Ghandruk Village trek 8 days

Ghandruk Village trek 8 days

Start Point

Kathmandu

End Point

Kathmandu

Duration

9N/10D

Grade

Easy

Max Altitude

2530 meter

Meals

B+L+D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

No. of Person

Min. 02 Pax

Highlights

  • Spectacular Mountain Views: The trek to Ghandruk offers breathtaking views of some of the most iconic peaks in the Annapurna range, including Annapurna South, Machapuchare, and Himchuli. The sight of these majestic snow-capped mountains against the backdrop of clear blue skies is truly awe-inspiring
  • Gurung Culture and Hospitality: Ghandruk is a traditional Gurung village, and the trek provides an opportunity to experience the local culture and way of life. Gurung people are known for their warm hospitality, and you can immerse yourself in their unique traditions, architecture, and daily routines.
  • Stone-Paved Trails and Terraced Fields: The trekking trail leading to Ghandruk is lined with stone-paved paths and terraced fields. The landscape is dotted with traditional houses and lush greenery, creating a picturesque setting that’s perfect for photography.
  • Ghandruk Village: Arriving in Ghandruk is a highlight in itself. The village is beautifully set on a hillside and offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. You can explore the narrow alleys, visit local tea houses, and interact with the friendly locals.
  • Ghandruk Museum: The village also houses the Ghandruk Museum, which provides insights into the history, culture, and lifestyle of the Gurung people. It’s a great place to learn more about the region’s traditions and heritage.
  • Gurung Dance Performances: In the evenings, many lodges in Ghandruk organize cultural dance performances where you can witness traditional Gurung dances and music. It’s a lively and entertaining way to experience the local culture.
  • Close Proximity to Nature: The trek passes through lush forests, crossing rivers and waterfalls. The natural beauty of the region is diverse and captivating, offering opportunities for birdwatching and enjoying the serene environment.
  • Easy Accessibility: The Ghandruk Village trek is relatively short and accessible, making it suitable for trekkers of various fitness levels and ages. It’s a great option for those who want to experience the beauty of the Annapurna region without undertaking a long and challenging trek.

Ghandruk Village Trek Overview

Experience the unparalleled beauty of Annapurna South and the majestic Fishtail Mountain, delve into the rich history at a privately curated museum, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the Gurung community within their quaint village.

Embark on the Ghandruk Village Trek, commencing from Nayapul, the gateway to this enchanting journey. A scenic 2-hour bus ride or a 1-hour taxi journey from Pokhara leads to Nayapul, situated at an altitude of 1070 meters. As the trek progresses, you ascend to the charming village of Ghandruk, nestled at an elevation of 2000 meters. Renowned for its unparalleled beauty, the Ghandruk Trek offers a captivating perspective of the Annapurna mountain range. The trek boasts breathtaking vistas of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchre, and Hiunchuli, with sunrise and sunset views that are truly awe-inspiring.

Navigating through this picturesque trail is relatively easy, with the highest point reaching just 2000 meters, eliminating the risk of altitude sickness. These favorable conditions make the Ghandruk Trek an ideal choice for those seeking a shorter yet immensely rewarding trekking experience amidst the foothills of the Annapurna region.

Detail Itinerary

We’ll personally welcome you at the airport and whisk you away to your hotel. Get ready for your Ghandruk adventure – our experts will share all the details during a briefing at our tour office!

Today, embark on a captivating cultural journey with your expert guide! Immerse yourself in the spiritual aura of the Pashupatinath Temple, marvel at the architectural wonder of Boudhanath Stupa, ascend the sacred steps of Swayambhunath Monastery, and wander through the historic labyrinth of Patan Durbar Square. Upon returning to the vibrant city, gear up for your exciting trek to the charming village of Ghandruk. Embrace the kaleidoscope of experiences that await!

Prepare for a scenic journey! Rise and shine at 7 am to board your comfortable tourist coach or private vehicle for the approximately 6-7 hour drive to Pokhara. Unwind and gaze at the mesmerizing landscapes unfold: rolling hills, lush valleys, and breathtaking views of the Marshyangdi and Trishuli rivers. Upon arrival in Pokhara, settle into your comfortable hotel and enjoy some well-deserved leisure time. Explore the vibrant Lakeside area, indulge in delicious local cuisine, or simply relax and soak in the beauty of the Himalayas.

