Trip Highlights of Ghandruk Trek
- The Ghandruk trek is short and easy.
- The perfect route for short-time trekkers and families with children.
- Enjoy panoramic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail, Mount Manaslu ranges, and Lamjung Himal.
- Trekking through rice fields, terraces, rhododendron forests, the Mountian River, and beautiful villages
- Chance to explore Pokhara, a famous city on the bank of Phewa Lake.
- Explore Nepal’s Gurung community’s traditional lifestyle and culture during the Ghandruk trek.
- We can walk through the nice terraced paddy and wheat fields.
- Enjoy the view of Nepali-style stone roof houses in rows.
- Enjoy the early sunrise view over the Himalayas in the Ghandruk trek.
- Best easy trekking trail 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 Ghandruk trek but very affordable as well.
Overview of Ghandruk Trek
Ghandruk trek lies in the Annapurna region near Pokhara. It is a famous destination for the Annapurna trekking region. It is a beautiful village full of natural and scenic beauty. This village lies at an altitude of 2012 meters above sea level.
It goes through the route of the majority of Gurung ethnic settlements and some others. Ghandruk is popular among those trekkers who love soft and a few days of walking. It is a short trek in the land of the Himalayas, Nepal. Ghandruk trek gives you an excellent view of Mount Annapurna.
We can also see the pictures of Fishtail, Tent Peak, and Himchuli. Before arriving at the village, you will see the beautiful Rhododendron forests. It is another of the best experiences on this Ghandruk trek route. It 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 and tours. That also provides access to the Annapurna Himalayan region of the country. The Himalayan Range is also known as Annapurna massif. It comprises one peak over 8,000 meters of altitude.
There are thirteen peaks over 7,000 meters. There are also sixteen others over 6,000 meters of elevation. Apart from mountain peaks, a protected area is also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. It has preserved the plants, animals, and the region for a long time since its establishment.
Pokhara to Ghandruk Trekking
Pokhara to Ghandruk trek trails pass through the red Rhododendrons and green forests. You can capture the best picture in spring when flowers bloom. The spectacular views of snowy white mountains are the main highlights of the trek. Also, the biodiversity makes this trek one of the best in Nepal. Furthermore, you can enjoy photography here.
Get the best view of local rice fields, people, and mountain scenery. You can capture the local lifestyle in different places. We visit the villages, like Landruk, Dhampus, etc., during the Ghandruk trek. Their unique culture and traditions make this place even more beautiful.
You can take part in their festivals and other activities. It makes your journey even more exciting. This trekking is a complete mixture of natural and cultural beauty. We can complete the trek in 3 days. If you want to extend to Jhinu hot spring or go to Poonhill, we can add two days to the itinerary.
Book this one if you have a short time frame and are looking for an easy trek. You can see the mesmerizing natural beauty of Nepal. We recommend the Ghandruk trek package.
Itinerary of Ghandruk Trek
Day 01: Pokhara drive to Nayapul trekking to Ghandruk (2,012m).
We will meet you at your hotel in Pokhara in the morning. After your breakfast, our car will take you to Nayapul. It is the starting point of the Ghandruk trek.
It will be a short drive there, and we will start our journey. We will pass small villages like Naudanda and Lumle with countryside views along the drive.
We start walking for the Ghandruk trek from here. We will follow the trail of River Valley on an entire stone-paved path. It will go with a large and prosperous town, Birethanti (1065m).
The trail follows the main street, winding through the bamboo forests. It will pass waterfalls with plunge pools inviting you for a refreshing swim.
Our journey will be 4 to 5 hours to Ghandruk village. The trail passes forest, cultivated lands, and suspension bridges over small streams.
On arrival at the Ghandruk village, You will see the best mountain views. You will see Mount Annapurna, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Hiuchhuli.
You will have time to explore, rest, and enjoy local food. Stay in a local guest house before settling into your accommodation for the night.
