Mar 26 - Apr 2, 2019 | Change

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

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

Difficulty: moderate
Ghandruk, Kopra 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 March

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March is the start of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures begin to rise from their winter lows. By the end of March, temperatures are significantly warmer at lower elevations and hot air from the valleys tend to create clouds in the mountains during the afternoons. Mornings are generally clear, with the clearest weather coming just after sunrise. At high altitudes, while generally warmer than the previous months snow is still possible, and heavy snow storms in March are not unheard of. Mornings and nights are still cold.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in March. The highest point on the trek is Khopra Danda at 3640 m. During March, expect high temperatures of around 11.6°C (53°F) and lows down to -5.4°C (22°F) at Khopra Danda.

Ghandruk, Kopra 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 Mar 26 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 11.4°C (53°F) in March.

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 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 10.4°C (51°F) in March.

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 1 hour from Naya Pul
Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.3°C (81°F) and lows of about 10.3°C (51°F) in March.

Syauli Bazaar (1170 m)

1 hour easy walk from Birethani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.4°C (80°F) and lows of about 9.4°C (49°F) in March.

Ghandruk (2000 m)

About 2-3 hours from Syauli Bazaar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.4°C (71°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in March.

Ghandruk
Wed Mar 27 (day 2)

Tadapani (2590 m)

About 3-4 hours from Ghandruk (trail climbs through forest)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.9°C (64°F) and lows of about 0.9°C (34°F) in March.

Thu Mar 28 (day 3)

Dobato (3350 m)

About 4-5 hour from Tadapani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.3°C (56°F) and lows of about -3.7°C (25°F) in March.

Fri Mar 29 (day 4)

Muldai (3637 m)

About 30 min from Dobato.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.6°C (53°F) and lows of about -5.4°C (22°F) in March.

Muldai
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Bayeli Kharka (3440 m)

About 1 to 2 hours from Dobato
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.8°C (55°F) and lows of about -4.2°C (24°F) in March.

Chistibung (3000 m)

About 5 to 6 hours from Dobato and 4-5 hours from Bayeli Kharka
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.4°C (60°F) and lows of about -1.6°C (29°F) in March.

Sat Mar 30 (day 5)

Khopra Danda (3640 m)

About 4 hours from Chistibung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.6°C (53°F) and lows of about -5.4°C (22°F) in March.

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 Mar 31 (day 6)

Chistibung (3000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.4°C (60°F) and lows of about -1.6°C (29°F) in March.

Swanta (2350 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.3°C (67°F) and lows of about 2.3°C (36°F) in March.

Mon Apr 1 (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 2 (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
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