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Ghandruk Village Trek

9 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Sunrise and sunset views, and picturesque countryside
  • Get a feel for the lifestyle and culture of the Gurung tribes
  • Easy trek with magnificent views of mountains
  • Traditional villages and beautiful landscapes
  • Suitable for beginners and families with kid

Annapurna Ghandruk Trek is one of the popular trekking trails in the Annapurna region that offers an introduction to Nepal with splendid scenery, enticing Gurung culture, and stunning views of mountains. It is one of the easiest treks in Nepal and can be done by a person of any age with sound health, making it a family friendly trek.

The 9 days Annapurna Ghandruk Trek starts with your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and a visit to some of the UNESCO enlisted world heritage sites in the valley like Swyambunath, Boudhnath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. Leaving behind the valley, the trip continues with a scenic flight to the lake city, Pokhara, followed by a short drive to Kimche via Nayapul. The trekking journey begins in Kimche to reach the wonderful village of Ghandruk, which is the largest Gurung village in the Annapurna region. The trail follows flag-stone steps that go through densely forested paths filled with rhododendrons, oak and pine trees.

The Annapurna Ghandruk Trek passes through several traditional villages like Chomrong, Landruk, and Dhampus inhabited mostly by the Gurung community. This trek provides you an opportunity to learn and understand the rich culture and tradition of the Gurung people living in this area. Not only this trek entices you with rich culture, it also offers a spectacular view of snowy mountains such as Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and many other peaks. Annapurna Ghandruk Trek is an ideal trek for people who want to experience trekking in Nepal in a short time period while being accompanied.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu (1,350m) and transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley
Day 3: Fly to Pokhara and drive to Kimche and trek to Ghandruk 1-2 hours
Day 4: Trek to Chomrong (2170m) from Ghandruk 4-5 hours
Day 5: Trek to Landruk (1565m) from Chomrong 5-6 hours
Day 6: Trek to Dhampus (1650m) from Landruk 5-6 hours
Day 7: Trek to Phedi (1130m) 2-3 hours and drive to Pokhara 1 hour
Day 8: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
Day 9: Drop at the airport for the final departure.

Price for The Trip:

We could not include the cost of each package on the company’s website. The only question most of our customers have is why AlpineTrav Treks did not include the price in the package. Because, in order to provide you with a reasonable price and try to address your every need, we want to provide you with some information. Which will help your trip budget.

Please read below for more information.

  • The trip cost always depends upon group size, hotel accommodation of category and client’s desire budget.
  • The above itinerary is a standard guideline that AlpineTrav Treks provides you with advice and tips. And this itinerary can be modified according to your time and needs.
  • After our trip is confirmed, the price will be adjusted in our contract, if the customer wants to add some services, we will charge for those additional services and if he wants to reduce some services, we will reduce the fee accordingly.
  • Itinerary is published in full board operation services for clear understanding of the customer. Among many options such as hotel facilities in Kathmandu and Pokhara, the client can make own choice.
  • Cost - also depends on the number of porters and mode of transport. Let us know through email, whatsApp or message.
  • Please do not hesitate to contact AlpineTrav Treks for any information regarding your selected package. We'll work together to customize your trip to meet your exact requirement so that you have a memorable trip.
  • We're a local travel agency. When you book with us, you get best possible price, which is middle-man free.
  • We don't add hidden extra cost. Airport to Airport services and all trips include travel permit, lodging and fooding. There are no surprises with hidden costs.

Details Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our staff member will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel Vajra in Kathmandu. Rest of time explore Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), and Pashupatinath (sacred temple dedicated to Lord Shiva).

Today our guide takes you around Kathmandu valley to visit some of the UNESCO enlisted world heritage sites that includes Boudhanath Stupa (largest stupa in Asia), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), and Pashupatinath (sacred temple dedicated to Lord Shiva).

We fly to Pokhara early in the morning relishing an amazing view of majestic mountains from Ganesh Himal to Annapurna, Manaslu, and Langtang ranges. We take a short drive to Kimche from Pokhara via Nayapul. From Kimche, we start to trek towards Ghandruk, which is the largest Gurung village in the Annapurna region. We ascend towards Ghandruk walking on stone steps, enjoying the beautiful landscape in the background. Ghandruk offers a great view of Annapurna South (7219m) and Machhapuchhre Himal (6993m). Overnight at a lodge in Ghandruk.

Leaving Ghandruk behind, today we trek towards Chhomrong passing through several villages and small streams. We then ascend through a stone staircase that leads us to Kimrung Danda, which offers an up-close view of Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), and Hiunchuli (6441m). From there, we descend to Kimrung Khola through a forested path filled with oak and fir trees. After crossing the suspension bridge, we make a steep climb up to the ridge to finally reach Chhomrong. Overnight at a lodge in Chhomrong.

Today the trail descends steeply to Jhinu Danda, which is known for its natural hot spring. We continue to descend steeply to the small stream and walk through the bushes of nettle till we reach New Bridge. We cross the bridge over Modi Khola and continue to walk alongside the river. We also come across several small waterfalls, hanging beehives in the rock walls, and hanging bridge on our way to Landruk village. The picturesque Gurung village serves an amazing view of Machhapuchhre (6993m) and Hiunchuli (6441m). Overnight at a lodge in Landruk.

Today we head towards Dhampus village slowly climbing up until we reach Tolka. We continue to ascend on a steep slope for a while and later follow the zigzag trail through the forest towards Deurali. We pass through Pothana then descend gently on the stone steps until we reach the village of Dhampus which offers amazing sunset and sunrise over the mountains. Overnight at a lodge in Dhampus.

