Day 02: Dhampus-Landrung (1646 m)
After breakfast, we start the trek & ascend up for an
hour through the dense forest of Rhododendron & Orchid
to a Pass at 2160 m then descend gradually for another an
hour to reach Ghatte Khola for lunch. Then continue the slope
downhill to Landrung (1646m), a large Gurung Village situated
above the Modi River for the night Camp.
Day 03: Landrung-Ghandrung (1951 m)
After breakfast, proceed the walk about one hour down to Modi
river then ascend the steep trail for two hours through the
terraced fields to reach Ghandrung (1951 m), this picturesque
town of slate-roofed houses surrounded by terraced fields
is a pleasant place for the night halt. This is a huge Gurung
village, with the good humour and friendliness. The lodges
in this village are well known for the great Gurung hospitality.
The headquarters of Annapurna Conversation Center is also
situated in this village who looks after the management of
the lodges. This village is beautifully set in front the peaks
of Annapurna South & Himchuli (6441 m).
Day 04: Ghandrung - Ghorepani. (2855 m)
Today the trail is a bit longer as the walk takes about 8
hours to reach to Ghorepani. As usual, start the trek after
the breakfast & ascend gradually for about four hours
through the forest of different species of trees & rhododendrons
& reach Tadapani where many lodges are situated. After
Tadapani continue the walk for an hour to BhainseKharka. Then
ascend the steep hill through the different species of Rhododendron
Forest & few lodges for about 2 hours to Deurali. Then
descend gradually the slope for an hour & reach to Ghorepani
surrounded by Rhododendron Forest & this village is inhabited
by the Magars (ethnic group).
Day 05: Ghorepani.
Wake up early in the morning 0500 hrs for the excursion to
Poon Hill (3193 m), you can hear the sounds of trekker preparing
for the pre-dawn assault on Poon Hill. Take great care on
the path up the hill, as it can be slippery in places. It
takes about an hour to climb the top. As the sun rises, the
views are literally breathtaking, a wide Himalayan panorama
stretching from Dhaulagiri 8167m (the world's seventh highest
peak) to Manaslu 8156m (the world's eighth highest peak) in
the east, with the mighty Annapurna range in between them.
Then come back to Ghorepani, have breakfast & rest of
the day at leisure or you can visit around the village of
Day 06:Ghorepani - Birethanti (1050 m)
Today the trail is whole descending through the stone staircase.
After breakfast, descend down about 2 hours to Banthanti,
where few tourist lodges are situated. Then again descend
down through the stone steps to Ulleri for about one hour,
this pretty slate roofed village is largely comprised of Magar
People. They are Tibeto-Burman in origin & very skilled
craftsmen in stone & wood. From here you can have the
good views of Annapurna South and Himchuli as well as the
Bhurungdi Valley below. The path again continues through the
stone steps for one & half-hour crossing the Bhurungdi
River reaches Hille. Then after 2 hours walk through the beautiful
villages & terraced field, cross the confluence of Modi
Khola & Bhurungdi Khola.
Day 7: Birethanti-Pokhara.
It takes about 1-hour walk to reach to the road & then
drive to Pokhara for about two hours. Upon arrival check in
to the hotel & rest of the day free at leisure.