Ghorepani Dhampus Trek

Trip Overview

Ghorepani Dhampus Trekking short, 8 days package, to explore and enjoy the magnificent beauty of Annapurna. If like to take advantage of short holidays, it is a perfect choice.

Ghorepani Dhampus Trekking is a popular trek in the Annapurna region. Your trip starts at Pokhara’s Nayapul from where you trek to Tikhedhunga. From Tikhedhunga, you trek to Ghorepani which is at an altitude of 2775 meters. It generally takes about 5 hours to reach there. Your trek will then continue through Poon Hill, Tadapani, Ghandruk, Landruk and Dhampus.

Highlights

  • Explore the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Good views of Annapurna Range, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri
  • Rich variety of flora and fauna
  • Unique culture with varied customs
  • Best view of Sunrise and Sunset.

Trip Map

Ghorepani Dhampus Trek Map

Short itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Pokhara by bus, 5 to 6 hours

Day 02: Drive to Naya Pul by car (1 hour) to begin trek

Day 03: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

Day 04: Ghorepani Poonhill to Tadapani (2630m)(5 to 6 hours)

Day 05: Tadapani – Ghandruk (1940m) – Landruk (1645 m) in 6h.

Day 06: Landruk – Dhampus (1750m) in 6h.

Day 07: Dhampus – Phedi (2h trek) – Pokhara (bus)

 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Pokhara by bus, 5 to 6 hours
Our Trekking staff will take you early drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus. On the way to Pokhara, one can enjoy along with beautiful scenery of villages, mountains, green forest and Trisuli River. Pokhara is regarded as travel destination of Nepal with full of natural beauty. One can enjoy the spectacular view of Phewa Taal (lake), David’s falls, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges etc in Pokhara.

Day 02: Drive to Naya Pul by car (1 hour) to begin trek.
Hiking to Tikhedhunga begins from Nayapul alongside Modi Khola River through small villages of Birethanti and Sudame. The trekking continues with the uphill way through Hille exploring the natural beauty of Annapurna region until we reach Tikhedhunga( 1525m). Overnight stay at guesthouse in TikheDhunga with breakfast and dinner included.

Day 03: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
After having breakfast, trek continues towards Ghorepani through uphill way with stone steps (about 3300 steps)) until we reach Ulleri. Ulleri is a magar village with hotels and lodges at 2070m. Hiking through dense forest of rhododendron, oak trees uphill from Ulleri leads you to the village of Ghorepani. In Ghorepani, one can experience the majestic views, chipping birds, rhododendron forest, beautiful Gurung villages and many more. Overnight stay at guesthouse in Ghorepani.

Day 04: Ghorepani Poonhill to Tadapani (2630m)(5 to 6 hours)
Early morning 4 ‘o’ clock, About 1 hour of Hiking from Ghorepani to Poonhill(3210m). Breathtaking view of sun rise along with view of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Annapurna can be seen from Poonhill. After sunrise view, half an hour walking downhill takes us back to Ghorepani. After breakfast, trek to Tadapani starts with the several ups & downs until Nangethanti for our lunch on the way to Tadapani. In Tadapani, there are 6 hotels and mountains can be seen from 4 of hotels among them. From Tadapani, one can enjoy the closer view of snowcapped mountain peaks like Annapurna south and fishtail. Overnight stay at guesthouse in Tadapani with breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 05: Tadapani – Ghandruk (1940m) – Landruk (1645 m) in 6h.
After having breakfast, comparatively shortest and easiest trekking of all days starts downhill through a forest towards Ghandruk. Ghandrunk is a beautiful Gurung village with its rich culture and tradition. Most of the male from this village are the members of brave Gorkha Armies of Great Britain and India. We continue our trek descending through the stone steps to the Modi Khola River through the village of Kyumi and then climb up the stone steps to Landruk. Stunning view of Ghandruk Village and Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Annapurna can be enjoyed from Landruk Village.

Day 06: Landruk – Dhampus (1750m) in 6h.
After breakfast, we take a pleasant walk through terraced paddy fields and villages of Tolka and Bichko Deurali. From there, we take uphill way to Landruk through rhododendron forest to village of Pothana. After taking lunch in Landruk, our trek continues to Dhampus. Dhampus is a small Gurung village with the excellent views of the Annapurna range, Machhapuchre himal, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu himal. Dinner and overnight at Lodge in Dhampus.

Day 07: Dhampus – Phedi (2h trek) – Pokhara (bus)
Early morning, We start the trek descending through the terraced fields and forest to phedi. From there, it takes about an hour drive from Phedi to reach lakeside Pokhara. In leisure time, you can visit the Pokhara lakeside. You can enjoy boating, some shopping and the restaurant terraces on the shoreline.

Includes/Excludes

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop. 
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP and TIMS ).
  • Trekking equipment: walking poles and duffel bag.
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Guide and porter’s salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging.
  • Private transport from Pokhara to Nayapul (trek starting point).
  • Private jeep or taxi from Nayapul to Pokhara (trek ending point). 
  • Full meals during trek(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) on your choice. 
  • Water purifier for Safe Drinking water.
  • Accommodation (twin sharing private room with share toilet). 
  • 2 star Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast for 1 night. 
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Trekking Route map printed T Shirts. 

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee; A single-entry visa valid for 15/30/90 days costs US$30/50/125 - you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • Hot shower during trek. 
  • Wi-Fi in the mountain.
  • Electronic device recharge in tea houses.
  • Hot and cold beverages.
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance and medical evacuation. 
  • Tipping for guide and porter.
  • Service not mentioned above.

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Trip Facts

  • Grade: Easy
  • Best season: February, March, April, May, October, November
  • Per day walking: 6 hours in average
  • Type of trek: Tea house
  • General Duration: 7 days
  • Maximum Altitude: 3250m

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