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    • Enjoy the pleasant cultural and country walks on the mid-hills of Annapurna’s.
    • Walk along the scenic trail with ever present constant views of high snow peaks.
    • Explore traditional villages of Gurung the main tribes of Annapurna Himalayas.
    • A great experience an introduction to Nepalese villagers’ culture and customs.
    • An exciting walk into a lovely forested trails of tall rhododendron and pines.

Annapurna Himalaya Ghandruk Trekking, a lovely pleasant scenic and cultural walk with excellent services of ‘All Destinations Holidays’.

An enjoyable short and beautiful hike of a few days in the close backdrop of the massif Annapurna Himalaya range of peaks. Where views include the three world's highest peaks, namely Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu Himalaya range.

Besides wonderful scenery of dramatic landscapes of rolling green hills and valleys with ever-present towering peaks. The local cultures around the hill villages are equally fascinating to experience on this marvelous Annapurna Himalaya Ghandruk Trek.

The walk leads within an enchanting forest of tall rhododendron, magnolia, oaks, and pine forest, facing grand mountain views.

Annapurna Himalaya Ghandruk Trekking begins with a short drive to the hill village of Dhampus from beautiful Pokhara city. Where most adventures around Annapurna start and end in this scenic city of Pokhara and by its serene Phewa Lake.

From the hill village of Dhampus inhabited by Gurung, the main tribes of the Annapurna Himalaya range. The Gurung are interwoven to Buddhism religion and cultures, as well as practice age-old tradition of Bon and Shamanism cult.

The trek follows a high ridge line with an ever-present panorama of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu Himalayas with Machhapuchare Himal.

Walking through a forested trail to the nice village of Potana and towards the high hilltop at Pritam Deurali. The highest spot and best view-points of the journey with stunning scenery of hills and valleys with high snow-capped peaks.

The trek continues downhill to a nice large village of Landruk with grand views of Annapurna South. After Landruk down to Modi River which flows from the glacial source of Annapurna Himalayas at Annapurna base camp.

Crossing the raging river, heading for a long steep climb on stone steps to a large lovely village at Ghandruk. Located at a height of 1,951 m high, where the air gets much cooler facing wonderful views of Annapurna Himalayan peaks.

Ghandruk, populated by the Gurung the menfolk are famous as brave Gorkha soldiers in foreign legions. Especially in the British and Indian Armies, traditional they are farmers and raising livestock. At Ghandruk with time explore the traditional village and its small Gurung museum. Treasures of farm tools and heritage cultures of the Gurung history.

On completing the wonderful scenic journey the walk ends at Ghandruk, and then taking an exciting drive to beautiful Pokhara.

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Trip Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal International Airport get transferred to respective hotels. Check into your lovely rooms, after getting refreshed join with other trekking members for group briefing. Your guide or Group Leader, will provide useful information regarding trekking, hotels, and local lodge on Annapurna Himalaya Ghandruk Trek.

A day in Kathmandu for familiarization with local Nepalese cultures and historical background. Morning after breakfast, our city / cultural guide will take you for a short drive in the heart of Kathmandu city. Where most UNESCO World Heritage Sites located of great cultural and historical interest.

After an exciting tour, back to hotel rest of the afternoon preparation for Annapurna Ghandruk Trek.

An early morning start for an exciting drive, heading towards Nepal Mid-West at scenic Pokhara city. An interesting overland journey through rural farm villages and towns and then reaching at Pokhara for overnight halt. Located on the laps of Annapurna Himalayas that reflects on its beautiful Phewa and Begnas Lakes.

(Options by air of 30 minutes panoramic flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu)

After a nice pleasant overnight in Pokhara with excellent views of Annapurna Himalayas. Having breakfast an exciting drive leads you beyond Pokhara valley to the starting point of Annapurna Himalaya Ghandruk trekking. Drive leads past Pokhara valley outskirt with marvelous scenery of Annapurna.

Himalayas and farm lands. From the place at Phedi, drive climbs on winding dirt road to lovely Dhampus. A large Gurung village with grand backdrop of Annapurna and Manaslu range. From here walk begins following a higher ridge Into cool shade of forest to reach Potana village. A place with many good lodges for overnight stop offers majestic views of Machhapuchare Himal.

An easy day of short climb to Deurali on leaving Potana, walk uphill through lovely woods to Deurali. Enjoy the glorious fabulous views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayas. A great scenic spot as well the highest point of the trek, from Deurali downhill to Bheda Kharka. Crossing a small bridge on winding gradual trail to Tolka village, and then reach Landruk for overnight halt. A large Gurung village with super views of Annapurna South and surrounding lovely landscapes scenery.

