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Trip Overview of Ghandruk Trek

Ghandruk trek lies in the Annapurna region 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 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, 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 Ghandruk trek 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 a 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, 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 the traditional lifestyle and culture of Nepal’s Gurung community during the Ghandruk trek.
  • 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 trails passes through the red Rhododendrons and green forests. You can capture the best picture in the spring season when flowers are blooming. The spectacular views of snowy white mountains, and 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 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 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 the Ghandruk trek package to you.

Highlights of 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 trek but very budget-friendly as well

Enjoy the best view from Ghandruk Trek

This easy and short trekking trails 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, and 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 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 its traditional food. We offer the Ghandruk trek for 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, trek down to Modi Khola and Landruk Village, or trek back to Nayapul.

Annapurna Ghandruk trek

Ghandruk trekking trail is a popular short trekking in the Annapurna region and is famous for trekkers who love soft and short trekking. Annapurna Ghandruk trek start after a short drive from Nayapul to Ghandruk a small Gurkhas village. The trek also gives the best view of Annapurna. Furthermore, We start our walk from Birenthatni and end at Phedi after visiting another beautiful village of Landruk and Dhampus.

Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek

Ghandruk Ghorepani trek is 4 to 5 days of 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, and 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 accommodations are 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 the next day trek goes to 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 trekking trail starts 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.

Visit Gurung Museum in Ghandruk

The village of Ghandruk is home for a Gurung museum and has one of the best views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre

The Ghandruk museum has a collection of past and present homemade equipment, dresses, cooking utensils, bamboo crafts, and many more.  It has a traditionally made wooden Gurung house.  On your entrance, you will see the different bamboo crafts that were used as daily life tools. You can see all the craft’s names with its description written in English.

You can see the good crafting skills of the locals in the museum like the grain baskets, mice traps, instruments, and wooden utensils such as Theki (a container for storing Curd). You can watch here what locals used in the past for their living. Likewise, there’s a display of the collection of shining brass utensils such as plates, bowls, and cups, which were used to serve food in the past. Similarly, you can also see the shiny women’s bracelets, hats, traditional Gurung outers, and other dresses that are displayed in the museum. You can wear a Gurung Dress and make a photograph also


Ghandruk Trek Package

Above the Himalaya, trekking makes you the best full board package for the 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 travelers there are factors that make this trek cheaper for Nepalese. Kathmandu to Pokhara  Flights are easier to book and much cheaper than USD fares. there is a budget option for taking a tourist bus or a local bus too. The Airfare for Nepali is cheaper than for foreigners.

The airfare is almost half the cost of foreigners. It reduces your trip cost significantly compared to 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, in 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

The Ghandruk trek map starts from Pokhara and ends there. the route map follows the small town of Birethanti and walks from there in nice terraces of rice and other grain fields. 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 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 trek package so trekkers do 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, sandals, 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 pairs of T-shirts and also shorts.
  • Trekking pole
  • Camera
  • Flashlight and battery

During an Emergency at Ghandruk trek

If anything happened during your Ghandruk trek no need to worry our trekking guides got basic 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 Ghandruk 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 to Kimche and start the trek from there which is about 1 and half hours walk. If you start the Ghandruk trek from Nayapul it will take you about 5 hours to walk.

There are shared jeeps or buses available from Pokhara, Jeep is faster and easier on 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 it for you. you can take a private car to Nayapul and start your journey from here also. The Jeep price for Pokhara to Ghandruk is about USD 10 for sharing depending 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 Season

Spring is known as the best time to go on Ghandruk trekking trails. 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 on the routes. So, it becomes hard to find accommodations. In March, there is the lowest temperature and in May has the highest.

Summer Season

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 light 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

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. However, it is not completely silent this season. This is the season when various festivals occur. So many travelers keep going on treks to enjoy such local culture and traditions as well.

Winter Season

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 the 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 for Ghandruk Trek. On your request, we offer you. The list of optional activities is displayed in the right column.

Ghandruk Trek - Trip Info

Trip Duration: 2 nights 3  days trek from Pokhara to Pokhara.

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

Trek Grade: Easy

Start: Pokhara
End: Pokhara
Transport: Private Vehicle & local bus
Accommodation: Private Accommodation in local Tea Houses

Group Size: All our treks are private. Group size is 2 to 10 person.
Meals: Daily breakfast lunch and dinner

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 for the Ghandruk trek, 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 for the Ghandruk trek 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 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.

Our Ghandruk trek start with rhododendron forests and nice terraces throughout our trail. The path continues with the  Modi Khola. We will pass beautiful another big Gurung village Landruk and  Tolkha before arriving at our final destination to Pothana. We can see a 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 downhill 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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Above the Himalaya, Trekking has made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible for your Ghandruk trek. We are offering the best cost by providing excellent service to our customers. We are paying to our trekking staff the legal wages agreed with the porters union. Our guide and porters are some of the best paid in Nepal. Which is the reason we have only the best guides and porter. We do the same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than the Government fixed amount. All our prices are net and there is no hidden cost everything is clear on cost includes and excludes section. This is the main reason all our customers are happy with our services.

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 paperwork, 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 at 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
  • Other of your personal expenses not mentioned cost includes section.

Ghandruk is Capital of Gurung Village

Ghandruk village is Nepal’s one of the typical villages 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 Ghandruk trek.

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, trek down to Modi Khola and Landruk Village, or trek back to Nayapul.


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We can run a trip for solo travelers, couple, friends and family with children. Our private trips are running every day. If you are looking for a small group trip please contact us.

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    Trip Facts

    • Trip Duration

      Trip Duration
      03 Days

    • Tri Destination


    • Trip Group Size

      Group Size
      2 to 10

    • Accomodation in Trip

      Local tea house

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      Maximum Altitude
      Pothana (1990m/6529ft)

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      Is ghandruk trek for me?

      The trekking holidays to the Ghandruk area has a well established maintained trails throughout the route. This is only 3-day trekking and each day’s walk is about 5 hours. The maximum 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.


      Where is Ghandruk located?

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


      Ghandruk trek cost for Nepali?

      Ghandruk trek cost for Nepai is cheaper than foreigners as there is not trekking permit required for Nepali trekkers. the cost depends on where you start the trek from Kathmandu or from Pokhara, you can take a local bus via private car to Nayapul to start the trek, the local bus is about 100 rupees where taxis are 3000 rupees, for your meals and accommodation you can calculate NPR 3000 to 3500 per day. If you take the guide and porter add extra cost. the cost is depending on what and how much you eat and drink and the standard of the lodge.

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