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 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
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