Day 02: Ghandruk Trekking to Pothana
Enjoy breakfast with the best mountain view at your guest house. We will start our Ghandruk trek journey for the next day to Pothana.
Today, we will hike through terraces, streams, and green sceneries. We will trek down to a bridge over Kyuri Khola at 2010m. From Kimrong Danda, we start downhill till the stream.
Our Ghandruk trek starts with rhododendron forests and lovely terraces throughout our trail. The path continues with the Modi Khola.
We will pass another beautiful big Gurung village, Landruk. We will trek to Tolkha before arriving at our final destination, Pothana.
We can see a very close view of Mount Fishtail ( Machhapuchre). Except from this angle, it looks more like Matterhorn than a fishtail.
Day 03: Pothana trekking to Phedi and drive to Pokhara
Today, we will walk along a paved stone trail through Rhododendron forests. After finishing the forest walking, a small, short route takes you to the village of Dhampus (1750m). This village has a mix of people.
A trail of different Nepalese cultures, Gurung, Brahman, and Magar communities. You can have a tea break at the top of the hills with a view of Pokhara Valley.
Today, the Ghandruk trek trails go some flat and, after that, downhill. We will walk in the rice fields and the forest to Phedi.
A 30-minute drive from Phedi brings you to Pokhara. You will have a beautiful night in Pokhara City. We will arrive at Pokhara between 1 and 2 p.m.
Fixed Departure Dates
Note: We can run a trip for solo travelers, couple, friends and family with children. Our private trips are running everyday. If you are looking for a group joining trip please contact us.
- A trekking guide certified and licensed by the Government and got training on high altitude sickness and first aid.
- Trekking porter to carry your luggage. One porter for two people basis.
- Trekking staff, food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, and clothing.
- Twin-sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking.
- Local Tea houses, also called guest houses/ lodges, twin sharing during your journey.
- Your daily meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). You can choose your meals from the menu; different types of food are available.
- Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
- TIMS Trekking Card Permit for the Annapurna Trek
- The guide will carry essential medical supply first aid.
- Pokhara to Nayapul and Phedi to Pokhara transport by Private car.
- Comprehensive pre-departure information
- All our official paperwork, Service charges, and all Government Taxes
- For any services in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Airfare to Nepal.
- Nepal entry visa fee: you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
- Personal expenses include laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages, bar bills, and camera battery charging.
- Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation). Need coverage while trekking up to 2000+ meters).
- Personal trekking equipment you can buy and rent in Pokhara trekking stores.
- Gratitude trekking staff.
- Other of your expenses not mentioned cost includes section.
Essential Information - Ghandruk Trek
Enjoy the best view from Ghandruk Trek.
This easy and short trek takes you through the lovely rice fields. It will go to an evergreen local area. As a result, the region offers spectacular views of the Himalayas. It is a slight peak to some of the top mountains in the world, Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri.
Also, it is a great place to see some of the best mountain peaks. We will see, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhare, Lamjung Himal, and Himchuli. The heavenly Pokhara is the best place; start at the nature point of the trek.
The important is that the Ghandruk trek is very suitable for people with limited time and budget. Not only will you have unforgettable memories in this fantastic place, but also at 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 heavenly beauty with its splendid views of the Himalayas and Lakes. We will take a short drive to Nayapul and start walking from there.
Ghandruk is the Capital of Gurung Village
Ghandruk village is Nepal’s one typical village with its cultural value. It is the capital of Gurungs. The major attraction of this hike is exploring the local village. We will also get insights into the Gurung Community. Ghandruk Village exploring has two museums where you can see various cultural artifacts.
We have an opportunity also to visit the Gurung Museum with its traditional food. We offer the Ghandruk trek for 2-3 days at the best cost. Get our total board package cost for this trip.
Ghandruk Trek 3 days itinerary.
Ghandruk trek three days is a short and easy trek. It provides a majestic view of the most beautiful and sacred mountains. We will see a close-up view of, Fishtail and Annapurna (south). Furthermore, this is the best easy trekking option for short-time holders.
