Nov 15 - Nov 22, 2018  confirmed

Ghandruk Loop Australian Camp Out and Back and via Ghorepani (Poon Hill) (8 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

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Difficulty: easy

Private trek | 2 confirmed trekkers

Ghandruk Loop Australian Camp Out and Back and via Ghorepani (Poon Hill)
$153 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$11.60 /day per person for guide
+ $10 per person for guide's insurance
+ $40 per person for permits
+ $10 for private trek surcharge

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

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

Guide
Samikshya
Languages
English Nepali, Tharu, Hindi, and little German
Ratings
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Currently 2 Trekkers
2 confirmed trekkers
confirmed

Michael (United Kingdom)

With 1 guest: Lynda (United Kingdom)

If you’re looking for a short relatively easy trek that gives you a taste of the Nepal trekking experience this might be the trek for you. The trek boasts excellent views of the Annapurna Range including such iconic peaks as Gangapura, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Annapurna. The trail passes through forests, paddy fields, and villages, traversing rivers and streams before reaching the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk.

Side trip via Ghorepani (Poon Hill): 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.

Side trip Australian Camp Out and Back: An option with a more gradual start to go to Australian Camp but requires an out and back over the same trail from Pothana. This small clearing At 2165 m (7,103 ft) offers a spectacular panorama of the Annapurna Range. An overnight here will deliver a sunrise to remember.

Weather Conditions in November

Early November, along with late October, are the most popular times to trek in Nepal. Temperatures get cooler in November, but the skies get clearer and the chance of rain or snow interrupting your trek gets lower.

At a glance
On average there are 1 day with precipitation in November. The highest point on the trek is Poon Hill at 3210 m. During November, expect high temperatures of around 13.1°C (56°F) and lows down to -2.9°C (27°F) at Poon Hill.

Ghandruk Loop Australian Camp Out and Back and via Ghorepani (Poon Hill)
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(8 days / 7 nights )
created by Michael (United Kingdom)

Thu Nov 15 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 11.4°C (53°F) in November.

Pokhara
Public bus from Pokhara to Dhampus Phedi (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $2.00
Travel time: about 1 hour
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Private vehicle from Pokhara to Dhampus Phedi (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $15.00
Travel time: 40 minutes

Dhampus Phedi (1130 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.6°C (78°F) and lows of about 9.6°C (49°F) in November.

Dhampus (1650 m)

About 1.5 to 2 hours from Phedi (trail climbs steeply through forest and then paddy fields)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.5°C (73°F) and lows of about 6.5°C (44°F) in November.

Fri Nov 16 (day 2)

Pothana (1890 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.1°C (70°F) and lows of about 5.1°C (41°F) in November.

Australian Camp (2165 m)

About 1-2 hours from Pothana
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.4°C (67°F) and lows of about 3.4°C (38°F) in November.

Australian Camp
Nirmala Subedi
Sat Nov 17 (day 3)

Pothana (1890 m)

About 1 hour from Australian Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.1°C (70°F) and lows of about 5.1°C (41°F) in November.

Deurali, Kaski (2100 m)

About 1 hour from Pothana (trail follows the ridge)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.8°C (68°F) and lows of about 3.8°C (39°F) in November.

Tolka (1700 m)

About 2 hours from Pothana or 1 hour from Deurali (trail descends through forest after Deurali)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.2°C (72°F) and lows of about 6.2°C (43°F) in November.

Landruk (1565 m)

About 4.5 to 5 hours from Dhampus, or about 1 hour from Tolka (trail descends further through forests and villages)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.0°C (73°F) and lows of about 7.0°C (45°F) in November.

Sun Nov 18 (day 4)

Ghandruk (2000 m)

About 3-4 hours from Landruk (trail descends steeply towards the river for an hour then after crossing the river there is a steep ascent for about 2-3 hours with Himalayan views passing through several small villages)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in November.

Ghandruk
Mon Nov 19 (day 5)

Tadapani (2590 m)

About 3-4 hours from Ghandruk (trail climbs through forest)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.9°C (62°F) and lows of about 0.9°C (34°F) in November.

Tue Nov 20 (day 6)

Ghorepani (2874 m)

About 4-5 hours from Tadapani (after an initial steep descent the trail climbs through forests to Ghorepani)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about -0.8°C (31°F) in November.

Ghorepani
Wed Nov 21 (day 7)

Ghorepani (2874 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about -0.8°C (31°F) in November.

Thu Nov 22 (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 13.1°C (56°F) and lows of about -2.9°C (27°F) in November.

Poon Hill

Tikhedunga (1525 m)

About 5-6 hours from Ghorepani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.3°C (74°F) and lows of about 7.3°C (45°F) in November.

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 1-2 hours from Tikhedunga
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.3°C (79°F) and lows of about 10.3°C (51°F) in November.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

About 45 minutes from Birethanti
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.4°C (80°F) and lows of about 10.4°C (51°F) in November.

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)

Private vehicle from Naya Pul to Pokhara (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $20.00
Travel time: about 1 hour

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 11.4°C (53°F) in November.

Pokhara