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Earthquake Memorial Ghorepani Trek

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Earthquake Memorial Ghorepani Trek

Earthquake memorial Ghorepani Trek itinerary is started to help the earthquake victims of Gorkha. Due to the massive earthquake fourteen districts including Gorkha are badly damaged, most of buildings were collapsed including schools and hospitals, general health- post etc.

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  • Start From: Kathmandu
  • Finish At: Kathmandu
  • Countries: Nepal
  • Destination: Kathmandu-Gorkha-Pokhara-PoonHill-Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude:3210M
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  • Group size: Any size, But we offer huge discount for any large group
  • Daily walking Hour: 6hrs.
  • Activities : Trekking and Volunteering


Earthquake memorial Ghorepani Trek itinerary is started to help the earthquake victims of Gorkha. Due to the massive earthquake fourteen districts including Gorkha are badly damaged, most of buildings were collapsed including schools and hospitals, general health- post etc.

We set up this program because to provide some financial aid at the Navajyoti Secondary School, Tandrang 1 Gorkha. The school is running in open sky and some how in Zink-sheet cottages.

Navajyoti Secondary School, Tandrang -01, Gorkha is the school where we are going to renovate, that was built in 2042 BS (1985AD) with help of local community, as pre-primary school in cottage house then gradually step by step in two decades upgraded to secondary in 2065 (2008 AD). There are currently 312 students, 13 teachers out of them 4 are paid by privately. Before shaken by earthquake the school was running efficiently, once when earthquake hit Gorkha every construction of Gorkha has demolished, among of them the mud and stone building of Navajyoti was also damaged, and it was very hard to challenge to bring on operation. At that terrible situation we did some efforts to make temporary cottage to just bring in operations, some helping hand provided basic equipment like, Zink sheet, plastic topline, etc.

It is a voluntourism program so once we visit the school then head off to Poon Hill Ghorepani trek, stunning view of Sunrise over the Annapurna Himalaya, bloomed hills with varieties of rhododendorn, tumbling musical sound of waterfalls and rivers always mesmerized you. Encountering with many travellers, trekkers in the trail make your trip more friendliness and charisma.
These programs, which provide small, help to raise fund for school and also amazing trip of Annapurna.

USD 100 for every purchase from this package will goes for renovating and rebuilding the school. We are targeting to bring more people and raise more funds that can make a perfect earthquake proof one-story building.s


Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 01
    Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters)

    Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, our airport representative will greet you and taken to your hotel. After check in hotel you will have some small meeting in hotel about the program.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 02
    Drive to Aarughat Gorkha

    From today the program has stared, you will drive to Arughat in privet jeep which takes about 6hrs.

    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 03
    Visit Navajyoti Secondary School and meeting with principal, and chairman of school

    The first goal of the trip is visiting the destroyed school, attending the program meeting with principal and chairman of the school. Talking about how is possible to renovate and rebuild the school.

    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 04
    Drive to Pokhara (900 meters) 7 hours by tourist bus

    From the day the trip of Annapurna Himalaya is starting. Drive to Pokhara a city of lakes. It takes about 7hrs drives from Arughat to Pokhara.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 05
    Drive to Nayapul (1010meters) and trek to Tikhedunga (1570meters) 3.5 hours

    After having breakfast drive to Nayapool in a private tourist car and trek to Tikhedhunga. Somehow plain and mostly uphill trail takes about 3hrs to get Tikhedunga. It depends on walking pace.

    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 06
    Trek to Ghorepani (2840meters) 6 hours.

    Have a breakfast and leaving Tikhedunga to get Ghorepani. An uphill trail with breathtaking view of Himalaya colorful hills, encountering with different people makes your day very interesting and enjoyable.

    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 07
    Early morning hike up to Poon Hill (3210meters) and trek to Tadapani (2610meters) 6hrs

    Amazing day for astonishing view of sunrise over the Annapurna Himalaya, Manaslu Himalaya, Mt. Dhaulagiri etc., and back to guest house and then trek to Tadapani. The bloomed flowers, chirping of birds, and tumbling of waterfalls, decorate the trail very well.

