Ghandruk Circuit Trek

- 10 Days Route Map
Trip Cost: $ 720
  • Trip Length : 10 Days
  • Activities : Sightseeing, Trekking, Hiking
  • Difficulty : Easy Trek
  • Max Elevation : 2000m
  • Best Month : Throughout the year
  • Group Size : 2+

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“A short and easy hike along the foothills of Annapurna Himalayas, winds through the beautiful Gurung Villages and caters incredibly panoramic views of the Himalayas- Ghandruk Circuit Trek is the most perfect family trek in Nepal that takes you closer to the majestic Himalayas and allows you to get an up close look at Nepalese life.”

This family trek in Nepal offers panorama of the Himalayas, green forests with birds chirping in and the the cultural delights of Gurungs living in the mountainous villages at the lap of Annapurna in western Nepal. The major highlight of this family trek in Nepal, which we call Ghandruk Circuit Trek is the culturally rich Ghandruk Village 2000m, which is the entitled museum for traditional Gurung Culture. The paramount of panoramic Himalayas are obvious highlights whereas; the colorful rhododendrons blooming in the spring probably offer the experience most beautiful jungle walk.

Ghandruk Circuit Trekking is popular among the trekkers who prefer soft and few days of walking because of several reasons. Ghandruk Circuit Trekking offers astounding views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre and Himalchuli. En-route the mountainous villages like Landruk, Dhampus  allows you to experience the rural lifestyle of Annapurna.  Ghanruk Circuit Trek is an ideal trek for the children as well as the senior citizens because the trail does not include effortful strenuous walk or demanding ascends or descends.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:

Arrival day in Kathmandu

1400M

Day 02:

Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu

1400m

Day 03:

Drive to Pokhara 200km and boating at Fewa Lake

800m

Day 04:

Drive to Nayapul; Trek to Dhampus

1750m

Day 05:

Trek to Landruk

1640m

Day 06:

Trek to Ghandruk

2012m

Day 07:

Explore Ghandruk and hike to Ghandruk Kot

2012m

Day 08:

Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

Day 09:

Drive to Kathmandu; Evening Farewell dinner

Day 10:

Depart Kathmandu

What is Included
  • Arrival airport picks up
  • Welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural program and Farewell dinner at one the finest restaurant in thamel
  • 3 Nights at 3 star standard accommodation at Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 2 Night 3 star standard accommodation  in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse/ accommodations during the trek (comfortable and clean)
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking period
  • One Trekking guide (Experienced, Fluent English Speaking, Gov. Licensed, first aid and eco trained)and their entire expenses, equipment and insurance
  • Entire poterage cost and all the trekking equipments for porters (one porter for each two member in a group)
  • Annapurna Trekking permit/TIMS Card
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bags while on trekking (on Request) - rated to -15 Degree Celsius
  • One duffle Bag and T- shirt
  • Trekking Map and Adventure Certificate
  • Group medical Kit Box (Diamox & other first Aid Medicine)
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as per applicable
  • Final departure transfer

What is Not Included
  • Nepal Visa
  • International flight to Kathmandu and return ticket to your Home country
  • Your meals at Kathmandu, except welcome dinner, farewell dinner and breakfast
  • Entire cost of beverages, mineral water and beer etc. while on trek
  • Travel insurance (Must includes Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation charges
  • Tipping to the guide and porter
  • Any thing not included in trip includes list are your personal expenses
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu; transfer to hotel, evening a welcome dinner

Actually, Nepal opens in the air; just before the plane lands at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. If you are, lucky enough with the bright sunshine on your arrival day the wide range of soaring Himalayan Peaks to the North is a magnificent view. As you complete the immigration formalities of the airport and make your way out from the Arrivals Terminal, we would offer you a warm Nepalese welcome and transfer you to your hotel in Thamel in a private vehicle. At hotel, you will have a very easy check-in procedure. Let the flight exhaustion go off in the cozy hotel room. In the evening, we will offer you a welcome dinner in one of the finest cultural restaurants of the city.

Airport pick up and Kathmandu Hotel with breakfast is included

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Day 02: Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the main cultural hub of Nepal. A city of temples and monasteries not only holds the nation’s most religious shrines, it is also a sacred valley where the living Gods and Goddess live with the mortals till the date. Today you will have a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with the best tourist guide of the town. After the breakfast, we will escort you to Pashupatinath- the largest Hindu Temple of Nepal in a private vehicle. The temple dedicated to supreme Hindu God, Shiva banks Bagmati River. At Pashupatinath you will get to see exceptionally carved statues and idols of Hindu deities, a long row of Shiva-Lings, series of small temples and the golden hood at the top of main Temple is truly fascinating. Moreover, an opportunity to witness the Hindu Death ritual at Aryaghat Pashupatinath is an offbeat cultural experience. After the exploration of Pashupatinath we will walk along the busy streets of Kathmandu to Boudhanath. A large domed shaped Buddhist stupa, Boudhanath holds huge religious significance among the Tibetan Buddhists of Nepal. A major shrine on ancient Indo-China trade route Boudhanath offered blessings to traders and scholars for safe journey through the high Himalayan passes to Tibet. Saffron robed monks circumambulating Boudhanath, colorful prayer flags touching the skyline from the dome pinnacle to the base of large monument and the and outlets selling Tibetan souvenirs makes this place a true Tibet outside Tibet. Post lunch the sightseeing tour continues to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The exemplary wooden and stone craftsmanship at the site makes a place the prominent attraction for tourists. The stone paved streets, pagoda style religious monuments inclusive different Hindu deities are the cultural delights of ancient and medieval Nepal at Kathmandu Durbar Square.  Today’s final destination for sightseeing tour in Kathmandu takes you to Swayambhunath. A self emerged Buddhist stupa lies on a hilltop overlooking Kathmandu with its watchful eyes. You will get to experience more about Tibetan Buddhism at Swayambhunath.After the full day sightseeing tour, a private vehicle will escort you to your hotel.

