Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek with Tibet Overland Tour

Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek with Tibet Overland Tour

TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Duration:

17 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

Lhatse (4,300m)

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Drive/Flight

Best Season:

Mar-May & Sep-Nov

The Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek with Tibet Overland Tour is an interesting journey combined with a popular week-long trek in the famous Annapurna region and one of the best tours from Nepal to Tibet.

The trek to Ghanduk and Ghorepani is best for both beginners and expert hikers, where you can gain an insight into the Nepalese rural lifestyle along with the rich culture and tradition. The highlight of this hike is the 45-minute hike from Ghorepani, early in the morning leading to the point of the best Himalayan sunrise in the Annapurna region. This hike allows you to explore the different vegetation, culture, and style of life while walking. past towns like Ghorepani, Ulleri, and Ghandruk.

The journey to Tibet begins after crossing the border of Nepal and Tibet at Liping and then through the Tibetan plateau to Lhasa on a high-altitude road. Few days to Tibet offers its unique natural beauty and spiritual atmosphere. The trip ends in Lhasa after spending a couple of nights there.

Starting Price

3049

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)

Arrive at Kathmandu after a scenic flight over the mountains. Meet the representative of Himalayan Trekkers and get transferred to the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

Day 2

Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast

Get ready for guided sightseeing after a warm breakfast. Your guide will pick you up and escort you to three different important landmarks in the Kathmandu Valley such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath Temple, and Kokana Bungmati Villages. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Fly/Drive to Pokhara

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, we will drive or fly to Pokhara. (You can choose either flight or driving option based on the cost you want to pay). Pokhara also known as the "Lake Paradise", is a beautiful city which is in close proximity to the mountains.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive/30 mins flight

Day 4

Trek to Tikhedhunga/Ulleri

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will take a drive to Nayapul from Pokhara after breakfast and start walking. We will walk past sub-tropical valley forests and sometimes on the carved trail on the side of the cliff. After walking through Tikhedhunga we will reach the base of the hill that has around 3500 steps that lead to the village of Ulleri, where we will spend a night.

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs hike

Day 5

Trek to Ghorepani

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We commence our walk after an early morning breakfast along the path that leads to the Rhododendron forest with the Annapurna South, hidden by a ridge.

We will walk past the villages of Banthanti and Nangathanti through the dense forest to reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a settlement of ethnic group called Poon Magars and has the biggest collection of Rhododendron.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs trek

Day 6

Trek to Poon Hill (3,210m) - Tadapani

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Early morning short hike to Poonhill for a dramatic sunrise view over the Manaslu range. After breakfast back at your guest house, we will we will leave Ghorepani through the rhododendron forest amidst the magnificent natural vistas, walk past Sikha village and cross the suspension bridge over the Kali Gandaki River.

We will reach Tadapani by the evening for an overnight stay. 

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs hike

Day 7

Trek to Ghandruk

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we will follow the trail past the forest of Oak, Bamboo, and Rhododendron and reach Ghandruk. Throughout the today's journey, we get to witness a magnificent view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range, especially the Annapurna south peak.

Once we are in this beautiful village, Ghandruk, we will meet the Gurung people who have a very rich culture and tradition. You can meet some ex-British Gurkhas who have served in the 2nd world war for the British government here.

An overnight stay in a local guest house. 

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs trek

Day 8

Hike to Nayapul & drive to Pokhara

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

Today we descend down until we reach Birethanti village. We continue our walk following back the trail to Nayapul, where our private vehicle will be waiting us to take us to Pokhara. 

Check-in and relax once you are transferred to the hotel. You can stroll around the streets and markets or have a romantic walk on the lakeside in the evening. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 2-3 hrs trek & 1+ hrs drive

Day 9

Fly/Drive to Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast

From Pokhara, you can either fly or drive to Kathmandu.

We will help you to check-in at the hotel where you will have a rest for the rest of the day and a night. You can opt to go for another sightseeing of Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath stupa. 

Overnight at the hotel. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive/30 mins flight

Day 10

Drive to Nyalam (4,300m)

Meals included: Breakfast

Early in the morning, we will start our scenic drive towards the Nepal-Tibet border. 

Upon reaching the border and clearing the immigration formalities, we will head towards Nyalam. A Tibetan guide will accompany you from here onwards. Explore the market area in the evening.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs drive

Day 11

Drive to Lhatse (4,300m)

Meals included: Breakfast

The day starts with a scenic drive off to Lhatse. During our drive, you can get the glimpses of mighty peaks like Mount Everest, Shishapangma, Melunggatse, and more. We will drive past two high passes before reaching Lhatse for an overnight stay. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive

Day 12

Drive to Shigatse (3,900m)

Meals included: Breakfast

We will start our journey early in the morning after breakfast and make the first stop at Sakya where we visit Shakya monastery.  It is one of the oldest and most important Bonpo Monasteries of Tibet. 

Overnight at the hotel in Shigatse. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs drive

Day 13

Drive to Gyantse (3,950m)

Meals included: Breakfast

We will visit the Tashilumpo monastery after breakfast and then continue ourdrive to Gyantse.

After checking in at the hote,l we will have some rest and then proceed for the sightseeing of Khumbum Stupa and Palkor monastery in Gyantse.

Overnight stay in Gyantse.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs drive

Day 14

Drive to Lhasa (3,650m)

Meals included: Breakfast

This is yet another long day of driving. The most interesting part of the drive today is driving past the high passes; Kora La (5,010m) and Kamb La (4,794m) and lake Yamdrok Tso. We will also cross the Great Yarlung Tsangpo also known as Brahmaputra River.

On arriving in Lhasa, check-in at the hotel and relax. You may stroll around the streets of the city in the evening. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs drive

Day 15

Sightseeing of Lhasa

Meals included: Breakfast

Today's guided sightseeing covers the famous Potala Palace which was the winter palace of the Dalai Lamas, Jokhang Temple, one of the most scared temples for all the Tibetan pilgrims, and Barkhor Street, an old and traditional street in the city. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 16

Full-day Sightseeing of Lhasa

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, we will visit other popular landmarks in the city including Norbulingkha Palace-former summer palace of the Dalai Lamas, Drepung Monastery, one of the three largest monasteries in Tibet, and Sera Monastery, another grandest monastery. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 17

Final departure from Lhasa to Kathmandu/onward destination

Meals included: Breakfast

As per your flight schedule to Kathmandu or onward destination, you will be transferred to the airport after breakfast. 

Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lhasa we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.

For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome or Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • All airport transfers 
  • Permits and Visa Applications for Tibet.
  • Hotel accommodation in cities with breakfast
  • Available accommodation during the trek with full board meals
  • English speaking guide per as the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide and driver fee
  • All ground transfers and sightseeing on the private vehicle
  • Welcome/Farewell dinner
  • All applicable taxes and office service charges 

Whats Not Included

  • International airfares
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, phone bills, bar bills, etc.
  • Tips to Guide and Driver
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable conditions such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in INCLUSION section.


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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