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Ghorepani Trek, Chitwan Safari, Annapurna, 10 days

The Ghorepani trek is a colorful 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 Pun Hill offers all the best of trekking in Nepal.

Enjoy trekking in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurung, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurna with the picturesque fluted peak of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline. At the climax of this trek you will climb Pun Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountain escape 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.

A rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape.

 

If you want to get the most mountain views in the least amount of time, the trek up from Naya Pul to Ghorapani and then over to Ghandruk should satiate your desire for Himalayan vistas. From the sunrise above Ghorepani to the in-your-face view of Machhapuchhare and Annapurna South.

Itinerary

 

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Our staff will greet you at the airport and transfer group to hotel and discuss trekking

gear checklist and brief on the trek. Welcome dinner with local culture dances.

 

Day 02: Drive and arrive at Resort in Chitwan at around 12-1pm (hours drive) flight option. Refreshment drink and briefing about the accommodation and the facilities. After lunch our manager will brief you about the program of the following days. After a short rest, visit to the Tharu village and the National Park Visitors Center. Sunset view from the riverbank. Dinner. (B, L, D)

 

Day 03: Elephant back safari in the morning and after breakfast Dugout canoe trip followed by a Nature Walk Program or a visit to the Elephant Breeding Farm. Enjoy anox-cart ride or a jeep drive back to the resort. After a refreshment you can wash the elephants and swim with them in the Rapti River. Lunch. Dinner with Tharu dancing performance. (B, L, D)

 

Day 04: After tea or coffee you will go for a bird watching tour. B/F. Drive to Pokhara no flight option

(4 hours) (B, L, D)

 

Day 05: Pokhara to Ulleri (1, 760 m.):

Drive to Nalayapool and trek to Tikhedhunga. The drive offers you the best view of Annapurna Himalayan range with terraced landscapes and villages and then descending to the Nayapul. From there our trek begins in this warm sub tropical region. The walk follows the Modi River upstream to Biret hanti & follows the east bank of Bhurungdi Khola with scenery of waterfalls, high green forest and follows the picturesque trails and finally reaches to Tikhedhunga. Lunch will be eatenen route. Walking distance is four hours and we will stay overnight at Tikhedhunga village where you can enjoy the cool splash of the cascading waterfalls. (B, L, D)

 

Day 06: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,772 m.):

After breakfast you will continue the trek. The path ascends steeply for couple of hours to Ulleri village with the scenery of terrace landscape and Annapurna Himalaya. From here the path is more gradual up hill on the winding trail through the cool shade of forest; the walk continues mostly uphill, in the midst of the giant rhododendron forest and you finally reach Ghorepani Deurali. Ghorepani is a busy spot on the ridge in the midst of the beautiful rhododendron forest, offering grand views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range to the north and west. (B, L, D)

 

Day 07: Ghorepani to Poon hill (3210 m) to Tadapani (2660 m.):

Today your guide will wake you early in the morning for a 40 minute hike up to Poonhill with the help of flash-light or moon light offering morning glimpse of stars and walking through the Rhododendron forest. Poonhill is named after the hill tribe Pun, inhabitants of Ghorepani and the surrounding area. It is also an Advantage spot for the most panoramic scenery from the far western Himalay a of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri , Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish Tail) Manaslu all the way to Ganesh Himalayan range. Nearly 600 k.m range of mountains can be viewed from this great spot with the

spectacular sunrise on the mid western Himalaya range. After a great time here return to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek to Tadapani, the walk passes through the Rhododendron, Pine, fur & bamboo forest with few short up and downs and finally you reach Tadapani. This is a wonderful place with close

views of the Annapurna and Fishtail mountains, situated in the midst of the rain and alpine mixed forest. This takes around five hours walking up & down with a lunch break at Banthanti. (B, L, D)

 

Day 08: Tadapani to Saulibazar(1550m)

The Chhomrong trail descends steeply through forests to the village of Ghandruk where we will have a lunch and then trek down to Saulibazar. (B, L, D)

 

Day 09: Saulibazar and Pokhara.

Today our trek leads us by a steep ascent to another small settlement called Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara then fly back to Kathmandu. (B, L)

 

Day 10: Departure (B)

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