Sep 26 - Oct 3, 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 September

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Mid-September marks the start of the ‘Fall Season’ historically the monsoon would end in mid-September, however in recent years the monsoon has officially withdrawn in early October. While there is a good chance of precipitation, clear skies and lush, rice paddy terraced hills are your spectacular when it is not raining. The chance of rain decreases as the month progresses. The end of the monsoon means there is still a chance of the occasional heavy snowfall at high altitudes. Furthermore, high passes can have a lot of snow that has accumulated over the monsoon.

At a glance
On average there are 15 days with precipitation in September. The highest point on the trek is Khopra Danda at 3640 m. During September, expect high temperatures of around 14.6°C (58°F) and lows down to 4.6°C (40°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.

Sat Sep 26 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 21.4°C (71°F) in September.

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 20.4°C (69°F) in September.

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 1 hour from Naya Pul
Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.3°C (87°F) and lows of about 20.3°C (69°F) in September.

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 19.4°C (67°F) in September.

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 14.4°C (58°F) in September.

Ghandruk
Sun Sep 27 (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 10.9°C (52°F) in September.

Mon Sep 28 (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 6.3°C (43°F) in September.

Tue Sep 29 (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 4.6°C (40°F) in September.

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 5.8°C (42°F) in September.

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 8.4°C (47°F) in September.

Wed Sep 30 (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 4.6°C (40°F) in September.

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.

Thu Oct 1 (day 6)

Chistibung (3000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.4°C (63°F) and lows of about 3.4°C (38°F) in October.

Swanta (2350 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.3°C (70°F) and lows of about 7.3°C (45°F) in October.

Fri Oct 2 (day 7)

Ghorepani (2874 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 4.2°C (40°F) in October.

Ghorepani
Sat Oct 3 (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 16.1°C (61°F) and lows of about 2.1°C (36°F) in October.

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 26.3°C (79°F) and lows of about 12.3°C (54°F) in October.

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 1-2 hours from Tikhedunga
Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.3°C (85°F) and lows of about 15.3°C (60°F) in October.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

About 45 minutes from Birethanti
Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 15.4°C (60°F) in October.

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 30.4°C (87°F) and lows of about 16.4°C (62°F) in October.

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.