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Ghandruk Circuit Trek

Trip Name: 
Ghandruk Circuit Trek
Duration: 
11 Days
Transportation: 
By Tourist bus or By Air
Start Point: 
Nayapul
End Point: 
Phedi

Ghandruk Circuit trek is a colourful short foray into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek.

This trek in the Annapurna foothills to the view point on Poon Hill offers all the best of trekking in Nepal. Enjoy trekking in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, Magars dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Peak ) dominating the skyline. At the climax of this trek you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountain scapes on Earth. As the sun touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks, slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes. A rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape

Day 1: Kathmandu (1310m/4298ft)
Our airport representative will be received you at the airport and transfer to Hotel. It is 7km and takes about 10 minutes. Overnight at hotel, B.B plan
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sight Seeing & Permit making process
After breakfast beautiful "Kathmandu Valley" sight seeing. This day we visit Shwoyambhunath Stupa, Baudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight at hotel, B.B plan
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m).7 hours
Our Trekking guide will come at the Hotel an early morning at 6:30 am to pick you up and we walk from hotel about 10 minutes to get bus station.Our bus leave at 7 am to Pokhara.We drive to Pokhara by tourist bus, enjoying an afternoon.From Kathmandu to Pokhara, it is about 206km or By Air 20-25 minute flight from kathmandu to Pokhara.  O/N at Hotel
Day 4: Drive to Nayapul (1050m) and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m), 4 hours
Breakfast.then drive by car from Pokhara to Nayapul. Drive one and half hours. Then trek starts from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga via Birethanti (1065m.)  O/N at lodge in Tikhedhunga.
Day 5: Trek from Tikhedhunga To Ghorepani (2850m), 5:30 hours.
This is a pleasant walking day today. We trek through rhododendron and oak forests and across streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti. From Nangethanti we head up to Ghorepani. O/N at lodge in Ghorepani.
Day 6: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m),6 hours
An early start and an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3195m) leads us to a brilliant spectacle, this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending about 40 minutes on the hillside, we come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and start walking to Tadapani. From Ghorepani the trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). We descend to reach Banthanti before winding our way to Tadapani.O/N at lodge in Tadapani.
Day 7: Trek from Tadapani to Ghaundruk (1950m),2:30 hours
Our descent brings us to the village of Ghaundrung around noon. We will overnight here so have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna conservation office and museum. As well as take time to explore the village. O/N at Lodge in Ghandruk.
Day 8: Ghaundrung to Pokhara via Pothana(1910m) and Phedi (910m),5:30 hours
Our last two days of trekking take us through the village of Pothana before reaching Phedi. On arrival in Phedi, mid morning, our bus meets us before driving to Pokhara where our trek ends. O/N at Pokhara hotel.
Day 9: Fullday city sightseeing in  Pokhara
If you are interested Paraglading( it's optionals) than after breakfast Fullday sightseeing (1 hour  boating at fewa lake,Davi's falls,Mahendra cave,Etc.) Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10 Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
We take a tourist bus at 7 AM to drive to Kathmandu and the drive will be fantastic along many satellite towns on the way. And we are able to see healthy settlements, Rivers, terraces and landscapes, after 6 hours driving we will arrive at Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel. B.B.
Day 11:Departure to Onward destination
If you are interested Mountain Flight ( it's options) than after breakfast .
               Transfered to the airport for onward destination.
Cost Includes
• All domestic flight, hotel/airport transfer
• Vaishali Hotel or similar category hotel at Kathmandu.
• All ground transportation by private vehicles.
• All accommodations in lodges/tea houses and all meals during the treks.
• Welcome & farewell dinner.
• All porter costs.
• All cost for sherpa, a sherpa assistance leader(s) and assistance Trek leader help each individuals while on trek.
• All necessary official paper works.
• Travel & Rescue arrangements.
• Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
• All government and local taxes if necessary.
Cost Does Not Includes
• Visa fees/ International airfare to & from home city/ international airport departure taxes.
• Lunch & evening meals in Kathmandu.
• Travel and rescue insurance.
• Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills.
 

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