Ghandruk Trek is an ideal short and easy trekking in Nepal holiday at popular Annapurna region for family trekking with kids and elderly. This trek offers spectacular views of the Annapurna Himalayas with a deep insight into local Gurung cultures and traditions. As well, various flora and fauna can also be spotted along the trail. This trek is often considered homestay trekking or cultural trekking since most of the trekkers appreciated such treks in Ghandruk. However, this trek is completely customizable according to the requirements of tourists.
Ghandruk Trek initiates the 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 the beautiful and culturally rich authentic Gurung village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk offers fabulous views of the Annapurna Himalayan Ranges, especially during sunrise and sunsets. Another notable thing about this trek is that the village stills holds the charm of authenticity. The houses built of stone and muds give a feeling of real raw traveling. Then we trek along with 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 a short and easy trekking trip in the Annapurna region of Nepal that can be joined by any traveler; regardless of their age, interest, and fitness level during any time of the year. Join this trek with Nepal Mountain Trekkers for comfortable short trekking in the Nepal holiday. Simply fill the Booking form and let us know about your interest. Or you can contact us directly by sending us an email in order to get more information about this trek.
If this itinerary doesn’t suit your requirement or if you want to customize it, please feel free to contact us. This trek could be customized as per your required time frame and budget limits.
Day 1 : 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 the next day. Enjoy your overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Day 2 : 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 at the tourist bus station for a journey to Pokhara. Afternoon you arrive in Pokhara then check in your hotel and refresh and look around the 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 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 3 : 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 to our next destination which is Nayapul (New Bridge). After reaching Nayapul (1,070m) 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 (1,025m) then cross the Modi river then right turn to go for Ghandruk village though passing a beautiful village Syauli Bazaar (1,220m) and climb Kimche (1,640m) until higher part after that flat and uphill to Ghandruk village (1,940m). On the trail, you will see the beautiful view of Modi Khola, Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, fishtail, and beautiful landscape. Stay overnight at Ghandruk.
Day 4 : Trekking from Ghandruk to Tolke via Landruk (1,700 m/5,577 ft): 5-6 hours::
From here we now descend down to Modi Khola and start to climb up to Landruk village (1,545m) a pretty big village inhabited by a mixed community of Gurung, Magar, and Brahmin as well. Now the trail gently ascends to Tolka (1,700m.) and then ascent and level path to Bherikharka. From here, the trail goes steeply up to Deorali (2,100m.) 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 5 : 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 6 : 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 in Kathmandu.
Day 7 : Departure 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.