Ghandruk Trek

    All about the Ghandruk Trek.

    Ghandruk Trek / PP 550 USD

    Trek into one of Nepal’s most popular and talked about trek routes. Ghandruk trek is the trek of choice locally and internationally. It is a relatively small Gurung village lying on the west side of Pokhara at an altitude of 2010m above sea level. Ghandruk is famous as a gateway to Annapurna Base Camp.  Trekking to Ghandruk is renowned because of its short and easy nature.

    Ghandruk has plenty of offerings on its plate, from a stunning up-close view of mountains to rich Gurung heritage. The cultural beauty shared by Ghandruk is entertaining in all forms. Local Gurung people welcome you to their village wearing beautiful ornaments and Gurung attire. The beautiful slated houses changed to Homestay offer a different experience altogether. Ghandruk is not all about the cultural beauty it holds; instead, Ghandruk is the perfect place to see the majestic Himalayas up close. Magnificent view of Mt.Macchapucchre (Fish Tail Mountain) and other mountains, including Hiunchuli and Annapurna. And there is authentic local cuisine and cultural diversity too. So, Ghandruk knows how to satisfy the sense of both national and international travellers alike.

    Actual Ghandruk Trek

    The actual hiking begins from Nayapool, where a steep slope leads to a bridge (Nayapool) over Modi Khola. One can reach the bazaar of Birethanti by walking along Modi Khola. Ghandruk offers a magnificent view of both snow-capped mountains and beautiful landscapes. If you are planning to visit Ghandruk, it is one of the best, easy and short trekking Nepal has to offer to its visitors, and it also gives the feeling of what it is like to do trekking in Nepal. Usually, Nepalese can go trekking in Ghandruk without special permit and fees, but foreign citizen needs an ACAP permit which the Government of Nepal issues.

    After reaching Birethanti’s fringe, there are two paths: one goes west up the Bhurungdi River to Tikedhunga and then to the forested trail to Ghorepani, and the next takes you to Ghandruk. One can find a well-equipped shop in Ghandruk & Birethanti where one can discover groceries from an international brand. As this trek is one of the most leisurely treks and can be completed within 4-6 hours of short hiking with the maximum

    Other Ways of Reaching Ghandruk

    Ghandruk is one of the easy and short trekking in Nepal. One can reach Ghandruk by using the vehicle from Nayapool. One hour short hike from the vehicle’s last stop takes you to Ghandruk. Similarly, one can trek 6-7 hours from Nayapool to reach Ghandruk. Both local buses and private vehicles can be used from Pokhara to get to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is accessible by helicopter too.

    Activities Available

    Gurung village tour, Mountain Sightseeing, Hiking, and Trekking is popular in Ghandruk. Similarly, Ghandruk also offers Horse riding facilities to both domestic & international travellers. Ghandruk participates tourists in Gurung culture by showing the tourist the Gurung dance and offering tourists to wear the traditional Gurung dress & ornaments. Similarly, one can have the privilege of playing with the snow on the upper hill of Ghandruk.

    Photo blog of Ghandruk, Kathmandu post

    We are offering Ghandruk Tour Package for Nepali clients as well. Please remember us for all types of Annapurna region treks.

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    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Airfares including taxes as appropriate for internal flight transfer, which is a part of trek/tour itinerary
    • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
    • Accommodation as required by you or as specified in the appropriate itinerary
    • All typical Meals during the trek/tour (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners)
    • City tour with our guides in a private car, van or bus if appropriate
    • Local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek/tour
    • Land transportation as appropriate for trek/tour itinerary
    • Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by our car, van and bus
    • Availability of Duke Nepal Personnel in emergency
    • English speaking Guide depending on the place
    • 3 Cup of tea during the trek/tour
    • All our government taxes
    • Official expense
    • First aid kits
    • Map


    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Personal expenses such as room service, internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
    • Certain lunches and dinners as explained in the trek/tour itinerary
    • Your International Plane fare and airport taxes
    • Your travel insurance which is compulsory
    • Gratuities, tips to guides, porters, drivers.
    • Personal trek/tour equipment and gear
    • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
    • Certain sightseeing entrance fees
    • Meals not listed in the itinerary.
    • Appropriate visa fees


    1. Day 1 Kathmandu Arrival

      As you approach Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a breathtaking panorama of the valley. From your flying seat, you can see a variety of scenes. As soon as you complete your immigration requirements, our representative will greet you on Nepalese land and assist you in overcoming cultural shock as you go around Kathmandu’s gullies, alleyways, and other features. You will have the opportunity to tour the colourful streets of Thamel to Pashupatinath’s ceremonies after checking in and settling up (Hindu temple). Thamel is a haven for hikers and all travellers, with cafes, dance clubs, bars, and restaurants providing anything from pricey liqueurs to foreign cuisine. The restaurant’s local Nepalese cuisine is not to be missed.