For those in Nepal for a shorter time or who want to combine a short trek with other activities in Nepal. We can trek in 2 to 4 days, almost near Ghandruk. We can also drive by Jeep, and there are different options. We can visit Jhinu hot spring, trek to Modi Khola and Landruk Village, or return to Nayapul.
Annapurna Ghandruk trek
Ghandruk trekking trail is a famous short trekking in the Annapurna region. It is the best place for trekkers who love soft and short trekking. Annapurna Ghandruk trek starts after a short drive from Nayapul. The tour also gives the best view of Annapurna. Furthermore, We start our walk from Birenthatni and end at Phedi. On the way, visit another beautiful town of Landruk and Dhampus.
Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek.
Ghandruk Ghorepani trek is 4 to 5 days in the Annapurna region. Ghorepani and Ghandruk are separate villages on that trek. We can combine both towns in the Ghandruk trek. Ghorepani is famous for its rhododendron forest. This spot is a fantastic panoramic sunrise and sunset viewpoint.
First, we will trek to Ghandruk village, a popular tourist place for trekkers. In Nepal’s Annapurna area, the trekking trails are accessible. There are various accommodations available with Gurung culture. We can enjoy the best views of the Annapurna Mountains ranges.
From Ghandruk, we will trek to Tadapani for an overnight stay, and the next day trek goes to Ghorepani. Ghandruk Ghorepani trek offers spectacular mountain scenery. The charming villages have the community Gurungs, Poon & Magars. Hiking to Poomn Hill early the following day gives you the best sunrise view.
You can capture the best sunrise over the snow-capped mountains. Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m), along with a maze of other peaks,
Our Ghandruk Ghorepani trekking trail starts from Pokhara. After driving to Nayapul, we start walking. But, minor mountain roads nowadays go to Ulleri or Ghandruk as well. So if you have a tight time, you can finish the trek in 3 days.
Visit Gurung Museum in Ghandruk.
The village of Ghandruk is home to a Gurung museum. The Ghandruk Museum has a collection of past and present things. It has many Homemade equipment there. There are dresses, cooking utensils, bamboo crafts, etc. It has a made wooden Gurung house. At your entrance, you will see the different bamboo crafts used as daily life tools. You can see all the craft’s names with its description written in English.
You can see the excellent crafting skills of the locals in the museum. The grain baskets, mice traps, instruments, and wooden utensils are here. Likewise,—likewise Theki (a container for storing Curd). You can watch here what locals used in the past for their living.
Again, there’s a display of the collection of shining brass utensils. You can see plates, bowls, and cups used to serve food in the past. You can also see the shiny women’s bracelets. The museum displays hats, traditional Gurung outers, and other dresses. You can wear a Gurung Dress and take a photograph also.
Ghandruk Trek Package.
Above the Himalayas, trekking makes you the complete board package. For the Ghandruk trek, you will have an excellent English-speaking guide and porter. One porter for two trekkers basis. The trek guide will arrange your guest house and show you the trail.
He will give you the trek information and explain the local culture. He will explain the village and local life. A porter will help you carry your bag and make walking more accessible. Furthermore, we can arrange your other trek, tour, and travel after your Ghandruk trek.
Ghandruk trek cost for Nepali.
Ghandruk trek cost for Nepali travelers. Some factors make this trek cheaper for Nepalese. Kathmandu to Pokhara Flights are more accessible. It is easy to book and more affordable than USD fares. There is a budget option for taking a tourist or a local bus. The Airfare for Nepali is cheaper than for foreigners.
The airfare is almost half the cost of foreigners. It reduces your trip cost compared to foreign trekkers. Trekking Permits- Nepalese do not need any trekking permit or TIMS card.
Food and Drinks.
The food, room, and drinks costs; in some places, you can get a small discount for Nepali trekkers. So if we compare the average Ghandruk trek price, it is lower. The charge is less for Nepali trekkers than for foreign travelers.
The Trek Map.
