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Ghandruk trekking

Ghandruk trekking

Ghandruk trekking
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Trip Highlights:

  • Country:
    Nepal

  • Duration:
    8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Grade:
    Easy

  • Max Altitude:
    3180m / 10433ft
  • Best:
    mar - may / sep - dec

  • Max. Group Size:
    2 -30
  • Hotel: Star Hotel & Lodge

  • Transportation:

    Private vehicle service

Overview:

“Ghandruk Trekking – Explore Nepal’s iconic Homestay Village”

Ghandruk Trekking journey is easy and beautiful. It is cultural, natural and local too. Moreover, the village of Ghandruk is on the way to Poon Hill as well as Annapurna Base Camp. There are numerous side trips which trekkers can do from the destination. If you are looking to get repose from your daily chores of life then book the trekking.

People of Ghandruk are ordinary but with extraordinary sense of hospitality. The root of these Gurung /Magar /Chhetris /Dalits/ Brahmins people are very strong. It is an open museum to understand their rich culture and traditions. Majority of people living in the area are Gurung.

Development is good as well as curse for any touristic destination. Ghandruk is the prime example of this latest trend in Nepal. Ghandruk Trekking route used to be the most prolific short walking trail in an entire Annapurna Region. However, the construction of Road connecting the village of Ghandruk and Pokhara had ruined the fun. To revive this beautiful walking trail people of village, Nepal Government and Tourism Board initiated to create a new trail. Henceforth, this new trail gives vibes of old trekking route as well.

Journey of Ghandruk Trekking starts with the private vehicle drive to Nayapool. Trekkers start to walk once they cross the Modi Khola and continue walking along the bank of the River. One hour from Birethanti the trail is uphill all the way to Ghandruk.

Green lush forests and terraced farmlands along the way make it diverse for trekkers. The scenery of mountains and the cascading hills definitely help trekkers forget the pain of walking uphill.

Cultural program hosted by the people of Ghandruk is the highlight of the trekking. Trekkers can fully participate in this cultural program and relish the clamorous lifestyle of locals. Folk songs and local delicacies help trekkers to fully immerse into the life of Gurungs.

Early in the morning scenery of sun rising from the casement of lofty snowcapped mountains does the icing on the cake. The journey is very much joyous. It is less challenging rather it is pleasing trekking route. Every age group of people can trek on this trail.

Itinerary:

1
Day

Arrival day

Our Everest Buddha Treks p. Ltd. representative will pick you up from Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to 3 Star hotel. Our office guide will explain the detailed procedure of our trip. You will then rest and stay overnight.


2
Day

Sightseeing around UNESCO listed world heritage sites around Kathmandu valley

On this day, we visit UNESCO listed world heritage sites including holy Pashupatinath Temple which is biggest pilgrimage site for Hindus, Boudhanath Stupa & Swayambhunath which are pilgrimage site for Buddhist and Kathmandu Durbar Square which is full of arts and culture with wood carving on it. We move back to hotel for rest and overnight.


3
Day

Drive to Pokhara, 5-6 hours of time, 204 km drive

After breakfast, our office staff will pick you up from hotel and drive you to Pokhara by private vehicle service. The journey is long covering 204 km distance in 6-7 hours travel time. We drop you to the hotel for rest. You can roam nearby nearby hotel at evening at your will. Today's log ends with overnight at hotel.


4
Day

Drive to Birethanti, 2 hours drive and trek to Ghandruk, 5 hours trek.

After breakfast, Drive to Birethanti 45 kms and start the trek along the stream. It is a beautiful but steep walk passing by waterfalls and Magar villages to the Ghandrung. Stay overnight over there with the beautiful views of Ghandrung.


5
Day

Trek to Pothana, 6 hours trek.

After having breakfast we descent down through stone steps of Ghandruk village past several tea houses. After crossing a stream on a suspension bridge, the trail drops in to the Modi Khola valley and reaches Landruk-Tolka and ascent couple of hour to Pothana.


6
Day

Trek back to Nayapul, 4-5 hours trek and drive to Pokhara, 2 hours drive

We start trekking after breakfast. The trail follows through rhododendron forest before arriving Dhampus, it is inhabited by a mix of people: Gurung, Brahmin, Magar communities. From here trail is mostly downhill through forest to Phedi. From here, it takes only 30 minutes drive to reach Pokhara.


7
Day

Drive back to Kathmandu, 5-6 hours drive

After breakfast, we check out from hotel and return back to Kathmandu covering 204 km distance in 5-6 hours travel time. After arriving to Kathmandu, we then stay at hotel for rest and overnight. You can also enjoy doing some last minute shopping around Thamel area.


8
Day

Departude day

Today is departure day. Our office representative will pick you up from hotel and drop you to the Tribhuwan International Airport for departure leaving you memorable memory of our trip.


Cost Details:

Group Size:

Cost Per Person

Offer Price

1pax

$ 720

N / A

What's Included:

  • Airport Pick Up / Drop service
  • All ground transportation service by private vehicle
  • Star Hotel accommodation service
  • Tea house accommodation during trek
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during trek
  • Sightseeing Kathmandu by Licensed English speaking Tour guide
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • An experienced, english-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers= 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare and food and accommodation
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Office service charge

What's Excluded:

  • International airfare and Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses and gear
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return than sceeduled itinerary
  • Tips for guide, Driver and staff
  • Others not mentioned in "What's Included"

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