Ghandruk village Trek (Cultural Hike) 2022

Duration: 7 Days   |   Based on 1 Review PhotosDownload

Ghandruk village trek is one of the prettiest and ideal treks in the Annapurna region for those who wish to do a three-day trek in Nepal in a comfortable trail and enjoy the finest mountain sceneries.

Ghandruk village cultural trek begins after one and a half hours of drive from Pokhara and ascends through the hill villages after crossing the suspension bridge at Modi Khola River. We then climb past the river valleys and farm terraces to the ethnic Gurung village of Ghandruk. The mountain views from Ghandruk are superb. In the next two days, we pass through excellent viewpoints at Landruk and Pothana, and Deurali, walk through lovely forests and visit some picturesque hill villages and finally end the trek at Phedi.

Ghandruk village family trek is short, easy, and can be done all through the year even in summer. Average walking is four to six hours, the highest point is only 2000m and there is no risk of altitude sickness. Even those traveling with children or elderly trekkers can enjoy this trip very much. You will sleep and eat at mountain lodges called tea houses and your luggage is carried by our porter.

Highlights

  • Embark on the prettiest trek in Annapurna
  • Walk through picturesque hill village, river valleys and farming terraces crossing the suspension bridges  
  • Enjoy the mesmerizing view of Annapurna South and Mount Fishtail
  • Learn the ancient culture and custom of the ethnic Gurung and Pun
  • Explore the beautiful Gurung museum and ever charming Ghandruk village 

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01:Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal

Arrive at Kathmandu Airport, meet one of our guides, warm reception, and transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

After breakfast, drive to Airport; fly to Pokhara, half-day sightseeing in Pokhara city. Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Pokhara
  • Maximum Altitude:8,25m

Breakfast at hotel, drive around 8 am to Nayapul (one and half hour), 5 hours trek to Ghandruk, 2,000m. Overnight at mountain lodge. 

  • Accommodation:mountain lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Ghandruk
  • Maximum Altitude:2,000m

Trek from Ghandruk to Deurali or Pothana. Overnight at Lodge.

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Pothana
  • Maximum Altitude:1,700m

After breakfast, 3 to 4 hours trek from Pothana to Dhampus, and from here we take a 4WD drive to Pokhara. Reaching Pokhara, boating on the lake. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Pokhara
  • Maximum Altitude:8,25m

Fly or drive back to Kathmandu. If we fly back, we will have time to visit Swoyambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar square. In the evening, join a farewell dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

After breakfast, we will drop you off at the international airport for your journey back home.   

    Inclusion

    • Pick up and drops by private coach.
    • Standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on breakfast basis.
    • While trekking guest houses/mountain lodges with Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, coffee etc...
    • An English speaking guide for your whole trip.
    • All activities as per above program.
    • All tour permits and entry fees.
    • All surface Transportation whole trip.
    • Your travel insurance.
    • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
    • Personal clothing and equipments.
    • Tips for guide and driver. (Tipping is expected).

    PRICES & DATES

    Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
    25 May, 2022 - 31 May, 2022Guaranteed$550 USD
    30 May, 2022 - 05 Jun, 2022Guaranteed$550 USD
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    Useful Information

    Ghandruk Village trek starts and ends in Kathmandu. Our 7 days package can be customized as per your interests and requirements. Many of our previous clients have enjoyed this trip starting from Pokhara. If you are fine with organizing your transfers, accommodations, and sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara on your own, we are happy to customize the trip starting from Pokhara (only the trekking portion). Please let us know if you want to customize this trip.

    Accommodation during the Ghandruk Village Trek

    Ghandruk Village trek includes 3-star standard hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a bed and breakfast basis. Accommodation in Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels and resorts, especially in Thamel known as the best tourist hub, there are many hotels, guesthouses, lodges, and resorts are available. Please let us know if you want to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu. We provide the best 3 stars standard accommodation in Pokhara on a breakfast basis. Let us know if you want to upgrade your accommodation in Pokhara as well.

    During the Ghandruk Village trek, we will provide the best available lodges on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). On the first day of our hike, we will stay at Ghandruk village where there are several nice lodges available with great facilities including cozy rooms with attached bathrooms, Internet Wi-Fi, comfortable beds with neat and clean bedsheets and warm blankets.  The lodge’s restaurant serves delicious meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). The next day, we hike from Ghandruk to Pothana where we can find the same kind of lodge facilities as we enjoyed at a lodge in Ghandruk village. The lodges in Pothana provide a breathtaking view of the prettiest Mountains Annapurna South and Himchuli.

