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Ghandruk Village Trek

Trip Duration: 3 Days

Highlights of Ghandruk Village Trek

  • A scenic drive from Pokhara to Nayapool
  • Experience local Gurung and Magar culture and tradition
  • Visit Gurung Museum at Ghandruk
  • Enjoy the easy walk through the typical Nepali villages and rice paddy fields.
  • Explore the mesmerizing views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, and many more mountains.

Trip Overview

  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Altitude: 2,012 m
  • Best season: all over the year
  • Accommodation: Tea Houses
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Ghandruk Village Trek Overview

The Ghandruk village trek is one of the easiest and shortest beautiful village treks in Nepal. It offers mesmerizing views of the Annapurna region Himalayan range. Ghandruk is the big Gurung settlement that lies in the foothill of Mt Annapurna. Where you can explore ethnic Gurung culture, tradition, and lifestyle.

The Ghandruk village trek begins from Nayapool after one and a half-hour drive from Pokhara. Then the trekking trail flowing the Modi Khola river valley until Saulibazar and heading towards Ghandruk village. Some of the parts you are walking through the dirt road, small villages, farmland, and steep stone staircase until you reach Ghandruk village. During the trek, Ghandruk, Landruk, Pothna, and Dhampus are the major attraction of the trek.

Ghandruk village trek can be possible throughout the year. Because of the lower elevation trek. The average walking hour is 5-6 hours and there is no risk of altitude sickness.  You are amazed by the beauty of nature and closed views of snowcapped mountains. Plus, during the trek, you enjoy the warm hospitality service of local people. Also, you can get a chance to stay in a homestay service.

Ghandruk is the biggest settlements of Gurung people and where you can experience Gurung culture and visit the Gurung museum.

You had a mesmerizing view from different viewpoints including Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapuchre, Gangapurna, Mardi Himal, Dhaulagiri, and many more mountains.

 

Best time to trek Ghandruk village

Ghandruk village trek can be possible throughout the year because of the lower elevation trek. The highest point of the trek is Ghandruk village at an altitude of 1920m above sea level.

Autumn (September-November) and spring (March-May) is the best trekking season for the Ghandruk village as other trekking trails in Nepal. During these seasons offer stable weather and moderate temperature. The days are sunny and bright. So, you enjoy the clear and outstanding views of nature. This popular trekking season is ideal to trek in the Himalayan region because of the spectacular views of snowcapped mountains.

If you trek in the spring season you enjoy the colorful blooming Rhododendron flower along the trekking trail. Plus, you can explore the diversity of flora and fauna in Annapurna conservation.

Winter (December-February) and summer (June-August) are the off-season trek and you can trek if you really want. However, if you want to this season’s unique experience. It doesn’t matter whether you are suffering from bad weather or not. Plus, you can easily opt for the cold weather during the winter season. As well as you like to rainfall you can take part in monsoon season trek. The best trekking season offers amazing views of nature and the Himalayan range even in distance.

Ghandruk Village Trek Short Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Nayapool (1,770m) from Pokhara and trek to Ghandruk (2,012 m)

Day 02: Trek to Dhampush (1600m)

Day 03: Trek to Phedi and drive back to Pokhara

Ghandruk Village Trek Detailed Itinerary


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Day 01: Drive to Nayapool (1,770m) from Pokhara and trek to Ghandruk (2,012 m)

Trip Duration: 1and half-hour drive, 5-6 hour walk

Altitude: 2,012m

Accommodation: Tea Houses

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Your trip will begin from the beautiful city of Pokhara. After having breakfast take a jeep or car and scenic drive to Nayapool. Here is your real trekking trail start flowing the Budi Gandaki River across the villages, paddy fields with amazing natural views.

The trekking trail until Sauli Bazar you will be flowing dirt road and start your stone steep staircase uphill. It will not difficult because of the beautifully scenic valley views.

Finally, you will arrive at Ghandruk where you can get stunning views of Annapurna South, Himchuli, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchree.

Ghandruk is the famous villages to experience the ethnic culture and tradition. Also, you can visit the Gurung Museum. The local tea houses provide warm greetings and hospitality services.

Overnight at Tea houses.

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Day 02: Trek to Dhampush (1600m)

Trip Duration: 5-6 hour walk

Altitude: 1,600m

Accommodation: Tea Houses

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Early morning wake up with the sunrise having remarkable views of Annapurna South, Himchuli, and Machapuchre. Take a picture of picturesque views of nature and the high Himalayan landscape for the memorable journey. Then have breakfast and start you’re another journey.

You have to walk steep downhill until Modi Khola and cross the bridge heading towards Landruk village.  The trekking trail crosses the remote village and having a natural view. You enjoy the natural beauty with experience the typical Nepali village lifestyle and culture. The trekking trail mostly across the paddy fields and green forest. After a few hours, an enjoyable walk arrives at your today’s destination. Overnight at a tea house.

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Day 03: Trek to Phedi and drive back to Pokhara

Trip Duration: 1and half-hour drive, 5-6 hour walk

Altitude: 800m Pokhara

Accommodation: Tea Houses

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Dhampus is another famous place where you can enjoy the amazing beauty of nature and Himalayan views. Here you will experience the typical Nepali village’s culture, tradition, and lifestyle. You enjoy the surrounding views of the beautiful Pokhara valley.

If you have more time you can explore the Australian camp, where you had amazing sunrise views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range.

After a few hours, you will arrive at Phedi and take a car and drive back to Pokhara.

Where you can visit some of the beautiful places and explore the beauty of nature. You can walk around the Phew Lakeside and boating at Lake and you can visit the middle of the lake Tal Bhari temple. You can spend a night enjoy having good food and dance of local cultural programs.

Overnight at Hotel.

Frequently Asked Questions


How difficult Ghandruk village trek?

Ghandruk village trek is an easy trek that can be done by any age group of people. But you have to walk up and downhill with a well-managed trekking trail. You don’t have any problem during the trek. You can find well facilitate accommodation and food service along the trekking trail. Also, you don’t need to worry about altitude sickness along the trekking trail.

When was the best time to trek Ghandruk village?

The Ghandruk village trek is possible throughout the trek because of the lower elevation trek. Spring and autumn is the best season, it offers favorable weather during the trek. If you trek with the proper arrangement of trekking gears you can trek any time of the year. The trek is easily accessible and short with an easy trail.

How was facility of accommodation and meal along the trek?

During the Ghandruk village trek, you will find basic facilities good management accommodation, and food service available. This lower altitude trek you can find a well-managed accommodation service. Along the trekking trail plenty of tea houses. They were ready to serve better serve every movement. Here is also available homestay service.

These tea houses provide attached and not attached bedrooms as per your choice. If you trek in peak season it might be difficult to get good facilities service, otherwise, you will get the best service. You can also choose a food national and international cushion as per your test. They provide a menu and you can select your choice.

How much can carry the Porter?

Porter will carry your luggage around 15-20Kg. they were very helpful and caring along the trekking trail. It will easy to walk and more time to explore the natural beauty and Himalayan range. They can walk easily even on the slippery and muddy and trekking trail.

Cost Includes
  • All meal during trek
  • An English speaking experienced trekking guide
  • Guide fee and all his/her expenses for meals and accommodation.
  • Trekking areas permit fees
  • Transportation from Pokhara to Phedi and drive back to Pokhra
  • The company all tax vat
Cost Excludes
  • Meal at Pokhara and Kathmandu
  • Your travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Tips for the guide and porter

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration: 3 Days

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Group Size: 2-16

  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Altitude: 2,012 m Ghandruk

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