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The beautiful 3 days Ghandruk trek from Pokhara is one of the shortest and most popular trek cultural trek with beautiful views of Fishtail, Annapurna and Hiunchuli peaks. Trek costs USD 300/Pax including transportation, meal, accommodation, guide, porter and permit.
3 days trek to Ghanduk is by far the most popular short trek from Pokhara. Ghandruk trek 3 days falls on the trekking route to Annapurna Base Camp as well as Ghorepani Poonhill trek.
Ghandruk trekking begins from Nayapul near Pokhara. It takes 5 hrs to reach Ghandruk from Nayapul. Ghandruk trek 3 days is famous for culturally rich Gurung community and typical Nepali villages. Settled by families of Gurkha family, Ghandruk also hosts Gurung museum and Mother’s group. Ghandruk trekking route, especially Ghandruk, offers splendid views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.
The trekking trail also passes through Landruk, another Gurung village and finally arrives at Dhampus via Pothana. Dhampus is famous viewpoint for watching Fishtail mountain. Ghandruk trek 3 days is suitable for trekkers of all age brackets and physical abilities. Ghandruk trek is also part of Ghandruk Ghorepani trekking.
Ghandruk Village Trek is the perfect choice for those traveler as it is the most picturesque village in the Annapurna regions.
This trek is most popular for wonderful Gurung culture. The beautiful village, geographical differences and the fantastic views of the mountains of Annapurna (7219 m), Machhapuchhare (6993 m) and Himchuli (6411 m). Here are the major highlights of this Grandruk trek:
Package includes almost everything such as transportation, permit, necessary documentation, staff insurance, accommodation, food and taxes. There is no hidden or unseen cost. IF you are travelling in a group of more than 2 person, do write to us, cost per person will be much lower.
There are several routes to make this Ghandruk trek. Please find the most scenic route map below.
The easy level beautiful Ghandruk trek is one of the must do trek in Nepal. Here is the day to day details itinerary for Ghandruk 2 Nights 3 days trek from Pokhara.
We will pick you up at 8am from lakeside Pokhara. We recommend you to have breakfast before 8am. We will drive to Nayapul the starting point of our trek which takes about one and a half hour. After 30 minutes trek you come at Birethanti where your trekking permits will be checked. The trail then heads to Syauli bazaar with occasional views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Macchapuhre along the trail. Have pre-ordered lunch at Syauli bazaar and then trek another 2 hrs of uphill route to reach Ghandruk.
Check in hotel at Ghandruk where you will be welcomed with warm Himalayan tea. After refreshment, start tour of Ghandruk village by visiting local museum, traditional homes, organic farm etc. You will have your dinner in the hotel.
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After watching sunrise views have breakfast. This is the toughest day of the trek. We will trek down to New Bridge within one and half hour. Thereafter you will do steep uphill trek to Landruk which also takes about one and half hour. Landruk is a Gurung village and a perfect point to watch up close views of Annapurna South. Continue trek past Landruk to Tolka where we will have our pre-ordered lunch. Post lunch carry on with your trek till Pothana. Pothana lies on the trekking trail to Mardi Himal. Dinner will be in the hotel.
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After breakfast at 8am we start our trek to Pokhara via Dhampus village. Today you will enjoy the easiest trekking trail. It takes one-and-a-half-hour maximum to reach Dhampus. We will spend few hours touring the village before embarking on the trail towards Phedi. From Phedi we will drive back to Pokhara.
Note: Consult with your guide in choosing lunch between Dhampus and Pokhara well in advance.
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Trek to Ghandruk is one of the bestselling Nepal trek packages. We always suggest our guest to know some must know things about this trip. Here is some important information about this trip.
Scenic Ghandruk is another popular Gurung village lying in the Annapurna trek circuit. The village is nestled at an altitude of 2470m. It features rich Gurung culture and offers perhaps the closest viewing of Fishtail, Hiunchuli and Annapurna South.
The trek is a Gurung tribal cultural heritage village trek and still keeping the safe linguistic and speaks the Gurung language in its dialect which is known as Gorkha Ex British army village.
Autumn (October and November) are ideal as most rains should have stopped by then and the views keep getting better – but it isn’t too cold, yet.
As the elevation for the Ghandruk trek isn’t very high, it’s also possible to do it in the colder winter months of December, January and February.
Spring (March to May) would be wonderful with even fewer people than autumn and beautiful flowers all around.
Summer (June to September) Not highly recommended if you want to view the snow-caped mountains.Summer season from June-July is the rainy season and not a good time to go trekking in this region.
Ghandruk is one of most well-known trekking destinations in Nepal. Due to increasing road network in Annapurna region, Ghandruk trek can complete in short duration. The discovery of newer tourism destinations around Ghandruk area also mean that tourists can extend their programs. Here are some possible itineraries for trek to Ghandruk from Pokhara.
You can travel to Ghandruk comfortably in a car or jeep. The journey involves a 3-4 hours’ drive from Pokhara. After enjoying the scenic views of mountains and village tour around Ghandruk village, you will drive back to Pokhara on next day. It is best for those who are not physically fit and travelling with kids.
3 days trekking itinerary begins with a short drive to Nayapul from Pokhara followed by a hike to Ghandruk via Syauli Bazar. On Day 2, after the sunrise tour around Ghandruk village, you will trek to Pothana via Landruk and Tolka. The next day, trek to Phedi via Dhampus village and from there drive back to Pokhara.
