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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 the short trek that furnishes the better introduction to trekking providing the majestic view of the most beautiful and sacred mountains Fishtail and Annapurna (south). It is second largest villages of Nepal, which takes 3 days to 5 days 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 Kaski district in Western Development Region. It lies at the altitude of 1939m, below Annapurna mountain range.

Ghandruk village is famous among Nepalese as well as the 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 makes it a purely natural setting. It is also a route for 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 as a major tourist destination. Away from the motor road & at the close of the majestic Himalayan peaks, 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 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 Regime to
earn good and gratified living.

The inhabitants’ unique dressing pattern and customs are also the major attractions of the place. Rodhi, Ghatu & Krishna Charitra are some of the cultural activities -performed in Ghandruk area. Ghandruk is the 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 one which can be done with kids and 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.

        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
        Departure Dates

        The Fixed Departure dates are listed for special quoted price specified on Small Group Joining trip. But we are flexible to receive any dates booking in Private Group Departure or Single Traveler basis for the year 2022, 2023 and 2024 on your suitable dates which can certainly be added by us in our fixed departure list.

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        Start DateStart: SaturdayOct 08, 2022End DateEnd: MondayOct 10, 2022PricePriceUS $250StatusStatusGuaranteed
        Start DateStart: TuesdayOct 11, 2022End DateEnd: ThursdayOct 13, 2022PricePriceUS $250StatusStatusGuaranteed
        Start DateStart: SaturdayOct 15, 2022End DateEnd: MondayOct 17, 2022PricePriceUS $250StatusStatusGuaranteed
        Start DateStart: TuesdayOct 18, 2022End DateEnd: ThursdayOct 20, 2022PricePriceUS $250StatusStatusGuaranteed
        Start DateStart: ThursdayOct 20, 2022End DateEnd: SaturdayOct 22, 2022PricePriceUS $250StatusStatusGuaranteed
        Start DateStart: SaturdayOct 22, 2022End DateEnd: MondayOct 24, 2022PricePriceUS $250StatusStatusGuaranteed
        Start DateStart: SundayOct 30, 2022End DateEnd: TuesdayNov 01, 2022PricePriceUS $250StatusStatusGuaranteed

        Size of Trekking Group

        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.

        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

        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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          Anderruti Jerome DiegoSwitzerland,December 09, 2018

          Best Agency With Best Team for Trekking and Tours in Nepal

          NTA gave the prospect of traveling in best places of Nepal with the finest team and judicious prices. I have been with NTA for greater treks and the shortest treks as well and NTA has been with me in all the ups and downs. There was always the same caring and friendly environment with any Guide provided and they provide the best hospitality as well. So I went for the Ghandruk short trek with NTA team and again the experience was wonderful as always. Nepal never disappoints with its natural beauty of the Himalayan region and cultural diversity. The majestic view of Annapurna range was gorgeous and the path with many flora and fauna was also very great. Hope NTA will always support their client like this and go further in their trekking business.

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          Minjung KimKorea, Democratic People's Republic of,September 28, 2018

          Awesome Experience of Ghandruk Short Trek of 5 Days

          During the time interval of five days, I got many beautiful experiences. The experiences of having the gorgeous view of mountains, being welcomed by Gurung people, village lifestyle in the mountainous region, following a path with dense rhododendron and orchids, hospitality of one of the best trekking agency, and also a guide being professionally informative and creating a friendly environment at the same time. Had the 5 most beautiful days of my life with NTA. The team management and hospitality were perfect without any fault. Will surely refer your agency to many of my friends.

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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.

        • Small Group Departure
          Small Group Departure

          We run small and manageable group departure during the main season of the year. You can also make your trip private and maintain your own itinerary.

        • Locally Based Leaders
          Locally Based Leaders

          Our locally based team encompasses highly qualified and experienced and friendly and obliging team leaders, who will assist you in making your journey in our country more ravishing.

        • Travel with Confidence
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          Travel with Confidence is something that comes from commitment. Being a legally registered company, we commit to provide best, satisfactory trekking, tour, and expedition.

        • Support Local Communities
          Support Local Communities

          All the tours and trekking that we run are programmed to keep nature safe and sound. We are also a member of different clubs working for the welfare of the community.

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