- Relaxation Early Morning with Fresh Air and Snow Mountain
- Local House and Annapurna South Mountain
- Ghandruk Village and Fishtail Mountain
- Landscape with Mountain
- Ghandruk Homestay
- Welcome to Ghandruk
- Duration : 7 Days
- Primary activity : Hiking
- Secondary activity: Nature and Culture
- Group size : Min. 1 Pax
- Max-Altitude : 1,940m/6,364 ft
- Country: Nepal
- Transportation: Private Vehicle
- Trip starts from: Kathmandu
- Ends in: Kathmandu
- Meals: Nepali and Continental
- Type: Hotel
- Accomodation: Hotel
- Trip Route: Kathmandu-Naudanda via Pokhara-Naudanda-Nayapul-trek-Ghandruk -Tolke via Landruk-Tolke-Dhampus-Phedi-Kathmandu
Ghandruk Trek is ideal short and easy trekking in Nepal holiday at popular Annapurna region for family trekking with kids and elderly. Ghandruk trek offers spectacular views of Annapurna Himalayas with an deep insight into local Gurung cultures and traditions.
Ghandruk Trek initiates next day as you arrive at Kathmandu Valley and drive towards Naudanda via Pokhara. And next day short drive to Nayapul from where we will be starting our trekking towards beautiful and culturally rich authentic Gurung village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk offers fabulous views of Annapurna Himalayan Ranges specially during sunrise and sunsets. Another notable thing about Ghandruk Trek is that the village stills holds the charm of authenticity, the houses built of stone and muds, it gives a feeling of real raw traveling. Then we trek along another beautiful village of Landruk passing through popular viewpoints of Tolka and Dhampus. At Dhampus, we visit go for more spectacular views and villages. Finally we descend towards Phedi and drive back to Kathmandu.
Ghandruk Trek is short and easy trekking trip at Annapurna region of Nepal that can be joined by any traveler regardless their age, interest and fitness level during any time of the year. Join Ghandruk Trek with Nepal Mountain Trekkers for comfortable short trekking in Nepal holiday.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Naudanda via Pokhara (1,430m/ 4,691ft): 7-8 hours
Day 03: Drive from Naudanda to Nayapul takes half hours then trek to Ghandruk (1,940m/6,364 ft): 5-6 hours
Day 04: Trekking from Ghandruk to Tolke via Landruk (1700 m/5,577 ft): 5-6 hours
Day 05: Tolke to Dhampus(1,650m/5,413ft).
Day 06: Dhampus to Phedi 2 hours walk and drive back to Kathmandu. 8-9 hours
Day 07: Farewell Day
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft):
After your arrival at the airport there will be a representative of Nepal Mountain Trekkers to welcome you and explain the program further. You will be transferred to the hotel of your stay by a private vehicle. Give rest to your jet lagged body in the hotel. You may also roam around in the nearby streets to get acquainted with the environment of Nepal. Get prepared for the trip beginning from the next day. Enjoy your overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Naudanda via Pokhara (1,430m/ 4,691ft): 7-8 hours:
Trekking staff will arrive at your hotel at 6:30 am to pick you up to tourist bus station for journey to Pokhara. Afternoon you arrive in Pokhara then check in your hotel and refresh and look around lakeside. Pokhara is a beautiful valley, with panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare in the north, and Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. The town of Pokhara is set on the banks of the Phewa Lake. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu providing the perfect starting point for our trek. Then we leave Pokhara for Naudanda by private transportation, through Dhampus Phedi, and stay overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Naudanda to Nayapul takes half hours then trek to Ghandruk (1,940m/6,364ft): 5-6 hours:
Today, after breakfast in Hotel we head for our next destination which is Nayapul (New Bridge). After reaching at Nayapul (1070m) we now head towards Ghandruk which is going to be our final destination for the day. We walk down then easy flat walk to Birethanti (1025m) then cross the modi river then right turn to go for Ghandruk village though passing a beautiful village Syauli Bazaar (1220m) and climb Kimche (1640m) until higher part after that flat and uphill to Ghandruk village (1940m). On the trail you will see beautiful view of Modi Khola, Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, fishtail and beautiful landscape. Stay overnight at Ghandruk.
Day 04: Trekking from Ghandruk to Tolke via Landruk (1700 m/5,577 ft): 5-6 hours:
From here we now descend down to Modi Khola and start climb up to Landruk village (1545m) a pretty big village inhabited by mixed community of Gurung, Magar and Brahmin as well. Now the trail gently ascends to Tolka (1700m.) and then ascent and level path to Bherikharka. From here, the trail goes steeply up to Deorali (2100m.) with a view of different mountain peaks in panorama. Now the trail gradually descends to Pothana passing through different oak forests. Pothana is a small town resided by Gurung, an ethnic community of Nepal. From here too, you can enjoy the splendid views of various mountain peaks. Stay overnight at Tolke.
Day 05: Tolke to Dhampus (1,650m/5,413ft):
Today we trek from Tolke to Dhampus. The trail is gently descent up to Dhampus, a village mainly inhabited by Gurung. We trek through flat land for some distance and steeply descend to Dhampus and stay overnight at Dhampus.
Day 06: Dhampus to Phedi 2 hours walk and drive back to Kathmandu. 8-9 hours:
As the sun raises today marks the ending day of our trek as we return back to Kathmandu today. From Dhampus we now take a short trek to Phedi today which is about 2 hours of walking through some pristine environment. And as we reach Phedi we now get to the end of our trek and take a drive back to Kathmandu from this amazing journey of ours. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 07: Farewell Day:
After breakfast, we end our services as this day is your farewell day. One of our representatives will transfer you to the airport for your departure to your respective destination. We hope that you have a safe flight back and that you enjoyed your trek with us. With hopes of meeting again we bid you farewell.
- Airport Pickup and drop
- 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Horizon Kathmandu)
- 1 nights Hotel in Pokhara
- All accommodation and meals during the trek (Full Board)
- Domestic flights and airport departure taxes
- An experienced and professional English-speaking trekking guide, assistant trekking guide (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- Four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffer bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- TIMS Card and Annapurna Conservation entrance fees.
- A comprehensive medical kit
- 13% VAT and 10% service charge
- Farewell Dinner
- Nepal Entry Visa fee (Visa Information)
- International airfare and excess baggage charges
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips for guides and porters