Today, a range of food is available for trekkers on this trek. Nepali rice and lentils, soups, Momos, fried rice, dishes, noodles, Tsampa, spaghetti, spring rolls are available during the trek. The prices for the same item of food increases with increasing altitude. You will find the small shop where you can fill up drinking.
There are two different routes you can do this trek in. They can be categorized under Clockwise and Anti-clockwise heading.
Clockwise route – Starting from Phedi and end at Nayapul
Anti-clockwise route – Sarting from Nayapul and at Phedi
Ghandruk village is one of the most developed villages in the Kaski district, the Annapurna Rural Municipality, and between Lumle and Chhomrong Villages, and the closest trek from Pokhara. Pokhara to Nayapul takes 1 hour by bus or taxi. Nayapul to Ghandruk village is about 11 kilometers and 4 hours by hike, including all stops.
Trek starts from Nayapul which serves as the gateway to the trek. It takes 2 hours on bus and 1 hour on taxi to reach Nayapul from Pokhara. Trek starts from Nayapul to Ghandruk via Syauli bazar. Section from Syauli Bazar to Ghandruk is quite uphill but very scenic.
Short trek to Ghandruk form Kathmandu is very popular in tourism in Nepal. It can be completed in 5 days including two nights stay in Pokhara. You are transiting in Pokhara while going to Ghandruk and back from trekking. You will also have opportunity to make sightseeing while staying in Pokhara.
The total road distance from Kathmandu-Ghandruk is 260 km. The drive from Kathmandu-Nayapul is about 10 hours and walking around 5 hours you will arrive to Ghandruk.
From Ghandruk to Poon hill trek distance is around 17 km/ 11 miles which you will cover by walking 5 hours.
In order to reach Ghandruk from Kathmandu you need to drive to Pokhara or to Nayapool and walking 4 hours you will reach to Ghandruk
Ghandruk is centrally located in Annapurna region. Tourist can easily extend their journey according to their interest and time. Below are some trip that can be extended.
Ghandruk is the gate way for Annapurna base camp trek. You can easily extent your trip and follow the trail to Annapurna base camp. Trail passes villages like Chhomrong, Sinuwa, Bamboo, Deurali, MBC and finally reach ABC. While returning from Annapurna base camp you will be visiting Jhinnu hot spring to have natural hot water bath.
Another famous trekking destination in Annapurna region, Poon hill can be easily reached from Ghandruk. Within 2 to 3 days, Poon hill trek can be easily done from Ghandruk.
One of the most popular short treks from Pokhara, Australian camp trek falls in Ghandruk trek route. On last day instead of travelling to Pokhara from Pothana, you will head to Australian camp and overnight.
Marid himal trek is hot cake in Annapurna region. You can easily extend your trek to Mardin Himal while you are in Ghandruk trek. Instead to travellign to Pokhara on last day, you will head to forest camp from landruk.
Yes, it is a must to hire porter for Ghandruk trek. By helping you carrying part of your baggage, porters allow you to trek freely and also offer you more time and comfort to get full enjoyment of trekking. You can spend time observing and experience mountains, local culture and biodiversity as well as interacting with locals. Porter can also act as a guide and a companion if you need assistance. By taking porters, trekkers will be directly contributing towards generating employment and income generation for Nepali people.
The highest point is only 2012 m. So there is no risk of altitude sickness. All of these make this trek an ideal choice for everyone looking for a short trek in the Annapurna foothills.
Yes, trekking to Ghandruk is safe.
Ghandruk trek is considered basic or entry level of trek. People with normal physical fitness can easily complete this trip. Because of its easiness, it is also called family-friendly trek.
3 day Ghandruk Trek
I had a short window for trekking while in Nepal for an event. Angie was very professional and prompt in arranging the trek for my schedule even when I was slow to decide and respond. My guide Ram was friendly and knowledgeable and chose clean and comfortable places with great views for lodging and meals. They both went above and beyond to make my experience the best it could be. I only wish I’d had more time for a more challenging trek
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An Excellent Team
We had a very short notice trip into Nepal but with some ideas of what we wanted to do.
Eyes on Nepal responded quickly (email and whatsapp) and offered suggestions for a short Ghandruk Landruk trek.
We were in country before the arrangements were finalized. Nothing however was too much trouble with Mishra meeting us at the hotel to sort and pass on the details. The planning, in country flights, pickups, permits and Pokhara hotels were professionally and seamlessly done.
The trek was excellently managed.
Ram our guide was a rare gem. Being of a more mature generation perhaps the mind was a bit more ambitious than the legs were prepared for (all those downhill steps!). Ram’s patience, knowledge and encouragement were instrumental in making this a most enjoyable and memorable experience. We look forward to further trekking with him.
A really excellent and supportive team. No hesitation in recommending them.
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Ghandruk – Landruk Trek
Excellent service from the ever accommodating Siddartha to our group of six seniors on this Kathmandu trip which included the 3d2n trek from Nayapol to Pehdi
The trekking guide Ram was also really helpful as he could see that some of us were not fully fit
Overall, the well planned itinerary by Eyes On Nepal met our expectations and made the trip a memorable experience for all of us
Best rgds to Siddartha and his team
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3D2N Ghandruk Trek – Excellent!
I had such a wonderful and smooth experience with Siddhartha and his team!
They were so accommodating to my needs such as arrival time, various accommodation and ensured I had an enriching time.
The email correspondence were quick, which gave me an idea of how I can plan for my trip as well. My guide, Ka Prasad was excellent and encouraging. He ensured that I was well prepared and was very patient as well.
The team at Eyes On Nepal are very professional and they do go all out to ensure you have a great time in Nepal. I highly recommend them!