Ghandruk Village Trek

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Trip Introduction

This is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna Region. It offers spectacular mountain scenery and the trail passes through beautiful villages inhabited by mid-hill tribes called Gurungs, many of them are Gurkha soldiers working for British and Indian armies and some are engaged in farming. Trekkers will have an opportunity to experience the local culture and learn the tradition of the Gurung communities. Ghandruk is a beautiful village with a number of slate-roofed houses, paved courtyard, a museum, Buddhist monastery and the trip will remain ideal for those wishing to experience Nepal’s mountain scenery and ethnic culture within a short time. Accommodations and food in the region are highest standard with electricity, hot showers as per the clients taste and budget. Dhampus is another beautiful village heavily settled by Gurung communities similar to Ghandruk.  After leaving Ghandruk we head down to Dhampus through the paved trail while enjoying views of the soaring mountains.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m), transfer with assistance to hotel.
Day 02: Full day visit in Kathmandu city and evening free, preparation for trekking.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Pokhara (2,986ft): 6hrs drive or 30 minutes flight
Day 04: Pokhara - Birethanti (1050m) - Ghandrung (1940m) 02:00hrs drive & 5:00hrs trek.
Day 05: Ghandrung - Pothana (1890m) 06:00hrs.
Day 06: Pothana - Dhampus (1650m) - Phedi (1130m) - Pokhara (820m) 03:30hrs.
Day 07: Pokhara - Kathmandu Drive by Car / Van / Tourist Bus (6:00hrs) or Fly (30minutes).
Day 08: Departure transfer to onward destination.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m)
Meet us outside the airport, transfer to Hotel. Meet with trekking guide and discuss about necessary things.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu
After breakfast, keep full day valley sightseeing with Kathmandu Durbar Square, the place of the Malla and then the Shah Kings of Nepal, visiting Kumari Temple, house of the virgin goddess, visiting Swoyambhunath, a stupa on the top of hill - from here you can overlook the scenery of Kathmandu, Visiting Patan city, the second largest town in the valley, Krishna Mandir, Golden Temple etc.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara (910m), Approx. 6 hours drive or 30 minutes flight
After breakfast, scenic drive or fly to Pokhara. Afternoon, walk around Lake city. Early evening, Trek briefing and final preparation.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 04: Pokhara - Birethanti - Ghandrung (2 hrs drive & 5 hrs 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.

Accommodation: Lodge, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Trek Ghandruk to Pothana (1890m)
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.

Accommodation: Lodge, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Trek Pothana to Phedi and drive to Pokhara
The trail follows through rhododendron forest before arrive Dhampus, it is inhabited by a mix of people: Gurung, Brahman, Magar communities. From here work down to mostly downhill through forest to Phedi from here 30 minutes drive to Pokhara.

Accommodation: Lodge, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07: Pokhara – Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu by Car / Van / Tourist Bus (6hrs) or by flight (30minute)

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 08: Final Departure
Transfer to international airport and fly to onward destination.

Meals: Breakfast

Ghandruk Village Trek

Rae Haultain

Australia

2010-04-21

I had a wonderful time in Nepal and on my trek. Your guide Rabbin was excellent!!!  He really made sure i was well taken care of and that i was ok all the time. The porter Amrit was also a great guy and i was fortunate enough to have had them both with me on my trek. Please pass on my thanks to them both.
I had a wonderful time on my trek and do look forward to coming back in the not too distant future.

All in all an excellent holiday and i will recommend you to my friends in future.
 
Thank you for a truly great experience! Dhanyabad.

Ghandruk Village Trek

Mr. Rob and Maggie

United Kingdom

2009-11-16

We have so many amazing memories from our time in Nepal. It goes without saying that the mountain scenery was beautiful and we were incredibly lucky with the weather.

We felt very well looked after throughout all of our trip  - amidst the chaos of Kathmandu, Nepal Frienship Tours organised our whole itinery with great efficiency and friendliness. Nothng seemed to be a problem - even our bags not arriving on the plane with us was taken care of with no fuss.

We would like to say a special thank you to our Guide Babu and our Porter Ram-Kishna.
Babu was everything that we could have hoped for in a guide. With his fluent English he was able to bring the Nepalese culture to life for us and give us a history of the country and the area in which we were trekking. He looked after us impeccably during our stay in the tea houses and with typically generous
spirit on a number of occassions ran ahead to ensure that we had rooms for the night.

Ram-Kishna humbled us with the ease and grace with which he carried  both of our bags for 10 days without putting a foot wrong !

Our evenings of Dal Bhaat, playing cards, Nepalese singing and toasting our feet on hot coals within the splendour of the Annapurna Sanctuary will bring a smile to our faces for many years to come.

So thank you all so very much for a fantastic holiday, we will never forget it and will certainly recomend Nepal Friendship to anyone we know who wants to go trekking.

Nepal - pheri bhetaunla

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What is Included in the Cost

    • All transport as per in itinerary.
    • Twin share hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara on BB (Bed & breakfast) basis.
    • Twin share or multi share basic lodge accommodation on trek.
    • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trekking.
    • Annapurna Conservation entrance fees & Trekking permit (TIMS).
    • 1 Porters on each 2 trekkers to carry personal gear
    • 15kg luggage allowance while on trek
    • English speaking trekking guide
    • Comprehensive medical kit

What is Excluded in the Cost

    • International Flight.
    • Nepal visa fees.
    • Personal expenses such as drinks, postage, laundry.
    • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Emergency evacuation.
    • Tips and gratuities.
    • Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of our company.
    • Domestic flight ticket (optional)

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trips information

  • Mt. Everest Flight
  • Air Ticket
  • Airport Pickup

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code: ftn014
  • Trip duration: 8 Days
  • Grade: Easy
  • Group size: 2-12
  • Max-Altitude: 1890m
  • Activity: Village Trek
  • Starts in: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Accomodation: Lodges
  • Transportation: Private/Public Transport
  • Best Time: Around the year
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