Ghandruk, the famous Gurung village at 2,010m (6,600ft), is located northwest of the lakeside city of Pokhara. It is accessible in one day, with a four to five hour walk after a short ride from the city. Given that the small village is on the much used trail to the Annapurna Sanctuary. It claims to be the most visited trekking area in Nepal, and is widely known and popular among international visitors. After opening the Pokhara-Baglung highway in the mid 1990s, Ghandruk (Ghandrung on some maps) has seen a gradual increase in domestic tourists as well.
Ghandruk trekking offer panoramic Himalayan views including Dhaulagiri 8167m,Nilgiri 7041m, Fishtail/Machhapuchhare 6998m, Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna II 7939m , Annapurna III7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna south 7219m, Hiunchuli 6441m, Lamjung Himal 6986m, and more. We can see different type of Animals, birds, relaxing with mixed culture such as Bramin, Chhetri, Gurung, magars, Thakalies
The trail goes steeply up/down through the Green forest with the beautiful views of Annapurna Himalaya ranges, crystalline river and typical Nepali villages. Eventually, reach Ghandrung, one of the largest Gurung (ethnic people of Nepal) settlements in Western Nepal. They do have their own Museum, traditional culture and friendly people. You can have good views of Gangapura, Machapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna south, hiuchuli and other snow-capped mountains.
|Fitness Level||: Easy||Max-Altitude||: 2200m.|
|Duration||: 8||Group Size||:1-20|
|Best Season||: Nepal for all Season (Any Time)|
Day 1 :Arrival to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Day 2 :Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
Day 3 : Fly/Drive to Pokhara (Flight 40 minute, Drive 7hrs.)
Day 4 :Drive to Kande 1hrs,/Trek to Landruk 1800m./6hrs.
Day 5 :Trek to Ghandruk2000m./4hrs. Explore
Day 6 :Trek to Birethanti/Nayapul 4hrs.-Drive to Pokhara 2hrs.
Day 7 :Fly/Drive to Kathmandu (Flight 40 minute/Drive 7hrs.)
Day 8 :Departure
Himalaya Family provide the accommodations during the trek are on twin sharing basis with inclusive cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene food and suitable location. Most of the Lodges has clean rooms and separate Bathrooms. We will use small lodge during the trek and 2/3 star category Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. We also provide 3/4/5 star hotel on your request.
We will provide the Food on full board basis will be served during the trek in the mountains. Three meals in a day (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner) will be served from the the lodge. The dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge we spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination at a tea houses. Breakfasts will be served in Kathmandu/Pokhara as well. Most of the lodges has the food menu, Our Guide will suggest you the organic and hygienic local meal.
Day 1 : Arrival to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), our company representative will welcome you and drive towards the designated hotel. After a rest for a while, we will give a short briefing about our program and you will be provided with a Typical Nepali welcome Dinner in the evening.
Day 2 : Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
Next day, we provide sightseeing guided by an expert to visit many beautiful places listed in the UNESCO heritage sites such as the Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Durbar Square and many more.
Day 3 : Fly/Drive to Pokhara (Flight 40 minute, Drive 7hrs.)
Today you can take a tourist coach from Kathmandu to Pokhara by scenic Prihivi high way which will take you about 6 hour drive including a time for lunch on the way. The Bus will drop you to the hotel. Welcome drinks will be served in hotel than short time for refreshment. In the evening you can go for boating trip on Phewa Lake will follow where you can enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna Himalayan Range reflected in all it's glory in the calm green waters of the lake and visit the Barahi temple which is only accessible by boat. f you take a flight, it takes only 45 minute. Overnight at Guesthouse. (BLD)
Day 4 : Drive to Kande 1hrs,/Trek to Landruk 1800m./6hrs.
After Breakfast at Hotel, We begin our trek at Kande after 1 hour driving by tourist vehicle from Pokhara. After 1hr. short climb to Australian Camp/Dhampus with the great views of Pokhara and Annapurna Himalayas through the rhododendron forest than we will reach Deurali Danda 2190m. where you will enjoy the lunch with the great views of Dhaulagiri 8167m. and Annapurna 8091m. (Both ranges). After 2 hours walk down to Landruk (the large Gurung Village) via Tolka, than we will spend overnight there. Overnight at guesthouse. (BLD)
Day 5 : Trek to Ghandruk2000m./4hrs. Explore
Morning Breakfast with the standing views of Annapurna South, our trails leads downhill to Modi Khola than step up to Ghandruk village 1990m. Ghandruk village is a very typical large Gurung (ethnic people of Nepal) village. Most of the mans are British shoulders and womens are doing their handicraft and working at farm. They have very typical culture and tradition. we will visit cultural museum and handicrafts. Overnight at Ghandruk. BLD
Day 6 : Trek to Birethanti/Nayapul 4hrs.-Drive to Pokhara 2hrs.
Great Views of Annapurna south 7219m, Hiuchuli, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) from Ghandruk. After watching the morning views and taking pictures, we will take Breakfast and start walk to Nayapul throght the Kimche/syauli bazaar. The trails from syauli Bazaar to Birethanti through the west-right bank of Modi Khola, after reaching Birethanti tourist checkpost (where you register your permit) cross the Bridhe short walk to Nayapul. Our Vehicle will be waiting for you at Nayapul and drive to Pokhara 1/30 hrs. Overnight at Pokhara. BL.
Day 7 : Fly/Drive to Kathmandu (Flight 40 minute/Drive 7hrs.)
After Breakfast, Today we will drive 7 hours by tourist vehicle to Kathmandu; we will take lunch on the way, and drop you to your place in Kathmandu. Either you take a flight OR drive back to Kathmadu.
Day 8 : Departure
Himalaya Family will come to see you at hotel on suitable time and provide you transport from hotel to Tribhuvan International Airport than we will say good bye each other and Invite to visit Nepal again.
Airport pick up and drop by tourist car
Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant
Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley by tourist vehicle
3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
One English Speaking Govt. License holder Trekking Guide
Trekking Permit and TIMS permit
Trekking Porters (2 clients = 1 Porter)
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks
First Aid Kit and Trekking Duffel Bag for Porters
Tea House accommodation during the trek
All necessary land transport by tourist vehicles
Nepali staff salary, food, accommodation, Insurance, equipments.
Sleeping Bags and Down Jacket (to be return after trek)
Government Taxes and paper works.
International air fare and Nepal Visa Fee
Food in Kathmandu and pokhara accept Breakfast
Personal expenses: (Laundry, phone calls, dry foods, cold drinks, Bar bills)
Temple/Monastery entrance fees
Extra night of Accommodation and extra days of trek
Travel Insurance and rescue flights
Late arrival and late departure extra night
Additional activities (Safari-Bungee-Paragliding-Rafting and so on...)
Tipping to Nepali staff (Guide and Porters)
Above itinerary can be customized as per our guest specific requirements and can make shorter or longer. We are very flexible to update.