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Ghandruk Loop Trek - 5 Days

Ghandruk Trek
$520 All Inclusive Price.

Ghandruk Loop Trek is a beautiful short trek from Pokhara situated in the heart of the Annapurna region. Just a day's walk from Pokhara, you reach your final destination, Ghandruk village, one of the developing villages in Nepal. Most of the short trek lovers plan a short hiking trip to Ghandruk village to witness the beautiful landscape, Gurung culture, and impressive mountain scenery. This trek is especially good for families coming with kids or elders, as it doesn’t entail any particularly long walking days and there is always plenty to see. The trek does not involve any difficult climbs or high altitude climbs. From Ghandruk village you have breathtaking views of the most beautiful mountains like Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare (fishtail), and Hiunchuli.

To start this trek you take a tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara on the first day, it takes around 6 hours in 200 km. You will travel by private vehicle/taxi from Pokhara to Nayapul from where the trek starts. For trekking from Nayapul to Ghandruk village, you have to go a little flat and then go uphill. After reaching Ghandruk village take a tour of Old Gurung Museum and around the village. Waking up early in the morning is good for the panoramic views and the sunrise views over the mountains.

After enjoying Ghandruk, trek to Pothana, walking down and up. The last day of the journey from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi is completely downhill. From Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara you will come by Taxi/Private vehicle and will come back from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.

Itinerary

Day 01: Drive or Flight to Pokhara (850m)
Day 02: Drive to Nayapul then trek to Ghandruk (1940m)
Day 03: Trek to Pothana (1900m)
Day 04: Trek to Dhampus phedi then drive to Pokhara (850m)
Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu (1350m) by tourist bus


Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Annapurna
Trek Start Point:  Nayapul
Trek End Point: Dhampus Phedi
Trekking Accommodation:  Teahouse (Lodges)
Trekking Grade: Easy
Best Season:  March - June / September-November
Max Elevation: 2100m
Duration: 5 Days

Day 01: Kathmandu Drive by tourist bus to Pokhara (850m)
Trekking staff will arrive at your hotel at 6:30 am to pick you up to tourist bus station for journey to Pokhara. Normally bus leave at 7:00 am from Kantipath and it takes about 7 hours from Kathmandu. Today, you can take a breakfast in your hotel that you order earlier night or request to manage packing breakfast that you eat in bus journey because on the way we are not stopping for breakfast as well not available good breakfast but we stop for a lunch so try to eat Nepalese food (Dal Bhat). Afternoon you arrive in Pokhara then check in your hotel and refresh and look around lakeside. Pokhara is a beautiful valley, with panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. The town of Pokhara is set on the banks of the Phewa Lake. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu providing the perfect starting point for our trek. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Pokhara drive to Nayapul then trek to Ghandruk (1940m)
Today, after breakfast in Hotel then leave Pokhara for Nayapul (New Bridge) by private transportation, through Dhampus Phedi, Naudanda, Kande, Lumle and finally you reach at Nayapul (1070m).Its about one hour drive then your trek will be begins from here just few minutes walk down then easy flat walk to Birethanti (1025m) then cross the modi river then right turn to go for Ghandruk village though passing a beautiful village Syauli Bazaar (1220m) and climb Kimche (1640m) until higher part after that flat and uphill to Ghandruk village (1940m). On the trail you will see beautiful view of Modi Khola, Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, fishtail and beautiful landscape. Overnight at teahouse

Day 03: Ghandruk Trek to Pothana (1900m)
We decent down to Modi Khola and start climb up to Landruk village (1545m) a pretty big village inhabited by mixed community of Gurung, Magar and Brahmin as well. Now the trail gently ascends to Tolka (1700m.) and then ascent and level path to Bherikharka. From here, the trail goes steeply up to Deorali (2100m.) with a view of different mountain peaks in panorama. Now the trail gradually descends to Pothana passing through different oak forests. Pothana is a small town resided by Gurung, an ethnic community of Nepal. From here too, you can enjoy the splendid views of various mountain peaks. Overnight at teahouse

Day 04: Pothana trek to Dhampus phedi and drive to Pokhara (850m)
Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi and it takes approximately three hours and drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara by private vehicle. The trail is gently descent up to Dhampus, a village mainly inhabited by Gurung. Now you trek through flat land for some distance and steeply descend to Dhampus Phedi. Now you take vehicle to drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara it takes about 35 minutes driving distance. Overnight at hote

Day 05: Pokhara Drive by tourist bus to Kathmandu

It takes about seven hours, while driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.

If you are not interested in joining a group trek, you can take a private tour and depart on your date. Or if you want to include the Kathmandu part in the itinerary, Click here for the complete package including Kathmandu stay, city tour, and trek.

PRICE INCLUDES:-

  • Accommodation in Pokhara as per the itinerary with complimentary breakfast (2 and above participants get twin sharing room in a tourist standard hotel)
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu transportation by tourist bus
  • Pokhara to Nayapul transportation by private vehicle
  • Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara transportation by private vehicle
  • Trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge/Teahouse (2 and above participants get twin sharing room)
  • Three time meals a day during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/Main course
  • Dessert (Fresh Fruits/Chocolate) after dinner on behalf of the company
  • One Experienced English-speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide and his food, accommodation, and salary.
  • Porters carrying your luggage while trekking (Two guests get one porter carrying a maximum of 25 kg of luggage)
  • Annapurna Conservation area project entry fee
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Nepal Government taxes and office service charge

PRICE EXCLUDES:-

  • Accommodation and meals during the stay in Kathmandu
  • International and domestic air tickets
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all types of hot drinks in Trekking
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Hot water, battery charge and hot shower charge during the trek (If need to pay)
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Expenses resulting from delays beyond our control in case of weather, flight cancellations, or natural calamities
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

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