Ghandruk trek lies in the Kaski District of Nepal. It is a famous destination for Trek in the Annapurna region. Ghandruk 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.
Annapurna Ghandruk trek is popular among those trekkers who love soft and few days walking. It is a short trek in the land of Himalayas, Nepal. Ghandruk trek offers an excellent view of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and Himchuli. Walking through the beautiful Rhododendron forests is another exciting experience of the Ghandruk Trek.
The trek 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.
You 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. Ghandruk Trek is a complete mixture of natural and cultural beauty.
This easy Annapurna trek is exciting and adventurous with an evergreen trekking path. In addition to that, Ghandruk trek 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, the trek to Ghandruk 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. The Ghandruk trek 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.
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 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: 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
Day 01 - Pokhara drive to Nayapul trekking to Ghandruk (1940m/6365ft): walking distance 5 hours.
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.
Day 02 - Ghandruk Trekking to Pothana (1990m/6529ft): walking distance 6-7 hours
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.
Day 03 - Pothana trekking to Phedi and drive to Pokhara: walking distance 3-4 hours and 30 minutes drive
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.
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch.
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