- Gurung culture and tradition of people living in this exotic place
- Mountain Macchapuchre (Fishtail) and Annapurna South
- Refreshing three days allowing an insight into mountain life
The Ghandruk trek is ideal for all kind of trekkers as it offers an easy trekking trail with no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes. This Ghandruk trek is designed to suit even families with young children.
This short trek provides a good introduction into trekking whilst also providing some wonderful close up views of both the sacred mountain Macchapuchre (Fishtail) and Annapurna South. Our destination is the beautiful and ornate village of Ghandruk, home to the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. Here you have a chance to visit the project to discover at first hand the conservation work being carried out. A refreshing three days allowing an insight into mountain life. Please see the itinerary for a day by day programme.
Our representative will come at your door, in your hotel in Kathmandu, to receive you before we start the trip.
The trip starts with a drive of around 6 hours through lush green forest, meandering road through the hills and gracefully flowing riverside.
You will also come across lively markets and clusters of villages on the way. Buffet lunch will be taken in one of the road side restaurants.
We leave Pokhara early in the morning and drive to Nayapul, Pokhara for about an hour. From Nayapul we start walking uphill with fantastic views of Annapurnas, Manaslu. From Birethanti, we turn right after crossing the Madi river and aim to reach Ghandruk in around 4-5 hours steep hill trial where there are good views of Machhapuchre and Annapurna South. We stop at Ghandruk for the first night stay of our trek and second night stay of our trip.
We have a number of ascents and descents today. We descend down to Madi river and the trail again climbs to Landruk village. We walk through paddy fields followed by an uphill climb to Pothana via Deuralli Village.
Most part of the trail to Phedi from Pothana is one the ridge of hill and we walk into the forest from where the shining views of Himalayas can be observed. We descent down to Phedi through the village of Dhaupus and Drive to Pokhara for about 30 min.
Pokhara early in morning
Spots to See in Pokhara
Phewa Tal (Lake)
Phewa lake, the second biggest lake in the country, roughly measuring 1.5 km by 4 km, is the middle of all attractions in Pokhara. The charming lake is a pure play area. Brilliantly painted wooden vessels and sailboats could be rented around lakeside.
One of the entrancing parts of lakeside is the amazing perspective of the mountains, particularly when the still water reflects the tops, making a two-fold picture.
We drive back to Kathmandu, on the sixth and the last day of our trip, crossing over some mountain passes and rivers along the way. In the evening we enjoy a farewell dinner and reflect on a great adventure.
- Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle
- Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu in tourist bus (optional flight with extra costs)
- Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment(including two nights stay in Pokhara)
- Licensed English or Chinese or Korean or Hindi along with Nepali speaking trekking guide
- Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide and/or Porter during the trip
- Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you dont have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
- First Aid Medical Kit(Carried by the guide)
- All the required permits and paperworks
- Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant(complimentary)
- A nation-wide operated Mobile SIM Card and a map of the trekking region
- International Airfare
- Visa Charges
- Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu)
- Your travel and medical insurance
- Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
- Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
- Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
- Emergency expenses such as expenses on charted helicoptor