Apr 7 - Apr 14, 2020 | Change

Ghandruk, Khopra Ridge, & Poon Hill trek (8 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Ghandruk, Muldai, Khopra Danda, and Poon Hill

Difficulty: moderate
Ghandruk, Khopra Ridge, & Poon Hill
Starting at $353 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$31.04 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $26 per person for vat tax
+ $48 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Sherpana prices are based on group size. We refund you the difference if more people join your trek.
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Included Services
  • Permits ACAP and TIMS Card
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • VAT Tax 13% Nepal Government Tax
Optional Services (Porter)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance
    + $2.21 per day per porter for vat tax (porter)

This trip has optional side trips. Would you like to see the options?

Weather Conditions in April

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April is the peak of the ‘Spring Season’, with more moderate temperatures and still relatively few days of precipitation. Clear mornings and cloudy afternoons are typical, with clouds clearing up just before or just after sunset. Trekkers should also be prepared for the occasional rain shower, especially towards the end of the month. At high altitudes occasional snow storms are possible.

At a glance
On average there are 6 days with precipitation in April. The highest point on the trek is Khopra Danda at 3640 m. During April, expect high temperatures of around 14.6°C (58°F) and lows down to -1.4°C (29°F) at Khopra Danda.

Ghandruk, Khopra Ridge, & Poon Hill Trek
(Elevation Profile)

Available Side Trips

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Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Tue Apr 7 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 15.4°C (60°F) in April.

Pokhara
Public bus from Pokhara to Naya Pul (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $2.00
Travel time: about 2 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Naya Pul (1000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.4°C (87°F) and lows of about 14.4°C (58°F) in April.

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 1 hour from Naya Pul
Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.3°C (87°F) and lows of about 14.3°C (58°F) in April.

Syauli Bazaar (1170 m)

1 hour easy walk from Birethani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 13.4°C (56°F) in April.

Ghandruk (2000 m)

About 2-3 hours from Syauli Bazaar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.4°C (76°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in April.

Ghandruk
Wed Apr 8 (day 2)

Tadapani (2590 m)

About 3-4 hours from Ghandruk (trail climbs through forest)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.9°C (70°F) and lows of about 4.9°C (41°F) in April.

Thu Apr 9 (day 3)

Dobato (3350 m)

About 4-5 hour from Tadapani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.3°C (61°F) and lows of about 0.3°C (33°F) in April.

Fri Apr 10 (day 4)

Muldai (3637 m)

About 30 min from Dobato.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.6°C (58°F) and lows of about -1.4°C (29°F) in April.

Muldai
Ang Tsering Sherpa

Bayeli Kharka (3440 m)

About 1 to 2 hours from Dobato
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.8°C (60°F) and lows of about -0.2°C (32°F) in April.

Chistibung (3000 m)

About 5 to 6 hours from Dobato and 4-5 hours from Bayeli Kharka
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.4°C (65°F) and lows of about 2.4°C (36°F) in April.

Sat Apr 11 (day 5)

Khopra Danda (3640 m)

About 4 hours from Chistibung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.6°C (58°F) and lows of about -1.4°C (29°F) in April.

Khopra Danda

Highlights: Khopra Danda
Difficulty: challenging
The long day hike to this remote sacred lake at the foot of Annapurna Fang is a strenuous but rewarding side trip climbing 1000 m from Khopra Danda to this small lake at 4660 m  (15,289 ft). You will need to pack a lunch and bring water or water purification equipment with you since there is no lodging along the route or at the lake. This hike brings you right next to the soaring rock and ice of the Annapurna Massif.

Sun Apr 12 (day 6)

Chistibung (3000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.4°C (65°F) and lows of about 2.4°C (36°F) in April.

Swanta (2350 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.3°C (72°F) and lows of about 6.3°C (43°F) in April.

Mon Apr 13 (day 7)

Ghorepani (2874 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.2°C (67°F) and lows of about 3.2°C (38°F) in April.

Ghorepani
Tue Apr 14 (day 8)

Poon Hill (3210 m)

About 1-1.5 hours up and a half hour back down to Ghorepani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.1°C (63°F) and lows of about 1.1°C (34°F) in April.

Poon Hill

Tikhedunga (1525 m)

About 5-6 hours from Ghorepani (while not required it is recommended to add an overnight in Tikhedunga to avoid a very long day and more time on top of Poon Hill)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.3°C (81°F) and lows of about 11.3°C (52°F) in April.

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 1-2 hours from Tikhedunga
Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.3°C (87°F) and lows of about 14.3°C (58°F) in April.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

About 45 minutes from Birethanti
Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.4°C (87°F) and lows of about 14.4°C (58°F) in April.

Public bus from Naya Pul to Pokhara (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $2.00
Travel time: about 2 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 15.4°C (60°F) in April.

Pokhara
you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created

by Brad (Usa) on Nov 13, 2019

Ghandruk, Khopra Ridge, & Poon Hill led by Lali (Laxmi) Malla

Bring cash with you to poon hill to buy hot coffee while you wait for sunrise. There is a snack bar up there and I regret not having coffee.