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Ghandruk Classic Village Trek - 8 Days

Ghandruk classic village trek is one of the best short trek in the Annapurna region. Every interested individual can easily and wonderfully trek it. On this hike, you can visit the Annapurna Himalayan hills and stunning blooming rhododendrons around the forests as well as the beautiful city of Pokhara.


Ghandruk classic village trek for families is a fabulous trek for families. We can enjoy the astounding views of the Himalayas. We can create lifetime memories with our family in the lap of nature. Further, we can know about the families very closely being close to nature. This trek takes you to several Gurung villages hosting breathtaking panorama of the Annapurna massif. It gives a thrilling cultural and natural best experience. This is an easy trek so,any age group can go for this trek.
The trail of Ghandruk classic village trek  passes through many natural wonders, you will enjoy the gushing rivers, waterfalls, and oak rhododendron forests. The breathtaking views of the Himalayas will be a sight you will cherish throughout life. The panorama of Annapurna massif and Machhapuchhre (6993m)seen throughout the trek will be the motivation factor for each step you and your family take at 1940m altitude. The highest point of the trek; certainly be the best part of the journey along with the amazing view from Ghandruk. Ghandruk village also has a huge cultural importance. Visiting the old Gurung Museum takes you to the ancient times, and you can get dressed up in their traditional way. Your children will certainly look adorable in small Gurung dresses. Apart from this, experiencing the lifestyle, tradition, and daily chores throughout the trek can be a different yet memorable experience to you and your family. Spring and the autumn seasons as well as winter seasons are the best time to trail the Annapurna gandruk classic village trek.


Outline Itinerary (Gandruk Trek: Classic Trek)
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative
Day 02 : Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, drive to Phedi 1130m. and trek to Dhampus Village 1650m. 3 hrs, overnight at hotel
Day 03 : Trek from Dhampus Village to Tolka 1700m. 5 hrs, overnight at Lodge
Day 04: Trek from Tolka to Jhinu Danda 1780m. 5 hrs, overnight at Lodge
Day 05 : Trek from Jhinu Danda to Ghandruk Village. 5 hrs, overnight at Lodge
Day 06 : Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul 1070m. 4 hrs, and drive to Pokhara, overnight at hotel
Day 07 : Morning Hike to World Peace Stupa and afternoon fly back to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel
Day 08 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.


Itinerary can be make increase or decrease according to yours holidays in Nepal.
After this amazing and Easy Gandruk Classic Village Trek if you are interested for other activities like Jungle Safari, Rafting, or more hiking in other region’s we can organize as yours desire.


Note: We would like to inform and assure you that we always follow the itinerary program but we might have to compel to change the itinerary due to bad weather, route condition and in any other unexpected situation compel in the field. We seek to request maximum flexibility for your safety while you are travelling in the Himalaya. There are also many other optional routes and programs which can be customized based on your interest. The cost will vary for the customized program. Please feel free to contact us for customized program.

GROUP TRIPS

Start Date End Date Status Cost
Guaranteed From € 1150

Day 1
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative.

On your arrival in Kathmandu, our company representative will pick you up at Tribhuvan International Airport. We ensure you a comfortable drive from the airport to the hotel. You can visit nearby places in the evening to get a feel of Kathmandu air. Overnight at a 3* hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Day 02 : Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, drive to Phedi 1130m. and trek to Dhampus Village 1650m. 3 hrs, overnight at hotel.

On the second day, you will fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which takes about 25 minutes. From Pokhara, the city of lakes, you will drive to Phedi which takes about 1 hour. The actual trek begins from Phedi as you walk for 3 hours to reach Dhampus village. The walk comprises steep ascends, rhododendron forest, stone staircases, and beautiful scenery of the Annapurna Massif. Overnight in Dhampus.

Day 3
Day 03 : Trek from Dhampus Village to Tolka 1700m. 5 hrs, overnight at Lodge.

After spending a night in the beautiful Dhampus village inhabited by the Gurung communities, you will slowly head towards Tolka. The trek from Dhampus to Tolka passes through beautiful rhododendron forests blooming with flowers. Walking through the suspension bridges, you will cross Modi Khola and Mardi Khola. With a lot of uphill and downhill walks, you will reach Bheri Kharka, a Gurung village, before reaching Tolka. Overnight in Tolka.

Day 4
Day 04 : Trek from Tolka to Jhinu Danda 1780m. 5 hrs, overnight at Lodge.

