Trip Overview

Pokhara isn’t simply a gateway for trekking but also an extra-ordinary destination for all kinds of tourists. Spend a wonderful time and memorable experiences on the Annapurna circuit. Get a view of fantastic scenery and breathtaking mountains. The natural ambiance, which will allow you to enjoy lakeside serenity diverse topography, bio-diversity, caves, gorges, mountains, and waterfall have transferred Pokhara into a PARADISE ON EARTH.

The beautiful village of Ghandruk is found in western Nepal and inhabited by the Gurung community. It is a hill station and hiking place from where you can enjoy the local culture, sunrise, sunsets, panoramic Mountain View, etc. It is a touristic village with nearly 300 households and a community based responsible and eco-tourism in Nepal. Ghandruk is a Gurung village with stone-roof traditional small houses with paved paths. Every morning as u wake up you will be blessed to view the most beautiful sunrise within the mountains and Himalayas. Get to explore the rural beauty of Nepal. People living there are kind and heartwarming who will take care of you and accommodate you throughout your stay in their hotel. You will be glad to experience and acknowledge the culture and religion of people in Ghandruk district.

It is a gorgeous town and a Village Development Committee (VDC) within the Kaski District within the Gandaki zone of north-central Nepal. The distance between Pokhara and Ghandruk is 20 km. The road distance is 53.4 km. Ghandruk VDC, with 986 households and 5529 population (according to the census year 2011). Being culturally a rich heritage village, Ghandruk offers you warm hospitality throughout your stay. Trek in Ghandruk to experience the Himalayan views and cultural experience in the Gurung community. The main attraction of Ghandruk trek is to explore and experience the beautiful village life, majestic Himalayas views, cross-culture, and many more. Hike on foot trails of Annapurna is an easy trek to anyone and is fascinating due to its natural beauty. It is trekking, fit for anyone at any time. Ghandruk is the most scenic and popular trek which can be done from Pokhara. A spectacular panorama of the Himalayas in the Annapurna can be spotted from Ghandruk such as Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III,  Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre. There’s also an old Gurung museum in the village.

During your trek, you can observe beautiful forests, hills, and mountains. As Ghandruk is a home for a large number of species, plants, animals, and mountains you can get the spectacular view of forest covered with rhododendrons and many flowers especially during the spring season. The magnificent view of the Annapurna Mountain range is breathtaking; no wonder why every year hundreds of tourists visit this village.
The trek is usually wiped out 6 or 7 days. We recommend you arrange trekking only through trekking agencies that will benefit you a lot more.


With access to air transport or bus transport, you can arrive at Kathmandu and spend a day traveling and exploring the city or you can prepare yourself by buying all the necessary items needed for the trek. You can have your breakfast or brunch at some famous cafes around the city and try authentic Nepali cuisine as a dinner at night.
You can have time to explore the beauty of the city as it is famous for its art, culture, and architecture. Some popular sites include Kathmandu’s Durbar Square and its narrow alleyways teeming with small shops, ancient temples, and local restaurants. There's also Swayambhunath temple and Bouddhanath temple, where you can watch the sunset over the valley and the Himalaya to your north.
You will be wakened up as early as possible and through a vehicle, you will be taken to the airport. As you reach Pokhara with the access of jeep you will reach Phedi, from where your trek will begin. After 2-3hrs walk you will reach Dhampus. From Dhampus, the trail continues to ascend along a stone-paved path.
After an hour of walk-in Deurali, you will begin a steep trek downwards to reach Tolkha and Landruk after that. Both are beautiful ethnical villages of the Gurung community. You'll cross an iron bridge leading you to a steep uphill that finally reaches Ghandruk where you will stay overnight and enjoy the spectacular views of Himalayas.
Start your early morning breakfast with the view of beautiful mountains and pure surroundings. You can roam around Grandruk village and acknowledge the lifestyle of people. Your next destination will be at Nayapul for which you will have to walk for an hour. Through a vehicle, you will be taken back to Pokhara to catch a flight to Kathmandu.
Enjoy your last day in Kathmandu by getting to places like Thamel(Tourist hub of Kathmandu), Temples, Monuments, durbar square and shop for souvenirs. Realize about the rich art and cultural history of Nepal by visiting Museums and obtain to understand this country better.



What is Included?

  • Trekking permits
  • All taxes will be paid
  • Well English spoken trekking guide
  • Rescue arrangement if necessary
  • Lodges, Guest Houses basis accommodation during the trek a personal lodgings
  • Food (meals include only the main course and tea/coffee. It doesn’t include starters or dessert)
  • The required number of Trekking Staffs and Porters(only if needed)

What is Excluded?

  • Monuments site entry fees and guided traveling in cities.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, etc.)
  • Any kind of drinks and snacks (Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, you can buy it with your will)
  • Porter and horse ride (Can do with your willing)
  • Tips for guide and porters (Tipping are expected )
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Health and travel insurance 

Trip Info
Trip Highlights:

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

  • Full day sightseeing in UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu

  • Spend the night in comfortable teahouses along the trekking route

  • Hike to Gurung villages and experience village life

  • Visit the Gurung village of Ghandruk, with views of Annapurna and Fishtail

  • Get to know the cultural and culinary highlights of Kathmandu

  • This is one of Nepal's best short treks, taking you through picturesque villages while offering epic mountains views

  • know about villagers culture, rituals, traditional, etc 

  • Cultural show of Gurung Community in Pokhara Ghandruk

  • Get to know about the beauty of a rural village where you will be treated as one of their family 


  •  Trek duration: 6 days

  • Trek Grade: Moderate

  • Highest Altitude: 2012m

  • Weather21degreeC  and 94% humidity

  • Accommodation:  Lodge/teahouse or camping

  •  Transportation: jeep for land transport and domestic airfare

  • Group Size: 2 to 12 pax maximum

  • Best season: March-April or May-June

  • Walk per day: Depends (2-3 hours and 4-5hours to reach the destination)

Equipment Checklist

Here are some of the trekking gears which will be there to assist us while climbing any kind of mountain trails weather be steep or narrow. These trekking gears are extremely useful and are handy so make sure you have it in your checking list.

  • Trekking sticks
  • Quick-drying pants and shorts. 
  • Rainwear (jacket and pants. 
  • Duffle bags
  • Jackets and thermal suit to outcast cold


It's very necessary to wear the outfit according to the situation and place. So here are some of the essential clothing gears required for trekking.

  • Warm, insulated jacket or vest
  • Fleece pants
  • Warm hat
  • Bandana (if necessary)
  • Boots or shoes suited to the terrain
  • Socks  (synthetic or wool)
  • Extra clothing (beyond the minimum expectation)
  • Spare plastics or Ziplock bags to distinct clean clothes and dirty clothes.


It’s very essential to take your own health and hygiene from the new weather condition. So here are some of the apparatus that might be needed while the trekking period.

  • Sunscreen 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Sanitation trowel (if no washroom)
  • Baby wipes 
  • Sun hat 
  • Toilet paper
  • Urinary products
  • Sanitizers and alcohol wipes


To capture moments, to withdraw money, and to trek in a very efficient manner here are some technical gears that should be packed.

  • Binoculars
  • Diaries and Journal to write experiences in words
  • Books/GPS navigators
  • Camera
  • Credit cards/ATM cards

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