May 22 - May 29, 2019 | Change

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

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

Difficulty: moderate
Ghandruk, Khopra Ridge, & Poon Hill
Starting at $327 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
+ $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
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

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Weather Conditions in May

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May is the end of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures are more moderate and the pre-monsoon moisture increases the chance of precipitation as the month progresses. It can be hot and humid in the valleys at low elevations, so make sure you carry enough water. Like the rest of the spring, clear mornings typically give way to cloudy afternoons. At high altitudes, the precipitation can turn to snow, although at trekking elevations the accumulation does not usually get too deep. May is also the season when many 8000 m peaks are climbed so base camps of these mountains will be busy with activity.

At a glance
On average there are 12 days with precipitation in May. The highest point on the trek is Khopra Danda at 3640 m. During May, expect high temperatures of around 15.6°C (60°F) and lows down to 2.6°C (37°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.

Wed May 22 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 32.4°C (90°F) and lows of about 19.4°C (67°F) in May.

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 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 18.4°C (65°F) in May.

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 1 hour from Naya Pul
Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.3°C (88°F) and lows of about 18.3°C (65°F) in May.

Syauli Bazaar (1170 m)

1 hour easy walk from Birethani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.4°C (87°F) and lows of about 17.4°C (63°F) in May.

Ghandruk (2000 m)

About 2-3 hours from Syauli Bazaar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 12.4°C (54°F) in May.

Ghandruk
Thu May 23 (day 2)

Tadapani (2590 m)

About 3-4 hours from Ghandruk (trail climbs through forest)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.9°C (71°F) and lows of about 8.9°C (48°F) in May.

Fri May 24 (day 3)

Dobato (3350 m)

About 4-5 hour from Tadapani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.3°C (63°F) and lows of about 4.3°C (40°F) in May.

Sat May 25 (day 4)

Muldai (3637 m)

About 30 min from Dobato.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.6°C (60°F) and lows of about 2.6°C (37°F) in May.

Muldai
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Bayeli Kharka (3440 m)

About 1 to 2 hours from Dobato
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.8°C (62°F) and lows of about 3.8°C (39°F) in May.

Chistibung (3000 m)

About 5 to 6 hours from Dobato and 4-5 hours from Bayeli Kharka
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.4°C (67°F) and lows of about 6.4°C (44°F) in May.

Sun May 26 (day 5)

Khopra Danda (3640 m)

About 4 hours from Chistibung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.6°C (60°F) and lows of about 2.6°C (37°F) in May.

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.

Mon May 27 (day 6)

Chistibung (3000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.4°C (67°F) and lows of about 6.4°C (44°F) in May.

Swanta (2350 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.3°C (74°F) and lows of about 10.3°C (51°F) in May.

Tue May 28 (day 7)

Ghorepani (2874 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.2°C (68°F) and lows of about 7.2°C (45°F) in May.

Ghorepani
Wed May 29 (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 18.1°C (65°F) and lows of about 5.1°C (41°F) in May.

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 28.3°C (83°F) and lows of about 15.3°C (60°F) in May.

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 1-2 hours from Tikhedunga
Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.3°C (88°F) and lows of about 18.3°C (65°F) in May.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

About 45 minutes from Birethanti
Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 18.4°C (65°F) in May.

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 32.4°C (90°F) and lows of about 19.4°C (67°F) in May.

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