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.
Why Ghandruk Trek
- Ghandruk trek is a short and easy trek and the perfect route for short-time trekkers and families with children.
- Enjoy panoramic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, and Mt. Fishtail, Mount Manaslu ranges, and Lamjung Himal.
- Trekking through rice fields, terraces, rhododendron forest, Mountian river, and beautiful villages
- Chance to explore the Pokhara a famous city on the bank of Phewa lake.
- Explore the traditional lifestyle and culture of Nepal’s Gurung community.
- We can be walking through the nice terraced paddy and wheat fields.
- Enjoy the view of Nepali-style stone roof houses in rows.
- Ennoyu the early morning sunrise view over the Himalayas.
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 to 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, an evergreen local field. as a result, the region offers spectacular views of the Himalayas. It is a small peak 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 people who have limited time and budget. Not only you will have unforgettable memories in the amazing 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 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.
Ghandruk trek 3 days itinerary.
Ghandruk trek 3 days is a short and easy trek that provides a 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 in 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.
Annapurna Ghandruk trek
Ghandruk trekking is a popular short trekking in the Annapurna region and famous for trekkers who love and soft and short trekking. Annapurna Ghandruk trek start after a short drive from Nayapul to Ghandruk as a small Gurkhas village. The trek also gives the best view of Annapurna. Furthermore, We start our walk from Birenthatni and ending at Phedi after visiting another beautiful village of Landruk and Dhampus.
Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek
Ghandruk Ghorepani trek is 4 to 5 days trekking in the Annapurna region. Ghorepani and Ghandruk are two separate villages and we can combine both villages in the Ghandruk trek. Ghorepani is famous for its rhododendron forest as well as the fantastic panoramic sunrise, sunset view.
First, we will trek to Ghandruk village a popular tourist place for trekkers in the Annapurna area of Nepal, the trekking trails are easy and various accommodation available with Gurung culture. We can enjoy the best views of the Annapurna Mountains including a beautiful massif view of Machhapuchhare, call “Fishtail” from here.
From Ghandruk we will trek to Tadapani for an overnight stay and next day trek goest o Ghorepani. Ghandruk Ghorepani trek offers spectacular mountain scenery along with charming villages inhabited particularly by the Gurungs, Poon & Magars. After your night in Ghorepani, the early next morning hiking to Poomn hill gives you the best sunrise view. You can capture the best sunrise over the snow-capped summits of the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks,
Our Ghandruk Ghorepani trek start from Pokhara after driving to Nayapul we start walking. however, there are small mountain roads nowadays goes to Ulleri or Ghandruk as well. So if you have a tight time you can finish the trek in 3 days too.
Ghandruk Trek Package
Above the Himalaya, trekking makes you the best full board package for Ghandruk trek. In our package, you will have a good English-speaking trekking guide and 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis. The guide will arrange your guest house, show you the trail, and gives you information about the trek, village, and local life, Same as, the porter will help you to carry your bag and make your trek easier. Furthermore, we can arrange your other trek and tour and travel-related service after your Ghandruk trek.
Ghandruk trek cost for Nepali
Ghandruk trek cost for Nepali is travelers there are factors make this trek cheaper for Nepalese. Kathmandu to Pokhara Flights are easier to book and much cheaper than USD fare. there is a budget option for taking a tourist bus or a local bus too. The Airfare for the Nepali is cheaper than for foreigners. The airfare is almost half cost than the foreigners. It reduces your trip cost significantly compared to the foreign trekkers. Trekking Permits- Nepalese do not need any trekking permit and Tims card. Food and Drinks– The food and room and drinks costs are fixed as per the menu, some places you can get a small discount for Nepali trekkers. So if we compare the normal Ghandruk trek price the cost is lower for Nepali trekkers than for foreign travelers.
The Trek Map
Ghandruk trek map starts from Pokhara and ends there. the route map follows the small town of Birethanti and waling from there in nice terraces of rice and other grain fields. We will cross the Modi Khola and arrive at the Tolkha and Pothana village. the route map goes in a nice jungle with the best mountain view as well as watching the local people with their unique culture and lifestyle.
What to pack for the Ghandruk trek
Ghandruk Trek is just a 2, 3 days package so trekkers no need to carry a 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 Annapurna Ghandruk village.
- Good hiking/walking shoes, sandal, and also 2/3 pair of socks
- Sunglasses and sunscreen cream
- Goretex or warm jacket
- Pairs lightweight wind – waterproof pants
- Set lightweight thermals
- Neck Warmer
- Water purification tablets or iodine
- Refillable Water bottles
- 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 pairs of T-shirts and also shorts.
- Trekking pole
- Flashlight and battery
During an Emergency at Ghandruk trek
If anything happened during your Ghandruk trek no need to worry our trekking guides got an abasic first aid training. He can deal with the basic sickness that happened during the trek. As there are wifi and the guide will have a cellular phone so he can contact us easily. If you got 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 be taken to the hospital and a guide will help you with any other problems that occurred.
Pokhara to Ghandruk by Jeep
If you wanted to hire a jeep from Pokhara to Ghadnruk it is possible now as there is a dust road almost nearby Ghandruk village. After the vehicle stop, you can trek about 30 minutes to the village. If you wanted to enjoy a longer trek you can trek from Nayapul or you can drive until Kimche and start the trek from there which is about 1 and half hour walk. IF you start the Ghandruk trek from Nayapul it will take you about 5 hours walking.
There are shared jeep or bus available from Pokhara, Jeep is faster and easier in the bumpy road compare to 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 just let us know we will arrange for you. you can take a private car till Nayapul and start your journey from here also. The Jeep price for Pokhara to Ghandruk is about USD 10 for sharing depends on group size. for a Private jeep, it cost 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 known as the best time to go on Ghandruk trekking. It usually lasts from March to May. This season is characterized by the presence of lush vegetation, a clear sky, and cool days. The average temperature of the Spring season is 20-30 degrees Celsius. This season there are usually crowds in the routes. So, it becomes hard to find accommodations. In March, there is the lowest temperature and May has the highest.
Summer Season in Ghandruk trek lasts from June to August. It is such a hot climate in the summer season. However since it is a hilly area, it is not intolerable. You can go on treks in lights clothes this season. But the problem that might occur in summer is rain. If it starts raining in the summer season, it makes the routes difficult and a little harder for you to trek. June, July, and August are the months that get the maximum amount of rainfall. The amount of rainfall in June is almost half that in the month of 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 the best time for the Ghadnruk trek. The average temperature might fall around 9.6 degrees. However, it is not completely silent this season. This is the season where various festivals occur. So many travelers keep going on treks to enjoy such local culture and traditions as well.
The last is the winter season. This season is not preferable for the higher trek, but we can still do the trek in the Ghandruk region. The weather is extremely cold. The temperature falls below zero degrees Celsius. So, bring enough warm clothing is needed. However, at this time as well, there are amazing sceneries.
Optional trip after Ghandruk trek
Ghandruk Trek is an outstanding short trekking holiday in the Annapurna region of Nepal. You can make it further exciting by joining in extra activities/ side trips. As the interest of people is different from each other, we have put these extra activities as optional tours. They are not included in your package cost of Ghandruk Trek. On your request, we offer you. The list of optional activities is displayed in the right column.
Ghandruk Trek - Trip Info
Duration: 3 days from Pokhara to Pokhara.
Max. Altitude: Pothana (1990m/6529ft)
Trek Grade: Easy