At the end of each trekking season – March to May and September to November – Mountain Delights has been organizing a “clean up trek” taking like-minded trekkers in this area. With the assistance of our office staffs: guides, and helpers, you will join to collect rubbish along the trail during your walk enjoying the majestic scenery.
All trashes specifically tissue papers, plastics, tins, and glasses would be collected from alongside the walking tracks and then disposed correctly. Items to be recycled will be transported back to Kathmandu.
As many trekkers use these tracks annually and problem of trashes ever increasing, we have started some communication with tea house owners along the way to provide knowledge on waste disposals.
So, if you would like to join us on cleaning trek to help clean up some of the densely trekked areas in Nepal – please contact us.
In this trekking trip you not only experience a famous trek in Nepal with enchanting scenery and beauty, but you will be helping to clean environment. And communicate cross-cultural ideas about the disposal of rubbish along with setting an example to others of being more aware of the awesome environment.
Ghorepani cleaning trek offers some of the most stunning views of the Himalayan peaks including: Annapurna massif’s Annapurna I (8,091 m/ 26,545 ft), Annapurna South (7,219 m/ 23,684 ft), Dhaulagiri Range’s Dhaulagiri I (8,167 m /26,795 ft), Dhaulagiri II (7,751m/ 25,430ft), Dhaulagiri III (7,715 m/ 25,311ft); and others such as Himchuli (6,441 m/ 21,131 ft) and Machapuchhre (6,993 m/ 22,942 ft).
Arrive Kathmandu’s Airport where our friendly representative will be waiting to receive you and transfer you to your pre-booked hotel. After you complete check-in formality at the Hotel and taking short rest, we introduce you to the market of Thamel, where you can eat your supper, change money, buy some stuffs from supermarket, or buy trekking gears. Later we take you to our office for the trip briefing. Overnight at your hotel. Delay of any kind will postpone the events for next day according to feasibility.
You will be starting the day with breakfast at your Hotel. The sightseeing tour involves tour of two religious, cultural, and art-wise important sites of Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa.
Pashupatinath Temple: It is one of the most famous Hindu temples in South-Asia. The temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. This place is a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. The Bagmati river flowing besides the temple is religiously and spiritually important for Hindus where cremation of dead body takes place. Pashupatinath temple holds the most of prominence during Shivaratri – Shiva’s birthday and thousands of pilgrims gather in the night to celebrate the day.
Boudhanath Stupa: It is one of the biggest Stupas in terms of size and height in Nepal and located in east of Kathmandu. The site is peaceful and culturally full with intermixed influence of Tibetan and Sherpa roots. Stupa built in the trading route between Kathmandu and Tibet has four pairs of eyes directed towards all four directions. It is believed to be influenced by Mahayana Buddhist philosophy. After short tour of city we return to hotel and prepare for the trek. Overnight will be spent at hotel.
You will enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and drive to airport for a flight to Pokhara in the latter morning. You fly to Pokhara – small beautiful city situated in the lap of the Annapurna massif – parallel to the central Himalayas in which you can enjoy the view of the Langtang range, Gorkha Himal massif, Lamjung Himal, and Annapurna. Arrive Pokhara and enjoy the rest of the day exploring lakeside and surrounding.
After breakfast you drive to Nayapul for about one and half hour. The drive is enjoyable and adventurous equally in the snake-bending narrow mountain highway. From Nayapul start to hike to Tikhedhunga – small hamlet where you spend the first night – along the stretch of Modi Khola at first and then gentle uphill. Walking time for today is about three hours. But you all are in a mission of collecting trashes along the trail, and dumping them properly. So, it will take you longer. Overnight stay in the Lodge.
The day is filled with track moving up and up until you reach Banthati. First off, you start by climbing all the way steep up to Ulleri, from where you get the view of mountain peak including Annapurna South, Himchuli, and tip of Fishtail top.
You continue to Banthanti which is slightly gradual and fill your stomach with delicious lunch. Overnight stay in the little town situated in the forest. Today as well you spend your significant time collecting trashes of the trail.
Today you walk in the beautiful stretch in the jungle till Ghorepani. The trail is gradual up with short steeper parts.
Just below the summit of Poonhill, buzzing town of Ghorepani is located in the ridge surrounded by Rhododendron forest. You will enjoy the splendid view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains from this beautiful town. We spend the night at local lodge in Ghorepani.
The day starts with a pre-dawn hike to the top of Poonhill to view the sunrise – the most anticipated location for the same. After an hour of climb, you reach to the top of Poonhill before sunrise, and wait for it.
The panoramic view of Annapurna Range and Dhaulagiri is unbeatable and fulfilling in many ways. You will drink hot coffee/tea with sunrise and return back to your lodge for breakfast.
After breakfast, set off for the day, and trek your way through beautiful forest to Tadapani. It is long up and down trail today yet enjoying in the forest. You enjoy your lunch in a small sunny place called Banthanti. From here another stretch of down and up remains. Arrive Tadapani and overnight stay here.
Enjoy your breakfast with the view of Himalayan peaks. Annapurna South, Himchuli, and Fishtail view is splendid from here.
After breakfast walk down to Ghandruk through the beautiful forest section. Arrive Ghandruk and enjoy rest of the day.