The next leg of your adventure begins with a scenic drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, the starting point of your trek to Ghandruk Village.
Once you reach Nayapul, it’s time to lace up your hiking boots and start your ascent towards Ghandruk. The 4-5 hour trek promises captivating views of the Annapurna mountain range, including the iconic Machhapuchhre, nicknamed “Fishtail” for its distinctive shape.

The trail itself is a delight, meandering through charming villages, terraced fields, and rhododendron forests. Keep an eye out for colorful birds, playful monkeys, and breathtaking waterfalls as you make your way up.

Finally, as you arrive in Ghandruk, nestled amidst the Himalayas at an altitude of 1940 meters, prepare to be awestruck by the panoramic views. This traditional Gurung village offers a unique blend of culture, serenity, and breathtaking landscapes.

Spend the night in a cozy guesthouse, savor local delicacies, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of Ghandruk. The village boasts stunning viewpoints, traditional Gurung music and dance performances, and opportunities to interact with the friendly locals.

Ghandruk serves as the gateway to further exploration in the Annapurna region. Depending on your itinerary, you can embark on day hikes to Pothana or Jhinu Danda hot springs, or continue your trek further into the heart of the Himalayas.

We now descend to Modi Khola from our current location, then begin our ascent towards Landruk village (elevation: 1,545m), a sizable settlement inhabited by a diverse community of Gurung, Magar, and Brahmin people. Continuing along the trail, we experience a gentle incline leading to Tolka (elevation: 1,700m), followed by a mix of ascent and level paths to Bherikharka.

From Bherikharka, the trail steepens as we ascend to Deorali (elevation: 2,100m), offering panoramic views of various mountain peaks. Subsequently, we gradually descend through oak forests, eventually arriving at Pothana, a quaint town primarily inhabited by the Gurung ethnic community. Pothana also provides breathtaking vistas of numerous mountain peaks. We conclude our day’s journey with an overnight stay in Tolka.

The trek from Tolka to Dhampus offers an enchanting journey through picturesque landscapes and charming villages, culminating in a drive to Pokhara. Here’s an overview of this segment:

From Tolka, situated at an elevation of approximately 1,700 meters, we embark on a scenic trek towards Dhampus. The trail meanders through lush forests, offering glimpses of diverse flora and fauna, as well as stunning views of the surrounding mountains. As we ascend, we pass through quaint villages where locals engage in their daily activities, providing an authentic glimpse into rural Nepalese life.

Arriving at Dhampus, perched at an altitude of around 1,650 meters, we are greeted by breathtaking panoramas of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountain ranges. The village itself boasts traditional Nepalese architecture and a tranquil atmosphere, making it an ideal place to relax and soak in the natural beauty.

Following our exploration of Dhampus, we conclude the trek and head back to Pokhara by private vehicle. The drive takes us through scenic countryside, with opportunities to admire the terraced fields, rolling hills, and picturesque settlements along the way. Upon reaching Pokhara, we can unwind and reflect on the memorable experiences of the trek, surrounded by the serene ambiance of this lakeside city.

Overall, the trek from Tolka to Dhampus and the subsequent drive to Pokhara offer a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and adventure, making it a memorable journey for trekkers seeking to explore the Himalayan region of Nepal.

After enjoying a delightful breakfast in the morning, we begin our journey back to Kathmandu aboard a comfortable tourist coach. As we traverse the scenic route, we are treated to mesmerizing views of the sprawling terrain fields and winding roads that lead us alongside two renowned rafting rivers, the Marshyangdi and Trishuli.

The picturesque landscapes and rugged terrain along the way provide ample opportunities for us to immerse ourselves in the natural beauty of Nepal. The sight of the rivers rushing through the valleys adds an exhilarating touch to our journey, offering a glimpse of the adventure that awaits those who seek the thrill of rafting.

