08 DAYS GHANDRUK TREK

All Inclusive Price

$ usd
Trip Code: MATREK02 Trip Grade: Easy/Moderate
Best Season: Sep to Dec, Jan to Jun Tour Starts/Ends: Kathmandu
Places Covered: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Pothana, Landruk, Ghandruk, Activity: Nature, landscape, trekking, Culture & Sightseeing
Transportation: Private car/van/coach Max-Altitude: 1940m
Trek Staff Trekking Guide, Sherpa, Porters Accomodation: Tea House/ Lodge
Min. no of traveler:
Trip Introduction

08 Days Ghandruk Trek is a very popular short trek in Nepal. Ghandruk is also one of the gateways to the popular Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal. From Ghandruk there are beautiful views of mountains like Annapurna, Machapuchre (Fishtail) & Himchuli. The trek is suitable for families and also aged people for short trekking holiday in Nepal. This trek is a moderate trek which takes you uphill and downhill through villages, river banks and paddy fields. This package is a combination of both tours and trek, which includes Kathmandu Valley with sightseeing, Pokhara and trek to Ghandruk itself.

Day 1
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 2
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu.
Day 3
Day 03: Drive to Phedi and start trek to Potana
Day 4
Day 04: Trek from Potana to Landruk
Day 5
Day 05: Trek from Landruk to Ghandruk
Day 6
Day 06: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara
Day 7
Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 8
Day 08: Departure
B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner
Note:
Itineraries are subject to change or modification due to unforeseen circumstances.
Day 1
Kathmandu

Upon arrival warm welcome to our guests, transfer to the hotel and check in. After a short brief of the trip, free time at leisure.                                                                                                      

Day 2
Kathmandu – Pokhara (approx. 6 hrs drive) (B)

Today we will drive to Pokhara valley which is also known as the “Dreamland of Nepal” due to its beautiful landscape, lakes and amazing mountain views. After arriving in Pokhara,check in to the hotel. In the evening we will proceed for boating in Fewa Lake for an hour and free time to explore the lake side area. Guest may also wish to buy some trekking gears such as hats, t-shirt, walking stick, trekking bags etc which is found everywhere in Lake side area.             

Day 3
Pokhara – Phedi (1 hr drive) – Potana 1900m (approx. 4 hrs walk) (B/L/D)

In the morning leave Pokhara and travel by road to Phedi, approx 1 hour drive. Upon arrival in Phedi our treks start. From here, the trail ascends steeply through forest and later through paddy fields to the village of Dhampus. Then walk to Potana, where you stay overnight in a tea house Lodge.

Day 4
Potana – Landrung 1590m (Approx 4 hrs walk) (B/L/D)

Today the trail goes along the ridge to Deurali. Descend through forest again for some time to the small villages of Tolka and Beri Kharka. The trail then descends through scattered forests and villages to reach Landrung for overnight tea house lodge.

Day 5
Landrung – Ghandrung 1940m (Approx 3-4 hrs walk) (B/L/D)

The trail goes steeply down towards the river for an hour then there is a steep ascent for about 2-3 hours through scattered villages with beautiful views of the Himalayas. Eventually, reach Ghandruk, one of the largest Gurung settlements in Western Nepal.

You can have good views of Gangapurna, Machhapuchhare (Fishtail), Mount Annapurna and other snow-capped mountains. If time permits, visit the Annapurna Mountain Conservation Area Project headquarters, the local museum and the village.

Day 6
Ghandruk – Nayapul (3 hrs trek) – Pokhara (2 hrs drive) (B/L)

Today the trail descends to Syauli Bazaar for about 3 hours and then an easy walk for another hour to reach Naudanda then to Pokhara by drive which is approx. 1 hour drive. Reach Pokhara and free time on leisure/rest/massage.

Day 7
Pokhara – Kathmandu (6 hrs drive) (BD)

After breakfast drive to Kathmandu. After reaching Katmandu check in hotel. In the evening proceed for farewell dinner to an authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural show.

Day 8
Departure home (B)

After breakfast drive to airport for departure back home with lovely memories of Nepal.

B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner
Note:
Itineraries are subject to change or modification due to unforeseen circumstances.

Guided sightseeing tour of Boudhanath Stupa & Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Beautiful view of Annapurna Mountain Range and Fish Tail Mountain in Pokhara
Amazing view of landscapes, villages, and beautiful mountain range while in Trek.
Beautiful Annapurna ranges, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail and many other major peaks of the Himalayas along with Gurung, Brahman & Chhetri’s village settlements.

Included in the Cost
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Pokhara on BB basis
  • 03 nights’ accommodation in Trek in a Tea House or Lodge
  • All meals while on trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Airport – Hotel – Airport Transfers (Arrival & Departure)
  • English speaking Trek leader/Guide
  • Porters to carry your bags (1 porter for 2 guests)
  • Sleeping bags, Mountain Adventure duffel bag, Mountain Adventure T-Shirt (Sleeping bag to be returned after the trek)
  • Food, Accommodation, Salary, Insurance and equipment’s for all staffs
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) Fee
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Fee
  • Farewell dinner (Authentic Nepalese cuisine with cultural show)
  • English speaking guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • All ground transfers on private air con car/van/coach
  • All government, hotel and other applicable taxes.
Not Included in the Cost
  • International Airfare and taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Nepal Entry visa (Visa is obtained in Nepal Airport immigration on arrival. USD 25 per visa for 15 days, USD 40 per visa for 30 days and USD 100 per visa for 90 days. All the visas are multiple entry visas. Please carry 02 passport sized photograph for the visa.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • All items of personal nature like telephone bills, laundry, drink etc
  • Tipping to guide and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Any other items which is not mentioned in the price inclusion list.
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