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Trip Overview of Ghandruk Trek

Ghandruk trek lies in the Annapurna regions near Pokhara. It is a famous destination for the Annapurna trekking region. This is a beautiful village full of natural and scenic beauty. This village is situated at an altitude of 2012 meters above sea level.  It goes through the route of the majority of Gurung ethnic settlements and some others. This is popular among those trekkers who love soft and few days walking. It is a short trek in the land of Himalayas, Nepal. Ghandruk village trek gives you an excellent view of Mount Annapurna, Fishtail, Tent peak, and Himchuli. before arriving at the village you will see the beautiful Rhododendron forests. This is is another best experience we can get on this route. This is one of the easy and short trekking routes in Nepal.

Ghandruk Village Trek gives you full of joy and amusement.  It’s a popular spot for trekking that also provides access to the Annapurna Himalayan region of the country. The Himalayan Range is also known as Annapurna massif. Which comprises one peak over 8,000 meters of altitude, thirteen peaks over 7,000 meters, Also sixteen others over 6,000 meters of elevation. Apart from mountain peaks, there also lies a protected area known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. It has preserved the plants, animals, and the region itself for very long since its establishment.

Pokhara to Ghandruk Trekking

Pokhara to  Ghandruk trekking trail passes through the red Rhododendrons and green forests. You can capture the best picture in the spring season where flowers are blooming. The spectacular views of snowy white mountains, biodiversity, make this trek one of the best in Nepal. Furthermore, you can enjoy photography here with the best view of local rice fields, people, and mountain scenery. You can capture the local lifestyle of various villages like Landruk, Dhampus, etc. Their unique culture and traditions make this place even more beautiful. You can take part in their festivals and other activities to make your journey even more exciting. This trekking is a complete mixture of natural and cultural beauty.

We can complete the trek in 3 days, you can extend to Jhinu hot spring or go to Poonhill also by adding 2 days on the itinerary. If you have a short time frame and other such factors and wish to see the mesmerizing natural beauty of Nepal, We highly recommend this trekking package to you.

Highlights of Ghandruk trek

  • Best easy trekking in the Annapurna region.
  • One of the Nepal short treks with the best views of the Himalayan peaks.
  • Visit Ghandruk village, the best Gurkhas village in Nepal
  • Perfect trek for children, seniors, and families.
  • Fascinating trek but very budget-friendly as well

Enjoy the best view from Ghandruk Trek

This easy and short trekking adventure takes you through the nice rice fields, evergreen local field.  as a result,  the region offers spectacular views of the Himalayas. It is small peaks to some of the top mountains in the world also, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri. Also, it is a great place to see some of the best mountain peaks, such as Nilgiri, Machhapuchhare, Lamjung Himal, and Himchuli. The heavenly Pokhara is the best place to be lost in nature.

The equally important fact is that the trek is very suitable for the people who have limited time and budget. Not only you will have unforgettable memories in the amazing place but also a minimal cost. This easy trek gives you fun, pleasure, and a great insight into the natural panorama of the country, Nepal. Trekking begins with a scenic flight to Pokhara. The city offers you the heavenly beauty with its splendid views of the Himalayas and Lakes. We will take a short drive to Nayapul and start walking from there.

Ghanrunk is Capital of Gurung Village

Ghandruk village is Nepal’s one of the typical village with its cultural value. this is the capital of Gurungs.  The major attraction of this hike is exploring and getting insights into the Gurung Community. Ghandruk village has two museums where you get to see various cultural artifacts. We have an opportunity also to visit the Gurung Museum with their traditional food. We offer Ghandruk trek 2-3 days at the best cost. get our full board package cost for this trip.

2-3 days itinerary.

Ghandruk trek is a short and easy trek that provides the majestic view of the most beautiful and sacred mountains Fishtail and Annapurna (south). Furthermore, this is the best easy trekking option for those who are in Nepal for a shorter time or want to combine a relatively short trek with other activities in Nepal. We can do this trek 2 to 4 days, Almost near Ghandruk we can drive by Jeep also and from here, there are different options. We can visit Jhinu hot spring, or trek down to Modi Khola and Landruk Village, or trekking back to Nayapul.

What to pack for Ghandruk trek

Ghandruk Trek is just a 2/3 days package so trekkers no need to carry the big backpack. You will sleep in the tea house and eat there so you just need to carry your personal belongings and warm clothing. Below are some suggested items to take with you while trekking in Ghandruk village.


  • Good hiking/walking shoes, sandal, and also 2/3 pair of socks
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen cream
  • Toiletries
  • Goretex or warm jacket
  • T-shirts
  • Pairs lightweight wind – waterproof pants
  • Set lightweight thermals
  • Neck Warmer
  • Rucksack
  • Water purification tablets or  iodine
  • Refillable Water bottles
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Sun lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Sunglasses protect from day sunlight
  • Sleeping bag rated -10 to 15, now most of the guest house provides the blankets too. You can just take sleeping bag liner also.
  • Some Extra pair of Tshirts and also shorts.
  • Trekking pole
  • Camera
  • Flashlight and battery

Ghandruk Trek - Trip Info

Duration: 3  days from Pokhara to Pokhara.