The Ghandruk trek map starts from Pokhara and ends there. The route map follows the small town of Birethanti. Walking from there in lovely terraces of rice and other grain fields gives the best feeling. We will cross the Modi Khola and arrive at the Tolkha and Pothana villages. The route map goes in a nice jungle with the best mountain view. You can watch the local people with their unique culture and lifestyle.
What to pack for the Ghandruk trek?
Ghandruk Trek is a 2, 3 days trek package, so trekkers do need to carry a big backpack. You will sleep in the tea house and eat there, so you must bring your belongings and warm clothing. Below are some suggested items to take while trekking in Annapurna Ghandruk village.
Good hiking/walking shoes, sandals, and also 2/3 pair of socks
Sunglasses and sunscreen cream
Goretex or warm jacket
Pairs lightweight wind–waterproof pants
Set lightweight thermals
Water purification tablets or iodine
Refillable Water bottles
Sunglasses protect from day sunlight.
Sleeping bag rated -10 to 15, now most of the guest house provides the blankets too. You can take a sleeping bag liner, also.
Bring some Extra pairs of T-shirts and also shorts.
Flashlight and battery
During an Emergency at Ghandruk Trek.
There is no need to worry if anything happens during your Ghandruk trek. Our trekking guides got basic first aid training. He can deal with the essential sickness that occurred during the tour. There is wifi, and the focus will have a cellular phone so he can contact us. If you get sick and if happened some accidental incidents we can arrange a helicopter rescue for you. We need your full insurance details for this, and we will make a deal with them for the arrangements. You will go to the hospital; a guide will help you with other problems.
Pokhara to Ghandruk by Jeep.
If you want to hire a jeep from Pokhara to Ghandruk, it is possible now as there is a dust road near Ghandruk village. After the vehicle stop, you can trek about 30 minutes to the town. If you want to enjoy a longer trek, you can travel from Nayapul.
You can also drive to Kimche and start the tour from there, about one and a half hours walk. If you begin the Ghandruk trek from Nayapul, it will take you about 5 hours to walk.
Shared jeeps or buses are available from Pokhara; Jeep is faster and easier on the bumpy road than Bus. You can take a private jeep also if you are a group of friends or family. You can trek or take a jeep to Ghandruk. Let us know we will arrange it for you.
You can take a private car to Nayapul and start your journey here. The Jeep price for Pokhara to Ghandruk is about USD 10 for sharing, depending on group size. For a Private jeep, it costs you USD 110. If you are traveling by local Bus, the price is about USD 3 to 4 per person. Traveling to Nayapul by Car price is USD 45.
When is the best season for the Ghandruk trek?
Spring is the best time to go on the Ghandruk trekking trails. It usually lasts from March to May. Lush vegetation, a clear sky, and cool days characterize this season. The average temperature of the Spring season is 20-30 degrees Celsius. This season there are usually crowds on the routes. So, it becomes hard to find accommodations. There is The lowest temperature in March and the highest in May.
The summer Season in the Ghandruk trek lasts from June to August. It is such a hot climate in the summer season. But, since it is a hilly area, it is not intolerable. You can go on treks in light clothes this season. But the problem that might occur in summer is rain. If it starts raining in the summer, the routes are complex and a little more challenging for you to trek. June, July, and August are the months that get the most rainfall.
The amount of rainfall in June is almost half that in July. July experiences the highest rainfall. And this causes the number of trekkers to fall in summer. The average temperature of the summer season is 20-25 degrees Celsius.
Autumn Season starts in September till November and is the best time for the Ghandruk trek. The average temperature might fall around 9.6 degrees. But, it is not silent this season. Autumn is the season when various festivals occur. So many travelers also keep going on treks to enjoy such local culture and traditions.
The last is the winter season. This season is not preferable for the higher trek, but we can still tour the Ghandruk region. The weather is freezing. The temperature falls below zero degrees Celsius. So, bring enough warm clothes. But, now as well, there are amazing sceneries.
