Ghandruk Trek

“Easy and short trekking to Annapurna for the wonderful views of Mount Annapurna, Fish Tai, and Hiunchuli, and to discover the ornate village of Ghandruk which is also the head quarter of Annapurna Conservation Area Project.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code : N-AT-122
  • Destination : Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 7 days
  • Best Season : From Sept to mid Dec & From Feb to May
  • Max Altitude : 1940 meters/ 6360 feet
  • Trip Starts/Ends : Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Private Car and Tourist Coach.
  • Accomodation: Standard hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara & Tea-house in Trekking

Ghandruk Trek is an easy and short hiking trip to Annapurna Conservation Area of Nepal. This hiking grants to experience the integrity of rural lifestyle and pristine nature of Annapurna region. The major highlight of this trekking is Ghandruk village. Ghandruk is the second largest settlement Gurung people, one of the indigenous groups in Nepal. In this village, about 270 Gurung families are staying in a charming cluster of slate-roofed houses surrounded by neatly terraced fields.

Located at an altitude of 1940 meters/6360 feet above sea level this beautiful hamlet is framed by superb mountain views of Mount Annapurna South (7219 meters/ 23684 feet), Mount Machhapuchhre/ Fishtail (6993 meters/22943 feet) and Mount Hiunchuli (6441 meters/ 21132 feet).

To join this trekking from Kathmandu you drive or fly to Pokhara, the beautiful town in the western Nepal famous as the city of Lakes. After night halt in Pokhara, you take 35 minutes of drive to reach Phedi i. From Phedi, you begin trekking with following the trail to Dhampus ridge. In the route, you pass through rhododendron and orchid hang forest. Leaving Dhampus the trail climbs to Pothana then after short down and up it reaches Tolka. After night stopover at Tolka the trail downhill to Landruk, a prosperous Gurung village likes Ghandruk.

After crossing Modi Khola over suspension bridge you climb gently to Ghandruk village. In Ghandruk it’s worthwhile to visit Gurung Traditional Museum, Buddhist Monasteries, and visitor center of Annapurna Conservation Area Project. From Ghandruk it’s all the way downhill walking to Modi Khola at Syauli Bazaar. Then you follow the river valley through birch forest and rice terraces to Birethanti followed by Nayapul. You end you hiking at Nayapul and drive to Pokhara. From Pokhara, you back to Kathmandu.

Ghandruk trek suits for every age group people. This is also one of the best trekking trails for family trekking in Nepal.

Ghandruk Trek- Note:

Ghandruk trekking 7 days is a standard trip. However, the itinerary is likely to be customized. Thus, please let us know if any request/ requirements you have.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu Airport
  • Day 2 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, 200 km west of Kathmandu. Driving 7 hours.
  • Day 3 Drive from Pokhara to Phedi. Driving 35 minutes. Trekking to Tolka (Alt. 1700m/5577ft). Walking 5 hours.
  • Day 4 Trekking from Tolka to Ghandruk (1940m/6360ft). Walking 4 to 5 hours.
  • Day 5 Trekking from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1070m/3477ft).Walking 4 hours. Drive from Nayapul to Pokhara. Driving 1 hour. O/n Hotel in Pokhara.
  • Day 6 Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu and farewell dinner.
  • Day 7 Final Departure.

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