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Ghandruk Trek


This is the most scenic and  popular three days trek that can be done form Pokhara. The mountain views is superbly beautiful, the trail is relatively easy and the countryside is very beautiful allowing you chances to experience the peaceful life in Nepali villages.  All of these makes this trek an ideal choice for everyone looking for  short trek in the Annapurna foot hills, from the family groups with kids to the ones who look for a short trekking experience in Nepal.

Ghandruk offers very close view of the Annaurnas and the view during sunset and sunrise is fantastic. The village still preserves the traditional houses with stone roofs and the local village museum is worth exploring. Next day we walk through a lovely trail via the village of Landrung , walk past several view points like Deurali and Tolka and finally reach to Pothana.  The lodges in Pothan are in thick forest and the Himalayan view from there is really great . On the third day we walk past the view points at Australian camp and Dhampus to enjoying more views and more villages.  We emerge to the road head at Phedi or Kande , where we catch our vehicle for Pokhara .

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m)

From Tribhuban International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will invite to visit our office for briefing about the each day program. Today you will receive your Annapurna Conservation Permits and TIMS. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Aster Treks. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.


Day 2
Drive to Pokhara 900m (7 hrs)

Early in the morning after having breakfast you will start a scenic drive to the beautiful city of Pokhara and transfer your hotel.  Afternoon if time permits boating in Phewa lake and visit Barahi temple situated in Center of Phewa Lake, also side trip around lakeside on our own.

Day 3
Pokhara - Ghandruk (915m – 1940m)

Leave Pokhara early in the morning by bus or taxi to New Bridge or to Phedi. From Phedi we take a path steeply up the hill to our right towards Dampus. Walking along this ridge gives fantastic views of Annapurnas, Manaslu. If we go to Birethati, we turn right after crossing the river (Modi) and aim to reach Ghandruk about 4-5 hours steep hill trial. Where there are good views of Machhapuchre (Fishtail) and Annapurna South for our rights stop in this pretty village.

Day 4
Ghandruk (Explore the Ghandruk Village)

Ghandrung, pronounced “ Ghandruk” by resendents, is one of the second largest Gurung villages in Nepal where the first one is “Sikesh” and Ghandruk is typical in many respects. Further more to the south of modern Ghandruk there is a beautiful traditional Gurung village ( Gairi Goun) with orderly rows of neat slate- roofed houses are clustered on the canyon wall amid a complicated network of terraces where wheat and barley are grown. I take my clients to this typical village to observe the life style of local people.


Day 5
Ghandruk - Pothana

We decent down to Modi Khola and start climb up to Landruk village, the trail pass thorough the paddy fields than again start climb up to Pothana via Deuarli.

Day 6
Pothana - Pokhara

Pothana is situated on the ridge of hill so the spectacular vies of Annapurna ranges, Fishtail and green valley can be viewed from Pothana. Most part of the trail to Pokhara from Pothana is one the ridge of hill and we walk into the forest from where the shining views of Himalayas can be observe. We decent down to Phedi through the village of Dhaupus than take our taxi to Pokhara

Day 7
Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus

After breakfast, transfer to Tourist bus station and 07:30am drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. This scenic drive offers fascinating glimpses of rural Nepal as you pass through Middle Hill scenery along the famous rafting Trishuli River originated from Tibet north east of Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu 02:30 to 03:00pm.Overnight in Hotel in kathmandu.

Day 8
Final Departure

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today!  Himalayan Aster Treks representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight.

Package inclusions and exclusions

Whats included in this tour

  • Airport Pick Up and Drop
  • Tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara inclusive of breakfast
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) while on trek
  • Accommodation at Tea houses/ lodges on the trek
  • 1highly experienced and friendly Guide, Porters, their food, accommodation. Remuneration, equipments, insurance)
  • Kathmandu to pokhara to kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Annapurna Conservation Permit and TIMS permit
  • Pokhara to trekking start/finish to pokhara by Private Vehicle
  • Government tax and office service charge
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket (Need to return after trek)
  • Welcome or Farewell Dinner

Whats not included in this tour

  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast
  • Travel Insurance
  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • epal Tourist Visa Fee US$25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 15days, US$40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 30days. Visa can be issued upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- Kathmandu
  • Items of personal nature
  • Alcoholic beverages, hot water, hot shower charges on trek, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet
  • Tips for guide and porters

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