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Trip Overview of Ghandruk Trek

Ghandruk trek lies in the Kaski District of Nepal. It is a famous destination for Trek in the Annapurna 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. this trail offers an excellent view of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and Himchuli. Walking through the beautiful Rhododendron forests is another exciting experience of the route.

Pokhara to  Ghandruk trekking in the beautiful routes filled with red Rhododendrons and green forests will give you immense pleasure. The spectacular views of snowy white mountains, biodiversity, and cultural values make this place a precious destination. Furthermore, you can enjoy photography here and capture your special moments. It will also get to witness the rural 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.

Enjoy the best view from Ghandruk village

This easy and exciting and adventurous with an evergreen trekking path. In addition to that, the region offers fantastic views of Mountain above than 8000m, including prominent Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri. Also, it is a great place to observe some of the essential hills, such as Nilgiri, Machhapuchhare, Lamjung Himal, and Himchuli. Furthermore, Pokhara to Ghandruk trekking offers you a fantastic visit to two beautiful cities: Kathmandu and Pokhara. Kathmandu is the best place to explore the World Heritage Listed sites, and likewise, 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 fantastic trek guarantees you fun, pleasure, and a great insight into the natural panorama of the beautiful Himalayan country, Nepal. Trekking begins with a scenic flight to Pokhara. The city offers you the heavenly beauty with its splendid views of Himalayas and Lakes. Your 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. The mesmerizing farms and exquisite beautiful terraces with rice fields go on passing through our trail to the Chhomrong village, Modi Khola River, Gurung village of Dhampus, and Phedi.

After that, the Ghandruk trek ends with a drive to Pokhara.

Highlights of Ghandruk trek

  • Trek through the beautiful rhododendron forests of the lower Annapurna region.
  • One of the Nepal short treks goes through picturesque villages with magnificent views of Himalayas.
  • Visit Ghandruk village inhabited by the Gurung community with their own culture.
  • Perfect trek for children, seniors, and families.
  • Fascinating trek but very budget-friendly as well


Ghandruk Trek - Trip Info

Duration: 3  days from Pokhara to Pokhara.

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

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 Snippers: 03  days, two nights Lodges,  Breakfast lunch, and dinner during the trek.

Departure Dates: We can offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 2 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: Our porters will carry your baggage on the trek; the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg, including your sleeping bag, and down jacket; other items not required on the trek you can put in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Transportation: Private Car/Van,

Activity: walking,  trekking

Detailed Itinerary of Ghandruk Trek

A car drive for about one and a half hours 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 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. After passing a flatland, forest, cultivated lands, and a suspension bridge over Khumbu 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. Meals included: Lunch and Dinner.

Hiking through a low 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 beautiful terraces went passing through our trail to the Chhomrong village. The path emerges in the central 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. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

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. You will have a  beautiful night in  Pokhara city. We will arrive at Pokhara between 1 t o 2 pm.

Meals included: Breakfast and  Lunch.

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Above the Himalaya, Trekking has made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible by still providing an excelling service to our customers. 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 the same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than Government fixed amount. All our prices are net and there is no hidden cost, everything is clear on cost includes and excludes this is the main reason all our customers are happy with our service. For up to date cost for the trip, please contact us.

Cost Includes

  • 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.
  •  Daily Meals can choose 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).
  • Pokhara to treks start point Nayapul and trek finish point Phedi to Pokhara transport by Private vehicle
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Any services in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • 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 3000+ 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
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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

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  • 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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