Optional trip after the Ghandruk trek
Ghandruk Trek is an outstanding short trekking holiday. You can make it further exciting by joining extra activities/ side trips. People’s interests differ, so we have put these activities as optional tours. We don’t include in your package cost for Ghandruk Trek. On your request, we offer you. The list of optional activities is in the right column.
Most Asked Questions by Travellers
The trekking holidays to the Ghandruk area have good trekking trails. The site is trails a well-established maintained trail throughout the route.
This is a 3-day trek; each day’s walk is about 5 hours. The most significant altitude we will get into 2200 meters.
Which is lower for a Nepal trekking holiday, so we will not have any problem with altitude sickness. The altitude on this trek is not extreme. You should pay particular attention to your hydration levels while trekking above 2500.
The beautiful Ghandruk village is located in the Western part of Nepal. It is in the Annapurna trekking area.
This is in the Kaski district of Gandaki Province of Nepal. Ghandruk lying at a distance of 32 km northwest of Pokhara Valley.
The Ghandruk trek cost for Nepai is cheaper than for foreigners. For Nepali Trekkers no need to buy trekking permits and TIms cards.
The cost depends on where you start the trek, from Kathmandu or Pokhara. You can take a local bus via private car to Nayapul to start the tour.
The local bus is about 200 rupees whereas taxis are 3500 rupees. You can calculate NPR 3500 to 4500 daily for your meals and accommodation. If you take the guide and porter, add extra cost.
The cost depends on what and how much you eat and drink and the standard of the lodge.
Reviews on Ghandruk Trek
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Ghandruk Loop Best Trek
Fantastic travel experience. From a very transparent and a very respectable professional tour consultant. There was help at every moment, the proper guidance. During route planning, they can change it if you want. The entire tour & trek (Ghandruk trek) went quite well.
Our trek guide was Pushpa, and he was pretty friendly. He ensured personal safety and comfort on the tour and made the changes on the trek as per customer level.
In short, Puru is very reliable, honest, and knowledgeable. All his staff are professional people and transport vehicles. He ensured the complete satisfaction of the customer. He provides the service with utmost happiness, honesty, and completeness.
Thank you for such a memorable trip and experience.
Best of luck, Puru.
From Above The Himalaya Trekking, we Have done different treks. Excellent support from Mr. Puru Timalsena. From the start of the planning to the completion of the trip. They cater to the perfect itinerary at an affordable price range.
Trekking guides are excellent, knowledgeable, and friendly. I will recommend Ghandruk Trek with this agency to anyone.
Thank you for everything
Fantastic travel experience on our Ghandruk trek. It was from a very transparent and a very respectable professional tour consultant. There was help at every moment. Puru provided the proper guidance on route planning.
The Ghandruk trek itinerary was quite flexible. The entire tour & trek (Ghandruk Loop trek) went quite well.
Our trek guide was Pushpapretty, and he was pretty friendly. He ensured personal safety and comfort on the tour and made the changes on the trek as per customer level.
In short, Puru is very reliable, honest, and knowledgeable. All his working staff are professional people and transport vehicles. He ensured complete customer satisfaction with utmost happiness, honesty, and completeness.
Thank you for such a memorable trip and experience.
Best of luck, Puru.
Amazing Trip ! Caring trekking company
My friend and I returned from the Ghandruk trek with Above The Himalaya Trekking Company. I was a bit worried at first as two women were traveling.
But there was no reason to worry! They cared for us and made us feel safe, secure, and welcome. Omit a great trip and 5-star service.
We are more than happy, and our guide and porter were terrific. A journey of a lifetime!
We had a fantastic Ghandruk trek. These guys are amazing at arranging every small thing. They looked after us throughout the trip.
We like the Nepal culture and its people. This is a place I would be returning to!
Darius Tumasionis & Dalia
Annapurna Ghandruk Loop Trek - November
Dear Puru, Thank you very much for a pleasant trek. Everything organization was excellent. Best thanks to you for your kind attention! Grow up/We would like to ask for good, better, and better years for you.
