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Ghandruk Village Trek

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Good to Know
  • Duration 3 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Trip Destination Ghandruk Village
  • Starts at Pokhara
  • Ends at Pokhara
  • Max. Altitude 1940m
  • Trip Type Tea House Trek
  • Transport By Private vehicle
  • Accommodation Hotel or Lodge

Highlights

  • Trek is done through the attractive Rhododendron forest just below Annapurna Region.
  • The area is highly influenced by people of Gurung community and you will be able to explore diverse culture, religion, and tradition all around the area.
  • This trek gives the magnificent view of mountains like Annapurna, Himchuli, and Machhapuchhre

Ghandruk village trek is a short trek that furnishes a better introduction to trekking providing the majestic view of the most beautiful and sacred mountains Fishtail and Annapurna (south). It is the second largest village in Nepal, which takes 3 days to 5 days to trek from Pokhara or Kathmandu including the drive. It also offers the lifetime opportunity to discern the beautiful and ostentatious village of Ghandruk, with an insight into mountain life, cultures, and traditions. Ghandruk, typically known as the model village of Nepal, is a Gurung village that lies in the Kaski district in Western Development Region. It lies at an altitude of 1939m, below the Annapurna mountain range.

Ghandruk village is famous among Nepalese as well as international tourists not because it is below the Annapurna conservation area, but also because it has plenty of natural beauty and its people, housing style, culture, and tradition. The views of mountains in the south like Himchuli and Machhapuchhre make it a purely natural setting. It is also a route for the Annapurna round trek, Jomsom, and Mustang trek. Tourists are seen throughout the year in Ghandruk. The village is full of biodiversity. According to the survey, it is found that there are:

  • Plants 12,000
  • Mammals 101
  • Birds 474
  • Orchids 100

So, it is also known as the open study area for the students. It is also stated that there are 87 hotels & lodges having 1032 bedrooms in Ghandruk. The number of hotels and lodges proves Ghandruk is a major tourist destination. Away from the motor road & close to the majestic Himalayan peaks, the village settlement of Ghandruk presents unforgettable charm to tourists as there is a serene environment.

Settlements of the village are located below the upper altitudinal limits of the arable agricultural land. The houses are two-storied and linked to each other as in Kathmandu. Previously, all the people used to live with their whole family but nowadays the trend of joining the British and Indian army has reached the peak so the young and energetic youths are flying away from home and family to get involved in the Regime to
earn good and gratified living.

The inhabitants’ unique dressing patterns and customs are also the major attractions of the place. Rodhi, Ghatu & Krishna Charitra are some of the cultural activities -performed in the Ghandruk area. Ghandruk is a trek that can be done throughout the year by any trekkers no matter what their age, interest, and fitness level are. It is one of the easiest ones which can be done with kids and the elderly too. So, come and join Nepal Trek Adventure for being part of this pleasing and comfortable short trek to make your holidays beautiful in Nepal.

Itinerary

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    After having breakfast in Pokhara, we head towards Nayapul by private transportation which will take approximately 1 hour and 30m to reach. Then finally we head towards our final destination Ghandruk. Trekking for approximately 5 hours will take us to our destination giving the beautiful view of mountains, greenery and local surrounding. After reaching Ghandruk, you will be able to see the surrounding with the information provided by guides and pleasant locales. Stay Overnight at Ghandruk.

       After Siklesh, Ghandruk is the second largest Gurung village in Annapurna region. Some distant farther to the south of Ghandruk, there is another village named Gairi Goun which holds great natural and traditional importance where we explore too (if time remains in our support). The village is situated on the network of terraces where barley and wheat are grown. Roaming around natural domain, Old Gurung Museum and enjoying beautiful flora and fauna will provide huge opportunity to know about the natural and communal evolution along with lifestyle of locales living in this village.

        Early in the morning, after having light breakfast, we return back to Pokhara. The returning activity can be done through trek or simply by using private transportation. It is followed by simple but daring sports like cycling, paragliding, boating and so on. You can also rest in hotel if you are not interested in attaining these sports. Stay overnight at Pokhara.

        Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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        What's Included

        • Trekkers information management system.(Tims Card)
        • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit.(ACAP Permit)
        • All necessary ground transportation as per the itinerary
        • Trekking Map
        • Complete free trekking information before going to trek
        • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
        • All nights in local teahouses/lodges during trekking
        • An experienced licensed holder guide and needed number of porters as per your group size
        • Medical first aid kit box ( which is carried by your team) 
        • Foods, accommodations and local tax for guide & porters

        What's Excluded

        • Your travel insurance ( Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum. 
        • Nepal entry visa fees
        • Any kind of drinks (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc) and of bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
        • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during only in trekking  
        • Tips and gratitude to your guides, porters, and drivers
        • Extra night accommodation or meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure and early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

        Availability & Private Trip

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        Start DateStart: ThursdayJul 18, 2024End DateEnd: SaturdayJul 20, 2024PricePriceUS $250StatusStatusGuaranteed
        Start DateStart: WednesdayJul 24, 2024End DateEnd: FridayJul 26, 2024PricePriceUS $250StatusStatusGuaranteed
        Start DateStart: TuesdayJul 30, 2024End DateEnd: ThursdayAug 01, 2024PricePriceUS $250StatusStatusGuaranteed

        Ghandruk Village Trekking Group Size

        For Ghandruk Trek, there will be one leader and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers). This arrangement is done for the smooth running of the campaign. It ensures that the trip will carry on as per plan even if anybody in a group gets sick. NTA can operate this trek for a group of any size. But, a group of 12 are considered as optimum size. However, if you have a group of more than 12, NTA can arrange this too.

        Ghandruk Village Trek Accommodations

        We will spend three nights at a luxury hotel in Kathmandu. While on trek, we will spend three nights at local tea houses. All accommodations for this trek will be on twin sharing basis. However, on request, single rooms can also be made available but it costs additional $ 200 US.

        Meals in Ghandruk Village Trek

        During our Ghandruk Trek, we will enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian. You can even enjoy hot chocolates, slices of bread and drinks of different variety and snacks. 
        Breakfast of a day will be served at the same teahouse or lodge where we spent the night, as per its menu. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner will be served at the tea house where you spend the night. A welcome dinner, a farewell dinner, and breakfasts will be served during our stay in Kathmandu.

        Getting Visa for Nepal

        You will get on arrival visa for Nepal. On arriving Nepal you will get a tourist visa for 15 to five months. It depends upon your purpose of a visit but regarding the tour, you will get the visa for 15 to three months. For trekking, you need to submit a photocopy of passport and two pp size photo of yours.

        Testimonials
        What Our Clients Say
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          Alexa BlissUnited Kingdom,April 01, 2024

          The local food of Ghandruk Village was delicious

          The authentic food was absolutely the most delicious food I've ever tasted in my entire life. The incredible welcome ceremony at Village Ghandruk completely blew us away when we arrived. The locals were holding beautiful Malas and Tikas to greet us warmly.

          I will never forget the amazing food and the friendly villagers. The trek itself was also incredible. The guide from NTA treated me like a part of their own family, making the experience even more special.

          I highly recommend joining NTA for the most amazing guided trek ever!

           

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          Hunter TerryVietnam,April 01, 2024

          Opportunity to experience the culture of Gurung while trekking to Ghandruk

          I had an amazing adventure with Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition! They took me on a journey that was full of cultural experiences. One of the best parts was visiting the traditional Gurung villages. I learned so much and had heartwarming encounters with the locals. It was incredible to see their hospitality and be able to wear the Gurung dress. It made me feel like a local and made the whole experience unforgettable!

           

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        Why travel with Nepal Trek Adventure?

        Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition is one of the best local travel companies based in Kathmandu with leading adventures.

        • Expert Guides
          Expert Guides

          Our experienced guides have extensive knowledge of the local area and culture, ensuring a safe and authentic adventure.

        • Top-notch Customer Service
          Top-notch Customer Service

          Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, from personalized trip planning to attentive support throughout your journey.

        • Flexibility
          Flexibility

          We understand that travel plans can change, which is why we offer flexible itineraries and customizable tours to meet your specific needs and preferences.

        • Unmatched Value
          Unmatched Value

          We strive to provide the best value for your money, with competitive pricing and transparent, all-inclusive pricing that eliminates hidden fees.

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