Annapurna Ghandruk Loop Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport (1,350m).

Day 02: Rest, Shopping and packing or sightseeing of Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara, stroll round Lakeside.

Day 04: Drive to New Bridge and trek to Ghandruk, 1 hour 30 minutes drive and 4 hrs walkking.

Day 05: Trek from Ghandruk to Pothana, 5 to 6 hrs walking.

Day 06: Trek from Pothana to Dhampus and drive to Pokhara.

Day 07: Drive or flight from Pokhara to Kathamndu.

Day 08: Kathmandu free day or if you would like to spend this day in Pokhara also possible.

Day 09: Final departure.

  • Day 01 Arrive at Kathmandu Airport (1,350m):

    Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, meet one of our trek leaders and transfer to hotel. Rest and relax till evening, join the welcome dinner and enjoy a local meal with culture show and short brief about your trek. Overnight at hotel.  

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1,350m
  • Day 02 Rest, Shopping and packing or sightseeing of Kathmandu:

    After breakfast, rest, shopping and packing OR the day can be spent doing sightseeing of Kathmandu valley, as per your request we can organize a tour including a tour guide and private transportation. The major places to see are Kathmandu Durbar square, Monkey temple, Buddhanath Stupa, Pasupatinath temple, these all are world heritage sites. Overnight at hotel. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1,350m
  • Day 03 Drive or fly to Pokhara, stroll round Lakeside:

    If we are driving, we will leave hotel early in the morning at 6:30 and if we are flying we will leave hotel after breakfast. It is a 35 minute scenic flight. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara is 200km which takes about 6 hours to reach Pokhara. This is a scenic drive through the villages, rivers, green hills and beautiful lowlands. Pokhara is a fascinating city which provides a breathtaking view of Annapurna ranges including Annapurna I and Fist tail. The city is famous for its Lake and caves. Upon reaching Pokhara, we check in to the hotel. Rest and relax on your own. Overnight at hotel.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: hotel
    • Place: Pokhara
  • Day 04 Drive to New Bridge and trek to Ghandruk, 1 hour 30 minutes drive and 4 hrs walkking:

    After breakfast, we take an hour and half drive to Nayapul, we start our walking from berythati along the terraced fields beneath the splendid panorama of awe-inspiring glaciated Himalayan mountain ranges. After passing a flatland, forest, cultivated lands and a suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, we arrive at the beautiful village of Ghandruk after walking for 3 to 4 hours. An ideal vantage point in this pristine village offers breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli. Overnight at guest house.  

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Ghandruk
  • Day 05 Trek from Ghandruk to Pothana, 5 to 6 hrs walking:

    After breakfast, we descent down through the paved courtyards of Ghandruk village past several tea houses, After crossing a stream on a suspension bridge the trail emerges in to the main Main Modi Khola valley and reaches Tolkha. After that continue working to Pothana, we will have a excellent view of Mt Fish tail (Machhapuchhare 6697m) from here. Overnight at guest house. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Pothana
  • Day 06 Trek from Pothana to Dhampus and drive to Pokhara:

    After breakfast, we will follow the trail with paved stones through rhododendron forest. We will arrive Dhampus, This area is inhabited by a mix of people: Gurung, Brahman, Magar communities. From here we take a jeep ride to Pokhara, one hour drive. Overnight at hotel. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: hotel
    • Place: Dhampus and back to Pokhara
  • Day 07 Drive or flight from Pokhara to Kathamndu:

    After an early breakfast at hotel, we leave pokhara on a tourist bus, 6 hours drive to Kathmandu will an exciting journey. Enjoy the views of countryside. Or if we are flying to Kathmandu then we can explore Pokhara till late afternoon and fly to Kathmandu in the evening. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: hotel
    • Place: Kathamndu
  • Day 08 Kathmandu free day:

    Kathmandu free day or if you would like to spend this day in Pokhara also possible. This day is a free day for rest, relax and final shopping. In the evening join the farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant, celebrate your trek and enjoy the local meal and drink with a live culture show. Overnight at hotel.  

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: hotel
    • Place: Kathamndu
  • Day 09 Final departure:

    After breakfast, we will drop you to international airport for your flight back to home. We wish you have a safe and sound flight and see you again in the future.