    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 08
    Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m) - 4 hrs

    The descending trail thru the forest trek to Ghandruk, it is an ethnic group Grungs village. The villagers have their own dialects, costume, and culture. Most of the male are serving in Gurkha soldiers. We have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna Conservation Office, museums and explore the village.

    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 10
    Trek to Nayapul (1,010m) and drive to Pokhara

    Today, we are going to end our trek at Nayapul followed by a short drive back to Pokhara.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 10
    Drive back to Kathmandu (1345meters) by tourist bus

    Today after breakfast in hotel you will drive back to Kathmandu. Highway drive from Pokhara Kathmandu is stupendous road, Seti River,Trishuli River along the highway is always interesting.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 11
    Visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa and Bhaktapur Durbar Square

    Today visit three main attractions of Kathmandu; Pashupatinath, Bouddha Stupa, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Pashupatinath is the largest Hindu shrine of the world. Every year thousands of traveler and pilgrims visit.
    Boudhanath Stupa is the one of the largest stupas of the Nepal. Explore the Stupa, meet the monks. Next is the Royal Palace built by Malla Dynasty in the centuries ago.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 12
    Transfer to international airport for your final departure

    Finally the trip concludes. Your guide will come and take you to the International Airport.


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Trip Includes

  1. From to Airport transfer to hotel on private tourist vehicle.
  2. Twin sharing accommodation 3 nights in a three star hotel in Kathmandu.
  3. Twin sharing accommodation 2 nights in a three star hotel in Pokhara.
  4. Twin sharing accommodation 07 nights in available best guesthouses and lodges in the trek.
  5. USD 100 per person for rebuild and refurnshing of Navajyoti Secondasy School
  6. Meals during the trip 11 breakfasts, 08 lunches and 07 dinners.
  7. Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Arughat and Arughat to Pokhara on a private tourist vehicle.
  8. A day tour (Tribute Program of Victims) in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur on a tourist vehicle.
  9. Apex the Asia Holiday provides English- speaking local guides and porters as per required. We assign one porter for every two clients. All our guides are licensed by the Ministry of Tourism, and have received high-altitude first-aid and eco-sustainability training.
  10. Accommodation, foods, insurance, salary, equipment and medicine for field staffs.
  11. Annapurna Conversation trekking permits, temple and monument fees.
  12. Farewell dinner one night before the clients final departure in a Typical Nepali Restaurant with culture dance, your guide will accompany you.
  13. All government taxes and official expenses.

Trip Exclude

  1. International airfare
  2. Traveler’s insurance - mandatory for the trip; should cover helicopter rescue charges worth a minimum of USD 50,000 per person.
  3. Nepal entry visa- you can get your visa upon arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry 30-day tourist visa can be obtained for USD 40 or equivalent. Similarly, a multiple-entry 90-day tourist visa costs USD 100. Please have 2 passport size photos and the amount in cash USD/Euro handy.)
  4. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  5. All drinks including bottled/ boiled water along the trekking route.
  6. Personal trekking gears/equipment.
  7. Tips for trekking staffs (Tipping is expected).
  8. Other expenses that are not listed on Price Include Section

Equipment List

This is a section where you get the general idea equipment that you need in Annapurna Base Camp. The important and serious part of equipment selection depends on the trekking season, trekking days, and maximum altitude.

Trekkers personal goods such as money purse, cameras, cell phones and the cosmetic items that you need in day time, while you are hiking. Porter carries others your heavy equipment.

  1. Day Pack
  2. Duffel Bag
  3. Down jacket and sleeping bag
  4. Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
  5. Baseball cap can protect your ear and neck from the sunlights.
  6. Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears
  7. Balaclava - lightweight, thinner variety
  8. UV protection glacier glasses with side shields and a hard-sided storage case. In high altitude automatically the atmosphere is thinner than low altitude so, the sunlights are quite strong in mountain, which affect our eyes. For those people who are wearing the prescription glasses, please requesting you to speaks with your doctor about the prescription glacier glasses.
  9. Headlamp: Headlamp is a one of the basic for you during the trek because treks are in mountain where not plenty of electricity is. Make sure to bring extra lithium batteries.


