhunga on the left leaving the Modi Khola. The walk today is actually on a dirt road where we might have some occasional encounter with jeeps. Donkey train is commonly seen thing on the trek. After about 5 hours with the lunch break, we reach Tikhedhunga, a small but beautiful place on the foothills, to spend the night today.
Day 04: Tikhedhunga – Ghorepani – B/L/D
The trek for the day starts after early morning breakfast. The very first half of the trekking is a steep uphill walk for about 2 hours on nicely paved stone steps up to the village of Ulleri. We will spend a short break there to catch the first Himalayan glimpse of the day. The snow-capped Himalayan peak peeking from between green mountains looks gorgeous. We, then, start trekking further up towards Ghorepani but the remaining portion of the trek is not as steep uphill as the first section in the morning. Walking through forest mostly of the rhododendron trees brings beautiful aroma of the floral riches of the mountain. When we reach Ghorepani after about seven hours of walk from Tikhedhunga, we are welcomed by fresh breeze blowing from the high Himalayas and stunning view of the Himalaya on a clear day.
Check into a tea house and relax enjoying the view of the Himalayan sunset.
Day 05: Ghorepani – Tadapani – B/L/D
Wake up early for a rewarding hike to Poonhill this morning. Our effort early this morning to hike uphill to Poonhill will be rewarded with the spectacular panoramic view of the Himalayan range and an incredible sunrise over the mountains on a clear day. Sip your cup of tea and be enthralled by the incredibility of the mountains from the top of Poonhill. Hike down to Ghorepani after sunrise; take breakfast and get ready to start the trek to Tadapani. The first part of the trek takes you uphill almost to the height of Poonhill on the other mountain just opposite to it and then the trek descends for the lunch break of the day. After lunch walk further down just to go for another short step walking uphill to Tadapani. We will be welcomed by a close up view of Annapurna South and the soothing breeze coming from the grace of this stunning mountain.
Day 06: Tadapani – Ghandruk – B/L/D
Take the breakfast at tea house and start the trek of the day to Ghandruk, a beautiful Gurung village about four and half hours away from there. The trail passes mostly through forested part today before reaching Ghandruk village. Upon reaching Ghandruk village, we can explore around to know more about the Gurung culture and life style. We can also enjoy a very close up view of the Himalayan peaks from here.
Stay overnight at a teahouse.
Day 07: Ghandruk – Pokhara – B/L
Today is the last day of the trek. After trekking for about four hours, we will arrive at Nayapul. We will be picked up by a vehicle and it will drive for about 1.5 hours to Pokhara. Once we are in Pokhara, we will have some leisurely time to celebrate the end of the trekking day. Stay overnight in Pokhara.
Day 08: Explore Pokhara – B
A day to explore around Pokhara. We will go for a boating trip on the Lake Fewa and spend about an hour on the lake. The cool breeze and splash of lake water while rowing the boat make the boating trip even more fun and relaxing. We will, then, drive to Davis falls, Gupteshwor Mahadev cave and Tibetan Refugee camp. Later return back to Lakeside for lunch.
Alternately, some adventure sporting activities like paragliding, zip flying, bungee jumping and ultra-light flight can be organized on the payment of extra cost.
Stay overnight in Pokhara.
Day 09: Pokhara – Kathmandu – B/D
Catch the first flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. You will be picked up in Kathmandu airport by city tour guide to take you for some sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. The tour will take you to some of the cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. Those sites are Pashupatinath to see the Hindu cremation rituals on the bank of a holy river, Boudhanath which is the largest Buddhist stupa in the world, Swoyambhunath famously known as monkey temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square which is a medieval palace square where you visit the temple of living goddess, Kumari.
Drive to your hotel after the sightseeing tour; check into hotel; freshen up and get ready to go for farewell dinner we are hosting for you.
Day 10: Departure Day – B
Get ready at the hotel lobby 3 hours prior to your flight time and we will transfer you to airport for your departure flight.
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