Day sightseeing and Kathmandu Hotel with breakfast is included

 

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara; Evening boating at Fewa Lake

After the breakfast, you will begin your journey towards Pokhara in a tourist bus. The ride to Pokhara is on a snakelike highway, which winds on the cliff above Himalayan Rivers like Trishuli, Marsyangdi and Seti. Six to seven hours of road journey will bring you to Pokhara. Pokhara is an enchanting town known for its unique geographical formation. Lakes, caves, gorges, hilltops and the views of mesmerizing Annapurna Himalayan Range and matchless Fishtail are exceptional highlights of Pokhara. On your arrival at Pokhara you will be transferred to your hotel in the city. In the evening we can enjoy the pleasant boating session in the crystal clear Fewa Lake.

Pokhara Hotel with breakfast is included

 

Drive to Phedi and trek to Dhampus 1750m

Today we begin the Ghandruk Circuit Trek. This fantastic trek starts from Phedi, which is an hour drive from Pokhara. The drive itself is interesting as we cross pass the spectacular fields and rural settlements to reach Phedi. As the Ghandruk Circuit Trek begins from Phedi we ascend along the pleasant forest and exceptional mountainous villages for the next 3 hours to reach the village nestled atop a Hill, Dhampus. Dhampus is one of the largest Gurung Settlements in Annapurna Region and hence we have plenty of opportunities to peep inside the thriving and authentic Gurung culture. Moreover, the views of Himalayas from Dhampus are exceptionally striking. Widespread chain of Himalayan panorama seen from Dhampus include the Annapurna south peaks of Annapurna range, the Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli and Lanjung Himalamong others.  Enjoy the peaceful vicinity in Dhampus and explore around. O/N at Dhampus.

Mountain Accommodation with Full board of meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) is included

 

Day 05: Trek to Landruk 1640m

After the breakfast, our Ghandruk Circuit Trek resumes. We begin today’s trek with an uphill climb through rhododendron forests that brings us to Pothana. Yet another beautiful mountainous village, Pothana caters the exceptional view of Mt. Fishtail.  Beyond Pothana the trek continues to ascend and after two hours of gradual ascending climb we arrive to a Pass at 2150m, which offers the magnificent views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli. Now the trek chases the descending trail through the beautiful forest full of rhododendrons, orchids, ferns and colorful birds we arrive to Beri Kharka, a small village nestling at the Canyon of Modi River. Further descending we cross a small stream and arrive to Landruk. Another popular Gurung Village in the region, Landruk lies on the east canyon Modi River well above its wall. From Landruk we can enjoy the striking views of Machhapuchhare (6920m), Annapurna south (7219m) and Hiunchuli (6441m). O/N at Landruk.

Mountain Accommodation with Full board of meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) is included

 

Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk 2012m

After the breakfast, we will explore around the village. We will also savor the natural beauty in the neighborhood. Since today’s trek is relatively short, we will begin the trek a bit later. Today the trek initially drops down steeply to the Modi Khola through beautiful forest. The walk is pleasant. As we arrive to the River, we will continue the trek however, now we will be climbing steeply up- a typical trek in Nepal. After couple of hours climb we will arrive to Ghandruk- the famous village of Gurkha Warriors.  On arriving Ghandruk we check in to one of the teahouses enjoy our lunch and set off to explore this beautiful mountain village located in the main trail of Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp and Poonhill Ghorepani Treks. O/N at Ghandruk.

Mountain Accommodation with Full board of meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) is included

 

Day 07: Explore Ghandruk and hike to Ghandruk Kot

Ghandruk is a beautiful mountain village that nestles inside Modi Khola Valley. The home to brave Gurkha warriors, Ghandruk till date has preserved the legacy and authenticity of traditional Gurung culture their ancestors inherited them centuries ago. Today we first hike to Ghandruk Kot. Leaving behind the terraced hillsides we trek towrads Ghandruk Kot. It is almost one hour hike to the top of the hill above Ghandrk village from where we can observe the fascinating views of widespread Annapurnas, Fistail, Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri among others. We spend a little time there and hike back to Ghandruk. Enjoy our lunch and begin to explore the village. During the exploration of the Village, we can observe plenty of traditional activities. Traditional customs and languages can be experienced. O/N at Ghandruk.   

Mountain Accommodation with Full board of meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) is included

 

Day 08: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

Today we can enjoy a final downhill walk along the steep stony staircases to Kimche. From Kimche the pleasant downhill jungle walk would bring us to Nayapul. Approximately 5 hours trek-today would bring us to Nayapul. From here we drive for about 1 hour back to Pokhara and here our trek ends. So we can enjoy our day and relax in a lakeshore restaurant in Lakeside. Stay overnight at Pokhara. 

Pokhara Hotel with breakfast is included

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu (1400m) by tourist bus; Evening farewell dinner

Today you will drive on the snaky Prithivi Highway to Kathmandu in a tourist coach. Witnessing the rural landscapes dominated by lush vegetation and rushing rivers is full of fun throughout the drive. The rural culture is also a fascinating reward of the ride. 200 kilometers of ride that takes seven full hours will finally bring you to Kathmandu. On your arrival to Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the evening, you are invited to a cultural restaurant for the farewell dinner.

Accomodation at Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast is included

 

 

Day 10: Depart Kathmandu (1400m)

As per your flight schedule, you will drive with our representative to the airport in a private vehicle. Have a safe flight and visit Nepal time and again.

Breakfast and final airport drop is included

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