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Short Ghandruk Trek

Duration: 03
  • Destination
  • Region
  • Trip Grade
    Easy Hiking
    Min 01 Pax
    All Round a Year
  • Start/End Point
    Pokhara to Pokhara

Trip Overview


Short Ghandruk Trek takes you to wonderful and scenic hills of Annapurna Himalaya, where views last from the start to an end of walks within amazing scenery of dramatic landscapes dotted with nice farm villages. Short Ghandruk Trekking, allow you to witness typical Nepalese Hill people culture of Gurung, one of the famous tribes as Gorkha soldiers in foreign legion with British and Indian Armies, besides as Gorkha they are farmers and cattle herders since ancient times.

Short Ghandruk Trek starts from scenic and beautiful Pokhara city and its verdant valley, where a drive leads to begin our walk uphill into nice lovely villages with grand views of mighty Annapurna peaks, and then walking ups and down to reach another magnificent spot at Dhampus villages facing an outmost panorama of Annapurna-Dhaulagiri-Manaslu with famous Machhapuchare the Fish-Tail peak. Our short Ghandruk trekking ends after taking a drive back to magnificent Pokhara after a glorious experience on high hills of massive Annapurna range of mountains.

Main Highlights:

“A scenic and cultural walks in the shadow of mighty Annapurna Himalaya
Explore Gurung farm villages with age-old traditional life of Buddhist culture
The dramatic scenery of landscapes with hills and valley including snow-capped peaks
Walk into a lovely cool forest of rhododendron, magnolia, oaks, pines and fir trees
Enjoy stunning sunrise over high mountains from lovely Dhampus village”

Trip Preview:

Mode of accommodation: Hotels and local Lodge on treks.
Trek Grade: Moderate with ups and down walks
Highest spot: At Deurali 2,150 m high.
Trek Duration: 03 Nights and 04 Days (with drives and walks).
People and Culture: Populated by Gurung people of Buddhism religion and colorful culture with some mix Hindu people Newar, Chettries and Brahmin with old traditional heritage life.
Best Seasons:  Nearly all months of the year except wet months from June to mid-September, where’s March to May lively with wildflowers and rhododendron (Nepal national flower in blooming times, where days are clear for views. October to December another best months for clear views with short daylights, cold in the morning and night times

Details Itinerary

Short Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive to Bhirethati and trek to Ghandruk 1,945 m – 05 hrs.
Day 02: Trek to Tolka 1,640 m via Landruk village – 05 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Dhampus village 1,530 m and drive to Pokhara – 06 hrs.

Detail Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive past Bhirethati and trek to Ghandruk 1,945 m – 05 hrs.
After Pokhara with views of Annapurna Himalaya with Machhapuchare peaks ‘Fish Tail’, and then drive beyond Pokhara to commence our first day walks. Journey with grand views of Annapurna past farm villages and towns and then reaching past Bhirethati to start walks from low warmer farm areas and then on stone steps uphill to reach at Gurung village Ghandruk. At Ghandruk overnight in a nice comfortable lodge with a view of Annapurna peaks with time to visit around this nice Gurung village, which is also a gateway to many trekking and adventure around Annapurna areas, visit Gurung museum for information of the local people and its impressive culture and history.

Day 02: Trek to Tolka 1,640 m via Landruk village – 05 hrs.
From Ghandruk downhill on stone steps to reach low warm farm areas at Kyumi village, from here crossing a steel bridge over raging Modi River and then with an uphill climb to reach another large Gurung village at Landruk facing views of Annapurna South and Huin-Chuli peaks. After a short break on nice gradual walks leads to Tolka village for last overnight stop with views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli peaks.

Day 03: Trek to Dhampus village 1,530 m and drive to Pokhara – 06 hrs.
After Tolka on nice gradual walks past Bhedi Kharka farm villages and then with last climb of the journey of an hour to reach at scenic Deurali hilltop 2,150 m, with grand views of landscapes and mountains. Our last walk from here on easy descend through cool shade of forest to reach at Potana and then at Dhampus another Gurung village with fabulous views of Annapurna-Manaslu-Lamjung Himal and Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish-Tail’, where walk completes taking an exciting hour-long drive back to scenic Pokhara by its calm Phewa Lake after a great time on high hills of Annapurna

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Client Reviews

Vanda Gooley

Australia, NSW

In 2010, my son, husband and I did the Langtang Valley Trek with Anjan as our amazing guide. His knowledge of the area was extensive, including walking expectations, weather and terrain conditions, and the best places to stop, rest, eat and sleep. So much so, that other Trekkers called on his advice despite having their own guides. He was a very acknowledges an expert mountain guide. On the trek, Anjan was nurturing, fun and extremely amicable with everyone. He had a very endearing personality, and over the two-week trek, he became a member of our family. I highly recommend Anjan to anybody considering undertaking any trek in Nepal.

Robert Francisco

USA, California

I have done 3 treks with Anjan and Nepal High Trek & Expedition Langtang gosainkund Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek and Island peak climbing and Annapurna circuit Trekking 5 years before in Nepal. That’s was wonderful and lifetime trip in my life. Due to weather conditions, we had to change our plans and return to Besi chair and then do the Annapurna Base Camp with a few extra places along the way. My guide was Anjan and he was so helpful. When our itinerary had to change he was helpful, suggested other options and did what he could to make the best of a situation beyond all human control. Anjan is very proud of his country and willing to share all his knowledge and experience with his clients. Nepal High Trek & Expedition is trustworthy, takes all responsibility and all problems The staff at Nepal High Trek are very helpful and willing to help you with any information or anything else you may need. I would highly recommend this agency as they are professional, competent and helpful! I will definitely be back and trekking with them in the future.

Rajan Riv Turck

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