Upon reaching the edge of the rivers, we pause to take in the breathtaking scenery and perhaps capture some memorable photographs. Our journey continues as we make our way to the bus station, where we are warmly greeted and assisted by our guide.

From the bus station, we are transferred to our hotel in Kathmandu, where we can unwind and relax after the day’s travels. The comfort and hospitality of our accommodation provide the perfect respite, ensuring a pleasant stay in the bustling capital city of Nepal.

With the evening at leisure, we have the opportunity to explore Kathmandu further, perhaps indulging in local cuisine or taking a leisurely stroll through the vibrant streets. As the day comes to a close, we retire to our hotel, reflecting on the memorable experiences of our journey and looking forward to the adventures that await us in Kathmandu.

Today, our representative will kindly assist you with check-out from your hotel and accompany you to the airport for your departure. We ensure a smooth and hassle-free transfer, ensuring that you reach the airport in a timely manner for your onward journey. Should you require any assistance or have any questions, please feel free to let our representative know, and they will be happy to assist you. We sincerely hope you had a wonderful stay and wish you safe travels ahead. Thank you for choosing our services, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Cost Details

  • What is Included
  • Airport Transfers - Car/Van/Bus/Jeep
  • Accommodation on B/B basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • All entrance Fees of Temple, Monastery, Museum, Durbar Square, Monuments and cultural program at evening.
  • Arrangements and transportation expenses during the tour/trek
  • Arrangements and fees for trekking/hiking permits and ACAP Permit
  • Arrangements and expenses for Tour Guide/Trekking Guide
  • Insurance, Lodging and Fooding for all trekking staffs.
  • Arrangements of TIMS(Trekking information management system)Card.
  • What is Excluded
  • Any unexpected costs that occur due to:
  • Weather, Trail, Road Blockage, River conditions,
  • Due to circumstances such as:
  • Sickness, Government action, flight delays,
  • Insurance and Emergency Rescue.
  • Major changes in the itinerary
  • Personal and free-time expenses
  • Cold drinks or alcohol
  • Extra hotel expenses
  • Laundry
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Airport taxes
  • Entry visas to Nepal
Quick Inquiry

    Useful Info

    Location:

    Ghandruk village is located in the Annapurna region of Nepal, specifically in the Kaski District. It lies at an elevation of approximately 2000 meters (6560 feet) above sea level.
    Starting Point:

    The trek to Ghandruk typically begins from Nayapul, which is accessible from Pokhara by a 2-hour bus ride or a 1-hour taxi journey. Nayapul serves as the gateway to various treks in the Annapurna region.
    Duration:

    The Ghandruk village trek can typically be completed in 2 to 3 days, depending on the route chosen and the trekker’s pace. It’s a relatively short trek compared to others in the Annapurna region.
    Difficulty Level:

    The trek to Ghandruk is considered to be of moderate difficulty. While the trail is well-marked and relatively easy to navigate, it does involve ascending and descending terrain. However, it’s suitable for trekkers of all experience levels, including beginners.
    Accommodation:

    Ghandruk village offers a range of accommodation options, including teahouses, guesthouses, and homestays. These accommodations provide basic amenities such as beds, meals, and sometimes hot showers. Staying in a homestay allows trekkers to experience the local culture firsthand.
    Permits:

    Trekkers require the necessary permits to enter the Annapurna Conservation Area. These include the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), which can be obtained either in Pokhara or Kathmandu.
    Highlights:

    The trek to Ghandruk village offers stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range, including Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Hiunchuli. Additionally, trekkers can immerse themselves in the local Gurung culture, visit traditional villages, and explore terraced fields and forests along the way.
    Altitude Sickness:

    While Ghandruk village is situated at a moderate altitude, trekkers should still be mindful of altitude sickness. It’s essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and ascend gradually to minimize the risk of altitude-related issues.
    Best Time to Trek:

    The best time to trek to Ghandruk village is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is clear, and the views are spectacular. These seasons offer ideal trekking conditions with mild temperatures and minimal rainfall.
    Guides and Porters:

    While it’s possible to trek to Ghandruk independently, hiring a local guide or porter is recommended for those unfamiliar with the area. Guides can provide valuable insights into the local culture, assist with navigation, and ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

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