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					           A WEEK BELOW ANNAPURNA
               (GHOREPANI TREK)
                                          (10 days)

A soft adventure trek in Nepal's middle hills, with the awesome backdrop of the
Annapurna Range – 10 days

This trek is well suited for the beginners or for those who have limited time but still want
a real Himalayan experience. The trek starts from Phedi after a short drive from
Pokhara, the trail passes through rhododendron forest and fascinating traditional
Gurung villages at Dhampus & Ghandrung; a nice opportunity to witness the culture and
tradition of Nepalese countryside. Along the way, there are spectacular views of the
snowy peaks of the Annapurnas, capped off by the unforgettable mountain panorama
from Poon Hill.

An easy trek which takes you up to an elevation of 2775 meter at Ghorepani can also
be combined as an extension trip to cultural tours of Kathmandu & Pokhara. The trip
can be done throughout the year except during monsoon [July & August].


Trip length: 10 Days
Grade: Soft Adventure Trek -
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Trek type: FOT/TH/GAP
Accommodation: Hotel and Lodge
Transportation: Flights and private car
Altitude maximum: 2775m

[FOT: Fully Organized Trek or Camping Trek
TH: Tea House (Lodge)
GAP: Guide, Accommodation & Porter]


"The meeting and handling was excellent. The guides and staff were very skilled,
excellent and informative. Nice persons! It would be better if there was cleaner laundry
at homestays."

Name: Anne Mette Lundorff & Lars Brejnbjerg
Country: Denmark
Area: Annapurna & Nuwakot / Ghandruk Trek
Date: October, 2010


"The meeting and handling was excellent. Our guide was fantastic, the best. The
services at the lodges as well as meals during the trek were very good. The service of
the support staff was excellent."

Name: Alf Mol Christensen
Country: Denmark
Area: Annapurna / Ghandruk Trek
Date: September 2010


"We got to know about Explore Himalaya while browsing the travel sites on the internet.
We had a very nice welcome with floral garland and a nice car. Our trek was excellent,
well set-up, good acclimatization programme. Guide and porter were both exceptional -
top marks to both! Quality of food & hotels was good, surpassed our expectations. Food
was always well prepared and hygienic (supervised by guide always).Good service in
lodges, all made an extra special effort to provide good service which was nice to know.
Our itinerary was very good and excellent, never too much or too little. We had plenty of
time to acclimatize. So we always felt good and safe. Overall we had an amazing time,
made by your exceptional staff who looked after us all the way."

Name: Garry Enikki
Country: UK
Area: Annapurna
Date: March, 2010


"The staff have been friendly and always came on time when they were supposed to
meet us or pick up up. The service of the supporting staff was excellent. It has been
nice to travel with Explore Himalaya. We are especially very satisfied with our guide on
the trek Lama Babu and Prem who carried our bags. They have been really helpful and
friendly to us."
Name: Kristen Helena Borg
Country: Denmark
Area: Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani & Ghandruk
Date: March, 2010

"We are fully satisfied with the support and service we have received. Baghman was
very good, helpful and informative about the local areas we passed.he gave very good
advice about trek and change of route plan according to our condition and time. We
highly recommend him! The hotels were good. The porters were also very good."

Name: Kirsten & Jens Petersen
Country: Denmark
Area: Ghorepani - Poon Hill Trek
Date: October, 2009

"Overall very good trip… We have had a wonderful time in Nepal. The service of the
staff was very good. The meals were okay, but we would perhaps have preferred to
have some more Nepali style food rather than western style. The transportation was
very good clean and safe."

Name: David Coombes
Country: UK
Area: Annapurna South / Ghorepani
Date: October, 2009


"The meeting and handling was very prompt and professional. Our trek guide, Lama
Babu was very good. Would recommend him to friends in future. He was very patient
and answered all our questions. Our itinerary was quite good, although our guide
reversed it so that we went to Ulleri first. It was a good decision. But the description of
the length of hiking was a bit short. We had an excellent and a very memorable trip. But
we would suggest you to include the cost of Pokhara sightseeing tour in overall cost."
Name: Mark Link & Cynthia Macht
Country: USA
Area: Ghorepani Trek
Date:23rd May- 2nd June, 2008

Day 01 - Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02 - Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Day 03 – Fly or drive (optional) to Pokhara & Trek to Birethanti[1075m]
Day 04 - Trek to Ghandruk [1940m]
Day 05 - Trek to Tadapani [2540]
Day 06 - Trek to Ghorapani [2775m]
Day 07 - Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara
Day 08 – Free day in Pokhara
Day 09 – Fly or drive (optional) to Kathmandu
Day 10 – Depart


Camping Trek
2 persons: USD 1270
3-5 persons: USD 1175
6-9 persons: USD 1090
10-14 persons: USD 1010

Lodge Trek
2 persons: USD 1030
3-5 persons: USD 970
6-9 persons: USD 900
10-14 persons: USD 840

GAP Trek
2 persons: USD 855
3-5 persons: USD 800
6-9 persons: USD 740
10-14 persons: USD 685

* Single room supplement: USD 65

1) Lodge trek
Includes: Accommodation in Lodge, guide,

porters and all meals
2) Camping trek
Includes: Guide, Porters, Cook, All meals and tents
3) Guide, Accommodation and Porter trek (GAP trek)
Includes: Accommodation, guide and porters
Excludes: Food

All meals during trek (except for GAP trek)
Accommodation during trek (tent on camping trek, lodge on GAP and lodge trek)
Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu airfare
English speaking local expert guide, porters
National park fees
3 + 1 nights accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on double
sharing with breakfast
All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees.
Airport transfers and escort

International flight & departure tax
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)

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