Ghandruk Trekking

  • Annapurna south and Himchuli

Ghandruk Trekking, this short trekking provides a good experience of trekking in Nepal. It is short and easy trekking and still, you can get a close view of the white mountains. And it will provide you close up view of Machhapuchhre (fishtail), Annapurna south and Himchuli. This trekking is the destination for an ideal Gurung village and paradise nature site. Gurung is an ethnic group of people who are famous for Gurkha army in British shoulder. It is a starting point of Annapurna base camp trekking too.

Trip Highlight

Go to direct to the popular ruler village.

Adventure short family trekking in to the Annapurna Himalaya.

Explore the culture of village people of Nepal.

Stunning Annapurna and Machhapuchhre Mountain from Ghandruk village.

Including cultural and world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley.

  • Outline Itinerary

    Day 1 :  Arrival in kathmandu

    Day 2 :  Drive / fly to pokhara

    Day 3 :  Drive to nayapul and trekking to ghandruk

    Day 4 :  Trekking to tolka

    Day 5 :  Trekking to Phedi and drive to pokhara

    Day 6 :  Drive/fly back to kathmandu

    Day 7 :  International Departure

  • Day to Day Detail Itinerary

    Day 1 : Arrival in kathmandu

    When you land Kathmandu in Tribhuvan Internation aiport, you will be welcomed by a representative from adventure high pass.

    Day 2 : Drive / fly to pokhara

    After breakfast we will drive to Pokhara. When we arrive to hotel in Pokhara then we have city excursion.

    Day 3 : Drive to nayapul and trekking to ghandruk

    This is our first day of trek. We drive to Naya Pul via Pokhara which is about 2 hours drive. After we reach Naya Pul, we start our trail walking through the south bank of Modi River that takes us to Birethanti. Then we make continue following to Modi khola till to Syauli bazzar and we have lunch break. After lunch trail leads to Ghandruk village with climbing. It will takes 2 hours from lunch.

    Day 4 : Trekking to tolka

    We will have beautiful sunrise view to the Annapurna Himalaya and Machhapuchhre. After breakfast we have village tour and trekking to Tolka. We have down to Modi river and climbing Landruk for lunch. After Lunch we make to Tolka.

    Day 5 : Trekking to Phedi and drive to pokhara

    Another stunning view of mountain and good village and forest trekking to Phedi. On the way to Phedi Pothana and Dhampush village, where we will get outstanding view of panoramic view.

    Day 6 : Drive/fly back to kathmandu

    After breakfast we will drive back to Kathmandu.

    Day 7 : International Departure

    Final departure to your home town.

    • What is Included

      - Kathmandu to okhara fly ticket.

      - Accommodation in guest houdse and hotel for trekking.

      - 3 times meal or 3 times hot drinks while trekking.

      - 1 guide with perfect english and experience with got license holder.

      - 1 porter for two trekkers.

      - Require trekking permits.

      - Insurance for guide and porters.

      - Fly ticket for guide. 

    • What is Exclude

      - Lunch and dinner in kathmandu.

      - All extra snacks drinks while in trekking.

      - Your Insurance.

      - tips.

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                                  Facts of Trip

                                  Destiantion: Nepal

                                  Duration: 7 Day(s)

                                  Trip Grade: NA

                                  Altitude: 1950

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