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Annapurna Ghandruk Trek

Package Duration: 07 ays | Difficulty Grade: Easy

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Trip Overview of Annapurna Ghandruk Trek

Annapurna Ghandruk Trek lies in Kaski District of Nepal. It is a famous destination for Trek in the Annapurna region. This village is situated at an altitude of 2012m above the sea level. Most of the inhabitants here are Gurung people, the one who has the major ethnic groups of Nepal with their own unique tradition and culture.

Annapurna Ghandruk trek is popular among those trekkers who love soft and few days walking. It is a short trekking in Nepal. Ghandruk trekking offers an excellent view of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and Himalchuli. Walking through rhododendron forests is also another exciting experience of this trekking. Villages of Landruk, Dhampus in the route of this trekking trail which gives the opportunity to witness the rural lifestyle of Annapurna region. Annapurna Ghandruk trek is exciting and adventurous with evergreen trekking path. Ghandruk trekking offers the amazing views of Mountain above then 8000m including prominent Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri and some of the important as Nilgiri, Machhapuchhare, Lamjung Himal, Himchuli, many more green hills. A Dense forest of rhododendron hundred’s species of birds, flora, and faunas with deep sub-tropical valleys has made the Ghandruk Loop trek in Nepal very important in so many ways. The Ghandruk trail guarantees you fun, pleasure and a magnificent insight of the natural panorama of the beautiful Himalayan country, Nepal. Friendly Gurung people and their hospitality is the main highlight of this trek.

The Annapurna Ghandruk trekking begins with a scenic flight to Pokhara. The city offers you the heavenly beauty with its splendid views of Himalayas and Lakes. Your Ghandruk Loop journey goes to Nayapul after one hour drive from Pokhara. The trail follows the main street winding through the bamboo forests and past eye-catching waterfalls with plunge pools inviting you for a refreshing swim. Very almighty rhododendron forests and fine beautiful terraces with rice field and farmhouse goes on passing through our trail to the Chhomrong village, Modi Khola River, Gurung village of Dhampus and Phedi. After that, the Ghandruk Loop trek ends with a drive to Pokhara.

 

Highlights of Annapurna Ghandruk Trek

Duration: 07 days from Arrival to Departure

Max. Altitude: Pothana (1990m)

Trek Grade: Easy

Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September – November are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter, We can go for the trek can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time and not highly recommended.

Trip Snippets: 0 7 days, 4 night’s hotels, 2 nights Lodges, Breakfast in the city and All meals on trek are included

Departure Dates: We are able to offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November and December for a group of 1 to 15 people.

Equipment rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment

Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Your baggage on the trek will be carried by our porters, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15kg including your sleeping bag and down jacket, Other items not required on trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Transportation: Tourist Bus, Private Car/Van, Plane.

Activity: City tour, Trekking

Detailed Itinerary of Annapurna Ghandruk Trek

We will be present there at the airport for your convenience to greet you and transfer to your desired hotel. As you become comfortable and freshen up after your long journey, you will be asked to pay for your visit at our office for a briefing about your program. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have the same discussion in the next day morning after your breakfast.

After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to take a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. Or if you wish you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive exploring & enjoying with scenic beauty all the way around. after check in to the hotel and freshen up, you will be free to explore the city by yourself. where you can enjoy the spectacular views of the Annapurna Himalaya Range reflected in all its glory in the calm green water of the Phewa lake.

A car drive for about 1 and half hour through large village Lumle brings you to Nayapul. The trek starts dropping at first on a staircase and then traversing high above the river on a wide stone-paved trail to a large and prosperous town Birethanti (1065m). The trail follows the main street winding through the bamboo forests and past waterfalls with plunge pools inviting you for a refreshing swim. After passing a flatland, forest, cultivated lands and a suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, we arrive at the beautiful village of Ghandruk after 3-4 hrs walking. An ideal vantage point in this pristine village offers breathtaking views of Annapurna, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Hiuchhuli. There will be time to explore, rest, and enjoy some lunch, before settling into your accommodation for the night.

Hiking through a flat level for an hour passing through terraces, streams and the green sceneries, we will work down to a bridge over Kyuri Khola at 2010m. The trail starts ascending to Kumrong Danda. Very almighty rhododendron forests and fine terraces went passing through our trail to the Chhomrong village. The trail emerges in the main Modi Khola valley and reaches Tolkha and continues towards Pothana. The view of Machhapuchhare (6997m) is excellent from here, except that from this angle it looks more like Matterhorn than a fishtail.

Today we will walk along a paved stone trail through Rhododendron forests arriving at Dhampus (1750m). This village is inhabited by a mix of people from different Nepalese cultures, Gurung, Brahman, and Magar communities. After a rest here we will walk mostly downhill through fields to the forest and on to the Phedi. A 30 min drive from Phedi brings you to Pokhara. We spend a beautiful night in beautiful Pokhara city.

You can take a fight or take a drive to Kathmandu. In the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps and making up your mind about the returning journey. You can have greetings exchanging among friends and with all Nepalese people.

With lots of gratitude to you, we will proudly drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home.

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Cost Includes & Excludes

Above the Himalaya Trekking have made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible, by still providing an excelling service to our customer. We pay our porters and guide the legal wages agreed with the porters union, our trekking staffs are some of the best paid in Nepal which allow us to attract only the best guides and porters and we have same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than Government fixed amount. All our price are nett and there are no hidden cost everything is clear on cost includes and excludes this is the main reason all our customer are happy from our service. For up to date cost for the trip please contact us.

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
  • Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing and medicine.
  • Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
  • Daily Meals chosen from the Menu   (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
  • TIMS Trekking Permit (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Annapurna Trek
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre- meeting at our office)
  • Pokhara to treks start point Nayapul and trek finish point Phedi to Pokhara transport by Private vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu transport by tourist bus. (if you want to take a  flight or want to travel by private vehicle is available, by adding extra cost)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts (T shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner  in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, hot water.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
Fixed Departure Date & Cost

There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration

    Trip Duration
    07 ays

  • Tri Destination

    Destination
    Nepal

  • Trip Group Size

    Group Size
    1 to 15

  • Accomodation in Trip

    Accomodation
    Hotel & Lodge

  • Altitude Icon

    Maximum Altitude
    Pothana (1990m)

  • Trip Difficulty

    Trip Difficulty
    Easy

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