An Escape in the Himalayas within 07 Days
While planning your holiday schedules, if you run up on cramped time, then this is what the doc prescribed for an absolute "stress buster’’ and a Himalayan experience that’s not only brief but also easy on the body with lower altitudes. We begin our odyssey from Nayapul after a several hours drive from Pokhara.
Ghandruk Tour goes across lovely rhododendron forest and charming traditional villages vibrant with life inhabited by the families of brave Gurkha warriors – the Gurung ethnic community who are the major residents of Ghandrunk; this is a great chance to experience mountain culture and traditions upfront as we hike through the typical rural countryside of Nepal. The mesmerizing vistas of the silver-grey peaks of the Annapurna Ranges and the sublime views of Mount Fishtail make this trek truly rewarding…
Poonhill is famous for pre-dawn trekking resorts where the sunrise and sunset views are literally stunning; leaving a mark in our memories for a long, long time to come. This venture can be an inclusion of a Heritage tour in Kathmandu and a Pokhara excursion on our return from the trek.
An ideal time to do this trip is in the spring and the autumn. It’s always best this time around with clear skies and fantastic weather patterns. July and August will not be appropriate for Ghandruk Tour because of the monsoons.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu at Tribhuwan International Airport.
Day 2: Fly to Pokhara and drive to Nayapul and trek to Birethanti- the starting point of the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek.
Day 3: Trek to Ghorepani, stay in a teahouse lodge.
Day 4: Climb to Poonhill for great views of the Himalayas and trek to Tadapani- Poon hill is the highest point in this tour.
Day 5: Trek to Ghandruk, explore the ethnic village, trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara for overnight .
Day 6: Drive back to Kathmandu, join Nepali dinner and cultural show.
Day 7: Final departure.
You will find our representative awaiting your arrival by displaying a plastic board with your name highlighted in large letters on the board. Our office vehicle will be parked at the airport to pick you up and drop you to your designated hotel. Your first overnight in the valley of temples.
We take a thirty-minute scenic flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu airport. During the flight, we get to savour the most gripping views of glorious Manaslu and the snow-capped Annapurna mountain range. Soon after a touchdown in Pokhara, we take a one-hour cruise to Naya Pool along the charming Modi Khola Valley. On reaching our destination, we begin our highly panoramic Annapurna trek. The route skirts through the lush forest leading finally to Birethanti after walking for one hour. Birethani houses well-resourced shops, hotels, cafes, a police check post, a bakery and a bank, a nice little village town to have fun and settle in for our first overnight on the mountains. Overnight at a teahouse lodge.
From Birethanti, we proceed further along steep trails. Nature displays exotic sights of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, lush vegetation and rich plant life before us. We climb through rhododendron forest to Deurali [3100m] and reach a hamlet and cultivated fields. We then continue walking for 3 hours and finally, we will find ourselves in Ghorepani. Ghorepani also houses several lodges to provide food and accommodation to travellers. Overnight at a lodge.
Views from Poonhill are breathtakingly beautiful. An hour-long pre-dawn ascent gives us the opportunity to see the excellent views of the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri glowing in the morning sun. After breakfast, we descend further along the trail showcasing rich rhododendron forests, gloriously cascading sparkling mountain streams and other mystical vistas of nature. After continuously climbing for 3 hours, we step on the territory of Tadapani at an altitude of 2540 meters. One of the best views of Annapurna south is visible from here. Overnight at Tadapani.
Leaving Tadapani, we walk along with great mountain views forest, farmlands by locals and breathtaking suspension bridges. We arrive at the beautiful village of Ghandruk after walking for 3 to 4 hours. An ideal vantage point in this immaculate village offers breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli. From here on we trek to Nayapul through terraced fields till we culminate at the main road where we get into our waiting vehicle for a drive down to Pokhara for overnight.
On arrival at our hotel, we check in, do some refreshing and then head down to a welcoming Nepalese kitchen for a sumptuous Nepali cuisine that’s complimentary from Rupakot Holidays. You will be accompanied by your senior guide and staff from our office. Along with the local cuisine, you will be accompanied by traditional Nepali dance.
Thank you for visiting our amazing country Nepal. We do hope we will meet sometime again in the future. Bon Voyage!
A TH [Teahouse Lodge] is a term used for sleeping in teahouse lodges on the trails. These teahouses are pretty basic but provide all the comforts that you would expect when hiking in remote conditions, they are cosy and warm – you’d like the homely environment. We crash out in single rooms wherever available, but often times we sometimes have to adapt to sleeping out in dormitory type rooms for a night. Generally, it’s just a bed with a pillow and blankets. We accommodate our trek groups in local lodges available each day. Our porters hike ahead of us to book the required rooms for the group (rooms cannot be booked in advance). Please note, that some of them are very basic and a spirit of adventure is the call of the day. It is cheaper to stay in lodges rather than organizing a camping trek.
We have a pool of hotels in Kathmandu under 3 Star categories which we provide to clients in connection with this itinerary unless it is mentioned otherwise or clients have a special choice. You can check on the description of such hotels through our website. Accommodation is never a problem, the choice exclusively yours.
The best time to visit for a trip of this kind would be in the Spring and Autumn. It is wonderful during this time of the year when an overall beauties of the landscapes found in these trips are so distinct & stunning, due to clear weather pattern & sunny blue skies. Our program could be changed to accommodate individual group choices and preferences in order to give you proper holidays that become signature ventures for a lifetime.
Trip Duration : 6N / 7D
Trekking Code: RH/AR/01
Grade: Gentle hike in the mid-hills of the Annapurna region
Starts and ends in: Kathmandu
Trek type: TH/Teahouse lodge
Accommodation: Hotel and teahouse Lodge
Meals: Healthy meals provided on the trail
Transportation: Flights and private car or tourist coach
Altitude maximum: 3210m
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