  1. A pair of liner synthetic/ woolen gloves for the mild days.
  2. A pair of heavy woolen gloves for morning and evening time.
  3. A pair shell gloves or mitts Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.

Core Body

  1. Two cotton t-shirts.
  2. A synthetic t-shirt.
  3. Two long sleeve polyesters, light colored shirts for sunny days. V-neck zipper provides additional venting options which are good for changing temperatures.
  4. A soft shell jacket, water resistant, with insulation, underarm ventilation zippers. Full front zipper is preferable for ventilation.
  5. A medium to heavy weight expedition down parka w/hood.
  6. For women two synthetic sports bras, no cotton!

Lower Body – Legs

  1. Three pairs nylon-hiking shorts, not cotton!
  2. Underwear, stay away from cotton
  3. Two pair lightweight long underwear
  4. A pair soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferabl
  5. Two pair trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees.
  6. A pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best
  7. A pair cotton pants
  8. Especially for the women a full length skirt.


  1. At least four pair of liner socks, synthetic.
  2. Three pair heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks
  3. A pair light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail and also on lodges at the time of dinner.
  4. A pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots. Make sure the size and should have to be avoidable for blister.
  5. A pair light trekking shoes or sneakers to wear in and about camps or lodge
  6. Sandals are optional for the trek.

Medicine and First Aid

  1. Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  3. Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  4. Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness


Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics.

Miscellaneous, but Important

  1. Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  2. Airline ticket(s)
  3. Visa (if required and acquired in advance)
  4. Immunization record
  5. Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money and passport
  6. Two water bottles one liter wide-mouth Nalgene and one insulator
  7. Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  8. Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its effectiveness over time
  9. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc


  1. A pair of adjustable trekking poles, this is great for downhill trek, and even it is listed in optional.
  2. Favorite snack foods, two pounds for maximum limits.
  3. Books and other devices for relax during the trek and rest time.
  4. For your records, camera, a DSLR, Go-Pro Cameras.
  5. Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator
  6. A urination bottle for men and a pee funnel for woman, as you might want to void that chilly late night trip
  7. A small stainless steel thermos

The above list guides for you to buy the goods. There are so many options for you, they different brand and version, so it would be better to buy as per your experience. Most of the things are easily available in Kathmandu as well in cheap price.

Please Note:
The tight fighting clothing such as made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals. So if you find these items comfortable please kindly wear top of them.

Altitude Sickness Info

Acute Mountain Sickness may happen when the travellers rapidly up to the height of 3000m. Our itineraries are designed with rest days. Once when you arrived in high altitude, your acclimatization line will rise your body to start adjust. The commonly happened in altitude are shortness of breath, light headache, whereas the mountain sickness is quite different which involves the severe headache, vomiting etc.

The trained and expert guides will everyday advise you about your health conditions, requirements and altitude sickness while you are trekking, hiking and climbing. That’s why you should not be worry about the sickness. Also we would like to recommend you to meet your doctor, advisor before you start your travel.

Given some information helps you to get rid from the Acute Mountain Sickness.

There are three stages of altitude sickness and symptoms.

Normal AMS Symptoms
The given altitude symptoms may every trekkers will have experience but no worries these are common.

  1. Need more sleep than normal sleep time
  2. Occasional loss of hunger.
  3. Vivid, wild dreams especially at around 2500-3800 meters in altitude.
  4. Periodic breathing.
  5. Runny nose.
  6. Increasing urination while moving to/at higher altitudes (a good sign)
  7. Dizziness.

Minor AMS Symptoms
The trekkers when they entry on high Himalayan Valleys get mild AMS that your having symptoms. The symptoms to be altitude sickness at least you have given one indication.

  1. Hard to breath
  2. Dizziness
  3. Dry raspy cough
  4. Runny nose
  5. Loss of hunger
  6. Weakness
  7. Nausea
  8. Mild headache

What to do when Minor Symptoms does not stop?

