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Ghandruk Trek - 7 Days

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Ghandruk Trek
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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.
Ghandruk Trek is a delightful short trekking that you can do in Annapurna region. The haven is the beautiful town of Ghandruk, which is a home to the Annapurna Conservation Area Project.  The trek is quite easy and passes through the beautiful villages. The Mountain View is amazing, and the landscape is enchanting, allowing you to experience and explore the tranquil life in Nepali naturally gifted village. Ghandruk is a naturally beautiful village with Gurung settlement. This trek allows you to give great relief from the busy city life by taking you to the cozy peaceful environment. It is also a pleasant and a good choice for children as a family tour in the mountain region. All of these conclude this trek as an ideal choice for everyone looking for a short trek in the Annapurna foothills, from the family groups with kids to the ones who look for a short trekking experience in Nepal. Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage has organized Annapurna Ghandruk Trek as a 7 day package keeping in mind with the short travel period for busy travellers.

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.

Outline Itinerary

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.

Additional Information

You can surf through our website for the more information regarding services, altitudes, terrain difficulty and requirements. If you want to know more about Nepalese culture, traditions and other FAQs answers then please  Cantact us by email feel free to inquire further. Call us any time at Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

We will welcome you at the airport then transfer to you hotel. Evening welcome dinner with Nepali cultural dance.Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 2
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara,its takes about six hours via drive.You may fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes just 25 min. Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can do boating at Fewa Lake where u can observe the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 3
Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Phedi (1130 m.)

and trek from Phedi to Pothana takes about five hours. From here you begin your trek to Pothana (1900m.). The trail ascends all the way to Pothana through forests till you reach the village called Dhampus. It is a Gurung village which gives you an opportunity to look at the magnificent views of Annapurna ranges, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu. The ascent trail follows to Pothana through the forests. This is a small village which is surrounded by forests having marvelous mountain views.

Day 4
Trek from Pothana to Ghandruk (1950 m.) takes about six hours.

The early part of trek is gradual ascend for almost an hour up to Deurali (2100 m.) which passes through oak and mixed forests with splendid views of Manaslu, Annapurna ranges and Mardi Himal. Leaving Deurali, you begin to trek steep downwards to reach Tolkha (1840 m.) , a beautiful Magar and Gurung village. To reach the next destination Landruk, a village inhabited by mostly Gurung and few Brahmins the trail is gradual descent passing through terraces and few settlements. Now the steep descent trail moves downwards to Modi Khola river and crossing iron bridge you follow steep uphill to reach Ghandruk.. There are many lodges, Gurung museum and traditional houses made of stone slabs. You can enjoy from here are Annapurna South (7229 m.), Hiunchuli (6441 m.), Annapurna III (7755 m.), Glacier dome (7200 m.) and Fish tail (6997 m.).

Day 5
Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul via Birethanti takes about 5 hours.

This day you descend through Kimshe to Shaule Bazaar. From here your trail goes quite flat until you retrace back to Birethanti. You need to walk almost half an hour to get to Nayapul. Drive from Nayapul to Pokhara by taxi or car.

Day 6
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus that takes about six hours. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes approximately 25 minutes. Leisure time in Kathmandu.

Day 7
Farewell friend

As per your flight time we will transfer to you airport.

Trip Includes:

  • Airport Pick up & Drop/sightseeing by private vehicle
  • Twin sharing deluxe accommodation at Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Welcome dinner with culture show.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with Guide
  • Transportation/Private Vehicle
  • Trekking map
  • Accommodation in tea house during trek
  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking
  • All necessary paper work & Permits and Tims for trekking
  • A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide
  • one Porter between each two clients while on trek
  • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staff
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement

Excludes

  • International Airfare Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Excess baggage charge(s)Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Entrance fee in Kathmandu& Pokhara Boating in fewa lake
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.Personal
  • gears & clothing (available on hire)Tips, any expenses of personal nature, clients insurance
  • Soft hard drinks Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, st International
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
Price From USD$530/person
530
Total $ 530 USD

Trip Facts

  • All ground transportation & Domestic Flight
  • 2-10
  • 2600 Meters
  • Kathmandu
  • We will be staying at 3 *** Hotel in Kathmandu, Hotel Mount View in Pokhara and Normal Hotel during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis
  • During spring season (March to May) and autumn season (September to November).
  • Nepal
  • Breakfast In kathmandua and all the meal During the Ghandruk Trek
  • Kathmandu
  • Moderate