Day 17 Ghandruk to Chomrong

Day 2 Annapurna Sanctuary

YetiZone
Active Map
Day 18
Previous Day

Day 17

Ghandruk

Chomrong

North

28°22.55'

28°55.11'

East

83°48.58'

83°49.23'

Altitude

1,943m

2,100m

Ascent

1,050m

Descent

900m

Time

5 hours

Distance

9 kilometres

Buy the book

Ghandruk is the Gurung capital. The village has grown around the T-junction where the path from Ghorepani meets the bath between Chomrong and Birethanti. Near this junction is the 'Open Guest House' with a shop to its right. Continue along the path (bearing 285°) keeping the view of Hiunchulli on your right. Pass the path to Ghorepani on the left. About 30 metres past the T-junction, the path crosses a stream and turns to the right. Walk past a water tap on your left, and further on cross another stream. 150 metres further on is the AMA carpet shop. The path now leads downhill through a gateway embellished with prayer wheels. Spin them clockwise with your right hand. Ghandruk really needs an AtoZ street guide (and a Gregory's for the Aussies).

Walk down the green 'hollow lane' to reach a large suspension bridge (10 minutes). Follow the broad path from here to Komrong ( 1 hour) [28° 23. 76'N 83° 48.00'E] 2255m situated on the edge of a valley. From Komrong the path descends steeply to Kyumnu ( 1 hour 30 minutes) [28° 24.19'N 83° 47. 83'E] 1,800m, in the base of the valley, on the far side of the stream. Climb up the hill on the other side of the valley to Kaji Lodge ( 2 hours 50 minutes) [28° 24.68'N 83° 48.21'E] 2040m

Contour more easily around the hillside on a broad path to reach Upper Chomrong (3 hours 50 minutes). The views from here are of Machhupuchhare, Hiunchulli and Annapurna South.

 

 

 Copyright Ian P Johnson October 1998