Ghandrung Trek

Ghandrung Trek 10 days


Trip Type:
Tea House

Grade:
Moderate

Altitude:
3,210 m

Trek Duration:
4 days

Walk Per Day:
5 – 6 hours

Walk Per Day:
5 – 6 hours

Season:
Feb - May, Sep - Nov
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Info

Overview

Ghandruk is a huge and typical village of Gurungs, who love to serve in British army where they are called Gorkha soldiers, famous for they bravery in the world wars. Admirable views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchchhre and Himalchuli is seen from here. Your trek starts from Nayapool for the scenic and magnificent beauty of this rich natural paradise. Gurung Museum displaying the local traditional clothes and equipment used by the Gurung people is worth seeing.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu. Meet assist and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu – Pokhara

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (approx. 1 hr drive). Start trek to Ghandruk (1940 mt) – 5 to 6 hrs walk.

Day 05: Trek Ghandruk / Landruk (1565 mt) – 4 to 5 hrs walk

Day 06: Trek Landruk / Pothana (1900 mt) – 4 to 5 hrs walk

Day 07: Trek Pothana / Phedi (approx. 2 hrs walk) and drive to Pokhara (approx. 30 min drive).

Day 08: Half day sightseeing tour in Pokhara.

Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu. Evening Nepalese cultural program followed by farewell dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Transfer to airport for departure flight.


Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu. Meet assist and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: AM – Half day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath

PM – Half day sightseeing tour Kathmandu city and Soyambhunath.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara

Have early breakfast and drive to Pokhara (200km). have lunch on the way and arrive Pokhara in the late afternoon. Rest of the day you are at leisure for exploring the area or boating on Lake Fewa or getting prepared for Ghorepani trekking. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (approx. 1 hr drive). Start trek to Ghandruk (1940 mt) – 5 to 6 hrs walk.

Leave for Nayapul (New Bridge) and head to Birethanti. The journey will take about 2 hours over the hill to Chandrakot where we alight to start walking. Cross the river at Birethanti and head left along the gentle slope to Tikhedhunga where we cross the Bhurungdi Khola to start the long steep climb to Ulleri where we find a lodge to spend a night.

Day 05: Trek Ghandruk / Landruk (1565 mt) – 4 to 5 hrs walk

The trek from Ghandruk to Landruk is the steepest part of the entire trek. The descent from Ghandruk to Kyumi at the bank of Modi khola is almost 70 degrees vertical. Then have to climb up to Landruk which is almost equally steep but shorter. Though a straight line distance between the two villages would not be more than 500 meters, it will take approx. 4 to 5 hours to reach from Ghandruk to Landruk.

Day 06: Trek Landruk / Pothana (1900 mt) – 4 to 5 hrs walk

The early morning view from Landruk is pretty gorgeous. We could see another show of the beautiful Annapurna shrouded by clouds towards the north. Towards the south, we could see the beautiful hills and the Modi river valley.
The trek from Landruk is pretty easy for the first hour, somewhat steep for the next two or three (till Deurali) and a gentle downhill to Pothana through the forests for two more hours. Pothana is a small town with 10 or 12 lodges and offer the best-so-far view of the Machhapuchre.

Day 07: Trek Pothana / Phedi (approx. 2 hrs walk) and drive to Pokhara (approx. 30 min drive).

The remainder of the trek is gradual downhill through the village of Dhampus to Phedi. It takes about two hours to reach Phedi. Dhampus is the exit point of the ACAP region and foreigners need to check out here. Phedi is connected to the highway by a graveled road with some jeeps offering a ride to Pokhara and it is in the Bhupi Sherchan Highway (Pokhara to Baglung). From here drive back to Pokhara. Stay at hotel.

Day 08: Pokhara

Half day sightseeing tour in Pokhara covering Devi's Fall, Seti Gorge, Bendebasini temple and local market.

Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu. Evening Nepalese cultural program followed by farewell dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Transfer to airport for departure flight.

Cost Include

  • Arrival, departure transfers and sightseeing tours as mentioned.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu at hotel as per your choice of category.
  • Transportation to and from Kathmandu by road or air as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in lodges/guesthouses during trekking.
  • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during trekking.
  • Highly experienced trekking guide
  • Required number of porters during the trekking.
  • Camping equipments (if required as per the itinerary)
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Insurance of our staff and their salary, allowance.
  • National park and conservation area fees wherever applicable.
  • First-Aid box
  • Trekking permit fee.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) fee,

Cost Exclude

  • International airfare
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Nepal entry visa fee (please see visa information)
  • Insurance to cover rescue & trip cancellation, accident or health emergency, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. (We strongly suggest you to purchase travel insurance policy as it is not available in Nepal).
  • Expenses of personal nature such as beverages, phone call, laundry etc.
  • Tips and gratuities.

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