Ghandruk Village Trek





City sight seeing/ Trekking


Annapurna Circuit




1990 m


3-star hotel in kathmandu / Teahouse on hike


Full board on trek


Private Car / Van / Hiace / Jeep/Bus (Flight: Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu )

Best Seasons

Sep-Dec and Mar-May

Group Size




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Ghandruk Trek is a short, easy and popular trekking trail for those people who do not have long holidays. Ghandruk trekking is also known as the Ghandruk culture trek. It is populated by ethnic Gurung people. It is located in the Western part of Nepal. Those who go for the Ghandruk trek can also enjoy Hiking in Winter and summer seasons.

Ghandruk trek offers to see you a spectacular Mountain View along with charming Gurung village and their daily lifestyles, culture and sunrise view. You can enjoy the view of fishtail (6993m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7219m), Lamjung Himal and its ranges. March, April and May are suitable months to enjoy beautiful national flowers with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Peak) and Annapurna ranges. You can see the breathtaking reddish Jungle of Rhododendron which blooms in the month of March / April with great landscapes, Rivers & waterfalls. Ghandruk Village is also popular for the view of sunrise over the Himalayan giants; fishtail (6993m) ranges. Ghandruk village trek is also suitable for children and for those who are not interested in long trekking, as it doesn't require any particular fitness. As Ghandruk lies in the route of the Annapurna base camp trek, you will find a larger number of trekkers walking through Ghandruk. Together you will be exploring the scenic and magnificent beauty of the rich Nature, and encounter Gurung culture in Ghandruk and Pothana villages.



Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Bandipur (1030m) 4 hrs

Will start early morning flight, 25 min fly to Pokhara as per departure time. A city that offers us a magnificent view of various mountains namely Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchre and another mountain of the Annapurna range. You have a good chance to do some last-minute shopping and self-exploration around the town, walk around a few lakes, boating etc; (Overnight at a deluxe hotel on a BB basis)

Day 02: Hike to Ramko Village (1300m) 2 hrs

After breakfast, early morning travel by car to Nayapul and trek continue along the terraced fields with a constant view of the Himalayan mountain ranges with superb views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare. The landscape remains relatively flat, before crossing over a suspension bridge over Khumbu Khola to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a large Gurung village and has its own museum and handicraft centre again popular with visitors. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 03: Explore Siddha Cave

The trek from Ghandruk to Pothana is about six hours and begins with a steep descent following a stone staircase to Kimbu which means Bee Hive. Kimbu is located at an elevation of 1200m on the bank of the Modi Khola. From here on the trail continues upwards through Landruk, then Deurali (2150m) passing through Tolkha village (1850m) which means there are panoramic views of Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhare, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. The trail then descends to reach Pothana village. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 04: Drive back to Kathmandu, 4 hrs

Around 3 hrs trek down to Phedi with good views of the mountains before Phedi and 30 min drive back to Pokhara by private car. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 05: Pokhara to Kathmandu fly 25 min. / drive 6-7 hrs

you could choose an afternoon flight to Kathmandu till some hours before the flight; you may take an optional sightseeing tour around Pokhara or enjoy adventure activities such as boat riding, paragliding, etc. While returning to Kathmandu from Pokhara, be sure to catch the left side of aeroplane for the best views of the Himalayas. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Cost Details

  • All land transportation as per itinerary
  • 1 night's hotel accommodation at Kathmandu in a deluxe hotel on a BB basis.
  • Hotel accommodation (sharing in a 2-bed room) and 3 meals (Breakfast, lunch, Diner)
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (Hiking Guide),  including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Nepal entree visa: you can get a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by Paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • International airfare
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, water bottle, hot shower during the trekking etc.)
  • Personal trekking equipment & clothing
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fee
  • Tips for guides and porters


  • Light or warm fleece hat.
  • Watch with light & alarm
  • Sun hat and scrap
  • Sunglasses
Upper Body
  • T-shirts (4)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Body lotion/Anti-sunlight cream
  • Playing cards
  • Lightweight gloves (water/windproof)
  • Trail map and guide book
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
Lower Body
  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (4)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Lightweight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4-pairs)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4-pairs)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Money belt
  • Head torch and batteries
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  • Water bottle
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel
Optional Items
  • Swiss Knife
  • Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
  • Trekking map
  • Books (Highly Recommended)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Reading books
  • Journal & pen
  • Photo's of home/family
  • Energy/protein bars (optional)

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