Ghandruk

  • Trip Duration:3 Days
  • Trip Grading: Moderate
  • Max Altitude: 1,940m (Ghandruk)
  • Best Time: March-May & September-December

Trip Overview

The Ghandruk Cultural Trek is designed for trekkers with limited time available and seeking a relatively easy trek that will offer a glimpse into some of the spectacular scenery and unique culture that Neapal has to offer. This trek offers some stunning close up views of Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) (6993m) and Dhaulagiri (8172m).

We start with a drive from Pokhara to Nayapul where the trek begins. We follow the Modi Khola Gorge before trail climbs through hillside villages till we reach the fabulous Gurung village of Ghandruk where we spend the first night of our trek. From here, the views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks are stunning.

From Ghandruk we trek down and cross a suspension bridge over the Modi Khola then steeply uphill to Landruk where we get more excellent views. From here we trek high above the Modi Khola through beautiful villages to Pothana where we spend the night before trekking to Phedi where we catch our ride back to Pokhara.

This is an excellent trek for those with limited time but seeking a glimpse of the great scenery and unique culture that Nepal has to offer. It is also suitable for families with children.

The trek starts and finishes in Pokhara. To keep cost as low as possible, we offer the flexibility for you to arrange your own transport to the start and from end of the trek if you wish. Alternatively, we are happy to arrange all connections within Nepal as well as accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara if required.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: By road from Pokhara to Nayapul trek to Ghandruk (1940 m) 6 hrs
Day 2: Trek to Pothana (1890 m) 5 hrs
Day 3: Trek to Phedi (1130m) then by road to Pokhara 3 hrs

Cost Included

  • Airport  transfer to and from hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara prior to commencement and after the end of the trek if requested.
  • Road transport, normally by bus, as per the trek itinerary.
  • Flight within Nepal as per the itinerary.
  • Three meals a day while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) including one cup of hot beverage (tea or coffee) with the meal.
  • Accommodation on twin share basis in teahouses, lodges or homestays for the duration of the trek.
  • All trekking, climbing and restricted area entry permit fees required for the trek.
  • Government licenced English speaking guide.
  • Porters (one porter per two trekkers) carrying a maximum of 25kgs.
  • Salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation guides and porters.

Trek Price Excludes

  • International flights to and from Nepal.
  • Domestic flights within Nepal except where indicated on the itinerary.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fees.
  • Travel and rescue or emergency evacuation insurance.
  • Any costs associated with rescue or emergency evacuation.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner prior to and after the trek.
  • Drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
  • Meals and snacks other than breakfast lunch and dinner while trekking.
  • Personal equipment or any expenses of a personal nature.
  • Single trekker supplement.
  • Peak climbing permit
  • Cost of additional porters for excess equipment above 12.5kg per person allowance.
  • Tips and gratuities.

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