Ghandruk Trek is famous as one of the short treks in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. Trekker finds Ghandruk trek a satisfying trek with no to limited hassle on the way. Ghandruk Trek Route is all pleasing as an offering of nature with authentic Gurung culture is promised to you. Ghandruk is a small village in the Kaski District of Gandaki zone at northern-central Nepal. This village is full of promises. Authenticity is what Ghandruk Symbolizes. Gurung Natives reside at Ghandruk offering your delicious meal and cultural encounter you so desire and wish for. Ghandruk’s stay has a friendly vibe to it. All this beauty of Gurung authenticity with an excellent topping of mind-boggling view of snow-capped mountains Annapurna, Hiunchuli, and Macchapucchre is not something you experience daily.
Trekking by itself is an enthralling experience and trekking to Ghandruk is nice. Ghandruk trek route is not challenging making this trek possible for most age groups. Trek to Ghandruk starts after driving from Pokhara to Nayapool and from Nayapool to Kimche. This drive will offer you some stunning views of hills and mountains down the road and is almost 4 hours drive. Bumpy drive on narrow roads is exciting altogether. Upon reaching Kimchi, there is a trekking trail of stone steps, just hike for almost 1.5 hours to reach Ghandruk. Driving to Kimche from Pokhara and hiking to Ghandruk is not an actual trekking experience but is a kind of tour activity. But extending the journey to Poonhill gives you a trekking vibe for you.
In Ghandruk you will have time to explore Gurung Museum. Authentic Gurung Museum offers you the chance to be in Gurung attire and take photographs. All this drive and Hiking is not only for Museum experience, but Ghandruk Trek has a stunning view of Mt Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli, Macchapucchre, and others as you will be at an altitude of 2600m.
Extending the Trekking to Poonhill
You can easily extend your trekking to Poonhill which will add 3 more days to the overall trekking experience.
Your extended Poonhill Itinerary looks like this:
- Extended Day 1- Ghandruk to Tadapani ( 4-5 Hours of Hiking)
- Extended Day 2- Tadapani to Ghorepani(4-5 Hours of Hiking)
- Extended Day 3- Ghorepani to Poonhill in the early morning for sunrise view at mountains (45 Minutes) and hike to Hile(5 Hour) and Vehicle Pickup at Hile, Drive to Pokhara
- Extended Day 4- Drive to Kathmand
We are offering Ghandruk Tour Package from Kathmandu beside Ghandruk Trekking.