Jan 19 - Jan 26, 2019 | Change

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

Highlights: Ghandruk, 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

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

Weather Conditions in January

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January is one of the coldest and driest months, which makes it good for Himalayan views while wearing lots of layers. While there is little rain, skies in the hills and valleys further from the high mountains can be hazy from dust and pollution. The days are short and the nights long, so you can finally catch up on War and Peace while hiking the Himalayas. Now that’s something to be proud of! Go with the e-book version, your back or your porter’s back will thank you for it. At high altitudes, temperatures can drop to well below freezing. Even during the day, temperatures may not rise much above freezing, if at all, and the snow that does fall doesn’t melt and can become hard and icy. This can make crossing high passes more difficult. During this season it may be wise to bring crampons or at a minimum a good trekking pole.

At a glance
On average there are 2 days with precipitation in January. The highest point on the trek is Khopra Danda at 3640 m. During January, expect high temperatures of around 5.6°C (42°F) and lows down to -11.4°C (11°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.

Sat Jan 19 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.4°C (72°F) and lows of about 5.4°C (42°F) in January.

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 21.4°C (71°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in January.

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 1 hour from Naya Pul
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.3°C (70°F) and lows of about 4.3°C (40°F) in January.

Syauli Bazaar (1170 m)

1 hour easy walk from Birethani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 3.4°C (38°F) in January.

Ghandruk (2000 m)

About 2-3 hours from Syauli Bazaar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.4°C (60°F) and lows of about -1.6°C (29°F) in January.

Ghandruk
Sun Jan 20 (day 2)

Tadapani (2590 m)

About 3-4 hours from Ghandruk (trail climbs through forest)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.9°C (53°F) and lows of about -5.1°C (23°F) in January.

Mon Jan 21 (day 3)

Bayeli Kharka (3440 m)

About 5 to 6 hours from Tadapani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.8°C (44°F) and lows of about -10.2°C (14°F) in January.

Tue Jan 22 (day 4)

Chistibung (3000 m)

About 4 to 5 hours from Bayeli Kharka
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.4°C (49°F) and lows of about -7.6°C (18°F) in January.

Wed Jan 23 (day 5)

Khopra Danda (3640 m)

About 4 hours from Chistibung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.6°C (42°F) and lows of about -11.4°C (11°F) in January.

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 Jan 24 (day 6)

Chistibung (3000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.4°C (49°F) and lows of about -7.6°C (18°F) in January.

Swanta (2350 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.3°C (56°F) and lows of about -3.7°C (25°F) in January.

Fri Jan 25 (day 7)

Ghorepani (2874 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.2°C (50°F) and lows of about -6.8°C (20°F) in January.

Ghorepani
Sat Jan 26 (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 8.1°C (47°F) and lows of about -8.9°C (16°F) in January.

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 18.3°C (65°F) and lows of about 1.3°C (34°F) in January.

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 1-2 hours from Tikhedunga
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.3°C (70°F) and lows of about 4.3°C (40°F) in January.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

About 45 minutes from Birethanti
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.4°C (71°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in January.

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 22.4°C (72°F) and lows of about 5.4°C (42°F) in January.

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

Jan 19 - Jan 26, 2019  unconfirmed

This trip has been proposed but will not be confirmed with the guide until a payment has been made.

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

Public trek
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$327 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only

Price drops to $197 if 1 interested trekker joins this trek

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