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via Ghandruk and Chomrong side trek (6 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Ghandruk

Difficulty: easy
via Ghandruk and Chomrong

Return via the picturesque villages of Ghandruk and Chomrong

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 High Camp (Mardi Himal) at 3900 m. During March, expect high temperatures of around 10.0°C (50°F) and lows down to -7.0°C (19°F) at High Camp (Mardi Himal).

via Ghandruk and Chomrong Side trek
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Fri Mar 1 (day 1)

High Camp (Mardi Himal) (3900 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.0°C (50°F) and lows of about -7.0°C (19°F) in March.

Sat Mar 2 (day 2)

Forest Camp (Kokar) (3050 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.1°C (59°F) and lows of about -1.9°C (29°F) in March.

Sun Mar 3 (day 3)

Landruk (1565 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.0°C (75°F) and lows of about 7.0°C (45°F) in March.

Mon Mar 4 (day 4)

Chomrong (2210 m)

About 5-6 hours from Landruk
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.1°C (68°F) and lows of about 3.1°C (38°F) in March.

Chomrong
Tue Mar 5 (day 5)

Ghandruk (2000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.4°C (71°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in March.

Ghandruk

Rating: | 5 reviews
Highlights: Ghandruk and Poon Hill
Difficulty: moderate
A moderate hike in the Annapurna region for those who want a taste of trekking without the high altitude. While relatively easy by Nepal standards, this trek still packs a punch, with some steep climbs and awesome views, including the famed Himalayan panorama from atop Poon Hill. Images from via Ghorepani (Poon Hill) Side Trek

Wed Mar 6 (day 6)

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 3 hours from Ghandruk
Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.3°C (81°F) and lows of about 10.3°C (51°F) in March.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

About 45 minutes from Birethani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 10.4°C (51°F) in March.

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

Pokhara

by Israel (Germany) on Jul 28, 2019

Mardi Himal led by Pema Futi Sherpa

by Christine (Canada) on Apr 15, 2019

Mardi Himal led by Nirmala Subedi

by Israel (Germany) on Jul 28, 2019

Mardi Himal led by Pema Futi Sherpa

by Brian (Australia) on Mar 28, 2019

Annapurna Sanctuary via Ghorepani (Poon Hill) led by Ang Tsering Sherpa

The side trip to Poon Hill was beautiful although the view at Khopra was more dramatic and far less crowded. If we did the Khopra trek again, I probably would not go to Poon Hill as well.

by Chris (Australia) on Dec 26, 2018

Ghandruk Loop via Ghorepani (Poon Hill) led by Mingma Nuru Sherpa

by Michael (United Kingdom) on Dec 8, 2018

Ghandruk Loop Australian Camp Out and Back and via Ghorepani (Poon Hill) led by Samikshya Chaudhary

The final ascent from Ghorepani to Poon Hill is not as difficult as some other parts of the trek, and is certainly worth doing for the spectacular views of the sunrise over the Annapurna range from the top.

by Chong fah (malaysia) on Nov 11, 2018

Annapurna Sanctuary via Ghorepani (Poon Hill) led by Ang Tsering Sherpa