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.Checkin & rest . At evening one can take a short walk 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 about an hour. From Nayapul we start walking uphill and having fantastic views of Nature beauties. From Birethanti, we turn right after crossing the Modi river and Syauli bazzar to reach to Ghandruk about 6-7 hours steep hill trial. Reach Ghandruk welcome with soft snacks and drinks. Evening get to enjoy the Gurung culture ,dinner and overnight stay .
Day 05Trek descend to Dhampus Early morning after breakfast explore the Ghandruk village and sunrise from Panoramic mountian range. Visit old museum and culture dress of Gurung . Later Descend the trek to Dhampus via Pothana. Cross the trail over the steep forest , water streams 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 explore the Dhampus village. Enchat with the Mt. Fish tail and Range of Mount Annapurna. Later trek your trail descend to Phedi about 3 hrs. Then drive back to Pokhara about 45 mins. Checkin to hotel & rest. Rest day explore in Phewa lake via boating and relax at lakeside. Back to hotel and overnight.
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 airport for your onward destination.