Ghandruk village is on the altitude of 1970 m from the sea level which is a small village inside ACAP. It is located in foot hill of Annapurna at North West Lake City Pokhara in western Nepal. It is popular in trekking route in Nepal as Gurung village. Ghandruk is the gateway of trekking trail at Annapurna region (especially for Annapurna Base camp and Annapurna century trek). Ghandruk enhances land of the Gurung people (tamus) and second largest village after sickles. Most of the Gurung people were inhabitants here which is one of the major ethnic community of Nepal as know Gurung village. Where they have their own unique tradition, culture, and language. The trek started after approximately one and half hour driven from Pokhara and then 4-5 hours walking uphill ascends from the Valley of Modi River after passing the suspensions bridge at Birethanti.
Trekking in Ghandruk village is one of the short trek, easy wonderful trekking destinations among the Annapurna Region. It is one of the best alternative choise for those trekkers or the traveler who are actually in Nepal but have a quite limited time period for trekking or seeking for short adventure with lots of fun for the lifetime experience in Nepal. It is a short duration and easy trail for beginner to walk and not highly physical difficulties. It is easy to walk around 4-5 hours per day starting from 940 m up to 1970 m altitude. This trek offers specular background views from charming villagers with the snowcapped Himalayan range above 8000 m Mt. Annapurna south, Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail) and Dhaulagiri. The trail goes through the rhododendron forests, Landruk, Dhampus village is one of the good chance to observe the different species of rhododendron flower, flora and fauna and traditional lifestyle of village peoples in the countryside of Nepal at Annapurna Region. Besides this natural landscapes on the trail is amazing to experience.
Hotels in Ghandruk Village
There are so many lodges, hotels and homestay are available during Ghandruk village trek. They provide a lodging and fooding, charging, Wi-Fi and so on, facilities to the traveler as per their choices. From the hotel, you can see the picture squire image frame of Mt. Annapurna south and the Machhapuchhre from the room or balcony of the hotel.
Clear views of the sunrise over the snowcapped Himalayan range Mt. Annapurna (8091 m), Machhapuchhre (fishtail), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal, Himchuli.
Beautiful green landscapes rice field and farmhouse.
Eye-catching waterfalls and stream along the trekking trail.
Typical style house with stone carve roof.
Visit old Gurung museum you see handcraft and daily useable equipment used by the farmer and village people in multipurpose.
Observe the traditional lifestyle of village people especially in Gurung culture.
The climate at Ghandruk Village
The climate of Ghandruk village is classified as warm and temperature. During the winter there is low rainfall in a camper in the summer season. The average temperature of the village is 14.2 *C in a year.
Ghandruk village trek cost:
1 pax: US$360 per person
2 pax: US$320 per person
3-5pax US$295 per person
6-9 pax US$275 per person
10-15 pax US$260 per person
Trip Facts for Ghandruk village trek:
cost detail for Ghandruk village trek :
1 pax: US$360 per person
2 pax: US$320 per person
3-5pax: US$295 per person
6-9 pax: US$275 per person
10-15 pax: US$260 per person
Trip Start: Dhampus Phedi
Max Altitude: 1970 M
Trip Ends: Nayapul
Group size: 1 person can but better minimum 2 person
Activity per Day: Hiking, obverse village life style and flora and fauna
Best Season: Sep to Nov, Feb to May but you can do trekking all around in a year because it is in low altitude among the other trekking destinations .
Detail itinerary Ghandruk Village Trek 03 Night /04 Days
Day 01: Drive around 1 hour from Pokhara to Dhampus phedy
After breakfast drive to phedi (1130m). It takes approximately 1 hour from Pokhara to Dhampush Phedy, along the Pokhara baglung highway goes through on the bank of Seti River. Around 2 hours hike to uphill at hill top Dhampus village (1600 M) from phedy. Through the hiking trail we can obverse village lifestyle of local people, green terrain landscape field panoramic views of gentle Himalayan range Annapurna and machhapuchhre. Overnight tea house at Dhampus.
Day 02: Dhampus (1600 M) to landruk (1565 M)
After early morning breakfast we start our trek towards landruk village via potana and Deurali. Our trail goes through Danish rhododendron with the verity species of rhododendron flower forest nesting different species of birds, flora and fauna at the village of chandrakot mostly inhabits by the gurung people. Villagers were warmly greeting and welcome with smile face. Village is small with the typical soon art craft roof with senice view of Mt. fishtail, Annapurna south, Himchuli front, temples, gumbas and so on. It takes around 4 to 5 hours waking to reach at landruk village. Our trail goes easy walk on uphill and then ascending down towards the slop hill. Overnight tea house at landruk.
Day 03: Landruk (1565 M) to Ghandruk (1930 M)
After early morning breakfast we continue our hike through the gurung community village and the green field. First we drop down to the Modi khola and reach the modi klola river basin and crossing a river through suspension bridge over the river. Then after ascend up towards the hill on stone step trail. During the trail we will can see different species of flower, plant, bird’s, human settlement and so on. In this day a quit difficult because our trail is continuous goes towards the hill top. It takes approximately 4 to 5 hours. In the evening enjoy the sunset view over the Himalayan range. Overnight tea house at ghandruk.
Day 04: Ghandruk (1930 m)to Pokhara (827 M)
Explore Ghandruk village see the early morning sun rise views over the Himalayas. Ghandruk there is a beautiful traditional Gurung village with orderly rows of neat slate- roofed houses are clustered on the canyon wall amid a complicated network of terraces where wheat and barley are grown. In typical village to observe the life style of local people, visit old grunge museum. Enjoy breakfast with watching with snowcap Himalayan range Mt. Annapurna ii, Annapurna south, Machapucha, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, nigeria. Ghandrung it is a steep descent on a stone staircase down to the Modi Khola. Walk further to Syauli Bazaar, a beutiful Gurung settlement where you stop for Lunch and refreshment. Explore this beautiful village for a while before heading further to Birenthnti. About half an hour walk you will be able to reach to the road head at Nayapul that leads to Pokhara. A scenery drive to Pokhara gives you excellent views. It is about an hour drive. Transfer to your hotel at pokhara.
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