Ghorepani alternative trekking route

Ghorepani alternative trekking route is the best optional Trekking Route. It  is designed for those who have short holiday and have dream to be at Poon hill to see most magnificent Mountain View on the earth with stunning sun rise.  This route will take you reverse to Ghorepani via Beni and Hot spring avoiding steep climb of Ulleri. We organize this trip starting and ending at Pokhara to give you free time on your own in Pokhara and Kathmandu but we are always happy to customize on your request. We have planned this new alternative trekking route concept for short holiday. 

This trip is located in the Annapurna region of Western Nepal, known for some of the best trekking in Nepal. It is a short venture rich in nature’s diversity. This trek offers  amazing mountain scenery and charming villages inhabited particularly by the Indigenous people of Gurung and Magar.You will pass through dense rhododendron forests,  sub-tropical valleys, mossy forests and  icy water falls where you can stop to cool your face. Around every corner are exciting glimpses of  high mountains, whole horizons  revealed to you as you reach the high point of your trek- all around the Annapurnas with the pictorial peak of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) dominating the skyline.

When sun rises at poon hill , it touches the snow-capped summits of the Himalayan giant, Dhaulagiri (8,167m./26951 ft.) and Annapurna (8,091m./26700ft.) along with a web of other peaks, that gradually appear like magic in front of your eyes—a sight hard to believe.

During the journey, you will see a wide variety of wildlife, natural beauty, local people's life style, typical homes, and breathtaking views with each & every footstep. 

Trip Duration      3 days Trekking
Max. Altitude: 3210m/10593 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 1030m./3399 ft.
Grade: Easy
Activities: Trekking
Accommodation: Lodge 
Meals: Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee
Transportation: Overland 
Trek Departure: Every day throughout the week
Group Size: 1 person (minimum) to 15 persons (maximum)
Best season: Feb, March, April, Sep,Oct & Nov.
Available Time: All months
Per day hiking: 4 to 5 hours

Suggested Itinerary
Day 1: Pokhara - Nayapul- drive to Ghandruk - Tadapani ( 2540m./8382ft.) 3 hours walk
We drive to Ghandruk. It is  a beautiful village mostly inhabited by the Gurung community. We also visit the Gurung museum and explore around village.  Ascend to Tadapani . Stay overnight at lodge.
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Tadapani - Ghorepani (2800m./9240ft.) 5 hours walk
The trail lead us to Deurali, explore Gurung hill ( 3200m.) and trek down to Ghorepani . Stay overnight at lodge.
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 3: Ghorepani -  trek to Tirkhedhunga  drive to Pokhara
Wake up early morning, have morning tea/coffee then climb Poon hill(3210m./10593 ft.) 45 minutes just with day pack  to see the sunrise and panoramic view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail and other Himalayas. After breakfast trek to Tirkhedhunga (3-4 hours walking) then drive to pokhara.
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch

Trek ends                        

Annapurna Conservation Area Project ( ACAP)
The provision of  ACAP is to maintain and build local tourism infrastructure and preserve the nature.  Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)  permit is necessarily required for this trip. It can be obtained from government registered trekking company as Nepal alternative treks & Expeditions.  It's fee is fixed by NTNC Rs. 2260 ( Two thousand two hundred sixty rupees) per person to Mardi himal Trekking. You can not obtain along the entry point, they may return you without carrying ACAP permit. You need passport copy, one passport size photograph and fee in Rs. 2260 ( two thousand two hundred sixty rupees) or equivalent  in cash to apply the permit. This permit you can use only single entry in the area but no limitation of period. We have included in price. 

Trekker's information Management System ( TIMS)
The main aim of TIMS has come into implementation from Jan.2008.  Trekking agency's association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal tour tourism board (NTB) has jointly recording the trekker's detail and issuing TIMS for trekkers.

TIMS can be applied through Government registered trekking agency as Nepal alternative treks. TIMS fees are NPR 2260 for individual trekkers and NPR 1130 for organized trekker. Individual TIMS has to be obtained at NTB in Kathmandu and Pokhara yourself . You are required passport copy, one passport size photograph and the amount NPR 2260 for individual TIMS. You have to applied by Trekking agency if you are joined trekking agency and the amount is NPR 1130 for company joined in cash.

Trekking Clothing equipment for Ghorepani alternative trekking route
When you select your personal items, keep in mind the number of days you will be trekking, the time of year and the altitude. We advise our clients to bring these items:

- Lightweight walking boots "walked" them in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters. 
- Light weight pants 
- At night -track top, pants 
-  T-shirts. 
- Long sleeve shirt, if susceptible to sunburn. 
- Sun hat - sunburn is severe at rarefied altitudes. 
- Thick outer wooden socks, thin inner cotton 
- Vaseline for feet and crutch.
- Water bottle - 2 liters.
- Sunglasses and strap 
- Small headlamp/flashlight /torch
- Personal medical supplies - do not forget ban - aids, elastic bandage 
- Sunscreen, sun bock, sun - tan lotion. 
- Small daypack - 25 liters. 
- Rain jacket - poncho style to cover backpack. 
- Small towels 
- Warm down fiber filled jacket ( You can get on rent at Thamel) 
- Sleeping bag to -15c with inner sheet ( You can get on rent at Thamel) 
- Thermal underwear, woolen shirts and thick sweaters. 
- A pair of gloves 

Travel insurance 

It is a condition of joining any of our trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we don’t arrange or sell insurance. A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with Nepal alternative Trekking. 

