Ghorepani or more properly Ghodepani, means watering place for horses in
Nepali. Back in the days, the route from Birethanti to Ghorepani and down to
Tatopani was part of the salt trade route between Nepal and Tibet. And
Ghorepani was where the caravans watered their horses and mules. The only
remnant today are a couple of troughs in decay at the southern part of the
Today, Ghorepani is more like a watering place for trekkers, and could be
aptly renamed Gora Pani. Gora which means 'fair skinned' in Nepali, is a
generic term used in Nepal for people of Caucasian descent which makes up the
bulk of trekkers.
Ghorepani is famous for its majestic rhododendron blooms and if you come here
in spring you will probably find that this reputation is somewhat of an
understatement. Also do not forget to climb up to Poon Hill early in the
morning for expansive mountain views from Dhaulagiri to Himalchuli.