KATHMANDU - POKHARA - NAYAPUL - THIKHEDUNGA - GHPREPANI - TTADAPANI - GHANDRUK - POKHARA
Why Annapurna Lower Loop Trek?
- Zigzag but a scenic Driving experience to/From Pokhara,
- Explore Pokhara including Phewa lake & world peace stupas,
- Walking experience through local villages and farmland in Annapurna,
- Visit many waterfalls, Rivers, Khola(streams) & suspension Bridges,
- Walk around Ghorepani Poon villages & Poon hill(3210 mtr) sunrise spot,
- Admirable mountain views from Poon hill viewpoint including massif Dhaulagiri(8167 m).
Annapurna lower loop trek is also known as a Ghorepani-Ghandruk trek. The Annapurna lower loop trek is a short and easy trek relatively than another trekking path in Nepal, offers magical exotic Himalayas view, the Splendid introduction of wonderful Nature, wild animals, and Unique Local Customs and Culture.
The Annapurna Lower Loop trek is suitable for almost all types of trekkers such as a Family trekking group, Students trekkers, Aged people, kids, it is recommended you to make Annapurna lower loop trek, offers the view of massif Annapurna, Hiunchuli, fishtail, and unique Gurung and Poon Magar cultural experiences. The highest elevation we are trekking on this trip is only 3210 m (Poon Hill) therefore there is no chance of mountain sickness problem for trekkers.
Annapurna lower loop trek begins from Kathmandu after the city tour. We take a bus(7 hrs) or flight (25 minutes) to Pokhara we drive to Nayapul then we begin the trek. We follow the Modi Khola valley on the first day of this trek as it is an easy day and a short distance to walk as per our itinerary. The 2nd day to Ghorepani is a relatively difficult day because we have to climb 6 to 7 hours through the forest and the stone made the steep trail. Our 3rd-day walk begins after exploring the paradise Poon hilltop from where we can see prosperous Ghorepani village, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna south, and other more ten peaks. After breakfast at the lodge of Ghorepani, we trek to Tadapani continues to offer the view of the High mountains, valley, and Clear Sky.
Hiring Trekking guide
Either you search your guide through a trekking agency or independent guide through the internet, you should be aware few important things because you're going trek with that guide for almost a week in the remote area of Annapurna region, however, be assured yourself that you have right experience mountain guide. If you have best trekking guide he is confident with the trekking route, walking distance day ways, your safety, weather changes, wilderness info, Mountain sickness' and he knows also where to stay, where to stop for lunch, what are the terms and conditions around the traditional villages all information you will get from him, if you are hiring a professional trekking Guide.
Be sure with your guide before you hire him:
- Is he an Experienced guide and has a government license?
- Is he able to talk and give some information during the trek?
- Is your guide flexible and smart?
- Is he having enough Trekking gears and first-add training?
So, either with your trekking agency or with your independent guide you have to be sure with all of the terms that you can hire him for your trek.
Annapurna Lower Loop Trek Outline
- Annapurna's conservation area trekking permits & TIMS card,
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, accommodation, & transportation,
- 2-night Hotel in Kathmandu and 2-night hotel in Pokhara on BB plan,
- An experienced trekking Guide & Experienced porter (1 porter between 2 trekkers),
- All expenses for Guide and Porters,
- Transportation as per program & deal,
- Airport picks up & drops by car.
What's not included?
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara,
- Your travel insurance,
- International flight and departure tax,
- Any expense of personal nature,
- Nepal entry visa fee,
- Any kinds of Bar bills,
- All the Alcoholic and non- Alcoholic Drinks,
- Rescue operation.
- Tip for Guides and porters.
Day by Day Itinerary
7 Hrs Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner Hotel
We, begin our day early in the morning after breakfast. We will have a scenic drive from Kantipath to Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus, it is about 7 hours drive through some Local village and rivers.
7 Hrs Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner Horel
We take our breakfast in our hotel then take a private vehicle to Nayapul than we start to walk along the valley to Thikhedunga. Today we only walk about 3 Hours through Local villages, rivers, and some suspension bridges. Overnight at Thikhedunga Hille.
6 Hrs Walk Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner Tea House
It is the Longest Day to walk. We begin our trek after breakfast in the morning. We follow the small rails going up to Uller villages which is about 2 hours walk till Ulleri which are all steps on a stone made a trail. For 6 hours walking, we can see massif landscapes, snow peaks, local houses, forest and taste of Local foods. The first 2 hours walk will take us to the Ulleri villager than we continue to Banthati we probably;y stop there for lunch then we still continue next 1.30-minute walk through the forest then we reach Nangethati, it is a popular stop for Lunch Place. After warm and healthy food we walk up the hill through Rhododendron forest about 1.30 m then we reach to Ghorepani where we will stay overnight.
