Ghandruk Trek is another popular trekking trail in the Annapurna region. Ghandruk trek takes you to the naturally embodied village of Ghandruk of western Nepal. Ghandruk is a beautiful village with Gurung settlement along the great view of Annapurna south, Gangapurna, Annapurna -III, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre. Ghandruk trek is ideal for all kind of trekkers as it offers an easy trekking trail with no difficult climbing or ascents to the high altitude Maximum of 1950 mtrs.This is a beautiful shortest trekking you can do in Annapurna region, the trek is easy and much romantic walking through the beautiful villages. Starting from Bire Thanti after 2 hours drive from Pokhara then ascend trek to the village of Gurung treibes , the Ghandruk Village. This short trek offers you a magnificent views of annapurna range as well as massive dhaulagiri. The gurung community has many festivals. Later descending to overnight at yet another heart touching village route is Dhampus with the scenic along path of Annapurna range . LAter descend to Phedi and drive to Pokhara.
This is another shortes trek in the Annapurna region where trekkers having limited time can witness the local culture, lifstyle of peole along the majestic scenic view of Mt. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges closely.
01Arrival in Kathmandu international airport.
02Half day Kathmandu sightseeing
03Drive to Pokhara
04 Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Ghandruk (1940 m).
05Trek descend to Dhampus
06Trek to Phedi-Drive to Pokhara
07Drive to Kathmandu
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu international airport.Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, our office representative will welcome with garland and transfer to hotel. Check in rest and short trek briefing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02Half day Kathmandu sightseeing After breakfast, proceed to Kathmandu valley sightseeing covering of Swayambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Rest day preparation for trek. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03Drive to PokharaEarly morning, after breakfast, drive to Pokhara. It's a drive of about 6 hours through lush green forest, meandering road through the hills and flowing riverside’s. Upon reaching in Pokhara, transfer to hotel.Checking rest . At evening one can take a short ride near Lakeside. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Ghandruk (1940 m).Early morning after breakfast leave Pokhara and drive to Nayapul for about an hour. From Nayapul we start walking uphill and having fantastic views of Annapurna ranges. From Birethanti, we turn right after crossing the Modi river and Syauli bazzar to reach to Ghandruk about 4-5 hours steep hill trial. Upon reach at Ghandruk the local villagers welcome with soft snacks. Rest at evening get to enjoy the Gurung culture ,dinner and overnight stay as homestay.
Day 05Trek descend to Dhampus Early morning after breakfast and explore near by Ghandruk and descend trek to Dhampus via Pothana. The trail is crossed over the terrace land and rhododendron forest and crossing stream reach to Dhampus village. Its about 5-6 hrs of walk. Rest and overnight stay at teahouse.
Day 06Trek to Phedi-Drive to PokharaEarly morning after breakfast trek your trail down to Phedi about 2.5-3 hrs. Later then drive to Pokhara about 45 mins. Checkin to hotel rest. Rest day explore to Phewa lake via boating and enjoy at lakeside. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07Drive to KathmanduAfter breakfast, drive to Kathmandu about 6hrs. Checking to hotel. Rest time free on own. Evening dinner at Nepalese restaurant with culture show. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08DepartureAfter breakfast, timely transfer to hotel for your onward destination.