Leaving the beautiful Dhampus village behind, we head towards Phedi descending on the stone staircase through the forest filled with oaks, rhododendrons, and pines. Accompanied by the stunning mountains in the background, we make our way to Phedi. From Phedi, we take a drive back to Pokhara on the private jeep. In the afternoon, we go for a boat ride in Phewa Lake.

Today we will drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara. We grab seats on the left aisle of the tourist bus for the best views of the white water rafting river (Trisuli river) along the highway because it’s today our last time we’ll probably see them. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we get transferred to our hotel; and we spend the day at our own leisure.

Thank you for joining us on this trek and it has been a pleasure getting to know you during this time. You will be assisted in your last-minute preparation. Our staff representative will help you pack your luggage, drop you off at the international airport. And we wish you a safe flight. Likewise we hope to see you soon again!

Services we offer in a package:

Cost Inclusion

  • AlpineTrav Treks provides pick-up and drop services from international airport on your arrivals and departures.
  • Representative of AlpineTrav Treks will be waiting for you on arrived in international airport with a your name's placard so that you can easily find our person. And you will be transfers to your demanded Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • According to the trekking package schedule, AlpineTrav Treks will arrange 3 nights demanded category (from tourist star to five-star) of hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • According to the trekking package schedule, AlpineTrav Treks will arrange 1 night demanded category (from tourist star to five-star) of hotel accommodations in Pokhara.
  • According to the trip program, AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions arranged flight tickets from Kathmandu to Pokhara for trekking members.
  • Transportation we will provided during the trekking or major city for members as per the itinerary. (with staffs for during trekking)
  • AlpineTrav Treks will provide Experienced and government authorized (licensed holder) high altitude trekking guide during the trekking period.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions will provided 1 porter for every 2 trekkers with 1:4 assistant guide to client ratio.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions will provide you with a clean and cozy teahouse/lodge to stay in and eat during the trekking.
  • Most of the trekking trail, lunch is done on the way between the starting and ending the day of hiking while dinner and breakfast at the teahouse/lodge where you have overnight stay.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provides a clean, Nutritious, and fresh food (B, L, D) at the lovely teahouse/lodge throughout the trekking.
  • As Annapurna Ghandruk is at the Annapurna conservation territory, AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide you a permit for Annapurna conservation.
  • The Trekkers' Information Management Systems permit issued by the trekking agency association of Nepal is required to enter the area of Annapurna Conservation, so AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide you a TIMS permit too.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provides all wages, equipment, and insurance for elaborate trekking staff.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide first aid medical kits for the group and the staff, taking care of your trekking and health safety.
  • AlpineTrav Treks for members convenience always provide maps of related trekking.
  • AlpineTrav Treks will provide clean and warm down jacket and sleeping bag during the trekking, taking care of your comfort and health. (Sleeping bag and down jacket must be returned after completion of trek)
  • The above offer package price includes our service charges, government charges, and all taxes and vat.
  • We want to offer you to have dinner with us before you departed from Kathmandu. It will be an opportunity for you to see and learn about Nepali culture and tradition.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions offer you farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant or AlpineTrav Treks with families Kathmandu before departure.

Cost Exclusion

  • Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal and Pokhara is also the second city of Nepal. Since this citys offers high quality and delicious food from different countries and groups, we were hoping you could taste the meals you like. For that reason, during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will have to arrange lunch and dinner (except the farewell dinner).
  • Suppose you want to take any packed food, snacks, drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, and carbonated soft drinks, any types of alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars during the trek. In that case, you have to buy it yourself.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of Items of personal trekking equipment, laundry expenses, tips, Landlines, mobiles, satellite phones, and the internet service exclude in the package.
  • Trekking is an adventurous activity that always takes place in remote areas. So, safety is the primary factor for us. Therefore, you have to have your travel insurance covering the cost of emergency rescue, medical treatment, medical tests, and hospitalization before you arrive for the trip to Nepal.
  • The package cost offered above does not include your international flight ticket and Nepal's tourist visa, so that you have to pay for your international flight ticket and tourist visa yourself.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, changes in government regulations exclude.
  • The short sentence, "The services we provide in the above package cost inclusive," will cost extra if you want more than additional services you have to pay extra.
  • Those Employees who are involved in your trekking are hoping for tips, gifts, or something at the end of the trip, which is an opportunity to say how happy you are with our staff and what kind of service you have rendered.
  • Your guide and porters will expect the tips according to the international system in the trekking package for your information.

Price for The Trip:

We could not include the cost of each package in the company website. Most of our clients have the same query that i.e. why AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions had not include the price in the package. To provide your service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement, we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us to breakdown the cost. That’s why, we have clarified our customers that because of following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:

Please read below for more information.

  • Cost depends upon group size.
  • Costs may affect guide and numbers of porter.
  • The cost depends upon the category of hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • The cost depends upon the mode of transport (private car, flight or tourist bus).
  • The itinerary can be changed according to your choice.
  • Above mentioned itinerary is airport to airport service.
  • The itinerary can be designed according to your time and budget.
  • Please contact us for dates, cost and duration – days.

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Ghandruk Village Trek

Trip Facts

  • 9 Days, 5 days trekking
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 2,170m/7,119ft.
  • Autumn (September to December & (Spring) March to May
  • TIA (Kathmandu)
  • Kathmandu, Airport
  • Mode: Private Car, Flight or Tourist Bus
  • Hotels, Teahouse/Lodges
  • 1 - Maximum 12

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