5 to 6 Hrs Walk Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner Tea House
We Wake up early in the morning for sunrise view, then back to Ghorepani for breakfast and then descending to Tadapani (2660 m). It is about 5 hours walk through the forest and mostly we are walking on a small trail going downhill through Deurali, Banthati then we reach to Tadapni. Tadapani is small settlement has only 6 lodges located to the top of a mountain surrounded by forest. Overnight stay at Tadapani.
3 Hrs Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner Tea House
Today is the shortest day to walk from Tadapani to Ghnadruk it is only 3 hours descending through the forest Ghandruk is the largest Gurung villages where we can visit Gurung Museum, Typical Houses, and farmland. If you weak up the early morning we get to see the panorama view of Mt, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, and Fishtail. Overnight at Ghandruk.
2 Hrs Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner Hotel
Today is our last walking day of this trip' and we are walking in an open area through the terrace field, and local villages. The first 2 hours walking will be very easy and scenic walk till we reach Syulibazaar than catch the big road to Nayapul. It is about 4 hours walking on an open area so if there is sunshine we better to use sun cream or use a small umbrella for the sun. When we reach Nayapul we take a private car, taxi to Pokhara. Overnight stay at Pokhara.
Sorry, No fixed departure dates are listed to group join, please request private trip
4 days trek near Pokhara
I and my two friends recently completed the Student Budget Trek with Santosh to Ghorepani Poon Hill, after being recommended to do so by another friend who had completed the same trek with Santosh a year earlier. And I am so glad she did! He organized everything we possibly needed, from picking us up from the airport in Kathmandu to making sure we stayed at a guest house with internet on Christmas Day so we could call our families back in Australia. It was our first time trekking, and it was one of the best experiences I have ever had! I couldn’t recommend this more, and I wish I could stay in Nepal longer and do it all over again.
Accommodation during Ghorepani Ghandruk trek is very easily available as there are plenty of tea houses and lodges along the way. There are few categories of Hotels for few years especially at Ghorepani & Ghandruk that in some hotels you can have a very comfortable bed and hot shower inside your room which is good in the mountain but rest of the places there are Clean and cozy Lodges to sleep.
Your rooms will be twin sharing base in one room and sharing bathroom.
Ghorepani Ghandruk trek is a popular easy and short trekking route in Nepal meanings if you are simply fit and positive on a trip then you can make it very easily. We begin to walk in this trek from 1075 m which is Nayapul and The highest point we will visit is called Poon hill that is 3210 m and the highest point we sleep at 2830 m that is Ghorepani. If you have seasonal trekking gears and simply fit then you can do it.
Meals during your trek is very important parts but no worries in this trek you will get opportunities to taste many foods, Nepali, Indian, Chinese, Continental, and Italian which is all in the menu in each lodge so on your choice you can order for your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Expect $25 a day for 3 meals and Tea House Accommodation during Ghorepani Ghandruk trek.
In the mountain you should order your dinner before 5 pm if you are trekking in peak season (Sep-Dec), Because there will many people and only a few workers in the kitchen, and we highly recommend you to try fresh vegetable food because the meat items food is not healthy all the time so try not to eat meat items foods.
Best Trekking Months:
There is two main trekking season Sep. to Dec. and Feb 15 to April is the best because by that time you can easily explore beautiful mountain every day because of clear weather each day in Nepal, However, you can make your trip all around Nepal.
Essential Trekking Equipment:
- Sun Hat and warm hat,
- Headlight, Sun Cream/lip Bam and Sunglasses
- Toothpaste/brush/soap and Gloves,
- Down and another warm jacket long-sleeved shirt/t-shirt,
- 2 piece Windbreaker trousers,
- 2 pieces Windproof paints,
- Trekking boots and Wool/cotton socks
- Metal Water bottle I better if you have,
- Spare of camera batteries and charger
- Flip flops, Raincoat, and Rucksack
- Sleeping Bag
- General Medicine
- Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure
- 30% of the total cost of the trip will be charged if cancelled between 60 to 30 days prior to departure date
- 60% of total cost of the trip will be charged if cancelled in between 30 to 14 days prior to departure date.