Enjoying the stunning views of the Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri massif, Machhapuchhre (6993m), and other Himalayan ranges, you will head from Tolka to Jhinu Danda. The day has a lot of descending through stone staircases, which can be somewhat challenging. Thus, prepare yourself and your children physically and mentally. Passing through the Gurung village of Landruk can be an exciting cultural experience. The trail includes other interesting places like the waterfall and the natural hot water spring in Jhinu Danda. After about 5 hours of total trek, you will reach Jhinu Danda, where you will spend your night at.

Day 5
Day 05 : Trek from Jhinu Danda to Ghandruk Village. 5 hrs, overnight at Lodge.

The day has 5 hours of the trek through beautiful landscape and astounding views. From Jhinu Danda, you first descend and then ascend towards a ridge giving you a clear view of Jhinu Danda and Chhomrong village. Passing through rhododendron forests, you will slowly reach Ghandruk. The beautiful village is the largest Gurung settlement in the Annapurna region, where you can enjoy Gurung lifestyle, architecture, and also dress in the Gurung attire at the Gurung Museum. You will also catch an alluring panorama of Annapurna South (7219m) and Machhapuchhre (6993m) from your hotel in Ghandruk. Overnight in Ghandruk.

Day 6
Day 06 : Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul 1070m. 4 hrs, and drive to Pokhara, overnight at hotel.

From Ghandruk, you gradually trace your way back, descending down the staircases. A short 2-hour walk from Ghandruk takes you to Syaulibazar. Then, the trail moves on dusty roads and you will also cross a suspension bridge over Modi River. Passing Birethanti, you will walk 2 more hours to reach Nayapul. From Nayapul, a 2-hour drive will take you to Pokhara. In the evening, you can hang around the lakeside area enjoying the food and music of the lake city. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara.

Day 7
Day 07 : Morning Hike to World Peace Stupa and afternoon fly back to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.

You will leave to visit World Peace Stupa, early in the morning. After about 20 minutes’ drive from Lakeside, you will have to hike for about 20 minutes to reach the top of the stupa. The stupa is a synonym of peace and serenity, and you can also enjoy a breathtaking view of Pokhara city and Phewa Lake from the stupa. Then you will walk down through the forest to Phewa Lake for an hour and cross by boat to Lakeside. In the afternoon, you will fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 8
Day 08 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.

SERVICES: PROVIDED BY COMPANY

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation at Green Boutique Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation at Hotel Mount View with breakfast in Pokhara
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu Flight (inclusive with airport tax)
  • Fluent English Speaking and well clarifying Mountain Guide
  • Assistant guide in need if the group size exceeds more than 4 persons
  • Well experienced and equipped trekking porters
  • Hotel/Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Food during the trek (full board with tea/coffee and seasonal fresh fruits)
  • Guide, assistant guide and porters’ insurance
  • Trekking permit and Annapurna Conservation fee
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups
  • Farewell dinner during the last day of departure

SERVICES: NOT PROVIDED BY COMPANY (Personal)

  • International airfares and Nepal travel visa
  • Bar and beverage bills
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Helicopter rescue
  • Staff tips

Ghandruk Trek 8 Days (Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge)

(All rates are in Euro)
PRICING FOR GROUP SIZE BASIS:
All inclusive Trek Cost for 1 Person: Eur 1150
All inclusive Trek Cost for 2-4 person basis : Eur 1050 per person
All inclusive Trek Cost for 5-7 person basis : Eur 950 per person
All inclusive Trek Cost for +8 person basis : Eur 900 per person

ADDITIONAL TRIP EXTENSION OPTION:

The trip can be extend based on your holiday duration in Nepal. Special Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Mountain Flight might be your best choice before or after the trip. As well as following programs also can be extend as additional trips from Kathmandu.

RECOMMENDED GEAR LISTS:
CLOTHING:
Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
Thermal underwear
Hat or Cap, pair of gloves and scarf
Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
Shorts and trousers, or skirt
2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
Proper hiking boots
Running shoes and flip-flops
2-3 t-shirts
Underwear
Light and expedition weight thermal bottom
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Sun Glasses


During winter season, additional clothing’s may include:
The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
Snow gaiters


TREKKING GEARS:
Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
Sleeping bag and silk liner
Miscellaneous


TOILETRIES:
A small light weight and quick drying towel
Bar of soap
Sunscreen (SPF +20)
Earplugs
Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
First aid kid
Water purification tables or a water filter
Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations


OPTIONAL ITEMS:
Camera, battery etc
Books/magazines
Trekking poles
Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
Sewing/repair kit
Pocket knife
Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen

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Ghandruk Classic Village Trek
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Trip Facts

  • 8 Days
  • Easy
  • 1780 Meter
  • September - December & January – June
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Flight
  • Hotel/Lodge

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