Trip Highlights of Ghandruk Trek:
- Panoramic view of beautiful mountains from Ghandruk village.
- Visit the local museum maintained by the ACAP.
- Explore traditional Gurung village and their culture and lifestyle.
- Wonderful and unforgettable classic short trek in Annapurna region.
Trekkers can see various high mountains such as Annapurna II 7937m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna South 7219m, Machhapuchhre 6993m, Hiu Chuli 6441m, Gandarba Chuli 6248m, and many more peaks. The Ghandruk Trek starts from drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Pokhara to Phedi and hiking from Phedi. The total duration of the hiking is only around 6 hours for a two days trek so it is considered to be easy trekking trail which can be conveniently done by anyone. The highest point is only 1950 m and there is no risk of altitude sickness. You can pass through the farm terraces, beautiful hill villages, and forests and then you reach the ethnic Gurung village of Ghandruk. The village still preserves the conventional houses with stone rooftops and the local village museum is worth exploring.
This short trek provides a good introduction into trekking, at the same time providing some magnificent close up views of both the divine mountain Macchapuchhre (Fishtail) and Annapurna South. The best season for the Ghandruk Trek is from the beginning of the march to last June and 1st September to last December, but we are always willing to design your trip as you desire and according to your timetable. If you are enthusiastic to trek in Annapurna region to get the panoramic view of beautiful mountains, landscape and exploring traditional culture maintained by the Gurung village, the Ghandruk Trek is the best option for you.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.(1305m)
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.(819m)
Day 03: Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Phedi (1130 m.)
Day 04: Trek from Pothana to Ghandruk (1950 m.) takes about 6 hours.
Day 05:Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul via Birethanti and pokhara about 5 hours.
Day 06: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
Day 07: Farewell friend.
Physical Conditions and Experience Requirements
Day7 of Ghandruk Trek is considered as moderate. If you jog or perform morning walks regularly then it would not be any problem for you to walk on the trail. However, it is highly recommended that you should start doing mild exercises one month prior to your trekking date. This would help in creating best Himalayan walking holiday experience. Having said that, it should be noted Technical Skill are not needed. The major hurdle is an altitude. Therefore, person having past medical history of lung, heart and blood diseases are extremely advised to consult your doctor before embarking on this journey.
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