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.
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
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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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.
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