    Meals and Drinking Water

    In Kathmandu and Pokhara, our trek package includes a room with breakfast and tea/coffee. You can enjoy every day’s breakfast at any time from 6:30 AM to 10 AM at our hotel. During the Ghandruk Village trek, the package includes meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and lodge accommodations. Meals during the trek will be mostly the authentic Nepalese dishes like rice, curry, lentil, vegetable, spicy pickles, curd, plain chapatti and etc. Other cuisines like continental, Tibetan and Indian are also available. These meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge. Besides that you can buy bars, bread, cookies, and hot chocolates, extra on the trail on your own but, remember as the elevation gets higher, the cost also gets high. In Kathmandu, we will offer a farewell dinner at the end of the trip to celebrate the grand success of your great journey.

    Regarding the drinking water, hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara provide 2 liters of mineral water on an everyday basis which is included in the package. During the Ghandruk Village trek, drinking water can be easily found everywhere, every next hour you can buy pure and safe drinking water from the teashops and lodges. Also, you can get hot water from the lodges and fill in your bottle every time it gets empty. So, do carry a reusable water bottle with yourself. We request you not to buy mineral water bottles (plastic) on the way as it will help in preserving the nature of this beautiful region. Moreover, you can also carry water purifier tablets or SteriPen with you to purify the water. 

    Difficulty and Physical Fitness

    Ghandruk Village Trek is a short and easy trek in the Annapurna region. We have organized the Ghandruk Village trek for any aged people. Even though it is a short and easy trek, you are required to be in good shape, and with professional guidance by our crew, anyone with a reasonably fit can do the Ghandruk Village trek. Previous trekking or hiking experience is not required for this trek.

    Best Season for the Ghandruk Village Trek 

    Autumn (from September to November) and spring (from mid-March to mid-May) are the best seasons to go on the Ghandruk Village trek. During these seasons, the weather will be warm and clear with spectacular views. If you want to avoid the rush time and crowds then winter (December to February) will be an ideal time to go on this trek. However, the cold weather makes a hike at this time of the season difficult for many people. 

    If you love to see different kinds of flowers, the summer season will be perfect for you to trek in this region to explore the rare flora. Where monsoon (late May to mid-September) makes everything unclear and slippery. 

    Gears for the Ghandruk Village Trek 

    This is one of the easiest, most comfortable, and shortest treks in the Annapurna region so you do not need any special gears for this trek.
    We at Alpine Eco Trek recommends you bring a pair of hiking shoes (sports will be fine), trousers, socks, one warm jacket, t-shirts (two or three) and a long-sleeved shirt, Sunscreen, small backpack, torch (flashlight), Camera, memory card and battery charger( spare batteries) and one quick-drying towel.

    Extra Personal Expenses on Trekking

    In Kathmandu and Pokhara, accommodation and breakfast are included in the package. To buy drinks, lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Pokhara and snacks, hot and cold drinks during the Ghandruk Village trek and tipping for the guides and porters it would be wise to bring some extra money (in local currency) which you can exchange in Kathmandu or in Pokhara.

    Nepal Visa

    USD 30 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days.
    USD 50 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days.
    USD 125 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 100 days.
    Regardless of the provision stated in 1(a) and 1(b), travelers with a passport from South Asian
    Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations is not required to pay the visa fee for 30 days. However, Indian citizens do not require a visa to enter Nepal. More information for Nepal Visa. 

    Why go with Alpine Eco Trek?

    Alpine Eco Trek offers the Ghandruk Village trek in a unique and exclusive way. We take our clients as family members, and for us, this is not only a business but, also a way to connect and know people from different parts of the world. Our exclusively designed Ghandruk Village trek itinerary gives you all of the Ghandruk Village trek experience. We guarantee you that, with our local team, you will complete this trek without having any issues, and get back to your home with a sweet and beautiful experience and lifelong memory.

    Price for This Trek?

    For the up-to-date and competitive pricing for the Ghandruk village trek, please contact us, we have an attractive discount for a small group of families traveling with senior citizens and kids.

    Need Customize This Trip?

    If the above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting and wildlife safari or Bhutan tours and Tibet tours.

    How to book or enquire about this Trip?

    ForINSTANT BOOKING or QUICK ENQUIRY, please call us now +977 9851036844 (Ram Kumar) 24 hours available on WhatsApp WeChat, Viber, or send us an email at[email protected] for the best quote and detailed itinerary.  

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