Morning from Landruk village walk starts downhill to Modi River, crossing a steel bridge towards farm areas. As climb leads on stone paved steps all the way to Ghandruk village for lunch and overnight stop.

Ghandruk, one of the major and largest village around the southern hills of Annapurna Himalayas. The village inhabited by the Gurung, the main hill tribes of Annapurna Himalayas. At Ghandruk explore around the scenic view point and its old typical farm village, including a small Gurung museum of great cultural interest.

Last day walk a short trek to the road-head, where an exciting drive of few hours reaches beautiful Pokhara. Transfer into respective hotels by the Phewa Lake side, rest of the day at leisure to browse around the lake side streets.

Start the morning early for an interesting drive to Kathmandu. The overland journey takes you on the main busy highway following the Trisuli River, as drive climbs on winding road. Then enter Kathmandu valley suburb and into the city after a long exciting drives of near 6 hours. Check into your hotels with rest of the afternoon at leisure.

(Options for scenic short flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara)

Reserved as free day, enjoy individual activities in Kathmandu or explore around the three historical sites of Kathmandu valley. As well enjoy a shopping spree for souvenirs of Nepal.

Last final day in Kathmandu and Nepal, as per your international flight time. All Destinations Holiday staff transfers you to the airport, and then bidding farewell to your guide and staff. As you enter the airport terminal for homeward bound, after a memorable short scenic adventure around Annapurna Ghandruk Trekking.

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    • All arrival and departure ground transport from airport to hotel and vice-versa.
    • Hotel accommodation on 3 stars or in tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, as per the itinerary and related trip cost.
    • On treks full board from accommodation with three time meals B-L-D includes afternoon tea and light snacks.
    • All needful applicable trekking permits, including ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) park entry fee.
    • All guided tours with professional guides, tour escorts, and good drivers.
    • Wages, medical insurance, meals, and transportation allowance of guide, trekking staff, and porters or yak or mule drivers.
    • Comprehensive Medical / First Aid Kit with trek briefing on arrival.
    • Private transportation before and after the trek.

Doesn't Include

    • International air-fare, Personal medical / travel insurance as well Nepal Entry Visa.
    • Expenses of individual nature drinks, laundry, telephone bills, gratitude and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara. As well laundry service, recharge of electronic items and hot-showers on treks.
    • Personal Trekking gear including down jackets, sleeping bags if not provided by the company as per the trip cost.
    • Single Supplement on hotel rooms as well on trek in lodge where clients should inform ahead on booking with extra charge on booking single private rooms where available.
    • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportations including immediate Helicopter services if required on accidents, sickness and personal problems.
    • Early return from the tour or treks will not be entertainment with refund, where client should borne all the expenses incurred including accompany guide-porters services.
    • Gratitude / Tipping at the end of trek.
    • Options for domestic flights at extra cost if it’s not included in the trip cost and itinerary.


Frequently Asked Questions

It is not difficult as one can expect, where all travelers are well aware; that Nepal is a country of high hills and mountains. Trekkers will encounter steep climbs and downhill, having few gradual winding paths.

Taking slow, having short rest will overcome the difficulties on steep climb uphill. As well enjoying beautiful scenery along the walks will make you forget the toughness and difficulties.

Ghandruk a major village, and largest around the southern hills of AnnapurnaHimalayas. It is one of the popular short destination to enjoy the fresh country air, and cultures of Gurung people. Ghandruk with easy accessibility from beautiful Pokhara city, as well one of the scenic and shortest walks to enjoy.

Depending upon the itinerary of various local companies that you booked, normally the standard itinerary of 03 nights to 04 days. Starting and ending at Pokhara city, after an exciting overland journey or taking a short scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. But for interested people can extend the trekking few days longer as well combing the trip with Annapurna base camp.

As well trekking to Ghorepani and Poon Hill, which will be the best short adventure around Annapurna Himalayas.

Yes, Internet, Wi-Fi, and phone are available around every village and large settlement on route Ghorepani. But in some village the internet and WI-FI are slow and might be disturbing due to weather-wise.

As well depending on the landscapes around the gorge and deep valleys, the internet and WI-FI will not reach the areas. One must be prepared and wait until you reach certain high places, where the communication works.

Around main villages at Potana, Landruk and Ghandruk the accommodation are of tourist standard. With choices of basic and simple with common bath and toilets to standard guest house / lodge. Most lodges offers comprehensive food menu. Includes continental, Chinese, Indian, Nepali or Tibetan foods served in a nice big warm dining halls.

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