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Ghandruk Village Trek


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Ghandruk
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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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Overview

This short trek provides a good introduction into trekking whilst also providing some wonderful 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. A refreshing three day allowing an insight into mountain life!

Detailed Itinerary

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

Its 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 forest again for some time to the small villages of Tolka and Bheri Kharka and we further continue through scattered forests and villages 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 good 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 trail head and return transportation from finish point
  • 3 meals a day
  • English speaking licensed Trekking Guide
  • 1 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 is an easy cultural trek with a maximum altitude of 1,980m (6,500ft), suitable for the people of all ages with normal health conditions. We require walking 4-5 hour 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 that 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 taking camping trip), leaving members free to carry 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 through. We will be also 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 provide you a private room, usually with with two twin beds. You need to share the toilet/showers with other guests of the lodge. Hot shower, if exists in the lodge is a luxury and is not included in the room rent. Staying in guesthouses gives opportunity to know 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. Meals are cooked by the family of the lodge owner. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally 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) and in some areas you will find fresh fruit 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 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 choosing 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 each two trekkers and he carries 15 kilograms. Porters are locally hired at the village where your trek begins from, if not hired from Kathmandu. The guide and porters will have good 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 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 ad ons

We can book accommodation for you in Kathmandu and also prior heading to trail head, 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 3 days and Pokhara 2 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.

 

Review

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


  • "Everything was amazing."
    5star

    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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