      • 3/4/5 Star Hotel or Tourist Standard
      • 20 Minutes
      • 1400m
      • Dinner
    2. Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing

      On the second day of our journey, we get a close look at, observe, and experience Kathmandu. Among Kathmandu’s many attractions, the climate it provides is unrivaled. Winters are mild, and summers are hot. Sightseeing trips to three durbar squares, religious, cultural, architectural, and other masterworks are available. You can also arrange a Nagarkot hill station excursion. Nagarkot is the ideal place to see and photograph the dawn, as well as a panoramic view of the Annapurna range and other world-famous peaks. Nagarkot/Kathmandu is where you’ll spend the night.

      • 3/4/5 Star Hotel or Tourist Standard
      • 1400m
      • Dinner
    3. Day 3 Fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu, then drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana.

      After a lovely breakfast in Kathmandu or Nagarkot, you will be driven off at the Domestic Airport to catch your flight to Pokhara. Nagarkot is around 1.5 hours from Kathmandu by car. You will be picked up in SUVs and driven to Phedi after arriving at Pokhara Airport. Phedi is the trail’s starting point. Until we reach Dhampus, the trail ascends, providing a tranquil vista of rhododendron, oak, sandalwood, magnolia, and pine forests. Dhampus is a well-to-do Gurung community settlement. Dhampus is also a great place to visit if you want to see the snow-capped Annapurna and Lamjung ranges.

      Our walk ascends a stone-paved path through mossy woods and other woodlands after a refreshment stop at Dhampus. From Dhampus, we’ll travel to Pothana. Pothana is the hamlet to visit if you want to find tea houses, restaurants, and stores. Spend the night in Pothana, which has a beautiful mountain outlook.

      •   Tea House/ Guest House/Lodges
      • 25 Minutes
      • 03 Hours
      • 02-03 Hours
      • 2005m
      • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    4. Day 4 Trek from Pothana to Ghandruk

      Day four is the most critical day of our walk because it is on this day that we will arrive at Ghandruk. Starting early in the morning, the climb from Pothana ascends for the first hour till reaching Deurali. The trek will lead you through beautiful forests from Deurali, with breathtaking views of Annapurna, Manaslu, and Mardi Himal. After leaving Deurali, the trail descends to Tolkha. Tolkha is enriching gurungs’ village. After that, we’ll continue down to reach Landruk from Tolkha. Then, from Landruk, it’s a steady descent until you get to the Modi Khola River. After passing Modi Khola, the trekking trail leads to Ghandruk, which requires a challenging ascent.

      Ghandruk offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains and the warm welcome of the Gurungs. We’ll spend the night in Ghandruk because it has more to offer in terms of lodging and catering. In Ghandruk, you can wander around, visit the Gurung museum, or take photographs of big mountains or the tiniest aspects of arts and architecture.

      •   Tea House/Lodge/Guest House
      • 2100m
      • 05-06 Hours
      • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    5. Day 5 Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul, then drive from Nayapul to Pokhara.

      We will begin walking to Nayapul after an early morning meal at Ghandruk. This route to Nayapul takes you through little towns and stunning rice fields. You will be picked up in SUVs and driven to Pokhara after arriving in Nayapul. There are numerous activities to see and enjoy after you arrive in Pokhara. You can go out to local bars and clubs, take a tour of the most stunning spots in the area, or take a stroll around Fewa Lake. It is entirely up to you to make your decision. Several restaurants selling international cuisines, such as French, Middle Eastern, and Vietnamese cuisines, might be great places to satisfy your taste buds. In Pokhara, spend the night in a five-star hotel.

      •   Hotel Stay
      • 822m
      • 06-07 Hours
      • Breakfast & Lunch
    6. Day 06 Fly/Drive to Kathmandu

      It’s time to say our goodbyes. You have the option of flying or driving back to Kathmandu, and we will assist you in making your transportation selection. When you arrive in Kathmandu, raconteur adventure will greet you and assist you in finding your accommodation. Duke Nepal will throw a farewell cultural dinner at one of the downtown eateries and would appreciate hearing from you. In Pokhara, you can extend your stay.

      • 7 Hours  OR  25 Minutes
      •   Hotel Stay
      • 1400m
      • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Hotel and Tea House

    Hotel Vaishali, Kathmandu

    Hotel Vaishali, Kathmandu
    Hotel Vaishali, Kathmandu

    Hotel Dandelion, Pokhara

    Hotel Dandelion, Pokhara
    Hotel Dandelion, Pokhara

    Tea House, while trekking

    Accommodation during Mohare Danda Trek
    Accommodation during Mohare Danda Trek
    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    What to Pack for Ghandruk Trek?
    • Sleeping bag rated -10 to 15, now most of the guest house provides the blankets too. You can just take sleeping bag liner also.
    • Good hiking/walking shoes, sandal, and also 2/3 pair of socks
    • Some Extra pairs of T-shirts and also shorts.
    • Pairs lightweight wind – waterproof pants
    • Water purification tablets or  iodine
    • Sunglasses protect from day sunlight
    • Sunglasses and sunscreen cream
    • Set lightweight thermals
    • Goretex or warm jacket
    • Refillable Water bottles
    • Flashlight and battery
    • Neck Warmer
    • Trekking pole
    • Toiletries
    • Rucksack
    • Sun lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Camera
    • Towel
    • Hat
    Weather Chart of Ghandruk Trek