Darius Tumasionis & Dalia
Annapurna Ghandruk Trekking with Jungle Safari at Chitwan National Park
I need more time to organize my trip to Nepal. Puru from Above the Himalayan Trekking helped me make the most of my short time here.
I took the best view of the Annapurna Ghandruk trek. After my trek, I went to the Chitwan National Park.
They both were spectacular, and I recommend them to anyone visiting Nepal. They arrange Every aspect of pick up and drop off, food, accommodation, and activities.
I enjoyed my time here and owe much of that to Above the Himalayan Trekking.
Ilhabela, Sao Paulo , Brazil
Ghandruk Trekking the best trip in Annapurna
Puru suggested a Ghandruk trek that suits me very well. All the guides that were with us were very professional. They knew everything about Nepal´s culture, and all the places I saw were excellent.
The people at the agency officials were very polite and very competent. The tour guide, Anju, was excellent, showing Kathmandu, the temples, and the stupas; we loved her! And during the trekking, Phurba and Sunil were perfect.
They tell us all about the small villages and the local culture. Even going in a season considered not the best one to visit Nepal, we were lucky.
The weather was great; it did not rain. I had a great view of Annapurna South, Machapuchare, and Annapurna III. Meeting the local people during the trekking was the most exciting experience.
Come back very soon!
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Annapurna Ghandruk Trek in May
I had a great trekking experience with Puru and his staff. I spent a day in Kathmandu exploring the city. After going for three days, Ghandruk treks through the Annapurna region.
The tour guide in Kathmandu was terrific. He was upbeat friendly, had tons of good info, and made for a delightful day around the city.
On my Ghandruk trek, I went with Hari as my guide, and he was awesome. We are about the same age, and he was easy to joke with, so we got along incredibly. As well, he knew all the good places to stop for views. He chooses the best place to eat and to stay overnight.
Puru himself also did a great job checking in with me. He made sure I had everything I needed. He answered any questions and made sure everything went well. All the accommodations were always up to or exceeding expectations.
Thanks again, guys! , I’ll get back there to see you again someday.
Annapurna Ghandruk Trek - Best trip
I had only six days in Nepal and contacted Above the Himalayas to see if they could arrange a trip for me.
Puru promptly replied and organized everything, including internal flights, airport transfers, and hotels. I didn’t need to worry about a thing. I also found the prices quoted to be reasonable.
I did the three-day Ghandruk loop in the Annapurna region and had a fantastic time. My guide, Jyoti, was amiable and helpful.
I wasn’t very keen on my first hotel in Kathmandu (Shree Tibet), and when Puru came by to say hello, I mentioned it.
After my hike, he booked a different hotel for me when I returned to Kathmandu. Overall, I was pleased with the level of service. Puru listened to all of my comments and queries and took action in response.
That’s not always the case, and it was very much appreciated!
Danielle and Mathew Lomax
Annapurna Ghandruk Trek + Pokhara And Kathmandu Tour April
We only had time for a brief holiday (10 days) in Nepal—an idea to have at least a little trekking. We looked on their website where short trekking was for kids.
They include ones suitable for kids (our daughter is 7 yrs). We contacted them with a brief outline of what we wanted to do. Ghandruk Trek is ideal for kids.
To our surprise, we got the same evening response (despite the time difference). We enjoyed his comments/suggestions. From then on, it was some “fine-tuning,” and we felt very comfortable.
We’d arranged to begin & end Accommodation in Kathmandu and used their day trips. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, They agree on everything. Even some very last-minute changes (such as squeezing in a flight to Mt Everest. They arrange it before departure for Pokhara) flight.
The Accommodation organized was full as per request. (during trekking rooms with own bathroom). The guide had good English knowledge.
Both he and the porter were very friendly and helpful. We had a splendid holiday and recommended Above the Himalayas.
Danielle and Mathew LomaxDubai
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