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Ghandruk Village Trek

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4 days 3 nights

Code NTT12

Category Nepal Trekking

  • Group Size 2-10 Person
  • Difficulty Level 3
  • Rating Popular
  • Highest Altitude 1980m (6500 ft.) at Ghandrung
  • Trip Starts From Pokhara
  • Trip Ends At Pokhara
  • Accommodation Lodge
  • Type Trekking
  • Season Spring, fall and winter
  • Destination Dhampus Landrung Ghandruk Pokhara
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A refreshing three-day trek to allow an insight into mountain life!

This short trek provides an excellent introduction into trekking while also providing some magnificent close-up views of both the sacred mountain Macchapuchre (Fishtail) and Annapurna South. Our destination is the beautiful and ornate village of Ghandruk, home to the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. Here you have a chance to visit the project to discover at first hand the conservation work being carried out.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 Pokhara to Phedi and start trek to Dhampus (1100m/3600 ft.)

Its a 30 minutes' drive from Pokhara to Phedi and we hike steep-up through forests and later passing through paddy fields to the village of Damphus where we stay overnight in lodge.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 02 Trek from Dhamphus to Landrung. (1555 m/5100 feet and 5-6 hours walking)

After breakfast, we find ourselves on the trail along the ridge leading to Deorali. We descend through the forest again for some time to the small villages of Tolka and Bheri Kharka, and we further continue through scattered forests and communities to reach Landrung where we stay overnight today.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 03 Landrung/Ghandrung. (1980 m /6500 ft and 3 - 4 hours walking)

The trail has a steep descent towards the river for an hour and then a steep ascent for about 2-3 hours through scattered villages with beautiful views of the Himalayas. Eventually, we reach Ghandrung, also called Ghandruk, one of the largest Gurung settlements in Western Nepal. We will have excellent views of Mount Gangapura, Mount Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Mount Annapurna, and other snow-capped mountains. Time permitting; we visit the Annapurna Mountain Conservation Area Project (ACAP) headquarters, the local museum, and the village. 


Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 04 Ghandrung/Birethanti/Nayapul/Pokhara. (3 hours walking)

On the final day of the trekking, we descend for two hours to Sauli Bazaar and then it's an easy walk for another hour to Birethanti and further 45 minutes trekking brings us to Nayapul where we meet our transport, and we drive for about one hour to Pokhara.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Trip Map

Trip Info

Cost Includes

  • Trekking permits.
  • Guesthouse accommodation.
  • Transportation to the trailhead and return from the finish point after the trip.
  • Three meals a day.
  • English speaking licensed Trekking Guide.
  • One porter.
  • On camping option, all camping gears, kitchen utensils, food supplies, pack animals and service of Sherpa crews are included.

Cost Does Not Include

  • Accommodation in Pokhara.
  • Transportation to and return from Pokhara.
  • Drinks, tip, and other expenses of personal nature.
  • Extra expenses caused due to nature and unforeseen events.
  • Travel Insurance.

An easy trekking

This trip is an easy cultural trek with a maximum altitude of 1,980m (6,500 ft.), suitable for the people of all ages with normal health conditions. We require walking 4-5 hours daily without any significant altitude gain, but we still need to be physically fit for the trekking. We advise you to do some power jogging, cycling, swimming or aerobics about 30 to 45 minutes a day. Some training before the trip helps build stamina in your body as well as increases your confidence level and of course, minimizes the chances of getting acute mountain sickness. We have to avoid dehydrating, and so we advise you to consume 3-4 liters of water daily and also liquid food in meals. Not sure if it has any medical grounds, but our Sherpa guides recommends garlic soup to treat the effects of the altitude. Porters or pack animals will carry all gear and camp supplies (if you are on a camping trip). It leaves members free to take only a light day pack. No technical climbing or other special abilities are required.

Lodge accommodation?

We will be using lodge accommodation, popularly known as "tea-houses" available in the villages that our trail passes. We will also be eating our meals in these lodges. These lodges or guesthouses are basic and family-run. They provide with private and dorm-style rooms with futon or foam mattress and quilt or blankets. We offer you a private room, usually with two twin beds. You need to share the toilet/showers with other guests of the lodge. Hot shower, if it exists in the lodge, is a luxury and is not included in the room rent. Staying in guesthouses allows knowing the locals and fellow international trekkers like you.

Meals during trekking

Our trekking cost includes standard breakfast, lunch, and three-course dinners, followed by tea or coffee. The family of the lodge owner cooks meals. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not often extensive. Most tea houses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate, and soft drinks (extra cost). In some areas, you will find fresh fruits in season. You can buy boiled and filtered water in the Annapurna Area. Packaged water bottles are discouraged.

Guide and support staff

You will have local English speaking certified Guide, accompanying you as from Kathmandu. All Highland Asia Guides are trained by KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project) on first aid, environment, conservation, and biodiversity. As required by law, all our trekking guides are licensed by the Tourism Department’s academy. Most importantly, they are professional, helpful, and always willing to provide you with personalized care and services.

Your guide escorts you along the trail, selects the lodge for accommodation and help you choose your meal and deals with local bureaucracy whenever required. As you pay all trekking charges in advance, the guide will take care of the bills. We provide one porter for every two trekkers, and he carries 15 kilograms. We hire porters locally at the village where your trek begins from, if not hired from Kathmandu. The guide and porters will have proper clothing and boots to survive the harsh weather of the mountains.

A typical trekking day

Each morning after packing our bags and having a good breakfast, we set off on the day's walk. All we need to carry is a small day pack containing a water bottle, camera, sun cream, hat, rain jacket, and warm jumper, just in case. The porters will carry the rest of our gear for us.
After walking for 3-4 hours, we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon's walk is generally shorter, and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free.
After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day's adventures, before heading off to bed for a well-earned sleep.

Hotels in Kathmandu, pre-trip and post-trip add ons

We can book accommodation for you in Kathmandu. Also, before heading to the trailhead, you can spend a few days in Kathmandu, touring the temples, monasteries, Malla Palaces, etc. After the trip completes, you can extend your trip to Chitwan National Park for three days and Pokhara two days.

Add Ons

Chitwan Jungle Safari

US$ 170

Chitwan Jungle Safari

A 2 nights and 3 days jungle safari package in Chitwan National Park proves great scope of jungle safari rides and its worthy taking this trip as an add on to your trekking or cultural tour of Nepal Himalayas.

Ride on elephant back or drive your four-wheeler to view wild animals in their natural habitat or you might escape for a canoe rides on the jungle rivers. One can also have a memorable nature walks, bird watching excursions, village and cultural tours.

Chitwan National Park stands today as a successful testimony of nature conservation in South Asia. The park covers a pristine area of 932 sq. km and rich in flora and fauna. Situated about 160 km (100 miles) Southwest from Kathmandu, Chitwan National Park has been listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site in 1984. The national park is home to the Great One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger, Sloth Bear, Leopard, 4 species of deer and many other mammal, reptiles and birds.

Package Price

River View Jungle Camp or similar: US$ 180 per person for 2 nights/3 days' package.

Jungle Villa Resort or similar: US$ 250 per person for 2 nights/3 days' package

Barahi Jungle Camp: US$ 550 per person for 2 nights/3 days' package.

Package includes:

2 nights' accommodation on double occupancy basis, full board, national park fee and jungle safari activities.

Package does not include:

Transportation, personal expenses such as drinks, tipping, laundry etc.



Average Rating Score 5star based on 1 review(s)

  • "Everything was amazing."

    The destination and the route along with the perfect management made my trip memorable and successful. I am glad on my decision to book with Far & High Adventure Travel. Everything was amazing!!!

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