Ghandruk trek Ghandruk trek – A perfect introduction to trekking in Nepal. The trek takes us through the Spectacular foothills of the Annapurna range, through charming villages, terraced rice paddies and rhododendron forests. It is an amazing trekking destination for the adventure seekers and travelers from across the world who wants to explore the popular region of Annapurna. The trek involves no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes. The trail passes through rhododendron forest and fascinating traditional Gurung villages at Dhampus & Ghandrung.
One of the major highlights of Ghandruk trekking is Ghandruk village situated at an altitude of 2012 meters above sea level. It offers an excellent view of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre and Himalchuli, among other peaks. At the climax of this trekking, you will climb Poon Hill and enjoy one of the most spectacular mountain views. The walk start from Birethanti and ends at Phedi, The walk passes through Nepal famous Gurung Village Ghandruk . The trekking is moderate and the best time for the trekking is the months of September, October and November.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport
Our team representative staff will greet you in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. From the airport you will transfer to the hotel. You will take some rest and then will be familiar with the detail itineraries. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Drive or fly to Pokhara, Overnight stay at hotel.
The next day, you will drive to Pokhara (around 200 km) along Prithivi Highway which takes around six hours. After reaching Pokhara, you will be transferred to the Hotel there where you will be staying overnight.
Day 03: Pokhara to Ghandruk:
One and half hour drive to Nayapul, we start walking from biraythati along the terraced fields beneath the splendid panorama of awe-inspiring glaciated Himalayan mountain ranges. After passing a flatland, forest, cultivated lands and a suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, we arrive at the beautiful village of Ghandruk after walking for 3 to 4 hours. An ideal vantage point in this pristine village offers breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli. Overnight at guest house.
Day 04: Ghandruk to Pothana
We descent down through the paved courtyards of Ghandruk village past several tea houses, After crossing a stream on a suspension bridge the trail emerges in to the main Main Modi Khola valley and reaches Tolkha. After that continue working to Pothana, You will have a excellent view of Mt Fishtail (Machhapuchhare 6697m) from here. overnight at guest house.
Day 05: Pothana to Pokhara:
We will follow the trail with paved stones through rhododendron forest. We will arrive Dhampus, This area is inhabited by a mix of people: Gurung, Brahman, Magar communities. From here walk down to mostly downhill through fields to forest to Phedi and 30 minutes drive to Pokhara
Day 06: Pokhara to Kathmandu:
Drive back or fly out to Kathmandu. It will take about 30 minutes in flight and about 6 hours by drive.
Day 07: Final departure
Taking the breakfast you will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu by our team representative in a private van.
Tour package cost includes
Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus
Accommodation in Kathmandu as mentioned in the itinerary.
Guided city tours (if applicable by private car / van / bus)- depending on the number of tourists.
All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Local licensed English and other language speaking guides.
Local staffs and porters to carry your luggage during the trek
Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staffs
Land transfers during trekking itinerary
Inclusive of government tax.
Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)
Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry fee.
Tour package cost excludes
All meals (lunch and dinner) in City or the Capital.
Your travel insurance (compulsory)
International airfares and airport departure tax
Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks, laundry
Personal trekking equipments
Tips for trekking staffs and driver.
Certain sightseeing/monument entrance fees
Any others expenses which are not mentioned in above section.
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Country : Nepal
Starting From : Kathmandu
Ending at : Kathmandu
Grade : Easy
Culture : -
Highest Access : 2,000m
Most attraction : Approximately 3-5 hours per day and sight seeing view