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What is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) ?

Acute mountain sickness is an illness that can affect trekkers at high altitudes, usually above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters). The highest point is Poon hill which is elevated at 3210 meter, you have  just a very little chance of AMS. If you be precautious about high altitude and follow our guide then you can avoid it. 

How do we know if I get AMS ?

Your symptoms will also depend on the speed of your climb and how hard you push (exert) yourself. Symptoms are as below:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rapid pulse (heart rate)
  • shortness of breath with exertion
  • Cannot walk in a straight line


  1. Rest, Rest , Rest
  2. Go down, down, down
  3. Diamox

Diamox may be given to help you breathe better. It can help reduce mild symptoms. This medicine can make you urinate more often. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol when taking this drug. This medication works best when taken before reaching a high altitude.

Prevention and pre-cautious 

Keys to preventing acute mountain sickness include:

  • Climb the mountain gradually and slowly
  • Sleep at a lower altitude when possible
  • Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness
  • Drink plenty of fluid – 3 liters per day
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Eat regular meals, high in carbohydrates
  • Sleep well
  • Be well equipped

First aid

Owing to a sudden change in climate, altitude and other factors, it is obvious that there could arise some alterations in your health. It would be hard to know all aspects of Nepal's health problems.You will be eating and drinking in various outlets. Diarrhea is a common illness that a tourist would be facing. So, it is recommended to drink purified water and eat in clean outlets. Drinking and eating precautions will surely help to take care of many health problems that could arise during the trip. Staying hydrated during the travel, trekking, tours is highly recommended too. If any problem should arise during the trip. Being on good health before leaving for a trip would help you to enjoy your trip to the fullest.Though Nepal alternative treks will be carrying first aid medical kid, you are also suggested to take personal basic first medicines for in case.


We will leave you free to choose hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara as there will be various choices. We will arrange twin share basis room in lodges during the trek. We will arrange shared washing room and toilet.


During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) in lodges. Threre will be provided breakfast, lunch and dinner three times along the route on your choice from MENU .

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Annapurna Base Camp is moderate level of trek,  suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5-6 hours a day with a light rucksack. As we will  get the highest elevation 3210 meter, you are preferred an excellent health with average physical fitness, have a positive attitude and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly is good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Nepal alternative treks before booking the trek.

Mr. Ottapon Prasomtong ( Sam)

Nonugyasai,Suphannaburi, Thailand

Every days, I am happy and enjoy. I like Nepal and lover. I am feel good every time in Nepal. Nepal in my relationship ever....Thanks you so much for everytihing. 

Kob Kun Kub ! 

Mr. Rang-San Saeutavee (San)

Noungmoung,Lopbori City,Thailand

Its my first time. I feel very good in Nepal. I will come again when I ready more. 

Thank You ! 

Mr. Thanapol Yenjit ( Bank)


To who it may conern

This is my first time trekking. Hard, Awesome but with you, I'm feel so safe and comfortable . So all I want to say is thank you ! You rock my trip "Tej" !!! 

Dhanyabad ! 

With love 


Mr. Jatupon Cheevarojnarong (Egg)


I like trip. I'm happy in Nepal. Thank you. 


Miss Porhpravee Malaijitt ( Ann)

Mueang,Chanthaburi, Thailand

Dear Tej

I was so happy for along the trip since you picked me up from the airport untill now that weill leave Nepal ASAP. The hardest thing for me is the trekking I had even been here for trekking before. I was really hard for a girl like me. You know what I was relly felt from the trekking as I never walk in the jungle for more than 3 hours. Look how was I feel. I was really wanted to get back home..LOL

But after I reached the destination I was proud of myself that much that I can complete what I were here for.

Thanks for all supports ! 


Mr. Issarapong Ngampall ( Aof)



First time in Nepal, It is great experience although sometime I feel tired but it very very happy. After 2-3 year I hope meet you ( Tej) and go to base camp, finally thanks so much for everything. See you again ! 

Dhanyabad !

Mr. Thang Khakerd ( Peck)

Ampermong samutpakrn,Thailand

I'm pex

I feel very happy in Nepal and more experience for life. I write not so good but heart tell for you. Thanks to ZTej and others.

May the sun bring you new energy by day

May the moon softly restore by night

Thank you anything else ! Good bye !!! 

Mr. Waroot Sukrakajana (Key)

Khungsenn, Lang Suan, Chumphon,Thailand

This is first time in Nepal for me. Nepal is the best country in my mind. I get a good remeber and experience in Nepal. Thank you for your support and your help,Tej. I hope you fine forever. Good luck Tej. I hope to see you in Thailand. Bye bye. 

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