Max. Altitude: Pothana (1990m/6529ft)

Trek Grade: Easy

Trekking Dates:  You can do this trek any dates.  The best time is Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 2 to 12 people. the rainy season is not that good for the trek as the views are not great and some time landslide can happen.

Equipment Renting and buying: 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 trekking luggage:  You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis to carry your luggage. the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg, including your sleeping bag, and down jacket; other items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Transportation: Private Car

Activity:  Trekking, Walking


Detailed Itinerary of Ghandruk Trek

We will meet you at your hotel in Pokhara in the morning, After your breakfast, our car takes you to Nayapul, It will be a short drive there and we start our journey,  we will pass small village such as Naudanda and Lumle with countryside view along the drive.  We start walking from here. We will follow the trail of River valley on a full 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.  Our journey will be 4 to 5 hours to Ghandruk village, the trail pass forest, cultivated lands, and suspension bridges over small streams. On arrival at the Ghandruk village,  You will see the best mountain views of Annapurna, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Hiuchhuli. you will have time to explore, rest, and enjoy local food, before settling into your accommodation for the night. Meals included: Lunch and Dinner.

Enjoy the breakfast with the best mountain view at your guest house. We will start our journey for the next day to Pothana. Today we will hike through terraces, streams, and the green sceneries, we will trek down to a bridge over Kyuri Khola at 2010m. from Kimrong danda we start downhills till the stream. We will trek with rhododendron forests and nice terraces through our trail. The path continues with the  Modi Khola. We will pass beautiful another big Gurung village Landruk and  Tolkha before arriving our final destination to Pothana. We can see the very close view of Mount Fishtail ( Machhapuchre). Except that from this angle, it looks more like Matterhorn than a fishtail. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Today we will walk along a paved stone trail through Rhododendron forests arriving at the village of Dhampus (1750m). This village is inhabited by a mix of people from different Nepalese cultures, Gurung, Brahman, and Magar communities.  you can have a tea break at the top of the hills with the view of Pokhara valley. Today the trails go some flat and after that down hill with rice fields and the forest to Phedi. A 30 min drive from Phedi brings you to Pokhara. You will have a  beautiful night in  Pokhara city. We will arrive at Pokhara between 1 to 2 pm.

Meals included: Breakfast and  Lunch.

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Cost Includes

  • Trekking guide who certified and licensed from Government and got training on high altitude sickness, first aid.
  • Trekking porter to carry your luggage. 1 porter for 2 people basis.
  • Trekking staff, food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, clothing.
  • Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking.
  • Local Tea house also called guest house/ lodges twin sharing during your journey.
  • Your daily meal   (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). you can choose your meals from the menu, there are different types of food available.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
  • TIMS Trekking Card Permit for the Annapurna Trek
  • The guide will carry basic medical supply first aid.
  • Pokhara to  Nayapul and Phedi to Pokhara transport by Private car.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • All our official paper work, Service charge, and all Government Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • For any services in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Airfare to Nepal
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival in the Airport.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • 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 equipment, you can buy and rent in Pokhara trekking stores
  • gratitude trekking staffs
  • Others your personal expenses not mentioned cost includes section.
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2021 Jan 04 03 days US$ 245 2-16 PaxJoin Group
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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration

    Trip Duration
    03 Days

  • Tri Destination


  • Trip Group Size

    Group Size
    2 to 15

  • Accomodation in Trip

    Local tea house

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    Maximum Altitude
    Pothana (1990m/6529ft)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Ghandruk located?

The beautiful Ghandruk village is located in the Western part of Nepal in the Annapurna trekking area. This is an in the Kaski district of Gandaki Province of Nepal. Ghandruk is lying at a distance of 32 km northwest of Pokhara valley.


How do I get to Ghandruk?

Getting to Ghandruk from Kathmandu is the first to need to reach Pokhara, we can take flight 25 minutes or by tourist bus/private car 6 hours drive. From Pokhara, there are different options we can take a private jeep almost close to Ghandruk, or take a taxi to Nayapul and enjoy walking 4/5 hours. There are regular local buses also till Nayapul from the Prithvi Chowk Bus stand.Also, you can get some sharing local Jeep to Kimche and further.

When is the Best time to visit Ghandruk trek?

As the Ghandruk trek is an easy and short trek and easily accessible from Kathmandu and Pokhara so we can do the trek most of the time in the year. It is not recommended in the rainy season as the rain is hard and some time road blockage and the views are very poor. The rest of the time the best is from September to November and March to May. I t is enjoyable to trek in Winter as it goes only 2000m height and you can get the fresh snow view, so winter also the best time to visit Ghandruk trek.

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