Overview

Duration :
7 Days
Secondary Activity:
Nature and Culture
Max altitude :
1,940m/6,364 ft
Transportation:
Private Vehicle
Trip ends in:
Kathmandu
Accomodation:
Hotel
Primary activity:
Hiking
Group Size:
Min. 1 Pax
Country:
Nepal
Trip starts from:
Kathmandu
Diffficulty:
Moderate
Meals:
Nepali and Continental
Best Season:
Autumn and Spring
Trip route:
Kathmandu-Naudanda via Pokhara-Naudanda-Nayapul-trek-Ghandruk -Tolke via Landruk-Tolke-Dhampus-Phedi-Kathmandu

Trip introduction

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.

Overview of Ghandruk Trek

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.

Who can join this trek and how?

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.

Special Note:

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.

Overview

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft):
  • Day 2
    Drive from Kathmandu to Naudanda via Pokhara (1,430m/ 4,691ft): 7-8 hours:
  • Day 3
    Drive from Naudanda to Nayapul takes half hours then trek to Ghandruk (1,940m/6,364ft): 5-6 hours:
  • Day 4
    Trekking from Ghandruk to Tolke via Landruk (1700 m/5,577 ft): 5-6 hours:
  • Day 5
    Tolke to Dhampus (1,650m/5,413ft):
  • Day 6
    Dhampus to Phedi 2 hours walk and drive back to Kathmandu. 8-9 hours:
  • Day 7
    Departure Day:

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 (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 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 (1700 m/5,577 ft): 5-6 hours::

From here we now descend down to Modi Khola and start to climb up to Landruk village (1545m) a pretty big village inhabited by a 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 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 at 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.

Price Includes

  • Airport Pickup and drop
  • 2 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon)
  • 1 nights Hotel in Pokhara
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • All foods during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; any items in the menu as much as you wish to consume.
    • We provide hygienic and safe meals to re-energize you.
    • We request you not to waste your meals for it is difficult to transport food in the rural area.
    • You are not allowed to share your meals with anyone else from another group.
  • All required land transportation
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and food.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staff.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and food.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belong to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking Permits: Trekkers’ Information Management System(TIMS) Card and Annapurna Conservation Area(ACAP) fees
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Rescue Arrangement Service
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charge
  • Farewell Dinner

Price Excludes

  • Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
  • International flight tickets
  • Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses (Laundries, Electric accessories, Internet, and so on)
  • All Soft Drinks and Alcoholic Beverages
  • Tips for guide and porters

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Trip Map:

Equipments

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Torch
  • Lip Balm
  • Sun’s Cream ( 40+)

Upper Body

  • Cotton t-shirts or thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Down jacket (Light-weighted)

Lower Body

  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof pants
  • Underwear and Half Pants

Feet

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Light-weighted sandals

Hands

  • Gloves
  • Creams

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to 0°C
  • Trekking bag (Rucksack)
  • Duffel bag
  • Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries

Miscellaneous

  • Medicines: We recommend you bring your regular medicines; we will provide a first aid kit from our side.
  • Light-weighted Towel
  • Swiss Knife
  • Passport and extra passport photos
  • Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer

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What our customers say about us

Great service, worth the price

My friend and I wanted to do a short trek because we’re a bit out of shape so Ramesh suggested the Ghandruk loop and we were not disappointed. It was just the right amount of physical activity. The views were wonderful and the lodges clean and each of them offered good food and hot water. The villages were authentic and small. Our guide (Sabin) was amazing. He told us everything we asked about Nepal and the mountains and was very helpful when on the last day my friend got sick. He also had many recommendations for what to do in Pokhara. I definitely recommend this trekking agency.

Špela G

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Fantastic trip!

Went to Nepal for a few days on the way back to the UAE from India. Weren’t sure what to do as we only had a few days but we wanted to see a lot of different areas. My friend got in touch with this company and I have to say they were absolutely amazing. Looked after my friends and I so well and for a reasonable price. Got to see all over Nepal and even had our own personalised driver. Ramesh was also so friendly and made sure we felt so welcome. If you are looking for a guide for Nepal I would highly recommend this company.

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