Ghandruk is a beautiful village inhabited by Gurung ethnic community who serve in the Gurkhas primarily. This is one of the most tour destination among Nepali tour enthusiasts as well.
In the later afternoon visit the village center, museum, and information center. Overnight in the lodge.
This is the end of the trekking. After breakfast and enjoying the view of the Annapurna South, Himchuli, and Fishtail close up, you descend to Ghandruk Bensi and then walk to Nayapul along the river Madi. And from Nayapul drive to Pokhara for about an and half hour and arrive buzzing Pokhara to enjoy your rest of the day.
You drive back to Kathmandu – some 206 kms and takes seven hours – or take a flight according to your interest. If you are driving, you drive through beautiful bending mountain highway which stretches along the river and passes through beautiful landscape. Once in Kathmandu we will transfer you to your respective hotel and you will be given free time to wander around. Overnight will be spent in hotel.
After breakfast at your Hotel, we take you to the mysterious Kathmandu city tour. This historical, cultural and spiritual city unveils the social and historical mysteries to visitors. You will walk through the narrow lanes of the ancient Kathmandu – the center of power – that includes markets of Ason, Glass beads market at Indrachowk, oldest supermarket at New Road, Kilagal, and Hidden Stupas inside the family courtyard.
Visit of Kathmandu Durbar Square – the administrative quarter of Malla Kings (fourteenth to eighteenth century), and Shah Kings who ruled Nepal from 1768 until 2008. The most unique experience in the square is the visit to the temple of the living goddess “Kumari”.
After the tour, return back to your Hotel. If you are staying in Thamel, you can hang around this bustling tourist market and enjoy shopping. Overnight in Hotel.
Airport Pick Up and Drop Off (International & Domestic)
3 star standard hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu (Nepal standard)
3 star standard hotel with breakfast in Pokhara
Tea house (Lodge) accommodation during trek
All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trek
Tea / Coffee (3 times a day) during trek
A professional Trekking Guide, Porter (Helper), and Assistant Guide provided for more than 5 trekkers.
Air ticket (Kathmandu-Pokhara)
All food, drinks, lodging, salary, insurance, medical equipment, and transportation for Trekking Staff
Private transfer ( Pokhara- Nayapul – Pokhara and Pokhara – Kathmandu)
Kathmandu Cultural and Historical sightseeing with a Tour Guide, private transportation, and entrance fee
Trekking Permit (TIMS)
Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
Down jacket, sleeping bag, fleece liner, and a duffel bag
All government taxes
What is Excluded?
Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and cold drinks), cigarettes, your personal insurance coverages that should include the emergency helicopter evacuation, and any kind of expenses created due to unforeseen circumstances.
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Tips for Guide Porter & Driver (Tips are not mandatory but expected, and recommended)
Any other services that is not mentioned in Inclusion section
1. Sleeping bag (Optionally we can provide one if you requires but has to be returned after the trek).
2. Duffel bag or Rucksack and suitcase (Optionally we can provide duffel bag if you need it but has to be returned after the trek).
4. Down Jacket only if you are traveling in the cold season i.e November through February ( We can provide if you need one but has to be returned after the trek).
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
1. Sun hat.
2. Warm wool or synthetic hat that covers your ears.
3. Goggles or sunglasses for sunbeam, dust, and wind.
4. Headlamp for night out and pre-dawn hike.
5. Some people like ear-muffs; These are optional; a good hat, balaclava, and hooded jacket
should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people (optional).
6. A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it and is for
cold season (optional).
1. Gloves( medium level : not too warm and not light).
3. Fleece jacket or pullover.
4. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
5. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
6. women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton.
Lower Body – Legs- Feet
1. Nylon hiking shorts - Quick drying type, not cotton.
2. Underwear, stay away from cotton (4).
3. Lightweight long underwear - Capilene or other synthetic.
4. softshell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
5. Trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
6. Cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
7. All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture
resistant plastic bags.
9. pairs heavyweight socks to be worn over liner socks preferable for a cold season. 10.2 pair light
weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail.
11. light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
12. pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
13. pair sandals (Optional).
Medicines and First Aid Kits
(Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However, we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well).
1. Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches.
2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
3. Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
4. Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness.
Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
5. 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids,
some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have more extensive medical
gear, but you should have the basics for general use.
1. Passport and extra passport sized photos (4 copies).
2. Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave at our office in KTM just in case if you need to
change the date of your flight).
3. Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
4. Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your
neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from
having to stop and look for it.
5. Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses
its' effectiveness over time.
6. Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
7. Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
8. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid
hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
9. 2 bandanas.
1. One pair adjustable trekking poles. Although these are listed as optional, these can be of great
assistance to people who may think of themselves and generally clumsy or with bad knees,
ankles, etc, especially when going downhill (Optional).
2. Favorite snack foods.
3. Paperback books, cards, mp3 player (there are a couple of stops where you could recharge.
Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember,
keep these items lightweight.
5. One light weight point & shoot camera or One large SLR. Digital cameras are ok,
but you must keep the batteries warm when not in use.
6. Hydration bladder with a drinking tube and tube insulator.
7. A pee bottle for men and pee funnel for a woman, some swear by them to avoid
that chilly late night trip.