  1. If the symptoms developing while walking, then stop and take relax, drink water. Drink frequently.
  2. If symptoms do not stop and developing continuously then stop take rest and drink water and take Diamox of 125 -250mg. Drink more water.
  3. If symptoms growing in the evening, take 125-250mg Diamox and drink plenty of fluids again.
  4. If symptoms partially go away but are still annoying it is safe to take another 250mg Diamox 6-8 hours later.
  5. If the symptoms continue getting worse then you have to descending for a few hours which is more merits than staying at the same altitude.

Serious AMS Symptoms
The given conditions are quite danger so descend immediately

  1. Severe headache.
  2. Persistent vomiting and dizziness.
  3. Ataxia (loss of co-ordination, an inability to walk in a straight line, making the sufferer look drunk)
  4. Losing consciousness (inability to stay awake or understand instructions.
  5. Hallucinations.
  6. Liquid sounds in the lungs.
  7. Very persistent, sometimes watery, cough.
  8. Difficulty breathing.
  9. Rapid breathing or feeling breathless at rest.
  10. Coughing clear fluid, pink phlegm or blood (a very bad sign)
  11. Severe lethargy/fatigue.
  12. Marked blueness of face and lips.
  13. High resting heartbeat (over 130 beats per minute)
  14. Mild symptoms rapidly getting worse

Dangerous cases of AMS

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

The brain swelling with the fluid is HACE. It involves disorientation, lethargy and nausea. Before attacking the HACE, patient will have the symptoms of fever, ataxia, photophobia, and rapid heartbeat. Unconsciousness and coma from HACE can be lead to death within 12-20hrs from the onsets of symptoms. In the initial phase of ataxia begin treatment with medication, oxygen and dexamethasone.

Normally, 4 to 8mg of dexamethasone is given as a first dose, then 4mg every six hours, Diamox every 12 hours and 2-4 liters /minute oxygen. The patient must have to be descended.

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)

The condition, that buildup the fluid in the air sacs of lungs is HAPE. HAPE symptoms start progressively within 2-4 days in high altitude. Shortness of breath at rest, cough, weakness and chest tightness and at least two of; fast heart beat rate, wheezing heard in lungs, bluish appearance of the skin are the symptoms of HAPE. Descent to the lower altitude is needed if patient does not get better with oxygen. The Gamow Bag may be use to the lower altitude if a person is in the backcountry unable to descend immediately because of weather.

Prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

  1. Plenty of acclimatization above 3500 meters.
  2. Do not take sleeping pill, no alcohol and smoking
  3. Drink more water (Boiled, mineral/ clean or treated) or any fluids – at least 4 litters per day.
  4. Climb up high altitude and sleep at low altitude.
  5. Never do trek/ travel without guide and porters
  6. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, and guidebook.
  7. Must have to decent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.

First Aid Kit

First aid kit is a basic list of common medicines.

  1. Bandage for sprains
  2. Plasters/Band-Aids
  3. Iodine or water filter (optional)
  4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters
  5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts
  6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
  7. Aspirin/Paracetamol - general painkiller
  8. Oral rehydration salts
  9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (Norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
  10. Anti-diarrhoea medication (antibiotic)
  11. Diarrhoea stopper (Imodium - optional)
  12. Antibiotic for Guardia or similar microbe or bacteria
  13. Diamox 250/500mg (for altitude sickness)
  14. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)
  15. Gel hand cleaner.

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore Gorkha Villages
  • Share the Experience with local villagers 
  • Pokhara City
  • Stunning Sunrise view from Poon Hill
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Kathmandu Valley Kal Bhairab Temple Pokhara City Sadhu at Pashupati Birethanti Village Ghorepani Entrance Gate Ghorepani Village View of Fishtail Sign of Poonhill View with Rhododendron
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I have never thought of myself as a hiker or a trekker, but somehow, the idea of trekking through the Himalayas and venturing through Nepals and the worlds highest mountain seems exhilarating and almost out of reach. I did the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in October 2013, and it was and still is one of the best experience in my life. We had Gyanu as our guide for the entire trip and not only has he been patient with a beginner trekker like myself, he explained and shared with us his cult Linda Nguyen
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