Ghandruk – Ghandrung Trek - 9 Days

Panoramic scenery of the three 8th Thousander Annapurna, Manaslu & Dhaulagiri mountain range, traditional villages, from the rice terrace to the alpine zone.

Tiny thatched roofed villages, set among the terraced fields, make an attractive picture with the backdrop of the magnificent snow range of Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri

including the most majestic peaks of all the Himalayan range the Machapuchere (Fish Tail) This trek passes through lush vegetation of rain and temperate forests to the terraced rice fields. The land and its people change daily, giving the trekkers a tantalising introduction to Nepal’s cultural and natural beauty.

The trail is not overly difficult- there is only one above Deurali at 2,210 meter small pass-and you will be passing through traditional Gurung villages along the way. The trail begins in Pokhara and the first portion passes through lush green hill country typical of the heartland of Nepal.

Day 1
Arrive at Kathmandu.

On arrival our staff will receive from the airport and transfer you to the respective Hotel, our guide will give you brief information about your activities during your stay in Nepal.

Day 2
In Kathmandu with half day sight seeing tour.

On your arrival you will be informed about your sight seeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest The Kathmandu Valley is indeed a unique type of valley, wearing an exotic setting. Twenty-five centuries back it stood as a large lake. It is completely surrounded by a tier of Green Mountain walls above which to the north tower the mighty snowcapped peaks during the winter. It consists of three major cities carrying great historic, artistic and cultural interest.

Day 3
Drive to Pokhara 950m 5-6 hours journey.

Early breakfast with a driving journey for 5-6 hrs scenic drive to Pokhara, at Pokhara check in at respective Hotels. Pokhara one of the most picturesque place with awesome views of the snow capped mountain range of mountains from Annapurnas, Manaslu to Dhaulagiri including the majestic Mt.Machhapuchare (Fish Tail) that dominates whole of Pokhara Valley and with the serene Phewa Lake certainly makes Pokhara one of the most scenic place.

Day 4
Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandrung / Ghandruk. 1,750m. 5-6 hrs walks.

A couple of hours in the morning leads to Nayapul the gate way to many Annapurna destinations the newly built Chinese Pokhara Baglung highway to Nayapul which is on the outskirt of Pokhara Valley where our trek begins the approx 4-5 hours trek, in the beginning the trail meanders on the gradual slope following the River Modi upstream to Bhirethati one of the most charming village on this route.

From here walk leads slowly on the recently constructed Jeep dirt road on the winding path continues passing through farm lands, small scattered villages and farm terraces on the gradual path for a while, then the path climbs to Kimche and then to Ghandrung / Ghandruk for the overnight stop.

Day 5
Trek to Australian Camp (Thulo-Kharka) 2,100m via Pothana. 6 hrs.

From here the walks leads downhill all the way to the Modi River with 45 minutes climb towards Landrung village. After Landrung the walk is pleasant most of the way on the winding path overlooking beautiful landscape scenery and of Annapurna south, the trek leads to a last uphill for an hour shorter at Deurali,
on reaching the top of the hill, the walk leads downhill through the forest till a small settlement at Pothana is reached from here a good short walk brings you at Thulo Kharka also known as Australian Camp ( in the early 70’s Australian Expeditions on route Annapurna Base Camp camped on this wonderful spot.

This small settlement is located in the midst of the cool alpine forest overlooking grand view of the Annapurna range including the majestic Mt.Machhapuchare (Fish Tail) and of the Pokhara Valley.

Day 6
Trek to Kande and drive back to Pokhara 1hr walk and 1 hr drive.

After a good time here with the great views, the last day the walk leads on the gentle winding downhill trail to Kande where you board on the Bus for an hour drive to Pokhara. On reaching at Pokhara within the Phewa Lake side area, check into the Hotel with time for afternoon stroll.

Day 7
In Pokhara for sight seeing tour.

Optional tour of Sarankot for the great panoramic views of the sunrise over the Himalaya, this tour leaves early in the morning return to Hotel for breakfast. After breakfast a boat ride and hike to Peace Stupa and visit the Bharahi Temple, afternoon visit the Seti gorge, Maheshswor Cave and Davids falls.

Day 8
Transfer to Airport for the flight back to Kathmandu.

As per the flight time schedule this scenic flight reaches you back to Kathmandu on arrival at Kathmandu domestic airport, our staff will receive and transfer you back to the Hotel.

Day 9
Free day at leisure in Kathmandu.

A free day in Kathmandu, please inform our staff if you would like to go on another short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley.

Day 10
Transfer to Airport for International departure.

Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, and your passport handy. Our office staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.

Incursions

  • Pokhara - Nayapul & Phedi - Pokhara by private vehicle.
  • Accommodation during the trek at guest houses/lodges.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Experienced English speaking trekking guide and necessary porters (1 Porter for 2 trekkers) during the trek including their transportation, food, accommodation, salary, equipments and insurance.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees. (Please bring 2 passport size photos for TIMS & Permit)
  • All government taxes, VAT and office service charge.
  • ACAP Trek permit

Excursions

  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, hot shower etc.
  • Any kind of drinks (tea/coffee, hot chocolate, boiled water, bottle water, cola, beer etc.
  • Tips for guide and porters (Tipping are expected but not mandatory)

  • US$ 885 per person in the group of minimum 1-2 pax.
  • US$ 795 per person in the group of minimum 3-5 pax.
  • US$ 750 per person in the group of minimum 6-9 pax.
  • US$ 720 per person in the group of minimum 10-15 pax.
  • US$ 690 per person in the group of minimum 16-20 pax and above

Please contact us over WhatsApp to discuss about group offer.

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Ghandruk – Ghandrung Trek

Trip Facts

  • Tea-House / Lodge
  • Moderate
  • 2 - 3 days
  • 2,210m at Deurali
  • 9 - 10 days
  • All Year round except from June till mid September
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